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Aug 1, 2014 — Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
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Feb 13, 2014 — Scots vote in a referendum on independence from the U.K. in September, and the pro-independence leader had previously said the new country would retain the pound as its currency. The message from London on Thursday: Not so fast.
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Jan 15, 2014 — British hereditary peers have always been able to pass down titles and estates to their male relatives. But now Parliament is considering a bill that would allow daughters to inherit as well.
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Jul 8, 2013 — Britain has its first men's Wimbledon champion in 77 years, and a royal baby is on the way. There's been a surge of good news this summer in the United Kingdom.
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May 22, 2013 — A measles epidemic in Wales that has infected more than 1,000 people is the fallout from a fraudulent paper linking the vaccine and autism published almost 15 years ago, health officials say. Many of the children and teenagers sick with measles were never vaccinated.
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Mar 22, 2013 — More than 200,000 marijuana-scented cards are being sent out to help educate the public on the smell of cannabis.
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Jun 1, 2012 — Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration — marking 60 years on the throne — looks like it will be quite a show. Sunday's huge flotilla alone is predicted to be "the most spectacular nautical event seen in London for 350 years."
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Nov 30, 2011 — Tuesday's attack on the British embassy in Tehran by Iranian "students" has led the U.K. to order the expulsion of all Iranian diplomats and the closing of Iran's embassy in London.
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Nov 30, 2011 — Angry about planned austerity measures that include cuts in their pensions, about 2 million teachers, ambulance drivers, tax collectors and others are expected to take part.
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Feb 1, 2011 — The UK, Great Britain, and England are located near each other — or better yet are comprised of one another — yet many make the common mistake of referring to them as one in the same. Fret no more — here's a fast-paced explainer/reminder on the island(s) across the pond.
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