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Sahara dust storm brings smog to Britain

A cyclist wears an anti air pollution mask as he cycles along The Mall in London, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  AP

LONDON — European pollution and dust swirling in from the Sahara created a “perfect storm” of smog in Britain on Wednesday, April 2, prompting authorities to warn people with heart or lung conditions to cut down on tough physical exercise outdoors.   Air pollution in some areas reached the top rung on its 10-point scale, [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

British royal dynasty set for George’s christening

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, carries her new born son, Prince George, into public view for the first time outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, in London in July. AP FILE PHOTO

Three generations of future British kings will gather on Wednesday for the low-key christening of Prince George, the son of Prince William and his wife Catherine.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, dead at 87

In this June 23, 1982 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gestures with her pen as she answers a reporters question during a news conference at the United Nations. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

29 cops hurt in Catholic-Protestant clash in Belfast

Riot police stand next to a burned out car after Loyalist protesters attacked police lines, in east BelfastNorthern Ireland, Saturday Jan. 12, 2013. Police used water cannons as four officers were injured during sectarian clashes between loyalists and republicans in east Belfast, Saturday. Trouble flared after a city centre demonstration against the council's decision to limit the number of days the Union flag is flown from City Hall. AP/Paul Faith/PA

Northern Ireland police fought day-and-night street battles with Protestant militants Saturday as a protest march to Belfast City Hall degenerated into riots when many marchers returned home to the Protestant east side.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Why PH did not become a UK colony

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MT. PINATUBO’S lahar claimed half of the San Guillermo Church in Bacolor, but it continues to inspire the growth of the Catholic faith in the town. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

The Philippines did not become a British colony and credit is due, in part, to the loyalty of the Kapampangan, particularly of Bacolor town, to Spain and their bravery in battles.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ecuador weighs Assange transfer to Sweden

Bronx-Zoo-tiger

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino proposed Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be transferred from London to Sweden, where he would remain under Quito’s protection.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Britain’s Prince Charles promoted to top military rank

Britain's Prince Charles reads the weather in the Six O'Clock studio whilst on a tour of the BBC Scotland Headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland where they met staff to celebrate sixty years of BBC Scotland Television Thursday May 10, 2012. (AP Photo)

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, was promoted to top rank in all three British military services on Saturday.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UK coalition suffering losses in local voting

David Cameron. AP

The two parties in Britain’s coalition government are suffering widespread losses in local elections in England.

Posted: May 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,World | Read More »

Woman burned as Britain gets in petrol panic

A British minister said the government’s handling of a threatened fuel strike had gone “reasonably well”, despite a national panic over supplies that ended with a woman suffering petrol burns.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Britain’s Prince Philip blasts ‘useless’ wind farms

Britain’s Prince Philip has launched a fierce attack on “absolutely useless” wind farms, in the latest outburst from the famously outspoken consort, a report said Sunday.

Posted: November 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysian student says UK attackers included kids

A Malaysian student has recounted how even children took part in an assault on him in London’s riots, a scene captured in online footage that has sparked an outpouring of revulsion.

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British PM regrets hiring ex-Murdoch editor

LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron made a public admission of regret over Britain’s phone-hacking scandal on Wednesday, saying with hindsight he would not have hired a former tabloid editor as his media chief. As media mogul Rupert Murdoch wrapped up a turbulent visit to Britain, Cameron made a statement during a stormy emergency session [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UK’s News of the World bids farewell to readers

Front cover of the final edition of Britain's Sunday tabloid newspaper, News of the World, with a simple front message: Thank You and Goodbye. The newspaper owned by News Corp was ensnared in a major scandal because of alleged phone-hacking which prompted the title to be closed on Sunday after 168-years of publishing. AP Photo / News International.

Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front page message — “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” — leaving the media establishment here reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after 168 years.

Posted: July 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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