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Who is shining a torch for women today?

Friday, December 14th 2018, 14:45

One hundred years since the first votes were cast by UK women, who is standing up for women's rights today?
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I play for Tunisia, but still consider myself Irish - Ayman Mohamed

Friday, December 14th 2018, 11:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Dublin, London

Born in London, raised in Dublin and now based in Africa, Tunisia international Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.
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Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 11:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal.
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Iran's migrants trying to get from Serbia to the UK

Monday, December 10th 2018, 10:30
related countries: Iran Iran, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The BBC investigates how a visa-free travel scheme helped Iranian migrants get into Europe.
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Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Monday, December 10th 2018, 9:51
related countries: India India
related places: London

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court to learn if he will be extradited to India.
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NZ PM: 'Overwhelming sense of hurt' over backpacker's murder

Monday, December 10th 2018, 5:10

Jacinda Ardern held back tears as she commented on the murder of British tourist Grace Millane.
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Sunday, December 9th 2018, 14:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Officers in New Zealand have been searching for 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane.
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NZ police believe UK backpacker murdered

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 11:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A 26-year-old man is to appear in court on Monday as police continue to look for the body of Grace Millane.
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Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'

Friday, December 7th 2018, 23:41
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US and UK say Syria and Russia made up a story of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo in November.
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Stock markets stabilise after earlier sell-off

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 22:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Wall Street

Wall Street stabilises after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 3%.
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George HW Bush funeral: World figures pay respect

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

His son George W Bush paid an emotional tribute, describing the former president as "a noble man".
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Matthew Hedges endured 'psychological torture' in UAE jail

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 9:36
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

British academic Matthew Hedges said he was drugged by the Emirati authorities and forced to stand "all day" in ankle cuffs.
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Article 50: Law officer says UK can cancel Brexit

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 11:21

The non-binding opinion was delivered by an advocate general of the European Court of Justice.
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Royal Dutch Shell ties executive pay to carbon reduction

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 9:24
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The energy giant makes the move after pressure from investors, including the Church of England.
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Five things to know for the week ahead: Change in Germany and a big debate

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 0:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Why this week could be crucial in deciding the future direction of Germany and the UK.
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Michelle Obama and me: How former US first lady changed my life

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 0:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: How, London

Five UK schoolgirls attending the former US first lady's London talk explain what she means to them.
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NYPD find UK couple who lost ring during romantic proposal

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 20:29

The British couple got engaged on Times Square, but lost their ring down the grate.
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Brexit and Europe: The French village that fears for its British community

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 23:58
related countries: France France
related places: Alet-les-Bains

Alet-les-Bains has benefited from a British influx and many there fear the aftermath of Brexit.
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G4S: Kabul compound attacked with bomb and gunfire

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 22:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Ten die in an explosion and gunfire at one of the British security firm's bases in the Afghan capital.
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Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 18:27
related countries: China China, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's bar on the company's 5G kit raises questions about why the UK seems less concerned.
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Young Asian poets in the UK share their stories

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 0:13

Four young poets share their experiences about what life is really like for Asians in the UK.
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So long and thanks for all the fish? Dutch fear Brexit threat

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 0:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Many Dutch fishermae fish under UK flags, and a Brexit deal could jeopardise their livelihoods.
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Gavin Ford: British radio host found dead at home in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 16:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Gavin Ford was a popular voice on the airwaves in Lebanon, where he had lived for two decades.
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Brexit: Trump says May's Brexit plan could hurt UK-US trade deal

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 8:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

The US president says agreement struck by Theresa May "sounds like a great deal for the EU".
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UAE 'spy' row reveals shifts in power

Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 0:42

UK student Matthew Hedges may have been released by the UAE, but the balance of power has changed.
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Donald Trump: Brexit agreement is 'great deal for EU'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 20:41
related countries: United States United States

President Trump has cast doubt on whether the UK will be able to make a trade deal with the US.
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Matthew Hedges pardon a 'happy surprise'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 17:31

The wife of British academic Matthew Hedges expressed her relief at the UAE's decision to pardon him.
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Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

Monday, November 26th 2018, 14:49
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Matthew Hedges is released from jail despite the United Arab Emirates maintaining he is a spy.
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EU leaders agree UK's Brexit deal at Brussels summit

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 16:05

Theresa May says she agrees with EU officials that this "is the best and only deal possible".
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Matthew Hedges: Jailed UAE spy row Briton 'terrified'

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 14:44

The family of Matthew Hedges, said to be unwell and having panic attacks, are seeking clemency.
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Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 17:31

Concerns have been raised after a British academic was given a life sentence for spying.
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Brexit: Draft agreement on future relationship right for UK, says May

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 16:57

A draft agreement on future EU-UK relations paves the way for a deal this weekend, the PM says.
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Briton Matthew Hedges jailed for life on UAE spy charge

