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2008-06-24 12:03:09

Recently hospitalized singer Amy Winehouse reportedly has begun rehearsals for two upcoming London concerts. Winehouse was hospitalized June 16 and remained a patient for nearly a week after she fainted in her home.

2008-06-17 12:00:33

The Swedish pop star Robyn has confirmed she will be the support act for U.S. singer Madonna's upcoming European tour dates. Robyn is to perform on Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour throughout August and September, the BBC said.

2005-12-14 03:58:18

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has rejected calls for a full public inquiry into July's London bombings, drawing criticism on Wednesday from victims, politicians and pressure groups.

2005-09-21 10:19:33

By Alaa Habib BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police staged an angry anti-British protest in Basra on Wednesday as London and Baghdad sought to quell tension over a British raid to free two undercover soldiers held in the southern city.

2005-09-21 11:25:00

By Alaa Habib BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police staged an angry anti-British protest in Basra on Wednesday as London and Baghdad sought to quell tension over a British raid to free two undercover soldiers held in the southern city.

2005-08-29 13:18:06

The BBC wants to be a major player in the digital media world and is considering partnerships with private businesses to sell music downloads, Director-General Mark Thompson said on Saturday.

2005-07-15 04:15:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Detectives are confident they can find an al Qaeda link to the British bombers who killed 54 people in western Europe's first suicide attack, London police chief Ian Blair said on Friday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.