Britain

  • 18-year-old British Indian hailed as brainiest student in Britain 4 days ago

    London: An 18-year-old British Indian boy has become Britain's brightest student after getting perfect fives in all major subjects with 100 per cent score, a media report said. Asanish Kalyanasundaram, who hails from Lancahsire in northwest England, got the highest possible grades in maths, physics, chemistry, biology and critical thinking, as...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention 6 days ago

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • British man, 24, fined for pretending to be a ghost, waving his arms and shouting 'wooooo' at mourners at cemetery August 8, 2014

    London: Ghost busted! A man has been arrested and fined in the UK for pretending to be a ghost by waving his arms and shouting "wooooo" at mourners at a cemetery. Anthony Stallard, 24, had been kicking a football around in a Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth with a friend, while also...
  • People spend more time on mobile devices and TV than sleeping August 8, 2014

    London: Britons now spend more time using smartphones and tablets, watching television and listening to the radio than they do sleeping, thanks to the availability of broadband in the home and on the move, regulator Ofcom said on Thursday. Consuming media and communicating takes 11 hours and 7 minutes out of...
  • One Direction named Britain's best selling musical export August 3, 2014

    London: One Direction have been named Britain's best selling musical export for the year 2013. The band released their third album titled "Midnight Memories" in November last year and this has added to their success as it has became the year's biggest selling album worldwide. Despite releasing in November, "Midnight Memories" managed...
  • Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse July 31, 2014

    London: The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. Benjamin Herman, 79, was the personal assistant or "equerry" to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974....
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions July 31, 2014

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Watch: This spooky video captures a petrifying moment when a 'ghost' appeared in a haunted pub in Britain July 15, 2014

    A tourist was shooting a video outside one of the haunted pubs of Britain. The 763-year-old Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Britain is believed to be among the most haunted pubs in the country. The Portuguese tourist was talking about a 'crazy cider' the pub is known for...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists June 20, 2014

    Geneva: Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said today, urging London to step up its fight against the scourge. "We're concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been abducted from their families in Africa...
  • Paedophile jailed in Britain at 94 June 14, 2014

    London: A man who sexually abused a schoolgirl of his granddaughter's age in a bus driver's shack has been jailed for a year in Britain at the age of 94. He is believed to be the oldest sex offender ever to be jailed in Britain. Frederick Smith, a retired travel agent,...
  • 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell wants a daughter June 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Music mogul Simon Cowell's friend Sinitta says he is keen to have a daughter, a younger sister for his three-month-old son Eric. The 54-year-old music mogul and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed son Eric into the world in February, but his friend and former girlfriend Sinitta says that the 'X...
  • UKIP: Anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic party storms Britain’s political arena May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: This appears to be a season for electoral forces of nature around the world. While we mull over the BJP tidal wave that swept through India and Thailand tries to steady itself after a coup, Britain's polity is contemplating the 'UKIP earthquake' as it has come to be...
  • Nigerian group calls for UN sanctions on militants May 11, 2014

    Lagos: The UN Security Council must impose sanctions on the Islamic extremists that abducted more than 300 schoolgirls, a leading Nigerian rights group said on Sunday, adding that expressions of concern and condemnation are not enough. The call comes as more experts are expected in Nigeria to help in the search,...
  • British girl gets jail for attacking elderly Sikh man May 10, 2014

    London: The British teenaged girl who attacked an 80-year-old Sikh pensioner in a city centre in Britain's Coventry in 2013 has been jailed for two years by the Warwick crown court. Coral Millerchip, 20, attacked frail pensioner Joginder Singh at the city centre in August 2013, an act which was captured...
  • British, US experts join Nigeria search for girls May 10, 2014

    Lagos: The international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria was boosted on Friday when British security experts joined the Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the missing students. As the worldwide effort got underway the weakness of the Nigerian military was...
  • Indian-origin man in Britain accused of murder May 6, 2014

    London: An Indian-origin man appeared in a British magistrate's court on Monday in connection with the alleged murder of a 48-year-old man. Surjit Singh Sidhu, 48, from Huddersfield in Britain's West Yorkshire, was arrested on Friday and subsequently charged with the murder of Martin Ackroyd whose body was found in his...
  • Britain's ladies inspired by 'Game of Thrones' heroine Daenerys Targaryen May 5, 2014

    London: American fantasy drama TV series 'Game of Thrones' is back with a new season and it is apparently inspiring beauty trends. The first episode of the fourth season of the show went on air April 7 and, according to amazon.co.uk, Britain is becoming a nation of platinum blonde, strong-browed women...
  • Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo April 22, 2014

    Colombo: A 35-year-old British woman faces deportation for sporting a Buddha tattoo in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka, where disrespect of the religion by foreigners is frowned upon. The woman tourist, who has been detained, had arrived at the Colombo international airport from Mumbai on Monday morning. "She was produced before the magistrate at...
  • Ratan Tata thanks Britain for civilian honour April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Monday thanked the British government for awarding him one of its highest civilian honours, the Knight Grand Cross, in recognition for the work his group is doing in the island nation. "I am deeply touched and feel greatly honoured to receive the recognition...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids April 9, 2014

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...
  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand April 8, 2014

    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in New Zealand's capital to cheers from locals who braved windy, rainy weather to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in the fog-shrouded city of Wellington along with their baby son, George, to kick...
  • Britain come back to level Davis Cup quarters against Italy at 1-1 April 5, 2014

    Naples: Andy Murray completed a straight-sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain levelled the Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 1-1 on Saturday. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in more than three hours for a sixth straight victory over Seppi as he kept alive Britain's bid to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Naples: Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday. Andy Murray's match against Andreas Seppi was then suspended due to poor light with the British No. 1 leading...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy March 25, 2014

    London: Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy in Naples next month after being confirmed in the squad on Tuesday. The Wimbledon champion led Britain to victory in the United States in the first round and will be key to their hopes in a first...
  • The new British 1 pound coin is impossible to replicate March 22, 2014

    London: For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny 'fingerprints' that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future. A new security technology used in bank notes is being embedded into coins that is expected to help eradicate forgeries of all 1 pound...
  • British coin that is impossible to replicate March 21, 2014

    For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny 'fingerprints' that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future. A new security technology used in bank notes is being embedded into coins that is expected to help eradicate forgeries of all 1 pound coins. The...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • World's longest aircraft unveiled in Britain looks like a giant blimp (or cigars sewn together) March 6, 2014

    The world's longest aircraft has been unveiled in Britain and it looks, politely put, like a giant blimp. But don't let its ungainly shape mislead you. The aircraft, displayed at Cardington in Bedfordshire in the only hangar big enough to accommodate it, was built 100 years ago and is due...