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NI Euro spot would be 'magnificent'

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 9:36

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says it would be "a magnificent achievement" for his side to earn a place for Euro 2016.
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Ministers to 'argue for Syria action'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 21:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The government will start to make a case for UK military action in Syria next week, the BBC understands.
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Bieber has first UK number one track

Friday, September 4th 2015, 16:39

Pop singer Justin Bieber scored his first UK number one single with What Do You Mean, his fastest-selling single in the UK to date.
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UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees

Friday, September 4th 2015, 15:13
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees and providing £100m more in aid to the region.
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Scotland 'ready to take refugees'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:21

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should accept 1,000 refugees "as a starting point for a meaningful discussion".
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Hinkley Point nuclear plant delayed

Friday, September 4th 2015, 8:15

Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed.
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Fans can get carried away - Coleman

Friday, September 4th 2015, 6:31

Manager Chris Coleman urges Wales fans to get excited, but says he and his players will not until they qualify for Euro 2016.
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Singer Wilson crowned prog rock king

Friday, September 4th 2015, 0:22
related places: London

Singer and guitarist Steven Wilson is crowned the current king of prog rock after winning three prizes at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
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Cyprus 0-1 Wales

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 21:27
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Gareth Bale scores a late winner as Wales move to within three points of qualifying for Euro 2016 with victory in Cyprus.
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England collapse hands Australia win

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 21:09
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Southampton

A stuttering England batting display hands Australia a 59-run victory at Southampton in their first one-day international.
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UK will do its duty over migrants - PM

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 19:01

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
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Arsenal's Welbeck out until Christmas

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 16:24

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.
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UK reporters freed from Turkish jail

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 14:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
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Strong Ireland side to face England

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 13:04

Joe Schmidt picks 12 of his Six Nations-clinching side for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against England.
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Alcohol price plans face further delay

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:35

Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
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Take That join Apple Music festival

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:32
related places: London

Take That, The Weeknd and Chemical Brothers are added to the line-up of the Apple Music festival in London.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sunderland

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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Drug deaths reach record levels

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:14
related places: More

More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:22

Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.
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Wales above England for first time

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 7:59
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Wales are above England in the Fifa world rankings for the first time as they prepare for Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Cyprus.
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VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
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Murray braced for 'tricky' test

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:20
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino as three Britons try to reach the US Open third round on Thursday.
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Eurostar passengers 'left in dark'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 19:28
related places: London

Eurostar passengers left stranded overnight in Calais arrive back in London, saying they were left on a dark train with no food for hours.
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Lotus set to race at Italian GP

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 19:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Lotus are set to race at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix despite the British-based team facing an uncertain future.
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Clinic leaks patients' HIV status

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:59
related places: London

A sexual health centre in London mistakenly leaked the details of nearly 800 patients who have attended HIV clinics, bosses admit.
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Brooks to return as Murdoch's UK boss

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:28

Rebekah Brooks will return as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper operations on Monday, News Corp has announced.
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Changes to campaign rules for EU vote

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:20

Planned rules for campaigning in the UK's in-out EU referendum are to be changed, the government says, amid concerns from Eurosceptic MPs.
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South Africa race row case dismissed

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 16:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A legal attempt to block the South African team flying to the UK to play in the Rugby World Cup in a row over racial discrimination fails.
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Straight Outta Compton tops UK box office

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

Rap movie Straight Outta Compton follows its US success and opens at number one at the UK box office
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Prisoner of war skeletons found

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 9:00

Skeletons found near Durham Cathedral were 17th Century Scottish prisoners of war, tests reveal.
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Sue Perkins reveals brain tumour

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 7:40

The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins says she has been living with a brain tumour for eight years.
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Family 'heading for Syria' detained

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 19:09
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

A mother and her four children, who were believed to be travelling from London to Syria, are detained in Turkey.
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Stars set for London Film Festival

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:49

Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith are among the British star names at this year's London Film Festival.
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West Brom reject fourth Berahino bid

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:06
related places: Tottenham

West Brom turn down a fourth bid from Tottenham for England under-21 striker Saido Berahino.
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Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 14:58

A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
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Cooper: UK should take more refugees

