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Meteor witnessed across Britain

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 11:59

Police forces say they have received a number of calls reporting what is believed to have been a meteor streaking through the night sky.
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Cardinal criticises gay marriages

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 11:06

The government's plans for gay marriage are criticised as "grotesque" by the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Britain.
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MSP suspended over abuse claims

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 10:23

A member of the Scottish parliament is suspended by his party over allegations of domestic abuse published in a Sunday newspaper.
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Scots 'Yes' campaign set for May

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 6:02

The "yes" campaign for Scottish independence will begin soon after the May local elections, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Harry visits Mayan ruin in Belize

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Belize Belize

Prince Harry visits a ruined Mayan city in Belize on the second day of his jubilee visit to the former UK colony on behalf of the Queen.
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Critics fear private police role

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:53

Labour say plans which could see companies carry out roles normally done by police in England and Wales risk "crossing a line" in to core policing.
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Halifax 'to raise' mortgage rate

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:40
related places: Halifax

The UK's biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax, is raising its standard variable mortgage rate from 1 May, to 3.99% from 3.5%.
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PM defends 'urgent' NHS changes

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:24

Prime Minister David Cameron tells his party's spring conference the need for change in the NHS in England is "unavoidable and urgent".
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Homs another Rwanda, says Conroy

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 10:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The bombardment of Homs will be judged by history as a massacre comparable to Rwanda or Srebrenica, says a British photographer injured in the attacks.
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Private firms offered police role

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 1:54

Private security firms could investigate some crimes and patrol neighbourhoods under plans being drawn up for police forces in England and Wales.
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Rose leads but McIlroy shows form

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 23:56

England's Justin Rose and Tom Gillis share the lead in the Honda Classic in Florida with Rory McIlroy one shot behind.
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VIDEO: Conroy: Homs 'the next Srebrenica'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 19:47
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Syria Syria

The British photo journalist wounded in the Syrian city of Homs, Paul Conroy, has told Newsnight's Gavin Esler he fears the slaughter there may be comparable to past murderous events in Srebrenica or Rwanda.
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Student's riot robbers convicted

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

Two men are found guilty of robbing a Malaysian student as they pretended to help him during last summer's riots in London.
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EU leaders sign new fiscal treaty

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:50

All but two of the EU's 27 leaders sign a new treaty to enforce budget discipline within the bloc and rein in debts.
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No England boss until late season

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:12

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne tells BBC Sport a new England manager will not be announced until late in the season.
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Ryan Giggs damages claim rejected

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 13:54

A damages claim by Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs against the Sun newspaper is thrown out by a High Court judge.
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VIDEO: Why do people believe in witchcraft?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The murder of Kristy Bamu has raised concerns about the spread of a belief in Kindoki from DR Congo to migrant communities in the UK and elsewhere.
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Redknapp could tempt Scholes back

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:56
related places: Scholes, Tottenham

Gary Pallister says Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is the only manager who could tempt Paul Scholes to return for England.
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Orchestras lead out Music Nation

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:16

Some of the UK's leading orchestras and choirs are taking part in more than 100 performances across the UK to mark Music Nation weekend.
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The Wanted at number five in US

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 7:25
related countries: United States United States

The group are the highest charting UK boy band in the US charts ever beating Take That's record from 1995.
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Australia 'needs media watchdog'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 5:18
related countries: Australia Australia

A media inquiry in Australia, launched following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, recommends a new watchdog body to enforce journalistic standards.
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Arrest in buttocks-injection case

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:58

A Philadelphia woman, who allegedly gave illegal buttock-enhancement injections and may be linked to the 2011 death of a British woman, is arrested.
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Poor numeracy 'blighting economy'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 1:26

Poor numeracy is hitting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives, according to a new charity launched to champion better maths skills.
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Clegg and Miliband challenge SNP

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 1:04

The deputy prime minister and Labour leader are to launch an attack on independence in speeches to their Scottish party conferences.
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Humperdinck is UK Eurovision act

