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UK police: Human remains found in 2 suitcases discovered in England are from 2 men

Human remains found in two suitcases discovered near a bridge in the southwestern England city of Bristol are from two adult men, police said Friday
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This image issued on Thursday July 11, 2024 by Avon and Somerset Police shows a man they want to speak to after two suitcases appearing to contain human remains were found at the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, south west England. Police found two suitcases believed to contain human remains after responding to reports of a man acting suspiciously on a bridge. (Avon and Somerset Police via AP)
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UK's new justice secretary set to outline emergency measures on prison overcrowding

Britain’s new justice secretary has outlined emergency plans to relieve prison overcrowding, including the early release of thousands of prisoners
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FILE - Incoming Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Shabana Mahmood arrives at Downing Street in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. Britain’s new justice secretary is set to outline emergency plans Friday July 12, 2024 to relieve prison overcrowding, including the early release of thousands of prisoners. (AP Photo/Thomas Krych, File)
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4 migrants die while attempting to cross the English Channel from northern France

French authorities say four migrants have died while trying to cross the English Channel from France to the U.K. Their inflatable boat capsized and punctured off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in northern France
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FILE - A group of Kurdish migrants from Iran and Iraq who failed in their attempt to reach the United Kingdom by boat after being discovered by the police refuse to return to shore on the beach of Ambleteuse, northern France, on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Four migrants have died while trying to cross the English Channel from France to the U.K., French authorities said Friday JULY 12, 2024. Their inflatable boat capsized and punctured off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in northern France, the prefecture responsible for the north of France said in a statement. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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British police arrest man on suspicion of crossbow murders of 3 women near London

British police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of killing two sisters and their mother in a crossbow attack
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Members of the congregation attend a morning service and vigil at St James's church following the deaths of three women who were killed in an attack at their home, on Tuesday in Bushey, England, Thursday July 11, 2024. A man suspected of killing the wife and daughters of a BBC radio sports commentator with a crossbow is being treated in a hospital after being found injured in a cemetery. Kyle Clifford is suspected of attacking Carol Hunt, 61, and her daughters Hannah, 28 and Louise, 25. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
July 12, 2024 at 9:49 AM

The staggering science and art behind Wimbledon's legendary grass courts

Neil Stubley, head of courts and horticulture at Wimbledon, is responsible for the battlefield that some of the most epic matches in tennis lore have ever been played on.
July 12, 2024 at 9:49 AM
Hawk-Eye markers on Court 18 at Wimbledon on June 24, 2024.
July 12, 2024 at 9:40 AM

Traditional innovation: The history and evolution of fashion at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, renowned for being as steeped in tradition as it is drenched in history, may not seem like it changes much from year to year.
July 12, 2024 at 9:40 AM
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Novak Djokovic of Serbia greets Carlos Alcaraz of Spain during practice on centre court prior to The Championships Wimbledon 2024 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2024 in London, England.
July 11, 2024 at 5:02 PM

UK police find 2 suitcases believed to contain human remains

Police in the southwestern England city of Bristol are searching for a man who was behaving suspiciously on a local bridge just moments before the discovery of two suitcases believed to contain human remains
July 11, 2024 at 5:02 PM
This image issued on Thursday July 11, 2024 by Avon and Somerset Police shows a man they want to speak to after two suitcases appearing to contain human remains were found at the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, south west England. Police found two suitcases believed to contain human remains after responding to reports of a man acting suspiciously on a bridge. (Avon and Somerset Police via AP)
July 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM

Man suspected of killing family of BBC radio commentator has been found, police say

British police say they have found the man suspected of killing three women with a crossbow near London and that he's receiving medical treatment for his injuries
July 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM
Police and emergency services at the scene in Ashlyn Close, after an incident on Tuesday evening, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. British police were hunting for a man believed to be armed with a crossbow on Wednesday after three women were killed in a house near London. The BBC said the women killed were the family of its main radio racing commentator John Hunt. (James Manning/PA via AP)
July 6, 2024 at 4:30 PM

New UK prime minister assembles Cabinet for first meeting: 'Now we get to work'

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer says a controversial Conservative policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is “dead and buried."
July 6, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Britain's Home Secretary Yvette Cooper leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Saturday July 6, 2024, after taking part in Prime Minister Keir Starmer's first Cabinet meeting following the General Election victory for the Labour Party. (Tejas Sandhu/PA via AP)
July 6, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Who's who in Britain's new Labour government led by Keir Starmer

