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Naomi Campbell hit by fashion racism in Asian country

Friday, April 19th 2019, 16:24

The British supermodel says she was told a photo campaign would not be used because of the "colour of [her] skin".
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Windrush scandal: Trauma continues one year on

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 17:34
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Paulette was threatened with deportation to Jamaica despite living in the UK for 50 years.
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Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 11:26
related countries: France France

Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.
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Monday, April 15th 2019, 13:20

The UK supports a final vote in favour of new online copyright rules, but some EU nations objected.
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Amritsar: India marks 100 years since massacre

Saturday, April 13th 2019, 19:03

Ceremonies have taken place to mark 100 years since British troops shot hundreds of civilians dead.
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Julian Assange: Why Ecuador ended his stay in London embassy

Friday, April 12th 2019, 15:04
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

From skateboarding to spying suspicions - why Ecuador said it was time to end Julian Assange's asylum.
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Friday, April 12th 2019, 9:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: London

How a pub in London became a hotspot for Sudanese activists - even becoming part of a special chant.
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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Friday, April 12th 2019, 0:13
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

He faces extradition to the US for his alleged role in one of the largest leaks of government secrets.
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Nipsey Hussle memorial: Lauren London pays tribute to rapper

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 22:03

Lauren London speaks at a memorial service for the rapper, who was shot dead in Los Angeles.
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Julian Assange dragged from Ecuadorian embassy

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 11:10
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
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Italy stops UK tourist with Pompeii mosaic tiles

Monday, April 8th 2019, 12:25
related countries: Italy Italy

A British woman was spotted removing tiles from a Roman floor mosaic, Italian reports say.
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Rapper regrets Nipsey Hussle girlfriend comment

Monday, April 8th 2019, 12:19

The rapper said he'd romantically pursue Lauren London but give her "a whole year" to grieve.
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Air pollution: How does London's new emissions zone compare?

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 23:42
related places: How, London

New restrictions on drivers come into force in central London today, so how do these compare with the rest of the world?
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British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 21:34

Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, could be sentenced to two years in prison over two Facebook posts.
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Bulgaria's Sunny Beach 'cheapest European resort'

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 1:52
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Sunny Beach, in Bulgaria, is the cheapest European resort for UK holidaymakers, analysis suggests.
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UK scientists discover world's tallest tropical tree

Friday, April 5th 2019, 13:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Nottingham

Researchers from the University of Nottingham first spotted the tree in a Malaysian rainforest last August.
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A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide?

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 11:02

A British Columbia-based company has shown that it can extract CO2 from the air in a cost-effective way.
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Paul McAuley: British environmental activist found dead in Peru

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 6:46
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Iquitos

The body of environmental activist Paul McAuley, 71, is found in the Amazon city of Iquitos.
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Nipsey Hussle death: Girlfriend Lauren London 'completely lost'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 6:16

Actress Lauren London says she's lost her "protector" and "best friend" after the rapper's murder.
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'Living fossil' given new home at ZSL London Zoo

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 5:03
related countries: China China

The extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was rescued after an attempt to smuggle it into the UK.
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British IS fighters speak after defeat

Monday, April 1st 2019, 11:11

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville hears from fighters who fled the reported fall of the so-called 'caliphate'.
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Tania Mallet: Goldfinger actress dies aged 77

Monday, April 1st 2019, 9:19

The actress and model starred alongside Sean Connery's Bond in the 1964 British spy film.
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IS defeat: British fighters emerge after fall of Baghuz

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 12:48

The BBC has the first broadcast interview with Hamza Parvez, an ex-police cadet turned extremist fighter.
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UK fashion brands battle for China's growing market

Saturday, March 30th 2019, 4:36
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

UK fashion designers are chasing business in Shanghai - one of Asia's biggest fashion weeks.
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British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 15:45
related countries: Canada Canada

Geoffrey Hinton shares this year's award with two other leading figures in artificial intelligence.
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EU plans vehicle speed limiters from 2022

