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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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UK inflation rate rises to 4.4%

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 14:22

The UK Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation rises to 4.4%, up from 4% in January, driven by higher food and fuel costs.
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Tindall faces three-month lay-off

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 11:47
related places: Gloucester

England and Gloucester centre Mike Tindall is ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.
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Nuclear support declines in UK

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 4:38

Support for new nuclear power stations has fallen, a survey shows - though more people are in favour than opposed.
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MPs back action against Gaddafi

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 2:05

The Commons votes overwhelmingly to support UN-backed action in Libya, after David Cameron says it has helped avert a "bloody massacre".
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Royal Mail set to cut 1,700 jobs

Monday, March 21st 2011, 19:43
related places: London

The Royal Mail announces it will cut more than 1,700 jobs and close two mail centres in London as part of its modernisation plans.
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Targeting Gaddafi 'not allowed'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 19:09

David Cameron says UK forces do not have "legal authority" to remove Colonel Gaddafi by force - after another minister said it was a "possibility".
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Gaddafi 'not targeted' by strikes

Monday, March 21st 2011, 17:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Coalition forces carrying out operations against Libyan government forces say Colonel Gaddafi himself is not a target, despite a strike on his compound.
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Ferdinand 'committed to England'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 17:37

Rio Ferdinand is still available for England duty despite controversially losing the captaincy, according to a source close to the player.
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Falkland oil well aids Rockhopper

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:12

Shares in UK oil explorer Rockhopper jump as the company says its well in the Falklands is commercially viable.
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Man charged with Hong Kong murder

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:11
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A man has been charged by police in Hong Kong with the murder of a British woman whose body was discovered in a flat.
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AUDIO: UK teen set to win Chilean X Factor

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:07
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago, Thetford

A 19 year old student from Thetford in Norfolk is being tipped to win Chile's version of the X Factor. Charlie Bick is currently based in the Chilean capital, Santiago.
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Attack on 'complex energy bills'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 11:13

Energy regulator Ofgem says suppliers will have to offer simpler tariffs to help consumers compare prices.
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UK missiles bombard Libya again

Monday, March 21st 2011, 10:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Missiles are fired from a British submarine as part of a second night of international operations, but Tornados hold their fire to protect civilians.
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Britain 'should talk to al-Qaeda'

Monday, March 21st 2011, 0:35

Former director general of MI5 Baroness Manningham-Buller has suggested the British government should talk to al-Qaeda.
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UK hails Libya action 'success'

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 21:14
related countries: Libya Libya

UK officials say they are "entirely comfortable" with the outcome of airstrikes on Libya, which saw British jets and a submarine attack a range of targets.
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Scherzinger single topples Adele

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 20:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Don, Adele

US singer Nicole Scherzinger topples Adele from the top of the UK singles chart with Don't Hold Your Breath.
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Gaddafi vows 'long war' in Libya

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 15:03
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Col Gaddafi says Libya will fight a "long war" after air strikes against his forces by the US, France and the UK to protect rebel-held areas.
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British woman killed in Hong Kong

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 14:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong investigate the suspected murder of British Salvation Army worker Janet Gilson.
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Live - Celtic v Rangers

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 13:54

The first silverware of the Scottish season is up for grabs as Celtic and Rangers go head-to head at Hampden in the League Cup final.
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UK nuclear plants 'must go ahead'

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 12:38
related countries: Japan Japan

The nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan will not affect EDF's plans to build new reactors in the UK, the firm's boss tells the BBC.
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UK missiles fired at Libyan sites

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Libya Libya

British jets and a submarine have fired missiles at Libyan military sites in a UN-backed international operation to enforce a no-fly zone.
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Libya attacked from air and sea

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 8:20
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

The US, France and the UK fire dozens of missiles at Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.
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UK soldier killed by bomb named

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 3:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who died of his injuries after a bomb blast in Afghanistan is named by the Ministry of Defence as Pte Daniel Steven Prior.
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VIDEO: Coalition targets pro-Gaddafi forces

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 0:46

British forces are taking part in an international campaign against pro-Gaddafi forces.
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The Lenin plot

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 23:59

New light on a possible British bid to kill the Bolshevik leader
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Superb Ireland end England's Slam hopes

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 22:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland destroy England's Grand Slam hopes with a 24-8 victory in Dublin but the visitors win the Six Nations after France beat Wales in Paris in the 2011 tournament's final match.
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France beat Wales to take second

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 21:33
related countries: France France

