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IS executioner `Jihadi John` condemned 9/11, London attacks: Recording

The London graduate believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" once denounced the 9/11 attacks and the 2005 bombings in the British capital, according to an audio recording released Tuesday.

Pakistani-origin men among 10 charged with child abuse in UK

British police on Monday charged 10 men, mostly of Pakistan and Afghan origins, with sexual exploitation of girls as young as 13 in the northern England town of Rochdale.

New UK coins to feature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday - only the fifth one of her 63-year reign.

UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday -- only the fifth one of her 63-year reign.

'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study
'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study

Wheat production in Britain faces serious threat from the spread of exotic and aggressive "warrior" strains of a plant fungus, a new research has found.

Prince William meets Xi, visits sites on China visit

Britain`s Prince William met China`s Communist President Xi Jinping on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country`s deposed imperial dynasties.

New CCTV footage shows UK schoolgirls at Istanbul bus station

New CCTV footage show three runaway UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Faded seaside towns are fertile ground for UKIP

Deprived of tourists by the advent of cheap foreign holidays, many of Britain`s faded seaside towns have become pockets of deprivation -- and fertile territory for the populist, anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP).

IS killer 'Jihadi John' dreaded MI5, felt like 'dead man walking'
IS killer 'Jihadi John' dreaded MI5, felt like 'dead man walking'

The Islamic State killer better known as Jihadi John was so panic-stricken after being accosted by British intelligence in 2010 that he considered committing suicide, it has been revealed.

UK`s first `anti-Islamisation` rally dwarfed by counter-demo

An estimated 375 people turned out for the Germany-based PEGIDA movement`s first demonstration in Britain on Saturday, but were outnumbered by a 2,000-strong crowd of counter-protesters, police said.

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress.

Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour

Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan on Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio.

Zimbabwe President Mugabe turns 91 with million dollar birthday bash

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday will celebrate his 91st birthday will a million dollar bash attended by thousands of faithful party supporters.

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for child abuse

Glam rock star Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of abusing three young girls in the latest child sex scandal to bring down a former icon of Britain`s entertainment world.

Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain

Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals.

More Hong Kong university students back independence: Poll

A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.

Hong Kong may yet take 'meaningful' step to democracy: Britain

Britain's foreign secretary on Thursday said Hong Kong could still take a "meaningful step" towards democracy after mass protests posed the most serious test to the city's stability since its handover to China.

'Evil' BBC star Jimmy Savile abused 60 people at British hospital

Late British TV star Jimmy Savile abused 60 patients, staff and visitors at a hospital he raised money for, investigators said Thursday, highlighting the scale of abuse he committed under the cloak of celebrity.

Immigration to Britain rises in pre-election blow to PM Cameron

The number of people moving to Britain surged last year, an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives had pledged to cut net annual migration to the tens of thousands, close to a national election.

Kate-less Prince William kicks off Japan tour -- with tea

A beaming Prince William was greeted by hundreds of fans as he arrived for his first trip to Japan on Thursday, before being whisked off for a nice cup of tea -- green tea, that is.