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  • UK's Prince William and wife Kate expecting baby in April

    LONDON (Reuters) - The second child of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate is due to be born in April, his office announced on Monday. William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second-in-line to the throne, announced last month that Kate was...
  • Britain to send in drones in fight against Islamic State in Syria

    Britain to send in drones  in fight against Islamic State in Syria
    Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said Monday it...
  • Irish plays and actor have big day at UK Theatre Awards

    LONDON (Reuters) - It was a great day for the Irish at the UK Theatre Awards on Sunday as a new production of Brian Friel's "Translations" and Belfast-born "Game of Thrones" British-Irish actor Patrick O'Kane took two of the top awards. The awards...
  • Fire closes UK power generation unit, squeezing electricity supply

    LONDON (Reuters) - A fire at a British power station close to London has closed a power generation unit, which could exacerbate Britain's already constrained electricity supply as winter approaches and demand rises. While the fire that started on...
  • At 22, success has taken time for Britain's "Charli" Aitchison

    By Holly Rubenstein LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Not everyone who is on top of the fast-moving pop music scene has heard of Charlotte Aitchison, even by her stage name Charli XCX, but lots of people have heard her or her songs. At 22, the English singer...
  • At 22, success has taken time for Britain's 'Charli' Aitchison

    LONDON (Reuters) - Not everyone who is on top of the fast-moving pop music scene has heard of Charlotte Aitchison, even by her stage name Charli XCX, but lots of people have heard her or her songs. At 22, the English singer is also a seasoned songwriter,...
  • WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    LAGOS/LUXEMBOURG With no new confirmed cases reported for 42 days, which is twice the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria free of Ebola transmission. "This is a spectacular...
  • EU's Barroso warns Britain against 'historic mistake' on immigration

    LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday he risked upsetting allies and losing international clout if he pursued an anti-immigration agenda designed to placate domestic...
  • Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish

    Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland. In an important discovery in...
  • Bank of England's Weale: Jobless fall still best guide to wage pressure

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England should pay heed to the swift pace at which Britain's unemployment rate is falling as it considers when to start raising interest rates, says a top policymaker at the central bank who has already voted for...
  • Markets may have over-reacted to slowdown: Bank of England's Haldane

    LONDON (Reuters) - Investors may have over-reacted to signs of economic slowdown, although they have been right to price in weaker global growth prospects, the Bank of England's chief economist said in a Sunday newspaper interview. "What we have seen...