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India UK envoy 'assaulted wife'

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

Delhi's foreign ministry is looking into claims that a senior Indian diplomat in Britain assaulted his wife.
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Royal wedding Tube strike threat

Monday, January 10th 2011, 13:30

Drivers on the London Underground could strike on the day of the royal wedding in a row over pay, union officials warn.
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Morrisons in Christmas sales rise

Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:56

The UK's fourth biggest grocer, Morrisons, says it overcame bad weather to increase festive sales by 1%.
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Bell steers England to tour win

Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

An unbeaten century from Ian Bell leads England to a seven-wicket win in their one-day tour match against the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra.
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PM to talk jobs with big business

Monday, January 10th 2011, 2:58

David Cameron will meet UK business leaders later to discuss plans for job creation, as Labour warns about the impact of cuts on young people.
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 1:47
related countries: China China

Trade links between China and the UK will top the agenda when vice premier Li KeQiang holds talks with prime minister David Cameron.
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Scots-Chinese energy deal sealed

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 22:15
related countries: China China
related places: Edinburgh

Scotland and China seal a major green energy deal, as Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang begins a four-day visit to the UK.
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Rihanna makes history in UK chart

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 20:24

Rihanna becomes the first female solo artist in UK chart history to achieve number one singles in five consecutive years.
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Beckham deal 'could still happen'

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 17:27
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he has not totally given up hope of David Beckham playing for the club during a month-long stint at White Hart Lane.
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Flower targets World Cup victory

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia

England coach Andy Flower believes his side can win the World Cup, but says the limited-overs series in Australia does not offer the ideal preparation.
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Protests at 'attack' on Iraq camp

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 2:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: London

Demonstrators gather outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest at what they say was an attack on Iranian exiles at Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
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Live - Scottish Cup fourth round

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 14:04

Seven Scottish Cup matches survive the freeze as holders Dundee United host last season's runners-up Ross County.
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Sex abuse case prompts Straw plea

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 9:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former home secretary Jack Straw says he believes some Pakistani men in Britain see white girls as "easy meat" after two men were jailed for running a grooming gang.
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Refund hope for Diamond customers

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 8:30

Some customers left out of pocket following the closure of Wales' largest coach holiday company can expect refunds, say administrators.
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Dioxin farm eggs exported to UK

Friday, January 7th 2011, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been used in some British cakes and quiches, the BBC has learned.
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Security level raised at airports

Friday, January 7th 2011, 13:40

The terrorist threat level specific to major UK transport hubs has been raised from substantial to severe.
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England yet to peak, says Strauss

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Andrew Strauss says England's Ashes-winning heroes have yet to reach their peak after the 3-1 series victory in Australia.
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Hong Kong entrepreneur in bid for UK carrier

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:01
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A UK-based Hong Kong businessman offers £5m for the British aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, which is being auctioned.
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German eggs sent to UK and Holland

Friday, January 7th 2011, 6:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Holland

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been sent to the UK and the Netherlands.
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Ivory Coast 'expels' foreign envoys

Friday, January 7th 2011, 5:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo is expelling the British and Canadian ambassadors, a statement on state television says.
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Australia v England fifth Test day five as it happened

Friday, January 7th 2011, 3:12
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by an innings and 83 runs to seal the Ashes series 3-1 and secure their first series win down under in 24 years.
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Cruise ships welcomed in Cuba

Friday, January 7th 2011, 2:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A British-owned cruise ship has sailed into the Cuban capital, Havana - the first in years to dock in the Communist-run island.
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England seal Ashes series triumph

Friday, January 7th 2011, 1:05

England win the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney by an innings and 83 runs to wrap up the series 3-1 for their first win down under in 24 years.
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Coach Saker extends England deal

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 23:53

England fast bowling coach David Saker signs a three-year contract extension.
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BA faces £50m winter weather cost

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 22:58

British Airways says that the disruption caused by the bad weather in December could cost it about £50m.
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Banks to pay billions in bonuses

