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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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Gerrard predicts England 'lift'

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 6:27
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool's England international Steven Gerrard believes the national team could benefit from Fabio Capello's decision to resign as coach.
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Verdict due in Berlusconi trial

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 4:17

Judges in Milan are due to reach a verdict on whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is guilty of bribing a British lawyer.
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Campaign to save Manet painting

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 0:23
related countries: France France
related places: Oxford

Oxford's Ashmolean Museum launches a campaign to buy a £28m painting by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet and prevent it leaving the UK.
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Missile suspect extradited to US

Friday, February 24th 2012, 23:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Texas

A Briton accused of selling batteries for Iranian missiles has arrived in Texas and been taken into custody after being extradited from the UK
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UK to boost Syria opposition ties

Friday, February 24th 2012, 20:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Tunisia Tunisia

The UK is to officially recognise the Syrian National Council as a "legitimate representative" of the country, William Hague announces as he attends a major meeting in Tunisia.
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British journalists held in Libya

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Libya Libya

Two British journalists working for Iranian-owned Press TV are arrested in Libya.
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Tropical fish drugs pair jailed

Friday, February 24th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Two men who tried to smuggle cocaine with a street value of £1.6m from Colombia to the UK in bags of tropical fish, killing thousands of fish in the process, are jailed.
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England plan to attack - Robshaw

Friday, February 24th 2012, 14:47
related places: Twickenham

England captain Chris Robshaw hopes to treat the Twickenham faithful to a "much improved" attacking game against Wales on Saturday.
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Looter admits Croydon store arson

Friday, February 24th 2012, 12:48
related places: Croydon, London

A man pleads guilty to starting a fire at a 144-year-old furniture shop in Croydon, south London, during the summer riots.
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Figures confirm UK GDP fell 0.2%

Friday, February 24th 2012, 10:24

A second official estimate of GDP confirms that the UK economy shrank by 0.2% in the last three months of 2011.
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O2 owner Telefonica profits halve

Friday, February 24th 2012, 10:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Profits halve at Telefonica, owner of UK mobile network operator O2, as conditions deteriorate in Spanish telecoms market.
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Richards 'hurt' by England snub

Friday, February 24th 2012, 9:21

Micah Richards reveals his pain at being overlooked by England, claiming former manager Fabio Capello "had his favourites".
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Will the world help or hinder Somalia?

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 21:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Has the London conference helped reshape failed state?
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Leaders back Somali terror fight

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 19:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

World leaders pledge support for political and military measures to fight Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab, after a conference in London.
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Pakistan hit back to beat England

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 19:26

Pakistan fight back to beat England by eight runs in the first of the three-match Twenty20 series.
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AUDIO: Falling Sikh population in Afghanistan

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British Sikh author Bobby Singh Bansal has travelled to Afghanistan, to investigate the falling Sikh population within the country.
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RBS bank's loss doubles in 2011

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 16:57

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a loss of £2bn in 2011, its fourth year of losses since the bank's bailout in 2008.
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Campbell earns first England call

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 14:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Sunderland

Uncapped duo Fraizer Campbell and Tom Cleverley are named in England's squad for Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands.
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VIDEO: 'We are scared of tomorrow'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 13:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has called on the international community to help secure his war-torn nation's future, at a major conference in London.
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Star Church settles over hacking

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 13:19
related places: London

Singer Charlotte Church has settled her damages claim against News Group Newspapers over the hacking of her phone, London's High Court hears.
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Rocking horse unveiled on plinth

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 12:27
related places: London

A 4.1m high bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse, by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, is unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
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One Direction score US chart hit

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

One Direction score the highest debut for a UK act in the US singles chart for almost 14 years, with What Makes You Beautiful.
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England's Tuilagi to face Wales

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:14

Centre Manu Tuilagi returns to the England team to face Wales on Saturday as interim head coach Stuart Lancaster makes four changes.
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Academy denies Baron Cohen ban

