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  • Rumours about C.B.S. luau-grad party got out of hand, says father 9 hours ago

    A grad party, helped by the rumour mill, turned into an unexpected ordeal for a C.B.S. father and daughter, complete with a visit to the principal's office and a chat with local police. More »

  • Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty 20 hours ago

    The Saturday Essay : June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the “Charter” that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes ... More »

  • Bruce Jenner Lands July Cover of 'Vanity Fair'
    Bruce Jenner Lands July Cover of 'Vanity Fair' 21 hours ago

    Bruce Jenner will grace the cover of Vanity Fair for the upcoming July issue, marking his first print photoshoot and interview since he revealed that he is transitioning from male to female, ET can confirm. As People first reported, legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz will shoot the cover. WATCH: Kris Jenner Says Her Relationship With Bruce Jenner Is 'Great' In the pictorial, Jenner will be photographed as a woman, which the former Olympian has called “Her.” During the two-part Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce special that aired on E! earlier this month and filmed earlier this year, the 65-year-old told stepdaughter Khloe Kardashian he was planning to fully transition “probably in the spring.” Since Jenner’s well-received 20/20 sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired in April, his family, friends and stars like Lady Gaga, Laverne Cox and Ellen DeGeneres have been vocal about their support. WATCH: Kim Kardashian Says Bruce Jenner Is 'the Happiest I've Ever Seen Him' The timing for Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover couldn’t be more perfect. It will come just as E! readies its new docu-series documenting Jenner’s gender transition and its effect on those closest to him. The eight-part, one-hour series will debut July 26 at 9 p.m. on E! Leibovitz, who most recently photographed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast for Vanity Fair, has snapped some of Hollywood’s biggest stars over the span of her decades-long career, including Michael Jackson, George Clooney and Queen Elizabeth II. Editor's note: As Jenner has not yet said that a new name or pronouns should be used, ETonline will follow GLAAD's guidelines and continue to refer to him by his current name and male pronouns. More »

  • Bruce Jenner Lands First Post-Transition Cover Shoot With Vanity Fair (Repo …
    Bruce Jenner Lands First Post-Transition Cover Shoot With Vanity Fair (Repo … 22 hours ago

    Bruce Jenner has landed an upcoming cover for Vanity Fair, the first print photo shoot and interview since the former Olympian revealed plans to transition from male to female. More »

  • Media Advisory - Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall Fri, May 29, 2015

    OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive the letters of credence of six new heads of mission on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Rideau Hall. More »

  • EVENT: Friday June 5 - Sunday June 7, Mega Pet Adoption Weekend at Canadian … Fri, May 29, 2015

    TORONTO, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - This weekend, Torontonians will have a chance to meet hundreds of dogs and cats all up for adoption at Mega Pet Adoption Weekend. The event takes place from Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7 at Exhibition Place, and is the only one of its kind in Canada. Standard licensing fees apply to City of Toronto residents. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth to visit the Duchy of Lancaster Fri, May 29, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth is to visit the Duchy of Lancaster today (29.05.15), it's been confirmed. More »

  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK party launch: "Katie Price is not ashamed of …
    RuPaul's Drag Race UK party launch: "Katie Price is not ashamed of … Fri, May 29, 2015

    RuPaul revealed in an exclusive interview that he is a massive fan of Katie Price because he believes she is a drag queen at heart. More »

  • Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests
    Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests Thu, May 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up "God Save the Queen" and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip. More »

  • Poachers in Africa Have a New Enemy: Math
    Poachers in Africa Have a New Enemy: Math Thu, May 28, 2015

    How can a team of just 70 rangers more effectively protect the wildlife in an African national park the size of Rhode Island? The study used a new statistical model to look at 12 years of illegal activity within Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park as a way to predict the possibility of future crimes. The problem with existing anti-poaching strategy is that rangers tend to concentrate their efforts on areas where they have previous encountered illegal activity. More »

  • Sanofi Announces Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer in England Will Continue … Thu, May 28, 2015

    Sanofi announced today that it has reached agreement with NHS England that cabazitaxel will once more be available on the NHS to clinically eligible men with advanced prostate cancer. Cabazitaxel was de-listed from the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) by NHS England on 12th March[1], however in order to support access to cabazitaxel during the transition period to a formal NICE appraisal outcome, Sanofi and NHS England have come to an agreement that will enable provision of cabazitaxel to patients in England. More »

  • Designers Might Turn The Olympic Orbit Tower A Giant Helter Skelter
    Designers Might Turn The Olympic Orbit Tower A Giant Helter Skelter Thu, May 28, 2015

    The eye-catching tower, designed by artist Anish Kapoor, was built in 2012 for the London Olympics and has since been used as an observation tower More »

