Apr 27, 2016

Big Ben bongs to halt as iconic, ailing clock undergoes repairs

It’s so long to Big Ben’s bongs — at least temporarily. British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower. The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last ...

Japanese woman wins BBC newcomer comedy award

Nov 25, 2015

Japanese woman wins BBC newcomer comedy award


Japanese stand-up comedienne Yuriko Kotani won this year’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award for aspiring comics last Friday, beating five other finalists at the Comedy Store in London with a five-minute act blending humor and sarcasm. “I’m speechless. … This is so wonderful!” Kotani, ...

Aug 4, 2015

Late U.K. Prime Minister Heath to be probed over child sex abuse case

A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving the late 1970s leader Edward Heath. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would investigate a ...

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

Jun 25, 2015

USADA looking into allegations against Salazar

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into allegations that famed track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp and others in his stable of elite runners to skirt anti-doping rules, AP has learned. A person with knowledge of the investigation ...

Jun 19, 2015

Farah denies doping rumors

Angered by “rumors and speculation” swirling around him, two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said Friday that he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and described his two missed tests as “simple mistakes.” The British distance runner missed the tests in 2010 and 2011 in the ...

Jun 7, 2015

Farah withdraws from Diamond League meeting

Britain’s Mo Farah withdrew from Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham the BBC reported a day after the double Olympic champion said he would not be leaving his coach, Alberto Salazar, despite a BBC documentary alleging the latter had encouraged his athletes to use ...