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Tuesday, April 07, 2020



Explained: Who is Keir Starmer, UK Labour Party’s new leader?

April 06, 2020 11:59 am

Keir Starmer has been the MP for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. A former barrister, Starmer was called to the Bar in 1987 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002.

Explained: Why several countries are releasing their prisoners amid COVID-19

April 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Prison authorities have been facing difficulties in keeping the virus from spreading behind bars. What makes prisons vulnerable during an epidemic?

From Hungary to Thailand, coronavirus gives autocrats a chance to grab more power

March 31, 2020 12:38 pm

Rights groups say governments may continue to absorb more power while their citizens are distracted. They worry that people may not recognise the rights they have ceded until it is too late to reclaim them.

Facing growing criticism, PM Boris Johnson places UK under virtual lockdown

March 24, 2020 10:59 am

The prime minister said people also could leave their houses for exercise, either alone or with family members, and he did not close parks in London, which became a symbol of Britain’s nonchalant response this past weekend when they were thronged with people.

Explained: What is UK's new points-based immigration system?

February 20, 2020 7:50 am

Patel was quoted in a UK government press release as saying, "We're ending free movement, taking back control of our borders and delivering on the people's priorities by introducing a new UK points-based immigration system, which will bring overall migration numbers down."

Explained: In Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum, a test case for West

February 08, 2020 10:17 am

Shamima Begum, now 20, was just 15 when she and two other London schoolgirls travelled to Syria in 2015. Shamima was discovered in a camp by The Times journalist Anthony Loyd in 2019.

UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan 31

January 18, 2020 9:48 am

The entire government neighborhood of Whitehall is to be illuminated for the occasion as part of a light show, with Union flags flown on all the poles in Parliament Square.

Explained: UK court says 'ethical veganism' is a philosophical belief. What is it?

January 04, 2020 4:08 pm

'The Ethical Case for Veganism' in the Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, loosely defines veganism as a lifestyle choice to refrain from eating meat as well as products made from or by animals.

Conservatives win commanding majority in UK, Johnson says 'Brexit will happen’

December 13, 2019 1:24 pm

For Britain, which has lurched from crisis to crisis since the 2016 Brexit referendum, its future seemingly shrouded in perpetual uncertainty, the election provided a rare moment of piercing clarity.

Explained: As UK votes in defining 'Brexit elections' today, here is what to look out for

December 12, 2019 6:03 pm

These will be Britain’s Brexit elections, which it has brought upon itself so it can take the next steps in the ongoing process of divorce from the European Union (EU) that the referendum of 2016 chose.


Jaitley, Amitabh Bachchan, David Cameron unveil Mahatma Gandhi's Statue in London

March 14, 2015 7:04 pm

Gandhi is the first Indian and the only person never to have been in a public office to be honoured with a statue at the Parliament Square in London.


UK Police and students clash during protest over university costs

November 05, 2015 6:35 pm

Scuffles broke out between police and protesters in central London on Wednesday as students held a rally calling for the end to university tuition fees. Police are said to have made several arrests.