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Scientist 'solves' yeti mystery

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:29

Research by a British scientist concludes the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear.
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Warning of future UK power shortages

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 3:58

The UK power system is likely to be stretched "close to its limits" in the coming years, a new report warns.
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UK 'timid' over Commonwealth summit

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 2:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK failed to take a "principled stand" when it agreed to allow Sri Lanka to host the forthcoming summit of Commonwealth leaders, MPs say.
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Hodgson plays down World Cup chances

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson says England are not one of the favourites to win next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
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JPMorgan fined $100m for trade loss

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:53

The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
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Call to speed up tourist death probe

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Rochdale

Britain's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka calls for the investigation into death of a Rochdale man to be sped up.
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UK inmates lose right to vote ruling

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:57

Convicted murderers Peter Chester and George McGeoch lose their UK Supreme Court battle over the right to vote while in jail.
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England pick three uncapped centres

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 10:55

Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell are all included in the England squad for next month's autumn Tests.
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Qualification Hodgson's proudest moment

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:10

England manager Roy Hodgson says qualifying for the World Cup is his proudest moment in football.
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NSA leaks journalist leaves Guardian

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, who reported data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper for a 'dream' opportunity.
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Trott rejects Lehmann criticism

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:08
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott rejects criticism from Australia coach Darren Lehmann ahead of the return Ashes series.
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Trauma and drowning killed GB sailor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson died from blunt trauma and drowning when his yacht capsized in the US in May, a medical examiner's report rules.
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Mental health services 'in crisis'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 23:15

The mental health service in England is in crisis, says a leading psychiatrist, as a BBC investigation finds acute beds closing and bed occupancy at 100% in some areas.
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Belgium 1-1 Wales

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Captain Aaron Ramsey strikes late on as battling Wales earn a draw away to 2014 World Cup qualifiers Belgium.
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England 2-0 Poland

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 21:32
related countries: Poland Poland

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard see England beat Poland and secure a place at the 2014 World Cup.
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British racing driver Edwards killed

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:29
related countries: Australia Australia

British racing driver Sean Edwards is killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
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Charles Taylor transferred to UK

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor arrives in the UK to serve the remainder of his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier described as "the brightest and the best" has been killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Norris is new National Theatre boss

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:06

Rufus Norris is to take over from Sir Nicholas Hytner as director of the National Theatre, regarded as the biggest job in British theatre.
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Business deal that cuts both ways

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:36
related countries: China China

Who wins after George Osborne's UK trade visit to China?
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UK eases rules for Chinese trading

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:20
related countries: China China
related places: London

UK Chancellor George Osborne announces moves aimed at making London the main centre for Chinese financial business overseas.
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Royal Mail shares start full trading

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 13:08

Shares in Royal Mail rise to 479.50p on the company's first day of full trading on the London Stock Exchange.
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English 'beat French to frogs legs'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: France France

A major archaeological dig unearths evidence of frogs legs being eaten in Britain, some 8,000 years before France, organisers say.
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Eurostar sees summer revenue boost

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 11:38

Eurostar reports an increase in sales revenues and number of passengers during the summer as the UK economy recovers.
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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 10:28

The UK's inflation rate remained at 2.7% in September, official figures show, as a fall in fuel prices was offset by upward pressure from air fares.
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Changes ordered in UK audit market

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 7:23

Major UK-listed companies must allow accountancy firms to bid for their audit work every 10 years, the Competition Commission has ruled.
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Care inspector could secretly film

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 7:06

Hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises may form part of a revamped inspection regime for care homes and domiciliary care in England next year.
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Cameron to confront EU on red tape

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 4:11

David Cameron says he will take the fight on red tape to the EU after a report by business leaders found it is costing UK firms billions of pounds.
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Millar to retire after 2014 season

Monday, October 14th 2013, 21:48

Britain's David Millar, who won four individual Tour de France stages and served a doping ban, will retire after the 2014 season.
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Gerrard 'haunted' by Croatia failure

Monday, October 14th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Poland Poland

England's Steven Gerrard says the "haunting" memory of failing to reach Euro 2008 will motivate him against Poland.
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'Up to 30' hospitals in Savile probe

Monday, October 14th 2013, 17:30

The probe into Jimmy Savile's abuse of NHS patients has been extended to include up to 30 hospitals, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Banksy opens New York street stall

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:56
related places: New York

Secretive British street artist Banksy opened a stall in New York's Central Park, selling signed original canvasses for $60 (£38).
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Hodgson anxious over Poland qualifier

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson says he will "worry" before his side's final World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley.
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Madeleine e-fit man 'carrying child'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:54

The man featured in two e-fits released by UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance was seen carrying a child towards the beach.
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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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