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Time for Brexit deal short, says EU negotiator
London, Dec 6 : The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, warned Britain on Tuesday it may only have 18 months to strike an exit deal from the bloc, local media reported. Read Full Story

Merkel calls for 'burqa' ban in Germany
London [UK], Dec. 6 : Making her pitch for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a 'burqa' ban in the country, saying the refugee crisis "must never be repeated". Read Full Story

Russian parliamentarians accuse FIFA 17 video game of 'gay propaganda'
London [UK], Dec. 6 (ANI): Russian parliamentarians have asked concerned state agencies to take action against the FIFA 17 video game for violating law against gay propaganda and suggested to ban the game in the country. Read Full Story

Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes next Uzbekistan President
London [UK], Dec. 5 : Interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Monday won the election to become the new President of Uzbekistan and would succeed late Islam Karimov. Read Full Story

Court hearing of historic Brexit case starts in London
London, Dec 5 : The British Supreme Court on Monday started hearing the Brexit legal case to decide whether the British government can begin the process to pull Britain out of the European Union (EU) without parliament's approval, media reported. Read Full Story

Winter floods of last year were most extreme in Britain
London, Dec 5 : A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 has confirmed that the event was the most extreme on record in Britain. Read Full Story

Hindu temples in Britain ban 'animal fat' GBP 5 note
London, Dec 5 : A number of Hindu temples in Britain have banned the new GBP5 note after it emerged that it contained animal fat. Read Full Story

Britain's Supreme Court to begin hearing appeal over Brexit
London, Dec 5 : The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom, is to begin hearing an appeal by the government against a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister must consult Parliament before triggering Brexit. Read Full Story

Local mayor, two journalists shot dead by sniper in Finland
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 4 : A local mayor and two journalists were shot dead by a sniper outside a restaurant in Imatra, a small Finnish town near the Russian border. Read Full Story

Only NATO can deter Russian threat: UK Defence Secy tells US
London [UK], Dec. 4 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned the incoming Donald Trump administration that Russia presented a real threat which only NATO could deter. Read Full Story

Bangladeshi migrant killed in UK detention centre
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 4 (ANI): An elderly Bangladeshi immigrant, who had been living in the United Kingdom without proper documents, was killed in an immigration facility in Greater London. Read Full Story

Cameron defends decision to hold referendum on Brexit as 'right thing to do'
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday defended his decision to hold a referendum which led to his country's exit from the European Union but said Britain need to find the advantages and deliver them in the path the people have chosen. Read Full Story

Calling Brexit referendum was right thing to do, says Cameron
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Defending calling a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, former British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his country's relation with the multi-nation grouping was "utilitarian" and it was part of it for economic reasons. Read Full Story

AI toolkit can help police trace child sexual abuse online
London, Dec 3 : A new artificial intelligence (AI) toolkit 'iCOP' has been designed to identify child sexual abuse content online that can lead police to catch the abusers, researchers report. Read Full Story

Giant galaxies born in cosmic ocean of cold gas
London, Dec 3 : Using radio telescopes in Australia and the US, an international team of scientists has discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas. Read Full Story

Experts fear China's wrath as Trump calls Taiwan Prez
London [UK], Dec. 3 (ANI): Experts have expressed fear of a showdown between China and the United States as President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen over telephone on Friday. Read Full Story

Britain must go beyond commercial ties in China: Foreign Secretary
London, Dec 3 : UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the nation's approach in China and East Asia must go beyond the quest for exports or commercial contracts, media reports said. Read Full Story

Prince Harry greets Rihanna at 'Toast to the Nation' event in Barbados
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 1 : Prince Harry was recently spotted with Barbadian singer-songwriter Rihanna during his Caribbean tour. Read Full Story

Lack of urgency, not selection cost Arsenal against Southampton: Wenger
London [UK], Dec.1 (ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asserted that his side's lack of urgency, rather than the wrong squad selection, led to their 0-2 defeat to Southampton in their EFL Cup quarter-final elimination at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. Read Full Story

Southgate appointed England football manager
London, Nov 30 : England announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Gareth Southgate as their full time football manager. Read Full Story

