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UK in Brexit pledge on citizens’ rights at EU summit

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 17:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she will give plans to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK.
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Wallabies coach calls furious fan after Scotland defeat

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 3:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

It follows an 800-word Facebook post which accused the Australian rugby side of lacking passion.
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Urine used to charge smartphone

Monday, June 19th 2017, 8:59

British scientists have developed a way to charge phones with power created from urine.
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UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

Monday, June 19th 2017, 8:34

There are now more people displaced in the world than the number of people living in the UK.
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Finsbury Park attack: 'It was chaos'

Monday, June 19th 2017, 3:34
related places: London

One person has died following a collision near Finsbury Park Mosque, north London.
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Brexit: Obstacles facing UK and EU negotiators

Monday, June 19th 2017, 0:46

The obstacles facing negotiators in the time-pressed talks for Britain to quit the EU.
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London fire: One family's despair at tower loss

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 22:05

Mohammed's parents, sister and two brothers were trapped in the Grenfell Tower fire. They are still missing.
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London fire: Victim's brother recounts final call

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 20:21

Mohammed Alhajali is the first named victim of the Grenfell Tower fire. His brother Omar survived.
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London fire: PM orders full public inquiry

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 12:35

The prime minister has ordered a full public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.
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London Fire: 'It's incredible we survived'

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 18:15

Residents and neighbours of Grenfell Tower in West London describe what happened during the fire that has killed at least 12 people.
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London fire: Questions need to be asked, says Mayor Sadiq Khan

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 11:46

Sadiq Khan says questions will be asked after a blaze tore through a 24-storey residential tower block overnight.
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London fire: Families threw children out of Grenfell Tower to safety

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 9:02

Eyewitnesses describe seeing people jumping out of Grenfell Tower.
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London fire: Grenfell Tower blaze 'like a horror movie', says resident

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 6:31

Mickey, a resident of Grenfell Tower, had to put his daughter under his dressing gown and rush out of his flat to escape the blaze.
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London fire: Huge blaze breaks out in west London flats

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 1:58
related places: London

A huge fire has broken out at a block of flats at Lancaster West Estate, in the Latimer Road area of west London, police and firefighters have said.
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Macron says EU door remains open to UK

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 20:50
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The French president says the EU is open to a change of heart from the UK over Brexit.
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Brexit: EU 'open' to change of heart, say France and Germany

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 19:50
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France's president says the option of the UK staying in the EU remains, until Brexit talks conclude.
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The Syrian barber of Bute

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 23:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Why this Syrian refugee has set up shop on a remote Scottish island.
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Donald Trump: 'No change' to UK state visit plans, says No 10

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 17:16

No 10 says the state visit is still planned after reports he wanted to wait and avoid protests.
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Easyjet plane diverted after 'suspicious conversation'

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 15:08
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovenia Slovenia

Three Britons are being questioned after the Easyjet plane was diverted to Germany.
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Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 4:04
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor says she believes the UK will stick to the timetable after its election shock.
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London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 3:06

The three men tied 12-inch knives to their wrists and had petrol bombs ready to throw, police reveal.
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UK poll: Still ready for Brexit, EU says

Friday, June 9th 2017, 18:28

Shocked world leaders and media raise Brexit questions after Theresa May's poll battering.
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London Bridge attack: Spain honours 'skateboarding hero'

Friday, June 9th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Skateboarder Ignacio Echeverría gets one of the highest honours after he died trying to save others.
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What's a hung parliament?

Friday, June 9th 2017, 13:55
related places: Reading

Reading from abroad? Let us answer your basic questions about the UK election result.
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Saudi football chiefs apologise over London attack tribute

Friday, June 9th 2017, 13:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

Saudi Arabia's national football team was criticised for not taking part in a minute's silence.
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Wingsuit pilot Fraser Corsan 'breaks speed record'

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 23:33

A British man is thought to have broken the World Record for greatest peak speed flown in a wingsuit.
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London attack victim Chrissy Archibald's legacy of generosity

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 9:31
related countries: Canada Canada

People are making donations to food banks and shelters to honour the Canadian woman's memory.
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London attack: Australia confirms deaths of two citizens

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 3:15
related countries: Australia Australia

One victim was a nurse from South Australia, her family said, while the other has not been named.
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Theresa May: Donald Trump wrong to criticise Sadiq Khan

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 17:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Trump

The PM says the US president's state visit will go ahead, despite calls for it to be cancelled.
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Khuram Butt's uncle condemns London Bridge attack

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 16:53

Nasir Dar offered sympathy to the victims and said he didn't know what had driven Butt to kill.
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Trump Jr to London: 'Keep calm and actually do something'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 12:45

Donald Trump Jr says London Mayor Sadiq Khan "should do something" to address terrorism.
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London attack: Minute's silence held for victims

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 11:22
related places: London

People across the country gather for a minute's silence to honour the victims of the London attack.
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Missing woman's family 'bracing for worst'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 8:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

