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David Beckham happy to have Victoria as wife

Los Angeles, Nov 25 : Former footballer David Beckham is proud to have a wife as caring as Victoria Beckham, who "really understood" him when he injured his ankle and couldn't play in the 2010 World Cup tournament.


'Unselectable' Finn claims last year's Ashes drubbing spurred him to become 'selectable' again

London, Nov 24 : England paceman Steven Finn has revealed that the 'unselectable' tag he earned during last winter's Ashes drubbing has spurred him on and motivated him to become selectable again.


British troops withdraw from southern Afghanistan

London, Nov 24 : British service personnel have left southern Afghanistan after completing the "most challenging" military redeployment operation of the generation, the British ministry of defence (MoD) announced Monday.


Meet Britain's first world Scrabble champion for 21 years

London, Nov 24 : A man from Guisborough near Middlesbrough has become the first British world Scrabble champion in over 21 years, it has been reported.


One Direction members upset with 'Steal My Girl' performance

London, Nov 24 : The members of English pop band One Direction felt disappointed when their single "Steal My Girl" didn't make it to number one spot on Britain's music charts.


Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High Commissioner

New Delhi, Nov. 22 : British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan on Saturday told senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly that Britain is keen to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.


Hamilton says his Merc makes him feel like 'a kid at Christmas' ahead of title deciding race

London, November 22 : British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has said that he feels like a kid at Christmas as has the best competitive package in terms of car and the team to take his second F1 World Championship since 2008 in the title showdown at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


TV presenter Pinkham reveals Hamilton rubs her 'Lucky Buddha' baby bump to win

London, Nov 22 : British television presenter and Formula One pit lane reporter Natalie Pinkham has revealed that Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton rubs her baby bump before every race and calls it his 'Lucky Buddha'.


What excuses Brits make to get out of sex

London, Nov 21 : A new survey has listed down points of Britons' worst excuses when they want to avoid going between the sheets.


British anti-EU party wins second seat in parliament

London, Nov 21 : The UK Independence Party (UKIP) Friday won its second seat in parliament after MP Mark Reckless was chosen in a by-election that was held Thursday for an English constituency which became vacant after he left the Conservative Party and joined the UKIP.


UK's first 'poo-fuelled' bus takes new road to sustainable future

Melbourne, Nov 21 : The UK's first ever bus powered on human and food waste has taken to the road.


Pietersen offers to coach British schools to boost cricket

Johannesburg, November 21 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed to offer his services as a coach to British schools in view of declining cricket participation levels among children.


9-year-old boy applies for job as Bolton's manager

Bolton (England), Nov. 21 : With English club Bolton Wanderers currently languishing at the bottom half of the championship table, the club has had an offer tio manage the team from an unusual quarter - nine year old Thomas Fielding.


Britain fastest growing G7 economy: OECD

London, Nov 21 : Britain has the fastest growing economy among the G7 group of developed nations, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported Thursday.


'Indian-origin student died after falling from wall'

London, Nov 20 : An Indian-origin student, who died after being hit by a train, had been trying to climb a wall in Birmingham to re-enter a nightclub, an inquest heard.


Real-life Ken Doll is the first person to get stem cell hair treatment in UK

London, Nov 20 : A London-based air steward has become the first person to have stem cell hair treatment in the UK, after splashing 125,000 pounds on surgery to look like a real-life Ken doll.


Why Fuse ODG refused Bob Geldof's offer to sing for Band Aid 30

London, Nov 20 : Brit musician Fuse ODG has claimed that lyrics of Band Aid 30 is a lie and the message of the song did not reflect what Africa is truly about.


Britain lauds inclusion of Libyan groups in terror list

London, Nov 20 : British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the UN Security Council's decision to put Libya's Ansar Al Sharia Benghazi (AAS-B) and Ansar Al Sharia Derna (AAS-D) in the list of terrorist organisations.


Sun's magnetic field caused more lightning in Britain

London, Nov 20 : Researchers in Britain have found that the country experienced around 50 percent more lightning strikes during the last five years as the Earth's magnetic field was bent by the Sun's own magnetic field.


Britain named as road rage capital of world

London, Nov 19 : A survey conducted from Australia to America found that Britain is the road rage capital of the world and has the most hot-headed drivers outstripping countries traditionally seen as the most aggressive on roads.


