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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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Paddling for Africa

Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Why a UK-born canoeist wants to row for Nigeria in London 2012
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VIDEO: Olympic hopes of Nigeria canoeist

Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

British-born Johny Akinyemi gave up his place at the top of the British canoe rankings to compete for Nigeria, his father's home country.
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Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:28
related countries: Norway Norway

Scotland Yard is checking any possible links between the man who killed 76 people in Norway and British far-right and anti-Islamic groups.
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UK economy likely to have slowed

Monday, July 25th 2011, 23:01

UK growth figures are expected to show the UK economy slowed between April and June, while some fear it may have contracted.
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Police 'fixed' Mullany evidence

Monday, July 25th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A court in Antigua hears claims that British detectives fixed the evidence to solve the murders of a honeymoon couple on the Caribbean island.
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Bowlers' display delights Strauss

Monday, July 25th 2011, 17:53
related countries: India India

Andrew Strauss praises his bowling attack for their display in leading England to victory over India in the first Test at Lord's.
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Knox DNA evidence 'contaminated'

Monday, July 25th 2011, 17:12

The DNA evidence which helped convict Amanda Knox of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher may have been contaminated, her appeal has heard.
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Anderson inspires England victory

Monday, July 25th 2011, 16:29
related countries: India India

James Anderson takes 5-65 as England bowl India out for 261 to win the Lord's Test by 196 runs and go 1-0 up in the series.
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Wiggins told to focus on the Tour

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:57
related countries: France France

Chris Boardman urges Bradley Wiggins to place more importance on the Tour de France than the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: 'Norway will never be the same again'

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:17
related countries: Norway Norway

The BBC's Jon Sopel has been granted the only British television interview with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
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Winehouse post-mortem takes place

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:04
related places: London

A post-mortem examination is carried out on singer Amy Winehouse, but no cause of death given, while an inquest is opened and adjourned.
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VIDEO: Amy fans and family come together

Monday, July 25th 2011, 13:54
related places: London

The family of Amy Winehouse, who died on Saturday, have spoken with fans outside her London home.
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UK attack injures Afghan children

Monday, July 25th 2011, 12:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five Afghan children were injured in a strike carried out by a British Apache attack helicopter, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, France France, Germany Germany, India India

The latest as England wrap up victory over India at Lord's, on Mark Cavendish's Tour de France success and the latest football transfers.
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Sunday, July 24th 2011, 23:35
related places: London

The deaths of 17 women in London in 18 months could have been avoided with proper maternity care, according to documents seen by BBC Panorama.
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Prior ton puts England in control

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 18:09
related countries: India India

Matt Prior's century gives England a chance of victory over India on the last day of the first Test at Lord's.
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Cavendish takes Tour green jersey

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 15:48
related countries: France France

Mark Cavendish becomes Britain's first green-jersey winner with victory in the final stage of the Tour de France, while Cadel Evans is the overall winner.
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Music world mourns Winehouse loss

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 13:55
related places: London

Tributes are being paid to singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at her London home at the age of 27.
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VIDEO: Fans pay tribute to Amy Winehouse

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 13:41
related places: London

The music world has been paying tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, 27, who has been found dead at her London home.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 11:05
related places: Kilmarnock

Aberdeen host fellow strugglers Inverness, while Dundee United take on Dunfermline and Hibs play St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 6:59
related countries: Germany Germany, India India
related places: Chelsea, Tottenham

Lewis Hamilton wins the German Grand Prix, Mark Cavendish wins the green jersey and reaction to day four of Lord's Test between England v India - plus more.
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Brilliant Khan blows Judah away

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 3:03

Britain's Amir Khan knocks out Zab Judah in five rounds in their light-welterweight unification fight in Las Vegas.
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Amir Khan v Zab Judah - as it happened

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 1:54

Britain's Amir Khan defeats Zab Judah in a light-welterweight world title fight in Las Vegas.
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Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 23:10
related places: London

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, who has battled drink and drug problems, is found dead at her London home at the age of 27.
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Live - England v India

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 9:37
related countries: India India

England bowl out India for 286 in the Lord's Test, a lead of 188, despite an unbeaten century by Rahul Dravid.
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Thousands set for train deal demo

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 23:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Derby

Thousands of people will march through Derby in support of the UK's last train maker, which lost out on a £1.4bn government contract to a German firm.
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Bolt runs fastest 100m of season

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 20:50
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Mo Farah & Tiffany Ofili-Porter set British records in the 5,000m and 100m hurdles as Bolt runs his fastest 100m of 2011 in the Monaco Diamond League meeting.
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Pietersen puts England in control

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:05
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten 202 as England declare on 474-8 in the first Test against India, with the tourists 17-0 at the close.
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UK criticises EU famine response

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 14:34

UK Prime Minister David Cameron - and Labour leader Ed Miliband - say other EU countries are not doing enough to help famine-hit countries in the Horn of Africa.
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Painter Lucian Freud dies aged 88

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 9:09

Realist painter Lucian Freud, one of Britain's most distinguished and highly regarded artists, has died at the age of 88.
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White Cube to open in Hong Kong

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 5:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

White Cube, the British art gallery associated with Damien Hirst, will open its first overseas branch in Hong Kong next year.
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'Two Britains' qualifications gap

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 1:30

There are huge regional variations in levels of education within Britain's adult population, reveals an analysis by a lecturers' union.
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VIDEO: A look back at Lucian Freud's career

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 20:35

Lucian Freud, one of Britain's most distinguished and highly-regarded artists, has died at his home in London, it has been announced. David Sillito looks back at his artistic career.
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Prince to quit UK trade envoy job

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 19:58
related places: York

Buckingham Palace confirms that the Duke of York is to stand down as the UK's trade envoy after a series of controversies.
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England v India as it happened

