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Jude Law: 'Press knew secret plans'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 14:15
related places: London

Actor Jude Law tells the Old Bailey the media had "an unhealthy amount of information" about his life, as he gives evidence at the phone-hacking trial.
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Stephen Fry to play British PM in 24

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:18

Actor Stephen Fry confirms he will play the British Prime Minister as Kiefer Sutherland returns to the role of Jack Bauer for a new series of hit drama 24.
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Dame Helen to get Bafta fellowship

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:08

Dame Helen Mirren is to be awarded the British Academy fellowship at next month's Bafta Film Awards.
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Everton's Baines signs new deal

Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:59
related places: Everton

Everton and England defender Leighton Baines signs a new four-year deal with the Merseyside club.
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UK economic gap with London 'widens'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:04
related places: London

The economic gap between London and the rest of the UK is widening because other cities are "punching below their weight", new research claims.
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Google buys UK start-up DeepMind

Monday, January 27th 2014, 6:18

Google buys UK start-up DeepMind for a reported $400m (£242m), making the artificial intelligence firm its largest European acquisition so far.
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The original South American handbook

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:31
related countries: United States United States

A handbook for British traders that remains quite true, 90 years on
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UK warns Olympics attacks 'likely'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi, Whitehall

Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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'Awful' bowling made Swann quit Ashes

Monday, January 27th 2014, 0:00

Graeme Swann says his retirement midway through England's Ashes tour was the "most sobering decision" of his life.
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Lloyds says 'card problems fixed'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 20:56
related places: Halifax

Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards.
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Gove denies attack on Ofsted chief

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 18:12

Education Secretary Michael Gove says his team has not briefed against England's chief inspector of schools and anyone who did would be "instantly dismissed".
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More rain hits already flooded areas

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 17:51

Heavy rain has swept across parts of the UK, including recently flooded areas in southern England, with forecasters warning of ice on Sunday night.
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England rest Cook for Windies tour

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 13:31

England captain Alastair Cook will be rested for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies which starts in February.
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England crumble to narrow defeat

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Australia Australia

England throw away a winning position as they slump to a five-run defeat by Australia in the fifth one-day international.
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Australia keep Women's Ashes alive

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Hobart to keep the Women's Ashes alive.
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Warburton signs WRU central contract

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:11

Wales captain Sam Warburton ends speculation about his future by signing a Welsh Rugby Union national contract.
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Amnesty plea over blasphemy case

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
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Britons back from Syria face arrest

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Britons returning to the UK from Syria will be stopped at the border and could be arrested, a senior police chief says.
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Stokes wants England responsibility

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 13:36

England all-rounder Ben Stokes wants the pressure of bowling the final overs of one-day innings for England.
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Balls vows budget surplus by 2020

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 9:57

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pledges to balance the UK's books and deliver a budget surplus by 2020 if Labour wins the next election.
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Blasphemy death sentence for Briton

Friday, January 24th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindii sentences a 70-year-old British man to death after convicting him of blasphemy.
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Canada 'bans Marmite and Irn-Bru'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 21:13
related countries: Canada Canada

The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn-Bru as they contain illegal ingredients.
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Cook 'desperate' to stay as captain

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Alastair Cook wants to remain England captain despite the difficult tour of Australia - after hinting he may quit.
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Prince to reveal new London dates

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:32
related places: London, Rock

Rock star Prince is to play a number of "iconic venues in and around London" in February, with details to be announced shortly.
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GB Olympic medal hope wins World Cup

Friday, January 24th 2014, 11:18

Lizzy Yarnold wins the overall skeleton World Cup title two weeks before the Olympics with fellow Briton Shelley Rudman third.
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Kinky Boots set for West End run

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:45
related places: London, West End

Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is poised to transfer to the London stage next year, its director says.
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VIDEO: Inside space station training lab

Friday, January 24th 2014, 6:03

British astronaut Tim Peake shows the BBC's Pallab Ghosh around a detailed mock-up of the International Space Station's science lab.
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Call to ban far-right leader from UK

Friday, January 24th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Calls are mounting for the Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Hungarian far-right Jobbik Party leader Gabor Vona from entering the UK.
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VIDEO: Davos Buzz: 'A jamboree of egos'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:15
related places: London

Throughout the World Economic Forum some of the leading participants have been speaking to the BBC about issues on the conference agenda - London mayor Boris Johnson and actress Goldie Hawn share their thoughts.
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VIDEO: Ghana president tribute to Komla Dumor

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 18:18
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

The president of Ghana pays tribute to BBC World TV presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his London home at the age of 41.
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Patience needed on economy, PM says

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:27

Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK economic recovery will take time and patience, and must be driven by manufacturing as well as services.
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Carney: No immediate rate rise needed

