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  • Exiled Chagos islanders go to top UK court in bid to go home

    Indian Ocean islanders who were forced into exile to make way for a key U.S. military base are appealing to Britain's top court in their long-running campaign to return home. The islanders enlisted a legal team including Amal Clooney to take their case...
  • Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

    Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France,...
  • Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails

    Teammate saves fellow serviceman after parachute fails
    LONDON (AP) — A British military stunt team member whose chute failed to open properly owes a big thank you to a teammate who grabbed his parachute and got them both to a safe landing. The Red Devils display team was performing Friday at the...
  • Thousands march in central London to protest austerity

    Thousands marched in central London Saturday to protest against British government austerity programs and spending cuts in a massive show of force meant to win attention to the plight of the poor. The march began with a festive mood. Red flares...
  • Prince Harry ends decade in UK army; now to target poachers

    Prince Harry formally ended his full-time military service in Britain's army Friday, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The move was no surprise — the fifth in...
  • British PM says Muslims must do more to counter IS ideology

    Prime Minister David Cameron charged Friday that some British Muslims quietly condone the radical ideology of the Islamic State group, prompting accusations that he is scapegoating the large and diverse community. Speaking at a security conference in...
  • S&P warns Britain over rating amid EU referendum fears

    Standard & Poor's warned Friday that it may downgrade its credit rating on Britain sometime in the next two years following the government's decision to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the European Union. The referendum, which is due...
  • French paper: British exit from EU could be your Waterloo

    French daily Le Monde has used the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo to warn those across the English Channel against a British exit from the European Union. In a rare English-language editorial on Thursday titled...
  • PBS' 'Poldark' remake offers love, death and coal mining

    On a spring evening in 1977, an unsuspecting American TV audience was about to surrender to 18th-century British soldier Ross Poldark. "Tonight we begin a new series, called 'Poldark,' based on the novels of Winston Graham," said "Masterpiece Theatre"...
  • Family shocked by UK suicide bomber's reported death in Iraq

    Members of the family of a teenage British boy who reportedly killed himself in a suicide bombing in Iraq say they are devastated by his death. The statement from the family of 17-year-old Talha Asmal was released by police at the family's request....
  • 4 contenders vie to lead UK's Labour opposition

    Two former Cabinet ministers are among four lawmakers vying to lead Britain's Labour Party, which is looking for a new chief after losing last month's election to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham, ex-Work...