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Terrorists undergoing compulsory deradicalisation course triples in UK

The Desistance and Disengagement Programme (DDP) has been running since October 2016 as part of UK's wider counter-terrorism strategy named Contest and is aimed at all terrorism and terrorism-related offenders released from prison or those returning from war-zones.

Before moving out, Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ reveals London base

GCHQ, which gathers communications from around the world to identify and disrupt threats to Britain, only revealed the Palmer Street address, its London home for 66 years, after moving out.


Explained: UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit and Theresa May, what next?

British politicians are divided over Brexit, but they agree that the process is in a mess — and many blame Theresa May, who has refused to consider alternatives to her deal and failed to win changes to the agreement from the EU.

UK: Two minor Indian-origin boys killed in speeding car crash in Wolverhampton

Paramedics arrived within five minutes of the first emergency call and found members of the public desperately trying to save the two boys.

Major London underground station briefly shut after false alarm

Kings Cross St Pancras underground station, an interchange that serves two long-distance rail stations, closed for about half an hour after reports a fire had broken out.

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that "appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened." Officials say the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command "is treating the incidents as a linked series."


Flights at Dubai airport temporarily grounded over 'suspected drone activity'

Flights were suspended for over half an hour, from local time 10:13 (06:13 GMT) to 10:45.

London Zoo: First date for 2 rare tigers ends in death

When the matchmakers believed that the time and the place were right — Friday at London Zoo — the rare Sumatran tiger called Asim and a female named Melati were put in the same enclosure to be potential mates.

Scientists 'sew' with just sound waves

Scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK and Universidad Publica De Navarra in Spain attached two millimetric polystyrene spheres to a piece of thread and used the acoustic tweezers to "sew" the thread into a piece of fabric.

Hot air balloons to fill the London skyline soon

The regatta was planned to be held around the first week of June and July, however, due to adverse weather condition, it was postponed until November 25 and December 2.

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Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out?

As London's famous clock tower gets a face-lift and the bongs of the massive bell tower gets silenced for four years starting August 21, here are a few facts surrounding the chimes of Big Ben.


Trooping the colour: Britain celebrates Queen's 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace

The royal couple led the family onto the palace balcony to wave to the throngs as Royal Air Force jets and some vintage World War II planes fly overhead.

London Subway Strike: Commuters rush to bus stops, train stations and cycle stands

As London Underground shuts down, commuters try to cope with strike by travelling in buses and cycles.

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Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.