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In Royal Goodbye, Hundreds Line Up To See King Richard III's Coffin

Monday, March 23, 2015

The king was the basis for one of Shakespeare's most notorious villains. He will be reburied Thursday after his skeleton was found underneath a parking lot in 2012.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Saturday, March 21, 2015

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Monday, March 16, 2015

Three British teenagers were stopped on their way to Syria and sent back to the U.K. This comes weeks after case where three girls crossed into Syria.

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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

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British Military Spending Cutbacks Spark Global Concern

Friday, March 13, 2015

The British military is shrinking with a growing number of American diplomats and military leaders warning that cutbacks could have severe global consequences.

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No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?

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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Citadel, at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil, has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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Story Of Missing Schoolgirls Captivates Britain

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Police in Turkey are looking for three British schoolgirls who are believed to have run away from home to join Islamist fighters in Iraq.

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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

Monday, February 23, 2015

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheadings and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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From A Mountain, Kurds Keep Watch On ISIS In Mosul

Friday, February 20, 2015

From a nearby mountain, Kurdish forces can see look down into the strategic city. An Iraqi-led assault on the city is planned, but for now the frustrated men hold their territory and train.

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Just 55 Miles From ISIS Control, American Expats Carry On Life As Usual

Monday, February 16, 2015

The city of Erbil is not far from the front lines of a war, but for Americans living in this part of northern Iraq, the conflict may feel a world away.

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Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

Monday, February 16, 2015

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

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ISIS May Be Gone, But Life Has Yet To Return To Normal In Northern Iraq

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The remote town of Snuny was recently liberated from ISIS. But aside from Kurdish and Yazidi militia men, very few people have ventured back. There are no services, and the ISIS threat is still real.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Friday, February 13, 2015

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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