Climate protests close London bridge; 570 arrests in 4 days

World 04/19/19, 11:01

Climate protesters are once again trying to shut down parts of London to urge residents to do more to protect the Earth from rising temperatures.Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson joined a rally by the Extinction Rebellion protesters in central London on Friday. She told the demonstrators in Oxford Circus "it makes ...

London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

Europe 04/18/19, 09:43

Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn't step up action against climate change.Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble ...

Fugitive UK man wanted in speedboat death extradited

Europe 04/10/19, 13:13

A British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman who died when his speedboat crashed while they were on a date in London has been extradited from Georgia.Jack Shepherd, 31, jumped bail before his trial, where he was found guilty of killing 24-year-old Charlotte Brown in the crash on ...

James Cracknell becomes oldest Boat Race winner at 46

Sports 04/07/19, 10:00

James Cracknell became the oldest winner of the Boat Race at age 46 on Sunday when Cambridge beat Oxford by one length in the 165th edition on the River Thames.The double Olympic gold medalist — a Peterhouse College masters student — is eight years older than the previous record holder, ...

Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

Europe 03/26/19, 09:57

A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday.Jack Shepherd, 31, vanished while on bail over the manslaughter of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown, who died when his speedboat hit a log ...

Georgia to keep British fugitive behind bars for 3 months

Europe 01/25/19, 07:00

A court in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia has ruled to keep a fugitive British man for three months behind bars pending possible extradition.Jack Shepherd has fled Britain while on bail over the manslaughter of a 24-year-old woman who died when Shepherd's speedboat hit a log and flipped on the ...

Happy news: Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

Europe 09/26/18, 10:07

British officials say the beluga whale spotted in the River Thames seems to be feeding properly and swimming strongly.The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive." Officials hope it will return to the open sea.A beluga whale swims in ...

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