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  • UK arrests 3 teens stopped in Turkey on way to Syria

    Three male teens from Britain who reached Turkey before being deported to the U.K. and arrested are believed to be the latest examples of a worrying trend — the rising number of young Britons seeking to travel to Syria to join extremists there....
  • Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London

    Sweden bends in Julian Assange case, asks for interview in London
    Swedish prosecutors have offered to fly to Britain to question Julian Assange over sexual assault accusations, a move that could end years of political and diplomatic deadlock. A formal request was made Friday by Marianne Ny, who leads the team...
  • 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

    'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
    The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student. A teacher at Mohammed Emwazi’s high school told the BBC he used to get into...
  • Elton John trivia

    The essential Elton Name: Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); legally changed from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton John in 1967; knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 Age: 67 Born...
  • The forgotten prophetess

    The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday. Maybe someday soon. The sweeping victory of an anti-euro party...
  • CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul

    CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul
    A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria. A Haber news, which has close ties to the government,...
  • Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation

    Red Devils Marching Band receives British invitation
    Hinsdale Central High School's marching band officially accepted an invitation to participate in the London's New Year's Day Parade next year. The great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Duncan Sandys, delivered the invitation Feb. 24. The marching...
  • 'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic

    'New Worlds' review: Historical drama that's more talky than epic
    If "New Worlds" seems instantly familiar, we can blame it on George R.R. Martin. The New Mexico-based fantasy author plundered some of the best bits from English history as inspiration for the novels that are the basis of the massive HBO hit "Game of...
  • On Theater: A love that's lasted 900 years

    On Theater: A love that's lasted 900 years
    The latest tenant (the word is used advisedly) at South Coast Repertory is the British import "Tristan & Yseult," where generous amounts of farcical satire, embellished with a rock opera musical score, turn this legendary love story into a medieval three-...
  • 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...
  • Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook

    Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook
    Harvey Weinstein's Oscar campaign playbook has been much imitated over the years — and with "The Imitation Game," he is pulling it out once again. The story of brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who played a key role...