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Obama coming to UK on state visit

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 19:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will come to Britain on a state visit in May.
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Treasury unveils finance watchdog

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 16:08

The government reveals who will sit on a powerful new Bank of England committee set to take over UK financial regulation.
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BAE growth flat amid defence cuts

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:21

UK defence group BAE Systems reports a rise in profits in 2010, but sales growth was sluggish after government spending cuts.
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Cameron to abandon forests sale

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:20

Ministers appear set to ditch plans to change the ownership of thousands of acres of state-owned woodland in England.
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Bank member in inflation warning

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:07

Bank of England MPC member Andrew Sentance questions claims that unemployment and spare capacity in the UK economy will cool inflation.
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World Cup to remain free to watch

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 10:47

The European General Court (EGC) says the UK is within its rights to show all World Cup and European Championship games on free-to-air TV.
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Oil worker released in DR Congo

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 9:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa South Africa

DR Congo rebels release a South African oil worker employed by UK-based oil firm Soco, three days after his kidnapping, officials say.
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Football fan to be returned to UK

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 8:45
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An England football fan jailed in Portugal for his role in a riot during Euro 2004 is to be transferred to a UK prison to serve out his sentence.
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Warhol self-portrait makes £10.8m

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 8:37
related places: London

A large-scale, little-seen Andy Warhol self-portrait sells at Christie's in London for twice as much as expected.
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Iceland agrees new Icesave deal

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:56
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland's parliament votes for a new plan to repay the UK and the Netherlands 4bn euros (£3.1bn) lost when Icesave collapsed.
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Sex register appeals to go ahead

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:22

Sex offenders are to be given the right to appeal against having to register with the police for life, but the government says it will make the new rules as "tough" as possible.
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Inflation 'to increase sharply'

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:50

Inflation will rise sharply in the first half of this year and growth will be weaker, says Bank of England governor Mervyn King.
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UK jobless number rises further

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:11

Unemployment rose by 44,000 to 2.5 million in the final three months of 2010, with youth unemployment hitting a record high, figures show.
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Brit awards hit by ratings slump

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 14:42

The Brit awards suffers its lowest ratings for five years after an average of 4.8m tune in to watch the ceremony on ITV1.
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Top council pay to be put to vote

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 8:39

Local authorities in England planning to pay employees more than £100,000 will have to secure councillors' backing, the communities secretary says.
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Imperial announces fees of £9,000

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 18:51

Imperial College London has become the first university in England to formally announce that it wants to charge the maximum level of tuition fees.
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Oil worker kidnapped in DR Congo

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 18:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo kidnap a man who works for UK-based oil company Soco along with a Congolese government soldier, the army says.
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UK inflation rate increases to 4%

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 16:30

The UK inflation rate rose to 4% in January, increasing pressure for an interest rate rise in the spring.
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NHS 'failing on care to elderly'

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 10:15

The NHS is failing to treat elderly patients in England with care, dignity and respect, an official report says.
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Morrisons buys baby goods website

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 9:27

UK supermarket group Morrisons buys baby goods website Kiddicare for £70m as it seeks to develop an online presence.
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Million youngsters 'maltreated'

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 1:55

One in four people in the UK, aged between 18 and 24, claims to have experienced severe violence, sexual abuse or neglect, says the NSPCC.
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2012 Olympics schedule revealed

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 0:03

The timetable of events for the London 2012 Olympic Games is released by organisers.
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Chelsea escape with draw at Fulham

Monday, February 14th 2011, 22:06
related places: Fulham, London

Petr Cech's last-minute penalty save earns Chelsea a point in a 0-0 draw at Fulham but their title hopes continue to fade.
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UK soldier dies in Helmand blast

Monday, February 14th 2011, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Live - Fulham v Chelsea

Monday, February 14th 2011, 18:58
related places: Fulham, London

Chelsea travel to west London neighbours Fulham with Carlo Ancelotti's side looking for a win to revive their fading Premier League title hopes.
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Oil jumps with Middle East unrest

