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Woman downloads 10 billionth Apple app

Monday, January 24th 2011, 13:22

Apple says a British woman has downloaded the 10 billionth app from the company's app store.
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Execution due with drugs from UK

Monday, January 24th 2011, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

Drugs supplied by a pharmaceutical company in Britain are to be used to execute a convicted murderer in the US on Tuesday, the BBC learns.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 10:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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UK's recovery 'unevenly spread'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 3:53

Economic recovery will be "unevenly spread" across the country with some cities needing extra government help to create jobs, research suggests.
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Mobile phone to be blasted into space

Monday, January 24th 2011, 2:02

British engineers are planning to fly a mobile phone in space to test the capability and resilience of today's consumer electronics.
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Williams omitted from Wales squad

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 21:49

Veteran flanker Martyn Williams is the shock omission from Wales' 28-man Six Nations Championship squad.
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Seoul traders

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 17:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: London

Koreans' surprising home town in London
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Earthquake hits west of Scotland

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 17:08

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake is recorded in western Scotland, the British Geological Survey confirms.
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Ex-soldier awaits murder verdict

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi court retires to consider a verdict in the case of a British security guard accused of murdering two colleagues in Baghdad.
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England suffer third one-day loss

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 12:07
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
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Coe backs West Ham stadium plans

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 11:42
related places: West Ham

Lord Coe tells the BBC there is a "moral obligation" to keep the London Olympic Stadium as a multi-sport venue.
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Small business loan deal 'stalls'

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 9:59

Attempts by the government to reach an agreement with big banks on the amount they lend to small firms suffers a setback, the BBC learns.
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Scots challenge US haggis ban

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 8:07
related countries: United States United States

A US government delegation has been invited to Scotland in an attempt to overturn its 40-year ban on haggis.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 3:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

David Hussey hits an unbeaten 68 as Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney.
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Off the menu: Scots seek end to US haggis ban

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 1:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

A US government delegation is invited to Scotland in a bid to overturn America's 40-year ban on Scottish haggis.
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Amanda Knox 'murder knife' tests

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 18:55
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian court appoints experts to re-examine disputed DNA evidence on the knife allegedly used in murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Bank inquiry head urges reforms

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 17:19

The head of the commission reviewing whether the UK's biggest banks should be broken up says wide-ranging reform is needed.
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Bank inquiry head urges reforms

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 15:46

The head of the commission reviewing whether the UK's biggest banks should be broken up has said that wide-ranging reform is needed.
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Benitez eyes comeback in England

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 14:13

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says he would like to manage in England again after his brief spell in charge of Inter Milan.
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Americans on the British monarchy

Friday, January 21st 2011, 22:54

As excitement builds towards April's Royal Wedding, Americans living in Britain give their views of the monarchy.
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BA cabin crew back strike action

Friday, January 21st 2011, 19:21

British Airways cabin crew vote for more strike action in their most recent ballot, the Unite union says.
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Blair's 'regret' over Iraq dead

Friday, January 21st 2011, 16:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair says he "regrets" the loss of life in Iraq but urges the West to stop apologising for the 2003 war, in a four hour grilling by the Chilcot inquiry.
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Wait and see for Tunisia tourists

Friday, January 21st 2011, 16:07
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: March

Holidaymakers visiting Tunisia from the UK in March must wait and see whether they will qualify for refunds or alternatives.
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Strauss urges England improvement

Friday, January 21st 2011, 13:23
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Andrew Strauss offers no excuses as his side slumped to a 46-run defeat to Australia to go 2-0 down in the seven-match one-day series.
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Marsh inspires Australia victory

Friday, January 21st 2011, 12:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Recalled batsman Shaun Marsh hits a superb century in Hobart to help Australia win the second one-day international against England by 46 runs and go 2-0 up in the series.
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Gervais plays down Globe furore

Friday, January 21st 2011, 9:18

British comedian Ricky Gervais defends jokes he made about Hollywood stars at Sunday's Golden Globes, insisting he did nothing wrong.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, January 21st 2011, 3:55
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Australia bowl England out for 184 in Hobart to seal a 46-run win and take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.
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How a king's love rocked a nation

