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Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on highway

2017-07-20 19:53

Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames.

Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

2017-07-17 18:41

Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something unexpected, 27 contact lenses in one eye.

UK's Jeremy Corbyn: Halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

2017-07-01 13:18

Labour Party leader calls for halt of arms sales to Riyadh, says UK wants 'peace process in Yemen, not Saudi invasion'.

First female captain a real change of the guard in London

2017-06-26 19:30

Megan Couto became the first female officer to command the troops protecting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, as a Canadian battalion took over guard duties.

Shock election may delay Brexit talks, soften tone: experts

2017-06-09 15:13

With Brexit talks due to begin in just over a week, Britain's shock election results may soften the government's strategy - if there is even a government formed to negotiate in Brussels by then.

Britain's Corbyn calls for May to quit after election losses

2017-06-09 05:03

British Prime Minister Theresa May should step down after losses for her Conservative Party in the general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

London attack: What we know so far

2017-06-05 08:01

Seven people were killed in a terror attack in London when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three assailants went on a stabbing spree.

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

Photos show Manchester bomb designed for maximum damage

2017-05-25 09:53

The bomb used in the Manchester attack Monday packed a powerful charge together with a shrapnel of nuts and screws meticulously arranged for maximum damage, according to photographs published by the New York Times.

Britain raises terror threat level to maximum after concert carnage

2017-05-24 06:32

Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.

 

London fire survivors heckle authorities at tense meeting

2017-07-20 06:09

Survivors of last month's deadly tower block inferno in London packed a tense meeting on Wednesday and heckled the new leader of the local authority that has been attacked for its handling of the disaster.

More clouds gather over British economy

2017-07-07 18:13

A raft of disappointing British economic data reinforces concerns that the slowdown has broadened across sectors and extended into the second quarter of the year.

UK Treasury chief: Keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe

2017-06-27 17:31

Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union.

May's Conservatives sign power deal with Northern Ireland's DUP

2017-06-26 12:51

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives signed a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party that will allow them to govern after losing their majority in a general election this month.

A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

2017-06-09 07:25

An exit poll following Britain's general election on Thursday suggested the country could be heading for a "hung parliament", in which no party has an overall majority.

British election: what you need to know

2017-06-05 15:40

Marred by two terror attacks during the campaign, Britain's snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom's future as it leaves the European Union.

Donors give thousands to buy Manchester heroes a drink

2017-05-28 15:22

Edmund Hall knows that alcohol "isn't the answer" to trauma, but after the deadly Manchester bombing he felt the least he could do was buy emergency service workers a drink.

Britain 'furious' over US leaks on Manchester attack

2017-05-25 13:43

"Furious" British officials scolded their US counterparts on Wednesday following repeated leaks of shared material about the investigation into the deadly Manchester terror attack.

Manchester bomber was 'likely' acting with others

2017-05-24 13:57

The attack on a Manchester pop concert that killed 22 people was "likely" the work of more than one person, British interior minister Amber Rudd said.

Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief: diplomats

2017-05-23 21:38

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the World Health Organisation, diplomats have said.

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