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Sneak Godzilla footage shown in UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 17:42

British director Gareth Edwards unveils the first footage from summer blockbuster Godzilla at a screening in London.
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Vikings show to be screened in cinemas

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:04

A live show giving a guided tour of the British Museum's major Vikings exhibition is to be screened in cinemas, it is announced.
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Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 13:28

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, gives spectacular displays over parts of the UK, lighting up skies from the north of Scotland to Jersey.
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BA owner flies back into profit

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Pietersen exit improves morale - Prior

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:06

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says the England dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Nigeria marks its 100th birthday

Friday, February 28th 2014, 9:34

Nigeria is marking 100 years since two British territories were merged to form the country.
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Crackdown on fake shares fraudsters

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:00
related places: More

More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals - so-called "boiler room" fraud - led by City of London Police.
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MI5 spy 'controlled UK Nazi group'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 3:26

An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
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VIDEO: Protests for caged al-Jazeera staff

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

Protests have been held in London and around the world in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who have been detained in Egypt since December.
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Hodgson prepared to omit big names

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:50

Roy Hodgson admits it will be hard to select his World Cup squad but he is prepared to omit experienced players.
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Hewitt 'sorry' over paedophile group

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:27

Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt apologises for having "got it wrong" in the 1970s over a civil liberties group's links to a pro-paedophile group.
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England call-up unbelievable - Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw

Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw describes his England call-up against Denmark as "unbelievable".
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Standard Life quit plan sparks row

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 22:44

Standard Life's announcement that it may move operations outside Scotland in the event of independence sparks a political row.
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VIDEO: 'Queen of Europe' Merkel visits UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.
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Follow Root's example, says Broad

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:53

Stuart Broad calls on his England players to follow Joe Root's example in the limited-overs series against West Indies.
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Thousands in Sir Tom Finney tribute

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:29

Thousands of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney at Preston Minster.
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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

A British man is charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users - adding to previous charges.
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Robinson welcomes suspects inquiry

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:14

First Minister Peter Robinson welcomes the inquiry set up by Prime Minister David Cameron to look into NI's secret letters row.
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Merkel: EU reform no 'piece of cake'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can work with the UK to reform the EU but it will not be "a piece of cake".
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England call for Southampton's Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 16:36
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw, Southampton

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, receives his first call-up to the England squad, for the friendly against Denmark.
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UK spies 'intercepted webcam images'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:27

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.
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RBS shares tumble after £8.2bn loss

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:01

The Royal Bank of Scotland, part-owned by the UK government, has posted a loss for the sixth successive year, causing its share price to fall.
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Big increase in net migration to UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 14:44

Net UK migration rose by 58,000 to 212,000 in the year to September 2013 - dealing a blow to Tory hopes of cutting it to 100,000 by next year.
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Three-person baby details announced

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:03

How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.
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Injured Jagielka out of England game

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out of England's friendly against Denmark because of injury.
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Murray reaches Mexican Open quarters

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Portugal Portugal
related places: Acapulco

Britain's Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
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Merkel wary over EU ties on UK trip

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:06
related places: London

Merkel heads to London amid uncertainty over EU ties
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Robinson quit threat over bomb case

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:57

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson threatens to resign unless there is a judicial inquiry into secret letters given to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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Injured Robson out of Indian Wells

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:24
related countries: India India

British number one Laura Robson rules herself out of the BNP Paribas Open as she recovers from a wrist injury.
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'Hungry' Trott set for April return

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:52

Jonathan Trott will make his comeback for Warwickshire at the start of April and is determined to regain his England place.
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Business investment helps UK growth

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 12:04

Official figures confirm that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013, helped by rising business investment.
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UK plans tougher non-EU bank rules

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:12

The Bank of England is proposing tougher rules for non-EU banks to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and to protect savers.
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German spy paranoia's Irish invasion

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland
related places: How

How panic spread across the UK and Ireland in 1914
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Police union 'appalled' at IRA deal

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 9:24

The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland says he is appalled at the government's "grubby secret deal" over IRA "on the run" cases.
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Ukraine leader warns of separatism

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Ukraine's interim president warns of "dangerous signs" of separatism, as parliament votes to try ousted President Yanukovych at the ICC.
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'Biggest challenge' for oil industry

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 16:47

Britain's oil and gas industry warns that it faces its biggest challenge in 50 years due to low levels of exploration.
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Picamoles dropped for mocking referee

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:47
related countries: France France

Louis Picamoles is dropped from France's squad for next week's match against Scotland for mocking a referee.
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Auction plan for some UK visas

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 12:39

The right to settle in Britain should be auctioned off to wealthy foreign investors, government advisers say.
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What the world thinks of British TV

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 9:00

What the world thinks of British television
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VIDEO: Has defence budget been cut too far?

