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Scotland 10-6 Ireland

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A late try from Joe Ansbro gives Scotland a win in a scrappy World Cup warm-up game with Ireland at Murrayfield.
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Bear attack wounded 'recovering'

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Four survivors of an Arctic polar bear attack recover in a Norwegian hospital as the family of a teen who died pay tribute to him.
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Live - Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 12:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Twickenham

Scotland and Ireland meet at Murrayfield, while England welcome Wales to Twickenham as the home nations step up their preparations for September's World Cup.
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Bopara replaces Trott for England

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 9:52
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Ravi Bopara replaces injured Jonathan Trott for England's third Test against India at Edgbaston. Steven Finn is included in 13-man squad.
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'Future library' plans outlined

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 7:16

Libraries in England could share premises with health centres and police surgeries in future if new proposals are taken on.
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Paris and London

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 0:40
related countries: France France
related places: London, Orwell

On the trail of Orwell's outcasts
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VIDEO: Polar bear kills British boy in Arctic

Friday, August 5th 2011, 21:51

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death in the Arctic and injured four other UK tourists.
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Grenada's James stuns 400m rivals

Friday, August 5th 2011, 21:13
related countries: Grenada Grenada
related places: London

Teenager Kirani James of Grenada upstages his more experienced rivals to win the 400m in a season's best time in London.
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Bear kills British boy in Arctic

Friday, August 5th 2011, 20:36
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death and seriously injured four others in an attack on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.
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Jones included in England squad

Friday, August 5th 2011, 9:28

Man Utd defender Phil Jones is included in England's provisional 30-man squad for the friendly with Holland next Wednesday.
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Greek crisis pushes RBS into loss

Friday, August 5th 2011, 7:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a half-year loss after taking a £733m hit on its exposure to Greek government bonds.
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Man shot dead and officer injured

Friday, August 5th 2011, 0:40
related places: London, Tottenham

A man is shot dead and a police officer injured in a shooting incident in Tottenham, north London.
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McCartney voices phone-hack fears

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 21:36
related countries: United States United States

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney says he appears to be a victim of phone hacking and will talk to the police when he returns to the UK from a US tour.
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Gang detained for park-stab death

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 18:21
related places: London

Seven teenagers are detained for killing a 16-year-old schoolboy who was fatally stabbed in a south-east London park.
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Tuilagi to make debut for England

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:02
related places: Twickenham

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi will make his England debut against Wales in the World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Saturday.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:00

UK interest rates are kept at a record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
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Groups 'to shun torture inquiry'

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:45

Campaigners and lawyers say they will not take part in an inquiry into the alleged torture and mistreatment of British terror suspects.
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In pictures

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:08
related places: London

African art on show at London's Tate Modern
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 6:59
related places: Bolton, Liverpool

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew keeps door open for Joey Barton, Tiger Woods returns to action after injury, Europa League latest, plus more.
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NHS trusts warn over waiting time

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:04

Some of the top-performing NHS trusts in England are predicting they will struggle to hit waiting time targets, official documents show.
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Video 'shows Nigeria hostages'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:00
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kebbi

A video is released allegedly showing a British man and his Italian colleague kidnapped in Nigeria in May, reportedly by the North African branch of al-Qaeda.
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£300m cocaine haul found on yacht

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:30
related places: Southampton

A haul of cocaine with a street value of up to £300m is found hidden inside a luxury yacht in Southampton.
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Shell admits Nigeria oil spills

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil giant Shell accepts responsibility for two oil spills in Nigeria's Ogoniland region, in what activists say could set a legal precedent for UK courts.
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Harbhajan & Yuvraj out of series

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 14:08
related countries: India India

India suffer a blow ahead of the third Test against England as Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are ruled out of the series through injury.
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MRSA rates fall to record level

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 12:00

MRSA rates in England have hit their lowest level since records began, official statistics show.
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Growth in UK services accelerates

