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Slow-melting ice cream is here

2015-08-31 21:10

The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream.

Waves of migrants, Austrian deaths, set tone at EU-West Balkan summit

2015-08-27 16:10

Europe's migration crisis has dominated the agenda at a summit in Vienna, even as unfolding events drive home the enormity of the situation.

Qaeda denies holding UK hostage freed in Yemen

2015-08-26 19:10

Al-Qaeda says it has never held a UK hostage that the UAE says it freed from the group in Yemen.

Brits admit Big Ben's bongs wrong

2015-08-25 21:37

The British say London's famous Big Ben clock is running a few seconds slow.

UK plans to crack down on illegal migrant workers

2015-08-25 08:55

People found working illegally in England and Wales face up to six months in prison and could have their wages seized under proposals announced by the British government.

Britain says Iran too powerful to isolate

2015-08-24 20:06

Britain's foreign minister says the UK must tread carefully in its relationship with Iran.

Almost 80 000 sign UK petition for Netanyahu arrest

2015-08-24 16:09

Almost 80 000 people have signed a petition urging the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes when he visits London next month.

UK shares slump to lowest level

2015-08-24 13:29

Britain's top share index has fallen sharply, with all individual stocks in the red and miners leading the slide on growing fears of a global economic slowdown.

11 likely killed in British air show crash - police

2015-08-23 18:24

A total of 11 people are likely to have died after a vintage military plane crashed on to a busy road near an air show on the south coast of England, police say.

Petition to arrest Netanyahu gains momentum in UK

2015-08-23 15:27

With 76,000 signatures, petition calls for Israeli PM's arrest for alleged Gaza war crimes upon UK arrival in September.

 

Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial

2015-08-30 19:16

Egypt's foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over his criticism of prison sentences handed to three journalists from Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera.

UK hacker for ISIS killed in US drone strike in Syria

2015-08-27 09:19

A British hacker who US and European officials say became a top cyber expert for ISIS in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, a US source familiar with the matter says.

UK transport sex offences increase

2015-08-26 17:00

A surge in reported sex offences on Britain's public transport has resurrected the idea of women-only rail carriages on the tube.

IndyCar driver Wilson saves 6 lives

2015-08-25 20:41

The brother of late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson says he saved 6 lives by donating organs.

French woman, 4 Britons killed in Canada plane crash

2015-08-25 08:20

Six people, including a French tourist and four Britons, have died in a pontoon plane crash in Canada's Quebec province, officials say.

Death toll in British air show crash could rise to 20

2015-08-24 18:17

The number of dead in the weekend crash of a military jet taking part in an air show in Britain, could rise to 20, police say.

Police fear UK airshow death toll could rise

2015-08-24 13:42

Police say the death toll in the crash of a vintage jet fighter in southeastern England will probably rise as emergency workers clear away wreckage on the freeway where the plane went down.

Sudanese migrant who walked Channel Tunnel pleads not guilty

2015-08-24 13:23

A Sudanese migrant who walked 50km from France to Britain through the Channel Tunnel as trains rushed past, only to be caught near the British exit, has pleaded not guilty to an obscure 19th century offence.

Former SA pilot tells of shock at Shoreham jet crash

2015-08-23 17:25

A former South African pilot has told News24 of the growing concern of the crowd ahead of a catastrophic failed loop at the Shoreham Air Show.

British hostage rescued in Yemen operation

2015-08-23 12:41

A British hostage has been freed in Yemen following an operation by United Arab Emirates forces, the Foreign Office in London has announced.

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