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Briton wants China detentions apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:54
related countries: China China

A British man arrested along with 19 other tourists in Inner Mongolia criticises Chinese authorities for a "serious error of judgment".
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Australia thrash dismal England

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:46

Australia bowl out England for 103 to win the second Test at Lord's by 405 runs and level the Ashes series at 1-1.
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Murray win puts GB into semi-finals

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 15:11
related countries: France France

Andy Murray puts Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years with a thrilling victory over France's Gilles Simon.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Cancer diagnosis 'within four weeks'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:25

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to provide "world class care".
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England 'shot themselves' with pitch

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 20:16

England "shot themselves in the foot" with the pitch for the second Test, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.
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China tour arrests were 'mistake'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A misunderstanding about a documentary members of a tour to China watched in their hotel led to their detention, says a spokesman for two of the group.
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Johnson leads weather-disrupted Open

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

American Dustin Johnson leads The Open after another weather-disrupted day, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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Ruthless Australia dominate England

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:50

Australia close day three of the second Test at Lord's 362 ahead of England at 108-0 in their second innings.
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Cummings wins as Froome extends lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 16:10
related countries: France France

Britain's Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France as leader Chris Froome extends his lead in the race.
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Murrays secure GB Davis Cup lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France

Andy and Jamie Murray win the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarter-final.
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Connolly forced to give up banjo

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 9:10

Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly is forced to give up playing the banjo and guitar because of Parkinson's Disease.
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Johnson leads rain-disrupted Open

Friday, July 17th 2015, 21:45

Dustin Johnson leads The Open after a rain-hit second day at St Andrews, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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'Fifty girls' taken from UK for FGM

Friday, July 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Scotland Yard says it has begun an investigation into reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation.
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England face fight to avoid defeat

Friday, July 17th 2015, 18:20

England face a fight to avoid defeat in the second Ashes Test after collapsing on the second evening at Lord's.
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UK military pilots in Syria strikes

Friday, July 17th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Syria Syria

UK military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have been conducting air strikes over Syria despite MPs voting against action there, it emerges.
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Spectre world premiere on 26 October

Friday, July 17th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Spectre, the next James Bond film, will have its world premiere on the same day as its release across the UK and Ireland on 26 October, Sony Pictures announces.
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China to deport tour group members

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:01
related countries: China China, South Africa South Africa

Nine tourists, including three Britons and two UK-South African nationals, are to be deported from China, days after 11 other members of their group were sent home.
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Wales prop Jones out of Cup start

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:30

Wales and Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones is out of the start of the Rugby World Cup and could miss the entire tournament with injury.
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Kim Cattrall returns to London stage

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:06
related places: London

Kim Cattrall is to return to the London stage in a new play set in the "vicious" world of the beauty industry.
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VIDEO: Islam TV service launching in UK

Friday, July 17th 2015, 8:36

A new on demand TV service called Alchemiya is launching in the UK and hopes to change perceptions and misconceptions of Islam.
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UK medical student 'recruiter for IS'

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:56

A British medic recruited at least 16 fellow students from the UK to join the Islamic State group, a BBC investigation finds.
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'We expected to take England down'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Rogers says Australia had to bounce back after thinking they "were just going to come in and take England down".
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UK rates may rise at 'turn of year'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 19:35

Bank of England governor Mark Carney indicates that UK interest rates could rise "at the turn of this year".
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UK 'strikes deal' over Greek bailout

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 18:09
related countries: Greece Greece

A legally binding agreement has been struck to protect UK taxpayers' money from the impact of the Greek bailout, the Treasury says.
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Scotland ease to T20 win over Canada

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Kyle Coetzer's half century leads Scotland to an eight-wicket win over Canada in their World Twenty20 Qualifier.
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First knife crime rise in four years

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 11:00

Knife crime across England and Wales has risen for the first time in four years, official figures show.
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Thursday, July 16th 2015, 7:26
related places: Manchester, Whitworth

The £15m redevelopment of the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester makes the shortlist for this year's Riba Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building.
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Darkode hacking site forced offline

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

An internet forum used by Lizard Squad and other hackers has been forced offline following arrests in the US, UK and other countries.
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Police water cannon use rejected

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:51

The home secretary refuses to allow the use of water cannon in England and Wales - a year after Boris Johnson authorised police in London to buy three.
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Patients sent 'hundreds of miles'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:04

The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their local area to get care has risen by almost a quarter over the past year, new figures suggest.
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Froome's Tour dominance continues

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 15:33
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his firm hold on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France as Rafal Majka claims stage 11.
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Six Britons deported from China

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Six British tourists arrested in northern China are being deported, the Foreign Office says, as it tries to clarify the reason for their detention.
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Cameron: UK 'not part' of Greek rescue

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Greece Greece

David Cameron insists the UK will not contribute to emergency EU funding for Greece, telling MPs that it is a matter for the eurozone.
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British Gas to cut gas prices by 5%

