Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence
London homes near Wembley evacuated after WWII bomb is foundLONDON (AP) ? British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.
Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) ? Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer ? the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama ? with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.
Suicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi ArabiaRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? An activist says a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the birth of a revered figure.
England 389 all out against New Zealand
England, after losing the toss, were bowled out for 389 on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Friday. The hosts lost their final three wickets for 35 runs after resuming on 354 for seven. Left-arm paceman Trent Boult took four wickets for 79 runs in 29 overs, including a spell on Friday of two for nine in five overs.
Polish court seeks U.S. help on Polanski case by August 8
A Polish court on Friday said that it has requested legal help from the United States as it decides whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex crime conviction and that the United States has until Aug. 8 to reply. Judge Dariusz Mazur announced the deadline at a district court in the southern city of Krakow. Polanski served 42 days in jail as part of a 90-day plea bargain.
Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum
By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality. With the once mighty Catholic Church's influence ravaged by child abuse scandals, opinion polls indicated the proposal would pass by as much as two-to-one, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote. "I voted 'Yes' because everyone's the same so why not have the same rights as everyone else," said Dubliner Jennifer Brown, 21, who voted on her way to a university exam.
Dogs domesticated over 27,000 years ago: study
Man's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists have reported, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to more than 27,000 years ago. The Taimyr wolf lived a few thousand years after Neanderthals disappeared and modern humans spread throughout Asia and Europe, the study said.
Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'
Special Report: Britain's home-grown tax haven
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - One hallowed feature of Britain's finances is a tax break for individuals called "non-domiciled status." The break, which is more than 200 years old, is designed to attract foreign investors by allowing them to keep wealth they make abroad out of the reach of the British tax authority. Tax specialists say Britain is the only developed country to have such a system. By shifting ownership of their companies offshore, these non doms - including television stars and a former owner of the Harrods department store - have legally moved wealth worth billions of pounds out of the tax authority's sight.