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Britain's Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour with stress

One Direction star Zayn Malik quit the world tour of the British-Irish pop phenomenon due to stress, a spokesman for the band said.

Britain's Zayn Malik quits One Direction tour with stress
Finance minister George Osborne. ©Reuters/Toby Melville
Britain awaits critical pre-election budget

Britain's coalition government will deliver a highly political budget Wednesday that will set the stage for a knife-edge election battle in 50 days' time.

Britain awaits critical pre-election budget
Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit

Prince Charles and wife Camilla arrived in the United States for a jam-packed four-day visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama.

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
Prince Harry to quit British army after 10 years
Prince Harry to quit British army after 10 years

Prince Harry announced he is to leave the British army after 10 years' service that has seen him twice fight on the front line in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry to quit British army after 10 years
'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson jokes about suspension
'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson jokes about suspension

Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of hit BBC programme "Top Gear", joked about his suspension as an online petition for him to be reinstated gathered more than half a million signatures.

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson jokes about suspension
Prince William meets Xi, visits sites on China visit
Prince William meets Xi, visits sites on China visit

Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties.

Prince William meets Xi, visits sites on China visit
Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'
Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended Britain's security services after Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" was unmasked as London graduate Mohammed Emwaziю

Cameron defends security services after media unmask 'Jihadi John'
British claim to have cut EU charge false: report
British claim to have cut EU charge false: report

A British government claim to have negotiated the halving of a £1.7 billion payment demanded by the European Union is "not supported by the facts".

British claim to have cut EU charge false: report
Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold

The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000, 206,000 euros) at an auction in Liverpool, hometown of the legendary 1960s rock band.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
Singer Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. ©Toby Melville/Reuters
'Cape calm and carry on': Madonna mocked after Brits tumble

Madonna's on-stage fall at the Brit Awards was mocked mercilessly on the Internet, unleashing a wave of jokes and memes about the 56-year-old star's cape malfunction.

'Cape calm and carry on': Madonna mocked after Brits tumble
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. ©RIA Novosti
Britain's Prince William set to arrive in Japan

Prince William was due to arrive in Japan for his first visit to a country that adores the British Royal family and was smitten with his late mother, Diana.

Britain's Prince William set to arrive in Japan
Double Brit wins for Sheeran, Smith as Madonna tumbles
Double Brit wins for Sheeran, Smith as Madonna tumbles

British singers Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith took two prizes each at a glittering Brit Awards marred by a mishap that saw Madonna dragged to the ground by her cape.

Double Brit wins for Sheeran, Smith as Madonna tumbles
Martin Murray vs Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Could not keep Golovkin off and felt gutted: Murray after fight

After the defeat on Saturday, Martin Murray talked about the fight and praised his opponent Gennady Golovkin.

Could not keep Golovkin off and felt gutted: Murray after fight
Martin Murray vs Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Kazakhstan's Golovkin repeats Tyson's 19 KO record streak

Golovkin of Kazakhstan has continued his KO streak in the manner of Mike Tyson.

Kazakhstan's Golovkin repeats Tyson's 19 KO record streak
Martin Murray vs Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Gennady Golovkin knocks out Martin Murray in 11 round

Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan has once again defended his WBA Super, WBC Interim and IBO titles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Gennady Golovkin knocks out Martin Murray in 11 round
Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray Face Off. Photo courtesy of vk.com/ggolovkin
Golovkin promises great show, Murray to show his "nasty" fighter side

WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, 32, gave the final press conference before the fight against Martin Murray, 32, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Golovkin promises great show, Murray to show his "nasty" fighter side
British 'chocolate greenhouse' saving the world's cocoa
British 'chocolate greenhouse' saving the world's cocoa

Chocolate lovers take heart: a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops globally remain disease-free and bountiful to cope with the growing appetite.

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British 'chocolate greenhouse' saving the world's cocoa
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HSBC chief kept millions in Swiss account: report

HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver, who vowed to reform the scandal-hit bank, kept millions of dollars in a Swiss account.

HSBC chief kept millions in Swiss account: report
Ornate riches at play in Mary Katrantzou's London show
Ornate riches at play in Mary Katrantzou's London show

PVC, foam pyramids and paisley prints were laid side by side in Mary Katrantzou's new collection shown at London Fashion Week.

Ornate riches at play in Mary Katrantzou's London show
In the middle Gennady Golovkin and Vassiliy Jirov. Photo ©yvision.kz
Speed and punching power key to Golovkin's success in heavier weight divisions: Vassily Jirov

Kazakhstani Olympic champion, IBF cruiserweight champion and Val Barker Trophy holder Vassily Jirov commented on Gennady Golovkin’s move to a heavier weight division.

Speed and punching power key to Golovkin's success in heavier weight divisions: Vassily Jirov