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Tired of Muslim ‘terrorists’, charity tackles cinema stereotypes | Cinema News

London, United Kingdom – From Bodyguard, the British television thriller series, to the US CIA drama Homeland, the portrayal of…

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Africa

UK economy expanded in February with end of lockdown in sight | Brexit News

A fast rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has raised hopes of the economy bouncing back this year and in 2022. The…

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Asia

UK opens probe into former PM Cameron’s lobbying: Reports | United Kingdom News

Investigation to focus on David Cameron’s efforts to lobby ministers on behalf of financier Lex Greensill. Britain has launched an…

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Africa

England takes major step out of COVID lockdown; PM urges caution | Coronavirus pandemic News

Shops, gyms, hairdressers and pub gardens reopened in England after being shuttered for months as part of a nationwide lockdown…

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Asia

Anger boils in Northern Ireland despite attempts to end riots | United Kingdom News

Belfast, Northern Ireland – On Saturday, the 23rd anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that ended the decades of…

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Asia

Rich, old prince dies – the media, on cue, loses it | United Kingdom News

Apparently, discerning BBC viewers have had enough. Britain’s public broadcaster gave a famous 99-year-old, pampered, rich prince’s long anticipated passing…

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Latin America

Palestinian short film The Present wins prestigious BAFTA award | Arts and Culture News

Director Farah Nablusi dedicates the award to ‘the people of Palestine’ in virtual acceptance speech. British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi’s short…

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Middle East

Rewriting stories of migration – Asma Khan and Hassan Akkad

Refugee filmmaker Hassan Akkad and restaurateur Asma Khan discuss their separate paths for combatting social injustice. Credit

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Latin America

Rachael Blackmore first female jockey to win Grand National | Women News

The 31-year-old Irishwoman rode Minella Times to a landmark victory in the 173rd edition of the famous steeplechase in Liverpool.…

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Europe

Prince Philip: Queen’s husband, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has said. Known for his…

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Middle East

Is peace at risk in Northern Ireland?

Pro-British loyalists have been rioting every day for a week, angry about post-Brexit issues. Credit

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Latin America

Irish PM warns against ‘spiral’ in Northern Ireland violence | Ireland News

The Irish prime minister, Micheal Martin, warned against a “spiral back” into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, after…

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Europe

Belfast riots a ‘direct consequence of Brexit’, ex-Irish PM tells Euronews

The outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland is a “direct consequence of Brexit” and the “lack of attention in London…

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Europe

Northern Ireland: Why are people rioting and who is behind it?

Dozens of police officers have been injured in successive nights of violence across parts of Northern Ireland – unrest that…

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Middle East

Northern Irish loyalists demand changes to Brexit border protocol | Brexit News

Loyalist Communities Council calls for renegotiated border protocol with European Union member the Republic of Ireland – and an end…

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Asia

Biden pressed to label foreign hate groups ‘terrorists’: Report | Joe Biden News

Lawmaker asks Biden to name foreign white nationalist groups ‘foreign terrorist organizations’ to curb threat. President Joe Biden’s administration is…

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Africa

‘May his soul rest in peace’: World reacts to Prince Philip death | Obituaries News

Public figures in the United Kingdom and across the world have reacted with sadness to the death of Prince Philip.…

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Latin America

UK’s Sikh community prepares for second Vaisakhi under lockdown | Religion News

London, United Kingdom – Half a million British-Sikhs are preparing to mark the Vaisakhi festival under coronavirus lockdown restrictions for…

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Africa

Prince Philip dedicated his life to playing the supporting role | Obituaries News

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died at 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. He had recently been…

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Middle East

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99 | United Kingdom News

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II’s husband ‘passed away peacefully’ at Windsor Castle. The United Kingdom’s Prince Philip, husband of…

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Latin America

Holidays for the rich: Airlines slam UK travel restart plan | Aviation News

UK government’s traffic light COVID risk ranking system will make overseas flights too expensive for many, airline group says. Airlines…

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Africa

COVID roundup: Vaccine restrictions, record cases and job losses | Coronavirus pandemic News

