United Kingdom: News

26 Feb 2024

Harry Potter

UK auction: Harry Potter first edition sells for £7.5K

A rare first-edition copy of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, generously donated to the Isle of Wight RSPCA branch, fetched £7,500 (Rs. 7.8 lakh) plus commission at a recent auction.

23 Feb 2024

ISIS

Shamima Begum, who left UK for ISIS, loses citizenship appeal

Shamima Begum—who left the United Kingdom (UK) at 15 to join the Islamic State (ISIS)—has lost her appeal against the scrapping of her British citizenship.

20 Feb 2024

Aprilia

Made-in-India Aprilia RS 457 makes its way to UK

Aprilia has introduced its made-in-India RS 457 to the UK market, with a price tag of around Rs. 6.8 lakh.

18 Feb 2024

Rishi Sunak

More than 100 MPs may resign before UK parliamentary polls

The Conservative Party, under the leadership of United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is allegedly on the brink of facing a mass exodus.

15 Feb 2024

Japan

What is recession and how it impacts you

Two of the biggest economies in the world—Japan and United Kingdom—have officially entered recession.

15 Feb 2024

Japan

After Japan, UK enters recession as household spending declines

The United Kingdom economy has officially fallen into a recession. The Office for National Statistics announced a larger than expected 0.3% decrease in gross domestic product (GDP) for the three months leading up to December.

06 Feb 2024

Bitcoin

UK court battle begins over Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's identity

A high-stakes legal battle is underway in the UK to determine the true identity of Bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

05 Feb 2024

King Charles III

King Charles III diagnosed with cancer

Buckingham Palace recently revealed that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.

US, UK strike 36 Houthi targets to end ship attacks

Militaries from the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) conducted more strikes against the Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen on Saturday.

03 Feb 2024

Ram Mandir

UK: Conservative MP calls BBC's reporting of Ram Mandir 'biased' 

The United Kingdom's Conservative MP Bob Blackman on Friday said he was concerned about the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)'s alleged biased coverage of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

02 Feb 2024

Weird Stories

285-year-old lemon sold for over Rs.1.4 lakh at an auction

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," goes a popular saying.

01 Feb 2024

Health & Wellness

Rishi Sunak fasts for 36 hours! Should you? Know here

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has a unique weekly routine: fasting for 36 hours straight.

Explainer: How will UNRWA funding cuts impact Gaza

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

29 Jan 2024

Thailand

Thailand: British base jumper dies after parachute fails to open

A 33-year-old base jumper from the United Kingdom lost his life as his parachute failed to open after he leaped off a 29-story apartment building.

28 Jan 2024

Austria

6 extraordinary festivals from across the globe

Diverse cultures across the world celebrate their traditions through a myriad of festivals, each encapsulating its unique blend of customs, rituals, and vibrant festivities that transcend geographical boundaries.

28 Jan 2024

World

UK: 2 boys killed in stabbing attack

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were stabbed to death in Bristol "by a number of people" who fled the scene in a car, according to United Kingdom (UK) police.

9 countries stop funding UN body in Gaza: Here's why

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

25 Jan 2024

World

UK to loan back Ghana's looted 'crown jewels': Report

The United Kingdom (UK) is reportedly sending some of Ghana's "crown jewels" back home, nearly 150 years after "looting them" from the court of the Asante king.

UK: Flight canceled due to missing bolts on plane wing

A Virgin Atlantic flight to New York was canceled just before takeoff when a passenger noticed missing screws on the plane's wing, reports said on Monday.

22 Jan 2024

British Airways

Fumes in cockpit: British Airways flight makes emergency landing

A British Airways flight bound for Prague from London had to make an emergency landing at the United Kingdom (UK)'s Heathrow Airport after "fumes were detected in the cockpit".

22 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

How is rest of the world celebrating Ram Mandir inauguration

The Hindu community worldwide is eagerly awaiting the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) of Lord Ram's idol in the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

17 Jan 2024

Inflation

UK inflation unexpectedly rises, dampens talk of potential rate cuts

In December 2023, the retail inflation in UK, also known as consumer prices index (CPI) rose to 4% from 3.9% in November.

How these Pro-Palestine activists planned to disrupt London Stock Exchange

Six people were arrested yesterday, for allegedly planning to disrupt the London Stock Exchange in the UK.

15 Jan 2024

World Economic Forum

Red Sea crisis to spike India's oil prices: WEF chief

World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende said that the escalating tensions in the Red Sea - due to the attacks on merchant ships by Yemen's Houthi rebels - could hike oil prices in India.

US, UK launch new strikes against Houthis in Yemen's capital

The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) are targeting Yemen's capital, Sanaa, with raids amid the Houthi rebel group's ongoing attacks on cargo vessels in the Red Sea, reported Reuters.

12 Jan 2024

Yemen

Oil prices jump 4% after US-led airstrikes in Yemen

Oil prices soared 4% on Friday after the US and UK carried out air and sea strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen in response to attacks on shipping vessels by the Iran-backed group, reports Reuters.

