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UK lifts direct cargo ban unconditionally

The UK government has withdrawn the ban on direct cargo flight from Dhaka to London unconditionally which was imposed two years back on security grounds. The announcement was made by the British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake yesterday at a press conference at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital. Civil Aviation Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal also spoke ...

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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation, Reports BBC. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent “problem staff” working for other charities. ...

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UK lifts ban on air cargo flights from Dhaka

The United Kingdom has withdrawn its ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London with some observations. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal on Sunday came up with the announcement at a joint press conference at Civil Aviation Bboard at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here. On March 8, 2016, the British government had slapped the ban on ...

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Rallies held across UK to celebrate migrants’ role in society

People have gathered in Parliament Square in support of migrants in the UK as part of a wider day of action. The One Day Without Us campaign set up rallies and events across the country, from London to Edinburgh to Birmingham. The national day of action aims to celebrate the contributions of migrants in the UK and to “stand against ...

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UK prime minister seeks post-Brexit EU security alliance

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her country’s European Union partners on Saturday not to let “rigid institutional restrictions” get in the way of a wide-ranging post-Brexit security alliance, warning that there would be “damaging real-world consequences” if none can be agreed. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, May sought to reassure foreign and security policy leaders on ...

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British PM to warn EU over security cooperation

British Prime Minister Theresa May will restate her case Saturday for an unprecedented security partnership with the European Union after Brexit, warning that lives depend on it. In a speech to the Munich Security Conference, she will acknowledge that no deal currently exists between the EU and a third country “that captures the full depth and breadth of our existing ...

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Oxfam pulls out of UK government bids as chief hits out

The head of Oxfam on Friday hit back at criticism over a prostitution scandal that he said was “out of proportion”, as the British charity agreed not to bid for more government funds until it cleans up its act. Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct by ...

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Merkel ‘curious not frustrated’ after Theresa May meeting

Angela Merkel has said she is “not frustrated” by the Brexit process but is “curious” to know more about the UK’s aims after meeting Theresa May. The German chancellor said she hoped to establish “common ground” on future trade goals in the coming months and wanted a “close partnership” of equals. Mrs May said she wanted a “bold and ambitious” ...

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Theresa May to reveal details of tuition fee overhaul on Monday

Theresa May is to set out details of her government’s long-promised major review of higher education funding in England – with the current structure of £9,000 undergraduate tuition fees up for scrutiny. In her speech on Monday, May will outline the delayed review of university funding, with vice-chancellors nervously awaiting the small print of the overhaul that is expected to ...

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Home Office Brexit app for EU citizens put in doubt

Home Office plans to roll out a simple phone app to register EU citizens in the UK have been dealt a blow after Theresa May clashed with Brussels over people arriving during the transition period. The new electronic system was ready to be road-tested in January but the Home Office has had to go back to the drawing board after ...

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