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  • British doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye

    July 17, 2017 5:50 PM

    LONDON - Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 27 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye. In a case report published Monday in the journal BMJ, the doctors said that the woman had worn monthly disposable contact... more »
  • Britain frees 12 detained after London attack

    June 5, 2017 9:12 PM

    LONDON - British police say all 12 people who were arrested in the early hours after the weekend London Bridge attack have been released without charge. All were detained Sunday in the Barking district of east London. Police say the area was home to the two attackers who have been... more »
  • Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

    May 28, 2017 11:31 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have made another arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing, bringing the total to 12. Greater Manchester Police says a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.... more »
  • BA says 'many' of its IT systems up and running

    May 28, 2017 11:20 AM

    LONDON - British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and running, but travelers still face cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz says the airline is running a "near-full operation" at London's Gatwick Airport and plans to... more »
  • BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

    May 27, 2017 12:13 PM

    LONDON - British Airways says it is canceling all of its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day because of a "major IT system failure." BA has not said what is causing the computer problem, but says it has no evidence of a cyberattack.... more »
  • British police arrest suspect in nightclub acid attack

    April 23, 2017 11:51 AM

    LONDON - British police say they have arrested the boyfriend of a reality TV performer sought in connection to an acid attack at an east London nightclub. Police said Sunday that Arthur Collins had been arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder. Police had earlier named him as... more »
  • Dubai police detain British daredevil over skyscraper climbs

    March 5, 2017 12:06 PM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A British daredevil known online for his videos of skyscraper climbs was detained by police in Dubai over his recent climbs there. James Kingston told The Associated Press in a message Sunday that he had been detained and later released, without elaborating. He wrote online... more »
  • Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a "humanitarian crisis"

    January 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    LONDON - The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a "humanitarian crisis." The charity says it has dispatched volunteers to help patients go home and free up hospital beds. It claims cuts to social-care funding by the Conservative government mean some patients can't be discharged... more »
  • British experts to investigate Colombia crash boxes

    December 1, 2016 9:33 AM

    MEDELLIN, Colombia - British aviation experts will investigate the black box and flight data recorder from the plane carrying a small-town Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that the key instruments offering clues to what happened to the jetliner will be brought to... more »
  • US airstrike targets 'Jihadi John' from IS slaying videos

    November 13, 2015 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Pentagon says U.S. forces have conducted an airstrike in Syria targeting the British man known as "Jihadi John" who participated in the beheading videos of two American journalists and the slayings of several other captives. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the airstrike Thursday in Raqqa targeted Mohamed... more »
  • Egypt: Nefertiti may be buried in King Tut's tomb

    October 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    LUXOR, Egypt- Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. Mamdouh el-Damaty said Tuesday during a visit to Luxor that he will ask for final... more »
  • Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

    August 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    PARIS- Three Americans and a British man who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium have received France's top honor. French President Francois Hollande today pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend... more »
  • British rockers coming to Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2015 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The British are coming to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. The Who, which is amid its 50th anniversary tour, on Saturday performs for the first time and will close the festival's largest stage at... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Leaders: US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:47 AM

    NEWPORT, Wales - Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday that their nations will "not be cowed" by extremists who have killed two American journalists. "We will be more forthright in the defense of our values,... more »

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