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Daily Mirror
The Royal Tour of Canada is no place for children, argues Fleet Street Foxlife, then any reasonable person would keep them out of it for as long as possi
The Royal Tour of Canada is no place for children, argues Fleet Street Fox
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 hours ago
life, then any reasonable person would keep them out of it for as long as possible. But of course, that wouldn't suit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who want, NEED, those Royal babies front and centre. Exactly the same effect will be seen... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why We Are Investing in Agric Sector - Wikeat the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, when he granted audience to
Why We Are Investing in Agric Sector - Wike
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
at the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, when he granted audience to the Minister for Africa, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Tobias Ellwood and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright. Governor... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
British Ambassador to Lecture At Ul On Chevening ScholarshipsBelgrove, will give a lecture on the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government'
British Ambassador to Lecture At Ul On Chevening Scholarships
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Belgrove, will give a lecture on the Chevening Scholarships, the UK Government's global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at... Read more
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Daily Record
Paisley student stranded for three weeks in pirate infested watersand Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black is aware of the situation, which is bein
Paisley student stranded for three weeks in pirate infested waters
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi Black is aware of the situation, which is being monitored by experts from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. South Korean company Hanjin Shipping has hit financial trouble – filing for bankruptcy in a... Read more
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The Register
Days are numbered for the Czech Republicfour is čtyři... The PCGN committee has members from the BBC Monitoring Servic
Days are numbered for the Czech Republic
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
four is čtyři... The PCGN committee has members from the BBC Monitoring Service, Joint Forces Intelligence Group, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ordnance Survey amongst others. Fittingly it meets at the Royal Geographical Society in... Read more
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express
No extradition for Scot convicted of Taiwan hit-and-run deathback, claiming that inmates in Taiwanese jails are subjected to inhumane and de
No extradition for Scot convicted of Taiwan hit-and-run death
express / Posted 6 days ago
back, claiming that inmates in Taiwanese jails are subjected to inhumane and degrading conditions. The Crown Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office had to enter into negotiations with the Taiwanese government over the proposed extradition as... Read more
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Aljazeera
Q&A: Rape as a tool of war 'won't work forever'to the rape of women as a weapon of war is a massive challenge, but Baroness Jo
Q&A: Rape as a tool of war 'won't work forever'
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
to the rape of women as a weapon of war is a massive challenge, but Baroness Joyce Anelay, minister of state at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the prime minister's special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
African elephants 'will have disappeared by time of Princess Charlotte's 25th birthday'to retake the global lead we had in 2014.” Last night it was also announced tha
African elephants 'will have disappeared by time of Princess Charlotte's 25th birthday'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
to retake the global lead we had in 2014.” Last night it was also announced that the Duke will visit Vietnam for two days in November to attend the third International Wildlife Trade Conference at the invitation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offi... Read more
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The Register
MI6 to hire another 1,000 bods 'cos of private surveillance techrecognition technology may make it impossible to even use a false identity. Th
MI6 to hire another 1,000 bods 'cos of private surveillance tech
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
recognition technology may make it impossible to even use a false identity. The obvious answer is new faces, but with no mention of cosmetic surgeon hires at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office yet, the extra thousand staffers will have to suffic... Read more
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Canberra Times
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clot
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clothing" guidelines. A June report by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that Iran's human rights record had worsened, with women given far fewer rights than... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clot
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'
Brisbane Times / Posted 8 days ago
used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clothing" guidelines. A June report by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that Iran's human rights record had worsened, with women given far fewer rights than... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clot
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clothing" guidelines. A June report by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that Iran's human rights record had worsened, with women given far fewer rights than... Read more
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WA Today
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clot
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clothing" guidelines. A June report by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that Iran's human rights record had worsened, with women given far fewer rights than... Read more
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The Age
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clot
Iranian women defy cycling fatwa: 'We're not giving up, it's our absolute right'
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
used against women who cycle and who are deemed not to adhering to "modest clothing" guidelines. A June report by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office found that Iran's human rights record had worsened, with women given far fewer rights than... Read more
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New Kerala
Assam Tourism Minister asks UK, Australia to withdraw travel advisory against state - newkerala.com #122051impacting the tourism potential of the state, as this can have a spiralling eff
Assam Tourism Minister asks UK, Australia to withdraw travel advisory against state - newkerala.com #122051
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
impacting the tourism potential of the state, as this can have a spiralling effect, the Assam Minister said. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued advisory to its citizens and said that although the overall security situation... Read more
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New Kerala
Assam minister urges UK, Australia to rectify travel advisory on state - newkerala.com #121974impacting the tourism potential of the state, as this can have a spiralling eff
