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  • Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art

    Rare 'Quincy' Statue At Yale Center for British Art
    In 1215, Saher de Quincy, the Earl of Manchester, and 24 other barons forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta, which limited the king's powers and protected their interests. Since the 1900s, statues of Quincy and other barons have stood in the...
  • Singer Lauryn Hill comeback gets off to rocky start in London

    By Matilda Egere-Cooper LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Lauryn Hill's five shows in Britain this month were billed as a rare treat for fans of the elusive singer-songwriter, coming less than a year after she was released from U.S. federal prison where she...
  • Wife of British hostage held by Islamic State pleads for his life

    Wife of British hostage held by Islamic State pleads for his life
    Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking medical...
  • Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

    MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of...
  • Watson, U.S. team itching to regain Ryder Cup

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Watson, U.S. team itching to regain Ryder Cup The United States' dominance of the Ryder Cup is a thing of the past, so the PGA of America is looking to the past to try to turn things around....
  • UK opens first clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) opened in London on Monday as part of a push to eradicate the illegal ritual in the country. The University College Hospital...
  • UK's opposition Labour to tell voters ahead of election: Trust us on economy

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year....
  • UK's opposition Labor to tell voters ahead of election: Trust us on economy

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labor party will try to convince voters it can be trusted with the economy by promising on Monday it would cut ministerial salaries and curb public spending if it wins a national election next year....
  • UK's Cameron shifts tack on constitutional shake-up to mollify Scots

    UK's Cameron shifts tack on constitutional shake-up to mollify Scots
    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Scotland will get more autonomy with no "ifs or buts", Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday, after Scottish leader Alex Salmond accused him and other politicians of tricking Scots out of independence....
  • A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement

    A Scotland made anew by surge in political engagement
    On the cobbled streets of Edinburgh on Saturday, the "yes" and "no" campaign offices were dark, the doors locked, the insides strewn with deflated balloons and abandoned leaflets €” the frozen-in-amber detritus of a once-vibrant struggle now...
  • Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England. Murray, who has no vote...