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:01

British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen is not banned from attending Sunday's Academy Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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McIlroy aims for world number one

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 9:18

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy will become the new world number one if he wins the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
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British Gas owner profits up 1%

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 7:57

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says profits stayed flat due to the effect of a slump in in demand in the UK.
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Degree courses 'cut by a quarter'

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 2:32

The number of full-time undergraduate degree courses offered at UK universities has fallen by 27% over the past six years, data shows.
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Bonham Carter honoured at Palace

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 13:27

British actress Helena Bonham Carter is made a CBE by the Queen, two years on from playing her mother in Oscar-winning film The King's Speech.
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Fox calling for business tax cuts

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 8:24

Former defence secretary Liam Fox, as well as business leaders, urge the chancellor to cut taxes to boost British business in next month's Budget.
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VIDEO: PM on hopes for Somalia conference

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 3:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron tells the BBC what he hopes will be achieved at the international conference on Somalia in London.
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Adele cut short at Brits triumph

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 1:03
related places: London

Adele wins two prizes at the Brit Awards ceremony in London, but is at the centre of controversy after an acceptance speech is cut short.
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VIDEO: Highlights from 2012 Brit Awards

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 23:02
related places: London

Many of the British music industry's biggest names were in London for the 2012 Brit Awards.
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Cook hails 'brilliant' whitewash

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England one-day captain Alastair Cook enjoys his side's 'brilliant' effort against Pakistan and reveals he is staying on for the Twenty20 series.
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Pietersen seals series whitewash

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 20:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen hits his second consecutive one-day international century as England complete a 4-0 series win over Pakistan in Dubai.
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Pakistan v England fourth ODI as it happened

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 19:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen scores a second successive century as England beat Pakistan by four wickets to record a 4-0 series whitewash.
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VIDEO: On board a pirate patrol plane

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner is the first British journalist to be allowed on board an Australian Maritime Patrol Aircraft flying on a counter-piracy mission over the Indian Ocean.
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Firms paid to help jobless teens

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 12:15

Firms and charities are to be offered a payment-by-results scheme to try to get 55,000 "Neet" teenagers in England into work, education or training.
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Blur to headline Olympics concert

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 9:53
related places: Hyde Park, London

Britpop band Blur are to headline a show in London's Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the Olympic Games later this year.
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Chisora apologises for Haye brawl

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 7:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Munich

Dereck Chisora "wholeheartedly apologises" for his part in a brawl with fellow Brit David Haye in Munich.
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Irish president visiting London

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 3:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: London

The Irish Republic's president, Michael D Higgins, will make his first visit to London since taking office later.
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School coach crash driver charged

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 0:42
related countries: France France

The driver of a coach that crashed in France, killing a teacher, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, but allowed to return to the UK.
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Border Agency to be split in two

Monday, February 20th 2012, 21:53

Home Secretary Theresa May is to split the UK Border Agency following revelations that hundreds of thousands of people were let into the country without appropriate checks.
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Drought affects more of England

Monday, February 20th 2012, 18:04

South-east England is the latest region to be officially in a state of drought, says the government, as it urges people to use less water.
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Morgan will not adapt his style

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:48

England batsman Eoin Morgan insists that he has no need to adapt his batting style to play Test cricket.
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Briton to face Kenya bomb trial

Monday, February 20th 2012, 16:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A British man accused of links to Somalia's Islamist extremists is to stand trial in May for allegedly plotting a bomb attack in Kenya.
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England recall likely for Tuilagi

Monday, February 20th 2012, 15:19
related places: Twickenham

Manu Tuilagi is expected to "play some part" in Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales, says England interim coach Stuart Lancaster.
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Twickenham film studios to close

Monday, February 20th 2012, 12:09
related places: London

The historic Twickenham Film Studios in south-west London, recently used for The Iron Lady and My Week with Marilyn, goes into administration.
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Ferguson reveals Hart 'mistake'