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:27

British Gas cuts household gas prices by 5%, its second gas price reduction in six months, but critics say the cut is too small
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UK unemployment total up by 15,000

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:09
related places: March

UK unemployment rose for the first time in more than two years in the March-to-May period, according to the latest official figures.
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'Increased risk' of winter blackouts

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 23:01

Spare capacity on the UK electricity system is set to fall to its tightest level in a decade, National Grid says, increasing the risk of blackouts.
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Overdose death of rock star's friend

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 17:58
related places: London

Guitarist Alan Wass was found unconscious in his London flat, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court hears.
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Europe shares up despite Greece woes

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Shares in London and other key European markets close higher despite fears over whether Greece's parliament will back the latest eurozone bailout deal.
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SNP forces Cameron hunting rethink

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:06
related places: Cameron

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tells David Cameron he is "not master of all he surveys" after her party forces a delay in a vote on fox-hunting in England and Wales.
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Haddin to miss second Ashes Test

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 13:54

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's for personal reasons.
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Faulkner banned by Cricket Australia

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Australia Australia

James Faulkner will miss Australia's forthcoming one-day series against England after being charged with drink-driving.
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UK's inflation rate falls to 0%

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 9:53

The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation fell to 0% in June, from 0.1% in May, official figures show.
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Turner biopic tops film complaints

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 8:58

A biopic of artist JMW Turner was the most complained-about film of 2014, the British Board of Film Classification reveals.
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SNP to vote for English fox hunt ban

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 7:49

The SNP group at Westminster decides to vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales.
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'No UK cash for Greek bailout' - Osborne

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 4:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has moved to block any attempt to use British taxpayers' money as part of the Greek bailout, Treasury sources say.
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Memorial day for 'honour' victims

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 1:27

The first UK-wide memorial day for victims of so-called honour killings is taking place on Tuesday, which would have been the birthday of murdered Shafilea Ahmed.
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'Substantial rise' in prison violence

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 0:42

There has been a substantial increase in violence in jails in England and Wales, the prisons inspector is expected to say in his annual report.
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Care reform progress 'remains slow'

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:02

There has been an "alarming absence" of progress in the reform of care for people with learning disabilities in England, a review concludes.
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Reforms 'did not cause crash delay'

Monday, July 13th 2015, 17:28

Scotland's top police officer says the "massive changes" brought by the creation of Police Scotland are not to blame for a three-day delay in responding to a fatal crash.
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Europe shares up on Greece deal news

Monday, July 13th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Shares in London and other key European markets rose on news that eurozone leaders have reached a deal on a third bailout for Greece.
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Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 23:04

An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says.
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Urgent review of Scots police calls

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 16:53

An urgent review of all police call handling in Scotland is to be undertaken following the death of two people who lay in a crashed car for three days.
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Froome holds lead after time trial

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 16:05
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome retains the Tour de France yellow jersey after a closely fought team time trial in Brittany.
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Church sex abuse inquiry promised

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 15:06
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury promises a sex abuse investigation within the Church of England if a judge-led inquiry does not do so within six months.
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Sturgeon rejects English votes plan

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 23:00

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls UK government plans to stop Scottish MPs voting on legislation for England "unacceptable".
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Rush-hour shooting pair 'not targets'

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 21:28
related places: London

A man shot dead and a woman who was critically injured in a rush-hour shooting in north London were not the intended targets, police say.
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More Britons returning from Tunisia

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Hundreds more UK holidaymakers fly home from Tunisia after the government advised them to leave the country amid fears of another terror attack.
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Superb England take 1-0 Ashes lead

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:34
related countries: Australia Australia

England take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes after a superb bowling display wraps up victory against Australia in the first Test.
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VIDEO: No DNA retest in Thai murder case

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 11:18
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

A court in Thailand has been told that vital DNA evidence cannot be retested in the trial of two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers.
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Nationwide e-cigarette safety warning

Friday, July 10th 2015, 23:07

A safety alert is issued by fire authorities in England and Wales, warning people of the dangers of fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers.
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India launches five UK satellites

Friday, July 10th 2015, 22:22
related countries: India India

An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.
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Australia have no chance - Boycott

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:56

Australia do not have a "cat in hell's chance" of winning the first Ashes Test, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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Investigator warns over GSK China ordeal

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:40
related countries: China China

UK investigator reflects on China jail ordeal
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VIDEO: GSK investigator warns over China

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:33
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

A British corporate investigator who was jailed in Shanghai in relation to a massive corruption case against British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline has told the BBC he was shocked that he and his wife received a custodial sentence, while senio
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What next for stock markets and investors?

