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  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books

    Campaign seeks to remove 'for boys' and 'for girls' from books
    A campaign in the United Kingdom that seeks to pressure publishers to stop titling and labeling children’s books as being “for boys” or “for girls” is quickly gaining momentum, with leading writers and at least one...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law's trial to hear testimony beamed from Britain

    Bin Laden son-in-law's trial to hear testimony beamed from Britain
    NEW YORK -- It was movie time at the guesthouse in Afghanistan, but this was no regular guesthouse, and it was no regular movie.  Once you checked in, you couldn't leave. Osama bin Laden was a visitor. Rooms were stocked with Al Qaeda books. And...
  • U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1

    U.K. users upset after Apple changes voice of British Siri in iOS 7.1
    Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for...
  • Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees

    Britain to take in several hundred at-risk Syrian refugees
    LONDON — Bowing to increasing pressure, Britain will offer refuge to several hundred Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday. The decision comes after weeks of contentious debate over the...
  • New life for 'Sherlock' and Benedict Cumberbatch

     New life for 'Sherlock' and Benedict Cumberbatch
    Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead. This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous...
  • 'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history

    'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history
    The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
  • Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help flooded region

    Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help flooded region
    LONDON -- Amid rising anger from local residents and forecasts of more rain, the British government sent military officials to southwest England on Thursday to help deal with floodwaters that have turned whole villages into islands and drowned parts of...
  • Britain's National Gallery unveils its first major American painting

    Britain's National Gallery unveils its first major American painting
    LONDON – Britain’s National Gallery on Friday unveiled its first major American painting, a work by George Bellows. Founded nearly 200 years ago, the gallery’s lofty halls are hung with some of the best known treasures of western...
  • Killers of British soldier in London sentenced, one to life in prison

    Killers of British soldier in London sentenced, one to life in prison
    LONDON – Two Muslim extremists who butchered a young British soldier on a busy London street in full view of stunned passersby were sentenced Wednesday to long prison terms, including life without parole for the leader of the attack. A judge...