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VIDEO: Bi-plane pilot on solo flight reaches Asia

Monday, December 21st 2015, 2:14
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Taylor

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, a pilot who is attempting to become only the second woman to fly single-handedly from the UK to Australia, reaches Asia.
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Illegal migrant makes good as plumber in Nigeria

Monday, December 21st 2015, 1:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Illegal migrant leaves UK to become top Nigerian plumber
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VIDEO: British Islamist on fight against IS

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 23:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A British Islamist who says he is in Syria has described his fight against both the so-called Islamic State and President Assad.
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VIDEO: Peake's 'most unexpected thing' in space

Friday, December 18th 2015, 15:36

British astronaut Tim Peake has given a news briefing from the International Space Station.
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'Pathway' found for EU deal - Cameron

Friday, December 18th 2015, 6:58
related places: Cameron

"A pathway to a deal" on new terms for Britain's membership within the EU has been found by European leaders, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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VIDEO: The task ahead for David Cameron

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 0:33

Alex Forsyth looks at some of the issues David Cameron is likely to face as he meets European leaders to discuss his plans to reform the UK's relationship with the EU.
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VIDEO: Syrians starting new lives in the UK

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 13:13

Members of the Ghulam family from Aleppo speak to the BBC about their hopes and fears for their new life in the UK.
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UK astronaut Tim Peake boards the ISS

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 21:31

UK astronaut Tim Peake boards the International Space Station, which will be his home for the next six months, after a six-hour flight through space.
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Mao letter to Attlee fetches £605,000

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 17:47
related countries: China China

A 1937 letter from Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong to then-UK Labour Party leader Clement Attlee sells at auction for more than £600,000.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake: Docking at the ISS

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 16:22

Live coverage as UK astronaut Tim Peake's Soyuz rocket docks at the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake and Soyuz rocket blast off

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz

Tim Peake has launched into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket to become Britain's first official astronaut on board the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake: Live launch

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 10:39

Live coverage as UK astronaut Tim Peake blasts off to the International Space Station.
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Man held in UK in VTech hacking probe

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 9:58

A 21-year-old man is arrested in Berkshire, UK, as part of an investigation into the hacking of electronic toy maker VTech.
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Nurofen maker defends banned packs

Monday, December 14th 2015, 13:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The UK maker of the Nurofen specific pain range of products defends their packaging, after an Australian court orders the products off shelves there.
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VIDEO: What is Tim's Christmas space plan?

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:09

British astronaut Tim Peake told reporters how he would be spending Christmas on the International Space Station
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Assange to be questioned by Sweden

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 22:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Ecuador has agreed to allow Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by the Swedish authorities at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
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VIDEO: Peake's Soyuz craft moved to launch site

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:37

The Soyuz space craft which British astronaut Tim Peake will use for his mission to the International Space Station is delivered to the launch site in Khazakstan.
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Amy documentary wins European award

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 10:20

A controversial documentary about the life and death of British singer Amy Winehouse is honoured by the European Film Academy.
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Sunday, December 13th 2015, 0:23

It's trends of the week
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VIDEO: Young jockeys race Shetland ponies

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 9:03

The Shetland Pony Grand National will take place at the London International Horse show.
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VIDEO: Inside Russian space hero's living quarters

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 8:31
related countries: Russia Russia

A look at the life of Yuri Gagarin, ahead of Tim Peake becoming the first British astronaut in space.
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Air strikes 'targeting Yemen schools'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 16:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Air strikes by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have targeted schools in Yemen, and the US and UK should reconsider arms sales as a result, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Inside British Army training mission in Kenya

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 0:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

As Kenya signs a deal with the UK, allowing the British Army to continue training thousands of there every year, BBC News joins a training mission.
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The UK agents tackling Colombia's drug barons

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The UK agents tackling Colombia's cocaine barons
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VIDEO: Harrison Ford: 'New aspects' to Han Solo

