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King Charles pays tribute to his late mother the queen, makes no mention of Harry and Meghan in first Christmas address
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King Charles pays tribute to his late mother the queen, makes no mention of Harry and Meghan in first Christmas address

King Charles III evoked memories Sunday of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as he broadcast his first Christmas message as monarch in a speech that also paid tribute to the "selfless dedication" of Britain's public service workers, many of whom are in a fight with the government over pay.Charles, 74, also empathized in the prerecorded message with people struggling to make ends meet "at a time of great anxiety and hardship." Like some other parts of the world, the U.K. is wrestling with high inflation that has caused a cost-of-living crisis for many households. In this image released on Dec. 23,  2022, King Charles III is seen during the recording of his first Christmas broadcast in the Quire of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. ...
Maxi Jazz, lead singer of British band Faithless, dies at 65
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Maxi Jazz, lead singer of British band Faithless, dies at 65

Maxi Jazz, lead singer for the British band Faithless, has died at age 65, a representative for the band confirmed to CBS News Saturday. The band also confirmed his death in posts to social media. Jazz, whose real name was Maxwell Fraser, "died peacefully in his sleep" on Friday night, the band posted to its Twitter account. No other details about the death were immediately provided."He was a man who changed our lives in so many ways," the band wrote in a separate statement on Facebook. "He gave proper meaning and message to our music." Maxi Jazz of Faithless performs at V Festival at Weston Park on Aug. 21, 2016, in Stafford, England. Ollie Millington/Redferns/Getty Images ...
Woman dies after crowd crush outside Asake concert in London
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Woman dies after crowd crush outside Asake concert in London

A woman injured in a crush outside a London concert venue has died, police said Saturday.London resident Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, was one of eight people hospitalized after being caught in mayhem outside the O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday night, where Nigerian singer Asake was due to perform. The Metropolitan Police force said she died on Saturday morning. Two other women, aged 21 and 23, remain in critical condition. Asake said he was "overwhelmed with grief" at Ikumelo's death."My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time. Let us please keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so," he wrote on Instagram. The police force said emergency services were called after "...