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London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins
London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins

London Underground staff walked off their posts to protest plans to run Tube trains all night at weekends, the second shutdown of the British capital's subway in under a month.

London braces for travel chaos as Tube strike begins
EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis
EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis

The European Commission offered Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel.

EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis
Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim
Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim

A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath.

Former British PM caught up in child sex abuse claim
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Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

Members of Osama Bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain.

Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
French police foil '1,000 bids' to cross Channel
French police foil '1,000 bids' to cross Channel

French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

French police foil '1,000 bids' to cross Channel
Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'
Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'

The widow of a Russian ex-spy fatally poisoned in London said she believed a British judge-led inquiry had uncovered the "truth" into his death as it heard its final submissions.

Litvinenko widow says UK inquiry has uncovered 'truth'
British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage
British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage

Prime Minister David Cameron faced heavy criticism for saying a "swarm" of migrants was trying to come to Britain.

British PM's 'swarm' of migrants comment sparks outrage
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British Airlines leave Kazakhstan

The UK's flag carrier British Airways is terminating flights to Kazakhstan.

British Airlines leave Kazakhstan
British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda
British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda

British Prime Minister David Cameron begins a visit to Southeast Asia, seeking greater cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group and to strengthen trade ties with the region's booming economies.

British PM heads to Southeast Asia with trade, IS on agenda
Obama calls on Britain to remain in the EU
Obama calls on Britain to remain in the EU

US President Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, cautioning remaining in the bloc was necessary to help preserve the nation's global influence.

Obama calls on Britain to remain in the EU
Britain's Cameron attacks extreme conspiracy theories
Britain's Cameron attacks extreme conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories of a powerful Jewish cabal or a Western plan to destroy Islam must be challenged in efforts to counter radicalisation, British Prime Minister David Cameron will say on Monday.

Britain's Cameron attacks extreme conspiracy theories
Britain joins call for MH17 tribunal as relatives mourn dead
Britain joins call for MH17 tribunal as relatives mourn dead

Britain joins call for MH17 tribunal as relatives mourn dead
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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to be father: reports

One Direction heartthrob Louis Tomlinson is set to become a father, reports said Tuesday, in the latest jolt for the boy band once known for its squeaky-clean image.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to be father: reports
British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron
British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron

Britain's defence forces should spend more of their budget on spy planes, drones and covert forces to fight extremist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports

Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking a British exemption from European Union employment laws as part of his push to gain more autonomy from Brussels.

British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world
Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world

One man has become a behind-the-scenes force in the international art world after securing the return of art looted by the Nazis to the descendents of its original Jewish owners.

Meet the 'Sherlock Holmes' of the art world
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might

People who suffer from psychosis are about three times more likely to be smokers, but scientists have long scratched their heads over which one leads to the other.

Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
Keith Richards to release first solo album in 23 years
Keith Richards to release first solo album in 23 years

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards announced his first solo album in 23 years, saying the music was influenced by blues, country and reggae.

Keith Richards to release first solo album in 23 years
Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape housing costs
Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape housing costs

Rocketing housing costs in Britain's capital have fuelled a surge in Londoners seeking cheaper accommodation on boats, with increased numbers putting pressure on the city's historic network of rivers and canals.

Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape housing costs
UK remembers 2005 London bombings under shadow of Tunisia
UK remembers 2005 London bombings under shadow of Tunisia

Britain will mark 10 years since the London bombings with a minute's silence for the 52 victims.

UK remembers 2005 London bombings under shadow of Tunisia