Two breakaway tries from lock Lionel Nallet help France dash Wales' slim Six Nations title hopes in the tournament finale.
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PM joins leaders for Libya summit

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 14:45
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Paris

David Cameron has joined world leaders to discuss the crisis in Libya after the UN agreed to action to protect civilians from Col Gaddafi's forces.
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Gaddafi forces attacking Benghazi

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 14:22
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Paris, Arab

Pro-Gaddafi tanks enter the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, as the city comes under attack despite a Libyan government ceasefire.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 13:50
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

Ireland demolish England's Grand Slam hopes with an emphatic victory, handing Wales the chance to win the Six Nations title if they beat France by 27 points in the final match of the tournament.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 11:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Live updates from Kilmarnock v Motherwell in the midday kick-off, followed by Dundee Utd against Inverness, St Johnstone v Hamilton and Hearts v St Mirren.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi's 'letters' to Obama and others

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 11:24
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

A spokesman has read out a letter on behalf of the Libyan leader Col Gaddafi to US President Barack Obama, closely followed by one jointly aimed at France, the UK and the UN.
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Property planning rules to soften

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 11:15

The government is set to announce measures in the Budget to make it easier for companies in England to convert commercial property into private dwellings.
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SA victory puts England through

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India, South Africa South Africa
related places: Mirpur

South Africa thrash Bangladesh by 206 runs in Mirpur to top Group B, a result that takes England and India into in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Live - Australia v Pakistan

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 3:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, South Africa South Africa
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan end Australia's 34-match unbeaten run at the World Cup with a four-wicket win after South Africa beat Bangladesh to send England into the quarter-finals.
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PM to 'judge Gaddafi by actions'

Friday, March 18th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron says he will judge Col Muammar Gaddafi "on his actions not his words" after Libya offers an immediate ceasefire amid plans to deploy UK jets to help enforce a no-fly zone.
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Pastor jailed in 'slavery' case

Friday, March 18th 2011, 17:15
related places: London

A church pastor is jailed for trafficking children into the UK for use as domestic "slaves" at her home in east London.
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UK prepares for Libya no-fly zone

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:47
related countries: Libya Libya

UK forces are preparing to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya after the UN backed "all necessary measures", short of an invasion, to protect civilians.
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Congo blocks oil search in park

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo rejects a bid by the UK's Soco International to search for oil in the famous Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.
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UK life expectancy 'on the rise'

Friday, March 18th 2011, 0:09

Life expectancy in the UK is on the rise, along with the rest of Europe, despite concerns over the effects of obesity, says a population expert.
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UK flight departs Bahrain empty

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:50
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

No Britons chose to board an evacuation flight from Bahrain chartered by the government despite warnings about ongoing violence in the country.
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UK quake rescuers to leave Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:06
related countries: Japan Japan

UK rescuers are to begin withdrawing from Japan after extensive searches of rubble following last Friday's earthquake did not lead them to any survivors.
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Strauss proud of England spirit

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:55

Captain Andrew Strauss says England's "hunger and desire" helped them to their 18-run win over the West Indies having been on the brink of defeat.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:29
related places: Liverpool

On a disastrous night of Europa League football for British teams Man City beat Dynamo Kiev but go out on aggregate, Liverpool are held by Braga and also exit and Rangers go down 1-0 at Ibrox to PSV Eindhoven.
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RBS pays £375m to 323 key staff

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:27

Royal Bank of Scotland, 83% owned by the taxpayer, says it paid 323 top people an average of £1.2m each in 2010.
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Leave Bahrain now, Britons urged

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The UK Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Bahrain on Thursday using commercial flights, as protests and violence continue in the Gulf state.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:37

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:37

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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UK arranging Japan charter planes

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 14:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The government is to charter planes so that Britons who want to leave Japan can fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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Live - England v West Indies

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 13:02

England's World Cup hopes are in the balance as West Indies edge closer towards the 244 they need to win the Group B match in Chennai.
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Graduates 'could pay back double'

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 9:52

Some graduates in England could end up paying back double their original student loans under the new fees regime, figures calculated for the BBC suggest.
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L&G predicts growth for UK unit

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:06

The chief executive of Legal & General predicts good growth in the UK for sales of insurance and savings.
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Woman convicted of keeping slave

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 20:24
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: London

A former hospital director is made to pay £25,000 compensation to a Tanzanian woman she forced to work as a slave at her London home for four years.
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Recovery 'subdued' for two years

