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Britain to Accept 20K Migrants, But Is It Enough?

France is taking 24K over the next 2 years

(Newser) - Austria and Germany have already accepted thousands of migrants fleeing the Middle East—now it's Britain's turn. British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the UK will house up to 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, the BBC reports. Britain has a "moral responsibility" to help,... More »

7 Dead as Plane Crashes at British Air Show

It came down on a busy highway

(Newser) - A military jet crashed today at an airshow in southern England, and the BBC reports that seven people are dead. Police say the aircraft, a Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway and hit several vehicles as it crashed this afternoon.... More »

Zimbabwe Tells Britain: Give Us Our Skulls Back

Robert Mugabe says Brits are keeping human skulls as war trophies

(Newser) - Zimbabwe's president is demanding the return of "decapitated heads" of warriors killed during "the first chimurenga," an uprising against British colonizers at the end of the 19th century, reports the Telegraph . The skulls serve as "war trophies," and keeping them "must rank among... More »

This Massive Site Might Just Put Stonehenge to Shame

Archaeologists excavating henge 10 times larger than its neighbor

(Newser) - You think Stonehenge is impressive? Archaeologists in Britain are excavating a monument ten times larger than the iconic structure, though it appears to the naked eye to be little more than farmland. A henge is a circular earthwork, and the one in question is Marden Henge, which sits a few... More »

Lawmaker Defends His 14-Cent Travel Expense

UK's Rob Wilson wants reimbursement for trip that would've taken 4 minutes to walk

(Newser) - A British lawmaker is defending claiming $0.14 (yes, 14 cents) on expenses for a short car journey, saying such claims may look "odd" but that the mileage adds up. Conservative lawmaker Rob Wilson said the 352-yard journey in March 2014 was a "constituency engagement." He also... More »

UK Says One of Its Own Plotted Attack on Americans

Junead Khan has been arrested

(Newser) - "We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Junead Khan and Shazib Khan with the intention of committing acts of terrorism." That from Britain's Crown Prosecution Service, which today alleged Junead was plotting an attack on US military... More »

Badly Injured Roller-Coaster Riders Stuck for Hours

This isn't the first incident for the 'Smiler'

(Newser) - The "Smiler" at the UK's Alton Towers theme park is billed as the world's first 14-loop roller coaster—but after a horrific accident yesterday, it isn't clear whether anybody will experience them again. Some 16 riders, four of whom suffered what the Guardian calls "life... More »

Woman Named 'Wale' Jailed for Loud Sex

Judge finds UK woman 'guilty of screaming and shouting' at 5am

(Newser) - A woman whose loud sex noises made her neighbors' lives misery has been jailed for waking them up one too many times. Gemma Wale of Birmingham, England, was sentenced to two weeks behind bars after a judge concluded she was "guilty of screaming and shouting whilst having sex at... More »

Guy Sneezes Out Toy Wedged in Nose for 44 Years

Steve Easton, 51, went to doctor when he was 7 after the item went missing

(Newser) - When Steve Easton was about seven years old, his parents noticed that the suction cup was missing from one of his toy darts, and they were worried he had inhaled or swallowed it. So they took him to the hospital, but doctors couldn't find anything. Yet for decades, he'... More »

Weird Election, Indeed: Surprises Abound in UK

Conservative Party sweeps to power

(Newser) - The Conservative Party swept to power today in Britain's Parliamentary elections, winning a wholly unexpected and resounding victory and bringing the election to a much-quicker-than-expected conclusion. Polls ahead of Election Day showed Conservatives locked in a tight race with the opposition Labour Party, raising the possibility of days or... More »

King Richard III Finally Gets His Proper Sendoff

He is buried, again, in Britain, this time with dignity

(Newser) - A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp today, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III , a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders, and even actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard's distant relatives, and curious Britons for a service... More »

Mystery Coffin Found Near Richard III Is Opened

Remains discovered appear to belong to a prominent woman

(Newser) - Richard III's final resting place just keeps giving up secrets , from possible infidelity to his bad case of roundworms , and now the unexplained presence of a woman's remains. The woman's posh coffin was found a year after the 2012 discovery of the king's remains, the Leicester ... More »

What's Driving British Teen Girls to Join ISIS?

Aqsa Mahmood went from 'Harry Potter' fan to radical 'poster girl'

(Newser) - Three missing London teenagers appear to have traveled to Syria to join ISIS, despite their parents' impassioned pleas—and one catalyst in the decision may have been a like-minded young woman from Scotland. Aqsa Mahmood, who at 20 is just a few years older than the trio, was once a... More »

Rare Anne Boleyn Portrait May Just Have Emerged

Henry VIII tried to wipe her from history

(Newser) - There's only one existing portrait of Anne Boleyn whose authenticity experts don't dispute—but a facial recognition program may have changed that. The software, developed at UC Riverside, suggests that a painting known as the Nidd Hall portrait may also show Henry VIII's beheaded second wife. Experts... More »

Britain: Revenge Porn Is a Crime

Queen Elizabeth signs bill criminalizing publishing private pics

(Newser) - Britons who want to get revenge on an ex by posting explicit images online—so-called "revenge pornography"—can now look forward to a little quality time in the clink. A new bill that makes such action a crime was today approved by Queen Elizabeth II, a formality that... More »

'New' Copy of Magna Carta Found in a Scrapbook

Find from 1300, era of Edward I, is found in southeastern England

(Newser) - An edition of one of western history's great documents has been discovered in Sandwich, southeastern England. Researchers came upon a copy of the Magna Carta when seeking a companion document in local archives, the Magna Carta Project reports. Hidden in a scrapbook from the 19th century, the newly discovered... More »

UK Study: Half the Population Will Get Cancer

But more are surviving it, and many cases are preventable

(Newser) - A new British study offers a stark picture of the future of the country's health: About half the population, researchers find, will develop cancer during their lifetimes. "Cancer is primarily a disease of old age, with more than 60% of all cases diagnosed in people aged over 65,... More »

UK Steps Forward on Babies Made From 3 People's DNA

House of Commons was in favor; bill next moves to House of Lords

(Newser) - British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted today to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people—a move that could prevent some children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases from their mothers. The vote in the House of Commons was 382-128 in favor. The bill must... More »

'Miss Marple' Dies at 82

Britain's Geraldine McEwan had long acting career

(Newser) - The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles, including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died yesterday... More »

Man's Desert Sex Costs Him $250K

Peter Cousins racks up an impressive medical bill after heart attack

(Newser) - A British couple's decision to make love at a Nevada hot spring has resulted in a $250,000 medical bill. Peter Cousins and Dawn Reed, who were traveling around the world, decided to have sex at the spot, which was 60 miles from the nearest phone signal—and it... More »

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