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September 17, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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Armed police patrolled through Euston train station in central London, on Saturday (September 16), a day after a bomb on a commuter underground train injured 30 people, which led to Britain’s threat level being raised to “critical”. The home-made bomb shot flames through a train car...
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September 17, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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Britain lifted its national security threat level to critical from severe on Friday (September 15), meaning an attack is expected, after a bomb on a London commuter train injured 29 people. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be...
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September 16, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. The man was held in Dover on Saturday by Kent Police and taken to a local police station. The arrest is “significant” but the terror threat level remains ...
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September 16, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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The body of a British journalist believed to have been killed by a crocodile has been found. Sri Lankan police said the body of 24-year-old Paul McClean, who worked for the Financial Times, had been recovered a day after he was seen being dragged into a lagoon by a crocodile. James Lamont, the FT’s m...
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September 16, 2017 3:58 am gmt |
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British police on Friday (September 15) advised people to avoid the area near Parsons Green, a west London underground station, after media reports of a blast on a train. “Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police are in attendance along with the London Fire Bri...
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September 15, 2017 12:19 pm gmt |
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British police said on Friday (September 15) that they were treating as “terrorist incident” reports of a blast at a west London metro station. Armed police rushed to reports of a fire on a train at Parsons Green underground station with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a packed r...
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September 15, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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U.S secretary of State Rex Tillerson, British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson and the French government’s foreign representative, Nicolas de Riviere were joined by foreign ministers from Italy, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates to discuss Libya with U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame on Thursday (Sept...
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September 14, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived at Downing Street on Thursday (September 14). Tillerson is expected to hold meetings with the British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of planned U.K. hosted talks on North Korea and Libya. During his visit, Tillerson will also meet with British Foreign...
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September 14, 2017 7:20 am gmt |
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A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-m...
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September 11, 2017 12:53 pm gmt |
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British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday (September 10) that the situation in British overseas territories in the Caribbean remained “grim” following their pummeling by Hurricane Irma. The ferocious Category 5 storm, which killed at least 28 people across the region, devastat...
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September 10, 2017 8:58 am gmt |
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Thousands of protesters took to streets in an anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday (September 9), days before British parliament’s second reading on EU withdrawal bill next week. The crowds gathered at Hyde Park Corner waving British and European Union’s flags, before setting off to We...
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September 10, 2017 4:21 am gmt |
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Tony Blair has called on the government to introduce a new immigration policy which “reasserts control”. When he was prime minister, Mr Blair’s government – unlike most EU countries – did not apply transitional controls on migrants from eastern Europe. But in a Sunday Ti...
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September 5, 2017 10:11 am gmt |
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Prince Harry visited Manchester City’s football academy on Monday (September 4) to drop in on a coaching session for football apprentices and local schoolchildren. The Prince, who was in Manchester to visit a number of organisations and projects in Manchester which work with the local community...
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September 4, 2017 12:32 pm gmt |
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Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. “Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things...
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September 4, 2017 10:55 am gmt |
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced. The Queen and both families are said to be “delighted with the news”. As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess, 35, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sick...