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 13:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Labour's Yvette Cooper says Britain should take in at least 10,000 more refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries, with every city "doing its bit".
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UK sperm bank has just nine donors

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 9:56

The national sperm bank hopes a recruitment drive will boost the number of donors after it emerges only nine men are registered a year after it opened.
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Farage: Migration key to EU campaign

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 9:50

Nigel Farage says immigration will be central to the EU referendum as he insists UKIP will launch its own No campaign instead of joining other groups.
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UK manufacturing growth slows in August

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 9:30

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed slightly in August, a survey suggests, with the workforce falling for the first time in more than two years.
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Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 2:00

Meningitis B vaccination for all newborn babies starts to take place across the UK.
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VIDEO: Changing times in Somalia's 'pirate village'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 22:35
related countries: Somalia Somalia

There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia's coast in spite of an international naval taskforce and UK backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa.
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Carnival crowds brave downpours

Monday, August 31st 2015, 21:45
related places: London

Revellers at Notting Hill Carnival don ponchos and clutch umbrellas as west London is hit by downpours.
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UK journalists arrested in Turkey

Monday, August 31st 2015, 19:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two British Vice News reporters and a translator are arrested in Turkey, accused of helping an illegal armed group.
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England beat Aussies in T20 thriller

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

England beat Australia by five runs in a thrilling one-off Twenty20 international at Cardiff.
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Watson knocked out of US Open

Monday, August 31st 2015, 18:10
related countries: United States United States

British number one Heather Watson is beaten 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-0) by American Lauren Davis in round one of the US Open.
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Sciver leads England to T20 victory

Monday, August 31st 2015, 12:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Natalie Sciver records career-best figures with bat and ball as England end the Women's Ashes with victory over Australia.
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Anscombe left out of Wales squad

Monday, August 31st 2015, 11:14

Fly-half Gareth Anscombe is omitted from Wales' 31-man World Cup squad but prop Samson Lee is passed fit.
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Man dies after being shot by police

Monday, August 31st 2015, 8:42
related places: Enfield, London

London police shoot man dead outside a property in Enfield after reports of a man threatening to kill.
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Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

Monday, August 31st 2015, 4:02

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS nurse in the hospital that helped save his life.
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Union in 'mortal danger', says Brown

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 19:06

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.
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England win European hockey title

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England women come from 2-0 down before beating the Netherlands on penalties to win the EuroHockey Championships.
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UK ambassador summoned over trial

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.
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Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:42

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
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GB quartets both win 4x400m bronze

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Great Britain's quartets both win 4x400m relay bronze as the team end the World Championships with seven medals.
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Keeping the faith

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 8:13

Keeping the faith with N Ireland's Protestant order
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Round world yacht race set to begin

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:28
related places: London

The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which will see 12 teams spend a year travelling the globe, is due to begin in London.
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Protest over 'torture ship' docking

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: London

Dozens of people protest against the "outrageous" docking of a Chilean naval vessel, dubbed the "torture ship", in east London.
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UUP to withdraw from NI Executive

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:36

The Ulster Unionist Party will leave the Northern Ireland Executive, the party's ruling body has decided.
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Vardy & Shelvey to get England call

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:30
related places: Leicester, Swansea

Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey will be included in the England squad when it is announced on Sunday.
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Farah wins historic 5,000m gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
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Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 10:02

News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.
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Australia win to regain the Ashes

Friday, August 28th 2015, 21:50

Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.
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England beat Spain to reach final

Friday, August 28th 2015, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

England reach the final of the EuroHockey Championships following a 2-1 victory over Spain at the Olympic Park.
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Froome loses time on summit finish

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:33

Britain's Chris Froome cracks on the first big mountain test of the Vuelta a Espana to lose ground on his rivals for the win.
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Jess Glynne tops UK album chart

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:03

Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
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British Library rejects Taliban archive

Friday, August 28th 2015, 15:27

The British Library declines an offer to store a large collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.
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Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:45

A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.
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VIDEO: IndyCar stars in Golden Gate tribute

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:33

IndyCar stars pay tribute to UK's Justin Wilson who died in a crash at the weekend, by driving over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
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Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:07

UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.
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VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change

Friday, August 28th 2015, 6:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Bell not ready to end England career

