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  • 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...
  • Elton John trivia

    The essential Elton Name: Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); legally changed from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton John in 1967; knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 Age: 67 Born...
  • Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook

    Oscars 2015: For 'Imitation Game,' Harvey Weinstein pulls out winning playbook
    Harvey Weinstein's Oscar campaign playbook has been much imitated over the years — and with "The Imitation Game," he is pulling it out once again. The story of brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who played a key role...
  • John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'

     John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'
    John Boorman has made a lot of tough-nosed, violent and demanding films, including the 1967 film noir "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin, the Oscar-nominated 1972 thriller "Deliverance," starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, and "Excalibur," the visceral 1981...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

    UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people
    Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people
    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports

    BBC loses British Open rights to rival Sky Sports
    LONDON -- The BBC is losing one of its most prized sports events, golf's British Open, to rival Sky. Sky Sports secured exclusive rights to televise the Open in a five-year deal from 2017-2021, the Royal and Ancient said on Tuesday. The oldest of...