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Live - Pakistan v England

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 5:29
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England finish day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on 207-5, trailing Pakistan by 50, after losing four late wickets.
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Stop HS2 seeking judicial review

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:27
related places: Birmingham, London

Campaigners against the high-speed rail project between London and Birmingham say they will seek a judicial review of the government's decision to approve the scheme.
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Excalibur actor Williamson dies

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:19

Scottish actor Nicol Williamson, best known for his role as the wizard Merlin in the 1981 film Excalibur, dies aged 75, his family announces.
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Scots referendum question set out

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:07

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond sets out the question he intends to ask voters in a referendum on independence.
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Drug cheats expected at London 2012

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:05

IOC president Jacques Rogge expects some athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs at the London Olympics.
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Punch insider trader in £7m fine

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:43
related countries: United States United States

A US hedge fund is handed a £7.2m fine by the UK financial markets watchdog for trading on inside information about Punch Taverns.
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Mein Kampf publisher backs down

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Germany Germany

A British publisher drops plan to sell extracts of Hitler's Mein Kampf book in Germany after a lawsuit threat from the state of Bavaria.
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Bill Gates school mystery speaker

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:25
related places: London

When a south London secondary school asked for an inspiring guest speaker to talk to their pupils, they didn't expect Bill Gates to turn up.
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UK economic activity shrinks 0.2%

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 14:50

UK economic activity fell by 0.2% in the last three months of last year, according to official government figures.
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Broad & Swann put England on top

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann both take three wickets as England have the better of the first day of the second Test against Pakistan.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 7:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Pakistan Pakistan

Sportsday Live featuring the latest on Andy Murray's quarter-final win at the Australian Open, the second Test between England and Pakistan, the Harry Redknapp trial and transfer news.
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In pictures: The history of the Hajj

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 6:30

British Museum exhibition examines history of the Hajj
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Live - Pakistan v England

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan win the toss and bat first against England in the second Test in Abu Dhabi - with England seamer Chris Tremlett flying home because of injury.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5:28
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England take charge as Pakistan lose their seventh wicket, while the first day of the second Test draws to a close in Abu Dhabi.
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Live - Murray v Nishikori

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 3:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Japan Japan

British number one Andy Murray takes on Japan's Kei Nishikori as he attempts to reach a third consecutive Australian Open semi-final
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Man charged with Oxford St murder

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 20:27
related places: London

A man is charged with the murder of a teenage boy who was stabbed to death on London's Oxford Street during the Boxing Day sales.
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UK forces 'could be sent to Gulf'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:07
related countries: Iran Iran

An escalation of a dispute with Iran could see Britain sending military reinforcements to the Gulf, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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War Horse stays top of film chart

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Steven Spielberg's War Horse retains the top spot at the UK and Ireland box office chart, taking a further £3.2m over the weekend.
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Pressure building over NHS plans

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:23

Pressure is building on ministers over the NHS reforms in England after a critical report by MPs has added to the mounting concerns.
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Noel Gallagher to get NME award

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 7:01
related places: London

The former Oasis guitarist is to be honoured with the godlike genius prize at next month's NME awards in London.
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Looking for winter waves in Porthcawl

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 0:24
related places: Porthcawl

Why would a Californian surf in Wales in the winter?
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Benefit cap suffers Lords defeat

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 23:38

The government is defeated in the Lords in a vote on its plans for a £26,000-a-year household benefit cap for working age families.
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Airport suspect to be extradited

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 17:48
related countries: Spain Spain

An alleged member of Basque separatist group Eta can be extradited to Spain over claims he plotted to target an airport with grenades, a UK judge says.
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Industry attacks piracy law delay

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 14:46

The UK's lack of progress in tackling music piracy is described as "disappointing" in a report by the international recording industry.
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UK woman crosses Antarctica solo

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 12:57
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Briton Felicity Aston has become the first woman to cross Antarctica alone.
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Arctic freshwater bulge detected

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 10:13
related countries: Arctic Ocean Arctic Ocean