Summerbee impressed with defender Stones
London, Nov 30 : Mike Summerbee, who was part of the successful Manchester City side of the late 1960s and early 1970s, has been impressed with defender John Stones' start to life at the club this season, stating he represents the future of defending. Read Full Story

Most plastic surgery tweets revolve around celebrities
London, Nov 30 : Most of the tweets about plastic surgery are about celebrities while only a few of those are posted by credentialed plastic surgeons that offer evidence-based information, a study has revealed. Read Full Story

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell charged with child sex offences
London [UK], Nov. 30 : The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has informed that former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14. Read Full Story

Brazil town mourns for football team
London [United Kingdom), Nov.30 : The southern Brazilian town of Chapeco was ina state of mourning on Wednesday, following the deaths of their football players in an air crash on Monday. Read Full Story

Bolt pleased with work done on new documentary on him
London, Nov 30 : Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that he is pleased with the work done by producers of a new documentary which chronicles his rise to iconic status. Read Full Story

Ex-football coach charged with sexual assault
London, Nov 30 : A former English football coach at the centre of a major sex abuse scandal has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy aged under 14. Read Full Story

'Scandal-hit' South Korea President offers to resign
London [United Kingdom], Nov. 29 : South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has offered to step down and asked the national assembly to set a new deadline for the end of her turbulent presidency which will not be officially over until early 2018. Read Full Story

Cognizant to acquire digital marketing agency Mirabeau BV
London, Nov 29 : IT consulting company Cognizant has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Mirabeau BV -- a digital marketing and customer experience agency. Read Full Story

Aircraft carrying football players from Brazil crashes in Colombia
London [UK], Nov. 29 : A chartered plane carrying more than 80 people, including members of the Brazilian first division soccer team Chapocoense, heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. Read Full Story

Fitch lowers India's GDP outlook to 6.9% for 2016-17
London, Nov 29 : Fitch Ratings has lowered India's GDP outlook for the current year to 6.9 per cent from the 7.4 per cent estimated earlier. Read Full Story

Internet outage leaves many disconnected in Germany
London, Nov 29 : Nearly 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers of the German telecommunications were hit by network outages -- an attack reportedly aimed at hijacking consumer routers, the media reported on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Pak National Assembly told that Rs29.7m spent on bringing Sharif back from London
Islamabad [Pakistan], Nov.29 : Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) has been told that Rs29.7 million was spent on bringing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif back from London after his treatment for an heart-related ailment there. Read Full Story

Construction of tallest building approved in Britain
London, Nov 29 : The go-ahead was given on Monday for what will be the tallest building in City of London here, media reports said. Read Full Story

Italian writer finalist for Britain's 'Bad Sex in Fiction' award
London, Nov 28 : Acclaimed Italian writer and activist Erri De Luca has made the short-list for the UK's "Bad Sex in Fiction" award for a sex scene in his 2009 novel "The day before Happiness". Read Full Story

Britain's UKIP names new leader
London, Nov 28 : Member of European Parliament Paul Nuttall was named on Monday as the new leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), one of Britain's major political parties. Read Full Story

84 percent docs believe their workload is affecting care quality
London [England], Nov, 28 (ANI): According to a recent poll, patients are at risk because general practitioners are struggling to provide a safe service. Read Full Story

Mourinho faces touchline ban after being sent to stands
London [U.K], Nov.28 (ANI): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is facing disciplinary action from Football Association and a potential touchline ban after being sent to the stands during their 1-1 draw against West Ham in the Premier League. Read Full Story

Hamilton likely to face disciplinary action for defying team orders at Abu Dhabi GP
London [UK], Nov. 28 (ANI): Mercedes are considering taking disciplinary action against three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton after he deliberately backed team-mate Nico Rosberg to try and keep hold of his Formula One world championship at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, confirmed Toto Wolff. Read Full Story

Prince Harry to know about impact of climate change on Caribbean's environment
London [UK], Nov.28 (ANI): It will be a royal day on Grenada beach today as Prince Harry will be on a visit to learn about the impacts of climate change is having on the Caribbean's environment. Read Full Story

Prince William comes out in support of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle relationship
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.28 (ANI): After Kensington Palace issued a statement on Prince Harry's relationship with actress Meghan Markle, rumours started doing the rounds that his brother Prince William did not support Harry going public about his private life. Read Full Story

