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India’s Ola to launch in Britain as Uber rivalry heats up

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch services in Britain this year, months after expanding operations in Australia, intensifying its rivalry with U.S. peer Uber Technologies Inc. Ola has obtained licenses to begin operations in South Wales in September, as well as Greater Manchester, and plans to expand nationwide by the…

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The UK ‘liked’ your speech: British High Commissioner tells Imran Khan

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew dropped in to Bani Gala to congratulate Imran Khan on the PTI’s success at the ballot box.  Mr Drew met Imran Khan Wednesday evening and conveyed that his ‘victory’ speech had left a positive impression in the UK and that his government was ready to cooperate with Pakistan….

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NAB summons PTI’s Aleem Khan on August 8

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned PTI leader Aleem Khan on August 8 for questioning in connection with his assets abroad. NAB officials have expressed dissatisfaction with the answers Aleem Khan submitted during his last appearance on July 30. The PTI leader has appeared before the NAB team twice. He is being investigated for owing…

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Scotland chosen as site for first British space port

The UK is seeking to develop its own space industry after its role in European space projects was called into question by Brexit

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Trump says he will run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen Elizabeth

US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he was going to run in 2020, Trump…

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Powders to be banned from hand luggage at UK airports

In a move to improve airport security, powders such as make-up, coffee and spices will be banned from hand luggage on flights leaving the UK. This may mean more lines and disruption for travelers. The move will follow in the footsteps of Australia, New Zealand and the US, where passengers were told last month to treat…

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UK marks anniversary of London mosque terror attack

Britain on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of a deadly terror attack against a north London mosque, with Prime Minister Theresa May vowing that “vile extremism” will not divide the nation. Mourners held a minute’s silence at 9:30am to remember father-of-six Makram Ali, who died when Darren Osborne ploughed a hire van onto a crowded…

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UK Court convicts mother for forcing daughter to marry in Pakistan

A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into traveling to Pakistan to marry an older man has become the first person in England to be convicted of forced marriage. Campaigners said Tuesday’s landmark conviction would send a strong message to families planning to coerce their daughters into marriage, and would empower more girls to speak…

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England chief Strauss to step down for summer

England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave. “My wife was diagnosed with cancer in December,” Strauss told reporters at Lord’s on Tuesday. “We are very lucky she…

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Amitabh and daughter stun fans with auto-rickshaw travel

The Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan took an auto-rickshaw to go for work. The Bollywood’s Big B on his blog wrote “I travel today for the work in the greatly in demand and preferred mode of travel, the AUTO .. the autoriksha .. the auto, the rick .. call it what…

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Brexit seen threatening UK links in EU supply chain

Mandy Ridyard knew Brexit was going to be a challenge for her aviation components firm, but it was still a shock when she heard a French company bluntly ruling out British suppliers from an international bid for a contract in China.  There was just too much uncertainty about Brexit to include British companies in the…

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Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it “like never before”, as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson scrambles to save the agreement during talks with the Trump administration Monday. US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement when it comes up…

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UK royals release pictures of newborn Prince Louis

Britain’s royal family on Sunday released two pictures of its newest arrival, Prince Louis, taken by his mother Kate at their Kensington Palace home. In one touching image, three-year-old Princess Charlotte is kissing her sleeping brother, while the other shows the royal baby propped against a cushion. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very…

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UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May

Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting she “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets, in a body blow to the government as it faces public outrage over the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation of migrants. Rudd, who had faced intensifying pressure over the treatment of elderly Commonwealth citizens primarily from the Caribbean, told…

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Modi faces protests over £1bn deal in UK

London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign £1 billion ($1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of religious protesters. Modi, in Britain for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, was also expected to confirm the new India-UK…

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UK designer Christopher Raeburn transforms the unexpected

After a childhood building tree houses and robots, British designer Christopher Raeburn has made a career out of transforming unusual materials — including parachutes — into clothes ready for the catwalk. More than a decade since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Raeburn has made a name for himself with streetwear fit for…

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UK defies ‘Punish a Muslim Day’

A large number of people living in the UK and their government united against the ‘Punish a Muslim’ day Letters and online images were circulated across the country in March, calling for violence against Muslims on April 3. According to the BBC, the letters and images called for a points-based system for the performance of…

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American, British soldiers killed in Syria: Pentagon

BEIRUT: Two members of the US-led anti-jihadist coalition — an American and a Briton — were killed by an improvised explosive device in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, US and British officials said Friday. Five other coalition service personnel were wounded, the Pentagon said. The attack in Manbij happened late Thursday — the day…

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Ukraine to expel 13 Russian diplomats over spy case

Kiev: Ukraine is to expel 13 Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated effort by European nations and the US to punish Russia over an attack on a former Russian spy in England, President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday. “In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, Ukraine, in the spirit of solidarity with our…

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UK suspends high-level diplomatic contact with Russia

London: Britain will suspend high-level bilateral contact with Russia and revoke an invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain. May said Britain would “suspend all high-level bilateral contact”, saying that Russia was “culpable”…

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Russia warns Britain over spy poisoning speculation as May readies response

London, March 12: Russia warned the British government Monday it was playing a “dangerous game” that risked harming bilateral ties as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to update MPs on a spy attack that politicians and the media have linked to Moscow. May will make a statement to the House of Commons after chairing a…

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