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Venice to honour British director Frears

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Stephen Frears, the British director of "The Queen", "Philomena" and a string of other award-winning films, is to be honoured with a special prize at this year's Venice film festival.Frears, 76, will...

Malala wins place at Oxford University

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University."So excited...

'Frozen in time': Diana's tragic fairytale

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

From her engagement to Prince Charles as a shy teenager to her roles as doting mother, humanitarian and global celebrity, Diana's turbulent life still captivates people around the world.Young, beautiful...

Camilla: Diana's 'Rottweiler' who won grudging acceptance

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The anniversary of Princess Diana's death once again turns the spotlight on Prince Charles' current wife Camilla Parker Bowles, whom the princess famously referred to as the third person in her marriage.For...

Diana's death: Week of grief shakes the monarchy

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Twenty years ago on August 31, 1997, Britain's Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris.For the next week, up to her spectacular funeral, Britain was plunged into an unprecedented outpouring...

European stock markets dip at open

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Europe's main stock markets eased at the start of trading on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.3 percent to 7,414.47 points awaiting key UK retail sales data.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's...

UK retail sales hold up in July

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

British retail sales rose in July, slightly beating expectations, official data showed on Thursday, even though household incomes are still feeling the squeeze from a Brexit-fuelled slump in the pound.Overall...

John Cleese says comedians needed more than ever

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Monty Python star John Cleese said Wednesday that the need for comedy was greater than ever, as he accepted the "Honorary Heart of Sarajevo" award at the Bosnian capital's film festival.The 77-year-old...

Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs in UK

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

US online retail titan Amazon will create more than 1,000 new jobs next year with the opening of a new warehouse in Britain, under plans unveiled Wednesday.Amazon said in a statement that it will open...

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben ding-dong

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's Parliament said Wednesday it would reconsider plans to silence Big Ben for four years after Prime Minister Theresa May chimed in to a growing MPs' revolt.Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of...

Manchester attack 'hero' in court for 'theft from victims'

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

A homeless man hailed as a hero for coming to the aid of victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack in May appeared in court on Wednesday charged with stealing from two of them.Chris Parker, 33, was...

British PM says 'no equivalence' in US clashes

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right views should always be condemned and there could be no equivalence with opponents of fascism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday in comments that implicitly criticised US President...

Ireland will not be 'pawn' in Brexit talks

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Ireland warned Wednesday it would not be used as a "pawn" in British attempts to force the pace of Brexit negotiations, after London unveiled its plans for the fraught Irish border issue.Brussels has...

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country's worst natural...

UK police arrest suspect in Italy model kidnap

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

British police on Wednesday arrested the brother of a man accused of an extraordinary abduction of a young British model in Italy, following a request from the Italian authorities."Officers... this morning...



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