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UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:28

Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.
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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: France France

Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
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Unnecessary remands 'waste millions'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:03

Courts in England and Wales wasted almost £250m last year by remanding people in custody unnecessarily, the Howard League for Penal Reform says.
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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 20:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.
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Wife convinced Cook not to quit

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 18:11
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.
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GB top medal table with 12 golds

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 16:02

Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and the relay teams help Britain to a record 12 gold medals at the European Championships.
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England rout India to wrap up series

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 15:42
related countries: India India

England rout India by an innings and 244 runs in the final Test at The Oval to complete a 3-1 series triumph.
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Leading historian backs Yes campaign

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 13:20

The leading Scottish historian, Sir Tom Devine, announces he is now planning to vote "Yes" in the independence referendum.
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Oil and gas prospects to be examined

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 12:29

The Scottish government is to team up with industry and academics to examine the prospects of finding oil and gas to the west of Scotland.
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VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 4:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.
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VIDEO: WW1 memorial to honour Wales' fallen

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:30

About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.
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England tighten grip over India

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:27
related countries: India India

Joe Root's unbeaten 92 helps England open up a commanding first-innings lead of 237 over India in the final Test.
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Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 15:30

Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.
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India beat England in Women's Test

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 13:44
related countries: India India

Captain Mithali Raj stars as India beat England by six wickets on the fourth day of the Women's Test at Wormsley.
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Australian PM comments 'offensive'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Scotland's first minister says the Australian prime minister's negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".
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Clark aims for World Cup glory

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Prop Rochelle Clark says England are confident of winning their first World Cup for 20 years as they face Canada in the final on Sunday.
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Season to begin after record spending

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:10

The Premier League season gets under way on Saturday following a record summer of transfer spending in England's top league.
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UK 'would consider arming Kurds'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 18:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK would "consider favourably" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed.
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VIDEO: BBC on board RAF mission in Iraq

Friday, August 15th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A BBC crew has joined an RAF reconnaissance mission over Iraq to see how British Tornado aircraft are helping to plot Islamic State positions on the ground.
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UK summons Russian envoy over Ukraine

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Moscow's ambassador to the UK is summoned by the Foreign Office to "clarify" reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.
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From death row to graduation ceremony

Friday, August 15th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.
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Salmonella outbreak investigated

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:35

Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.
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UK economic growth revised upwards

Friday, August 15th 2014, 9:42

The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.
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Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:04

UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.
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VIDEO: Teletext kept alive at art festival

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 17:45

Teletext may have disappeared from British TV screens - but artists across Europe are keeping the format alive.
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Npower costs prompt 38% profit fall

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Npower, says it is getting on top of late billing problems in the UK, but first-half profit fell 38%
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Pitt war film to end London festival

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 13:47
related places: London

Fury, a World War II tank drama starring Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, is to close this year's London Film Festival, organisers announce.
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UK ready to help over Iraq - Cameron

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is ready to "help out in the right way" in Iraq where thousands of people have fled Islamist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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UK exports to EU 'dead in the water'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 10:20

The UK's economic recovery is unlikely to be export driven as its biggest trading partner is "dead in the water", a Bank of England policymaker has said.
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Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 23:13

Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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Failing GP practices face closure

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 23:10

Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.
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How to crack the US market

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

How British firms can best succeed in the US market
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GB's Dasaolu powers to 100m gold

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 20:22

James Dasaolu wins 100m gold and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey bronze on a brilliant night for Britain at the European Championships.
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Farah battles to 10,000m European gold

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:56

Britain's Mo Farah has to fight hard to win European 10,000m gold, while team-mate Andy Vernon snatches a silver medal.
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Man Utd's Shaw out for four weeks

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:36
related places: Shaw

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ruled out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
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Bank of England cuts wage forecast

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 13:31

The Bank of England cuts its forecast for average wage growth in half, predicting average wages to rise by 1.25% this year.
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UK jobless rate nears six-year low

