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GB's number two Evans out of Queen's

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:39

British number two Dan Evans loses 6-2 6-3 to seventh seed Kevin Anderson in round two of the Aegon Championships.
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Jolie opens London war rape summit

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:20
related places: London

Actress and UN envoy Angelina Jolie opens a summit on ending sexual violence during war by saying there is no disgrace in being a victim.
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Hodgson urges World Cup caution

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Roy Hodgson seeks to cool expectations of his young side before their World Cup opener against Italy.
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Froome retains Dauphine advantage

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:50

Britain's Chris Froome continues to lead the Criterium du Dauphine after Nikias Arndt edges a sprint finish in Le Teil.
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Crops will count for wildlife grants

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:45

Grants designed to protect the countryside may be controversially switched to pay England's farmers to grow beans and peas.
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Zulu - the film which inspired UK and South Africa

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The film which brought pride to both South Africa and the UK
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Grace film bombs at UK box office

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Monaco Monaco

Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco bombs at the UK and Ireland box office, taking an average £719.46 per cinema it was screened at.
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Ainslie announces America's Cup bid

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:59
related places: Cambridge

Sir Ben Ainslie is joined by the Duchess of Cambridge as he launches a British bid to win the 35th America's Cup.
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VIDEO: Jolie opens summit on rape in war

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:29
related places: London

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses more than 300 international government ministers at a Global Summit in London to end sexual violence.
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UK economic output to be revised up

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:09

The UK's economic output will be revised up as a result of changes to the way gross domestic product is measured by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Rapid growth in UK industrial output

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:02

UK industrial output grew by 3% in April compared with the year before, the fastest annual pace for three years.
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Court fines 'may increase 300%'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:47

Maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales are set to rise dramatically under new proposals being put before Parliament.
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Tesco enters current account market

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 7:05

The competition to win new banking customers is about to intensify, as the UK's largest supermarket launches its first current account.
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EU leaders spar over top Europe job

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Sweden Sweden

Swedish, German, Dutch and UK leaders meet at a mini summit, amid controversy over Jean-Claude Juncker's bid to head the European Commission.
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VIDEO: 'The effect of rape is with me daily'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

As a four-day summit on how to end sexual violence during war takes place in London, one woman tells how she was sexually abused after fleeing Rwanda.
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One in three 'on cusp' of diabetes

Monday, June 9th 2014, 23:57
related places: More

More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.
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SFA considers move from Hampden

Monday, June 9th 2014, 23:01

The Scottish FA will examine a proposal to end its lease on Hampden Park in 2020 and use other stadia.
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Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies

Monday, June 9th 2014, 22:03

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies at his London home, at the age of 56.
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England ready for Pirlo - Wilshere

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Jack Wilshere says stopping Andrea Pirlo will be central to England's plans in their World Cup opener against Italy.
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Bell wins England Player of the Year

Monday, June 9th 2014, 20:54

Batsman Ian Bell is named England Cricketer of the Year, with Charlotte Edwards winning the Women's Cricketer of the Year award.
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England's men reach World Cup semis

Monday, June 9th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium

England's men qualify for the World Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win against Belgium in their final Group A match.
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Instagram to introduce ads globally

Monday, June 9th 2014, 18:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Photo-sharing service Instagram announces plans to expand advertising to the UK, Canada and Australia later this year.
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Gerrard hampered by minor groin injury

Monday, June 9th 2014, 16:34

Captain Steven Gerrard does not take a full part in England training, but his groin injury is not thought to be serious.
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Queen's wins for Ward and Evans

Monday, June 9th 2014, 16:33
related places: Paul

British pair Dan Evans and James Ward move into the second round at Queen's, where Andy Murray will face Paul-Henri Mathieu.
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England & Brazil's chances equal - Pele

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:39

Former Brazil World Cup winner Pele says England "have the same chance" as his country of winning the World Cup.
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Ejiofor set for drug dealing role

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:16

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail.
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Student 'tortured' into confession

Monday, June 9th 2014, 6:59
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A British student jailed for drugs charges in the United Arab Emirates exclusively tells Newsbeat he was tortured into making a confession.
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UK child poverty plans 'doomed'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 2:51

Britain's child poverty plans are "doomed" to fail as 3.5 million children will be in absolute poverty by 2020, says a group led by Alan Milburn.
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Hodgson praises 'positive' England

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 21:28

England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with his side's performances during the build-up to the World Cup opener.
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Sheeran clinches number one spot

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:01

Ed Sheeran has achieved his first number one in the UK singles chart, while Dame Vera Lynn enters the album chart aged 97.
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Mauresmo ready for Murray challenge

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 15:20

Andy Murray's new coach Amelie Mauresmo is determined to guide the British number one to more Grand Slam success.
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England squad arrive in Brazil

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The England team's plane lands in Rio ahead of the start of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:25
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former Wimbledon champion and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo.
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Dolly hand-delivers millionth book

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:04
related places: Liverpool

Country music legend Dolly Parton hand-delivers the millionth book from her UK Imagination Library reading initiative to a Liverpool child.
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Ant-Man's new director named

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 12:52

Peyton Reed takes over the superhero movie after British director Edgar Wright left the project.
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Collabro win Britain's Got Talent

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 12:02

An operatic boy band have been crowned the winners of this year's Britain's Got Talent.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:29
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France.
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Rio base: Big mistake for England?

