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2 US Cities Make Cut in World &#39;Destinations&#39; List
2 US Cities Make Cut
in World 'Destinations' List

2 US Cities Make Cut in World 'Destinations' List

Paris is No. 1, but New York and L.A., make the cut in Euromonitor International's annual ranking

(Newser) - With international travel making a comeback after the peak of the pandemic, the sky's the limit on possible destinations. To help you narrow down where to visit, CNN Travel reveals the most attractive cities worldwide, at least according to Euromonitor International's "Top 100 City Destinations Index 2023....

Composer 'Nearly Fell Over' at What He Found at Auschwitz

Composer Leo Geyer has re-created incomplete scores of music played by orchestra at Nazi camp

(Newser) - Music played amid the highs and very deep lows of Auschwitz will be heard again for the first time in 80 years. Leo Geyer, a composer and conductor pursuing a doctorate in music and composition at Oxford University, has re-created musical scores from sheets held in the archive of the...

The Plane Took Off. It Seemed 'Noisier and Colder' Than Usual

Aircraft out of London with missing windows got to altitude of 14.5K feet before damage was spotted

(Newser) - Twenty people are breathing a sigh of relief that their flight safely made it back to London after a startling discovery made midair. Per a report released Friday, investigators with the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch say an Airbus A321 took off on Oct. 4 from the British capital'...

Climate Activists Hit London's National Gallery

'Just Stop Oil' protesters smash glass protecting Diego Velazquez's 'Toilet of Venus' painting

(Newser) - Two climate change protesters smashed a protective glass panel covering a famous Diego Velazquez oil painting at London's National Gallery, the group Just Stop Oil said Monday. The two activists targeted Velazquez's The Toilet of Venus, also known as The Rokeby Venus, with small hammers. Photos showed the...

Cops Offer Big Money to Solve Murder of Man in Bar's Freezer

Roy Bigg was missing for 9 years before his wrapped body turned up in London in 2021

(Newser) - London's Metropolitan Police are offering a nearly $25,000 reward for information about a man who was missing for almost a decade before his body turned up in the freezer of a shuttered bar. The last confirmed sighting of Roy Bigg was in February 2012, per the BBC . Fast...

In London, an Ancient Bridge Bylaw Is Triggered

Bale of hay must hang from Millennium Bridge during repairs

(Newser) - The bale of hay dangling from London's Millennium Bridge for the next three weeks could be mistaken for an odd Halloween decoration. But it's there for legal, not festive reasons. The Guardian reports the repair and cleaning work being done has kicked an ancient bylaw into effect, one...

Greta Thunberg Busted Again, This Time in London
Greta Thunberg Arrested Again

Greta Thunberg Arrested Again

This time in London for protesting Big Oil in front of an energy conference

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg was detained by British police on Tuesday alongside other climate activists who gathered outside a central London hotel to disrupt a major oil and gas industry conference. As the AP reports, Thunberg was among dozens of chanting protesters who sought to block access to the luxury InterContinental hotel...

'Horrified' London Theater Nixes Spacey Film Premiere

Prince Charles Cinema cancels world's first showing of 'Control' due to actor's involvement

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey's face never makes a showing in the upcoming thriller Control, but his voice does—and that was apparently enough for a London movie theater, which has now canceled its planned world premiere of the film due to Spacey's involvement. In July, the 64-year-old actor was found...

This Critter Hasn't Been Seen in London in 400 Years

Animals were hunted to extinction long ago, and now British capital is looking to improve biodiversity

(Newser) - Environmentalists and London's mayor have helped bring beavers back to the city for the first time in some 400 years in an effort to improve the British capital's biodiversity. As the AP reports, Mayor Sadiq Khan participated in releasing a family of beavers into a wetland area in...

Army Offers Help After Police in London Decline Armed Duty

Officers were reacting to murder charge filed in fatal stop last year

(Newser) - London police declined the British army's offer of soldiers to help after more than 100 officers refused to take part in armed patrols over the weekend. The police action was a response to a colleague being charged last week with murder in the shooting death of Chris Kaba, an...

They Were Arrested at Sarah Everard Vigil. Now, an Apology

Metropolitan Police to pay 'substantial damages' to 2 women who were mourning murdered UK woman

(Newser) - Just days after the body of Sarah Everard, murdered by a police officer now serving a life sentence, was found in Kent, England, in March 2021, mourners were detained at a London vigil in her memory. Now, police there are apologizing for how two protesters in particular were treated, with...

Terror Suspect's 75-Hour Jailbreak Has Ended

Daniel Khalife, who broke out of London prison on Wednesday, was nabbed in west end of city

(Newser) - Daniel Abed Khalife has been found. Local police say the 21-year-old terror suspect, who'd escaped from London's Wandsworth prison on Wednesday by apparently strapping himself to the bottom of a food delivery van, was arrested in the Chiswick section of the city around 11am local time on Saturday,...

UK, Swiss Police Sting Recovers Ming Vase

Operation broke up ring of thieves, officials say

(Newser) - A sting operation at a London hotel helped authorities recover a 15th-century Chinese vase worth about $2.5 million and break up the criminal ring believed to have stolen the artifact from a Swiss museum, British police said Saturday. The vase, which dates to the Yongle period of the Ming...

The Stairway Goes Nowhere. He Bought It for $32K

Only in London?

(Newser) - "I don't think I've ever sold a vacant stairwell," longtime auctioneer Christopher Glenn said on Tuesday. That's now changed. A "disused" London stairwell has sold for about $32,000 at auction, the Guardian reports. The four-story stairwell once serviced the then-office building it was...

In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son

London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen

(Newser) - A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...

2nd Girl Dies After SUV Crashes Into End-of-School Party

A second 8-year-old child died days after the crash

(Newser) - The crash of an SUV into a London elementary school's end-of-year party has claimed another life. Nuria Sajjad, 8, died Sunday, according to a statement from her family. "Nuria was the light of our lives. She embodied joy, kindness and generosity and she was loved by all around...

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury
Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Sex assault trial begins at London's Southwark Crown Court

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey looked calm as he arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday to face charges that could see him jailed for life. The Oscar-winning actor, who smiled and waved at reporters, has said he is confident he'll be cleared of all 12 sex offense charges related...

In Video, Soldier Who Fainted Tries to Keep Playing Trombone

2 others also fainted while rehearsing for King Charles' birthday celebration

(Newser) - As soldiers rehearsed in London Saturday for King Charles' upcoming birthday parade, one of them fainted—but got back up and tried to continue playing the trombone. He was soon escorted away to get checked out, People reports. The Massed Bands of the Household Division will perform next weekend at...

'Second River Thames' Built Below London

Massive project will take pressure off 19th-century sewer system

(Newser) - The River Thames is a cleaner river than it was a few decades ago—and far cleaner than it was in Victorian times, when survivors of a shipwreck on the outskirts of London died from ingesting polluted water—but there's still plenty of room for improvement. That's the...

Man With Knife Attacked Benedict Cumberbatch's Home

Actor and his family were home and 'absolutely terrified,' source says

(Newser) - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, his wife Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were inside their north London home when a man kicked through the iron garden gate, threw a plant at the garden wall, and took a knife to the property's intercom system. "I know you've moved...

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