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  • Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II

    Angelina Jolie, now an honorary dame, meets with Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England, meet Maleficent! Angelina has received physical proof from Queen Elizabeth II that she is an honorary dame. "Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen today when HM presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Damehood," read a...
  • Britain, Belgium and Denmark join coalition fighting Islamic State

    The British Parliament voted Friday to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against the extremist group Islamic State in a move that for now keeps the nation’s military out of the conflict next door in Syria. Lawmakers, who were recalled from recess for...
  • From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it

    From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it
    "National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest" National Geographic, $19.95 London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
  • British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death

    British boy gets 20 years for stabbing teacher to death
    A teenage British schoolboy was jailed for at least 20 years on Monday after pleading guilty to stabbing to death a teacher he had developed a hatred of in front of horrified pupils during a lesson at a college in northern England. William Cornick,...
  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...
  • Protesting Iran's ban on women at volleyball games leads to jail term

    An Iranian court has sentenced a British-Iranian woman to a year in jail for protesting a ban on women attending volleyball games, according to her lawyer and the semiofficial ILNA news agency. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested outside Tehran's Azadi...
  • New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives

    New Britain Police Hold Ceremony For 15 New Sergeants and Detectives
    NEW BRITAIN - The police department on Thursday held a ceremony to honor nine recently promoted sergeants and six detectives. The new sergeants are David Mocarsky, Steven King, Alan Mason, Matthew Marino, David Mann, Donald Anderson, Nicholas Egan, John...
  • Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?

    Holidays in the West End: Will you wish for 'White Christmas' or 'Henry IV'?
    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and theaters across the United Kingdom are poised for the annual glittery blizzard of pantomimes. If your taste runs to the traditional, then London can amply cater for you this festive season. Among the...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says

    Officer Dragged, Police Car Struck Before Man Arrested In New Britain, Police Report Says
    NEW BRITAIN — Richard Moore had dragged a police officer with his vehicle, hit a patrol car and crashed into a large boulder — missing other officers — before police managed to take him into custody Thursday morning while police...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...