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Tamils stage global protests against Rajapaksa Jubilee attendance Special

Toronto - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this week. The Sri Lankan leader was warmly welcomed by the British establishment, but Tamils across the globe are protesting his attendance.

Op-Ed: Diamond Jubilee — A splendid time was had by all. Almost

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations including two extra public holidays are now over, and it is time to look back on an event that everyone enjoyed. Apart from the usual suspects.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, hospitalised

London - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalised with a suspected bladder infection.

Is London's 'Big Ben' tower to be re-named Elizabeth tower?

London - A majority of British parliamentarians are in favor of naming the tower which houses the famous 'Big Ben' bell at the Palace of Westminster the 'Elizabeth' tower in honor of the British monarch.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated with cathedral service in Oz Special

Sydney - Australian dignitaries attended a Diamond Jubilee Celebration service at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

60 poems online to mark the Queen's Jubilee

Sixty officially sanctioned poems, each by a different poet, have been uploaded to the Web. The poems were commissioned to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth portrait on a coffee bean

Getting online attention is a 2mm-sized portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a small coffee bean. This piece of art was done by renown artist Willard Wigan

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour continues

London - The Queen visited Bromley town centre yesterday as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour, but although she received a typically warm welcome from her loyal subjects, the really big events happen next month.

Muslims to honor Queen, 135 years after honoring Queen Victoria

London - Under the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community motto: Love for All, Hatred for None, Muslims plan to converge on the Tower of London on May 13 to honor the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year.

Ottawa spending $100,000 for flags and pins

The Government has set aside almost $100,000 in funds to purchase promotional materials to celebrate the diamond jubilee (sixth decade of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.)

Diamond Jubilee street party serves up food from 1952 Special

Stevenage - In the year that Queen Elizabeth II is marking 60 years on the throne, North Hertfordshire College held an indoor street party with 1950s dress and food rationing tickets for a buffet serving food and drink straight from the year 1952.

Royal Jubilee sick bag, anyone? Or the Queen’s face all a-wobble? Special

The British artist who offered those nauseated by last year’s royal wedding a convenient place to upload the symptoms of their nausea has now produced a similar product for the UK monarch’s diamond jubilee.

Key dates marking 60 years of the British Queen's Diamond Jubilee

To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign a series of key dates have been announced marking special events. The weekend from June 2 to 5 will be the centre-point for the celebrations for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Op-Ed: Spectacular pageant planned for Queen's Diamond Jubilee

London - In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 glorious years of her reign. The British people and the world have been promised a spectacular pageant on the Thames to celebrate this momentous anniversary.

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Inside St Andrew s Cathedral  Sydney at the Queen s Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Inside St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Food from the 1950s. Cakes and sweets were also on rationing
Food from the 1950s. Cakes and sweets were also on rationing
St Andrew s Cathedral  Sydney.
St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney.

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