Britain’s new Prime Minister Keir Starmer has appointed a Cabinet of Labour Party lawmakers and a few outside experts as he tries to tackle priorities including boosting a sluggish economy, building more homes and fixing the creaking state-funded healt...
July 6, 2024 at 12:38 PM
Incoming Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Wes Streeting arrives at Downing Street in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. Britain's Labour Party swept to power Friday after more than a decade in opposition, as a jaded electorate handed the party a landslide victory, but also a mammoth task of reinvigorating a stagnant economy and dispirited nation. (AP Photo/Thomas Krych)
July 5, 2024 at 10:32 PM

Keir Starmer takes over as UK prime minister

Keir Starmer is Britain’s new prime minister after a landslide victory ending over 14 years of conservative party rule. Wall Street Journal U.K. Bureau chief David Luhnow joins to discuss the win.
July 5, 2024 at 10:32 PM
VIDEO: Keir Starmer takes over as UK prime minister
July 5, 2024 at 6:06 PM

Starmer takes power as PM as UK Labour Party sweeps to power in historic election win

Britain's new prime minister, Keir Starmer, says he will lead a “government of service” on a mission of national renewal
July 5, 2024 at 6:06 PM
Britain's Labour Party Prime Minister Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria wave to the crowds of supporters and media from the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. Labour leader Starmer won the general election on July 4, and was appointed Prime Minster by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, after the party won a landslide victory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 5, 2024 at 5:10 PM

Rishi Sunak's campaign in the UK election showed his lack of political touch

Rishi Sunak’s campaign to remain Britain’s prime minister showed a lack of political touch
July 5, 2024 at 5:10 PM
FILE - Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, second right, holds a wreath as he stands with Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, left, former Prime Ministers Liz Truss, third right, and Boris Johnson, right, to attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, on Nov. 12, 2023. If opinion polls giving Labour a consistent double-digit lead are borne out on election day, Starmer will become Britain's first Labour prime minister since 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, Pool, File)
July 5, 2024 at 3:40 PM

Keir Starmer becomes UK PM as Tories suffer record defeat in huge Labour landslide

A change election in the United Kingdom has taken place as the center-left Labour Party won a huge landslide, putting an end to the 14-year rule of the Tories.
July 5, 2024 at 3:40 PM
Britain's incoming Prime Minister Keir Starmer and leader of the Labour Party, and his wife Victoria pose on the steps of 10 Downing Street in London, July 5, 2024.
July 5, 2024 at 2:31 PM

UK elects new prime minister

Labour Party leader Kier Starmer’s victory marks the end of 14 years of Conservative leadership.
July 5, 2024 at 2:31 PM
VIDEO: UK elects new prime minister
July 5, 2024 at 9:43 AM

Britain's Conservative Party ousted after 14 years, marking big victory for Labour

After 14 years in power with five consecutive prime ministers, the U.K.'s Conservative Party was voted out of power on Thursday, ceding control to Labour.
July 5, 2024 at 9:43 AM
British opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks during a Labour general election campaign event, in Clay Cross, Britain July 2, 2024.
July 4, 2024 at 5:36 PM

Making sense of a historic British election

The UK could be on the verge of electing a center-left government, a groundbreaking decision given the country's conservative history in politics.
July 4, 2024 at 5:36 PM
Brexit politics and the dynamics around it
July 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Colorado Monolith latest in weird structures found across the globe

Just days after the removal of a mysterious monolith near Las Vegas, another one was discovered in northern Colorado. Many suspect that they are the work of pranksters.
July 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM
VIDEO: Colorado Monolith latest in weird structures found across the globe
July 4, 2024 at 7:26 AM

Polls open in British election in which voters appear eager for change

Polls open in British election in which voters appear eager for change after 14 years of Conservative government
July 4, 2024 at 7:26 AM
July 3, 2024 at 6:05 AM

From red wall to King's Speech, UK elections have a vocabulary all their own. Here's what to know

