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Omagh rally a 'message for peace'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 16:16
related places: Omagh

Thousands of people gather in Omagh in County Tyrone to mark the death of Northern Ireland police officer Ronan Kerr.
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Live - 2011 Masters day four

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 14:21

South Africa's Charl Schwartzel wins the 2011 Masters, ahead of Australian duo Jason Day and Adam Scott.
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Iceland rejects repayment deal

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

The UK expresses "disappointment" as Icelanders reject a deal to repay billions of dollars to the UK and Netherlands after the 2008 banking collapse.
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Bin collection fines to be axed

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 11:04

Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped, the government is expected to announce.
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Murray 'would work with Henman'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 9:10

World number four Andy Murray reveals he would like the chance to work with Tim Henman, the man he replaced as British number one.
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Young Palestinians

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 0:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: London

Artists from West Bank and beyond get a London showcase
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NHS faces 'cuts and poor morale'

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 23:00

Ministers are braced for more criticism of the overhaul of the NHS in England as nurses gather for their annual conference.
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Live - 2011 Masters day three

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 14:33

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy leads the Masters by four strokes after an intriguing third round at Augusta National.
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Police adopt new speed guidelines

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 10:53

Most police forces in England and Wales adopt new speeding guidelines that could allow drivers to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.
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Osborne downplays bailout impact

Friday, April 8th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Portugal Portugal

George Osborne says it is "very unlikely" the UK will suffer any financial loss as a result of potential moves to bail out the Portuguese economy.
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Man jailed for £1.2m violin theft

Friday, April 8th 2011, 16:59
related places: London

A man is jailed for four and a half years for stealing a £1.2m Stradivarius violin from London railway station.
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Jail term for airline bomb hoax

Friday, April 8th 2011, 12:35

A man who admitted a hoax that triggered a bomb scare on an airliner heading to Britain from the Middle East is jailed for three years.
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Ullman returning to London stage

Friday, April 8th 2011, 12:08
related places: London

Comedian Tracey Ullman returns to the London stage for the first time in 20 years to star in Stephen Poliakoff's new play at the Almeida Theatre.
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Live - 2011 Masters day two

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:30

Rory McIlroy leads the Masters by two shots over Australian Jason Day after the second round at Augusta.
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Semenya targeting 800m and 1500m

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:48
related places: London

South Africa's 800m world champion Caster Semenya says she also hopes to race in the 1500m at this year's World Championships and at next year's Olympics in London.
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Space pioneer in the UK

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:42

Remembering Yuri Gagarin's visit to the UK
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VIDEO: 'I was never nervous' - Gagarin

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:40
related places: London

Yuri Gagarin, the first person to go in space, was interviewed by British journalists while on a visit to London in July 1961.
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VIDEO: What does a star sound like?

Friday, April 8th 2011, 6:41

The sounds emitted by stars light years away from Earth have been captured by British astronomers using Nasa's Kepler space telescope.
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England quartet to miss IPL start

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:58
related countries: India India

The fourth Indian Premier League season begins on Friday, with four of the seven England players signed at the auction ruled out by injury.
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Koussa interviewed over Lockerbie

Friday, April 8th 2011, 0:43
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Former Libyan foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, has been interviewed by Scottish police investigating the Lockerbie bombing, the BBC learns.
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UK 'not liable' for Kenya abuses

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 19:09

The government cannot be held legally liable for abuses during the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya, the High Court in London hears.
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Debt crisis 'shows cuts needed'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Russia Russia

George Osborne says the Portuguese bail-out shows the UK was right to prioritise debt reduction - but Labour accuses him of "desperate scaremongering".
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Bank keeps interest rates on hold

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 11:29

UK interest rates stay at a record low of 0.5% as the Bank of England continues to resist calls for a rise to curb inflation.
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Second arrest in Ronan Kerr probe

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:56

A second man is arrested in connection with the murder of police officer Ronan Kerr in Northern Ireland.
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Retailers cut profits estimates

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:53

UK retailers Halfords and Carpetright both cut their profit predictions as consumer spending remains tight.
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Man, 85, crosses Atlantic on raft