UK scientists use radar satellites to measure a huge dome of freshwater that is developing in the western Arctic Ocean.
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To Cromarty, with love

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 0:23

Can a windswept corner of the UK be a tourist hotspot?
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Clegg says NHS plans must proceed

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 16:30

Nick Clegg says planned reforms of the NHS in England must go ahead despite fresh criticism from a cross-party committee of MPs over the changes.
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Third of adults 'to spend less'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 11:30

A growing number of people in the UK plan to cut back on their spending this year, a survey suggests.
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Girl, six, mauled in dog attack

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 9:27
related places: Chingford, London

Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old girl had part of her ear bitten off in a dog attack in Chingford, north-east London.
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Profit warnings in UK 'jump 70%'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 8:31

The number of UK firms who warned that profits would be lower than expected rose by more than 70% in the last quarter of 2011, a report says.
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Iraq hostage's body handed over

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 16:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The British Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that a body handed over to them is that of Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2007.
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Norwich 0-0 Chelsea

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 14:37
related places: Chelsea, London, Norwich

Fernando Torres endures another miserable day as Norwich frustrate Chelsea to earn a point and further hit the London side's slim title hopes.
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Live - St Mirren v Celtic

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 12:01
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

St Mirren host Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic in the early kick-off, followed by five matches at 1500 GMT, including Dundee United v Motherwell and Rangers v Aberdeen.
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Live - Australian Open day six

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Lleyton Hewitt faces Milos Raonic after Andy Murray beats Michael Llodra in straight sets in the third round of the Australian Open.
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VIDEO: Argentine protesters burn Union flag

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 4:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires, Union

In another sign of worsening relations between Britain and Argentina, demonstrators have burnt flags outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.
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Falklands protest at UK embassy

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 1:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: Buenos Aires, Union

Protesters burn Union flags outside the British embassy in Buenos Aires and demand Argentina break off diplomatic ties over the Falklands row.
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UK boosts tropical disease fight

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 0:12

Foreign aid for efforts to eradicate parasitic diseases which kill and disfigure millions worldwide is to rise fivefold, say ministers.
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Baby unit infection source sought

Friday, January 20th 2012, 23:23

It emerges that the bacterial infection linked to the deaths of three babies in Northern Ireland has affected four others.
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Iran's Press TV loses UK licence

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian news network Press TV has its licence revoked by the media regulator Ofcom.
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UK nuclear subsidies 'unlawful'

Friday, January 20th 2012, 13:25

Green energy campaigners send a formal complaint to the European Commission over UK "subsidies" for nuclear power.
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France and Iran share film spoils

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:56
related countries: France France
related places: London

French film The Artist and Iranian film A Separation have triumphed at the London Critics Circle awards.
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England were undercooked - Flower

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Team director Andy Flower admits England were "undercooked" going into the Test series against Pakistan.
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Ikea sales up on emerging markets

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:34
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish flat-pack furniture firm Ikea reports a 10% rise in full-year profits as emerging markets boost demand against a tough UK market.
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China buys stake in Thames Water

Friday, January 20th 2012, 10:55

China Investment Corporation, the sovereign wealth fund, buys an 8.68% stake in the holding company behind Thames Water, its first UK share purchase.
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December retail sales rise 0.6%

Friday, January 20th 2012, 10:36

UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.6% in December, official figures show, after heavy discounting by stores attracted shoppers.
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Over 370,000 migrants on benefits

Friday, January 20th 2012, 9:20

Work-related benefits were claimed last year by more than 370,000 migrants who originally came to the UK to work, study or visit, figures show.
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80mph limit Wales 'opt-out' call

Friday, January 20th 2012, 6:48

Wales should opt out of UK proposals to raise the motorway speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, a sustainable transport lobby says.
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Voltaire's English letters found

Friday, January 20th 2012, 3:47
related countries: France France
related places: Oxford

An Oxford academic has uncovered letters by Voltaire, which reveal how much this icon of French writing profited financially and intellectually from a stay in England.
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Planes, skis and automobiles: London show for bespoke coffins

