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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

Man arrested for possessing knife outside British Parliament
London [Britain], June 16 : A man has been arrested by the British Police for carrying a knife outside the Palace of Westminster after he ran, shouting, towards one of the gates on Friday afternoon. Read Full Story

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 30
London [UK], June 16 : The dead toll in Wednesday's heavy fire that engulfed a tower block in west London has risen to 30. Read Full Story

London: Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire
London [UK], June 16 : The Police have launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire incident that has killed 17 people so far and injured 30 others, 15 of whom are critical. Read Full Story

Emotional Adele visits London fire site, comforts victims
Washington D.C. [USA], June 15 : Following the intense, tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, Grammy winner Adele, with husband Simon Konecki, made a visit to the site on Wednesday night to offer support to the victims. Read Full Story

London fire: Multitude of fatalities, 50 admitted to hospitals
London [UK], June 14 : An unknown number of people have been killed and dozens injured in Wednesday's heavy fire that engulfed a tower block in west London, which firefighters are still trying to douse, reports the Guardian. Read Full Story

30 people hospitalised following Grenfell Tower fire in London
London [United Kingdom], June 14 : At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in London that caught fire early on Wednesday. Read Full Story

London fire: Residents continue to be evacuated, many being treated for injuries
London [U.K.], June 14: Residents continue to be evacuated from the Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road near Notting Hill, West London, after a massive fire engulfed a block of flats. Read Full Story

London: Massive fire breaks out in 27-storey apartment, several feared trapped
London [U.K.], June 14 : A massive fire engulfed a block of flats at the Lancaster West Estate in London's North Kensington, with people reportedly trapped inside. Read Full Story

Mallya lambasts Indian media over 'intense hate campaign' against him
New Delhi , June 14 : Business tycoon Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said that the "intense hate campaign by the Indian media against him knows no bounds," a day after he categorically denied all allegations of being a defaulter of banks in India and the Westminster Magistrates Court in London granted him bail till December 4. Read Full Story

Britain can still remain in EU: French President Macron to May
London [UK], June. 14 : French President Emmanuel Macron has conveyed to visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May, that the door remains open for the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union. Read Full Story

Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year
London [UK], June. 13 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has been conveyed that if she insists on discussing a future trade relationship at the same time as Brexit, then the European Union will take a year to draft a new mandate for its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, which will effectively kill the negotiations. Read Full Story

I got us into this mess, I'll get us out of it: Theresa May
London [UK], June. 13 : Following the snap polls drubbing, British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured her Conservative backbenchers saying, "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out of it." Read Full Story

To avoid coup, May installs Remainers on key posts
London [Britain], June 12 : To avoid the coup against her government, British Prime Minister Theresa May has installed Remainers in key positions in her new government in the wake of dismal results of the election. The move is understood to have been taken to shore up support for a hard Brexit. Read Full Story

Parliamentary elections: Emmanuel Macron's party charging towards landslide victory
London [UK], June. 12 : French president Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is heading towards an assured overwhelming majority in the Parliament, after exit polls showed it topping the poll with 32pc in the first round on Sunday. Read Full Story

UK Cabinet reshuffle: Michael Gove makes shocking return as Environment Secretary
London [UK], June. 12 : Michael Gove, who was sacked by Prime Minister Theresa May last year, has made a surprising comeback to the cabinet as the Environment Secretary. Read Full Story

London Bridge attack: 19-year-old arrested in raids
London [UK], June. 12 : A 19-year-old boy has been held by detectives probing the London Bridge attack, on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts following a raid in Barking, east London. Read Full Story

Theresa May in France on Tuesday to meet President Macron
Moscow [Russia], June. 12 : United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will visit France to meet President Emmanuel Macron, in order to begin work post the snap parliamentary election. Read Full Story

Damian Green appointed First Secretary of State as May reshuffles Cabinet
London [UK], June 11 : British Prime Minister Theresa May in a Cabinet reshuffle post the snap general election appointed long-time friend Damian Green as First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office. Read Full Story

Tourist crackdown continues, Venice bans new hotels
London [UK], June 11 : After restricting the tourist's entry to Piazza San Marco, the authorities of Venice are now planning to ban all the openings of new hotels in La Serenissima. Read Full Story

U.K.: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives
London [U.K.], June 11 : The Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) has agreed to support the Conservatives on the basis of an agreement known as confidence and supply. Read Full Story

Britain to have more black, Asian, ethnic minority MPs than ever before
London [United Kingdom] June 10, : A record number of 51 black, Asian and ethnic minority MPs have been elected to the British Parliament in the 2017 General Election that was held on Thursday. Read Full Story

Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign
London [United Kingdom] June 10, : British Prime Minister Theresa May's closest advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have resigned following the Conservatives' loss in the snap general elections held on Thursday. Read Full Story

208 women MPs, a proud record for UK Parliament
London [United Kingdom] June 10, ANI: A record number of 208 women have won parliamentary seats in the 2017 general election that was held on Thursday. Read Full Story

Britain: May to form government with DUP
London [U.K.], June 10 : Outrightly rejecting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May is considering to clinch a deal with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks. Read Full Story

Theresa May to 'reflect' after losing majority in Parliament
London [U.K.], June 10 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would take time to eflect on how to move forward after a surprise snap election result left the Conservative Party without a majority in the Parliament. Read Full Story

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
London [UK], June 9 : After failing to secure a majority in the parliament in Thursday's snap general election, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to form a government with the backing of the Democratic Unionist party. Read Full Story


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