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United Kingdom: news

Government seeks buyer for Eurostar

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:48

The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
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UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine

Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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Estonia 0-1 England

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:34
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Wayne Rooney scores his 43rd goal for England who struggle to victory against 10-man Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Minaj fails to snatch solo UK number one

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:16

Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.
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'Robust' plans to counter NHS strike

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 14:55

Patient safety must be our priority, says England's chief nursing officer, ahead of the first strike by NHS staff over pay in more than 30 years.
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PM 'unstatesmanlike', says Brown

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 11:54

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of risking the future of the United Kingdom.
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UK troops training Kurdish forces

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers has been sent to Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Rooney a father figure - Wilshere

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 5:46

Jack Wilshere says Wayne Rooney has become "the dad figure" in England's squad since being appointed captain.
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Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 3:55

Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.
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UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 19:12

The UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months, the chief medical officer says, as she defends airport screening.
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Scotland 1-0 Georgia

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A first-half own goal is enough to give Scotland a Euro 2016 qualifying win against a stubborn Georgia at Ibrox.
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Exercise tests UK's Ebola plans

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 15:49

A major exercise to test how the UK would respond to an Ebola outbreak is taking place, as New York's JFK becomes the first US airport to begin screening passengers for the virus.
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MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:54

MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.
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England U21 2-1 Croatia U21

Friday, October 10th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Saido Berahino gives England a Euro 2015 play-off advantage as his late penalty seals a 2-1 first-leg win against Croatia.
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Cameron defends Ebola screening

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:11

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the government is right to "take steps to keep our own people safe" from the Ebola virus.
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Jolie receives honorary damehood

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen

US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
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UK trade deficit narrows in August

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:36

The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
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UKIP win gives party first elected MP

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:58
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
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Inquest opens into Alice Gross death

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:08

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
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Minister backs Ebola screening plan

Friday, October 10th 2014, 9:00

Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
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VIDEO: UK surgeons helping Gaza wounded

Friday, October 10th 2014, 5:08

BBC News follows a group of surgeons from the UK as they take their skills to help treat Palestinians wounded in this year's Gaza conflict.
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A war within a war: The battles fought by Gaza's medics

Friday, October 10th 2014, 4:56

The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons
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UK announces Ebola screening plans

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:31

Arrivals to the UK from areas hit by Ebola face "enhanced screening" as officials investigate if the death of a British man in Macedonia is connected to the virus.
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England patience pleases Hodgson

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:05
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in the 5-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over San Marino.
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Three unions suspend strike action

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 15:50

Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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No UK Ebola screening yet - Osborne

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:07

George Osborne rules out screening for Ebola at UK airports but says that could change depending on medical advice.
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Defender Stones could be out to 2015

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 13:59

Everton and England defender John Stones could be out for the rest of 2014 after it is confirmed he needs ankle surgery.
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Osborne: Eurozone woes will hit UK

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 12:44

Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:20

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Britain's best baker is crowned

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 10:42

The winner of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off is revealed.
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Murray beaten by Ferrer in Shanghai

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:50
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray is beaten 2-6 6-1 6-2 by Spain's David Ferrer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
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England consider NFL Wembley move

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:01
related places: Wembley

England could play some home games away from Wembley if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium in London.
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NAB earnings hit by UK charges

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:08

National Australia Bank says its full-year earnings will fall by up to 14% because of higher-than-expected charges at its UK business.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 6:06

Arsenal set for big-money move for Edinson Cavani, Jermain Defoe and Yohan Cabaye could return to England, plus more.
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English football has biggest deficit

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 23:40

England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.
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Number of UK High Street shops falls

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 23:39

The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.
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Stewart told ECB of parody insiders

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:20

Alec Stewart told England bosses in 2012 that some of Kevin Pietersen's team-mates had access to a mocking Twitter account.
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Cumberbatch kicks off film festival

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:19

Hundreds of screaming fans welcome Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley on a wet red carpet at the gala opening of this year's BFI London Film Festival.
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UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 21:14
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The UK is sending 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.
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UK's Lord Hill approved for EU job

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 19:26

The UK's Lord Hill has been confirmed as the EU commissioner for financial services after facing questions from MEPs for a second time.
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Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:08

Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.
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Dewani 'agreed price for murder'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay about £1,300 to a hitman for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, a court is told.
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No bullying in England team - Swann

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 13:53

Former England Test spinner Graeme Swann denies Kevin Pietersen's allegations of bullying in the England dressing room.
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Terror four held for second day

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 8:37
related places: London

Police are continuing to question four men arrested in London on Tuesday on suspicion of terror-related offences.
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Frears to receive BFI fellowship

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:56

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
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Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:00
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
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Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:27

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
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Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:08

A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.
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Gay Briton freed from Moroccan jail

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man who was jailed for "homosexual acts" in Morocco has been released, his son says.
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Arrests 'may have foiled terror bid'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:42
related places: London

Four men are arrested in London as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police say.
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No Ebola screening for UK arrivals

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 18:24

There are no plans to introduce Ebola screening for those arriving in the UK, Public Health England says.
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Bahrain prince torture ruling quashed

