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British war bride and Canada groom die within hours of each other

Monday, September 18th 2017, 22:20
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

They met outside London in 1941 and died in different wards of the same Canadian hospital.
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Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands

Monday, September 18th 2017, 19:36
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.
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Emmys 2017: The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Monday, September 18th 2017, 9:25

Elisabeth Moss's TV drama wins big, while Charlie Brooker and Riz Ahmed lead the British victors.
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UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police

Monday, September 18th 2017, 9:17

A 67-year-old British woman discovers a bag with thousands of euros in Venice and hands it to police.
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Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Monday, September 18th 2017, 8:04
related countries: Canada Canada

The PM and Justin Trudeau will also discuss a trade row that could threaten jobs in Northern Ireland.
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British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

Friday, September 15th 2017, 12:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Journalist Paul McClean, 24, was killed after being dragged into a river, witnesses say.
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Migrant crisis: Is Bilbao the new back door to Britain?

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 23:23
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Bilbao

Migrants are trying to get to the UK by sneaking on to ferries at the Spanish port of Bilbao.
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British Museum in Asian names row

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 11:28

The institution apologises after one of its curators is attacked for calling Asian names "confusing".
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British High Commissioner to Nigeria gives BBC interview in Pidgin

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 0:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

‘’My name be Paul Arkwright, I be British High Commissioner in Nigeria and I like Nigeria well-well.’’
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Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 21:53
related countries: France France, Netherlands Netherlands

France's Macron is among leaders visiting affected islands after being accused of doing too little.
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Hurricane Irma: British Virgin Islands devastation

Friday, September 8th 2017, 21:34

Aerial footage shows the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused.
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Hurricane Irma: Survivors describe 'total devastation'

Friday, September 8th 2017, 11:39

Residents and 'stranded' British holidaymakers caught in the path of hurricane Irma describe their fear.
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Hurricane Irma: 'I have declared a state of emergency'

Friday, September 8th 2017, 2:24
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Governor Gus Jaspert delivers a "heartbroken" message to the territory after Hurricane Irma.
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Migrant crisis: 'I feel like a dead person'

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 18:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Hennessy was trying to get back to the UK, but ended up in a migrant detention centre in Libya's capital.
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Wave of deceit

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 11:49

Eduardo Martins stole a UK surfer's identity and sold inverted images taken by real photographers.
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Team effort

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 23:07
related countries: China China
related places: How

How the UK's football expertise could help China win World Cup.
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Brexit: Leaked document suggests UK plan to curb EU migration

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 20:46

Leaked document suggests post-Brexit migration will be based on "economic and social needs".
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Apple Music festival cancelled after 10 years

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 8:03
related places: London

The annual event, which brought names like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears to London, is no more.
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'Extraordinary accuracy'

Friday, September 1st 2017, 23:01

The Mason-Dixon Line is 250 years old - but who were the two British men who created one of America's most famous land borders?
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Race to stop disease

Friday, September 1st 2017, 0:13
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.
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Frankfurt to evacuate 70,000 after British WW2 bomb found

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 14:56

Police are guarding the site and say the unexploded bomb poses "no danger" to residents.
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No decisive progress on Brexit - Barnier

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 14:31

UK Brexit Secretary David Davis urges EU to be "more imaginative and flexible" after latest talks.
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Bye-bye Britain? The EU view from a UK factory

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 23:08
related places: Blackburn

EU workers at a factory in Blackburn voice their concerns over Brexit.
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Storm brewing

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 13:17

A UK-expat tells us how the residents of Hokkaido reacted to Tuesday morning's air raid alert.
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Brexit: UK and EU negotiators call for more progress

Monday, August 28th 2017, 19:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The EU's chief negotiator expresses concern about progress as the third round of talks gets under way.
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Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 11:15

Labour says the UK should stay in the single market and customs union for a period after leaving the EU.
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The UK's national anthem as you've never heard it before

Friday, August 25th 2017, 9:03
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan military band tried to perform the UK's national anthem for the arrival of Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, as he arrived in Benghazi.
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President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

Monday, August 21st 2017, 10:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

President Buhari urges Nigerians to unite on his return from three months of medical leave in the UK.
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 18:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian leader spent three months in the UK seeking treatment for an unspecified illness.
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Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble

Friday, August 18th 2017, 3:04

A government senator refers herself to the nation's High Court over her UK dual citizenship.
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Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 15:28

Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?
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'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 11:08

A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.
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Nigeria's Buhari feels 'ready to go home' after treatment in UK

Sunday, August 13th 2017, 3:56
related places: London

President Buhari has been in London for much of 2017, getting treatment for an undisclosed illness.
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'I've come to rescue you'

