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Aid agencies issue drought appeal

Friday, July 8th 2011, 13:09

A group of UK aid agencies launches a joint appeal aimed at helping more than 10 million people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa.
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Revellers ready for T in the Park

Friday, July 8th 2011, 13:08
related places: Kinross, Perth

Tens of thousands of people are gathering in Perth and Kinross for Scotland's largest music festival, T in the Park.
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British Gas puts energy bills up

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:31

British Gas is to raise its gas and electricity prices from 18 August, a move that will affect nine million households.
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Australian call for Murdoch probe

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The head of Australia's Green party calls for an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media holdings there following the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Live - British GP practice

Friday, July 8th 2011, 8:24

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa tops the timesheets in a rain-affected afternoon practice session for Sunday's British Grand Prix after Mark Webber of Red Bull goes fastest in the morning.
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MPs call for NI air tax to be cut

Friday, July 8th 2011, 6:28

Air passenger duty should be abolished on all flights from Northern Ireland, the NI Affairs Committee at Westminster says.
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VIDEO: Appeal launched for East Africa crisis

Friday, July 8th 2011, 6:03

A group of UK aid agencies has launched a joint fundraising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
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Bank returns call centres to UK

Friday, July 8th 2011, 2:29
related countries: India India, Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Spanish bank Santander says it is bringing all of its call centres back to the UK from India following complaints from customers.
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Data shows university entry gap

Friday, July 8th 2011, 0:36

Just five schools in England sent more pupils to Oxbridge over three years than nearly 2,000 others combined, according to an education charity.
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Stars in tearful Potter goodbye

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 21:17
related places: London

JK Rowling, stars of the Harry Potter films and thousands of fans said an emotional goodbye to the boy wizard at the world premiere of the final film in London's Trafalgar Square.
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Man jailed for trafficking girls

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, is jailed for 20 years.
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UK holds Spain king plot suspect

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of an attempted assassination of the king of Spain in 1997, British police say.
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Guillem dance show wows critics

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 15:05
related countries: France France
related places: London

French dancer Sylvie Guillem's latest appearance on the London stage is praised by critics who laud the "flair" and "intelligence" of her performing.
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Forces' charity axes NoW campaign

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 14:31

The Royal British Legion suspends links with the News of the World amid claims the paper may have hacked the phones of bereaved military families.
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Court ruling 'opens Iraq cases'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 11:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A court ruling that UK troops in Iraq were bound by human rights law should pave the way for a public inquiry, lawyers say.
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Dead soldiers' families 'hacked'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 8:39

Relatives of dead UK soldiers may have had their phones hacked by a News of the World investigator, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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Cook confident of one-day ability

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook hopes he has proved his doubters wrong after scoring 95 runs to help level the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
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Illegal film downloads 'up 30%'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 5:21

The number of illegally downloaded films in the UK goes up nearly 30% in five years, new figures seen by Newsbeat suggest.
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Youths charged over boy's murder

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 23:39
related places: London

Two teenagers are charged with the murder of a boy stabbed in the neck in south-east London.
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Magnificent England level series

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 19:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England produce a classy all-round display to demolish Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge and level the five-match series at 2-2.
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Liverpool agree deal to sign Adam

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 13:55
related places: Blackpool

Liverpool reach agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam, who will now undertake a medical.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England take the one-day series with Sri Lanka to a decider on Saturday after thrashing the tourists by 10 wickets at Trent Bridge.
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NHS chiefs' waiting times warning

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:21

Financial problems in the NHS are likely to cause a rise in waiting times in England, health chiefs believe, as a senior government official attacks the government's overhaul of the service.
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England & Japan reach Women's World Cup quarter-finals

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Japan Japan

England's women book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after goals from Ellen White and Rachel Yankey are enough to see off Japan in Group B.
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VIDEO: On patrol with UK troops in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron has issued a direct appeal to the Taliban to lay down their arms and become part of the political process in Afghanistan.
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Duran Duran postpone tour dates

