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UK offers Japan quake assistance

Friday, March 11th 2011, 23:19
related countries: Japan Japan

UK offers emergency assistance to Japan as David Cameron and the Queen offer their condolences after the country's massive earthquake.
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Bangladesh rally to shock England

Friday, March 11th 2011, 16:50
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh pull off a shock win in the World Cup, inflicting a second defeat on England that leaves their progress to the quarter-finals in serious doubt.
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VIDEO: Emergency EU meeting over Libya

Friday, March 11th 2011, 10:53
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The UK and France seek to ramp up the pressure on Col Gaddafi ahead of Friday's EU summit, saying the Libyan leader should leave immediately.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Friday, March 11th 2011, 7:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

Bangladesh rally to beat England by two wickets in a thrilling Group B contest in Chittagong, putting Andrew Strauss' side's qualification for the quarter-finals in doubt.
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UK increasing pressure on Gaddafi

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 22:38
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The UK and France seek to ramp up the pressure on Col Gaddafi ahead of Friday's EU summit, saying the Libyan leader should leave immediately.
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Iran 'not missed' at Games - Cameron

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 19:58
related places: Cameron

Iranians "would not be missed" if they decided to boycott the London Olympics over claims the 2012 logo is racist, David Cameron says.
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Hague sets out Libya conditions

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 18:05
related countries: Libya Libya

William Hague tells opposition groups in Libya there must be a sound "legal basis" and wide international support for any no-fly zone.
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Bank resists pressure to up rates

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 13:44

UK interest rates remain at their record low of 0.5%, as the Bank of England resists pressure to raise rates to curb inflation.
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Clapton in charity guitar auction

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 2:10
related places: New York

British rock guitarist Eric Clapton sells more than 70 of his instruments at a charity auction in New York, raising more than $2.15m.
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Museum to return islanders' bones

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:21
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum will return the skeletal remains of 138 indigenous people taken from the Torres Strait Islands in the 19th Century.
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VIDEO: Murakami's book on silver screen

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 21:28
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: London

BBC talks to director Tran Arnh Hung after "Norwegian Wood" premieres at the Asia Film Festival in London
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UK soldier dies in Helmand blast

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 21:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ireland Ireland

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK anger as 'Iranian arms' seized

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 19:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The foreign secretary condemns Tehran's actions after British Special Forces seize a suspected shipment of Iranian arms intended for the Taliban.
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Squatters in Gaddafi London home

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 17:24
related places: London

Squatters have taken over a London house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
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Eritrea 'quiet' on UK detainees

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 16:18
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea is refusing to give information about four former Royal Marines it is holding and is denying consular access to them, a Foreign Office official says.
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Special needs 'help for families'

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 11:09

Parents are being promised simpler and more effective support for children with special needs.
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Tobacco displays facing shop ban

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 10:01

Tobacco displays in shops will be banned in England as part of a package of measures to discourage smoking.
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Daimler and Rolls in Tognum bid

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:49
related countries: Germany Germany

German automotive giant Daimler and UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce team up to bid for German engineering group Tognum.
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England 'healthier than the US'

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:58
related countries: United States United States

People living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare, research reveals.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi film screens in London

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 22:14
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: London

A new documentary about Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is screened in London to mark International Women's Day.
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Police pay review wants perks cut

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 17:44

A review of police pay recommends big cuts in perks and bonuses, but the Police Federation warns the effect would be "devastating".
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England's Broad out of World Cup

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England bowler Stuart Broad is ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a side strain.
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UK arrest over Stockholm bombing

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 13:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Glasgow, Stockholm

A 30-year-old man is arrested in Glasgow in connection with a suicide bombing in Sweden in December.
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Christie ivories to go on display

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 11:26

Ancient carved ivories linked to thriller writer Dame Agatha Christie are to go on show for the first time after the British Museum buys them for £1.17m.
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Pinewood to invest in UK movies

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:30

Pinewood Shepperton, the film and television studios group, says it will invest millions of pounds in British films.
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Gender agenda

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:09

How tiny African kingdom became world beacon of sexual equality
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Hague rejects new Libya criticism

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:16
related countries: Libya Libya

