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Nearly 1 mn over 75 live in poverty in Britain: Report

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:50
London: Nearly one million people aged over 75 live in poverty in Britain and need more help from the government, a report said on Monday.It also suggested the income of those aged over 75, on average $4,320 (3,000 pounds) a…

Extreme heat waves in Africa could occur annually by 2045

Monday, 16 May 2016 14:02
London: Heat waves classified as unusual today could within 30 years become a normal yearly occurrence in Africa, thereby triggering a damaging effect on life expectancy and crop production in the continent -- one of the most vulnerable to climate…

Former London mayor sparks fury for comparing EU to Nazi Germany

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:22
London: Former London mayor and leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson sparked fury on Sunday after he compared the European Union (EU) to Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.His remarks, viewed by Remain campaigners as inflammatory, fuelled a war of words in both…

Compromise for the sake of Sri Lanka, Tamil diaspora told

Saturday, 14 May 2016 11:42
London: Sri Lanka's vibrant Tamil community in Britain has been gently advised to be ready for political compromises if it is serious about constitutional reforms in the island nation.The time has come for the Tamils to stop being rigid on…

IS-linked bomb suspect toured Britain, posed outside potential targets

Thursday, 12 May 2016 17:53
London: A suspected terrorist toured potential targets in Britain, including Buckingham Palace and the Shard, while using fake IDs and posing as an Afghan refugee, it was reported on Thursday.Hakim Nasiri, 24, was described as a “human bomb” when arrested…

Nigeria, Afghanistan are 'fantastically corrupt': Cameron

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:57
London: British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as "fantastically corrupt" in a conversation with the Queen.At a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday afternoon, a television microphone caught Cameron saying: "We've got some leaders…

'Praise Allah' banners to appear on British buses for Ramadan

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 10:51
London: London’s iconic red buses and public transport in other British cities will carry banner adverts featuring the Arabic phrase “Subhan Allah” (Glory be to God) in a bid to encourage British Muslims to support Syrian war victims.The posters will…

Britain-trained navy officer joins IS, experts fear shipping attacks

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:41
London: Kuwaiti-born Ali Alosaimi trained on a Merchant Navy course in Britain before allegedly fleeing to join Islamic State, leading to concerns his knowledge could be used to attack shipping.Defence experts, according to the RT online, claimed the 28-year-old’s knowledge…

BBC reporter detained in North Korea

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:44
London: BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes has been detained in North Korea and is to be expelled from the country over reporting.The country's National Peace Committee told a press conference Monday in Pyongyang that the step was taken against the correspondent…

New Mayor Sadiq Khan accuses Cameron 'Trump' tactics

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:26
London: London’s newly elected mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Sunday compared Prime Minister David Cameron and mayoral opponent Zac Goldsmith to Donald Trump over their “nasty” election campaign.Khan, the candidate for Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity Labour Party, accused both Conservative politicians of…