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UK support to eradicate human trafficking in the Commonwealth

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A new UK aid package of support will help eradicate human trafficking and child exploitation in the Commonwealth, as more countries commit to take action to help victims and bring perpetrators to justice. This support, from the UK Department for International Development and the Home Office, will identify vulnerable people most at risk of child labour and ...

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Windrush citizen will get cancer treatment without having to pay, PM promises

Albert Thompson, who has lived in UK for 44 years, says he is still waiting for official confirmation Theresa May has told parliament that Albert Thompson, a Londoner denied free NHS cancer treatment despite having lived in the UK for 44 years, will receive the care he needs without having to pay. But after the prime minister made the pledge ...

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British High Commission hosts the Commonwealth Big Lunch in Dhaka

The British High Commissioner, HE Ms Alison Blake, hosted a Commonwealth Big Lunch to celebrate the Commonwealth and build connections through sharing food and food for thought at her Residence in Dhaka on Wednesday. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Honourable Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament attended as Chief Guest and the event brought together 150 people including the High Commissioners ...

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Bangladesh in talks with UK to take Tarique back, Hasina says in London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said they are talking with the British government to bring BNP leader Tarique Rahman from London to face justice in Bangladesh. Now heading the BNP from exile, Tarique is convicted of money laundering and corruption in two separate cases. He is also being tried in many other cases, including one on charges of attempted assassination ...

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Windrush generation: Theresa May apologises to Caribbean leaders

Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush generation controversy, at a Downing Street meeting. She said she was “genuinely sorry” about the anxiety caused by the Home Office threatening the children of Commonwealth citizens with deportation. The UK government “valued” the contribution they had made, she said, and they had a right to stay in ...

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London

17th April, 2018: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London in the early hours of today on a six-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) to join the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). A special aircraft of the Saudi government carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Luton Airport in the British capital at ...

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UK’s May tells lawmakers: Syria strikes were legal and moral

  British Prime Minister Theresa May told restive lawmakers Monday that military airstrikes on Syria were right both legally and morally, and she accused Syria and its ally Russia of attempting to cover up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack. May faced down her domestic critics as France’s premier defended the “proportionate” response to the use of chemical weapons. ...

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Windrush cases have seen terrible mistakes, says minister

Some “terrible mistakes” were made in cases involving the Windrush generation facing deportation from the UK, says immigration minister Caroline Nokes. Many long-term immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth as children have been told they are here illegally. The BBC understands Home Secretary Amber Rudd plans to set up a team in the Home Office to help those affected. It ...

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UK’s May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face British lawmakers to explain her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. Britain, the United States and France hit targets in Syria Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack in Douma. Parliament returns Monday after a spring break, and was not consulted about the action. The government ...

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Corbyn calls for ‘war powers act’ as check on military intervention

Labour leader questions legal basis for strikes and says act needed to hold governments to account Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether humanitarian intervention can ever be a legal justification for launching military action, and called for a “war powers act” that would force future UK governments to seek approval from parliament. Speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, the Labour ...

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