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Oil rig protests continue 'for sure'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia

A British Greenpeace activist who spent two months in jail in Russia says the organisation will "for sure" continue to stage oil rig protests.
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McVie 'would rejoin Fleetwood Mac'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:46

British singer-songwriter Christine McVie says she would be interested in rejoining Fleetwood Mac, after teaming up with the band for a one-off show at the O2.
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VIDEO: On board Typhoon Haiyan aid plane

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has told the BBC that the UK has been at the "forefront" of the aid response to help the people of the Philippines recover from the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
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PM 'right' on Brussels benefits row

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron has "struck exactly the right note on migration", Michael Gove says, as reports suggest the UK is "preparing for a showdown" with the EU over benefits.
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Millions tune in for Doctor Who 50th

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:04

A UK audience of 10.2 million people watched the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, overnight viewing figures suggest.
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Possible date set for Scots independence

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 11:57

Scotland could be independent on 24 March, 2016, if voters back leaving the UK in the independence referendum, the Deputy First Minister announces.
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Local policing 'must be saved'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:18

Neighbourhood policing is under threat in England and Wales as police "retreat to a discredited reactive approach", a report is to say.
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England suffer crushing defeat

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Australia Australia

England collapse again as Australia secure a crushing 381-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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'Slavery' women met 'in collective'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 17:24
related countries: India India, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: London

Two of three women who were allegedly held as slaves in London for at least 30 years met a man who has been arrested via a collective, police say.
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Homes to be demolished due to cracks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:59
related places: London

A block of terraced housing in London is to be pulled down after a member of the public noticed cracks overnight.
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New Zealand 20-18 England

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wembley

Shaun Johnson's last-minute try and conversion put defending champions New Zealand into the Rugby League World Cup final.
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VIDEO: Rickshaw record bid hiccup in Peru

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 12:48
related countries: Peru Peru

Two British teachers had to drag their motorised rickshaw through Peru, after it broke down during a world record attempt.
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'Slavery' case 'tip of the iceberg'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 11:50
related places: London

The case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years at a house in south London is just the "tip of a rather large iceberg", an MP says.
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Warner criticises 'poor and weak' Trott

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 10:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's David Warner says England have "scared eyes" after they finished day three of the first Test 537 runs behind.
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Delayed hospital discharges examined

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:03

NHS figures have highlighted the growing impact of delays in discharging patients in England once they are fit to leave hospital.
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Inquiry into 'events at Co-op Bank'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 22:59

An independent inquiry will look into "events at the Co-op Bank" dating back to 2008, as its former chairman is bailed as part of a drugs investigation.
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Wales 17-7 Tonga

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 21:42
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Cardiff

Owen Williams and Ashley Beck score memorable tries as Wales see off hard-working Tonga in an often dour game in Cardiff.
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British Greenpeace activists freed

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 19:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists are freed after being detained by Russia authorities for two months.
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'Disturbing picture' in slavery case

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:22
related places: London

Detectives investigating the case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in south London uncover a "complicated and disturbing picture of emotional control".
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Former Co-op Bank boss Flowers held

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:51

Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with a "drugs supply investigation", the BBC understands.
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City intern died from epilepsy

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:25
related places: London

An intern working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London died from epilepsy, which could have been triggered by "working so hard", an inquest hears.
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Carrick extends Man Utd contract

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:13

Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick extends his contract at Old Trafford until June 2015.
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'Slaves' held in horrific conditions

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:07
related places: London

Three women rescued from a London house after allegedly being held as slaves for 30 years were kept in "horrific conditions", a charity says, as two suspects are bailed.
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England collapse in dramatic fashion

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:43

England collapse from 82-2 to 136 all out and face a massive task to avoid defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.
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Prada store robbed in smash and grab

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:29
related places: London

Four men on mopeds rob a Prada store in central London, stealing a number of handbags.
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MPs question UK relations in Gulf

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 3:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The government can no longer ignore claims of hypocrisy over its relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, a report by a group of MPs say.
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Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 1:04
related places: London

Three women are "rescued" from a house in south London as police investigate claims they were held as slaves for 30 years, with one thought to have been in captivity her whole life.
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Heineken Cup backed by five unions

