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Kapoor condemns Chinese over Ai

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:14
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Paris

British sculptor Anish Kapoor condemns China's "barbaric" detention of artist Ai Weiwei as he unveils his monumental Leviathan art installation in Paris.
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Ex-FA boss makes Fifa bribes claim

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:12

Former FA chairman Lord Triesman alleges four Fifa members sought "bribes" in return for backing England's failed 2018 World Cup bid.
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EastEnders unrealistic, says boss

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 9:08
related places: London

EastEnders does not offer a realistic portrayal of working-class life and is not as multicultural as the real East End of London, the soap's boss admits.
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Stage shocker to return to London

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 8:03
related places: London

Edward Bond's controversial play Saved is to have its first major London production in more than 25 years.
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UN Pakistan flood help criticised

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 7:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British parliamentary committee criticises the UN for poor leadership during last year's floods in Pakistan, which it said left millions in need of assistance.
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VIDEO: Terry Gilliam directs first opera

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 3:03
related places: London

Hollywood film director Terry Gilliam's first opera, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, opens at the Coliseum in London on Friday.
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MPs reject challenge to NHS plan

Monday, May 9th 2011, 22:23

The government fights off a Commons challenge by Labour to its controversial plans to shake-up the health service in England.
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Soils of UK and Europe drying out

Monday, May 9th 2011, 16:17

The scale of just how dry the start of 2011 has been is evident in some fascinating new data from one of Europe's latest Earth observation satellites.
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Hundreds missing off Libya coast

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:43

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying 600 refugees to Europe sank off the coast of Tripoli.
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Cap on visitors to Da Vinci show

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:01
related places: London

London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to stop large crowds detracting from the viewing experience.
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Sehwag set for shoulder surgery

Monday, May 9th 2011, 14:50
related countries: India India

Key India batsman Virender Sehwag is to undergo shoulder surgery, which will hamper his preparations for their tour of England in July and August.
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Kenya files were 'guilty secret'

Monday, May 9th 2011, 12:33

Documents revealing the torture of Mau Mau Kenyans directed by the British authorities were a "sort of guilty secret," within the Foreign Office, a report says.
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Berlusconi in court in Mills case

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in court on charges he bribed UK lawyer David Mills to provide false testimony.
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CBI: "Patchy and slow" UK growth

Monday, May 9th 2011, 9:35

The employers' group, the CBI downgrades its forecast for the UK economy for 2011 to 1.7% and warns of a "sluggish" recovery.
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HSBC profits fall as costs rise

Monday, May 9th 2011, 9:27

HSBC sees its quarterly profits fall 14% due to higher costs, as it also announces PPI compensation in the UK.
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Thor movie hammers US competition

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:43
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Thor

Superhero movie Thor repeats its UK success in the US and Canada, making an estimated $66m (£40.3m) in its first weekend of release.
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Downton scoops craft Bafta double

Monday, May 9th 2011, 7:53

ITV1 period drama Downton Abbey and BBC One documentary series Human Planet win two prizes each at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
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Britons 'miss out on EU jobs'

Monday, May 9th 2011, 5:04

Poor foreign language skills among the British workforce are leaving the UK under-represented in EU institutions, a European official has said.
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Three arrested over man's killing

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 22:57
related places: London

Three people are arrested after a 21-year-old man is found stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
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Malawi says UK envoy 'insulting'

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The president of Malawi has explained his decision to expel the British High Commissioner for the first time, saying he had insulted him.
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Osborne wary over Greece bailout

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 15:33
related countries: Greece Greece

The chancellor, George Osborne, suggests Greece may need more financial help but says he does not want the UK to contribute.
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Live - Kilmarnock v Celtic

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 11:13

Kilmarnock host title-chasing Celtic in a key game in the destination of the Scottish Premier League trophy.
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UK 'won't block' Scots referendum

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 23:13

The UK government will not move to block a referendum on independence for Scotland, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore says.
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SNP press David Cameron on powers

