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Missing UK family 'safe with IS'

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:08

A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.
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Hamilton wants home GP win for fans

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to win the British Grand Prix for the 140,000 fans who will be at Silverstone.
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Fans gatecrash Wireless festival

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 16:08
related places: London

Organisers say no-one was hurt after dozens of people hammer on metal gate, before crashing Wireless in London.
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Last UK bodies returned from Tunisia

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 15:42
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The final five bodies of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are flown back to the UK.
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Hamilton takes third British GP pole

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg in an all-Mercedes battle for pole position at the British Grand Prix.
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Hamilton returns to form in practice

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 10:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as drivers prepare for qualifying at the British Grand Prix.
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Murray & Ward carry British hopes

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 19:48
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray will have friend and fellow Briton James Ward for company in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
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Watson loses to Williams in thriller

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 18:53
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson gives top seed Serena Williams a scare before losing a third-round thriller at Wimbledon.
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Slow Hamilton 'has work to do'

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is "in trouble" for this weekend's British Grand Prix if he does not improve his car.
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Silence held to honour Tunisia dead

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The Queen, prime minister and bereaved families join a minute's silence across the UK to remember those killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.
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Police marksman cleared of murder

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 15:41

A police marksman is cleared of murdering suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney, who he shot in 2005 in an operation to foil an attempted raid.
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Clifford faces indecent assault charge

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 15:05

Former publicist Max Clifford is charged with an indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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Hamilton only fourth from Rosberg

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 14:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is only fourth fastest in second practice at the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg sets the pace.
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Court attack custody officer dies

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 12:15
related places: London

A "courageous and dedicated" custody officer dies after being attacked outside a court in London.
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Rosberg heads Hamilton at Silverstone

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 11:28
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Silverstone

Nico Rosberg pips team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in first practice at the British Grand Prix.
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Silence to be held for Tunisia dead

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 10:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A minute's silence is to be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people killed in the Tunisian beach attack a week ago, including 30 Britons.
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McQueen show at V&A to open all night

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 9:13
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is to open around-the-clock to accommodate demand for its Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition.
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Music streaming's up 80% on last year

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 8:35

New figures from the British Phonographic Industry reveal streams have been played 11.5 billion times in 2015 so far.
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Spall lined up for Ian Paisley film

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 6:04

Actor Timothy Spall is in "advanced talks" to star as the late Northern Ireland first minister, Ian Paisley, in a new film.
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Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 0:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.
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Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria

MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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More UK Tunisia dead are repatriated

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack arrive back in the UK on an RAF aircraft.
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Feuding ukulele bands in court

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:50
related countries: Germany Germany

A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.
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Carney devastated for Bassett

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 13:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Bassett

Karen Carney says she is "devastated" for England's Laura Bassett, who scored an own goal in the semi-final loss to Japan.
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Rediscovered Bacon pictures auctioned

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 10:20
related places: London

Two self-portrait studies by Francis Bacon held in a private collection for more than 30 years sell for a combined £30m at a sale at Sotheby's in London.
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Greece contagion risk 'low' for UK

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:33

Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells the BBC Greece is in a "very dangerous situation", but says actions have been taken in the UK to prevent contagion.
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Police criticised for abuse inquiries

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 6:45

Police in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says.
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Sampson 'so proud of England heroes'

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 5:49
related countries: Japan Japan

England boss Mark Sampson says his side deserve to head home as heroes after suffering a semi-final defeat by Japan.
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From Gazza to Bassett: 25 years of tears

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 3:23

After Laura Bassett's own goal knocks England out of the World Cup, memories of Paul Gascoigne's tears come flooding back.
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Japan 2-1 England

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 1:34
related countries: Japan Japan

England suffer semi-final heartbreak in the Women's World Cup as an injury-time own goal sends Japan through to the final.
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Online trolls are cowards - Watson

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 20:22
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson says her detractors on social media are "cowards" after making into round three at Wimbledon.
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WW2 Kindertransport hero Winton dies

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 20:14

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
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Prince William calls England squad

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 18:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Cambridge

England receive a surprise phone call from the Duke of Cambridge before their Women's World Cup semi-final with Japan.
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Impressive Watson into round three

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 17:15
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson beats Daniela Hantuchova to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.
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England name Rashid in Ashes squad

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia.
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Thousands attend HK democracy rally

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:13
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
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First UK Tunisia dead returned home

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:34
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
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UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 12:42
related countries: Greece Greece

The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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England's hottest day since 2006

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 12:29

England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.
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Liverpool sign Clyne in £12.5m deal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:48
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

