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Madonna's London Mini listed for sale - on Auto Trader

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

The star's Mini Cooper, which she sang about in her hit American Life, has been listed on the used car website.
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Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 8:54
related places: London

The Nobel laureate died surrounded "by those he loved" at his home in London, his wife confirms.
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Skripal case: US sanctions over Novichok hit Russian rouble

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 13:09
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia is punished for a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK.
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Skripal attack: Russia faces US sanctions over poisoning

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 3:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter fell ill after being poisoned by a nerve agent in the UK.
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Asma al-Assad: Syria's first lady treated for breast cancer

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 14:58
related places: London

Born and raised in London, Syria's first lady is under sanctions because of the conflict.
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Zambia circus comes to London

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 23:30
related places: London

Acrobat Charles Malama joined the circus aged seven, enabling him to travel and get an education.
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Will Novichok poison suspects face UK trial?

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 13:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Significant progress has been made in the case but will Russia agree to extradite the suspects?
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Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar

Monday, August 6th 2018, 16:51

The British man broke the speed limit dozens of times in just a few hours in a rented Lamborghini.
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See some of the world's earliest photographs

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 0:10

Salted paper prints were one of the first forms of photography, a technique unveiled in Britain in 1839.
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England beat India in first Test thriller

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 13:21
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

England hold their nerve to complete a tense 31-run victory over India in the first Test on an enthralling fourth morning at Edgbaston.
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Zimbabwe election: Army patrols ghost town Harare

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 17:57

Initial results from the presidential poll are expected in a few hours, as troops patrol Harare.
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Star Wars jacket expected to fetch up to £1m at auction

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 0:27
related places: London

Fans will also be able to bid for a Stormtrooper helmet and a lightsaber at the auction in London.
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US embassy in London auctions off toilet rolls and old goods

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 22:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A used car, plastic chairs and broken vacuums are among the items being sold by the US embassy.
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Will EU healthcare for tourists survive Brexit?

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 10:05

Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?
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Brexit and your holiday: Five things that could change

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 1:04
related places: How

How the UK leaving the EU could impact things like flights, visas and mobile roaming.
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Why Jeremy Hunt's 'Japanese' wife gaffe is a bad mistake

Monday, July 30th 2018, 12:13
related countries: China China, Japan Japan

The UK's foreign secretary called his Chinese wife "Japanese". Here's why it was such a bad mistake.
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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas wins as Chris Froome finishes third

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 18:33
related countries: France France

Geraint Thomas says he is "floating around on cloud nine" after becoming the third British winner of the Tour de France.
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Indonesia earthquake: 'Massive damage' in Lombok village

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 11:29

British tourist Julie Silvester filmed the aftermath of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Kekalok village.
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Kristen Stewart to star in Charlie's Angels reboot - what can we expect?

Friday, July 27th 2018, 10:36

The Twilight star will be joined by two British actresses in the new Charlie's Angels line-up.
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British survivor speaks about Greece fires

Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 15:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Susan Margaret Stephos speaks about her experience of being caught up in the wildfires in Greece.
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Wildfires around the world: The photos that explain the flames

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 23:51
related countries: Greece Greece, Sweden Sweden, United States United States

Deadly wildfires in Greece follow huge blazes in Sweden, the US and the UK.
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Spicer: I became the story too often

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 23:16

Sean Spicer speaks to Newsnight's Emily Maitlis about Donald Trump and the White House.
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Abstentionist Irish rebel MP finally enters Westminster

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 18:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The painting forms part of the UK Parliament's Voice and Vote exhibition
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Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 9:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.
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Hong Kong National Party: Move to ban pro-independence group 'concerns' UK

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 9:07
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Concerns are raised for Hong Kong's freedoms as police seek to outlaw a pro-independence party.
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'I survived the bombing of the King David Hotel'

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 23:29

How an armed Zionist group attacked the British HQ in Palestine, killing 91 people.
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The UK's history in space

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 14:08

The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.
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British caver 'could sue' Elon Musk over Twitter attack

Monday, July 16th 2018, 13:31
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The entrepreneur called the diver a "pedo" after he ridiculed his effort to help missing Thai boys.
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Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Monday, July 16th 2018, 13:06

The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
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Trump tees off again before leaving UK

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 9:50
related countries: Finland Finland, United States United States

The US president is playing a final round of golf before flying to Finland, ahead of a meeting with Vladimir Putin.
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Trump's UK visit: Nine key moments

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 10:33

The president was met with protests, had tea with the Queen and had a paraglider visit in Scotland.
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British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru - should it be raised?

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 0:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Some families say they want their relatives' remains returned, but a survivor says the wreck should be left as a war grave.
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Pakistan election: More than 100 die in bomb attacks on poll rallies

Friday, July 13th 2018, 21:32

The deadly bombs come on the day former PM Nawaz Sharif was arrested after flying home from the UK.
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Donald Trump: Key moments from Chequers

Friday, July 13th 2018, 18:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Theresa

US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa met at Chequers.
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Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

Friday, July 13th 2018, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

The US president and the PM are in talks at country retreat Chequers ahead of widespread protests.
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What are the rules around flying a Trump balloon?

