Prince Andrew’s title removed from Queen’s birthday announcement

Kate Nicholson Andrew stepped down from his life as a working royal after his BBC Newsnight interview caused international backlash. Conducted just three months after his friend Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in prison, the Duke of York addressed his decade-long association with the disgraced financier with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis. Epstein, already a convicted sex […]

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UK’s support to global vaccine facility Covax to help Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: The UK’s world-leading support to the global COVID-19 vaccines facility Covax will help millions of Pakistanis protect themselves against Coronavirus.So far, the UK has committed £548m to the global Covax initiative, making the UK the largest single donor. The Covax initiative is the key way that more than 180 countries will have fair, […]

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UK scientists build core components of global neutrino experiment

London: Engineers and technicians in the UK have started production of key piece of equipment for a major international science experiment.The UK government has invested $89 million (£65 million) in the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, a particle physics experiment being built by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab at locations in both Illinois and […]

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UK finds more coronavirus cases with ‘concerning’ mutations

Michelle Roberts London: Public Health England is investigating cases of coronavirus with ‘worrying’ new genetic changes that have been found in some regions of the UK. Tests show they have a mutation, called E484K, that is already seen in the South Africa variant.Although this change may reduce vaccine effectiveness, the current ones in use should […]

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British High Commissioner calls on Interior Minister

Islamabad: British High Commissioner Christian Turner called on Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed this week and discussed the matters of mutual interest. The meeting reviewed the progress on extradition treaty between both countries for bringing back convicted persons and those wanted in heinous crimes.Both sides agreed to complete all formalities at earliest in this […]

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British envoy Dr Christian Turner announces £3.5 million UK humanitarian aid for Balochistan

Newswire Quetta: British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner Thursday announced £3.5 million UK humanitarian aid for Balochistan during his first visit to Quetta. Rates of malnutrition and food insecurity in Balochistan were already high before the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the virus has affected livelihoods and made the problem worse.UK aid will help over 41,000 […]

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Palace cancels 2021 royal garden parties with Queen Elizabeth II due to new lockdown

Maria Puente London: More pandemic disappointment in the United Kingdom: There will be no chance of tea with the queen in her gardens this summer, Buckingham Palace announced. Royal garden parties, one of the few gatherings where ordinary Brits get to mingle with Queen Elizabeth II and members of her family, are off for 2021, […]

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Prince Harry is ‘thriving’ in California since royal exit, ‘isn’t looking back,’ pal claims

Stephanie Nolasco London: It’s been nearly a year since Prince Harry announced that he and his wife Meghan Markle were stepping back as senior members of the British royal family – and a source is now claiming he’s feeling free. Since their royal exit, the couple has settled in Santa Barbara, Calif. with their son […]

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Meghan Markle makes powerful surprise speech to thank those volunteering during COVID

Alyssa Bailey After a quiet couple weeks, Meghan Markle returned to the spotlight last night to make a surprise appearance on CNN’s Heroes special. The Duchess, wearing a tan blouse and berry lip, made a heartfelt speech thanking those assisting with food delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. The speech came hours before Meghan announced her […]

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The Queen recognises Pakistani charity founder with Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Newswire Islamabad: British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner presented the award to Hamza Farrukh at a ceremony arranged by the British High Commission in Islamabad. Queen Elizabeth II has recognised Hamza Farrukh, representing Pakistan, as the 129th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service providing clean water to local communities in […]

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Netflix needs to make clear ‘The Crown’ is fictional, says British culture minister

Daniel Arkin London: The popular Netflix series “The Crown” has taken viewers on a sweeping tour of modern history through the eyes of the British royal family, dramatizing pivotal events from the post-war era to Margaret Thatcher’s administration. But the show’s revisions to the historical record — embellishments, exaggerations and even some outright inventions — […]

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United Kingdom to invest £184 million in joint Maritime Mine Counter Measure for British Navy

London: The British Defence Secretary announced a £184 million investment in the joint Maritime Mine Counter Measure (MMCM) program for British Navy, which will create new systems to combat sea mines and keep ships and personnel away from danger. The British Defence Secretary was speaking at this year’s virtual Franco-British Council Defence Conference, which also […]

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UK pledges £155 mln aid to support peace, stability in Afghanistan

London: The United Kingdom (UK) has pledged £155 million aid to support peace and stability in Afghanistan.A statement issued by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued here said the UK aid pledge for 2021 would help reduce child mortality rates and improve access to education and vital infrastructure. The statement added the […]

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Choose the UK, says Immigration Minister to Pakistani scholars

Islamabad: The UK minister responsible for visas and immigration has encouraged even more students from Pakistan to choose the UK as a place to study as the International Students Day was marked on November 17. Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, used the annual celebration of international students to make clear the […]

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Future Labs vibrant example of a UK-Pakistan partnership: Dr Christian Turner

Islamabad: In its effort to fight and respond to Covid-19 and increase domestic testing capacity for Covid-19 diagnosis, Future Trust in partnership with technology from Opencell UK has launched Future Labs.Future Labs has launched a highly advanced robotic mobile Covid-19 laboratory. Built in the United Kingdom by Opencell UK, the laboratory is a Biosafety Level […]

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Prince Philip health fears: Duke ‘refused to give in’ to increasing health issues

Alice Scarsi London: Prince Philip continued to serve the Crown and the Queen despite his deteriorating health, a royal expert has said. Biographer Ingrid Seward claimed the Duke of Edinburgh remained in good shape throughout his 90s.However, over the past decade, health issues have started to become more prominent and invalidating in his day-to-day life, […]

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