Liverpool sign England right-back Nathaniel Clyne from Premier League rivals Southampton in a £12.5m deal.
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Singer Shah scoops culture award

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:06

Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah is named best performer at an award ceremony honouring the best music, theatre and art in north-east England.
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Caitlyn Jenner on women's power list

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:52

Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner makes this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, Sia, Anna Wintour and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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UK productivity remains subdued

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:14

UK productivity remains subdued despite some signs that things are improving, official figures show.
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Japan v England: The key battles

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 7:28

Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?
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Light crystals clinch physics medal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 0:08
related countries: United States United States

US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
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Murray through in Wimbledon heat

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 20:16
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a win over Mikhail Kukushkin as the Centre Court temperature reaches 41C.
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Tunisia victims to be repatriated to UK

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 19:30
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Britons killed by a gunman in last week's Tunisian beach attack will be repatriated from Wednesday ahead of a joint inquest, Downing Street says.
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Greek worries continue to hit FTSE

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Shares in London and across Europe continue to fall, with Greece expected to fail to make a payment to the IMF.
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I am 100% clean, says Briton Farah

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:52

GB's double Olympic champion Mo Farah says he is "100% clean", following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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Injured Tunisia Britons flown home

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:41
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.
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VIDEO: Counter-terrorism exercise in London

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 11:31
related places: London

Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date.
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Counter-terrorism exercise in London

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 11:19
related places: London

Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date.
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UK's economic growth revised up

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 10:05

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in first quarter of 2015, revised up from a previous estimate of 0.3%, official figures show.
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Ukad confirms doping investigation

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 7:24

UK Anti-Doping confirms it is investigating claims about doping techniques allegedly used by coach Alberto Salazar.
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VIDEO: The US love of bespoke British suits

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:17
related countries: United States United States

The US is biggest market for custom British suits - and a new exhibition at the British Embassy in the United States features some of their most famous customers.
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VIDEO: Power glove lets you carve stone

Monday, June 29th 2015, 23:05
related places: London

A young designer based in London has developed a hand tool that he hopes can change the way craftsmen and women work.
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Broady doubts win will heal rift

Monday, June 29th 2015, 22:26
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Liam Broady does not expect his thrilling first-round victory at Wimbledon to heal a rift with his father.
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Broady fights back to seal victory

Monday, June 29th 2015, 21:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Liam Broady comes from two sets down to beat Australia's Marinko Matosevic in his first Grand Slam singles.
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National minute's silence for Tunisia

Monday, June 29th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A minute's silence will be held in the UK at 12:00 BST on Friday to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, David Cameron announces.
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Britons won't accept 'rigid' EU - PM

Monday, June 29th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Greece Greece

British voters will not accept a "rigid" EU that cannot handle the Greek crisis and the UK's demands for reform, David Cameron says.
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Bayliss 'could give England edge'

Monday, June 29th 2015, 14:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Shane Watson believes the "inside information" of new coach Trevor Bayliss could give England an Ashes "edge".
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IS fight 'struggle of our generation'

Monday, June 29th 2015, 11:55
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

David Cameron says Islamic State poses "an existential threat" to the Western world, as it emerges the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30.
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NI driver dies in Belgium bus crash

Monday, June 29th 2015, 6:13
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A bus driver from Northern Ireland is killed after a coach carrying 34 children from an Essex school crashes in Belgium.
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Medical staff told to admit mistakes

Monday, June 29th 2015, 1:40

Doctors, nurses and midwives across the UK are being issued with new guidelines to encourage honesty and openness with patients when things go wrong.
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Yes bassist Chris Squire dies at 67

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:49

Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67, his bandmates say.
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UK Tunisian death toll 'will top 30'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:40
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The death toll of Britons killed in the Tunisian gun attack will double to at least 30 once identification of victims is complete, the BBC understands.
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Fearless England 'going all the way'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 21:23
related countries: Japan Japan

England defender Lucy Bronze says the team have no fears about facing reigning world champions Japan in Wednesday's semi-final.
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Queen offers Tunisia condolences

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The Queen sends her "sincere condolences" to the families of those killed in the Tunisian beach massacre, as officials fear the UK death toll could be in the 20s.
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Injured Ferrer out of Wimbledon

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 13:12
related places: Wimbledon

Eighth seed David Ferrer pulls out of Wimbledon with an elbow injury, giving Britain's James Ward a new opponent.
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Tributes paid to UK Tunisia victims

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 11:46
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tributes are paid as more details emerge of the victims of the Tunisia attack which left 38 dead, including 15 Britons.
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Marr tells Britain's story in poetry

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 11:30

Andrew Marr, Dominic West and Fiona Shaw will mark National Poetry Day by telling the story of Britain through its poetry on BBC Radio 4.
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Swift and friends leave mark on park

