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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. Her father said she has begun treatment for early stages of the lung disease emphysema. However, the BBC said the Grammy Award-winning recording artist plans to sing at the Glastonbury performing arts festival, as well as a concert celebrating the 90th birthday of former South...

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. The popular recording artists both appeared at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend music event in Kent last month. I'm very excited about sharing a stage with her, Robyn had told the BBC at the time.

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. Four British Islamists killed themselves and 52 others in suicide bombings on three underground trains and a bus five months ago. Around 700 more were injured. The Home Office said an independent probe could prejudice continuing investigations into the attack and that the government had to...

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. About 200 policemen who work at the police station damaged during the British raid marched through the streets, calling for the city police chief to be fired and for the "British terrorists" to be returned to Iraqi jurisdiction. British forces raided...

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. About 200 policemen who work at the police station and jail damaged during the British raid marched through the streets, calling for the city police chief to be fired and for the "British terrorists" to be returned to Iraqi jurisdiction. British forces...

2005-08-29 13:18:06

LONDON -- 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. The publicly-funded broadcaster is testing software called MyBBCPlayer to let users download its TV and radio programing, and plans to use its powerful presence to take its place among Internet media giants like Google and Yahoo. "Everything we know about the online world suggests that it's the...

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. Warning that another attack is "a strong possibility," Blair said the hunt is now on for the financiers and bomb makers who supplied the young killers in London's deadliest peacetime bomb attack. Four British-born Muslims, the youngest only 18, blew themselves up in...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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