Dec 5, 2014

Bahrain jails Shiite activist for insulting king

A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced a prominent opposition activist to three years in prison for insulting the king after she tore up the monarch’s photo, her lawyer said. The activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, gave birth only a few weeks earlier. Al-Khawaja was also fined ...

DNA of King Richard III casts doubt on lineage of his successors

Dec 3, 2014

DNA of King Richard III casts doubt on lineage of his successors

Scientists say there is “overwhelming evidence” that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England’s King Richard III, but their DNA testing also has raised questions about the nobility of some of his royal successors. The bones of the 15th-century king ...

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Oct 25, 2014

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London’s Science Museum, taking off a glove to ...

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Sep 8, 2014

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Britain’s Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said Monday. The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother ...

Prince Hisahito, third in line to Imperial throne, turns 8

Sep 6, 2014

Prince Hisahito, third in line to Imperial throne, turns 8

Prince Hisahito, third in line to the throne in the Imperial family, turned 8 on Saturday. The son of Prince Akishino and his wife, Kiko, the prince is in his second year at a Tokyo elementary school affiliated with Ochanomizu University and seems to ...