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Man charged with Blakelock murder

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 16:10
related places: London

A 44-year-old man is charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock at Broadwater Farm, London, in 1985.
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Hoy feels Glasgow Games 'momentum'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:06

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says Glasgow 2014 will benefit from a feeling of momentum following the London Olympics.
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PM: EU vote won't cause uncertainty

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:31

David Cameron insists a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will not create "uncertainty" for businesses.
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Pattinson ruled out of Ashes series

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes against England with a stress fracture of the lower back.
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Export activity 'highest since 2007'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:15

UK export activity is at the highest level since late 2007, according to a report from the British Chambers of Commerce.
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Briton 'stabbed to death' in Crete

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:00
related countries: Greece Greece

A British man is killed in a reported stabbing on the Greek island of Crete.
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Storms follow hottest day for years

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 8:14

Storms hit England and Wales with warnings of possible flooding following the UK's hottest day since July 2006.
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Duchess gives birth to baby boy

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 22:16
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duke of Cambridge says he and his wife "could not be happier" after the duchess gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 8lb 6oz, at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital, west London.
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GSK: China law has been broken

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: China China

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says that senior executives in its China office appear to have broken the law amid a bribery scandal.
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Duchess in labour as world waits

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 19:19
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour at a London hospital with her husband by her side, as the Royal Family awaits the birth of the third in line to the throne.
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UK sees hottest day for seven years

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 16:52

The UK records its hottest day since July 2006 as the heatwave continues, but thunderstorms are expected later, BBC forecasters say.
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First audit of EU powers published

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:40

The government publishes the first details of a review of EU powers, which Tory MPs hope will be the basis of a future re-negotiation of the UK's membership.
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Syrian rebels 'seize' strategic town

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A strategic town close to the northern city of Aleppo has fallen to Syrian rebels, according to a UK-based activist group.
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Cameron unveils online porn curbs

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:16

Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron announces.
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High frequency trader fined $3m

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

Financial regulators in the UK and US fine a high frequency trader and his firm more than $3m (£1.95m) for manipulating oil and gas markets.
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Froome can be 'multiple champion'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:47
related countries: France France

Sir Dave Brailsford believes Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome can be a "multiple champion".
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Kidnapped Briton freed in Nigeria

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

A British national kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday has been released, the British High Commission says.
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More UK digital firms than thought

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:01

There are 40% more digital firms in the UK than the government estimates according to a report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
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Too early for whitewash talk - Cook

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 19:31

Captain Alastair Cook plays down talk of England's first Ashes whitewash after they open up a 2-0 lead in the series.
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England crush Australia at Lord's

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia

England stroll to a 347-run win over Australia at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead and tighten their grip on the Ashes.
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Fishing trip Britons die in crash

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Two British men in their 60s are killed in a helicopter crash while on a salmon-fishing trip in northern Russia.
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Abu Qatada refused bail in Jordan

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 13:07
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian military court refuses bail to radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terrorism charges after his deportation from the UK.
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Coe wants four-year ban for cheats

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 10:22

Double Olympic gold medallist and London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe wants drugs bans increased to four years from two.
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Storms expected after heatwave peak

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 8:30

The heatwave sweeping the UK will hit its highest temperatures at the start of next week, before giving way to thunderstorms and potential flooding, forecasters say.
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Root savours Ashes century at Lord's

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 19:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root savours the "special" feeling of scoring an Ashes hundred which he hopes will inspire an England win over Australia.
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Westwood takes two-shot Open lead

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 18:52

England's Lee Westwood carries a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Open at Muirfield.
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Comedian Mel Smith dies aged 60

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 18:26

Writer and comic actor Mel Smith, known for his work on Alas Smith and Jones and Not the Nine O'Clock News, dies aged 60, his agent confirms.
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Froome third but Tour win within sight

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:23
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome is set to win the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on the penultimate stage.
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Huge Root ton grinds Australia down

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root's masterful unbeaten 178 puts England in total control of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
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Comic Frankie Boyle on hunger strike

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 12:22

The Scots comedian joins campaigners giving up food for a week to highlight the case of the last UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay.
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Heatwave warning levels reduced

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 11:16

The Met Office reduces its heatwave warning levels for much of England, but warm weather is expected to continue.
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England heatwave spreads westwards

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 0:32
related places: London

The heatwave warning for north-west England has been raised to "level three" by the Met Office, as firefighters in parts of the UK tackle grass fires.
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How Australian is Foster’s lager?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 23:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Just how Australian is Foster's lager... and how British is Carling?
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England dominate Australia at Lord's

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Australia Australia

England take a major stride towards retaining the Ashes as Australia's batsmen self-destruct in the second Test at Lord's.
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UAE 'pardons drug case Britons'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:35

