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Julian Assange given feline ultimatum by Ecuador

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:06
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

The Wikileaks co-founder is told to look after his cat at the London embassy or he may lose it.
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Celebrating repeal of India's anti-gay law

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 23:32
related countries: India India

The repeal of India’s anti-gay legislation had a massive impact on its LGBT+ population, but how does it impact British Asians?
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'The lucky ones were often terrorised'

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 23:04

The plight of refugees fleeing war inspired Scottish businessman Charlie MacGregor to set up a charity to try to help.
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US and the British royals: The fascination explained

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 21:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Texas

An exhibition of royal portraiture has come to Texas from London, offering clues to a longstanding fascination.
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Jamal Khashoggi case: 'Credible' probe needed over missing writer

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK, France and Germany say they expect a detailed Saudi response on Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
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Ironman winner brushes off jellyfish sting

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 10:26

Britain's Lucy Charles takes silver in the Ironman World Championship behind Daniela Ryf who wins despite being stung by a jellyfish.
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Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 9:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The BBC learns key Saudi allies may not attend event over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Bid to save koalas with 'back-up' clan

Friday, October 12th 2018, 1:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi ambassador to UK 'concerned'

Friday, October 12th 2018, 0:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

But the ambassador in London says it would be "premature" to comment about the missing journalist.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi ambassador to UK 'concerned'

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 20:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The BBC's James Robbins questioned the Saudi ambassador to the UK about Jamal Khashoggi.
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Meet BTS backstage at their first UK show

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 16:28

As the K-pop sensation perform their first ever UK shows, we met them backstage at the O2 Arena.
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Somalia's al-Shabab says it has killed British spy

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 13:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Somali militant group says it has killed five men it accuses of spying - one of them for the UK.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 4:37
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK foreign secretary says the case of the missing journalist is being regarded "very seriously".
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Queen Nanny: Jamaica's female hero

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 0:01
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Queen Nanny is said to have led escaped slaves to victory against British colonisers in Jamaica.
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Afrobeats star Seyi Shay: Why I moved from London to Lagos to make it

Monday, October 8th 2018, 23:41
related places: London

Seyi Shay says she made it big after taking her mum's advice to move from London to Lagos.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly attacked for quoting Winston Churchill

Monday, October 8th 2018, 17:23

Scott Kelly apologises for quoting the WW2 British PM, only to be attacked again for his apology.
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Brexit: Japan 'would welcome' UK to TPP says Abe

Monday, October 8th 2018, 8:22

PM Shinzo Abe says the UK could be welcomed into the Pacific deal "with open arms" after Brexit.
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The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

Sunday, October 7th 2018, 23:05

Tech giants are spending a fortune on autonomous vehicles, but a small UK rival wants to try to compete.
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Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor Victor Mallet

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 10:36

The UK demands an "urgent explanation" of the decision, which has been linked to free speech concerns.
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Russian news channels react to hacking allegations

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 6:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, United States United States

How Russian TV reacted to hacking accusations by the UK, US and The Netherlands.
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State TV reporter praised in China after ‘slapping Tory'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 15:34
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The state TV reporter and known nationalist was detained by police for allegedly hitting a party activist.
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Amazon raises wages amid criticism

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 13:01
related countries: United States United States

The online giant has come under fire over tax and working conditions at its warehouses.
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Yemen rebel court 'sentences Baha'i trio to death'

Monday, October 1st 2018, 17:32

The Baha'i community in the UK said the unnamed individuals were convicted of espionage and apostasy.
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Brexit: EU diplomats say Hunt's Soviet comparison 'insulting'

Monday, October 1st 2018, 17:01

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt compared the EU's negotiating stance to the Soviet era.
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Skripal suspect 'was made Hero of Russia' by President Putin

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 9:42
related places: Salisbury

A suspect in the Salisbury poisoning was a decorated Russian intelligence officer, it has been reported.
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Luka Modric named best male player and Marta best female player at Fifa awards