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:48

Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there is "no immediate need to increase interest rates".
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Ban rules Evans out of Six Nations

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:11

Lock Ian Evans will miss Wales' Six Nations defence after being banned for 12 weeks for stamping on an opponent.
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Standard Bank fined £7.6m by FCA

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The UK arm of South Africa's Standard Bank is fined £7.6m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failings in its anti-money laundering controls.
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Crime figures down 10%, survey shows

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:12

Overall crime fell by 10% in England and Wales in the year to September 2013, official figures show.
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1,500 UK forces jobs to be cut

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:40

Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' final round of job cuts since the 2010 defence review, the defence secretary says.
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PM 'open minded' on Syrian refugees

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Downing Street says David Cameron is "open minded" about the UK resettling Syrian refugees, amid signs he could be defeated in a Commons vote.
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NHS waiting time data 'unreliable'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 8:14

Waiting time information for non-emergency operations such as knee and hip replacements in England is unreliable, a watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Burmese army trained by UK military

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 4:15
related countries: Burma Burma

For half a century, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by a military junta. But, in the last three years there has been dramatic change there. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Naypyidaw.
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Corrie's Hayley scoops TV award

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 2:06
related places: London

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper, is honoured at the National TV Awards along with Doctor Who and Ant and Dec.
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The decline of the Australian in the UK

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 21:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why so many Australians are abandoning the UK
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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 17:29

The unemployment rate drops sharply to 7.1%, approaching the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates.
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Labour to force Syria refugees vote

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Labour promises to force a Commons vote on the UK joining a UN scheme to accept Syrian refugees, but the government says the UK is fulfilling its "moral obligation".
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Stars downplay theatre safety issue

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:26
related places: London, West End

Theatre audiences are "a hardy lot" who will not be put off by recent incidents at London theatres where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.
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Gay trial Briton to be deported

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 14:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A British man who was facing charges in Uganda of possessing a gay sex video will be deported, a court rules.
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EU rejects UK short-sell challenge

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 13:30

The UK government's attempt to limit the extent of European Union power to ban certain financial practices fails in the courts.
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Bill Nighy up for animation award

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 10:05

Bill Nighy, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep are all nominated for British Animation Awards.
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Man arrested over aid worker death

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 10:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan politician charged with murdering a British aid worker is arrested by police two weeks after jumping bail.
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British meth smuggler gets 14 years

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A British woman who smuggled 1.4kg (3lb) of crystal meth into Indonesia is sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Two more held over St Lucia murder

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:07

Two more men are arrested in connection with the murder of a British man on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, police say.
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China and UK trade at 'record high'

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:57
related countries: China China

Bilateral trade between China and the UK hit a "record high" in 2013, according to the Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming.
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Two more held over St Lucia murder

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 21:54

Two more men are arrested in connection with the murder of a British man on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, police say.
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Teenager dies 'after taking ecstasy'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 21:27
related places: London

A London teenager, who died after it is believed he took ecstasy, is remembered as a "bright and talented" pupil by his head teacher.
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IMF raises UK growth forecast

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:56

The International Monetary Fund raises its growth forecast for the global economy, and the UK economy in particular.
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UK bosses 'most confident' in world

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:49

Chief executives in the UK are among the most confident in the world, a survey by business services group PwC finds.
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Yachtsman 'bludgeoned and drowned'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:46

A British man, who was murdered on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, died from "asphyxia secondary to blunt force trauma", post mortem results show.
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VIDEO: Bollywood star launches music career

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:25
related places: London

Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is in London to launch her debut single
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Wolf of Wall Street tops box office

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 14:37

Oscar contender The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, crowns the UK box office in its first week of release.
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Bosses 'complacent' over power cuts

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 13:06

Bosses of UK energy distribution firms have been accused of "utter complacency" as they defended their response to the Christmas power cuts.
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Cutty Sark to become theatre venue

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 11:16
related places: Greenwich, London

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich is set to become London's newest theatre venue.
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Evans left out of GB Davis Cup team

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

British number two Dan Evans is not included in the Davis Cup squad to face the United States later this month.
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VIDEO: Komla Dumor's colleagues pay tribute

Monday, January 20th 2014, 23:21
related places: London

Colleagues from the Focus on Africa team pay tribute to BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his London home on Saturday at the age of 41.
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CSA wants ICC to withdraw proposal

Monday, January 20th 2014, 21:27
related countries: India India

Cricket South Africa asks the ICC to withdraw its proposal to give greater control to England, Australia and India.
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Killing actress stars in James plays

Monday, January 20th 2014, 12:51

Three new plays about 15th century Scottish kings are to form the centrepiece of the National Theatre of Scotland's new programme.
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Family 'shocked' at St Lucia murder

