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UK boosts Nato force commitment

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:50

The UK commitment to a rapid reaction force being set up by Nato is to be extended by three years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Blur, rain and ice cream at Hyde Park

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:40
related places: Hyde Park

Britpop heroes Blur headline day two of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park
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Meningitis B jab offered to all babies

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 8:57

All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September - the first scheme of its kind in the world.
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VIDEO: Moment Waterloo news reached Britain

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 6:37

The moment news of Napoleon's defeat reached the shores of Britain in 1815 is being re-enacted, concluding a week of commemorations.
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Nurse cuts 'put 7-day plan at risk'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 23:01

Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nursing posts, industry leaders warn.
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Thousands at anti-austerity rallies

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 20:50
related places: London

Tens of thousands of people take part in anti-austerity demonstrations in cities across the UK.
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Bairstow leads England to series win

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 19:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England chase down a revised target of 192 from 26 overs to beat New Zealand and win the one-day series 3-2.
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Cram condemns Farah 'witch-hunt'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 17:29

Former world champion Steve Cram says there is a "witch-hunt" against Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah.
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Al-Shabab Briton 'second in command'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit at the time, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: UK jihadist was al-Shabab cameraman

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit and also played the role of cameraman, the BBC has learned.
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Liverpool sign £3.5m defender Gomez

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 11:13
related places: Charlton

Liverpool sign Charlton's highly rated England Under-19 defender Joe Gomez for £3.5m on a five-year contract.
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Injured Buttler replaced by Bairstow

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 9:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Durham

Jonny Bairstow replaces Jos Buttler behind the stumps for England's decisive ODI against New Zealand in Durham.
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VIDEO: From Afghanistan to the boxing ring

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 7:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A boxer who fled to England to escape the Taliban in Afghanistan is now on the cusp of fighting for a world title.
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England practising penalties - Scott

Friday, June 19th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Norway Norway

Alex Scott says England have been practising penalties for a month, before their last-16 match against Norway on Monday.
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Syria mother 'wanted girls out of UK'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:28
related countries: Syria Syria

One of three sisters believed to have taken their children to Syria "didn't want her daughters to grow up in England", a friend says.
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Dragons' Faletau could join Bath

Friday, June 19th 2015, 16:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Bath

Wales and British and Irish Lions number eight Taulupe Faletau could be on the verge of signing for Bath.
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Stokes praises Farbrace influence

Friday, June 19th 2015, 14:48

Ben Stokes praises the influence of stand-in coach Paul Farbrace on the England team, who bring in Jonny Bairstow to cover Jos Buttler.
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Sisters 'split to cross Syria border'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Three Bradford sisters and their nine children have crossed the border into Syria in two separate groups, an IS smuggler tells the BBC.
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'Plane stowaway' found dead on roof

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:37
related places: London

A stowaway who is believed to have clung on to a plane falls to his death, while another is in hospital.
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UK government borrowing falls in May

Friday, June 19th 2015, 11:50

A rise in income tax and VAT receipts helped to cut UK government borrowing in May, official figures show.
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Scam sparks Scots fraud haven fears

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:44
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Fears are growing that Scotland may be becoming a magnet for money-launderers following allegations linking shell companies there to a $1bn (£634m) fraud in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova.
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England to play three Tests down under

Friday, June 19th 2015, 7:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will host England in a three-Test series for the first time, after the 2015-16 Premiership season.
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Many over-65s 'shun public transport'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:23

The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, with many never using it, a report says.
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VIDEO: Winehouse documentary angers family

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 20:33

A documentary about the life of the late award-winning singer, Amy Winehouse has its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Swapping London for northern Australia

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Darwin

Aaron Snell is a 29-year-old Londoner who was lured to the northern Australian city of Darwin in search of work and adventure.
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Battling Konta loses to Pliskova

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 17:12

British number two Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Aegon Classic after losing 3-6 6-3 6-4 to Karolina Pliskova.
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UK relaxes Kenya travel warning

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

The UK government lifts its warning against travelling to part of Kenya's coast, including Mombasa.
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Murray defeats Verdasco at Queen's

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:32

Andy Murray is on course for a fourth Queen's Club title after a hard-fought win over Fernando Verdasco in round two.
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I've let Moldova down, says Cook

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 14:57
related countries: Moldova Moldova

British-born Aaron Cook says he has "let Moldova down" after being knocked out of the men's taekwondo at the European Games in Baku.
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Ex-boyfriend in court over baby death

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:57
related places: London

The ex-boyfriend of a heavily pregnant woman appears in court charged with child destruction and causing GBH after the mother-to-be is attacked.
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'Missed test doesn't mean doping'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:48

Athletes back anti-doping testing after a claim Mo Farah missed two drugs tests before his double gold at London 2012.
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Best UK buildings of 2015 revealed

