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Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

London - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

London - A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.

Investing in the next generation of technologists

Manchester - German technology giant Siemens has partnered with Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry to invest in the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years married

London - He accepted living in her shadow. She forgave his periodic gaffes.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on November 20, marking 70 years since they married in the splendour of Westminster Abbey.

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall coastal village

Newquay - In his long wait to become Britain's king, Prince Charles has pursued his passion for architecture. His latest brainchild is a new neighbourhood in a deprived area of Cornwall in England's southwestern corner.

UN head warns on rights, stereotypes in terror fight

London - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned governments Thursday to remember their rights and obligations when tackling terrorism -- and rounded on the media for "demonising" minorities.

UK denies link between £400m debt to Iran and prisoner

London - Britain on Thursday denied any link between a longstanding debt of £400 million ($530 million, 450 million euros) to Iran and the fate of a British woman jailed in Tehran, after a report cited diplomats saying the money could help secure her release.

UK voices hope but warns against new 'tyrant' in Zimbabwe

London - Britain on Wednesday expressed cautious optimism after the military took control of Zimbabwe, but warned against any transition "from one unelected tyrant to the next".

'Mutineers' hit back as tensions rise over Brexit bill

London - Lawmakers from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party reacted angrily Wednesday after a newspaper labelled them "mutineers" for challenging the government's Brexit legislation, saying they would only fight harder.

UK cyber security chief blames Russia for hacker attacks

London - Russia has launched cyber attacks on the UK media, telecoms and energy sectors in the past year, Britain's cyber security chief said Wednesday, amid reports of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum.

Attacks targeted more countries in 2016 but fewer killed: report

London - The number of people killed in extremist attacks declined for the second successive year in 2016 but more countries were affected, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released Wednesday.

Uncle of Duchess of Cambridge pleads guilty to punching wife in the face

London - The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's uncle pleaded guilty in a British court on Tuesday to punching his wife in the face during a drunken argument last month.

UK Govt wins first votes to amend key Brexit bill in Parliament

London - Britain's government survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill on Tuesday evening, as MPs began voting on various amendments tabled on the landmark legislation.

British MPs warn of 'catastrophic' customs failure after Brexit

London - Britain's customs system needs extra funding to prepare for an expected five-fold increase in work after Brexit, a group of MPs said on Tuesday, warning that failure to adapt in time would be "catastrophic".

Embattled PM embarks on parliamentary Brexit clash

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May begins a major parliamentary battle over Brexit on Tuesday, facing competing demands by MPs to change her strategy as tensions rise among her scandal-hit ministers.

Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West: British PM

London - Russia will not succeed in efforts to sow discord in the West, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

'Viable' pipe bomb found in Northern Ireland town: police

London - A viable pipe bomb was found near a war memorial in the Northern Irish town Omagh ahead of a Remembrance Sunday parade, police confirmed.

Britain's Queen steps down from Remembrance Sunday role

London - Queen Elizabeth II took a significant step back from official duties on Sunday, leaving heir to the throne Prince Charles to lay a tribute to Britain's war dead on her behalf.

BBC pulls drama after rape claims against star Westwick

London - The BBC announced Friday it was pulling an Agatha Christie drama from its Christmas schedule after rape allegations were made against one of its stars, British actor Ed Westwick.

Peace brings hope for Colombia's biodiversity: Santos

London - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday hailed his country's peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group as a chance to preserve his country's biodiversity after decades of violence.
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