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Lutfur Rahman The British High court has ordered confiscation of Lutfur Rahman’s property and asked him to submit details of his income and expenditure for the last five years along with income-tax returns for the last seven years. Rahman’s lawyer Edward Mckinnon told the court that his client will appeal for judicial review. But Rahman […]

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British prime minister David Cameron said on Thursday restricting European Union migrant access to Britain’s welfare system was a red line in his negotiations with the bloc. He came up with the observation ahead of an EU summit he wants to use to launch informal talks on the issue. Cameron, re-elected on 7 May, has […]

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British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron (2nd L) talks to supporters at the Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney, on May 8, 2015. David Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a BBC forecast gives the Tories 329 seats – enough to form a slender majority in the Commons. […]

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Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq, the three Bangladesh-origin candidates, were elected in the parliamentary polls in UK that was held yesterday. Tulip Siddiq, the granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, got 23,977 against her Conservative counterpart Simon Marcus’ 22,839 votes in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, […]

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Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither prime minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Ed Miliband’s Labour expected to win a majority on Thursday and smaller parties on the […]

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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Photo: BBC The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has said. The fourth in line to the throne will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. There had been speculation that the couple would include the name of […]

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Labour supporters have condemned London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party after they claimed their candidate for Ealing Central and Acton Rupa Asha Huq was “manhandled” by a Tory activist, says UK’s ‘Independent’ newspaper. Rupa Asha Huq, born to Bangladeshi migrant parents in 1972, has been a former Deputy Mayor of the London borough […]

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EU warns as another migrant boat sinks                     EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told member states Monday they had ‘no more excuses’ not to act on the Mediterranean migrant crisis as reports came through of another boat sinking with 300 people on board. More than […]

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Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported. The recordings did not make clear why the pilot left the cockpit or why he could […]

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Migrants who survived a shipwreck are escorted as they arrive at the Lampedusa harbour Feb 11, 2015. More than 300 people probably died this week after attempting to reach Italy from Libya on four separate boats in stormy weather, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday after speaking to a handful of survivors. The sharp […]

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Mourn the attacks in Paris, but let’s put things in perspective. BY ROSA BROOKS Je ne suis pas Charlie. Maybe I’m just having a post-holiday Grinch moment, but I can’t quite get into the self-righteous spirit of the 3 million or so people waving giant pencils. Yes, the Jan. 7 murders at Charlie Hebdo were […]

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For all the talk of defending the right to blaspheme Mohammed, the French can be extremely hypocritical when it comes to making fun of others When it comes to giant displays of solidarity and defiance, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Jan. 11 demonstration in Paris. On that day, over a million people packed […]

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