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University apologizes for ‘slave auction’ event for freshmen

University apologizes for ‘slave auction’ event for freshmen

A “slave auction” event held as part of a university’s freshers week was renamed after an outcry from students. The event — where bidders can “buy” other students — wi…...
Security alert delays British Airways flight from Paris

Security alert delays British Airways flight from Paris

The Heathrow-bound plane is surrounded by police and fire vehicles at Charles de Gaulle airport before getting the all-clear....
Saunders retains WBO middleweight title in points decision

Saunders retains WBO middleweight title in points decision

Billy Joe Saunders remained on course to challenge either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez after Saunders defended his WBO middleweight title with a unanimous points decision...
London Fashion Week: Burberry brings back vintage check

London Fashion Week: Burberry brings back vintage check

Unfazed by the London subway attack, celebrities, models and fashion editors flocked to London Fashion Week on Saturday to celebrate all things stylish....
U.K. threat level 'critical' after subway explosion

U.K. threat level 'critical' after subway explosion

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to...
‘Rapunzel syndrome’ teen dies from eating her own hair

‘Rapunzel syndrome’ teen dies from eating her own hair

A 16-year-old student in the UK died suddenly while away at college due to an infection caused by a hairball in her stomach. Jasmine Beever, of Skegness, was taken in an ambulance...
Sock horror! RSPCA called in to wrangle would-be reptile

Sock horror! RSPCA called in to wrangle would-be reptile

RSPCA officers respond to a terrified family who believe they have a lizard home invasion — only to find out the listless reptile is a sock....
Daughter of famed British actor found dead at music festival

Daughter of famed British actor found dead at music festival

It's every parent's worst nightmare....
Girl, 13, helped save a record eight lives after donating her organs

Girl, 13, helped save a record eight lives after donating her organs

Jemima Layzell's parents say their daughter would have been "very proud of her legacy" after her organs were used to save others....
Neighbour dispute over noisy 'foreign' cockerel in Hampshire leads to restraining order

Neighbour dispute over noisy 'foreign' cockerel in Hampshire leads to restraining order

The defendant blamed the volume on the type of chicken, telling the court the birds crowed up to 70 times an hour....
New George Michael song to debut Thursday on British radio

New George Michael song to debut Thursday on British radio

George Michael's death hasn't quieted his iconic voice....
Andy Murray 'most likely' to miss the rest of the tennis season due to hip injury

Andy Murray 'most likely' to miss the rest of the tennis season due to hip injury

The world number two has a nagging hip injury that forced him to pull out of the US Open....
UK: 4 army members linked to neo-Nazi group arrested

UK: 4 army members linked to neo-Nazi group arrested

The West Midlands Counterterrorism Unit said officers had arrested four people alleged to be members of a neo-Nazi group...
Joshua and Pulev to fight in Cardiff next month

Joshua and Pulev to fight in Cardiff next month

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff on Oct. 28....
Eurozone economy heads for decade-high growth as UK stalls

Eurozone economy heads for decade-high growth as UK stalls

While Britain and the rest of the EU are struggling to agree on divorce terms, it's increasingly clear that on the economic front they are diverging sharply. In closely watched...
Pub-licity for Sheeran the beer man

Pub-licity for Sheeran the beer man

Ed Sheeran’s pals are drinking out loud — and in private....
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor dies of cancer at 85

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor dies of cancer at 85

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the former Roman Catholic archbishop of Westminster in England, died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 85. The current archbishop, Cardinal...
Diana's common touch changed the Royal Family forever

Diana's common touch changed the Royal Family forever

Diana, a preschool teacher thrust into the glare of celebrity by her marriage to Prince Charles, dragged Britain's ribbon-cutting royals into the modern world....
'A truly extraordinary woman': Britain marks 20 years since Princess Diana's death

'A truly extraordinary woman': Britain marks 20 years since Princess Diana's death

Dozens of tributes are laid at the gates of London's Kensington Palace as Britain remembers Princess Diana....
Unfinished work of Terry Pratchett destroyed in the most epic way

Unfinished work of Terry Pratchett destroyed in the most epic way

A steamroller plowed through the unfinished books of fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett, just as the late author had requested....
UK’s postal service took four years to deliver wedding invite

UK’s postal service took four years to deliver wedding invite

A bride and a friend had a falling out after an invitation to her wedding day didn’t show up — for four and a half years. Donna Sidebotham, 36, thought close friend Chris Kimber,...
Dad and three kids bond with two hours of triathlon training daily

Dad and three kids bond with two hours of triathlon training daily

Meet the “world’s fittest family” — a dad and his three kids who are all international triathletes. Martin Rogers, 51, and children Charlotte, 22, Tabby, 21, and Oscar, 17 have al…...
Brits think the ‘filibuster’ is a sex move: report

Brits think the ‘filibuster’ is a sex move: report

Americans may think filibustering is boring talk, but most young Brits believe it’s another name for a sex act, according to a new survey. ShoutOut UK, a politics news platform...
UK-made cars may not be British enough post-Brexit

UK-made cars may not be British enough post-Brexit

Expensive tariffs could be levied on British-made cars after country leaves EU...
British-Australian boy among those killed in Barcelona attack

