SpaceX CEO to present plans for Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:12

SpaceX chief Elon Musk is set to unveil his ambitious plan to build a human colony on Mars, an endeavour that experts say requires tens of billions of dollars.

UK leader May accused of duplicity in run-up to Brexit vote

2016-09-25 17:50

A former senior British government official says Prime Minister Theresa May undermined her predecessor, David Cameron, in the run-up to Britain's June 23 referendum to leave the European Union.

Corbyn re-elected as UK Labour leader after bitter fight

2016-09-24 13:40

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected British Labour leader, seeing off a challenge from his MPs but leaving the opposition party deeply divided, with its very future in question.

Experts see few paths for planet-saving climate goal

2016-09-22 19:41

The global target to prevent climate catastrophe, crafted at a landmark summit last year in Paris, will be very difficult if not impossible to hit, say some of the world's top scientists.

Bob Skinstad: Global citizen now expanding his business horizons in London

2016-09-21 09:54

Bob Skinstad has successfully converted his career from the playing fields to the boardroom. He talks to Alec Hogg about leadership, global citizenship and South Africa.

Work starts on wall near Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp

2016-09-20 16:26

Building work has begun on a wall to protect the port in the northern French city of Calais from repeated attempts by migrants to stow away on trucks heading for Britain.

Man arrested at Heathrow under terrorism laws

2016-09-18 21:30

British police say officers have arrested a 39-year-old man at London's Heathrow Airport under terrorism laws.

Refugee supporters march through London

2016-09-17 19:35

About 20 000 pro-refugee demonstrators have paraded through London to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the migrant crisis.

UK Defense officials sorry for 2003 drowning of Iraqi teen

2016-09-16 15:57

Britain's Ministry of Defense has apologised for the 2003 death of an Iraqi teen who drowned after being forced into a canal by four British soldiers.

Security prompts Britain to close Turkish embassy for day

2016-09-15 22:52

Britain says it's embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara will be closed for security reasons.


Worst surge of bombing in years hits Aleppo

2016-09-25 19:05

The UN Security Council has met for urgent talks as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

UK police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo 'hack'

2016-09-24 20:03

Scotland Yard has been investigating after reports that 3 000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William, and someone has been trying to sell them.

UK plans to trigger Brexit process in early 2017 – Johnson

2016-09-23 13:18

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.

UK quiz show champion arrested on suspicion of murder

2016-09-22 16:35

A quiz-show champion who has appeared on the long-running BBC show Eggheads has been arrested on suspicion of committing murder in the Netherlands.

Leftist teddy bears? Corbyn group launches kids' wing

2016-09-20 20:12

Young backers of leftist British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are being encouraged to bring their teddy bears to the party's annual conference as part of a series of political activities for children.

Would you accept a job if it came with a company car?

2016-09-20 12:49

A company car is the one of the most desirable employment benefits for young workers, according to a study.

Transgender becomes UK first female combat soldier

2016-09-17 20:16

A transgender soldier is set to become Britain's first female to serve on the frontline, a UK newspaper reports.

Train derails after heavy thunderstorms pound England

2016-09-16 17:59

A London-bound passenger train has hit a landslip triggered by heavy rain and derailed, causing no injuries but sparking major travel disruption.

Typical car salesman: Ever feel like you're getting ripped off?

This comedy sketch between a car salesman and a prospective buyer is hilarious.

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Global displaced made poor countries' burden - World Bank

2016-09-15 21:01

The overwhelming majority of the world's displaced people, a burgeoning population fed by longterm conflicts, are hosted by developing countries, according to a report released by the World Bank.

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