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United Kingdom: news

Branson calls for Uganda boycott

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda

UK business tycoon Richard Branson calls on companies and tourists to boycott Uganda after its parliament approves a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts.
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VIDEO: Why Egyptians are investing in Wales

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Syria Syria

The impact of conflict in Syria and a military coup in Egypt has helped encourage many from the region to invest abroad and to emigrate, including to the UK.
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VIDEO: Zanzibar hit by tourism slump

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 5:39

Zanzibar's tourism industry has suffered a slump since two British women were victims of an acid attack in August.
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Two dead as severe weather hits UK

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:24

The bodies of a man and a woman are found in fast-flowing water in separate incidents as gale force winds and heavy rain hit Christmas travel around the UK.
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UN seeks to boost South Sudan force

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 0:44

UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for the UN force in South Sudan to be almost doubled to 7,500 troops, as new details of alleged mass killings emerge.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees try to travel to UK

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 23:33
related countries: Syria Syria

More than two million refugees have fled their homes in Syria since the civil war began but the European Union has only offered to take in 10,000.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 20:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Engineers soldier is killed after coming under enemy fire in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence say.
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Bad weather hits shopper numbers

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 18:33

Bad weather and more online shopping has seen fewer shoppers hitting the UK High Street in the run up to Christmas this year, new figures suggest.
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VIDEO: 'Wretched' migrants seek home in UK

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 17:44

Calais is home to many hundreds of illegal migrants who flock to the port in the hope of making their way to the UK.
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Bus hits bridge after wrong turn

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 15:11
related places: London

A bus is damaged after taking a wrong turn and hitting a railway bridge in south-west London.
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England call up Borthwick & Tredwell

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:23
related places: Kent

Durham's Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell of Kent are added to the England Test squad after Graeme Swann's retirement.
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Yeates landlord's hopes for drama

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:00

The man wrongly arrested for the murder of Jo Yeates hopes an upcoming drama about him will show the "destructive" nature of some of the UK press.
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Swann denies accusing England players

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:57

Graeme Swann says he was not referring to anyone in the England dressing room when he said certain cricket players are "up their own backsides".
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Deal failure hits United Spirits

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:50
related countries: India India

Shares in India's United Spirits fall by 6% after an Indian court annuls a deal which would have given Britain's Diageo a controlling stake.
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British Airways plane clips building

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

A British Airways plane carrying more than 200 people hits an office building while preparing to take off from Johannesburg in South Africa.
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Councils 'make £594m from parking'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 5:01

Councils around England generated a record £594m surplus from parking activities in the past financial year, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Syria should answer for death - PM

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: Syria Syria

In a letter to the mother of a British surgeon who died in a Syrian prison, David Cameron says her son's death is a "sickening and appalling tragedy".
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Migrant cap will not happen - Cable

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:31

A 75,000-a-year cap on EU migrants coming to the UK will not happen, says Vince Cable, as he accuses the Tories of being "in a bit of a panic" over UKIP.
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England still need Flower - ECB chief

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 10:54

Coach Andy Flower should lead England into the next Ashes series in 2015, according to ECB chief executive David Collier.
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Bulgaria warns UK over migrant curbs

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 10:17
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev issues a warning to UK prime minister David Cameron about his plans to toughen rules on immigration.
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UK doctor's body to be flown home

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 2:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The body of British surgeon Abbas Khan, who died in a Syrian prison last week, is being flown back to the UK.
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England's Swann retires from cricket

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 2:13

England bowler Graeme Swann announces his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
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PM sends Christmas message to troops

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron praises the "service and heroism" of British soldiers in Afghanistan and reiterates his pledge to bring them home by the end of 2014.
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Investigation vow on Lockerbie 25th

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The UK, US and Libyan governments vow to work together to reveal "the full facts" of the Lockerbie bombing as memorial services are held.
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UK doctor's family visit morgue

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 20:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

The mother of a British doctor who died in a Syrian prison visits a morgue in Beirut where her son's body was taken.
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VIDEO: 'Lockerbie people helped us survive'

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial events have been held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.
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Lockerbie 25th anniversary marked

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 15:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial services are being held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed.
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First theatre safety checks complete

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 1:11
related places: London

Initial safety checks at the Apollo Theatre in London, where scores of people were injured after part of a ceiling collapsed, are completed.
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'Lucky' more not hurt in collapse

Friday, December 20th 2013, 20:33
related places: London

It is lucky more people were not injured when part of a ceiling collapsed at a packed theatre, London Fire Brigade says.
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NSA leaks: Spying targets revealed

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US NSA and Britain's GCHQ monitored the communications of an EU commissioner, UN humanitarian organisations and the Israeli PM, reports say.
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Sisters cleared of Nigella fraud

Friday, December 20th 2013, 17:13
related places: London

Nigella Lawson says she is "disappointed but unsurprised" that two sisters who worked as her personal assistants have been cleared of fraud.
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Torture case against UK rejected

Friday, December 20th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Libya Libya

