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Gas badgers, says Britain's Princess Anne

Britain's Princess Anne said gassing badgers was a "much nicer" way to cull them rather than shooting them, in an interview to be aired Sunday. Queen Elizabeth II's daughter discussed the recent pilot badger culls -- which took place in Gloucestershire, southwest England, where she lives and farms -- aimed at curbing the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. An independent report on the pilots found the level of culling needed to bring about a reduction in bovine TB had not been achieved by the shooting of free-running badgers.

Potential witness in terrorism trial does not want to testify in U.S.

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former al Qaeda operative in Britain told a U.S. judge on Friday that he feared he would be arrested if he traveled to the United States to testify for the prosecution in the upcoming trial of the one-eyed, handless Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.

Chef Nigella Lawson blocked from travelling to US

The United States invited British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to reapply for a visa on Thursday after she was blocked from entering at the weekend, reportedly for her admissions of cocaine use. A spokeswoman for the US embassy in London declined to specify why Lawson had been barred from flying from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday, after a newspaper report linked the incident to the chef's past drug use.

Nigella Lawson 'barred from US' after cocaine admission

Celebrity British chef Nigella Lawson has reportedly been barred from entering the United States following her courtroom admission that she had taken cocaine, raising questions Thursday over her successful TV career stateside. The 54-year-old said last year she had taken cocaine occasionally in the past but was not addicted, as she gave evidence in the trial of two former personal assistants who were later cleared of fraud. British police reviewed Lawson's evidence but announced they would not be bringing any charges against the so-called "Domestic Goddess".

New official photo released of Prince George with duke, duchess of Cambridge

London, Mar 30 (EFE).- A new official photograph of Prince George, third in line for the British crown, was released Sunday just before his parents, the duke and duchess of Cambridge, depart for a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. In the photo, the first to be published of the young prince after the one taken at his baptism last October, Prince William and his wife Catherine are shown with the child and the family dog looking out a window of their home at London's Kensington Palace.

Australia's '5 Seconds of Summer' debuts in top spot in UK music chart

LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band "5 Seconds of Summer" shot to the top of Britain's music charts on Sunday with their debut single "She Looks So Perfect", the first time a group from Australia has been number one here for 14 years, the Official Charts Company said. The group, whose average age is 18, came to global attention after posting two cover versions of other people's tracks on YouTube. Rival boy band One Direction liked their work so much that they then invited them to support them on their world tour.

British actress Kate O'Mara, star of U.S. TV soap 'Dynasty', dies

LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Kate O'Mara, best remembered in the United States for her role in long-running 1980s TV soap "Dynasty", died in England on Sunday aged 74, Phil Belfield, her agent, said. O'Mara, who passed away after a short illness at a nursing home in the English county of Sussex, played Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) in Dynasty, a soap opera that centered on the life of the wealthy and fictional Carrington family in Denver, Colorado.

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

Prince William and his wife Kate released a rare family photo on Saturday showing the couple with their eight-month-old son Prince George, ahead of the little boy's first overseas tour. The Duke of Cambridge, the second in line to the throne, is pictured with his wife and son looking out of an open window of their apartment in Kensington Palace in London. The smiling duchess, 32, is holding George on her knee as the little prince focuses his attention on the family pet Lupo, a black cocker spaniel pictured sitting on the duke's lap.

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

Prince William and his wife Kate released a rare family photo on Saturday showing the couple with their eight-month-old son Prince George, ahead of the little boy's first overseas tour. The Duke of Cambridge, the second in line to the throne, is pictured with his wife and son looking out of an open window of their apartment in Kensington Palace in London. The smiling duchess, 32, is holding George on her knee as the little prince focuses his attention on the family pet Lupo, a black cocker spaniel pictured sitting on the duke's lap.

Football: Lennon hopes Celtic season won't flatline

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists his side will not switch off for the remainder of the season despite a flat performance in their 1-1 draw with Ross County on Saturday. The Glasgow giants wrapped up their third Scottish Premiership championship in a row with seven games to spare following an emphatic 5-1 win away to Partick Thistle on Wednesday. The home fans were hoping for more of the same as the champions faced a lowly Ross County side who had lost on all three of their previous visits to Celtic Park.
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