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Bundesliga lands worldwide TV deal

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

The German league agrees a new worldwide television deal as it looks to close the gap on England and Spain.
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WH Smith takes website offline

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:12

WH Smith takes its UK site completely offline while it removes pornographic abuse-themed e-books from its product listings.
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UK to relax visa rules for Chinese

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:38
related countries: China China

The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
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Taylor challenges UK jail sentence

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:34
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Rwanda Rwanda

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor asks to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in Rwanda, rather than the UK, where he is due to be transferred.
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Ethan Coen plays 'may come to UK'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 10:32

Acclaimed film-maker Ethan Coen reveals that some of his stage plays might be heading to the UK for the first time.
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Banksy stall sells his art for $60

Monday, October 14th 2013, 9:27
related places: New York

Original signed canvasses by British street artist Banksy are sold from a stall in New York's Central Park as part of his month-long New York residency.
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18,000 Poland fans 'to boost Wembley'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 6:55
related countries: Poland Poland

England defender Leighton Baines is unconcerned by the FA's decision to sell 18,000 World Cup qualifier tickets to Poland fans.
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Four arrested in London terror raids

Monday, October 14th 2013, 2:19
related places: London

Four men have been arrested in London in a counter-terrorism operation, and six addresses are being searched, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Poles cannot repeat 1973 - Tomaszewski

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 22:09

Poland's "clown" Jan Tomaszewski does not expect England to fail in their bid to reach the World Cup like they did 40 years ago.
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China to invest in British airport

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:58
related countries: China China

A Chinese group announces it will invest in Manchester Airport, as Chancellor George Osborne visits Beijing to boost ties.
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Jay Z travels to concert on the Tube

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:39
related places: London

Rapper Jay Z travels to his concert at London's O2 Arena on the Tube, accompanied by Chris Martin and Timbaland.
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England warned by Poland captain

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 10:15
related countries: Poland Poland

Captain Jakub Blaszczykowski says Poland will not make it easy for England in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
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Henry Moore bronze stolen from park

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:22

A valuable bronze sculpture by Henry Moore is stolen from a park at Glenkiln Reservoir in south west Scotland.
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Madeleine timeline 'has changed'

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 8:09

The timeline and "accepted version of events" in the Madeleine McCann case have significantly changed, UK police say ahead of a Crimewatch appeal.
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England's job only half done - Hodgson

Friday, October 11th 2013, 23:05

Manager Roy Hodgson is confident England will qualify for next year's World Cup, but says the job is currently only "half done".
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England 4-1 Montenegro

Friday, October 11th 2013, 21:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Andros Townsend inspires England to a win over Montenegro that leaves them on the brink of qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
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Wales 1-0 Macedonia

Friday, October 11th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Cardiff

Simon Church's second half goal earns Wales a World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia in Cardiff.
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Parties in press regulation deal

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:56
related places: Deal

A deal is done between the three main political parties for a Royal Charter covering press regulation.
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Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland

Friday, October 11th 2013, 18:16

Northern Ireland suffer a second successive embarrassing defeat, going down 2-0 to minnows Azerbaijan in Baku.
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Music tourism 'boosts' UK's economy

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:40

UK and foreign tourists going to concerts and festivals are boosting the economy by as much as £2.2 billion a year.
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Snowden data 'worst UK secrets loss'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:16

Leaked surveillance programme details have been the "most catastrophic loss to British intelligence ever", a senior security expert says.
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FA panel members pointless - Lineker

Friday, October 11th 2013, 10:48

Former England captain Gary Lineker says most members of a new FA commission on the England team are "utterly pointless".
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Firefighters confirm new strike date

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:02

Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a five-hour strike on 19 October amid a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.
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Royal Mail share trading to begin

Friday, October 11th 2013, 6:30

Privatised Royal Mail shares, priced at 330p initially, are due to begin conditional trading on Friday morning.
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Elephants 'understand human gesture'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:37