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 15:38

The SNP urge the prime minister to improve plans on increasing Scotland's financial powers, after the party's landslide victory in the Scottish elections.
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Cable attacks 'ruthless' Tories

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 13:31

Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable attacks the Conservatives as "ruthless, calculating and very tribal" but insists the coalition will continue.
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SNP prepares to form government

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 2:53
related places: Edinburgh

The Scottish National Party prepares for a second term in government, becoming the first Holyrood administration with a working majority.
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UK says 'no' to alternative vote

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 1:54

A decisive vote to keep the UK's current system for electing MPs deals a further blow to Nick Clegg, after the Lib Dems suffered heavy election losses.
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DUP and SF lead NI Assembly poll

Friday, May 6th 2011, 23:07

With just 35 of Northern Ireland's 108 MLAs elected, the DUP and Sinn Fein look set to remain the biggest parties in the new Assembly
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Warner Music sold in $3.3bn deal

Friday, May 6th 2011, 21:43

Warner Music is sold for $3.3bn (£2bn) to an industrial group whose interests range from oil to UK broadcaster Top Up TV.
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UK colonial papers to be made public

Friday, May 6th 2011, 19:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Sensitive files from Britain's colonial past are to be released after a court case by Kenyan Mau Mau veterans.
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Whyte completes Rangers takeover

Friday, May 6th 2011, 18:26
related places: London

Craig Whyte completes his takeover of Rangers after buying Sir David Murray's majority shareholding for £1 as board members continue to voice doubts about the deal.
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SNP sweeps to victory in Holyrood

Friday, May 6th 2011, 18:07

SNP leader Alex Salmond says his party's sweeping victory at the Holyrood election was "a victory for a society and a nation".
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VIDEO: 'I was in famous VE Day photo'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 17:29
related places: London

World War II veteran George Broomhead on how he found himself at the centre of a famous photograph of the ecstatic VE Day celebrations in London.
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UK warns on Libya-Tunisia border

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Foreign Office advises against all travel near the Tunisia-Libya border because of attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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Emin cat tapestry goes on display

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:49
related places: London

A tapestry of British artist Tracey Emin's Black Cat painting goes on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
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Delays 'did not cause 7/7 deaths'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:33

Delays in the response to the 7/7 bombings did not cause any deaths, a coroner concludes, but there is some criticism for MI5 and the emergency services.
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Jaguar to build a hybrid supercar

Friday, May 6th 2011, 13:13

Jaguar plans to build a £700,000 petrol-electric hybrid supercar in the UK, in partnership with Formula 1 team Williams F1.
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BA-Iberia group sees losses fall

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:02

International Airlines Group sees revenues up and losses down in the first results since the British Airways-Iberia merger.
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RBS losses widen in first quarter

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:01

Attributable losses widen at Royal Bank of Scotland in the first quarter, but at an operating level the bank is in profit.
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West Ham stars could leave - Gold

Friday, May 6th 2011, 5:34
related places: West Ham

West Ham will allow their England internationals to leave Upton Park if the club are relegated, says co-owner David Gold.
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Coroner to deliver 7/7 findings

Friday, May 6th 2011, 2:10

The coroner at the inquests on the victims of the 7/7 London bombings is due to publish her findings and record official verdicts.
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Voters going to polls across UK

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 14:53

Voters across the UK are going to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:03

UK interest rates are kept on hold again at the record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
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EU backs UK mobility benefit curb

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:27

Britons in the rest of the EU cannot claim the mobility element of UK disability benefit, EU court rules.
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England make Cook one-day captain

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:01

Alastair Cook becomes England's one-day captain, while Stuart Broad takes the Twenty20 role and Andrew Strauss remains Test skipper but retires from one-day internationals.
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Air views 'show orchards neglect'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:24

Nearly half of England's traditional orchards are in a neglected condition, a study of aerial photographs suggests.
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Prince Charles meets Obama in US

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The Prince of Wales discusses energy and environmental issues with US President Barack Obama in Washington.
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US man jailed over web suicides

