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Belarus slams UK embassy over rainbow flag on day against homophobia

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 10:16

Officials accuse the UK of challenging "traditional values" as it marked the day against homophobia.
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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Monday, May 21st 2018, 18:50

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 23:58
related countries: Russia Russia

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.
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Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay'

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 15:45
related places: Chelsea

A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".
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UK bid to strengthen Argentine ties

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 1:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Boris Johnson to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.
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UK 'must raise jailed Iran mum case'

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 7:17
related countries: Iran Iran

The husband of jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she is facing possible new charges.
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US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

Monday, May 14th 2018, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

Gambling shares in the US and UK surge after the Supreme Court paves way for legal sports betting.
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Royal Wedding: Meet the US and UK wedding planners

Monday, May 14th 2018, 10:41
related countries: United States United States

Why a best man's speech in the UK will provide more blushes... and other differences in customs.
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Royal Wedding 2018: Kids' top tips for Meghan Markle

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 0:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Surrey

From the weather to weird words, children at an American school in the UK offer Meghan advice on adapting.
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The couple who care for stricken dogs in an Indian beach town

Saturday, May 12th 2018, 23:41
related countries: India India
related places: How

How did a British couple end up spending their retirement in India looking after 100 dogs?
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Stage invasion at Eurovision song contest

Saturday, May 12th 2018, 20:43

It is thought the stage invader also stormed January's National Television Awards and The Voice.
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Ghanaian royalty, living in east London

Friday, May 11th 2018, 23:55
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

A trip back to Ghana led to the discovery of some documents revealing a family history, with links to royalty.
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Ex-UK PM launches global schools fund

Friday, May 11th 2018, 1:04

The ex-UK prime minister launches a scheme for 20 million school places in the world's poorest countries.
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Eurovision contest finalists chosen

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 7:39

Ireland make it to the final for the first time since 2013, with Israel's Netta also qualifying.
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How to explain Yankees-Red Sox rivalry to foreigners

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 17:50
related places: London

The most intense rivalry in Major League Baseball will come to London in 2019. Here's what you need to know.
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London Stadium to host MLB games

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 12:31

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two Major League Baseball regular season games at the London Stadium in June 2019.
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UK's Johnson in bid to save Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 7:50
related countries: Iran Iran

The foreign secretary will try to convince the US to stick with the landmark weapons agreement.
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The 'Belsen boys' who moved to a British manor house

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 23:32

After WW2 a group of Holocaust survivors came to recuperate in the UK - and became an unexpected sight in a town known for races attended by the rich and famous.
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Trump: Knife crime left London hospital 'like a war zone'

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 9:50
related places: London

The president defends US guns laws, saying tough restrictions in the UK have failed to stop violence.
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Trump: Knife blood on UK hospital floors

Friday, May 4th 2018, 20:38

"They don't have guns," the president told the NRA. "They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital."
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Bid to row from New York to Lochinver in handmade boat

Friday, May 4th 2018, 0:50
related places: Lochinver, New York

Duncan Hutchison spent three years building the craft he is aiming to row solo from New York back to Scotland.
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The unheralded story of Australia's indigenous cricketers

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 16:55
related countries: Australia Australia

The complex story of Australia's first UK sporting tour deserves recognition, modern players say.
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Brexit: EU's Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 15:20
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Commission chief wants Belgium to hand citizenship to staff worried about the impact of Brexit.
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Eurozone growing faster than the UK

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 13:06

Eurozone GDP growth slowed to 0.4% in the first quarter, but it still beat the UK's 0.1% growth.
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Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 8:06
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Starship Technologies currently has 200 machines making deliveries in the US, UK and Germany
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Iran nuclear deal: UK backs deal despite US and Israel accusations

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 1:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, United States United States

An international accord was signed with Iran in 2015 to lift sanctions if it abandoned nuclear weapons.
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The Scottish island that buried America's dead

Monday, April 30th 2018, 23:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Islay

