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New York attack: 'I gave the suspect five stars on Uber'

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 19:59
related places: New York

The British tourist who rode with Sayfullo Saipov a week before eight people were killed in New York.
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Emmanuel Macron writes Eiffel Tower poem for UK schoolgirl

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 17:48
related countries: France France

France's president flexes his writing muscles responding to the girl's paean to the Eiffel Tower.
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World's most expensive whisky dram was a fake

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 9:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Analysts in Scotland conclude that a £7,600 measure of whisky bought in a Swiss hotel was a fake.
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Century of division

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:04

How 67 words by a British minister are still being fought over in the Middle East 100 years on.
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'My kids don't see this side of me'

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 22:43

A drug dealer tells the BBC why he chooses to carry a loaded weapon on the UK's streets.
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Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 7:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Senate president says he will resign, after confirming he is a UK dual citizen.
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Australia Senate's Stephen Parry 'may be UK citizen'

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 6:10

Stephen Parry will become the sixth politician to lose office if his British status is confirmed.
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Syrian refugee artist: How coming to UK changed my life

Monday, October 30th 2017, 0:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: How

Hasan Abdalla says his positive experiences in the UK compared to Syria completely redefined his artwork.
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George Bush Snr faces third accusation of groping

Friday, October 27th 2017, 10:57

A British-born author says the ex-president "squeezed my butt hard" with her husband standing nearby.
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Pakistan blogger Aasim Saeed says he was tortured

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 15:52

Aasim Saeed is calling on the UK to grant him asylum. He and four of his friends went missing in January.
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Donald Tusk: EU must stay united or face Brexit 'defeat'

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 10:40

Donald Tusk says the talks are the bloc's "toughest stress test" and the EU cannot become divided.
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UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 4:58
related countries: Australia Australia

John Craig says he was initially "followed" before making his way to safety in Australia.
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British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 14:45
related countries: France France

Four others were injured when the boat hit a warning beacon, throwing the woman into the Rhone.
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Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Friday, October 20th 2017, 16:14

EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.
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'Death Island'

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 23:46
related countries: Russia Russia

British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".
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McKayla Maroney: Olympic gymnast 'abused' by Larry Nassar

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

London 2012 gold medallist McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused by a former USA gymnastics doctor.
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Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 6:51
related countries: United States United States

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.
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MI5 chief: 'Over 3,000 extremists in the UK'

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:53
related places: More

Britain faces the highest rate of terror attacks in the last 30 years, the head of MI5 tells the BBC.
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Reality Check

Monday, October 16th 2017, 23:24

Brexiters says there is no legal obligation for the UK to pay anything to leave the EU.
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UK police look into new Weinstein claims

Monday, October 16th 2017, 8:30
related places: London

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of a number of sexual assaults in London, the BBC understands.
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Airbus boss 'would step down if needed'

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 18:36
related countries: France France

The aircraft maker is dealing with corruption investigations in the UK and France.
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Harvey Weinstein: More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 17:45
related places: London

British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s.
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Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The chewed cigar was featured with a photo of the British leader's trip to Paris in 1947.
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Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Friday, October 13th 2017, 3:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, New York

Forces in New York and London look into allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
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Harvey Weinstein's behaviour was 'open secret'

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 21:21

British producer Alison Owen says stories of Harvey Weinstein's inappropriate behaviour towards women were well known in the entertainment industry.
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UK PM urges Trump to recertify Iran deal

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 23:14
related countries: Iran Iran

Speaking to President Trump, Theresa May stresses the pact is "vitally important for regional security".
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Trying to avoid air traffic chaos

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 17:43
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.
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More charges for UK prisoner in Iran

Monday, October 9th 2017, 16:39
related countries: Iran Iran

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving five years for alleged security offences.
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Barred from politics

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 23:47
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor is suspected of using his UK jail as a base to interfere in the elections in his homeland.
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Kazuo Ishiguro: Nobel Literature Prize is 'a magnificent honour'

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 16:47

The British writer is known for novels including The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go.
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Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 23:13

The remains of a passenger liner torpedoed by a U-boat just hours into the war may have been found.
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Brexit: MEPs urge delay in trade talks decision

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 10:52

MEPs hit out at British divisions as Nigel Farage says the EU is "treating us like a hostage".
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Uber boss to hold talks with TfL on London licence

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 0:00
related places: London

Dara Khosrowshahi will meet London's transport commissioner later to discuss the firm losing its licence.
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Coolio: 'I may move to Europe because of Trump'

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 23:42

Coolio is touring the UK so we sat down and spoke about Trump, UK hip-hop and of course, Gangsta's Paradise.
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Double agent Kim Philby honoured with Moscow exhibition

Friday, September 29th 2017, 23:43
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

New exhibition in Moscow celebrates the life and work of the British spy who defected to the Soviet Union.
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Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Friday, September 29th 2017, 11:49
related places: London, New York

The entrepreneur says his new rocket could fly people from London to New York in 29 minutes.
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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales dropped by England after Bristol incident

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 15:49
related places: Bristol

England will not consider Ben Stokes and Alex Hales for international cricket until further notice.
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Rebuilding British Virgin Islands after two hurricanes

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 11:34

Watch one resident's video diary from the islands, which suffered widespread devastation after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Big Ben in India

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 23:20
related countries: India India
related places: London

Replicas of London structures and a sari made out of pure gold are highlights of a Hindu festival.
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Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 23:01

The Civil Aviation Authority says the airline has failed to make clear its obligations to passengers.
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Meet the Ivorian man who learned ballet using online videos

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 9:35

Yos Clark taught himself ballet online and has been awarded a scholarship to study dance in England.
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UK 'disappointed' by Bombardier tax ruling

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 9:12

There are fears the US trade ruling could jeopardise jobs in NI, where Bombardier employs 4,100 people.
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Diamond-Lesedi La Rona sold for $53m to London Jeweller

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 14:13
related places: London

The 1,111-carat stone is the largest gem-quality rough diamond found in more than a century.
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Brexit: Donald Tusk says not enough progress in talks

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 13:50

Donald Tusk says he is pleased the UK's aim of "having cake and eating it" in Brexit talks is over.
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Hong Kong gay rights: British lesbian wins spousal visa case

Monday, September 25th 2017, 16:29

The woman said her visa had been denied after her same-sex relationship was not recognised.
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HMS Ocean helps hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands

Sunday, September 24th 2017, 7:01
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

HMS Ocean arrives in the British Virgin Islands to help those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 14:38
related countries: France France

The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade.
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Hurricane Maria: Woman and children stranded on vessel rescued

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 10:30

A British helicopter lifted a woman and two children from a vessel to safety as Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean.
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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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