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X Factor hopefuls 'damage hotel'

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 15:51
related places: London

Police are called to a London hotel after X Factor contestants who were staying there damaged property.
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Salmond: 'Release Megrahi files'

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 13:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish first minister calls on the UK and US governments to publish all of their documents relating to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Britons describe German stampede

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:09
related countries: Germany Germany

British festival-goers describe the horrors of a stampede at a dance music festival in Germany in which 19 people were killed.
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Former UK PM calls for 'African century'

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 22:25

Former UK PM Gordon Brown says the development of Africa is vital for the world economy, as African leaders gather for a summit.
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Brown expresses regret over banks

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 20:41

Gordon Brown says he wished his government had spotted the UK's financial crisis earlier, in his first interview since leaving Downing Street.
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MacAskill rejects Lockerbie plea

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill again refuses to attend a US senate hearing over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Senator makes plea over Lockerbie

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 8:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A senior US senator urges the Scottish government to reconsider its decision not to attend a US hearing into the Lockerbie bomber's release.
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In pictures

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 23:51

The colourful world of the UK's endangered butterflies
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UK economic growth jumps to 1.1%

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 19:04

The UK's economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace of 1.1% in the April to June period, official figures show.
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Skull collector

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 17:41

UK case highlights the global illegal trade in endangered species
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Goodbye to Empire

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 15:28

The rituals that marked Britain's colonial exit
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Trafigura found guilty on waste

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court finds multinational firm Trafigura guilty of illegally exporting toxic waste from the Dutch port of Amsterdam to Ivory Coast.
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Eriksson wants Premier League job

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 8:57
related places: Fulham

Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been heavily linked with the managerial vacancy at Fulham, is keen to work in England again, says his agent.
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Health gap 'wider than 1930s'

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 1:30

The health inequality gap in Britain is greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression, a study suggests.
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Lockerbie hearing invite declined

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 1:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish ministers and officials will not attend a US Senate hearing about the circumstances surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Cambridge rejects A-level reforms

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 0:30

Cambridge University criticises government proposals to bring back more traditional A-levels in England.
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Spy swap Russian wants to go home

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 22:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian nuclear expert freed from prison and sent to the UK in a spy swap says he wants to return home.
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UK to end 'political prosecution'

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 18:38

The UK plans to make it harder for private individuals to secure arrest warrants against visiting foreign dignitaries accused of serious crimes.
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Paramilitary admits 1992 murder

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 14:32

A former paramilitary admits murdering a British Army recruitment officer in Derby 18 years ago.
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Major Da Vinci display is planned

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 11:46

A major Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition is to be staged in the UK for the first time next year.
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Two soldiers die in Afghan rescue

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are shot dead in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a wounded colleague in a "courageous and selfless act".
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Schools and museums vie for prize

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 0:45

Two schools and three major museums are among the buildings up for this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize.
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Cameron criticised over WWII slip

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 23:07
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron is criticised after saying the UK was the "junior partner" in the allied fight against Germany in 1940.
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Cameron denies Afghan confusion

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 18:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron denies sending "mixed messages" over plans to withdraw British troops from Afghanistan by 2015.
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Afghan exit 'could start in 2011'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan could start as early as next year, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Senators call for Lockerbie probe

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A group of US senators repeat calls for an inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber after meeting UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Bomber release 'not BP's fault'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 2:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

UK Prime Minister David Cameron insists BP should not be blamed for the "completely wrong" decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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HIV rate 'soars' among over 50s

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 0:52

There has been a substantial increase in the number of older people in the UK catching HIV, latest figures reveal.
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BA crew reject latest pay offer

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 23:20

The union representing British Airways cabin crew calls for fresh talks after staff reject the airline's latest pay offer.
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Iraq war 'raised terror threat'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 22:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The ex-MI5 chief Baroness Manningham-Buller says Iraq posed only a "very limited" threat to the UK - but the war increased the threat from terrorism.
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Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 19:19
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama declares his country's relationship with the UK "truly special", following a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Parliament Sq protesters evicted

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 6:49
related places: London

Peace protesters who have been camping in Parliament Square since May are evicted.
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Crime fight 'at risk from cuts'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 6:46

Large cuts to police budgets could harm the ability of forces in England and Wales to combat crime, says the police watchdog.
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UK author gets bail in Singapore

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 4:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The British author of a book about Singapore's use of the death penalty is freed on bail pending trial for defamation.
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Crime victims are 'poor relation'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 0:26

The first commissioner for victims of crime in England and Wales says the criminal justice system is treating them as a poor relation and afterthought.
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Final Fromelles soldier reburied

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

The last of 250 British and Australian WWI troops recovered from mass graves has been reburied in France.
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BP shares fall on new leak fears