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 9:32

Taylor Swift is joined on stage by Cara Delevigne, Serena Williams and Kendall Jenner as she wraps up her UK tour.
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'England into 1966 and 1990 club'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 3:16
related countries: Canada Canada

England's women have matched the men of 1966 and 1990 by reaching a World Cup semi-final, says boss Mark Sampson.
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Poorest boys lag on language skills

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 2:49

Research says 40% of the poorest boys start schools in England without the language skills they need to learn.
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British Tunisia toll rises to 15

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 2:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

At least 15 Britons are confirmed dead in the Tunisian attacks, the "most significant terrorist attack on British people" since the 7 July 2005 bombings, the government says.
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England Women 2-1 Canada Women

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 1:45
related countries: Canada Canada

England knock out hosts Canada to reach the Women's World Cup semi-final and book a date with defending champions Japan.
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British deaths in Tunisia 'will rise'

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 15:19
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The public must be prepared for a high British death toll following the attack on a Tunisian beach resort, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Cameron pays tribute to armed forces

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 14:53
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron pays tribute to service personnel as events are held across the country to mark Armed Forces Day.
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World Cup 2019 to stay at 10 teams

Friday, June 26th 2015, 22:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The 2019 World Cup in England will remain as a 10-team event, hampering Ireland's bid for a fourth successive appearance.
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Britons describe Tunisia panic

Friday, June 26th 2015, 17:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Sousse

British tourists describe an attack on a beach near the popular resort town of Sousse, in Tunisia, which has killed at least 37 people.
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Tesco's sales decline in UK slows

Friday, June 26th 2015, 16:05

Tesco reports a slower rate of decline in sales at its UK stores as it tries to stem the flow of customers switching to discount chains.
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Murray faces Kukushkin in round one

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray faces world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round of Wimbledon.
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VIDEO: Formula E's electrifying final races

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:09
related places: London

The final round of the first world championship for electric racing cars is due to take place in London.
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Harry Potter play to open next year

Friday, June 26th 2015, 10:29
related places: London, West End

JK Rowling announces the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London's West End next year.
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PM 'delighted' after EU reform talks

Friday, June 26th 2015, 8:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says he is delighted the process of "reform and renegotiation" of the UK's EU membership is under way, following a summit in Brussels.
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Cameron accepts treaty change delay

Friday, June 26th 2015, 1:20

David Cameron has accepted it may not be possible to change the EU's treaties before the UK's in/out referendum on the EU, the BBC understands.
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Rwanda spy chief 'in UK to meet MI6'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 23:05
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

The Rwandan spy chief arrested in the UK over alleged war crimes came to London to meet the head of MI6, sources have told BBC Newsnight.
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Pakistan pursues party funding claim

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:40
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it will pursue more information from the British government over claims a major political party was funded by the Indian government.
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FA defends England U21 squad policy

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 20:54

England Under-21s were right to leave out key men for the European Championship, says the FA's director of elite development.
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UK grants bail to Rwandan general

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake is granted bail of £1m ($1.6m) in London after his arrest on Saturday in a case which has angered Rwanda.
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'Rigby revenge' attacker guilty

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 15:46

A man is found of guilty of attempted murder for a racially-motivated attack on a trainee dentist with a machete and a hammer in a north Wales supermarket.
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Rwandan president denounces UK

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 14:36
related places: London

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame launches a scathing verbal attack on the UK government after the arrest of its intelligence chief in London.
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UK reins back £38.5bn rail upgrade

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:44

The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.
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UK's population increases to 64.6m

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:40

The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to almost 64.6m, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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England 'can win 2022 World Cup'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:02

Gareth Southgate believes England can win the 2022 World Cup, despite the Under-21s' early European Championship exit.
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Australia 'not as strong in England'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Former England spinner Graeme Swann says Australia's batting could decide the Ashes, which you can follow across the BBC.
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More attacks against women prosecuted

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 8:14

A record number of people have been prosecuted for offences categorised as "violence against women and girls", figures for England and Wales show.
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Degas dancer sculpture fetches £15.8m

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 8:12
related places: London

A bronze sculpture by Edgar Degas fetches £15.8m at a London auction, while the first work to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's art trove makes £1.87.
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Beckham musical kicks off in West End

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 7:14
related places: West End

Bend It Like Beckham creator Gurinder Chadha plans to invite England's women's World Cup team to see the new stage show based on her hit film.
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Southgate wants to stay as U21s boss

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:54

Gareth Southgate wants to stay as England Under-21s boss after their group-stage exit from the European U21 Championship.
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