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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Timothy West looks at a cardboard statue at the launch of Talking Statues in central London, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014. Statues of some three dozen historical and fictional characters in London and Manchester are coming to life thanks to a new interactive project that gives them a voice to tell their stories. Passers-by can swipe their smartphones on a tag or type in a web address to get an instant call from the characters depicted. Actors including Patrick Stewart and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville perform the monologues, which lasts a few minutes each. (AP Photo/PA, Philip Toscano)

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

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The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend following a “horrific ordeal” are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said Sunday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UK police probe slaying of Saudi woman in Britain

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British police say it’s not clear whether a Saudi student stabbed to death in eastern England was attacked because she was wearing Muslim clothing but they are questioning a man in her death.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Troops parade in London for queen’s birthday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, leaves Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage to attend the Trooping the Colour parade, in central London, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her birthday with traditional pomp and circumstance. More than 1,000 soldiers, horses and musicians are taking part in the parade known as “Trooping the Color,” an annual ceremony.AP/Lefteris Pitarakis

Hundreds of soldiers in ceremonial dress have marched in London in the annual “Trooping the Color” parade to mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Couples ready to tie the knot in UK’s first gay marriages

Lesbian couple, wearing a wedding veil, smiles, on December 16, 2012 in Paris during a demonstration for the legalisation of gay marriage and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parenting. AFP FILE PHOTO

When the clock strikes midnight on Friday, gay and lesbian couples across England and Wales will begin exchanging vows as a historic law legalizing same-sex marriage finally comes into force.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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