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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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Final turf laid at 2012 Stadium ‎

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:54
related places: London

Construction work on London's Olympic Stadium finishes as the last piece of turf is laid, although the venue's track is yet to be installed.
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Tomlinson jury sees fresh video

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:23
related places: London

An inquest jury looking into the death of Ian Tomlinson has seen new video footage of his final moments at the G20 protests in London in 2009.
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Arsenal identify banana thrower

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 14:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A German teenage tourist admits throwing a banana at Brazil star Neymar at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Arsenal football club confirm.
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England rugby star Foden arrested

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 13:53
related places: London

England rugby player Ben Foden is arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in central London.
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38 hospital patients in CJD risk

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 13:49

Thirty eight patients may have been put at risk of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) during surgery in south Wales, it is revealed.
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'Fukushima radiation' found in UK

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 13:33
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima, Glasgow

Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are detected in Glasgow and Oxfordshire.
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Detective writer HRF Keating dies

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:02

British detective writer HRF Keating, best known as the creator of Inspector Ghote of the Mumbai CID, dies at the age of 84.
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New GDP figures show smaller fall

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:01

The UK economy shrank by 0.5% in the last three months of 2010, revised figures show, which is less than previously thought.
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Welbeck called into England squad

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 8:13
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Sunderland, Wembley

Sunderland striker Danny Welbeck is called into the England squad for Tuesday's international friendly against Ghana at Wembley.
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Capello warns Carroll over drink

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 5:47

England boss Fabio Capello reveals he has spoken to striker Andy Carroll about his use of alcohol.
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Pupils 'should help select staff'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 23:08

England's children's commissioner says more schools should involve pupils in teacher recruitment, as a survey suggests many pupils would welcome it.
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China 'to overtake US on science'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 21:28
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: America

China is on course to overtake America in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013, far earlier than expected, a UK study suggests.
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VIDEO: Who are Libya's rebels?

Monday, March 28th 2011, 20:29
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the British government is in what he called "proper contact" with rebel leaders in Libya.
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May warns demo's 'mindless thugs'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 19:35
related places: London

The home secretary condemns the "mindless thugs" who attacked police and smashed property in London on Saturday, and warns of more arrests.
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Appiah annoyed by England changes

Monday, March 28th 2011, 19:20

Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says Fabio Capello's decision to rest senior England players for Tuesday's friendly is disrespectful.
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UK and France 'drop Gaddafi' call

Monday, March 28th 2011, 18:43
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

Britain and France are calling upon supporters of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi to "drop him before it is too late".
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Gyan relishes England challenge

Monday, March 28th 2011, 15:02
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Wembley

Asamoah Gyan says Ghana will give England a good run for their money when the two sides meet for the first time at Wembley on Tuesday.
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BA cabin crew back fresh strikes

Monday, March 28th 2011, 15:00

Cabin crew at British Airways vote heavily in favour of new strike action in their long-running industrial dispute.
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Girl quizzed over dead hotel baby

Monday, March 28th 2011, 14:47
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

A Canadian schoolgirl is questioned by police after a dead baby was found in a London hotel room.
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UK rejects EU ban on petrol cars

Monday, March 28th 2011, 13:42

The UK rejects calls from the EU for a ban on petrol and diesel cars from city centres by 2050.
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149 charged over cuts demo unrest

Monday, March 28th 2011, 12:57
related places: London

Police charge 149 people after unrest broke out alongside a peaceful anti-spending cuts protest in London on Saturday.
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Film Council bows out with report

Monday, March 28th 2011, 12:24

On the eve of its closure, the UK Film Council issues a report saying more should be done in film to portray the country's audiences authentically.
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Unmasked

Monday, March 28th 2011, 8:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland

How Irish hero Eamon de Valera helped Britain
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Adele equals Madonna album record

Monday, March 28th 2011, 8:14

Adele matches Madonna's record with nine weeks at number one in the UK album chart - the longest for a female solo artist.
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Tax deal lifts AstraZeneca profit

Monday, March 28th 2011, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

AstraZeneca announces a deal between US and UK tax authorities that will help increase its earnings this year.
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Real take-home pay 'sees 5% fall'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 1:51

