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UK mulled moving Hong Kong residents to Northern Ireland

Weighed down by the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, British officials jokily discussed the possible benefits of relocating the entire population of Hong Kong to the province, newly-released do

UK school bans ‘distracting’ skirts

A school headmistress has banned skirts at a secondary school in the UK’s West Midlands region to prevent male teachers and pupils getting “distracted”.

Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims

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Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh (left) and others observe a minute’s silence in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday as Britain remembers the victims of the Tunisia terror attack. — AP

Wimbledon 2015: Stan Wawrinka turns on the heat

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka en route to his 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco of Spain. (Photo: AFP)

Sharapova, Djokovic ease into pre-quarters

Murray on fire as Wimbledon cools off

Seven-time winner Roger Federer and former champion Andy Murray breezed into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday as the women’s top 10 lost its fourth seeded player of the week.

‘I didn’t even wear white in my wedding’

Roger Federer

Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being “ridiculous” and “excessive”.

Coach Bayliss targets triumph after tragedy

There are a lot of people within cricket who are apt to call a one-sided match a “massacre” or a dropped catch a “tragedy”, but new England coach Trevor Bayliss is unlikely to be one of them.

BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion for US oil spill

British energy giant BP on Thursday announced it had agreed to settle US federal and state claims worth up to $18.7 billion over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

UK wants to hit ISIS in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron asked legislators to consider whether Britain should join US-led airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria, but his spokeswoman said he hadn’t yet decided whether to push

Nicholas Winton, ‘English Schindler’, dies at 106

Sir Nicholas Winton’s statue in Prague on Thursday.	 — AP

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106, his family said on Wednesday.

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.