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 11:55

In his first British TV interview about 'The Force Awakens' Harrison Ford reveals the challenges of living up to the Star Wars legacy.
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Blair: Syria action not like Iraq War

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

UK action in Syria to target so-called Islamic State is not like the 2003 Iraq invasion, former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the BBC.
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'How I was tortured in a Syrian jail'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A British woman's story of torture in a Syrian jail
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VIDEO: Three questions on UK-Syria air strikes

Friday, December 4th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Lyse Doucet explains how the news of the UK involvement in Syria has been received.
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Lawyer files for return of Koh-i-Noor

Friday, December 4th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A petition demanding the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the British Royal Family's Crown Jewels, has been filed in a Pakistan court, reports say.
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VIDEO: Secret video shows life in IS stronghold

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria

As the UK launches air strikes in Syria, the country's information minister criticises the decision.
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UK bombs IS: Syrians give reactions

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian reaction is divided after the UK begins bombing targets of the so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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UK launches first Syria air strikes

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 10:46
related countries: Syria Syria

RAF Tornado jets carried out "successful" bombing of oil fields in Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the MoD says, shortly after MPs vote in favour of extending air strikes.
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MPs authorise UK air strikes in Syria

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 3:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

MPs overwhelmingly back UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, and later four RAF fighter jets leave their Cyprus base for an unknown destination.
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VIDEO: View from Damascus as UK plans air strikes

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

British MPs have voted to authorise UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: What impact can UK forces have in Syria?

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after MPs voted in favour of the action.
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Leaders clash over Syria air strikes

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 15:23
related countries: Syria Syria

A mammoth 10-hour debate is expected before MPs vote whether to authorise UK airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: UK MPs debate Syria air strikes

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:55
related countries: Syria Syria

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set out the arguments for and against bombing Syria ahead of a vote by MPs on the issue.
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Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 14:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?
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Why Cyprus backs Cameron's push for UK air strikes in Syria

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 0:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cameron

Why Cyprus backs UK airstrikes against Islamic State
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VIDEO: Exploded SpaceX rocket 'found in UK'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 7:23

Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.
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Adele announces first tour since 2011

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:04

Adele is to embark on a UK and European arena tour next year - her first tour for five years.
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Leaving the UK and going 'home' to Ghana

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 6:17
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Young professionals leave London and head to Ghana
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VIDEO: When Anwar met Malala

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 0:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Malala

A terminally ill teenage boy from Pakistan has been flown to the UK to fulfil his dying wish to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.
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International bomb plotter jailed in US

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US is sentenced to 40 years in jail for plotting attacks in Manchester, New York and Copenhagen.
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Jury mulls verdict on ex-NZ cricketer

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The jury in the perjury trial in London of ex-New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns retires to consider its verdict.
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VIDEO: The impact of air strikes against IS

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 23:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

David Cameron has said he will take his case to parliament to extend air strikes by the UK from Iraq into Syria.
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VIDEO: British astronaut set for ISS blast off

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 0:07

British Astronaut Tim Peake and his crew have completed training ahead of their trip to the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Wrongly-jailed US man speaks to BBC

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 18:54
related countries: United States United States

A man jailed in the US in 1992 for the murder of a British tourist, and other crimes that detectives and a judge told the BBC they did not believe he committed, has been released.
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Two British couples killed in NZ crash

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 5:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two British couples were among seven people killed when a helicopter crashed into a glacier in New Zealand.
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Federer through to face Djokovic

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 21:25
related places: London

Roger Federer sets up a final against Novak Djokovic with a 7-5 6-3 win over Stan Wawrinka at the ATP event in London.
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After British man abused, Taiwan debates its hidden racism

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 5:28
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

After British man abused, Taiwan debates its hidden racism
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First interracial kiss on UK TV found

Friday, November 20th 2015, 1:21

The British Film Institute uncovers what is believed to be the earliest known interracial kiss on British TV.
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VIDEO: Passengers winched from stricken ship

