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There must not be impunity for HR violations in Rakhine: UK

British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field has said the gravity of the UN report on human rights violations in Myanmar warrants the attention of both the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. He said there cannot and must not be impunity for such acts, which the Mission has concluded warrants “the investigation ...

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UK MP Tulip Siddiq seeks release of Shahidul Alam

  British MP Tulip Siddiq, who is the niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has called on her aunt to release arrested photojournalist and artist Shahidul Alam, according to the British newspaper The Times. Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, said that the detention of Shahidul Alam by the government was “deeply distressing and should end ...

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UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

   British Prime Minister Theresa May has started a three-nation visit to Africa in Cape Town, where she is to meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. In an effort to strengthen Britain’s economic relations with Africa, ahead of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union in March 2019, May will be visiting three of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa, Nigeria ...

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Chagos Islands dispute: UK ‘threatened’ Mauritius

   The British government has been accused of threatening a close ally in an increasingly bitter diplomatic tug-of-war over the fate of a tiny, strategic archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The dispute over the Chagos Islands – home to the US military base on Diego Garcia – is being portrayed by some as an indication of Britain’s ...

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Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North Sea

  London, Aug 26 : British authorities say a search in the North Sea for two missing fishermen has ended with the discovery of their bodies. A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies on Sunday near the wreckage of the men’s boat, which sank Saturday about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Great Yarmouth, on England’s eastern coast. Three other fishermen ...

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Have people inspected at Irish border after Brexit, says Rees-Mogg

Critics deride suggestion of return to arrangements ‘as we had during the Troubles’ Jacob Rees-Mogg has sparked a fresh row about the status of the Irish border after Brexit after a video emerged in which he suggests a return to checks “as we had during the Troubles”. The Conservative MP is seen on the footage from the public meeting suggesting ...

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Northern rail strike hits bank holiday weekend festivalgoers

Disruption and cancellations across north of England as two-thirds of services cut People heading to Manchester Pride, Creamfields in Warrington and Leeds festival face disrupted weekend rail services across the north-west. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Northern rail are walking out for 24 hours on Saturday, and the company said it would operate fewer than a ...

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UK seeks long-term global support for Rohingyas

The United Kingdom (UK) has called on the international community to provide long-term support to keep Rohingya people — both in Bangladesh and Myanmar– safe in the years to come. The UK has been at the forefront of that response and has contributed £129 million to support the displaced Rohingya since 25 August 2017, said UK Department for International Development ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran grants temporary release

  A British-Iranian woman has been reunited with her family after being granted a three-day release from prison in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies.  She said she was “overwhelmed” and it would be “awesome” for her four-year-old daughter to “have a mummy again”.   Foreign Secretary Jeremy ...

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Net migration from EU to UK at lowest level since December 2012

Difference between number of EU citizens entering and leaving UK is now just 87,000 Net migration to the UK from other EU countries has reached a near six-year low as a so-called Brexodus continues. The difference between the number of EU citizens entering the UK and the number leavingsank to 87,000 in the year to March, its lowest level since ...

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