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FCO criticised over UK doctor death

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 2:33
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of British doctor Abbas Khan, who died in prison in Syria, accuse the Foreign Office of not doing enough to help secure his release.
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Apple-a-day call for all over-50s

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:53

If everyone over the age of 50 were to eat an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.
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VIDEO: UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison, according to their lawyer.
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UK doctor 'murdered' in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Syria Syria

British doctor Abbas Khan has been "in effect murdered" by the Syrian authorities just days before his expected release from jail, Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson says.
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Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
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UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:25
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been jailed for six years and eight months each.
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Tiernan-Locke faces anti-doping case

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:21

Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke faces disciplinary proceedings after his biological passport shows anti-doping rule violation.
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British doctor dies in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Syria Syria

British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, his family tells the BBC.
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Lee Rigby 'murder indefensible'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 14:03

The men accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby set out to cause "carnage", a jury hears, committing a crime "indefensible in the law of this country".
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Boycott calls for Flower decision

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Geoffrey Boycott calls on England team director Andy Flower to decide on his future after the Ashes defeat in Australia.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.1%

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:05

The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to a four-year low of 2.1% in November, down from 2.2% the month before.
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Tesco eyes India multi-brand stores

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:25
related countries: India India

Tesco applies to open multi-brand stores in India, the British retailer and Indian officials say.
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Airport expansion options set out

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:11

New runways at Heathrow and Gatwick are among the options short-listed by the Airports Commission for expanding UK airport capacity.
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Australia regain Ashes in Perth

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 5:51
related places: Perth

Australia regain the Ashes after beating England by 150 runs in Perth, despite a maiden Test century by Ben Stokes.
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Diana death police find no SAS role

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 1:51

There is "no credible evidence" the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, or Dodi Al Fayed, police say.
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VIDEO: PM hails Afghan 'mission accomplished'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that British troops can leave Afghanistan in 2014 with "heads held high" after a "job very well done".
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UK Afghan mission accomplished - PM

Monday, December 16th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops can come home from Afghanistan in 2014 knowing that their mission has been accomplished, David Cameron says on a pre-Christmas visit to the country.
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Lloyd's appoints first female boss

Monday, December 16th 2013, 16:18
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London appoints Inga Beale as its new boss, the first female chief executive in its 325 year history.
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UK nuclear power 'too expensive'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 12:21

Power from the new Hinkley C nuclear generator will be too expensive, the boss of one of the UK's biggest energy consumers says.
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England face battle to save Ashes

Monday, December 16th 2013, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia are on the verge of regaining the Ashes, needing only five England wickets on the final day of the third Test.
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VIDEO: Demolition threat to expat properties

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Thousands of homes belonging to British families living in Spain are under threat of demolition.
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Triumphant Gatland & Lions honoured

Monday, December 16th 2013, 6:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions are named team of the year and Warren Gatland is voted top coach at the BBC Sports Personality awards.
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Murray hopes to repay public support

Monday, December 16th 2013, 6:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray wants to repay the British public with Australian Open success.
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Broad foot scans reveal no fracture

Monday, December 16th 2013, 2:54

England's Stuart Broad will not bowl again in the third Ashes Test, but scans reveal that he has not fractured his foot.
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Lily Allen retains number one spot

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 20:54

Lily Allen holds on to the number one spot in the UK singles chart for a second week with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
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Man died in blaze during fire strike

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 16:22
related places: London

A man died in a blaze in north London that broke out while firefighters were on strike over pensions.
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'Seven-day week' for senior doctors

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:44

The medical director of NHS England says there is a "compelling" need for change, as he announces plans to improve care for hospital patients at weekends.
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Grammar schools 'do not help poor'

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:11

Grammar schools are "stuffed full" of middle-class children and do not improve social mobility, the chief inspector of schools in England says.
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Australia build huge lead in Perth

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 10:02
related places: Perth

Australia are close to wresting the Ashes back from England, establishing a 369-run lead with two days left of the third Test.
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Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A construction worker dies after falling from the roof of the Amazon stadium where England open their 2014 World Cup campaign.
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Hunt welcomes 'seven-day NHS' plan

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 22:05

Plans to improve care for patients in hospitals in England at weekends are commended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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RFU proposes European rescue plan

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

A European competition involving English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Italian clubs may still go ahead next season, albeit under new management.
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Iran claims it has captured MI6 spy

