NATO forces bolster Afghan troops against Taliban in Kunduz

NATO forces bolster Afghan troops against Taliban in Kunduz

NATO said on Wednesday its special forces are supporting Afghan troops in Kunduz after Taliban insurgents seized the city, fought off a counter-attack and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14 years.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Referendum to ask should Britain `remain` member of EU

Voters will be asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" in a referendum to be held by 2017, the British government announced on Thursday.

May 28, 2015, 05:29 AM IST

Turkey arrests 9 British nationals seeking to cross to Syria: Army

Turkey has arrested nine British nationals on the Syrian border as they sought to illegally cross over from Turkey, the army said on on Wednesday.

Apr 02, 2015, 01:57 AM IST

Over 100 business bosses back PM Cameron's Conservatives ahead of British election

Over 100 British company bosses publicly backed Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative-led government on Wednesday and warned a change of course for Britain`s $2.8 trillion economy under a Labour government would put the recovery at risk.

Apr 01, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Britain sends drones to fly over Syria

 The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria.

Oct 22, 2014, 06:50 AM IST

Wife of British hostage Alan Henning asks Islamic State to free him

 The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group last December Sunday asked the jihadis to show compassion and set him free.

Sep 22, 2014, 13:07 PM IST

Game on for Scottish independence campaign after poll boost

Scotland`s prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks` time received a boost Tuesday when a second opinion poll showed the "Yes" camp within touching distance of victory.

Sep 02, 2014, 16:11 PM IST

Hong Kong pro-democracy group admits likely defeat

Organisers of a pro-democracy group who vowed to take over Hong Kong`s streets admitted Tuesday they were powerless to change China`s plan to vet candidates for the city`s next leader, but said their protest would go ahead.

Sep 02, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

Memories of German WWI atrocities haunt Belgium

Bloody German atrocities against Belgian civilians at the outset of World War I still haunt gentle towns such as Dinant and Louvain whose sacrifice sparked global outrage and a drive to curb war crimes. 

Aug 21, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

World leaders commemorate WWI outbreak

World leaders leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.

Aug 04, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Father of UK man in ISIL recruitment video tells of distress

The father of a British man who appears in an online video urging Muslims to join the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) spoke on Saturday of his family`s distress at his son`s actions.

Jun 22, 2014, 01:30 AM IST

UK holds cyber war game in Churchill`s WW2 bunker

Bent over computers in World War II-era bunker beneath London`s streets, dozens of young computer experts are racing to understand why Britain`s banking network suddenly seems to have gone off line.

Mar 15, 2014, 00:45 AM IST

Body found in New Zealand, search for British hiker

Rescue crews in New Zealand searching for a British hiker who went missing two weeks ago found a body under a cliff today, police said.

Dec 27, 2013, 13:08 PM IST

Britain asks Sri Lanka to probe sexual violence

Britain today asked Sri Lanka to probe allegations that hundreds of men and women had been sexually assaulted by government forces during and after the island`s drawn-out ethnic war.

Nov 14, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

Shrien Dewani’s ‘bruised mental state’ sees improvement

Shrien Dewani, who is wanted in South Africa for the honeymoon murder of his wife Anni, is set to apply for being treated in an open NHS rehabilitation ward.

Sep 19, 2012, 21:50 PM IST

Give peace a chance: Argentine President to UK PM

Britain says it originally discovered and owned the islands a century before Argentina existed.

Feb 08, 2012, 10:36 AM IST

Britain most proud of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare has topped a list of symbols, which instil a sense of pride among people in Britain, a poll has suggested.

Nov 21, 2011, 15:45 PM IST

Britain pushes for speedy conclusion of CWG probe

With about Rs 123 crore of dues to British broadcaster stuck, Britain has pressed for "speedy conclusion" of investigations.

Oct 12, 2011, 17:44 PM IST

Emma quits Britain for US

Actress Emma Watson has decided to study in the US because she was feeling lonely here after the "Harry Potter" franchise got over.

Jul 17, 2011, 13:10 PM IST

Apple set to revolutionize TV?

With YouView, the British internet TV box just round the corner – Apple has one more shot.

Oct 25, 2010, 11:59 AM IST