Train collision in southwest Britain injures several people

Reuters 11/01/2021

LONDON — Two trains collided at Fisherton Tunnel in the southwestern English city of Salisbury on Sunday, injuring a number of people, police said, declaring the crash a major incident. “A number of people have been injured,…

Afghan woman gives birth on evacuation flight to Britain

Reuters 08/29/2021

ISTANBUL — An Afghan woman on board an evacuation flight to Britain gave birth to a baby girl early on Saturday with assistance from the cabin crew, Turkish Airlines said in a statement. Soman Noori, 26, started…

Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

Reuters 04/21/2021

LONDON  – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations of an occasion that comes just days after she bade a sad farewell to her husband of…

UK royal crisis: ‘Firm’ safe for now but clouds loom

Agence France Presse 03/11/2021

LONDON — The British monarchy’s immediate survival is assured, despite Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s claims of racism, experts say, but cultural rifts exposed by the row could signal trouble ahead. The revelations are a “soft-power…

‘Overjoyed’ Harry and Meghan expecting second child

Reuters 02/15/2021

LONDON  – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple said on Sunday. Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, stepped back from royal…

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

01/01/2021

London, United Kingdom—Britain on Thursday, December 31, 2020, finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union and going its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave…

British nurse charged with murders of eight babies

11/12/2020

Londres, United Kingdom—Police in the northwestern English city Chester said Wednesday, November 11, 2020, they had charged a nurse with eight counts of murder and ten of attempted murder against babies at a local hospital. A 30-year-old…

Britain bans puppy and kitten sales by pet shops

AFP 12/26/2018

BRITAIN is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse. The government said it will roll out the legislation next year after holding public…

Trump victory speech helps soothe market concerns

11/10/2016

LONDON — Conciliatory comments from US President-elect Donald Trump in the aftermath of his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton helped global stock markets and the dollar trim their hefty losses on Wednesday. Though uncertainty remains over Trump’s…

90s boy band A1 to perform in Cebu Oct. 25

Apple Ta-as 10/10/2016

JUST when you thought the boy band fever is over, British-Norgewian band is set to it can still get us flushed and feeling over a hundred degrees. And guess what? A1, the British-Norwegian band will be here…

British tax-cut plan not a good idea – EU

07/06/2016

Paris – The European Union’s top economic official on Tuesday criticized a British proposal to slash corporate tax to less than 15 percent following the nation’s vote to abandon the bloc. Britain’s finance minister George Osborne said…

July and the rain marches on . . .

Gerard Pareja 07/03/2016

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” —Janis Joplin/Me & Bobby McGee When it rains shabu . . . pushers’ crimson in the street flows. Libuan ang nihatud ni Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, ang gituohang…

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