Hundreds of US troops were buried on Islay after two huge naval disasters at the end of World War One.
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Thwaites Glacier: Biggest ever Antarctic field campaign

Monday, April 30th 2018, 10:01
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United States United States

British and American scientists will assess the stability of one of Antarctica's biggest ice streams.
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'It's a hacker's paradise out there'

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 23:03
related places: How

How cyber security firm Darktrace was set up by former members of the UK security services and maths professors.
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Iran nuclear deal: France's Emmanuel Macron pushes for talks

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 21:07
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran

President Macron speaks to his Iranian counterpart, who says an existing deal is non-negotiable.
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Abbas Edalat: Iran confirms arrest of British professor

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 15:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Abbas Edalat - a British-Iranian academic at Imperial College London - was arrested on security charges.
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Missing London rapper Kenny Mukendi 'threw himself into Brazil sea'

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Kenny Mukendi disappeared in Rio de Janeiro after telling his girlfriend he was coming home.
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How UK greeted previous US presidents

Friday, April 27th 2018, 17:59
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump is set to become the 12th US president to visit the UK. Here's how his predecessors have fared.
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K-pop superstars BTS launch world tour

Friday, April 27th 2018, 6:53
related places: London

The band will play the 02 Arena in London in October as well as other shows around the world.
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Russia says its witnesses discredit alleged chemical attack in Syria

Thursday, April 26th 2018, 18:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia says witnesses disprove the alleged gas attack, but the UK calls it a 'despicable stunt'.
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Foreign Office 'urgently' reviewing jailed British-Iranian reports

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 21:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The Foreign Office is "urgently" looking into reports Prof Abbas Edalat was detained in Tehran.
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London Marathon: Kenyans Kipchoge and Cheruiyot celebrate double win

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 13:06

Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge win his third title, while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race.
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Kenya's Kipchoge wins London Marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 12:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Britain's Mo Farah finishes third at the London Marathon in a new British record as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge wins for a third time.
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Kenya's Cheruiyot wins London Marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 11:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot wins the 2018 London Marathon but Paula Radcliffe's' mixed-gender' race world record remains intact.
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Tourist takes crowdfunded trip to British islands

Friday, April 20th 2018, 23:05
related countries: Jersey Jersey, United States United States

American Joe Hill thought a Facebook group for Jersey, the Channel Island, was for New Jersey.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Friday, April 20th 2018, 10:44
related places: London

Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent clashes at home.
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Syria returns Légion d'honneur award to France

Friday, April 20th 2018, 9:00
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Legion

The Légion d'honneur is handed back after France joined the US and Britain in air strikes on Syria.
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'Greatest' distance runner showdown at London Marathon

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 23:29
related places: London

Four of the world's top male distance runners battle it out at the London marathon.
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London mayor: Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern are leading feminists

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 13:47
related places: London

London mayor Sadiq Khan praises Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern for their influence on gender issues.
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Justin Trudeau wants 'seamless' UK trade deal after Brexit

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 11:53
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants a deal that will "flip over the day after Brexit".
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Singer Jessie J wins Chinese equivalent of X-Factor

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 12:58
related countries: China China

The British musician was announced as the winner of Chinese programme Singer 2018.
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Theresa May 'deeply regrets' UK's colonial anti-gay laws

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 12:44

Theresa May says the laws, still used in 37 Commonwealth nations, "were wrong then and are wrong now".
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The story of the Windrush generation

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 9:01
related places: Windrush

Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth moved to the UK in the mid-20th century.
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UK makes £212m Commonwealth education aid pledge

Monday, April 16th 2018, 22:55

Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders children should spend at least 12 years in education.
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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Monday, April 16th 2018, 16:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia is seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies allege.
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China's ZTE 'poses risk to UK security'

Monday, April 16th 2018, 15:02
related countries: China China

Cyber-defence watchdog tells the UK telecoms sector not to use the Chinese firm's equipment.
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Things you might not know about the Commonwealth