12 Jan 2024

Yemen

US, UK deploy Tomahawk missiles, Typhoon jets against Houthi rebels

After issuing warnings, the United States and British forces took action against Iran-backed Houthi rebels for their attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

12 Jan 2024

Joe Biden

US-UK launch strikes on Houthi targets amid Red Sea attacks

The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) launched airstrikes against multiple Houthi targets in Yemen on Thursday, amid the ongoing crisis in West Asia.

08 Jan 2024

Nigeria

Megachurch pastor TB Joshua raped, tortured former members: Report

TB Joshua, the late Nigerian televangelist, pastor, and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), allegedly raped and tortured numerous worshippers, revealed BBC's two-year investigation.

05 Jan 2024

World

Mathematicians discover guaranteed lottery win strategy; suggest buying 27 tickets

British mathematicians David Stewart and David Cushing have developed a strategy to increase the odds of winning the UK national lottery by purchasing only 27 tickets out of over 45 million possible combinations.

30 Dec 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine: 31 killed in Russia's 'biggest' air attack, says Kyiv

At least 31 civilians were killed and over 160 injured after Russia launched the "biggest" air strike on Ukraine on Friday (local time), said Kyiv officials.

UK economy shrinks in Q3, raising recession fears

The United Kingdom's economy has shrunk by 0.1% in the third quarter, as per updated official data, raising concerns about a possible recession.

21 Dec 2023

London

Missing Indian student found dead in London lake

An Indian-origin student in London, who had been missing since last week, was found dead by the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday.

14 Dec 2023

Business

Bank of England keeps interest rates unchanged at 5.25%

The Bank of England (BoE) has chosen to keep interest rates at 5.25%, a 15-year high, even with decreasing inflation and worries about the UK's weak economic growth.

UK's economy shrinks by 0.3% in October

The United Kingdom's economy took an unexpected hit in October, with the gross domestic product (GDP) dropping by 0.3%, as reported by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS).

12 Dec 2023

Upcoming Movies

Paddington Bear: Beloved British icon to shine in musical adaptation

Britain's most cherished Paddington Bear is gearing up for a musical adaptation, named Paddington: The Musical (working title), reported Variety.

07 Dec 2023

BBC

Meet Samir Shah, Maharashtra-born TV executive set to head BBC

The United Kingdom (UK) government has chosen Indian-origin media executive Dr. Samir Shah to be the new chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

05 Dec 2023

Apollo Hospitals

Apollo Hospitals accused of illegal organ trade, denies allegations

In a startling development, Apollo Hospitals, one of the world's largest private hospital groups, has been accused of being involved in an illegal organ trade racket.

04 Dec 2023

Weird Stories

UK: They thought it's a garden ornament, but was bomb 

When Sian and Jeffrey Edwards moved into their Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire home in the United Kingdom in 1982, a shell was already there.

04 Dec 2023

World

UK learner driver passes test after 59 attempts; sets record

A learner driver in the United Kingdom finally passed their theory test on the 60th attempt after failing 59 times, setting a record for the most attempts ever made in the country.

29 Nov 2023

Aurora

STEVE: Earth's new spectacular light show after auroras

Nature, ever enigmatic, recently revealed a fascinating spectacle in the night sky that captivated observers globally.

28 Nov 2023

Weird Stories

iPhone glitch causes woman's alarm to buzz at 9:25 am

A woman in the United Kingdom recently took to her TikTok to share a weird glitch in her iPhone that causes her alarm to blow up sharp at 9:25 am without her even setting it in the first place.

27 Nov 2023

Swine Flu

UK reports first case of H1N2 virus in humans

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has revealed that the first human case of the H1N2 virus, also known as the pig virus, has been detected in Britain.

24 Nov 2023

King Charles III

UK's King Charles allegedly benefiting from dead people. Here's how

King Charles III has been profiting from the deaths of thousands of people whose assets are clandestinely being used to upgrade his hereditary estate, The Guardian reported.

22 Nov 2023

Inflation

UK growth forecasts downgraded for 2024 and 2025

The UK's economic growth is expected to slow down over the next two years, according to the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

16 Nov 2023

Music Industry

SM Entertainment partners with British production to launch global boy-band

K-pop has been one of the most followed genres in the world. Now, SM Entertainment is aiming to launch a global pop boy band.

15 Nov 2023

Inflation

UK inflation rate uexpectedly drops to 4.6% in October

UK inflation took a sharp nosedive in October, hitting its lowest point in two years. The rate, which shows how much consumer prices rise, dropped to 4.6% from 6.7% the month before.

14 Nov 2023

India

Next India-UK free trade agreement talks to be held soon

The lead negotiators from India and the UK are gearing up for their next round of discussions on the proposed free trade agreement (FTA).

14 Nov 2023

Rishi Sunak

'Time to go': UK's Rishi Sunak gets first no-confidence letter

United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has received his first no-confidence letter after dismissing Suella Braverman as the home secretary during a cabinet reshuffle on Monday.