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Feb 4, 2013

King Richard III found under car park – researchers

LEICESTER (Reuters) – British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.

Feb 4, 2013

England’s King Richard III found under car park

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.

Feb 4, 2013

England’s King Richard III found under car park: researchers

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – British researchers said on Monday that a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park was that of Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Richard, depicted by William Shakespeare as a monstrous tyrant who murdered two princes in the Tower of London, was killed fighting his eventual successor Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field in central England in 1485.

Feb 1, 2013

No charges over UK royal nurse hoax call

LONDON (Reuters) – British prosecutors said on Friday two Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to the hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate would face no criminal charges over the death of the nurse who answered the phone and later killed herself.

Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged last December in her hospital lodgings in London, days after she answered the hoax call from DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian at Australian radio station 2Day FM.

Feb 1, 2013

UK detective jailed over Murdoch tabloid leak offer

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was jailed on Friday after becoming the first person to be convicted following a massive police investigation into alleged phone-hacking centered on Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers.

Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, was jailed for 15 months for misconduct in a public office after she was found guilty last month of offering to sell details about the phone-hacking inquiry to Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid.

Jan 31, 2013

England’s lost king: is Richard III buried under a car park?

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Archaeologists will reveal next
week whether a skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine
entombed under a municipal car park is that of Richard III, the
last English king to die in battle, more than five centuries
ago.

The grey, concrete car park with its red-brick walls and a
payment hut in Leicester, central England, contrasts sharply
with the grandeur of traditional sepulchres for English kings
and queens such as Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey.

Jan 21, 2013

Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during tour

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry says he killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan where he was a gunner in Apache attack helicopters.

The Queen’s 28-year-old grandson, third in line to the throne, will return home later this week after a 20-week posting with NATO forces at the Camp Bastion military base in the southern province of Helmand.

Jan 21, 2013

Britain’s Prince Harry says killed Afghan insurgents during tour

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry says he
killed Afghan insurgents during sorties against the Taliban
while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan where he was a
gunner in Apache attack helicopters.

Queen Elizabeth’s 28-year-old grandson, third in line to the
British throne, will return home later this week after a 20-week
posting with NATO forces at the Camp Bastion military base in
the southern province of Helmand.

Jan 17, 2013

Algeria crisis forces British PM to delay Europe speech

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron postponed on Thursday a much-anticipated speech on Britain’s future role in the European Union because of the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant where Britons are believed to be among those held.

A somber-looking Cameron warned people to expect “bad news” after Algerian forces launched an operation to free the hostages from Islamist militants, saying one Briton had already been killed when the site was stormed on Wednesday.

Jan 16, 2013

Helicopter crashes into crane on London tower, kills two

LONDON (Reuters) – A helicopter crashed into a crane on top of one of Europe’s tallest residential blocks in central London on Wednesday, killing two people as it burst into flames and threw plumes of smoke into the foggy air.

Police said there was nothing to indicate that the crash on the south bank of the River Thames was linked to an attack on London, where 52 commuters were killed in rush hour suicide bombings in 2005.