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One-third spooked Brits believe they live in 'ghost' infested houses

London, Oct 30 : It turns out that one-third of scaredy cats Britons believe that their houses are haunted, while some even claim to have seen ghosts gliding in their corridors.


British Defence Secretary pays homage to Indian WW1 veterans

New Delhi, Oct. 30 : British Defence Secretary M. Fallon on Thursday laid a wreath at the war memorial at India Gate to commemorate India's contribution during World War I.


Murray says 'deserves to be' in London Tour Finals

London, Oct 30 : Britain number one Andy Murray has said that if he gets in to London he deserves to be there, after he moved to within one win of qualifying for the World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters.


UK Prime Minister labels Hindu encyclopaedia as 'great contribution to humanity'

London, Oct. 28 : British Prime Minister David Cameron termed the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism as a 'great contribution to humanity', adding that he is going to make use of this compilation.


Indian-origin taxi driver jailed in Britain for sex attack

London, Oct 28 : An Indian-origin taxi driver has been jailed in Britain for a sex attack on a young woman passenger while she was drinking.


Indian-origin family found dead in Britain

London, Oct 28 : An Indian-origin family of four has been found dead at a home in Britain's Bradford city in a suspected murder and suicide incident.


British doctor 'killed without legal justification' in Syria: Jury

London, Oct 28 : A doctor from south London was "killed without any legal justification" in a jail cell in Syria, an inquest jury has said.


Britain celebrates poet Dylan Thomas's 100th birthday

London, Oct 28 : Britain Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Wales's best-known poet and writer Dylan Thomas.


UK troops hand over last base to Afghanistan ending 13-year-long combat operation

London, Oct 27 : The United Kingdom has reportedly ended their combat operations in Afghanistan that began 13 years ago as they handed over the last UK base in Afghanistan to the Afghan Security forces.


Indian-origin murder accused met gay escort three times

London, Oct 27 : An Indian-origin businessman from Britain accused of arranging the murder of his wife in South Africa, met a gay escort three times.


Two men charged with terror acts in Britain

London , Oct 27 : A young man, a brother of a British Islamic State (IS) fighter, was charged by a British court Monday with preparing for acts of terrorism.


British Indian billionaire brothers eyeing F1 Marussia team

London, Oct 27 (IANS/TASS) British Indian brothers Baljinder Sohi and Sonny Kaushal are reportedly looking to purchase Formula One team Marussia, based in Britain and owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Cheglakov.


British, US base camps handed over to Afghans

London, Oct 26 : Britain's combat operations in Afghanistan ended Sunday as the last British base in the militancy-hit South Asian country was handed over to Afghan security forces. A US base was also handed over to the Afghans.


Indian-origin woman killed self, daughters with acid, inquest hears

London, Oct 25 : An Indian-origin mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters with acid last year after apparently facing problems trying to live with her husband's parents, an inquest heard Saturday.


Queen Elizabeth sends first royal tweet

London, Oct 25 : Queen Elizabeth II has sent the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of a telecommunications gallery at the Science Museum here.


London police compensate undercover agent's victim

London, Oct 24 : The London police department has paid 425,000 pounds ($681,000) in compensation to a woman who discovered that the man with whom she bore a child was actually an undercover police agent whose job was to spy on her activities, officials said Friday.


1 D named Britain's richest stars aged under 30

London, Oct 22 : One Direction has claimed the top position in Britain's richest stars under 30 with annual earnings of 77.5 million pounds.


The things that embarrass Britons the most

London, Oct 22 : Sunburnt and drunk British holidaymakers with beer bellies are one of the things that embarrass Britons the most.


Female terror suspect held in Britain

London, Oct 22 : A woman has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of "preparation of terrorist acts", police said Wednesday.


Britain sends drones to fly over Syria

London, Oct 22 : The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria.


Strong winds hit Britain, one killed

London, Oct 21 : Strong gusts blew down a tree in London, killing a woman Tuesday morning as heavy winds swept parts of Britain, authorities said.


Brit porn star criticized for 'sex tour'

London, Oct 20 : A British Porn star has been criticized by people for her nation-wide road-trip, where she beds dozens of random strangers.


Mourinho insists Chelsea will be eventually 'beaten' despite blistering start to PL season

London, Oct 20 : Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his team is not invincible and they would be beaten between now and May, despite winning seven of their eight opening matches.


British royal baby due in April 2015

London, Oct 20 : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace said Monday.


Katie Price buys new mansion in Britain

London, Oct 19 : Former model Katie Price has bought a lavish mansion which belonged to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.


Britain to expand Ebola screening beyond London

London, Oct 18 : British health authorities have said that screening of passengers arriving from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak will be extended to the Manchester and Birmingham airports.


British PM appeals to world leaders to support anti-Ebola fight

London, Oct 17 : After the UN chief berated the nations over their cold response to contain Ebola, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on world leaders to "wake up" to the crisis posed by the disease's outbreak, and follow Britain, the US, and France to medically and financially support countries in West Africa .


Brit couple receives SMS from dead grandma's number

Johannesburg, Oct 17 : A British couple got the shock of their lives when they received an uplifting message from their dead grandmother's number, with whom they had even buried her phone.


Four men charged with terror offences in Britain

London, Oct 17 : Four men, arrested here, have been charged with plotting a terrorist attack after having allegedly sworn an oath to the Islamic State (IS) militant organisation and conducting hostile reconnaissance on a west London police station.


Gujaratis in Britain want Ahmedabad flights

London, Oct 17 (IANS/RAY) Britain-based overseas Gujaratis want direct flights between Britain and Ahmedabad in India's Gujarat state.


