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1 hr ago | KMBC-TV
Richard III was the last English king to lose his life on the battlefield. Scientists who have been testing his remains -- found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester -- now believe they know how he died.
3 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times
Rivals on both sides of the Scotland's referendum debate will take to the streets today for one final day of campaigning before the historic ballot. Voters north of the border go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom.
7 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. As Thursday's referendum nears, questions are being been raised about Scotland's future relationship with the monarchy if its people opt for independence.
12 hrs ago | Campaignseries.co.uk
Detectives investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are searching for a man who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Fourteen-year-old Alice was last seen on August 28, when she was last spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in west London.
15 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire
A grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack as he attempted to move a fallen tree was left lying in the road for 40 minutes, an inquest heard today. Roger Hayward, 71, of Bremhill, fell back as he used his chainsaw to cut through the tree in Calne, after it brought down power cables in the winter storms earlier this year.
16 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines
The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom in a landmark vote in two days' time. Opinion polls have put the pro-independence and pro-union camps neck-and-neck in the run-up to Thursday's referendum.
17 hrs ago | South Wales Argus
South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has quit his post following weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has until now resisted mounting calls to resign from the likes of the Prime Minister, Home Secretary Theresa May and his former party Labour, as well as alleged abuse victims and their families.
19 hrs ago | Harwich and Manningtree Standard
He said his father and the wider family had been hurt by the way some in the Free Presbyterian Church, which he founded, and in politics allegedly took him for granted. Ian Paisley Jnr told the Ballymena Guardian: "None of his detractors can take anything away from him.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,... Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
It reveals that Oxbridge and London continue to dominate, with Imperial College London leaping into joint second place with Cambridge, and Oxford tying with University College London in fifth. Institutions that focus on science and maths-based subjects and research, such as Imperial, are increasingly well-respected as governments see these areas as vital for their nations' future success, it is suggested.
Two men ride an adapted tandem bike that shows the Flemish colors on the right and the Walloon colors on the left as they participate in a 'unity' march in Brussels in May 2010. In breaking away from the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both.
Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.
BP executive Carlos Estrada was among hostages who were killed at the In Amenas plant during a four-day stand-off Relatives of "wholly innocent" Britons killed during a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant have told an inquest into their deaths of their "grief and anger". The six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaeda-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.
At least one victim has told detectives he was raped by the 29-stone politician, whose alleged child sex abuse activities at Knowl View School, a children's home in Rochdale, spanned nearly three decades. Smith is alleged to have preyed on youngsters both at Knowl View, where five complainants have come forward, and another school in Rochdale for difficult children, Cambridge House, where 10 complainants have spoken to police.
CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton, centre, and Rail Minister Claire Perry have a discussion with a commuter at Blackfriars Station And one irate passenger took his frustration out on Rail Minister Claire Perry as she helped launch the new franchise at Blackfriars station in London. Covering routes both north and south of London, the franchise - the biggest on the network - is run by Govia and is called Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern .
The victims were a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, in the Channel Islands, according to the Thai authorities. The attack happened on the popular small island of Koh Tao, which is known for its diving and lively bars.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:10 pm
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