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Margaret Thatcher. ©Reuters/Luke Macgregor
Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance

Margaret Thatcher's immaculate hairdo took intensive efforts to perfect, with the late British prime minister having her bouffant reworked every three days on average, records showed Friday.

Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance
Britain's Thatcher quashed Hague's early ambitions: archives
Britain's Thatcher quashed Hague's early ambitions: archives

An attempt to parachute British Foreign Secretary William Hague into an early political career was rejected as a "gimmick" by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Britain's Thatcher quashed Hague's early ambitions: archives
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Oxford University sets up Thatcher scholarship

Britain's famous Oxford University is to honour former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died last month, with a £100 million ($153 million, 118 million euros) scholarship trust for "future leaders".

Oxford University sets up Thatcher scholarship
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New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady

The authorised biography of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher hits bookshops on Tuesday, revealing an intimate side to the Iron Lady.

New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady
Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher
Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place on Wednesday, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners from around the world in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.

Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher
Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral
Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral

For many of Margaret Thatcher's admirers, the war she fought with Argentina over the Falkland Islands was her finest moment -- and there will be many reminders of the brief.

Falklands War to pervade Thatcher's funeral
London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death
London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death

Police were braced on Saturday for a mass 'party' staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the former British prime minister's death.

London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death
Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect
Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect

Queen Elizabeth II's attendance at Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, a rare honour, sheds light on the largely secret relationship between two of the world's most famous and powerful women.

Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect
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British embassy in Kazakhstan opens condolence book over Thatcher's death

The book of condolences over death of baroness Margaret Thatcher will be open in the embassy from 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. by the end of this week.

British embassy in Kazakhstan opens condolence book over Thatcher's death
Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz
Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz

Frail, her memory failing her, and with few visitors for company, Margaret Thatcher's final months were a marked contrast to her zenith striding the global stage.

Frail and lonely, Thatcher's last days at The Ritz
Anti-Thatcher song heads to top of UK charts
Anti-Thatcher song heads to top of UK charts

"Ding Dong! The witch is dead", as sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, on Tuesday raced to the top of the Amazon download chart in Britain.

Anti-Thatcher song heads to top of UK charts
Hong Kong 'Thatcher's biggest compromise': China media
Hong Kong 'Thatcher's biggest compromise': China media

Chinese state media on Tuesday hailed late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher as an "outstanding" figure who made her "biggest compromise" with the handover of Hong Kong, but said she had a mixed legacy.

Hong Kong 'Thatcher's biggest compromise': China media
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev condoles over Iron Lady's death

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent his condolences to British Prime-Minister David Cameron over the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Nazarbayev condoles over Iron Lady's death
World leaders pay tribute to 'iconic' Thatcher
World leaders pay tribute to 'iconic' Thatcher

Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl and Bill Clinton were among the former friends and foes who joined in tributes to Margaret Thatcher, praising the fearlessness and fierce determination of an "iconic" leader.

World leaders pay tribute to 'iconic' Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. ©REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher dead at 87: spokesman

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87.

Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher dead at 87: spokesman

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