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North Korea tells UK to 'stop the provocation' over hair dresser's Kim Jong-un poster

Karim Nabbach and Kim Jong-un

North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong-un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop...

Northern Ireland crimes should be left unsolved, urges former UK minister

Peter Hain, a former Northern Ireland Secretary and a member of Britain's opposition Labour Party.

Kylie MacLellan Peter Hain says amnesty is vital if Northern Ireland is to stop being 'stalked' by the violence in its past.

UK honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani flown back to South Africa

Shrien Dewani arrives for a 2011 appearance at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London.

The businessman accused of arranging for his new bride to be murdered during their honeymoon in Cape Town was flown back to South Africa on Monday night after more than three years of trying to avoid...

Elton John to marry partner as UK legalises gay marriage

British singer Elton John will marry long-time partner David Furnish now that Britain's legalisation of gay marriage has been put into effect, the singer said in an interview on Monday.

UK coroner open verdict on death of Russian oligarch Berezovsky

Toby Melville A British coroner has said he could not be sure if exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky killed himself at his former wife's British home or was the victim of foul play.

UK police face new probe over 1993 murder

Two decades after the racist murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence shook Britain, the government has ordered a second major inquiry into the role of the police following "profoundly shocking" new...

Richard III faces fresh battle in UK court

The remains found in Leicester have been declared

Supporters of the infamous tyrant, who was buried without ceremony in the Midlands after being killed during the World of the Roses, are fighting to have his remains shifted to northern England.

Suspicious packages sent to UK army centres

Army bomb disposal units have been brought in to investigate suspicious packages that were sent to army centres in the UK.

London: Bomb-disposal teams have been dispatched and streets cordoned off after suspicious packages were sent to several British Army recruitment offices in southern England.

UK man leaves Singapore after poor remark

A Singapore-based British wealth adviser who set off a firestorm by publicly insulting Singaporeans who have to rely on public transport has 'parted ways' with his former employer, the firm says.

Missy the raccoon digs her way out of a UK zoo

Rocky raccoon misses his partner Missy after she broke out of a Somerset zoo (Missy and Rocky not pictured here).

Zoo keepers searching for Missy say her partner Rocky raccoon is 'extremely upset' by her departure.

UK floods: Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help

Amid rising anger from local residents and forecasts of more rain, the British government sent military officials to south-west England on Thursday to help deal with floodwaters that have turned...

UK bars entry to French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala accused of anti-Semitism

Controversial French humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala gestures as he delivers a speech prior to the screening of his movie 'Antisemite' (Anti-Semitism).

Britain said on Monday it had banned a French comedian accused of anti-Semitism, saying he would not be allowed to enter the country for public policy and security reasons.

Storms hit south west of UK

Spectators watch as waves break over the harbour wall at Porthcawl.

High tides combined with gale force winds and further heavy rain mean some parts of the UK are bracing themselves for more flooding.

Rebekah Brooks prepares to testify in UK hacking trial

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper unit, arrived in court on Wednesday as she prepared to take the stand in the phone-hacking trial.

Accused IRA man to walk free after UK 'promise'

Emily Pennink A man charged over the IRA's killing of four soldiers in London's Hyde Park in 1982 has been freed from custody after a judge ruled that he had received secret British assurances that he wouldn't be...

UK should auction off visas - with a reserve of $4.6m, says advisory panel

Welcome to the UK: One hundred

Kitty Donaldson London: UK Home Secretary Theresa May should set up a new "premium" route for wealthy investors, with 100 visas a year auctioned off at a reserve price of £2.5 million pounds ($4.

Obese children removed from UK families

More than 20 children in Britain have reportedly been put into care in the past five years because they are morbidly obese.

800,000-year-old footprints found in the UK

Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in the UK, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa, scientists say.

Penguins get 'happy pills' in soaking UK

After weeks of rain and wind in England, miserable penguins at a marine park are being fed anti-depressants to cheer them up.

Argentine anger at UK minister's Falklands visit

Andrew Osborn The British government minister responsible for the Falkland Islands began his first visit to the contested territory on Monday and an angry Argentina accused him of high-handed colonialism.