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 15:41

British forces based on the Falklands Islands rescue 347 passengers and crew from a cruise ship in the south Atlantic.
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VIDEO: 'We saw best and worst of humanity in Paris'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 11:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two British survivors of Friday's terror attacks in Paris say they feel "incredibly lucky to be alive" after escaping from gunmen at the Bataclan concert hall.
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VIDEO: Wembley unites to sing La Marseillaise

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:56
related countries: France France
related places: Wembley

Football fans gathered to watch England play France at Wembley united to sing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
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US believes strike killed 'Jihadi John'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

A Pentagon spokesman says the US is "reasonably certain" that a drone strike in Syria killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John.
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Indians troll BA over Tendulkar row

Friday, November 13th 2015, 16:39
related countries: India India

British Airways incurs the wrath of Indian cricket fans after the airline responds to a tweet from Sachin Tendulkar by asking for his full name.
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VIDEO: 'Jihadi John' targeted by US strikes

Friday, November 13th 2015, 14:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Western

US forces carry out an air strike targeting the British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who was seen in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages.
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VIDEO: Speedy parallel park beats world record

Friday, November 13th 2015, 9:38

A stunt driver in the UK has beaten the Guinness World Record for the "tightest reverse parallel park".
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Bulgaria accused of 'migrant abuse'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 3:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities are accused of brutality towards migrants in a new report sponsored by the British charity Oxfam.
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What India and the UK love about each other

Friday, November 13th 2015, 0:17

What should Britons and Indians thank each other for?
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VIDEO: Modi in the UK: Day one in 60 seconds

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 19:01
related countries: India India

India's PM Narendra Modi is visiting the UK for three days.
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Indian PM Modi arrives in the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 11:32
related countries: India India

India's prime minister arrives in the UK for a three-day visit - described by David Cameron as a "historic opportunity" for both countries.
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VIDEO: India's business ties with the UK

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 9:22
related countries: India India

As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, here is a guide to the trade and investment links between India and the UK.
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Nation falls silent on Armistice Day

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:12

A two-minute silence is observed across the UK to remember those who died in the two World Wars and all conflicts since.
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Carney: Misconduct 'tainted' markets

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 11:02

Bank of England governor Mark Carney says public faith in markets has been shaken by "widespread misconduct" in certain sectors.
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UK jobless rate at lowest since 2008

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:56

The UK's unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3% in the July-to-September quarter, according to official figures.
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Briton jailed in Saudi Arabia back home

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A British pensioner who was jailed for possessing alcohol in Saudi Arabia has returned to the UK, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Younus to retire from one-day format

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 10:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan batsman Younus Khan will retire from one-day cricket after his side's limited-over game against England on Wednesday.
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Hollywood cooks up new baking show

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 9:14

Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood is to juggle his judging duties on The Great British Bake Off with a new show about baking around the world.
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Robinson named England women coach

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 9:13

Sussex first-team boss Mark Robinson is appointed as the new head coach of England women.
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Policies 'negatively affect' Muslims

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:29

Government policies, including those linked to security and extremism, are having a "negative impact" on British Muslims, a report from a campaign body says.
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Cameron sets out EU reform goals

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:15

David Cameron sets out his four EU reform goals - but the European Commission warns his benefit restrictions may be illegal.
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VIDEO: India's forgotten Coronation Park

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 0:33

A neglected memorial park in Delhi houses statues of British emperors and viceroys.
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Police issue Black Friday warning

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 20:47

Retailers are warned by police chiefs to ensure they have enough staff and security for any seasonal sales, including Black Friday.
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Scotland braced for Storm Abigail

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:41

The first storm to be officially named by the Met Office is set to bring winds of up to 80mph to parts of Scotland.
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Sunday trading plans put 'on hold'

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 16:37

Government plans to relax Sunday trading laws in England and Wales have been put "on hold", after SNP opposition meant it faced defeat in the House of Commons.
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No trust in England team - Brown

