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In Britain
September 15, 2017 11:06 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...
In Britain
September 15, 2017 10:51 am 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...
In India
September 15, 2017 4:21 am gmt |
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With four reports in a large box, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya today submitted his response to the Indian authorities in the extradition case filed against him in London. Mr Mallya’s counsel said the second part of the evidence from their side, which would comprise another two reports, wil...
In Britain
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...
In China
September 1, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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An exhibition showcasing the personal collection of the film and fashion legend Audrey Hepburn launched in Hong Kong on Friday (September 1) ahead of an auction in London. A selection of Hepburn’s personal items including her script for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, her jewellery ...
In Britain
August 21, 2017 12:29 pm gmt |
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The ‘Big Ben’ bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower struck a final chord on Monday (August 21), before falling silent to allow renovation works to be carried out for the next four years. Home to parliament, the Palace of Westminster on the bank of the River Thames, is ...
In Britain
July 14, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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Five acid attacks took place in London late on Thursday night (July 13), local media reported. Footage from the location of one of the incidents in the borough of Hackney showed a stationary moped by a police cordon. According to reports, the attacks began at 22.25 local time (21.25 GMT) when two men...
In Britain
March 26, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Tens of thousands of pro-European Union protesters marched through central London to parliament on Saturday (March 25), as the clock ticks toward the triggering of Article 50. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to file formal exit papers from the bloc on Wednesday (March 29). Protesters waved ...
In Britain
January 1, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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The UK has marked the start of 2017 with a spectacular firework display and a declaration that “London is open”. Tens of thousands gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the display immediately after Big Ben sounded its midnight chimes. New Year events across the UK went ahead under...
In Britain
September 28, 2016 9:11 am gmt |
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It’s said to be the largest blue topaz gemstone ever mined and glitters a vivid electric blue in the light. Now it will be shown off to the world after three decades kept hidden away in a vault. The Ostro stone is an oval 9,381 carat blue topaz, equivalent in weight to two kilos or […]...
In Britain
September 18, 2016 4:34 am gmt |
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Demonstrators chanting “refugees are welcome here” have marched through London to persuade the government to resettle more refugees in the UK. During the march, protestors carried flags and placards, and chanted: “Theresa May, you will say, refugees are welcome here”, and refu...
In Britain
September 6, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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All flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after protesters gained access to the runway. Police said nine protesters had locked themselves together on the runway of London City Airport – a hub which lies a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district that mostly handles sho...
In Britain
August 30, 2016 7:40 am gmt |
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The second day of the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday (August 29) managed to attract thousands of revellers, despite over after 100 arrests and four knife attacks marring the first day. Bank Holiday Monday’s festivities mark the Grand Finale of the west London event’s 50th anniversary. A ...
In Britain
August 4, 2016 3:54 am gmt |
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One woman was killed and five other people were injured by a man with a knife in central London in an attack which police said could be linked to terrorism. Police said they had been called shortly before midnight after the man had injured several people in London’s Russell Square. Police used ...
In Britain
August 3, 2016 8:59 am gmt |
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More armed police will be seen on London’s streets from now on, Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan have said. Sir Bernard said there would be more armed officers at well-known landmarks following terrorist attacks in Europe. He said the aim wa...
In Britain
August 2, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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The sudden collapse of a bridge has caused major disruption to trains between the East Midlands and London. Trains between London and Nottingham, Derby and Leicester have been cancelled or delayed and replacement buses have been put in place. The collapse, at Barrow upon Soar, near Loughborough, happ...
In Sports
July 22, 2016 12:15 pm gmt |
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Forty-five athletes have failed dope tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games were reanalysed, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday (July 22). The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who tested p...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 11:40 am gmt |
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London mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday (June 28) called for the city to be given more autonomy to allow it to ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. While Britons voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc last week, London overwhelmingly backed rem...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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City of London policy chairman Mark Boleat said Monday that although the City is disappointed with outcome of the Brexit referendum, it is ready to implement the decision and take measures to stabilize the situation. Boleat made the remarks after the UK’s banking center held a press conference ...