Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

Sep 5, 2014

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

The parents of Ashya King fought for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care for the five-year-old with brain cancer. A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where ...

Legendary actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Aug 25, 2014

Legendary actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. The actor’s son, Michael Attenborough, told the BBC that his father died Sunday. He had been in poor health for ...

U.K. police identify migrants in container as Afghan Sikhs

Aug 18, 2014

U.K. police identify migrants in container as Afghan Sikhs

The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port over the weekend following a “horrific ordeal” are Sikhs from Afghanistan, police said Sunday. One man was found dead in the container, and 34 men, women and children — all suffering from ...

Aug 8, 2014

British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail — a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before ...

Jul 24, 2014

Britain felt Japan's WWI support 'adequate'

by William Hollingworth

Britain appreciated Japan’s assistance during World War I but felt Tokyo could have done more and sometimes questioned its loyalty, according to today’s historians. With the world marking 100 years since the start of World War I, Ian Nish, a professor emeritus of international ...

Jul 23, 2014

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain’s prime minister said Tuesday. British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis, following a request ...

Jul 22, 2014

British far-right leader steps down

Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the British National Party, the far-right group announced Monday, following disastrous results at the European Parliament elections. Griffin, 55, stepped aside at a party leadership meeting after nearly 15 years in charge of the anti-immigration group, ...