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He Lost His Wallet. Then He Noticed His Bank Account

A stranger got creative and made 4 separate penny deposits to contact him

(Newser) - When Tim Cameron lost his wallet on the way home from work on Monday, the London resident assumed it was gone for good, particularly as it contained little identifying information. Then he looked at his bank account. Enter an ingenious Good Samaritan by the name of Simon. As Mashable reports,... More »

He Tried 'to Kill as Many People as Possible.' Now, His Fate

Salih Khater gets life in prison after plowing his car into crowd outside UK Parliament, injuring 3

(Newser) - A man who deliberately drove his car into several people outside Britain's Parliament in a bid "to kill as many people as possible" was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must... More »

50 Years On, 'Fab Four' Hit Abbey Road

Thousands mark 50th anniversary of album cover shot

(Newser) - Fifty years to the day after the Beatles walked across Abbey Road in London, thousands followed in their footsteps, including a newly engaged Paul McCartney lookalike. The Evening Standard reports "an estimated 2,000 fans" gathered Thursday to re-create one of the most iconic album covers of all time.... More »

Suspect Studied the Crowd Before Museum Attack: Police

6-year-old was thrown off platform at Tate Modern

(Newser) - The teenager arrested after a 6-year-old boy was thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern museum in London may have spent up to two hours Sunday picking out a victim, police said. The boy, who fell about 100 feet , is in critical condition; he's expected to survive.... More »

To Save Teammate, Soccer Star Battles Men With Knives

Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac showed his bravery Thursday

(Newser) - A pair of masked, knife-wielding aggressors were no match for soccer star Sead Kolasinac, who fought them off Thursday. While the details are still a bit shaky, the 26-year-old Premier League full-back was with Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil when two masked men on mopeds approached Ozil's black Mercedes SUV... More »

Daredevil Just Climbed This With Only His Hands

The Shard in London is one of Europe's tallest buildings

(Newser) - A free climber in London has scaled one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The man who climbed The Shard in London Monday morning was spoken to by police after he made his ascent but hasn't been arrested, per the AP . The building is 1,017 feet high, and... More »

Gang Demanded They Kiss. They Said No, and Beating Began

Gay couple says attack took place on London bus

(Newser) - Police in London have arrested four teenagers after an alleged homophobic attack on two gay women on a public bus, reports the Guardian . The high-profile incident already has drawn the condemnation of some of Britain's biggest public officials. The women say the men harassed them with lewd comments, ordered... More »

London Mayor Hits Back at 'Poster Boy for the Far-Right'

Sadiq Khan thinks Trump's UK visit is a mistake

(Newser) - London's mayor isn't losing any sleep over President Trump's view of him as a "stone cold loser." "This is the sort of behavior I would expect from an 11-year-old," Sadiq Khan tells CNN of Trump's tweeted remarks —apparently in response to... More »

London Museum Wants Trump Balloon

First, protesters will fly it this week

(Newser) - The Donald Trump baby balloon will live on in London after President Trump has left: The Museum of London plans to exhibit it. The 20-foot blimp was flown over Parliament Square during the Trump's visit last summer. Museum director Sharon Ament said the balloon illustrates "how people protest... More »

Here Are Some Images of Trump in London

He got a smile from the queen

(Newser) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by... More »

Trump Insults 'Stone Cold Loser' Minutes Before Arriving in UK

President hits back at London mayor

(Newser) - President Trump began his state visit to the UK on Monday by insulting London's mayor on Twitter minutes before his plane landed. Sadiq Khan "who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly 'nasty' to the visiting President of the... More »

'Unexplained Phone Call' Raises Eyebrows in Skripal Case

Authorities say 2 Russian suspects may have received a 'signal'

(Newser) - The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal just slathered another layer of mystery on. The Guardian reports Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, the two Russians suspected of attacking the father and daughter in Salisbury, England, in March 2018 with a Novichok nerve agent, may have had some off-site assistance. Investigators... More »

Baby Abandoned at Airport in 1986 Tracks Down Father

Steven Hydes also found his birth mother, but there's some sad news with that

(Newser) - "Gatwick Gary" has found his biological parents. It's the end of what the New York Daily News calls a "long and emotional journey" for 33-year-old Steven Hydes, a UK man who was discovered in 1986 as a 10-day-old newborn in the ladies' room at Gatwick Airport near... More »

Pam Anderson Visits the World's Most Wanted Man

Julian Assange receives his first social visit at London prison

(Newser) - Julian Assange received a visit from an old friend on Tuesday—none other than actor and model Pamela Anderson, CNN reports. "He does not deserve to be in a super max prison," said Anderson after seeing the WikiLeaks founder at Belmarsh high-security prison in London. "He has... More »

No Dress? Then No World Record for You

Jessica Anderson denied a Guinness World Record over her attire

(Newser) - A nurse who ran in the London Marathon last week found her Guinness World Record in jeopardy because she didn't wear a dress, the New York Times reports. Jessica Anderson, a professional nurse, ran the marathon in 3 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds and became the fastest woman to... More »

9-Year-Old's Cause of Death: Air Pollution?

A new inquest will make the determination in 9-year-old's death

(Newser) - Air pollution is believed to cause or contribute to around 40,000 deaths in Britain every year—but it has never been listed as a cause of death. That could change in the case of Ella Kissi-Debrah, a 9-year-old who lived just 25 yards from one of the busiest roads... More »

Below London, a Blue Whale-Sized 'Concreteberg'

Work to clear the blockage starts next week

(Newser) - A lesson from London: Don't pour concrete down the drain. Otherwise, you might be left with a "concreteberg" like the one currently blocking three central sewers in the Islington borough of the UK capital. It turns out the 115-ton, 330-foot-long mass discovered during a routine check earlier this... More »

Shakespeare's London Home Was in a Power Center

Historian pinpoints playwright's address in his 'Romeo and Juliet' era

(Newser) - A theater historian has followed official records to locate, for the first time, the spot in London where William Shakespeare was living when he wrote Romeo and Juliet. It was a wealthy section of central London, CNN reports—just the place for a successful Elizabethan bard recently moved from Stratford.... More »

London Cops Open Fire on Car Outside Embassy

A suspect in his 40s is detained and taken to hospital

(Newser) - British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy. London's Metropolitan Police say firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car... More »

People Are Seriously Worried About Assange's Cat

He 'must be very confused about all this'

(Newser) - The Ecuadorean Embassy in London probably has matters of greater importance to handle. But its relative silence on one furry issue is leaving social media users a bit panicked. "We demand information on the fate of #EmbassyCat," reads a typical tweet referring to Julian Assange's feline and... More »

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