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Murray triumphs as Djokovic quits

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 18:56

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 6:29

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

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 19:33

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 7:02

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:06

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

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

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 13:28

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

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

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 10:58

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 10:39

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 8:39

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

Friday, August 19th 2011, 3:07

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 22:52

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:48

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 19:08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 11:08

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:51

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 7:00

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

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 6:55

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:33

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 11:26

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

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:33

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

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 8:28

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 0:12

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

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 23:01

Newly announced Enterprise Zones around England could create 30,000 new jobs by 2015, the government says.
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Ministers consider 'area curfews'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 19:40

Theresa May tells police chiefs they have political backing to use tough tactics to deal with rioting and says ministers are considering giving them new curfew powers.
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PC's knife attacker sent to jail

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 19:18
related places: London

A man is jailed after admitting stabbing a police officer four times after he was stopped during a routine police patrol in south London.
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Pair row to Indian Ocean record

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:32
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean
related places: London

After being stranded on a reef when their boat capsized, two men from London become the first pair to row unsupported across the Indian Ocean.
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Apes beat Smurfs at UK box office

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 11:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes beats The Smurfs to top the UK and Ireland box office, taking £5.8m in its opening weekend.
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Trio return to strengthen Wales

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 11:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Adam Jones, Lee Byrne and Leigh Halfpenny are three of nine Wales changes for Saturday's final World Cup warm-up with Argentina.
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UK inflation rate rises to 4.4%

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 11:33

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 4.4% in July from 4.2% the month before, official figures show.
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Boy, 16, faces riot murder charge

Monday, August 15th 2011, 23:03
related places: Ealing, London

A 16-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man who was attacked during rioting in Ealing, west London.
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Scottish chief goes for Met job

Monday, August 15th 2011, 18:21

The chief of Strathclyde Police is emerging as the front-runner to be the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, says a BBC correspondent.
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Olympics to get BBC radio station

Monday, August 15th 2011, 14:19

The BBC is to launch a temporary Olympics radio station during London 2012, when BBC Three will be devoted to live Games coverage.
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UK business confidence 'falling'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 9:13

Business confidence among UK firms is falling, thanks largely to a fragile manufacturing sector, two surveys suggest.
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May defends riot policing stance

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 18:59

Home Secretary Theresa May defends ministers' handling of police over riots in England, saying it was clear the public wanted "tough action".
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Police hit out at 'supercop' plan

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

Police criticise government plans to consult a US "supercop" on gang violence, and accuse politicians of inconsistency on tackling disorder.
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BP 'cannot find skilled workers'

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 11:47

A shortage of engineering skills in the UK could hamper growth at BP's North Sea operations, a senior executive at the oil giant says.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 10:42

Kilmarnock host Hibernian in the day's only Scottish Premier League fixture.
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VIDEO: S Korean 'blind archer' in olympic bid

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 9:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

With less than a year to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the BBC's Lucy Williamson is revisiting a medal hopeful to see what progress he has made since she last met him.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 9:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Cyclists ride in 2012 test event

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 8:45

The biggest test event so far for the London 2012 Olympic Games is taking place, featuring more than 150 of the world's leading cyclists.
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Ex-captains expect England dominance

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 5:30
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Former captains Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart believe England will dominate Test cricket for years to come after moving to the top of the world rankings.
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Business tax plans 'not stable'

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 23:25

Handing powers to set corporation tax from Westminster to Holyrood could destabilise public spending, Scotland's accountancy body warns.
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Riot suspects fill weekend courts

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 22:00
related places: London, Manchester

Weekend sessions are held in courts in London and Manchester as those charged reaches over 1,000, including a man alleged to have mugged a Malaysian student.
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Cricket debacle

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 20:03

Can India recover from their defeat at the hands of England?
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Wales 19-9 England

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 15:33

Preview of Saturday's World Cup warm-up between Wales and England.
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Huge win secures England top spot

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 14:07
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

England beat India by an innings and 242 runs at Edgbaston to take a 3-0 lead in the series and become the world's number one Test side.
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Robert Robinson dies at age of 83

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 14:00

Robert Robinson, the veteran BBC broadcaster and presenter of quizzes such as Call My Bluff and Brain of Britain, has died at the age of 83.
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Live text - Wales v England

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 13:12

Dogged Wales beat a poor England 19-9 at the Millennium Stadium to avenge last week's defeat at Twickenham.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 11:09

Four Scottish Premier League games get under way at 1500 BST after Rangers ease to a two-goal victory over Inverness CT.
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VIDEO: Marinsky ballet marks 50 years

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 10:08

In London, the company compares changes between thier first visit and today.
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VIDEO: How Philadelphia fights street gangs