Assam minister urges UK, Australia to rectify travel advisory on state - newkerala.com #121974
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
impacting the tourism potential of the state, as this can have a spiralling effect," said the minister. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued an advisory to its citizens saying, "Although the overall security situation in... Read more
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The Economic Times
Assam is not disturbed, rectify travel advisory: Assam tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to UK and AustraliaThe British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued advisory to its citize
Assam is not disturbed, rectify travel advisory: Assam tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to UK and Australia
The Economic Times / Posted 9 days ago
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued advisory to its citizens saying, "Although the overall security situation in the North-East of India is improving, some areas within the North-Eastern states, especially in Manipur and Assam,... Read more
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New Kerala
Sushma to extend stranded UK couple's Indian visa - newkerala.com #120542to exit the European Union) vote and having to keep up our mortgage payments on
Sushma to extend stranded UK couple's Indian visa - newkerala.com #120542
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
to exit the European Union) vote and having to keep up our mortgage payments on our UK home," they said. They said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had twice asked them to be prepared to "leave Lily" in India. "Lily is now starting to laugh... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Four arrested after ISIS terror attack threats close British Embassy in Turkeysecurity reasons. Read More GettyThe embassy, based in the capital of Ankara,
Four arrested after ISIS terror attack threats close British Embassy in Turkey
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
security reasons. Read More GettyThe embassy, based in the capital of Ankara, said it shut “for security reasons” “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10km of the border with Syria and to the city of... Read more
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Daily News
Forever committed!: UN, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war:Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic o
Forever committed!: UN, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war:
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Baroness Anelay, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
British dad dies after being 'bludgeoned to death with iron bar' in Italyare deeply saddened by the news of his death and our thoughts are with his fami
British dad dies after being 'bludgeoned to death with iron bar' in Italy
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
are deeply saddened by the news of his death and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the death of Mr Kainath, from Great Barr, Birmingham. A spokesman said: "We were... Read more
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DW
US and UK create huge new safe havens for marine life | Global Ideas |coral. Britain's pledge was even more impressive. At the conference, Sir Alan
US and UK create huge new safe havens for marine life | Global Ideas |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
coral. Britain's pledge was even more impressive. At the conference, Sir Alan Duncan, the UK's Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, announced that Britain would be creating MPAs around four islands in its overseas... Read more
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Daily Mail
British embassy in Turkey is closed amid probe over 'ISIS plot'has this year been hit by a string of attacks including at Istanbul's main airp
British embassy in Turkey is closed amid probe over 'ISIS plot'
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
has this year been hit by a string of attacks including at Istanbul's main airport in June (pictured) 'The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of... Read more
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SKY News
IS threat closes British Embassy in TurkeyOffice said: "The British Embassy Ankara will be closed to the public on Friday
IS threat closes British Embassy in Turkey
SKY News / Posted 14 days ago
Office said: "The British Embassy Ankara will be closed to the public on Friday 16 September for security reasons. "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland tourists injured in Barcelona coach crashwas at the scene at the time. "We kicked open the windscreen to access those i
Northern Ireland tourists injured in Barcelona coach crash
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
was at the scene at the time. "We kicked open the windscreen to access those inside - horrific." A spokeswoman from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in Barcelona and... Read more
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Eye Witness News
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons– The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
– The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday for security reasons, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website, without giving further details. “The British Embassy Ankara will be... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons -foreign officethe deadliest such bombing this year. That attack is believed to have been carr
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons -foreign office
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
the deadliest such bombing this year. That attack is believed to have been carried out by Islamic State militants. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office also advised Britons against travel to within 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of the Syrian border... Read more
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Swissinfo
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons - foreign office(Reuters) - The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons - foreign office
Swissinfo / Posted 14 days ago
(Reuters) - The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday for security reasons, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website, without giving further details. "The British Embassy Ankara will be... Read more
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dna
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasonsThe British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Fr
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons
dna / Posted 14 days ago
The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday for security reasons, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website, without giving further details. The embassy had been closed from Monday to Thursday... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasonsISTANBUL: The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital An
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
ISTANBUL: The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday for security reasons, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website, without giving further details. "The British Embassy Ankara will be closed... Read more
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Reuters
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons: foreign officeISTANBUL The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ank
British embassy in Ankara closed for security reasons: foreign office
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