The family of Sara Zelenak, an Australian missing since the London attack, say they are very concerned for her safety.
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'You feel unwanted': Life as a Polish migrant in Cardiff

Monday, June 5th 2017, 23:02
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Cardiff

Lucasz has lived in the UK for over a decade and owns his own business in Cardiff. But he’s concerned about what Brexit will mean for him and his family.
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Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack

Monday, June 5th 2017, 20:06

Sadiq Khan hits back at Donald Trump, saying he won't allow the US president to divide communities.
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British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error

Monday, June 5th 2017, 17:58

Airline's owner commissions an independent review after saying an engineer 'disconnected the power'.
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'I threw a crate at the attacker'

Monday, June 5th 2017, 13:27
related countries: Romania Romania

Florin from Romania fought a London Bridge attacker off using a crate.
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London attack: Spanish 'skateboard hero' Echeverría missing

Monday, June 5th 2017, 9:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Relatives are looking for the man who reportedly tackled one of the killers with his skateboard.
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London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation

Monday, June 5th 2017, 1:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Trump

France says it is "more than ever at Britain's side", while Australia has vowed "resolute solidarity".
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Ebola survivors

Monday, June 5th 2017, 0:02
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey returns to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there.
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Calais Mon Amour

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 23:18
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Béatrice Huret once delivered pamphlets for France's National Front, but then she met an Iranian migrant. After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
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London attack: Six killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 6:06

Three suspects are shot dead by police after an attack at London Bridge and Borough Market left six people dead and injured at least 48 others.
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Splendid isolation?

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 0:02
related places: London

Residents of the new London City Island live less than 30 minutes away from central London.
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Charles Taylor: Liberia's former leader's ex-wife charged with torture

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 12:13
related countries: Liberia Liberia
related places: London

Agnes Reeves Taylor, ex-wife of the former Liberia leader, appears in a London court.
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Summer in Pyongyang?

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 21:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests, so a British student thinks it's time to start getting to know the people who live there.
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BA delays: British Airways restores full flight schedule

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 9:39

But the airline warns it "may take some time" to reunite travellers with their bags.
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British Columbia: Greens to back minority NDP government

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 5:45

The Greens will back a "stable minority NDP government", ending 16 years in power for the Liberals.
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Merkel is told: You can depend on UK

Monday, May 29th 2017, 15:05

The home secretary wants to "reassure Mrs Merkel that we want to have a deep and special partnership".
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Disabled North Korean musicians showcase talent on UK tour

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 15:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The musicians, singers and dancers were given permission by their government to travel to the UK.
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The British (pitch) Invasion

Friday, May 26th 2017, 21:47

The little-known tale of when the British inspired sports entrepreneurs to launch a football league in America.
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G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit

Friday, May 26th 2017, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

But other world leaders fail to persuade Donald Trump to back a landmark climate change deal.
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Manchester attack: Trump condemns media leaks

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

The US president condemns leaks to American media about the Manchester attack investigation, but the UK says it is resuming intelligence sharing.
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Islamabad to London

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 23:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistani officials investigate two incidents in which the drug was found on London-bound planes.
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New Saltire emoji arrives on Twitter

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 16:01

It joins new flags for Wales and England created after a campaign by Emojipedia and BBC Wales.
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EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 13:08

The European Union's Brexit negotiator says no deal is not an option in talks due to start on 19 June.
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UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp'

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 10:11
related places: Manchester

Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.
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Actor West reveals inspiration at Cannes

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 16:18
related places: Square

The British actor plays a contemporary artist in The Square, which has had its debut at Cannes.
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'Lady Cynthia' rhododendron bush puts Canada town on the map

Friday, May 19th 2017, 15:17
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ladysmith

Ladysmith, British Columbia, is proud of its giant rhododendron, which is over a century old.
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Heroin found at London Heathrow on plane from Pakistan

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 17:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani reports say the drugs were distributed in bundles around the aircraft.
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UK ambassador's 'bruising' encounter with Austrian boar

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 14:56
related countries: Austria Austria

Leigh Turner has shared details of the "bruising" encounter in a Viennese woodland.
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Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 10:37

The malware is thought to have been created with tools stolen from the US National Security Agency.
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Aquarium rescues sea lion shot in face

Friday, May 12th 2017, 22:35

A sea lion was rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium after the injured animal was found on a BC beach.
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Non-EU parents may have EU residence right, ECJ rules

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 15:33

The ECJ ruling could have implications for those affected by the UK's decision to leave the EU.
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Medical boost over Australia bomb testing

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 1:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Australians who were exposed to radiation from British nuclear tests receive a healthcare upgrade.
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Four feared dead in British Columbia and Quebec floods

Monday, May 8th 2017, 21:54

Quebec is the province worst hit by flooding, with scores of communities affected by rising waters.
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Nigeria's President Buhari travels to London for treatment

