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  • Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70

    Colin Pillinger, colorful scientist of failed Mars probe, dies at 70
    Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70. Pillinger collapsed...
  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • 'I Wanna Marry "Harry"': Fox's royal scam

    'I Wanna Marry "Harry"': Fox's royal scam
    When I was little, we had a neighbor around the block named Mel, and Mel had as a next-door neighbor a little boy — let's call him Jimmy — who would ask him often where he was going. And Mel would tell him that he was going to see the queen....
  • King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne

    King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia ascend to Spanish throne
    King Juan Carlos of Spain handed over the monarchy to his son on Thursday in a low-key "proclamation ceremony," followed by a procession through Madrid and an appearance by the new King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters on a balcony at...
  • Queen to visit 'Game of Thrones' set during Northern Ireland trip

    Queen to visit 'Game of Thrones' set during Northern Ireland trip
    Forget winter — Queen Elizabeth II herself is coming to the "Game of Thrones" set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. "As part of the visit to Northern Ireland The Queen and The Duke will tour the @GameOfThrones set in the Titanic quarter #Belfast #GoT,...
  • Costa Rica pulls another World Cup shocker with 1-0 win over Italy

    Costa Rica pulls another World Cup shocker with 1-0 win over Italy
    Mario Balotelli tweeted that he would welcome a peck on the cheek from Queen Elizabeth II as a reward if his Italy team kept alive England's chances to advance in the World Cup by downing Costa Rica. Final score: Costa Rica 1, Italy 0. Does this mean...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits the 'Game of Thrones' set

    Queen Elizabeth II visits the 'Game of Thrones' set
    Queen Elizabeth II's reign over England has been a walk in the park compared to past rulers or the fictional would-be rulers of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. So it makes sense that on her visit to the "Game of Thrones" set Tuesday, she declined to sit...
  • Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted

    Rebekah Brooks cleared in tabloid phone-hacking case; deputy convicted
    Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks, a close confidante of Rupert Murdoch and once one of Britain’s most influential women, was acquitted Tuesday on charges of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook this country to...
  • Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far

    June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...
  • King of hotel-keepers put name to luxury

     King of hotel-keepers put name to luxury
    Cesar Ritz was a Victorian era hotelier who did much more than open luxury hotels, many of which bore his name. His modern ideas about accommodations, including an insistence on the finest cuisine, so captured the world's imagination that the word "ritzy"...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' sets, actors in Belfast

    Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' sets, actors in Belfast
    Queen Elizabeth II visited the "Game of Thrones" sets in Belfast on Tuesday, taking a good look around but stopping short of trying out the HBO series' notorious Iron Throne for herself. "She kept commenting on how uncomfortable the throne looked,"...