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 23:26
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A US man who helped persuade a British man and Canadian woman he met online to commit suicide is jailed for nearly a year in Minnesota.
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Kate Bush admits album 'stress'

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:42

Enigmatic British singer Kate Bush says she is frustrated by the length of time it takes her to release an album.
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Commons clash ahead of elections

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:25

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over cuts, as the UK's political parties make a final campaign push ahead of Thursday's national and local elections, and voting referendum.
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Barmen deny alcohol manslaughter

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two barmen from the Irish Republic have denied the manslaughter of a British man who died from acute alcohol intoxication almost three years ago.
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Thor thunders to top of UK chart

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Superhero movie Thor takes pole position in the UK and Ireland box office chart after its first weekend on release.
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Cameron pledges to press Pakistan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron has promised to ask "searching questions" of Pakistan after Osama Bin Laden was found living near the nation's top military academy.
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Tomlinson unlawfully killed by Pc

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:20
related places: London

Newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by Pc Simon Harwood at the G20 protests in London in 2009, an inquest jury rules.
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Wilshere & Carroll get U21s call

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 16:23
related places: Liverpool

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll are included in England's provisional squad for the Under-21 European Championships.
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Terror arrests near to Sellafield

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 15:03
related places: London, Sellafield

Five men from London are being held under the Terrorism Act after being arrested close to the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, police say.
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Growth in UK manufacturing slows

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 11:41

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its weakest pace for seven months in April, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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VIDEO: Official says Pakistan monitored Osama

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's High Commissioner in the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan claims that Pakistan's intelligence services, working in co-operation with US agents, had been monitoring Osama Bin Laden's movements in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Flower signs new England contract

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 10:18

England coach Andy Flower signs a new contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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VIDEO: Designer McQueen honoured in NY

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:18
related places: New York

Over a year after his death, the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, is honoured at The Met Ball in New York
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Boys questioned over gorse fire

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 6:03

Two boys, aged 10 and 15, are questioned by police about a gorse fire in County Tyrone.
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UK warning after Bin Laden death

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 21:19

The UK is urged to be vigilant in the wake of the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, with embassies ordered to review their security, while PM David Cameron hails the death as "a great success".
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Expelled Libyan diplomat departs

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 12:21
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan ambassador to the UK leaves the country's London embassy after being ordered to go by the Foreign Office.
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Adele hangs on to top album spot

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 8:56

Adele holds on to the top spot in the UK album chart for the 13th week with her album 21 despite spending a week at number two a fortnight ago.
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Boxing legend Cooper dies at 76

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 0:30

The former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper dies at the age of 76.
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Royals spend secluded UK weekend

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 16:36
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending their first weekend as a married couple at a secret location.
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Celtic 4-1 Dundee United

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 13:50

Celtic ease aside fourth-top Dundee United to move to within a point of Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers with a game in hand.
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Live - Celtic v Dundee United

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 11:10

Celtic can close the gap on Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers to one point with a win at home to Dundee United.
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EU immigrants add billions to UK economy

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 9:49

A think tank says migrants from former Communist countries increased British GDP in the years after 2004.
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Royals opt for delayed honeymoon

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 5:58

The newly-wed royals are to honeymoon overseas at a later date and are spending the weekend in the UK before Prince William returns to work next week.
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Wedding figures top 24m in the UK

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 13:28

More than 24 million people tuned in to see Friday's royal wedding on terrestrial TV.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 10:27
related places: Motherwell

Rangers hammer Motherwell in the early kick-off, with three more Scottish Premier League games now underway.
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VIDEO: British-style street party in Manhattan

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 6:36

The royal wedding inspired celebrations across the globe. Many Americans partied long into the night including at a British style street party in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
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Bolivian pair get royal treatment

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 3:29
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: London

The UK ambassador in Bolivia throws open the embassy for a local couple's wedding on the same day that William and Kate tie the knot in London.
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Briton dies in Morocco explosion

