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K-pop phenomenon BTS first Korean act to top UK chart

London - K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first Korean act to top Britain's album chart.

Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland unrest

Derry - A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

Woman shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

London - A woman has been shot dead during riots in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland and the killing is being treated as a terrorist incident, police said Friday, following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

David Attenborough issues starkest warning yet on climate change

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has issued a stark warning over the threat faced by the planet from climate change, ahead of his new BBC television series about the environmental changes affecting our planet.

Extinction Rebellion: the green movement with global ambitions

London - Activists climb atop buses, glue themselves to buildings and block traffic as Extinction Rebellion expands its campaign of civil disobedience.

Prince William visit set to 'bring comfort' to Christchurch

London - Britain's Prince William will "bring comfort" to survivors of last month's Christchurch massacre when he visits the city next week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.

UK to roll out age checks for porn in world first

London - Britain in July is set to become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography, the government said on Wednesday.

Skill shortage could hold up Notre Dame rebuild: UK architect

London - One of the architects who helped restore Windsor Castle after a devastating fire said a shortage of craftsmen could hold up the reconstruction of Notre-Dame.

Is it time to ban social media 'likes' for children?

London - Due to the prevalence of cyberbullying and concerns over data privacy, campaigners have proposed blocking young people from 'liking' or 'disliking' posts on social media. This has been picked up by the U.K. government, which is proposing new restrictions.

'Pillars of Earth' author Follett mourns Notre-Dame

London - The author of what may be the world's most popular book about a cathedral told AFP that watching Notre-Dame being eaten up by flames made him feel like someone was dying.

Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

London - Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday.

Pelosi warns Democrats of liberal 'menace' ahead of 2020 vote

London - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday her Democratic Party must avoid the "menace" of liberal policies pushed by rising political stars if it wants to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Climate demonstrators block London roads

London - Climate change protesters brought a bridge in London to a standstill on Monday and blocked major roads in the capital, kicking off days of planned civil disobedience events in cities around the world.

European politicians protest outside Assange's London jail

London - German and Spanish lawmakers protested against Julian Assange's detention on Monday, gathering outside a London prison to urge Britain and the EU to prevent his extradition to the United States.

Selected UK cows already sporting 5G devices

While the rollout of 5G in the US is scattered in a few places, the 5G wireless feed is already in place for several herds of cows in the United Kingdom.

Ecuador president defends Assange asylum withdrawal

London - Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Sunday defended his decision to overturn Julian Assange's asylum status, claiming in an interview with the Guardian newspaper that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "centre for spying" in Ecuador's London e...

UK opposition Labour Party demands PM stop extradition of Assange

London - In the UK, the opposition Labour Party wants the government to halt the extradition to the US of Julian Assange Wikileaks founder. He faces charges there related to his work with Chelsea Manning a whistle-blower revealing brutal US actions in Iraq etc.

MPs urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

London - More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

Edinburgh - With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland's government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize -- independence.

Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange languished Friday in a British jail at the outset of a likely lengthy extradition battle following the dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy.
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