Monday, February 14th 2011, 18:32
related places: Brent

The price of certain grades of oil - including the UK's Brent crude - jumps amid political protests in the Middle East.
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Two soldiers die in fire at base

Monday, February 14th 2011, 12:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have died at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan after what is thought to have been a fire on base, the MoD announces.
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South African man 'threatened UK'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

A South African man has been charged with threatening to unleash a biological agent in Britain unless he was paid $4m (£2.5m).
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Johnson hails Ashton's progress

Monday, February 14th 2011, 6:55
related places: Ashton

England manager Martin Johnson says Saturday's try-scoring hero Chris Ashton has defied expectation in union since his conversion from rugby league.
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Concern at alcohol admission rise

Monday, February 14th 2011, 3:17

The number of people being admitted to hospital in the UK for alcohol abuse could rise to 1.5 million a year by 2015, according to Alcohol Concern.
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Momentum in Helmand is 'shifting'

Monday, February 14th 2011, 2:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The tide is turning against insurgency in the Afghan province of Helmand, the commander of British forces tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Highlights of the 2011 Baftas

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 23:26
related places: London

Highlights of the 2011 Baftas, as a host of stars take to the red carpet in central London.
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Banned UK reporter back in Moscow

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 20:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A British journalist barred from Russia last week after reporting on Wikileaks cables containing criticism of Russia's leadership has been allowed to return.
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Celtic power past Dundee United

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 13:55

Impressive Celtic overcome a strong Dundee United challenge to restore their five-point lead in the Scottish Premier League.
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England need to improve - Johnson

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 11:16
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Twickenham

Martin Johnson warns England they must improve if they are to beat defending Six Nations champions France in their next match.
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Hundreds at London's Egypt rally

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 17:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

Hundreds of people gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the uprising in Egypt and to call for an end to other repressive regimes across North Africa and the Middle East.
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Ashton powers England past Italy

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 16:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Twickenham

Winger Chris Ashton becomes the first England player to score four tries in a Five/Six Nations match since 1914 as his side thump Italy at Twickenham.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 13:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Twickenham

Scotland host Wales on the second weekend of this year's Six Nations championship after winger Chris Ashton scores four tries as England thrash Italy 59-13.
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Wing Stoddart passes fitness test

Friday, February 11th 2011, 20:01

Wales wing Morgan Stoddart comes through a fitness test on a broken bone in his hand ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with Scotland.
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West Ham 2012 stadium bid chosen

Friday, February 11th 2011, 17:33
related places: London

West Ham United is selected as the preferred club to move into the Olympic Stadium in east London after the 2012 Games.
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Fewer 'face child worker checks'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 17:07

Millions of people in England and Wales who work or volunteer with children will no longer need criminal record checks, ministers say.
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Assange 'not facing secret trial'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 16:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Claims there would be "secret trial" if Julian Assange faced sexual assault charges in Sweden are inaccurate, a UK extradition hearing is told.
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Wreckage of plane being removed

Friday, February 11th 2011, 12:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Belfast, Cork

Investigators begin removing from the runway the wreckage of the plane which crashed at Cork Airport en route from Belfast on Thursday morning.
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Ending multiculturalism

Friday, February 11th 2011, 3:39

What the world says about UK prime minister's controversial call
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Francis Bacon work sells for £23m

Friday, February 11th 2011, 2:23
related places: London

A painting of Bacon's friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud went for three times the pre-sale estimate at Sotheby's in London.
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Network pips King to critic prize

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 23:18

The Social Network and The King's Speech dominate the London Film Critics' Circle awards, where the former is named film of the year.
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Three Cork plane crash dead named

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 23:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain
related places: Belfast, Cork

Six people, including a relative of the Irish president, are killed and six others injured after a small plane travelling from Belfast crashes in fog at Cork Airport.
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MPs reject prisoner votes plan