Friday, July 10th 2015, 20:52
related places: How

How should UK investors cope with volatile global markets?
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Tunisia Britons fly home after alert

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The first British tourists fly home from Tunisia, as the UK defends its decision to advise all British nationals to leave the country.
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England take firm control in Cardiff

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:17
related places: Cardiff

Australia need 412 to win the first Ashes Test after an authoritative display from England on the third day in Cardiff.
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Man charged with officer murder

Friday, July 10th 2015, 16:51
related places: London

A man is charged with the murder of a prison custody officer who was attacked outside Blackfriars Crown Court in London.
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Planning shake-up to speed new homes

Friday, July 10th 2015, 15:06

Developers will get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial land in England - as part of a plan to boost the UK's flagging productivity.
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Battle of Britain flypast over palace

Friday, July 10th 2015, 13:07

Historic aircraft, including Hurricanes and Spitfires, fly over Buckingham Palace to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
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Top 40 moves in UK chart overhaul

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:59

The UK pop charts are to be revealed on a Friday for the first time after being moved from Sunday afternoon, their slot for the last 28 years.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive on Lesbos

Friday, July 10th 2015, 9:54

The BBC's Anna Holligan joined British ex-pats in Lesbos to chart a migrant's journey from the moment a smuggler's boat arrives on the shore of the Aegean Sea.
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Father weeps at Thai murder photos

Friday, July 10th 2015, 7:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The father of murdered British backpacker Hannah Witheridge weeps as graphic photos of her body lying on a beach were shown in a Thai court.
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'Disgraceful' Farah 'swore at' rival

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:38

Mo Farah is accused of swearing at British 5,000m rival Andy Vernon following his winning return to the track.
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UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

All British nationals are being urged to leave Tunisia as "a further terrorist attack is highly likely", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Strikes cause train and Tube chaos

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:01

Tube and train strikes cause travel misery, with the entire London Underground network shut down and many rail services cancelled.
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Murray meets Federer for final spot

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 21:30
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray bids to reach his third Wimbledon final when he takes on seven-time champion Roger Federer.
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Farah wins 5,000m on return

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 19:18

Britain's Mo Farah wins the 5,000m Diamond League, his first race since doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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Budget squeeze 'to hit 13m families'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 18:44

Thirteen million UK families will lose £260 a year on average because of the Budget's tax and benefits changes, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Moeen gives England the upper hand

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 18:40

Moeen Ali scores 77 and takes two key wickets as England lead by 166 runs after the second day of the first Ashes Test.
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Thursday, July 9th 2015, 13:40

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered by the interest from England", says the club's chairman.
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Disney wins starwars.co.uk battle

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 12:54

Disney makes a UK-based fancy-dress retailer surrender starwars.co.uk and six other web addresses related to its sci-fi film franchise.
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UK interest rates still at record low

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 12:27

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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Thai beach deaths DNA evidence 'lost'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Crucial DNA evidence in the case of the murder of two British backpackers cannot be re-tested because it no longer exists, Thai police tell the BBC.
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Wales in Fifa top 10 for first time

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 8:05

Wales achieve their highest Fifa world ranking, entering the top 10 for the first time, with England one place above them.
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Does India's national anthem extol the British?

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:18

Does India's anthem extol its former rulers?
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VIDEO: 'If my parents found me, they could kill me'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:11

The BBC Asian Network's Divya Talwar reports on the growing numbers of ''honour'' crimes in the UK. More than 11,000 were recorded by police forces between 2010 and 2014, figures show.
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Child sexual abuse inquiry to open

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 0:03

The independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales is to open nearly a year after it was first announced.
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Strike begins across Tube network

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:48

Tube staff go on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over pay and conditions.
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Root century galvanises England

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:05

Joe Root's century steers England to a strong position against Australia after they make a shaky start to the first Ashes Test.
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Osborne unveils National Living Wage

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 19:40

George Osborne unveils billions in welfare cuts but springs a Budget surprise with a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020.
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Two on trial over Thai beach deaths

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai police officer describes seeing the bodies of two British tourists on a beach, as the trial of the men accused of their murder gets under way.
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Children in care 'should stay to 25'

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 3:04

Vulnerable young people should be allowed to stay in care until they are aged 25, the government's children's commissioner for England says.
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Migrant dies on Channel Tunnel train

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 19:35

A migrant dies on a freight train heading for Britain, resulting in delays for cross-channel passengers and freight services.
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Nation remembers 7/7 bombing victims

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 19:33
related places: London

Services are held to remember the "ocean of pain" caused by the London bombings, in which 52 people died and more than 700 were hurt a decade ago.
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Minions bat off Terminator challenge

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 15:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The latest Terminator sequel poses little threat to the Minions, whose cartoon adventure remains the top film at the UK and Ireland box office.
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UN to vote on Srebrenica 'genocide'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 15:00
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a controversial UK-drafted resolution which refers to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia as genocide.
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Sunday trading laws could be relaxed

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 13:18

Shops in England and Wales could be allowed to open for longer on Sundays, under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.
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Watchdog probe into RSA's Irish unit

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 11:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The UK accounting watchdog is to investigate the conduct of individuals working for the Irish unit of RSA Insurance in the run-up to its bailout by its UK parent.
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