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Women's Ashes ODI into reserve day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 13:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Worcester

The third and final ODI of the Women's Ashes will take place on Monday after persistent rain ruled out any Sunday play at Worcester.
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England-Scotland on Remembrance Day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:48
related places: Wembley

England will play Scotland at Wembley on 11 November 2016 as the qualifying fixture dates for the Home Nations are revealed.
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Former monk to sing for Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 10:41

A former Tibetan monk who has settled in the UK is to perform at an event in front of the Dalai Lama after being talent spotted by the BBC.
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'Glass floor' protects middle classes

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 7:29

Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.
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Fund to target whisky fans in China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 1:01
related countries: China China

A new £3m fund is created to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.
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'Bolt-Gatlin could see crazy time'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 22:33

Former British sprinter Darren Campbell says Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin's rivalry can produce a "crazy" time.
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Froome feared losing Tour on climb

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 19:49
related countries: France France

Champion-elect Chris Froome admits he was "in difficulty" and feared he could lose the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez.
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Whole of Scotland roaring - Strachan

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:37
related places: Strachan

Gordon Strachan says the "whole of Scotland are roaring" after being drawn with England in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
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England face Scotland in qualifying

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia

England and Scotland are in the same qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Wales face Republic of Ireland.
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Tories reveal four-man mayor list

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:51
related places: London

The Conservative Party shortlists four men to stand in an open primary to become the party's candidate for London mayor to replace Boris Johnson.
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Asher-Smith goes under 11 seconds

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:10
related places: London

Dina Asher-Smith beats the 11-second barrier and Shara Proctor also sets a British record at the Anniversary Games in London.
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Austria crash victims 'like brothers'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:07
related countries: Austria Austria

Two British men who were killed when their car fell off a mountain road in Austria were "like brothers", one of their mothers says.
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Foreign Office relaxes Iran advice

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British nationals visiting Iran, saying the risk in much of the country has changed.
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UK music streaming passes 500m mark

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 1:19

A surge in music streaming in the UK sees it pass 500 million streams in a week for the first time - almost double the amount of this time in 2014.
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Criminals 'drive up UK house prices'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 0:42

Foreign criminals are laundering billions of pounds by purchasing expensive UK properties, pushing up house prices, the National Crime Agency says.
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Chris Froome and the French

Friday, July 24th 2015, 23:41
related countries: France France

What do the French really think of Britain's leading cyclist?
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Bolt wins 100m at Anniversary Games

Friday, July 24th 2015, 20:46
related places: London

Usain Bolt shrugs off doubts about his form to win the 100m in 9.87 seconds at the Anniversary Games in London.
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Two Britons killed in Austria crash

Friday, July 24th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Austria Austria

Two British men die after their car falls 1,300ft (400m) off a mountain road in Austria, police say.
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Six guilty of abusing schoolgirls

Friday, July 24th 2015, 16:41
related places: Aylesbury, London

Six men are convicted of sexually abusing two schoolgirls in Buckinghamshire on a "massive scale".
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Mining firms slash thousands of jobs

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mining companies Anglo American and Lonmin have announced plans to cut tens of thousands of jobs in the wake of commodity price falls.
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Don't leave the EU, Obama tells UK

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:46
related countries: United States United States

The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
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British Airways stops Uganda flights

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Entebbe

British Airways says it is stopping all flights to and from Uganda's Entebbe airport as they are "no longer commercially viable".
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UK box office up by 10% in 2015

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:51

The UK box office sees a 10% rise in ticket sales in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.
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Hundreds of police officers convicted

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:19

At least 309 police officers and police community support officers in the UK have been convicted of offences in the last three years, figures show.
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Ex-Russia ambassador in 2018 warning

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Stripping Russia of the World Cup would exacerbate the Ukraine crisis, warns a former British ambassador to the 2018 hosts.
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Obama: Gun laws my big frustration

Friday, July 24th 2015, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama tells the BBC his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" is the greatest frustration of his presidency.
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Williams consider Button for Bottas

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 19:43
related countries: Finland Finland

British driver Jenson Button is a potential target for Williams next season if they lose Finland's Valtteri Bottas to Ferrari.
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Bolt unsure of fitness for London

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:32
related places: London

Usain Bolt says he is unsure how his pelvic injury will cope with possibly running two races at Friday's Anniversary Games.
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Australia level series with ODI win

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 17:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Bristol

Australia beat England by 63 runs in the second one-day international at Bristol to level the Women's Ashes.
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I'm sorry for Farah, says Bolt

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 15:55

Usain Bolt says he has sympathy for British athlete Mo Farah following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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EU acts against Sky and US studios

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood, Sky

The European Commission has accused Britain's Sky TV and six major Hollywood studios of breaking EU competition rules by blocking access to movie content in other EU countries.
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VIDEO: Ainslie starts GB's America's Cup bid

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:33
related places: Portsmouth