The government has rejected claims it did not give enough help to a British woman fleeing violence in Libya.
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Fair access levy for universities

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 0:43

Universities in England wanting to charge fees up to £9,000 per year could have to spend up to £900 of that on access for poorer students.
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Google buys price comparison site

Monday, March 7th 2011, 22:45

Search engine operator Google buys UK financial products price comparison site beatthatquote.com for £37.7m.
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Dundee United 3-1 Aberdeen

Monday, March 7th 2011, 21:52
related places: Aberdeen

Dundee United move into the Scottish Premier League's top six as they convincingly end Aberdeen's unbeaten run.
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Cameron backs prince in envoy row

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:07
related places: York

The prime minister backs Prince Andrew in his role as a trade envoy, hours after No 10 sources questioned his future amid a row over his private life.
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Barclays boss to get £6.5m bonus

Monday, March 7th 2011, 15:49

Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond will receive a bonus of £6.5m for 2010, the UK bank says.
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Hirst designs Squeeze instruments

Monday, March 7th 2011, 14:15

UK band Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month.
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Pietersen ruled out of World Cup

Monday, March 7th 2011, 13:15

Kevin Pietersen is ruled out of the rest of England's World Cup campaign because of a hernia problem, and will be replaced by Eoin Morgan.
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Hague backs new mission to Libya

Monday, March 7th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Libya Libya

The foreign secretary says more British diplomats may be sent to Libya despite an SAS-escorted team being captured then released over the weekend.
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Prince 'may not last as UK envoy'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 11:44

Downing Street sources have made it clear Prince Andrew may not survive as a UK trade envoy if there are more damaging revelations about him.
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Most expensive painting on show

Monday, March 7th 2011, 3:08

The world's most expensive painting ever sold at auction - a work by Pablo Picasso - is going on show in the UK, a year after it was bought for £65.5m.
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Week-long floods exercise starts

Monday, March 7th 2011, 1:44

The largest flood defence exercise ever held in the UK is due to get under way - and will last all week, involving about 10,000 people.
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2011 Census forms go in the post

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:39

Forms are being posted to households around the UK, ahead of the 2011 Census being carried out on Sunday 27 March.
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UK team released by Libyan rebels

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 19:08
related countries: Libya Libya

A British diplomatic team, including six soldiers believed to be SAS, have been freed two days after being detained in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
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HSBC says move talk 'speculative'

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 14:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has denied reports it is planning to move its head office from London to Hong Kong.
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Strauss savours thrilling victory

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 13:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England captain Andrew Strauss is delighted after the enthralling six-run victory against South Africa in Chennai.
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England stun S Africa in thriller

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 11:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England beat South Africa by six runs in a thrilling World Cup Group B match in Chennai, with Stuart Broad taking 4-15 and Ravi Bopara top-scoring with 60 to reignite an uncertain campaign.
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Live - Cricket World Cup

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 3:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

England beat South Africa by six runs in a stunning revival to their World Cup fortunes while India take on Ireland in Bangalore.
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Book night launched with giveaway

Sunday, March 6th 2011, 0:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A million books, including works by Alan Bennett, Marian Keyes and John le Carre, are given away in the UK and Ireland to mark World Book Night.
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Osborne renews fuel duty cut hint

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 18:50
related places: Cardiff

George Osborne announces plans for new enterprise zones and hints at fuel duty cuts, in a speech to the Tory spring conference in Cardiff.
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Banks 'put profits before people'

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 16:47

The Bank of England governor accuses banks of seeking to maximise short-term profits at the expense of customers and warns reforms must not fail.
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UK warns against travel to Yemen

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 14:36
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The Foreign Office is warning Britons against all travel to Yemen because of increasingly violent anti-government protests there.
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Black Watch on Libya aid standby

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 12:10
related countries: Libya Libya

Scottish troops are on standby to assist with humanitarian and evacuation operations in Libya, the MoD confirms.
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Trott dismisses tiredness factor

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 11:51

England batsman Jonathan Trott rejects suggestions that the side's heavy winter schedule is to blame for their poor start to the World Cup.
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Family mourns earthquake victim

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 8:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The family of a British victim of last month's New Zealand earthquake pays tribute to his "vibrance and social spirit".
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Wales says Yes in referendum vote