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A legal ruling that Prince Nasser of Bahrain is immune from prosecution over allegations of torture is quashed in the High Court in London.
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'Culture of fear' at children's homes

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:52

A hotelier who opened a string of children's homes in north Wales created a "sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear" as he abused 20 children in his care, a jury has heard.
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Begg 'offered to help free Henning'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 12:01

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg tells the BBC he offered to intervene to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning.
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BBC opens up Eurovision selection

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

The BBC asks the public to submit entries for the UK's entry to next year's Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2008.
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'England bowlers disrespectful'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England bowlers' "cabal" is a problem and backs Kevin Pietersen's claims.
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Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:08

A senior banker from a UK bank admits conspiracy to defraud over manipulating the key Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Nobel winner warns over immigration

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 3:20

Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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The 1920 British air bombing campaign in Iraq

Monday, October 6th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s
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Body found is Alice Gross suspect

Monday, October 6th 2014, 20:42
related places: London

Police say a body found in a west London park is that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross.
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Father calls for Syria girl's return

Monday, October 6th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The father of a missing girl from south London who is feared to have travelled to Syria appeals for her return.
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French PM attacks UK 'caricature'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:05
related countries: France France
related places: City of London

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets David Cameron in Downing Street, before addressing financiers in the City of London.
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UK jihadist prisoner swap 'credible'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Whitehall

Reports that British jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State and Turkey are "credible", Whitehall officials tell the BBC.
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Stormy weather hits power supplies

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:21
related places: More

Hundreds of homes are left without electricity after strong winds and heavy rain hit parts of the UK, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.
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Pietersen criticises Prior & Flower

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:09

Kevin Pietersen criticises Matt Prior and ex-coach Andy Flower in his first interview since being sacked by England.
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Gales hit NI roads and electricity

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:57

About 1,600 homes are without electricity following severe gales, which swept across the eastern counties of Northern Ireland during the night, while a number of roads are also closed.
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John Galliano returns to fashion

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:50
related countries: France France

British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
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Russian dissident seeks UK asylum

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - asks for political asylum in the UK.
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Clegg urges tax rise to cut deficit

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:29

Nick Clegg says taxes must be increased to reduce the deficit and accuses the Tories of wanting to do it by "beating up on the poor".
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Release of British hostage welcomed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The release of teacher David Bolam after four months being held hostage in Libya is welcomed by his local MP and the UK's ambassador to Libya.
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Briton held hostage in Libya freed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:04
related countries: Libya Libya

British teacher David Bolam is "safe and well", the Foreign Office says, after he is freed by militants who abducted him in Libya in May.
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Call for more troops to tackle IS

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 10:36

General Lord Richards says thousands more soldiers should be recruited to tackle the threat posed by IS militants after the deaths of two UK hostages.
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Prayers 'to mark Alan Henning's life'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Church

Prayers will be said for British taxi driver Alan Henning, who was kidnapped in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, at a church service in Salford.
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Body may be Alice suspect, police say

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:28
related places: London

Police searching for Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of killing teenager Alice Gross, say "early indications" suggest a body found in London is his.
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Henning family 'numb with grief'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:01

The family of British hostage Alan Henning are "numb with grief" after he was murdered by Islamic State militants, his widow Barbara says.
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Policeman shot by drink-drive suspect

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 13:12
related places: London

A policeman is shot while confronting a man suspected of drinking and driving in south-east London.
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Briton Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 7:56

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning is released by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 22:58
related places: Covent Garden

British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.
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VIDEO: Hostage Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 21:34

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released by Islamic State militants.
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Cantlie's father appeals for release

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:59

The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State militants, makes a plea for his release.
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Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:03
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, signs a new long term contract with the Anfield club.
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Tories to 'curb human rights cases'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 15:53

Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.
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Man jailed over bogus bomb detectors

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 13:06

A British man who made fake bomb detectors with his wife to sell to police and security services overseas is jailed for three and a half years.
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PM: Troops face generational battle

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan they are facing the "struggle of our generation" against Islamist extremism, during a visit to Camp Bastion.
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VIDEO: British IS suspect in Bangladesh court

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A British national, Samiun Rahman, arrested in Bangladesh on charges of recruiting people for Islamic state and other jihadist groups has made a second court appearance.
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Thai police parade murder suspects

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:43
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Two Burmese men who Thai police say admit killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller appear at a news conference.
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Sheeran album 2014's biggest so far

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:42

Ed Sheeran's album X overtakes Coldplay's Ghost Stories to make him the UK's top-selling artist of 2014 so far.
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Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 20:26

David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
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Three 'held over Thai killings'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 16:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.
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Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.
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Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:56
related places: Southampton

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
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UK urges decisive action on Ebola

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.
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No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:19
related places: Liverpool

England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.
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Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:43
related places: London

Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again.
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Man Utd's Shaw in England U21 squad

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:40
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Manchester United's Luke Shaw is named in the England Under-21 squad to face Croatia in the Euro 2015 play-off.
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BBC launches dance contest

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:01
related places: Wells

Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.
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Virgin Money announces float plan

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 7:17

Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 3:17

A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 1:20
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
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River body confirmed as missing Alice

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:18
related places: London

A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
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