African elephants demonstrate what appears to be an instinctive understanding of human gestures, according to UK scientists.
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Yeti classic among Doctor Who trove

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

The discovery in Nigeria of nine lost episodes of 1960s Doctor Who includes the classic story The Web of Fear, in which Patrick Troughton's Doctor battles robot yeti in the London Underground.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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Gerrard backs Dyke's England plans

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 17:17

Steven Gerrard says he backs FA chairman Greg Dyke's plans to boost the number of English players in the Premier League.
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UK troops praised for Afghan role

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Army commander has paid tribute to British troops as the deployment of the last major British force sent to Helmand in southern Afghanistan begins.
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More energy price rises expected

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 15:36

Consumer groups predict that the UK's other major energy suppliers will raise prices after SSE announced an 8.2% increase in domestic bills.
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VIDEO: UK's last major Afghan deployment

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 13:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The last sizeable British force to go to Helmand province in Afghanistan have begun their deployment.
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Forget 2014 World Cup win - Hoddle

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:24

Glenn Hoddle says England should forget about winning the 2014 World Cup but thinks they can win a major tournament before 2022.
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Taylor to serve jail term in UK

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright confirms.
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UK interest rates held at 0.5%

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:25

The Bank of England decides to keep interest rates at a record 0.5% low and makes no change to its monetary stimulus.
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Illegal migrants face new crackdown

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 9:35

Illegal immigrants will find it much harder to set up home in the UK under planned new laws, says Home Secretary Theresa May.
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BAE warns on US government shutdown

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 8:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

UK aerospace company BAE Systems has said its US operations could be hit if the government shutdown in Washington turns out to be protracted.
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We need more elite-level Scots - Brown

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 6:25

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes having more Scottish players in the Champions League would help the national team.
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How the UK's world football map has changed

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:02

BBC Sport charts the rise of foreign players in UK football
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NHS 'must seek saving ideas abroad'

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 23:01
related countries: India India, Mexico Mexico

The NHS in England has to look to India and Mexico for saving ideas - or face a large funding shortfall, its regulator says.
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Wenger defends Wilshere stance

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 21:35

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backs Jack Wilshere's claim that only English people should play football for England.
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Failings found in border safeguards

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:52

A multi-million pound system used to stop criminals and terror suspects entering the UK is failing to check on a third of passengers, an inspector says.
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UK industry output in surprise fall

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:49

UK industrial production fell unexpectedly in August, showing its biggest decline for nearly a year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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Murray out of ATP World Tour Finals

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:43
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the ATP World Tour Finals in London as he continues his recovery from back surgery.
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English people for England - Wilshere

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 7:10

Midfielder Jack Wilshere says only "English people" should play for the national side as England monitor Adnan Januzaj.
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MI5 chief warns of threat to public

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 1:29

Thousands of Islamist extremists in the UK see the British public as a legitimate target for attacks, the director general of MI5 warns.
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NFL to stage three games at Wembley

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 21:55
related places: London, Wembley

The NFL will stage three regular-season games at Wembley next year as it continues its push for a London franchise.
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IMF cuts global growth forecast

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 19:10

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its forecast for global economic growth at the same time as lifting its UK growth projection.
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Strikers boost England bid - Wilshere

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 18:09

Jack Wilshere believes the form of Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge bodes well for England's final two World Cup qualifiers.
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Buddhist monastery founder killed

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 17:00
related countries: China China

A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK has been killed in south west China.
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UK reopens Iran diplomatic channels

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 15:53
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK will restore some diplomatic relations with Iran by appointing a charge d'affaires to work with the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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Bellamy calls time on Wales career

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 12:00
related places: Cardiff

Wales and Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy confirms he will retire from international football after the next two World Cup qualifiers.
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England lags on young adult literacy

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 11:48

Young adults in England and Northern Ireland have performed poorly in international tests of literacy and numeracy.
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EU exit would be suicide, says Clegg

