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UK gives $63m for Rohingya refugees ahead of UN donor meeting

© A Rohingya refugee child peeps from his makeshift shanty at Kutupalong refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar.... A Rohingya refugee child peeps from his makeshift shanty at Kutupalong refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar. [File: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP]

October 22 (Al Jazeera) - The United Kingdom has announced new funding for tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees now living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar three years ago, as civil society groups urged the countries convening the conference to acknowledge that genocide had been committed against the ethnic minority. Foreign Secretary Dominic ...

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UK considering a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

FILE PHOTO: A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is pictured as demonstrators march during a protest against the government's restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo

August 2 (Reuters) - Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognizing the contributions of people from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities. British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK ...

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Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, U.S. and Canada

File photo: REUTERS/ Dado Ruvic

London/Ottawa, July 17 (Reuters) - Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, which they ...

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UK’s Johnson fights worsening coronavirus symptoms in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) before a meeting on Brexit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

London, April 7 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis. Johnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in central London late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms, including a high ...

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