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Shares in BP are one of the heaviest fallers on the London stock market as US officials fear oil may be seeping again.
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Liverpool win race to sign Cole

Monday, July 19th 2010, 13:08
related places: Chelsea, Cole, Liverpool

Liverpool sign England midfielder Joe Cole on a four-year deal - subject to a medical - following his release by Chelsea.
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UK author arrested in Singapore

Monday, July 19th 2010, 10:06
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore police arrest the British author of a book about the city-state's use of the death penalty for 'criminal defamation'.
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Protest over school building cuts

Monday, July 19th 2010, 8:13

School staff and pupils are to join a Westminster rally over the axing of England's school rebuilding scheme.
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Afghan pull-out date reconfirmed

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 22:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The government restates a target of removing UK troops from Afghanistan by 2014 and announces a major boost in aid spending for the country.
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Three dead servicemen identified

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan within 24 hours of each other are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Oosthuizen strolls to Open triumph

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 18:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen turns the Open into a procession as he beats England's Lee Westwood by seven shots at St Andrews.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 4:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Four UK forces deaths in 24 hours

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 22:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from the Royal Logistic Corps is killed in Afghanistan - the fourth UK serviceman to die in 24 hours.
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Oosthuizen maintains lead in Open

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 20:23

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen leads England's Paul Casey by four shots going into the final round at St Andrews.
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Live - The Open day three

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 18:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Louis Oosthuizen leads England's Paul Casey by four shots going into the final round of the Open at St Andrews.
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British holiday company collapses

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 15:52

British tour operator Goldtrail collapses, leaving thousands of holidaymakers abroad, the Civil Aviation Authority says.
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Capello demands 'Index' removal

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 14:42

England manager Fabio Capello demands that player ratings website the Capello Index be removed from the internet.
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Servicemen killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier and marine are killed in separate explosions in southern Afghanistan while an RAF serviceman dies in a road accident.
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Live - The Open Championship

Friday, July 16th 2010, 20:07

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen leads after a curtailed second day of the Open Championship, with English pair Paul Casey and Lee Westwood six shots back in third.
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UK robbery cash found in Africa

Friday, July 16th 2010, 17:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Three men are jailed for a series of cash van robberies in which money and a getaway car turned up in South Africa.
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British teen gets Neighbours role

Friday, July 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British teenager wins a competition to land a dream role in Australian soap opera Neighbours.
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Burberry buys back China stores

Friday, July 16th 2010, 10:10
related countries: China China

British luxury fashion retailer Burberry says it will take direct control of its franchised stores across mainland China.
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Parliament protesters lose appeal

Friday, July 16th 2010, 8:44
related places: London

Peace protesters camping in London's Parliament Square Gardens lose a Court of Appeal battle against eviction.
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Inside the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Friday, July 16th 2010, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

The BBC has been given exclusive access to film the world's most advanced fighter jet - the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, built by Lockheed Martin for the US and UK military.
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Out-of-hours births 'are riskier'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 23:31

Babies born outside normal working hours are at a greater risk of dying than others, a study of 1m births in Scotland suggests.
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'Killer of UK troops acted alone'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 20:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A man who says he is the Afghan soldier who killed three UK soldiers in Afghanistan tells the BBC he acted alone.
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Londonderry is UK City of Culture

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 19:00
related places: Liverpool

Londonderry is named the UK's inaugural City of Culture at a special event in Liverpool.
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Crime at lowest level since 1981

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 15:40

The number of crimes committed in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since records began in 1981, official figures show.
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UK Jews 'back two-state solution'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 13:24
related countries: Israel Israel

A majority of British Jews believe Israel should swap territory for peace, and negotiate with Hamas, a survey suggests.
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Hunt for Hassan killer in Iraq

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Hassan

An Iraqi court orders a search for a man accused of involvement in the murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan, amid fears he has escaped.
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Cable proposes tax for graduates

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:14

Business Secretary Vince Cable says a variable graduate tax could make England's student funding system fairer and more sustainable.
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Conductor Mackerras dies aged 84

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

World renowned Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras dies in London at the age of 84.
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Webber clears air with Red Bull

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:44

Mark Webber says he has cleared the air with his Red Bull team after a falling-out at the British Grand Prix.
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UK City of Culture to be revealed

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 7:47
related places: Liverpool

The UK's inaugural City of Culture is due to be announced at a special event in Liverpool on Thursday evening.
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Acrobats train for World Championships

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 4:48

Spelbound, the acrobatic group which won Britain's Got Talent this year, perform in front of a whole new set of judges this weekend.
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Killed UK soldiers named by MoD

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 22:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The three British soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in Helmand province have been named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Beckham will 'never' manage England

