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Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill
Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament over how the referendum he has called on leaving the European Union will be conducted.

Cameron suffers defeat in Commons vote on EU referendum bill
Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn
Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn

Troubled British retail giant Tesco agreed Monday to sell South Korean unit Homeplus to a consortium led by private equity firm MBK Partners for more than £4.0 billion.

Tesco sells South Korean unit for more than £4 bn
Britain's Emily Watson to be honoured at San Sebastian festival
Britain's Emily Watson to be honoured at San Sebastian festival

British actress Emily Watson will receive a lifetime achievement award at Spain's San Sebastian film festival.

Britain's Emily Watson to be honoured at San Sebastian festival
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Contract that launched The Beatles up for sale

The contract that launched the career of The Beatles will be sold in London later this month and is expected to fetch up to £500,000 (681,000 euros, $760,000).

Contract that launched The Beatles up for sale
Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'
Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'

Britain promised to take in thousands more Syrian refugees and give 100 million pounds in extra aid, as their plight raised pressure on European leaders.

Britain 'to take thousands more Syrian refugees'
British, Spanish PM urge 'real' reform of eurozone
British, Spanish PM urge 'real' reform of eurozone

The prime ministers of Britain and Spain called for a "real reform of the eurozone" that makes growth and free trade a priority.

British, Spanish PM urge 'real' reform of eurozone
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white

Hundreds of people dressed all in white attended an elegant pop-up picnic in London in an event aimed to celebrate public space in cities.

Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in ancestor Victoria
Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in ancestor Victoria

Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarchs, both came to the throne young yet remained a steady presence through eras of dramatic change.

Queen Elizabeth's reign rooted in ancestor Victoria
London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off
London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off

London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of colour despite grey skies, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party.

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants

Hundreds of pairs of rubber boots left behind by music fans who attended Britain's Glastonbury music festival have been donated to migrants in Calais.

Glastonbury sends abandoned rubber boots to Calais migrants
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Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite

Russia successfully launched a Proton rocket with a British satellite in the first such launch since an engine failure in May resulted in a Mexican satellite being destroyed.

Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite
Australian PM dismisses Treasurer's republican push
Australian PM dismisses Treasurer's republican push

Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted that efforts to resurrect a push for Australia to become a republic were doomed despite his treasurer's new role as a bipartisan torchbearer for the movement.

Australian PM dismisses Treasurer's republican push
One Direction will take break but not split, say members
One Direction will take break but not split, say members

British-Irish boyband One Direction is to take a break next year, quickly reassuring the group's passionate fanbase that they had no plans to split up.

One Direction will take break but not split, say members
Britain, Iran reopen embassies in wake of nuclear deal
Britain, Iran reopen embassies in wake of nuclear deal

Britain's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.

Britain, Iran reopen embassies in wake of nuclear deal
France and Britain to sign deal on Calais migrant crisis
France and Britain to sign deal on Calais migrant crisis

France and Britain are to sign a deal Thursday aimed at alleviating the migrant crisis in Calais, where thousands of people desperate to cross the Channel have gathered in slum-like conditions.

France and Britain to sign deal on Calais migrant crisis
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK

E-cigarettes should be prescribed to smokers to help them quit the habit, British public health experts recommended in a study.

Doctors should prescribe e-cigarettes to smokers: UK
Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce
Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce

Britain's Prince Charles dreaded the prospect of divorce a year before he wed Princess Diana, suggests a letter he wrote in 1980 that is up for sale in the United States.

Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce
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Music eases pain after surgery: study

Listening to music before, after and even during surgery reduces anxiety and the need for painkillers, according to a comprehensive study published.

Music eases pain after surgery: study
Union announces further London Underground walkouts
Union announces further London Underground walkouts

London's Underground staff are to hold two further 24-hour strikes later this month, threatening more chaos for commuters already hit by strikers protesting plans for night services.

Union announces further London Underground walkouts
London Tube strike causes major disruption
London Tube strike causes major disruption

Millions of Londoners were forced to walk, cycle or take packed buses to and from work as Underground staff staged their second strike in a month over plans to run trains all night.

London Tube strike causes major disruption