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Kenyan athlete hits out over agent

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 16:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Reigning London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang hits out at the sports authorities in Kenya for suspending his foreign agent without informing him.
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Cameron: We'll offer good life for all

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 15:23

David Cameron wants a "good life" for all as he launches the Conservatives' manifesto with pledges on tax, childcare and housing.
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UK inflation rate remains at zero

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 10:47
related places: March

The UK's inflation rate remained at a record low of 0% in March, official figures show.
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Centrica names new British Gas boss

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 7:17

Centrica says Mark Hodges will be the new managing director of British Gas, ending an 11-month search for a new leader.
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VIDEO: The skyscraper that casts no shadow

Monday, April 13th 2015, 23:00
related places: London

A team of architects in London has developed a way of creating skyscrapers that cast no shadow, using the latest computer design software.
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Bell hits ton as England take charge

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A fluent 143 from Ian Bell helps England recover from 34-3 to reach 341-5 in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.
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Eurovision star Ronnie Carroll dies

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:01

Ronnie Carroll, a former UK Eurovision contestant who was due to stand in the 2015 general election, has died at the age of 80.
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Heist police investigate tool theft

Monday, April 13th 2015, 20:18

A possible link between the Hatton Garden jewellery heist and a tool burglary four months before is investigated by Scotland Yard.
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Travelodge see 63% surge in profit

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:46

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge has reported a more than 60% surge in profits three years after its near-collapse.
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ENO's 9/11 opera has 'awesome power'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:28

An opera about five people trapped in one of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks is called a "remarkable piece of work" by one UK critic.
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VIDEO: UK vinyl chart launched as sales soar

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:05

Soaring sales of old-fashioned records have led to the launch of an official weekly vinyl chart, as Jon Ironmonger reports.
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Patients to be asked about UK status

Monday, April 13th 2015, 0:58

Patients could be made to show their passports when they use hospital care in England under new rules introduced by the Department of Health.
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UK university leaders lobby Brussels

Monday, April 13th 2015, 0:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.
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Angela Lansbury wins Olivier acclaim

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 23:19
related places: London

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first Olivier Award after a 40-year absence from the London stage, while Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon picks up the most awards of the night.
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UK's first vinyl chart is launched

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 23:04

The Official Charts Company launches weekly vinyl albums and singles charts after sales of vinyl grow for the seventh year in a row.
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We must concentrate on series - Cook

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:48

England captain Alastair Cook says team must focus only on cricket as England take on West Indies amid change at the ECB.
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'Syria-bound' Waheed Ahmed to return

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

One of nine Britons held in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is expected to return to the UK after being deported.
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I have got a lifeline - Pietersen

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:15

Kevin Pietersen says he has been given a lifeline after beginning his bid for an England recall by making 170 for Surrey.
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All Time Low top UK album chart

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

US rockers All Time Low's top the UK album chart for the first time, as Jess Glynne denies Nick Jonas a number one single in her third week at the top.
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Pietersen hits century for Surrey

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 14:08

Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten century for Surrey against Oxford MCCU as he pushes his case for an England recall.
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Spieth's lead cut by Rose at Masters

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 0:39

Jordan Spieth will go into Sunday's final round of the Masters nursing a four-shot lead over England's Justin Rose.
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Theatre stars out for Olivier Awards

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 0:01
related places: London

Some of the biggest names in theatre are gathering at the Royal Opera House in London for the annual Olivier Awards.
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Tories: We'll find £8bn more for NHS

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 18:46

The Conservatives pledge an extra £8bn a year for the NHS in England by 2020 but Labour and the Lib Dems question how the "unfunded" promise will be paid for.
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VIDEO: Alps instructor: 'It is easy to fall'

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 17:23
related countries: France France

Yann Westercamp, a ski instructor in the French ski resort Flaine, explains how a British child may have died in a skiing accident.
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British child dies in skiing accident

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:56
related countries: France France

A British child has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps, the Foreign Office confirms, with reports saying it was a seven-year-old boy.
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Russia halts Western WW2 display

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia cancels the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims of political interference.
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Miliband clashes with SNP over tax

Friday, April 10th 2015, 18:20

The SNP's economic plans would have a "devastating" effect on Scotland, Ed Miliband says, as polls suggest the nationalists still have a huge lead over Labour.
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Weak output pushes pound lower

Friday, April 10th 2015, 15:58

The pound has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar for nearly five years on weak UK industrial output figures and uncertainty over the election outcome.
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Poppies art up for South Bank Award