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:40
related places: London

A grandfather from London and his three-man crew successfully cross the Atlantic on a raft made of pipes.
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Law named interim Sri Lanka coach

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Former Australia batsman Stuart Law is promoted to interim head coach of Sri Lanka ahead of their tour of England.
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Plan for 'better high-speed rail'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 1:13
related places: Birmingham, London

Environmental charities have formed an alliance calling on the government to reconsider its approach to a London-to-Birmingham high-speed rail line.
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Money woe 'fuels depression rise'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 0:24

Economic problems may be fuelling a rise in depression in England, it has been suggested.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 17:59
related places: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Motherwell

Celtic can reclaim top spot in the SPL as Hibernian visit Glasgow, while Motherwell host Dundee Utd and St Mirren take on Aberdeen.
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Man held in Ronan Kerr inquiry

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 17:47
related places: Omagh

Police investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in Omagh on Saturday arrest a man in Scotland.
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Mau Mau government files released

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands of files from former British administrations are to be made public, including documents relating to the Kenyan Mau Mau uprising.
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We won't take risks with NHS - PM

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 11:48

The government will not take risks with the NHS in England, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Kabul woman dies after Nato crash

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 11:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An Afghan woman dies after being hit by a British military vehicle in the capital, Kabul, police say.
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Two held over phone-hacking claim

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 17:12

The News of the World's chief reporter and a former news editor with the newspaper have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of phone hacking, the BBC understands.
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'Insurgents defeated'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK commander claims success in Afghan district
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VIDEO: Libyan fighter's eBay flak jacket

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:54
related countries: Libya Libya

One Libyan fighter, who travelled from the UK to fight against pro-Gaddafi forces, bought a flak jacket on eBay before heading to the conflict zone.
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PM urges 'new era' with Pakistan

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants a "fresh start" in relations with Pakistan as he offered £650m in aid and better security co-operation.
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BA raises long-haul fuel charges

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 15:10

British Airways says it is increasing its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights because of high oil prices.
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Pound up on service sector growth

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 13:02
related places: March

The pound strengthens against the dollar after figures suggest the UK service sector grew at its fastest pace in a year in March.
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Rattle concert gets 3D treatment

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 12:39

An orchestral concert will be screened in 3D at cinemas across the UK for the first time, organisers have said.
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Poulter aims for Ryder Cup form

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:19

England's Ian Poulter aiming to replicate his impressive Ryder Cup performances during the Masters, which starts this Thursday at Augusta.
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MPs criticise UK's weapon exports

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 7:58

The government and its Labour predecessor failed to control arms exports to regimes in north Africa and the Middle East, a cross-party group of MPs says.
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'Worrying' picture for UK economy

Monday, April 4th 2011, 23:02

The UK faces a fragile economic recovery, with the overall picture worrying, a British Chambers of Commerce survey suggests.
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NHS concern genuine, says Lansley

Monday, April 4th 2011, 22:16

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says ministers will "pause" for consultation on a planned NHS shake-up in England - amid claims the policy is in "chaos".
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More RAF planes for Libya mission

Monday, April 4th 2011, 18:01
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

Four more British warplanes are being deployed to join the assault on pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya, the prime minister announces in Italy.
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Man found guilty of canal murders

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: London

A man is found guilty of murdering two women whose bodies were found mutilated and dumped in canals in London and the Netherlands.
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Bomb threat plane lands at Athens

Monday, April 4th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A British passenger plane makes a safe emergency landing in Athens following a bomb threat, officials say.
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Britain's pupils 'are bad losers'

Monday, April 4th 2011, 1:59

A survey suggests UK schoolchildren are bad sports and find it difficult to lose graciously at games.
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NI policeman's mother urges help

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 18:49

The mother of murdered Northern Ireland policeman Ronan Kerr urges people to come forward with information, and says Catholics should still join the police.
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Police appeal for car bomb help

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 13:13
related places: Omagh

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for information after the murder of a Catholic police officer in Omagh on Saturday night.
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VIDEO: Public support for Libya action 'mixed'