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 22:00

The government is resigned to UK banks paying billions of pounds in bonuses, despite its calls to curb the payments, the BBC learns.
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Club owners handed bosses warning

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 20:54

The head of the body that represents football managers in England warns that clubs should not be "treated as the playthings of the super rich".
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Butt 'baffled by agent accuracy'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 19:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt tells the spot fixing inquiry he has no idea how his agent predicted when no-balls would be bowled against England.
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Old flu jab 'to fill shortfall'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 17:16

Old vaccines left over from the swine flu pandemic will be used to plug the shortfall in this winter's supplies, the government says, as the death toll continues to climb.
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England deserve success - Watson

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 16:13

Australia opener Shane Watson admits England have "totally outplayed" his side as the visitors move within touching distance of victory in the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
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NI Water crisis sparks 1m queries

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 13:47

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has apologised to customers for its handling of the recent water shortage after being overwhelmed by more than one million contacts from customers
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NI Water crisis sparks 1m queries

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:55

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has apologised to customers for its handling of the recent water shortage after being overwhelmed by more than one million contacts from customers
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Toy Story 3 tops 2010 box office

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Toy Story 3 was the top-grossing film at the box office in the UK and Ireland in 2010 taking £73.8m, figures released by Screen International show.
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One in 10 schools now an academy

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 10:52
related places: More

More than a tenth of state secondary schools in England are now academies - Michael Gove says it is the fastest rate of education reform in English history.
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Mothercare issues profit warning

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 8:18

UK retailers Mothercare and Clinton Cards issue profit warnings after the winter weather hit their businesses.
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England close on Ashes series win

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 7:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England end day four in Sydney on the verge of a third innings win over Australia and a crushing 3-1 Ashes series victory - their first down under for 24 years.
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Northern Ireland Water boss quits

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 2:00

The chief executive of Northern Ireland Water steps down following Christmas shortages that left tens of thousands of homes without supplies.
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Collingwood ends his Test career

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England's Paul Collingwood will retire from Test cricket after the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 22:39
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England are on the verge of an innings victory and a 3-1 series win after reducing Australia to 213-7, still 151 runs behind, at stumps on day four in Sydney.
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Drug-smuggling 7/7 hero is jailed

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 14:13

A firefighter commended for his work in the 7 July London bombings is one of 33 people convicted for drugs and money-laundering crimes.
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Snow cuts sales at Next by £22m

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 9:36

UK clothes retailer Next says the December snow cost it £22m in lost Christmas sales, but its profits remain on target.
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Cook glad to end 'lonely' summer

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 8:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Alastair Cook says the pain of enduring a poor summer for England helped him produce his remarkable run of form against Australia in the Ashes.
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Cook and Bell make Aussies suffer

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 6:47

Alastair Cook makes 189 for an aggregate of 766 series runs and Ian Bell (115) hits his first Ashes ton as England run riot on day three of the final Test.
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Singer Rafferty dies at age of 63

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 1:44

Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty dies at the age of 63 after suffering a long illness.
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Minister angry at rubbish backlog

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 23:04

Local Government Minister Bob Neill writes to councils in England, accusing some of "complacency" over large backlogs of uncollected rubbish.
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Australia v England, 5th Test day three as it happened

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 22:34
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Alastair Cook makes 189 for an aggregate of 766 series runs and Ian Bell (115) hits his first Ashes ton as England run riot on day three of the final Test.
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UK 'lured official to his arrest'

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Mongolia Mongolia

A Mongolian security services official is due in court in the UK to fight extradition to Germany amid claims he was lured to Britain to be arrested.
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Parties clash over VAT increase

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 17:04
related places: Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne defends the VAT increase but Labour urges the government to apologise for describing the rise as "progressive".
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SPL clubs meet to discuss reform

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:27

Scottish Premier League clubs will meet on Tuesday to discuss plans for wide-ranging reform of Scottish football.
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Help for vulnerable crime victims

