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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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Scotland boss rejects photo claim

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:18

A leading Scottish official rejects claims that photos detailing the shocking conditions inside the athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games were not authentic.
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Ferdinand back as England captain

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:44
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Chelsea, Wembley

Rio Ferdinand is confirmed as England's captain for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro, while Darren Bent is ruled out.
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Banks 'complicit' in corruption

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Global Witness report accuses four UK banks of accepting deposits from Nigerian politicians accused of corruption.
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Australia reach hockey final

Monday, October 11th 2010, 10:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia produce an excellent defensive display to deny England's women's hockey team a place in the Commonwealth Games final with a 1-0 win.
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Cee Lo holds off Take That pair

Monday, October 11th 2010, 8:15

Soul singer Cee Lo Green fends off competition from reunited Take That stars Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow to top the official UK singles chart.
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Banksy creates new Simpsons intro

Monday, October 11th 2010, 7:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Simpsons

The Simpsons opens a new episode in the US with a controversial 'couch gag' designed by UK graffiti artist Banksy.
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Business confidence slides again

Monday, October 11th 2010, 6:05

Business confidence among UK firms has fallen to its lowest level since the depth of the recession, a survey suggests.
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Suing police too easy - Met chief

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:53

Britain's most senior police officer asks the home secretary to help cut the amount of legal action taken against his force, reports say.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Eight

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:07
related countries: Australia Australia

Scotland win shooting gold, Northern Ireland enjoy boxing success and England pick up three athletics medals but lose to Australia in the women's hockey semis on day eight of the Commonwealth Games.
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'No limit' plan for tuition fees

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 18:57

Universities in England should have no upper limit on tuition fees, Lord Browne's review is set to recommend.
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UK hostage 'killed by vest bomb'

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US special forces in Afghanistan were seconds from rescuing a UK hostage when she was killed by a vest bomb held or worn by one of her captors, the BBC understands.
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India thrash Pakistan in hockey

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 15:05
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India beat arch rivals Pakistan 7-4 in the men's hockey to set up a semi-final against England, while a crucial error sees Australia miss out on shooting bronze.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Seven

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 3:01

Dai Greene wins Wales' first gold of the Commonwealth Games in the 400m hurdles, while England's Leon Baptiste takes 200m gold and Scotland cyclist David Millar grabs bronze on day seven in Delhi.
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British film director Baker dies

Friday, October 8th 2010, 9:30

Film-maker Roy Ward Baker, whose 1958 movie A Night to Remember recreated the sinking of the Titanic, dies at the age of 93.
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Bank bonus cap moves step closer

Friday, October 8th 2010, 8:12

European regulators back tougher-than-expected rules on bankers' pay despite pressure from the UK to water down the rules.
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England miss out on archery gold

Friday, October 8th 2010, 8:10

England's women miss out on archery team gold in controversial fashion, while England's men beat Scotland to silver on the shooting range.
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College cleared over bomb suspect

Friday, October 8th 2010, 7:25
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic airliner in the US was not radicalised while at University College London, a report says.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Five

Friday, October 8th 2010, 3:12

Northern Ireland's Wendy Houvenaghel wins silver in the velodrome, while England secure silvers in archery and shooting on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
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Ministers in defence budget talks

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 1:49

Senior ministers and officials on the National Security Council are to meet to discuss key decisions on the future of the UK's defence budget.
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Universities' warning over cuts

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 23:09

Severe cuts in university budgets could see the UK lose its position as a world leader in education, a Universities UK report warns.
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Bid to overturn Gamu deportation

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 20:52

Solicitors for X Factor entrant Gamu Nhengu are to seek a judicial review of the Home Office order expelling them from the UK.
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Uganda's Kipsiro wins 5,000m gold

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:58
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's Moses Kipsiro wins the first athletics gold in the 5,000m as England's Chris Thompson finishes fifth, while Mark Lewis-Francis eases through the 100m heats.
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Twin attacks hit capital of Yemen

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Militants fire a grenade at a British embassy car in Yemen's capital, as a French contractor working for a gas firm dies in a second attack.
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France raises terror fears in UK

