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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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Murray triumphs as Djokovic quits

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 18:56

Britain's Andy Murray inflicts only the second defeat of the season on world number one Novak Djokovic as the Serb retires at 6-4 3-0 adrift in the Cincinnati final.
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England on top despite Dravid ton

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 17:53
related countries: India India

India trail England by 162 runs after reaching the close on 129-3 with one day left of the fourth Test at The Oval.
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Sunday's SPL as it happened

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 13:00
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Rangers beat Motherwell 3-0 in the early kick-off while St Johnstone stun Celtic in Glasgow and Kilmarnock and Hearts draw a blank.
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Live - England v India day four

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 9:31
related countries: India India

India slip to 118-3 following-on after being dismissed for 300 in reply to England's 591-6 in the fourth Test.
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Tony Blair warns over riot cause

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 6:29

The "big" cause of the riots in England was "disaffected youth" from "outside the social mainstream", former Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Murray to face Djokovic in final

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 19:33

Britain's Andy Murray beats Mardy Fish to reach the Masters 1000 final in Cincinnati, where he will face Novak Djokovic.
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England turn screw against India

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 18:25
related countries: India India

India trail by 488 runs after limping to 103-5 at the close in reply to England's 591-6 declared on day three of the fourth Test at The Oval.
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Live - Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 13:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

Wales beat Argentina 28-13 at the Millennium Stadium in their final World Cup warm-up before Scotland and Ireland welcome Italy and France respectively.
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UK sorrow over NZ soldier's death

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Kabul

Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt says he is "deeply saddened" by the death of a New Zealand special forces soldier during an attack on the British Council in Kabul.
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Jackson tribute gig 'goes ahead'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 10:24
related places: Cardiff

Tickets for the Michael Jackson tribute in Cardiff will go on sale next week despite further criticism of the event, its UK-based promotion consultant says.
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Live - England v India

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 9:33
related countries: India India

India trail by 488 runs after reaching 103-5 in reply to England's 591-6 declared on day three of the fourth Test against India.
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VIDEO: Catholic support 'on the increase'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 7:02

The Catholic Church has been seen by some as a declining force, especially in Europe. But in England and Wales Catholics say they are seeing the first shoots of a recovery emerging.
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Lockerbie bomber release defended

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 6:35
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish government says it has been "vindicated" over its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber two years ago.
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Teen in court over Izmir murders

Friday, August 19th 2011, 21:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Izmir

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court over the murders of County Down women Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore.
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HP shares tumble on Autonomy bid

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:16

Shares in Hewlett-Packard fall by 20% on news it is buying UK software firm Autonomy and may sell its PC business.
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VIDEO: Four Sudanese cheetahs born in UK

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Staff at Chester Zoo are celebrating the births of four healthy Sudanese cheetah cubs.
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Bell and Pietersen punish India

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:14
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell hit a record 350-run partnership against India as England end day two on 457-3.
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VIDEO: Twelve dead after Kabul gun attack

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Gunmen have stormed the British Council offices in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 12 people.
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Phone-hack probe policeman held

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:06

A police officer is arrested over leaks during the phone-hacking investigation, Scotland Yard confirms.
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Autonomy shares up 72% on HP deal

Friday, August 19th 2011, 16:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hewlett

Shares in UK software firm Autonomy soar 72% after it agrees to be bought by US giant Hewlett Packard for £7.1bn ($11.7bn).
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Riot cases swell jail population

Friday, August 19th 2011, 13:28

The prison population is rising by more than 100 a day in England and Wales as courts deal with cases of rioting and looting, Ministry of Justice figures show.
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Further riot CCTV images released

Friday, August 19th 2011, 11:55
related places: London

Scotland Yard releases more images of suspects in the investigation into rioting across London earlier this month.
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Government borrowing in big drop

Friday, August 19th 2011, 10:58

UK public sector borrowing saw a marked drop in July compared to a year earlier, official statistics show.
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Big Brother attracts 5.1m viewers

Friday, August 19th 2011, 10:39

The opening night of Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother attracts 5.1m viewers, according to unofficial overnight figures, while critics respond negatively to the revived show.
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Scott to direct new Blade Runner

Friday, August 19th 2011, 8:39

British director Sir Ridley Scott is to make a new instalment of his 1982 cult sci-fi film Blade Runner, producers say.
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HP buys UK's Autonomy for £7.1bn

Friday, August 19th 2011, 3:07

Hewlett-Packard agrees to buy UK software firm Autonomy for £7.1bn ($11.7bn) as it announces plans to exit PCs and mobile devices.
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Man arrested over phone hacking

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 22:52

A man has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard says - the 13th arrest as part of Operation Weeting.
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HP to exit PC and tablet business

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:48

Hewlett-Packard confirms plans to exit PCs and tablets, and refocus on software with the possible purchase of the UK's Autonomy.
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Record chase for clearing places

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 19:08

A record number of young people are looking for UK university places through the clearing system in the wake of the publication of A-level results.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:32
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham hammer Hearts on a busy night of Europa League play-off action, while Stoke and Fulham also win their first leg ties, Rangers lose to Maribor and Celtic and Birmingham both draw.
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PR coup?

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

UK aid minister makes landmark visit to Mogadishu
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Somali aid not wasted - minister

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 11:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK will "not tolerate" corruption hampering efforts to tackle the famine in Somalia, Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell says on his return from the country.
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UK retail sales see weak growth

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 11:08

Retail sales grew only slightly last month, as cash-strapped customers remain under pressure, official figures show.
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Britain in 'last-chance saloon'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:51

Britain is in "the last-chance saloon" when it comes to solving the "social crisis" at the root of last week's riots, Iain Duncan Smith says.
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:00

England close at 75-0 on a rain-hit first day of the fourth Test against India, Tony Fernandes completes QPR takeover, Andy Murray beats Alex Bogomolov Jr in Cincinnati, plus more.
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TalkTalk fined £3m by regulator

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:55

TalkTalk and its Tiscali UK subsidiary are fined £3m by Ofcom for incorrectly billing tens of thousands of customers.
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VIDEO: UK minister's 'risky' Somalian trip

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 21:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

As many as 400,000 children could starve to death in Somalia without urgent action to tackle the famine, according to UK international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.
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Andrew Mitchell visits Mogadishu

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The UK international development secretary warns of a race against time to tackle the "devastating famine" during a trip to the Somali capital.
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UK unemployment total on the rise

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:33

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 38,000 to 2.49 million in the three months to June, official figures show.
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VIDEO: British man killed in shark attack

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 14:37
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A British man on his honeymoon dies in the Seychelles after a shark attack.
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Some riot sentences 'too severe'

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:26

Some MPs, campaigners and lawyers say a number of sentences given to those involved in last week's riots in England are too harsh.
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Bank unanimous over holding rates

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:33

All nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep interest rates on hold earlier this month.
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Nighy film to close Toronto gala

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 8:28

Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz's British spy tale Page Eight will close next month's Toronto International Film Festival, it is announced.
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VIDEO: Syria situation 'getting desperate'

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 1:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's President Bashar Assad is losing "the last shreds of his legitimacy" according to the British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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Numbers up at visitor attractions

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 0:12

Admissions to England's visitor attractions rose by 3% in 2010, a survey by tourism body VisitEngland suggests.
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New 'enterprise zones' revealed

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 23:01

Newly announced Enterprise Zones around England could create 30,000 new jobs by 2015, the government says.
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