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Huge stag Emperor found shot dead

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 10:40

A giant red stag, known as the Exmoor Emperor and thought to have been the biggest wild land animal in the UK, is shot dead.
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King attacks 'absurd' bank risk

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:23
related countries: United States United States

Bank of England governor Mervyn King attacks the 'absurd' risk taken on by big banks, in a speech in the US.
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Beckham retains England ambition

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:06

David Beckham has not given up hope of playing again for England and insists he will see out the final year of his Los Angeles Galaxy contract.
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Police terror training increased

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:51

UK security chiefs have ordered an acceleration in police training to prepare for any future "Mumbai-style" gun attacks in public places.
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Britons' Swiss accounts face tax

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The UK and Switzerland agree to start negotiations that could see Britons with Swiss bank accounts pay tax on the interest they earn.
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Emir of Qatar begins state visit

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 4:12
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Windsor

One of the world's richest monarchs, the Emir of Qatar, is to begin a state visit to Britain when he meets the Queen in Windsor.
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Saracens close in on Henson deal

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:57

Saracens hope to complete the signing of Wales centre Gavin Henson from the Ospreys by the end of the week.
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Hodgson called up for Wilkinson

Monday, October 25th 2010, 19:53

Charlie Hodgson becomes the fifth player added to England's autumn Tests squad as cover for injuries after Jonny Wilkinson reports a shoulder problem.
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Double Q Awards win for Florence

Monday, October 25th 2010, 16:59
related places: London

Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, is a double-winner at the Q Awards in London, also attended by the reunited Take That.
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Cameron promises push for growth

Monday, October 25th 2010, 13:32

David Cameron urges a "forensic, relentless approach" to ensuring the UK's future economic growth, but Labour says the government lacks a plan to help business.
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Reggae star Isaacs dies aged 59

Monday, October 25th 2010, 13:17
related places: London

Reggae star Gregory Isaacs - best known for his song Night Nurse - has died at the age of 59 at his London home, his manager confirms.
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BP sets out to rebuild reputation

Monday, October 25th 2010, 12:49
related countries: United States United States

UK energy giant BP outlines a strategy to revive the public's belief in its ability to operate responsibly after the US oil spill.
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Cable to urge corporate rethink

Monday, October 25th 2010, 1:21

Business Secretary Vince Cable will call for a comprehensive rethink at the CBI conference about how UK companies are run.
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Charles friend dies in air crash

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 23:07

One of three people killed in a helicopter crash in County Down was a personal friend of the Prince of Wales, Clarence House confirms.
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Clegg: Tuition fees to be capped

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 14:15

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg appears to rule out allowing universities to set unlimited tuition fees in England.
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Celtic v Rangers as it happened

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 13:58

Rangers come storming back from 1-0 down to take control of the first Old Firm derby of the season.
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Celtic 1-3 Rangers

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 13:39

Rangers come from behind to win the season's first Old Firm derby at Celtic Park and move three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Facebook friendship turned into film

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 9:38

An unlikely online friendship with an unexpected turn is the subject of Catfish, a documentary filmed by a group of friends, showing at the London Film Festival.
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Charities chief warns over cuts

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 8:02

The government's spending cuts could cost voluntary organisations billions of pounds, the charities' regulator in England and Wales warns.
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MoD criticises Wikileaks release

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The release of almost 400,000 classified Iraq war documents by the Wikileaks website is criticised by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
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'Masked men' shot London teenager

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 15:01
related places: London

A 16-year-old boy is shot dead and a 15-year-old injured in a shooting in Plaistow.
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Unions holding protests over cuts

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 14:21

Union activists are taking part in protests across the UK against the government's spending cuts.
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Care cuts 'may hit hospital beds'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 0:01

Hospital beds in England may fill up with the elderly and vulnerable because of cuts to local authority social care funding, a top NHS figure warns.
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Abducted UK aid worker on ordeal

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 17:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

A British aid worker abducted by masked gunmen in Somalia has spoken to the press in Nairobi about his ordeal.
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Ferrovial to sell 10% BAA stake

