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Djokovic claims ATP World title

Monday, November 12th 2012, 23:48
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 to win the ATP World Tour Finals title in London.
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Probe into alleged gas price fix

Monday, November 12th 2012, 21:54

Allegations of the manipulation of UK wholesale gas prices are being investigated by the Financial Services Authority and Ofgem.
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Blanchett up for theatre award

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:46

Cate Blanchett is in the race for the best actress prize at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her first UK stage role for more than a decade.
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VIDEO: Soviet spy celebrates 90th birthday

Monday, November 12th 2012, 13:53

A former British spy who handed over data on western intelligence operations to the Soviet Union is celebrating his 90th birthday.
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Souness tips Jordan for Scotland

Monday, November 12th 2012, 12:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Liverpool

Former Rangers and Liverpool boss Graeme Souness believes Joe Jordan should be the next Scotland manager.
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Zaha earns first England call-up

Monday, November 12th 2012, 9:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England boss Roy Hodgson calls up Championship player Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace to play against Sweden.
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The foiled Nigerian kidnap plot

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: How

How a UK customs agent found a man in a Nigerian diplomatic box
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VIDEO: How to make things invisible

Monday, November 12th 2012, 0:40

Professor Chris Phillips from Imperial College London talks about some of the work being done on making invisibility a reality.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed by an individual wearing an Afghan army uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Federer ends Murray's final hopes

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:06
related places: London

Roger Federer produces a superb display to beat Andy Murray and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Djokovic reaches ATP World final

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 17:02
related places: London

Novak Djokovic recovers from a set down to beat Juan Martin del Potro and reach the ATP World Tour final in London.
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UK remembers its wartime fallen

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 16:50

The Queen and armed forces veterans pay their respects to the UK's war dead on Remembrance Sunday.
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Scotland 22-51 New Zealand

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 16:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The All Blacks score six tries to Scotland's three as a Dan Carter master-class orchestrates victory for the world champions at Murrayfield.
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EU migrant curbs will end in 2013

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 12:22

The UK will not attempt to extend migration restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians that are due to expire in 2013, Theresa May confirms.
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Royal couple visit New Zealand

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 4:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit New Zealand on the final leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour, attending a Armistice Day commemoration.
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Judges to consider damages ruling

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK's most senior judges are to decide whether relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages under human rights law.
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Del Potro wins to make ATP semis

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 16:42
related places: London

Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer at the ATP World Finals last four in London while David Ferrer defeats Janko Tipsarevic.
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Babies to get 'gut bug vaccine'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 8:02

Babies in the UK are to be vaccinated against a tummy bug which causes tens of thousands of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
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BBC apology for Newsnight report

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 7:57

The BBC issues an unreserved apology for a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in the alleged sexual abuse of children at care homes in north Wales.
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Talks for EU 2013 budget collapse

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 1:44

Talks to agree the EU's 2013 budget collapse after some governments object to a request for 9bn euros in extra funding for 2012.
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Man sorry over Tory abuse claims

Friday, November 9th 2012, 22:30

A former resident of a north Wales care home apologises for making false allegations of sexual abuse against a Tory politician in a Newsnight programme prompting a further apology from the BBC.
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Murray moves into ATP semi-finals

Friday, November 9th 2012, 21:54

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals of the ATP World Finals by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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VIDEO: UK aid to India set to end by 2015

Friday, November 9th 2012, 21:14
related countries: India India

The UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.
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Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:43

Lord McAlpine has "no choice" but to take legal action after he was linked to claims of abuse at a north Wales children's home, his solicitor says.
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Snap... the Obama pic that made social history

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:02

The Obama photo that made social media history... and the young photographer who cut her teeth in Northern Ireland.
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Djokovic through to ATP last four

Friday, November 9th 2012, 16:35
related places: London

Novak Djokovic qualifies for the ATP World Tour semi-finals by beating Tomas Berdych 6-2 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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UK to end financial aid to India

Friday, November 9th 2012, 15:56
related countries: India India

The UK is to cease giving direct financial support to India by 2015 in recognition of its status as a major economic force, focusing instead on technical assistance.
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England handed Finn fitness boost

Friday, November 9th 2012, 13:13

Matt Prior is taken ill but Steven Finn bowls in the nets as Haryana close on 172-4 in reply to England's 521 in the tour match.
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Diageo in United Spirits deal

Friday, November 9th 2012, 12:36
related countries: India India

UK drinks giant Diageo is buying a majority stake in India's United Spirits group for £1.28bn ($2.04bn).
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IAG reveals 4,500 Iberia job cuts

Friday, November 9th 2012, 11:19
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways-owner IAG announces 4,500 job cuts at Iberia as part of a widely anticipated restructuring of the Spanish carrier.
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Branagh is knighted at the Palace

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:46

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh is made a knight at Buckingham Palace, for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland.
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UK space spend to increase £60m

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:58

UK spending on space technology is to be increased by £60m a year in the next two years, Chancellor George Osborne announces at the Royal Society.
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Immigrants could get 'amnesty'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:42

MPs say the UK Border Agency's attempts to clear a massive backlog of cases could become an unjustified amnesty for illegal immigrants.
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Hornby hit by poor Olympic sales

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: China China
related places: Hornby

Hornby reports a half-year loss of £0.5m, with the toymaker blaming weak UK and Olympic sales, and disruption at a key Chinese supplier.
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NZ select McCaw & Carter v Scots

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen makes nine changes for Sunday's Test match against Scotland at Murrayfield.
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VIDEO: British Army cricketers tour Pakistan

Friday, November 9th 2012, 8:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Cricketers from the British Army have been enjoying a bit of unexpected limelight in Pakistan.
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NHS complaints on the increase

Friday, November 9th 2012, 0:23

Poor communication has fuelled a surge in complaints against the NHS in England, the health service ombudsman has said.
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Federer reaches ATP semi-finals

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 21:46
related places: London

Roger Federer qualifies for the ATP World Tour semi-finals by beating David Ferrer 6-4 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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Wilshere returns to England squad

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:47
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is recalled to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Sweden after "compromise" is reached.
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VIDEO: British public schools exported to China

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:40
related countries: China China

The BBC's George Alagiah reports on the rise of fee-paying schools in China which mirror British public schools.
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GB cycling coach injured in crash

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:57
related places: Manchester

British head coach Shane Sutton is diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after crashing while riding his bike in Manchester.
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The Indian royal who became a spy

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:04
related countries: India India

Why an Indian princess became a British wartime agent
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Pietersen hits tour match century

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: India India
related places: Haryana

Kevin Pietersen hits 110 as England make 408-3 against Haryana in their final tour game before the first Test with India.
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Bank refrains from new stimulus

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 12:49

The Bank of England decides not to increase its quantitative easing stimulus programme and keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.
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England debut for hooker Youngs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Hooker Tom Youngs will make his England debut against Fiji on Saturday as England boss Stuart Lancaster makes five changes.
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French diplomats best, says UK

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:42
related countries: France France

Britain's diplomats have been told to learn lessons from the French, who have been judged the best in the world by a Foreign Office expert panel.
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VIDEO: Tamils 'still tortured' in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

There are calls for the suspension of special charter flights used to send home Sri Lankan Tamils who have been refused asylum in Britain because of concern they will be tortured
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UK man awaits ocean yacht rescue

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A British man and a woman from New Zealand are waiting to be rescued after their yacht rolled in the Pacific Ocean, rescue authorities say.
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BA owner mulls Vueling takeover

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The parent group of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, says it is considering a takeover of Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Million 'dementia friends' wanted

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 0:02

The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become "dementia friends", able to spot the signs of the illness and help sufferers.
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VIDEO: Merkel 'wants UK to remain in EU'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 23:00

Angela Merkel has said she wants the UK to remain in the EU ahead of talks with David Cameron on the size of the EU budget.
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Cameron and Merkel talks 'warm'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:41
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "open, warm and friendly" talks about the controversial EU budget, Downing Street says.
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Swann back home from India tour

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:26
related countries: India India

England spinner Graeme Swann flies home from England's tour of India to see his sick daughter, but is expected to return.
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Lord Coe named new BOA chairman

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 15:42

Lord Coe is elected unopposed as the new chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).
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Fischer documentary wins award

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:35

A film about chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer is named best cinema documentary at the Grierson Trust's British Documentary Awards.
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Coyle open to Scotland approach

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 10:49

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle tells BBC Radio Scotland he would be open to an approach about the vacant Scotland manager's job.
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Cameron meets Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:50
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron speaks of his determination to give Syria a brighter future as he meets refugees of the conflict in the country.
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VIDEO: Asylum hope for student shot in head

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Ahmadi Muslim who was shot in the head in Pakistan has arrived in the UK for treatment and will claim asylum in order to avoid returning to his home country.
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Federer & Ferrer win ATP openers

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 23:19
related places: London

Roger Federer opens the defence of his title by beating Janko Tipsarevic as David Ferrer overcomes Juan Martin del Potro.
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May launches child abuse inquiry

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 22:20

Home Secretary Theresa May announces a new police investigation into allegations of child abuse in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.
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England duo clear to join Lions

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:56
related countries: Australia Australia

The RFU is happy for Warren Gatland to approach England's Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree for the Lions' tour of Australia.
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UK 'open to Assad safe passage'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would back offering President Bashar al-Assad safe passage out of Syria if it ended the bloodshed there.
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Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:45
related countries: China China

The murdered British businessman at the heart of the Bo Xilai China scandal was providing information to the UK secret service, it is claimed.
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Phillips out as Wales pick Knoyle

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Wales pick Tavis Knoyle at scrum-half ahead of Mike Phillips while Ospreys tight-head prop Aaron Jarvis is handed his debut against Argentina.
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May to outline abuse inquiry plan

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:34

Home Secretary Theresa May is to set out plans for a fresh inquiry into allegations of child abuse centred around children's homes in north Wales.
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Barlow tribute ends with reunion

