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In Britain
December 13, 2015 6:28 am gmt |
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After a week of heavy rain, snow storms began adding to the misery in flood-hit Cumbria in northern England on Saturday (December 12) – hampering the clean-up efforts for families and businesses. River levels in the county remain high, with floods having deluged homes for five days after Storm ...
In Britain
December 11, 2015 9:40 am gmt |
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British Home Secretary Theresa May said on Thursday (December 10) that Britain and the European Union were united in their response to extremism. “We are united in our determination to combat terrorism through a strong yet proportional international response, to tackling the threat posed by Dae...
In Britain
December 10, 2015 9:32 am gmt |
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Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne answered questions about Syria and Donald Trump in the parliament on Wednesday (December 9). Osborne stood in for Prime Minister David Cameron during the weekly Prime Minister’s questions session in parliament. The minister updated the House of Co...
In Middle East
December 8, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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Videos uploaded to social media purport to show the aftermath of Russian airstrikes in Deir al-Zor, Aleppo and Damascus on Monday (December 7). The first video appears to show debris and damaged buildings in the eastern Deir al-Zor province. The airstrikes are said to have been undertaken by Russian ...
In Britain
December 7, 2015 11:13 am gmt |
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Britain’s emergency response committee met on Sunday (December 6) after prolonged heavy rain caused widespread flooding in northwest England and forced emergency services to evacuate residents from their homes. The meeting was called after storms battered the country overnight, killing one man ...
In Britain
December 6, 2015 6:46 am gmt |
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Britain’s Typhoon warplanes conducted eight air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria on Friday (December 4) and Saturday (December 5), taking off and landing from Britain’s air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus. It was the second round of air strikes for British bombers, but the first fo...
In Britain
November 25, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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The Duke of Cambridge attended the Tusk Conservation Awards ceremony in central London on Tuesday (November 24) evening. The awards aim to bring attention to the people carrying out crucial conservation work across Africa. This year’s ceremony saw the new Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award being presen...
In Britain
November 24, 2015 9:29 am gmt |
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Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the need for rapid reaction forces after the Paris attacks. After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France after the November 13 attack...
In Britain
November 17, 2015 5:42 am gmt |
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Britain will increase its intelligence agency staff by 15 percent and more than double spending on aviation security to defend against Islamist militants plotting attacks from Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday (November 16). Britain said it had decided to bolster its defences followi...
In India
November 13, 2015 8:14 am gmt |
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Britain and India were poised to sign 9 billion pounds ($13.7 billion) of trade deals during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi got a warm welcome by his British counterpart, David Cameron, who has tried to cultivate closer ties with India to secure business opportunities in a fast-growing...
In Britain
October 24, 2015 9:36 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to China after completed his four-day official visit to Britain yesterday (Friday). He visited the UK with his wife as  Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II invited. He has signed many agreements between China and Britain during the official stay from 20th to 23rd ...
In Britain
October 12, 2015 1:03 pm gmt |
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Russia summoned Britain’s defense attaché in Moscow to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorized to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East, the Foreign Office says. Local Newspapers said RAF Tornados in Iraq had been fitted with heat seeking missiles designed for aerial combat...
In Colombo
October 3, 2015 11:09 am gmt |
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International countries including India and America helped Sri Lanka to defeat LTTE headed by Velupillai Prabhakaran, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He revealed this information while addressing a special media briefing in Colombo yesterday (Friday) after returning from his US visit. He further...
In Srilanka
August 20, 2015 12:12 pm gmt |
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Following the victory gained in the last general election, Britain has passed its wishes to the newly elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha. Also the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond has hailed the way how the election process took plac...
In Latest Stories
August 13, 2015 11:36 am gmt |
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A British organization called ‘Liberation Forum against torture’ made an allegation that the Tamil prison inmates are being tortured in Sri Lanka. Especially those who were refused to offer asylum in Britain and were sent back to Sri Lanka are the torture victims in Sri Lanka. Also the or...
In America
August 1, 2015 9:34 am gmt |
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Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation yesterday (Friday) over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resemb...
In Colombo
July 17, 2015 8:27 am gmt |
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Following the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January and the appointment of a new government, the human rights situation in Sri Lanka improved during the first half of 2015, although some concerns remain, the United Kingdom said today. In its update to the 2014 Human Rights and Democra...
In Britain
July 10, 2015 7:51 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia on Thursday (July 9), telling Britons to leave the North African country and warning that further terrorist attacks were “highly likely” there. Thirty Britons were killed by an Islamist gunman in Tuni...
In Britain
July 10, 2015 4:47 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince William unveiled a newly restored Spitfire plane donated to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) on Thursday (July 9). The Duke of Cambridge received the Supermarine Spitfire Mark I N3200 at Duxford Second World War airfield. The Spitfire, which was built in 1939, was donated to the I...