Putin foe, exiled Russian found dead in home
March 24th, 2013
04:41 AM ET

Putin foe, exiled Russian found dead in home

He was a powerful Russian oligarch whose fallout with his government left him self-exiled in England.

He blamed Kremlin for the death of a former Russian spy who was poisoned by radioactive material.

Now, Boris Berezovsky himself is dead.

And police are searching his London-area home for possible chemical, radiological or biological evidence.


Filed under: England • Russia • World
January 4th, 2013
04:39 AM ET

Pakistani girl Malala released from hospital

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education, has been released from the hospital in Birmingham, England, the hospital said Friday.

The teen will continue undergoing rehabilitation at her temporary home in the United Kingdom.

Malala was shot by gunmen last fall. She had blogged fearlessly about girls' education and accused the Taliban of thriving on ignorance.


Her journey from near-death to recovery

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Filed under: England • Pakistan • World
England flooding kills 1, more rain on way
A home in the village of North Curry was surrounded by rising waters as four days of rain began to fall this past week.
November 25th, 2012
09:59 AM ET

England flooding kills 1, more rain on way

Days of heavy rain have led to flooding in southwestern England and parts of Wales and at least one fatality, British authorities said Sunday.

The UK Environment Agency posted a severe flood alert for the town of Helston, in the southwestern county of Cornwall, where the River Cober was rising over its banks, and warned towns across England and Wales to prepare for more high water.

In Exeter, in neighboring Devon, a woman was killed when a tree fell on her Saturday night, the Devon and Cornwall Police Service reported.

On Twitter, Prime Minister David Cameron called the scenes of flooding "shocking" and said his government would make sure "everything is being done to help."

The region has seen four days of non-stop rainfall that has capped months of heavy precipitation, including the wettest April-June period on record. More than 225 areas stretching from Cornwall through the Midlands region to the northeastern coast were under flood warnings Sunday afternoon as the latest system moved through, the Environment Agency said.

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Filed under: England • Flooding • Wales • Weather