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Perforce customers honoured in the UK's leading games industry awards
WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom, July 26, 2017 : Perforce, the most widely used version control and collaboration solution in the game development industry, is delighted to announce that 20 of its customers - from start-up studios to large organisations - have been honoured by the Develop Awards, including Studio of the Year Guerrilla Games. Read Full Story

Princes William and Harry recall their final call with Princess Diana
Washington D.C. [USA], July 24 : Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken out about the regret over their last conversation with their mother Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago in a car crash in Paris. Read Full Story

UK to introduce registration for drone owners
London [UK], July 22 : : Britain is set to introduce new drone laws by making registration of unmanned aircraft mandatory to reduce the increasing problem of their misuse. Read Full Story

Prince George looks adorable in fourth birthday portrait
New Delhi , July 22 : To mark his fourth birthday, a new image of Prince George has been released by his parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge. Read Full Story

Korn guitarist Brian Welch calls Chester Bennington's suicide 'cowardly'
London [UK], July 22 : Following news of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington's reported suicide, Korn guitarist Brian Welch described the act as 'cowardly'. Read Full Story

Britain's Supreme Court gets first woman president
London [Britain], July 21 : Eminent law lord Baroness Hale of Richmond has become the first woman to head the United Kingdom's Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Cameroon 'torturing people' accused of Boko Haram: Amnesty International
London [U.K.], July 20 : Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Cameroon are being brutally tortured by security forces, London-based human rights organisation Amnesty International said in a new report published on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kate Middleton graces Garden party in red off-shoulder dress
New Delhi , July 20 : Seems like not even the Duchess of Cambridge could keep herself away from the season's biggest trend. Read Full Story

F1 to introduce controversial 'halo' cockpit head-protection system in 2018
London [UK], July 20 : The FIA has announced that Formula One cars from next year will be fitted with the 'halo' cockpit protection system. Read Full Story

Kate Middleton planning to have more babies?
New Delhi , July 18 : Kate Middleton dropped a baby bombshell upon receiving gifts at 'The Heart'. Read Full Story

No red carpet for Trump: London Mayor
New York [U.S.], July. 18 : London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated that US President Donald Trump will not be given an elaborate state visit when he comes to the United Kingdom next year for a state visit. Read Full Story

UK 'unprepared' for post-Brexit food situation, warns report
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : The UK is not ready for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a report by influential academics. Read Full Story

UK to earmark GBP 2m for scientific anti-terror research
London [England] July 17 : The United Kingdom has decided to earmark GBP 2m to fund research into technology and behavioural science projects that could identify possible terrorists in crowds. Read Full Story

London: Two minors arrested in connection with acid attacks
New York [USA], July 15 : The police on Friday arrested two minors for their alleged involvement in the string of acid attacks that ripped London on Thursday in just over an hour. Read Full Story

Men carry out five acid attacks in London in 70 minutes
London [U.K.], July 14 : The London Police is investigating a string of acid attacks in the city on Thursday after two men riding a moped threw acid on individuals in five separate attacks. Read Full Story

Purple: 22,000 Sign-up to Clean Loos in Return for Free WiFi
MANCHESTER, England, July 13, 2017 : 22,000 people agreed to carry out 1,000 hours of community service in return for free WiFi. Read Full Story

Mayweather to use McGregor fight to pay off 2015 tax bill
London [UK], July 11 : American boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, has said that he cannot pay off his tax liability from 2015 until he fights MMA star Conor McGregor in August. Read Full Story

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia lawful: London High Court
London [U.K.], July 10 : : London's High Court has ruled that that arms sales carried out by Britain to Saudi Arabia are "lawful". The ruling came in a case brought up by the British group Campaign Against Arms Trade that relied in part on secret evidence. Read Full Story

London's Camden Lock Market fire under control
London [U.K.], July 10 : The fire, which broke out at the Camden Lock Market, is now under control. Read Full Story

Massive fire breaks out in London's Camden Lock Market
London [U.K.], July 10 : A major fire has broken out at a large building in Camden Lock Market. Read Full Story

U.K.: Three dead, nine injured in five-car crash in Cornwall
Cornwall [U.K.], Jul 10 : Atleast three people died and nine other were injured after five cars piled up in Cornwall. Read Full Story