Friday, August 11th 2017, 23:35
related countries: France France

Guy Farrer was one of the volunteers who went to rescue British and French troops from advancing Germans in World War Two.
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Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is 'unlikely'

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 15:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

UK supermarkets have withdrawn several products which contain eggs, including sandwiches and salads.
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Kris Maharaj: Jailed for 31 years in Miami

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 16:12

A British man has told BBC 5 live that he's been in state prison in Florida for more than 31 years for a double Miami murder 'he didn't commit'.
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Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Monday, August 7th 2017, 18:23
related countries: France France

UK health officials say the numbers in circulation are "very small" and the risk to the public is "very low".
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Milan kidnap case model Chloe Ayling 'feared for life'

Monday, August 7th 2017, 15:42
related countries: Italy Italy

A British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy says it was a "terrifying experience".
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British woman 'shot in Brazil after getting lost'

Monday, August 7th 2017, 10:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The woman mistakenly drove into a favela with her partner and three children, local media report.
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How the British army is tackling elephant poaching

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 23:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Gabon Gabon, Iraq Iraq

Soldiers are sharing tactics from Iraq and Afghanistan to help gamekeepers in Gabon tackle poaching.
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Walls of water

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 23:16
related places: London

A London mural of Hokusai's Great Wave was nearly destroyed when a drug lab exploded next door, but there are many more on walls around the world.
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Milan kidnap case model returns to UK

Sunday, August 6th 2017, 18:30

The British woman reportedly says she feared for her life during the "terrifying experience".
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Cars, curry and tortillas

Saturday, August 5th 2017, 23:48

Brexit talks have so far been fraught, but the UK is now trying a charm offensive with EU countries.
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Spain police bust huge Iran-UK immigration ring

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 11:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: More

More than 100 people have been arrested after a raid on the 'travel agency' that forged passports.
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Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 9:23

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua.
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Brexit report sets out Irish unity proposal

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 8:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An Irish parliamentary committee outlines recommendations about talks between the EU and the UK.
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Kanye West sues insurer Lloyd's of London over cancelled Saint Pablo Tour dates

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 5:35
related places: London

The rapper's company is suing insurance company Lloyd's of London for £7.6m over his cancelled tour.
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Cyril Radcliffe: The man who drew the partition line

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 21:45

The story of Cyril Radcliffe, the lawyer who carved apart British India into two new nations.
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HSBC profits rise as it prepares for UK ringfence

Monday, July 31st 2017, 8:31

Europe's largest bank announced a $2bn share buyback as it prepares to ring-fence its UK retail arm.
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France wildfires: British holidaymaker describes ordeal

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 8:53
related countries: France France

Lisa Minot is one of many tourists evacuated overnight from a campsite in south-eastern France because of raging wildfires.
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Nigeria's President Buhari 'expected back from UK within two weeks'

Monday, July 24th 2017, 15:18
related places: London

President Muhammadu Buhari has been receiving medical treatment in the UK for an undisclosed illness.
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IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts

Monday, July 24th 2017, 8:45
related countries: United States United States

Lower activity in the first quarter of 2017 suggests both will underperform the global economy.
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Women's World Cup: England beat India by nine runs in thrilling final at Lord's

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 16:50
related countries: India India

Anya Shrubsole takes 6-46 as England win the Women's World Cup thanks to a nine-run win over India in a pulsating final at Lord's.
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Reality Check: Is Brexit inevitable?

Friday, July 21st 2017, 14:02
related places: How

How the law, politics and practicalities could affect the process of the UK leaving the EU.
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South Africa's Gupta scandal

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 23:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Andrew Harding reports on the family accused of buying political influence in South Africa and the British PR firm mixed up in the scandal
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Antarctic wedding: Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum marriage

Monday, July 17th 2017, 20:13

Two polar guides have been married in the first official wedding ceremony in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT).
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Couple marry in first British Antarctic Territory ceremony

Monday, July 17th 2017, 15:00

Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum were lawfully married at the Rothera Research Station.
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Canada: Workers find live British cannonball in Quebec

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 12:04

The 90kg projectile failed to explode when it was fired during the siege of Quebec City in 1759.
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EasyJet picks Austrian base for post-Brexit plan

Friday, July 14th 2017, 13:34
related countries: Austria Austria

The UK airline wants to set up a new company in Austria to protect its European business after Brexit.
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Rooney mania grips Tanzania as Everton play Gor Mahia

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 20:34
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Everton

Wayne Rooney marks his second debut for Everton with a stunning goal after receiving a raucous welcome from the 35,000 crowd in Tanzania.
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Brexit tensions