Three UK men convicted on drugs charges in Dubai, despite torture allegations, have been pardoned, legal rights charity Reprieve says.
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Froome closes on maiden Tour victory

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:58
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his advantage in the Tour de France as Portugal's Rui Costa wins the 19th stage.
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Sci-fi series to shoot in Scotland

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Glasgow

A major US science fiction series is to be filmed in Scotland, bringing about 200 new jobs and the construction of a new television studio near Glasgow.
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VIDEO: One Direction's waxworks go on tour

Friday, July 19th 2013, 13:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London, New York

One Direction's waxworks, which were first unveiled in London in the Spring, are now 'on tour', starting a three month residency in New York before heading to Australia.
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Bolan son sues music publisher

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:57

The son of T Rex frontman, Marc Bolan, is suing a UK music publisher for $2m, alleging the company has violated copyright laws.
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Tax cut for shale gas firms planned

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:51

The government outlines plans to give tax breaks to companies involved in the UK's shale gas industry, but faces criticism from environmentalists.
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Olympics boost to UK 'nearing £10bn'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:03

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, research suggests.
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Warburton out for up to four months

Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:12

Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton will be out for between 12 and 16 weeks because of his hamstring injury, Cardiff Blues confirm.
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England still well placed - Bell

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 21:54

Ian Bell insists England are in a good position, despite three late wickets on the first day of the second Test.
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Watchdog warns over local policing

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:47

Neighbourhood policing risks being "eroded" but forces are praised for coping well with budget cuts as figures suggest that crime is down.
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Fine for plane row S Lanka cricketer

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan cricketer is fined by the country's cricket board for trying to open an aeroplane door during a British Airways flight in June.
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UK to probe Huawei security staff

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:38
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

The UK orders an inquiry into Chinese firm Huawei after being warned a conflict of interest involving the firm could pose a security threat.
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Recorded crime down 7%, ONS says

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:13
related places: March

Crimes recorded by police in England and Wales fell by 7% in the year ending March 2013, announces the Office for National Statistics.
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Fifa loses UK World Cup TV battle

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:04

Fifa and Uefa lose an appeal against a ruling that all World Cup and Euro Championship games must be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK
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England heatwave warnings extended

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:32

The heatwave warning is raised to "level three" by the Met Office for south-west England and the West Midlands.
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Anne-Marie Duff heads to Broadway

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 9:59
related places: Broadway

British actress Anne-Marie Duff is to make her Broadway debut alongside Ethan Hawke in a new production of Macbeth.
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Hospital inspections 'to be tougher'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 7:00

The new chief inspector of hospitals in England promises more robust and broader inspections, as he acknowledges previous methods were "flawed".
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GSK finance head in China travel ban

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 4:38
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities looking into alleged bribery by GlaxoSmithKline are barring the company's British head of finance from leaving China.
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'Parasite threat' from imported bees

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:51

Nearly 80% of bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to UK native honeybees and bumblebees, say scientists.
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Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 0:44

Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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Heatwave warning for the South East

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:43

Health warnings have been issued as heatwave conditions are reached in London and the South East, on the hottest day of the year so far.
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Heathrow offers third runway options

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:40
related places: London

Heathrow Airport unveils three options for a third runway, saying each one would be "quicker and cheaper" than plans for a rival hub airport.
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Donors 'ignore abuses' in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

The UK and US have ignored human rights abuses carried out by Ethiopia's government as it forcibly evicts people from land, a US think tank says.
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VIDEO: Cash transfer accounts 'to close'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:06

High street money transfer shops are under threat after Barclays announced it was closing about 100 UK accounts held by cash transfer businesses, over fears they are being used for money laundering.
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Consumers to 'benefit' from card cap

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 15:03

Millions of British consumers could benefit from plans by the European Union to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards, say UK retailers.
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Cook ready for tough Ashes decisions

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:46

Alastair Cook says England are not afraid of making 'tough decisions' for the second Test, with Steve Finn's place under pressure.
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Pupils face national rankings at 11

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 13:38

Primary school pupils in England could be ranked directly against their peers across the country, under plans to change performance measures.
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European prosecutor to tackle fraud

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 12:46

A new European Public Prosecutor's Office will be set up to fight fraudsters who target the EU budget, but the UK has opted out.
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Man Utd dismiss Chelsea Rooney bid

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:58
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea confirm bidding for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney but deny offering a player in part exchange.
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UK unemployment falls by 57,000

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:15

UK unemployment fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Pound jumps after MPC minutes

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 10:54

The pound jumps after Bank of England minutes from its July meeting show policy makers voted 9-0 to keep the stimulus programme at £375bn.
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England reliant on Anderson - Gilchrist

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 9:42
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson

Former Australia keeper Adam Gilchrist says England rely heavily on Jimmy Anderson and Australia should target the other bowlers.
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Glee star died from drink and drugs