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 0:49

Were England's footballers right to choose Rio as World Cup base?
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Burns pleased to silence critics

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 21:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fourth-choice fly-half Freddie Burns said he had a massive point to prove ahead of England's 20-15 loss to New Zealand.
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School inspections 'need overhaul'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:26

The schools inspection system in England is "not fit for purpose" and greater local scrutiny is needed for free schools and academies, the shadow education secretary says.
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Madeleine 'suspects' to be questioned

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:24

Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tell the BBC they will question "several suspects" in the very near future.
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Mixed emotions for beaten England

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 12:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England coach Stuart Lancaster "frustrated and proud in equal measure" after last-gasp defeat by New Zealand.
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New Zealand 20-15 England

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 9:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Conrad Smith scores a late try to snatch victory for New Zealand against an under-strength England side in Auckland.
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Pakistan MQM leader bailed in London

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 0:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, is released after being questioned by police in London on suspicion of money laundering.
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Gerrard reveals Capello doubts

Friday, June 6th 2014, 21:31

England captain Steven Gerrard claims former manager Fabio Capello never believed in his ability to lead the side.
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Hodgson waits on Oxlade-Chamberlain

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:36

Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get until 24 hours before England's World Cup opener to prove his fitness.
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VIDEO: Nigeria v Brazil dream final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Peter Okwoche went to meet some London-based Nigeria fans who have been packing their bags for Brazil.
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VIDEO: D-Day 70th anniversary: Key moments

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:35

World leaders and members of the British Royal Family have joined hundreds of veterans at ceremonies to remember the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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UK trade deficit widens in April

Friday, June 6th 2014, 12:52

The UK's trade deficit with the rest of the world widened by more than expected in April, because of weaker manufacturing exports, official data shows.
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IMF warns UK over housing risk

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:12
related places: Osborne

The International Monetary Fund warns the UK government that accelerating house prices and low productivity pose the greatest threat to the UK's economic recovery.
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Conservatives win Newark by-election

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:06

The Conservatives see off a challenge from UKIP to win the Newark by-election with a majority of more than 7,000.
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Injured Care out of England opener

Friday, June 6th 2014, 6:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scrum-half Danny Care is ruled out of England's first Test against New Zealand on Saturday after injuring his shoulder.
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Whitehall chief to probe cabinet row

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:20

Britain's most senior civil servant is to investigate the row between two senior cabinet ministers over alleged Muslim extremism in schools.
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EU hopeful criticises British press

Friday, June 6th 2014, 1:52

European Commission presidential hopeful Jean-Claude Juncker criticises the British press, saying their attention on him was a "rather desperate move".
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Drop in rape convictions targeted

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:39

Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain positive on World Cup

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 21:15

Injured England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is staying positive over his chances of playing in the World Cup.
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Cotter hands Scots debut to trio

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Blair Cowan are given debuts in Vern Cotter's first Scotland line-up against USA.
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Obama backs 'strong and united' UK

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama says the interest of the US in the Scottish independence referendum issue is to ensure it retains a "strong, robust, united and effective partner".
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Russian YBA exhibition cancelled

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A retrospective of the Young British Artists movement, set to be held in Russia, is called off because of a lack of funding - amid international tensions over Ukraine.
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Bank keeps UK rates on hold at 0.5%

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:00

UK interest rates are kept on hold at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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Pirlo could destroy England - Scholes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Scholes

Paul Scholes says England cannot afford to underestimate Andrea Pirlo again when they take on Italy in their World Cup opener.
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VIDEO: Chuck Hagel: Full BBC interview

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel gives an interview with the BBC's Katty Kay speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, defence budgets and Scottish Independence.
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England pick Jordan, Robson & Moeen

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England name uncapped trio Chris Jordan, Sam Robson and Moeen Ali in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Ecuador 2-2 England

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Raheem Sterling is sent off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is injured as England are held to a 2-2 draw by Ecuador in Miami.
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Netherlands 2-0 Wales

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Arjen Robben scores one goal and sets up Jeremain Lens for a second as the Netherlands beat Wales in Amsterdam.
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'England v Sri Lanka now has needle'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's Ravi Bopara says Sri Lanka's controversial run-out of Jos Buttler gives the forthcoming Test series extra "needle".
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GSK agrees $105m US settlement

