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UK working on technology to tackle violent online videos

New York, Sep 23 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says scientists are working on technology to stop violent attacks from being broadcast live on the internet as part of an international call to curb online extremism. The United Kingdom is among almost 20 countries backing the “Christchurch call,” an appeal to world leaders and tech companies launched after 51 ...

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Thomas Cook customers to fly home after firm collapses

The first of 155,000 British tourists are being flown back home after travel agent Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is co-ordinating the repatriation, the biggest in peacetime, after the tour operator “ceased trading with immediate effect”. Thomas Cook’s administration puts 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. Boss Peter Fankhauser said ...

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Labour: Jeremy Corbyn faces battle with members over Brexit policy

Jeremy Corbyn faces a battle over Labour’s Brexit policy later as members choose between two competing strategies at the party’s annual conference. They will decide whether Labour should explicitly back Remain in any future referendum, or adopt Mr Corbyn’s stance of staying neutral until a later date. Unison has broken ranks with other unions to back the Remain motion. The ...

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Boris Johnson ‘must address conflict of interest claims’

Labour has urged Boris Johnson to address claims he failed to declare a potential conflict of interest in how money was given to a US businesswoman while he was London mayor. The Sunday Times said Jennifer Arcuri, an entrepreneur associated with Mr Johnson, joined trade missions he led and was given £126,000 in public money. She told the paper this ...

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Jeremy Corbyn faces calls to resolve Labour Brexit divisions

Jeremy Corbyn is coming under pressure amid divisions over Labour’s Brexit strategy as leading figures call for the party to back staying in the EU. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour must “say no” to leaving the EU at its party conference. And deputy leader Tom Watson said it must settle its position as “a Remain party” once and ...

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Rohingya crisis: UK announces extra £87 million funding

‘It demonstrates UK’s continued commitment to Rohingya people’ Photo: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson and Head of DFID Bangladesh Judith Herbertson are seen at a media briefing at the residence of British High Commissioner on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Dhaka, Sept 22 : The United Kingdom will give an additional £87 million for sustaining the Rohingya operation ...

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UK to spend £6bn for Bangladesh, other climate vulnerable countries

There’s close link between climate and peace, says British envoy British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Sept 21 : British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Saturday said the United Kingdom (UK) would be spending some 6 billion pounds to help Bangladesh and other vulnerable countries combat climate change with adaptation and mitigation. ...

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GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving ‘without basic qualifications’

There has been a “shameful” rise in the number of young people in England leaving school without five good GCSEs or equivalent technical qualifications, the children’s commissioner has said. Research found a 28% increase since 2015, with about 100,000 pupils a year affected – almost one in five Anne Longfield said the impact on the poorest families was most marked. ...

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Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said the UK and EU share a “common purpose” in reaching a new withdrawal deal, after a meeting in Brussels with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier. He said they had had “serious detailed discussions” and things were “moving forward with momentum”. Mr Barnier said it had been a “cordial” meeting, but “lots of work has ...

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Supreme Court to rule next week on UK parliament suspension

Britain’s Supreme Court announced Thursday it will rule next week on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in shutting down parliament in the final weeks before Brexit, reports AFP. Following three days of intense arguments as the Brexit battle switched to the highest court in the land, judges are set to decide on Johnson’s advice to Queen Elizabeth II ...

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