Friday, April 10th 2015, 12:55
related places: London

The poignant Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at HM Tower of London is shortlisted for this year's South Bank Awards.
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'Bending down' man hit by Tube train

Friday, April 10th 2015, 11:04
related places: London

A man who is believed to have been hit by a rush hour Tube train while bending down to pick up a bag sustains life-threatening head injuries.
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Gaza police seize Banksy artwork

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:45

Police in Gaza confiscate a door bearing graffiti by UK artist Banksy after its original owner said he had been tricked into selling it.
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Akram Khan attacks UK dance training

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:03

Leading choreographers including Akram Khan say UK contemporary dance training is "an obstacle", leaving dancers less equipped than students trained internationally.
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VIDEO: 'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Coventry, Ope

Ope, 28, tells the story of how she was brought from Nigeria to Coventry to work as a prostitute in an animated film.
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Williamson scores unique penalty

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 21:18

Leah Williamson overcomes the pressure of a five-day wait to score a crucial penalty for England's U19 women.
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VIDEO: 'No forced entry' in jewel heist

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 20:35
related places: London

A raid on Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London's jewellery quarter showed "no sign of forced entry from the outside", police confirm.
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Thieves breached vault via lift shaft

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:36
related places: London

Burglars broke into a high-value vault in central London by climbing down the lift shaft, police say.
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South African Rhodes statue removed

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 17:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town, Rhodes

South Africa's University of Cape Town removes the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes in front of cheering crowds after weeks of protests.
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VIDEO: A farewell to France's war broadcaster

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, who played a key role in General de Gaulle's entourage in wartime London, has died in Paris at the age of 98.
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Bedene into third round in Casablanca

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:42

New British number two Aljaz Bedene is into the third round of the Casablanca Open with victory over Arthur De Greef.
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SA campus to remove colonial statue

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 14:05

The University of Cape Town votes to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of student protests.
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Tories attack Labour over Trident

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:26

The Conservatives commit to replacing Trident and say Labour could "barter away" the UK's nuclear deterrent - something Labour denies.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:22

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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UK pollution forecast prompts warning

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:58

Parts of the UK face soaring levels of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings for vulnerable people.
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UK trade deficit widens in February

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:38

The UK trade deficit widened in February by more than expected, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Wales reach highest world ranking

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:19

Wales reach their highest world ranking as all four home nations move up in the new tables released by Fifa.
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Gatwick oil find 'significant'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 6:12

There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.
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Scots referendum debated by leaders

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 22:51

The leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon tells a TV debate that her party would only press for another independence referendum if something "material changed".
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VIDEO: Hunt for clues after London jewel heist

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:48
related places: London

Heavy cutting equipment was used to break into a vault containing hundreds of safety deposit boxes in the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter of London.
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Downton leaves ECB after poor World Cup

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:14

Paul Downton, who was key in the sacking of Kevin Pietersen, leaves the ECB as part of a restructure after a dismal World Cup.
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Raiders open 70 boxes in jewel heist

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 18:06
related places: London

As many as 70 deposit boxes were opened during a raid in London's jewellery quarter, Scotland Yard says.
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Broad hurts ankle in Windies warm-up

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 17:12

Stuart Broad suffers an injury scare on the first day of England's final Test warm-up against a St Kitts & Nevis XI.
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Labour defends non-dom axe plans

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:15

Labour defends its plans to end the non-domicile rule that allows some wealthy UK residents to limit the tax paid on overseas earnings.
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UK turns down mediation over Marbles

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Parthenon

The UK government and the British Museum turn down an offer of mediation in their dispute with Greece over the Parthenon sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.
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Ex-Guantanamo man held in Uganda

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 13:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee and UK resident is arrested in Uganda for questioning over the killing of a top prosecutor, police say.
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Sheen to star in Mallory biopic

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:48

Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.
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MacGregor to leave British Museum

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:40

Neil MacGregor announces he is to step down as director of the British Museum.
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Tory resit plan for poor Sats results

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:13

Pupils in England with poor Sats results at the end of primary school will face a resit in secondary school if the Tories form the next government.
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'Syrian former imam' found shot dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A man understood to be a Syrian-born former imam of a London mosque is found dead with bullet wounds in his car.
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Cook completes century for England

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 20:16

Alastair Cook hits his first century in England colours since November 2013 on day two of their warm-up match in the Caribbean.
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Blair attacks Cameron's EU vote plan

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 19:57
related places: Cameron

Ex-Labour PM Tony Blair enters the election fray, warning against an EU referendum - but David Cameron hits back, saying he wants to give people the choice.
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Safety deposit box vault burgled

