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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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UK music 'boosted by £500m investment'

Monday, November 9th 2015, 1:45

The British music industry invested nearly £500m in new music in 2014, with the signing up of new artists by major labels up 30%, data suggests.
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Romania fire victims flown to UK

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Norway Norway, Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Twelve victims of the Bucharest nightclub fire are flown by Nato to hospitals in the UK and Norway, as the death toll rises to 45.
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HS2 route tree voted nation's favourite

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 20:00

An ancient pear tree due to be chopped down to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail line is voted the best in England.
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Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 18:31
related places: London, Tottenham

Substitute Kieran Gibbs rescues a point for Arsenal in a pulsating north London derby against Tottenham.
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Don't 'snub' UK demands, EU warned

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 17:18

The foreign secretary warns EU partners not to "snub" the UK's reform demands as David Cameron prepares to spell out what they are.
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Djokovic beats Murray in Paris

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 17:13
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic secures his 10th title of the year with a 6-2 6-4 win over Britain's Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final.
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Corbyn attacks general in nuclear row

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 15:08

Jeremy Corbyn accuses UK defence chief of political bias after he said the Labour leader's anti-nuclear stance would "undermine Britain's deterrent".
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Remembrance Sunday marked across UK

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 14:26

The Queen is joined by veterans and politicians to pay tribute to the UK's war dead on Remembrance Sunday.
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UK 'letting down' allies over Syria

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 13:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK is "letting down" its allies by failing to launch air strikes against terror group Islamic State in Syria, Britain's top military commander says.
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VIDEO: Indian wines sparkle at UK showcase

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 8:47
related countries: India India
related places: London, More

More and more vineyards are being planted in India, and producers are trying to get their wines onto British shelves by hosting their first ever fair in London.
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London medallists 'suspected cheats'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 7:39
related countries: Russia Russia

London 2012 medallists are among suspected Russian drugs cheats who escaped bans when bribes were allegedly paid, says the Sunday Times.
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Get on with third runway, CBI boss says

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 0:36
related places: Heathrow

The government should take "decisive action" and support a third runway at Heathrow, the head of one of the UK's biggest business groups says.
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Crime units face abuse case backlog

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 0:08

Police hi-tech crime units dealing with cases of suspected child abuse are grappling with backlogs across the UK, the BBC learns.
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Queen honours war dead at festival

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 23:02

The Queen and other senior royals honour the UK's war dead at the annual Festival of Remembrance, with a service at the Cenotaph to be held later.
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Burgess has left too early - Ford

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 21:51
related places: Bath, Ford

Sam Burgess's early exit from Bath leaves England short of a potentially world-class back-rower, says coach Mike Ford.
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Turner second in final British race

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 16:18
related places: Doncaster

Hayley Turner is second in her final UK race before retirement as Litigant wins the November Handicap at Doncaster.
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Ennis-Hill ponders her retirement

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 14:47

Britain's world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her retirement decision after the 2016 Olympics.
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BBC to lose The Voice UK singing show

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 13:11

The next series of The Voice UK will be the last to be broadcast on the BBC, after it was "poached by another broadcaster", the corporation says.
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'Fast internet' for all by 2020 pledged

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:51

Every home and business in the UK will have access to "fast broadband" by the end of the decade, David Cameron pledges.
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'Pioneer' jockey set for final races

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:47

British sportswoman Hayley Turner, considered by many to be the greatest female jockey of all time, is to take part in her final races.
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Elvis Presley tops UK album chart

Friday, November 6th 2015, 17:47

Elvis Presley tops the UK album charts for a 12th time almost 40 years after his death.
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Russian plane 'had bomb in hold'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

British investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold just before take-off, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: UK ambassador gives latest from airport

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The British ambassador in Egypt, John Casson, is heckled by holidaymakers shouting "when are we going home?" as he gives an update at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport on the latest attempts to get stranded British tourists home.
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UK manufacturing output strengthens

Friday, November 6th 2015, 10:45

Manufacturing output rose by 0.8% in September, official figures show, and the UK's trade deficit narrowed.
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Stranded Brits in Sharm to fly home

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Tight security including separate transportation for hold baggage is in place as airlines start to bring back Britons from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Rates 'not tool for housing market'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:08

Raising interest rates to deal with problems in the housing market would hit the rest of the economy too hard, Bank of England deputy governor Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: How astronauts train for space missions

Friday, November 6th 2015, 8:00

In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut to go to the International Space Station.
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Police hurt in London protest clashes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 2:05
related places: London

Three police officers are injured and 50 people arrested in clashes with anti-capitalist protesters in central London.
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Court cells 'squalid and dangerous'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 1:26

Prison inspectors find "squalid" conditions and a "dangerous" disregard for risks posed by detainees at court cells in England and Wales.
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'Value for money' promise for students

Friday, November 6th 2015, 0:49

There will be a new Office for Students and improved teaching, as Universities Minister Jo Johnson announces a consumer rights shake-up of higher education in England.
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Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, France France, Netherlands Netherlands

France, Belgium and the Netherlands join the UK in curbing travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, after a plane crash killed 224 people on Saturday.
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Bankers convicted in NY Libor trial

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:36
related places: New York

Two British bankers are convicted by a New York jury of manipulating bank lending rates.
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Valbuena and Benzema out for France

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:58
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema are left out of France's squad to face Germany and England this month.
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PM: Some time before Sharm Brits home

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

It could be "some time" before all British tourists stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh are home, the PM says, as he defends the suspension of air links.
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V&A denies refusing Thatcher clothes

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London said it was 'stupefied' by reports that they had turned down the chance to exhibit the former Prime Minister's clothes.
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Burgess exits Bath for league return

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Bath

Bath and England's cross-code convert Sam Burgess leaves rugby union to rejoin Australian league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
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Early UK rate rise now less likely

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:14

Forecasts for the first change in interest rates since 2009 have been pushed further into the future following the latest reports from the Bank of England.
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Gatland to quit Wales in 2019

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Warren Gatland says he will step down as Wales coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup to return home to New Zealand.
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Volkswagen's UK sales fall amid scandal

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 13:41

Sales of Volkswagen brands including VW, Seat, and Skoda all fell last month in the UK amid the carmaker's emissions scandal.
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Tata Steel profit beats forecasts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:37
related countries: India India

India's Tata Steel reports a surprise 22% rise in second-quarter consolidated net profit, but complains of "challenging" conditions in the UK.
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Benedetti 'can't play' new concerto

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:14
related places: London

Virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti says she is worried she "can't play" a new concerto, which is set to premiere in London this Friday.
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England collapse to Pakistan defeat

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England subside to a 127-run defeat in the third and final Test against Pakistan and a 2-0 series loss.
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MI5 'secretly collected phone data'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:30

MI5 has secretly been collecting vast amounts of data about UK phone calls to search for terrorist connections.
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Bomb fears halt UK-Sharm flights

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The UK halts all flights between Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, saying there is a "significant possibility" an explosive device caused the Russian plane crash at the weekend.
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May unveils plan to store web browsing

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 21:02

Internet firms will have to store data on what people access online for a year to aid the fight against crime and terror, under plans announced by Theresa May.
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'Batsmen must pull fingers out'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England will have to "bat very well" if they are to beat Pakistan and tie the Test series 1-1, says bowler James Anderson.
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