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Great Britain: Island in the North Atlantic off the northwest coast of continental Europe
Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

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Storm Ciara: Huge sinkhole opens up in garden as heavy rains pummel Britain

Parts of UK hit by month-and-a-half's rainfall in just 24 hours
Independent - Published

Fed Cup: Great Britain hope to persuade Johanna Konta to play

Great Britain hope to persuade their top-ranked player Johanna Konta to change her mind and play in their next Fed Cup tie.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Great Britain


EU Council bids goodbye to Britain's union jack [Video]EU Council bids goodbye to Britain's union jack

Officials removed British flags from the European Council on Friday, leaving the 27 flags of the European Union's remaining member states hanging away from the renowned union jack on Brexit day.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

European legislators bid emotional farewell to Britain [Video]European legislators bid emotional farewell to Britain

Emotional scenes break out as UK representatives take part in their last session at the European Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran [Video]Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Tehran of a "flagrant violation of international law" after the UK's ambassador in Iran was briefly arrested. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

UK's Boris Johnson says Britain must 'bid farewell to division' in New Year's message [Video]UK's Boris Johnson says Britain must 'bid farewell to division' in New Year's message

UK's Boris Johnson says Britain must 'bid farewell to division' in New Year's message

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:03Published

 

Hockey Pro League: Great Britain's women beat New Zealand but men draw

Great Britain's women record their first win of the 2020 FIH Pro League with a 3-0 victory over New Zealand in Auckland.
BBC News - Published

Britain finalising details for Wuhan evacuation: UK PM's spokesman

Britain is urgently exploring options to for its nationals to leave the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of a coronavirus outbreak, and is finalising the details of the plan, a spokesman for Prime..
Reuters - Published

Team GB women's football: What do we know six months out?

Great Britain will send a women's football team to the Tokyo Olympics - but have no warm-up fixtures in place with six months to go. So how is Phil Neville preparing Team GB?
BBC News - Published

UK and Germany condemn arrest of Britain's Tehran ambassador - UK PM's office

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the arrest of Britain's ambassador to Tehran, a spokesman from Johnson's office said in a statement issued after the..
Reuters - Published

GB lose thrilling tie-break to Australia to miss out on ATP Cup semi-finals

Great Britain miss out on the ATP Cup semi-finals as they fall to a narrow defeat in the decisive doubles rubber against Australia.
BBC News - Published

'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

The United States is making a final pitch to Britain ahead of a UK decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment, amid threats to cut intelligence-sharing ties, people with..
Reuters - Published

Britain to face hosts Australia in ATP Cup quarter-finals

Great Britain will play hosts Australia in the ATP Cup quarter-finals after Belgium do them a favour by beating Bulgaria in a thrilling group finale.
BBC News - Published

Britain jails Indonesian who became UK's 'most prolific rapist'

A student from Indonesia was identified as Britain's most prolific rapist on Monday after being convicted of more than 150 offences, including 136 rapes.
Reuters - Published

Britain's navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in an air strike, inflaming..
Reuters - Published

ATP Cup: Cameron Norrie gives Great Britain a winning start against Bulgaria

Cameron Norrie ensures Great Britain start the inaugural ATP Cup with a victory after battling past Bulgaria's Dimitar Kuzmanov in three sets.
BBC News - Published

Greatest moments of the decade: 'I was there - 2012's Super Saturday'

In the first of a series looking back at some of the greatest sporting moments of the decade, Tom Fordyce recalls Super Saturday, when Great Britain won six gold medals at the London Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Accused 'Dark Overlord' hacker extradited from Britain, appears in U.S. court

A British man who prosecutors say was a member of the hacking collective known as "The Dark Overlord" appeared in federal court in St. Louis on Wednesday following his extradition to face conspiracy..
Reuters - Published

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election, a British..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How Britain's election works

How the United Kingdom's election on Dec. 12 works and when the results will be known.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Deadly attacks in Britain in recent years

British police on Friday shot dead a man who had strapped a fake bomb to his body and stabbed a number of people in what they said was a terrorism incident in the London Bridge area of the capital.
Reuters - Published

GB hockey player Ward fights for career after losing sight in one eye

Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward is doing "all he can" to return to hockey after losing the sight in his left eye.
BBC News - Published

Sam Ward: Great Britain & England hockey player retires after losing sight in left eye

