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Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury
Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury.

Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury
Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony
Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony

Britain's Princess Charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony, in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents Prince William and Kate.

Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'
UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'

The head of the UN cultural organisation called for a campaign against the "culture cleansing" being carried out by Islamic State jihadists.

UNESCO chief warns about jihadist 'culture cleansing'
'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106
'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106

Nicholas Winton, a Briton who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, has died at the age of 106.

'English Schindler' Nicholas Winton dies aged 106
UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia
UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia

The British government cautioned Sunday that other attacks "are possible" in Tunisia as Queen Elizabeth II sent condolences to that relatives of victims.

UK warns of possible further attacks in Tunisia
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes

Glastonbury may be best known for its music, but many of the 175,000 people gathered at Worthy Farm come for the spiritual, political and family events that this year include Pussy Riot and the Dalai Lama among the performers.

Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market
Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market

Sixty-five extremely rare pink and red diamonds were unveiled Friday by mining giant Rio Tinto which expects the stones from a remote western Australia mine to fetch record prices.

Rio Tinto puts 'vivid' pink and red diamonds on market
Merkel, German well-wishers fete Britain's queen
Merkel, German well-wishers fete Britain's queen

Chancellor Angela Merkel joined Berliners in rolling out the red carpet for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, with the monarch warning against a "division in Europe".

Merkel, German well-wishers fete Britain's queen
View of London from the Thames River. ©RIA Novosti
Londoners dream of swimming in the River Thames

Work to build an open-air pool on the River Thames in central London could start this year as more Britons dip their toes into the waters of outdoor swimming.

Londoners dream of swimming in the River Thames
Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons
Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons

The board of British chocolate maker Thorntons said it had agreed a takeover deal by Italian rival Ferrero that values the firm at about £111.9 million.

Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons
Prince Harry serves last day in army career
Prince Harry serves last day in army career

Prince Harry ended his career with the British army after 10 years' service that saw him fight on the front line twice in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry serves last day in army career
'Brexit could be your Waterloo!' Le Monde warns Britain -- in English
'Brexit could be your Waterloo!' Le Monde warns Britain -- in English

France's Le Monde newspaper used 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat to issue a warning to Britain -- in English -- saying: "Beware, Brexit could be your Waterloo!"

'Brexit could be your Waterloo!' Le Monde warns Britain -- in English
Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart.

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests
Line-up of UK Labour leadership race announced
Line-up of UK Labour leadership race announced

Four candidates have registered to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party after its former chief Ed Miliband resigned in the wake of a devastating election defeat last month.

Line-up of UK Labour leadership race announced
Tattoos, nautical theme for Alexander McQueen collection
Tattoos, nautical theme for Alexander McQueen collection

The Alexander McQueen label took centre-stage at London's fashion week for men with a collection that drew heavily on tattoo art and nautical themes.

Tattoos, nautical theme for Alexander McQueen collection
Van Morrison, Eddie Redmayne honoured by Queen Elizabeth II
Van Morrison, Eddie Redmayne honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

Singer-songwriter Van Morrison was given a knighthood and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne was made an OBE in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours announced.

Van Morrison, Eddie Redmayne honoured by Queen Elizabeth II
Men's fashion week opens in London with eye on China
Men's fashion week opens in London with eye on China

Sharp suits vied with streetwear and top brands at men's fashion week in London, which opened with an eye on boosting ties with the lucrative luxury Chinese market.

Men's fashion week opens in London with eye on China
McCartney wows crowd at Stade de France gig
McCartney wows crowd at Stade de France gig

A week before his 73rd birthday, Paul McCartney wowed concert-goers at the Stade de France, belting out a series of songs that were peppered with Beatles hits.

McCartney wows crowd at Stade de France gig
Britain's Cameron 'defends Falklands' in clash with Argentina minister
Britain's Cameron 'defends Falklands' in clash with Argentina minister

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended London's claim to the Falklands during a confrontation with Argentina's foreign minister at a summit in Brussels.

Britain's Cameron 'defends Falklands' in clash with Argentina minister
Ed Sheeran to headline New York anti-poverty concert
Ed Sheeran to headline New York anti-poverty concert

The English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will headline the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert in New York aimed at rallying support to fight global poverty.

Ed Sheeran to headline New York anti-poverty concert