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  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict

    Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict
    Angelina Jolie has opened an academic center billed as Britain's first to focus on women, peace and security. The Hollywood actress hopes the center at the London School of Economics will help boost the global campaign for women's rights. She said...
  • Grammys and British soul invasion meet again

    Grammys and British soul invasion meet again
    The sound of U.K. soul music has moved into a penthouse atop the U.S. pop charts for most of the last decade, with new occupants slipping into the plush guest room every two years or so. Now it's Sam Smith's turn. If things go as predicted Sunday, Smith...
  • On US trade mission, London mayor touts success of his city's life sciences sector

    London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as...
  • UK's Ali Smith, Ireland's Colm Toibin, Canada's Miriam Toews on Folio fiction prize shortlist

    Tales of troubled families from Kenya and India, the musings of an ironic New York writer and the story of emotionally bruised Canadian siblings are contenders for the Folio Prize, a lucrative fiction award open to English-language authors of any...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
  • UK parliamentary committee accuses PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an industrial scale.

    A British parliamentary committee on Friday accused the accounting firm PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an "industrial scale" and called for the government to do more to regulate the tax industry. The Public Accounts Committee issued a scathing report,...
  • Tribunal says UK spies acted illegally in harvesting NSA-gathered communications data

    U.K. spies acted illegally when they scooped up data about Britons' electronic communications gathered by the U.S. National Security Agency, a court ruled Friday in a landmark judgment against Britain's security services. But the judges said now that...
  • UK inflation falls to its lowest level on record

    British officials say the rate of inflation fell in January to an annual 0.3 percent — the lowest level on record — amid falling energy prices and supermarket price wars. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday the rate is down from...
  • Church of England appeals to voters to take part in campaign

    Church of England bishops appealed to Christians on Tuesday to take part in the politics ahead of upcoming elections, calling for a fresh moral vision for Britain at time of disillusionment. The bishops said in a 52-page letter that it is the duty of...
  • New US security strategy touting unity with Europe is tested instantly

    BERLIN Even as President Barack Obama released his administration's new National Security Strategy on Friday, noting the threat of "Russian aggression" and the need to work with European allies, two of the United States' most important partners were in...