Great Britain and England hockey player Sam Ward retires as a result of the injuries he suffered when he was hit by the ball.
BBC News - Published

GB should be excited for future despite missing out on Davis Cup final - Smith

Captain Leon Smith says Great Britain can be excited about their chances of future success in the Davis Cup despite a heartbreaking semi-final defeat by a Rafael Nadal-inspired Spain.
BBC News - Published

Davis Cup: Great Britain miss out on final after losing decisive doubles to Spain

Great Britain miss out on a place in the Davis Cup final as Spain's Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez edge out Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in a heartbreaking doubles defeat.
BBC News - Published

GB fans snap up 900 free tickets for Davis Cup semi-final against Spain

Great Britain fans are offered free tickets to cheer on their team in Saturday's Davis Cup semi-final against Spain.
BBC News - Published

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain 1-0 lead in Davis Cup quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund steps up again in Andy Murray's absence to start Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany with a win.
BBC News - Published

83 billion-pound question: UK's Labour pitches big spending rises

Britain's opposition Labour Party unveiled its election manifesto on Thursday, including a sweeping programme of nationalization reversing decades of pro-privatisation public policy.
Reuters - Published

Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain lead Kazakhstan 1-0

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
BBC News - Published

Edmund gives GB Davis Cup lead against Kazakhstan

Kyle Edmund gives Great Britain a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup tie against Kazakhstan by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
BBC News - Published

Murray cautious of heavy Davis Cup workload

Andy Murray says he needs to be cautious about his workload at the revamped Davis Cup finals with the potential for Great Britain to play five ties in five days.
BBC News - Published

Golden Boot 2019: New Zealand's Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins award

New Zealand full-back Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins the 2019 Golden Boot, with Great Britain second-rower John Bateman missing out.
BBC News - Published

PNG v Great Britain: Kumuls determined to leave Lions 'sore' in tour finale

Patio-building, part-time DJ Luke Page says PNG are determined to "try roll" Great Britain on their highly-anticipated return.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand 23-8 Great Britain Rugby League Lions: Kiwis inflict third tour defeat

Great Britain fall to their third straight tour defeat, losing 23-8 to New Zealand in Christchurch.
BBC News - Published

Labour vows to spend big to rebuild Britain, Conservatives cry foul

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will spend 400 billion pounds ($514 billion) over 10 years to achieve "an irreversible shift in the balance of power and wealth" to working people if it wins..
Reuters - Published

Ash Handley: Great Britain call up Leeds wing for final tour match

Leeds wing Ash Handley is called up to the Great Britain squad for their final tour game in Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

'I'm heat intolerant' - Cox worried MS will affect performance in Dubai

The World Para-Athletics Championships take place in Dubai from 7-15 November, with 40 athletes representing Great Britain.
BBC News - Published

World Para-Athletics Championships: Kadeena Cox says Dubai heat will be challenge

The World Para-Athletics Championships take place in Dubai from 7-15 November, with 40 athletes representing Great Britain.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain beat Chile to secure Olympics spot

Great Britain's women's hockey team secure place at Tokyo 2020 after beating Chile in the second leg of their Olympic qualifying play-off.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand v Great Britain Lions: Joe Philbin could make debut in first Test

Great Britain head coach Wayne Bennett makes three changes to his provisional squad to face New Zealand in Auckland.
BBC News - Published

What will happen in Britain's parliament on Tuesday?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday make a new attempt to get lawmakers to approve an early national election to try to break the deadlock over Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Great Britain Rugby League Lions lose 14-6 to Tonga Invitational XIII on return

Great Britain's return to the international stage after 12 years away ends in a 14-6 defeat by a Tonga Invitational XIII.
BBC News - Published

'I'd rather be in Blackpool than Bondi - stories behind Great Britain's 2006 tour

BBC Sport looks at some of the stories behind the last Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour.
BBC News - Published

Hardaker hungry to repay Great Britain faith

Zak Hardaker hopes to grasp the opportunity to represent Great Britain with both hands on their tour of New Zealand.
BBC News - Published

European Track Championships: Laura Kenny wins 13th gold as GB win women's team pursuit

Laura Kenny wins her 13th European Track Championship title as Great Britain take women's team pursuit gold in the Netherlands.
BBC News - Published

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