Fire underground causes chaos in London

Apr 2, 2015

Fire underground causes chaos in London

An underground blaze in central London Wednesday caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as firefighters tackled the blaze, which sent out a pall of thick smoke. More than 2,000 people were forced to leave nearby buildings, including the ...

Mar 24, 2015

Huge unexploded WWII bomb found in London — under senior center

Builders uncovered a huge unexploded German World War II bomb in London on Monday, prompting the evacuation of two schools and hundreds of homes. The bomb, measuring 5 feet long (1.5 meters) and weighing 1,000 pounds (455 kg) lay undisturbed below a pensioners’ center ...

West's first Buddhist mission was in London

Mar 18, 2015

West's first Buddhist mission was in London

by William Hollingworth

Buddhists in Japan — aided by an Irishman — established the religion’s first Western mission in London, according to research by a team of academics in Ireland and Japan. The recent discovery overturns the long-held assumption that the first Buddhist mission in the West ...

London schoolgirls 'stole jewelry' to fund Syria flight

Mar 11, 2015

London schoolgirls 'stole jewelry' to fund Syria flight

Three London schoolgirls who fled to Syria are believed to have stolen family jewelry to fund their travel, police said Tuesday as the trio’s relatives expressed disbelief at their actions. Schoolfriends Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, left their homes ...

London rail work unearths thousands of skeletons from Bedlam

Mar 10, 2015

London rail work unearths thousands of skeletons from Bedlam

They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life, and ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal new information about how long-ago Londoners lived — and about the bubonic plague that ...

U.K. police brief students at school of Syria-bound girls

Feb 24, 2015

U.K. police brief students at school of Syria-bound girls

British police have briefed students at an east London school attended by three girls believed to be traveling to Syria, their headmaster said on Monday. Mark Keary said the police were part of a “support team” including experts in de-radicalzsation from the British government’s ...