Britain sends drones to fly over Syria

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Give peace a chance: Argentine President to UK PM

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

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.

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.

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.

Apple set to revolutionize TV?

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

World`s largest offshore wind farm opened in UK

In a bid to reduce emissions, the world`s largest offshore wind farm was opened in Britain.

Over-50s are now Britian’s biggest drinkers

A survey has found that Britons over 50 are a generation of regular drinkers, with 44 percent of them enjoying a drink a few times a week, compared to just 32 percent of those in their 20s.

Over-50s are now Britian’s biggest drinkers

A survey has found that Britons over 50 are a generation of regular drinkers, with 44 percent of them enjoying a drink a few times a week, compared to just 32 percent of those in their 20s.