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 11:16

It would be "economic suicide" for Britain to leave the European Union and supporters must "speak up", Nick Clegg says.
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UK upturn 'is gathering momentum'

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:16

A British Chambers of Commerce survey says the UK recovery is gaining pace, while a British Retail Consortium report underlines that some sectors remain fragile.
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Hart receives support from Ruddy

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 6:56

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy says Manchester City's Joe Hart deserves to be England's number one goalkeeper.
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Hope for malaria vaccine by 2015

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 4:30

UK drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will seek approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trials showed that it had reduced cases in African children.
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VIDEO: Brutality of slavery laid bare in film

Monday, October 7th 2013, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

British director defends brutal depiction of American slavery
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VIDEO: How do you make Raspberry Pi?

Monday, October 7th 2013, 23:18

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones has been behind the scenes at the factory that makes the Raspberry Pi in south Wales to see how the credit-card sized computer is built.
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Moore sacked in government reshuffle

Monday, October 7th 2013, 21:25

Alistair Carmichael replaces Michael Moore as Scottish Secretary as other ministerial changes are announced and Labour carries out its own reshuffle.
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Tom Stoppard collects Pinter prize

Monday, October 7th 2013, 18:57
related places: London

Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard collects this year's Pen Pinter literary prize in London.
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Injury-hit Wales call nine players

Monday, October 7th 2013, 15:10
related places: Southampton

Uncapped Lloyd Isgrove of Southampton is among nine players called up by Wales boss Chris Coleman amid an injury crisis.
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Extra runway capacity 'needed'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 14:00

The south-east of England will need more runway capacity in the years to come, the head of the Airports Commission says.
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Thousands miss child benefit cut-off

Monday, October 7th 2013, 13:52

An estimated 165,000 people have missed a deadline to register with the UK tax authority over their collection of child benefit.
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UK court orders Lundy NZ retrial

Monday, October 7th 2013, 13:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Britain's Privy Council quashes the conviction of Mark Lundy over the murders of his wife and daughter in New Zealand, ordering a new trial.
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Wilshere insists he does not smoke

Monday, October 7th 2013, 13:22
related places: London

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere insists he is not a smoker despite being pictured with a cigarette outside a London nightclub.
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'Flying' care visits 'disgraceful'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 13:01

Short care visits mean disabled people must choose between staying thirsty or using the toilet, a charity warns, amid claims the practice is rising in England.
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UK jumps up net-access scoreboard

Monday, October 7th 2013, 12:21

The UK has joined the top 10 best connected nations according to a UN study, but the organisation is warning of a digital divide as developing nations lag behind.
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Franchitti fractures spine in crash

Monday, October 7th 2013, 9:09

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, from Scotland, fractures his spine in a crash at the Houston Grand Prix.
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FA do not have a clue - Redknapp

Monday, October 7th 2013, 8:11

Harry Redknapp says senior Football Association officials do not have the knowledge to choose the best England manager.
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Haim beat Justin to top album chart

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 18:00

Californian sisters Haim deny Justin Timberlake his fourth UK number one album as their debut album Days Are Gone enters the chart at number one.
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National Crime Agency hailed by May

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 15:58

The UK's new National Crime Agency will "relentlessly pursue organised criminals", says Home Secretary Theresa May, ahead of the body's launch on Monday.
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Tory MP pushes for early EU vote

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 15:39

A prominent Conservative backbench MP says he will try to force the government to hold an early referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU.
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Ex-England bowler Harmison retires

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 5:30
related places: Durham

Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison, one of the stars of England's 2005 Ashes-winning side, retires at the age of 34.
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'Over half of schools failing in RE'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 23:18

More than half of schools in England are failing pupils on religious education, says the education watchdog Ofsted.
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England keen on Januzaj - Hodgson

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 22:13

Manchester United's 18-year-old midfielder Adnan Januzaj is wanted by England, confirms national boss Roy Hodgson.
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MoD to examine US base attack report

