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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Great Train Robber’ Bruce Reynolds dies at 81

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind of the “Great Train Robbery” in Britain that brought its perpetrators cash, incarceration and pop-culture fame, died on Thursday. He was 81. Reynolds was part of a gang that stole sacks containing 2.6 million pounds from a Glasgow-to-London mail train in August 1963. The haul would be worth more than US$60 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1165766/great-train-robber-bruce-reynolds-dies-81
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    British government divided on how to deal with China, report says

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A split has emerged in the British government on managing its cooling relations with China, The Sunday Times newspaper said, citing sources. Prime Minister ... boost the flatlining economy. However, relations between London and Beijing have deteriorated in the last nine months, with the security services reporting a rise in Chinese cyber-espionage, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1152320/british-government-divided-how-deal-china-report-says
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain mulls sending hundreds of troops to Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 11:28am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is considering sending about 200 non-combat troops to help the military operation against Islamist militants in Mali, with a decision expected within ... advisor Kim Darroch was in Paris on Monday for talks on what London could do to help, after already sending a Sentinel surveillance plane and two C-17 transport planes to assist French forces. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138469/britain-mulls-sending-hundreds-troops-mali
  4. News - World - FALKLAND ISLANDS

    Falklands to vote on current status on March 10-11

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 02:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Falkland Islanders will be asked specifically whether they want the archipelago to retain it status as a British overseas territory in a referendum on March ... islanders, amid tension between London and Buenos Aires over sovereignty. Britain has held the South Atlantic Ocean islands since 1833 but Buenos Aires claims they are occupied Argentinian territory. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1131617/falklands-vote-current-status-march-10-11
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK police open historic child abuse probe

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London British police have launched an official probe into claims that senior politicians had links to a paedophile gang during the 1980s. Scotland Yard says the investigation is looking into historic child abuse allegations at a London guest house. Thursday’s announcement came after opposition Labour Party lawmaker Tom Watson claimed last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130784/uk-police-open-historic-child-abuse-probe
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British star Savile’s victims set to seek damages: lawyer

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 08:42pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London ound 50 victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are set to seek damages from the late broadcaster’s estate and from organisations including the BBC and Britain’s health service, their lawyer said on Saturday. A report by British police on Friday said Savile “groomed the nation” over six decades, hiding behind his fame to assault girls, boys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126553/british-star-saviles-victims-set-seek-damages-lawyer
  7. News - World

    Church of England lost credibility on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 09:36pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Church of England has “undoubtedly” lost credibility after voting to reject the appointment of women bishops, its leader the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday. Rowan Williams accused elements inside the church of being “wilfully blind” to the priorities of wider society after its governing body, the General Synod, voted against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087738/church-england-lost-credibility-women-bishops
  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Decline for second straight month in British capital adds to signs that the property market is losing steam as a result of cooling measures London prices drop as demand softens Asking prices for London property have fallen for a second consecutive month as a rise in the number of homes for sale softened the market for sellers, Rightmove said. Prices sought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557221/london-prices-fall-british-property-market-cools
  9. British medallists to be feted with grand victory parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay The party isn't over yet, but London is already preparing to have an open-topped bus victory parade to salute its Team Great Britain heroes. The date planned is September 10, after the Paralympics are also done and dusted. Organisers believe this will be the mother of all parades London has seen. It will travel down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014466/british-medallists-be-feted-grand-victory-parade
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Barritt insists All Blacks can be beaten

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London England centre Brad Barritt insisted his side can do what no side has done in more than a year and defeat New Zealand when they meet the world champions at Twickenham on Saturday. The All Blacks, who have not lost a European autumn series international in a decade, arrive at ‘headquarters’ on a 20-match unbeaten run dating back to August last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1092815/barritt-insists-all-blacks-can-be-beaten

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