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Live - World Athletics day seven

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 12:56

Usain Bolt books his spot in the 200m final as Chris Tomlinson is 10th in the long jump on day seven of the World Championships, where Oscar Pistorius is the first Paralympian to medal at an able-bodied games.
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Iconic flats star in theatre show

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 8:21
related places: Sheffield

The Park Hill estate in Sheffield, one of the UK's most iconic and infamous housing developments, is taken over by 250 actors as they stage a play in its corridors and courtyards.
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LSE looks to buy clearing house

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 7:28

The London Stock Exchange confirms it is in early talks to buy Europe's last remaining independent clearing house, LCH.Clearnet.
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Child sex abuse convictions rise

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 1:17

The number of people convicted of sex offences on children aged under 16 in England and Wales increases by nearly 60% in six years, new figures show.
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Primaries short of male teachers

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 1:03

One in four primary schools in England still has no male registered teacher, despite more men entering the profession, statistics show.
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Protests hit Israeli Prom concert

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:00
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Protesters disrupt a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Thursday night's BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Terry ready for Jones challenge

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 22:00

England captain John Terry admits he is looking over his shoulder after the emergence of Man Utd's Phil Jones.
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Kunzetsova too good for Baltacha

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

British interest in the US Open women's singles comes to an end as 15th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Elena Baltacha in round two.
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Libya summit urges reconciliation

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 20:29
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Paris

Senior diplomats end a high-level meeting on Libya by urging the transitional government to engage in a reconciliation process with their enemies.
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PM pledges help for Libya future

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 19:45
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron says the UK will "play its part" in helping Libya rebuild itself but stresses that Nato military operations will continue as long as is needed.
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Live text - US Open

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

British number one Elena Baltacha is beaten by former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round of the US Open after easy wins for Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
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MoD cuts risky, ex-Army head says

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 15:14

Defence force personnel cuts may put the UK's future military capability at risk, a former Army chief says.
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Superb Greene claims gold for GB

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 14:53

Dai Greene wins Britain's first gold medal of the World Athletics Championships in Daegu in the men's 400m hurdles.
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VIDEO: Libyan cash flown to Benghazi

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 13:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Nearly $230m worth of Libyan bank notes has been flown to the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi by the UK air force
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Back from hell

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

British Council staff return to work after Kabul attack
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Fox defends armed forces job cuts

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 12:29

Defence Secretary Liam Fox says the armed forces' cuts will mean Britain's defence capability can grow later, but Labour say the cuts go "too far, too quickly".
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BCC cuts economic growth forecast

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 12:28

The British Chambers of Commerce downgrades its forecast for UK economic growth this year for the third time.
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UK manufacturing output shrinks

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 10:35

UK manufacturing output shrinks in August, as factories see a sharp decline in export orders, a survey suggests.
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VIDEO: Piles of cash delivered to Benghazi

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 10:04
related countries: Libya Libya

The United Nations has approved a British request to release nearly £1bn in Libyan banknotes, which was frozen under sanctions.
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Live - World Athletics day six

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 9:45

Dai Greene adds World gold to his European and Commonwealth titles with victory in the 400m hurdles in Daegu after team-mate Hannah England takes silver in the 1500m.
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VIDEO: First glimpse of Kabul compound since raid

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 9:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Quentin Sommerville has had exclusive access to the British Council compound, where he discussed the tragedy with Paul Smith, the director of the British Council, Afghanistan.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 6:58

All the fall-out from the transfer deadline day, plus more.
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Farah safely reaches 5,000m final

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 4:46

British long-distance runner Mo Farah begins his bid to add world 5,000m gold to his 10,000m silver by qualifying comfortably for Sunday's final while Jenny Meadows and Goldie Sayers are among other athletes to progress in their events.
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Morgan shines in England victory

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 20:28
related countries: India India

Eoin Morgan's superb innings helps England secure a six-wicket Twenty20 victory over India with three balls to spare at Old Trafford.
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Traveller camp court fight fails

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 17:01

A last ditch attempt to prevent the eviction of families from the largest unauthorised traveller site in England fails at the High Court.
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Parker completes Tottenham move

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 16:33
related places: Tottenham, West Ham