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 13:18

The UK unemployment rate falls to 6.4% in the three months to June, close to a six-year low but wage growth is the slowest on record.
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Warning over UK's youth unemployment

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 23:14

The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.
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Pavey, 40, wins Euros 10,000m gold

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 22:08

Britain's Jo Pavey, 40, becomes the oldest ever European Championships female gold medalist by winning 10,000m in Zurich.
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RAF jets in Cyprus for Iraq mission

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 21:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Iraq Iraq

RAF Tornado jets from the UK arrive in Cyprus to support relief efforts in Iraq, as the Foreign Office says Chinook helicopters will also be sent to assist aid operations.
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Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

Sony will launch its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe in the autumn in a bid to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku.
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UK warns over Israel export licences

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 18:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Ministers identify 12 military export licenses to Israel that they would suspend if "significant hostilities" resume in Gaza.
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Scarratt confident of England success

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 16:19

England centre Emily Scarratt says her side "have a great chance" of winning the Women's Rugby World Cup.
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Autonomy exec fights back in HP row

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 15:36

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been accused in a court filing of "mismanagement" in its 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy.
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Tobacco giant ready to sue UK

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 15:09

Tobacco giant Phillip Morris says it is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law mandating plain packaging for cigarettes.
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UK makes second air drop in Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, the UK government confirms.
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Kaneria life ban appeal is refused

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 11:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for spot-fixing is refused by the Court of Appeal.
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Hoddle joins QPR as first-team coach

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 10:23

Queens Park Rangers appoint former England boss Glenn Hoddle in a coaching role to work alongside manager Harry Redknapp.
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No damages for prisoners denied vote

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:22

The European Court of Human Rights rules that the UK has again breached prisoners' rights by failing to give them the vote - but refused to award damages.
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Suicides blamed on jail conditions

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 8:05

Overcrowding and lack of staff have contributed to an increase in suicides in jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons says.
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General condemns UK stance on Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior British military figure accuses the UK government of being "commitment-phobic" over the crisis in Iraq.
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Majority of Scots back using pound

Monday, August 11th 2014, 21:30

A majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.
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RBS may sell Coutts International

Monday, August 11th 2014, 20:21

Royal Bank of Scotland says it is looking into selling Coutts International, the overseas arm of the bank that has the Queen's account.
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Ostrich conman to be extradited

Monday, August 11th 2014, 13:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Swansea

A fugitive drug dealing conman from Swansea who swindled ostrich farm investors and then went on the run in South Africa is to be extradited to the UK.
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Anti-Mugabe radio station shuts down

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:31

A UK-based radio station opposed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government shuts down after 13 years after donors cut funding, its manager says.
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Travel warning after storm hits

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:27

Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.
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UK pork farmers face sanctions hit

Monday, August 11th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Russia Russia

UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts.
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Storms continue over parts of UK

Monday, August 11th 2014, 9:32

Parts of England and Scotland continue to be affected by high winds and rain brought by the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha.
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Gatwick and Heathrow see July record

Monday, August 11th 2014, 8:42
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

The debate over expanding the UK's air capacity has heated up after record passenger numbers at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in July.
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Firms' hiring plans at 16-year high

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 23:03

UK firms intend to hire staff at the fastest rate for 16 years, research by the accountancy firm BDO suggests.
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Heavy rain and wind cause disruption

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 18:25

Storms and heavy rain cause disruption across Britain as the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country.
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Norwegian duo claim UK chart top spot

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

Norwegian duo Nico and Vinz become the first act from Norway to have a UK number one single since A-ha in 1986.
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UK to 'step up' aid drops to Iraq

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is to "step up" aid supplies and send more "humanitarian advisers" to parts of Iraq under threat from Islamist militants, Downing Street says.
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UK plane drops first aid in Iraq

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British military aircraft makes the first drop of UK humanitarian aid in northern Iraq, to help people who have fled from Islamist militants.
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UK firms hurt by Russian import ban

