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Fans Gather for Final Harry Potter Premiere

Potter fans sit through London downpour to see actors on red carpet

(Newser) - Thousands of Harry Potter fans have camped out in rainy central London ahead of the premiere of the final film in the series. Braving weather that made it almost impossible to sleep, the fans sheltered under umbrellas today to mark their spot in Trafalgar Square—where the stars of the... More »

Oops! Olympics Clock Breaks After 1 Day

Omega left looking chagrined

(Newser) - Well, this isn't a good omen. The official countdown clock to the 2012 Olympics has stopped just one day after its grand unveiling. The clock, a host city tradition, was installed with great pomp and circumstance in Trafalgar Square on Monday, with a pack of British gold medalists on hand... More »

Teen Girl Guilty in Gay Man's Stomping Death

Young Brit boasted of 'putting the boot' to 62-year-old civil servant

(Newser) - A teenage girl and two pals have been convicted of the savage stomping death of a 62-year-old gay man in the middle of London's popular Trafalgar Square. Ruby Thomas, 18, boasted she "put the boot to" Ian Baynham in the "Clockwork Orange" attack late last year. Baynham confronted... More »

World's Most Photographed Landmarks

Guess what comes in ahead of the Statue of Liberty?

(Newser) - Quick, what would you rather take a picture of on a trip to New York: the Statue of Liberty or the Apple store? Turns out most people would choose the Apple store—at least if we’re talking about the one on Fifth Avenue with a nifty-looking cube atop it.... More »

Brit Police Raid Al-Qaeda Cells

Doctor among arrested as cops hunt for others

(Newser) - British police raided homes and sealed roads in a nationwide hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists linked to botched car bomb attacks aimed at key London landmarks and the Glasgow Airport, the Guardian reports.  Four men and one woman, including a physician, are  in custody, but detectives continue to search for... More »

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