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Stories with organization: United Kingdom government
  • Australian survivor of WWII 'Great Escape' dies aged 101 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:13 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.

  • In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm

    CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • UAE army frees British hostage as al-Qaida expands in Yemen story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:49 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents.

  • Sweden drops some sex cases against Assange story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:07 pm

    HELSINKI - Swedish prosecutors on Thursday dropped cases of lesser sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange but said they still want to question him on accusations of rape made after his visit to Stockholm five years ago.

  • Bell recovered from wreck of UK battleship sunk in WWII 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 1:59 pm

    LONDON - An American philanthropist and investor has recovered a bell from a British battleship that was sunk in the North Atlantic during World War II.

  • Migrant crisis alarms Britain - but fears clash with facts 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 10:01 am

    LEYSDOWN-ON-SEA, England - This summer, Britain's headlines have been dominated by one story - thousands of migrants massing in France, aiming to get to England through the Channel Tunnel. Britain's jingoistic tabloids say it's an invasion. Prime Minister David Cameron has called the Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and others "a swarm" headed for British shores.