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline agrees a $105m settlement with 44 US states over allegations it mis-promoted three drugs including asthma medication Advair.
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Company loses bid for Marley rights

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:01
related places: London

A music company loses the rights to 13 Bob Marley songs after a court battle in London.
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RA's 'sprawling' Summer Exhibition

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:21
related places: London

Works of particular interest from this year's sprawling 1,200-piece Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy.
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Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann begin using ground-penetrating radar equipment on scrubland in the Algarve.
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England practising penalties 'a lot'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:23

Captain Steven Gerrard says England are practising penalties "a lot" but will not become obsessed with World Cup shootouts.
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Malaysia backpacker police find body

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A body is found in the hunt for British backpacker Gareth Huntley who went missing while trekking on a Malaysian island.
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UK services sector expands in May

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 9:30

The UK's dominant services sector grows at a faster rate than expected in May, while employment in the sector stayed at a 17-year high recorded in April, a survey shows.
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One dead after car and bus collide

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 8:57
related places: Clapton, London

A man dies and 13 people are injured - one critically - following a collision between a car and a night bus in Clapton, east London, police say.
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Sri Lanka defend Buttler run-out

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews defends the controversial run-out of England's Jos Buttler in the ODI decider at Edgbaston.
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Independence fiscal forecast updated

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:22

An independent Scotland could face bigger spending cuts and higher tax rises than previously predicted, according to latest update from the IFS.
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Sri Lanka clinch one-day series

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Edgbaston

Sri Lanka secure a controversial victory against England to clinch the one-day series 3-2 at Edgbaston.
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Lampard expects to end England career

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 18:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

England midfielder Frank Lampard says he is likely to retire from international duty after the World Cup in Brazil.
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Kenya probes 'White Widow' sighting

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya is investigating reports that British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite - known as the "White Widow" - has been sighted in the country.
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Gloucester sign Wales back Hook

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:03
related countries: France France
related places: Hook, Perpignan

Gloucester sign 75-cap Wales back James Hook on an undisclosed-length deal from relegated French Top 14 side Perpignan.
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Pakistan party leader held in London

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 15:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's MQM leader arrested in UK

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:09
related places: London

Officers are searching a residential address in north-west London where they say a 60-year-old thought to be exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain was detained
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EU urges UK to overhaul council tax

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 13:23

The European Commission says the UK should raise taxes on higher value properties, build more homes and adjust the Help to Buy scheme to help boost growth.
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Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:40

British police officers with sniffer dogs have been exploring a cordoned-off area of land as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Staff leave Sierra Leone over Ebola

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 10:28
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

British firm London Mining announces the departure of some staff from Sierra Leone following an Ebola virus outbreak in the west African country.
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Madeleine police use sniffer dogs

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 10:25

British police officers with sniffer dogs explore a cordoned-off area of land as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Lampard announces Chelsea departure

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:40
related places: Chelsea, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard will leave Stamford Bridge after 13 years at the Premier League club.
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NZ's Read out of first England Test

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 7:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand forward Kieran Read is ruled out of the first Test against England in Auckland after concussion.
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Blair urges Europe to 'reconnect'

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:52

The UK must help the EU to change rather than just focusing on renegotiating its own membership terms, Tony Blair says.
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Russian sought in cybercrime sting

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:39

The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide.
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Murray into French Open last eight

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:44
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Britain's Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco of Spain in straight sets to reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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Rape 'routine' in DR Congo prisons

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Security officials "routinely" rape women in prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo as punishment for their political activities, a UK-based charity says.
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IPCC to investigate Lawrence police

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:52

Claims of "discreditable conduct" by Metropolitan Police officers after the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence are to be investigated by the police watchdog.
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Lambert completes £4m Liverpool move

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:03
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

England striker Rickie Lambert joins Liverpool from Southampton for a fee of about £4m after completing a medical.
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UK manufacturing recovery continues

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 11:01

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to enjoy strong growth in May, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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Saints prop Waller gets England call

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Northampton

England name Northampton's Alex Waller among 16 additions to their squad for this month's tour of New Zealand.
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Search for missing Briton stepped up

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 2:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Some 100 rescuers join the search for Gareth Huntley after his family criticised the Malaysians' earlier efforts and called on David Cameron to intervene.
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Tories to launch devolution plans

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 23:03

Scottish Conservatives will advocate "real accountability" for the Scottish Parliament if the country rejects independence, according to Ruth Davidson.
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Hodgson tells players to sing anthem

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 21:32

England manager Roy Hodgson expects all of his players to show their pride by singing the national anthem at the World Cup.
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UK's 'EU quit warning' on president

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:58
related countries: Germany Germany

German magazine Der Spiegel says PM David Cameron warned the UK could leave the EU if Jean-Claude Juncker became president.
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