Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘London news’

Chubby Prince George shown off at royal christening

Chubby Prince George shown off at royal christening

London: Britain’s royal baby Prince George was christened in a private ceremony on Wednesday, with his proud parents Prince William and Catherine giving the world a rare glimpse of the chubby three-month-old boy.
Wearing a frilly cream lace gown, the third in line to the throne was carried into the Chapel Royal of St James’s palace [...]

Messi-less Barca look to Neymar to avoid new Celtic shock

Messi-less Barca look to Neymar to avoid new Celtic shock

London: Barcelona are preparing to unleash the speedy Neymar on Celtic in the Champions League, hoping the `next Lionel Messi` can inspire them in the absence of the real one when they face the team who stunned them last season.
World Player of the Year Messi was ruled out with a hamstring problem before the Spanish [...]

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby of famed sound system dies

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby of famed sound system dies

London: Ray Dolby, the engineer who pioneered the noise reduction in audio recordings that produced clearer sound for music and cinema, died on Thursday. He was 80.
Dolby, whose name became synonymous with home sound systems and cinema and won an Oscar, a Grammy and two Emmys for his work, died at his home in San [...]

British Parliament rejects Syria action, will US act alone?

British Parliament rejects Syria action, will US act alone?

London: In what appears to be a major diplomatic victory for the authoritarian Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, British lawmakers on Thursday voted against a government motion on military action against Syria after an eight-hour intense debate.
The motion moved by the government of Prime Minister David Cameron was defeated by 285 to 272, a majority [...]

Anni Dewani murder: husband to approach SC

Anni Dewani murder: husband to approach SC

London: British honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani on Tuesday launched an attempt to take his case to the Supreme Court after a judge ruled he should be extradited to South Africa.
It is the latest bid to stop the businessman being sent back to face trial over the murder of his bride in a township outside [...]

It’s Sri Lanka Vs India in semis, Australia out

It’s Sri Lanka Vs India in semis, Australia out

London: Sri Lanka set up a semi-final date with India after knocking holders Australia out with a 20-run victory in the final Group A match of the Champions Trophy 2013. Scorecard Australia had a tough task of scoring 254 in 29.1 overs to pip New Zealand on net run rate into the semi-finals. However, that [...]

Britain spied on foreign officials in G20 summit 2009

Britain spied on foreign officials in G20 summit 2009

London: Even though the dust hasn’t settled over the recent expose of America’s NSA surveillance programmes, another stirring revelation came to the fore on Monday about the United Kingdom snooping upon the foreign delegates in G8 summit meetings in 2009.
According to a report by the British newspaper The Guardian, British intelligence agencies monitored the computers [...]

Pak takes on West Indies today

Pak takes on West Indies today

London: Former champions West Indies will lock horns with the incredibly unpredictable Pakistan in what promises to be a high-voltage group B Champions Trophy clash at the Oval here tomorrow. The Caribbean team, which won the title in 2004 besides finishing runners-up in 1998 and 2006, is high on star power with the intimidating presence [...]

Britain to compensate Kenyan victims of colonial-era torture

Britain to compensate Kenyan victims of colonial-era torture

London: In a remarkable admission that imperial forces tortured Kenyans fighting against British rule in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday announced that the government would pay about $30 million in compensation to more than 5,000 victims of abuse in its former East African colony.
While Hague said the government regretted the abuses, some [...]

Australia is a country with no culture: Gower

Australia is a country with no culture: Gower

London: Stoking the fires ahead of the Ashes series, former England captain David Gower has said Australia is a country with “no culture” and that its cricketers have a “certain animal mentality”.
Asked if England`s long-standing rivalry with Australia was a clash of cultures, Gower said: “I`m tempted to say, how can you have a clash [...]

‘Iran plans to retain stoning as adultery punishment’

‘Iran plans to retain stoning as adultery punishment’

London: A human rights group has said that Iran plans to retain stoning as lawful punishment for women committing adultery.
Iraq’s judicial council is in favour of making the stoning provision a draft law.
Although there are no statistics for indicating the exact number of stoning victims, human rights groups claimed that Iranian authorities are holding at [...]

New planet discovered in habitable zone

London: An Anglo-German team of astronomers has discovered a new planet orbiting a nearby sun at just the right distance for an Earth-like climate that could support life.
The team actually found three new planets orbiting the star 44 light years away, but only one of them is in the so-called Goldilocks Zone, the band around [...]

Attack on KS Brar: Four arrested in London

London: The Metropolitan Police have arrested four persons, including a 40-year-old woman, in connection with the stabbing of retired Lieutenant General KS Brar, who had led ‘Operation Blue Star’ 28 years ago to flush out pro-Khalistani militants from the Golden Temple.
“Officers from the MPS have this evening arrested three men and one woman on suspicion [...]

It was an assassination bid by pro-Khalistan elements: Lt Gen KS Brar

It was an assassination bid by pro-Khalistan elements: Lt Gen KS Brar

London: Lt Gen KS Brar, who was assaulted by four people in central London on Sunday night, is convinced that it was an attempt to assassinate him by “pro-Khalistan elements” for his role in the 1984 “Operation Bluestar”.
Brar, who kicked and fought three of the four assailants, suffered a knife wound in the neck and [...]

Assange ‘burnt face with UV lamp’ to avoid looking pale

Assange ‘burnt face with UV lamp’ to avoid looking pale

London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has revealed that he ended up burning his face with a UV lamp just before giving a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, because he did not want to appear past-faced.
He told a newspaper that he was so concerned at his pale complexion caused by his [...]

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