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 19:10

The UK economy will remain subdued this year, with government cuts and sluggish world trade slowing growth, the OECD says.
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'Red tape' row over UK quake team

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A team of UK rescuers say they had to leave quake-hit Japan because they could not secure the proper paperwork from the British embassy in Tokyo.
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Tchenguiz bros can sue Kaupthing

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:12
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A UK High Court decision opens the way for the Tchenguiz brothers to sue Iceland's failed Kaupthing Bank for £1bn damages.
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Jobless total hits 17-year high

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 14:37

UK unemployment rose by 27,000 in the three months to the end of January to 2.53 million, the highest total since 1994.
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PM wants UN 'leadership' on Libya

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 12:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya

UK Prime Minister David Cameron urges the UN to "show leadership" ahead of negotiations about whether to back a no-fly zone in Libya.
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Stabbed politician 'was watched'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 12:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A Pakistani politician stabbed to death in London may have been followed on the day of the attack, police say.
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Lost legion

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 10:07

Did a mysterious Roman military disaster change Britain?
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Patient malnutrition risk 'risen'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 3:13
related places: More

More than one in three people admitted to hospital across the UK are at risk of malnutrition, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 patients.
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Olympic ticket sales 'going well'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 22:32

The first day of ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics was going "very well", Games organisers say.
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US web suicide nurse found guilty

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 20:32
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A US nurse is convicted of aiding the suicides of a British man and a Canadian woman after seeking out depressed people online and urging two to kill themselves.
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Second UK team joins Japan effort

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Another UK team flies to quake-hit Japan to help search for the thousands still missing amid growing concerns for UK citizens caught up in the disaster.
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Ferdinand 'upset' over captaincy

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:45

Rio Ferdinand is "very upset" over plans to reinstate John Terry as England captain, a source close to the player has told BBC Sport.
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VIDEO: Olympic countdown clock stops

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:59

The official Olympic countdown clock to London 2012 in Trafalgar Square has stopped just one day after it was unveiled.
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2012 Olympics tickets go on sale

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:41

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games go on sale 500 days ahead of the event, priced from £20 to £2,012.
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Doctors 'want halt to NHS plans'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:22

Doctors at an emergency union meeting have called on the government to put a halt to its overhaul of the NHS in England.
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Live - South Africa v Ireland

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 8:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs in Kolkata to secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals and end Ireland's hopes of advancing.
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Strauss and Swann laid low by bug

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:45

England captain Andrew Strauss and spin bowler Graeme Swann miss practice on Tuesday because of stomach upsets.
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Cameron concern for quake Britons

Monday, March 14th 2011, 23:47
related countries: Japan Japan

Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "severe concerns" for a number of British nationals after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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No-fly zone can happen - Cameron

Monday, March 14th 2011, 20:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Cameron

Imposing a no-fly zone over Muammar Gaddafi's Libya is "perfectly deliverable", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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China overtakes UK in art league

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:42
related countries: China China

China overtakes the UK as a global art market for the first time, a report suggests.
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Fears grow over UK quake victims

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Increasing numbers of Britons raise concerns about friends and relatives possibly caught up in Japan's earthquake, as a UK rescue team begins work.
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Takeaway jobs ban for immigrants

Monday, March 14th 2011, 13:02

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be allowed to work in the UK as chefs in takeaway restaurants, the government says.
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Inquiry into 'false' demo arrest

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:17
related places: London

An investigation starts into whether three Metropolitan Police officers colluded to falsely arrest a man at a tuition fees rally in central London last year.
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Bangladesh ease past Netherlands

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Bangladesh ease to a six-wicket win over Netherlands to boost their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals and dent England's in the process.
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GB on track for record 2012 Games

Monday, March 14th 2011, 10:09

Britain is on course to secure a record medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics, says UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl.
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England must be better - Johnson

Monday, March 14th 2011, 9:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Coach Martin Johnson says England must up their game if they are to seal a Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland on Saturday.
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Adele's UK chart reign continues

Monday, March 14th 2011, 8:53

Adele continues her reign at the top of the UK album and singles charts this week.
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Rate rise 'could derail recovery'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 7:46

A rise in UK interest rates over the next couple of months could derail the economic recovery, says a new report.
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Health groups reject alcohol deal

Monday, March 14th 2011, 2:35

Six leading health groups have dealt the government a blow by refusing to sign up to its new "responsibility deal" on alcohol in England.
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UK 'gave torture tacit approval'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 0:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan says he was never told about Britain's disapproval of torture, a claim denied by British ex-officials.
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