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 0:00
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A British man, named as travel writer Peter Moss, was among the 15 people who died in a bomb attack in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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Britons mark wedding with parties

Friday, April 29th 2011, 23:37

Millions of people across the UK celebrate the royal wedding at street parties, picnics and other events.
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Balcony kisses seal royal wedding

Friday, April 29th 2011, 22:18
related places: London

Prince William and his newly titled bride the Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as more than a million people descend on central London for the occasion.
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VIDEO: The world watches William and Kate

Friday, April 29th 2011, 18:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Boston

It wasn't just in Britain that the royal wedding dominated the news. From Bangkok to Boston people joined in the celebrations and watched the ceremony unfold.
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VIDEO: New Yorkers party under Brooklyn Bridge

Friday, April 29th 2011, 17:27
related places: London, New York

Celebrations were held in New York as Prince William and Catherine Middleton married in London.
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VIDEO: Wedding celebrated around world

Friday, April 29th 2011, 6:31

Britain may be the focus of the royal wedding celebrations, but events are being held all over the world to mark the occasion.
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Arrests over 'effigy beheadings'

Friday, April 29th 2011, 1:09
related places: London

Three people suspected of planning to behead effigies at the royal wedding are arrested by police in London.
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Prince greets fans before wedding

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 22:14
related places: London

Prince William has gone on an impromptu walkabout ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton to meet royal watchers near Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: Syria ambassador off wedding list

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian ambassador's invitation to Friday's royal wedding has been withdrawn after UK officials said it was "inappropriate" for him to attend. Gary O'Donoghue reports.
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World awaits UK's royal wedding

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 17:39

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are expected to watch the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on television.
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Phone-hack police 'visit Rooney'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 16:34

England footballer Wayne Rooney says on Twitter he has been contacted Scotland Yard detectives investigating the phone hacking of celebrities.
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UK and Malawi diplomats expelled

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 16:30
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The UK orders Malawi's high commissioner to leave the country over the "unacceptable" expulsion of Britain's envoy to Lilongwe.
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Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 15:15
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone should celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK despite its troubled past, President Ernest Bai Koroma tells the BBC.
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Olympic ticket demand passes 20m

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 14:06

London 2012 organisers reveal they received applications for more than 20 million tickets from 1.8 million people for the Olympic Games.
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UK economy sees return to growth

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 13:54

The UK economy grew 0.5% in the first three months of this year, making up ground lost at the end of 2010.
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Military in wedding day rehearsal

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 13:12
related places: London

A pre-dawn military walk-through of Friday's royal wedding route, involving hundreds of members of the armed forces, takes place in London.
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VIDEO: British stars on the Royal Family

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:18

British Celebrities talk about the upcoming Royal Wedding and why they like the Royal Family.
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Arthur stumbles at UK box office

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Russell Brand's remake of the 1981 film Arthur has a disappointing opening weekend at the UK and Ireland box office, taking just £764,468.
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Olympics tickets deadline expires

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 9:00

The deadline for buying Olympics tickets passes after being delayed for an hour due to a last-minute surge in demand.
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NHS plans 'may harm patient care'

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 0:12

The planned shake-up of the NHS in England could put patient care at risk, warns an influential group of MPs.
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Europeans urge sanctions on Syria

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

The UK, France and Italy call for tough measures against Syria, after troops there fire on anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Syria sanction threat as violence escalates

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Syria of sanctions if the violent crackdown continues.
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UK demands end to Syria violence

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague condemns attacks on demonstrators in Syria and says the UK is considering measures including sanctions.
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VIDEO: Royal Family fans make trip from US

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Sheree Troy and Darla Herburger explain to the BBC's Daniela Relph why they have travelled to London from the United States to watch the royal wedding.
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UK in Libya 'for the long haul'

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK "must prepare for the long haul" in Libya, Downing Street has said, as Royal Air Force aircraft attack vehicles used by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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VIDEO: Global media arrive for royal wedding

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 0:41

Described as Britain's biggest ever media event, hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the royal wedding.
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