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British police probe new Diana murder claim

British police said Saturday they were examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by someone in the British military. Scotland Yard police headquarters said it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. They were killed by a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their driver, Henri Paul.

British PR guru Max Clifford charged with sex assaults

Top British publicist Max Clifford was on Friday charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, including four offences relating to girls aged 14 and 15. The alleged offences concern seven different women and girls ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old and are said to have taken place between 1966 and 1985. Clifford, 70, best known for protecting the image of scandal-hit celebrities in Britain's tabloid press, was arrested in December as part of a wider investigation into sex offences sparked by allegations against the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale

Ten dresses owned by Princess Diana, including the one worn when she danced with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner, sold for £862,800 at a London auction on Tuesday. The most iconic item -- the strapless dark blue velvet gown worn at a 1985 dinner thrown by US president Ronald Reagan in honour of the Prince and Princess of Wales -- raised £240,000 (281,000 euros, $363.000). It was immortalised in the photographs of Diana dancing with Travolta to the song "You Should be Dancing" from his film "Saturday Night Fever".

Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction

Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday. The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.

Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction

Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday. The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.
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