Monday, September 24th 2018, 22:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Real Madrid's Luka Modric is named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London, as Marta is named best female player.
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British 'pharmacist who joined IS' is detained in Syria

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 14:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Birmingham

The man, who says he is from Birmingham, has been captured in Syria on suspicion of being an IS member.
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Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 12:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fox, Sky

US cable giant wins rare blind auction process set by the UK's Takeover Panel with £30bn offer.
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The British jihadis who won't leave Syria

Friday, September 21st 2018, 5:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British extremists who have lived in the country for years, on why they won't lay down their weapons.
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Love, Brexit and the Irish border

Friday, September 21st 2018, 0:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

What happens when your relationship is affected by Britain leaving the EU?
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Brexit will have 'worse economic impact on UK than EU'

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 23:50

Proportionally the UK stands to lose more, says Jean-Claude Trichet, former European Central Bank boss.
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Qantas eyes non-stop London-Sydney flights

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 23:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

The Australian airline wants to launch the service by 2022 - if the right planes are available by then.
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Zambia aid: UK suspends funding over corruption fears

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 17:58
related countries: Finland Finland, Ireland Ireland, Zambia Zambia

The UK, Ireland, Finland and Sweden freeze aid funding to Zambia over corruption concerns.
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Game Of Thrones wins best drama at Emmys

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 5:34

Thandie Newton, Charlie Brooker and Claire Foy are among the winners at the 70th annual Primetime Emmys.
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Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer

Monday, September 17th 2018, 19:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The billionaire had accused cave diver Vernon Unsworth of being a "child rapist", without evidence.
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Aussie policeman's beat covers area as big as the UK

Monday, September 17th 2018, 12:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

It takes this police officer four days to drive across his beat, which covers huge areas of the Australian outback.
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Josef Frantisek: The Battle of Britain's Czech hero

Friday, September 14th 2018, 23:07
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Poland Poland

Not all the Battle of Britain pilots were British. A new film celebrates the Polish 303 Squadron - and its sole Czech pilot, Josef Frantisek.
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North Korea claims NHS and Sony hack suspect 'doesn't exist'

Friday, September 14th 2018, 13:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The man alleged to have hacked the UK's health service and Sony Pictures is not real, says Pyongyang.
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Being 18 on UK's Rathlin Island

Friday, September 14th 2018, 0:50

Benedict Anslow talks about what life is like as one of the few young people on Rathlin Island.
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French heritage lottery aims to save national treasures

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 23:16
related countries: France France

France's new lottery is raising money for hundreds of historic buildings - borrowing a British idea.
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The Skripal suspects' walk through Salisbury

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 23:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Salisbury

Two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK have said they were merely tourists.
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Skripal suspects deny involvement in Salisbury Novichok poisoning

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK say they were just tourists.
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Why the shock of 2008 still matters today

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 5:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: How

Ten years ago the collapse of an American investment bank changed British life forever.
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Scallop negotiations end with no deal, say fishing leaders

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 16:27
related countries: France France

Crews clashed in the English Channel over laws that allow British boats to gather scallops but place restrictions on French vessels.
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Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin says there's "nothing special" about the men and suggests they will tell their story soon.
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Brexit: Barnier says agreement possible by early November

Monday, September 10th 2018, 20:08

The EU negotiator says a deal on the UK's withdrawal could be agreed if negotiators are "realistic".
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Paris knife attack: Seven injured, four seriously

Monday, September 10th 2018, 12:00
related countries: France France

Two British tourists are among the victims hospitalised in the north-east of the French capital.
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‘Nigeria is as gay as any other country’

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 23:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: How

How a British-Nigerian man finally realised his dream of becoming a professional drag queen.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Man denies murder of toddler in 48-year mystery

Friday, September 7th 2018, 3:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer had just moved to Australia from the UK when she disappeared.
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UK Novichok allegations backed by world leaders

Friday, September 7th 2018, 1:31
related countries: Canada Canada, France France, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Salisbury

Russia accuses the UK of "hysteria" as Western powers say Russian state "almost certainly" behind attack.
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UK and Russia trade blows at the UN