A tortured Libyan man's bid to sue the British government for allegedly colluding in his rendition cannot be settled in a UK court, the High Court rules.
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Two critical after London bus crash

Friday, December 20th 2013, 14:22
related places: London

About a dozen people are injured - two of them critically - after a bus crashes in south London.
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Lord's home searched by police

Friday, December 20th 2013, 12:35
related places: London

The London home of Lord Greville Janner has been searched as part of an inquiry into allegations of child abuse, Leicestershire Police confirms.
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UK GDP growing faster than forecast

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:35

The UK economy is growing faster than previously estimated, according to the latest official figures.
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Theatreland shock at Apollo incident

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:09
related places: London, West End

Leading lights of London's Theatreland say they are "rocked and shocked" by the ceiling collapse at a West End theatre that left dozens of people injured.
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Finn and Root back coach Flower

Friday, December 20th 2013, 7:18

England players Steven Finn and Joe Root say it would be a "great loss" if England coach Andy Flower were to leave.
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Christie's India debut nets $15m

Friday, December 20th 2013, 5:10
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based auction house Christie's raises more than $15m at its first-ever art sale in India, doubling its pre-sale expectations.
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Carey Christmas song sells a million

Friday, December 20th 2013, 1:08

The singer's All I Want For Christmas Is You has sold its millionth copy in the UK 20 years after it was first released, says the Official Charts Company.
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Ceiling collapses in packed theatre

Friday, December 20th 2013, 1:03
related places: London

Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say.
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Kate Middleton 'voicemails hacked'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 20:03

Intimate voicemails left for Kate Middleton by Prince William were hacked by the News of the World, the phone-hacking trial hears.
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Salmon Fishing author Torday dies

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:23
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Paul Torday, the British businessman turned author who enjoyed success with comic bestseller Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, has died at the age of 67, his publisher announces.
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Two guilty of Lee Rigby murder

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:17
related places: London, Woolwich

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London in May.
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Singer Adele awarded MBE at Palace

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 14:27

Singer Adele has been awarded an MBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
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UK 'was involved in rendition'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 13:34

There is evidence Britain was inappropriately involved in the rendition and ill-treatment of terror suspects, an inquiry has revealed.
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Serco to return £68.5m over tagging

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 11:23

Private security firm Serco has agreed to repay about £68.5m to the government for overcharging on contracts to tag criminals in the UK.
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General fears 'hollowed-out' forces

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 11:22

The UK risks being left with "hollowed-out" armed forces unless it funds and uses them properly, says the country's top military officer.
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Clothing boost for UK retail sales

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 10:48

UK retail sales rose last month, official figures show, as the colder weather boosted sales of warm clothing.
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UK and Irish PMs visit WWI graves

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Prime Minister David Cameron and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny are jointly visiting a number of World War I graves and memorials in Flanders, Belgium.
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Swann sorry for 'crass' comments

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 6:29
related places: Perth

England's Graeme Swann apologises for "crass" comments where he compared England's Ashes defeat in Perth to rape.
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UK to airlift Britons from S Sudan

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 5:02

The UK sends an aircraft to Juba in South Sudan to evacuate Britons amid fighting following a reported coup attempt.
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Thousands lose power as gales hit UK

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 2:38

Thousands of homes are without power, a sailor is missing and a man is injured after a tree fell on his car, as strong winds and rain batter the UK.
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Doctor's family 'can examine death'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The family of UK doctor Abbas Khan can send team to Damascus to investigate his death, the Syrian government tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 19:46

British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, his spokeswoman has confirmed.
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BA allows gadget use during take-off

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 17:11

British Airways is to allow passengers to use handheld electronic devices throughout their journey after the UK's flight regulator eases restrictions.
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Saints fined over North appearance

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Northampton

Northampton Saints are fined £60,000 for allowing George North to play for Wales outside the autumn international window.
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EU probes Hinkley Point nuclear plan

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 14:46

European Union regulators say they will investigate whether UK support for a plan to build a nuclear power plant breaks state aid rules.
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UK jobless rate at lowest since 2009

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 13:44

The UK unemployment rate falls to 7.4%, the lowest level since early 2009, with the number of people out of work down to 2.39 million.
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Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:38

Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery before escaping from prison and going on the run for 36 years, dies aged 84.
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Critics salute Hiddleston Coriolanus

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:11
related places: London

Thor star Tom Hiddleston gives a "powerhouse performance" in a new London production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, which attracts largely warm reviews.
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Plastic banknotes to start in 2016

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:02

Plastic banknotes that can survive a spin in the washing machine are to be brought into circulation by the Bank of England in 2016.
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EU benefit changes 'to start early'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:01

Curbs on EU migrants claiming out-of-work benefits from the moment they arrive in the UK are being brought in early, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Moores backs Flower as England coach

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 10:59

Former England coach Peter Moores backs his successor Andy Flower to stay in charge if his motivation remains.
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Falconio killer in second appeal

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Bradley Murdoch launches a second appeal against his conviction for killing British backpacker Peter Falconio in the Australian outback in 2001.
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Treasury claims post-Yes funding gap

