Another British teenager arrested for trying to join Islamic State extremists

Another British teenager was on Monday arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists as police stepped up efforts to stop radicalised young Britons from joining the dreaded group.

All England championship: I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal
All England championship: I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal

After her dreams of winning All England badminton championship ended in agony with a defeat in the final, a crestfallen Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it was her lack of focus and nervousness which led to her loss.

Chen Long survives Jan Jorgensen challenge to win All England title
Chen Long survives Jan Jorgensen challenge to win All England title

World number one Chen Long hopes to emulate his legendary compatriot Lin Dan after regaining an All-England Open men`s singles title which some doubted he could capture a second time.

We are proud of you: PM Modi to Saina Nehwal
We are proud of you: PM Modi to Saina Nehwal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Saina Nehwal after the ace Indian female shuttler suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final of the All England badminton championships, saying the country is proud of her for creating history by reaching the summit clash.

All England Championship final: Saina Nehwal ​vs Carolina Marin - As it happened...
All England Championship final: Saina Nehwal ​vs Carolina Marin - As it happened...

On International Women's Day, Carolina Marin became the first Spanish player to win the Wimbledon of badminton, All England Championship. Heart-break from the Indians as Saina Nehwal failed to live-up to the huge expectations. Marin won in three sets 17-21; 21-15; 21-7. It's her first BWF Superseries title, and many more to come. She is also the reigning World and European champion.

Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to qualify for All England final
Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to qualify for All England final

Saina Nehwal on Saturday scalped yet another Chinese shuttler to make her first All England Badminton Championships final and become the first Indian woman to do so. The Indian star made short work of unseeded Sun Yu, winning the semi-final match under an hour in Birmingham.

Lin Dan reaches last eight at All England Badminton Championships
Lin Dan reaches last eight at All England Badminton Championships

Five times champion Lin Dan of China fought off a tenacious challenge from compatriot Tian Houwei to reach the men's singles last eight at the All England Open Badminton Championships here.

Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters
Saina Nehwal eases into All England quarters

Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women's singles badminton quarterfinals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min, here on Thursday.

Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton
Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out of All England Badminton

Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday crashed out of the All England Badminton Championships as they suffered straight-game defeat at the hands of top seeded Chinese duo of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei in the second round here.

Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying
Jayaram, Pawar progress in All England Badminton Championship qualifying

India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament, here on Tuesday.

David Cameron brands Fox News terror expert an 'idiot'

 An American "terrorism expert" who claimed that Birmingham is a Muslim-only city has been labelled a "complete idiot" by the British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Darren Bent reports theft of two luxury cars
Darren Bent reports theft of two luxury cars

 Aston Villa`s former England striker Darren Bent has reported the theft of two top of the range cars from his home near Birmingham, police disclosed on Friday.

Lord's recommended to stage 2019 Cricket World Cup final
Lord's recommended to stage 2019 Cricket World Cup final

Lord`s should host the 2019 World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recommended to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.

UK Govt funds anti-radicalisation workshops in schools

The UK government has sanctioned funds to conduct anti-radicalisation workshops including theatre for school children in Birmingham, which had been at the heart of "Trojan Horse" plot by Islamist extremists to take control of the school curriculum.

Two young British jihadis of South Asian-origin jailed in UK

Two young British nationals, including one of Pakistani descent, who spent eight months fighting alongside an al Qaeda-linked terror group in Syria, were on Friday jailed for 12 years and eight months each.

MP claims 2,000 British Muslims fighting for IS

As many as 2,000 Britons have travelled to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS), four times more than the official estimates, a Muslim British parliamentarian has claimed.

Birmingham City appoint Burton Rowett as new manager
Birmingham City appoint Burton Rowett as new manager

 English championship strugglers Birmingham have named Burton Albion's Gary Rowett as the new manager of the football club after sacking Lee Clark last week.

Two kg heroin recovered from passenger at Pakistan airport

A Pakistani passenger who allegedly tried to smuggle 2 kg of heroin to the UK has been detained at the international airport here.

Britain`s bruised Conservatives rally for re-election

Britain`s ruling Conservative party is ralllying for re-election in 2015 at its ongoing party conference, overshadowed by defections to the eurosceptic UKIP and a ministerial resignation over a sex scandal.

Britain, Ireland call talks to break N Ireland deadlock

Britain and Ireland are to revive talks between nationalist and unionist parties in Northern Ireland to resolve a standoff that has at times threatened to topple the power-sharing administration.