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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 »

Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 – family

Photo dated July 2010 made available by the makers of the Oscar nominated documentary The Lady in Number 6, in which she tells her story, of Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, who died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110. Herz-Sommer’s devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp. AP

The world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor, the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died in London aged 110, her family announced Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Napoles daughter files counter-affidavit on tax case from London

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A daughter of the main suspect in the pork barrel scam is in London, according to a counter-affidavit she submitted to the Department of Justice on allegations of tax evasion by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

London theater ceiling collapses during show, 88 wounded

This image taken from television shows emergency services attending an incident at the Apollo Theatre, illuminated at rear right, in London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, during a performance at the height of the Christmas season, with police saying there were "a number" of casualties. It wasn't immediately clear if the roof, ceiling or balcony collapsed during a performance. Police said they "are aware of a number of casualties," but had no further details. AP

The ceiling of a packed London theater collapsed on the audience during a performance Thursday, wounding more than 88 people including children and leaving terrified theatregoers covered in blood and dust.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UK authorities forcibly removed baby from Italian’s womb – report

Baby Beatriz Joy is born at a makeshift medical center in the storm damaged central Philippine city of Tacloban on November 11 2013. Lying on plywood among a pile of debris, 21-year-old Emily Sagalis cries tears of joy as she gives birth to a baby girl, three days after a super typhoon blew away their home and whipped up waves that swept away her mother. The baby was named to honor her grandmother, who was swept away by powerful waves that washed away entire coastal towns here. AFP

British social services forcibly removed a baby from a pregnant Italian woman’s womb by cesarean section while she was in the country on a work trip, a report said on Saturday.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub roof

A firefighter inspects the damage at the site of a helicopter crash, in Glasgow early Saturday Nov. 30, 2013. The police helicopter crashed late Friday night into the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, Scotland, leaving the building littered with debris and emergency crews scrambling to the scene. (AP Photo /Andrew Milligan, PA)

A police helicopter crashed Friday night through the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, sending injured revelers fleeing through a cloud of dust in what witnesses called a scene of horror. Scotland’s leader warned that fatalities are likely.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 women held captive for 30 years—UK Police

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Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police said Thursday.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man arrested in Buckingham Palace—British police

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British police said on Saturday they had arrested a man who scaled a fence to get into Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British police probe new Diana murder claim

This Aug. 31, 1997 photo by made available by HM Coroner on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 shows Diana, left, with Dodi Al Fayed in the back of a car, on the night that both of them died in a car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997. AP

British police said Saturday they were examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by a British military figure.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

London mayor blasts Spain over Gibraltar

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London mayor Boris Johnson on Monday issued a “hands off” warning to Spain over Gibraltar after Madrid vowed to take “all necessary measures” to defend its interests in the British outpost.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

London Marathon observes silence for Boston victims

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The London Marathon got under way on Sunday after marking a 30-second period of silence to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

London braces for mass ‘party’ for Thatcher’s death

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Police were braced on Saturday for a mass “party” staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London’s Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death.

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

‘Book of Mormon’ already breaks record in London

The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker, left, and Matt Stone pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive for the opening night of 'The Book of Mormon' at The Prince of Wales theatre in central London, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP

The seemingly unstoppable hit “The Book of Mormon” has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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