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:27
related places: London

A tribute evening to Gary Barlow becomes a Take That reunion as the singer is joined on stage by all four of his chart-topping bandmates.
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UK and UAE partnership on defence

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 11:36
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Britain and the United Arab Emirates announce a joint defence partnership, following David Cameron's two-day visit to the country.
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Strachan for Scotland - McLeish

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 9:46

Alex McLeish tips Gordon Strachan to succeed Craig Levein as Scotland manager, saying he prefers to stay in club football.
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Profits fall at Marks and Spencer

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 8:30

Marks and Spencer, the UK's biggest clothing retailer, has posted first-half pre-tax profits of £290m for the six months to the end of September, down 9.7%.
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Cautious welcome for abuse probe

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 7:58

A man who claims he was abused by a senior Conservative in the 1980s has given a muted welcome to the inquiry into abuse in north Wales announced by the prime minister.
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Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 4:12

The Australian-trained Green Moon, formerly based in Britain, wins the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
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Top executives' earnings up 27%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 3:49

Senior executives in the UK's biggest companies have seen their average earnings go up by more than a quarter in the past year.
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Murray opens Finals bid with win

Monday, November 5th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Andy Murray battles his way to an edgy opening win against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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PM orders sex abuse inquiry probe

Monday, November 5th 2012, 20:00

David Cameron is to appoint a "senior independent figure" to examine how claims of sexual abuse at north Wales children's homes were dealt with.
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Levein sacked as Scotland coach

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:53

Craig Levein is sacked as Scotland coach, with Billy Stark in temporary charge, the Scottish FA confirms.
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Museum wants to be sculpture home

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:51
related places: London

A London museum says it wants to become a permanent home for a sculpture that has been put up for sale by Tower Hamlets Council.
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Camilla's hug with orphaned joey

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cornwall

An orphaned kangaroo joey charms the Duchess of Cornwall as she and the Prince of Wales begin a six-day tour of Australia to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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PM: UK defence sales legitimate

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:20

David Cameron pledges to raise human rights as he arrives in the Gulf but says promoting UK defence business is "completely legitimate and right".
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Veterans lead indie film nominees

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:12

Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp are leading the nominations at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:56

Activity in the UK service sector grew at its slowest pace in almost two years in October, a survey suggests.
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Yuvraj named in India Test squad

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:38
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh is preferred to Suresh Raina in the India squad for the first two Tests against England.
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Britain lined up as Europe's fall guy

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:29

UK lined up as Europe's fall guy on budget, writes Gavin Hewitt
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Thieves opens Korean film event

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

UK film festival shows breadth of South Korean cinema
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Injured Broad rests bruised heel

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:02
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad will not bowl on the final day of England's match against Mumbai A after bruising his left heel.
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Children 'with no state' in UK

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:53
related places: London

Hundreds of children living rough in London may have no official nationality, a BBC investigation finds.
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Catholic teaching: A new political zeitgeist?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:11

A new zeitgeist for Britain’s Left?
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Murray set for return at Finals

Monday, November 5th 2012, 0:06
related places: London

Andy Murray plays his first competitive match in Britain since winning the US Open, facing Tomas Berdych on Monday.
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Flood warnings follow snowfall

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:27

Several inches of snow which fell across parts of the west of England melts, adding to the threat of flooding.
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British soldier killed in Cyprus

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ayia Napa

Three UK tourists are arrested after a British soldier stationed in Cyprus is stabbed to death in a nightclub in Ayia Napa.
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Royal pair tour Papua New Guinea

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall get a glimpse of village life in Papua New Guinea.
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Commissioner urges abuse inquiry

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:23

The Children's Commissioner for Wales is to write to the nation's first minister to request a new inquiry into the abuse of children at care homes in north Wales in the 1970s and 80s.
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Boyle joins Henry Moore protest

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:08
related places: London

The Oscar-winning film-maker joins leading arts figures to write a letter protesting the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture by a London council.
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England made to toil by Mumbai A

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:04

England's bowlers are made to struggle on day two of their tour match against Mumbai A, with the hosts closing on 232-4.
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UK teachers paid by offshore firm

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 1:57

A company employing thousands of public sector workers has avoided paying millions of pounds in employer National Insurance contributions.
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England 44-6 France

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 16:45
related countries: France France

Kallum Watkins scores a hat-trick as England crush France in a dress rehearsal for next week's Autumn Internationals final.
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'Water summit' in drought region

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 13:25

Politicians, farmers and water industry leaders are to attend a "water summit" to discuss supply issues in south-east England.
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Boris wrong on Heathrow - Cameron

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:57
related places: Cameron, Heathrow

The prime minister says London Mayor Boris Johnson is wrong to dismiss a third runway at Heathrow and will not be given a veto on the issue.
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Cheers mark start of Jubilee tour

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:13
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed to Papua New Guinea as they begin a tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

How the WWII GI influx shaped British view of US
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Jail officer murder: Irish arrest

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:55

Irish police arrest a man in connection with the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.
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