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 10:18

Activity in the UK's service sector expanded at its fastest rate for four months in July, a survey suggests, but employment falls.
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Warning over cuts to armed forces

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 9:51

The military may be unable to fulfil its tasks after 2015 as a result of spending cuts, MPs say, as a minister admits there will be "capability gaps".
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Standard Chartered profits up 17%

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 6:36
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based, Asia-focused Standard Chartered Bank reports growing profits in all of the markets where it operates, except India.
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Adlington seeks 2012 improvement

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 5:43

Double Olympic gold medallist and new world champion Rebecca Adlington tells BBC Sport she needs to improve for London 2012.
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Pull plug on NHS e-records - MPs

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 23:45

Ministers should consider pulling the plug on the central part of the NHS IT programme in England, MPs say.
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Wilshere hopeful after ankle scan

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 20:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Midfielder Jack Wilshere could miss England's friendly with the Netherlands on 10 August after suffering an ankle injury in an Arsenal pre-season match.
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UK construction orders 'stable'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 15:19

The UK's construction industry continued to grow modestly July, but employment in the sector fell, a survey indicates.
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Potter overpowers Captain America

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Harry Potter remains the hero of the UK and Ireland box office chart - despite competition from Captain America - taking £4.6m to stay at number one.
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Brazil hope for England friendly

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 11:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Belo Horizonte

England could face Brazil in a friendly to celebrate the opening of a new stadium in Belo Horizonte in 2013.
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Primary 'three Rs' scores improve

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 11:01

The number of children leaving primary school in England with a good grasp of reading, writing and maths has increased.
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3D sales boost UK cinema takings

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:22
related places: Box

Box office takings were up in the UK last year although there was a decline in the number of cinema visits.
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Warne hails England's aggression

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Warne likens Andrew Strauss's in-form England side to the great Australia teams he played in.
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IMF details risks to UK recovery

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:03

The International Monetary Fund says there are still "significant" risks to UK inflation, growth and unemployment.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India

Latest breaking football transfers, pre-season friendly results, reaction to BBC Sport's Price of Football survey, plus more.
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Charities 'hit by funding cuts'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 1:49
related places: More

More that 2,000 charities across England have seen their funding cut or completely withdrawn by local councils, according to research.
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England power to emphatic victory

Monday, August 1st 2011, 16:33
related countries: India India

Tim Bresnan shines with bat and ball as England beat India by 319 runs at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the series and close in on the number one Test ranking.
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Breaking sport news as it happens

Monday, August 1st 2011, 14:58
related countries: India India

England crush India in the second Test, Joey Barton is released by Newcastle, Hearts sack manager Jim Jefferies - plus more.
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Veteran Worsley let go by England

Monday, August 1st 2011, 12:30

Joe Worsley is set to miss out on the Rugby World Cup after being cut from England's training squad.
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I was a bit stupid, admits Bell

Monday, August 1st 2011, 7:07
related countries: India India

England centurion Ian Bell admits to being naive and "a bit stupid" in the incident in which he was run out, and later reinstated, in the second Test against India at Trent Bridge.
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VIDEO: UK concerns over Turkey border

Monday, August 1st 2011, 5:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey needs to improve its border controls before being allowed to join the EU, according to a committee of MPs in the UK, which is concerned about the smuggling of both people and drugs.
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 18:04
related places: Back, London

Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black tops the UK charts eight days after she was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.
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England prosper as Bell reprieved

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India

Ian Bell helps England to a 374-run lead in the second Test against India with a century, after getting a reprieve having initially been given run out.
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Tseng wins Open to make history

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 16:18

Yani Tseng wins the Women's British Open to rack up her fifth major title at the age of 22, an achievement unparalled by any other golfer.
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NHS funds 'moved to rich areas'

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 9:29

Labour accuses the government of switching health spending in England away from poorer areas towards richer parts of the country.
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Broad wants win after hat-trick

