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January 04, 2018

Englands Morgan blasts a record 17 sixes against Afghanistan

England captain Eoin Morgan smashed his way into the record books, blasting 17 sixes - the most in a one-day international cricket innings - on his way to 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan at the Cricket World Cup..

Britain urged to remain financially competitive post Brexit

Britains government is committed to doing whatever it can to keep its financial sector competitive after Brexit, according to financial services minister John Glen..

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to step down

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997..

US says to send more troops to the Middle East cites Iran threats

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran..

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become new PM

Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest..

Bangladesh claim victory over the West Indies

Victory leaves Bangladesh fifth in the World Cup standings..

Humanitarian aid package announced for Afghanistan

Stewart and Ghani have held meetings in London.

Hancock gives his backing to Johnson

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson "as the best candidate" to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister..

Woodland claims victory in US Open

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach..

PM to introduce mental health training

Teachers will be trained in how to spot the signs of mental health issues, under a new prevention plan unveiled by the Prime Minister..

Fury enjoys comfortable win in Las Vegas

British heavyweight Tyson Fury made quick work of German opponent Tom Schwarz with a dominant second round win in Las Vegas..

Trump calls London Mayor a national disgrace

Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse".

UK backs US in blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks

The Government has joined the United States in blaming Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. .

England reach last 16 after beating Argentina

Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the womens World Cup..

People with hidden disabilities eligible for blue badges

People with hidden disabilities will soon be able to access Blue Badge parking permits..

England cruise to World Cup win over Windies

Joe Roots classy unbeaten century led England to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over West Indies in a one-sided Cricket World Cup match in Southampton..

Umunna defects to the Lib Dems

Former Labour Party politician, Chuka Umunna, said he had joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats..

Hammond questions his political future

Chancellor Philip Hammond said he would not serve under a prime minister who was prepared to leave the European Union without a deal..

High court sets Assanges US extradition hearing for February 2020

The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a London court ruled on Friday..

UK reflects 2 years after Grenfell blaze

On the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell fire on Friday - Britains worst blaze in decades in which at least 72 people died - many people expressed grief and frustration over the failure to improve safety in social housing..

Solar company says UK needs new policies to meet 2050 carbon target

Solar power could help Britain achieve its new climate goal more efficiently than many politicians realise if the government adopts policies to unlock faster growth, a leading solar company said on Thursday, citing new research..

US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Iran rejects assertion

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation..

Former Labour Party politician Umunna joins UKs Liberal Democrats

A prominent former Labour Party politician, Chuka Umunna, said on Thursday he had joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, barely a week after he quit a new political grouping he had jointly formed months earlier to block Brexit..

Johnson has clear lead after first round of voting

Boris Johnson won by far the most support from Conservative Party MPs in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May..

Javid unhappy over Trump banquet snub

Sajid Javid, one of the candidates to replace Theresa May, said it was odd that he was blocked from attending a royal banquet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Champions Man City to kick off season at West Ham

Champions Manchester City will kick off their 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to West Ham United while Liverpool get the ball rolling with a Friday evening home clash against promoted Norwich City..

Race to replace British PM to narrow as Conservative lawmakers vote in first round

The contest to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to narrow on Thursday when Conservative Party lawmakers vote to knock out at least one of 10 candidates in the first ballot, though Boris Johnson is far ahead of rivals..

Morgan scores five as US beat Thailand with record 13 0 win

Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as holders the United States began their World Cup campaign with a record 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday..

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as protests turn to violent chaos

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles in running battles outside the citys legislature, angry at an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial..

Delay means defeat Johnson commits to October Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson, favourite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, will commit on Wednesday to taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning the governing Conservatives that "delay means defeat" at a campaign launch..

Government sets net zero emissions target

Britain will toughen its climate targets and commit to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government said late on Tuesday, becoming the first G7 nation to set such a goal..

Ryanair pilots voice support for further strikes

Ryanairs pilots have signalled strong support for industrial action over pay and conditions in an indicative ballot carried out by the BALPA trade union, according to a memo seen by Reuters..

candidates for PM take aim at favourite Johnson

A host of candidates to replace Theresa May as prime minister launched their campaigns on Monday promising to solve the turmoil of Brexit and taking shots at frontrunner Boris Johnson..

Government told to end abuse of gag orders in harassment and discrimination cases

Britain must stop the widespread abuse of so-called gagging orders to silence victims of discrimination and harassment, parliamentarians said on Tuesday..

Helicopter crashes on top of Manhattan skyscraper

The incident took place around 2pm local time.

Several candidates begin their bid for Number 10

Several of the leading candidates to become Britains next prime minister are launching their leadership campaigns..

England off to winning start at the World Cup

Nikita Parris and Ellen White scored first-half goals as the Lionesses defeated neighbours Scotland 2-1 to make a strong start to their womens World Cup campaign..

UK agrees trade deal with South Korea

South Korea and Britain have agreed in principle to sign a separate free trade deal ahead of Britains exit from the European Union.

Tributes paid to Leyton Orient boss Edinburgh

Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh died on Saturday aged 49 after suffering a cardiac arrest a few days ago..

Johnson vows to keep hold of EU divorce money

Boris Johnson has said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms..

Hazard to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid

Real Madrid ended their long pursuit of Eden Hazard when they agreed to sign the Belgium winger from Chelsea on a five-year contract..

Three dead after hospital food poisoning

Three people have died and three more are ill from food poisoning thought to come from eating contaminated pre-packaged sandwiches served in hospitals..

Gove admits taking cocaine

Michael Gove, a leading contender to replace Theresa May, said he had used cocaine and has "deep regrets" about taking the drug on several occasions..

Abuse victim who killed husband freed

A woman who killed her husband with a hammer after suffering years of domestic abuse has been freed prosecutors said on Friday, a decision womens rights groups hailed as a "landmark moment"..

May steps down as party chief igniting leadership race

Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit..

FCA announces a major overdraft shake up

The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed it is introducing reforms to fix a dysfunctional overdraft market..

England knocked out of the Nations League

Netherlands capitalised on two defensive mix-ups by England in extra-time to win their Nations League semi-final 3-1 and reach the showpiece against Portugal on Sunday..

Brexit party denied first Parliament seat by Labour

Labour narrowly held on to a parliamentary seat in Peterborough seeing off a challenge from Nigel Farages insurgent Brexit Party to win by less than 700 votes..

Putin to Britain Lets forget about the Skripal poisoning

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Britains next prime minister would forget about the poisoning of a former double agent in England last year in order to improve battered ties..

Ford to close Wales engine plant in latest blow to UK car sector

Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales, next year because of falling demand for some if its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britains once booming car industry..