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  • 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....
  • Notable quotes on the death of British actor Christopher Lee

    British actor Christopher Lee, who appeared in more than 250 films, including Dracula movies from the 1950s and 60 and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93. Here's a look at some of the tributes that poured in, mostly on Twitter, when...
  • British phone-hacking scandal was a low point for Rupert Murdoch

    British phone-hacking scandal was a  low point for Rupert Murdoch
    Rupert Murdoch’s legacy will forever be tarnished by the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed British journalism for a decade. What began as an investigation of eavesdropping on members of the royal family by “one rogue reporter”...
  • 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,...
  • Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

    Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93. Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on...
  • British horror star Christopher Lee dies at 93

    LONDON Christopher Lee, one of the world's best-known horror actors, has died aged 93 after a career that spanned seven decades and nearly 300 films. In his early career in the 1950s and 1960s, Lee was best-known for playing Dracula, Frankenstein's...
  • Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks

    Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks
    One of the world’s most distinguished scientists resigned from his post at a top British university on Thursday after his comment that the presence of “girls” in the scientific lab leads to romance and tears when they are criticized....
  • Christopher Lee, prolific British actor, dead at age 93

    Christopher Lee, prolific British actor, dead at age 93
    Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93. Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on...