India, Britain mark colonial massacre centenary

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  • April 13, 2019
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Britain’s high commissioner to India laid a wreath on Saturday on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands of unarmed men, women and children […]

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Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

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  • February 17, 2017
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Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday as Britain commemorated 65 years since she ascended the British throne. The 90-year-old monarch, who became Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign in 2015, did not publicly mark the occasion herself, but a 41-gun royal salute was fired in a central London park to honor […]

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England Queen is not dead, but fake news is very much alive

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  • January 3, 2017
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Reports of Queen Elizabeth II’s death were greatly exaggerated — and then all the more so, thanks to social media. In the latest example of “fake news” spreading like wildfire a tweet — from a bogus account, passing itself off as BBC News — last week announced the death of the long-serving British monarch. The […]

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Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones celebrate their 100th birthdays with cards from the Queen and a pub visit.The non-identical pair were born 25 minutes apart and put their longevity down to “hard work and good food”. GOOD FOOD AND HARD WORK IS THE KEY TO LONG LIFE  

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