Friday, August 28th 2015, 6:20

England batsman Ian Bell, 33, says he still has has the "hunger and desire" to play international cricket.
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'One knock could end North's career'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 21:00

Wales coach Warren Gatland says safety is paramount as George North returns to win his 50th cap after five months out.
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UK jihadist 'killed in drone strike'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A British man described as a "top cyber jihadist" has been killed in a military drone strike in Syria, US officials say.
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UK net migration hits record high

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:26
related places: March

Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".
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Burgess earns World Cup call-up

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:04
related places: Rugby

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup, which starts next month.
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Sturgeon sets out 'bold' BBC vision

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:00

Nicola Sturgeon calls for the BBC to greatly enhance its presence in Scotland, with a new Scottish TV station and a second English-language radio station.
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North given Wales recall for Dublin

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin, March

George North will play for the first time since March in Wales' World Cup warm-up match in Ireland on Saturday, but Sam Warburton is rested.
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Tyler, The Creator 'banned from UK'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 9:07

The Odd Future rapper says he is being stopped for as long as five years because of "offensive" lyrics.
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Johnson-Thompson in long jump final

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 7:18

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is one of three British long jumpers to reach the women's final at the World Championships.
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UK migrant targets 'punish business'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:56

Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing businesses" by trying to fulfil promises to cut immigration, the Institute of Directors says.
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Burgess set to win World Cup call-up

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:19
related places: Rugby

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is expected to be named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday.
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Top Tata man says UK should stay in EU

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 5:05

Tata's head of strategy says it would be better for our business if the UK stayed in the European Union.
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England win first Women's Ashes T20

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 22:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 to keep the Women's Ashes series alive with two games left.
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Britain 'needs strong TV industry'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 20:34

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci uses the Edinburgh TV Festival's annual MacTaggart Lecture to call for a stout defence of the BBC and British TV.
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UK family killed in Canada crash named

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 17:43
related countries: Canada Canada

The British family killed in a plane crash in Canada's Quebec province are named as Fiona and Richard Hewitt, and their teenage children Felicity and Harry.
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Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:01
related places: London

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.
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Cipriani left out of World Cup squad

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 13:57

Fly-half Danny Cipriani will be left out of England's 31-man squad for the World Cup when it is announced on Thursday.
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Ulster Unionists leaving NI Executive

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 13:03

The Ulster Unionist Party intends to leave the Northern Ireland Executive in a row over the existence of the Provisional IRA
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FTSE drops as Chinese fears resurge

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:16
related countries: China China
related places: London

London's leading shares fall in Wednesday morning trading, partly reversing Tuesday's recovery from a 10-day losing streak.
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Allen ruled out of Wales qualifiers

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Israel Israel

Joe Allen and Adam Matthews are ruled out of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifiers with Cyprus and Israel, but Gareth Bale is in.
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Farah into 5,000m final after scare

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 5:39

Britain's Mo Farah is almost pushed over on the final bend of his 5,000m heat but qualifies for the World Championships final.
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Cumberbatch 'magnificent' as Hamlet

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 0:25
related places: London

Benedict Cumberbatch received an enthusiastic reception from a celebrity-packed audience on the official opening night of Hamlet in London.
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UK director takes on top Sydney job

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The man who led one of the biggest turnarounds in UK theatre has taken on one of the top jobs in Australian theatre.
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Europe shrugs off Chinese woes

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:44
related countries: China China
related places: London

Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.
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Rutherford wins stunning world gold

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:28

Britain's Greg Rutherford wins long jump gold at the World Championships in Beijing to claim all four major titles.
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Bolt & Gatlin through to 200m semis

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 13:38

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, plus Britain's Zharnel Hughes and Danny Talbot, reach the 200m semi-finals at the World Championships.
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FTSE rebounds with gains of 3.5%

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:11

London's leading shares surge in Tuesday trading, raising hopes that the index's 10-day losing streak might have come to an end.
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Laidlaw returns to lead Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Greig Laidlaw resumes the captaincy as Scotland make 15 changes to their squad for Saturday's game with Italy.
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Rutherford told to focus on jumping

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:42

Sprint great Michael Johnson says Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford should talk less and jump more.
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IndyCar star Wilson dies after crash

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Ex-Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson has died in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
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