Elections in the United Kingdom have a distinct vocabulary that draws on traditions of parliamentary democracy as well as the lexicon of U.S. politics and modern political spin
July 3, 2024 at 6:05 AM
FILE -Pro-EU demonstrator Steve Bray props banners outside the conference centre in Westminster where trade talks between the UK and the EU continue in London, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 . Britain’s departure from the European Union, triggered by a 2016 referendum and completed in 2020, was the country’s most seismic, and divisive, act in decades. Yet it has featured little in the election campaign. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 2, 2024 at 1:42 PM

Accused scammer who claimed to be Irish heiress has been extradited to UK to face charges

A woman accused of crisscrossing the U.S. claiming to be an Irish heiress and scamming several victims out of tens of thousands of dollars has been extradited to the United Kingdom
July 2, 2024 at 1:42 PM
FILE - In a December 2013 photo taken in Los Angeles shows Marianne Smyth. Smyth, accused of crisscrossing the U.S. claiming to be an Irish heiress and scamming several victims out of tens of thousands of dollars has been extradited to the United Kingdom, a U.S. official said Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (Johnathan Walton via AP, File)
July 2, 2024 at 11:58 AM

Who are the main players in the UK's upcoming national election?

Millions of voters in Britain are going to the polls Thursday to choose a new House of Commons and a new government
July 2, 2024 at 11:58 AM
FILE - Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, on April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
June 27, 2024 at 2:57 AM

By the Numbers: UK debt

A look at the numbers behind the families and individuals being denied loans and credit by banks.
June 27, 2024 at 2:57 AM
VIDEO: By the Numbers: UK debt
June 24, 2024 at 8:23 PM

Taylor Swift says she is 'swooning' over Travis Kelce's tour debut: See photos

See the best moment's from Taylor Swift's three-night run at London's Wembley Stadium.
June 24, 2024 at 8:23 PM
Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at Wembley Stadium on June 21, 2024 in London.
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls UK snap election for July 4

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a general election, which could signal an end to his Conservative Party’s 14 years of power.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference at Downing Street in London, April 22, 2024.
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Why British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak moved election to July 4, according to expert

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a general election, which could signal an end to his Conservative Party’s 14 years of power.
2 months ago
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a general election, which could signal an end to his Conservative Party’s 14 years of power.
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Radio Caroline, the pirate radio station broadcasting from sea, turns 60 years old

A circle of swashbuckling radio enthusiasts in the United Kingdom who have kept the rogue seaborne radio station, Radio Caroline, afloat now for the past 60 long years.
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Caroline Stuck on the Goodwin Sands. Caroline runs aground and being battered in the North Sea in 1991.
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Skydivers fly high above London’s Tower Bridge

Two Red Bull skydivers wearing wingsuits dove through an opening just 115 feet in the air at over 150 miles per hour before pulling up and deploying their parachutes to land safely.
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VIDEO: Skydivers fly high above London’s Tower Bridge
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14-year-old dead, 4 injured after stabbing in London

The incident took place around the Thurlow Gardens area in east London.
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The incident took place around the Thurlow Gardens area in east London.
2 months ago

Boy, 14, dies after man with sword stabs multiple people near London tube station

A man has been arrested after driving a car into a home in east London before getting out and attacking members of the public with a sword, according to police.
2 months ago
The area in London where police say a man wielding a sword attacked members of the public and two police officers on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in the east London community of Hainault before being arrested.
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2 of the 4 horses that broke free in central London had surgery, British Army says

Four horses -- and at least one of them soaked in blood -- caused chaos across central London on Wednesday morning after breaking free in Westminster, officials said.
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Two horses on the loose bolt through the streets of London near Aldwych, on April 24, 2024.
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UK approves controversial bill to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda

Deportation flights are expected to begin in July as the U.K. approves a bill to send some asylum-seekers to Rwanda.
3 months ago
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference at Downing Street in London, April 22, 2024.
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What the new trans care recommendations from the NHS England report mean

A new report from the National Health Service England’s Dr. Hilary Cass advocates for further research on gender-affirming care for transgender youth and young adults.
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A photograph taken on April 10, 2024, in London, shows the entrance of the NHS Tavistock center, where the Tavistock Clinic hosted the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children until March 28, 2024.
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UK prime minister welcomes report on youth gender care

The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
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The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
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AI may trigger 'job apocalypse' cutting 8 million positions, study shows

AI could herald a "job apocalypse," the study said.
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An office is seen in an undated stock photo.
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Monolith mystery reemerges in Wales, prompting speculation of space aliens