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 17:41
related countries: India India

England reach 127-2 on a rain-hit opening day of the first Test against India at Lord's.
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Trott frustrates India at Lord's

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 17:33
related countries: India India

Jonathan Trott hits an unbeaten half century as England reach 127-2 on a rain-hit opening day of the first Test against India at Lord's.
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VIDEO: Pakistan PM's anger at Bin Laden raid

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Abbottabad, London, May

Speaking in London, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told the BBC's Nick Gowing said there was no reason for the US not to share information with Pakistan ahead of the US raid in Abbottabad in May, when Osama Bin Laden was killed.
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Mau Mau Kenyans allowed to sue UK

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 15:34

Four elderly Kenyans are told they can sue the Foreign Office for their alleged torture by British colonial authorities 50 years ago.
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Teacher's bathtub killer jailed

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 13:24
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese man accused of killing a British teacher whose body was found in a sand-filled bathtub is sentenced to life in prison.
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VIDEO: Hawker family: Lindsay loved Japan

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 11:19
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese man has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of British teacher Lindsay Hawker. Bill Hawker, Lindsay's father, has given an emotional reaction to the sentence outside court.
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Britons arrested in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 11:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two Britons are arrested by British armed forces in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK retail sales post modest rise

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 9:32

UK retail sales recovered slightly in June, as stores started their summer sales early, official figures show.
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Call for all-school scholarships

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 9:11

All schools in England should offer university scholarships to their poorest pupils, the deputy Liberal Democrat leader Simon Hughes says.
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Scottish & Southern raises prices

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 9:01

Scottish & Southern Energy becomes the latest gas and electricity supplier to announce a rise in prices.
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Police expand hacking probe team

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 8:18

The police team investigating phone-hacking is being expanded, as it emerges that inquiries into alleged newspaper misconduct may be widening.
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Being tall 'raises cancer risk'

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 3:51

Being tall is linked to a greater risk of 10 common cancers, according to UK researchers who studied more than one million women.
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LSE reports 14% rise in revenues

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 17:12

The London Stock Exchange, which recently failed in a bid to merge with its Toronto counterpart TMX, sees revenues rise 14%.
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VIDEO: Olympic hopes for Namibian athlete

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:43
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius, Namibia Namibia

Aspiring Olympic athlete Merlin Diamond is a sprinter from Namibia. The 19-year-old has been sent to Mauritius to train for the London 2012 games.
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VIDEO: Ketamine dealer caught on camera

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 16:03
related countries: India India

Indian ketamine dealer caught on camera as part of a BBC investigation into how the drug gets into the UK.
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VIDEO: Have people lost trust in the world's media?

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 15:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Russia Russia

The BBC talks to people in Russia, Pakistan and Colombia, about the impact of the phone hacking scandal in Britain.
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Strauss calls for England focus

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 14:18
related countries: India India

England captain Andrew Strauss urges his players not to get caught up in the hype surrounding their four-match Test series with India.
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Nato hands over key Afghan city

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

British troops in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province hand control of the city of Lashkar Gah to Afghan security forces.
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Museum to stage Hajj exhibition

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 9:53

The world's largest exhibition on the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is to be staged at the British Museum, it announces.
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News Corp shares up after hearing

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:34

Shares in News Corporation recover ground after the Murdochs' appearance in front of a committee of British MPs.
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VIDEO: British troops hand over Lashkar Gah

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

British troops have handed over a section of Helmand province to the Afghan forces as part of the start of transition to security control by the Afghan government.
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Murdoch faces Australia questions

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 4:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian leader Julia Gillard says Rupert Murdoch's media operation there will face "hard questions" in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.
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More competition planned for NHS

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:07

Patients are getting greater choice over a host of community services as part of the government push to increase competition in the NHS in England.
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MPs rap BAE in corruption inquiry

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 21:28

The British arms and aircraft company BAE Systems has been severely criticised by a UK Parliamentary inquiry into a long-standing corruption case.
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Swann relishing India Test series

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 20:44
related countries: India India

England spinner Graeme Swann says it is time for the "real business" of the summer ahead of the first Test against India that starts on Thursday at Lord's.
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Soldier killed in Helmand named

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday is named by the MoD as Cpl Mark Anthony Palin.
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VIDEO: Star pupil Ajulu-Bushell's 2012 hopes

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 18:45

Olympic hopeful Acheing Ajulu-Bushell talks to BBC News about juggling A-Level studies, swimming and driving lessons in her bid to fulfil her dream of competing at the London 2012 Olympics.
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VIDEO: Hacking makes headlines worldwide

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 16:29
related places: London

Broadcasters from around the world have descended on London as the investigation into the News of the World hacking scandal continues.
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Debut for Clockwork Orange music

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:44

Songs written by author Anthony Burgess for a stage musical version of his novel A Clockwork Orange are to be performed in the UK for the first time.
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PM to defend UK's aid programme

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Prime Minister David Cameron is to make his strongest defence yet of Britain's foreign aid programme in a speech in Nigeria.
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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:30
related places: Birmingham, London

The government's planned £32bn HS2 high-speed rail project connecting London and Birmingham is "economically flawed", a leading think tank says.
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Ripple effect

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

UK scandal starts to grip Murdoch's Australian empire
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:57

Barcelona say they will 'fight' to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, Oscar Pistorius runs the 400m in 45.07, plus more.
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Payne seals 2012 spot with gold

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:12
related places: London

Swimmer Keri-Anne Payne becomes the first British athlete to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London after winning the 10k open water race at the Fina World Championships in Shanghai.
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Government 'to back badger cull'

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 1:15

The government is expected to announce that it will back a widespread cull of badgers in south-west England.
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