  • Trainee pilot slightly injured in Kota Kinabalu heli crash Thu, May 28, 2015

    KOTA KINABALU: A trainee pilot sustained minor injuries after the helicopter she was flying solo crashed near the runway here around noon. The 21-year-old trainee was conscious and managed to walk away from the wreckage on her own, according to a source with the aviation industry. She was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1 here where she was warded at the Intensive Care Unit. From outside the runway, the Bell 206 helicopter wreckage can be seen on a grassy area near the taxi way. City police chief assistant commissioner M. Chandra confirmed the crash and that investigation are on going. More »

  • Taylor Swift in Forbes Power Women List Wed, May 27, 2015

    Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has made it on the Forbes Power Women List for first time this year, being placed at number 65 for her career achievements and charity work. The "Bad blood" singer has made her debut in the annual rankings, comprised by the business magazine, which has been topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth time in a row, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Swift has been selected for several reasons, including her brave decision to pull all her music from online streaming service Spotify which led to her latest album "1989", achieving the largest first week sales of any LP record on the Billboard 200 chart since 2002. More »

  • UK government announces EU referendum in Queen's Speech
    UK government announces EU referendum in Queen's Speech Wed, May 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron's government formally announced a referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU in a policy speech read by Queen Elizabeth II on Westminster's grandest day on Wednesday. More »

  • Taylor Swift makes the Forbes Women Power List
    Taylor Swift makes the Forbes Women Power List Wed, May 27, 2015

    Taylor Swift makes the Forbes Women Power List More »

  • Photos of the day - May 27, 2015
    Photos of the day - May 27, 2015 Wed, May 27, 2015


    A view of the booth of investment and construction company Morton during the ARCH Moscow 2015 International Exhibition of Architecture and Design, the military cap worn by Prince Philip (obscured) adds an unexpected dimension to the crown worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she travels in a horse-drawn carriage to the Palace of Westminster from Buckingham Palace in London and a youngster jumps into the Mediterranean Sea on the Beirut coastline, Lebanon are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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  • Queen sets in train Britain's in-out EU referendum
    Queen sets in train Britain's in-out EU referendum Wed, May 27, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth set in motion the new government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the European Union on Wednesday, but left open questions about when it will be and what changes to the EU the government wants beforehand. Prime Minister David Cameron, who says he would prefer to stay inside a reformed EU but isn't "ruling anything out" if it fails to change, was re-elected on May 7 on a pledge to reshape ties with the bloc before allowing Britons to vote on whether to stay or leave. Donning her crown as she sat on a gilded throne in a packed House of Lords, the 89-year-old queen outlined the plans in a speech written for her by Cameron's Conservative government as she opened parliament with a traditional display of pomp. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth sets in motion Britain's EU referendum plan
    Queen Elizabeth sets in motion Britain's EU referendum plan Wed, May 27, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth set in motion on Wednesday the new government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the European Union, but left open questions about when it will be and what changes to the EU the government wants beforehand. Prime Minister David Cameron, who says he would prefer to stay inside a reformed EU but isn't "ruling anything out" if it fails to change, was re-elected on May 7 on a pledge to reshape ties with the bloc before allowing Britons to vote on whether to stay or leave. Donning her crown as she sat on a gilded throne in a packed House of Lords, the 89-year-old queen outlined the plans in a speech written for her by Cameron's Conservative government as she opened parliament with a traditional display of pomp. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth sets in train Britain's in-out EU referendum
    Queen Elizabeth sets in train Britain's in-out EU referendum Wed, May 27, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth set in motion the new government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the European Union on Wednesday, but left open questions about when it will be and what changes to the EU the government wants beforehand. Prime Minister David Cameron, who says he would prefer to stay inside a reformed EU but isn't "ruling anything out" if it fails to change, was re-elected on May 7 on a pledge to reshape ties with the bloc before allowing Britons to vote on whether to stay or leave. Donning her crown as she sat on a gilded throne in a packed House of Lords, the 89-year-old queen outlined the plans in a speech written for her by Cameron's Conservative government as she opened parliament with a traditional display of pomp. More »

  • Sterling slips to three-week low vs dollar after Queen's Speech Wed, May 27, 2015

    Sterling hit its weakest against the dollar since the aftermath of the UK's national elections on Wednesday, after a speech by Britain's queen to parliament set in motion a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron now faces pressure to explain exactly when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants. Sterling fell as much as 0.6 percent against the dollar to trade at $1.5301, its weakest since May 8 - the day that it was announced that Cameron's centre-right Conservative party had triumphed in Britain's parliamentary elections with a surprise outright majority. More »

  • UK FTSE rises on acquisition activity and hopes for Greek deal Wed, May 27, 2015