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya

A poll suggests that the backing of British people for the Libyan mission is less than it was for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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VIDEO: My new life as a husky handler

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 7:38

The story of Nigel Vickers Harris, who quit his job in the UK for a new life with huskies in the Arctic.
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UK base for giant radio telescope

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 17:54

The Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire will be the headquarters for a £1.3bn project to build the world's biggest radio telescope.
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Rangers 2-3 Dundee United

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 15:52

Dundee United come from behind to win at Ibrox and deny Rangers the chance of going top of the Scottish Premier League table.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 13:00
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Rangers can go top of the league with a win over Dundee United, while bottom club Hamilton aim to close the gap on St Mirren.
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Gaddafi aide faces more questions

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 11:31
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

The UK is still seeking information from ex-Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa who fled to London on Thursday, Defence Secretary Liam Fox says.
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Retail banks 'aren't competitive'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 10:21

Bank customers are not told enough about charges and it is too hard to switch current accounts, a Treasury committee report says.
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Charges over Stockwell shooting

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 0:15
related places: London

A man is charged with two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of a five-year-old girl and a man in a south London shop.
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New arrest in Olympic Park probe

Friday, April 1st 2011, 19:39
related places: London

A man is arrested at the Olympic Park in east London on suspicion of possessing explosives, as part of an ongoing investigation.
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Rangers could go bust - chairman

Friday, April 1st 2011, 10:54

Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston admits the Scottish champions could go out of business if they lose their battle with the taxman.
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Midwife shortage 'costs 1m lives'

Friday, April 1st 2011, 9:42

One in three women worldwide gives birth without expert help, with Afghanistan the worst place to have a baby, the charity Save the Children says.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi envoy holds talks in UK

Friday, April 1st 2011, 8:52
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

A Libyan envoy who represents one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons has been in London for talks with British officials.
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UK Film Council hands over to BFI

Friday, April 1st 2011, 6:59

The UK Film Council is handing over its funding responsibilities to the British Film Institute, eight months after it was axed by the government.
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Gaddafi envoy has talks in London

Friday, April 1st 2011, 6:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

A Libyan envoy representing Colonel Gaddafi has been in London in the past few days for talks with British officials, the BBC understands.
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Referendum publicity push begins

Friday, April 1st 2011, 3:25

An advertising campaign designed to raise awareness of May's referendum on how MPs are elected and other elections gets under way.
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Morning-after pill free in Wales

Friday, April 1st 2011, 1:27

Wales becomes the first part of the UK to make the morning-after pill available without charge from pharmacies, including to some girls aged under 16.
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Powell and Gay in double UK duel

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 23:19
related places: Birmingham, London

Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay will go head-to-head twice in the UK this summer in London and Birmingham ahead of London 2012.
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Scots prescription fees abolished

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 23:15

England is now the only part of the UK still charging for prescriptions as Scotland joins Wales and Northern Ireland in abolishing the fees.
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Man arrested over girl's shooting

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 21:35
related places: London

A 19-year-old man is held on suspicion of the attempted murder of a five-year-old girl shot in a shop in south London.
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VIDEO: No UK immunity for Libyan minister

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 19:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the apparent defection to Britain of one of Colonel Gaddafi's most senior ministers shows the Libyan regime is crumbling from within.
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Shot girl 'target' comes forward

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 17:26
related places: London

A youth thought to have been targeted by the gang who shot a five-year-old girl and another man in south London contacts police.
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No UK immunity for Libya minister

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 17:17
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

The UK says it has not offered immunity from prosecution to Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who reportedly defected when he flew to Britain on Wednesday.
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Scottish FA seeks Brazil apology

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan writes to the Brazilian FA to request an apology for Neymar's accusation of racism from Scotland fans.
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First privatised jail sparks row

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:06

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says the military is on standby if prison officers strike over the first privatisation of a UK public sector prison.
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Dalglish backs 'focused' Carroll

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 11:34

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says Andy Carroll is focused on football, despite England boss Fabio Capello's concerns.
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Vodafone makes $5bn India buyout

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 11:10
related countries: India India

