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London: Capital of the United Kingdom
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands 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 closely follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Johnny Depp trial was painful for Amber Heard [Video]

Johnny Depp trial was painful for Amber Heard

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Depp was the victim of Heard, court told [Video]

Depp was the victim of Heard, court told

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Amber Heard gives statement outside High Court [Video]

Amber Heard gives statement outside High Court

Actress Amber Heard has given a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London as her ex-husband's - Actor Johnny Depp - libel case against News Group Newspapers concludes. Report by Connerv...

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