Friday, March 4th 2011, 19:39

Wales says a resounding Yes in the referendum on direct law-making powers for the assembly.
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2018 Cup bid sought voting deal

Friday, March 4th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: York

England's failed World Cup 2018 bid tried to use the Duke of York's relationship with the Qatari royal family to secure a voting alliance.
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UK Libya rescue flights continue

Friday, March 4th 2011, 11:16
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Some 3,135 Egyptians fleeing violence in Libya have now been flown back to Cairo by a UK airlift operation.
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Decision day on more Welsh powers

Friday, March 4th 2011, 10:35

Counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether the Welsh assembly can make laws without asking the UK Parliament first.
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Plan to move May holiday unveiled

Friday, March 4th 2011, 9:54

Proposals to scrap the May Day bank holiday in England and Wales for alternative dates are outlined by the government.
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Friday, March 4th 2011, 7:34
related countries: Libya Libya

The director of the London School of Economics resigns over the university's links to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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UK flights rescue Libya refugees

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 12:44
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

British flights have begun rescuing Egyptians stranded on the Libyan-Tunisian border after fleeing violence.
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Migrants to gain benefit rights

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 12:32

Migrants from eight European countries will be able to claim welfare payments in the UK from May but ministers insist measures are in place to stop "benefit tourism".
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SFA chief slams Old Firm clashes

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 12:14

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says he is "deeply embarrassed" by events at Wednesday's bad-tempered Cup tie between Celtic and Rangers.
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SFA chief slams Old Firm events

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:27

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan says he is 'deeply embarrassed' by events at Wednesday's Old Firm match.
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From PhD to HRH

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 11:16

Germany's love of titles - and British royalty
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NHS plans 'could stifle reform'

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 3:02

Government plans to give more power over NHS decision making in England to GPs could make hospital reform difficult, a think tank says.
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UK and France to airlift refugees

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 19:16
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

Britain and France are to send planes to help evacuate some of the tens of thousands of Egyptians stranded in Libya.
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Team GB facing financial crisis

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 18:05

GB's team for the 2012 Olympics will not be properly prepared unless a funding shortage is plugged, the British Olympic Association warns.
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Cuts to police pay 'unavoidable'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 17:28

Wage "restraint and reform" is essential in order to minimise front-line job losses at forces in England and Wales, the home secretary says.
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O'Brien ton helps Ireland shock England

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 17:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Kevin O'Brien blazes the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history as Ireland pull off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore.
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Refugee rescue flights leave UK

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 16:47
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Two flights leave the UK headed for Tunisia to rescue thousands of Egyptians stranded on the Libyan-Tunisian border after fleeing violence.
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Indian board slates umpire system

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:39
related countries: India India

Indian cricket officials write to the ICC to complain about the umpire referral system being used at the World Cup following the non-dismissal of England's Ian Bell in their group match.
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Stewart taken ill during flight

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:34
related places: London

Former Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart is taken to hospital after falling ill on a London-bound flight.
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Mother guilty of double murders

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 15:13

A jury finds Northern Ireland mother-of-two Hazel Stewart guilty of the double murder of her husband and her lover's wife
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Cameron defends no-fly zone plan

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 13:24
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron insists the UK "should and are looking at plans for a no-fly zone" over Libya - amid suggestions other countries are cool on the idea.
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Typhoon fighter costs rose by 75%

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 12:36

The UK's spending watchdog blames bad planning for the spiralling cost of the RAF's Typhoon fighter jets.
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Pakistan 'to top UK's aid list'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 6:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan could become the UK's biggest aid recipient by 2015, according to plans unveiled by the British government.
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VIDEO: On patrol with the Afghan police

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 22:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain will continue to support Afghanistan after the withdrawal of troops scheduled for 2015, David Cameron has told the Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But once the transition has taken place, the Afghan police will play an important role.
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IOC dismisses 'racist' logo claim

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 19:08
related countries: Iran Iran

IOC president Jacques Rogge dismisses Iran's suggestion that the London 2012 logo is 'racist'.
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VIDEO: Galliano sacking shocks fashion world

