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  • Parliament has more questions for Rupert Murdoch after secret tape

    Parliament has more questions for Rupert Murdoch after secret tape
    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch will appear before a committee of the British Parliament following revelations of a secret recording in which the media mogul seemed to say that illicit payments to news sources were routine in Britain. Murdoch, who...
  • New study allays public fears about horse meat origin

    New study allays public fears about horse meat origin
    Ever wonder about the ultimate fate of those cute ponies at the fair or petting zoo? Despite public fear among Brits that such animals were ending up on their dinner tables, a new study reveals that most horses sold for slaughter in the U.K. are larger...
  • No evidence batteries involved in Dreamliner fire, investigators say

    No evidence batteries involved in Dreamliner fire, investigators say
    Investigators have no found evidence that the internal fire that sent smoke billowing through a parked and empty Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner in London on Friday was linked to problematic aircraft batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch...
  • Pippa Middleton takes legal action to nuke parody Twitter account

    Pippa Middleton takes legal action to nuke parody Twitter account
    Pippa Middleton has reportedly taken legal action to shut down a parody Twitter account that uses her name after the account holders published a novelty book doling out inane parenting advice. Publication of Pippa's widely panned party-planning book,...
  • Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer

    Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer
    British lawmakers took another big step toward allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed this week. A bill allowing same-sex marriages cleared its last hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday, according to British news reports. After a two-hour debate, the...
  • Shakespeare's Globe wants to take 'Hamlet' to every country

    Shakespeare's Globe wants to take 'Hamlet' to every country
    To be or not to be. Etre ou ne pas être. ¡Ser, o no ser, es la cuestión! Shakespeare's Globe in Britain has announced that it is aiming to bring "Hamlet" to every country in the world as part of a tour beginning next year that will celebrate the 450th...
  • British Open under fire for male-only policies

    British Open under fire for male-only policies
    British Open officials understand some people are upset that the site of this year's tournament -- Muirfield -- is a men's-only club. But they aren't ready to do anything about it quite yet. "When things are a bit quieter, after the championship, I'...
  • A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia

    A lifesaver for Jewish kids in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
    After visiting Prague in late 1938, a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton had an "intuition" about the fate of Jews in Czechoslovakia now that the country had come under Nazi occupation. So he began his own Kindertransport organization to...
  • Royal baby: British babies born on the same day get a $42 penny

    Royal baby: British babies born on the same day get a $42 penny
    Parents whose little one is born the same day as the royal baby will have a souvenir to remind them of their coincidental good fortune: Britain's Royal Mint is giving away 2,013 commemorative coins to newborns entering the world on the same day. The...
  • Kate Middleton, Prince William and the royal baby birth details

    Kate Middleton, Prince William and the royal baby birth details
    Kate Middleton, Prince William and St. James's Palace are revealing quite a bit about their royal baby preparations. It's a welcome change from the secrecy normally cloaking the royals. The palace has been much more forthcoming with some details ever...
  • Review: Bramwell Tovey gets the job done with L.A. Philharmonic

    Review: Bramwell Tovey gets the job done with L.A. Philharmonic
    Some conductors speak to the audience at the Hollywood Bowl. Some don't. It's up to them, but a few well-chosen remarks can be a good way to get an audience's attention. Plus, this summer's new hi-def video screens are meant to bring the intimacy of...