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 1:01

Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt asks whether Britain's defence budget has been cut too far.
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Hodgson may use penalty psychologist

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:02

England manager Roy Hodgson will consider using a psychologist at the World Cup in Brazil to help players prepare for penalties.
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Rival North Sea oil visions set out

Monday, February 24th 2014, 20:16

The Scottish and UK governments set out competing visions for the future of North Sea oil and gas.
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Royal Court hit to re-open Apollo

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:39
related places: West End

The National Theatre of Scotland's hit play Let the Right One In is transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, which has been shut since its ceiling collapsed in December.
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UK oil and gas sector revamp agreed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:23

Recommendations from retired businessman Sir Ian Wood's final report on ways of maximising the UK's remaining offshore oil and gas resources are set to be fast-tracked.
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Wolff to drive in F1 race practices

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:01

Britain's Susie Wolff will drive in two grand prix practice sessions in an expanded role at Williams in 2014.
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VIDEO: The Holocaust survivor and her music

Monday, February 24th 2014, 7:16
related places: London

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110.
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Oldest Holocaust survivor dies

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 21:52
related places: London

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies in London at the age of 110.
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Russia on top as 2014 Games end

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 19:01

Hosts Russia finish top of the medal table and Britain equal their best performance as Sochi 2014 comes to an end.
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Many dangers in Ukraine, warns Hague

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
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Final memorial for Komla Dumor

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Three days of funeral ceremonies for the BBC presenter Komla Dumor conclude in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
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Cameron and Salmond focus on energy

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 14:07

The UK and Scottish cabinets will hold separate meetings in the Aberdeen area on Monday as they address the future of the North Sea oil industry.
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Scotland given tough Euro 2016 task

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 13:31

Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2016, while England face Switzerland.
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Budget 'must focus on youth jobless'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 11:15

Chancellor George Osborne must include measures in the March Budget to address youth unemployment and training, the British Chambers of Commerce says.
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Rooney 'not bothered' by abuse

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 21:17

Manchester United boss David Moyes says the fans giving the England striker abuse will be cheering him at the World Cup.
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PCS 'neutral' in independence debate

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 16:35

Members of one of Scotland's biggest unions vote against taking any side in the independence campaign.
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Italy 20-21 Scotland

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 15:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Duncan Weir's brilliant last-minute drop-goal gives Scotland the narrowest of victories against Italy in Rome.
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Vincent Nichols becomes a cardinal

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is created a cardinal at a ceremony in Rome.
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NHS trusts with deficits rise to 39

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 8:31

A study of NHS foundation trusts in England finds the number of those in financial trouble has nearly doubled in a year from 21 to 39.
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Carry On star granted blue plaque

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 5:12
related places: London

Comic and Carry On star Kenneth Williams is honoured with a blue plaque in central London on what would have been his 88th birthday.
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Shooting on London's Waterloo Bridge

Friday, February 21st 2014, 23:07
related places: London

Three men have been arrested after a drive-by shooting, which forced the closure of London's Waterloo Bridge.
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Police probe into patient deaths

Friday, February 21st 2014, 19:05

A police investigation is launched into the deaths of a number of patients who were under the care of a consultant surgeon.
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O'Driscoll is a rugby icon - Rowntree

Friday, February 21st 2014, 14:39
related places: Twickenham

Brian O'Driscoll is an "icon", says England's Graham Rowntree ahead of the centre's final international at Twickenham.
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Airports to get anti-slavery teams

Friday, February 21st 2014, 14:07

Specialist anti-slavery teams are to be based at UK airports to help spot victims of human trafficking, the government has announced.
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No charges for Alps arrest man

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:09
related countries: France France

No charges will be brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps, French prosecutors say.
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Public finances show £4.7bn surplus

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:06

January's public finances showed a surplus of £4.7bn, according to official figures, less than the surplus recorded a year ago.
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Longer Anchorman 2 to hit cinemas

Friday, February 21st 2014, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

A new longer cut of Will Ferrell's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is to be released in US and UK cinemas for a single week.
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UK retail sales fall 1.5% in January

Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:57

Retail sales in the UK fell by 1.5% in January from the month before, official figures show.
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Disaster forced changes - Broad

Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:43

Stuart Broad says a "disaster" of a winter forced the changes that resulted in Kevin Pietersen's England departure.
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Flood damage 'was preventable'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:30

Damage during the recent floods could have been prevented if the correct water management techniques had been used, says a group of experts.
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VIDEO: Bowie singing tribute on Scotland vote

Friday, February 21st 2014, 0:54

David Bowie used the Brit Awards to channel a message to the people of Scotland, via Kate Moss, imploring them not to leave the UK.
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Britain target best Winter Games haul