A new study of pay packets finds that the average British worker's "real" take-home pay has fallen by 5% in two years.
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TUC condemns post-rally violence

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 19:15
related places: London

Union leaders who organised an anti-cuts protest condemn later violence in London's Trafalgar Square in which some 200 people were arrested.
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Prince remembers NZ quake victims

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 16:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Prince of Wales joins hundreds of people at a Westminster Abbey memorial service for the victims of February's New Zealand earthquake.
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Scotland v Brazil as it happened

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: London

Scotland are taught a lesson by five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium.
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Brazil beat Scotland in friendly

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Kilmarnock

Neymar strengthens his burgeoning reputation with both of Brazil's goals as they see off Scotland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
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Female medic earns Military Cross

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 3:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British army medic who put herself in "mortal danger" to treat a wounded Afghan soldier under heavy Taliban fire is awarded the Military Cross.
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Census day to take snapshot of UK

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 1:17

A snapshot of British life will be taken today - the official day for people in the UK to complete the 2011 census.
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Thousands stage anti-cuts protest

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 0:09
related places: London

More than 250,000 people have attended a rally and march in central London against public spending cuts.
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Capello pleased with England system

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 18:56

England coach Fabio Capello says that his team's 4-3-3 system was a key factor in his team's 2-0 win in Wales.
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Hoy pipped to keirin gold medal

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 17:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Seychelles Seychelles

British Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy wins a silver medal in the keirin and Victoria Pendleton takes bronze at the Track World Championships in the Netherlands.
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Sri Lanka knock out jaded England

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 16:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

England crash out of the World Cup as Sri Lanka openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both score centuries in an emphatic 10-wicket quarter-final win.
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Live - Wales v England

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 12:30

England ease to victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium as qualifying for Euro 2012 continues, with Fabio Capello's side moving top of Group G on goal difference.
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Live - Sri Lanka v England

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 8:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka are cruising towards their victory target of 230 in the World Cup quarter-final against England in Colombo.
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Gaddafi may seek revenge - Clarke

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 8:14
related places: Lockerbie

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says Lockerbie reminds British people of the "curse of Gaddafi".
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VIDEO: Rebels battle to control Ajdabiya

Friday, March 25th 2011, 23:02
related countries: France France

French and British planes bomb Colonel Gaddafi's forces on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya, as rebels fight to take control of the town.
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Bauge beats Kenny to gold medal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 20:30

Britain's Jason Kenny wins silver in the men's sprint as Frenchman Gregory Bauge successfully defends his world title.
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Libyan leader 'arming volunteers'

Friday, March 25th 2011, 19:51
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly arming volunteers to fight the uprising against his rule, a US official says.
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Live - World Track Championships

Friday, March 25th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Britain's Jason Kenny wins silver in the men's sprint, while Victoria Pendleton reaches the semi-finals of the women's sprint on day three in Apeldoorn.
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Muralitharan fit for England game

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:44

Muttiah Muralitharan tells the BBC that he will be fit to play against England in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in Colombo.
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Capello admits captaincy mistakes

Friday, March 25th 2011, 15:36

England boss Fabio Capello admits he made mistakes over the captaincy issue and that he has still not spoken to former skipper Rio Ferdinand.
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England cruise to win over Wales

Friday, March 25th 2011, 14:29

England coast to a comfortable win against Wales as their campaign to reach Euro 2012 stays on course at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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Night Stalker jailed for 27 years

Friday, March 25th 2011, 14:04
related places: London

Night Stalker rapist Delroy Grant, who carried out a series of sex attacks on elderly people, is jailed for 27 years.
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Cameron wants Japan EU trade deal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 13:49
related countries: Japan Japan

The European Union should offer Japan a free trade deal to help it recover from the tsunami, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Redknapp denies Bale injury claim

Friday, March 25th 2011, 9:43
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp denies claim that Gareth Bale was injured before joining the Wales squad for Saturday's match with England.
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Bravery medal for Gurkha soldier

Friday, March 25th 2011, 1:23

A Gurkha who single-handedly fought off an attack by at least a dozen Taliban insurgents is among 136 UK service personnel honoured for bravery.
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VIDEO: Libyan speaks on WPc Fletcher murder

