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UK invited applications for Chevening Scholarships

The British High Commission has invited applications from Bangladeshis for Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. Applications will be accepted from August 2 to ...

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Judge says Prince Harry can sue UK govt over security plan

Prince Harry can take the British government to court over his security arrangements in the U.K., a judge in London ruled Friday. Harry and his wife Meghan lost publicly funded U.K. police protection when they stepped down as senior working royals and moved to North America in 2020. The prince wants to pay personally for police security when he comes ...

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UK’s Sunak tops Tory MPs’ latest vote as race narrows to three

Britain’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak again topped the latest vote by Conservative MPs to choose a new prime minister, as another candidate was eliminated to leave three contenders in the race. Sunak garnered 118 votes, followed by former defence minister Penny Mordaunt on 92 and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 86, with longshot candidate Kemi Badenoch trailing on 59 ...

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UK breaks record for highest temperature as Europe sizzles

LONDON — Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered Tuesday amid a heat wave that has seared swaths of Europe, as the U.K.’s national weather forecaster said such highs are now a fact of life in a country ill-prepared for such extremes. The typically temperate nation was just the latest to be walloped by unusually hot, dry weather ...

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Western dominance era ending: Tony Blair

OXFORDSHIRE: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said for the first time in modern history the East can be on equal terms with the West, as the global dominance of the US and its allies comes to an end, reports RT.com. Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, “for a large part of ...

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UK heatwave: Look out for family and friends, urges new health secretary

Extra measures are being put in place for ambulance services as the UK heatwave approaches, says Health Secretary Steve Barclay. More call handlers and extra capacity for the 111 helpline are among the steps planned for Monday and Tuesday. He urged the public to look out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours. A national emergency has been declared, and the UK’s ...

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Rishi Sunak’s response to spelling error goes viral

Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak was mocked on Twitter for a spelling error on his campaign poster after receiving the most votes in the second round of voting to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Statesman reported. Sunak was taking part in his first televised debate to pitch for the ...

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Sunak heads race to become UK PM after latest vote

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak came out on top in the latest round of voting Thursday by Conservative MPs to decide Britain’s next prime minister, followed by bookmaker favourite Penny Mordaunt. Mordaunt earlier came under blistering attack after she surged in the race to succeed Boris Johnson, as another long-shot candidate for leader was eliminated. The little-known Mordaunt, a committed ...

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Sunak tops first round of voting for new UK Tory leader

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak led the field of Conservative MPs bidding to become Britain’s next prime minister in the first ballot of Tory lawmakers Wednesday, as the race narrowed to six with the elimination of two candidates. Early frontrunner Sunak — who quit as finance minister last week, helping to trigger outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s downfall — topped ...

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