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 19:40

Britain chase a record-breaking medal haul on Friday with Britain's male curlers and short track skaters going for gold.
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Sikh groups demand Amritsar inquiry

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:25
related countries: India India
related places: Amritsar

Sikh campaigners demand a full inquiry into UK involvement in a deadly 1984 attack on a Sikh temple in India.
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Winter wettest on record - Met Office

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 17:47

The UK has had wettest winter on record - 486.8mm of rain - beating previous 1995 record, Met Office says.
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'Unreliable' Ecclestone wins F1 case

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 17:22
related places: London

A judge rejects an £85m (103m euros) damages claim against Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone but finds he did pay a bribe over a sale of F1 shares.
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Bowie wins best male at the Brits

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 13:35
related places: London

Veteran star David Bowie is named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, but the live TV show scores its lowest viewing figures since at least 1999.
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Wilson starts, with Ford on bench

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 11:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Ford

David Wilson will start at tight-head for England, with the uncapped George Ford on the bench for Saturday's match against Ireland.
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Britain's women win curling bronze

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Britain's women win curling bronze to ensure Team GB will equal their best medal haul at a Winter Olympics.
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'Rise' in children on adult wards

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 8:57

An increasing number of young people with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it emerges.
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British Gas reports dip in profits

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 8:30

British Gas's residential business saw a small drop in profits last year, down 6% to £571m, parent company Centrica says.
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Recovery not secure, Osborne warns

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 0:42
related places: Osborne

The UK's economic recovery is "not yet secure", Chancellor George Osborne is warning in the run-up to next month's Budget.
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Army starts flood defence inspection

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:38

The military has begun inspecting damage to flood defences, the general leading military efforts to deal with the UK's flooding crisis says.
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Four win review of Italy deportation

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Four asylum seekers challenging deportation to Italy in line with EU rules have been backed by the UK Supreme Court.
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Scots to 'chuck everything at Italy'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Captain Greig Laidlaw knows Italy will be tough but thinks a win in Rome can revive Scotland's Six Nations fortunes.
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VIDEO: 'China's Spielberg' in UK film season

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 20:42
related countries: China China

The BBC's Nick Higham speaks exclusively to Feng Xiaogang, a Chinese film director who is determined to fight censorship and show the real lives of people in present-day China.
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Briton gets life for Congo killing

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 19:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Norway Norway
related places: A

A court in DR Congo imposes a life sentence on a joint UK-Norwegian national for killing a fellow convict in jail.
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GB curling men reach Olympic final

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Britain's men's curling team beat Sweden with the last stone of their semi-final and will compete for gold on Friday.
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VIDEO: Second man held over Alps murders

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 14:52
related countries: France France

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 say a second man is in custody.
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Banks poems published posthumously

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:43

Scottish author Iain Banks' first collection of poems will be published in February 2015, a year and a half on from his death last June.
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UK unemployment falls by 125,000

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:58

UK unemployment drops by 125,000 to 2.34 million, with the rate now at 7.2%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Income limit for EU migrant benefits

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:55

EU migrants coming to the UK will have to show they are earning at least £149 a week before they can access a range of benefits.
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Fletcher named in Scotland squad

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:23
related countries: Poland Poland

Darren Fletcher is named in the Scotland squad for next month's friendly against Poland after recovering from illness.
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Scotland given power to issue bonds

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:04

The Scottish government will be given power to issue its own investment bonds from 2014, UK ministers announce.
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VIDEO: Prince Charles in Saudi sword dance

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 9:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Prince of Wales wears traditional robes and carries a sword as he takes part in a festival of culture ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
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Charles joins in Saudi sword dance

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Prince of Wales wore traditional robes and carried a sword as he took part in a ceremony celebrating cultural life in Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Man arrested in Alps murder hunt

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:34
related countries: France France

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 have arrested a 48-year-old man.
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VIDEO: What causes sinkholes?

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:07

As geologists warn that the prolonged flooding and wet weather will lead to more sinkholes in the UK, David Shukman looks at how and why sinkholes form.
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Ford in line to make England debut

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 19:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Bath

Bath's 20-year-old fly-half George Ford is in line for his England debut in Saturday's Six Nations match with Ireland.
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Giant NHS database rollout delayed

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 19:01

The start of a new NHS data-sharing scheme in England involving medical records is being delayed by six months.
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Man arrested in Alps murder probe

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 17:20
related countries: France France

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 arrest a man three months after an identikit image of a motorcyclist seen near the scene is published.
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UK inflation fell to 1.9% last month

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:44

The UK's inflation rate falls to 1.9% in January, the first time in more than four years that it has gone below the Bank of England's 2% target.
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