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A sale of pickled sharks, butterfly paintings and other pieces by provocative British artist Damien Hirst has raised £111-million in London.
It has insults, rivalries and bitter accusations. The battle for Britain's most prestigious literary award is proving to be a page-turner.
Anglican delegates from the United States and Canada were going before a divided church gathering on Tuesday to explain their stance on homosexuality -- an issue that threatens to split the 77-million-strong global communion. Emotions were high at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Nottingham, as pro-gay and traditionalist wings of the church appealed for understanding.
A coast-guard helicopter and navy divers scoured the frigid North Sea on Friday for signs of five crewmen, including a 15-year-old boy, missing after their Norwegian oil-rig support vessel capsized off northern Scotland. Three people were confirmed dead after Thursday's accident, the coast guard said.
Britain's Iron Lady is being laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarising political figure.
Britain's Conservative-led government denied on Saturday that it was too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit media empire.
A British trade union is demanding that the BBC fire Jeremy Clarkson over comments that striking public sector workers should be shot.
Jimmy Savile was one of the UK's biggest stars - and, allegedly, its worst sexual predator. Now the nation asks if there was a link between the two.