3 British Muslims convicted of plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jets with liquid explosives

UK court convicts 3 of plot to blow up airliners

LONDON — Three British Muslims were convicted Monday of conspiring to kill thousands of civilians by blowing up trans-Atlantic flights in mid-air with liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks.

Court told UK teens accused of Columbine-inspired plot were filmed detonating explosives

UK teens accused of school plot filmed with bombs

LONDON — Two British teens accused of planning a massacre inspired by the Columbine school shootings in the United States filmed themselves making and detonating explosives, a prosecutor said Friday.

Landmark ruling orders transsexual prisoner to be transferred to women’s prison

Transsexual to be transferred to women’s prison

LONDON — A British court issued a landmark ruling Friday, allowing a transsexual prisoner serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape to be transferred to a women’s prison.

British brothers, 10 and 12, admit beating, burning, and sexually abusing two youngsters

Brothers, 10 and 12, plead guilty to brutal attack

LONDON — A pair of British brothers pleaded guilty Thursday to luring two young boys into a clearing to see some animals — and then torturing them in an attack so violent it left one of the victims pleading to be left alone to die.

Prosecution: UK teen accused of Columbine-inspired plot wanted to buy chemicals for explosives

Trial told UK teen sought explosives for massacre

LONDON — A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired school massacre tried to obtain an ingredient for a homemade bomb, a witness told the teen’s trial Thursday.

British teenagers accused of plotting school massacre inspired by Columbine killings

UK teenagers accused of plotting school massacre

LONDON — Two British teenagers meticulously plotted “the greatest massacre ever,” inspired by the Columbine killings in the United States, a prosecutor said Wednesday as their trial opened.

Amnesty International criticises use of death penalty in Iraq

LONDON - At least 1,000 people are currently facing the death sentence in Iraq which has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

Briton arrested for trying to sell sister

LONDON - Police have arrested a British man who tried to sell his sister to an illegal immigrant.

Michael Wright, a 22-year-old man from Swindon, tried to sell his 24-year-old sister, who has learning difficulties, to a 33-year-old Chinese man in order to help him gain British residency.

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