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 12:16

The EU plans to make the technology mandatory from 2022 and the UK says it will follow suit.
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UK man arrested fleeing Australia on jet ski, police say

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 7:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The man, who faces drugs charges, was captured just 4km south of Papua New Guinea.
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Nirav Modi: Billionaire's art to be auctioned

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 7:46
related countries: India India

Indian diamond trader Nirav Modi was arrested in the UK and is wanted in India for alleged bank fraud.
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In pictures: Kenyan artist Khadambi Asalache's London house

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 0:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

A Kenyan writer wanted to conceal a damp patch in his house - and ended up creating a work of art.
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British no more: UK citizens face Brexit dilemma

Monday, March 25th 2019, 8:50
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria rarely allows dual citizenship, and for some Britons this is a problem.
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'Muslims don't date, we marry'

Monday, March 25th 2019, 0:07

The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.
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Brexit: The choice facing British citizens living in Germany

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 3:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

What Brexit, freedom of movement and citizenship mean to three people living in Berlin.
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Eurostar industrial action continues to hit services from Paris

Monday, March 18th 2019, 10:06
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

Severe disruption on Paris-to-London services continues on another day of industrial action.
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UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

Monday, March 18th 2019, 7:13

OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.
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New Zealand attacks: Finsbury Park imam condemns far-right extremism

Friday, March 15th 2019, 17:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch, London

Mohammed Mahmoud, who was hailed for his response to a London attack, condemns the Christchurch shootings.
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Brexit Article 50: Tusk to ask EU to consider long extension

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 18:40

The European Council president's intervention came hours before UK MPs voted to seek a Brexit delay.
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Shell boss' pay doubles to $22m

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 12:33

Ben van Beurden's pay packet is now 143 times larger than the average Shell employee's in the UK.
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Stonehenge was 'hub for Britain's earliest mass parties'

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 19:03

The variety of pig bones found suggest people travelled a long way for the feasts, researchers say.
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Brexit: Theresa May says she understands 'the voice of the country'

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 13:44

Theresa May tells MPs they face "hard choices" over Brexit as the EU says only the UK can break the impasse.
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Brexit: Could the UK drop tariffs to zero?

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 0:36

Crucial votes on Brexit next week could determine whether the UK has greater flexibility to set tariffs.
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Shamima Begum: Father apologises to Britain for daughter 'doing wrong'

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 16:13
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ahmed Ali spoke to the BBC in a village in Bangladesh - in an interview recorded before he found out Ms Begum's baby son had died.
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UK pledges £400m to Syrian crisis

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 2:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Funds will provide essential aid to those living in Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries.
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Brexit: Will it affect the Kenyan flower trade?

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 1:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UK is one of the main export destinations for Kenyan cut flowers.
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The British woman who fought for India's freedom

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 0:29
related countries: India India

Freda Bedi overcame prejudice to marry an Indian Sikh and challenge Indian notions about women.
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Cook Islands considers name change to reflect heritage

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 10:52

The nation, named after British explorer Captain Cook, wants to reflect its Polynesian heritage.
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Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II's stolen hair to be returned by UK

Monday, March 4th 2019, 14:24
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

British troops looted dozens of Ethiopian artefacts following the Battle of Maqdala, 150 years ago.
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Yemen crisis: UK's Hunt warns Hudaydah deal 'could die within weeks'

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 19:05

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urges both sides to pull their forces out of Hudaydah.
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Shamima Begum: 'We should live in Holland' says IS husband

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 17:40

The husband of Shamima Begum, who travelled to Syria aged 15, wants her to return to Holland with him.
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UK-US trade deal: Envoy attacks 'myths' about US farming

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 12:37
related countries: United States United States

US Ambassador Woody Johnson criticises warnings about chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef.
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Who will take IS fighter and his teenage 'bride'?

