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London set for latest Tube strike

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:42

A 24-hour Tube strike is due to start at 18:30 BST following the failure to resolve a dispute between unions and London Underground.
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Cook urges England to 'make history'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:22

Captain Alastair Cook challenges England to "make history" by winning the fourth Test and the Ashes at Trent Bridge.
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Preacher faces UK terrorism charges

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:08

Radical UK preacher Anjem Choudary is one of two men charged with inviting support for Islamic State militants, Scotland Yard says.
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Hauliers owe £4m in migrant fines

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 7:29

Haulage firms and lorry drivers are fined more than £4m due to migrants found on their vehicles - with the number of fines up 50% on last year.
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Gatland and Schmidt discuss teams

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Wales coach Warren Gatland reveals he and Ireland counterpart Joe Schmidt discussed team selection before Saturday's match.
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Malaysia warrant 'silencing media'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 3:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK-based editor of the Sarawak Report, Clare Rewcastle-Brown, accuses Malaysia of "silencing free media" after a warrant is issued for her arrest.
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Heath investigated by five forces

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 22:04
related places: Heath, London

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by five police forces as part of their inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.
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Klesch pulls out of Tata Steel talks

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:50

Klesch Group abandons plans to buy Tata Steel's Long Products division, which employs 6,000 people in the UK.
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Johnson unfazed by crowd taunting

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:45
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson shrugs off the persistent barracking he is receiving from England supporters in the Ashes.
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England 'proud' to stifle Clarke

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowler Stuart Broad says England are "proud" of negating Australia captain Michael Clarke in the Ashes.
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Treasury sells RBS stake at £1bn loss

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 13:17

The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
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Eurotunnel trains face more delays

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 12:22

Passengers and lorries using the Eurotunnel from the UK face delays of four hours due to an "unplanned tunnel inspection," the company says.
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London culture tops Google searches

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:42
related places: London

London is named the most googled city in the world for its art galleries, performing arts and innovative design, with the Science Museum is the most searched-for museum.
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UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Moriarty set to make Wales debut

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ross Moriarty, Tyler Morgan, Eli Walker and Dominic Day will win their first Wales caps in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
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SQA admits maths exam 'too hard'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:34

Scotland's exams body admits this year's new Higher Maths exam was "too hard" but says grading was adjusted.
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NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 2:24

Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
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UK firm faces Somalia payments probe

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 22:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.
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UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:53

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.
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Government starts RBS share sell-off

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:47

The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.
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Trader jailed over Libor rate-rigging

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:43
related places: London

Former City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.
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Peaty wins World breaststroke gold

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Adam Peaty wins World Swimming gold, while fellow Britons Ross Murdoch and Siobhan Marie O'Connor win bronze medals.
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One Direction heading to number one

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:01

One Direction are storming to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart after the surprise release of their new single Drag Me Down.
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North has to wait for Wales return

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 13:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

George North is unlikely to play in Wales' first World Cup warm-up with Ireland on Saturday but may return in Dublin on 29 August.
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UK manufacturing picks up in July

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 10:09

UK manufacturing growth picks up in July from a 26-month low in June, but growth remains "near stagnant", a survey suggests.
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Plan to evict illegal immigrants

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:42

Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
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Minichiello queries lack of action

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 20:08

Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello asks why the IAAF did not act on data appearing to expose widespread doping in athletics.
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Inbee wins seventh major at Turnberry

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 17:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Turnberry

Inbee Park sees off the challenge of fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young to win the Women's British Open at Turnberry.
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Government may begin RBS sale

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 13:48

The Treasury could begin the process of selling part of the government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland from Monday, according to BBC sources.
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UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:56
related countries: France France
related places: Calais, Eu

The UK home secretary and her French counterpart urge other EU nations to act to help address the root causes of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Harman calls for Calais compensation

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 20:45
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
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Bin Laden relatives on crash plane

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 19:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on a private jet which crashed in Hampshire, killing all four people on board, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK says.
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Ko and Lu share lead at Turnberry

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 17:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Turnberry

South Korea's Ko Jin-young and Taiwan's Teresa Lu share a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open.
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British oil company investigated

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 14:26

The Serious Fraud Office opens a criminal investigation into British company Soma Oil and Gas.
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England include Plunkett and Footitt

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowlers Liam Plunkett and uncapped Mark Footitt are named in England's squad for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Celtic 2-0 Ross County

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:38

Celtic open the defence of the Scottish title with a workmanlike two-goal victory over Ross County.
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Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 12:33

Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.
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Bayliss wants England consistency

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 9:23

England head coach Trevor Bayliss challenges his side to perform consistently after going 2-1 up in the Ashes series.
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Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:52

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott signs a new four-year deal with the club, as Santi Cazorla also extends his agreement.
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Chemical Brothers top album chart

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:39

The Chemical Brothers' Born in the Echoes gives the dance act their sixth UK number one album, as Little Mix top the singles chart for a third week.
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Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:03
related countries: China China

Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.
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England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:59
related places: Edgbaston

England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Wiggins relishes special road return

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:27
related places: London

Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.
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Morrissey claims airport sex assault

Friday, July 31st 2015, 10:09

British singer Morrissey says he was "groped" by an airport security officer during a search in San Francisco.
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O'Brien to join Rocky Horror revival

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:55

Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien will play the musical's narrator for a series of special shows, his first UK performances in the role for more than 20 years.
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Abuse victims' compensation reduced

Friday, July 31st 2015, 5:00

Compensation has been reduced for more than 400 sex abuse victims in Britain who later committed criminal offences, the Today programme learns.
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Anti-slavery powers come into force

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:01

Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK - including life sentences for people traffickers - come into force in England and Wales.
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Plea for help over Calais crisis

