Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Lightning strikes kill 21 people in eastern India

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At least 21 people died in India’s eastern state of Bihar in incidents of lightning amid rains over the past 24 hours. An official at the state’s disaster management authority on Tuesday said that those who died were farmers or...

Queen’s coffin lowered into Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel

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The Queen’s coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel on Monday. As the coffin was lowered, the Dean of Windsor recited Psalm 103, which includes the traditional line: “Go forth upon thy journey from this...

World leaders, monarchs gather for final farewell to Queen Elizabeth

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Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry. The pageantry marked the passing of a beloved figure that unified the nation through...

Queen Elizabeth II to be laid to rest in historic state funeral

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is to be reunited with her husband the duke of Edinburgh as she is laid to rest in a historic state funeral. Crowds of mourners have flocked to London, Windsor and royal sites throughout Britain on...

Who is invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and who was not?

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Hundreds of foreign royals and heads of state are expected to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday for one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades. Westminster Abbey has space for about 2,000 people. Around...

Security scare hits mourning as King Charles meets foreign leaders

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King Charles III was due Saturday to meet leaders from his new Commonwealth realms ahead of his mother’s ornate funeral, after a security scare interrupted her sombre lying-in-state. Princes William and Harry were later set to lead a vigil of...

Queen’s lying in state queue paused for over 6 hours

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The public queue to attend Britain Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state will be paused for at least six hours after reaching capacity, the government said. Mourners have been warned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)...

Charles’ succession stirs Caribbean calls for reparations, removal of monarch as head of state

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The accession of King Charles to the British throne has stirred renewed calls from politicians and activists for former colonies in the Caribbean to remove the monarch as their head of state and for Britain to pay slavery reparations. Charles...

Late Queen Elizabeth II spirit of Great Britain – PM Truss

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UK’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has described the Late Queen Elizabeth II of England as the spirit of Great Britain. She gave the description in a television broadcast monitored on Al-Jazeera on Thursday by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). In...

Charles to be known as King Charles III

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British royal residence Clarence House has confirmed that Charles will be known as King Charles III following the death of Elizabeth II. Earlier, British Prime Minister Liz Truss had used the title in remarks outside 10 Downing Street: “Today the Crown...

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NPA: Exceeding Expectations as History Beckons on Koko

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By Jackson Olali - It has taken Mohammed Bello Koko, the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, just six months to justify President...

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