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Court to hear Meghan's privacy case against newspaper

London - Meghan Markle's high-profile lawsuit against a British newspaper group for privacy and copyright breaches returns to court in London on Tuesday, with the duchess potentially days away from winning the case.

After dizzying gyrations, what's bitcoin really worth?

London - After the latest wild ride took the poster child of cryptocurrencies above $40,000 before a stomach-churning plunge, the million dollar question won't go away: how much is bitcoin actually worth?

Tesla requested to recall 158,000 cars over faulty touchscreens

Tesla has been instructed to recall some 158,000 cars. This is due to some identified safety concerns, which have come to light post-manufacture. The discovery highlights a quality control weakness.

Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

Edinburgh - Five judges at Scotland's highest court of criminal appeal on Friday upheld the conviction of the only man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing after a posthumous legal challenge.

UK and Canada condemn Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain and Canada on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations and "barbarism" against its Uighur minority and announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of being made using forced labour.

UK condemns Chinese 'barbarism' against Uighur minority

London - Britain on Tuesday accused China of human rights violations amounting to "barbarism" against its Uighur minority, as it announced new rules to ban imports of goods suspected of using forced labour.

England opens mass vaccination sites as virus spike fears spread

London - Seven mass coronavirus vaccination sites opened across England on Monday as the government races to dose millions of people while a new strain of the disease runs rampant across the country.

Op-Ed: Getting starry-eyed about a 'post-COVID world' is just wrong

Sydney - People are talking about a "post-COVID world", but for many people, “post-COVID” means a rough ride. Reports have been emerging for quite a while about complications, and the news is grim enough.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit social media: report

London - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the "hate" they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a UK newspaper reported on Sunday.

UK reports record 1,325 coronavirus deaths over 24 hours

London - Britain on Friday reported a record 1,325 deaths over a 24 period from people testing positive for coronavirus, as a surge in cases piled pressure on overstretched health services, forcing London to declare a major incident.

Europe bulk buys vaccines as WHO urges rich countries to share

London - Europe rushed to bulk buy more coronavirus vaccine doses and approved more drugs on Friday, as the World Health Organisation called on wealthy nations not to hog all the available jabs and millions in Asia faced tough restrictions over isolated outbrea...

Bitcoin soars past $40,000 for the first time

London - The price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin soared past $40,000 for the first time on Thursday, rising $10,000 in just five days.The price of bitcoin was $40,380 at roughly 1820 GMT, having jumped 10.4 percent during the trading session.

UK scrambles for hospital beds as virus surges

London - Medical chiefs in England raced to boost treatment capacity on Thursday as a surge in coronavirus cases risked overwhelming hospitals, even as the government stepped up its mass inoculation campaign.

UK finance sector unsure of post-Brexit future

London - While Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU has at last been reached, the future of the country's key financial services industry is uncertain ahead of bilateral talks.

Op-Ed: Coup de farce — Trump riot has already failed and so has he

Washington - The appalling scenes in Washington are masking a simple fact – Georgia has been won by the Democrats. The last despairing tantrum has failed and failed dismally. The fuzzballs occupying the Capitol mean nothing.

UK vows 'sprint' to vaccine finishing line

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said the coronavirus marathon had turned into a hopeful sprint to vaccinate millions in the weeks ahead but justified another lockdown to relieve crisis-hit hospitals.

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must remain in custody in Britain, while the US appeals a court decision to block his extradition to face charges there for leaking secret documents, a judge in London ruled Wednesday.

Slow vaccine rollouts fuel worry as US logs record daily Covid death toll

London - England went back into full lockdown as Europe battled Wednesday to stem a rising tide of coronavirus cases, and the United States logged its worst daily death toll of the pandemic.

UK court hears WikiLeaks' Assange is flight risk if bailed

London - The United States on Wednesday urged a judge in London not to release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on bail, as it seeks to appeal a decision to block his extradition to face charges for publishing secret documents.

No Scottish golf trip for Trump, says leader Sturgeon

Edinburgh - Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday poured cold water on rumours that Donald Trump was set to visit, saying even the US president was subject to coronavirus travel restrictions.
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