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:55

Police and social services in the UK say there are seeking urgent support to deal with the impact of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Finn puts England on brink of win

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 19:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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Cameron in warning to Calais migrants

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:14

The UK will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the country overnight.
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Storey wins para-cycling world gold

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 14:52

Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.
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No issue with Farah - UK Athletics

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 14:23

UK Athletics finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in a review into doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: China China

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
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UK becomes Santander's biggest market

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:37

The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.
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British Gas owner cuts 6,000 jobs

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:31

Energy firm Centrica says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at its British Gas business.
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Tower poppies tour venues revealed

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:02
related places: London

Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.
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Crolla set for Perez rematch - Hearn

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Perez

British lightweight Anthony Crolla will have a WBA title rematch with Colombia's Darleys Perez, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
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Gina McKee warns over wasted talent

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 8:17

Actress Gina McKee backs a scheme to give all children in the north-east of England a taste of the arts to make sure young talent does not go untapped.
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VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:04

Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.
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RBS reports 27% quarterly profit rise

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 6:29

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 27% increase in second-quarter profit after booking more mortgage business.
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Anti-Semitic incidents 'up 50%'

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:09

The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
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High debt fear for poorer students

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:00

Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:12
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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England on top after Anderson burst

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 20:31
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson, Edgbaston

England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.
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Britons Daley & Gallantree win gold

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 18:48

British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.
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Bedene reaches Hamburg Open quarters

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 15:19

British number two Aljaz Bedene beats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open.
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Man dies as hundreds target tunnel

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 14:09

A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police say.
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Terrorists win segregation appeal

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 11:10

Two convicted terrorists who claimed their prison segregation was unlawful win their challenge at the UK's highest court.
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Firms must show slave labour action

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 7:25

British businesses are to be forced to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, the government says.
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Army job cuts made three years early

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 23:08

The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence.
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New dying care guidelines proposed

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 23:01

England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.
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London campus fails to sign students

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:08
related places: London

No students are signed up for University of South Wales courses in London, a year after they are launched with a budget of £750,000.
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Cook seeking Edgbaston inspiration

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:07
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

England captain Alastair Cook wants inspiration from the 2005 Edgbaston Ashes win before the third Test against Australia.
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Disneyland Paris faces pricing probe

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:01
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotions available in other European member states.
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'2,000 migrants' tried Tunnel entry

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 19:50

Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel says.
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VIDEO: Migrants scale Channel Tunnel fence

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:41

Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said.
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First English US founders identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:33
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United States United States
related places: Jamestown, Virginia, English

Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.
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VIDEO: Remains of first US colonists identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:30
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United States United States
related places: Jamestown, America, Virginia

Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.
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Cameron plan 'won't stop dirty cash'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:33

David Cameron's plans to crack down on "dirty money" being used to buy UK property have been criticised by tax and property experts.
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I feared career was over - Rogers

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:04

Australia opener Chris Rogers feared for his career after a dizzy spell in the second Ashes Test against England.
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UK economic growth picks up to 0.7%

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 11:12

UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.
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UK is no place for dirty money - PM

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 9:39

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with "plundered" cash and a "global effort" is needed to beat corruption, David Cameron says.
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Zurich Insurance considers RSA bid

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:55

Zurich Insurance says it is considering a bid for the UK's RSA Insurance, the owner of the More Than brand.
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Amazon launches music streaming in UK

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:01

Retailer Amazon enters the UK streaming market with Prime Music, a new service available to Amazon Prime customers as part of their annual subscription.
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UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:03

The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.
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Australia take ODI series with win

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Worcester

Australia beat England by 89 runs in the third one-day international at Worcester to take a 4-2 lead in the Women's Ashes.
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Litvinenko suspect 'cannot testify'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A suspect in an inquiry into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he has not obtained permission to give evidence.
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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:24
related countries: India India
related places: Whitehall

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
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Test cricket is 'brutal' - Bell

Monday, July 27th 2015, 13:04

Under-pressure England batsman Ian Bell describes Test cricket as a "brutal environment" ahead of the third Ashes Test.
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Referendum decision 'yet to be made'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:47

The first minister says the SNP is still to decide whether to include a commitment to a second independence referendum in its 2016 manifesto.
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Osborne in Paris for EU reform talks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 7:49
related countries: France France
related places: Eu, Paris

George Osborne is making the first of a series of trips to key EU capitals, as the government bids to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the union.
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VIDEO: Can PM swing Bali smuggler's fate?

Monday, July 27th 2015, 5:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

The case of a British woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling is likely to come up as UK PM David Cameron prepares to visit Indonesia on his South East Asia tour.
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Salmond: Second referendum inevitable

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:51

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond tells the BBC he thinks a second independence referendum is "inevitable".
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Willett wins European Masters title

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

England's Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with a one-shot victory at European Masters in Switzerland.
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Women's Ashes ODI into reserve day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 13:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Worcester

The third and final ODI of the Women's Ashes will take place on Monday after persistent rain ruled out any Sunday play at Worcester.
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England-Scotland on Remembrance Day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:48
related places: Wembley

England will play Scotland at Wembley on 11 November 2016 as the qualifying fixture dates for the Home Nations are revealed.
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Former monk to sing for Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 10:41

A former Tibetan monk who has settled in the UK is to perform at an event in front of the Dalai Lama after being talent spotted by the BBC.
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'Glass floor' protects middle classes

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 7:29

Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.
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Fund to target whisky fans in China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 1:01
related countries: China China

A new £3m fund is created to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.
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'Bolt-Gatlin could see crazy time'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 22:33

Former British sprinter Darren Campbell says Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin's rivalry can produce a "crazy" time.
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