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 23:56
related places: London

As Commonwealth leaders meet in London, the BBC takes a look at the facts and figures behind this club of nations.
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Syria air strikes: 12 hours in two minutes

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 14:59
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: How

How the US, UK and France attack on suspected chemical weapons facilities unfolded.
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Syria air strikes: US and allies attack 'chemical weapons sites'

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 12:25
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United States United States

They say they hit chemical weapons sites in the biggest military action against President Assad so far.
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Syria air strikes: Eyewitness describes moment missiles struck

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 11:04
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United States United States

CBS reporter Seth Doane in Damascus, Syria, describes the moment the air strikes started.
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Trump: Syria air strikes to deter chemical weapons use

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 1:51
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United States United States

US is prepared to "sustain" strikes until Syrian regime stops using chemical agents, Mr Trump says.
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The One Where Ross Got Mistaken for a Banker

Friday, April 13th 2018, 12:13

David Schwimmer takes charge at the London Stock Exchange and could Twitter make a more obvious joke?
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Iceland to play its first cricket international

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 11:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

National team to come to England for a double-header against Switzerland.
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Secrets of the sea bed: Hunt for Stone Age site in North Sea

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 23:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium

UK and Belgian scientists explore the seabed off Norfolk after prehistoric finds.
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Chinese protests fail to stop 'illegal' water vessel sale

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 11:49
related countries: China China

The Bronze Tiger Ying water vessel was taken from China's Old Summer Palace by a British soldier in 1860.
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Commonwealth Games: Laurel Hubbard injured, Emily Campbell wins bronze

Monday, April 9th 2018, 8:44

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's attempt to win Commonwealth gold ends with injury as England's Emily Campbell takes +90kg bronze.
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Prince Charles gets new Chief title on Vanuatu

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 10:16
related countries: Vanuatu Vanuatu

The Prince of Wales dons a grass skirt as he gets a new title in the South Pacific.
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Vietnam rescue dog gives new owner slip in Paris

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 2:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British woman has emotional reunion with puppy she rescued from the dog meat trade.
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Spain hopeful of Gibraltar deal with the UK by summer

Friday, April 6th 2018, 16:35
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Foreign minister says Spain will "defend our position" but is having "constructive talks" with UK.
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Spy poisoning: Russia says UK is 'playing with fire'

Friday, April 6th 2018, 12:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Salisbury

Moscow's UN ambassador accuses the UK of inventing a "fake story" over the Salisbury spy poisoning.
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What a 160-year-old skull tells us about a mutiny in India

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 23:13
related countries: India India

The skull belonged to a soldier who was executed during the 1857 uprising against British rule.
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Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 22:06

The social network says that one million of the people affected are thought to be UK-based.
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V&A's Ethiopian treasures: A crown, a wedding dress and other loot

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 15:12
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The UK's V&A museum offers to return on loan treasures seized 150 years ago during a military battle.
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Trump-Russia inquiry: Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan sentenced to 30 days

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 18:55
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: London

London-based lawyer Alex van der Zwaan is given 30 days for lying after striking a plea deal.
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Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games'

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

The foreign minister hits out at diplomatic expulsions, accusing the UK over the Skripal attack.
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Moscow official says West is trying to deny Russia World Cup

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 3:33
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow, West

A Moscow official accuses the UK and US of trying to stop the championship being held in Russia.
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The country where the British are blamed for everything

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 0:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Conspiracy theories in Afghanistan often have a distinctive feature - it's foreigners, and especially the British, who are cast in the role of the villain.
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Sri Lankan navy refloats WW2 ship

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 20:22
related countries: Japan Japan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The British SS Sagaing, bombed in a Japanese air strike 75 years ago, is returned to the surface.
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Saturday, March 31st 2018, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Heathrow

The UK says the search of an Aeroflot plane at Heathrow was routine - illegal says Russia.
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How Aboriginal Australians forged tools from early British ships

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 15:00
related places: London

