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  • 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...
  • Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities

    Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities
    British authorities came under pressure Friday to explain how they let the suspected militant who would come to represent the extreme brutality of the group Islamic State slip through their grasp. Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old, university-educated...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    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...
  • Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer

    Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer
    The knife-wielding militant who appears in a string of grisly beheading videos, his face concealed by a black balaclava and speaking in British-accented English, has come to personify the brutality of the extremist group Islamic State. Nicknamed “...
  • 911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat

    911 Caller In Credit Union Case Calmly Describes Bomb Threat
    In an eerily calm 911 call, an executive of the Achieve Financial Credit Union describes how his co-worker is strapped to a bomb and headed to the New Britain branch with a "perpetrator" to "clear out cash." The 911 call came in at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 23...
  • Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award

    Kevin Spacey to receive Olivier Award
    Kevin Spacey, the actor most in the spotlight these days for his wicked performance in "House of Cards," will be singled out at the 2015 Olivier Awards ceremony April 12 at London's Royal Opera House. Spacey is set to receive an award for his...
  • Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is

    Sam Smith isn't afraid to tell it like it is
    A little over a year ago Sam Smith was curled up inside the Redbury Hotel between two sold-out gigs at the Troubadour, shows that served as his L.A. debut. Largely known for a pair of exuberant, infectious electronic dance collaborations, the British...
  • Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says

    Britain should do more to battle Islamic State, Parliament panel says
    Britain should be doing more to help fight the Islamic State militant group, according to a report issued Thursday by lawmakers. Iraqi forces must be offered greater support, and Britain needs to helpĀ devise a strategy to defeat Islamic extremists and...