Madeleine McCann may have been victim of serial offender: police

Madeleine McCann may have been among the victims of a series of sexual assaults on British children in Portugal, probably carried out by a single offender around the time she went missing seven years...

Phone hacking trial: Andy Coulson says reporter's arrest was 'shocking', but denies cover-up

Former editor of the News of the World Andy Coulson leaves the Old Bailey courthouse in London.

Emily Pennink Former Murdoch editor and British PM spin doctor describes what happened when police swooped into the News of the World newsroom.

After Sandy Hook: why the US gun lobby wants weapon controls relaxed

The song by American country singer Justin Moore blasts from two speakers placed either side of a beige canopy: ''Guns, whether Remingtons and Glocks/Come on man it ain't like I'm a slingin' 'em on...

London skeletons yield clues to Black Death


He was breast-fed as a baby, moved to London from another part of England, had bad tooth decay in childhood, grew up to work as a laborer and died in early adulthood from the bubonic plague that...

John Kerry arrives in London for meeting with Sergei Lavrov over Ukraine

John Kerry leaves Number 10 Downing Street after meeting the British Prime Minister.

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in London to press his Russian counterpart to halt a takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula after clashes killed one person and injured dozens in the...

London South Bank University's research pub

London South Bank University's research pub is the first of its kind. It is a 'fake' pub situated within the School of Psychology at London South Bank University, and features beer taps, a fruit...

Support for Scottish independence rises after London warns on pound

Belinda Goldsmith Support for Scottish independence has risen after Britain's three main political parties warned the Scots they would not be able to keep the pound if they left the United Kingdom, the first opinion...

Tube strike disrupts millions in London

A passenger waits for a tube train that did not arrive on an empty platform during rush hour at Oxford Circus underground station in London.

Millions of commuters in London have faced delay and disruption after Tube staff went on strike over plans to close ticket offices on the subway train system.

Three 'slave' women held for 30 years rescued from London house

Aneeta Prem, founder of Freedom Charity

Nick Miller Three women enslaved for 30 years have been rescued from a house in London including one who has spent her entire life in domestic servitude, police said on Thursday.

London women kept as slaves were 'brainwashed'

Aneeta Prem

Gordon Rayner Three women kept as slaves for more than 30 years in a London house were held by ''invisible handcuffs'' because of the fear instilled in them by their captors, according to police.

London Zoo stocktake

Animals line up for London Zoo stocktake

All present and accounted for ... Kumbuka, a Western Lowland gorilla, in his enclosure during London Zoo's annual stocktake of animals.

From tiny leafcutter ants to huge silverback gorillas, the animals at London Zoo line up to be counted during the compulsory annual stock take.

Zanzibar acid attack victims return to London

Zanzibar acid burn victims Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup (left).

Two teenage victims of an acid attack in Zanzibar were being treated in a specialist burns unit in London on Friday as police were ordered to arrest a radical Islamic preacher suspected of inspiring...

London's car-frying skyscraper, the Walkie Talkie, turns up heat on developers

Sunlight is reflected from the Walkie Talkie tower in London

Tom Bill and Belinda Goldsmith A new London skyscraper that reflects sunlight at an intensity capable of melting parts of a car became the latest attraction in the city's financial district on Tuesday as the developers acted to...

Terror in London: UK 'soldier' hacked to death in street

London terror suspect.

Nick Miller British police have shot and wounded two men after a man thought to be a serving soldier was killed outside a London barracks, in what eyewitnesses described as an attempted beheading.

Greenpeace activists climb London's Shard

Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard.

Six Greenpeace activists began climbing London's Shard on Thursday to protest against drilling by oil giant Shell in the Arctic.

Britons mourn soldier killed on London street

Lyn, mother of Fusilier Lee Rigby, weeps.

Costas Pitas Hundreds of Britons turned out on Thursday to mourn Lee Rigby, a soldier whose murder on a London street made international headlines in May and heightened community tensions in parts of Britain.

London mayor calls for closure of Heathrow Airport

Boris Johnson

Kari Lundgren Boris Johnson says he will submit proposals to close Europe's busiest airport.

London-Beijing tiff could cost UK billions

dalai lama

Malcolm Moore and James Quinn David Cameron has effectively been barred from visiting China because Beijing is so angry at the Prime Minister for meeting the Dalai Lama last year.

Irishman charged with 1982 London bombing

A Household Cavalry horse tosses its head.

A man has been charged over a notorious IRA bombing in London in 1982 which killed four British soldiers on ceremonial duty.

Terror in London

A police forensics officer investigates a crime scene where one man was killed in Woolwich, southeast London May 22, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting of his government's emergency Cobra security committee after the killing of a man in south London, his office said on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A man believed to be a serving British soldier was brutally murdered Wednesday near a London barracks in what Prime Minister David Cameron said appeared to be a terrorist attack.