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Part of Scotland Could Break Off From Scotland

Shetland archipelago may want to do its own thing if Scotland gains independence

(Newser) - As the world watches to see what happens after Scotland's vote for independence from the UK today, one group of Scots may be considering alternative future plans—to break away from Scotland. If Scotland's "yes" campaign wins out, First Minister Alex Salmond shouldn't necessarily bank on... More »

Meet Britain's Youngest Lawyer Ever

She's an 18-year-old American

(Newser) - This is not the kind of bar most teenagers are interested in getting access to: Gabrielle Turnquest, an 18-year-old from Florida, has become the youngest person ever to be called to the bar in England and Wales. Turnquest got her undergraduate degree at Liberty University in Virginia at age 16,... More »

3 More Arrested in UK Soldier Slaying

Detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

(Newser) - British police today arrested three more suspects in connection with the savage killing of an off-duty soldier that has raised fresh concerns about terrorism. Scotland Yard said counter-terrorism officers arrested two men, aged 24 and 28, at a residential address in southeast London. A third man, 21, was arrested separately... More »

Irish Tabloid to Be Shut Over Topless Kate Pics

Journalists union blasts 'over the top' reaction

(Newser) - They don't mess around with nude royals in the UK. An Irish tabloid is about to be shut down by its British media mogul owner after the paper reprinted photos of the topless duchess of Cambridge. Some 120 people work for the Irish Daily Star, which is based in... More »

London Eye to Be Twitter-Driven 'Mood Ring'

Brit tweets will determine 'mood color' during the Olympics

(Newser) - Want to gauge the mood of Brits during the Olympics? Just check out the London Eye. The Ferris wheel will be turned into a huge "mood ring" for 30 minutes each night. The wheel will light up in different colors, depending on the nation's attitude about the day'... More »

Brit Cops Watch Nurseries for Baby Jihadists

Police urge community groups to report suspicious kids

(Newser) - Counter-terrorism police have visited British nursery schools in a bid to identify radicalized toddlers. "Radicalization can take place from the age of 4," reads a letter from police urging community groups to report any developing jihadists in their midsts. The Shadow Home Secretary condemned the policy, saying it... More »

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