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Sir William Dugdale funeral

British PM Sets Migration Limits

David Cameron gave a speech on immigration in the European Union Friday, proposing new limits on welfare benefits and tax credits for migrants

A protester holds signs aloft outside Macy's before the kick off of Black Friday sales in New York

Ferguson Protests Hit Stores

Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about the grand jury's decision

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.K. Asda Supermarket Entices Shoppers With Black Friday Deals

How the U.K. Caught Black Friday Mania

Black Friday's British invasion might seem odd, given that the sales revolve around Thanksgiving — an American holiday. But the tradition is gaining traction in the U.K., where it is being packaged as a "Christmas comes early" promotional event

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During Art Exhibit

Shia LaBeouf’s #IAmSorry performance art exhibit resulted in a traumatic experience for the actor, who said “One woman who came with her boyfriend ... whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me”

28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 - Show

One Direction Bumps Taylor Swift from No. 1 Spot

The band’s new album ‘Four’ sold 387,000 copies in the U.S. in its opening week, the second biggest sales for an album this year. That makes One Direction the only band to have its first four albums debut at the top of the Billboard chart

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Seahawks' Defense Shines Again in Win Over 49ers

Thanksgiving night, Seattle traveled down to Santa Clara, Calif., to continue the NFL's most compelling rivalry today and made this game a lot less close than it had been in most recent iterations. The Seahawks gave up just 164 total yards in the 19-3 win

Shoppers Inside Macy's Inc. And Toys R Us Inc. Stores Ahead Of Black Friday Sales

Record Crowd Invades Macy's NYC Flagship

A titanic crowd of shoppers, with dreams of discounted handbags and headphones dancing in their heads, surged into Macy's Herald Square on Thursday night, in what is believed to be the biggest shopping night ever for the iconic New York City store

Entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby at a Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11, 2014, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia.

U.S. Colleges Cut Ties with Bill Cosby

Several U.S. universities and colleges have cut ties with Bill Cosby amidst allegations that the veteran comedian drugged and raped multiple women over his decades-long career in the media spotlight


Uber Is Squeezing Taxi Owners, Too

Amid the rapid rise of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the cost of running taxis across major U.S. cities has dropped significantly over the past year. Prices in Chicago and New York City dropped by 17%, while Boston's went down 20%

A herder sits inside an enclosure for buffalos awaiting sacrifice on the eve of the sacrificial ceremony for the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur

Nepal's Animal Slaughter Festival Begins

The world’s largest mass animal sacrifice commenced in Nepal on Friday despite pressure from activists. The previous festival in 2009 reportedly saw about 300,000 animals slaughtered, while this year that number could be up to 500,000


Right-Wing U.K. Party Mistakes Cathedral for Mosque

The anti-immigration U.K. Independence Party was left red-faced on Thursday after a local branch mistook Westminster Cathedral for a mosque. The flub prompted a campaign of mockery, using the hashtag #ThingsThatAreNotMosques, which has since gone viral