British-Australian boy among those killed in Barcelona attack

A British-Australian 7-year-old boy was one the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack....
Pink makes pit stop in London bathroom for breast-pump selfie

Pink makes pit stop in London bathroom for breast-pump selfie

Pink might be traveling across Europe, but she certainly stops for “mom breaks.”...
Tom Cruise broke his ankle on ‘Mission: Impossible' set

Tom Cruise broke his ankle on ‘Mission: Impossible' set

Tom Cruise’s latest mission: recover from a broken ankle....
Airport lounge turns away family wearing Minnie Mouse shirts

Airport lounge turns away family wearing Minnie Mouse shirts

A snobby British airport lounge turned away an entire family headed for a Disney vacation in Florida — all because they were wearing Minnie Mouse t-shirts. Emma Raikes, her mom,...
Parenting expert compares hitting children to breastfeeding

Parenting expert compares hitting children to breastfeeding

A parenting expert has been slammed by Good Morning Britain viewers after comparing smacking children to breastfeeding. Kate Ivens, from the Campaign for Real Education, appeared...
London's Big Ben won't toll for four years

London's Big Ben won't toll for four years

Big Ben will stop ringing at noon on August 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation works are carried out....
Tom Cruise injured filming stunt on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ set

Tom Cruise injured filming stunt on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ set

This mission wasn't quite possible for Tom Cruise....
American accused of pushing London woman is cleared

American accused of pushing London woman is cleared

London police have released the American investment banker they previously accused of pushing a jogger in front of a bus....
A tiny, ancient church in western England a keeper of history and art

A tiny, ancient church in western England a keeper of history and art

The tiny church was built around 1130 AD and is home to some of the finest and most complete medieval wall paintings in northern Europe....
Video of Putney bridge jogger pushing woman into path of London bus leads to arrest

Video of Putney bridge jogger pushing woman into path of London bus leads to arrest

London police arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm....
Worldpay and Vantiv have clinched a merger deal

Worldpay and Vantiv have clinched a merger deal

The company's international operations will be run from Britain, but there will be no formal guarantees that U.K. jobs and employees will be protected....
Should the US adopt a merit-based immigration system?

Should the US adopt a merit-based immigration system?

Some people say we should limit immigration to skilled workers. What do you think?...
Dull celebration of Bland and Boring links

Dull celebration of Bland and Boring links

A trio of tedious-titled towns turn their mundane names to their advantage with a lighthearted appeal to potential visitors....
Make-up-free Adele steps out looking almost unrecognisable

Make-up-free Adele steps out looking almost unrecognisable

SINGER Adele spent time with disadvantaged kids on Saturday in her efforts to give back following her global success....
Lee takes advantage of Webb’s late struggles to win Scotland

Lee takes advantage of Webb’s late struggles to win Scotland

Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of Hall of Famer Karrie Webb’s late double bogey to win the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title....
Charlie Gard’s mother says hospital 'denied us our final wish'

Charlie Gard’s mother says hospital 'denied us our final wish'

Charlie Gard, 11 months, became the center of a global fight about whether his parents could take him to the U.S. for treatment....
Charlie Gard to die in hospice care rather than home

Charlie Gard to die in hospice care rather than home

Chris Gard and Connie Yates had fought for months against a London hospital’s recommendation that the child be taken off the life support....
Charlie Gard's parents want to take 11-month-old son home to die

Charlie Gard's parents want to take 11-month-old son home to die

The parents of Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose plight has made global headlines, said they want to take their son home....
New musical features Kim K's marriage to Kris Humphries

New musical features Kim K's marriage to Kris Humphries

True love never dies — even Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries....
Differences remain, the clock keeps ticking as the second round of Brexit talks come to an end

Differences remain, the clock keeps ticking as the second round of Brexit talks come to an end

The European Union and the U.K. are far from reaching an agreement on key issues in Brexit talks, as the second round of negotiations comes to an end....
Poulter making another run at the claret jug at Birkdale

Poulter making another run at the claret jug at Birkdale

Ian Poulter spent last year’s British Open in a TV commentary booth. It wasn’t an experience he particularly enjoyed....
World Cup of Tennis put on hold for at least a year

World Cup of Tennis put on hold for at least a year

The International Tennis Federation is putting off its proposal for a World Cup of Tennis Finals for another year....
Rory McIlroy’s struggle for form continues at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy’s struggle for form continues at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy had already dropped two strokes by misjudging wedge shots early in his first round at the Scottish Open when he created an opportunity to make amends....
Konta looking forward after Wimbledon semifinal exit

Konta looking forward after Wimbledon semifinal exit

When she looks back at her career, Johanna Konta hopes that this year’s Wimbledon tournament won’t be the highlight....
The Latest: Venus Williams reaches 9th Wimbledon final

The Latest: Venus Williams reaches 9th Wimbledon final

The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):...
Murray interrupts question at Wimbledon to point out mistake

Murray interrupts question at Wimbledon to point out mistake

Andy Murray interrupted a reporter’s question to make an important distinction during his post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Wednesday....