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 16:22

Mike Brown says he no longer trusts his England team-mates after leaks in the wake of their dismal World Cup campaign.
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Morgan backs Buttler to find form

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 15:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's Jos Buttler can put his Test woes behind him in the ODI series against Pakistan, says captain Eoin Morgan.
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Microsoft to open UK data centres

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 12:52

Microsoft's chief executive reveals plans to build two UK data centres to help it bid for government contracts.
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Russia not alone in doping - Warner

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 12:44

Russia is not the only country with systemic doping problems, says UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner.
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VIDEO: Why is India PM Modi always flying?

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 11:08
related countries: India India
related places: London, Wembley

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Wembley in London, BBC Business editor Kamal Ahmed explores the Indian Prime Minister's globe-trotting lifestyle.
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Former champion jockey Eddery dies

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 9:49

Pat Eddery, 11-time Flat racing champion jockey and winner of 14 British classics, dies at the age of 63.
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French triathlete Vidal dies aged 31

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 9:33
related countries: France France
related places: Vidal

French triathlete Laurent Vidal, who finished fifth at the 2012 London Olympics, dies of a heart attack at the age of 31.
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Sunday trading plans 'facing defeat'

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 8:29

Government plans to relax Sunday trading laws in England and Wales are facing defeat in the House of Commons after the SNP said it would oppose the move.
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National Grid to sell stake in gas unit

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 8:25

The UK power operator National Grid is to sell a majority stake in its gas distribution business.
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Australia asylum rules criticised at UN

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's tough asylum seeker polices have been criticised by other countries, including the US and Britain, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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In pictures: Life in Prophet River

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 1:52

Images from the First Nation community living in British Colombia
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VIDEO: Free runner posts Eiffel Tower video

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A 25-year-old UK free-runner has posted footage of him climbing the structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Bake Off nominated for Rose D'Or

Monday, November 9th 2015, 17:41

The Great British Bake Off is nominated for a prestigious Rose d'Or award, which recognises the best in entertainment programming.
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Celtic meet County in League Cup semi

Monday, November 9th 2015, 14:34

Scottish League Cup holders Celtic meet Ross County in the semi-final, with Hibernian taking on St Johnstone.
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Cameron 'deadly serious' on EU reform

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:07

David Cameron says he has no "emotional attachment" that would stop him backing a UK exit if his EU renegotiation fails.
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ITV won't comment on The Voice reports

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:58

ITV says it won't comment on speculation it has bought The Voice UK, after the BBC revealed the singing show had been "poached" by another broadcaster.
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Branagh double bill impresses critics

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:26
related places: London

A double bill of Shakespeare and Terence Rattigan by Kenneth Branagh's theatre company at the Garrick Theatre in London impresses critics.
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Steel industry calls for EU action

Monday, November 9th 2015, 11:57

An emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the steel industry is to be held by European economy ministers at the request of the UK.
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Supreme Court hears rendition claim

Monday, November 9th 2015, 11:23
related countries: Libya Libya

One of the most controversial cases of alleged rendition involving the UK - brought by a former Libyan dissident - is being heard by the Supreme Court.
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Warming set to breach 1C threshold

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:53

Global temperatures are set to rise more than 1C above pre-industrial levels in 2015, according to the UK's Met Office.
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Prince Charles meets New Zealand PM

Monday, November 9th 2015, 9:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

The Prince of Wales meets New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for talks in Auckland.
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Nine new prisons to replace old jails

Monday, November 9th 2015, 9:49

Nine new prisons will open in England and Wales - five by 2020 - under plans to close Victorian jails and sell them for housing, the government says.
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'No' campaigners urge CBI EU rethink

Monday, November 9th 2015, 6:47

A group campaigning for the UK to leave the EU urges the incoming leader of the CBI to rethink the business lobby group's stance on the union.
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