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British government selling historic War Office building

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The British government, in a cost-cutting measure, is putting the century-old War Office building in central London up for sale.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 19, 2013.
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Fortress Damascus now center of Syrian war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Damascus, the world's oldest continually inhabited city, is now a key battleground in Syria's civil war, which enters its third years in March.
'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- "Lawrence of Arabia" will be re-released in U.S. theaters to mark the Oscar-winning epic's 50th anniversary, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 19, 2012.
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Gulf Arabs on track with rail network

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf partners are driving to develop a new railroad grid across the Arabian Peninsula that would reduce the strategic threat to their exports of oil, gas and other resources.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 19, 2008.
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Old War Office up for sale

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Old War Office, where British officials developed strategy during World War I and World War II, could be up for sale soon.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 19, 2007.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Washington man charged with bestiality ... OMG: Texting distracts teen drivers ... Auctioned artifact found to be $94 fake ... Space tourist offers up big prize ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Auctioned artifact found to be $94 fake

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An artifact attributed to Lawrence of Arabia that was sold by Christie's auction house in London has been revealed to be a simple $94 pocket compass.
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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, have earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularised by the 1962 film based on his life.

Lawrence's public image was due in part to American journalist Lowell Thomas' sensationalised reportage of the revolt as well as to Lawrence's autobiographical account Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922).

Lawrence was born at Gorphwysfa in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire (now Gwynedd), Wales. His Anglo-Irish father, Thomas Robert Tighe Chapman, who in 1914 inherited the title of seventh Baronet of Westmeath in Ireland, had abandoned his wife Edith for his daughters' governess Sarah Junner (born illegitimately of a father named Lawrence, and who had styled herself 'Miss Lawrence' in the Chapman household). The couple did not marry but were known as Mr and Mrs Lawrence.

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