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:27
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Kerman

Iran says it has captured a spy working for the British intelligence agency MI6 in the south-eastern city of Kerman.
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England falter after good start

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 10:01
related places: Perth

England's grip on the Ashes slips still further as Australia refuse to relinquish control of the third Test in Perth.
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Farmers protest against subsidy cuts

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 8:48

Farmers' leaders urge the government not to implement plans to cut agricultural subsidies by 15% and transfer the cash to wildlife protection in England and Wales.
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Hutchins ready for tennis return

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 7:09
related places: Wimbledon

British doubles player Ross Hutchins says beating cancer meant far less to him than Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph.
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Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Chronic alcohol abuse was a factor in the death of a UK woman found in a California hospital stairwell 17 days after going missing, a US coroner says.
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McNamara to remain England coach

Friday, December 13th 2013, 21:59

Steve McNamara agrees to remain England head coach in a part-time capacity while becoming an assistant at Sydney Roosters.
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VIDEO: Award for Mali violence cameraman

Friday, December 13th 2013, 18:21
related countries: Mali Mali

A British cameraman, Aris Roussinos, has won a prestigious Rory Peck Award for his coverage of the Mali conflict.
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Ray Davies stage musical set to open

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:22
related places: London

A new musical telling the early life of Kinks frontman Ray Davies is set to open at London's Hampstead Theatre next year.
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England did not deliver, says coach

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Bowling, Perth

Bowling coach David Saker says England missed their opportunity on day one of the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth.
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The Outsider author Colin Wilson dies

Friday, December 13th 2013, 13:05

British novelist Colin Wilson, best known as the author of The Outsider, dies aged 82.
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Ministers hail fall in gang violence

Friday, December 13th 2013, 10:48

A new report highlights a fall in levels of youth violence but campaigners say the government needs to do more to tackle gangs.
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Whitehall named 'king of comedy'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 10:41

Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart and Paul Whitehouse are among the big winners at the British Comedy Awards.
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Smith ton leads Australia recovery

Friday, December 13th 2013, 10:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Steve Smith's unbeaten century helps Australia recover from 143-5 to 326-6 in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
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A&E units miss four-hour target

Friday, December 13th 2013, 9:57

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
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HS2 project essential to UK, say MPs

Friday, December 13th 2013, 9:10

The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future, MPs say, but campaigners brand their report a "whitewash".
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Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:58

UK fears hostage ransoms are 'fuelling terrorism'
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QPR unveil new stadium plans

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 23:43
related places: London

Championship football club Queens Park Rangers reveal plans for a new 40,000-seater stadium in north-west London.
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Kenyatta in appeal for equality

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for Africa to be treated equally on the world stage as his country celebrates 50 years of independence from British rule.
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Emergency helicopters grounded

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 15:42
related places: Glasgow

Emergency services helicopters are grounded in the UK amid safety fears about the EC 135 - the same model which crashed in Glasgow.
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Di Resta out as Force India sign Perez

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 14:14

Scottish driver Paul Di Resta's Formula 1 future is in doubt after Force India announce the signing of Sergio Perez.
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Funding threat to tennis and football

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 13:27

Tennis and football are warned that part of their public funding is at risk after suffering drops in participation in England.
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Rwanda 'refused UK police request'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 12:38
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda refused a formal request to help a British police investigation into genocide suspects living in the UK, the BBC has learned.
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'Grenade thrown' at British tourists

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

A grenade was thrown at a van carrying British tourists in Mombasa but failed to explode, Kenyan police say.
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Horsemeat: UK food crime unit urged

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 10:13

A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
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GP failings exposed by inspectors

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 9:21

The first national inspection of more than 900 GP surgeries in England finds one in three is failing to meet basic standards, with two so dirty they had maggots.
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New sex offences guidance published

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:03

Sex offenders found to have abused their position of power could face longer jail terms under new guidelines in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Horror of Syria conflict revealed

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:55
related countries: Syria Syria

British film-maker Olly Lambert wins won a prestigious Rory Peck Award award based on filming of the Syria conflict.
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Cook facing hardest England Test

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:45

Captain Alastair Cook says his 100th Test will be the "toughest" of his career as England look to to turn around the Ashes.
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VIDEO: US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.
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Thursday, December 12th 2013, 1:34

