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Queen's representative says royals support Black Lives Matter movement

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family back the Black Lives Matter movement, said one of her senior representatives in a television interview with Channel 4 News to be broadcast Friday.

England soccer player abused by racists slams social media giants

One of the England soccer players targeted with online racist abuse after his team's loss in the final of the European championship condemned social media companies Thursday for doing too little to block "hateful and hurtful" messages on their platforms.

Sun newspaper says J.K. Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

Britain's Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to glorify domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

Paul McCartney, J.K. Rowling, Ed Sheeran among Queen's birthday honourees

Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honour award for services to music alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to literature and philanthropy, in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
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Prince William speaks with Lady Gaga on mental health

Prince William has brought Lady Gaga onboard in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the stigma associated with the issue.

Shakespeare to share Henry VI credit with co-writer Christopher Marlowe

Marlowe, a playwright, poet and spy, will get co-writing credit in the latest edition of the New Oxford Shakespeare being published this week.
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Brussels attacks: U.S. teen feels lucky to have survived airport bombing

An American teenager wounded in the Brussels airport attack is lucky to be alive. And he knows it.

Matt LeBlanc, Friends actor, to join Top Gear as host

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc will be joining the BBC's popular Top Gear program, presenting the revamped car show with Chris Evans, the British broadcaster said Thursday.

Thousands of U.K. doctors walk off the job

Thousands of junior doctors walked off the job Tuesday in England in a dispute over pay and working conditions — the first such strike in 40 years.

Prince George a target for paparazzi, Royals complain

Royal officials on Friday urged media organizations not to publish unauthorized images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arguing that paparazzi are using increasingly dangerous tactics to get the valuable images.

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