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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International

Famous British flood car sells for $165,000

YEOVIL, England, March 21 (UPI) -- The owner of a car that became famous as an underwater symbol of flooding in Somerset, England, has sold for $165,000 on eBay.
Phone hacking defendant claims Princess Diana leaked him information

Phone hacking defendant claims Princess Diana leaked him information

March 14 (UPI) -- Clive Goodman, a journalist on trial in the UK phone hacking scandal, claims the late Princess Diana leaked him a phone directory of royal staffers.
Aileen Graef

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
By United Press International
Prince Charles performs traditional sword dance in Saudi Arabia [VIDEO]

Prince Charles performs traditional sword dance in Saudi Arabia [VIDEO]

RIYADHFeb. 19 (UPI) -- Prince Charles donned traditional garb for Riyadh's 17-day Janadriyah Festival.
Kate Stanton
Jackie Chan confuses princes William and Harry

Jackie Chan confuses princes William and Harry

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jackie Chan congratulated Prince William on a feat actually completed by his brother, Prince Harry.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Prince William criticized for hunting day before PSA against illegal wildlife trade

Prince William criticized for hunting day before PSA against illegal wildlife trade

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Some people are calling Prince William a hypocrite for hunting wild boar in Spain the day before he launched an anti-poaching campaign.
Kate Stanton

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International

Prince William goes hunting day before endangered wildlife plea

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William went hunting in Spain one day before he made a public plea to halt the illegal wildlife trade, a royal spokesman said.

Storm batters southwest England; thousands without power

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Rain, wind and surf battered southwest England Tuesday, leaving roads and rail lines blocked and thousands of people without power.

Prince of Wales lashes out against climate change skeptics

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles has lashed out at climate change skeptics, accusing a "powerful groups of deniers" of engaging in intimidation.

Prince Charles reveals he and Camilla delivered by same doctor

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Prince Charles Friday told employees at the London hospital where his wife was born they both entered the world attended by the same doctor.

Bookmaker suspends betting on Queen Elizabeth's abdication

WINDSOR, England, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A British bookmaker says a large bet placed by someone in Windsor that Queen Elizabeth will abdicate this year was a "red flag."
Prince William criticized for getting 'discount' on Cambridge University fees

Prince William criticized for getting 'discount' on Cambridge University fees

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Prince William may be the "duke of Cambridge," but some Cambridge University students don't think that entitles him to educational "discounts."
Kate Stanton
Prince Charles' press staff merging with the queen's

Prince Charles' press staff merging with the queen's

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The scheduling and communications teams of Britain's Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II are merging, People.com reported Monday.

Chocolate castle, lawn gnome among gifts given British royal family

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Buckingham Palace revealed unusual gifts presented to the royal family in 2013 include a chocolate model of Windsor Castle and a garden gnome.
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Queen Elizabeth expecting a crowd for Christmas

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Thirty members of the British royal family are expected at Sandringham for Christmas, packing Queen Elizabeth's 270-room Norfolk retreat to the rafters.

Queen leaves for Christmas break on 10:44 a.m. train

LONDON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth and the duke of Edinburgh left London's King's Cross Station for the Christmas break at their Norfolk retreat Thursday.
Antarctica may have diamond deposits

Antarctica may have diamond deposits

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The icy slopes of Antarctica's mountains have shown the possible presence of diamond deposits, however, mining these diamonds for commercial purposes is prohibited.
Ananth Baliga
London police: Soldier's story no reason to reopen Princess Diana case

London police: Soldier's story no reason to reopen Princess Diana case

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- London police have concluded a soldier's story of helping to kill Princess Diana is no grounds for a new investigation, a top official said Monday.

Thousands gather for Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa

QUNU, South Africa, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa's Eastern Cape Sunday for the funeral of anti-apartheid activist and former President Nelson Mandela.
Military plane carries Mandela's coffin to final resting place

Military plane carries Mandela's coffin to final resting place

QUNU, South Africa, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The body of Nelson Mandela was flown to Eastern Cape Province Saturday as South Africans ended 10 days of mourning for the former president.
Only invited guests may attend Mandela's funeral, government says

Only invited guests may attend Mandela's funeral, government says

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Only invited guests will be allowed to attend the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the government announced Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
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