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Oil prices drop as market tracks US supplies

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

Oil prices fell Wednesday, with Brent stuck below $50, after data showed an increase in US crude stockpiles, adding to supply glut concerns.Data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday showed...

AstraZeneca sells part of antibiotics unit to Pfizer

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

British drugs giant AstraZeneca on Wednesday agreed to sell part of its antibiotics business to US giant Pfizer for up to $1.6 billion (1.4 billion euros).The deal for the company's small-molecule antibiotics,...

British woman dies in Australian 'Allahu Akbar' stabbing

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.Police...

British woman killed, man hurt in stabbings in Australia

24 August 2016 | 0 comments

A young British woman was killed and a British man critically hurt after a Frenchman allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.The...

Long-term damage seen from brain injuries: large study

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

Youths who suffer traumatic brain injuries such as concussions are more likely than their unharmed siblings of experiencing long-term psychological and social problems, a major study said Tuesday.The...

UK Labour leader mocked over 'traingate' crowding claim

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced accusations of dishonesty Tuesday after footage emerged apparently contradicting his claim that he was forced to sit on a train floor after failing to find a...

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

They're young, mostly British, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.The...

Ecuador slams UK over intruder at Assange embassy

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

The Ecuadorian government on Tuesday criticised British authorities after security intercepted an intruder trying to enter its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sheltering...

British-Australian man granted bail in Dubai

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

A British-Australian man detained in Dubai last month for highlighting the work of an Afghan refugee charity on social media has been released on bail, a campaign group said Tuesday.Scott Richards, 41,...

Oil prices extend losses

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending the previous session's sharp losses caused by prospects of another increase in supplies. Around 1200 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for delivery in October had lost 36...

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.The so-called "balconing"...

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.The two migrants were among a group of people from the "Jungle"...

Briton flew into a rage as he hit Bali cop: police

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

Indonesian police said Tuesday that a Briton flew into a rage and repeatedly hit a Bali police officer over the head with a beer bottle after accusing him of being a "fake cop".Traffic policeman Wayan...

'Bagpipe lung' death prompts warning for wind musicians

23 August 2016 | 0 comments

Musicians were warned Tuesday to clean their wind instruments regularly after British doctors reported that "bagpipe lung" had killed a man who inhaled fungi growing inside his pipes.An article in the...

Banksy mural destroyed by building work

22 August 2016 | 0 comments

A £1 million mural by British street artist Banksy which mocked government surveillance has been destroyed during building works on the house on which it appeared in 2014, the local council said Monday.The...

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