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Women's World Cup: England beat India by nine runs in thrilling final at Lord's

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 16:50
related countries: India India

Anya Shrubsole takes 6-46 as England win the Women's World Cup thanks to a nine-run win over India in a pulsating final at Lord's.
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Reality Check: Is Brexit inevitable?

Friday, July 21st 2017, 14:02
related places: How

How the law, politics and practicalities could affect the process of the UK leaving the EU.
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South Africa's Gupta scandal

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 23:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Andrew Harding reports on the family accused of buying political influence in South Africa and the British PR firm mixed up in the scandal
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Antarctic wedding: Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum marriage

Monday, July 17th 2017, 20:13

Two polar guides have been married in the first official wedding ceremony in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT).
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Couple marry in first British Antarctic Territory ceremony

Monday, July 17th 2017, 15:00

Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum were lawfully married at the Rothera Research Station.
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Canada: Workers find live British cannonball in Quebec

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 12:04

The 90kg projectile failed to explode when it was fired during the siege of Quebec City in 1759.
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EasyJet picks Austrian base for post-Brexit plan

Friday, July 14th 2017, 13:34
related countries: Austria Austria

The UK airline wants to set up a new company in Austria to protect its European business after Brexit.
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Rooney mania grips Tanzania as Everton play Gor Mahia

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 20:34
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Everton

Wayne Rooney marks his second debut for Everton with a stunning goal after receiving a raucous welcome from the 35,000 crowd in Tanzania.
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Brexit tensions

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 0:53

There is added tension among EU lawmakers over what to do with the UK's 73 seats after Brexit.
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King of Spain in state visit to UK

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 17:55
related countries: Spain Spain

King Felipe VI said he wanted to protect UK citizens living in Spain and vice versa, after Brexit.
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Nigeria's President Buhari to return 'soon' - Osinbajo

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 16:23
related places: London

President Buhari is "recuperating fast" in London, where he has been treated since May.
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Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 8:49

A block of ice a quarter the size of Wales calves from the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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UAE para-athlete dies in discus incident

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 8:39
related places: London

Para-athlete Abdullah Hayayei died after a discus cage fell on him during training, his sports federation says.
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Long time coming

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 11:10
related countries: Spain Spain

Will the King of Spain's UK visit sweep Brexit tensions under the red carpet?
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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful

Monday, July 10th 2017, 10:37
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court rules, after seeing secret evidence.
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Brexit: Theresa May's offer to EU citizens 'falls short'

Monday, July 10th 2017, 9:06

The European Parliament's lead negotiator on Brexit calls the UK PM's proposal a "damp squib".
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UK court to rule on Saudi arms exports

Monday, July 10th 2017, 3:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The High Court will decide whether British munitions exports to Saudi Arabia were legal.
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Wildfires in Canada's British Columbia prompts state of emergency

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 12:34
related countries: Canada Canada

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) battles as it battles with over 180 wildfires.
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Canada's British Columbia battles wildfires

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 0:50

British Columbia has declared a state of emergency and thousands have been evacuated.
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Bell Pottinger row: PR boss sorry for S Africa campaign

Friday, July 7th 2017, 17:11

UK-based firm Bell Pottinger responds to accusations its work inflamed racial tensions.
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What toxins are released when you wash your raincoat?

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 0:16

Our clothing is polluting the environment, UK research reveals.
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Zulu mix-up gets school dancing

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 18:27
related places: London

The dance group should have been performing in London, but instead turned up at a Yorkshire school.
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Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 9:24
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Individuals and groups are involved in exporting "an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology", a report says.
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Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty 'red line'

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 13:18
related countries: China China

China's president warns against challenging Beijing's power as he swears in Hong Kong's new leader.
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Why Bulgaria is training UK doctors

Friday, June 30th 2017, 16:27
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Zarina Brady explains why she and others from the UK are heading to Bulgaria to study medicine.
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Born in 1997... in Hong Kong

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 21:13
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong was handed over from Britain to China 20 years ago, ending over 100 years of colonial rule.
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HK democracy campaign cannot be ignored - Chris Patten

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 18:42
related countries: China China

Hong Kong's last UK governor speaks to the BBC ahead of the territory's handover anniversary to China.
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Russia says new UK aircraft carrier 'a convenient target'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 9:42
related countries: Russia Russia

HMS Queen Elizabeth is new but no match for Russia's aircraft carrier, the Russian military says.
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China's Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 6:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The visit, 20 years since the handover from British rule, is seen as highly symbolic.
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Six held in Spain, UK and Germany in anti-jihadist raids

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Birmingham

Among those arrested is a man in Birmingham described as as Salafist imam.
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Brexit 'will blow hole in budget', EU commissioner warns

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:46

Not only is the UK leaving but the EU also has pressing new spending demands, a commissioner warns.
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French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:26
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.
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George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:02
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The claim has been made by a former British mercenary who led his own failed coup attempt in 2004.
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'UK would support US over chemical attacks'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 7:53
related countries: United States United States

The defence secretary said the government would support 'proportionate' military action
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Democracy 'infection'

Monday, June 26th 2017, 21:41
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Twenty

Twenty years on, we review predictions for Hong Kong made when Britain handed the city over to China.
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Retired UK ambulances saving lives in Syria

Monday, June 26th 2017, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Volunteers from the 'Unity Convoy' have delivered 100 ambulances to the devastated country.
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'Real community spirit' in London's council estates

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 23:01
related places: London

Photographer Joe Newman has explored some of the city's biggest council estates.
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New Zealand outclass British and Irish Lions

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 9:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.
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'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 17:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.
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Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 16:24

Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Mrs May defends her plan.
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EU chief's one-word response to May's plan

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 13:40

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker isn't sure what the UK wants.
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Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 11:31

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
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EU prepares to move two agencies from London

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 10:40
related places: London

States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.
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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 9:11
related countries: Germany Germany

The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.
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Anna's story

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 23:43
related countries: China China
related places: London

How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.
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Brexit: EU citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 22:13

They will be treated as UK citizens for healthcare, education benefits and pensions, says the UK PM.
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Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 21:50
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

The UK says a dispute over the islands with Mauritius is "clearly a matter" for the two countries.
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May unveils offer on EU citizens

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 20:38

EU citizens resident in UK for five years could get equal rights to UK nationals for good, PM suggests.
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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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