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European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain

Dec 20 2020

LONDON Britain's European neighbours began closing their doors to travellers from the United Kingdom on Sunday amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus that has caused cases to soar there. | Video

Million-dollar bash for Bob Dylan as Universal buys up his back pages

Dec 07 2020

LONDON Universal Music Group's publishing arm has bought Bob Dylan's entire back catalogue of more than 600 songs, from towering classics such as 1965's "Like a Rolling Stone" to this year's 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul". | Video

Van Morrison takes fans back to magic time in coronavirus-shrouded London

Sep 26 2020

LONDON Veteran singer Van Morrison blew away the coronavirus blues in London on Friday night with a performance of stirring and soulful music that transported fans back to happier times - and kept the spirit of live music alive.

Times of trouble? Book, film cast Beatles' 'Let It Be' in happier light

Sep 16 2020

LONDON The recording of The Beatles' final album "Let It Be" has gone down in the band's lore as times of trouble, a gloomy harbinger of their break-up.

Pine no more! Monty Python celebrates 50 years of silliness

Oct 04 2019

LONDON In what is billed as an "extremely silly" event, hordes of Monty Python fans will gather in full Gumby attire in London on Saturday to celebrate the British comedy troupe's 50th anniversary.

War photographer McCullin's retrospective shows "appalling things" humans do

Feb 05 2019

LONDON, Feb 5 From the battles of the Vietnam War to starving African villages and the destitute streets of London, photographer Don McCullin has documented violence, suffering and deprivation for more than half a century.

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