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London

London (play /ˈlʌndən/) is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Articles About London

Branislav Ivanovic
Chelsea FC Transfer News: PSG Keen on Signing Blues Defender

By IBTimes AU

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be keen on signing Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the upcoming window. (4:36 am)

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jackson martinez
Chelsea FC Transfer News: Porto Striker Might Move to the Bridge in a Player-Plus-Cash Deal

By IBTimes AU

FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez might be moving to Stamford Bridge in a player-plus-cash deal that may involve either of Chelsea forwards Demba Ba or Fernando Torres. (1:12 am)

MORE TOPICS: PORTUGAL, TWITTER

Michael Phelps
Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Returns

By IBTimes IN

Michael Phelps has officially announced his competitive return to the sport, for the first time since 2012. Come Thursday, he will be seen at the Mesa Grand Prix, seeded on top, in the 100-metre butterfly race. (10:26 pm)

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(L-R) Jess Plummer, Shereen Cutkelvin, Asami Zdrenka, and Amira McCarthy of British band "Neon Jungle", arrive before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
Top 15 Fun Facts about Harry Styles New Love Interest Asami Zdrenka from 'Neon Jungle'

By IBTimes AU

Move over Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles has a crush on new girl and her name is Asami Zdrenka from the girl band "Neon Jungle." The curly haired cutie thinks that Asami is "really hot" and has a crush on her, various media reports are suggesting. (8:39 pm)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, TWITTER, JAPAN, SONY

Harry Styles of One Direction reacts after they were presented with the Brits Global Success award at the BRIT Awards in London
Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ Vevo Record Still Holds, One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’ Didn't Conquer the Record

By IBTimes AU

The battle is not yet over… at least between the Directioners and the Smilers! Vevo has recently announced that Miley Cyrus’ video “Wrecking Ball” still holds the title for most views even when One Direction’s “Story of My Life” had 12. (3:27 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Spread of Deadly MERS Virus Outside Saudi Arabia Alarming – WHO

By IBTimes AU

The addition of 11 new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including a first in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, is starting to alarm officials at the World Health Organization (WHO). (2:57 pm)

John Terry Petr Cech Chelsea
Chelsea FC News: Blues Starting Defender and Goalkeeper Ruled Out of Return Leg Against Atletico Madrid

By IBTimes AU

Chelsea defender John Terry and first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech will not be suiting up in the return leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid. (Apr 23)

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Iron ore mining likely to restart in January in Goa

By Reuters

Mining in top iron ore-exporting state of Goa is likely to restart in January next year once all companies have obtained environment and forest clearances from the federal government, a state government source said on Tuesday. (Apr 23)

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Splendour in the Grass Announces Line-Up, Includes Outkast, Lily Allen, The Jezabels

By IBTimes AU

Splendour in the Grass has announced its 2014 artist line-up, with Outkast, Lily Allen, Foster the People, The Jezabels, and Kelis among the dozens of acts gracing the three-day event in July. (Apr 23)

New Zealand Scientist Mary Quin to Serve as Star Witness to Terrorism Trial in New York

By IBTimes AU

A leading scientist in New Zealand is expected to take the stand in New York as a key witness to a major terrorism trial. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza who has a metal hook instead of his right hand, is facing terrorism charges. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, COURT, FBI, ALGERIA