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Big Ben's Home Gets New Name: Elizabeth Tower

Renamed to mark Diamond Jubilee

(Newser) - Britain isn't finished celebrating the queen's 60 years on the throne. Now her name will be affixed to an international icon: the tower that houses Big Ben. Until now, its technical name had been simply the Clock Tower, though the name Big Ben is often used to refer... More »

Suu Kyi Makes Historic Speech

Asks Britain for help making Burma 'true democracy'

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday asked the UK parliament for help in bringing democracy to Burma, becoming the first non-head of state ever to address both Houses, reports Reuters . "We have an opportunity to reestablish true democracy in Burma. It is an opportunity for which we have waited decades,... More »

Parliament Gone Wild: MP Allegedly Headbutts Rival

Labour lawmaker Eric Joyce charged with assault

(Newser) - Britain's Houses of Parliament are home to no fewer than nine bars in which thirsty lawmakers and staffers can enjoy subsidized booze, and Labour MP Eric Joyce apparently had a few too many in one of them on Wednesday night. The Scotsman has been charged with three counts of... More »

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