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 7:57
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad says his hat-trick against India will mean little if England do not go on and win the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 6:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, India India

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ian Bell is the talking point on day three of England's second Test against India and the World Swimming Championships come to a conclusion - plus more.
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Home nations learn World Cup draw

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 20:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales learn their qualifying opponents for the 2014 World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
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Prosecutors defend Knox evidence

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 18:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors reject claims that evidence used to convict Amanda Knox of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher was unreliable.
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Live - 2014 World Cup qualifying draw

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 17:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales await the qualifying draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Broad hat-trick revives England

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 17:20
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad takes a hat-trick against India to fire England back into the second Test on a sensational second day at Trent Bridge.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 16:41
related countries: India India

England learn their World Cup qualifying fate, Rebecca Adlington wins gold at the Swimming World Championships, Stuart Broad takes a hat-trick for resurgent England at Trent Bridge, plus more.
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Zara Phillips marries in Scotland

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 14:55

Crowds line the streets as the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips marries England rugby player Mike Tindall at a low-key ceremony in a sunny Edinburgh.
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Libya taunts UK over rebel death

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's regime taunts the UK over the death of rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younes.
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Broad urges England to be patient

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 5:47
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad urges England to be patient on day two after his first-day half-century wrestled the momentum away from India in the second Test.
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New deal for F1 rights announced

Friday, July 29th 2011, 16:18

The BBC and Sky Sports will broadcast Formula 1 in the UK between 2012 and 2018 under a new rights deal.
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Billionaire wins UK libel action

Friday, July 29th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

An Ethiopian-born billionaire has won £175,000 in libel damages over allegations he had hunted his daughter down so she could be stoned to death.
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Mongolian spy chief loses appeal

Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A Mongolian spy chief who claimed he was tricked into coming to the UK so he could be arrested can be extradited, after his High Court appeal failed.
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Plays help West End bounce back

Friday, July 29th 2011, 11:12
related places: London, West End

London's theatreland recovers from a disappointing first quarter, with box office receipts for April to June up 2% on the same period last year.
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Premium travellers boost BA group

Friday, July 29th 2011, 8:46

IAG, formed by the merger of BA and Iberia, has swung to a first-half profit of 39m euros (£34m), boosted by a rise in premium travellers.
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Friday, July 29th 2011, 6:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England bowled out for 221 by India, Usain Bolt races in the Diamond League in Stockholm, plus more.
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House prices in UK 'stabilising'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 23:06

House prices are stabilising, according to the latest monthly report from the Nationwide building society.
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Nuclear veterans win appeal bid

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 16:46

Veterans involved in Britain's nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s are granted leave to appeal by the Supreme Court in their fight for compensation.
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Brit wins silver as Phelps loses out to Lochte

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:21

Britain's Ellen Gandy wins silver in the 200m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, while Ryan Lochte breaks his own world record to beat Michael Phelps and win 200m individual medley gold.
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Spending cuts hurt BAE Systems

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:52

Global spending cuts have led to a drop in profits at UK defence company BAE Systems.
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Thursday, July 28th 2011, 9:15

In a UK legal first a judge has ruled that a website offering links to free movies must be blocked.
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Rising costs hit Centrica profits

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 7:16

Centrica's operating profits fall to £1.3bn for the first half of the year, with profits at its British Gas business halving to £270m.
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 7:00

Sergio Aguero finally completes his move to Manchester City, Europa League latest and more.
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Ronson dedicates gig to Winehouse

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:19
related places: London

The DJ and producer pays tribute to Amy Winehouse by performing a number of her songs at a show in London.
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Lomu criticises black England kit

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand legend Jonah Lomu is unhappy with England's decision to use an all-black away kit at the World Cup.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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Record seizure of criminal assets

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 2:22

A record £1bn in assets were seized or deprived from organised criminals in the UK last year.
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Pupils 'shoe-horned' into EBacc

