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London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

City Airport has been closed after a World War Two bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The airport will be shut all day and all flights cancelled, affecting up to 16,000 passengers, a spokeswoman said. The bomb was discovered at about 05:00 GMT on Sunday at George V Dock during pre-planned work at the airport in east London, ...

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Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named

Three British tourists killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon have been named by US police. Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32, and Stuart Hill, 30, died in Saturday’s crash, the Hualapai Nation Police Department said. Three other Britons and the pilot were injured when the helicopter, on a tour of the canyon, came down at about 17:20 ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle offer details on the big day 

Prince Harry and fiancee American actress Meghan Markle have released more details about their May 19 wedding, revealing that the event will include a carriage ride through Windsor so they can share the big day with the public. The couple will marry at noon in St. George’s Chapel, the 15th century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has ...

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May and Varadkar head to Belfast amid Stormont deal speculation

Theresa May and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar are to visit Belfast later for talks with the Stormont parties. It comes amid speculation the DUP and Sinn Féin are close to agreeing a deal to restore devolved government. However, a DUP source has told the BBC a deal “is not likely” to be announced on Monday. Several previous rounds of ...

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UK proposes independent probe into Myanmar violence

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya. Johnson met with the embattled Myanmar leader, whose reputation among the international community has crumbled ...

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Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Charities doing overseas aid work will lose funding if they fail to cooperate over safeguarding issues, warned the international development secretary. Penny Mordaunt said it was “despicable” that sexual exploitation and abuse still existed in the aid sector. Her comments come after Oxfam workers were accused of using prostitutes in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Oxfam said it was “dismayed by ...

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PM and ministers to set out ‘road to Brexit’

Theresa May will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks outlining the future relationship Britain wants to have with the EU. Before that, senior ministers are also due to give speeches in a campaign dubbed “the road to Brexit” by No 10. Security, the devolution of powers, workers’ rights and trade are to be covered. The PM has ...

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UK Govt reviews Oxfam work amid Haiti prostitutes scandal

The British Government announced late Friday it was reviewing all work with Oxfam amid revelations the charity’s staff hired prostitutes in Haiti during a 2011 relief effort on the earthquake-hit island. The Department for International Development (DFID) said the UK-based charity’s leaders had “showed a lack of judgement” in investigating the matter and in its openness with the government and ...

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UK stands beside BD on Rohingya issue: Boris Johnson

He terms Bangladesh’s efforts “incredible work” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday assured of continuing its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue saying the UK stands beside Bangladesh. He highly appreciated Bangladesh’s “incredible work” in making possible for Rohingyas to take shelter safely in Bangladesh. The British Foreign Secretary reiterated its stance on “safe and dignified” return of Rohingyas ...

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Nazmul Quaunine presents credentials to Irish president

Bangladesh High Commissioner to London Md Nazmul Quaunine presented his Letters of Credence to Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins on Thursday in Dublin as a non-resident ambassador of Bangladesh to Ireland. At a formal ceremony held at the President’s residence called Aras an Uachtar in in Dublin, ambassador Md Nazmul Quaunine conveyed the greetings of the President and the Prime ...

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