    Britain's top share index bounced back on Wednesday from a two-week low the day before as acquisitions boosted Imperial Tobacco, cement maker CRH and International Consolidated Airlines Group. The blue-chip index extended gains in late trade on the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors after a Greek government official told Reuters that a staff-level agreement was being drawn up. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in CRH rose 3.5 percent to the top of the FTSE 100 on news that it was set to buy assets from rival Holcim and Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) . More »

  • Queen Elizabeth II Trots Out Imperial State Crown for Incredibly Fancy Even …
    Queen Elizabeth II Trots Out Imperial State Crown for Incredibly Fancy Even … Wed, May 27, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II whipped out her reading glasses just before outlining the government's agenda for the year at the State Opening of Parliament. The elaborate event jumps fully into British tradition, as the Queen walks through Westminster Palace draped in diamonds and a lengthy red cape flanked by a fleet of footmen. Hard to miss on top of the Queen's head is the Imperial State Crown, which weighs two pounds, contains 2,868 diamonds, and is "notoriously difficult to wear." For the event, the Queen was joined by her husband Prince Philip, son Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. More »

  • UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech
    UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech Wed, May 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union. More »

  • Queen’s Speech confirms U.K. government’s plan for EU vote Wed, May 27, 2015

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II lays out the newly elected Conservative government’s legislative agenda, confirming plans for an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. More »

  • UK FTSE rises as acquisition plans boost CRH, Imperial Tobacco Wed, May 27, 2015

    Britain's top share index bounced back on Wednesday from a two-week low the day before as acquisitions boosted Imperial Tobacco, cement maker CRH and International Consolidated Airlines Group. Imperial Tobacco rose 3.3 percent to the top of the FTSE 100 as traders welcomed acquisition plans that would increase its market share. More »

  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT Wed, May 27, 2015

    UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day. First, there would be the boat: A huge boat where people could spread out comfortably, where the food would be plentiful and delicious. They would be treated with decency while on board and at the end of a week or so they would be quietly dropped off in Malaysia and given high-paying jobs. More »

  • Britain confirms plans to localise onshore wind farm consent Wed, May 27, 2015

    Britain on Wednesday confirmed plans to give local authorities the planning consent power for onshore wind farms but said it would announce measures to end subsidies separately. The government plans to introduce an Energy Bill to transfer consenting powers for onshore wind farms which have over 50 megawatts (MW) of capacity from the energy minister to local planning authorities in England. The changes to planning consent, however, will not apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and proposed changes by a devolution commission would mean Wales will have the power to manage planning applications for onshore wind farms of up to 350 MW, an accompanying government document to the speech said. More »

  • British queen underlines priorities of Cameron government Wed, May 27, 2015

    London, May 27 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II, inaugurating the newly-elected British Parliament on Wednesday, highlighted a packed legislative programme of Prime Minister David Cameron's government, which includes measures on EU referendum, more free childcare and tax cuts, media reports said. "My government will legislate in the interests of everyone in the country. It will adopt a one-nation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving new opportunities to the disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together," BBC quoted the British monarch as saying in parliament. More »

  • Stock Market Today - Cyber Security Stocks in Focus After Taxpayer Accounts … Wed, May 27, 2015

    German, British consumer confidence hit multi-year highs. Industrial profits in China reversed six-month falling trend in April. IMF no longer believes Chinese currency undervalued. More »

  • Chinese president to make UK state visit in October Wed, May 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife have accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to make a state visit to the United Kingdom in October. More »

  • Taylor Swift Is Youngest Person To Ever Make Forbes' Power List
    Taylor Swift Is Youngest Person To Ever Make Forbes' Power List Wed, May 27, 2015

    The singer is recognised as one of the most influential women in the world More »

  • Britain to host state visit of Chinese President Xi in October
    Britain to host state visit of Chinese President Xi in October Wed, May 27, 2015

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Britain for a state visit in October, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday, 10 years after the last such visit by a Chinese president. Despite increasing economic ties between China and Britain, political relations have been strained over pro-democracy protests in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Queen Elizabeth's office said Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan would stay at Buckingham Palace during the visit, the first by a Chinese head of state since President Hu Jintao in 2005. More »

  • China's Xi to make UK state visit in October: Queen
    China's Xi to make UK state visit in October: Queen Wed, May 27, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will host Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife for a state visit in October, the monarch said Wednesday in a speech outlining her government's legislative programme. More »

  • Queen opens Parliament with speech, ceremony and bling
    Queen opens Parliament with speech, ceremony and bling Wed, May 27, 2015

    It's tradition, similar to the State of the Union address, but with enough dizzying jewels to make a Kardashian blush More »