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UK honours cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, former English model, actress and singer, Twiggy Lawson, commonly known as Twiggy, in London, England. Twiggy is among those being recognized in Britain’s New Year’s Honors List, according to the list of recipients released Friday Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Nathan Strange, FILE)
December 28, 2018 - 2:31 PM

LONDON - British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.

Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era, will become a Dame — the female equivalent of a knight — while Python, whose second career has seen him become an acclaimed travel documentary maker, receives a knighthood.

Jim Carter, who played the acerbic Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey" is also recognized, as is filmmaker Christopher Nolan, director of "Inception" and "Dunkirk," and bestselling author Philip Pullman, creator of the Dark Materials trilogy.

The list released Friday also names 43 people who responded to extremist attacks in Manchester and London in 2017.

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