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Royal Navy Gets Involved as Fishing Dispute Escalates

2 vessels sent to Jersey after France threatens to cut off electricity to Channel Island

(Newser) - The Channel Island of Jersey isn't part of the United Kingdom—but it is considered part of the British Isles, and the British government has sent in gunboats amid an escalating dispute with France. Two Royal Navy vessels patrol boats were sent to the island, which lies 14 miles...

Why, Oh Why, Would Chanel Name Perfume 'Jersey'?

New fragrance name was baffling, at first: Simon Doonan

(Newser) - Simon Doonan wasn’t sure what to think when, while flipping through Vogue, he discovered that Chanel’s new scent is named Jersey. “A fragrant homage to our Garden State, created by the legendary French fashion house?” Doonan wonders. Not quite: The name is actually an homage to cotton...

3 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in Brit Knife Attack

30-year-old suspect in hospital after trying to kill himself

(Newser) - The small British island of Jersey has been rocked by the mystery stabbing deaths of three children and three adults, reports the BBC . The suspected killer, a 30-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for emergency surgery after trying to kill himself at the crime scene, said police. The...

Graves at Children's Home Turn Out to Be TV Set

Police press on in hunt for remains

(Newser) - British police searching for bodies near a former children's home discovered a field full of shallow graves—only to learn it had been a mock graveyard for a TV show, the Daily Telegraph reports. The infuriated police chief "put his head in his hands and uttered a few choice...

Reports of Horror at UK Orphanage Extend to 2007

Cops warn suspects not to threaten victims

(Newser) - British police are investigating charges that assaults at a notorious children's home occurred as recently as late last year, the Guardian reports. The revelation is the latest twist in an unraveling tale of sexual and physical abuse at the government-run home on the island of Jersey. Detectives said at least...

Torture Orphanage Yields Shackles
Torture Orphanage Yields Shackles

Torture Orphanage Yields Shackles

Search for remains continues as government connections emerge

(Newser) - Police found shackles yesterday in a torture chamber beneath a former children’s home on the British island of Jersey where human bones were discovered last week, the Guardian reports. An ongoing investigation of alleged physical and sexual abuse has turned up the remains of one child, and search dogs...

Bahrain Arm Accuses Alcoa of Corruption

US aluminum giant bribed, defrauded, and overcharged, lawsuit alleges

(Newser) - A company controlled by Bahrain's government has filed a lawsuit in US federal court accusing metals giant Alcoa of a host of shady business practices, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pittsburgh-based Alcoa, one of the world's biggest aluminum companies, systematically overcharged Bahrain Aluminum for raw materials and funneled money to...

Remains Sought in UK Kid Home
Remains Sought in UK Kid Home

Remains Sought in UK Kid Home

140 adults have come forward with abuse complaints at children's institution

(Newser) - British officials who discovered the remains of a youngster in a children's home fear there could be at least six other bodies beneath the concrete floors, reports the Guardian. Complaints of abuse launched an investigation of the home, which has been closed for years, and other government institutions on the...

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