These tiny islands may hold the key to Scotland’s independence
Shetland has 0.5 percent of the country's population — and 50 percent of its oil.
Richard Dawkins says women should 'abort it and try again' if fetus has Down syndrome
'It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.' – @RichardDawkins
Decoding Obama's 'relentless' quest for justice against the Islamic State
The president has promised to ‘see that justice is done’ for the brutal killing of journalist James Foley. But what does that actually mean?
Britain searching for Foley killer
Identifying the American journalist’s executioner will be difficult, but even the tiniest clues may prove helpful.
If you're a chocolate-loving science nerd, Cambridge University wants to hire you
Best. Job. Ever.
UK must use its 'military prowess' to help stop the Islamic State: prime minister
David Cameron used his toughest words yet on the crisis.
With Russia tensions on the rise, UK reverses decision to tear down a military base
The Cold War dies hard.
Everything you need to know about Scotland's decision on leaving the UK, in 6 minutes (VIDEO)
Scotland's independence debate is remarkably civil, for now. Will that last through referendum day?
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
US and Europe to escalate Russia sanctions
Western countries agree to sharply ratchet up economic sanctions as Ukrainian forces drive against rebels.
Good news! One of the world’s richest women is getting a raise
As wages lag for ordinary workers, the British queen’s salary is going up. Not everyone’s amused.
People living on the England-Scotland border worry about a new dividing line
In a region with a turbulent past, an upcoming Scottish vote on independence raises concerns that new border constraints will make life a lot more complicated.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.
Standing up for Scottish independence
A Sikh comedian who matches kilts with turbans has become a spokesman for Scotland’s bid to exit the UK.
60 Seconds on Earth: The battle of Bannockburn, the original Scottish independence referendum
If there was an award for Most Passionate Historical Re-enactment, it would probably go to these guys.
700 years later, Scotland's still debating independence from England
Nationalist campaigners are stirring patriotic passions ahead of a landmark referendum in the fall.
BBC tells reporters to stop giving climate change deniers equal say
'False and balanced' no more.
Watch the UK's finance minister shamelessly dodge a basic math question asked by a 7-year-old boy
It's not that George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, doesn't know what 7 x 8 is. It's that he's "made it a rule in life not to answer a load of maths questions."
Britain wants the US to lift a ban on haggis, the (delicious?) Scottish national dish
Haggis is minced sheep heart and lungs stuffed inside a sheep's stomach. Still hungry?
Check out these awesome photos of a 200-pound giant tortoise going to the doctor
Don't worry, she's on the road to recovery.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all phone-hacking charges
Brooks's lawyer Jonathan Laidlaw had argued the prosecution failed to produce a 'smoking gun' during her 14 days of intense questioning on the stand.
Whoa, this road safety commercial from Northern Ireland is horrifying and crazy
What the hell did I just watch?
How a little Welsh town saved itself by becoming Britain’s wacky contest capital
Last weekend was the Man vs. Horse Marathon. Just wait 'til it's time for finger jousting.
This graphic shows which teams have the most fans at the World Cup
Turns out Americans like soccer way more than the world thinks.
UK charity calls J.K. Rowling a b***h for donating to oppose Scottish independence
Scottish charity The Dignity Project was not pleased that Rowling, a 20-year Edinburgh resident, thinks Scotland should remain part of the UK.
Psst… Wanna buy a knighthood?
Meet the British company that hooks up would-be lords and ladies.
On Location Video: Northern Ireland trades The Troubles for Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland is now in the grip of a new story of politics and violence. Kingsroad, the Dothraki plains, Castle Black and Winterfell are all just a short drive apart here.
Two minutes with the 'real' Jon Snow (at the real Winterfell)
Winterfell is real! Jon Snow will be your guide!
Refunds for bad sex and other weird consular requests
Some people just shouldn't leave home.
5 really weird, and enormous, food heists
From maple syrup to caviar, these are some of the weirdest large-scale thefts of food around the world.
In London, you can pay $1,200 a month to sleep next to your kitchen sink