Friday, January 21st 2011, 3:09

With excitement in Britain building ahead of April's Royal Wedding, Katty Kay looks back at the royal romance which caused a constitutional crisis.
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Funeral held for Gerry Rafferty

Friday, January 21st 2011, 1:24
related places: Paisley

The funeral service of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty takes place in his home town of Paisley.
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Athletics boss fears 2012 'lie'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 21:11
related places: London

Britain's reputation will be "dead" and it will have told a "big lie" to get the Olympics if the stadium does not have an athletics legacy, warns the head of world athletics.
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US forces claim gains in Sangin

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

US marines had 26 killed in action in four months, an even higher rate of casualties than the British.
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Multilingual Shakespeare for 2012

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 17:33
related places: London

Each of Shakespeare's 38 plays are to be performed in London in a different language to mark the 2012 Olympics, it is announced.
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'Some success in Sangin' for US troops

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:19
related countries: United States United States

The American general in charge of the offensive in Sangin says US forces have had some success in tackling the Taliban, following their takeover from UK troops in 2006.
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Amazon buys Lovefilm DVD service

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 12:47

Web retail giant Amazon is set to buy up Britain's leading DVD and online movie rental service Lovefilm for an undisclosed sum.
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Slave portrait saved from export

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 11:59
related places: London

The first British portrait of a black African Muslim and freed slave goes on display at London's National Portrait Gallery.
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World Cup call-up surprises Prior

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 9:07

Matt Prior admits his surprise at being named as England's wicketkeeper for next month's World Cup in Asia.
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Muslim prejudice 'seen as normal'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 9:00

Prejudice against Muslims has "passed the dinner-table test" and become socially acceptable, Conservative co-chairman Baroness Warsi is to say.
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School curriculum 'slimmed down'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 7:01

The Education Secretary Michael Gove is to cut the number of compulsory subjects in England's national school curriculum.
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Massive revolving artwork revealed

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 3:59
related places: London

Artist Martin Creed has created a massive spinning neon sign for his latest exhibition at Hauser & Wirth's new Savile Row gallery in London.
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Climate science target for fraud

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 2:31
related places: London

Fraudsters are targeting climate scientists with online invitations to book accommodation at fake conferences, often supposedly to be held in London.
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Koran-protest pastor given UK ban

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US pastor Terry Jones, who last year threatened a Koran-burning protest, has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office says.
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Bill marks 'fightback over NHS'

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 17:36

Ministers have hit back at critics as they unveiled legislation paving the way for the NHS shake-up, saying change is a "necessity not an option".
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UK unemployment increases again

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 14:14

UK unemployment rose by 49,000 to almost 2.5 million in the three months to the end of November, the Office for National Statistics says.
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A life collecting royal memorabilia

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 13:43

Margaret Tyler has been collecting royal memorabilia for the past 30 years. In the run up to the royal wedding, she gave the BBC World Service a tour of her house which contains one of the largest collections of Royal memorabilia in the UK.
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Flying the flag

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 12:31

Is the British monarchy just for show?
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Comet knocks Kesa Christmas sales

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 9:35

Comet owner Kesa Electricals reports a drop in sales due to "softer trading" at the UK chain caused in part by bad weather.
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Prior in England World Cup squad

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 8:01

Matt Prior is a shock replacement for Steven Davies as wicketkeeper in England's 15-man squad for the World Cup.
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Russian bank staff investigated

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 19:34
related countries: Russia Russia

UK police and Russian authorities investigate alleged criminal activities of four Russian officials assigned to the EBRD.
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Bangladesh torture report denied

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 19:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh strenuously denies allegations in a UK newspaper that it condoned the likely use of torture.
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Villa confirm record Bent signing

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:42
related places: Sunderland

Aston Villa smash their transfer record in signing Sunderland and England striker Darren Bent in a deal which could eventually cost them £24m.
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.7%