Tottenham have reached an agreement to sign England midfielder Scott Parker from West Ham.
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Bank changes 'may wait to 2015'

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 15:35

Major changes to British banks may not come into force until after 2015, it emerges, as business groups express concerns at the plans.
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Weisz film to close London event

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 9:04
related places: London

An adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 1952 play The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz, is chosen to close the London Film Festival.
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Gender pay gap 'to last 98 years'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 23:03

It will take almost a century for women managers in the UK to be paid the same as their male counterparts, a study says.
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Libyan cash in UK banks unfrozen

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 21:25
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN agrees to unfreeze 1.86bn Libyan dinars - equal to about £950m - in UK banks, and the money will be used to help Libyan people.
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Live text - US Open

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 18:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

World number one Novak Djokovic starts his US Open campaign with victory over Conor Niland of Ireland, while Britain's Elena Baltacha beats US qualifier Jamie Hampton.
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Gambhir to miss one-day series

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 18:11
related countries: India India

India batsman Gautam Gambhir misses the remainder of the tour of England because of continuing problems with concussion.
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Call for action on homes 'crisis'

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 15:21

A "chronic under-supply of homes" could lock an entire generation out of the housing market, a body representing English housing associations warns.
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Boy held over carnival stabbing

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 11:24
related places: London

A 16-year-old boy is one of five people who are being questioned by police over the stabbing of a man at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.
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Battling Ennis loses world title

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 11:22

Britain's Jessica Ennis loses her world heptathlon title to Russia's Tatyana Chernova after failing to make up a deficit in the concluding 800m.
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Britons stuck in US after Irene

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Irene

Thousands of British travellers face days stranded in the US as airlines struggle to clear the weekend's backlog of flights following Hurricane Irene.
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Live - World Athletics day four

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:29

Britain's Jessica Ennis faces a struggle to defend her heptathlon crown on day four at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.
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HK's Yeung gets travel permission

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 6:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong businessman and Birmingham City football club chairman Carson Yeung gets permission to travel to the UK.
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Police hail 'peaceful' carnival

Monday, August 29th 2011, 22:06
related places: London

Police say fewer people have been arrested at this year's Notting Hill Carnival so far than in 2010, with more than one million spectators expected to have joined the party.
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Sharapova survives Watson scare

Monday, August 29th 2011, 21:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Watson

British teenager Heather Watson takes former champion Maria Sharapova to three sets before the Russian prevails at the US Open.
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'Leave Lockerbie bomber to die'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 12:49
related places: Lockerbie

Many people believe Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi should now be left to die in peace, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Ennis leads heptathlon on day one

Monday, August 29th 2011, 12:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Britain's defending champion Jessica Ennis leads the heptathlon at halfway as Cuba's Dayron Robles is disqualified after winning 110m hurdles gold at the World Championships.
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Bank regulation 'risks recovery'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 11:36

UK banks need to focus on lending, and should not be distracted by more regulation, says the head of the British Bankers' Association.
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Live - World Athletics day three

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:59

Britain's reigning heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis leads the field on day three of the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.
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RBS agrees to cease Belarus work

Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:31
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Royal Bank of Scotland says it will no longer do fundraising work for the Belarus government after pressure from human rights groups.
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Tributes paid to snooker referee

Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:27

Tributes have been paid to the Northern Ireland snooker referee Len Ganley, who has died at the age of 68.
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Britons left stranded by US storm

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 19:42
related countries: United States United States

British travellers remain stranded in the US after Hurricane Irene, amid uncertainty over when flights will resume.
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Army 'cleared' of torture regime

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An inquiry into the death in Basra of an Iraqi in British custody will clear the Army of systematic torture but criticise individual soldiers, it is reported.
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Man held over police murder bid

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 14:12
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of two police officers during rioting in north-east London.
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Hague hopeful over Fletcher case

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's transitional council has pledged to co-operate with the UK investigation into the 1984 death of Pc Yvonne Fletcher, William Hague says.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 11:08
related places: Aberdeen, Edinburgh

Celtic win 2-0 at St Mirren, while Rangers host Aberdeen and Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibs meet at Tynecastle.
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Farah misses out on 10,000m gold

