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Bangladeshi war criminal Mueen Uddin sues British Home Secretary

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. Photo: Collected   War criminal Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, who was sentenced to death for his role in Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War, sued the UK home secretary alleging that a home office report defamed him last year. Mueen sued Home Secretary Priti Patel for 60,000 pounds, reports Daily Mail. According to the lawsuit, the Challenging Hateful ...

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UK Princess Beatrice’s wedding photos released

Photographs from Princess Beatrice’s wedding to property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have been released by Buckingham Palace. Two official pictures were sent out the day after their small ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. One shows the beaming couple leaving the chapel through its flower-covered archway., BBC reported. In the other they are outside the entrance ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘does not want second national lockdown’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not want to impose a second national lockdown in the event of another Covid-19 outbreak. Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, the PM compared the option of a nationwide shutdown to a “nuclear deterrent”, adding he does not think the country “will be in that position again”. But the UK’s chief scientific ...

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Oxford comes up with first corona vaccine

The people of the whole world are lucky to have a vaccine against the deadly Covid-19 by the grace of Oxford University scientists. The coronavirus cases have surged close to 13.4 million globally and the death rate is inching closer to a 6-lakh mark. Oxford University’s COVID vaccine candidate was set to be announced on Saturday night. A group of ...

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UK plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests

British ministers are making plans to distribute millions of free coronavirus antibody tests after a version backed by the UK government passed its first major trials, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported late on Friday. The fingerprick tests, which can tell within 20 minutes if a person has ever been exposed to the coronavirus, were found to be 98.6% accurate in ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for ‘significant normality’ by Christmas

Coronavirus restrictions will ease further in England under plans for a “significant return to normality” by Christmas, Boris Johnson has announced. Under the new guidelines, people may use public transport for journeys immediately, while advice for employers will change from 1 August. Companies will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces if it is safe to do so, ...

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UK’s Prince Andrew’s daughter Beatrice gets married in private ceremony

Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter Princess Beatrice married her businessman fiance on Friday in a private ceremony, after postponing the wedding because of the coronavirus outbreak. Beatrice, 31, had been due to marry Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, at St James’s Palace in central London on May 29.But the nuptials were on hold and no rescheduled date was given. ...

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UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in coronavirus lockdown

The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate. The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year ago. Unemployment has not surged, as many feared, because large numbers of firms have put employees on the government-backed furlough scheme. But economists ...

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Bangladesh maintained its commitment to safe Rohingya repatriation: UK

The UK has said Bangladesh continued to play a vital role in hosting a significant number of Rohingya people noting that there was “no improvement” in the overall human rights situation in Bangladesh in 2019. Bangladesh maintained its commitment to the voluntary, safe, and dignified return of the Rohingyas to Myanmar, according to the Human Rights and Democracy: The  2019 ...

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