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 0:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Syria Syria
related places: London

Yago Riedijk was born and raised in Dutch suburbia. He is one of 135 Dutch nationals still in Syria.
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OneWeb launches mega-constellation pathfinder satellites

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 21:38
related places: London

A London-based start-up's multi-billion-pound project to take the web everywhere gets off the ground.
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Chagos Islands dispute: UK obliged to end control - UN

Monday, February 25th 2019, 19:07
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Mauritius Mauritius

Mauritius says it was forced to give up the Indian Ocean islands in exchange for independence.
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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

Monday, February 25th 2019, 12:29

The British star wins over Hollywood with a funny and tearful speech, as Green Book is named best film.
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GCHQ: Chinese tech 'threats' must be understood

Monday, February 25th 2019, 9:12
related countries: China China

The agency's chief says there are "opportunities" too, but UK telecoms cyber-security must improve.
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J-Hope: BTS fans 'save' squirrels for K-pop star's birthday

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 16:47

Scottish wildlife has been adopted in K-pop star J-Hope's name after he asked for birthday donations.
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Burberry sorry for 'suicide' hoodie with noose around neck

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 7:20

The fashion brand apologises for a hoodie with a noose around the neck shown at London Fashion Week.
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Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 4:08
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were found on a popular beach, police say.
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Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 0:41

Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops on 13 April 1919.
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Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?

Monday, February 18th 2019, 0:16

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.
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Flybmi collapse strands passengers

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 13:28

Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.
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Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:01
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in toddler's 1970 disappearance dropped

Friday, February 15th 2019, 5:35
related countries: Australia Australia

The disappearance of UK-born Cheryl Grimmer is one of Australia's longest-running mysteries.
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LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Friday, February 15th 2019, 0:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Black

The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.
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British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 1:34
related countries: Syria Syria

One of three teenagers who left the UK in 2015 to join the Islamic State group is living in a camp in Syria.
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Inside the illegal world of organised dogfighting

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 17:02

A BBC investigation into dogfighting discovered an illegal trade stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales.
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Cricketer banned after 'gay' admonishment

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 15:21

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is banned for the first four one-day internationals against England.
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W Indian cricketer charged over 'gay' row

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 23:03
related countries: India India

West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel is charged by the International Cricket Council for breaching its code of conduct during the third Test against England.
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Brexit: No-deal plan for Channel Tunnel operations

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 17:18

The trains will run on time - at least temporarily - while the UK and EU renegotiate terms.
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Paul Conroy: 'They were being slaughtered, I wanted to tell their story'

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 0:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

In 2012, photographer Paul Conroy entered Syria and was trapped in the besieged city of Homs.
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Parkland anniversary: Students around the world on US school shootings and their own fears

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 0:13
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, United States United States

Students in Australia, India, Lebanon and the UK reveal their feelings on gun violence and their biggest fears.
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India capital Delhi enjoys unusual hail storm

Friday, February 8th 2019, 6:08
related places: London

The rare sight left streets covered in white and saw people compare the city to London and Chicago.
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George Orwell gets food essay apology from British Council after 70 years

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 9:19

The British Council publishes the author's essay on English food, saying it is now making amends.
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21 Savage: Jay-Z hires lawyer for rapper's deportation fight

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jay

The British rapper is being held by US immigration officials over an expired visa.
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Brexit risk for UK aid as Swiss cut off from EU funding

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 11:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss aid agencies have suddenly been cut off from EU funds and suspect it is down to Brexit plans.
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The defected diplomat turned Barnsley budgie vlogger

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 1:30
related places: Barnsley

Khaled al-Ayoubi was once Syrias's most senior UK diplomat, but now breeds birds in Barnsley.
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From Brexit with love: Lithuania sees its chance

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 1:24
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

UK companies turn to the Baltic nation for financial licences and to protect their EU operations.
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21 Savage: Atlanta rapper really from UK, say US immigration

Monday, February 4th 2019, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

US officials say the Atlanta rapper came from the UK in 2005 and overstayed after his visa ran out.
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Venezuela crisis: European states recognise Guaidó as president