Monday, May 8th 2017, 9:59
related places: London

The president, 74, who has an undisclosed illness, told Nigerians "there is no cause for worry".
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British rock band TTNG detained in Hong Kong over visas

Monday, May 8th 2017, 8:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Indie band TTNG were performing in a warehouse venue which was raided by immigration police.
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British man dies during skydive in Pattaya, Thailand

Friday, May 5th 2017, 4:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The skydiving centre says it believes the man may have had a heart attack or stroke during his jump.
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Ailing Buhari misses new cabinet meeting

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 14:56

There are continuing concerns about the president's health since his seven-week sick leave in the UK.
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Relishing the royals

Monday, May 1st 2017, 23:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian actors relish playing the Queen and British prime ministers in Moscow, Sarah Rainsford reports.
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Brexit: EU demands 'serious UK response' on citizens' rights

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 19:59

The top EU figure puts rights centre stage as the EU-27 formally approve negotiating guidelines.
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Brexit: Donald Tusk says EU-27 must remain united

Saturday, April 29th 2017, 10:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The remaining 27 European Union members are meeting in Brussels to agree their Brexit strategy.
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Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns of UK 'illusions' over talks with EU

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 14:33

The German chancellor says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.
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British High Commission helps gay couples marry in Australia

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 23:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Gay couples can't get married under Australian law, but hundreds of gay weddings have taken place since 2014 using British law, with the help of the British High Commission.
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United Airlines investigates giant bunny death

Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 10:44
related places: London

Simon the 90cm-long rabbit was being flown in the cargo hold from London to Chicago's O'Hare International.
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The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 5:32
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.
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US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'

Monday, April 24th 2017, 23:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Trump, Lago

Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.
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Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer

Monday, April 24th 2017, 11:43

The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.
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Shark attacks British woman off Ascension Island

Monday, April 24th 2017, 10:12

Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.
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London Marathon 2017: Mary Keitany & Daniel Wanjiru win

Sunday, April 23rd 2017, 13:25

Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon, while Daniel Wanjiru takes victory in the men's race.
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US 'debates charging Julian Assange'

Friday, April 21st 2017, 1:31
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: London

The Wikileaks founder has been granted asylum by Ecuador in London so is beyond the reach of the US.
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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 15:37
related countries: India India

The businessman has been bailed on security of £650,000 after appearing in court in London.
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EU's Brexit plans 'unchanged' by snap election announcement

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 15:01

Donald Tusk's spokesman says the EU27 will continue with their timeline for Brexit negotiations.
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Weetabix to be sold to US company Post Holdings

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 9:10
related countries: China China, United States United States

The British cereal firm is to be bought in a £1.4bn deal, its Chinese owner confirms.
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Prince William and Lady Gaga discuss mental health

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 8:11
related places: London

Watch an excerpt of their video conversation from their homes in London and Los Angeles.
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Heligoland: The island Britain tried to sink

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 0:29

It is 70 years since the Royal Navy used thousands of tonnes of explosives on Heligoland in the North Sea.
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Belgium's Brits

Saturday, April 15th 2017, 23:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Some of the 25,000 British people living in Belgium are applying for its nationality.
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Reinventing the Japanese home after the war

Saturday, April 15th 2017, 0:22
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

An exhibition in London traces the reinvention of the traditional Japanese home after World War Two.
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Jerusalem stabbing: Hannah Bladon named as victim

Friday, April 14th 2017, 19:37

The student killed in the attack on a tram has been named as 20-year-old Hannah Bladon.
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'Cold and beautiful'

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 23:49
related countries: Canada Canada

Readers cite whisky and curling high up on the list of why Scotland and Canada should join forces.
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Bangladesh executes Islamist for 2004 British envoy attack

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 19:26
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Mufti Abdul Hannan was found guilty of a 2004 grenade attack on the UK ambassador to Bangladesh.
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Boko Haram 'plot to attack UK and US embassies foiled'

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 14:42
related countries: United States United States

Militant Islamists planned to attack UK and US embassies in Abuja, Nigeria's spy agency says.
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Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 17:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UK proposal fails to win support, with the US secretary of state now in Moscow for talks.
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Should we mine on the ocean floor?

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 17:03
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
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‘Syria will implode if Assad goes', says Peter Ford

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 0:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Former UK ambassador to Syria says Syria would "implode" if President Assad were to go
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Ghana-born man is first male Vogue editor

Monday, April 10th 2017, 14:42
related countries: Ghana Ghana

British Vogue confirms Edward Enninful will take over from Alexandra Shulman.
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Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers'

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 18:04
related countries: Poland Poland

The payday lender says bank account numbers and home addresses were among the information stolen.
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Russia hits out over Boris Johnson's decision to cancel Moscow trip

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 16:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The foreign ministry says the UK does not "have its own position on the majority of present-day issues".
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UK royals to commemorate WW1 battle

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 14:26
related places: Cambridge

Royals join Canadian and French leaders to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
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UK blames Russia for Syria deaths

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of regime, says defence secretary.
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