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 21:56

British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced.
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Argentina eyes Falklands flights

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 21:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez says she wants to renegotiate an agreement with the UK on flights to the Falkland Islands from South America.
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UK diplomats withdrawn from Syria

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague withdraws all diplomatic staff from the British Embassy in Syria and suspends all of its services.
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Witchcraft murder couple guilty

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 16:54
related places: London

A couple are found guilty of murdering a teenage boy at their London home after accusing him of using witchcraft.
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Thursday, March 1st 2012, 16:00

Football authorities in England and Scotland have a European court claim to copyright over match fixture lists rejected.
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VIDEO: Royals visit Fortnum & Mason

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 12:53
related places: Cambridge, London

The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited one of London's luxury department stores.
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Monkees lead Davy Jones tributes

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 12:09

Davy Jones' Monkees bandmates lead tributes to their "fellow-adventurer" after the British singer dies aged 66 in Florida.
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High oil prices hinder UK output

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 11:36

UK manufacturing was held back by rising oil costs, which drove up prices at their fastest rate in 19 years, says a survey.
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Sons a credit to Speed - Coleman

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:25
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Chris Coleman pays tribute to the late Gary Speed's sons, who met Wales' players after the 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica.
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Council tax freeze plan 'flouted'

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:50
related places: More

More than 40% of households in England are facing a council tax rise from April despite the government funding a freeze on bills, a survey suggests.
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Monkees' Davy Jones dies aged 66

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:21

Davy Jones, British-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees, dies aged 66 at his Florida home after a heart attack, his publicist confirms.
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England trio injured in friendly

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Wembley

Chris Smalling, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are injured playing for England in the 3-2 defeat by the Netherlands at Wembley.
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Levein lauds Forrest performance

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:12
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Scotland manager Craig Levein reserves special praise for winger James Forrest after a 1-1 friendly draw in Slovenia.
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France defeat Germany in friendly

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:02
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Bremen, Chelsea

Chelsea's Florent Malouda scores as England's Euro 2012 Group D opponents France stun Germany 2-1 in Bremen.
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England 2-3 Netherlands

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Wigan

A late strike by Arjen Robben denies England a draw as the Netherlands clinch victory at Wembley.
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Slovenia 1-1 Scotland

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia
related places: Koper

Christophe Berra's header secures Scotland a draw against Slovenia in Koper.
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Wales 0-1 Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:42
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Costa Rica beat Wales in the Gary Speed Memorial friendly match on an emotional night in Cardiff.
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Light show heralds Olympic Games

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 19:11

People along the Tyneside coast are treated to a light show designed to herald the London 2012 Olympics.
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Murray reaches Dubai last eight

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

British number one Andy Murray overcomes Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in round two of the Dubai Championships.
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James Murdoch quits UK newspapers

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 18:04

James Murdoch steps down as executive chairman of News International, the UK newspaper business that owns the Sun and the Times titles.
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Argentina confrontational - No 10

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Downing Street accuses Argentina of pursuing a "policy of confrontation" over the Falkland Islands, amid reports of an Argentine ban on importing goods from the UK.
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Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police are seeking a terrorism suspect who has used identities including, it is believed, a widow of one of the 7/7 London suicide bombers.
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Family not told of riot shooting

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 14:53
related places: London

The police watchdog upholds a complaint by the family of Mark Duggan that they were not informed after he was shot dead by officers.
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Olympics strike threat condemned

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:56

Suggestions from the leader of the UK's biggest union that workers could strike during the London Olympics are condemned by political leaders.
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Parker chosen as England captain

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 11:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Tottenham, Wembley

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker will captain England against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday, BBC Sport understands.
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BA owner IAG sees profits climb

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Spain Spain

IAG, the parent firm of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, reports an increase in annual profits and revenues.
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UK call for European court change