Friday, January 20th 2012, 3:15
related places: London

London showcases undertaker's art from UK and Africa
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Britain pushes Latin America ties

Friday, January 20th 2012, 2:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The UK is launching its strongest diplomatic offensive in Latin America for two centuries, Foreign Secretary William Hague says, on a visit to Brazil.
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Wood to miss start of Six Nations

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:02
related countries: Italy Italy

England flanker Tom Wood is out of England's opening two Six Nations matches, against Scotland and Italy, because of an injury to his big toe.
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UK must build better economy - PM

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 16:55

David Cameron says the economy must be "truly fair and worthwhile" and announces plans to help employees take a greater stake in their companies.
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England will not panic - Strauss

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 14:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Captain Andrew Strauss says England will not make any dramatic changes in the wake of the 10-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai.
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England crumble to heavy defeat

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 13:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England fold to a humiliating defeat by 10 wickets as their woeful batting performance helps Pakistan go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.
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Sopa protest not over - Wikipedia

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United States United States

Wikipedia insists its protest over US anti-piracy legislation will continue, while UK interests say they are watching the situation "closely".
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Crime has risen, survey suggests

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:33

Levels of crime increased in England and Wales by 4% in the 12 months to September, suggests the British Crime Survey.
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Adele passes US chart milestone

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Adele

British pop star Adele tops the US album chart for a sixteenth week, putting her album 21 amongst an elite group of best-sellers.
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Argentina condemns 'offensive' UK

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentine leaders voice fury after UK Prime Minister David Cameron accuses Argentina of "colonialism" in its claims over the Falkland Islands.
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UK border relaxations 'shock' MPs

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:29

A "highly troubling" breakdown of communication between officials led to UK border controls being relaxed too often last year, MPs say.
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Abandon NHS bill, two unions say

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 8:12

The unions for nurses and midwives toughen their stance by stating their "outright opposition" to the government's plans for the NHS in England.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Pakistan Pakistan

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to England's heavy defeat to Pakistan, the latest news from the Australian Open, and football transfer news plus more.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 5:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan complete a huge victory over England in Dubai, winning by 10 wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
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Olympic connections across the UK

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 1:53

Finding Olympic connections across the UK
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UK spied on Russia with fake rock

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 1:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Britain has admitted being caught spying when Russia exposed its use of a fake rock in Moscow to hide electronic equipment.
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Quick wickets needed, says Broad

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England need to wrap up the Pakistan tail quickly on the third morning of the first Test in Dubai.
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UK torture inquiry is cancelled

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 14:32

An inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing by UK security services is being scrapped, says Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, due to new police investigations.
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England fightback rocks Pakistan

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Late wickets for Graeme Swann and James Anderson round off a vastly improved England display as Pakistan close the second day of the first Test on 288-7, a lead of 96.
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UK unemployment continues to rise

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:04

UK unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November to 2.69 million, with the number of young people looking for work at a new record.
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Inside story of the UK's secret mission to beat Gaddafi

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 12:56

Inside story of the UK's secret mission to beat Gaddafi
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MPs call for new gang murder law

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 12:33

Prosecutors are to get new guidance on "joint enterprise" in gang-related killings after MPs call for a less complex law in England and Wales
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Africa drought delay 'cost lives'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 10:07

Thousands of needless deaths occurred from famine in East Africa last year because early warnings were ignored, say two of Britain's leading aid agencies.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Amir Khan

Sportsday Live featuring updates on the future of Darlington Football Club, Amir Khan's fight for a rematch, England's progress in their Test against Pakistan, reaction from the Australian Open, and the latest football transfer news plus more.
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Afghan child abuse troop arrests

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Police are investigating allegations of child abuse by two British soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 5:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England take late wickets to restrict Pakistan to 288-7 at the close on day two of the first Test in Dubai.
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RC midwives in abortion dispute

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 18:28

Scotland's largest health board is taken to court by Catholic midwives who claim conscientious objections over abortion procedures were disregarded.
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VIDEO: Centenary of Scott's arrival at Pole