Sir Ben Ainslie will begin Britain's bid to win the 35th America's Cup as the opening leg of the series gets under way in Portsmouth.
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Burgess is not a centre - Dawson

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:19

Bath's Sam Burgess is not good enough to play at centre for England in the World Cup, says 2003 winner Matt Dawson.
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Inbee bids for first British title

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:51
related places: Turnberry

World number one Inbee Park seeks to win her first Women's British Open when it starts at Turnberry on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Recreating a masterpiece - by numbers

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:24
related places: Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is inviting visitors to recreate what is regarded by some as "the Sistine Chapel of the UK".
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Cuts put free museum entry in doubt

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 9:43

Council-funded museums and galleries across the UK are considering scrapping free entry as cuts bite, the head of the Museums Association says.
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UK retail sales dip in June

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 9:15

UK retail sales fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods and less food and petrol.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 6:30

Man City are prepared to break the British transfer record to sign Kevin de Bruyne for £60, Pedro moves a step closer to Man Utd, plus more.
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Police custody deaths under scrutiny

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 6:11

An independent review of police custody deaths in England and Wales is announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.
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Australia's climate stance attacked

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 3:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Britain's former Conservative environment minister has attacked Australia's climate change stance as "incomprehensible".
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SNP demands wind farm subsidy U-turn

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 0:07

The UK government should relax its clampdown on onshore wind subsidies, the SNP says.
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Nobody safe in England team - Lyth

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 19:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Opening batsman Adam Lyth says every England player is at risk of being dropped after a series of poor top-order displays.
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Taylor Swift in gig photo 'back-down'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:40

Pop star Taylor Swift has changed restrictions on image rights at her concerts after a British photographer branded them "unfair".
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Woman dies bungee jumping in Spain

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A woman from London dies in a bungee jump while on holiday visiting family in Spain.
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Millions 'watch iPlayer free' abroad

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 12:54
related places: More

More than 60 million people watch the BBC iPlayer for free outside of the UK by masking their location, according to a new report.
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Warning over prison smoking ban

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:46

Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association warns.
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SA masterpiece found in London flat

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

A painting by a renowned South African artist, auctioned to help fund Nelson Mandela's legal defence in the 1960s, is rediscovered in a London flat.
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Bank of England rates vote unanimous

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:10

Bank of England policymakers were unanimous in holding UK rates at 0.5% this month, but "a number" noted rising inflation risks.
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'More investment needed' in NHS

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 4:49

There should be substantial new investment in the NHS in England, two think tanks say.
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'Last England chance for Bell'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 21:09

"It could be the end" for Ian Bell if he does not make runs in the third Test, says Geoffrey Boycott, as Jonny Bairstow is recalled.
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Man 'planned to kill US serviceman'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Luton

A 24-year-old man appears in court charged with planning to run over a US serviceman based in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Royal Mail reports flat revenues

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 17:22

Royal Mail reports flat revenues in the three months to the end of June as UK letter volumes continue to decline.
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England win Women's Ashes opener

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Taunton

England begin their defence of the Women's Ashes with a four-wicket victory over Australia in the first ODI at Taunton.
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Fifa prank comedian to be charged

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

British comedian Simon Brodkin is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss police after throwing fake money at a Fifa news conference.
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Bairstow included in England squad

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 15:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance in the England squad to face Australia in the third Ashes Test.
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Ant-Man towers at UK box office

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 12:55

Marvel's latest superhero Ant-Man is head and shoulders above rivals at the UK box office.
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PM vows to beat 'poison' of extremism

Monday, July 20th 2015, 18:22

Prime Minister David Cameron sets out the government's strategy to defeat the "poison" of Islamist extremism in Britain.
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VIDEO: Banknotes thrown at Fifa president

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:33

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter was forced to halt a news conference when UK comedian Simon Brodkin threw a pile of banknotes at him.
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England relish Women's Ashes opener

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:16

The Women's Ashes begins on Tuesday, with England bidding for a third win since the multi-format series was introduced.
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Tate's empire show 'a challenge'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:05

An exhibition about art and the British Empire was "difficult" to put together because of its sensitive subject matter, its curator admits.
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ECB announces diversity initiative

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:44

The England and Wales Cricket Board announces a £450,000 initiative to promote diversity within the game.
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FTSE 100 up but gold miners suffer

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:28
related places: London

The London stock market opens higher but shares in gold miners drop after the gold price falls to a five-year low.
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Ikea to pay more than living wage

Monday, July 20th 2015, 0:41

Ikea will become the first national retailer in the UK to pay its staff above the government's new National Living Wage from next year.
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Helmand: Life after UK withdrawal

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 23:24

Helmand grandmother helping fight the Taliban after UK pullout
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England backsides smacked - Bayliss

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 20:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Trevor Bayliss says his England team had their "backsides smacked" in the 405-run defeat by Australia at Lord's.
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GB equal Euro Juniors gold record