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:16

Duran Duran postpone their European tour - including three UK festival dates - because of Simon Le Bon's ongoing voice problems.
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3D DIY chocolate printer debuts

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 14:08

Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists.
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Richie to headline Radio 2 Live

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 12:01
related places: London

Lionel Richie is to headline Radio 2 Live, a one-day festival taking place in London's Hyde Day Park later this year.
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UK soldier missing in Afghanistan

Monday, July 4th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An air and ground search has been launched for a British soldier who has gone missing in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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Social care costs 'need capping'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 14:58

Funding of social care in England needs a complete overhaul and the amount people must pay should be capped, an independent review has said.
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Killer admits Japan bathtub death

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese man admits raping and killing British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker whose body was found buried in a bathtub of sand in his flat near Tokyo.
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VIDEO: Reagan statue unveiled in London

Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A statue of the late US President Ronald Reagan has been unveiled outside the American Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square on American Independence Day.
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US embassy unveils Reagan statue

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Reagan

A statue of the former US President, Ronald Reagan, is unveiled in central London at a ceremony outside the American embassy.
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English 'divided' on Scots future

Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:51

Almost 50% of voters in England want Scotland to remain part of the UK, a poll for the BBC's Newsnight and World at One programmes finds.
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Prince performs first UK festival

Monday, July 4th 2011, 3:48
related places: Kent

Prince plays his first ever UK festival, with a two-and-a-quarter-hour set at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent.
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IVF procedure 'may cause Down's'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:44

Drugs used for IVF fertility treatment may increase the risk that an older woman will have a baby with Down's syndrome, say UK researchers.
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Bronze Ron

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 23:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Why is London getting a statue of a former US president?
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Cook reveals batting frustrations

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 19:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Alastair Cook says England's batting is the chief disappointment after a six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka leaves the hosts trailing 2-1 in the five-game one-day series.
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UK aid for drought-hit Ethiopia

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 19:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Britain pledges $61m to provide food for 1.3m Ethiopians for three months amid the worst drought in the country for a decade.
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Beyonce conquers UK album chart

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 18:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Glastonbury

US star Beyonce claims pole position in the UK album chart, while her Glastonbury performance boosts her presence in both music sales rundowns.
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Cook ton in vain as England lose

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 17:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook hits a century but Sri Lanka ease to victory at Lord's for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
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UK 'rejects' changes to EU rebate

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The government has distanced itself from proposals from Brussels to change the way the UK gets its rebate on its contributions to the European Union.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 2

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 12:00
related countries: France France
related places: Les Essarts

British-based Team Sky are among the favourites to win the 23km team time trial around Les Essarts.
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No 10 warned on benefits cap plan

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 11:50

A government department warned Downing Street that a flagship policy to cap benefits could result in 20,000 people being made homeless, a situation Labour says is "not good enough".
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Warning over child liver disease

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 8:32

About 500,000 children in England could be at risk of developing life-threatening liver disease because they are overweight, a health adviser says.
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Call for cross-party care talks

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 4:26

A group of charities calls for politicians to hold cross-party talks on reforming the care system for the elderly in England.
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Klitschko defeats Haye on points

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 22:20
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Britain's David Haye loses on points to Ukrainian heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko in their world title decider in Germany.
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School trip red tape 'to be cut'

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 16:48

The government is publishing new guidelines for parents and teachers in England which it hopes will mean more children go on school trips.
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Sharapova v Kvitova as it happened

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:04
related places: Wimbledon

Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sharapova to win he first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, after Britain's Liam Broady loses in the boys' final.
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'£35,000 cap' for care of elderly

Friday, July 1st 2011, 19:07

An official inquiry will recommend that the bill elderly people in England have to pay for care should be capped at £35,000, the BBC understands.
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Nadal ends Murray's hopes again