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 8:35

The government calls for the European Convention on Human Rights to be substantially rewritten so national courts have a much greater say.
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Ramsey in Wales plea to Bellamy

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 7:23

Aaron Ramsey urges Craig Bellamy to continue his Wales career after Wednesday's Gary Speed Memorial Match.
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Overhaul of police pensions urged

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 1:39

Ministers should make "wholesale" changes to the pension scheme for police officers in England and Wales, a think tank report recommends.
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Argentina 'urges UK import ban'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's government urges top businesses to stop importing goods from the UK because of the Falklands dispute, state news agency Telam says.
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Briton Tappin appears in US court

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 0:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A British man accused of exporting parts for Iranian missiles makes his first appearance in a US court.
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Brothers charged over stabbed fan

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 21:37
related places: London

Two brothers are charged with murdering a Merseyside man who was in London for the League Cup final.
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'No talks with Capello successor'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 21:07

The Football Association says it has not spoken to potential candidates about replacing Fabio Capello as England manager.
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Life's Too Short up for Rose d'Or

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 17:32

Ricky Gervais comedy Life's Too Short and The Great British Bake Off are among the contenders for this year's Rose d'Or international TV awards.
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Student recalls riots 'robbery'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 15:48
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

A Malaysian student tells a court how he was "robbed" by bogus Good Samaritans during London's riots last summer
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Syria faces fresh ceasefire call

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 14:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN human rights commissioner demands an urgent ceasefire in Syria, accusing the military of atrocities against civilians, as wounded UK photographer Paul Conroy is brought to safety.
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Pearce waits to name new captain

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Caretaker manager Stuart Pearce will wait until Wednesday before naming the England captain for the Netherlands friendly.
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Occupy London protesters evicted

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 13:39

Police and bailiffs remove tents from the Occupy London site at St Paul's Cathedral, bringing to an end a protest which began in October.
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Murray struggles past qualifier

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:32
related countries: Germany Germany

British number one Andy Murray overcomes German Michael Berrer 6-3 4-6 6-4 in round one of the Dubai Championships.
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Firms import more skilled workers

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 11:33

Three times more migrant workers came to the UK on companies' transfers schemes than on general visas for skilled workers, official figures show.
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Paisley gets home from hospital

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:28

The former Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley is released from hospital after treatment for a heart condition.
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Teen pregnancies at 40-year low

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:25

Latest data shows the teen pregnancy rate in England and Wales has reached its lowest since 1969.
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Vladimir Putin's London opponents

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 9:22
related places: London

London-based Russians back Putin's election rivals
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Monday, February 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: China China

The severe winters experienced in the UK and other areas of Europe, North America and China in the past few years could be linked to the melting of Arctic sea ice.
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England hold nerve to win series

Monday, February 27th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England claim a dramatic five-run victory over Pakistan in the third Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi to take the series 2-1.
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Monday, February 27th 2012, 20:05

The progressive shrinking of Arctic sea ice is bringing colder, snowier winters to the UK and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, scientists show.
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Bent ruled out for three months

Monday, February 27th 2012, 19:15

Villa's England striker Darren Bent is not expected to play again this season after being ruled out for up to three months.
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Downing backs Gerrard captaincy

Monday, February 27th 2012, 18:22

Stewart Downing believes Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard is the perfect candidate for the England captaincy.
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Inquiry told of corrupt 'network'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 17:17

Police are investigating a "network of corrupt officials" as part of their inquiries into phone hacking and police corruption, the Leveson Inquiry hears.
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Nigeria official 'stole millions'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 16:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, pleads guilty on money-laundering and fraud charges worth a total of $250m (£160m).
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Hodgson back in England training

Monday, February 27th 2012, 14:49
related countries: France France

Charlie Hodgson is named in England's 32-man training squad ahead of the Six Nations match against France on 11 March.
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VIDEO: Jeremy Paxman finds missionary legacy 'alive and well'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Malawi Malawi