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 21:51
related countries: Russia Russia

The attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal was discussed at the UN Security Council.
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EU: 'Positive elements' in UK Brexit plan

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 16:10

The upbeat assessment comes after claims Michel Barnier called the UK plan "dead in the water".
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British navy's HMS Albion warned over South China Sea 'provocation'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 14:09
related countries: China China

China said HMS Albion had "violated Chinese law" by entering disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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Burberry stops burning unsold goods and using real fur

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 9:08

The UK fashion label says it will also stop using real fur in its products in the future.
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Scallop row: French fishermen wary of UK deal

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 23:33
related countries: France France

French seamen say they will fight on if the British boats return to their fishing grounds before October.
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Elon Musk in new rant at Thai cave rescuer

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 13:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Tesla founder says UK diver Vernon Unsworth is a "child rapist" without providing evidence.
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Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Paul

Paul is one of thousands of British men to travel to Turkey this year to have a hair transplant.
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'I'm Bilal, so please don't call me Billy'

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 23:48

Podcaster Bilal Harry Khan discusses the challenges of growing up with his name in the UK.
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EU 'strongly opposed' to May Brexit plan

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 20:04

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier says the UK cannot "pick pieces" of EU membership.
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Free Rein, the British award-winning TV show you may not have heard of

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 5:54

Free Rein is a British-made Emmy-winning TV show which has become a horsey hit with families around the world.
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Bringing African rap to London town

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 0:59
related places: London

One of Africa's biggest stars gives his top tips on how you can break into the music industry.
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Reality Check: What are the tariffs on trade with Africa?

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 16:16

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out a plan for future trade and investment relationships with African countries.
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Vodafone in $11bn Australian merger

Thursday, August 30th 2018, 1:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The UK telecoms giant has confirmed plans to combine its Australian business with TPG Telecom.
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Scallop wars: Could Brexit calm troubled waters?

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 14:52
related countries: France France

As British and French fishermen clash in the Channel, Lucy Williamson examines what lies behind the tension.
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Elon Musk reignites Twitter slur controversy

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 13:34

The Tesla chief asks why he has not been sued by a British man he had defamed and apologised to.
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Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 11:30
related countries: France France

Boats are damaged and stones thrown as French and UK fishermen duel in the English Channel.
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WW2 prisoners died building a railway for the Japanese

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 23:22
related countries: Japan Japan

A former British prisoner of war describes building the bridge over the River Kwai during WW2.
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Boats collide over scallop fishing

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 21:19
related countries: France France

French and British fishing fleets have come to blows over when they can catch scallops.
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May's mission to woo Africa after Brexit

Monday, August 27th 2018, 23:39

British Prime Minister Theresa May starts a three-nation tour of Africa where she will promote trade ties.
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London football club 'kept me sane', says Vietnam veteran

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 23:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A soldier received memorabilia from a 11-year-old fellow QPR fan while fighting on the battlefield.
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Finding a solution to Canada's Indigenous water crisis

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 1:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Has a British Columbia First Nations found a way to tackle long-term drinking water advisories?
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran grants temporary release

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 19:30
related countries: Iran Iran

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who Iran says is a spy, is temporarily freed from prison.
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Migrant crisis: 'I climb into lorries three times a day'

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 23:33
related countries: France France

In a small French fishing port, hundreds of migrants are risking their lives every day.
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Foreign Secretary defends UK-Saudi ties after Yemen bus deaths

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 23:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Jeremy Hunt added that the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia "stops bombs going off on the streets of Britain".
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UK wants 'malign' Russia to face action

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 8:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Salisbury, Washington

The foreign secretary urges the EU to copy Washington's response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
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Stormy Daniels explains UK TV no-show

Monday, August 20th 2018, 14:31

The adult film star gives her side to the row over her Celebrity Big Brother non-appearance.
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'Hero' British paraglider killed in Macedonia mid-air crash

Sunday, August 19th 2018, 14:02
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Innes Powell and another pilot were fatally injured during a competition in Macedonia.
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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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