Friday, July 1st 2011, 18:42
related places: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal beats British number one Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second year running and will play Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
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England women fight back to beat Kiwis

Friday, July 1st 2011, 18:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Substitute Jessica Clarke puts England's women on course for the World Cup quarter-finals as they beat New Zealand 2-1.
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Jayawardene century sinks England

Friday, July 1st 2011, 17:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene's highest score in one-day internationals sets Sri Lanka up for a 69-run victory over England at Headingley.
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Go for British staff, firms urged

Friday, July 1st 2011, 15:58

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith urges UK businesses to "give a chance" to unemployed young Britons, rather than relying on foreign workers.
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Haye primed for Klitschko meeting

Friday, July 1st 2011, 15:18

Britain's David Haye admits all his achievements in boxing would be forgotten if he loses to heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.
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Bafta tips UK talent for success

Friday, July 1st 2011, 11:43
related places: More

More than 40 young talents are named "Brits to Watch" by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).
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Pair deny Stephen Lawrence murder

Friday, July 1st 2011, 10:33

Two men charged with the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in south London 18 years ago plead not guilty.
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Ticciati to direct Glyndebourne

Friday, July 1st 2011, 7:55

British conductor Robin Ticciati is to become Glyndebourne Festival music director from January 2014.
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Diamond League as it happened

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 20:12

Asafa Powell runs the fastest 100m of the year while Britain's Dai Greene wins the men's 400m hurdles at this season's seventh Diamond League event in Lausanne.
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Row over impact of pension strike

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 20:04

Thousands of UK schools close on a day of strikes by public sector workers, but Downing Street says industrial action by civil servants caused "minimal impact".
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Ministers to overturn bail ruling

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 18:32

Urgent legislation will be brought forward to override a court ruling which restricts police bail in England and Wales to a maximum of four days.
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Thousands stage pensions strike

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 16:38

Schools, courts and jobcentres are among the services affected across the UK as public sector workers strike against proposed pension changes.
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Murray ready for Nadal challenge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 12:50
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray faces the daunting challenge of defeating defending champion Rafael Nadal on Friday if he is to reach his first Wimbledon final.
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Jellyfish force nuclear shutdown in Scotland

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:01

Torness nuclear power station reactors are shut down after jellyfish are found in the sea water entering the plant.
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Spacey's Richard III wows critics

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:36
related places: London

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey wins critical praise for his portrayal of Richard III at London's Old Vic theatre.
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Modern art auction fetches £108m

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:06
related places: London

A contemporary art auction including works by Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol makes £108.8m, a London record for such a sale, Sotheby's says.
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Text messages 'help smokers quit'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 1:22

Supportive text messages can double the chance of someone successfully quitting smoking, according to UK researchers.
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Echoes of the past?

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 0:23
related countries: Canada Canada

Looking ahead - and back - at young UK royals visiting Canada
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Murray relaxed about groin niggle

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 21:52

British number one Andy Murray is relaxed about a groin niggle following his 6-3 6-4 6-4 quarter-final victory over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
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London-Toronto bourse merger off

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 21:21
related places: London

The London and Toronto stock exchanges scrap plans for a £2.3bn merger because of a lack of shareholder support.
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Probe into banned activist in UK

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:12

An investigation is launched after a leading Israeli-Arab activist managed to enter the UK despite being banned.
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VIDEO: 'Boy from Burundi' shines at Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:12
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Wimbledon

Hassan Ndayishimiye made history at Wimbledon this week, becoming the first player from Burundi, a country in eastern Africa, to play at a Grand Slam.(UK users only)
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Conran donates to Design Museum

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 13:00
related places: London

Designer Sir Terence Conran donates £7.5m towards a project to develop London's Design Museum.
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Fall in UK service sector output

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 11:09

The UK's service sector contracted by its biggest amount in 15 months in April, but the data was affected by the royal wedding and hot weather.
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Warning of strike travel delays

