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UK employers place Birmingham in graduate recruitment top six
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The University of Birmingham is among the six UK universities most frequently targeted by Britain's top employers looking for graduate recruits, according to a newly published report. Read Full Story

More than 100 killed after military jet bombs refugee camp in Nigeria
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 18 : More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. Read Full Story

Theresa May commits to Brexit vote, says 'no deal better than bad deal'
Washington D.C. [U.S], Jan. 17 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday committed to placing a final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of the Parliament. Read Full Story

BBC to adapt Le Carre's 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'
London [UK], Jan. 16 : BBC is creating the first onscreen adaptation of John Le Carre's spy classic 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'. Read Full Story

Protest in UK over missing Pakistani activists
London [UK], Jan. 15 : Dozens of Pakistani human rights activists gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in London to protest the disappearances of political activists. Read Full Story

Russia says U.S. troops arriving in Poland threat to its national security
London [UK], Jan. 13 : Reacting to the biggest deployment of U.S. troops in Europe since the end of the cold war, Russia has branded the arrival of troops and tanks in Poland as a threat to Kremlin's national security. Read Full Story

UK encourages Indian visitors to apply for early visas
London, Jan 12 : The UK has launched a new campaign to encourage Indian visitors to apply early for their visas in the quieter, off peak period, during January and February. Read Full Story

Charleston church shooter awarded death penalty
London [UK], Jan. 11 : Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015, has been awarded a death sentence for his crime. Read Full Story

Swiss Muslim girls must attend swimming lessons alongside boys, rules European Court
London [UK], Jan. 11 : Switzerland has won a case at the European court of human rights over its insistence that Muslim parents send their children to mixed-sex school swimming lessons. Read Full Story

Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova to return to court from doping ban in April in Stuttgart
London, Jan 10 : Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to return to the professional Tennis world by participating in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart in April. Read Full Story

Andy Murray stands at no 1 position on ATP ranking
London, Jan 9 : British Tennis star Andy Murray has remained the number one ranked player in the world, as per the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. Read Full Story

Age UK pilot programme shows great promise in reducing loneliness
London, Jan 6 : Half a million people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone, with nearly half a million more usually going at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all, according to new research for Age UK as it launches its latest report 'No one should have no one: working to end loneliness amongst older people'. Read Full Story

Tim Barrow appointed as UK's Permanent Representative to the European Union
London, Jan 5 : Britain has appointed Tim Barrow as the UK's Permanent Representative to the European Union. Read Full Story

I am not the reason for Yadav family feud: Amar Singh
London [U.K.], Jan 1 : Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh on Sunday insisted that he is not behind the feud in party chief Mulayam Singh's family. Read Full Story

Istanbul nightclub attack: Sixteen foreigners among 39 killed, attacker still at large
London [UK], Jan. 01 (ANI): Of the 39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub attack on New Year's Day, 16 were foreign nationals, said Turkish Interior minister Süleyman Soylu. Read Full Story

British Jews rush to seek Portuguese passports post Brexit
London [UK], Dec. 31 : Britain's decision to leave the European Union has fuelled an 80-fold increase in the number of British Hispanic Jews seeking Portuguese citizenship under a recent law. Read Full Story

Indian Govt. considering use of other methods to control crowd in Kashmir: UK
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 31 : The UK Government has taken up the issue of using pellet guns in Kashmir with India and has been assured that alternative methods of crowd control would be applied there. Read Full Story

Sikh campaigners seek release of UK files on 1984 Golden Temple assault
London [United Kingdom], Dec.30 : Secret government files said to hold details of British involvement in the assault on the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine, in June 1984, that claimed the lives of hundreds of people, should be released to the public, campaigners have urged. Read Full Story

Carlos Tevez to join China's Shanghai Shenhua club at USD 753 K per week
London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 : Argentine football star Carlos Tevez has become the latest high-profile international player to join the Chinese Super League. Read Full Story

Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open
London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 : Having ended up as runner-up at the Australian Open on five occasions, World No.1 Andy Murray has decided to head for Abu Dhabi to prepare for a sixth title shot at the Australian Open to be played at the Melbourne Park next month. Read Full Story

Victoria Beckham named on the Queen's New Year's Honours list
London [UK], Dec. 29 : This Christmas was very special for the Beckhams, after Victoria Beckham revealed that she has been named on the Queen's New Year's Honours list. Read Full Story

Conte mighty impressed by Chelsea's show of defiance
London [U.K], Dec.27 : Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the Stamford Bridge club have sent out a defiant message to their rivals by clinching a comfortable victory over Bournemouth in their recent Premier League clash. Read Full Story

The Queen's message on Christmas Day has 8 million viewership
London [UK], Dec. 27 : 6,00,000 more people have watched Queen Queen Elizabeth II's message on Christmas Day this year, which has taken the viewership upto eight million. Read Full Story

Japanese PM lays wreath at U.S. military graves before historic Pearl Harbor visit
London [UK], Dec. 27 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has laid wreath at the graves of the U.S. military personnel in Honolulu at the outset of his two-day tour of Hawaii that includes a visit to the site of the 1941 bombing which plunged the United States in World War II. Read Full Story

German city Augsburg evacuated after discovery of unexploded World War II RAF bomb
London [UK], Dec. 26 (ANI): Explosive experts have defused a large World War II bomb in the German city of Augsburg, clearing the way for thousands of evacuated residents to return home on Christmas. Read Full Story

British councils misusing RIPA to secretly spy on public on trivial issues
London [UK], Dec. 26 (ANI): A mass freedom of information request has revealed that 186 local authorities in Britain used the government's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to gather evidence via secret listening devices, cameras and private detectives. Read Full Story

34 civilians killed in Congo violence amid political instability
London [UK], Dec. 26 (ANI): At least 34 civilians have been killed by Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend. Read Full Story

Queen Elizabeth II will not attend Christmas Day church service due to heavy cold
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 25 : The Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen Elizabeth II will not attend church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day as she is suffering from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with recovery. Read Full Story

Queen Elizabeth II not to attend Christmas Day church service
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 25 : The Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II will not attend church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day as she is suffering from cold. Read Full Story

British PM May urges nation to "come together" post-Brexit
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 25 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the nation to "come together" after a year of divisions over the Brexit referendum. Read Full Story

Tunisian Police arrests nephew of suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 24 : The Tunisian Police have arrested three people including the nephew of the suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri. Read Full Story

Abortion law in UK is not widely fit for purpose: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 24 (ANI): Abortion care in the UK is 'heading towards a crisis' and reformation of the law is needed to remove stigma, encourage doctors to provide terminations and improve equitable access to excellent, modern abortion services, says a new study. Read Full Story

Democrats trying to blame defeat on 'outside factors', says Putin
London [UK], Dec. 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin attacking the outgoing Obama administration said that the Democratic Party is trying to blame its failure in the U.S. election on outside factors, adding he always knew that Donald Trump would win. Read Full Story

Berlin market attack suspect killed in Milan: Italian Interior minister
London [UK], Dec. 23 : The Tunisian suspect of the Christmas market attack in Berlin has reportedly been shot dead in Milan. Read Full Story

Two arrested for suspected terror plot on Germany's largest mall
London [UK], Dec. 23 (ANI): Days after the Christmas market attack in Berlin that claimed 12 lives, two people have been arrested on suspicion of plotting another terror attack at Germany's largest shopping mall. Read Full Story

Melbourne: Five in custody over suspected Christmas Day terror plot
London [UK], Dec. 23 (ANI): Australian Police has arrested a group of Islamic radicals suspected of planning a terrorist attack at numerous landmarks in Melbourne on Christmas Day. Read Full Story

Police hunt for Tunisian man in Berlin truck attack case
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 21 : Police have launched a manhunt for a Tunisian man for his alleged involvement in the truck attack on a Christmas market that killed 12 people in Berlin on Monday night. Read Full Story

