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Queen sends message to World Cup finalists

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II. London, July 15 : Buckingham Palace released a statement from Queen Elizabeth II after the final. “Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England men’s cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. “I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s ...

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Stokes brings World Cup home

Lord’s, July 14 : After dramatic twists and turns, England beat New Zealand in the final at the cricket’s spiritual home- Lord’s – on Sunday to win their maiden ICC World Cup. After the match was tied, it went to the Super Over. However, the Super Over was also tied as both England and New Zealand scored identical 15 runs. ...

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3 Bangladeshis to attend media summit in UK

Nafisa Hasan, Azmin Azran & Aanila Tarannum (from the left). Dhaka, July 14 : Three Bangladeshi promising young professionals — two journalists and communication officer — have secured places at Future News Worldwide (FNW), a global forum for the next generation media. The international media summit will be held at the Thompson Reuters Headquarters in London from July 15-17. Aanila ...

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Hammond says UK can’t control no-deal Brexit

London, July 14 : Philip Hammond has warned the UK will not be able to control key elements of a no-deal Brexit. The chancellor told BBC Panorama that if the UK leaves without a deal, then the EU will control many of the levers – including what happens at the French port of Calais. Ex Brexit Secretary David Davis told the programme ...

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British activist readies legal bid over no-deal Brexit

Photo: In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo, Entrepreneur Gina Miller answers a journalist’s question at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. London, Jul 14 : An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government says she will go to court again if the country’s next prime minister tries to force the country out ...

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UK police warn publishers not to use leaked documents

British Ambassador Kim Darroch. Photo: Collected London, Jul 13 : A British investigation into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues with a police warning that U.K. media might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the leak of private memos written by Britain’s ambassador to ...

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UK PM May takes swipe at front-runner Boris Johnson

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for her weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. London, July 12 : Outgoing British Prime Minster Theresa May has leveled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the ...

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England university applications hit record numbers

Record numbers of 18-year-olds in England have applied for a place at university, figures from Ucas reveal. The admissions service statistics show 236,350 school leavers – 40% in total – had applied by this year’s deadline of 30 June – 3,970 more than in 2018. This comes as a government review recommended cutting tuition fees in England from £9,250 to ...

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UK: Iranian vessels tried to block British vessel in Gulf

Photo: The Iranian flag waves outside of the UN building that hosts the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, office inside in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. London, Jul 11 : Britain said Thursday that three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, signaling a further escalation of tensions ...

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Major: I will seek a judicial review to stop Parliament shutdown

Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the BBC he would seek a judicial review in the courts if the new prime minister tried to suspend Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit. Sir John said such a move would be “utterly and totally unacceptable”. Using a judicial review, anyone can apply to challenge the lawfulness of decisions made by ...

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