Briton charged with ''encouraging'' terrorism on Twitter

 A 22-year-old woman in south London has been charged with "encouraging" terrorism on Twitter.

Somali child sex gangs convicted in Britain

Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of being part of gangs which sexually abused young teenage girls, it could be reported Thursday, the latest in a series of similar cases exposed in English towns and cities.

Blasts, gunfire in Kabul after suicide bomber hits UK embassy car
Blasts, gunfire in Kabul after suicide bomber hits UK embassy car

Gunfire and explosions rocked Kabul on Thursday as Taliban militants attacked a central district that houses several embassies and foreign compounds, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle, killing six people.

British supermarkets sold contaminated chicken

 Eight of the every 10 fresh chickens bought from British supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, the food watchdog has said.

Scotland to be granted income tax autonomy

Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.

Man wanted in UK for child sex crimes arrested in Thailand

A British man wanted by UK police for a string of paedophile offences has been arrested in northeast Thailand, immigration officials said. 

UK court to rule on landmark `pregnancy crime` case

A British court is to rule on whether a woman committed a "crime of violence" against her child by drinking heavily during pregnancy, in a case that has raised concerns about criminalising mothers.

Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday.

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill

Britain on Wednesday unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group.

Britain unveils tough anti-terror bill despite concerns

Britain on Wednesday unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group.

Boycott calls after British ex-minister`s taxi rant

Britain`s Sun newspaper on Wednesday launched a campaign to ban former Conservative minister David Mellor from London taxis until he apologises for a foul-mouthed rant at a cabbie.

French FM says, Iran nuclear talks 'rather positive'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that he thought the tone of the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna was "rather positive."

British MPs cancel visit to China after visa ban

A group of British lawmakers cancelled a visit to China on Tuesday after one MP who defended Hong Kong`s autonomy was not granted a visa, the Guardian newspaper and British and Chinese officials said.

Prince William to visit China in early 2015

Britain's Prince William will travel to China early next year to improve diplomatic relations which suffered in recent past following the Dalai Lama's visits to London and his meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Charles.

UK confirms first F-35 jet orders

Britain on Monday announced it had signed a contract with US manufacturer Lockheed Martin to buy the first of 14 F-35B combat jets.

British banke Rurik Jutting fit to stand trial in Hong Kong murders

A British banker accused of the murder of two women whose mutilated bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial after undergoing psychiatric tests.

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.

Vaz seeks UK govt help for Mahatma Gandhi statue

 Britain's longest serving MP of Asian origin Keith Vaz has asked the UK government to support the installation of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament Square.

British hostage appears in new IS video

British journalist John Cantlie, being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has appeared in a new video in which he claims the US failed to rescue him and fellow hostages in July.

`Still very significant gap` in Iran talks: Britain

 There is still a "very significant gap" in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, Britain`s foreign secretary said Friday before leaving intense talks underway three days before a deadline for a deal.