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 23:25

What are the rules around flying a Donald Trump balloon in Central London?
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Donald Trump arrives in UK for two-day working visit

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

It's the US president’s first visit to Britain since winning the election in 2016.
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World Cup 2018: Croatia fans ecstatic after ousting England

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 9:03

Croatia fans say a place in the World Cup final "means everything" to the country of four million.
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Mughalsarai: Renaming British-era train station causes Indian political storm

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 0:49
related countries: India India

A decision to rename the iconic Mughalsarai train station has sharply divided opinions.
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Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 23:53
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.
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Croatia fans celebrate World Cup semi-final win

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 21:08

Perisic and Mandzukic both scored in the match against England, which went into extra time.
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Eleventh Night bonfires: culture and controversy

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 15:10

Traditionally bonfires are lit in many loyalist areas of Northern Ireland on the eve of the Twelfth of July.
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Donald Trump baby blimp ready to take first steps

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

The final tests on the 20ft balloon of the US president have been completed ahead of his UK visit.
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Donald Trump's UK visit: Protests and praise

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 13:45

The BBC speaks to those who welcome - and those who oppose President Trump's visit to the UK this week.
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World Cup 2018: Why do Russians support England?

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 18:47

With their team out of the World Cup, some of the locals have turned their allegiance to England.
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How are disabled fans finding accessibility in Russia?

Monday, July 9th 2018, 14:22
related countries: Russia Russia

An England fan with limited mobility tests out Russia's provision for fans with disabilities.
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World Cup 2018: Croatia can deal with Harry Kane after 'stopping Messi' - Zlatko Dalic

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 19:58

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has said his side have already "managed to stop Messi" and so can cope with England's Harry Kane in Wednesday's semi-final.
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Sebastian Vettel wins British GP, Lewis Hamilton fight back

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 14:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins a British Grand Prix full of action as Lewis Hamilton fought up from the back to take second.
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What do non-Koreans love about K-pop?

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 23:16
related places: London

We hit Europe's biggest K-pop club night in London to find out why young non-Koreans are going mad for it.
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Amesbury poisoning: Couple 'handled contaminated item'

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 21:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Amesbury

Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess are critically ill after being exposed to the Novichok nerve agent.
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Brexit: Why services matter in any deal

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 13:32

Why separate deals on goods and services could cause problems for British businesses.
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Thailand cave rescue: What are the options?

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 3:25

"Being found alive is one thing - they have got to be got out alive as well."
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Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 18:03
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Police swoop on dozens of properties in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK after a four-year probe.
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Chris Froome cleared after doping inquiry

Monday, July 2nd 2018, 13:01
related countries: France France

The anti-doping case against Britain's four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome is dropped by cycling's world governing body.
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Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger welcomed by unions

Saturday, June 30th 2018, 12:37
related places: Port Talbot

The UK's biggest steelworks at Port Talbot will become part of the newly merged group.
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Brexit: 'Last call' for deal, Donald Tusk warns UK

Friday, June 29th 2018, 16:22
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The EU tells Theresa May she must "lay the cards on the table" if a Brexit deal is to be done in time.
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Wayne Rooney's US welcome (versus David Beckham's)

Friday, June 29th 2018, 6:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rooney

The two ex-England players had slightly different welcomes, with Rooney heading to a beer garden.
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BAE wins multi-billion pound Australian warship contract

Friday, June 29th 2018, 6:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The nine anti-submarine warships will be built in Australia by a local workforce.
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In pictures: Banksy hits Paris streets for first time

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 18:58
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Some of the murals have been seen as taking aim at Europe's migrant crisis and capitalism.
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Trafficked from Nigeria to Europe for sex

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 18:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kiki

"Kiki" was a victim of Josephine Iyamu, the British nurse convicted of trafficking women to Europe for sex.
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Is the EU punishing the UK?

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 3:30

The BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler explains.
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Fingerprint tech could help catch pangolin poachers

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 1:17

British scientists discover a way of taking human fingerprints off seized pangolin scales.
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UK calls for more chemical weapons powers

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 15:27
related countries: Syria Syria

The foreign secretary says breaches of the chemical weapons ban in Syria cannot be ignored.
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Man held over Jamaica deaths of British couple

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 10:17
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

A "person of interest" is in custody after the deaths of Charlie and Gayle Anderson, Jamaican police said.
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Billy Elliot 'gay propaganda' row exposes purge in Hungary

Monday, June 25th 2018, 23:39
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A musical about a ballet dancer during the UK miners' strike is the focus of a row in Hungary.
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What will Brexit mean for expat dogs?

