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Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration

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LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year.

Central London rail station evacuated after fire, nobody hurt 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault, the British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Growing UK concern about 'lone wolf' terrorist attacks - top policeman 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - Law enforcement authorities in Britain are increasingly worried about the risk of a "lone wolf"-style militant attack and have foiled four or five plots this year, London's top police officer said on Sunday.

Irish police given names of suspected IRA sex abusers - newspaper 23 Nov 2014

DUBLIN - A senior member of the Irish Republican Army has passed on to Irish police the names of six former members suspected of committing sex abuse, the Sunday Times newspaper said.

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Insight: For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war 23 Nov 2014

BIRMINGHAM, England - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain.

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Gambling companies step up efforts to sway addiction debate 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - On the websites of Britain's bookmakers gamblers can bet around the clock on anything from football in Azerbaijan to financial market fluctuations, while others in betting shops feed high-stake machines that can devour 300 pounds ($470) a minute.

Scotland's first pro-independence daily paper to launch next week 22 Nov 2014

LONDON - Scotland's first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since Scots spurned independence two months ago.

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Gas explosion in London Hyatt hotel, five people hospitalised 22 Nov 2014

LONDON - Five people were hospitalised late on Friday with injuries from a gas explosion in the basement of a Hyatt Regency hotel in London, emergency services said. | Video

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Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities 23 Nov 2014

LONDON - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process.

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UK-Spain dispute over Gibraltar threatens European skies reform 21 Nov 2014

BRUSSELS - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say.