A new review of "legal highs" could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office says.
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Rent arrears fastest-growing problem

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 0:00

Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, Sudan Sudan, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 17:15

Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
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Lloyds bank in record £28m fine

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 16:52

Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
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British success at SAG nominations

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 15:08

British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
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Spy agencies 'track Google cookies'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
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Iranian envoy to make first UK visit

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
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Two Damien Hirst art works stolen

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 11:43
related places: London

Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 are stolen from a London gallery.
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Fog grounds more than 100 flights

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 11:17
related places: Heathrow, Southampton

Thick fog has led to more than 100 flight cancellations at Heathrow and London City airports, with disruption also at Southampton airport.
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FirstGroup shuns Greyhound sell-off

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 9:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Greyhound

UK rail and bus firm FirstGroup has rejected a proposal from one of its shareholders, Sandell, to sell its US assets, including the Greyhound bus service.
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Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 8:20

A comedy sketch called How Animals Eat Their Food is the UK's most popular YouTube video of the year, while spoof pop song The Fox tops the global list.
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Prior demands England fight, not sulk

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 7:44

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says England must "come out fighting" and not "sulk" if they are to turn around the Ashes series.
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Curb classroom disruption - Ofsted

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 1:52

Minor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.
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'We are in a housing bubble' claim

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 0:02

Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
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Free schools costs trebled to £1.5bn

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 0:00

The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
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Same-sex weddings to begin in March

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 21:54
related places: March

The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
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Obama takes selfie at Mandela event

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt take an impromptu "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela
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Abu Qatada denies terror charges

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 13:25
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada denies terror charges at a Jordanian court, and complains the presence of a military judge means he is being denied a fair trial.
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Lack of exercise is 'child neglect'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 12:28

Lack of a proper national policy to get UK children to do more exercise amounts to mass "child neglect", the British Journal of Sports Medicine says.
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England to make changes for Perth

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 8:10
related places: Perth

Coach Andy Flower says England will make changes for Friday's third Ashes Test as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
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England trio out of ODI & T20 games

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 7:05
related countries: Australia Australia

England rest Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Graeme Swann for their ODI and T20 series against Australia.
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UK housing market 'surging ahead'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 0:34

Chartered surveyors believe house prices are likely to continue "surging ahead", the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says.
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US and UK 'spy on virtual games'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
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Swansea City 1-1 Hull City

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:25
related places: Swansea

Hull striker Danny Graham scores against his former club Swansea as both sides earn a battling point in Wales.
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Boat Race saboteur 'can stay in UK'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 17:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian facing deportation after disrupting last year's University Boat Race by swimming in front of the crews can stay in the UK, a judge rules.
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Rigby killer 'a soldier of Allah'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 15:48
related places: London, Woolwich

A man admits in court that he killed soldier Lee Rigby but says it was not murder because "I am a soldier of Allah" and "this is a war".
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Food price rise alert for Scotland

Monday, December 9th 2013, 11:52

Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets may consider increasing their prices north of the border, should Scotland vote for independence next year.
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Ambulances 'face long delays at A&E'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 8:14

Some patients are facing long waits in ambulances outside A&E departments, with one case involving a delay of more than six hours, figures show.
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Manila crime caper is top indie film

Monday, December 9th 2013, 3:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
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Australia thrash England in Adelaide

Monday, December 9th 2013, 1:35

Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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Robertson beats Selby in UK final

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 23:11
related places: Selby

Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win snooker's 'Triple Crown'.
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Boyle reveals Asperger's diagnosis

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 16:55

Scottish singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's Syndrome after years spent believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
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Church service honours Mandela

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 14:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

A service of thanksgiving for the life of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela has been held in London.
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England must show some fight - Root

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 13:55

Joe Root says England must show they are "up for the fight", even if they suffer a heavy defeat in the second Test.
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Jwala dies after Hong Kong fall

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Jockey Steve Drowne injured after British-trained sprinter Jwala suffered fatal injuries in Hong Kong Sprint fall.
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Most people in poverty are 'in work'

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 2:42

The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
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UK flight delays glitch 'now fixed'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 21:59

A telephone glitch that caused hundreds of flight delays has been resolved although some disruption is expected to continue, air traffic controllers say.
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Flooding 'turned lives upside down'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 17:58

The government says it is committed to funding flood defences on the east coast of England after the worst storm surge for 60 years.
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