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Anti-Brexit campaigners celebrate rebel MPs

Anti-Brexit campaigning group Avaaz sent fifteen superhero cutouts with faces of key Tory rebel MPs outside the UK’s parliament ahead of Wednesday’s crunch vote on whether to give British MPs a meaningful vote on the result of Brexit negotiations.

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Thai PM meets British counterpart in London

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan O Cha meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in London. IMAGES

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Italy’s Osteria Francescana crowned world’s best restaurant

Italy’s Osteria Francescana is crowned the world’s best restaurant for the second time at an awards ceremony put on by a British trade magazine, beating out top eateries in Spain and France.

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England football delegates lay flowers at Stalingrad memorial

Representatives of the England Football Association and the British embassy lay wreaths at the Stalingrad battle memorial in the Russian city of Volgograd ahead of Monday’s game between England and Tunisia.

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Stephen Hawking’s ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking’s ashes are interred beside Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey in London. Family and friends, including actor Benedict Cumberbatch, attended to say a last farewell to the British astrophysics giant.

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British gay rights activist arrested in Russia before World Cup

British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was arrested on Thursday in Russia for holding a one-man protest against the country’s record on LGBT rights, hours before the kick-off of the World Cup. IMAGES

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British govt wins key parliament vote on Brexit ‘no deal’

British Prime Minister Theresa May avoids a major defeat after MPs reject a plan that would have given parliament a veto over the final Brexit deal — but only after making concessions. IMAGES

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Sheeran waxwork gets purr-fect launch

Thanks to his love of felines, Madame Tussauds London launches Ed Sheeran’s wax statue at cat cafe in the British capital. (June 12)

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Thandie Newton shows off her ‘valley girl’ voice

Thandie Newton kept it fun while making the publicity rounds promoting “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The British actress switched to a “valley girl” voice as she sat next to co-star Woody Harrelson at the movie’s recent press day. (June 11)

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