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Cameron resists calls to change stance on refugees

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LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron resisted calls on Thursday to take in refugees in much greater numbers after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach raised the emotional temperature of the debate.

Shooting exposes holes at heart of Northern Ireland peace deal 03 Sep 2015

BELFAST - When masked gunmen linked to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) opened fire on a former member outside his Belfast home last month, they blew a hole in the already tattered agreement holding the British province together.

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Murdoch favourite Brooks returns to UK job in remarkable comeback 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of orchestrating a criminal campaign that damaged the British establishment, will return to her old job running the tycoon's British newspapers next week in a stunning comeback.

Insecure 'zero-hours' jobs on the rise in Britain - ONS 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - The number of Britons reporting they are employed on 'zero-hours' contracts which offer no guaranteed work or pay has risen by almost a fifth over the past year, official figures showed on Wednesday.

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UK firms still covet royal approval as Queen hits record 63rd year 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - You may have noticed it above the door of a perfumery in London, in the inner lining of an expensive custom made suit, or even on a packet of English Stinking Bishop cheese - the gold emblem of the British monarchy.

British Museum celebrates three generations of manga artists 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - London's British Museum takes a look at manga, Japan's widely popular graphic art form, in a new exhibition showcasing the works of different generations of artists.

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British PM calls for more talks to cool Northern Irish crisis 01 Sep 2015

DUBLIN - London and Dublin will hold further talks with Northern Ireland's political parties to try to avert a crisis over an IRA-linked murder that has led to calls to suspend Belfast's parliament, the British government said on Tuesday.

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London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup 02 Sep 2015

LONDON - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.

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Cameron promises tough fines for not paying minimum wage 01 Sep 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday he would introduce tough fines for company bosses who fail to pay the so called 'national living wage' which will hit 9 pounds ($13.86) an hour by the end of the decade.

Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth' 01 Sep 2015

LONDON - The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the centre signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.