India’s daily cases continue to rise, African Union explores AstraZeneca alternatives and COVAX delivered vaccine to more than 100 countries.…

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Europe

Northern Ireland: The US joins British, Irish and Northern Irish leaders in calling for calm

The Biden administration has joined British, Irish and Northern Irish leaders in calling for calm after Protestant and Catholic youths…

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Africa

Foreign lenders cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank: Sources | Banks News

Foreign lenders including HSBC and Wells Fargo are cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank, sources familiar with the matter told…

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Middle East

Northern Ireland unrest: Four key questions answered | Brexit News

Northern Ireland’s devolved government is holding an emergency meeting on Thursday over an outbreak of unrest, as Brexit shakes a…

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Latin America

‘Better off here’: Returnee Czechs happy to be home after Brexit | Europe News

Prague, Czech Republic – In 2004, frustrated with “the old corrupt ways” and meagre wages, newly-graduated Blanka Kaše jumped at…

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Africa

COVID roundup: Record cases, travel bans and no to lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News

More than 133 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the first case was reported in 2019. And…

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Africa

New UK watchdog set to curb Big Tech’s hold over news media | Regulation News

Fight between Australia and Facebook over new law forcing tech platforms to pay local news outlets highlights issue. The United…

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Africa

UK Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial in children paused | Coronavirus pandemic News

Oxford University says there were ‘no safety concerns’ in the trial but will await additional data before restarting. The University…

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Africa

UK should recognise Islamophobia as a crime: Victim’s daughter | Islamophobia News

On the night of April 29, 2013, Mohammed Saleem, a retired grandfather, was walking home from prayers at his local…

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Aid and development

Valneva vaccine produces immune response, moves to large-scale efficacy tests – POLITICO

French biotech company Valneva announced it would start large-scale efficacy trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate later this month after…

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Africa

Mass testing to begin as UK steps further out of lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News

Twice-weekly checks will ensure the vaccination drive is ‘not wasted’, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson. People in England will soon…

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Middle East

Can you really argue with a racist?

Geneticist Adam Rutherford and economist Faiza Shaheen discuss race, class and the fight against prejudice. Credit

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Asia

‘Kill the bill’: More than 100 arrests at London protest | United Kingdom News

Thousands marched to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which would give police more powers to impose…

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Middle East

Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after more unrest | Brexit News

Security forces say several dozen men in Belfast mounted an ‘orchestrated attack on police’ in second night of disorder. Police…

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Europe

London police disperse Good Friday church service with threats of fines and prison

Polish worshippers at a church in South London were surprised when a police officer interrupted their Good Friday service with…

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Coronavirus

UK to pilot COVID certificates for sporting events and nightclubs – POLITICO

LONDON — Britain will start piloting domestic COVID certificates this month, granting access to selected venues including sports stadiums and…

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Europe

Northern Ireland officials condemn violence after 15 police officers injured in Belfast riots

Northern Ireland officials condemned violence on Saturday after fifteen police officers were injured in clashes with loyalist protesters in Belfast.…

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Africa

‘Kill the bill’: Hundreds in UK protest against new crime law | Police News

Proposed bill would give police extra powers to curtail demonstrations, such as imposing time and noise limits. Hundreds of demonstrators…

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Europe

MPs and peers in rebel alliance to oppose UK’s vaccine passport plans

A rare cross-party rebellion is underway in the United Kingdom after more than 70 MPs and peers signed a joint…

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Europe

France rescues 159 migrants as they bid to make it to the UK

French authorities rescued 159 migrants as they attempted to cross the English Channel and make it to the UK. Among…

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Latin America

UK police officer found guilty of belonging to neo-Nazi group | Police News

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is believed to be the first serving British officer convicted of a ‘terrorism’ offence. A British police…

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Asia

Ramadan fasting safe in COVID-19 pandemic: UK study | Coronavirus pandemic News

London, United Kingdom – Fasting practices in the United Kingdom during Ramadan last year did not lead to higher COVID-19…

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Africa

In Wales, interest in independence simmers ahead of polls | United Kingdom News

Cardiff, Wales – Something is stirring in Wales. This second-smallest of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom,…

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