Britain

Evidence found of Islamic plot to control UK schools

LONDON (AP) — A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization. It said there was an “effective take-over” […]

07/22/2014

The sun rises as thousands of revelers gathered at the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England, to celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

New agers, neo-pagans gather to greet solstice

LONDON (AP) — Self-styled Druids, new-agers and thousands of revelers have watched the sun rise above the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice — the longest day of the year in […]

06/21/2014

A smashed up car is seen in central London after a woman was killed when large chunks of masonry fell onto a vehicle she was in.  Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Laura Lean)

UK taxi driver crushed to death in windstorm

LONDON (AP) — Strong winds that pummeled Britain killed a taxi driver, whose car was crushed by falling chunks of masonry from a building, and an elderly man who died after a “freak wave” struck a […]

02/15/2014

On Sept. 5, 2012 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. (AP Photo/Nasa, Aki Hoshide, File)

‘Selfie’ is declared word of the year (PHOTOS)

(AP) – Smartphone self-portraits are now so prevalent that Britain’s Oxford University Press has crowned “selfie,” the name the public has given them, as the word the year for 2013. “Selfies” are especially popular with […]

11/19/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Watchdog: More than 120,000 killed in Syria war

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian activist group says more than 120,000 people have been killed since the start of the country’s civil war nearly three years ago. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which […]

10/31/2013

Biting spiders force UK school closure

  LONDON (AP) — Creepy crawlies, in the form of a venomous spider infestation, has forced a school in Britain to close a week before Halloween. The Dean Academy, a secondary school in southwest England’s […]

10/23/2013

Food bank volunteer Sarah Laughton gathers food for distribution at a food bank in Bromley, south London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Demand for food aid spikes in Britain

LONDON (AP) — Demand for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said Wednesday, suggesting low-income households’ living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession. The Trussell […]

10/16/2013

French President Francois Hollande, center, speaks with his ministers prior to a defense meeting on the situation in Syria. From left: foreign minister Laurent Fabius, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Francois Hollande, defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and interior minister Manuel Valls. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)

Inconsistent allies: France, US mull Syria action

PARIS (AP) — If France and the United States are ever going to move beyond French opposition to the Iraq War, this could be the time. After Britain on Friday opted out of a possible […]

08/30/2013

Hedgehogs named for infant prince move to castle

MOSCOW (AP) — Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. George, Alexander and Louis are named after […]

08/22/2013

In this citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.  (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City)

Deadly attack in Syria renews chemical arms claim

BEIRUT (AP) — The images showed lifeless children — wrapped in simple white cloths, their pale faces unmarked by any wound — lined up shoulder to shoulder in a vivid demonstration of an attack Wednesday […]

08/21/2013

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