UK mobile giant Vodafone is to pay local partner Essar Group $5bn to buy out its share in their Indian joint venture.
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UK wants Libyan officials to quit

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:48
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: London

UK officials say they want other senior Libyan officials to abandon Col Gaddafi after his foreign minister flees to Britain and resigns.
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VIDEO: Libyan foreign minister flees to UK

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 6:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is in Britain and "no longer willing" to work for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the Foreign Office has said.
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Libya foreign minister 'defects'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 4:21
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan FM Moussa Koussa arrives in Britain and "is resigning", the UK Foreign Office says, as rebel fighters are pushed back by Gaddafi forces.
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Guard arrested near 2012 stadium

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 0:26
related places: London

A female security guard is arrested near the Olympic Stadium in east London on suspicion of possessing explosives.
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Motherwell reach Cup semi-final

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 20:43
related places: Motherwell

Motherwell knock holders Dundee United out of the Scottish Cup and set up a semi-final meeting with St Johnstone.
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UK to expel five Libyan diplomats

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 19:14
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK takes steps to expel five Libyan diplomats as the prime minister says he is not ruling out the arming of rebels.
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Scottish Cup as it happened

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:29

Motherwell knock holders Dundee United out to book a Scottish Cup semi-final tie against St Johnstone.
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Britons stranded in Thai floods

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 17:10
related countries: Thailand Thailand

British tourists are among thousands stranded in popular Thai holiday resorts after severe flooding swept through the south of the country.
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Gyan savours England draw

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 12:18
related places: Wembley

Asamoah Gyan compares his last-gasp equaliser against England at Wembley to his exploits at the 2010 World Cup.
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Service sector rallies in January

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 10:41

Output of the UK services sector rebounded sharply in January, suggesting the economy made a stronger start to the year, figures show.
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Police face 'big cuts challenge'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 10:30

The chief inspector of constabulary says some police forces in England and Wales will struggle to make cuts without losing front line officers.
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Inquiry into 'fake bomb' flight

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 9:36

An investigation has been launched into how a fake bomb was put on a cargo plane and flown from the UK to Turkey without being detected.
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Disasters hit Lloyd's of London

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 8:52
related places: London

Lloyd's of London, the world's largest insurance market, reports a sharp fall in profits in 2010 as a series of disasters hit the sector.
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John Le Carre rejects Booker nod

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 7:45

British thriller writer John Le Carre asks judges to withdraw his name from the Man Booker International Prize shortlist saying he does not wish to compete.
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Hague hints at exile for Gaddafi

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 7:16
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague hints that the UK might accept Col Gaddafi going into exile as a way of solving the crisis in Libya.
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VIDEO: Concert will honour Mikhail Gorbachev

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 7:02
related places: London

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will be honoured at a spectacular concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London to celebrate his 80th birthday.
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Capello wants Carroll to improve

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 23:06
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Coach Fabio Capello believes striker Andy Carroll is still short of his best form, despite scoring his first England goal in the 1-1 draw against Ghana.
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Libya air strikes will go on - US

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 21:19
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Allied strikes on Libya will continue until its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, meets UN terms, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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England 1-1 Ghana

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 20:56
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Asamoah Gyan scores an injury-time leveller to earn Ghana a draw against England at Wembley, cancelling out Andy Carroll's first international goal.
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Keats love letter sold for £96K

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 20:48
related places: London

A love letter written by poet John Keats to his neighbour in London before his death is auctioned for £96,000.
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Gaddafi troops force rebels back

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 18:06
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Libyan rebels retreat tens of kilometres under pro-Gaddafi attack, as delegates attend a conference in London on Libya's future.
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Live - Tuesday football

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 17:46
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Ireland Ireland, Slovenia Slovenia, Uruguay Uruguay

England host Ghana and the Republic of Ireland face Uruguay in friendlies, while Northern Ireland play Slovenia in a Euro 2012 qualifier and there are several games in League One and League Two on a busy night of international and domestic football.
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Second hospital reports CJD risk

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 17:05

Patients in Wales and Essex may have been put at risk of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) during surgery, it has been revealed.
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