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British Royal family is offering a starting salary of $25,000 for a housekeeping job at Windsor Castle

The British Royal family posted a new job opening on the official website of The Royal Household and is a housekeeping job. It is a Level 2 Apprenticeship. The candidate selected for the job will get to live at the palace. They will be staying at Windsor Castle, but may also have to move around […]

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British billionaire James Dyson sells Singapore’s priciest “super penthouse” for 15% loss

James Dyson, a British billionaire and the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, and his wife are selling their three-storey Singapore penthouse for US$ 54 million a year after purchasing it. The penthouse perched atop of Singapore’s tallest building, the Tanjong Pagar Centre, the five-bedroom “super penthouse” is equipped with a 600-bottle wine cellar. “An […]

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Oxford researchers develop 5-minute COVID-19 antigen test

Britain’s University of Oxford developed a rapid COVID-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said on Thursday, adding it could be used in mass testing at airports and businesses. The university said it hoped to start product development of the testing device in early 2021 and have an approved […]

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Five parrots at British wildlife park removed for swearing at visitors

Five parrots at a British wildlife park were removed from public view after they started swearing at customers. The birds were split up after they launched a number of abuses at visitors and staff. Staff now hope the birds’ language will become more family-friendly now that they have been separated. The African grey parrots — […]

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Australian and Briton mapping unexploded world war bombs killed in an explosion in Solomon Islands

A Briton and an Australian mapping unexploded bombs were killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands. The two were working for a non-government organization. The incident occurred at Tasahe area of the Pacific Island’s capital Honiara on Sunday evening local time, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) said in a statement. The Norwegian […]

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US firm Nvidia buys British semiconductor and software design company ARM for $40 billion

British semiconductor and software design company, ARM Holdings is being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia. The deal values ARM at US$ 40 billion, four years after it was bought by Japanese conglomerate Softbank for US$ 32 billion. ARM’s technology is at the heart of most smartphones, among many other devices. Nvidia has […]

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Prince Harry asks Britain to acknowledge colonial history and right the wrongs

The Duke and  Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a session of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on Wednesday asked the United Kingdom to reckon with its colonial past and make up for it now. “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge […]

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Reading knife attacker was on terror radar of British security agencies

Libyan asylum seeker currently in custody in relation to the knife rampage in a British park that killed three people was known to the MI5 intelligence service, UK media reports said on Monday. Khairi Saadallah, 25, has been arrested under the UK’s Terrorism Act after the deadly incident in a busy park in the southern […]

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Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Spain lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. For three months Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that hygiene controls must be observed strictly, despite […]

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New Zealand reports two new coronavirus cases ending 24-day streak of no new infections

New Zealand on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases, both related to recent travel from the UK, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls last week, after declaring it had no new or active cases of the coronavirus, one of […]

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Images of Winston Churchill briefly disappear from Google search

Images of Winston Churchill failed to appear Sunday during Google searches for the former British prime minister—but the tech giant says it was not on purpose. Google blamed a glitch and said it was only temporary. Users noticed something was wrong when Churchill’s Google Search Knowledge Graph card appeared without an accompanying image. Then a […]

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Right-wing and anti-racism protesters clash in London rally

Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history. Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill – Britain’s World War Two leader whom protesters call a xenophobe – were boarded up to try and minimize […]