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  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
  • UK military health care provider with Ebola coming back

    A British military health care worker in Sierra Leone who has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus is being transferred back to Britain for specialist treatment. Officials said Thursday she would be treated at the isolation unit at the Royal Free...
  • Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England

    Queen Elizabeth names P&O line's luxury cruise ship Britannia in England
    Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday officially named the Britannia, the newest luxury ship in the British-based P&O Cruises fleet. Prince Philip also attended the ceremony on the docks in Southampton, England. The Britannia bears a union jack design on its...
  • Found ring gives closure to family of lost UK WWII soldier

    Sgt. John Thompson, a British World War II special operation flight engineer, was considered missing in action for more than 70 years. Not anymore. On Monday, his 92-year-old sister Dorothy Webster received his ring from a family in Albania together with...
  • UK Parliament tightens security after man climbs on roof

    The speaker of Britain's Parliament says security is being strengthened after a trespasser spent more than eight hours on the roof of the House of Commons. John Bercow said Monday that "immediate remedial actions" have been taken to address security...
  • UK police detain trespasser who climbed to Parliament's roof

    British police on Sunday charged a man who spent the night on the roof of the Palace of Westminster with criminal damage and trespassing on a protected site. Scotland Yard said 23-year-old Braydon Liam Anderson will appear at Westminster Magistrates...
  • Paul Gascoigne tells court UK phone hacking ruined his life

    Almost four years after revelations of tabloid phone hacking shook the British media, a new court case has put it back in the spotlight. Soap stars, a TV executive and an athlete's girlfriend have all testified that journalists' snooping left them...
  • UK military health care worker has Ebola, officials say

    A British military health care worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, British health care officials said Wednesday — the first known case of a British military worker contracting the disease. Britain has an extensive...
  • UK police: Schoolgirls who went to Syria are not terrorists

    Three British schoolgirls who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group won't be prosecuted for terrorism if they return, a senior British police officer said Tuesday. Police chiefs also defended their handling of the case, denying a lawmaker's...
  • British MP Stephen O'Brien to be new UN humanitarian chief

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed British lawmaker Stephen O'Brien as the next U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday in a closely watched move sparked by controversy over whether Britain should keep the high-level post. O'Brien, a lawyer who was born...
  • Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria

    Britain hunts for 3 girls feared en route to join militants in Syria
    Pressure mounted on British counter-terrorism authorities Monday to explain why they failed to stop three teenage girls from boarding a flight to Turkey on what their families fear was a journey to join Islamic State in Syria. “The security...