A newly discovered 10-foot-tall silver monolith on a muddy bluff in Wales has reignited wild speculation on its origin.
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A mysterious, roughly 10-foot-tall silver metal monolith was discovered on a muddy bluff in Wales by hiker Craig Muir.
4 months ago

'Complete mystery' as 1,800-year-old ancient Roman statue dug up in UK parking lot

A mysterious 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been discovered by a construction worker while he was digging up a parking lot.
4 months ago
A mysterious 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been discovered by a construction worker while he was digging up a parking lot in the United Kingdom.
4 months ago

Bitcoin soars to record high following UK approval of crypto asset

The price of the cryptocurrency surpassed $72,000 on Monday.
4 months ago
Bitcoin cryptocurrency logo is displayed on a mobile phone.
4 months ago

Prince Harry suffers legal defeat in fight for security in UK

Harry recently returned to the U.K. to see King Charles, who is battling cancer.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex departs the Rolls Building of the High Court after giving evidence during the Mirror Group phone hacking trial in London, June 6, 2023.
4 months ago

Why 'Mary Poppins' just got a new film rating in the UK

"Mary Poppins" has received a new rating in the United Kingdom due to "discriminatory language" used in the film.
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Scene from "Mary Poppins."
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9 injured in 'corrosive substance' attack in London

Police are investigating the "corrosive substance" attack in south London.
5 months ago
Police are investigating the "corrosive substance" attack in south London.
6 months ago

Idris Elba helps launch a new campaign to combat UK knife crime

The UK has seen a surge in knife crime in recent years with many of the victims being teenage boys.
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The UK has seen a surge in knife crime in recent years with many of the victims being teenage boys.
6 months ago

Idris Elba launches new campaign to tackle knife crime

English actor Idris Elba has launched a new campaign called "Don’t Stop Your Future," calling on increased government urgency to tackle knife crime in the U.K.
6 months ago
Edris Elba stands in front of an installation of over 200 bundles of clothing representing the lives lost to Knife crime in the UK as he calls on the Government to take immediate action to prevent serious youth violence at Parliament Square on Jan. 8, 2024 in London.
6 months ago

US, UK stage multiple airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen

The White House on Monday insisted airstrikes against Iran-backed militants in Yemen have been effective despite repeated Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping.
6 months ago
Houthi fighters march during a rally of support for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and against the U.S. strikes on Yemen outside Sanaa on Jan. 22, 2024.
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Princess Kate 'doing well' following abdominal surgery, palace source says

Kate, 42, could remain in the hospital for as long as two weeks, the palace said.
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Catherine, Princess of Wales attends The "Together At Christmas" Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on Dec. 8, 2023 in London.
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UK announces discovery of Anglo-Saxon cemetery with 1,500-year-old bodies, treasures

Archaeologists have announced a major discovery dating back to as early as the 6th century after finding the buried remains of over 20 people and a range of grave goods.
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Professor Alice Roberts with osteologists Jacqueline McKinley and Ceri Boston from Wessex Archaeology in the Digging for Britain tent with two Anglo-Saxon burials found during excavations for Viking Link
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Man pretending to be Elizabeth II's footman, selling her 'walking stick,' sentenced

An internet seller who tricked eBay users into bidding for a walking stick that he falsely said belonged to Queen Elizabeth II has been sentenced.
6 months ago
FILE - Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. A 26-year-old man has been sentenced on Monday Jan. 8, 2024 for defrauding eBay buyers by trying to sell what he claimed was a walking stick used by the late Queen Elizabeth II as she struggled with mobility in old age. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)
7 months ago

London High-court rules 'British tabloid group did phone-hack Prince Harry'

A judge said Prince Harry’s personal cell phone was probably hacked "to a modest extent."
7 months ago
VIDEO: London High-court rules 'British tabloid group did phone-hack Prince Harry'
7 months ago

George, Charlotte and Louis join Prince William, Princess Kate for Christmas carols

The Princess of Wales' children supported their mom Kate at her Westminster Abbey service.
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Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales and The Dean of Westminster Abbey, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle attend The "Together At Christmas" Carol Service at Westminster Abbey, on Dec. 8, 2023, in London.
8 months ago

Man rescued from burning building in the UK

The dramatic rescue occurred in Reading when a man was trapped on the roof of a building under construction.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Man rescued from burning building in the UK