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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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BA begins pilot recruitment drive

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 9:26

British Airways plans to hire 800 new pilots by 2016, with half of the places being offered to first-time trainees.
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Shock and disbelief

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:38

People around the world on the riots shaking Britain
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Bus cuts 'threat to vulnerable'

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 6:09

Vulnerable groups, such as young people and the disabled, are being disadvantaged by cuts to bus services in England, says a committee of MPs.
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VIDEO: UFO claims not investigated in UK

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 6:01

The latest batch of UFO files released by the National Archives show the Ministry of Defence had neither the resources, nor the will, to study the thousands of reported sightings.
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Osborne to address MPs on economy

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 2:34

Chancellor George Osborne is to address MPs following the recent economic crisis and a Bank of England downgrade of growth predictions.
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Riot fightback under way, says PM

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 1:30
related places: Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester

The prime minister says "we needed a fightback and a fightback is under way" after a fourth night of unrest that has spread across England.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:59
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
related places: Cardiff, Oxford

Northern Ireland trounce Faroe Islands in a European Championship qualifier, while Scotland win, Wales lose and the Republic of Ireland draw on a busy night of football.
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Man arrested over phone hacking

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:42

A 61-year-old man, believed by to be former News of the World news editor Greg Miskiw, has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard says.
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England dominate struggling India

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:35
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan share eight wickets as England bowl out India for 224 before captain Andrew Strauss hits an unbeaten fifty on day one of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Riot mugging victim 'recovering'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

A Malaysian student who was filmed being mugged after rioters attacked him in London is recovering in hospital.
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UK economic 'headwinds stronger'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:34

The Bank of England has cut its 2011 growth forecast for the UK, warning that economic "headwinds are growing stronger by the day".
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'Quite a shock'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 13:52
related places: How

How foreign media have reported the British riots
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Riots may affect Premier League

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 11:42
related places: London

The Premier League will decide on Thursday if this weekend's opening round of matches are to be postponed after another night of rioting.
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Trouble erupts in English cities

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:20
related places: London

Rioting spreads to a number of cities with unrest in Manchester and Liverpool, while three men said to be protecting their community have been run over and killed in Birmingham.
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Test can boost country - Strauss

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 6:59
related countries: India India
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

England captain Andrew Strauss believes the third Test against India can provide a feelgood factor after continued rioting.
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Soldier guilty of rape and kidnap

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 19:32

A former soldier is found guilty of raping three teenagers in Wiltshire and south Wales after meticulously planning the attacks.
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British actor Wood dies aged 81

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 15:17

British actor John Wood - who won a Tony award in 1976 and appeared in numerous films and TV dramas - dies at the age of 81.
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IOC 'confident' over 2012 safety

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 14:07
related places: London

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists it has 'complete confidence' over safety at the 2012 Olympic Games.
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England game off following riots

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

England's friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday is off and other matches are postponed as authorities react to a third night of rioting in London.
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Race is on for local TV services

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:19
related places: More

More than 60 towns and cities are in the running to host the UK's first local television services, it is announced.
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Music labels 'devastated' by fire

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:13
related places: Enfield, London

Independent record labels have been left "devastated" by a fire started by rioters which destroyed a stock warehouse at Enfield in north London.
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Further riots as violence spreads

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 9:57
related places: Hackney, London

Rioting has spread across London with cars and buildings set alight on a third night of unrest, with trouble flaring in other English cities.
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Sportsday Live - 9 August 2011

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:59
related places: London

London riots affect sporting fixtures, Andy Murray beaten in Montreal, plus more.
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Teenage pregnancy is 'contagious'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 0:52
related countries: Norway Norway

Teenage pregnancy is "contagious" between sisters, researchers in the UK and Norway have claimed.
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VIDEO: What caused the London riots?

Monday, August 8th 2011, 22:20
related places: London

Police and communities have been considering what has fuelled the violence in London over the past 48 hours.
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West Ham-Aldershot game postponed

Monday, August 8th 2011, 22:00
related places: Aldershot, London, West Ham

West Ham's Carling Cup game against Aldershot on Tuesday is postponed on police advice following the continuing riots in London.
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Ill Lampard out of England squad

Monday, August 8th 2011, 20:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Chelsea's Frank Lampard withdraws from England squad due to a throat infection as Manchester United's Tom Cleverley is called up for the first time.
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Indian anger at Dow Olympics move

Monday, August 8th 2011, 17:05
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal

Bhopal disaster activists express anger at the decision to select the Dow Chemical Company as a London 2012 Olympic Games sponsor.
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May returns after London violence

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:21
related places: London

Home Secretary Theresa May is meeting police chiefs following a second night of violence in London.
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Pupils 'should study maths to 18'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:41

Pupils in England should study maths up to the age of 18, says a report for the Conservative Party by TV presenter Carol Vorderman.
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UK soldier 'cut fingers off Taliban'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 10:10

The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a soldier from a Scottish battalion sliced fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs.
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Looting spreads after London riot

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:23
related places: London, Tottenham

Police condemn a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London in a second night of looting and disorder following riots in Tottenham.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 8 August

Monday, August 8th 2011, 6:57

Carling Cup ties called off because of riots in London, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secures Arsenal move, plus more.
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Agricultural theft 'on the rise'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 0:09

Agricultural crime is estimated to have cost Britain's farmers £49.7m in 2010, an increase of £8.7m on the previous year, a major rural insurer says.
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Cancer patients 'must exercise'

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 23:01

All patients undergoing cancer treatment should be told to do 150 minutes of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Riot sparks major investigation

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 22:36
related places: London

Police launch a major investigation in the wake of widespread rioting in north London which saw attacks on people, fires and looting.
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Sunday's SPL as it happened

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 16:11
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

Celtic edge out Aberdeen 1-0 in the early kick off and Motherwell beat Hearts by the same score.
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Dozens injured in London rioting

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 15:58
related places: London, Tottenham

More than 40 people are arrested after rioting saw police attacked, buildings looted and vehicles set alight in Tottenham, north London.
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UK Apaches in action over Libya

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 15:51
related countries: Libya Libya

British military action in Libya is continuing, with Apache helicopters carrying out a strike on a headquarters of the Gaddafi regime on Sunday.
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Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 13:10
related places: Aberdeen

Anthony Stokes' goal beats stubborn Aberdeen as Celtic make it two wins out of two in the Scottish Premier League.
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India's Zaheer out of Test series

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 9:04
related countries: India India

India's pace bowler Zaheer Khan will miss the rest of the England tour with ankle and hamstring injuries.
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Riots over fatal police shooting

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 7:43
related places: London, Tottenham

Police are on the streets of Tottenham, north London, where overnight riots saw petrol bombs thrown at officers and patrol cars and buildings set alight.
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PM and Sarkozy discuss downgrade

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 2:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Standard, Poor

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss eurozone finances and the US credit rating being downgraded.
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Quango 'has £6m credit card bill'

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 1:03

A credit card bill of £6.5m was run up by staff at the quango tasked with making police forces in England and Wales more efficient, it emerges.
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Torrential rain sparks flooding

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 18:31

Emergency services across north-east England receive hundreds of calls after heavy rain caused localised flooding.
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Saturday's SPL as it happened

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 16:12
related places: Dunfermline, Inverness, Tannadice

Dundee United draw with St Mirren at Tannadice and Inverness claim a point at newly-promoted Dunfermline.
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In pictures

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:43
related places: London

Designers' showcase at London's first Africa Fashion Week
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England hold off Wales fightback

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:25
related places: Twickenham

A debut try from Manu Tuilagi and 13 points from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson help England to victory over Wales in a World Cup warm-up game at Twickenham.
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