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Gordon Brown enters the battle for Scotland

Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence.

Rupert Murdoch lied under oath to inquiry, says Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown at the Leveson inquiry.

Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has lambasted Rupert Murdoch before Britain's media ethics inquiry, claiming the media mogul lied under oath to the inquiry and saying a Murdoch tabloid had...

Gordon Brown visits Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised British troops 200 new patrol vehicles during an unannounced visit to southern Afghanistan.

Gordon Brown in 'bigot' gaffe

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UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises after a microphone catches him attacking a pensioner he had just met on the campaign trail.

Gordon Brown steps down

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Gordon Brown announces his intention to resign in a bid to keep the Labour Party in power.

British Labour man Tony Benn dies aged 88

The stalwart of the British left is remembered for renouncing his aristocratic title and winning respect across the political spectrum.

'Giant of history': Quotes from leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial

'Man of the people': Nelson Mandela remembered.

World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Alan Turing, who broke Enigma code in World War II, pardoned by Queen over conviction for homosexuality

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Britain has granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who killed himself after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.

Nelson Mandela's family speaks

South African icon Nelson Mandela.

Aislinn Laing NELSON MANDELA'S family spoke for the first time yesterday of their "grave sadness" at his death, saying they and the world had "lost a great man" who acted as a moral guide and an inspiration to...

Nelson Mandela's memorial service expanded to fit 200,000 people

Paying tribute: Outside the Houghton, Johannesburg, home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

Rene Vollgraaff, Janice Kew, Robert Brand South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people as ordinary citizens to heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.

Plea to overturn Turing's homosexuality conviction

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Nick Collins Alan Turing, the Enigma code-breaker, should be posthumously pardoned for his historic conviction for homosexuality, Stephen Hawking and other leading scientists are urging.

Pakistan's Malala back at school for first time

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has returned to school for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls' education.

Rising UK party spooks rivals over immigration

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Anthony Faiola For the United Kingdom Independence Party, defeat has never looked this much like victory.

Britain farewells Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher.

Nick Miller Britain has said farewell to Margaret Thatcher in a ceremony doused in tradition and bookmarked by the hymns and poems of the patriots.

Britain farewells Iron Lady

Nick Miller Britain has said farewell to Margaret Thatcher on a grey London day in a £10 million ceremony drenched in tradition and bookmarked by the hymns and poems of the patriots.

Teen shot by Taliban to address UN on birthday

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai is pictured holding a backpack in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2013 before returning to school for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education. The 15-year-old said she had

LONDON: Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, will make her first public speech on her 16th birthday in New York, the office of Britain's former prime...

Murdoch split: the denial that unleashed the story

News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, seeking to end a marriage that had been irretrievably broken for more than six months, according to his spokesman.

Nick O'Malley As far as denials of burning hot stories go, the first one to come out of Tony Blair's office was not that prudent.

Malala speaks out: Taliban attack 'cowardly'

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, has denounced an attack on a bus carrying female students in Quetta as "cowardly".

Come in spinner

Alastair Campbell

Michael Shmith Alastair Campbell, the man who helped Tony Blair win three elections, left Downing Street a decade ago. But the master of spin is as busy as ever and never short of an opinion.

Malaysia denies entry to journalist

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak

Gerry Mullany Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a leading opposition journalist who is the sister-in-law of Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister.