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  • British journalist Patrick Seale dies at 84

    BEIRUT (AP) — Patrick Seale, a veteran journalist and author on Middle Eastern affairs as well as one of the world's leading historians on Syria, has died in London after a battle with cancer, according to family and friends. He was 83. An accomplished reporter, writer and literary agent,...

  • English city probes Islamic influence in schools

    LONDON (AP) — The city of Birmingham in central England has expanded an investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to greatly expand Islamic influence in the city's school system. The probe announced Monday will look into 25 schools after more than 200 complaints were received. The complaints...

  • Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

    LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Her publisher, Penguin Books said Friday that Townsend died in Leicester,...

  • Kate sails past William in race that's royal fun

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Duchess of Cambridge has twice beaten her husband Prince William during friendly racing in America's Cup sailing boats on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Both had some high-powered teammates — Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker...

  • Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for George

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II — bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates — paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth's great-grandson. The Argentine-born...

  • Nigella Lawson stopped from boarding plane to US

    LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy said. The embassy did not disclose the reason for refusing Lawson entry into the...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: On way out, Piers Morgan demands gun control

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features CNN's Piers Morgan, his last day on air, blasting the National Rifle Association and claiming he's helped push gun control with a tremendous whack.

  • Cambridge buys Scott of the Antarctic negatives

    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University says it has raised 275,000 pounds ($458,000) to buy rare photographic negatives from Capt. Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Scott, an icon of the heroic age of polar exploration, reached the South Pole in January 1912, only to discover...

  • London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

    LONDON (AP) — You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death — and of its victims. This week, Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, outlined the biography of one...

  • At midnight hour, UK holds first same-sex weddings

    LONDON (AP) — Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. Londoners Sean Adl-Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway were among the first to tie the knot when Britain's new marriage law came into effect...

  • More institutions investigating Savile allegations

    LONDON (AP) — British authorities are investigating whether late entertainer Jimmy Savile abused children at more than 20 institutions across England, including care homes and a school for the blind. The government said Thursday that local authorities are being asked to investigate...

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

    LONDON (AP) — England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human. In a report published Thursday, Public Health England said it concluded TB samples taken from the cat and...

  • Cameron: No G-8 summit in Russia

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is "absolutely clear" there will be no G-8 summit in Russia given Moscow's actions toward Ukraine. Preparations for the June summit in Sochi already have been suspended as a result of Russia's annexation of Crimea. European leaders...

  • Scotland's Vikings go own way in independence vote

    GULBERWICK, Scotland (AP) — In the late winter dusk, hundreds of Vikings are marching down to the beach, bearing flaming torches. Their studded leather breastplates glint in the firelight as they roar and sing. It's a scene that would have struck terror into the hearts of Dark Age Britons —...

  • UK man to be extradited for South Africa killing

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say a British man accused of arranging the murder of his bride on their honeymoon trip to South Africa in 2010 will arrive in Cape Town on April 8 following his extradition from Britain. Eyewitness News, a South African media outlet, reported...



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