Monday, February 20th 2012, 11:11
related places: Hart

Sir Alex Ferguson regrets passing up the chance to sign England goalkeeper Joe Hart for £100,000 earlier in his career.
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Drought summit as rivers dry up

Monday, February 20th 2012, 10:07

Parts of England face "crippling drought" with some rivers and groundwater levels lower than in 1976, it is warned ahead of a drought summit.
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Teacher dies in school trip crash

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 21:27
related countries: France France

A British teacher dies and up to five people are seriously injured as a coach carrying schoolchildren home from a skiing trip crashes in France.
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Hoy storms to London sprint gold

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 17:08
related places: London

Sir Chris Hoy powers to victory in the individual sprint as Britain top the medals table at the Track World Cup in London.
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Iran 'halts UK-France oil sales'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 15:08
related countries: France France, Iran Iran
related places: Eu

Iran halts oil sales to British and French companies, the nation's oil ministry says, ahead of a 1 July ban on Iranian oil imports imposed by the EU.
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'Jacuzzi vents' model CO2 future

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 14:53

A UK scientist studying volcanic vents in the ocean says they hold a grave warning for future marine ecosystems.
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Hague warns on Iran 'terrorism'

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Iran has "increasing willingness to contemplate utterly illegal activities in other parts of the world".
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VIDEO: Watch Chisora-Haye brawl

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in Germany have released without charge British boxer Dereck Chisora following a bloody brawl with rival UK fighter David Haye.
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New Somali political deal agreed

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

Key leaders in Somalia agree on a plan to end two decades of political crisis, ahead of a meeting on the country's future to be held in London.
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Chisora threatens to shoot Haye

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 7:26

Dereck Chisora threatens to "shoot" and "burn" David Haye after a clash between the pair following Chisora's defeat by Vitali Klitschko.
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Vitali Klitschko v Dereck Chisora - live

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 21:00

Vitali Klitschko takes on Britain's Dereck Chisora for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
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England cruise to series victory

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 18:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen hits 111 not out as England seal the one-day international series against Pakistan with a nine-wicket win in Dubai.
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Hague fears over Iran 'Cold War'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 13:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's nuclear ambitions could plunge the Middle East into "a new Cold War", warns UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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UK activist lifting the lid on secret Syria

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 13:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Activists play central role in Syria uprising
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Lucan's 'secret life in Africa'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 12:14

Evidence that missing aristocrat Lord Lucan was smuggled out of the UK to a secret life abroad after he disappeared is provided by two new witnesses.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Openers Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen both reach 50 as England head towards victory over Pakistan in the third one-day international in Dubai.
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Councils handed 'power of prayer'

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 0:44

The government is activating a power it says will allow most councils in England to hold town hall prayers.
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Chisora slaps Vitali at weigh-in

Friday, February 17th 2012, 23:10

British boxer Dereck Chisora slaps Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in ahead of their WBC heavyweight title fight.
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GB win two golds at Olympic track

Friday, February 17th 2012, 19:54
related places: London

Great Britain win two gold medals with world record times on a thrilling first night of finals at the Track World Cup in London.
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Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday

Friday, February 17th 2012, 19:02
related places: London

Rupert Murdoch is to launch new weekend tabloid the Sun on Sunday "very soon" and lifts all staff suspensions.
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Friday, February 17th 2012, 13:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The UK prime minister and French president hail the strong ties between their two countries after agreeing to work more closely on military operations and nuclear power.
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Students lose tuition fees battle

Friday, February 17th 2012, 12:45

Two teenagers lose much of their legal battle against the raising of tuition fees in England.
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UK and France sign nuclear deal

Friday, February 17th 2012, 12:28
related countries: France France

The UK signs a deal with France to strengthen co-operation on civil nuclear energy as a Franco-British summit is held in Paris.
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VIDEO: France and UK sign nuclear deal

