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Bob Geldof 'beyond pain' at death of daughter Peaches

Live Aid founder Bob Geldof said his family was "beyond pain" at the death of his socialite daughter Peaches at the age of 25 on Monday. Police were called to her secluded home outside Wrotham in Kent, southeast England, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death was being treated as "unexplained and sudden" but non-suspicious, police said. Peaches, a mother of two young sons herself, was just 11 when her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose aged 41 in 2000.

Bob Geldof 'beyond pain' at death of daughter Peaches

Live Aid founder Bob Geldof said his family was "beyond pain" at the death of his socialite daughter Peaches at the age of 25 on Monday. Police were called to her home outside Wrotham in Kent, southeast England, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. "At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death," Kent Police said in a statement. Peaches, a mother of two sons herself, was a young girl when her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose in 2000.

Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches dies aged 25

Peaches Geldof, the socialite daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has died at her home in Britain aged 25, police said on Monday. "At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death," police said in a statement after ambulance staff pronounced her dead at her home outside Wrotham, Kent, in southeast England. gj/ric

Tennis: Murray, Fleming give Britain 2-1 Davis Cup lead

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming edged Britain a step closer to ending their 33-year wait for a place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup with a hard-fought doubles win over Italy on Saturday. Earlier in Naples, Murray accounted for Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to level the tie, which had been halted due to poor light on Friday when the Wimbledon champion was a set up and 5-5 in the second frame.

Britons guilty of U.S. terror charges denied access to secret files

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Two British men who pleaded guilty to raising money for al Qaeda and the Taliban were denied their bid on Friday to gain access to secret documents about a witness whose testimony could have a major impact on how long they spend in prison. The pair, 39-year-old Babar Ahmad and 34-year-old Syed Talha Ahsan, have argued in papers filed in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut, that they have a right to more information on the witness, British citizen Saajid Badat.

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.
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