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Costa Rica 0-0 England

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

England end their poor World Cup 2014 campaign with a goalless draw against Costa Rica to finish bottom of Group D.
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Hodgson hopeful for England's future

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson says England have a bright future with a new crop of young players, after the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.
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Sri Lanka beat England in thriller

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose off the penultimate ball as Sri Lanka win a thrilling second Test at Headingley to secure a series victory.
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Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:51

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all charges.
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Royal couple visit Belfast film set

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:01
related places: Belfast, Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet cast and production members from Game of Thrones during a tour of the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast on the second day of their Northern Ireland visit.
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Fault in Our Stars tops UK chart

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 16:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Teen cancer drama The Fault in Our Stars comfortably tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend, taking £3.4m.
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Money affecting England - Gerrard

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 15:58

Captain Steven Gerrard believes the money in the game is affecting young players' hunger and desire to play for England.
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Juncker 'common sense' dig at UK PM

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:56

Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to be the next European Commission president by the end of the week - "if common sense prevails".
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Serpentine unveils giant 'doughnut'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:43
related places: Hyde Park, London

London's Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park unveils a sculpture resembling a giant misshapen doughnut as its annual temporary pavilion.
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Fears hospital mistakes covered up

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 12:15

An analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 hospital trusts in England are not registering the expected number of safety incidents.
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Top UK stunt man Terry Richards dies

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Top UK stunt man Terry Richards, who played the Cairo Swordsman in Indiana Jones, dies aged 81.
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Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.
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VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.
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Juncker as good and bad for the UK

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:35

Juncker row highlights democracy conundrum, says Robert Peston
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Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:30
related places: London

A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.
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UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.
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Cook form a 'recipe for resignation'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 19:44

England captain Alastair Cook's form is a "recipe for resignation", according to former batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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No 10 says EU to vote over Juncker

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has won agreement for a vote on the future president of the European Commission, Downing Street says.
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Peer urges tougher terror curbs

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:43

The UK should reintroduce tougher measures to further restrict terror activities, says Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism laws.
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England on brink of Test series defeat

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England are facing a first home Test series defeat by Sri Lanka after collapsing to 57-5 in pursuit of 350 for victory.
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No bid for Women's World Cup in England

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:24

The FA will not bid to stage the 2019 Women's World Cup and the U20 Women's World Cup in 2018 in England.
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Shire forecasts $10bn sales by 2020

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:09
related countries: United States United States

British drugs firm Shire has said it expects to double its current product sales to $10bn by 2020 as it tries to fend off a $46bn (£27bn) bid from US rival AbbVie.
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High-speed rail 'needed in north'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:53
related places: Leeds, London, Manchester

A new HS3 high-speed rail link connecting Manchester and Leeds could help create a northern "global powerhouse", Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Ghana FA chief to sue Daily Telegraph

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:28
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana FA president is to sue the Daily Telegraph over its claim he agreed for the national team to play in matches others were preparing to fix.
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Murray starts title defence in style

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray opens the defence of his Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Belgian David Goffin.
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Players skipping England 'not new'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 11:53

Former England manager Graham Taylor says it is nothing new that players have tried to avoid playing for their country.
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Robinson leads tributes to Byrne

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 9:44

Sir Tony Robinson leads tributes to British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, who has died aged 80.
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UK chart to include streaming

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 9:15

The Official Charts Company announces streaming through services like Spotify, Deezer and Napster will count towards the UK's weekly singles chart from July.
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VIDEO: Could the Harley-Davidson go green?

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 8:49
related places: Harley

Graeme Hay from the British Motorcyclists' Federation welcomes Harley-Davidson's new electric motorbike.
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'Biggest prize in science' announced

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 7:43

A British theorist is the first recipient of a new prize for mathematics.
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Mothers have multiple babies removed

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 23:09

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC learns.
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Hodgson asks Gerrard to play on

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:32

Roy Hodgson asks Steven Gerrard to stay on as a player and captain as the midfielder ponders his England future.
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Redknapp should name names - Gerrard

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:30

Steven Gerrard says Harry Redknapp should "name and embarrass" those players he claims do not want to represent England.
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Sri Lanka build lead against England

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:41

Sri Lanka fight back to open up a lead of 106 over England after three days of the decisive second Test at Headingley.
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UK Syria fighters a 'long-term threat'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Police in the UK will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for "many years", a senior Scotland Yard officer tells the BBC.
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PM urges Juncker vote amid EU row

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:55

David Cameron will call for an "unprecedented" vote on any bid to rubber stamp Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, a Downing Street source says.
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Players 'tried to skip England duty'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:33
related places: Tottenham

QPR boss Harry Redknapp tells the BBC he dealt with players at Tottenham who tried to avoid England duty.
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Blackadder actress Patsy Byrne dies

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 10:49

British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, dies aged 80.
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'Sugar tax' call for child obesity