In his exploration of British Empire, Jeremy Paxman visits a primary school in Malawi set up by the Church of Scotland in 1935 and find that missionary legacy alive and well.
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UK firm's role in iPad name row

Monday, February 27th 2012, 13:36

Court papers in a legal dispute over the iPad trademark follow an "extensive investigation", Proview tells the BBC.
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Howley hails 'special' Wales team

Monday, February 27th 2012, 12:33

A special future awaits Wales' Grand Slam-chasers, says assistant coach Robert Howley.
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Rewrite NHS bill - Lib Dem peers

Monday, February 27th 2012, 11:57

Liberal Democrat peers launch a new attempt to rewrite controversial plans for the NHS in England as the bill returns to the House of Lords.
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Guns N' Roses announce UK tour

Monday, February 27th 2012, 9:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nottingham

The US rock band will play seven dates across the UK starting in Nottingham on 19 May.
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Livestock virus prompts UK fears

Monday, February 27th 2012, 9:26

A disease which causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock is found on 74 farms in England, but the National Farmers' Union warns cases are being "under-reported".
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Baron Cohen pulls Oscars 'stunt'

Monday, February 27th 2012, 4:03

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as a Middle Eastern dictator, spills an urn of ashes over TV host Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet.
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Missile suspect due in US court

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 23:59
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Monday

A retired British businessman being held in the US for allegedly selling batteries for Iranian missiles is due in court on Monday.
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Get him out, urges Briton's wife

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The wife of a UK photographer trapped and injured in Syria after an attack that killed two other reporters calls for officials to "forget the protocol" and get him out.
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Europeans extend Kabul withdrawal

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Kabul

France and Germany follow the US and Britain in withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan government institutions after the killing of two US Nato officers.
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Arsenal are still alive - Wenger

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:22
related places: London, Tottenham

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal are "alive more than anybody thought" after their crushing win over Tottenham in the north London derby.
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Scotland 17-23 France

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:56

France remain unbeaten despite a rusty performance at Murrayfield as they condemn Scotland to a third straight defeat in this year's Six Nations.
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Efforts to free TV crew in Libya

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Efforts continue to obtain the release of two British journalists who are being held by a group of former rebel fighters in Libya.
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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:15
related places: London, Tottenham

Arsenal stage an astonishing comeback to win a compelling north London derby against Tottenham and relieve the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.
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Ex-NHS chief says changes a mess

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 15:22

Former chief executive of the NHS Lord Crisp says the government's proposals to change the health service in England are a "mess" and "confused".
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VIDEO: UK to elect MP in French Parliament

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 14:21
related countries: France France

The UK has arrived on France's electoral map, as French people living north of the English Channel can vote in elections for the National Assembly with their own Deputy for the first time.
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Plans announced for film academy

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 14:05

A film academy which will help train the next generation of British movie-makers is to be launched.
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First Sun on Sunday goes on sale

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 11:19

The first edition of the Sun on Sunday goes on sale after owner Rupert Murdoch oversees production.
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Strettle insists try was genuine

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 21:49

David Strettle criticises match officials for failing to award his late try in England's 19-12 defeat by Wales.
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BMA to ballot on pensions action

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 20:28

The British Medical Association is to hold a ballot on industrial action over pensions - but has ruled out strike action.
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Bairstow helps England to T20 win

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 19:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 60 and a fine bowling performance propels England to a 38-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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England 12-19 Wales

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 18:08
related places: Twickenham

A late try from Scott Williams helps Wales edge England in a dramatic finale to win the Triple Crown at Twickenham.
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Ministers deny delaying new drugs

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 14:48

Ministers reject claims from the UK's biggest drug firm GlaxoSmithKline that new cancer treatments are being delayed to save money.
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Hundreds held in licensing probe

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 13:44
related places: London

About 250 people are arrested and 12 pubs and clubs closed as police carry out a London-wide crackdown on people flouting licensing laws.
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Why the British food scene is going Scandinavian

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 13:24

The rise of Scandinavian food
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