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 19:04
related countries: France France

The French fashion house Christian Dior has sacked its British designer, John Galliano following alleged anti-Semitic comments he made last week.
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Fire boss wants safety law change

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 18:39

The head of Scotland's largest fire brigade claims health and safety law is preventing firefighters from saving lives.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 17:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps has been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Spinning the Mid-East

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 15:41
related places: London

Arab states look to London for public relations facelift
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UK prepared for Libya aid effort

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 15:35
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK is prepared for a humanitarian aid effort after the political turmoil in Libya, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell says.
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Cameron pledges Afghan friendship

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 14:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is an "all-weather friend" to Afghanistan and will remain involved in the country after troops leave in 2015, David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Libyan writer: My brother has been shot

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 13:34
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Dr Faraj Najem, a Libyan writer and historian who now lives in London, describes how his brother was shot during protests in his homeland.
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Many ambulances 'not sent' on 7/7

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:58

Only half of 201 London ambulances available on the day of the 7/7 bombings were sent to help victims, the inquest into the attacks has heard.
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Gaddafi 'exam cheat' under review

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:13

The London School of Economics has confirmed it is investigating allegations that Colonel Gaddafi's son plagiarised his PhD thesis.
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Broad faces England fitness test

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 12:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Bowler Stuart Broad could play in England's Cricket World Cup clash against Ireland if he comes through Tuesday's training session successfully.
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Health plan 'unethical' BMA warns

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 0:56

The government health reform plans for England are "disgracefully unethical" and could undermine trust, the British Medical Association tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan treasures revealed

Monday, February 28th 2011, 22:03

A new show at the British Museum features some stunning items which were nearly lost in the years of Taliban rule.
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Iraq security guard killer jailed

Monday, February 28th 2011, 19:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British security guard Danny Fitzsimons is jailed for 20 years by an Iraqi court for the murders of two colleagues.
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Monday, February 28th 2011, 18:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran could boycott the London Olympics after claiming the Games' 2012 logo is racist because it resembles the word "Zion" - a biblical term for the city of Jerusalem.
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BA man guilty of terror charges

Monday, February 28th 2011, 17:35
related places: Newcastle

A British Airways worker based in Newcastle is convicted of using his job to plot acts including trying to blow up a plane.
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UK rescue plane's 'narrow escape'

Monday, February 28th 2011, 15:28
related countries: Libya Libya

Disaster was narrowly averted when small arms fire entered the cockpit of a RAF C130 Hercules evacuating Britons and foreign nationals from Libya, it emerges.
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Bell wary of threat from Ireland

Monday, February 28th 2011, 14:45
related countries: India India, Ireland Ireland

Ian Bell tells the BBC that England will "turn up like we're playing India" when they face Ireland in Wednesday's World Cup Group B tie.
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'Go now', Cameron tells Gaddafi

Monday, February 28th 2011, 12:30

PM David Cameron adds his weight to the growing international pressure on Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down as the UK freezes his British-held assets.
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'Mixed feelings' over epic match

Monday, February 28th 2011, 12:11
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Captain Andrew Strauss says England have mixed emotions after their World Cup Group B match with India ends in a thrilling tie in Bangalore.
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Jacobi to appear at Belfast show

Monday, February 28th 2011, 11:56
related places: Belfast

The Grand Opera in Belfast confirms Sir Derek Jacobi will appear as King Lear at the theatre this week, after three shows in Wales were cancelled at the weekend, when the actor lost his voice.
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VIDEO: British triumph at Oscars 2011

Monday, February 28th 2011, 7:16

This year's Academy Awards saw British film The King's Speech pick up four Oscars for best picture, best actor, best director and best original screenplay.
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Iraq killer reveals hanging fear

Monday, February 28th 2011, 6:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A British security guard who killed two colleagues in Baghdad speaks of his fears ahead of a murder verdict.
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Views sought on high-speed rail

Monday, February 28th 2011, 0:09
related places: Birmingham, London

The government is to begin consulting the public on the proposed £17bn high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.
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Donald wins WGC Match Play final

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 23:18

England's Luke Donald defeats new world number one Martin Kaymer 3&2 to win the WGC Match Play in Arizona.
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