ISTANBUL The British government has shut its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday for security reasons, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on its website, without giving further details. "The British Embassy Ankara will be closed to... Read more
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express
British embassy in Turkey forced to CLOSE amid fears of a terror attack“The British Embassy Ankara will be closed to the public on Friday 16 September
British embassy in Turkey forced to CLOSE amid fears of a terror attack
express / Posted 14 days ago
“The British Embassy Ankara will be closed to the public on Friday 16 September for security reasons.Related articles "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
UK embassy in Turkey set to close down due to 'security fears'on Friday 16 September for security reasons. Read More President Tayyip Erdog
UK embassy in Turkey set to close down due to 'security fears'
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
on Friday 16 September for security reasons. Read More President Tayyip Erdogan recently faced down a coup attempt "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of... Read more
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International Business Times
Open House London: The capital's most iconic and private buildings open to the publicbuildings across the capital, including popular favourites such as the prime mi
Open House London: The capital's most iconic and private buildings open to the public
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
buildings across the capital, including popular favourites such as the prime minister's residence, the Gherkin, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as tours of the Crossrail tunnels. New additions this year include Anish Kapoor's... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Two Northern Irish tourists in Barcelona bus crashThe Irish Times reports that the Northern Irish passengers were not seriously i
Two Northern Irish tourists in Barcelona bus crash
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
The Irish Times reports that the Northern Irish passengers were not seriously injured. A spokeswoman from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in Barcelona and... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Thirteen Croydon buildings to open up their doors in annual Open House London eventevent will see 750 of London’s best buildings open their doors, including old f
Thirteen Croydon buildings to open up their doors in annual Open House London event
Croydon Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
event will see 750 of London’s best buildings open their doors, including old favourites like the Gherkin, the Shard, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 10 Downing Street. There are 140 new buildings in this year’s programme, including Anish... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Mongolian police arrest suspect over killing of Runcorn paragliderSteve was on his second ‘Spiralling the Steppes’ adventure to Mongolia, when hi
Mongolian police arrest suspect over killing of Runcorn paraglider
Liverpool Echo / Posted 15 days ago
Steve was on his second ‘Spiralling the Steppes’ adventure to Mongolia, when his family were informed that he had died.” A Foreign And Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “We are in contact with Mongolian authorities regarding the death of a... Read more
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New Kerala
Sushma to help British couple get Indian visa extension - newkerala.com #118849weakened pound from the Brexit vote and having to keep up our mortgage payments
Sushma to help British couple get Indian visa extension - newkerala.com #118849
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
weakened pound from the Brexit vote and having to keep up our mortgage payments on our UK home," they said. They said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had twice asked them to be prepared to "leave Lily" in India. "Lily is now starting to laugh... Read more
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BBC News
Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu's SYL Hotelup its attacks ahead of planned elections in Somalia, with a president due to b
Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu's SYL Hotel
BBC News / Posted 16 days ago
up its attacks ahead of planned elections in Somalia, with a president due to be elected by MPs in October. The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office condemned the latest attack in Mogadishu. Minister for the Middle East and North Africa,... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus cr
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
Reading Evening Post / Posted 16 days ago
from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona (Photo: @SERCatalunya) A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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walesonline
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
Manchester Evening News / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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birminghammail
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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chroniclelive
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
chroniclelive / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of
The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar.
Liverpool Echo / Posted 16 days ago
taken with permission from the Twitter feed of SER Catalunya (@SERCatalunya) of the scene of a bus crash in Barcelona A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Post study work visas still possible in the UKto the national minimum wage. Internships are offered by employers as diverse a
Post study work visas still possible in the UK
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 days ago
to the national minimum wage. Internships are offered by employers as diverse as the Bar Council, BAE Systems and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Take-up of opportunities via this route increased by 45% last year albeit from a low base,”... Read more
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heraldscotland
British tourists among 24 injured in Barcelona bus crashBST) on Wednesday near Barcelona's El Prat airport. The bus was transporting t
British tourists among 24 injured in Barcelona bus crash
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
BST) on Wednesday near Barcelona's El Prat airport. The bus was transporting tourists from the resort of Lloret de Mar. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in... Read more
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SKY News
British tourists hurt in Barcelona coach crashservices including ambulance and the fire brigade were called to the scene on t
British tourists hurt in Barcelona coach crash
SKY News / Posted 16 days ago
services including ambulance and the fire brigade were called to the scene on the B-10 highway. A spokeswoman from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are in contact with Spanish authorities following a coach crash in Barcelona and... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sushma Swaraj takes to Twitter to defend new surrogacy lawsin India. The surrogacy business is estimated at Rs 900 crore in India. "We ha
Sushma Swaraj takes to Twitter to defend new surrogacy laws
The Economic Times / Posted 16 days ago
in India. The surrogacy business is estimated at Rs 900 crore in India. "We have already been told twice now by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that we should be prepared to leave Lily. It is madness that UK Government and HMPO (British... Read more
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