Bird flu strain in Britain confirmed as H5N8

London, Nov 19 : The strain of bird flu found at a British farm in north England has been identified as H5N8, the same as the one recently identified in the Netherlands and Germany, authorities said Tuesday.


Roy Hodgson admits not looking for 'excuses' if England lose to Scotland in friendly

London, Nov 18 : England football team captain Roy Hodgson has admitted that he would leave no excuses if his side does not do justice to themselves against Scotland on Tuesday in their friendly.


Young Britons pay for their heightened carnal desires

London, Nov 18 : Young, single British professionals with a taste for binge drinking and recreational drugs are willing to pay for sex and are fine with possessing multiple sexual partners, but face a heightened risk of both acquiring and passing on sexually transmitted infections, says a new study.


Three women in Britain jailed for sham marriages

London, Nov 18 : A court in Wales has sentenced three women who were involved in planning sham marriages to help non-European Union (EU) people stay in Britain, according to local reports.


Dewani trial may be dismissed due to holes in prosecution evidence, say legal experts

London, Nov 17 : British businessman Shrien Dewani's honeymoon murder case may be dismissed due to holes in prosecution evidence and questions about the reliability of three key witnesses, according to South African experts.


Suspicious package prompts partial evacuation of British parliament

London, Nov 17 : Part of the British Parliament was evacuated Monday morning after a suspicious package was discovered, media reported.


Mercedes car left parked for 3 years in Britain

London, Nov 17 : A Mercedes has remained gathering dust in the bowels of a multi-storey car park in Birmingham for three years and has racked up 14,235 pounds ($22,386) in parking fees, a media report said.


British PM slams IS for beheading US aid worker

London, Nov 17 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday deplored the murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig, by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group.


Pink Floyd shoots to the top after 20 years

London, Nov 17 : Legendary British rock band Pink Floyd has shot to the top of the British charts with its new album "The Endless River" after a hiatus of 20 years.


Five teenagers killed in car crash in Britain

London, Nov 16 : Five young people were killed in a collision in Doncaster, northern England, police said Sunday.


British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drug

London, Nov 16 : British troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being given an anti-malarial drug banned in the US, putting them at grave risks, a report said Sunday.


First person jailed for WhatsApp 'revenge porn' in UK

London, Nov 15 : A UK-based man has reportedly become the first person jailed for posting revenge porn online in Britain.


Universities must make students employable: British VC

By Aparajita Gupta, New Delhi, Nov 15 : Given the widening industry-academia gap in India, a good employability strategy and investments towards it by educational institutions can help address the problem, a leading British academician says.


Scheme to send 25,000 British students to India launched

New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Generation-UK India initiative to encourage 25,000 British students to travel to India over the next five years was launched here Thursday by Indian-origin British entrepreneur and life peer Lord Karan Bilimoria.


Many Britons view money-talk as strictly private affair

London, Nov 13 : At a time when financial planning has become more important than ever, many Britons are uncomfortable discussing financial matters with others, including their loved ones, says a recent study.


India, Britain to further strengthen cooperation in education

New Delhi, Nov 13 : India and Britain Thursday discussed the existing bilateral cooperation initiatives in education and also agreed to further strengthen these by taking up several new initiatives, an official statement said.


British woman faces jail for 'false' rape charges

London, Nov 13 : A British woman has been told that she faces up to 12 years in an Italian jail for falsely claiming that she was raped in a toilet on a college trip to Florence.


Hundreds of Britons undergo tests after dentist's blunder

London, Nov 13 : Over 450 people in Britain underwent blood tests to check if they developed infections due to poor hygiene practices of a dentist who has caused a health scare involving about 22,000 of his former patients.


22,000 dental patients recalled in Britain

London, Nov 12 : Nearly 22,000 dental patients in Britain have been called upon to report for a re-check to ensure that they have not contracted a blood-borne disease such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, following multiple failures in infection control by their dentist.


Murray keeps Tour Finals hopes alive post straight sets win over Raonic

London, Nov 12 : Britain number one Andy Murray recorded a straight sets win over Milos Raonic in his Group B match on Monday to keep his ATP World Tour Finals hopes alive and deny Roger Federer a chance of already securing the semifinal spot in the tournament.