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:08

An independent Scotland would need to find an extra £1.6bn a year to pay for flagship policies such as free childcare, according to the UK government.
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Charles: Christians being persecuted

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 5:35

Christians in parts of the Middle East are being deliberately targeted by Islamist militants in a campaign of persecution, the Prince of Wales says.
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FCO criticised over UK doctor death

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 2:33
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of British doctor Abbas Khan, who died in prison in Syria, accuse the Foreign Office of not doing enough to help secure his release.
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Apple-a-day call for all over-50s

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 0:53

If everyone over the age of 50 were to eat an apple a day, 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK, say researchers.
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VIDEO: UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison, according to their lawyer.
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UK doctor 'murdered' in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Syria Syria

British doctor Abbas Khan has been "in effect murdered" by the Syrian authorities just days before his expected release from jail, Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson says.
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Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
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UK drug smugglers jailed in Peru

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:25
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been jailed for six years and eight months each.
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Tiernan-Locke faces anti-doping case

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:21

Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke faces disciplinary proceedings after his biological passport shows anti-doping rule violation.
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British doctor dies in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Syria Syria

British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, his family tells the BBC.
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Lee Rigby 'murder indefensible'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 14:03

The men accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby set out to cause "carnage", a jury hears, committing a crime "indefensible in the law of this country".
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Boycott calls for Flower decision

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Geoffrey Boycott calls on England team director Andy Flower to decide on his future after the Ashes defeat in Australia.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.1%

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 13:05

The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to a four-year low of 2.1% in November, down from 2.2% the month before.
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Tesco eyes India multi-brand stores

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:25
related countries: India India

Tesco applies to open multi-brand stores in India, the British retailer and Indian officials say.
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Airport expansion options set out

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:11

New runways at Heathrow and Gatwick are among the options short-listed by the Airports Commission for expanding UK airport capacity.
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Australia regain Ashes in Perth

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 5:51
related places: Perth

Australia regain the Ashes after beating England by 150 runs in Perth, despite a maiden Test century by Ben Stokes.
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Diana death police find no SAS role

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 1:51

There is "no credible evidence" the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, or Dodi Al Fayed, police say.
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VIDEO: PM hails Afghan 'mission accomplished'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that British troops can leave Afghanistan in 2014 with "heads held high" after a "job very well done".
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UK Afghan mission accomplished - PM

Monday, December 16th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops can come home from Afghanistan in 2014 knowing that their mission has been accomplished, David Cameron says on a pre-Christmas visit to the country.
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Lloyd's appoints first female boss

Monday, December 16th 2013, 16:18
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London appoints Inga Beale as its new boss, the first female chief executive in its 325 year history.
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UK nuclear power 'too expensive'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 12:21

Power from the new Hinkley C nuclear generator will be too expensive, the boss of one of the UK's biggest energy consumers says.
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England face battle to save Ashes

Monday, December 16th 2013, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia are on the verge of regaining the Ashes, needing only five England wickets on the final day of the third Test.
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VIDEO: Demolition threat to expat properties

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Thousands of homes belonging to British families living in Spain are under threat of demolition.
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Triumphant Gatland & Lions honoured

Monday, December 16th 2013, 6:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions are named team of the year and Warren Gatland is voted top coach at the BBC Sports Personality awards.
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Murray hopes to repay public support

Monday, December 16th 2013, 6:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray wants to repay the British public with Australian Open success.
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Broad foot scans reveal no fracture

Monday, December 16th 2013, 2:54

England's Stuart Broad will not bowl again in the third Ashes Test, but scans reveal that he has not fractured his foot.
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Lily Allen retains number one spot

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 20:54

Lily Allen holds on to the number one spot in the UK singles chart for a second week with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
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Man died in blaze during fire strike

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 16:22
related places: London

A man died in a blaze in north London that broke out while firefighters were on strike over pensions.
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'Seven-day week' for senior doctors

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:44

The medical director of NHS England says there is a "compelling" need for change, as he announces plans to improve care for hospital patients at weekends.
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Grammar schools 'do not help poor'

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 14:11

Grammar schools are "stuffed full" of middle-class children and do not improve social mobility, the chief inspector of schools in England says.
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Australia build huge lead in Perth

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 10:02
related places: Perth

Australia are close to wresting the Ashes back from England, establishing a 369-run lead with two days left of the third Test.
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Worker dies in Brazil stadium fall

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A construction worker dies after falling from the roof of the Amazon stadium where England open their 2014 World Cup campaign.
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Hunt welcomes 'seven-day NHS' plan

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 22:05

Plans to improve care for patients in hospitals in England at weekends are commended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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RFU proposes European rescue plan

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

A European competition involving English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Italian clubs may still go ahead next season, albeit under new management.
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Iran claims it has captured MI6 spy

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:27
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Kerman

Iran says it has captured a spy working for the British intelligence agency MI6 in the south-eastern city of Kerman.
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England falter after good start

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 10:01
related places: Perth

England's grip on the Ashes slips still further as Australia refuse to relinquish control of the third Test in Perth.
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