British PM says Brexit keeps her awake at night
London, Nov 28 : Theresa May admitted on Sunday that of all of the challenges she faces as Britain's Prime Minister, it is the challenge of how to make Britain "a country that works for everyone" after Brexit that keeps her awake at night. Read Full Story

Writing, accessing data made easy with new material
London, Nov 27 : In a first, scientists from Switzerland have developed a new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties that can be used to build next-generation hard drives, making writing and accessing data on them easy. Read Full Story

Britain now has revised guidelines to fly drones
London, Nov 27 : In partnership with Britain's air traffic control body NATS, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Britain has launched a website containing a revised version of "Dronecode" to help people fly drones safely and responsibly. Read Full Story

Cuba declares nine days mourning for Fidel Castro
London [UK], Nov. 26 : The Cuban Government has announced a nine-day long mourning period for the death of revolutionary leader and former president Fidel Castro. Read Full Story

Sex in virtual reality? Not a bad idea, say women
London, Nov 26 : When it comes to sex, women are not prudes, suggests a survey that found more than one in 10 women in Britain saying that they would like to have sex in virtual reality. Read Full Story

Mourinho believes United can still win EPL
London, Nov 26 : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that the club can still win the English Premier League (EPL) title despite going into Sunday's fixture with West United nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea. Read Full Story

Rooney CLEARED in 'wedding-gate' furore following FA investigation
London [UK], Nov. 26 (ANI): England captain Wayne Rooney has been cleared following a Football Association (FA) inquiry into the 'Wedding-gate' furore. Read Full Story

Rooney joins debate as sex abuse scandal engulfs English football
London, Nov 26 : Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has become the latest big name in English football to urge victims of a sexual abuse scandal rocking football to come forward and report what happened to them. Read Full Story

Mouth cancer rates in Britain up 68% in 20 years
London, Nov 26 : Rates of mouth cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in Britain over the last two decades and the cancer is rising among women at a even higher rate than in men, shows a new report. Read Full Story

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage
London, Nov 26 : Sewage contains a source of energy that can be harvested by using hungry bacteria, researchers from Ghent University in Belgium have discovered. Read Full Story

Clicking WhatsApp links making users vulnerable to cybercrime
London, Nov 26 : Giving away a warning to all WhatsApp users across the globe, a report said that clicking on the links circulated on instant messaging app may expose and make them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Read Full Story

Scotland, Wales demand access to EU's single market as part of Brexit deal
London, Nov 26 : The First Ministers of Scotland and Wales met in Cardiff on Friday and confirmed their shared ambition to maintain full and unfettered access to the European Union's Single Market. Read Full Story

250,000 Pakistanis deported from various countries during 2012-15
London [U.K], Nov. 25 : A total of nearly 250,000 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during 2012-2015, especially in United Kingdom where about 9,778 Pakistanis were deported in the span of three years. Read Full Story

Mexico: Nine severed heads, 32 bodies found in secret mass graves
London [U.K.], Nov. 25 : 32 bodies and nine human heads were discovered in a municipality in southern Mexico by investigators searching concealed graves. Read Full Story

Existing search engines won't support Internet of Things: Experts
London, Nov 25 : Internet search mechanisms will need to change to support the Internet of Things (IoT) whereby billions of devices will become connected, say experts. Read Full Story

David Beckham bored of children's dental appointments
London, Nov 25 : Former football star David Beckham got bored while his children were getting their dental check-up. He killed time by getting photographed in different facial expressions and posting them online. Read Full Story

Your DNA may influence your partner selection
London, Nov 25 : Individuals with genes for high educational achievement tend to marry, and have children with people with similar DNA, researchers have found. Read Full Story

Colombian government and FARC sign revised peace agreement
Bogota, Nov 25 : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londono, signed a revised peace agreement here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Tony Blair tells the British he believes Brexit can still be stopped
London, Nov 25 : Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the British people on Thursday that Brexit can still be stopped. Read Full Story

Colombian government, FARC sign revised peace agreement
Bogota, Nov 25 : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londono, signed a revised peace agreement here on Thursday. Read Full Story

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