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 11:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Britain's Mo Farah has to settle for 10,000m silver after being overtaken by Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jeilan just metres from the line.
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Free schools: 24 open next month

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 23:33

A total of 24 new free schools are to open in England next month, the government has said.
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Hurricane hits UK flights to US

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

Hurricane Irene causes flights from the UK to be cancelled after the storm hit the east coast of the US.
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Live - Ireland v England

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 12:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland take on England in Dublin in the sides' final warm-up match ahead of the World Cup.
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VIDEO: UK nurse on life in a Tripoli hospital

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 11:28
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has said that Britain will provide urgent humanitarian support for the people of Libya.
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UK provides urgent aid to Libyans

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 10:46

Britain is to provide urgent humanitarian support for Libyans affected by the conflict in their country, the government announces.
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VIDEO: Nato aids Sirtre rebel offensive

Friday, August 26th 2011, 22:12
related countries: Libya Libya

British Tornado jets fired precision-guided missiles at a large bunker in Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, officials have said.
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Google boss raps education in UK

Friday, August 26th 2011, 19:02

Google chairman Eric Schmidt says education in Britain is limiting success in the digital media economy.
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Kiplagat takes gold as Daegu begins

Friday, August 26th 2011, 17:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The World Athletics Championships in Daegu begin with Kenyan Edna Kiplagat claiming the first gold medal in the women's marathon.
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Kenyan suspect loses UK court bid

Friday, August 26th 2011, 16:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The High Court refuses to intervene in the case of a Kenyan man who says he faces a terrorism trial because he did not help US and UK security services.
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Nato jets target Gaddafi bastion

Friday, August 26th 2011, 15:56
related countries: Libya Libya

UK jets bomb a bunker in Col Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte as Libyan rebels prepare to launch their offensive on the town.
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Prison numbers reach record high

Friday, August 26th 2011, 12:25

The prison population in England and Wales hits another record high following the riots in England, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice.
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Fletcher returns to Scots squad

Friday, August 26th 2011, 9:42

Scotland coach Craig Levein names Darren Fletcher in his Euro 2012 qualifying squad despite the midfielder's illness problems.
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Who has the world's most accurate atomic clock?

Friday, August 26th 2011, 9:21

Tests show that the UK's atomic clock at the National Physical Laboratory boasts the highest long-term accuracy in the world.
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Clegg defends human rights laws

Friday, August 26th 2011, 7:27

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg launches a defence of UK human rights laws but admits a discussion is needed on how current legislation is interpreted.
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2012 Paralympic schedule revealed

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 23:01
related places: London

The schedule of events for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London is revealed, with Great Britain's track cyclists set to star on day one.
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Euro mess can be fixed - SFA boss

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 22:07

Scotland's clubs can recover their standing in Europe despite a disastrous night in the Europa League, according to the Scottish Football Association chief executive.
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Rangers crash out of Europa League

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 20:29

On a terrible night for Scottish football, Rangers exit the Europa League after only drawing with Maribor, and are joined in going out of Europe by both Celtic and Hearts.
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Live - Thursday football

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 17:32
related places: Newcastle, Scunthorpe, Tottenham

Celtic and Rangers crash out of the Europa League as Tottenham complete their one-sided win over Hearts and are joined by Birmingham, Stoke and Fulham in the group stages, while Newcastle beat Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup.
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Rise of 21% in UK net migration

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 14:37

Net migration rose by 21% in 2010, with 239,000 more people arriving in the UK than those leaving, the Office for National Statistics reveals.
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Minister defends Swiss tax deal

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 10:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A UK government minister defends a deal with the Swiss that could capture tax of up to £5bn but keep account holders' identities hidden.
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Back to Black sets chart record

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 9:25
related places: Back

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album has become the biggest-selling album in the UK of the 21st Century, the Official Charts Company reveals.
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GCSE students find out results

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 7:27

About 750,000 pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are getting their GCSE results, with another year of record scores likely.
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VIDEO: How Africa drought aid is spent

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 5:35

The British government has given some £110m to deal with the East African drought since the start of July, helping provide aid organisations with vital supplies.
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Police 'could have stopped riots'

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 23:55
related places: Tottenham

