UK bids adieu to the Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest after historic funeral attended by world leaders

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Queen Elizabeth II offered her services and devotion to the nation, and in return the country bid a heartfelt farewell to the late monarch on Monday.

Before Elizabeth was laid to rest at Windsor Castle, the entire United Kingdom came to a standstill for the state funeral.

Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the route her hearse took from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as it passed from the city to the English countryside that she so loved much.

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Prince William recall mother Princess Diana, following Queen’s coffin procession

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On September 15, the Prince of Wales and his wife Kate Middleton engaged in conversation with onlookers outside the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. He told the mourners that seeing his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s coffin brought back memories of his mother Princess Diana’s funeral.

The Prince and Princess of Wales talked with throngs of mourners for nearly an hour while they observed floral tributes outside Sandringham Estate. The Queen’s coffin was followed by members of the royal family on Wednesday during the coffin procession.

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Prince Harry to wear military uniform to Queen’s Funeral

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Palace officials have reportedly had change of heart and Duke of Sussex can wear full military attire

The Duke of Sussex will wear his full military uniform when the queen’s grandchildren honour her memory by holding a vigil at her coffin.

In what is being called a dramatic u-turn, palace officials have informed Prince Harry that he can wear his military uniform at a final vigil.

This comes after Wednesday’s procession where Harry wore his morning suit instead of a uniform, despite serving in the British army for over 10 years.

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The Queen’s funeral will be on Monday, September 19

Full details announced

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The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11.00am on Monday, September 19, royal aides confirmed yesterday.

Before that her body will be lying in state for four days at Westminster Hall, where thousands of people will have the chance to pay their respects. The Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk, outlined plans for the next few days.

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Biden visits the British Embassy in DC and signs condolence book for Queen Elizabeth

We mourn for all of you. She was a great lady, says President Biden after writing in condolence book

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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden paid a visit to the British Embassy in Washington, DC, to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Biden and the first lady were greeted by British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce and her husband at around 6 pm eastern time (2300GMT).

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Charles the new King of Britain

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Prince Charles has succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth as ruler of the United Kingdom and 14 other nations after she passed away at 96, reports BBC.

The first decision of the new king’s reign was that he will be known as King Charles III.He could have chosen from any of his four names – Charles Philip Arthur George.

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Queen Elizabeth passes away at 96

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has breathed her last at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has announced.

‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,’ it said in a statement at 6:30pm (17:30 GMT).

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Finland PM tests negative for drugs after party video uproar

Marin’s urine sample was tested for the presence of various drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis, and opioids, Iida Vallin, a special adviser to the prime minister, said on Monday.

“Drug test taken from Prime Minister Sanna Marin on 19 August 2022 did not reveal the presence of drugs,” Marin’s office said in a statement, adding the results were signed by a doctor.

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Spanish music festival stage collapse leaves one killed and 40 injured

High winds at a festival in Spain caused portions of a stage to collapse, leaving one person dead and at least 40 others wounded.

Video of the festival in Cullera, south of Valencia, showed some attendees scurrying away in fear while others could be seen carrying on with their revelry.

The well-known electronic music festival has since been postponed.

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Biden tests positive for Covid, but is ‘keeping busy’

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US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out his duties the White House has said.

Biden, 79, who will isolate at the White House, has been in contact with members of staff and will participate in planned meetings, the president’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced in a statement on Thursday morning.

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the country for the Maldives, hours before he was expected to step down amid widespread protests over his handling of a devastating economic crisis.
The country’s air force said it provided a plane early on Wednesday to fly him, his wife and two security officials to the Maldives, “under the provisions of the constitution and on a request by the government”.

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Graduates from world’s top universities get new UK visa option

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Graduates from the world’s top universities now have a new route into the United Kingdom.
The government says the “high-potential individual” route will attract the “brightest and best” early in their careers.
Under the scheme announced on Monday, graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the top 50 universities abroad can

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

The President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa, has died.
The news was announced on Friday afternoon by the state news agency Wam.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs said there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half staff, and three days of closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels, and the private sector.
The official mourning period will begin

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Mom gets 30 years in prison for letting daughter to marry man 34 years older

A mother in Texas has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for allegedly allowing her 13-year-old daughter to marry a man who was 47 years old.
Cherry Payton, 43, was sentenced to 30 years in jail in Fort Bend County last week for enabling her daughter to marry someone 34 years her senior, according to KIAH. In 2017, the daughter told her doctor that she was having sexual relations with “her spouse,” who

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Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

Gates said he is “experiencing mild symptoms”
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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 66-year-old tech giant wrote in a tweet Tuesday that he is experiencing mild symptoms and is “following the experts’ advice” by isolating himself until he’s healthy.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing

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Pope uses wheelchair for first time in public

Vatican City: Pope Francis arrived at a meeting on Thursday in a wheelchair, the first time he had been seen using a wheelchair in public.
The 85-year-old Pope has been experiencing severe knee pain for months and told an Italian newspaper on May 3 that his doctor had advised rest and “injections” into the knee.
The Pope was wheeled into the meeting with

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