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 19:02

David Beckham says he will "never" manage England but indicates his desire to play at the European Championships in 2012.
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Cuts 'to threaten more theatres'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 14:39

The number of UK theatres threatened by demolition could grow in the coming year due to funding cuts, a report warns.
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EU gives backing to BA alliance

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

European regulators pave the way for British Airways, Iberia and American Airlines to work together more closely.
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UK unemployment declines to 2.47m

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 12:59

The number of people unemployed in the UK fell by 34,000 to 2.47m in the three months to May, official figures have shown.
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Eight die in Afghan suicide raid

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 11:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kandahar

Three US soldiers and five Afghans die in a Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar, as a manhunt continues for an Afghan soldier who killed three UK troops.
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Hassan killer 'goes missing'

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 8:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The sister of Margaret Hassan, the British aid worker murdered in Iraq, claims the man found guilty of her murder has gone missing.
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Russian spy loses UK citizenship

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 0:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Chapman

Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies deported from the United States, is deprived of her British citizenship.
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Russian spy loses UK citizenship

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 17:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Anna Chapman, one of the Russian spies deported from the United States, is deprived of her British citizenship.
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UK soldiers killed 'by rogue Afghan'

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron says UK and Afghan troops should continue to work together, after an Afghan soldier killed three British servicemen.
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'Molasses' poured in BP protest

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:38

An oil-like substance is poured around one of the British Museum's statues by activists urging it to stop its sponsorship by BP.
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Borders agrees to sell Paperchase

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 15:28
related countries: United States United States

US book retailer Borders agrees to sell UK-based stationery group Paperchase for $31m to help reduce its debt.
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Bolt snubs London over tax laws

Monday, July 12th 2010, 15:03
related places: London

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt announces he will not compete in London before the 2012 Olympics, because of Britain's tax laws.
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Three officers shot in N Ireland riots

Monday, July 12th 2010, 13:48
related places: Belfast

Three police officers who were shot are among 27 injured during disturbances in north and west Belfast.
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Kylie claims UK number one album, 22 years after her first

Monday, July 12th 2010, 10:29

Kylie Minogue tops the UK album chart for the fifth time with Aphrodite, while JLS score a third number one single.
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British GP as it happened

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 14:08
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Mark Webber wins the British Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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Webber storms to British GP win

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Mark Webber cruises to a dominant victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton - who extends his championship lead - in second place.
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Aboriginal warrior laid to rest

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 15:12

The head of an aboriginal hero killed by settlers in Australia in 1833 is finally buried after being returned from England.
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UK gunman kills himself

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 13:17

UK police confirm that fugitive gunman Raoul Moat died after shooting himself during a stand-off with armed officers.
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F1: Dominant Red Bulls take front row

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 13:12

Red Bull seal a one-two on the grid for the British Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Mark Webber to pole, while McLaren's Jenson Button will start from 14th.
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How aid has helped devastated Haiti

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 8:13
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Almost six months since the earthquake in Haiti, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) says money donated by the British public has helped more than one million Haitians.
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Haiti appeal passes $150m in UK

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 7:53
related countries: Haiti Haiti

An appeal to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti raises the second highest amount in DEC history.
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F1: McLaren to abandon major upgrade

Friday, July 9th 2010, 18:55
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button's McLaren team decide against using a major upgrade they had planned for the British Grand Prix.
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Cavendish wins second Tour stage

Friday, July 9th 2010, 15:45
related countries: France France

Mark Cavendish wins stage six of the Tour de France, sprinting to the line for his second stage victory in a row.
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UK envoy's blog draws Israel ire

Friday, July 9th 2010, 10:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel criticises Britain's ambassador to Lebanon for eulogising a late Lebanese cleric said to have inspired Hezbollah.
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UK envoy's blog draws Israel ire

Friday, July 9th 2010, 10:37
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel criticises Britain's ambassador to Lebanon for eulogising a late Lebanese cleric said to have inspired Hezbollah.
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Huge Roman coin find for British man

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 13:44

One of the largest ever finds of Roman coins in Britain has been made by a man using a metal detector.
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Early pioneers

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 12:15

Find points to first British settlers one million years ago
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Cameroon denies gay men harassed

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 11:44
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon's government rejects the claim by a gay asylum seeker in the UK that he would face persecution if he returned home.
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Arrests in Norway 'al-Qaeda' plot

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 10:40
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States
related places: Oslo

Norwegian police arrest three men in Oslo on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks and being members of al-Qaeda.
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EU names stress test banks list

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 19:43

A list of banks who will be "stress tested" includes the UK's big four, says the Committee of European Banking Supervisors.
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Gay asylum seekers win UK appeal

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 13:04
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Iran Iran

The UK's Supreme Court rules that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in Britain.
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