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 5:33

A campaign group calls on the government to introduce a "sugar tax" to help curb childhood obesity rates in the UK.
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Rooney still sees bright England future

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 0:02

Wayne Rooney believes he can still be part of an England team that "makes history", despite their early World Cup exit.
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'Too few pupils' learning languages

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:33

The UK's education system is failing to produce enough people with foreign-language skills to meet a growing need from business, the CBI says.
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The face of British poverty in France

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:00
related countries: France France

The many faces of British expat poverty in France since 1823
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Williams apologetic, says Gatland

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Liam Williams has apologised to team-mates after Wales’ dramatic defeat by South Africa, says head coach Warren Gatland.
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England falter after Robson century

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sam Robson hits a maiden Test century for England, who lose late wickets in opening up a lead of 63 over Sri Lanka.
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Family 'heartbroken' by jihad video

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:41
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of a British man who has appeared in a video aimed at recruiting fighters for the Islamist militant group Isis says he is "heartbroken" his son left the UK to fight in Syria.
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Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:48
related places: Guildford

Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, dies aged 60 after an illness.
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Rooney backs manager Hodgson

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:43

Wayne Rooney says Roy Hodgson is the right manager for England despite a group-stage exit at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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New Zealand 36-13 England

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 10:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

New Zealand condemn England to a 3-0 series whitewash defeat with a 36-13 victory in the third Test in Hamilton.
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Rooney apologises for England failure

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 9:58

Striker Wayne Rooney apologises on his Facebook page to supporters after England were knocked out of the World Cup.
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Firefighters to stage fresh strike

Friday, June 20th 2014, 23:45

Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike for seven hours in an ongoing row with the government over pensions.
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Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

Friday, June 20th 2014, 23:09

The government announces it is to ban "greedy" councils in England from using static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally.
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Rooney criticism unjust - Van Persie

Friday, June 20th 2014, 22:49

Robin van Persie says criticism of Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in England's World Cup campaign is unjust.
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No World Cup strategy regret - Hodgson

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:44

Manager Roy Hodgson says England were "well prepared" despite their exit after only two games of the World Cup's group stages.
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'Warning text' in Kenya bomb case

Friday, June 20th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Briton Jermaine Grant, accused of intent to cause explosions, texted an alleged accomplice a warning they were being watched, a court in Kenya hears.
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World Cup: Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

Friday, June 20th 2014, 18:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Costa Rica produce a surprise win against four-time world champions Italy, a result that sends Group D rivals England out.
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Broad hat-trick puts England on top

Friday, June 20th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stuart Broad takes a hat-trick as England bowl Sri Lanka out for 257 in the second Test and close on 36-0 in reply.
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Hodgson 'will stay as England boss'

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:51

Roy Hodgson will remain as England manager until 2016, according to Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
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Shire shares soar on rejected bid

Friday, June 20th 2014, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Shares in British pharmaceutical firm Shire soar as much as 13% after the company rejects a £27bn takeover bid from US drug giant AbbVie.
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West Brom sign defender Lescott

Friday, June 20th 2014, 10:01

West Brom sign England defender Joleon Lescott after the player's contract at Manchester City comes to an end.
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Sainsbury's in discount store tie-up

Friday, June 20th 2014, 9:43
related countries: Denmark Denmark

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's is to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl by entering into a joint venture with Danish discount grocery chain Netto.
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Suarez revels in England retribution

Friday, June 20th 2014, 1:02
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay match-winner Luis Suarez says the 2-1 World Cup win over England brought him retribution against his critics.
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Hodgson 'not considering resigning'

Friday, June 20th 2014, 0:44

Roy Hodgson insists he will not quit his job as England manager despite his side being on the brink of World Cup elimination.
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Universal Credit policy expanded

Friday, June 20th 2014, 0:12

The government's flagship welfare policy, Universal Credit, is set to be introduced in 90 jobcentres across north-west England, the work and pensions secretary says.
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World Cup: Uruguay 2-1 England

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 21:28
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

England need Italian help to progress after Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's brace condemns them to a 2-1 Fifa World Cup defeat.
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Key sickness benefit 'failing'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 20:38

The key sickness benefit is helping fewer people get jobs, while its rising cost is one of the largest financial risks facing the UK, internal government documents say.
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Julian Assange 'fears for family'

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 19:22
related places: London

Two years after he took refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he fears for the safety of his family.
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Teachers' strike set for 10 July

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:37

Schools in England and Wales face disruption next month, as the National Union of Teachers says it will take strike action.
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EU benefits case goes against UK

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:37
related countries: France France

A pregnant French woman denied benefits in the UK was entitled to the payments, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Cook hits out at 'personal' attacks

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 13:06

England captain Alastair Cook calls for a crackdown on "personal" attacks on his style of leadership.
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Charles Taylor asks to leave UK jail

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 12:48
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Rwanda Rwanda

