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.

Uttar Pradesh village council never ordered rape of sisters?

A village council in Uttar Pradesh has denied allegations that it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman.

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South Sudan ceasefire takes effect after eleventh-hour clashes

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan has come into effect, hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels, which sparked concern for a hard-won peace deal.

UK songwriter society sues SoundCloud over copyright: Report

Britain`s largest music copyright collective PRS for Music has sued SoundCloud for copyright infringement, saying the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on a licensing deal, the Financial Times reported.

India most common country of birth for UK migrants: Report

 India is the most common country of birth for migrants born outside the UK with 7,93,000 India-born UK residents recorded over the last year, an official report said here today.

Net migration to Britain hits record high

Long-term net migration to Britain has risen to a record high, official data showed on Thursday, underscoring the challenge Prime Minister David Cameron has on his hands to convince voters that his immigration policy will work. 

British teenage girl admits terror charges

 A 16-year-old British schoolgirl arrested along with a teenage boy allegedly involved in a plot to attack police officers at a parade in Australia has pleaded guilty to two terror charges, including possessing a "recipe for explosives".

Factfile on Singapore after election date announced

 Singapore dissolved its parliament on Tuesday, clearing the way for a snap election on September 11.

British airshow crash toll could hit 20: Police

 The final death toll from a jet crash at a British airshow could rise to 20, police said Monday as an operation began to recover the plane wreckage.

Thai court indicts previously acquitted British activist

A Thai court on Monday indicted a British labour rights activist in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand`s food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets.

I will return to Britain to continue cutting heads: Jihadi John
I will return to Britain to continue cutting heads: Jihadi John

Swaggering in the desert and glowering menacingly at the camera, Islamic State terrorist group's infamous executioner Jihadi John has in a newly released video vowed to return to Britain and carry on cutting off heads.

'Historic moment' as Britain reopens embassy in Iran after four years
'Historic moment' as Britain reopens embassy in Iran after four years

In a significant development that marks immense improvement in Iran-West relations, United Kingdom on Sunday reopened embassy in Tehran.

British hostage rescued in Yemen operation: Foreign Office

A British hostage has been freed in Yemen following an operation by United Arab Emirates forces, the Foreign Office in London announced Sunday.

The Brits who did their bit for India

Did you know that as far back as the 1850s, a British engineer had chalked out a plan to link all the major rivers in India or that it was an Englishman who mastered Sanskrit and translated Kalidasa's work in English?

Seven killed as plane crashes into vehicles in Britain

At least seven people died after a Hawker Hunter plane crashed into several vehicles during Shoreham Airshow in Britain on Saturday, the media reported.

British embassy in Iran to reopen after four years

 British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will formally reopen the country`s embassy in Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was shut down due to a mob attack, a media report said.

Labour leadership favourite vows to apologise on Iraq war

Jeremy Corbyn, a leftwinger touted to head Britain`s main opposition Labour party, said Friday he would apologise over the Iraq war if he wins next month`s leadership contest.

Britain to reopen its embassy in Tehran after four years

 Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran led by Indian-origin diplomat Ajay Sharma during foreign secretary Philip Hammond's visit to Iran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was shut down due to a mob attack.

France, UK to set up crisis centre as migrant pressure rises

Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" today to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.