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  • Media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among those hit were the...
  • Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida

    Hey, Pilgrims: Too bad you didn't visit Florida
    Thanksgiving, the homegrown American celebration of gratitude inspired by a 1621 harvest feast in Plymouth Colony, marks a rare nod on the calendar to U.S. colonial history. It's a great time to remember this nugget of historical knowledge: the number...
  • UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says

    UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says
    Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The government would Wednesday set out new laws to take on the...
  • British journalists slam police surveillance in lawsuit

    British freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson had set his camera on a tripod outside London’s upscale Dorchester Hotel to film a protest against a group of delegates from an arms and defense trade show who were dining inside. He wore a red...
  • In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home

    In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home
    My dog and I were crestfallen. In the early-morning chill, the fox lay lifeless on the sidewalk in front of us, her thick, honey-colored fur damp with rain, her golden-brown eyes staring blankly at the road, where she'd presumably been hit by a vehicle....
  • 6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation

    6 major banks fined $4.3 billion for attempted currency manipulation
    In another black eye for the financial industry, U.S., British and Swiss regulators on Wednesday fined JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup, Bank of America Corp. and three other global banks a total of about $4.3 billion to settle investigations into...
  • 'A Clockwork Orange' actor Warren Clarke dead at 67

    Actor Warren Clarke, who starred in the British television series "Dalziel and Pascoe" and had a role in the film "A Clockwork Orange," died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his agency said. Independent Talent Group in London said Clarke died peacefully in...
  • 'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps

    'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps
    The documentary "Night Will Fall," receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in advance of its HBO premiere in January, is a masterfully constructed, eye-opening and, at times, eyes-averting look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history. It's also one of the...
  • Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

    Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans
    Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the...
  • G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

    G20 commits to fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine
    Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President...
  • Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports

    Islamic State beheading suspect may have been wounded in air strikes: reports
    Britain said on Saturday it was investigating reports that a man believed to be a British national suspected of carrying out beheadings in videos released by Islamic State had been wounded in a U.S.-led air strike last week. The man, dubbed "Jihadi John"...