Indian diaspora in Britain urged to invest in energy, manufacturing

New Delhi/London, Oct 17 : The 24th Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) Diaspora Engagement Meet, held in London, focused on partnerships in manufacturing, skills and energy.


US students healthier than those in Britain: Study

Washington, Oct 16 : College students in the US do better than their counterparts in Britain when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, found a study.


Harrison Ford joins flying club in Britain

London, Oct 16 : Actor Harrison Ford is keeping up his love of aviation during his time in Britain by joining a local flying club.


India, Britain ink MoU on cultural cooperation

New Delhi, Oct 15 : India and Britain Wednesday inked an agreement on cultural cooperation for the next five years.


Brit man goes undercover to experience deadly world of Taliban

London, Oct 15 : A British man, who infiltrated a Taliban training camp, shared his experience of the actual world of the terror group.


British public sector workers on strike demanding better wages

London, Oct 15 : British public sector workers began a 24-hour strike Wednesday to demand better wages after their earnings were affected by the austerity measures implemented by the government four years ago.


Britain to host Indian diaspora convention

New Delhi, Oct 14 : British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Oct 17 in London, the first ever such event to be held in Britain.


Britain's new initiative for enhanced cultural ties with India

Kolkata, Oct 14 : Calling for enhanced cooperation and cultural exchanges with India, Britain's Arts Council and British Council Tuesday launched a 1.5 million pound fund to build creative connections between the two countries.


British parliament votes 'symbolically' to recognize Palestinian statehood

London, Oct 14 : The British Parliament has voted to support the recognition of Palestinian statehood, a report said.


British parliament 'symbolically' recognises Palestine state

London, Oct 14 : A motion forwarded by Labour MP Grahame Morris seeking recognition of Palestine state was passed with a huge majority in the British parliament.


Britain to host Indian diaspora convention

New Delhi, Oct 14 : British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention Oct 17 in London, the first ever such event to be held in Britain.


British police seize over $400,000 suspected funds for IS

London, Oct 14 : British police have confiscated 250,000 pounds (about 401,713 dollars) of suspected funds for the Islamic State (IS), the anti-terror authorities said Monday.


Directors in top UK firms get paid 120 times higher than employees

London, Oct 13 : A new report has revealed that the Directors of the top 100 UK companies earn 120 times average sum earned by their employees.


Largest ever haul of Viking treasure in Britain

London, Oct 13 : A metal detector enthusiast, Derek McLennan, has unearthed the biggest ever haul of Viking treasure in Britain.


New book claims Tony Blair copied Adolf Hitler's oratory skills

London, Oct 12 : Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has been accused of copying the oratory skills of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a new book.


KP was 'treacherous' but it's time for England to move on and win the Ashes, says Botham

London, Oct 12 : Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that ousted batsman Kevin Pietersen was treacherous but it really is time to move on from this mess surrounding the squad and win The Ashes again.


Britain holds national exercise to test Ebola preparedness

London, Oct 12 : British authorities Saturday held a national exercise to test preparedness for an Ebola outbreak in the country, following recent enhanced screening among arrivals from countries affected by the disease.


Tom Daley urges gay footballers to come out, says people will be surprised, supportive

London, Oct 11 : British Olympic diver Tom Daley has urged gay footballers to come out, voicing his encouragement for them despite homophobic stigma surrounding the sport and said they would receive more praise than abuse they would be expecting.


British 'fish n chips' can help you fight against winter bugs

London, Oct 11 : A research has revealed that an enzyme found in Atlantic cod is good for fighting against the cold and flu viruses.


Queen Elizabeth II makes Angelina Jolie Honorary Dame

Los Angeles, Oct 11 : Actress Angeline Jolie made her first public appearance after her marriage with actor Brad Pitt when she was made an Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II, for her work to fight sexual violence and for her services to British foreign policy.


Brits report sighting 'aliens' to Defense ministry

London, Oct 10 : 2000 people in Britain from 2000 -2009 have reported alien sightings to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), while in Wigan, spaceships have reportedly been spotted in the sky on 17 different occasions.


Eurosceptic UKIP wins first seat in British Parliament

London, Oct 10 : The Eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) secured its first ever seat in Britain's House of Commons Friday after the party secured a landslide victory in an east England by-election.


London's Artesian named world's best bar

London, Oct 10 : London's Artesian has named world's best bar by a drinks magazine.


Cafe serving discarded food opens in Britain's Bristol

London, Oct 10 : A cafe opened this week in the English city of Bristol, dishing up meals made from thrown-away supermarket food rescued from waste skips.


Indian-origin man gets lifer on murder charges

London, Oct 10 : An Indian-origin man in Britain, who evaded arrest for 17 years following a murder in 1996, was Thursday sentenced to life in prison, media reported.


Britain to conduct Ebola screening among travellers

London, Oct 10 : Britain will conduct enhanced screening for Ebola among people traveling from countries affected by the disease, Downing Street announced Thursday.


Former British Airways pilot convicted over child sex abuse in India

London, Oct 09 : A former British Airways pilot Bartle Frere is facing jail after being convicted over arranging to meet boys for sex during stopovers in India.


First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain

London, Oct 8 : The first space weather forecast centre opened Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England.


Teacher banned for sending topless selfie to student

London, Oct 8 : A British teacher has been banned from teaching for five years for sending her bare-breasted pictures to a 16-year-old student.


David Cameron urges ex-Guantanamo detainee to provide information about IS

London, Oct 8 : British Prime Minister David Cameron called Tuesday on former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg to share any information he may have concerning Islamic State(IS).


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