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:33

The sister-in-law of a British man who was murdered after attackers boarded his boat in the Caribbean says the family is 'shocked and shattered'.
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VIDEO: Komla Dumor's unique presenting style

Monday, January 20th 2014, 7:20
related places: London

Tributes have been paid to BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, who died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.
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VIDEO: Improving the Army's kit: The SA80

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Staff Sergeant Nick Brown explains how the standard issue personal rifle has been modified and updated during the British combat mission in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Meet Britain's energy thieves

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 23:48

As energy prices increase, a growing number of people across the UK are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.
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O'Sullivan wins fifth Masters title

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 21:39
related places: London

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his fifth Masters title with a 10-4 victory over defending champion Mark Selby.
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Springsteen scores 10th number one

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 19:01
related places: Rock

Rock star Bruce Springsteen gets his 10th UK number one album, while Oscar nominee Pharrell Williams tops the singles chart.
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British man murdered in St Lucia

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 17:41

A British man has been murdered on the Caribbean island of St Lucia in an attack that left his wife injured, police confirm.
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Cook may quit as England ODI captain

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook admits he could step down after his team lost the one-day series with Australia.
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Australia beat England to win series

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia beat England by seven wickets in Sydney to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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England close in on Women's Ashes win

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Australia Australia

England are within one victory of retaining the Women's Ashes after a seven-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI.
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VIDEO: Catalan president praises UK mentality

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 6:12

Catalonia's president has praised Britain's pragmatic approach to the referendum on Scottish independence, saying it is likely to hold the UK together.
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Why pro-independence Catalans envy Scotland

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 6:07

Why Catalan independence dream differs from Scots'
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BBC World TV's Komla Dumor dies

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 21:13
related places: London

BBC television presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.
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VIDEO: Injuries as set falls on audience

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 18:42
related places: London

Three members of the public and a performer are injured when part of the set collapses on to the audience during an acrobatic show in north London.
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Injuries as set falls on audience

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 18:10
related places: London

Three members of the public and a performer are injured when part of the set collapses on to the audience during an acrobatic show in north London.
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Two Britons killed in Kabul attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 14:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Two Britons, one of them a Labour Party MEP candidate, were among 21 victims of a suicide attack at a restaurant in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office says.
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Tory grandee Lord McAlpine dies

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 11:35

Lord McAlpine, former UK Conservative Party deputy chairman has died, his family announces
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England ponder change of tactics

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 9:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Limited-overs batting coach Graham Thorpe says England may reconsider their tactics and selection against Australia.
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HSBC suspends currency traders

Friday, January 17th 2014, 20:31
related places: London

HSBC suspends two London-based foreign exchange traders as an investigation into the possible rigging of global currency trading gathers pace.
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Emotional defeat for England - Cook

Friday, January 17th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room is "a tough place to be" after the one-wicket defeat by Australia.
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Curb 'power' of big banks - Miliband

Friday, January 17th 2014, 13:52

Labour would force the UK's five largest banks to give up "significant" numbers of branches if it wins the next election, says Ed Miliband.
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Israel berates 'pro-Palestinian EU'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:35
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias .
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Australia thwart England in thriller

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:08
related countries: Australia Australia

James Faulkner hits an unbeaten 69 as Australia beat England by one wicket to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Radcliffe's Cripple set for Broadway

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:20
related places: Broadway, London

The London production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is heading to the Broadway stage.
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December sees strong retail sales

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:08

UK retail sales in December were up 5.3% from a year earlier, official figures show - the fastest annual sales growth in more than nine years.
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NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 2:01
related countries: United States United States

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages per day - and British spies have had access to some data, British media report.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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Two women held over terror offences

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:40

Two women aged 26 and 27 have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, Scotland Yard says.
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Only Fools star Lloyd Pack dies

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 15:35

British actor Roger Lloyd Pack, best known as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69, his agent confirms.
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Military cuts 'limit UK world role'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.
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'Humanity lost' at immigration site

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:43
related places: London

A report condemns "shocking cases where a sense of humanity was lost" at an immigration removal centre in west London.
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In pictures: Hairstyles and identity

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:31
related places: London

London exhibition on barbershops in eight West African cities
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Amateurs find hundreds of treasures

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 6:43

Figures from The British Museum show amateur archaeologists with metal detectors found 990 items classified as treasure during 2012, with nearly 74,000 items of historical interest discovered.
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Philippines web abuse ring smashed

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 3:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet is broken up by a UK-led international police operation.
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Home sales 'highest for six years'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 0:56

The number of UK homes sold per surveyor has more than doubled since the depth of the housing market downturn, a survey suggests.
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Britons pay to see webcam sex abuse

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines

British paedophiles are among those paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation finds.
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