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British Women Gets Death Sentence for Drug Smuggling in Bali

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court has sentenced a British woman to death for attempting to smuggle drugs into the resort island of Bali. Fifty-six-year-old Lindsay Sandiford cried when she heard the sentence Tuesday, but did not comment as she was escorted back to jail. Although Indonesia has notoriously strict drug laws, the sentence was harsher than expected. […]

Pakistani Suspect Pleads Innocent in British and US Terror Plots

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani man pled not guilty Monday in an alleged al-Qaida plot to set off terrorist bombs in New York and Manchester, England. Abid Naseer entered his plea in a U.S. federal court in Brooklyn, New York — where he was extradited from Britain last week. The judge ordered him to remain in jail at […]

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Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her crusade for the education of girls has been discharged from the British hospital where she was being treated. The hospital said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was strong enough to be released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The doctors said she would continue her recovery […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Delivers Christmas Greeting

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has delivered her first ever Christmas Day message in 3D. In her annual pre-recorded message, the queen paid tribute to the athletes and the “army of volunteers” that participated in the London Olympics and the Paralympics. “As London hosted a splendid summer of sport, all those who saw the achievement and courage […]

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BAE Signs $4 Billion Deal with Oman

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A British aerospace and defense company has signed a multi-billion-dollar contract to supply 20 military aircraft to Oman. BAE Systems said Friday the $4.1 billion contract will provide Oman with 12 Typhoon fighter jets and eight Hawk jet trainers. Delivery of the aircraft is slated to begin in 2017. BAE said the contract covers the […]

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Britain Outlines Plan for Gay Marriage

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The British government is considering a proposal to allow gay couples to wed in civil ceremonies but bar the Churches of England and Wales from offering same-sex weddings. Culture Secretary Maria Miller told parliament Tuesday that under the new plan it will remain illegal for the Church of England and its Church in Wales to […]

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Nurse Fooled by Prank on Royal Family Found Dead

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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London hospital officials say a nurse who mistakenly accepted a prank phone call for Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge this week has been found dead. Authorities at the King Edward VII Hospital on Friday confirmed the death of Jacintha Saldanha and said she had been the first recipient of the prank call for the Duchess, […]

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Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Released From Hospital

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The pregnant wife of Britain’s Prince William has left a hospital in central London after four days of treatment for severe morning sickness. William and his wife, Catherine — known formally as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — emerged from London’s King Edward VII Hospital Thursday. St. James Palace has announced that the royal […]

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British Commonwealth Approves Succession Changes

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Countries in Britain’s Commonwealth have given formal approval for a bill ending male preference in the line of succession to the throne. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged Tuesday that the law would be changed as soon as possible. The measures were agreed on by prime ministers of the 15 countries of the Commonwealth that […]

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Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Expecting a Baby

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s St. James Palace has announced that Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are expecting a baby. In a statement Monday, the palace said the royal couple — known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — are very pleased to announce they are expecting a baby, and that members of both their families are […]

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