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  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges
    Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's...
  • BAFTA Selects Breakthrough Brits

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the 18 talented newcomers chosen by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of...
  • In Theory: On mandated tolerance at religious schools

    After allegations last spring that several schools in Birmingham, England had been infiltrated by a group of people “with a restricted and narrow interpretation of their faith” trying to achieve an “Islamisation” of secular state...
  • The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond

    The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond
    Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites. Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.  "F--- off," read one...
  • From Foyles to Hatchards, slip between the covers of London bookshops

    My geeky teenage years were filled with escapes to this city's bookstores. Most weekends were spent leaning against their bookcases and reading seemingly a little bit of everything, from Russian short stories to picture books about steam trains. I was a...
  • Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations

    Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations
    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. Their...
  • An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

    An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
    Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
  • Keshet Beefs Up U.K. Creative Team

    LONDON -- Keshet U.K., part of Keshet Intl., has made two key senior appointments as it seeks to grow its U.K. production ambitions. Ashley Blaker joins the team as head of comedy and Kevin Mundye as head of U.K. formats and global consultant. Mundye...
  • ACLU, New Britain Police Hold Forum On Digital Privacy

    NEW BRITAIN — The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is sponsoring a public forum Oct. 29 on police and digital privacy. Police Chief James Wardwell and David McGuire, a staff lawyer for the ACLU, will discuss new digital technologies...
  • Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

    Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy...