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  1. Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-liftFri, 03 Jul 2015 20:24:53 GMT
    The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 18... . In this June 23, 2015 photo, workers guide a column capital into place on the front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. More...
  2. German police raid 78-year-old collector's house, find Second World War-era Panzer tank and canonFri, 03 Jul 2015 16:10:50 GMT
    Now that Metro Vancouver residents have voted against a tax increase to fund expanded transit services, TransLink and elected officials will need to look for other ways to fund public transit and cut road congestion and carbon emissions. Here are a few ideas. More...
  3. Driver dodges ban with 42 pointsFri, 03 Jul 2015 12:05:55 GMT
    A motorist has racked up 42 points on his licence after being caught breaking the law seven times in three months but has been allowed to stay on the road. Alex McFarlane triggered safety cameras seven times between June and August last year but each time failed to respond to penalty notices sent by police. More...
  4. Custody officer dies after attackFri, 03 Jul 2015 09:01:21 GMT
    A woman prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted a prisoner at a crown court has died. Lorraine Barwell, 54, who worked for Serco, was attacked as she escorted a prisoner between London's Blackfriars Crown Court and a waiting van parked in the courtyard on Monday. More...
  5. Britain to honour Tunisia victimsFri, 03 Jul 2015 04:54:57 GMT
    The coffin of Lisa Graham is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack The silence will be observed at noon - a week after the outrage - and f lags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall departments and Buckingham Palace. The bodies of 17 of the 30 British victims killed in the beach massacre have been returned to the UK and more are expected to be repatriated today and tomorrow. More...
  6. Thatcher government concern on IraqFri, 03 Jul 2015 00:45:04 GMT
    Margaret Thatcher's government was reluctant to press for an international ban on Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein acquiring chemical weapons amid fears any criticism could rebound on the UK, according to newly released files. Foreign Office papers released by the National Archives at Kew show that in early 1983 officials received intelligence from the Americans suggesting that mustard gas was being manufactured at a pesticide plant at Samarra to the north of Baghdad. More...
  7. Householders totting up storm costsThu, 02 Jul 2015 21:40:24 GMT
    Householders and businesses are counting the cost of the wave of freak weather that followed yesterday's record-breaking temperatures. More than 50,000 people in the north-east of England had their power cut following yesterday's storms, a nursery owner in North Yorkshire watched as up to 5,000 greenhouse panes were smashed by giant hailstones, dozens of cars were damaged by the hail and a house in County Durham lost its roof to a blaze, apparently following a lightning strike. More...
  8. 'Cartel Land' shows good and bad of vigilantes in Mexico, USThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:40:02 GMT
    The documentary "Cartel Land" opens with chilling night scenes of large-scale methamphetamine cooking in rural Mexico. What viewers later learn is how such drug production became deeply intertwined with the vigilante movement that emerged in 2013 and 2014 to oust the region's main drug cartel. More...
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