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 18:03

World junior champion Morgan Lake leads the way as Britain equal their best tally of European Junior Championships gold medals.
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Briton wants China detentions apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:54
related countries: China China

A British man arrested along with 19 other tourists in Inner Mongolia criticises Chinese authorities for a "serious error of judgment".
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Australia thrash dismal England

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:46

Australia bowl out England for 103 to win the second Test at Lord's by 405 runs and level the Ashes series at 1-1.
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Murray win puts GB into semi-finals

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 15:11
related countries: France France

Andy Murray puts Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years with a thrilling victory over France's Gilles Simon.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Cancer diagnosis 'within four weeks'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:25

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to provide "world class care".
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England 'shot themselves' with pitch

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 20:16

England "shot themselves in the foot" with the pitch for the second Test, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.
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China tour arrests were 'mistake'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A misunderstanding about a documentary members of a tour to China watched in their hotel led to their detention, says a spokesman for two of the group.
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Johnson leads weather-disrupted Open

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

American Dustin Johnson leads The Open after another weather-disrupted day, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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Ruthless Australia dominate England

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:50

Australia close day three of the second Test at Lord's 362 ahead of England at 108-0 in their second innings.
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Cummings wins as Froome extends lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 16:10
related countries: France France

Britain's Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France as leader Chris Froome extends his lead in the race.
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Murrays secure GB Davis Cup lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France

Andy and Jamie Murray win the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarter-final.
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Connolly forced to give up banjo

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 9:10

Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly is forced to give up playing the banjo and guitar because of Parkinson's Disease.
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Johnson leads rain-disrupted Open

Friday, July 17th 2015, 21:45

Dustin Johnson leads The Open after a rain-hit second day at St Andrews, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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'Fifty girls' taken from UK for FGM

Friday, July 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Scotland Yard says it has begun an investigation into reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation.
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England face fight to avoid defeat

Friday, July 17th 2015, 18:20

England face a fight to avoid defeat in the second Ashes Test after collapsing on the second evening at Lord's.
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UK military pilots in Syria strikes

Friday, July 17th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Syria Syria

UK military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have been conducting air strikes over Syria despite MPs voting against action there, it emerges.
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Spectre world premiere on 26 October

Friday, July 17th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Spectre, the next James Bond film, will have its world premiere on the same day as its release across the UK and Ireland on 26 October, Sony Pictures announces.
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China to deport tour group members

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:01
related countries: China China, South Africa South Africa

Nine tourists, including three Britons and two UK-South African nationals, are to be deported from China, days after 11 other members of their group were sent home.
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Wales prop Jones out of Cup start

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:30

Wales and Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones is out of the start of the Rugby World Cup and could miss the entire tournament with injury.
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Kim Cattrall returns to London stage

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:06
related places: London

Kim Cattrall is to return to the London stage in a new play set in the "vicious" world of the beauty industry.
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VIDEO: Islam TV service launching in UK

Friday, July 17th 2015, 8:36

A new on demand TV service called Alchemiya is launching in the UK and hopes to change perceptions and misconceptions of Islam.
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UK medical student 'recruiter for IS'

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:56

A British medic recruited at least 16 fellow students from the UK to join the Islamic State group, a BBC investigation finds.
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'We expected to take England down'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Rogers says Australia had to bounce back after thinking they "were just going to come in and take England down".
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UK rates may rise at 'turn of year'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 19:35

Bank of England governor Mark Carney indicates that UK interest rates could rise "at the turn of this year".
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UK 'strikes deal' over Greek bailout

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 18:09
related countries: Greece Greece

A legally binding agreement has been struck to protect UK taxpayers' money from the impact of the Greek bailout, the Treasury says.
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Scotland ease to T20 win over Canada

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Kyle Coetzer's half century leads Scotland to an eight-wicket win over Canada in their World Twenty20 Qualifier.
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First knife crime rise in four years

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 11:00

Knife crime across England and Wales has risen for the first time in four years, official figures show.
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Thursday, July 16th 2015, 7:26
related places: Manchester, Whitworth

The £15m redevelopment of the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester makes the shortlist for this year's Riba Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building.
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Darkode hacking site forced offline

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

An internet forum used by Lizard Squad and other hackers has been forced offline following arrests in the US, UK and other countries.
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Police water cannon use rejected

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:51

The home secretary refuses to allow the use of water cannon in England and Wales - a year after Boris Johnson authorised police in London to buy three.
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Patients sent 'hundreds of miles'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:04

The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their local area to get care has risen by almost a quarter over the past year, new figures suggest.
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Froome's Tour dominance continues

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 15:33
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his firm hold on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France as Rafal Majka claims stage 11.
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Six Britons deported from China

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Six British tourists arrested in northern China are being deported, the Foreign Office says, as it tries to clarify the reason for their detention.
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Cameron: UK 'not part' of Greek rescue

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Greece Greece

David Cameron insists the UK will not contribute to emergency EU funding for Greece, telling MPs that it is a matter for the eurozone.
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