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 15:21

UK inflation jumped to 3.7% in December, its highest rate for eight months, increasing pressure for an interest rate rise.
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Banks 'must be allowed to fail'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 14:47

Capitalism cannot work unless banks are allowed to go bust, Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, says.
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Olazabal named Ryder Cup captain

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:37

Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal is named Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup captain, taking over from Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
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Minimum alcohol pricing planned

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:24

Ministers plan a minimum price level for alcohol in England and Wales, but campaigners say it will have little impact on binge drinking.
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Accused UK man dies in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An elderly British man dies in hospital in north-western Pakistan after being detained by police for alleged arson.
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Silence please! This is classic album club

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 7:23
related places: London

A number of groups are gathering to listen to classic albums - in full and uninterrupted. The London club is run by Colleen Murphy and this month's album was by David Bowie.
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Bank pay too high, says RBS boss

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 5:25

A large number of bankers are paid more than they are worth, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton, concedes.
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MPs join attack on NHS shake-up

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 1:01

The scale of reforms in England has taken the NHS by "surprise", a committee of MPs says as it adds to the criticism of the changes.
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NHS reform cannot be put off - PM

Monday, January 17th 2011, 17:19

David Cameron says Britain should not put off wide-ranging public sector reforms, amid criticism about the pace of NHS changes in England.
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SPL clubs agree on top-10 format

Monday, January 17th 2011, 15:33

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs reach a broad agreement for a 10-team top league and a second tier of 12 teams.
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UK questions India envoy immunity

Monday, January 17th 2011, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Britain asks India to waive diplomatic immunity for a senior diplomat who has been recalled to Delhi over reports he attacked his wife.
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Bruno Mars hitmakers top UK chart

Monday, January 17th 2011, 11:23

The trio behind Bruno Mars' hit tunes were the most successful songwriters in the UK chart in 2010, research suggests.
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Glee and Network dominate Globes

Monday, January 17th 2011, 5:16

Facebook film The Social Network and TV show Glee are the main winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, where British actors Colin Firth and Christian Bale are also honoured.
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Centurion Watson's mind on floods

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 17:10

Shane Watson says his mind has been on the devastating floods in Queensland after his unbeaten 161 in the first one-day international against England.
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Actress Susannah York dies at 72

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 16:03

British actress Susannah York, who appeared in several key films in the 1960s and 70s, dies at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer.
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Watson ton too good for England

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 12:19

Shane Watson hits a majestic unbeaten 161 for Australia as they win the opening one-day international against England with five balls to spare in Melbourne.
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Tunisia holidaymakers back in UK

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 10:39
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

All British tourists booked on big tour operator holidays in Tunisia have been helped on flights back to the UK, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 8:08
related countries: Australia Australia

The first one-day international in Melbourne is heading toward an exciting finale with Australia needing 295 to beat England under floodlights.
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Gascoigne 'set to sue newspaper'

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 23:52

A lawyer representing former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has told The Observer his client will sue the News of the World, alleging he was a victim of phone-hacking.
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Britons tell of Tunisian rioting

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tourists returning to the UK describe scenes of violence in Tunisia amid a state of emergency prompted by spreading unrest.
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Scottish football as it happened

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 16:06

Celtic see off Hibs at Easter Road in the first of five games on a busy day of Scottish Premier League action.
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Aussies opt for Doherty for ODI

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 8:09

Australia name spinner Xavier Doherty ahead of Nathan Hauritz for the first of seven one-day internationals against England.
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UK tourists flee Tunisia violence

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 0:53
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Britons start arriving home from Tunisia, with the Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to the troubled north African country.
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Scottish FA rejects Dundee appeal

Friday, January 14th 2011, 18:00
related places: Dundee

The Scottish Football Association rejects Dundee's appeal to have a 25-point penalty overturned.
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Cricketer auctions kit for floods

Friday, January 14th 2011, 17:26

England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen is auctioning Ashes memorabilia to raise money for victims of the devastating floods in Queensland.
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Dozens 'left bus before 7/7 bomb'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 15:21
related places: London