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 9:39

Cory Monteith, star of TV hit musical comedy Glee, died of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a Vancouver hotel, British Columbia's coroner says.
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UK arms exports 'raise questions'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 0:16

The UK government has approved more than 3,000 export licences for arms sales to countries it believes have questionable human rights records, MPs say.
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RAC urges driving licence changes

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:00

Learner drivers in the UK should face a graduated system of licences to help reduce road deaths, says a report by the RAC Foundation.
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Same-sex marriage set to enter law

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 20:39

The bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales passes its final hurdle in Parliament and is set to enter law later this week.
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BoE suspects traders of bond-rigging

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:55

The Bank of England has asked the Financial Conduct Authority to examine whether traders tried to rig the price of bonds during its QE bond-buying programme.
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Rembrandt Laughing might leave the UK

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is placed under an export ban as attempts are made to find £16.5m to keep it from leaving the UK.
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General 'followed before knifing'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 14:30
related countries: India India
related places: London, West End

An Indian general and his wife were followed before being attacked with a knife in London's West End, the Old Bailey hears.
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NHS trusts rapped for major failures

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:30

Eleven NHS hospital trusts are being placed in special measures because of major failings, the government has announced.
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UK inflation rate rises to 2.9%

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 10:34

The rate of consumer price index inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, official figures show, a smaller rise than expected.
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Cutting Trident 'naive or reckless'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:14

The defence secretary warns against cutting Trident ahead of a Lib Dem review of options for replacing the UK's submarine-based nuclear weapon system.
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European car sales fell 5.6% in June

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 7:30

European car sales fell 5.6% in June from a year earlier - and are down 6.6% for the half-year - with the UK the only major market to see a rise.
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Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 6:10
related places: Chelsea, London

Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would be a "brilliant signing" for the London club.
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Italy's Letta: UK 'is EU's big risk'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy leader urges UK to stay in EU
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Think tank offers 'Brexit' prize

Monday, July 15th 2013, 23:00

The Institute of Economic Affairs says it is offering a 100,000-euro prize for the best plan for a UK exit from the European Union.
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UK has most high-paid bankers in EU

Monday, July 15th 2013, 21:29

More British bankers earned more than one million euros each in 2011 than the rest of the European Union put together, according to the European Banking Authority.
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England 1-1 Russia

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Toni Duggan scores a stoppage-time equaliser against Russia to give England hope of qualifying from Euro 2013 Group C.
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Burma 'to free political prisoners'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is set to release all political prisoners by the end of the year, President Thein Sein says during a visit to the UK.
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Soldier dead after SAS training named

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:19

One of the two soldiers who died during SAS selection training on the Brecon Beacons is named as Craig Roberts from north Wales.
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Benefit cap 'encourages job seekers'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:11

The government claims more than 12,000 people have moved into work after being told about the benefits cap.
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Chinese police say GSK 'broke laws'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:08
related countries: China China

Police in China say British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline made "illegal" transfers, as they release details of a bribery investigation.
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Gay and Powell positives 'a tragedy'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 9:56

Failed drugs tests for sprinters Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell are a "tragedy" for the sport, says UK Athletics chief Neil Black.
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England keep faith with same squad

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:30
related countries: Australia Australia

England make no changes to their 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia at Lord's, which starts on Thursday.
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Jay-Z bags first UK number one album

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

The US rapper has landed his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail.
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The Killers close T in the Park

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:14

The band bring the third day of Scotland's largest festival to a close with a hit-packed set.
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Burmese leader set for Cameron talks

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:13
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Cameron

Burmese President Thein Sein is to hold talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, with trade ties and human rights set to top the agenda.
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Man faces Kenya child sex charges

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A 54-year-old British man is charged in the UK with sexual offences against two children in Kenya.
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Prince Charles's tax under scrutiny

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 22:16

The tax affairs of the Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall will be examined by an influential committee of MPs later.
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Mickelson wins Scottish Open title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 19:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

American Phil Mickelson wins the Scottish Open in a sudden-death play-off with South Africa's Branden Grace.
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Shakes-Drayton secures fifth title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 16:39

Perri Shakes-Drayton wins her fifth British Championships title with a record-breaking victory in the 400m hurdles.
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Clarke 'confident' of winning Ashes

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 15:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Clarke insists Australia can regain the Ashes, despite their dramatic first-Test defeat by England.
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England beat Australia in thriller

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England lead the Ashes series 1-0 after beating Australia by 14 runs in a dramatic end to the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Marquez takes German GP victory

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 13:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Marc Marquez moves top of the standings with victory at the German GP as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second.
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GB sprinting in great place - Black

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:27

UK Athletics boss Neil Black says British sprinting is in a "great place" after James Dasaolu ran 100m in 9.91 seconds.
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