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2 further arrests in London terror attack

2017-03-24 10:47

London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

ISIS claims London attack, agency says

2017-03-23 15:47

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in London, the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organisation said.

British police arrest seven in raids over deadly London attack

2017-03-23 10:29

British police arrested a number of people in a raid on a property in Birmingham just hours after the deadly attacks in London, news reports said.

Britain to trigger Brexit process next week

2017-03-20 14:24

Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signalling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

2017-03-17 12:26

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage.

Mobility scooter man (92) stopped on UK motorway

2017-03-06 12:26

A 92-year-old man was stopped by British police for driving his mobility scooter on a busy motorway.

British foreign secretary: Gambia to return to Commonwealth

2017-02-15 16:01

Gambia will soon return to the Commonwealth under its new government, Britain's foreign secretary says after meeting with President Adama Barrow and pledging London's support for this small west African country.

Tanzania to seek German reparations over colonial acts

2017-02-08 21:36

Tanzania's government is considering legal action to force former coloniser Germany to pay reparations for alleged atrocities committed over a century ago, says the country's defence minister.

Trump UK visit plans put queen in 'difficult position'

2017-01-31 16:33

The British government is holding fast to plans to invite President Donald Trump for a state visit even as protests about the invitation mount

Sudanese Jews recall long-lost world with nostalgia

2017-01-26 16:27

Sudan's Jews once made up the smallest Jewish community in the Middle East, a close-knit group of 1 000 people who enjoyed warm relations with their Muslim neighbours.

 

London attacker: 'A nice guy' turned extremist

2017-03-24 06:37

The man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in the deadly assault outside Britain's parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.

British parliament attack: What we know

2017-03-23 12:06

Three people were killed in an "Islamist-related" attack in the heart of London when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead.

Death toll rises to 3 in terror attack at British Parliament

2017-03-23 08:47

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

Trump defiant over wiretap row with Britain

2017-03-18 08:04

President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

Parliament backs Brexit bill as Scotland bids to break away

2017-03-14 06:29

Parliament gave its approval for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain's withdrawal from the EU, even as Scotland signalled its opposition by announcing plans for a fresh independence vote.

Five teenagers arrested in London on terrorism charges

2017-02-21 13:17

Five teenagers were arrested in London on terrorism charges following a series of raids, police said.

Britain's Boris Johnson renounces US citizenship

2017-02-09 09:33

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who was born in New York, has renounced his US citizenship, according to a United States Treasury Department document.

Queen's 65-year reign a milestone in a record-breaking life

2017-02-06 23:16

Queen Elizabeth II has marked her Sapphire Jubilee, becoming the first British monarch to reign for 65 years. Here are some other significant numbers about her record-breaking life and reign:

In need of allies, Trump and Britain's Theresa May to meet

2017-01-27 16:29

Donald Trump is set to meet his first world leader, Britain's Theresa May, since taking office.

Brexit: What we know

2017-01-22 13:36

Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

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