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UK police investigate death threat against BBC chief over Clarkson sacking

LONDON - Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the "Top Gear" motoring show.

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Shakespeare's Globe theatre sets stage for new funding for culture

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - William Shakespeare's Globe theatre is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social enterprises and charities.

UK, 27 Mar 2015

Romanian ex-minister's art collection seized in graft probe

BUCHAREST - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Friday they had seized 101 paintings including by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol that former finance minister Darius Valcov is accused of buying with the proceeds of alleged crimes.

27 Mar 2015

Guitarist John Renbourn, of '60s folk-jazz band Pentangle, dies at 70

LONDON - Acclaimed guitarist John Renbourn, founding member of 1960s progressive folk group Pentangle, has died at age 70, British media reported on Friday.

27 Mar 2015

Final curtain for 'Downton Abbey' after Season 6

LONDON - The hugely successful British period drama "Downton Abbey" will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out. | Video

26 Mar 2015

After actor's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

LOS ANGELES - When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film.

26 Mar 2015
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Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

BERLIN - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighborhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.