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 18:29
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Matthew Hedges is found guilty of spying but his family say the verdict is based on a false confession.
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Student photographers confront societal issues

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 0:54

Student photojournalists at the London College of Communication explore issues from around the world.
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Tech that could make water use sustainable

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 0:48
related countries: Finland Finland

Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.
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Singapore otters photobomb UK couple's marriage proposal

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 13:00
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The urban celebrities were otterly oblivious to the fact they were crashing a romantic moment.
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Russia 'sought access to UK visa issuing system'

Friday, November 16th 2018, 15:18

An IT expert says he was asked to provide back door access to the system issuing visas for Russians.
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Brexit: EU's Barnier warns of 'long road ahead'

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 11:36

The EU sets out a timetable leading up to a summit to finalise the draft Brexit agreement.
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UK PM faces grilling amid Brexit deal backlash

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 4:34

Cabinet ministers backed the agreement - but it has sparked a backlash from Tory Brexiteers.
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Feted Zimbabwe female rangers denied visas

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 2:02

The UK refuses the pair visas to attend an awards ceremony for their risky work protecting elephants.
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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

Saturday, November 10th 2018, 14:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey's president says he has shared recordings of the murder of the writer with the US, UK and Saudis.
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Trojan: The music label that brought reggae to Britain

Saturday, November 10th 2018, 12:07

A new film Rude Boy: The story of Trojan Records traces the history of the reggae scene in the UK.
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Ryanair plane seized by French authorities in cash row

Friday, November 9th 2018, 13:34
related countries: France France

The plane, which was en route to London Stansted, had 149 passengers on board.
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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt hails 'bond of friendship' with France

Thursday, November 8th 2018, 11:19
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The UK's foreign secretary lauds the cross-channel relationship during a speech in Paris.
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Melbourne Cup: Cross Counter first British-trained horse to win Australia's famous race

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 9:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Cross Counter makes history by becoming the first British-trained racehorse to win the Melbourne Cup.
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BBC Nairobi: The largest bureau outside UK

Monday, November 5th 2018, 11:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The bureau in Nairobi will have nearly 300 journalists and state-of-the-art facilities, the BBC says.
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Sri Lanka v England: Galle's last international cricket match?

Monday, November 5th 2018, 0:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The England v Sri Lanka first Test could be the last international cricket match played at the iconic ground.
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Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 11:23
related countries: United States United States

The taxi-hailing firm says it has no plans to launch similar service in the UK at present.
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Scientists count whales from space

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 6:04

UK scientists demonstrate the practicality of identifying and counting whales from orbit.
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Irish passport refusals for British applicants skyrocket

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 13:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

About 15,000 fewer passports were issued to British residents than applications made last year.
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Julian Assange: Ecuador court rejects lawsuit over embassy rules

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 5:20
related places: London

The WikiLeaks co-founder had contested new rules imposed on him in the country's embassy in London.
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Amber Heard film London Fields flops at US box office

Monday, October 29th 2018, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

The long-delayed London Fields makes a woeful $160,000 (£125,000) in its first weekend in US cinemas.
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US footballers arrested for 'unpaid bill'

Sunday, October 28th 2018, 9:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players are arrested on suspicion of trying to leave a London nightclub without paying a large bar bill.
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Freddie Mercury's complex relationship with Zanzibar

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 21:40

A new film about the British rock band Queen throws the spotlight on the East African archipelago's famous son.
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Invictus Games: Athlete comforted in moving on-court moment

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 7:06

UK competitor Paul Guest was embraced by his team-mate after being unsettled by a helicopter.
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Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 17:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The UK, France and Germany demand urgent clarification on how Jamal Khashoggi died.
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Legendary mountain team's 1921 Everest album

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 13:30

Newly digitised pictures shine light on the first British reconnaissance trip to Everest, in 1921.
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K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

Saturday, October 20th 2018, 23:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials?
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Brexit: France's Macron makes English faux pas over visas

Friday, October 19th 2018, 15:20
related countries: France France

UK visitors will not need French visas if there is no Brexit deal, the president's team clarifies.
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Friday, October 19th 2018, 15:18
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

The Wikileaks co-founder has been living in the country's UK embassy in London since 2012.
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Meng Hongwei: Former Interpol chief's wife 'not sure he's alive'

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 22:20
related countries: China China

Grace Meng says "cruel" China is persecuting him – and that she's now a target – in her first UK media interview.
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US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 1:54
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit.
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Syrian refugee who lives in a historic manor

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Tamer fled Syria seven years ago, but now lives in a historic house in south-west London.
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Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 23:23
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Nehanda Nyakasikana led the fight against British colonisers in Zimbabwe in the 19th Century.
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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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