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  • 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....
  • Christopher Lee dies at 93; screen star of 'Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings'

    Christopher Lee dies at 93; screen star of 'Dracula' and 'Lord of the Rings'
    Christopher Lee, the English actor who emerged as a British horror movie icon in the 1950s with his memorable portrayal of Count Dracula and later appeared in the blockbuster “Star Wars” and “The Lord of the Rings” films, has died....
  • CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

    CIAC Baseball State Tournament Seedings, Schedules
    Seedings and schedules for the four state high school baseball tournaments as announced by the CIAC: CLASS LL Teams in the field: 31 Top four seeds: Norwich Free Academy, Fairfield Prep, Glastonbury, Staples-Westport First Round—June 3...
  • UK honors Waterloo soldiers on 200th anniversary of victory

    Britain has unveiled its first memorial to the thousands of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Waterloo as the 200th anniversary of the famous victory over the French nears. Descendants of those who died on the battlefield observed the...
  • European trial over man mistakenly killed by British police

    The British government went on trial Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights over the death of a 27-year-old Brazilian electrician, shot by police who thought he was a terrorist in the tense aftermath of deadly 2005 London subway bombings. Jean...
  • Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'girls' in labs

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist apologized Wednesday for saying the "trouble with girls" working in laboratories is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science. But Tim Hunt stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs are...
  • UK Treasury chief announces plans to sell RBS bank shares

    The U.K.'s Treasury chief announced Wednesday that the government will start selling its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland in coming months, the first step in the country's attempt to recover money from its costliest bank rescue operation ever....
  • Nobel laureate resigns honorary UK post after sexist remarks

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who said there was "trouble with girls" working in laboratories has resigned from his honorary post at University College London. Tim Hunt apologized for his remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists...
  • Britain, Argentina in new dispute over the Falkland Islands

    Britain and Argentina are clashing again in their long-running dispute over the Falkland Islands, this time at an international summit in Brussels. The remote islands in the South Atlantic are claimed by both countries, which fought a war over them in...
  • UK rules Ryanair must dump shares in Irish rival Aer Lingus

    Ryanair must sell most of its shares in Irish rival Aer Lingus, Britain's competition authority ruled Thursday, but Europe's dominant budget airline has rejected the ruling and vowed to appeal. The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority upheld its own...
  • UK actor Ron Moody, best known as Fagin, dies aged 91

    British actor Ron Moody, best known for playing Fagin in the 1968 film "Oliver!" has died. He was 91. Moody, who received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his signature performance in the Charles Dickens adaptation, died in the hospital Thursday,...