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:08

Eight police forces in England and Wales launch a project to help those most at risk from antisocial behaviour.
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Postlethwaite tributes flood in

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 9:07

Stars including Julie Walters and Daniel Day-Lewis pay tribute to Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who has died at the age of 64.
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Cook builds England reply in Sydney

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Australia Australia

England end an absorbing second day of the final Ashes Test on 167-3 in reply to Australia's 280 all out, with Alastair Cook still there on 61.
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Earthquake hits northern England

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 1:08
related places: Leeds

A small earthquake centred on North Yorkshire has hit parts of England.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 22:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England close day two of the final Ashes Test on 167-3 in Sydney, after Australia are bowled out for 280.
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Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 22:05

Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died in hospital in Shropshire at the age of 64, a spokesman announces.
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Israel arrests UK staff over plot

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 21:08
related countries: Israel Israel

Two local employees of the UK consulate general in Jerusalem are arrested in Israel over an alleged plan to attack a football stadium.
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Live - Monday's Scottish football

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 14:21
related places: Kilmarnock

St Mirren host Kilmarnock in Monday's Scottish Premier League encounter at St Mirren Park.
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VAT rise 'to cut sales by £2.2bn'

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 11:29

UK retail sales will fall by about £2.2bn in the first quarter of 2011 because of the rise in VAT, according to a report.
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Beckham 'likes Tottenham style'

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 10:46

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says former England captain David Beckham is keen to join the club on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy in January.
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England on top in rain-hit Sydney

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 6:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia slide from 105-1 to 134-4 as England fight back on day one of the final Ashes Test in rainy Sydney.
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Australia v England, day one as it happened

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 2:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne, Sydney

Australia reach 134-4 on a rain-hit opening day of the final Ashes Test against England in Sydney.
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Free schools not wanted, NUT says

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 0:09

Teachers' leaders say a survey shows that new free schools being opened in England are not wanted or needed.
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Take That lead 2010 album sales

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 19:02

Take That scored the biggest-selling album of 2010 in the UK, beating Michael Buble into second place, the Official Charts Company reveals.
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Rangers 0-2 Celtic

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 14:40

Georgios Samaras' double gives Celtic a deserved Old Firm derby victory that extends their lead at the top of the table to four points over champions Rangers.
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Live - Scottish football

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 11:58

Rangers host Celtic in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox before St Johnstone face Inverness CT in Sunday's Scottish Premier League.
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Afghanistan blast kills soldier

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Australia select Khawaja and Beer

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 6:49
related places: Beer

Australia hand debuts to batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer for the final Ashes Test against England in Sydney.
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Live - Scottish football

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 12:14
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton, Motherwell

Kevin Kyle gives Hearts a New Year's Day win over Hibs in the early kick-off, while at 1500 GMT it's Aberdeen v Dundee United and Hamilton v Motherwell.
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Swann questions Australia line-up

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 11:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann says Australia's decision to leave out spinner Nathan Hauritz for the Ashes series has benefited England.
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UK partygoers welcome in new year

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 5:24

Hundreds of thousands of revellers welcome in the new year at open-air parties around the UK.
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Sri Lanka erases old name Ceylon - tea excepted

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 0:40

Sri Lanka's government decides to change the names of all state institutions still bearing the nation's former British colonial name, Ceylon.
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Murder victim 'was model athlete'

Friday, December 31st 2010, 21:16
related places: London

A teenager shot dead in south London was a "model athlete", says the secretary of the club where he trained.
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Crowds gather to see in New Year

Friday, December 31st 2010, 20:51

Tens of thousands of people gather to see in the New Year at Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland.
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NI water restored 'by next week'

Friday, December 31st 2010, 18:37

Northern Ireland Water says it expects most homes in NI to have their water restored by the middle of next week.
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UK supports UN Ivory Coast action

Friday, December 31st 2010, 14:38

Britain would back UN-sanctioned military action to force out incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, the foreign secretary says.
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Cuts tough but necessary, PM says

