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  • 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 »
  • Guardian chief: UK spies shredded newsroom disks

    August 19, 2013 6:00 PM

    LONDON - The editor of the Guardian newspaper says that British agents destroyed an unspecified number of his newsroom's hard drives in an apparent bid to keep Edward Snowden's leaked intelligence material safe from Chinese spies. Alan Rusbridger made the claim in an opinion published to the newspaper's website Monday,... more »
  • Wiebe wins Senior British Open on fifth day

    July 29, 2013 10:35 AM

    SOUTHPORT, England - Mark Wiebe wrapped up the Senior British Open this morning with a win. In the first playoff in the 27-year history of the event, Wiebe outdueled Bernhard Langer for first Senior British Open title. Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale... more »
  • British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage

    February 5, 2013 2:24 PM

    LONDON- British lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriages. The government-proposed bill would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided that the religious institution consents. In a first House of Commons vote on Tuesday, lawmakers voted 400 to... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »

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