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London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Environmental activists plan to expand their protest to Heathrow as hundreds of thousands of passengers fly out to and from the airport over the Easter weekend...
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Milly and Toby Savill were on Santorini when the buggy they were in fell into a ravine.
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Pair left 66-year-old Leroy Junior Edwards for dead after finding just £20 in his home
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Three people deny obstructing trains during the Extinction Rebellion protest and are remanded in custody.
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First three people believed to have been charged over protests are due to appear in court
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A woman and two men are charged over the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf in London.
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After giving its local rivals a run for their money, Reliance Jio has now set a global record. Recently, the telecom firm led by India’s richest man, Mukesh..
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A new poll published on Thursday morning said economists believe the chances of Brexit being canceled are greater than the chances of the United Kingdom leaving..
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In the London remarks, Michelle Obama said America was in the midst of extensive changes, similar to those experienced by a teenager.
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The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line, could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC.
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New details have emerged regarding Ecuador’s revocation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum status in the country’s London embassy, CBS News..
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Action comes as separate climate change protests cause widespread disruption in London
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'We need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we're facing,' said lawyer Farhana Yamin, one of those arrested LONDON...
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Mohammed Anhar Ali hid in a cupboard for 10 hours before ambushing and murdering his wife.
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London (CNN)What's low-tech, sustainable and possibly the most effective thing we can do to fight climate change? Planting trees. A trillion of them. Tom..
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Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force..
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Two climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf's Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of a third day of action to..
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The drug has been developed by the military to treat soldiers who could bleed to death.
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President Lenin Moreno said that Swedish programmer Ola Bini, who is in custody in Ecuador, was one of the hackers who visited Julian Assange many times
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Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take..
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Extinction Rebellion campaigners say they plan to target London's Tube network on Wednesday.
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London was bracing for disruption by climate-change activists to underground train services on Wednesday after protesters blocked some of London's most important..
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Climate change activists have threatened to bring London's Tube network to a standstill in the latest in a wave of demonstrations across London.
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Prime Minister Trudeau attended a nagar kirtan in Vancouver less than 24 hours after the decision to remove all references to Khalistani extremism from the..
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Twenty years ago, three bombings targeted London's black, gay and Bangladeshi communities.
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The bells at London's landmark Westminster Abbey rung on Tuesday afternoon to mark 24 hours since a devastating fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in..
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Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus..
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Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus..
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Climate change activists are protesting at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where they have dropped banners and formed human chains. The..
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Alex Traykov lured four officers to a house in Islington, north London, before unleashing "extreme violence".
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Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including..
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LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 100 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London,..
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Activists camp out at capital's landmarks overnight, thwarting police efforts to move them
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British police have arrested 113 people after climate change activists blocked some of London's most famous roads including Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and..
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Extinction Rebellion campaigners enter their second day of blocking traffic in central London.
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Judi Dench will star in the upcoming "Cats" movie 38 years after she had to pull out of the original London production of the famed musical.
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Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's asylum at its London embassy..
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"Brexit, none of it's going to matter if there's a climate apocalypse," a demonstrator says
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Extinction Rebellion targets central London in a global day of action against climate change.
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Thousands of environmental activists paralyzed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the..
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LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the government will continue to plan...
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Parliament Square, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Piccadilly Circus taken over by activists
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Members of Extinction Rebellion target Waterloo Bridge and Oxford Circus during a day of action.
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Environmental protesters are planning to paralyze parts of central London over the next few days by blocking some of the city's busiest streets in a bid to force..
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LONDON — Boris Johnson will not push for Theresa May to quit as Conservative party leader before Brexit, friends of the current frontrunner to become Britain's..
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Paul Bussetti accused of two counts of 'sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material'
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Group will block traffic at Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square
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London: Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Sunday defended his decision to overturn Julian Assange's asylum status, claiming in an interview with the Guardian..
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Improved data analysis could offer insight into neighbourhoods most at risk of deadly violence, study indicates
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Joan Collins and her husband, Percy Gibson, "escaped safely but very shaken and upset" when a fire broke out at their London apartment Saturday.
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Almost 70% of London's fatal stabbings were in an area that also saw a knife attack the year before.
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Kingstanding Methodist churchgoers have a cross made from 200 blades to raise awareness of knife crime.
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