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  • Fans bid to sleep and dine at 'Downton Abbey' for charity

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" have spent a collective 40,750 pounds ($68,000) for a chance to sleep at the castle, take a butlering lesson on setting the table and have their portrait painted. Auction house...
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • UK cost body backs pricey Gilead hepatitis pill for some patients

    LONDON (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences' expensive new hepatitis C pill has been endorsed for use in certain patients by Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog, after the U.S. firm provided more information. The National Institute for Health and...
  • British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation

    British police search home of Cliff Richard on underage sex allegation
    Police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of Britain's best-known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offense involving an underage boy. They said they were searching a property in Berkshire, southwest of...
  • Militants mass near town north of Baghdad

    Militants mass near town north of Baghdad
    Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 73 miles north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Sunni militants have made a...
  • Cameron balks at probing supply chain in UK anti-slavery bill: Lawmaker

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero had he ensured that a draft law to combat slavery contained provisions to prevent the "evil practice" in corporate supply chains, a senior...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

     Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him
    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • British police search home of entertainer Cliff Richard

    LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - British police searched the apartment of Cliff Richard, one of the country's best known entertainers, on Thursday in relation to allegations of a historical sexual offence involving an underage boy. They said they were...
  • M&S patches up 'consumer love affair' for merrier Christmas

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Marks & Spencer is close to having both its food and general merchandise divisions "firing on all cylinders" and expects a better Christmas after poor clothing sales hit last holiday season, according to its food...
  • US advisers pay first visit to Sinjar mountains as plan begins for rescue

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States and its European, Iraqi and Kurdish allies stepped up planning Wednesday for an expanded mission to rescue thousands of refugees stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq in a development that could bring U.S. troops...
  • Iraq mission finds support in Europe, where fear of Islamic State already high

    BERLIN Two months after the Islamic State laid claim to much of Iraq, European nations are reacting, driven in part by the fact that there are already thousands of European boots on the ground in this conflict fighting on the Islamic State side. France...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...