Up to 50 people got off the London bus bombed on 7 July 2005 moments before the deadly blast, the vehicle's driver tells an inquest.
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Collingwood positive despite loss

Friday, January 14th 2011, 15:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Paul Collingwood says England remain optimistic for the upcoming one-day series despite Australia ending their eight-match Twenty20 winning streak.
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Aussies end England's winning run

Friday, January 14th 2011, 12:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

New boy Aaron Finch strikes an unbeaten fifty as Australia end England's run of eight straight Twenty20 victories with a four-run triumph in Melbourne.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, January 14th 2011, 9:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia win an exciting Twenty20 international by four runs to end England's world record run and draw the series 1-1.
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Children's centres 'under threat'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 4:02

At least one children's centre is likely to close in every local authority area in England, organisations running and working in them say.
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Actor Firth gets Hollywood star

Friday, January 14th 2011, 3:19

British actor Colin Firth receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dedicating the honour to his wife.
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Global piracy 'costing billions'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 1:24

Maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7bn and $12bn a year, a report by UK think-tank Chatham House says.
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Early weaning 'may aid breastfed'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 1:03

Breastfeeding alone for six months might not be best for babies, UK experts warn.
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Four Brit nominations for Tempah

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 20:23
related places: London

UK urban artist Tinie Tempah leads the charge at this year's Brit Awards with four nominations, including best male solo artist.
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Troops deployed 'to avoid cuts'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 20:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

UK commanders were keen to redeploy Army troops leaving Iraq to Afghanistan because of fears they would be cut if they were not used, it is claimed.
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Rogge wants 2012 athletics legacy

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 17:44

The International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge would like the London 2012 Olympic Stadium running track to be retained after the Games .
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Woakes plays down World Cup talk

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Woakes plays down talk of a World Cup spot after his solid international debut which saw England claim a one-wicket Twenty20 win over Australia.
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Ofcom calls for BSkyB deal review

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 15:19

UK media watchdog Ofcom says News Corp's bid for BSkyB should be referred back to the Competition Commission, the BBC learns.
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French PM pushes Cameron over EU

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 11:52
related countries: France France
related places: Cameron, Eu

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon urges the UK to back further European integration ahead of a Downing Street meeting with David Cameron.
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Olympic hopeful heads 'home'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Daniela Relph returns to Kenya with Britain's 16-year-old swimming star, Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, to see where her Olympic dream began.
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Winter weather 'hindered' Tesco

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 9:52

Supermarket giant Tesco reports modest UK sales growth over Christmas, saying it had been "hindered" by the severe weather.
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Music bridges the Sudanese divide

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 19:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: London

In the week that people from southern Sudan voted on whether to split from the north, musicians from both halves of the country gathered at the BBC World Service studios in London.
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Bellamy is arrested after assault

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 18:20
related places: Cardiff

Wales and Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy is arrested by police investigating an alleged assault in Cardiff city centre.
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Most pupils miss new exams target

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 14:38

Just one in six pupils in England has achieved the new English Baccalaureate introduced by the government, England's league tables show.
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England seal world record T20 win

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 13:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Woakes is the hero on his England debut as they beat Australia by one wicket for a record eighth win in a row in Twenty20 cricket.
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Live - Australia v England

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 12:09

England beat Australia by one wicket off the last ball of the first Twenty20 international in Adelaide, as Shane Watson stars with bat and ball.
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Hodgson & Deacon in England squad

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 11:31

England manager Martin Johnson calls up Charlie Hodgson, Louis Deacon and Joe Simpson into his 33-man elite squad for the Six Nations.
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BAA faces £24m cold weather cost

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:01

The severe weather in December cost UK airports operator BAA £24m, the company says, with passenger numbers down nearly 11%.
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Charges due over honeymoon murder

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 7:36
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Three people are due to be charged in connection with the murder of a Northern Ireland woman on her honeymoon in Mauritius, police on the island say.
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English school league tables due

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 1:46

New league tables are being published for England's schools, detailing for the first time their progress with the English Baccalaureate.
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