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish airport operator Ferrovial says it will sell a 10% stake in BAA, the operator of six UK airports.
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Firth welcomes ratings decision

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:33

Actor Colin Firth welcomes the British Board of Film Classification's decision to lower the rating of his new film The King's Speech from 15 to 12A.
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Freed UK aid worker meets family

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 15:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

British aid worker Frans Barnard, released by Somali kidnappers, is reunited with his family in Kenya
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Scottish actor Crowden dies at 87

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 12:28
related places: Crowden

Actor Graham Crowden, who appeared in numerous shows including sitcom Waiting For God and Doctor Who, has died at the age of 87, his agent says.
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UK retail sales fall in September

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:37

UK retail sales fell again September, the second month in succession they have declined, official data shows.
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BAE resilient on UK defence cuts

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 7:27

BAE Systems says the impact on its business of the UK government's defence cuts will only be "modest".
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Aid worker overjoyed at release

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 22:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British security consultant kidnapped six days ago by gunmen in Somalia has described his release as "marvellous", Save the Children says.
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MoD names killed British soldier

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan is named by the Ministry of Defence as Acting Corporal David Barnsdale.
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Osborne wields UK spending axe

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 16:53

George Osborne unveils the biggest spending cuts in decades - with welfare, councils and police all hit.
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Court rules in favour of pre-nup

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 13:17
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK Supreme Court rules that a pre-nuptial agreement is binding in the case of a German paper company heiress.
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Briton killed in Sudan mine blast

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British man dies from injuries sustained when a landmine exploded in South Sudan as he was carrying our clearance work.
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Requiem or renaissance?

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:30

What BBC World Service switch says about British foreign policy
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Prince jailed for servant murder

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi prince is jailed for life and told he will serve at least 20 years for murdering his servant at a hotel in central London.
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Bank split three ways on policy

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 9:54

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split three ways during its October meeting, released minutes reveal.
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Man City brush aside Rooney talk

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 9:32

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says the club have had no contact with want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
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Library acquires Pinter honours

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 8:44

Harold Pinter's Bafta Fellowship mask and Nobel Prize medal are among more than 50 of his awards acquired by the British Library.
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BA crew face ballot on new deal

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 8:30

British Airways cabin crews are to be balloted on a new deal that could end their long-running industrial dispute.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 6:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion while clearing bombs in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'Sober' decade ahead, warns King

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 5:57

The governor of the Bank of England warns on the eve of the government's Spending Review that the UK faces a "sober" decade.
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'More pay' call for sperm donors

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 0:22

A leading UK fertility campaigner argues men who provide sperm for IVF are possibly worthy of greater reimbursement than egg donors.
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Lady Thatcher treated in hospital

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 22:32
related places: London

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher is admitted to hospital in London for an infection to be treated.
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Cameron unveils armed forces cuts

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 19:08

Harrier jump jets, HMS Ark Royal and planned Nimrod spy planes have been axed in the defence review and 42,000 jobs will go by 2015.
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Prince guilty of servant's murder

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 16:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi prince is found guilty of murdering his servant who was found beaten and strangled at a London hotel.
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Housing budget 'to be cut by 50%'

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 13:39

The social housing budget in England is to be cut by more than 50% with council housing "for life" phased out, the BBC understands.
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Rooney wants to leave - Ferguson

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 13:21
related places: Chelsea

A "dumbfounded" Sir Alex Ferguson reveals that striker Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United.
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Cowell signs three-year ITV deal

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 9:48

Simon Cowell signs a deal with ITV which will see the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent return for the next three years.
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German rail eyes Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 5:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

Germany's rail company Deutsche Bahn brings trains to London to put its case for Channel Tunnel route access.
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Can Afghan fashion break Europe?

