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Same-sex wedding for British diplomat in China

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Britain’s consul-general in Shanghai married his same-sex partner at the ambassador’s residence in Beijing at the weekend, sparking debate over gay unions in the country.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

This diplomat can cook, and how

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ASIF Ahmad has visited the Philippines and established ties when he was UK Trade and Investment director and Foreign Commonwealth Office head of Asia Pacific. “I’m lucky; not many ambassadors come to the country with a ready-made set of friends.” JOJO MAMANGUN

Amid high unemployment in Britain caused by the global recession in 1973, a sign outside a diner in London proved providential: “Wanted: Cook.”

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

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It’s a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

British earl selling mountain to pay tax bill

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A British lord is putting a mountain up for sale in a bid to pay off part of his hefty inheritance tax bill.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (L), and her husband Britain's Prince William (R), watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a bilby, which was named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP

Britain’s baby Prince George stepped out in public for the first time in Australia with his parents for a wildlife encounter at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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