PM Theresa May announces new measures to help Africa boost its prosperity and stability
LONDON, 09 July 2017 : Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa. Read Full Story

Britain's first transgender man gives birth to baby girl
London [USA], July 9 : Britain's Hayden Cross, who has been legally male for three years and had paused his sex transition to have a child, recently given birth to a baby girl. Read Full Story

Princes William, Harry open up about Princess Diana as a mother
New Delhi , Jul 9 : A new documentary is all set to take a look at Princess Diana through the eyes of her sons Prince William and Prince Harry to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. Read Full Story

Great Barrier Reef not on Unesco's 'list of World Heritage sites in Danger'
New York [U.S.] , July 8 : :United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has released its 'List of World Heritage (sites) in Danger', and Australia's Great Barrier Reef does not feature in it. Read Full Story

UK jails Pak-origin imam for 13 years for sexual assault of four girls
London [United Kingdom], July 8 : Police in Cardiff, South Wales, have confirmed that a Pakistan-origin imam going by the name of Mohammed Haji Saddique, has been jailed for 13 years on charges of assaulting and sexual harassing four young girls. Read Full Story

ISIS calls for 'lone wolf attack' on Wimbledon 2017
London [U.K.], July 7 : Intelligence agencies are not taking any chances after a report has emerged about terror outfit ISIS planning to carry out Manchester-style "lone wolf attack" on the ongoing Wimbledon Championship. Read Full Story

Teenager given life imprisonment over planning to bomb Elton John concert in London
London [U.K.], July 6 : A 19-year Briton, Haroon Syed, has been awarded life imprisonment with a minimum term of 16 years and six months. Read Full Story

Mallya extradition case: Liquor baron says has been living in England since 1992
London [United Kingdom], July 6 : Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday, when asked why he ran away from the Indian judiciary, remained defiant on his decamping to the U.K., and responded by saying he has "been living in England since 1992." Read Full Story

Burhan Wani Day cancelled in Birmingham after India lodges protest with UK
Birmingham [UK], July 5 : The Birmingham City Council has been forced to withdraw permission granted to the organisers of a rally titled "Burhan Wani Day" to mark the first death anniversary of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant/terrorist Burhan Wani here after India lodged a strong protest over the same. Read Full Story

Oil tanker, cargo ship collide in English Channel
London [U.K.], July 1 : An oil tanker carrying 38,000 tonnes of petrol to Guatemala, collided with the Huayan Endeavor cargo ship on its way from the Netherlands to Nigeria in the English Channel Read Full Story

World Sindhi Congress to Pakistan-End exploitation of Sindhis now
Edinburgh [UK], June 30 : The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) has passed an important resolution in which it has called upon Pakistan to end all acts of exploitation against the indigenous Sindhi and other minorities. Read Full Story

British PM Theresa May wins confidence vote in Parliament
London [U.K.], June 30 : Theresa May has been finally confirmed as the British Prime Minister, almost three weeks after the election, as she won a Commons vote on the Queen's Speech, owing to her stand on the abortion regulations which earlier threatened to bring down her Government. Read Full Story

18-year-old stabbed to death at London warehouse party
London [U.K.], June 30 : A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man was allegedly stabbed at a warehouse party in London attended by dozens of people. Read Full Story

U.K. withholds approval for Murdoch's deal to buy Britain's Sky group
London [UK], June 29 : The British Government on Thursday ruled against American media mogul Rupert Murdoch buying Britain's largest pay-TV group Sky without further investigation. Read Full Story

Hillsborough disaster: Six people including two cops, charged with criminal offences
London [U.K.], June 28 :Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other people have been charged with criminal offences relating to the deaths of 96 people at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Read Full Story

British Sikh couple takes legal action after denied permission to adopt white baby
London [U.K.], June 27 : British Sikh couple Sandeep and Reena Mander have filed a legal case claiming they were advised by an adoption agency not to apply because of their "cultural heritage". Read Full Story

Six people injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims leaving Eid prayers
London [U.K.], June 26 : At least six people, including three children were injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims, who were leaving Eid prayers outside a sports centre in England's New Castle. Read Full Story

London: Mansfield Road apartments fire under control
London [UK], June 26 : A massive fire which erupted at the Mansfield Road apartments on Sunday night is now under control, the London Fire Brigade said. Read Full Story

UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack
Westminster [London], June 25 : Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack. Read Full Story

UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack
Westminster [London], June 25 : Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack. Read Full Story

UK Parliament rocked by cyberattack, MPs targeted
New York [U.S.], June. 25 : A spokesperson for the Houses of Parliament has confirmed that the UK Parliament's computer system has been hit by a cyberattack. Read Full Story

Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety inspection
London [UK], June 24 : In the aftermath of the tragic fire that broke out at the Grenfell Tower, residents from over 800 homes were evacuated following inspection of fire safety norms and its compliance, reports The Guardian. Read Full Story

Grenfell Tower fire caused by faulty fridge, reveals probe
London [UK], June 23 : Investigation has revealed that the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, which has claimed at least 79 lives, was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer before spreading to the building's combustible cladding. Read Full Story

No one in royal family wants to wear the crown: Prince Harry
London[U.K.], June 23 : : Prince Harry, who is the fifth in line to the British throne, has given a controversial statement that no one in the royal family really wants to take over the job of a monarch. Read Full Story

May vows to let EU citizens stay in UK after Brexit
London [UK], June 23 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the European Union (EU) leaders that the EU citizens, who had arrived lawfully before the Brexit, would be given a new 'settled status' allowing them to stay in Britain if they have lived here five years. Read Full Story

Queen's speech: Government will deliver eight separate bills on Brexit
London [U.K.], June 21 : As Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May officially begins leading a minority government, Queen Elizabeth II read out a list of the government's intentions along with eight draft laws to take Britain out of the European Union. Read Full Story

Britain's Prince Philip admitted in hospital with infection
London [U.K.], June 21 : The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. Read Full Story

Grenfell Tower residents urge visitors to stop taking selfies
London [UK], June 21 : The West London residents have expressed outrage at the influx of visitors taking selfies in front of Grenfell Tower and urged the guests to refrain from partaking in grief tourism. Read Full Story

Finsbury Park mosque attacker identified
London [U.K.], June 20 : The man suspected of carrying out the Finsbury Park mosque attack has been named locally as 47-year-old Darren Osborne. Read Full Story

London fire: 79 presumed dead, death toll may rise
New York [United States] June 19 : As many as 79 people are missing and presumed dead after a massive fire engulfed a 24-story Grenfell Tower in London earlier this week. Read Full Story

Britain's longest-married couple is all about 80 years of love
London [UK], Jun 19 : Britain's longest-married couple, who is celebrating 80 years of wedded bliss and still holds hands every day, is giving all the feels and serious relationship goals. Read Full Story

Finsbury Park van attack: One dead, eight injured, driver arrested
London [U.K.], June 19 : A van that ploughed into worshippers outside a mosque in London on Sunday night has killed one person and injured eight people in what the government described as "a horrific terrorist attack". Read Full Story

British PM dubs Finsbury Park mosque attack as 'terrible incident'
London [U.K.], June 19 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has described the attack on worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque as a errible incident. Read Full Story

London: Van attack at Finsbury Park targetted Muslim worshippers, say reports
London [U.K.], June 19 : The van attack at Finsbury Park targetted Muslim worshippers leaving Finsbury Park mosque, according to reports. Read Full Story

London vehicle hits pedestrians causing multiple casualties
London [UK], June 19 : A vehicle has hit pedestrians in London causing multiple casualties. Read Full Story

Theresa May cancels 2018 Queen's speech to MPs
London [UK], June. 18 : In a move to ease the way in parliament for new Brexit laws, the UK government has dropped the Queen's speech next year to ease the way in parliament for new Brexit laws. Read Full Story

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead
London [UK], June. 18 : The Police has announced that the fifty-eight people who are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire, are being presumed dead. Read Full Story

Queen's birthday honours list: Billy Connolly joins Paul McCartney, JK Rowling
London [UK], June 17 : Glasgow-based comedian Billy Connolly, known best for his anarchic comic timing is all set to be knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list. Read Full Story

London fire: Protesters swarm Downing Street, demand May's resignation
London [UK], June. 17 : Angry protestors marched to Downing Street from the Home Office headquarters, chanting against Prime Minister Theresa May over the deadly Grenfell Tower fire disaster Read Full Story

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