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 22:03

The Commons overwhelmingly votes to keep the ban on prisoners voting, in defiance of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
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Ex-England cricketer dies in fire

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 15:33

Former England all-rounder and BBC Test Match Special commentator Trevor Bailey dies in a house fire in Essex at the age of 87.
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England unchanged for Italy clash

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 13:10
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Martin Johnson keeps faith with the starting line-up that beat Wales in their Six Nations opener for Saturday's match at home to Italy.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:53

UK interest rates are held at 0.5%, after the latest meeting of the Bank of England's rate-setters.
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UK home repossessions fall by 24%

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:32

The number of repossessions in the UK dropped by 24% in 2010, lenders say, but they warn more people may lose their homes this year.
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Africa on film

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:13

Is your relative in the UK's National Archive photo collection?
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Olympic bosses back West Ham bid

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:09
related places: London, West Ham

West Ham have won the backing of Olympic bosses to take over the 2012 stadium in east London after the Games, BBC London learns.
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Rare Gauguin work fails to sell

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 10:15
related places: London

A Paul Gauguin painting, displayed for the first time in 15 years, does not find a buyer at a London auction.
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Final day of Hague 'reform tour'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 5:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The foreign secretary will call for political change in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, but will also seek stronger trade ties with the UK.
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Levein hopes Scots impressed fans

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 23:32

Scotland coach Craig Levein thinks the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland proves he has a talented squad.
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Woman quizzed on 'buttocks' death

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

US police quiz a woman over an alleged hotel room "buttocks-enhancement" procedure that is thought to have led to the death of a British resident.
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Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 21:54

Scotland cruise to an impressive 3-0 win over a depleted Northern Ireland side in the Carling Nations Cup opener.
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Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 21:52

Scotland cruise to an impressive 3-0 win over a depleted Northern Ireland side in the Carling Nations Cup opener.
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Banks sign lending and bonus deal

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 20:15

A long-awaited agreement with the largest UK banks on lending and bonuses is announced by the government.
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Live - International football

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ireland Ireland
related places: Copenhagen, Dublin

England come from behind to beat Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen while Scotland cruise to a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup on a busy night of international football.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have died in small arms fire in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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LSE in merger with Canada's TMX

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 17:43

The London Stock Exchange agrees a merger with TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Charles attacks climate sceptics

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 13:54

The Prince of Wales says climate change sceptics are "corrosive" but urges environmentalists to work harder to sell their message.
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Increase seen in UK trade deficit

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:59

The UK's trade deficit in goods and services widened in December to its highest level since August 2005, figures show.
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Court independence 'under threat'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:35

The president of the UK's Supreme Court says its freedom from political influence cannot be guaranteed because of the way it is funded.
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England handed Wilshere warning

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 8:37
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner believes England should learn from Theo Walcott's England career when handling the progress of Jack Wilshere ahead of his full debut against Denmark.
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UK 'buttock injection' woman dies

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 3:07
related countries: United States United States

US authorities investigate the death of a UK woman who had allegedly been injected with silicone in a hotel room "buttocks-enhancement" procedure.
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Mid-East peace process 'at risk'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 1:35

The Middle East peace process could become a "casualty" of the calls for change sweeping across the Arab world, the foreign secretary warns.
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Picasso painting sells for £25m

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 0:43
related places: London

A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life is sold for £25.2m ($40.7m) at Sotheby's auction house in London.
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VIDEO: Gaza photo exhibition in London

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany, Israel Israel
related places: London

An award-winning German photographer has been documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than two decades. The new images form part of an exhibition which is on in London.
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VIDEO: Assange claims 'improper' inquiry

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish prosecutors did not follow "proper procedure" while investigating rape claims against Julian Assange, a UK extradition hearing was told.
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Hague on 'reform tour' in Tunisia

