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  • Doctors, talk tough on measles

    Doctors, talk tough on measles
    The deserted graveyard called Vunivesi sits silently by a small brook obscured by a mangrove canopy on the South Sea Island of Fiji. The mass gravesite, abandoned decades ago, is unknown even to most Fijians. No one knows how many are buried there, but...
  • Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict

    Angelina Jolie opens UK academic center studying women in conflict
    Angelina Jolie has opened an academic center billed as Britain's first to focus on women, peace and security. The Hollywood actress hopes the center at the London School of Economics will help boost the global campaign for women's rights. She said...
  • On US trade mission, London mayor touts success of his city's life sciences sector

    London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as...
  • UK's Ali Smith, Ireland's Colm Toibin, Canada's Miriam Toews on Folio fiction prize shortlist

    Tales of troubled families from Kenya and India, the musings of an ironic New York writer and the story of emotionally bruised Canadian siblings are contenders for the Folio Prize, a lucrative fiction award open to English-language authors of any...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
  • Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • UK parliamentary committee accuses PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an industrial scale.

    A British parliamentary committee on Friday accused the accounting firm PwC of promoting tax avoidance on an "industrial scale" and called for the government to do more to regulate the tax industry. The Public Accounts Committee issued a scathing report,...
  • Tribunal says UK spies acted illegally in harvesting NSA-gathered communications data

    U.K. spies acted illegally when they scooped up data about Britons' electronic communications gathered by the U.S. National Security Agency, a court ruled Friday in a landmark judgment against Britain's security services. But the judges said now that...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • British lawmakers approve 'three-parent baby' technology

    LONDON British lawmakers voted to legalize so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology on Tuesday, making their country the first to approve a controversial procedure designed to prevent the transmission of serious disease from mother to child....
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...