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Several UK firms have been hit by a Russian ban on food imports from a number of Western countries.
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UK aid deliveries in Iraq 'imminent'

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The RAF will drop humanitarian aid supplies in northern Iraq for the foreseeable future, the foreign secretary says.
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Forster seals £10m Southampton move

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 22:00
related places: Southampton

Southampton sign Celtic's England goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a four-year contract for a fee in the region of £10m.
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Thousands in UK march to support Gaza

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 21:04

Tens of thousands of people march in support of Gaza in central London, as a charity appeal in the UK raises £4.5m in less than 24 hours.
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England beat India by an innings

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 17:51
related countries: India India

England complete a stunning innings victory over India with two days of the fourth Test to spare at Old Trafford.
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Obama vows to stop jihadist state

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will not allow jihadist militants to carve out a "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq as the UK joins the humanitarian air drop.
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Fury-Chisora set for November rematch

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 12:09
related places: London

Tyson Fury will fight Dereck Chisora in their rescheduled rematch on 22 November at London's ExCeL arena.
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Health warning on 'laughing gas' use

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 1:45

A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".
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Forster on brink of Southampton move

Friday, August 8th 2014, 21:57
related places: Southampton

Fraser Forster is on the verge of joining Southampton after they agreed a fee of £10m with Scottish champions Celtic.
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West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
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Watkinson sorry over England rain woe

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:37

Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.
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UK planes to drop aid in Iraq

Friday, August 8th 2014, 17:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.
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Heavy rain halts England and India

Friday, August 8th 2014, 16:42
related countries: India India

Rain curtails day two of the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, with the hosts leading by 85.
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China jails British GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 16:33
related countries: China China

A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.
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VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinned

Friday, August 8th 2014, 14:16
related places: Dull

Glenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland.
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NHS says no to breast cancer drug

Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:34

A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing.
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China trial for GSK investigator

Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:26
related countries: China China

A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
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Westwood and McIlroy in US PGA hunt

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 23:31
related countries: United States United States

Lee Westwood is joint leader of the US PGA after an opening 65, one clear of Rory McIlroy as Tiger Woods struggles.
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'Four admit' Borneo student killings

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 18:44

Four men arrested in Borneo over the stabbing of two British medical students have "admitted their crime" according to a local police chief.
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Broad stars as England dominate India

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 18:30
related countries: India India

England bowl India out for 152 after losing the toss on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
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UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:41

The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
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UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 11:16

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Celebrities call for Scots No vote

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 10:44

Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.
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Gaza emergency appeal launched

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 9:38

British aid agencies launch an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza, saying it has created a "humanitarian emergency".
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BBC to broadcast DEC Gaza appeal

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 8:50

The BBC, along with other UK public service broadcasters, is to air an emergency appeal on Friday for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
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Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 0:41

The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.
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Two British students killed in Borneo

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 17:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two British medical students from Newcastle University - named as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger - are stabbed to death in Borneo, police say.
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Johnson to seek 2015 Commons return

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 16:56

London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his intention to become an MP again at next year's general election, ending months of speculation.
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Cook 'could not walk away from role'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 16:31

Alastair Cook says it was 'natural' for him to consider his position as England captain during the team's recent struggles.
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UK industrial output in meagre rise

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:34

The UK's industrial and manufacturing output moved back in to growth in June after falling, but by a smaller-than-expected 0.3%.
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More Britons flee Libya violence

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:13
related countries: Libya Libya

The Royal Navy transports 93 more people out of Libya, as the UK Foreign Office says the situation in the country "continues to get worse".
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No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 10:38

The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.
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US general killed by Afghan soldier

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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Salmond and Darling clash in debate

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 22:18

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
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Theatre in Jewish film festival row

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

A north London theatre refuses to host the UK Jewish Film Festival while it is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy amid the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
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BA suspends flights amid Ebola alert

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:29
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

British Airways suspends flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August amid concerns over the Ebola outbreak.
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