Knife attacker slashes man in London metro 'terror incident'
2015-12-06 07:41:24 UTC
A man wielding a knife slashed a man in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming "this is for Syria", before police used a stun gun to detain him in what they described as a terrorist incident.
A pool of blood near the ticket barriers at the Leytonstone Underground statio...
British bombers made their first strikes on ISIS targets in Syria
2015-12-03 08:18:34 UTC
British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain's parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said.
Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said...
Tony Blair says he's sorry for "mistakes" made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003
2015-10-25 08:32:43 UTC
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he's sorry for "mistakes" made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, but he doesn't regret bringing down dictator Saddam Hussein.
"I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had u...
Why is Tony Blair so unpopular?
2015-08-11 19:58:11 UTC
<h5><i>President George W Bush giving Tony Blair the presidential medal of freedom in the White House in 2009.<hr></h5></i>Tony Blair won the British general election in May 1997, with a landslide victory against the discredited Conservative government, won again with a landslide in 2001, and won...
Russia and China cracked Snowden's files
2015-06-14 07:47:56 UTC
UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have access to classified information which reveals how they operate, a senior government source has told the BBC.
According to the <a href="http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/">Sunday Times</a>, Moscow and Beijing have deci...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a transplant list since September 2014. But she deci...
Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.
Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack.
The results from 582 people, presented at the American Society...
Referendum: Ireland says Yes to same-sex marriage
2015-05-23 18:01:36 UTC
Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights.
Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand p...
UK: David Cameron won a stunning election victory
2015-05-08 17:12:39 UTC
British Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades and winning a clear majority that left his Labour opponents in tatters.
The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a result that reversed n...
Warning of high air pollution levels in UK
2015-04-10 08:27:01 UTC
LONDON - Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings.
The conditions are set to create a build-up of local pollutants from sources such as traffic fumes, combined with pollution from the continent and Saharan dust from the south.
Police Get More Time To Question Syria Suspects
2015-04-05 08:34:53 UTC
Police have been given more time to question six people arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
The five men and one woman were detained around 8am on Friday in the port's departure area.
Officers now have until 8am next Friday to charge or release them, or apply...
UK investigators to examine MH17 flight data
2014-07-24 06:57:29 UTC
UK investigators are to start examining the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch in Farnborough will start the process almost a week after the plane crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Whitehall sources, meanwhile, say information show...
JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in history.
The novelist, who has written two whodu...
Barcelona close in on Luis Suárez with £70m cash bid to Liverpool
2014-07-03 17:46:31 UTC
Luis Suárez is close to sealing his preferred move to Barcelona after the Catalan club held a “productive” first meeting with Liverpool and offered around £70m for the controversial forward.
Barcelona’s determination to clinch a deal for the Uruguayan was confirmed during talks between their d...
Kate Middleton and Prince William's Emotional moments at Wimbledon
2014-07-03 05:26:18 UTC
Stop whatever you are doing, and take a few moments right now to just revel in this glorious picture of Kate and William at Wimbledon. This image will no doubt be studied for decades to come, and will presumably be placed on stamps, splashed on billboards, and tattooed on bodies across the globe....
UK social media snooping 'is legal'
2014-06-18 06:34:08 UTC
The true extent of the government's interception of Google, Facebook and Twitter – including private messages between British citizens – has been officially confirmed for the first time.
The government's most senior security official, Charles Farr, detailed how searches on Google, Facebook, Tw...
British "in/out" referendum threat - Bluff or gambit?
2014-06-10 00:44:54 UTC
"It certainly should not be expected that we discuss personnel issues here," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on arrival in Sweden on Monday evening.
The Swedish government similarly said that the "nomination problem" for the top job in the European Commission would not be solved before the next EU...
Paralysed woman walks with robotic skeleton - video
2014-06-01 17:32:28 UTC
Sophie Morgan, who was paralysed from the chest down when she was 18, tries out a robotic skeleton which has allowed her to walk for the first time in 11 years.
The machine, called Rex, is being made available in the UK after being used for paralysed people in the US and New Zealand. Morgan s...
Prince Charles compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler
2014-05-22 05:53:52 UTC
Prince Charles's aides can hardly have expected camera crews camped outside Clarence House when they waved him off to Canada on the latest of his official overseas tours.
But as their boss's unguarded remarks to a Jewish museum volunteer in Halifax, Nova Scotia - in which he allegedly compared...
Abu Hamza guilty of terror charges at New York trial
2014-05-19 23:01:46 UTC
Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric notorious for hate-filled sermons, was facing life in a top-security US prison on Monday after being convicted of all charges after a five-week terrorism trial in New York.
The Egyptian-born cleric, 56, who was an imam at the Finsbury Park mosque...
Could Boris Johnson be UK PM and then US president?
2014-05-13 15:56:56 UTC
Boris Johnson has renewed his US passport. It might seem fanciful but could he possibly become UK prime minister and then US president, asks Tom de Castella.
Boris Johnson renewed his US passport in November 2012, the London Mayor's aides have confirmed. The news came as a surprise to some. In...
Call To Action: 'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep
2014-05-16 20:26:48 UTC
Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".
They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously.
Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have all been linked ...
The president of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams freed without charge
2014-05-04 19:19:42 UTC
Gerry Adams has been released without charge from a Northern Ireland police station but a file on him will be sent to the public prosecution service, it has emerged.
The Sinn Féin president was released at 5.45pm on Sunday from the serious crimes suite at Antrim police station.
He was being...
Sinn Féin could win three seats in European election
2014-05-04 05:19:07 UTC
Sinn Féin is in contention to win three of the Irish Republic's 11 seats in the European parliament, a poll showed on Saturday, before an election the party says the arrest of leader Gerry Adams was timed to disrupt.
Northern Ireland police extended the detention of Adams by another two days o...
Gerry Adams remains in custody over McConville murder
2014-05-01 09:23:12 UTC
<h3>Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.</h3>Mr Adams has spent the night in custody after going to Antrim police station, where he was arrested.
Speaking before his detention on Wednesday even...