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 8:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia

As the British government looks for solutions to England's riots, the US city of Philadelphia has imposed dramatic measures to tackle similar problems.
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Oxfam's director in Haiti resigns

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 6:27
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The head of Oxfam's operations in Haiti resigns amid an inquiry into allegations of misconduct by staff of the UK charity.
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Olympic homes sold in £557m deal

Friday, August 12th 2011, 19:49
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A company owned by the Qatari Royal family and British partners will take over the Olympic village after the games.
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Cook hits 294 as England dominate

Friday, August 12th 2011, 18:05
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Alastair Cook falls six runs short of 300 as England make their third-highest score in Tests on the third day against India at Edgbaston.
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Police hit back at riot criticism

Friday, August 12th 2011, 17:44

Senior officers reject suggestions that the restoration of calm across England was due to political intervention, following criticism of their tactics by the prime minister.
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Australians hunt for lost aboriginal languages

Friday, August 12th 2011, 17:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian project combs through documents left by early British settlers to find hundreds of lost languages.
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Construction growth hopes dashed

Friday, August 12th 2011, 16:06

The government's statistical office says it overstated growth in the construction industry - it actually grew by 0.5%, not 2.3%.
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Search for man as tug boat sinks

Friday, August 12th 2011, 14:02
related places: London

A man is missing after a tug boat overturned and sank on the River Thames in south-east London.
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Man held over Ealing riot death

Friday, August 12th 2011, 13:39
related places: Ealing, London

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a 68-year-old who died overnight after being attacked during rioting in west London.
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Another ash cloud soon 'unlikely'

Friday, August 12th 2011, 12:35

The UK is unlikely to see another giant volcanic ash cloud in this lifetime, according to a study of 7,000-year record of ash deposits.
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Prison population at record high

Friday, August 12th 2011, 11:47

The prison population in England and Wales reaches a record high but the government says there is still room for rioters.
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England v India third Test, day three as it happened

Friday, August 12th 2011, 9:30
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Alastair Cook falls for 294 as England declare on 710-7, a lead of 486, before dismissing Virender Sehwag for a king pair on day three at Edgbaston.
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VIDEO: Can England learn from LA riots?

Friday, August 12th 2011, 6:06

The dramatic scenes in England this week have brought back memories of the LA riots in 1992, where a billion dollars worth of damage was caused, with dozens killed and thousands injured.
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Student debt 'may double by 2012'

Friday, August 12th 2011, 2:40

Average debts may reach £53,000 for UK students starting in 2012 as tuition fees rise - double the figure for 2011 - an annual survey suggests.
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Man critical after blaze at flats

Friday, August 12th 2011, 2:23
related places: London

A man is in a critical condition after a fire broke out on the ninth floor of a high-rise block of flats in south London.
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International Festival looks east

Friday, August 12th 2011, 0:56

Theatre, dance and music from the Far East will be on show in the east of Scotland as the Edinburgh International Festival begins later.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 18:47
related countries: India India
related places: Chelsea, Edgbaston

Tottenham call off their match with Everton, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri near Arsenal exit, Alastair Cook hits a century as England dominate India, plus more.
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Cook century adds to India misery

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 18:09
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 182 to help England build a commanding 232-run lead over a lacklustre India on day two of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Man arrested over riot mugging

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 18:09
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

Police arrest a man after a Malaysian student was mugged by apparent Good Samaritans soon after being attacked by rioters in London.
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Tale of two cities

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 17:09
related countries: France France

Do the riots in England parallel those in France in 2005?
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Scientist jailed over house slave

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 16:47
related places: London

An HIV expert is jailed for six months for keeping a 21-year-old woman as a slave at her south-east London home.
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Spurs game only postponed match

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 15:35
related places: Everton, London, Tottenham

Tottenham's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday is postponed because of the riots in London, but the rest of the top-flight fixtures remain on.
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Roads and trains hit by flooding

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 15:09
related places: Glasgow

Train operators work to fully restore services after heavy rain caused disruption in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Osborne warns of 'hard recovery'

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 15:06

UK Chancellor George Osborne defends the government austerity plans and warns that the economy faces a hard recovery.
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2012 torchbearers make next stage

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 14:57

Some 28,000 would-be torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic torch relay are told they are through to the next selection round.
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Army killed innocent man: report

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:54

A Catholic shot dead by the Army in August 1971 in Northern Ireland was innocent, a report by the Historic Enquiries Team says.
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Missing Madox art to be displayed

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:35

A painting by British artist Ford Madox Brown, which was thought to be lost, is to go on display for the first time in 115 years.
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