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Covid-19: As UK prepares to vaccinate kids, a study looks into mixed dosage

A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different Covid-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation. Children aged 12-15 in Britain will be vaccinated from next week, while those aged 16-17 have been eligible for shots since August. ...

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UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China

The UK, US and Australia have announced a special security pact to share advanced defence technologies, in an effort to counter China. The partnership will enable Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time, reports BBC. The pact, to be known as Aukus, will also cover artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and cyber. The three countries are worried about China’s ...

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Ex-jihadi bride asks UK for forgiveness, wants to return home

A British woman who ran away from home at age 15 to join the Islamic State group in Syria has asked for forgiveness and appealed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to let her come home, reports AP. Shamima Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who traveled to Syria in 2015. She has said she married an IS member ...

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UK PM to reshuffle cabinet later Wednesday: govt source

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will carry out a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, a government source said, plunging the future of Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in doubt over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. The focus will be on Raab and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who were notably absent from Johnson’s side on the front bench of the House of ...

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Chinese ambassador barred from UK parliament over sanctions row

The Chinese ambassador to Britain has been banned from attending an event in the British parliament because Beijing imposed sanctions on lawmakers who highlighted alleged human right abuses in Xinjiang. China placed the sanctions on nine British politicians, lawyers and an academic in March for spreading what it said were “lies and disinformation” the over the treatment of Uighur Muslims ...

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UK records another 26,628 coronavirus cases, 185 deaths in a 24 hrs

Another 26,628 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 7,282,810, according to official figures released Tuesday. The country also recorded another 185 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 134,446. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 ...

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UK employee numbers surge above pre-pandemic level

British employers added a record 241,000 staff to their payrolls last month, lifting the total number of payrolled employees just above the level they were before Britain first went into a Covid-19 lockdown last year, official data showed on Tuesday. Tuesday’s data show continued recovery in Britain’s job market as the government phases out its furlough support programme, which will ...

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Fourth Bangladesh – UK Strategic Dialogue Communique

13 September 2021 The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, led respectively by FCDO Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Philip Barton and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, held the fourth UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue on 9 September 2021 in ...

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Prince Andrew served with sex abuse lawsuit

Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a lawsuit by a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting and battering her two decades ago, when she asserts she was also being abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a Friday court filing. In an affidavit filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, Cesar Sepulveda, identifying himself as a “corporate ...

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The UK and Bangladesh hold their fourth Strategic Dialogue

  The United Kingdom and Bangladesh held their fourth annual Strategic Dialogue on Thursday 9 September 2021 at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in London, UK. The dialogue was led by FCDO Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Ambassador Masud Bin Momen. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, FCDO Minister of State for ...

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