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Activists rally for Scottish independence after Brexit vote

Glasgow - Around 3,000 people rallied in Glasgow on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish independence in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

The magic is back: Harry Potter play hits London stage

London - Harry Potter fans were buzzing with excitement Saturday ahead of the opening gala of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a stage play that imagines the fictional boy wizard as a grown-up father of three.

Bankrupt businessman hid his mansion in a shed

A fraudster in the United Kingdom who hid his mansion in a farm shed has been sentenced to jail time for drugs and money laundering offenses.

French street artist making splash with 'oil exploration'

London - French street artist Zevs is bringing his signature style indoors with an exhibition playing on the dominance of oil, which opens Friday in London.

Brazil's Lula petitions UN over corruption probe 'abuses'

London - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday filed a petition with the UN Human Rights Committee outlining alleged abuses of power in the corruption case he is embroiled in.

British MP 'deeply concerned' by appearance in China propaganda video

London - A British MP has complained about appearing in a video promoting Beijing's claims in the disputed South China Sea, saying she was "deeply concerned" that her words had been misrepresented.

Britain approves Amazon delivery drone tests

London - As the successful transport of chicken sandwich, donuts and hot coffee by an unmanned small aircraft recently made aviation history in the United States, Britain could be the next to roll out the delivery drone technology.

Iran up, U.S. down: Height study charts global health

London - South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

Original Bramley apple tree has fungal infection

Nottingham - The tree, thought to be the first to give rise to bramley apples, is dying of a fungal infection. The tree is 207 years old and it is located in Nottinghamshire, England.

Two British men jailed for pointing laser at police helicopter

Leicester - The two men were jailed after they were convicted of pointing a laser pen at a police helicopter that was searching for a missing person. The search had to be called off.

Darwin's house reveals the history of science Special

Downe - Charles Darwin was one of the founding fathers of modern science. He undertook many of his studies into natural selection at his home in Kent ("the garden of England".) Not only of scientific interest, Down House is set among some beautiful gardens.

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

Dover - British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday due to heightened entry checks by French border police.

Amnesty says Turkey coup attempt detainees being tortured

London - Human rights group Amnesty International said Sunday it had "credible evidence" of the abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's July 15 coup attempt.

Review: Unreachable starring Matt Smith mixes comedy and tension Special

London - A new play 'Unreachable' is currently running at the Royal Court Theater in London. The play features former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, and the script was unusually developed during the play's rehearsals.

Preparing for Brexit: UK faces monumental task

London - While British politicians have spent the month since the EU referendum in a whirl of resignations, recriminations and political backstabbings, civil servants have been quietly beginning the mammoth task of implementing Brexit.

A tour of England's most picturesque castle Special

Rochester - Leeds Castle is located in the county of Kent, in the oft called "garden of England." As well as being an impressive slice of history the castle is not shy in using digital technology to help to enhance the visitor experience.

Social media helps drive healthy eating choices

Birmingham - Regular exposure to healthy eating and good food choices via social media drive changes to the eating habits of people, such as consuming more fruit and vegetables and eschewing fatty food. This is according to a new study.

UK Biotech company buys 'biobank' of Sardinian DNA samples

A British biotech company is hoping that a genetic study of a population in Ogliastra, a province in eastern Sardinia, will help in our understanding of aging and diseases.

Cambridge to honour the late Syd Barrett 10 years after his death

Cambridge - Later this year, The Cambridge Film Trust will show a series of films about the legendary founder of Pink Floyd — one of the city's most famous sons — who passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006.

Corbyn launches bid to remain UK Labour Party leader

London - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launched his bid on Thursday to remain head of Britain's largest opposition party despite bitter divisions that have been deepened by the Brexit referendum.
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