Britain observes Armistice Day

London, Nov 11 : A two-minute silence was observed Tuesday all across Britain to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice.


Britain conducts first drone strike against IS in Iraq

London, Nov 10 : Britain has carried out its first airstrike by a drone in Iraq as British forces continued air operations to help the Iraqi government fight the Islamic State (IS) group, Britain's ministry of defence said Monday.


Lotus boss Lopez warns three-car teams will sound death knell for F1

London, Nov 10 : British Formula One team Lotus boss Gerard Lopez has said that three-car teams would be the death of the motor racing sport.


Britain to miss key climate targets: Report

London, Nov 10 : In a setback to the fight against global warming, a new study has warned that Britain is set to miss key carbon emission cut targets, media reported Monday.


Security tightened on Remembrance Day in London amid fears of attack on Queen Elizabeth II

London, Nov 09 : British police have tightened security on Remembrance Day service at the Albert Hall after four suspects were arrested by armed counter terrorist operatives yesterday for plotting a terror attack on Queen Elizabeth II.


Prince Harry volunteers to fight Islamic State terrorists

London, Nov 09 : Prince Harry, who flew the deadly choppers in Afghanistan recently, has volunteered to fight Islamic State terrorists if his regiment is allowed to deploy.


Cameron raises EU immigration issue in Helsinki

Helsinki, Nov 8 : British Prime Minister Cameron has indicated to have found common ground on the EU immigration issue in his meeting in Helsinki with Nordic and Baltic prime ministers.


Britain's deadly Monkshood plant claims gardner's life

London, Nov 7 : A gardner is believed to have died after brushing against a deadly wolfsbane plant, one of the most dangerous plants found in Britain's gardens, a British daily reported Friday.


Paloma Faith cancels concerts due to illness

London, Nov 7 : British pop star Paloma Faith rescheduled her shows in Manchester this week just two hours before the first concert was due to start.


It's official: Britain gets first Indian-origin cabinet minister

London, Nov 6 (IANS/RAY) Sajid Javid, Britain's secretary of state - or cabinet minister - for culture, media and sport, has disclosed that his father was from India and his mother from Pakistan. This obviously makes him half-Indian and, therefore, the first person of Indian origin to be a cabinet minister in Britain.


At India dinner, Cameron waxes eloquent without mentioning India

London, Nov 6 : British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a long speech at a British Indian dinner without uttering a single word about India or Anglo-Indian relations, much to the surprise of Indian nationals present at the function.


UK to play more active training role in Iraq's fight against IS

London, Nov 06 : The UK military is set to play a more active role in Iraq to help local forces stop the brutal Islamic State.


Dating Brits dally with three lovers at once!

London, Nov 6 : A new research has revealed that single Brits date several lovers at the same time, with three being the new average.


Hamilton speeding towards 5-mln pounds bonus if wins second F1 world title

London, Nov 06 : British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton is reportedly speeding towards a staggering 5 million pounds bonus if he clinches his second world title in Abu Dhabi.


Hamilton believes 'mentally strong' Rosberg is still in fight for F1 title

London, Nov 06 : British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton does not believe that he has broken his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's spirit in their fight for the world championship, saying that the German is massively strong mentally.


Brit artist immortalizes F1 legend Ayrton Senna in denim artwork

London, Nov 6 : British artist Denimu has immortalized F1 legend Ayrton Senna in his trademark denim artwork to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the champion's death.


Immigrant Indian couple in UK pleads guilty for 140,000 pound ID fraud

London, Nov 06 : Indian couple Mohammed Wadiwala and his wife, Zenabbibi, who sought asylum in the United Kingdom in 2007 saying that they faced persecution for their Muslim/Hindu mixed marriage, have pleaded guilty to the charge of using false identities to amass wealth to the tune of 134,438 pounds for themselves and their five children, a report said.


British graffiti artist's mural to be sold in US

London, Nov 6 : A mural by the British graffiti artist Banksy will be sold at an art fair in the US.


Lord Patten urges UK to speak up publicly over Hong Kong democracy issue

London, Nov 05 : Lord Patten has urged the UK to speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong.


'Elementary 3' to launch in India before Britain

New Delhi, Nov 4 : The third season of "Elementary" will air in India before most of the world.


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