Friday, December 31st 2010, 4:33

The government's spending cuts are difficult but vital to help the UK back onto its feet, the prime minister says in his new year message.
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Probe into water crisis response

Friday, December 31st 2010, 0:54

The Northern Ireland Executive announces a full investigation of NI Water's response to the crisis that has left thousands without running water.
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Pietersen takes credit for Ashes triumph

Friday, December 31st 2010, 0:23

Kevin Pietersen believes it was for the "good of English cricket" he lost the England captaincy and coach Peter Moores was sacked two years ago.
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Business chiefs among new knights

Friday, December 31st 2010, 0:05

The chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, is among business leaders receiving knighthoods in the New Year Honours List.
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Webb and McDowell on honours list

Friday, December 31st 2010, 0:01

World Cup final referee Howard Webb and Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell are made MBEs in the New Year Honours List while former England rugby player Mike Catt gets an OBE.
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West attacks Khodorkovsky 'abuse'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US, UK and Germany deplore the sentencing of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six more years in jail for fraud.
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Executive meets over water crisis

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 17:50

More than 6,000 homes remain without any water in Northern Ireland and NI Water is rotating supply to some 60,000 customers.
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N Korean TV broadcasts 'first' Western-made film

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 16:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea broadcasts British film Bend It Like Beckham, in what the UK ambassador to the South says is the first ever Western-made film to air on state television.
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No quick fix for NI water crisis

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 11:38

NI Water have said it could be next week before all homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are reconnected.
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City watchdog 2010 fines treble

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 9:44

Fines imposed by the UK city regulator almost tripled during 2010 to £89m, figures compiled by the Financial Times show.
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SAS 'for hire' after 1980 siege

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 4:08
related countries: Iran Iran

The Foreign Office expected countries to ask for the loan of the SAS in a siege or hijack after the London Iranian Embassy rescue, newly-released files show.
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UK migration 'unlikely to plunge'

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 3:02

The UK's net migration rate is unlikely to fall significantly in 2011, partly because of a low emigration rate, a think tank says.
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Live - Scottish football

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 18:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

Four Scottish Premier League matches survive the freeze after Aberdeen beat Hamilton in the early kick-off at New Douglas Park.
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Avalanche kills man on snowmobile

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 17:35
related countries: Canada Canada

An avalanche in Canada's British Columbia province has killed a man who was out on a snowmobile with family members, police say.
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Colleagues mourn BBC's Hanrahan

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 17:16
related places: London

The funeral of former BBC correspondent Brian Hanrahan, who recently died of cancer, is held in north London.
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Hamilton Accies v Aberdeen - latest

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

Live text coverage of Wednesday's game between Hamilton and Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.
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Flu cases rise again, GPs report

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:24

Flu cases have risen again in England and Wales, but have not reached epidemic levels, according to figures from GPs.
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40,000 struggle in water crisis

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 12:31

About 40,000 people across Northern Ireland struggle to cope without water as officials warn the crisis could continue for several days.
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Harris ruled out for three months

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 4:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia paceman Ryan Harris will miss the one-day series against England and the World Cup after suffering a stress fracture of the ankle.
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Strauss demands Ashes series win

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 2:33
related places: Melbourne

England captain Andrew Strauss urges his side to win the Ashes series after retaining the urn in Melbourne.
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Australia v England - 4th Test day four as it happened

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 1:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

England retain the Ashes after beating Australia by an innings and 157 runs in the fourth Test in Melbourne.
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Water chaos in NI for thousands

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 23:57

Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are still without water as leaks caused by the thaw put pressure on the system.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 20:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Water chaos affecting thousands

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 18:50

Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland still without water as thaw reveals burst pipes crisis.
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Australia v England - 4th Test day three as it happened

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 7:20
related countries: Australia Australia

England move closer to retaining the Ashes for the first time in 24 years following another dominant display on day three of the fourth Test.
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