The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register and became The Times on 1 January 1788. The Times is the first newspaper to have born that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, including The Times of India (founded in 1838), The Straits Times (Singapore) (1845), The Times of Ceylon (1846), The Irish Times (1859) and the Cape Times (South Africa) (1872).

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