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Teen Falls to Death in St. Paul's Cathedral

Death not being treated as suspicious, cops say

(Newser) - Late Monday afternoon, St. Paul's Cathedral tweeted that it was shutting down for the rest of the day. News on why soon followed: A teenager fell to his death from the building's Whispering Gallery, almost 260 steps up (nearly 100 feet) inside the dome. A City of London...

London at Standstill for Thatcher Funeral

Dignitaries, protesters gather for former PM's sendoff

(Newser) - Britain bade farewell to her Iron Lady today, with thousands of police officers and military personnel lining the streets of London along with members of the public for Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession, reports the Guardian . The divisive former prime minister received a funeral with full military honors, the first...

Police Break Up Occupy London

20 arrested in eviction

(Newser) - Occupy London's campsite outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral has been evacuated by police, marking an end to one of the longest-running sites in the Occupy movement. Some 20 people were arrested in the dismantling of the encampment, which began in October, the AP reports. A former church leader...

St. Paul's Clergyman Quits in Occupy London Mess

Plus: City tells protesters to vacate St. Paul's

(Newser) - Occupy London is turning into a big mess: Another senior clergyman resigned yesterday over the controversy surrounding protesters at St. Paul's Cathedral. Graeme Knowles, dean of the cathedral, said that in the face of rising criticism over the church’s response, his position “was becoming untenable.” St....

Occupy Closes Cathedral for First Time Since WWII

St. Paul's in London closed yesterday

(Newser) - St. Paul's Cathedral has seen major crowds: Charles and Diana married here. Alexander McQueen's memorial service was held here. The queen marked both her Golden Jubilee and 80th birthday with a service here. Still, the famous London landmark can no longer withstand the growing number of Occupy protesters...

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