Better preparation by and leadership from senior police in Tottenham could have prevented the riots which erupted there and were copied across England, a retired deputy assistant commissioner tells the BBC.
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Tax deal with Swiss banks agreed

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 18:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss government agrees a "historic" deal to tax money held by UK citizens in Swiss bank accounts, while hiding account holders' details.
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Rise in number of 'Neet' youths

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:48

The proportion of 18 to 24-year-olds in England not in school, training or work rises to 18.4%, the highest second-quarter figure since 2006, official figures suggest.
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Teacher killer cleared of robbery

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 13:16
related places: London

The killer of head teacher Philip Lawrence is found not guilty of robbing a man at a cash machine in north London.
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Hopkins film to open London event

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 11:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: London

This year's London Film Festival will open with 360, an ensemble drama from Brazil's Fernando Meirelles starring Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
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South Pacific gets mixed reviews

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:43
related places: London

The London revival of Rogers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opens to mixed reviews from critics.
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Netherlands move top of rankings

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

The Netherlands replace Spain at the top of Fifa's world rankings, with England climbing two places to fourth.
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New blood pressure checks at home

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 7:01

Patients thought to have high blood pressure should have the diagnosis confirmed at home, doctors in England and Wales have been told.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi son 'may never have been held'

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Guma El-Gamaty, the UK co-ordinator of Libya's National Transitional Council has said they do not believe Saif el-Islam was ever in custody.
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Over 1,400 riot suspects in court

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 13:14
related places: More

More than 1,400 people have appeared in court in connection with the riots that spread across England two weeks ago, latest figures show
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Banned Ken Loach film gets airing

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 11:38
related places: London

A 1969 documentary by Ken Loach, made for and later banned by Save the Children, is shown to an audience of critics and colleagues in London.
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Strauss sets winter tour goal

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 7:25

England captain Andrew Strauss says his side still need to improve if they are to succeed on their winter tours.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 6:59

Arsenal agree terms with Manchester City for Samir Nasri, Samuel Eto'o becomes the world's highest-paid footballer, Mark Cavendish out of the Tour of Spain, plus more.
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Flutey left out of England squad

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 18:45

England leave out centre Riki Flutey and include his uncapped Wasps team-mate, scrum-half Joe Simpson, in their 30-man World Cup squad.
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Twenty escape Branson home fire

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 18:28

British actress Kate Winslet and her children are among 20 people to escape unhurt as a fire "destroys" Sir Richard Branson's home on his private Caribbean island.
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Libya regime 'falling apart' - PM

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 18:16
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

David Cameron says the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi is "in full retreat" as rebel forces continue their advances in Tripoli.
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MoD orders 14 Chinook helicopters

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 17:21

Britain has ordered 14 new Chinook helicopters in a £1bn contract, the Ministry of Defence says.
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England complete India whitewash

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 14:50
related countries: India India

England inflict another heavy defeat on India to complete a 4-0 series whitewash as Sachin Tendulkar falls nine runs short of a landmark 100th international century.
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Warburton captains Wales at World Cup

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 11:07

Veteran Martyn Williams misses out as Wales name Sam Warburton as captain for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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Village People star's YMCA battle

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 11:00
related places: Newport

A member of the disco group Village People who lives in Newport, south Wales launches a legal fight for the rights of their 1970s hit YMCA.
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VIDEO: 'Today we start to rebuild Libya'

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 9:23
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London, Tripoli

The Libyan charge d'affaires in London, Mahmud Nacua, has said that Libya will be rebuilt as a democratic country, after rebels advanced into Tripoli.
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Micro Focus ends takeover talks

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 9:04

UK software firm Micro Focus ends takeover discussions with a number of suitors as a result of the current volatility in the markets.
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NZ soldier killed in Kabul named

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Isle of Man Isle of Man, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Kabul

A New Zealand soldier killed in a Taliban attack on a British compound in Kabul is named as Corporal Douglas Grant.
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India
related places: Chelsea

England complete a series whitewash over India, Juan Mata is set to move to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger is hit with a two-match ban by Uefa, plus more.
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Almost 3,300 riot crimes reported

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 23:00
related places: London

Officers are investigating almost 3,300 offences following the riots and looting in London, the Metropolitan Police says.
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