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  • 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...
  • Britain's Islamic finance market widens with government, private moves

    (Reuters) - The scope of Britain's Islamic finance market is widening with several initiatives from the government and private sector, although the country is about to lose one of its six full-fledged Islamic banks. In June, Britain became the first...
  • Tehran court jails Iranian-British woman over volleyball match protest

    DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was...
  • 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...
  • Investors pull back from stocks in October as Fed money-printing ends

    LONDON (Reuters) - Equity holdings in global portfolios dipped to the lowest in more than a year in October as lingering caution about world growth and central bank policies prompted European, U.S. and British funds to trim allocations. A monthly...
  • British banks buoyed by new rules on risk buffers

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will need to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected. Shares in Barclays -- the bank that analysts...