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Malala invited to Buckingham Palace to meet queen

Malala invited to Buckingham Palace to meet queen

/ October 6, 2013 2:01 pm

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ schooling, has been invited to a Buckingham Palace reception to meet Queen Elizabeth II, officials said Sunday.

'Thank God I'm not dead': Malala's first thought after shooting

'Thank God I'm not dead': Malala's first thought after shooting

/ October 5, 2013 11:09 pm

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai’s first thought was “Thank God I’m not dead” as she woke up terrified in British hospital after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head, according to extracts from her autobiography published in the Sunday Times newspaper.

Matisse cut-outs going on show in London

Matisse cut-outs going on show in London

/ October 4, 2013 7:32 pm

The biggest exhibition of Matisse’s paper cut-outs — a technique the French artist invented in his final years — is going on show in London, the Tate Modern gallery announced Friday.

Malala picks up another award as Nobel beckons

Malala picks up another award as Nobel beckons

/ October 4, 2013 7:26 pm

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ schooling, added another award to a growing list on Friday.

Ex-mobster accuses brother in Knox retrial for murder

Ex-mobster accuses brother in Knox retrial for murder

/ October 4, 2013 11:47 am

A transgender mafia turncoat on Friday accused her own brother in court of the grisly murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 at the retrial of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-lover.

Barclays sells almost 95% of new shares

Barclays sells almost 95% of new shares

/ October 4, 2013 8:08 am

Barclays has sold nearly all of the shares in its £5.8-billion ($9.4-billlion, 6.9-billion-euro) rights issue, the British bank said on Friday.

Syria refugees protest in France, seek to go to Britain

Syria refugees protest in France, seek to go to Britain

/ October 3, 2013 8:07 pm

About 60 Syrian refugees, of whom 40 are on a hunger strike, have occupied a key point in the northern French port of Calais and vowed to stay put until they are sent to Britain.

Britain tightens regulation of high-interest lenders

Britain tightens regulation of high-interest lenders

/ October 3, 2013 5:04 pm

Britain on Thursday unveiled measures to curb lenders that offer short-term loans at high rates, with regulators insisting that consumers must be subjected to stricter affordability tests.

Tesco agrees China deal, logs slumping interim profits

Tesco agrees China deal, logs slumping interim profits

/ October 2, 2013 7:14 am

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco said Wednesday it has agreed to form a joint venture with China Resources Enterprise, but added that interim net profits dived amid “challenging” trade in Europe.

Soft drink giants failing to stop land grabs: Oxfam

Soft drink giants failing to stop land grabs: Oxfam

/ October 2, 2013 1:25 am

US soft drinks giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo must make their sugar suppliers act to stop so-called land grabs in countries such as Brazil and Cambodia, Oxfam said on Wednesday.