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:45

The Royal Institute of British Architects announces the 37 winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards.
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Robson to make Eastbourne comeback

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:18
related places: Eastbourne

Former British number one Laura Robson announces she will return to competitive tennis at Eastbourne after 17 months out.
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Early end for wind farm subsidies

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:52

New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a UK government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
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Liverpool reject second Sterling bid

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:43
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool formally turn down a second bid of up to £40m from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling.
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Footitt in England's pre-Ashes squad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Uncapped Derbyshire seamer Mark Footitt is named in England's 14-man squad for a pre-Ashes training camp but Adil Rashid misses out.
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ECB launches Women's Super League

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 9:00

A new six-team Women's Cricket Super League gets £3m backing from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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The great Moldovan bank robbery

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

The great Moldovan bank robbery - and the UK's role
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Students given £400,000 compensation

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:00

Universities in England and Wales paid £400,000 in compensation to students last year, following complaints over issues including degree classification.
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Farah 'missed two drugs tests'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 22:50

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the two years leading up to London 2012, claims the Daily Mail.
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Bradford sisters questioned in March

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bradford

The three sisters and nine children from Bradford feared to be going to Syria missed a flight in March due to security checks, the BBC learns.
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England win with record run chase

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 20:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England smash the record for their highest ever one-day run chase to beat New Zealand and level the series at 2-2.
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Charles unveils Waterloo memorial

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Waterloo

Prince Charles unveils a memorial to the British soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
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China deports UK investigator couple

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:07
related countries: China China

A British investigator and his wife who were jailed in China as part of the GSK corruption scandal have been deported back to the UK, their son says.
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UK unemployment falls as wages rise

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 10:35

UK unemployment falls again while wage growth hits a near four-year high, official figures show.
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Foo Fighters cancel Glastonbury gig

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 8:07
related places: Glastonbury, Rock

Rock group Foo Fighters cancel their headline slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival and other UK dates, after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.
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Reports of child abuse rise sharply

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 6:43

The number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has increased by a third, the NSPCC says.
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Nigerian trafficking 'top priority'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 5:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Clamping down on the problem of Nigerians being trafficked to the UK is a top priority, independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland says.
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Syrian air force strikes 'kill 16'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:52
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 16 people, including 13 children, die after Syrian air force jets bomb a town in the Deraa province, says a UK-based monitoring group.
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Rebels defeated in EU referendum vote

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:23

Twenty-seven Conservative MPs vote against the government over its EU referendum plans as ministers offer concessions on timing and campaign rules.
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Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The husbands of three UK sisters feared to have travelled to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
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UK inflation rate turns positive

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:13

Transport costs including air fares helped the UK's CPI inflation rate to rise to 0.1% in May, up from -0.1% in April, official figures show.
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Poet Fenton wins Pen Pinter Prize

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 8:41

British poet and journalist James Fenton wins the Pen Pinter Prize, which celebrates champions of free speech.
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GCSEs: Bar being raised on pass mark

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 7:52

Pupils will have to score more highly to gain a "good pass" in their GCSEs, under changes to England's exams.
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Airbus: No UK pullout over EU exit

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 7:34

Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier has said he has "no intention" of pulling manufacturing out of the UK if the country votes to leave the EU.
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Music tourists give £3bn boost to UK

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 1:00

Foreign music fans visiting the UK for gigs and festivals boosted the economy by £3.1bn in 2014, a report says.
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Unsafe asthma prescribing 'must end'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:10

Tens of thousands of people with asthma in the UK are not getting the right medicines to keep their condition safely under control, according to an audit.
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VIDEO: Mother's grief over al-Shabab fighter

Monday, June 15th 2015, 22:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The mother of a British man killed while fighting for Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya has told the BBC her "whole world has fallen apart".
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Mother of UK fighter speaks of grief

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The mother of British man Thomas Evans, who was killed while fighting for Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya, tells the BBC her "whole world has fallen apart".
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Sheeran surprise fan duet in Canada

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Canada Canada

British singer Ed Sheeran surprises a young girl in Canada by performing an impromptu duet with her at a shopping mall.
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Town 'in shock over suicide bomber'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Community leaders speak of their shock at hearing that a Yorkshire teenager has apparently become Britain's youngest suicide bomber during an attack in Iraq.
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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British fighter among dead in Kenya

Monday, June 15th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Briton Thomas Evans was among 11 al-Shabab fighters killed during an attack on a military base in Kenya, officials in the country confirm.
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Boxer Fury hit with speeding ban

Monday, June 15th 2015, 13:55

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is fined and banned after admitting driving at 90mph in the south of Scotland.
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Ofcom launches Talent investigation