Monday, October 18th 2010, 19:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

London hosts an Afghan fashion show featuring Zolaikha Shirzad's designs.
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Guards held over deportee's death

Monday, October 18th 2010, 18:09
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: London

Three security guards are arrested over the death of an Angolan man at London's Heathrow Airport, as he was being deported.
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Mike Leigh cancels trip to Israel

Monday, October 18th 2010, 16:32
related countries: Israel Israel

British director Mike Leigh has cancelled a trip to Israel, in protest against controversial plans to compel non-Jewish new citizens to swear loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state.
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UK facing cyber security threat

Monday, October 18th 2010, 15:53

Computer attacks are among the biggest emerging threats to the UK, the government says in its new national security strategy.
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Business backing for Osborne cuts

Monday, October 18th 2010, 9:22
related places: Osborne

The leaders of some of the UK's biggest companies express support for government plans for billions of pounds of public spending cuts.
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Fifa row 'will not hurt England'

Monday, October 18th 2010, 7:37

A senior Fifa member says the claims over vote selling ahead of the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups wiill not damage England's bid.
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Sterilisation 'bribe' for addicts

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 21:00
related countries: United States United States

Drug addicts across the UK are being offered cash by an American charity to stop having children.
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Robbie Williams tops album chart

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 18:07

Robbie Williams tops the UK album chart for the ninth time with his second greatest hits compilation, In And Out Of Consciousness.
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Fears for 'bit of Britain' in India

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 18:03
related countries: India India
related places: Shimla

There is concern in India that a historic stretch of Shimla, a former British hill station, could be unstable owing to unplanned building work.
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Jailed Knox 'created confusion'

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 15:31
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Knox

Amanda Knox, the American convicted of murdering a UK student in Italy, is quoted as saying in a new book her "stubborn naivety created confusion".
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Somalia hostage 'in good spirits'

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British security consultant who was kidnapped by armed gunman in Somalia is "well and is being looked after", the charity Save the Children says
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Murray hammers Federer in final

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:09

Britain's Andy Murray beats Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 in the final of the Shanghai Masters to win his second title of the year.
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Queen star recognised by charity

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 9:40
related places: London

An animal welfare charity gives a special award to Queen guitarist Brian May, who has homes in Surrey and London.
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Eurostar disruption set to begin

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Thousands of passengers are forced to change travel plans because of industrial action due to hit Belgium's rail network.
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Salmond suggests police force cut

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 8:46

SNP leader Alex Salmond is considering reducing the number of Scottish police forces in a cost-cutting measure, it is understood.
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Chile leader sees London sights

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 8:35
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera takes in the sights of London, ahead of meetings on Monday with the Queen and David Cameron.
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Saturday's SPL - as it happened

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 16:07
related places: Motherwell

Rangers trounce Motherwell, as Hibs earn their first home win of the season.
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SNP to cut NHS management by 25%

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 15:12

The number of senior NHS bosses in Scotland will be cut by a quarter to help fund the abolition of prescription charges.
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Murray to face Federer in final

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 14:07
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Monaco Monaco

Britain's Andy Murray beats Juan Monaco in straight sets in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters and will face Roger Federer in Sunday's final.
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Charity calls for hostage release

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 12:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Save the Children calls for the unconditional and immediate release of a British security consultant who was kidnapped in Somalia.
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Seal: 'They call me Mr Klum'

Saturday, October 16th 2010, 4:56

Singer Seal talks to Matt Stadlen about the creative process in making his music, his life philosophy, how he stays British while living in LA and life as the husband of supermodel Heidi Klum.
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Schools budget 'to escape cuts'

Friday, October 15th 2010, 21:00

Ministers have agreed the schools budget for England and will claim schools will be protected from across-the-board cuts, the BBC learns.
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Eurostar faces strike disruption

Friday, October 15th 2010, 16:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurostar says there will be no services between the UK and Brussels on Monday because of industrial action set to hit Belgium's rail network.
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Third Nigerian fails drugs test

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

England's women's 4x400m Commonwealth Games relay squad are promoted to silver after Nigeria's Folashade Abugan fails a drugs test in Delhi.
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Clegg offers more free pre-school

Friday, October 15th 2010, 10:24

Nick Clegg is announcing plans to spend £7bn over four years improving the education of England's poorest children through nursery, school and university.
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MoD overspend 'rose under Labour'