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 17:23

It is 100 years since the British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole only to discover that the Norwegians had beaten him to it.
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Ajmal the key to series - Vaughan

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former captain Michael Vaughan suggests that unless England quickly learn how to play Pakistan spinner Saaed Ajmal they will lose the series.
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Scots team turning weed to carbon

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 14:07

BBC Scotland's Ken Macdonald reports on how Scottish researchers are turning a useless weed into high-quality carbon.
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Murder suspect to be extradited

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

A Scottish man who is wanted for murder in the United States loses a nine-year legal battle to avoid extradition.
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Norway seen as close to EU as UK

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 13:44

Norway has seen "extensive Europeanisation" in the past 20 years despite being outside the EU, a government-commissioned report says.
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Inspired Ajmal punishes England

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 13:37

England endure a torrid first day of their Test series against Pakistan as they are bowled out for 192, with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal taking a career-best 7-55.
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Researchers praise Scott's legacy

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:36

The science background of Britain's doomed expedition.
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Murderers lose whole life appeal

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:02

Murderers, including Jeremy Bamber, can be imprisoned for the rest of their lives in Britain, European Court of Human Rights judges rule.
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VIDEO: Radical cleric wins deportation appeal

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan, at the European Court of Human Rights.
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UK inflation rate falls to 4.2%

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:00

Inflation fell sharply in December on the back of lower fuel and clothing prices, backing Bank predictions of a large drop in 2012.
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War Horse charges to top of chart

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 10:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Steven Spielberg's War Horse gallops to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart in its opening weekend.
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Labour 'being led to destruction'

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 9:00

Ed Miliband has set Labour on a path towards destruction and election defeat with his public sector pay stance, the head of the UK's biggest union warns.
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Ofsted planning tougher language

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 8:27

Education watchdog Ofsted wants to toughen the language of inspections in England - changing the "satisfactory" rating to "requires improvement".
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RBS sells aviation arm for $7.3bn

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 7:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to sell its aircraft leasing division to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group for $7.3bn.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 5:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan close on 42-0 to underline their dominance on day one of the Test series against England having dismissed Andrew Strauss's side for 192 thanks to Saeed Ajmal's career-best 7-55.
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In pictures: British settlers in Argentina

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 1:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The life of British settlers in early 20th Century Argentina
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London planning yuan trading hub

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 1:18
related countries: China China
related places: London

The UK Treasury announces plans to make London the leading international centre for trading the Chinese currency, the yuan.
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Pump fears prompt recall of Minis

Monday, January 16th 2012, 20:31

BMW is recalling 29,868 Mini models in the UK as part of a wider recall of 235,000 vehicles worldwide, amid fears a water pump is a fire risk.
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Israel criticises Clegg comments

Monday, January 16th 2012, 17:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel accuses UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of "gratuitous bashing" after he said it was doing "immense damage" to the peace process through settlement building.
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VIDEO: Museum visitors asked to scan faces in 3D

Monday, January 16th 2012, 16:42
related places: London

Visitors to London's Science Museum are being invited to have their faces scanned in 3D. The 'Me in 3D' booth at the museum uses nine cameras to build a virtual image visitors can then view and manipulate.
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Call for UK film week celebration

Monday, January 16th 2012, 13:32

The introduction of a British Film Week is among proposals put forward by Lord Smith to help capitalise on "a golden period" of UK cinema.
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Chad expels UK Darfur aid envoy

Monday, January 16th 2012, 12:11
related countries: Chad Chad

A senior British aid official - who spoke out against the Darfur "genocide" - is expelled from Chad while attempting to visit Darfur refugees.
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Artist wins Golden Globes treble

Monday, January 16th 2012, 10:49

Black and white silent film The Artist takes home three awards from the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, hosted by Britain's Ricky Gervais.
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Shipwreck Britons returning home

Monday, January 16th 2012, 8:33
related countries: Italy Italy

British survivors of the fatal Costa Concordia cruise ship accident in Italy arrive home to describe scenes of chaos during the evacuation.
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