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:24

Travellers are warned to expect delays on arrival at UK ports and airports on Thursday as hundreds of immigration and customs officers are due to strike.
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Rickman to make Broadway return

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:16
related places: Broadway

British actor Alan Rickman is returning to Broadway to star in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar.
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China and UK strike space deal

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:03
related countries: China China

Chinese and British companies agree a deal that will see three high-resolution Earth observation spacecraft map the Asian country's extraordinary growth from orbit.
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Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:55

The government's plans to cut legal aid in England and Wales return to Parliament later as opposition mounts from lawyers and campaigners.
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UK told to keep Somali criminals

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because their home country is too dangerous, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
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Francis Bacon work sells for £18m

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:56
related places: London

A Francis Bacon painting sells for nearly £18m at auction in London on Tuesday.
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NHS faces 'diabetes time bomb'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:39

The health service could be on the brink of a "diabetes time bomb" according to an audit of patients in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Europe split in happiness survey

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 5:38
related countries: Italy Italy

In one of the biggest surveys of happiness carried out in the aftermath of the economic crisis, the vast majority of people in Britain, France and Italy have little faith in their governments and think the free market economy is a flawed system.
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Abductions by parents 'show rise'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 2:41

The number of British children abducted by a parent and taken to a country beyond Foreign Office protection has risen 10% in the past year, it says.
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Universities to compete on places

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:20

Universities in England will have to compete against each other and private providers for a quarter of their student places.
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Anderson inspires England victory

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

James Anderson takes four wickets in a resounding 110-run win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected first one-day international at The Oval.
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Syria's ambassador to UK summoned

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syria's ambassador in London is summoned to the Foreign Office after claims a diplomat has been intimidating Syrians living in the UK.
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Strike to hit over 5,000 schools

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 16:20

Over 3,000 schools in England and Wales are set to be closed and over 2,000 partially closed when teaching unions stage strike action later this week.
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AUDIO: Aung San Suu Kyi on non-violence

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: London

Aung San Suu Kyi joined the Reith Lectures audience in London via a satellite link up from Burma.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England beat Sri Lanka by 110 runs in a rain-affected opening one-day international at The Oval.
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England held by Mexico in opener

Monday, June 27th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

England's World Cup campaign gets off to an inauspicious start as they are held to a draw by Mexico in their opening game of Group B in the Wolfsburg Arena.
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Knox killed roommate, appeal told

Monday, June 27th 2011, 17:35
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

US student Amanda Knox did kill her British roommate in Italy, one of Meredith Kercher's killers has told an Italian court.
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Artists 'hit by UK visa system'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 15:38

Prominent names from the arts world say in an open letter that the UK's points-based visa system treats overseas artists "poorly".
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Live - Mexico v England

Monday, June 27th 2011, 15:34
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

England kick off their Women's World Cup campaign against Mexico in a Group B match in Germany from 1700 BST.
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Cameron hails China 'opportunity'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 14:47

Prime Minister David Cameron says China provides a "huge opportunity" for British business as he signs £1.4bn in trade deals, but also urges respect for human rights.
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UK military trainers withdrawn

Monday, June 27th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British military trainers working with security forces in Pakistan have been withdrawn at the request of the Pakistani government.
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India approves new review system

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:53
related countries: India India

Cricket's controversial decision review system could be back on the table for the England v India Test series following agreement within the ICC.
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Hamilton vows to fight for title

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has vowed to fight for the title despite ruling himself out of contention just 24 hours earlier
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UK faces potential 'brain drain'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 1:35
related places: More

More than one in four workers in the UK would be prepared to move abroad for a better job, a survey suggests.
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Imported surgical tools 'a risk'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 0:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The only UK hospital carrying out strict tests on surgical instruments imported from Pakistan finds many are substandard.
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Elderly 'facing social care cuts'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 0:21

Social care budgets in England will be cut this year - despite promises to put more money into services, according to an analysis of spending plans.
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