Monday, June 15th 2015, 10:41

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is to launch an investigation into whether viewers were duped into voting for a stunt dog in the final of Britain's Got Talent.
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London's FTSE 100 down on Greek woes

Monday, June 15th 2015, 7:38
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

London's leading shares start the week with falls as the lack of certainty about Greece's debt repayments weighs down investor confidence.
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VIDEO: Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 0:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.
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The fake battle that fooled IS supporters - and their opponents

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 23:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: How, London

How a man in London fooled Iraqi militias with online hoax
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Wilshere goal 'in England's top 10'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 20:53
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Jack Wilshere's stunning second goal in the 3-2 win over Slovenia was one of England's top 10 strikes, says former captain Gary Lineker.
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Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.
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England will still attack - Morgan

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Eoin Morgan says England will continue with their positive approach despite a three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
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Slovenia 2-3 England

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:23
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Captain Wayne Rooney's late goal helps England beat Slovenia and maintain their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying.
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NZ see off England to lead series

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both make centuries as New Zealand take victory over England in the third ODI.
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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5SOS guitarist burnt on Wembley stage

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 8:09
related places: London

Five Seconds of Summer's Michael Clifford's says he is fine after walking into a shooting flame at a concert in London.
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Kirby England's mini Messi - Sampson

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 6:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fran Kirby, who suffered depression and quit the game four years ago, receives high praise after helping England beat Mexico.
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Missing Ethan reunited with father

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 16:37

A three-year-old British boy who was missing with his mother for more than two weeks is "safely back" with his father.
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Airline denies lizard in meal report

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 13:50

Air India insists that there is "absolutely no truth" in reports that a lizard was found in an in-flight meal on a Delhi-London flight on Thursday.
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England call up all-rounder Overton

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 12:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Overton

Uncapped Craig Overton is added to the England one-day squad against New Zealand as cover for Chris Jordan.
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Defining moment to come - Coleman

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Securing a place at Euro 2016 is the only thing that can top Friday's win against Belgium, says Wales manager Chris Coleman.
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Wales 1-0 Belgium

Friday, June 12th 2015, 21:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Gareth Bale scores on his 50th international appearance as Wales beat Belgium to take a big step towards qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Naked mountain photo climbers jailed

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Four tourists, including a British woman, who posed naked on a Malaysia mountain considered sacred are jailed for three days and given fines.
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Froome struggles as Nibali leads

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Chris Froome drops to seventh after stage six as Italian Vincenzo Nibali takes the Criterium du Dauphine lead.
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S&P cuts UK outlook on EU exit vote

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:24

The ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts its outlook for the UK economy to negative from stable because of a planned referendum on EU membership.
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Grieving Keane could miss qualifier

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Robbie Keane may miss the Republic of Ireland's game with Scotland after a second relative dies following a work accident.
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Funeral of Charles Kennedy held

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:07

The funeral service of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has been held near his home in the Highlands.
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Tributes paid to Sir Christopher Lee

Friday, June 12th 2015, 6:47

Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
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Labour mayor elected in Tower Hamlets

Friday, June 12th 2015, 4:15
related places: London

Labour's John Biggs is elected mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, in an election called after the previous mayor was removed from office for corruption.
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Mental health care 'inadequate'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 0:08

People who need urgent mental health care in England are receiving inadequate support, regulators say.
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Network Rail in reliability probe

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:01

Britain's Rail regulator is to investigate Network Rail's performance accusing the company of delivering poor punctuality and reliability on some of its busiest commuter routes.
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Liverpool reject £25m Sterling bid

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 22:51
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool turn down a bid from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling, whom they value at £50m.
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'Nude' climber admits being 'stupid'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A British woman arrested for posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu admits she was "stupid and disrespectful".
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England wicketkeeper Prior retires

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:46

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who helped England win three Ashes series, announces his retirement from cricket.
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'Clean slate' urged on surveillance

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:26

Clear new laws are needed to cover security services' powers to monitor people's online activity, the UK's terror watchdog says.
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Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 9:21

The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.
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Westminster house prices 'fall 22%'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 8:59
related places: London

House prices in the smartest parts of London have fallen by up to 22% since last Autumn, according to the property services group LSL.
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Chancellor announces RBS sell-off

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 6:52

The government plans to sell its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Chancellor George Osborne announces in his annual Mansion House speech.
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Carney attacks 'irresponsible' City

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:40

The governor of the Bank of England calls for longer prison sentences for bankers who break the law, in a speech attacking ethics in the City.
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Whistl ends home delivery service

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:16
related places: London, Manchester

Postal business Whistl is ending its home delivery service in London, Liverpool and Manchester, putting up to 1,800 jobs at risk.
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VIDEO: Back in UK after fighting IS in Syria

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Harry has been shot and seen friends die, but he says he did the right thing in joining Kurds fighting the jihadist group.
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