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Political association of mostly former British Empire territories

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Commonwealth of Nations: Political association of mostly former British Empire territories
The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former territories of the British Empire. The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth Foundation, which focuses on non-governmental relations amongst member states. Numerous organisations are associated with and operate within the Commonwealth.

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Alys Thomas: Wrist injury forces Olympic swimmer's retirement

Former Commonwealth champion Alys Thomas has been advised to end her career immediately to avoid potentially permanent damage to her wrist.
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Key moments in the 10 days since the Queen's death

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It has been 10 days since the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 - Britain's longest-reigning monarch who devoted her life to serving the UK and the Commonwealth for 70 years.
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Can the Commonwealth survive the Queen's death - and should it?

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Few would argue that the Queen was a tireless advocate and supporter of the Commonwealth.
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Australian PM says he will not hold republic referendum during his first term out of 'deep respect' for Queen

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In his first international interview since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has told Sky News that he will not hold a referendum on whether Australia..
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Woken at 5am by police officers at the bedroom door: How Commonwealth leaders heard the Queen had died

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has told how she was woken at 5am by a police officer shining a torch into her bedroom - to tell her the news of the Queen's death.
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Health issues the Queen has faced in recent years

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The thoughts of the nation and the Commonwealth have turned to the Queen after Buckingham Palace announced her doctors are "concerned for her health".
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Commonwealth Games: Scotland's Eilish McColgan wins 10,000m gold

Scotland's Eilish McColgan wins her first major title as she strides away to the Commonwealth 10,000m title in style.
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Commonwealth Games 2022: Hannah Cockroft wins first ever Commonwealth gold

Watch as Hannah Cockroft wins her first ever Commonwealth gold in the T33/34 100m final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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How cricket reflects and reveals the Commonwealth legacy like no other sport

As it makes its debut in the Commonwealth Games, BBC Sport looks at how cricket best reflects the Commonwealth and that part of history like no other sport.
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Commonwealth Games: Neil Fachie wins tandem time trial gold

Watch Scotland's Neil Fachie become a five-time Commonwealth gold medallist with victory in the men's tandem 1,000m time trial at Birmingham 2022.
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India, UK to jointly train Commonwealth diplomats

India and UK on Saturday announced the establishment of a joint India-UK Commonwealth Diplomatic Academy programme.
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Prince Charles expresses 'personal sorrow' at 'slavery's enduring impact'

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The Prince of Wales has expressed his "personal sorrow" about "slavery's enduring impact" and addressed the contentious issue of other Commonwealth countries cutting ties with the Royal Family in a..
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Prince Charles expected to address Commonwealth countries looking to cut ties with Royal Family

prince charles expected to address commonwealth countries looking to cut ties with royal family
The Prince of Wales is expected to address the contentious issue of other Commonwealth countries cutting ties with the Royal Family in a speech at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government..
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Camilla gives one of her strongest speeches on domestic violence - as she calls Queen 'mother-in-law'

camilla gives one of her strongest speeches on domestic violence - as she calls queen 'mother-in-law'
The Duchess of Cornwall has called for action and "solutions" from Commonwealth nations in one of her strongest speeches to date on sexual violence against women, telling member states they must..
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Prince William suggests Commonwealth could be led by a non-royal one day

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Prince William has ended a tour of the Caribbean by suggesting he doesn't mind if he isn't head of the Commonwealth in future - and that he believes one day it may be led by someone other than a member..
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Queen will not attend service for the Commonwealth on Monday

The Queen will not attend a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey on Monday and will instead be represented by Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace has said.
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'I didn't realise I was the first': Queen recalls receiving lifesaving award 80 years ago

'i didn't realise i was the first': queen recalls receiving lifesaving award 80 years ago
The Queen has shared her memories of becoming the first young person in the Commonwealth to receive a junior lifesaving award from the Royal Life Saving Society.
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'A man of great purpose and conviction': World leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

'a man of great purpose and conviction': world leaders pay tribute to prince philip
Tributes have been paid to Prince Philip from Commonwealth leaders and others around the world.
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Queen hails 'friendship and unity' in Commonwealth address as world awaits Sussexes' Oprah interview

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The Queen has delivered a message of unity and collaboration with the Commonwealth as the world prepares to watch Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview.
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Queen pictured at Windsor ahead of Commonwealth Day address celebrating the union

queen pictured at windsor ahead of commonwealth day address celebrating the union
The Queen has been photographed with a backdrop of Commonwealth flags as she celebrates the family of nations.
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Charles hails 'courage' of Commonwealth during pandemic as hype builds over Sussexes' Oprah interview

charles hails 'courage' of commonwealth during pandemic as hype builds over sussexes' oprah interview
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the "extraordinary determination, courage and creativity" of people throughout the Commonwealth during the COVID crisis, as the Royal Family carry on with their..
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Allow Queen's Counsel to represent Jadhav: India

India confirmed Thursday that it had asked for appointment of a Queen's Counsel (QC), a title awarded to senior barristers for excellence in some Commonwealth countries, as Kulbhushan Jadhav's defence..
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Commonwealth Secretary General lauds Modi government's Digital India program

She termed the program as a new hope for other developing and aspiring countries of the Commonwealth.
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