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 18:18
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague meets Tunisia's interim prime minister at the start of a tour of North African and Middle Eastern countries affected by demands for political change.
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UK 'deplores' reporter expulsion

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Foreign Office Minister David Lidington says the government "deplores" Russia's expulsion of a British journalist with the Guardian newspaper.
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BA forces new crew strike ballot

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:45

British Airways cabin crew are to be balloted again on strike action after the airline said a previous vote was unlawful.
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Government to increase bank levy

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 15:55

The government says it will increase the levy on UK banks by £800m to £2.5bn, prompting fury from bankers and provoking barbed debate in parliament.
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Russia 'expels British reporter'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia

A British journalist who reported on Wikileaks cables containing criticism of Russia's leadership says he has been expelled from the country.
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NHS revamp 'dilutes patient say'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 3:18

Patients risk having less of a say in the running of the health service in England under the shake-up of the NHS, leading health charities say.
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M25 scheme 'may have wasted £1bn'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 3:13

A project to widen two stretches of the UK's busiest motorway may have wasted £1bn of public money, MPs have said.
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Firth beaten at Standard awards

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 0:00

Colin Firth's run of success during awards season takes a knock as he is beaten to a best acting prize at the London Evening Standard film awards.
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Ministers 'wanted bomber release'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 22:49
related places: Lockerbie

The previous UK government did "all it could" to help facilitate the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, an official report says.
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VIDEO: Assange 'would be denied justice'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 19:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

There is a risk of "denial of justice" if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer has told a UK extradition hearing.
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Assange 'would be denied justice'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden

There is a risk of "flagrant denial of justice" if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer tells a UK extradition hearing.
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Cuts 'are destroying big society'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 14:48

The government is "destroying" the UK's volunteer army and undermining its "big society" vision with its cuts programme, says a voluntary sector expert.
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Cheetah of Namibia

Monday, February 7th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Merlin Diamond bewitched by Olympic magic on first UK visit
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Monday, February 7th 2011, 9:58

The government should consider cutting its ties with the European Court of Human Rights, says a report by the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange.
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Assange begins extradition battle

Monday, February 7th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is due to begin his legal battle against extradition from the UK to Sweden.
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Britain's food legacy in India

Monday, February 7th 2011, 2:51
related countries: India India

From Bangalore Howard Johnson investigates the fate of Anglo-Indian cooking, a fusion style developed by Indian cooks during the period of British colonial rule.
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Wasted youth

Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:04

Youth unemployment affects the UK as well as north Africa
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Police to lose '10,000 by 2013'

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 14:13

At least 10,190 police officer posts are set to disappear by the end of the next year in England and Wales, Labour Party research suggests.
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Rangers 2-2 Celtic

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 14:10

Rangers and Celtic will have to replay their Scottish Cup fifth-round tie after and enthralling draw at Ibrox.
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Live - Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 12:30
related places: Birmingham, Cardiff, Chelsea, Liverpool, Swansea, West Ham

Chelsea host Liverpool in the stand-out tie of a busy Sunday of football, following Birmingham's precious win over West Ham and Swansea's defeat to Cardiff in the Championship's south Wales derby.
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Live - Scottish Cup fifth round

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:52
related places: Aberdeen, Dunfermline

Aberdeen host Dunfermline, after Rangers and Celtic fight out a draw in the Scottish Cup fifth round.
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England tour ends in heavy defeat

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:05
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the final one-day international in Perth to win the series 6-1.
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UK sailors missing off Portugal

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A search is under way for two British sailors after their yacht was hit by a large wave off the coast of Portugal.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the seventh and final one-day international in Perth to complete a 6-1 series win.
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Seaborne security

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 1:10

How UK minesweepers are protecting a key oil supply route
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 20:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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France 34-21 Scotland

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 18:50
related countries: France France

Reigning Six Nations champions France open their campaign with a stylish win over a spirited Scotland at the Stade de France.
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