UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on learning, with poor students lacking technology at a particular disadvantage, and conflicts further disrupting schools. – AFP pic, September 20, 2022

UN chief warns education becoming ‘great divider’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that unequal education was quickly dividing the planet as he sought to keep development on the agenda ahead of a week of diplomacy focused on global crises….

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Paying last respects to Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Palace has invited members of the public to offer their condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II…

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Police officers stand guard as mourners gather ahead of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s State funeral in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / POOL / AFP)

Crowds jam London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Huge crowds built in central London overnight and from early morning on Monday to secure a spot to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. As…

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Members of the public file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS

The queen’s queue: people line up for 16 hours to see coffin

People flocked to central London to join a queue to file past the coffin of Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, undeterred by a government warning to stay at home to avoid…

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People walk past a giant portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Spitafields Market in London, on September 16, 2022 SEBASTIEN BOZON AFP

How queen’s death followed a disinformation playbook

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has laid bare a blueprint for how disinformation flourishes around major news events, with bad actors taking advantage to grab attention and sow confusion. As Britain mourned its longest reigning monarch,…

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The Queen and Liz Truss

What had Queen Elizabeth II done in the 1990s that she didn’t over the last two decades? Nobody knows the exact answer. Most likely though, she kept doing what she…

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Queen Elizabeth II’s interpreter during her Chiang Mai visit in 1972 revealed

A 101-year-old former teacher at a school in Chiang Mai province served as interpreter for Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the northern province in 1972. According to…

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the Royal Hearse at Buckingham Palace in London on September 13, 2022, / AFP

Queen’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace as huge crowds line London route

King Charles and members of the royal family received the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, after tens of thousands of people lined the streets in heavy…

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The ‘majestic’ Singapore orchid named in honour of Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth is majestic, hardy and “very fashionable”, said a top Singapore flower curator — referring not to the late monarch, but to an orchid named after the queen when she visited the former British colony. After Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week,…

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(L-R) Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales, Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, before meeting well-wishers. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor / POOL / AFP)

Princes reunited as Charles III officially proclaimed king

(AFP) – Princes William and Harry and their wives put on a rare united front Saturday to view tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, threatening to upstage their father Charles on…

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Thai Royal family send letters of condolence for the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand have sent a message of condolence to Britain’s King Charles III, expressing their profound sorrow for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II….

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Britain’s King Charles III makes a televised address to the Nation and the Commonwealth from the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in London on September 9, 2022, a day after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)

King Charles III vows ‘lifelong service’ as crowds mourn queen

(AFP) – King Charles III pledged to follow his mother’s example of “lifelong service” in his inaugural address to Britain and the Commonwealth on Friday, after ascending to the throne…

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A notice is placed on the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, on September 8, 2022 following the announcement of the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Lesley Martin / AFP)

Mournful ‘God Save the Queen’ rings out at Buckingham Palace

(AFP) – Tearful crowds outside Buckingham Palace sang a forlorn “God Save the Queen” as news broke of Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday. Hundreds braved torrential rain to stand at…

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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Eddie MULHOLLAND / AFP)

Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on throne

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday….

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Queen Elizabeth II, Photo: British Embassy Bangkok

Queen Elizabeth offers thanks as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Millions of people across Britain and the world are expected to join the festivities starting on Thursday in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned for longer than any…

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, during a virtual audience to receive the Andorra’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Carles Jordana Madero (unseen), at Buckingham Palace in London on March 1, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II returns to duties after Covid scare

Queen Elizabeth II held two virtual audiences on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said, after she was forced to cancel engagements last week due to Covid. Concerns have mounted for the 95-year-old monarch’s health since she tested…

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Queen Elizabeth catches ‘mild’ COVID-19

Britain’s 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday but her symptoms are “mild” and she intends to continue with light duties at her Windsor Castle residence, aides said. The…

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In this undated photo issued on Dec. 23, 2021, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP, File)

UK plans holiday weekend to honor queen’s 70 years on throne

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert…

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President of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason (C) receives the New Colours during the ceremony to declare Barbados a Republic and the Inauguration of the President of Barbados at Heroes Square in Bridgetown, Barbados, on November 30, 2021. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP)

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for…

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This file photo shows strange relationship between England and Scotland. Attendees watch a video message from Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II during an evening reception to mark the opening day of COP26 on the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. – COP26, running from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow will be the biggest climate conference since the 201 (Photo by Alberto Pezzali / POOL / AFP)

‘Time for action’, Queen Elizabeth tells climate change summit

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth told the United Nations climate change summit on Monday that “the time for words has now moved to the time for action”, as she urged world leaders…

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Boris Johnson greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 19, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

A royal rest: Queen Elizabeth told by doctors to take a break

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, decided on Wednesday to rest for the next few days on advice from doctors and cancelled a planned visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said. The…

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Buckingham Palace supports BLM movement, senior aide says

(Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, a senior representative of Buckingham Palace told Channel 4 News in an interview. Ken Olisa, the first…

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Queen Sirikit of Thailand smiles while gesturing along with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on a car, on July 1960 in London. (Photo by – / CENTRAL PRESS / AFP)

Thailand’s monarch offers condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II following the death of Prince Philip

His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has sent a message offering his condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of…

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“We’ll meet again”: Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit to defeat coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking…

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Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife Meghan…

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