Friday, February 17th 2012, 11:25
related countries: France France

The UK is to sign a deal with France to strengthen co-operation in the development of civil nuclear energy.
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Surprise jump in UK retail sales

Friday, February 17th 2012, 10:17

UK retail sales rose by a stronger-than-expected 0.9% in January, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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King's Speech to open in West End

Friday, February 17th 2012, 8:15
related places: March, West End

The stage version of The King's Speech is to transfer to the West End in March at the end of its current UK tour.
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Delay call over NHS 111 phoneline

Friday, February 17th 2012, 8:12

Doctors' leaders say they have 'serious concerns' about the rollout of the NHS 111 non-emergency phoneline in England.
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VIDEO: Spying on a silent star

Friday, February 17th 2012, 7:57

The silent movie star, Charlie Chaplin, became the subject of a British intelligence investigation after America pressed for evidence linking him to communism, according to files released in the National Archives.
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Scots 'must have straight choice'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 0:32

Scotland's voters must be given a "straight choice" between independence and remaining in the Union if a referendum is held on the country's future, peers say.
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PM makes referendum powers offer

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:48
related places: Edinburgh

David Cameron offers to consider more Scottish powers in the event of a vote against independence, as his talks with Alex Salmond are described as "frustrating".
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VIDEO: Argentina plans to delay UK ships

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 16:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The transport union in Argentina says it will delay any British ships in its ports as tensions increase over the Falkland Islands.
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Boy guilty of student riot attack

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 16:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

A 17-year-old boy is found guilty of an attack on a Malaysian student during the summer riots in London.
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Airport eye scanners turned off

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 12:58

Hi-tech eye scanners at two out of four English airports are mothballed seven years after they were introduced.
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Mallinder out of England running

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 12:46

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder says he has not applied for the job as England manager.
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Bacon nude portrait fetches £21m

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 10:27
related places: London

A nude portrait by Francis Bacon, of the Soho model Henrietta Moraes, has sold for £21m at Christie's in London.
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Fry to make London theatre return

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 9:35
related places: London, West End

Stephen Fry is to perform in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at London's Globe theatre - 17 years after he walked out on a West End production.
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BAE annual revenues drop by 14%

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 8:14

UK defence group BAE Systems reports a drop in sales as defence orders fall off, and warns that sales growth is unlikely this year.
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Argentine ire at Falklands visit

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 0:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina condemns a planned visit to the Falkland Islands by British MPs as another sign of the UK's "militarisation" of the dispute.
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Homes of 'academy sites' revealed

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 0:14
related places: Birmingham, Bristol

Bristol and Birmingham top the areas of England where the government wants to convert primary schools into academies, the BBC discovers.
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How Germany lost the WWI arms race

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 0:08

How France and Britain won WWI arms race
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Oil fund 'could be worth £30bn'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 22:43

Scotland's first minister has revealed plans for an independent Scotland to establish an ''oil fund'' to help future generations.
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Robshaw to remain England captain

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 19:25

Chris Robshaw will remain England captain for the remainder of the Six Nations after showing "the qualities required"
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Cook century inspires England win

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 19:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A second successive Alastair Cook century helps England to a 20-run win over Pakistan and a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Unemployment continues to edge up

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 17:46

UK unemployment rose by 48,000 to 2.67 million in the three months to December, the smallest increase for almost a year.
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PM promises to tackle drink abuse

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 17:14

The prime minister calls for bars, supermarkets and the drinks industry in England to do more to help tackle the "scandal" of alcohol abuse.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

A close finish is in prospect as Pakistan chase 251 to beat England in the second one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
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UK economy 'to zigzag' this year

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 13:08

The UK economy will "zigzag" this year, dipping in and out of growth, says Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King.
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Missing Appel artworks recovered

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: More

More than 400 works of art by Dutch artist Karel Appel are recovered after being discovered in a British warehouse, a decade after they disappeared.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 10:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook makes a century as England close on 250-4 in the second one-day international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
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