Friday, October 15th 2010, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

Labour ministers are accused by the defence secretary of writing a £3.3bn cheque that could not be cashed in their last year in government.
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Murray storms into Shanghai semis

Friday, October 15th 2010, 7:12

Britain's Andy Murray beats Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.
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30 years of Japanese fashion

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 22:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

The work of Japan's most famous fashion designers is being celebrated in a major exhibition at the Barbican gallery in London
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2012 ticket prices to be revealed

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 22:10
related places: London

Ticket prices for the 2012 Olympics in London will be announced by organisers on Friday.
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UK defence cut plans 'worry US'

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admits Washington is "worried" over the scale of the UK government's planned spending cuts for defence.
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Court defeat for Liverpool owners

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 20:31
related places: London

A High Court judge grants an injunction blocking the attempts of Liverpool's American co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett to halt the sale of the club.
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UK resumes Zimbabwe deportations

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 19:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The Home Office says it will resume enforced returns of Zimbabweans with no legal right to be in the UK, after a four-year moratorium.
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India beat England to second spot

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 12:06
related countries: India India

Saina Nehwal's badminton victory hands India second place in the medals table at England's expense as the Commonwealth Games end, with Scotland 10th, Northern Ireland 13th and Wales 15th.
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Carey and Keira at London launch

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 8:31
related places: London

British actresses Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan launch this year's London Film Festival with the European premiere of their latest drama.
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Aid worker death on PM's agenda

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 6:42
related countries: United States United States

The death of kidnapped British aid worker Linda Norgrove during a US rescue attempt will be discussed by the prime minister and a top US general.
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Australia's women beat Kiwis to win hockey gold

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 9:43
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia's women beat New Zealand on penalties to win a thrilling Commonwealth hockey final, while England win bronze.
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UK inflation rate stays at 3.1%

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 8:39

UK Consumer Prices Index inflation remained at 3.1% in September, above the Bank of England's target for the 10th month in a row.
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Students to face unlimited fees

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 8:36

Universities in England should be able to charge any level of tuition fees, a major review of university funding recommends.
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'Slowdown' in UK economic growth

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 7:03

Growth in the UK economy is slowing, with the service sector particularly affected, two surveys suggest.
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Live - Commonwealth Games day nine

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 2:58
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

English divers Tom Daley and Max Brick win gold, Scottish shooters claim two titles while Nigerian hurdler Samuel Okon fails a drugs test.
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University tuition fees 'to rise'

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 2:42

Graduates in England will have to pay significantly more for their degrees, a review of higher education funding is expected to say.
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House prices 'heading for a fall'

Monday, October 11th 2010, 23:01

UK house prices are still under downward pressure as sellers continue to outnumber potential buyers, say surveyors.
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US to probe failed Afghan rescue

Monday, October 11th 2010, 21:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, orders an investigation into the death of a kidnapped British aid worker in a rescue attempt.
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Warning over N Korea food shortages

Monday, October 11th 2010, 18:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The British ambassador to North Korea has said food shortages in the country are causing chronic malnutrition.
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7/7 confusion revealed in calls

Monday, October 11th 2010, 17:58
related places: London

The confusion and delays that followed the 7 July bombings in London have been highlighted by a series of emergency calls played at the inquests for the 52 victims.
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Rescuers may have killed hostage

Monday, October 11th 2010, 17:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK aid worker Linda Norgrove may have been killed by a US grenade during an attempted rescue mission in Afghanistan, David Cameron says.
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7/7 attacks 'merciless' - inquest

Monday, October 11th 2010, 15:13

The 52 people who died in the 7 July London bombings were "murdered" in acts of "merciless savagery", the first day of their inquests hears.
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Nobel prize for economics awarded

Monday, October 11th 2010, 14:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Americans Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen, and British-Cypriot Christopher Pissarides, win the 2010 Nobel economics prize.
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Graduates face higher loan rates

Monday, October 11th 2010, 14:48

The government is considering asking all but the poorest graduates in England to pay market rates of interest on their student loans.
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