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Ministry of Defence is to examine a US review into a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan which criticised Britain for the way it handled security.
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Union anger at health pay proposal

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 16:52

Unions criticise government moves to halt a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff in England, arguing they deserve to be rewarded for holding the health service together.
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Child benefit deadline day looms

Friday, October 4th 2013, 20:49

A tax boss says nearly 200,000 parents must "get off their backsides" and register with the UK tax authority amid changes to child benefit.
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Haim and Timberlake in chart battle

Friday, October 4th 2013, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Timberlake

US band Haim are just 28 copies behind Justin Timberlake in the race to have the number one album in the UK this week.
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VIDEO: Phone records may aid Madeleine case

Friday, October 4th 2013, 13:08

Mobile phone records may hold the key to solving the Madeleine McCann case, Scotland Yard detectives believe.
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England will avoid doomsday - Hodgson

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England will avoid the "doomsday" scenario of not reaching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Phone records may aid Madeleine case

Friday, October 4th 2013, 8:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Mobile phone records may hold the key to solving the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal six years ago, Scotland Yard detectives say.
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Plans to curtail early jail release

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 23:38

People jailed for a range of serious offences in England and Wales will lose their automatic right to early release, under government proposals.
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Coleman's Wales future undecided

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 21:41

Manager Chris Coleman says his Wales future is undecided and that he may not sign a new contract with the FAW.
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GCHQ attack claim 'must be examined'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 20:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The European Parliament is right to investigate claims that Britain's spy agency GCHQ launched a cyber attack on a Belgian telecommunications company, a Labour MEP says.
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Hart is my number one, says Hodgson

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 13:42
related countries: Poland Poland, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England boss Roy Hodgson gives his full backing to Joe Hart, insisting the goalkeeper has "never let me down".
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Diana reviews 'devastated' director

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 9:41

The director of Diana says he has "no regrets", despite the film's "devastating" reviews in the UK.
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Litvinenko widow bids for inquiry

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 7:07

The widow of poisoned ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is seeking permission to challenge the legality of the UK government's decision not to hold a public inquiry into his death.
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Dylan poem read by Prince Charles

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 7:04

The Prince of Wales records one of his favourite Dylan Thomas poems for a special broadcast to mark National Poetry Day.
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GP services 'face cuts catastrophe'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 6:58

The GP system in England is facing a "catastrophe" because of cuts in funding that represent a £400m drop in real terms, doctors' leaders warn.
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Welfare reforms 'will cost NI £750m'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 23:00

Reforms to the welfare system are expected to have a greater financial impact in Northern Ireland than in any other part of the UK, a report says.
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VIDEO: Banksy art painted over in New York

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:07
related places: New York

A second work by Banksy emerges in New York after a first work by the British artist, who announced a month-long residency there, was painted over.
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Man found guilty of Turkey murders

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 16:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A man is found guilty of murdering two women from Northern Ireland who were stabbed to death while on holiday in Turkey, but his father is cleared.
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The land of hope is Tory - Cameron

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:14

David Cameron says the Tories are the party of "the many, not the few" in a conference speech also trailing possible benefit cuts for young people.
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Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Russia Russia

Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists, including a British videographer, with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig.
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Prisoners captures UK box office

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal's new film Prisoners repeats its US success by topping the UK box office in its opening weekend.
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Sharp drop in profits at Tesco

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:29

The UK's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, says profits for the first half of its financial year fell by nearly a quarter.
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Peru pair 'may face six-month probe'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:20
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru could face a six-month investigation if their guilty pleas are not accepted, prosecutors say.
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Miliband anger at Daily Mail 'lie'

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 22:57

The Labour leader accuses the Daily Mail of lying about his father, after the newspaper headlined an article about him as "the man who hated Britain".
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Somali remittances reprieve welcomed

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 16:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia

UK banking giant Barclays' decision to delay closing the account of leading Somali money-transfer operator Dahabshiil is welcomed by the charity, Oxfam.
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