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Portrait of Liverpool Taxi Bomber Begins to Emerge

Police believe passenger Emad Al Swealmeen built the bomb

(Newser) - British police released four men who were arrested under terrorism laws while detectives investigate a homemade bomb explosion in a Liverpool taxi and work to understand the motives of the suspected bomber, who died in the blast. Police have named the bomber as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen, who came to...

Cabbie in UK Bombing Being Praised as Hero

Liverpool mayor says David Perry, who survived, locked vehicle's doors on bomber

(Newser) - The UK has raised its terror level threat after Sunday's explosion in Liverpool as authorities work to suss out what happened. Authorities say one person—the bomber—was killed when an explosive device detonated in a taxi cab outside the city's Women's Hospital, reports the Guardian . One...

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Taxi Explodes at Liverpool Hospital

Counterterrorism police lead investigation

(Newser) - Update: Three men were arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the incident that investigators initially thought might have been an accident. The men, 21, 26, and 29, were not identified by police.

A 1989 Soccer Tragedy Claims One More Victim

55-year-old dies in Britain from injuries suffered in crush of fans decades ago; death toll now 97

(Newser) - A British man who died 32 years after being caught in a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium has been recorded as the 97th victim of the tragedy, per the AP . Andrew Devine was badly injured in a crush of Liverpool fans at the stadium in Sheffield...

For Only the 3rd Time, a Site Loses World Heritage Status

UNESCO blames developments in Liverpool city center, England

(Newser) - Civic leaders in Liverpool expressed outrage Wednesday after the English port city was stripped of its World Heritage status by the United Nations' culture organization, per the AP . It is now only the third site to lose its World Heritage status since the list began in 1978, per the BBC...

They Needed a Goal in Final Seconds—the Goalie Scored It

Liverpool's Alisson puts in a dramatic header, pays tribute to his late father

(Newser) - It's never happened before in the history of English Premier League soccer—a goalkeeper scored the winning goal, reports ESPN . And it couldn't have come in more dramatic fashion. Liverpool's goalkeeper, who goes by Alisson, had moved upfield to take part in a corner kick as time...

Europe's Days-Old 'Super League' Craters

Backlash was almost universal; teams withdraw en masse

(Newser) - It was announced Sunday that a lavishly-funded soccer league made up of major, celebrated teams from across Europe was about to launch. Days later, the European Super League looks to be crumbling in front of team supporters' thankful eyes. After all, "many called it the death of soccer,"...

Soccer Star to Thieves: 'I'll Pay Whatever' to Get My Dog Back

Daniel Sturridge's Pomeranian was taken from his LA home

(Newser) - Soccer star Daniel Sturridge wants his dog back. The 29-year-old former Liverpool striker, who was released by the team this summer, posted a video to Instagram Tuesday revealing that thieves broke through a glass door and into his Los Angeles home, making off with his dog, the Guardian reports. "...

Unpaid Worker Wreaks Revenge on Newly Built Hotel

Man who smashed into UK Travelodge with backhoe was allegedly owed $775 in wages

(Newser) - The finishing touches were just being put on the new Travelodge hotel in Liverpool when "some idiot in a mini digger decided to drive through the middle of the building." That's the gist of a story out of the UK, where police are now on the hunt...

1.4K Cars Destroyed in New Year's Eve Blaze

6 dogs were rescued from blaze next to UK horse show

(Newser) - A massive fire New Year's Eve in a multi-story parking garage in Liverpool, England, destroyed around 1,400 cars, with one exploding every few seconds at the height of the blaze, authorities say—but no humans or animals were seriously injured. Horses had been stabled in the garage before...

Woman, 2 Kids Found Dead in John Lennon's Old Home

Liverpool police believe it was murder

(Newser) - Police in Liverpool are investigating a suspected triple murder at the former home of one of the city's most famous sons. A 30-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after a woman and two young children were found dead in an apartment on Falkner Street, where John Lennon lived with...

Jury Blames Cops, Clears Fans in Soccer Disaster That Killed 96

Hillsborough victims were 'unlawfully killed'

(Newser) - The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain's worst sports disaster. The jury exonerated the behavior of the...

Finally, a Lane for Those Irked by Slow Walkers

It's coming to Liverpool, folks

(Newser) - If you don't enjoy getting stuck behind slow walkers while shopping, you're not alone—and you might consider a trip to the UK to try out the country's first ever fast lane for pedestrians being tested this week in the Liverpool One shopping complex, reports the Telegraph...

Liverpool Soccer Star Sinks Teeth Into Rival

Suarez's future in doubt after chomping Chelsea defender

(Newser) - Luis Suarez is the English Premier League's top scorer this year—and, as of yesterday, its leading biter. The star striker's future at Liverpool is looking shaky after a bizarre incident during yesterday's match against Chelsea in which he sank his teeth into the arm of defender...

UK PM Apologizes for Soccer Disaster Cover-Up

Justice for the 96, 23 years after Hillsborough disaster

(Newser) - Some 23 years after 96 soccer fans were crushed to death in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster, their families have received some of the justice they have long demanded. Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized for the "double injustice" suffered by families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster:...

Soccer Stars' Fave New Cure: Horse Placenta Massage

It's injected into injured area, then massaged

(Newser) - A treatment featuring horse placenta is becoming all the rage for injured European soccer stars, with two Liverpool players just the latest to seek treatment. The procedure, performed by a Serbian woman, sees the placenta—a leftover of the breeding process—injected into the hurt area, then massaged further into...

Brit Cop Fights for Life After Gay Hate Attack

Mob of Liverpool teens leaves rookie critically injured

(Newser) - A rookie British police officer is fighting for his life in a Liverpool hospital after being attacked by a gang of teens for being gay. The 22-year-old man was set upon by a dozen attackers after leaving a gay bar with his partner and their friends. He suffered multiple skull...

Patriots Rule Brittania, Bucs
 Patriots Rule 
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Patriots Rule Brittania, Bucs

New England cruises past winless Tampa Bay, 35-7

(Newser) - Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and had more than 300 yards as the Patriots (5-2) beat the winless (0-7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7, today at Wembley Stadium in the NFL's third regular-season game at the iconic London venue. The game drew a sellout crowd of 84,254. NFL commissioner...

Brits Offer Free Rehearsal Space to Tune Up Music Biz

Government gives cash-strapped young bands a helping hand

(Newser) - The British are hoping to give the next Beatles a helping hand by offering free rehearsal space, the Guardian reports. A government program spearheaded by former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey is opening centers around the country to assist cash-strapped young bands who could potentially blossom into big names—and lucrative...

Liverpool University Offers First Masters in Beatles-ology

University provides ticket to write thesis on Fab Four

(Newser) - A university in the Fab Four's hometown is offering students on the long and winding road to a college degree a chance to take their master's in Beatles studies, reports Reuters. Liverpool Hope University says the "Beatles, Popular Music and Society" degree course is the first of its kind...

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