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 23:10
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London, More

More than a quarter of a century after police constable Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead during a protest outside the Libyan Embassy in London, a member of the embassy staff has spoken publicly about the atrocity.
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Night Stalker rapist found guilty

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 16:54
related places: London

Delroy Grant is found guilty of a 17-year series of sex attacks on elderly people in south London, Kent and Surrey.
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Injured Bale out of England clash

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 14:33

Gareth Bale will miss Wales' Euro 2012 qualifier against England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
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UK missiles target Libya defences

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 14:09
related countries: Libya Libya

UK forces take part in a fifth night of coalition action to enforce the UN resolution on Libya, launching missiles at air defence targets.
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Jerusalem bus bomb Briton named

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 14:04

A British woman who died when a bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday has been named by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
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UK retail sales fall in February

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 10:55

The volume of UK retail sales fell by more than expected in February, dropping by 0.8% on the previous month.
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'Jobs to go' due to oil tax hike

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 10:50

Tens of thousands of jobs in the UK will go, as a result of a windfall tax on North Sea oil producers announced in the Budget, the industry warns.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 9:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ireland Ireland

Two soldiers from 1st Battalion Irish Guards are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, six days before they were due to return to the UK.
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Kennedy film-maker Leacock dies

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 9:26

British observational documentary maker Richard Leacock, who filmed John F Kennedy on his 1960 presidential campaign, dies at the age of 89.
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England hit by Yardy withdrawal

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 8:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England all-rounder Michael Yardy flies home from the World Cup because he is suffering from depression.
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GB football team 'can be united'

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 7:23

Incoming Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce believes it is still possible for a united Great Britain team featuring the likes of Wales' Gareth Bale to take part at the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: Battle for rebel cities in Libya

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 4:41
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Fighting has been continuing between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces in key Libyan cities, after a fifth consecutive night of air strikes.
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Suspected sham marriages rise 66%

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 0:05

Reports of suspected sham marriages in England and Wales rise by 66% in a year, as the Home Office steps up measures to tackle them.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels parade captured troops

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 22:58
related countries: Libya Libya

After suffering five days of coalition attacks, the Libyan air force no longer exists as a fighting unit, according to the officer leading the British air operation.
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UK embassy team pull out of Yemen

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 22:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Britain is temporarily withdrawing part of its embassy team from Yemen due to ongoing violence in the country, the Foreign Office says.
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Libya air force 'unable to fight'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 22:06
related countries: Libya Libya

The commander of British aircraft operating over Libya says that Col Gaddafi's air force "no longer exists as a fighting force".
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France win world team sprint gold

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 20:51

Sir Chris Hoy wins his 21st World Championship medal as Britain win bronze in the team sprint and team pursuit in Apeldoorn.
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Osborne's Budget 'to fuel growth'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 20:04

Chancellor George Osborne announces a greater than expected cut in fuel duty as he sets out a "Budget for growth".
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UK economy 'to grow more slowly'

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 15:45

The UK economy will grow more slowly this year than previously forecast, the Chancellor George Osborne announces.
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Wales can beat England, says Bale

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:31

Wales star Gareth Bale believes his side can cause an upset against England in the Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
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Rock star's plea over badger cull

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:00

AMs are set to vote on a cull of badgers in west Wales as Queen guitarist and campaigner Brian May opposes the motion.
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HIV test push as UK rates double

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 1:24

A doubling of HIV spread in the UK in the past decade prompts health experts to tell GPs to offer testing to all adult male patients in some areas.
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Libya operation has 'real effect'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:01
related countries: Libya Libya

The Ministry of Defence says the coalition operation over Libya has stopped Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces "in their tracks", but that civilian lives are still in danger.
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Terry admits to dividing opinion

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 18:39

John Terry concedes he may not be a widely popular choice following his reinstatement as England captain after 13 months.
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2011 to be historic year - Hague

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 17:38

Current events mean 2011 will be seen in centuries to come "as a very important year in human history", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Rogge snubbed in Olympic cash row

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 17:35

The full extent of the British Olympic Association's snub to Olympic chief Jacques Rogge over the current row about any London 2012 financial surplus can be revealed by BBC Sport.
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