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Big Ben to fall silent during £29 million repairs


A roadwork sign is put up on Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Big Ben, in London. (Photo: AP)

Low demand in Asia may pull down gold price

Gold prices that hit a 13-month high in March are likely to fall back in the short term because of a slump in demand from key Asian consumers, GFMS analysts said in a report on Tuesday.

Premier League: Leicester just one win away

Leicester will complete an “incredible” Premier League title triumph and be crowned champions of England for the first time in their history if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Pak-origin UK boxer held for funding ISIS

The Italian police has arrested a former British professional boxer of Pakistani-origin in Rome on suspicion of delivering funds to ISIS sleeper cells in Italy.

‘Dinosaurs fled Europe over 100 million years ago’


Dinosaurs migrated out of Europe between 125 and 100 million years ago after the original super continent broke up, according to a new study that used “network theory” for the first time to visually d

UK professor to conduct study of female suicide bombers

Helen Gavin

A UK professor plans to undertake a first-of-its-kind global study of failed female suicide bombers languishing in jails around the world to gain valuable insights into what inspires women to carry ou

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum under fire over sketching ban


Critics on Monday accused London’s iconic Victoria & Albert Museum of compromising its role as a source of inspiration for artists after forbidding visitors from sketching exhibits from its new underw

Swiss cheese was popular during Iron Age too!


Swiss cheese-making dates back to prehistoric times, according to a new study that looked at the composition of residues left on fragments of Iron Age ceramic pots found in the Alps.

Sending troops to Syria would be mistake: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that it would be a “mistake” to send Western troops into Syria to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

India-born Reuben bros beat Hindujas on rich list


Britain’s annual rich list released on Sunday has a distinctly Indian flavour with two sets of India- born brothers grabbing the top two slots.

The foreign policy of any nation is both continuity and innovation within established boundaries of national political consensus.

There is more than what meets the eye of the recent controversy on the issuance and withdrawal of visas to Dolkun Isa and Omar Kanat of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC).