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Police bail time limit considered

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:05

Limits could be put on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be kept on police bail in England and Wales, Theresa May indicates.
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AbbVie to reconsider Shire deal

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:27
related countries: United States United States

US drug firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its estimated £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Dying patients 'lack home support'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 23:35

The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour expert support for patients dying at home in England, according to palliative care charity Sue Ryder.
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VIDEO: UK trains Peshmerga to defuse bombs

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 21:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A UK company is training Kurdish Peshmerga forces to defuse explosives left behind by Islamic State militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Hague and Brown in devolution clash

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 18:52

William Hague and Gordon Brown clash in the Commons over calls for "English votes for English laws" as MPs debate the next steps for UK devolution.
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Terror suspect 'had Blair address'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:46
related places: London

A terror suspect was considering carrying out indiscriminate killings and had an address for Tony and Cherie Blair, a court hears.
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UK inflation rate at five-year low

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 13:45

UK inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.2% in September from 1.5% the month before, official figures show, making an interest rate rise less likely.
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MPs' Palestinian vote 'troubling'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel warns against sending a "troubling message", after MPs in the UK vote to recognise Palestinian statehood.
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Heathrow to start screening for Ebola

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:43

Passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries will be screened by health officials for symptoms of the virus.
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Lost US parrot switches to Spanish

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: California

An African Grey parrot named Nigel, missing for four years, returns home to California abandoning his British accent to squawk away in Spanish.
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Get Lucky named song of the year

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Daft Punk hit Get Lucky is named song of the year at a London awards event celebrating songwriters who get the most airplay on US radio and television.
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Star Wales trio 'could leave Racing'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:24
related countries: France France

Racing Metro coach Laurent Labit reported as saying Wales trio have been offered chance to leave the Top 14 French club.
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MPs back Palestinian statehood

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:02

MPs vote by 274 to 12 in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel, after a House of Commons debate.
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Burberry reports rise in revenues

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 7:07

Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, has reported a 7% rise in revenue for the first half of the year despite what it described as a "difficult external environment".
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Delay to Thai murders trial rejected

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 6:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A defence plea to postpone the start of pre-trial hearings relating to the murder of two British tourists in Thailand is rejected by a court.
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VIDEO: 'Brazilian Slumdog' hits Rio cinemas

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 5:37
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Brazil has a strong cinema industry and has joined forces with UK film-makers in a pioneering co-production led by British director Stephen Daldry.
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GPs missing signs for lung cancer

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:15

Doctors in Britain are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.
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VIDEO: The UK troops training Kurds in Iraq

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has been holding talks in Baghdad on efforts to combat Islamic State militants, who control significant parts Iraq and Syria.
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Coleman defends King after red card

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Wales boss Chris Coleman defends Andy King despite the midfielder's dismissal in the Euro 2016 qualifying win over Cyprus.
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Hodgson questions Rodgers' claims

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:33
related places: Liverpool

England boss Roy Hodgson questions Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' claim that some players need a two-day recovery period.
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Armitage could return to England

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:26

Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage could be set for a shock return to England in time to play in the 2015 World Cup.
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Cantlie's sister in new appeal to IS

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:00

The sister of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State, makes an appeal for "direct contact" with the militants.
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Thai diplomat summoned over murders

Monday, October 13th 2014, 17:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
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Heathrow Ebola screening from Tuesday

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:54
related places: London

Ebola screening will begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
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NHS staff strike in dispute over pay

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:42

Thousands of health workers in England and Northern Ireland have taken part in a strike over pay for the first time for more than 30 years.
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'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

Monday, October 13th 2014, 12:24
related places: London

A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.
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Mark Carney in warning for bankers

Monday, October 13th 2014, 10:55

Bankers' behaviour still needs to change following the financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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Mum has triple murder charges dropped

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:54
related places: London

Tania Clarence will not face murder charges over deaths of her three children at their London home, the Old Bailey hears.
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NK envoy: Kim Jong-un 'healthy'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's ambassador to the UK emails the BBC's Steve Evans about the country's leader and the UN allegations of crimes against humanity.
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Musketeers drives UK TV exports

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:12

Dramas such as The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge helped drive a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report reveals.
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NFL players can handle Wembley move

Monday, October 13th 2014, 8:19
related places: London, Wembley

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.
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Cameron pledge to help weak schools

Monday, October 13th 2014, 1:57

Wider and more rapid powers of intervention to improve failing schools in England are being proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Human trafficking cases 'on the rise'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 0:39
related places: More

More than 1,800 victims of human trafficking in England and Wales have received support from the Salvation Army since 2011, the charity says.
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Government seeks buyer for Eurostar

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:48

The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
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UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine

Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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Estonia 0-1 England

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:34
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Wayne Rooney scores his 43rd goal for England who struggle to victory against 10-man Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Minaj fails to snatch solo UK number one

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:16

Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.
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'Robust' plans to counter NHS strike

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 14:55

Patient safety must be our priority, says England's chief nursing officer, ahead of the first strike by NHS staff over pay in more than 30 years.
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PM 'unstatesmanlike', says Brown

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 11:54

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of risking the future of the United Kingdom.
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UK troops training Kurdish forces

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers has been sent to Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Rooney a father figure - Wilshere

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 5:46

Jack Wilshere says Wayne Rooney has become "the dad figure" in England's squad since being appointed captain.
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Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 3:55

Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.
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UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 19:12

The UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months, the chief medical officer says, as she defends airport screening.
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Scotland 1-0 Georgia

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A first-half own goal is enough to give Scotland a Euro 2016 qualifying win against a stubborn Georgia at Ibrox.
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Exercise tests UK's Ebola plans

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 15:49

A major exercise to test how the UK would respond to an Ebola outbreak is taking place, as New York's JFK becomes the first US airport to begin screening passengers for the virus.
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MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:54

MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.
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England U21 2-1 Croatia U21

Friday, October 10th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Saido Berahino gives England a Euro 2015 play-off advantage as his late penalty seals a 2-1 first-leg win against Croatia.
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Cameron defends Ebola screening

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:11

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the government is right to "take steps to keep our own people safe" from the Ebola virus.
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Jolie receives honorary damehood

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen

US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
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UK trade deficit narrows in August

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:36

The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
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UKIP win gives party first elected MP

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:58
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
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Inquest opens into Alice Gross death

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:08

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
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Minister backs Ebola screening plan

Friday, October 10th 2014, 9:00

Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
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VIDEO: UK surgeons helping Gaza wounded

Friday, October 10th 2014, 5:08

BBC News follows a group of surgeons from the UK as they take their skills to help treat Palestinians wounded in this year's Gaza conflict.
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A war within a war: The battles fought by Gaza's medics

Friday, October 10th 2014, 4:56

The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons
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UK announces Ebola screening plans

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:31

Arrivals to the UK from areas hit by Ebola face "enhanced screening" as officials investigate if the death of a British man in Macedonia is connected to the virus.
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England patience pleases Hodgson

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:05
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in the 5-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over San Marino.
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Three unions suspend strike action

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 15:50

Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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No UK Ebola screening yet - Osborne

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:07

George Osborne rules out screening for Ebola at UK airports but says that could change depending on medical advice.
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Defender Stones could be out to 2015

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 13:59

Everton and England defender John Stones could be out for the rest of 2014 after it is confirmed he needs ankle surgery.
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Osborne: Eurozone woes will hit UK

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 12:44

Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:20

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Britain's best baker is crowned

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 10:42

The winner of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off is revealed.
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Murray beaten by Ferrer in Shanghai

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:50
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray is beaten 2-6 6-1 6-2 by Spain's David Ferrer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
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England consider NFL Wembley move

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:01
related places: Wembley

England could play some home games away from Wembley if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium in London.
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NAB earnings hit by UK charges

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:08

National Australia Bank says its full-year earnings will fall by up to 14% because of higher-than-expected charges at its UK business.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 6:06

Arsenal set for big-money move for Edinson Cavani, Jermain Defoe and Yohan Cabaye could return to England, plus more.
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English football has biggest deficit

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 23:40

England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.
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Number of UK High Street shops falls

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 23:39

The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.
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Stewart told ECB of parody insiders

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:20

Alec Stewart told England bosses in 2012 that some of Kevin Pietersen's team-mates had access to a mocking Twitter account.
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Cumberbatch kicks off film festival

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:19

Hundreds of screaming fans welcome Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley on a wet red carpet at the gala opening of this year's BFI London Film Festival.
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UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:14
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The UK is sending 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.
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UK's Lord Hill approved for EU job

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 19:26

The UK's Lord Hill has been confirmed as the EU commissioner for financial services after facing questions from MEPs for a second time.
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Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:08

Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.
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Dewani 'agreed price for murder'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay about £1,300 to a hitman for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, a court is told.
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No bullying in England team - Swann

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 13:53

Former England Test spinner Graeme Swann denies Kevin Pietersen's allegations of bullying in the England dressing room.
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Terror four held for second day

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 8:37
related places: London

Police are continuing to question four men arrested in London on Tuesday on suspicion of terror-related offences.
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Frears to receive BFI fellowship

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:56

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
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Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:00
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
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Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:27

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
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Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:08

A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.
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Gay Briton freed from Moroccan jail

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man who was jailed for "homosexual acts" in Morocco has been released, his son says.
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Arrests 'may have foiled terror bid'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:42
related places: London

Four men are arrested in London as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police say.
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No Ebola screening for UK arrivals

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 18:24

There are no plans to introduce Ebola screening for those arriving in the UK, Public Health England says.
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Bahrain prince torture ruling quashed

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A legal ruling that Prince Nasser of Bahrain is immune from prosecution over allegations of torture is quashed in the High Court in London.
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'Culture of fear' at children's homes

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:52

A hotelier who opened a string of children's homes in north Wales created a "sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear" as he abused 20 children in his care, a jury has heard.
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Begg 'offered to help free Henning'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 12:01

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg tells the BBC he offered to intervene to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning.
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BBC opens up Eurovision selection

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

The BBC asks the public to submit entries for the UK's entry to next year's Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2008.
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'England bowlers disrespectful'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England bowlers' "cabal" is a problem and backs Kevin Pietersen's claims.
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Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:08

A senior banker from a UK bank admits conspiracy to defraud over manipulating the key Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Nobel winner warns over immigration

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 3:20

Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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The 1920 British air bombing campaign in Iraq

Monday, October 6th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s
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Body found is Alice Gross suspect

Monday, October 6th 2014, 20:42
related places: London

Police say a body found in a west London park is that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross.
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Father calls for Syria girl's return

Monday, October 6th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The father of a missing girl from south London who is feared to have travelled to Syria appeals for her return.
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French PM attacks UK 'caricature'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:05
related countries: France France
related places: City of London

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets David Cameron in Downing Street, before addressing financiers in the City of London.
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UK jihadist prisoner swap 'credible'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Whitehall

Reports that British jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State and Turkey are "credible", Whitehall officials tell the BBC.
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Stormy weather hits power supplies

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:21
related places: More

Hundreds of homes are left without electricity after strong winds and heavy rain hit parts of the UK, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.
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Pietersen criticises Prior & Flower

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:09

Kevin Pietersen criticises Matt Prior and ex-coach Andy Flower in his first interview since being sacked by England.
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Gales hit NI roads and electricity

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:57

About 1,600 homes are without electricity following severe gales, which swept across the eastern counties of Northern Ireland during the night, while a number of roads are also closed.
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John Galliano returns to fashion

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:50
related countries: France France

British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
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