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 23:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Rocky and his Scottish owners live in Spain, but it's unclear what happens after the UK leaves the EU.
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Searching for Burma's forgotten World War Two heroes

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 1:04
related countries: Burma Burma

A group of British volunteers goes to Myanmar every year to find and support veterans who fought for the UK in World War Two.
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BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 18:37

BMW warns ministers on Brexit after Airbus says it could be forced to leave the UK if there is no transition deal with the EU.
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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 12:08

The European planemaker says no-deal Brexit would force it to reconsider its investments in the UK.
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Windrush generation: Three stories

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 23:31
related places: Windrush

Three people tell their stories about coming to the UK on the Windrush.
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Why you can't talk about John Oliver in China

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 8:54
related countries: China China

China's biggest social media platform is cracking down on the British comedian.
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Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 13:50

The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.
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Tesla on fire: UK director Michael Morris' car bursts into flames

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 9:54

Michael Morris' actress wife posts dramatic footage of this week's incident in Los Angeles.
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'Ignacius Sancho made me sure of who I am as a black Briton'

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 23:07

A new play tells the story of the first black British voter, almost 250 years ago.
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World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 16:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Brazil legend Ronaldo and British popstar Robbie Williams got the 2018 World Cup in Russia under way with the opening ceremony in Moscow.
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London Breed becomes San Francisco's first black female mayor

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 5:47

London Breed now runs the city where she grew up in impoverished public housing.
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Sarah Ikumu on buzzing singing career after Britain's Got Talent

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 8:15

Sarah Ikumu is a 17-year-old schoolgirl who's already finding success as an international singer.
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Ten-year-old Hermes Birkin handbag sells for £162,500

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 2:48
related places: London

The second-hand Hermes Birkin fetched a European-record amount at the auction in London.
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The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses

Monday, June 11th 2018, 23:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.
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G7 summit: UK PM Theresa May backs Trudeau after Trump attacks

Monday, June 11th 2018, 21:01

Theresa May tells Parliament the summit was difficult with some very "candid" discussions.
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Theresa May says G7 summit was 'difficult' occasion

Monday, June 11th 2018, 17:19

The UK PM says agreements should be honoured as Labour blames Donald Trump for event's "failure".
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Indian gem billionaire accused of fraud 'fled to London'

Monday, June 11th 2018, 8:01
related countries: India India
related places: London

Nirav Modi, the Indian jeweller accused of bank fraud has fled to London, the Financial Times reports.
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E3: Xbox One chief teases Halo Infinite video game

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 22:58

New Forza and Gears of War games were also announced as well as a takeover of two UK indie studios.
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How a BBC crew was followed in World Cup 2018 Russia

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 23:26

When a BBC team went to report on preparations in Nizhny Novgorod, where England will play, they found themselves under constant surveillance.
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Mandarin Oriental fire: Video shows smoke at London hotel

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 15:47
related places: London

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge.
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Job application tool PageUp suspects data breach

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 11:14
related countries: Australia Australia

PageUp has notified data authorities in Australia and the UK where it has clients.
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Russian welcome with a warning for England fans

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 2:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Volgograd

The new political reality between the West and Russia casts a shadow over the World Cup.
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Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 23:45
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is on the verge of legalising marijuana for recreational use. The BBC visited a huge cannabis farm in British Columbia, which the operators say is the world's largest.
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Cross-Channel migrants gain access to UK using Ireland

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 12:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

A route via Dublin is said to be "a guaranteed way to get into the UK" due to less stringent security.
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Syria war: Amnesty says UK 'should come clean' on Raqqa attacks

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 7:49
related countries: United States United States

Amnesty claims hundreds of civilians were killed in Raqqa by US-led coalition air strikes in IS war.
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PC Sorcar: India's 'maharajah of magic' who terrified the UK

Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 23:01
related countries: India India

PC Sorcar's shows redefined what Western audiences expected from an Indian magician.
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Cornelia Frances: Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

A veteran of Australian television, UK-born Cornelia Frances had been battling cancer.
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'eligible to be Israeli citizen'

Monday, May 28th 2018, 18:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea FC has flown to Israel after facing UK visa issues.
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S Africa name first black rugby Test captain

Monday, May 28th 2018, 11:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Flanker Siya Kolisi will become South Africa's first black Test captain in the three-match series against England next month.
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British men 'increasingly' targeted by sextortion

Friday, May 25th 2018, 16:36

Experts say that Ivory Coast in West Africa has become a hotspot for the scammers.
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UK 'thief' held in woods hideout in France

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 16:23
related countries: France France

The ex-British soldier, who is suspected of a number of burglaries, spent five months on the run.
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Grenfell Tower inquiry: What questions will be answered?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 13:40
related places: London

An inquiry has begun into the huge London tower block fire on 14 June 2017 that killed 72 people.
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Belarus slams UK embassy over rainbow flag on day against homophobia

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:16

Officials accuse the UK of challenging "traditional values" as it marked the day against homophobia.
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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Monday, May 21st 2018, 18:50

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 23:58
related countries: Russia Russia

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.
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