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United Kingdom

Dad punches dog mauling daughter

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-britain-ear UPI NewsTrack London, England LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A 6-year-old girl lost her ear while she was being mauled by a dog in London, officials said. The girl’s father had to punch the […]

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New Zealand

Prime Minister welcomes Royal visit

December 18, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the news of a planned visit to New Zealand by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall next year. “I am pleased New Zealand will be able […]

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New Zealand

UK Air Passenger Duty hike disappointing – PM

December 9, 2011 MelW 0

Prime Minister John Key today expressed his disappointment at the British Government’s announcement overnight of an increase in passenger duty for air travellers to New Zealand. The British Government has announced that the UK Air […]

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United Kingdom

7 dead in 34-vehicle crash in Britain

November 6, 2011 MelW 0

BRIDGEWATER, England, Nov. 5 (UPI) — A massive, fiery pileup on an English highway left at least seven people dead and 51 injured, police said Saturday. The BBC reported the cause of the Friday night […]

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United Kingdom

Woman passes driving test while in labour

November 2, 2011 MelW 0

LIVINGSTON, Scotland, Nov. 2 (UPI) — A Scottish woman who took her driving exam while in labor said she passed the test and drove herself to the hospital to give birth. Emma French, 20, of […]

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New Zealand

David Cameron to visit New Zealand

October 21, 2011 MelW 0

Wellington (dpa) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will make an official visit to New Zealand next week before going to Perth, Australia, for a Commonwealth summit meeting, his host counterpart John Key announced Friday. […]

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Australia

Gillard criticized for shaking hands with the Queen

October 20, 2011 MelW 0

Sydney (dpa) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday defended greeting Queen Elizabeth II with a handshake rather than a curtsy. Monarchists criticised Australia’s first female prime minister for not bending the knee to […]

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United Kingdom

Parents swapped twins to hide abuse

October 12, 2011 MelW 1

BLACKBURN, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) — A British couple has been sentenced to five years in prison for swapping out their twin babies during medical visits to hide abuse. Authorities said Mohammed Karolia, 29, and […]

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United Kingdom

Blair sparks fury with troops donation

August 18, 2010 BJokanovic 0

Anna Tomforde London (dpa) – If all publicity is good publicity, Tony Blair should count himself lucky that his decision to donate millions from his forthcoming book launch to injured soldiers has placed him – […]

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United Kingdom

BP chief executive Tony Hayward to step down

July 26, 2010 BJokanovic 0

London (dpa) – BP Plc chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down following intense criticism of his handling of the worst oil spill in US history, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. Hayward negotiated […]