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:04

France raises fresh fears that terrorists may well target Britain, warning citizens travelling there to be "extremely vigilant".
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Tendulkar beats Swann to ICC gong

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 13:39

England's Graeme Swann loses out to Sachin Tendulkar for ICC player of the year award, while Steven Finn is the leading emerging player.
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Hague promises UK sovereignty law

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 10:51

Foreign Secretary William Hague says a sovereignty clause will be included in a new EU bill to be introduced into Parliament this year.
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Malaysia win keirin

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's Josiah Ng wins keirin gold after his team-mate Azizulhasni Awang is disqualified - England's David Daniell wins silver while Scotland's Ross Edgar crashes.
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Commonwealth Games day three as it happened

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 2:55

England win golds in swimming, gymnastics, shooting and wrestling as Uganda's Moses Kipsiro wins the first athletics medal in Delhi.
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Rewriting the rules of international aid

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 22:41
related countries: China China

Britain seeks a new partnership with China which it sees as key to speeding up development and ending poverty in Africa.
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Drone death man 'UK terror chief'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 21:36

A British terror suspect killed in a drone attack was being groomed to head an al-Qaeda splinter group in the UK, the BBC's Newsnight learns.
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Winehouse performs surprise gig

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 15:53
related places: London

Singer Amy Winehouse has made a low-key return to the stage in a surprise performance at her local pub in London.
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Saudi prince 'murdered' servant

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 15:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi Arabian prince murdered his servant in a London hotel in an attack with a "gay sexual element", the Old Bailey hears.
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Materials breakthrough wins Nobel

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 12:42

Two UK-based scientists have shared this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on a sheet-like material called graphene with amazing properties.
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Torres doubt for Merseyside derby

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 7:00
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Spain Spain
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is doubtful for the Merseyside derby on 17 October after the club confirmed he has a strained muscle in his groin.
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More terror attack travel warnings

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 4:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: More

More governments join the US and UK in issuing travel warnings to their citizens about travelling in Europe, amid fears that al-Qaeda plans to attack cities on the continent.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Two

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 2:53

England's Fran Halsall and Liam Tancock and Scotland's Robbie Renwick all win gold in the pool on the second day of action in Delhi.
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Day two preview

Monday, October 4th 2010, 19:51

Fifteen gold medals are up for grabs on day two in Delhi as England's 50m backstroke world champion Liam Tancock's looks for home nations first gold medal of the 2010 Games.
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Vatican critical of IVF Nobel win

Monday, October 4th 2010, 19:20

A Vatican official says the awarding of a Nobel prize to British IVF pioneer Robert Edwards was "completely out of order".
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More nations warn of Europe plot

Monday, October 4th 2010, 17:45
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan and Sweden issue terror alerts to their citizens in Europe, following similar warnings from the UK and US.
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Jail term cut for embassy worker

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:17
related countries: Iran Iran

A former British embassy employee who was jailed last year in Iran for espionage has had his sentence commuted.
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Nobel win for British IVF pioneer

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:47

The man who devised the fertility treatment IVF is awarded the Nobel prize for medicine.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day One

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:07

There is success for the home nations in swimming and other medals are won in weightlifting and gymnastics on the first day of action in Delhi.
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Second strike hits Tube services

Monday, October 4th 2010, 9:39
related places: London

Commuters in London face another day of severe disruption as a second 24-hour strike over job cuts hits the Tube network.
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Capello calls up striker Davies

Monday, October 4th 2010, 8:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England manager Fabio Capello calls up Bolton striker Kevin Davies for his squad to face Montenegro at Wembley on Tuesday, 12 October.
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'No need to panic' over terror threat

Monday, October 4th 2010, 6:54

Frank Gardner examines the level of terrorist threat facing the UK and Europe
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Adlington safely into 200m final

Monday, October 4th 2010, 4:40

England duo Rebecca Adlington and Jo Jackson and Wales' Jazz Carlin qualify for 200m freestyle final at 1130 BST.
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