China: 'Air-pocalypse' blights half a billion, smog refugees flee nation
London [UK], Dec. 21 : With the world's most populated nation being hit by "airpocalyse" reducing people to survive under a blanket of toxic fumes, several of "smog refugees" have reportedly fled China's pollution-stricken north. Read Full Story

Ricciardo rules out replacing Rosberg at Mercedes next F1 season
London [UK], Dec. 21 : Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has ruled out the "damn good" seat available at Mercedes the next season post the shock retirement of newly crowned world champion Nico Rosberg. Read Full Story

Indonesia: Police kill three as suspected bomb found near Jakarta
London [UK], Dec. 21 : Three suspects were shot down by the Indonesian anti-terrorism police in a gun battle at a house near the capital Jakarta, after they allegedly threw explosives at police and a larger bomb was found at the residence. Read Full Story

Manchester Utd considering Mourinho's contract extension
London [UK], Dec. 21 : It seems like Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could stay with the club beyond the three-year contract he signed in the summer as the club are delighted with the start the side have made and believe he is the man to bring a 21st league title to Old Trafford. Read Full Story

World leaders, including Putin condemn Berlin attack
London [UK], Dec. 20 : World leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday expressed their horror at the Berlin Christmas market attack. Read Full Story

Visit your elders! Loneliness may kill them early
London [England], Dec. 20 : Try to draw a "visiting rota" between your family and relatives to make them realise that they are important! Read Full Story

Russian envoy shot at in Turkey, wounded seriously
London [U.K.] Dec. 19 : Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was seriously wounded on Monday in a gun attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital. Read Full Story

Security forces target Rohingya during vicious Myanmar scorched-earth campaign
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 19 : New York based human rights watchdog Amnesty International has squarely blamed the Myanmar security forces for unlawful killings, multiple rapes and the burning down entire villages inhabited by Rohingyas. Read Full Story

Suarez's brace fuels Barca past Espanyol in La Liga
London [U.K], Dec.19 : Two goals from star striker Luis Suarez saw Barcelona thrash local rivals Espanyol 4-1 in their La Liga clash at the Camp Nou here on Monday. Read Full Story

Thousands leave east Aleppo on first day of evacuation
London [UK], Dec. 16 : More than 2,000 people have been evacuated and thousands more are expected to make the journey from besieged districts of east Aleppo under a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia. Read Full Story

Notorious Hezb-e-Islami commander returning to Kabul: Report
Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 14 : Reports have emerged regarding the possible return of a notorious commander of Hezb-e-Islami, Faryadi Sarwar Zardad. He is returning to Kabul from London today. Read Full Story

Talks about Cook's captaincy 'pain in the backside': Trevor Bayliss
London [UK], Dec. 13 : Seemingly frustrated with relentless speculation about Alastair Cook's future as England captain, head coach Trevor Bayliss has described the same as a "pain in the backside". Read Full Story

Adele's '25' wins 'Album of the Year' at BBC Music Awards 2016
London [UK], Dec. 13: Adele recently bagged two awards at the BBC Music Awards 2016, which also awarded 'British Artist of the Year' to Coldplay and the 'Introducing Artist of the Year' award to Izzy Bizu. Read Full Story

Human Rights Day: Bloch activists across world protest against Pakistan, China
Geneva/ London/Berlin, Dec. 10 : To mark International Human Rights Day, Baloch political activists across world - including the U.K., Canada, Australia, South Korea, Germany and many other European nations - held protests against atrocities committed by the Pakistani establishment on their people back home. Read Full Story

Team Trump rejects CIA claims of Russia's help in presidential poll victory
London [United Kingdom], Dec. 10 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has totally rejected the validity of a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that says Russia tried to help Trump win the U.S. presidency. Read Full Story

Senior journalist Peter Jackson passes away
London [United Kingdom] Dec.9 : Senior journalist Mr. Peter Jackson, who was a close friend of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, passed away in London last night. He was 90. 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

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

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

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