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:47
related places: London

Burglars use heavy cutting equipment to break into safety deposit boxes in a vault in London's jewellery quarter.
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Duggan determined to make World Cup

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:14

Toni Duggan says the England players are making it hard for manager Mark Sampson to pick his squad for the World Cup in June.
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Fast & Furious 7 tops UK box office

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise leaves the competition trailing at the UK and Ireland box office, making more than four times as much as its nearest rival.
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UK services growth picks up speed

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:29
related places: March

Activity in the UK's services sector accelerated in March at its fastest pace since August last year, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Warning over prison radicalisation

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:52

Staff shortages are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in England's prisons, the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office warns.
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A&E waiting hits new worst level

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:38

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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Parties row over GP opening hours

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:32

Almost 600 fewer GP surgeries in England now open at evenings and weekends than before 2010, says Labour, but its figures are disputed by ministers.
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CBI says UK economy growing faster

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:30
related places: March

Business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), estimated that the UK's economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to March, up from 0.6% in the previous quarter.
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England enjoy West Indies warm-up

Monday, April 6th 2015, 23:28

England ease through day one of a St Kitts & Nevis XI warm-up with Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott in form and Ben Stokes taking 3-10.
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VIDEO: Bloomberg's battle against tobacco firms

Monday, April 6th 2015, 17:22
related places: New York

As many developed countries around the world, including the UK, introduce tighter restrictions on tobacco sales, the billionaire and former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has told the BBC of his determination to combat the spread of smoking in
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Watson beaten by Vekic in Charleston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United States United States
related places: Charleston

British number one Heather Watson loses to Croatia's Donna Vekic in round one of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, USA.
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Rangers 2-1 Heart of Midlothian

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 13:10

Ten-man Rangers move into second place in the Scottish Championship as they defeat title winners Hearts at Ibrox.
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Osborne hails pension 'revolution'

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 12:17

Major changes to UK pension rules come into force on Easter Monday, in what Chancellor George Osborne calls a 'revolution'.
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UK leaders condemn persecution abroad

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 11:38

The three main UK party leaders highlight the oppression of Christians abroad as they take a break from election campaigning to mark Easter Sunday.
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The Voice crowns its fourth winner

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 8:44

Scottish Firefighter Steve McCrorie wins the fourth series of TV talent show The Voice - and releases his debut single in a bid to crack the charts.
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The UK's first secret election vote

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 23:30
related places: How

How the secret ballot spelled the end of boozy bribery
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Labour pledges home-building fund

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 15:13

Ed Miliband unveils a Labour plan to encourage banks to fund 125,000 new homes for first time-buyers in England.
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Bedene wins first match as a Briton

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 14:30

Aljaz Bedene makes a winning start to life as the British number two in Casablanca after becoming a UK citizen last week.
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McIlroy misses 'pure joy' of golf

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 11:22

Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy admits he does not love golf as much as he used to as a child.
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Public 'back tax rises to fund NHS'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 23:07

A majority of people in Britain support tax rises as a way of funding the NHS ahead of cuts to other public services, a poll shows.
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Brook angry at 'disrespectful' Khan

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:18

IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook criticises British rival Amir Khan for showing him "a lack of respect".
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UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Snowden

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.
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Indonesia jails teachers for abuse

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 4:44
related countries: Canada Canada, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A British-Canadian teacher and an Indonesian are jailed for 10 years for sex abuse at a Jakarta international school, in a controversial case.
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Turkey detainee is son of councillor

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 20:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Rochdale

One of nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria is named as the son of a Labour councillor from Rochdale.
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North will not play again in April

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 16:39

Northampton and Wales wing George North will not play again this month on the advice of a neurologist.
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Heathrow to cut domestic charges

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:58
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow airport plans to cut the fee it charges airlines for passengers travelling to UK destinations by a third from next year.
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VIDEO: Cause of Holborn fire 'unknown'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:15
related places: Holborn, London

Firefighters have said they are still unsure what caused an electrical fire which has closed a road in central London.
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Pietersen 'not on radar for tour'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:51

England coach Peter Moores says he is focused on the tour of the West Indies and not on batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop on show

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 21:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Holborn fire causes mass evacuation

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:57
related places: London

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled.
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Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:00

The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
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Collection of Vettriano works sold

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:16
related places: Edinburgh

A private collection of 12 works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano raises a total of £837,900 at an auction in Edinburgh.
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Scotland to discover Georgia fate

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi.
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Russian dissident gets asylum in UK

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 8:44
related countries: Russia Russia

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.
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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:27
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
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Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:04

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
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Italy 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.
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Graves eyes four-day Test matches

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 17:42

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.
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