Monday, February 4th 2019, 17:11
related countries: Spain Spain, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's embattled President, Nicolás Maduro, rejects an EU deadline to call snap elections.
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Italy avalanche kills British and French skiers

Monday, February 4th 2019, 15:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

A weekend of avalanches leaves eight people dead, including British, French and Belgian citizens.
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The women who love mummies

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 0:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Women explorers played a major part in the UK's fascination with Egyptian mummies a century ago, and still do.
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Women in film: 'We're living in the dark ages when it comes to representation'

Friday, February 1st 2019, 10:21

Rising British talent are backing calls from Hollywood to give more high profile film jobs to women.
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'My country is more dysfunctional than yours'

Friday, February 1st 2019, 0:29
related countries: United States United States

As the UK and US governments remain in gridlock, two BBC correspondents discuss the state of their nations.
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UK, France and Germany create payments system to trade with Iran

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 18:21
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United States United States

The UK, Germany and France create a payment system to allow trade with Iran without breaching US sanctions.
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'Why I fled Saudi Arabia and sought asylum in the UK'

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 7:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Two Saudis who sought asylum in the UK explain why they risked everything.
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Amy Shark: Stowaways found on singer's bus near UK border

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 4:25

Amy Shark says the discovery ahead of her UK tour was "scary" and "heartbreaking".
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Why Americans love the Great British Bake Off

Sunday, January 27th 2019, 0:30
related countries: United States United States

US viewers are bingeing the series on Netflix, setting up fan groups and hosting themed parties.
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Plus-size beauty queen: 'Pageants rebuilt my life'

Sunday, January 27th 2019, 0:06

Lady Mya Amarise is a British Muslim mother-of-four who wants more women like her to compete in beauty pageants.
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Banksy tribute to Bataclan terror victims stolen in Paris

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 22:26
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A mural by the British artist painted in tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack is removed.
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UK newspaper apologises to Melania Trump

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 15:22
related countries: United States United States

The paper says the US First Lady will get "substantial damages" over an article published last weekend.
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Destination UK: Following illegal migrants for a week, through four European ports

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 0:03

BBC Correspondent Colin Campbell visits four European ports migrants are using to get to the UK.
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Brexit: Push for more generous EU no-deal offer

Friday, January 25th 2019, 8:02

Some EU states want to give UK airlines and hauliers more access than that proposed by the European Commission.
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Restaurant gets death threats over anti-Brexit receipts

Friday, January 25th 2019, 0:04
related places: London

A London restaurant owner says he won't remove the message on receipts, which celebrates immigration.
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The story of British-Somalis in Manchester

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 12:03
related places: Manchester

A new film about Somalis in Manchester challenges decades of negative coverage, its directors say.
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Peppa Pig: China falls for an unlikely UK brand ambassador

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 0:07
related countries: China China

Peppa Pig may be doing more for Brand Britain and soft power than many other British exports.
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Graffiti spotted in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork - maybe

Friday, January 18th 2019, 2:17
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Japanese officials are trying to work out whether the famous British street artist has paid a visit.
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New York Knicks star Enes Kanter: Why I can't leave the USA

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 16:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Enes Kanter explains why he won't be attending his team's NBA game in London.
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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 13:02

The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Kathryn Mayorga lawyer to meet Jasmine Lennard

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 10:38
related places: London

The lawyer of Kathryn Mayorga, who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, will travel to London to meet a woman who claims to be the footballer's ex-girlfriend.
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Australian Open: Roger Federer battles through against Dan Evans

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 7:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number four Dan Evans succumbs in three sets after pushing Roger Federer hard in an entertaining Australian Open second-round match.
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Brexit: EU 'wants to know what UK wants'

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 5:40

European leaders say Britain needs to clarify what sort of Brexit it can agree to, after MPs overwhelmingly reject PM Theresa May's withdrawal deal.
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