Viral video shows dark side of the World Cup

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In a short video that’s going viral, viewers are left with a grim statistic.

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London’s Apollo Theatre partially collapses during performance

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A rescue operation was underway Thursday night in London after a section of the Apollo Theatre collapsed during a performance, injuring dozens in the audience.

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'It is hotter than anywhere I've ever been': London skyscraper melts cars, fries eggs

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A futuristic-looking skyscraper under construction in London has been blamed for melting cars and setting fire to furnishings in a nearby shop.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner catches fire at London Heathrow airport

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Boeing’s ill-fated 787 Dreamliner was involved in another incident Friday when a jet caught fire at London’s Heathrow airport, forcing the closure of both runways for more than an hour.

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Small paper lantern sparks massive fire at UK recycling plant

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A very large fire started by a paper lantern has consumed more than 100,000 tons of plastic materials at a recycling facility in central England.

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Aaargh! Ladies of English town misunderstand intent of pirate night


A women’s group in southwest England had an embarrassing encounter at a recent meeting when members misinterpreted the idea behind a visiting speaker’s talk about pirates.

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Liver kept ‘alive’ outside body in medical first

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LONDON - A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human being on a newly-developed machine and then successfully transplanted into patients in a medical world first.

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Duchess Kate tells crowd: I can feel baby kicking

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Sporting a chocolate coat and an adorable baby bump, Duchess Kate visited the seaport of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, England on Tuesday and charmed everyone she met. She also got put on the spot about the issue of royal succession.

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'Batman' drops off suspect at police station, vanishes into night

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LONDON - A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

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'Fraud on a massive scale': Europe's horse meat scandal keeps on growing

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LONDON — When officials in Ireland made a routine check on a few hamburgers, what they found made them nervous: One burger was actually nearly one-third horse.

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Harry Potter abbey bathed in magical light

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For two weeks the medieval cloisters of Lalock Abbey, which was featured in two Harry Potter films, will be bathed in dazzling colors to highlight their architectural treasures as part of the installation “Into the Light” by Britain’s National Trust. According to the BBC, the abbey’s “cloisters and side rooms were transformed into the classrooms at Hogwarts School while the location was also used for Harry’s discovery of the Mirror of Erised.” The installation opens to the public on Jan. 12. 

Poll: London Olympics cheered up gloomy Brits

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More than three-quarters of British people thought the London Olympics did “a valuable job in cheering up a country in hard times,” according to a new survey.

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A year in view: Your favorite 2012 pictures

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From bugs to blackouts, from Sandy to Syria, see the images that readers chose as their favorite pictures from the past year.

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Royal prank radio station to pay $525,000 to family of dead nurse

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LONDON — A radio station is to pay at least $525,000 to a memorial fund in the name of a nurse found dead after two DJs duped her into putting them through to Duchess Kate’s hospital ward where she was being treated for an extreme form of morning sickness.

Rains cause flooding in parts of England

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Severe flood warnings were issued as already sodden parts of southwest England were soaked by rain and battered by strong winds. Emergency services warned lives were at risk.

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