Archaeologists say recently discovered items in Sydney can be traced to London's River Thames.
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Spy poisoning: Russia expels more UK diplomats

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 14:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain is told a total of more than 50 diplomats must leave over the nerve agent poisoning row.
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Spy poisoning: Russia escalates spy row with new expulsions

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 3:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow orders the UK to cut more Russian staff as it hits back at more than 20 countries.
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Julian Assange has internet cut at Ecuadorian embassy in London

Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 18:01
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Ecuador says the move is to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from interfering in other countries' affairs.
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Spy poisoning: Nato expels Russian diplomats

Tuesday, March 27th 2018, 16:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Russia Russia

It joins more than 20 countries that have made the same move after a nerve agent attack in the UK.
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Stephane Audran: French actress dies at 85

Tuesday, March 27th 2018, 11:59
related countries: France France

She won a Bafta for best actress in 1974 and appeared in Brideshead Revisited on British TV.
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Eurovision-style scoring or new Cold War?

Tuesday, March 27th 2018, 11:57
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg on the Russian reaction to many countries expelling diplomats after the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK.
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Justin Trudeau apologises for Canada Tsilhqot'in hangings

Tuesday, March 27th 2018, 6:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Justin Trudeau apologises for the hanging of indigenous Tsilhqot'in leaders by British colonial authorities.
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Actor Anthony Wong finds family who never knew him, after BBC report

Monday, March 26th 2018, 23:00

Anthony Wong, an award winning actor, had spent decades looking for traces of his British father.
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Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

Monday, March 26th 2018, 22:50
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and many EU nations are expelling Russian envoys over the poisoning of an ex-spy in the UK.
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Russian ambassadors 'summoned by EU neighbours'

Monday, March 26th 2018, 12:02
related countries: Russia Russia

The moves come amid reports of imminent diplomatic expulsions over the nerve agent attack in the UK.
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Australia-UK: Passengers welcomed after non-stop flight

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 14:04
related places: London, Perth

The 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey from Perth to London took just over 17 hours.
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Australia-UK: First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 11:10
related places: London, Perth

The first scheduled non-stop flight to the UK takes 17 hours to reach London's Heathrow Airport.
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Flying firsts: Aviation milestones throughout history

Saturday, March 24th 2018, 3:54

From the Wright brothers to direct UK-Australia flights.
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The evolution of UK-Australia travel into a single flight

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 17:21

The first non-stop journey takes place on Saturday, almost 80 years after it involved 31 stopovers.
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How DNA can be used to store computer data

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 0:28

British scientists think DNA could be used to solve a global problem - where to store all our data.
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Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.
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Would you give a stranger your bed?

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 0:43

Belgians are opening their homes to migrants on their way to the UK.
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New York attack: 'I gave the suspect five stars on Uber'

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 19:59
related places: New York

The British tourist who rode with Sayfullo Saipov a week before eight people were killed in New York.
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Emmanuel Macron writes Eiffel Tower poem for UK schoolgirl

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 17:48
related countries: France France

France's president flexes his writing muscles responding to the girl's paean to the Eiffel Tower.
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World's most expensive whisky dram was a fake

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 9:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Analysts in Scotland conclude that a £7,600 measure of whisky bought in a Swiss hotel was a fake.
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Century of division

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 0:04

How 67 words by a British minister are still being fought over in the Middle East 100 years on.
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'My kids don't see this side of me'

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 22:43

A drug dealer tells the BBC why he chooses to carry a loaded weapon on the UK's streets.
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Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 7:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Senate president says he will resign, after confirming he is a UK dual citizen.
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Australia Senate's Stephen Parry 'may be UK citizen'

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 6:10

Stephen Parry will become the sixth politician to lose office if his British status is confirmed.
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Syrian refugee artist: How coming to UK changed my life

Monday, October 30th 2017, 0:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: How

Hasan Abdalla says his positive experiences in the UK compared to Syria completely redefined his artwork.
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