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 0:53

There is added tension among EU lawmakers over what to do with the UK's 73 seats after Brexit.
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King of Spain in state visit to UK

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 17:55
related countries: Spain Spain

King Felipe VI said he wanted to protect UK citizens living in Spain and vice versa, after Brexit.
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Nigeria's President Buhari to return 'soon' - Osinbajo

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 16:23
related places: London

President Buhari is "recuperating fast" in London, where he has been treated since May.
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Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 8:49

A block of ice a quarter the size of Wales calves from the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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UAE para-athlete dies in discus incident

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 8:39
related places: London

Para-athlete Abdullah Hayayei died after a discus cage fell on him during training, his sports federation says.
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Long time coming

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 11:10
related countries: Spain Spain

Will the King of Spain's UK visit sweep Brexit tensions under the red carpet?
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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful

Monday, July 10th 2017, 10:37
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court rules, after seeing secret evidence.
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Brexit: Theresa May's offer to EU citizens 'falls short'

Monday, July 10th 2017, 9:06

The European Parliament's lead negotiator on Brexit calls the UK PM's proposal a "damp squib".
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UK court to rule on Saudi arms exports

Monday, July 10th 2017, 3:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The High Court will decide whether British munitions exports to Saudi Arabia were legal.
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Wildfires in Canada's British Columbia prompts state of emergency

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 12:34
related countries: Canada Canada

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) battles as it battles with over 180 wildfires.
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Canada's British Columbia battles wildfires

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 0:50

British Columbia has declared a state of emergency and thousands have been evacuated.
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Bell Pottinger row: PR boss sorry for S Africa campaign

Friday, July 7th 2017, 17:11

UK-based firm Bell Pottinger responds to accusations its work inflamed racial tensions.
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What toxins are released when you wash your raincoat?

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 0:16

Our clothing is polluting the environment, UK research reveals.
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Zulu mix-up gets school dancing

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 18:27
related places: London

The dance group should have been performing in London, but instead turned up at a Yorkshire school.
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Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 9:24
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Individuals and groups are involved in exporting "an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology", a report says.
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Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty 'red line'

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 13:18
related countries: China China

China's president warns against challenging Beijing's power as he swears in Hong Kong's new leader.
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Why Bulgaria is training UK doctors

Friday, June 30th 2017, 16:27
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Zarina Brady explains why she and others from the UK are heading to Bulgaria to study medicine.
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Born in 1997... in Hong Kong

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 21:13
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong was handed over from Britain to China 20 years ago, ending over 100 years of colonial rule.
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HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored - Chris Patten

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 18:42
related countries: China China

Hong Kong's last UK governor speaks to the BBC ahead of the territory's handover anniversary to China.
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Russia says new UK aircraft carrier 'a convenient target'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 9:42
related countries: Russia Russia

HMS Queen Elizabeth is new but no match for Russia's aircraft carrier, the Russian military says.
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China's Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 6:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The visit, 20 years since the handover from British rule, is seen as highly symbolic.
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Six held in Spain, UK and Germany in anti-jihadist raids

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Birmingham

Among those arrested is a man in Birmingham described as as Salafist imam.
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Brexit 'will blow hole in budget', EU commissioner warns

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:46

Not only is the UK leaving but the EU also has pressing new spending demands, a commissioner warns.
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French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:26
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.
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George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:02
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.
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'UK would support US over chemical attacks'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 7:53
related countries: United States United States

The defence secretary said the government would support 'proportionate' military action
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Democracy 'infection'

Monday, June 26th 2017, 21:41
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Twenty

Twenty years on, we review predictions for Hong Kong made when Britain handed the city over to China.
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Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Monday, June 26th 2017, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.
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'Real community spirit' in London's council estates

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 23:01
related places: London

Photographer Joe Newman has explored some of the city's biggest council estates.
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New Zealand outclass British and Irish Lions

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 9:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.
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'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 17:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.
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Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 16:24

Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Mrs May defends her plan.
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EU chief's one-word response to May's plan

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 13:40

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker isn't sure what the UK wants.
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Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 11:31

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
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EU prepares to move two agencies from London

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 10:40
related places: London

States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.
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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 9:11
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.
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Anna's story

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 23:43
related countries: China China
related places: London

How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.
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Brexit: EU citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 22:13

They will be treated as UK citizens for healthcare, education benefits and pensions, says the UK PM.
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Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 21:50
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

The UK says a dispute over the islands with Mauritius is "clearly a matter" for the two countries.
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May unveils offer on EU citizens

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 20:38

EU citizens resident in UK for five years could get equal rights to UK nationals for good, PM suggests.
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