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor wants to serve the rest of his sentence for war crimes in a Rwandan prison, saying he has been denied the right to family life.
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Lee replaces dropped Jones for Wales

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 12:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Wales replace Adam Jones with Samson Lee and Josh Turnbull is in the back-row for the second Test against South Africa.
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England will attack Uruguay - Hodgson

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Roy Hodgson says England will attack Uruguay in Thursday's crucial group game even though defeat could send them out.
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Gerrard urges World Cup 'wake-up call'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:30

England captain Steven Gerrard warns colleagues they face a "terrible, long summer" if they make an early World Cup exit.
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BoE appoints yuan clearing house

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:55
related countries: China China
related places: London

The Bank of England appoints China Construction Bank as the Chinese currency clearing bank in London.
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WW1 show explores role of humour

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:35

A new exhibition at the British Library highlights how black humour helped troops cope with the horror of World War One.
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Bank surprised by rate rise forecasts

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 9:44

Bank of England policymakers have suggested a rise in interest rates this year is more likely than expected, the minutes of their June meeting have shown.
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Celtic visit St Johnstone in opener

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 8:01

Champions Celtic are away to St Johnstone for their first match of the 2014-15 Scottish Premiership campaign.
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Man City set for Newcastle opener

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 8:00

Manchester City will begin their 2014-15 campaign away to Newcastle while rivals Manchester United take on Swansea.
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England NHS 'faces £2bn funding gap'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 7:25

The NHS in England faces a funding gap of up to £2bn in for the next financial year, with growing costs set to outstrip income, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: British colony stamp sells for £5.6m

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:01
related places: New York

An exceedingly rare 19th Century postage stamp from a British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York.
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Aspirin 'not best to stop strokes'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 5:29

Doctors should prescribe newer drugs rather than aspirin to treat a common heart condition which can lead to strokes, guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales say.
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Huge increase in Crohn's treatment

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 4:06

Some 20,000 young people were admitted to hospital in England last year with Crohn's disease, a 300% rise in 10 years, figures suggest.
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Rare stamp sets auction record

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 23:26
related places: New York

A 19th Century postage stamp from British Guiana sells for a record £9.5m at auction in New York.
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Sterling 'happy' to switch with Rooney

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 22:58

Raheem Sterling is happy to switch positions to accommodate Wayne Rooney if it helps keep England's World Cup hopes alive.
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Google 'legally' intercepted in UK

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 22:53

The UK government classifies Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as external communications meaning it can intercept them without an individual warrant.
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Rooney holds key to success - Lampard

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 21:35

Frank Lampard says Wayne Rooney holds the key to England's World Cup hopes despite an "agenda" against him.
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MPs back knife crime jail term plan

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 18:49

MPs back the imposition of mandatory jail terms on any adult convicted in England or Wales of a second offence involving a knife.
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Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 14:33

Doctors have a legal duty to consult with and inform patients if they are to place a Do Not Resuscitate order on medical notes, says England's Court of Appeal.
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Chinese Premier Li meets the Queen

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:42
related countries: China China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on the first full day of his visit to the UK.
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Morrisons to cut 2,600 manager jobs

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 13:32

UK supermarket chain Morrisons plans to cut 2,600 management jobs as a result of changes to its management structure.
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Ballet dancers boycott Russia trip

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The UK's Royal Ballet begins a series of performances in Moscow without two dancers who have boycotted the trip in protest at Russia's anti-gay laws.
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UK to re-open embassy in Iran

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

William Hague says the "circumstances are right" for the UK to re-open its embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, which has been shut since 2011.
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UK inflation rate falls to 1.5% in May

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:33

Lower fares for flights helped to push the rate of inflation down to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in May, new figures show.
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Stop 'benefit tourism', Britons say

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 8:11
related places: More

A majority of Britons believe EU immigrants should have to wait at least three years before being able to claim benefits, a survey suggests.
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Upper Crust food firm to float

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 8:05

Food outlet operator SSP which owns the Upper Crust and Caffe Ritazza, is seeking to raise up to £500m by floating its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Fried food limit in school meals

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 5:25

School meals in England will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day and there will be a limit on fried food and pies.
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Ponds 'predict Arctic sea-ice melt'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 2:03

A UK team believes it can now make skilful predictions of how much sea ice will melt during Arctic summers, and says this year's minimum extent will likely be very similar to last year's.
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Inmarsat confident on MH370 'hotspot'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 0:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK satellite company Inmarsat tells the BBC that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has yet to go to the area its scientists think is the plane's most likely crash site.
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Sturridge ready for 'do or die' game

Monday, June 16th 2014, 21:40
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

England's Daniel Sturridge is prepared to do almost anything in Thursday's "do or die" World Cup meeting with Uruguay.
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Cook encouraged by new-look England

Monday, June 16th 2014, 20:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook hopes his team's display against Sri Lanka is a springboard for an exciting new era.
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