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 23:54

The government should "think again" about the introduction of the English Baccalaureate to secondary schools in England, says a committee of MPs.
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Museum reopens after £47m refit

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 23:10

Crowds are expected at the newly-refurbished Victorian part of the National Museum of Scotland as it reopens following a £47.4m refit.
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UK boosts Bolivia drug campaign

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 22:34
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Britain's minister for Latin America announces a new deal for boosting co-operation with Bolivia in the fight against drug production and trafficking.
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IOC chief happy with London 2012

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 20:34
related countries: China China

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge puts London 2012's readiness for the Games on a par with Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.
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Olympic medals unveiled in London

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 19:31
related places: London

The Princess Royal unveils the London 2012 gold medals as the one-year countdown to the Olympics began.
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England can be great - Anderson

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 19:14
related countries: India India

Pace bowler James Anderson says England can achieve "great things" as they look to top the world Test rankings for the first time.
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LulzSec 'spokesman' held in UK inquiry

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 18:25

An 18-year-old man is arrested in the Shetland Islands as part of an investigation into hacking groups, Anonymous and LulzSec.
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UK recognises Libyan rebels

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK is to expel all Libyan diplomats and invite the rebel National Transitional Council to take their place as the "sole governmental authority".
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Da Vinci works to come together

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:44
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

London's National Gallery and The Louvre in Paris announce plans to bring together both versions of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin Of The Rocks.
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Norwegian attacker 'acted alone'

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 10:44

Norway's intelligence chief tells the BBC no evidence has so far been found linking Anders Behring Breivik to right-wing extremists elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Utoeya island before the shootings

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 10:31
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's domestic intelligence agency says there is no evidence that the man who carried out Friday's bomb attack and shootings worked with extremists in the UK.
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British Gas fined £2.5m by Ofgem

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:08

British Gas is fined £2.5m by the energy regulator Ofgem for the way in which it deals with customer complaints.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 6:59

Events marking a year to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics are taking place in Stratford, Sergio Aguero is on the brink of signing for Manchester City in a record move and more.
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2012 must engage kids - Ohuruogu

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:30

With a year to go until the opening ceremony, athlete Christine Ohuruogu says more needs to be done to engage young people who are "not interested" in the London 2012 Olympics.
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Probation staff red tape cut plea

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 23:24

Probation staff in England and Wales should spend more time dealing directly with offenders, a committee of MPs says in a report.
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England warrant top spot - Donald

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 21:20
related countries: India India

South Africa pace legend Allan Donald says England deserve to overtake India as the number one Test-playing nation.
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Riot 'fireball' footage released

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 20:11

Police release CCTV footage of rioters turning a hijacked car into a moving fireball to attack police in Northern Ireland.
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Lockerbie bomber seen on TV rally

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:43
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The man convicted of blowing up a plane over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 has appeared at a rally broadcast by Libyan state television.
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Winehouse family attend cremation

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:06
related places: London

Amy Winehouse was the happiest she had been in years before her death, her father tells friends and family at her funeral service.
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Reprieve for 'new Mother Teresa'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:07
related countries: India India

A British missionary involved in social work for almost three decades in India is dramatically allowed to stay in the country.
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UK economy slows to 0.2% growth

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 11:00

The growth of the UK economy slowed in the second quarter, with GDP growing by 0.2%, following 0.5% growth in the previous three months.
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Five questioned over Kerr murder

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 7:44

Five men are arrested by police investigating the murder of Police Constable Ronan Kerr as detectives carry out a series of searches across Northern Ireland.
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UK reviews Gaddafi exit solution

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 7:13
related countries: Libya Libya

Col Gaddafi must relinquish power but may not have to leave Libya, Foreign Secretary William Hague suggests, although his preference is for him to leave the country.
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Support for 2012 Olympics 'high'

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 5:28

About 57% of Londoners feel the ticket sales for the Olympics was "not fair", but this has not dented the support for the 2012 Games being held in the city, a BBC London survey finds.
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