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:44
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

The Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions insist the Heineken Cup will go ahead next season despite breakaway plans.
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VIDEO: UK nurse in Dallas hospital when JFK shot

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:40
related places: Dallas

The BBC spoke to people about their memories of the day when President John F Kennedy was assassinated
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NI soldiers 'must be prosecuted'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 18:05

Anyone actively involved in shooting unarmed civilians during the Troubles must be prosecuted, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister says.
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Nigeria president taken ill in UK

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 17:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is taken ill and receives medical treatment during a visit to London, but an aide says his condition is not serious.
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Serco UK and Europe boss steps down

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:37

The head of Serco's UK and Europe business steps down as the security firm attempts to "refresh" its relationship with the government following overcharging allegations.
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Job losses under 24-hour Tube plan

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:25

London Underground will run a 24-hour service at weekends, but all ticket offices will shut by 2015 as unions threaten strikes.
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Pythons reunite for London show

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 14:53
related places: London

The surviving members of comedy group Monty Python are to reunite for a live one-off show, featuring their "greatest hits".
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Public finances improve in October

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:03

The UK's public finances improved in October, as a recovering economy and housing market boosted tax revenues, according to official figures.
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Army unit 'killed unarmed civilians'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:50

An undercover British army unit operating in Belfast during the Troubles killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One's Panorama.
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Broad unmoved by Aussie fans' boos

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

England paceman Stuart Broad is able to laugh off the boos from Australian fans as he takes 5-65 on the first day of the Ashes.
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Inspired Broad puts England in charge

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 7:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Broad takes five wickets to give England the upper hand as Australia struggle to 273-8 on day one of the Ashes.
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Many smugglers 'going unpunished'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 3:32

Thousands of smugglers are going unpunished because of a breakdown in communication between UK Border Force and HMRC officials, a report says.
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UK 'let NSA store email addresses'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

The UK allowed the US's National Security Agency to keep mobile phone numbers and email addresses of ordinary Britons from 2007, reports say.
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UK fighter 'doing his duty' in Syria

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:45
related countries: Syria Syria

A British man tells the BBC he is fighting in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaeda because it is his duty and Muslims are "being slaughtered".
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Edwards remark 'insult' say Tonga

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Tonga's Nili Latu accuses Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards of insulting his team for saying they need referee protection.
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Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Frenchman

A clinically obese Frenchman refused a flight from the US is also barred from a Eurostar train in London and will now be taken back home by ferry.
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UK 'reviewing' Gibraltar options

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain is reviewing its navy options in Gibraltar following an illegal incursion into its territorial waters, a Foreign Office minister says.
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Nobel Prize winner Sanger dies at 95

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:37

Frederick Sanger, the British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize, has died at the age of 95.
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No plans for Troubles amnesty - PM

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:32

The prime minister says the government has no plans for an amnesty for those who involved in violence during Northern Ireland's Troubles.
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Murray back on court after surgery

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:31

British Wimbledon champion Andy Murray practises on court for the first time since undergoing back surgery in September.
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UK's typhoon appeal raises £50m

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An appeal by UK charities to help victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines typhoon raises £50m in eight days.
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'Best ever' Pietersen set for Ashes defence

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:01

England are set to defend the Ashes against Australia in Brisbane, as Kevin Pietersen is hailed as England's best ever player.
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Bank says UK in sustained recovery

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:25

The UK economy is in a sustained recovery and does not face major inflation risks, according to the Bank of England's latest minutes.
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Hull to be UK City of Culture 2017

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:01
related places: Leicester

Hull is named the UK's next City of Culture, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay to the right to hold the title in 2017.
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No need for England panic - Hodgson

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:56
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson is refusing to panic despite his side ending 2013 with back-to-back Wembley defeats.
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England 0-1 Germany

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Germany Germany

England suffer their second friendly defeat at Wembley in five days as Per Mertesacker gives Germany victory.
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Banned Kuridrani out of Scots Test

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Tevita Kuridrani will miss Australia's autumn Tests against Scotland and Wales after being banned until mid-February.
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UK summons Spanish ambassador

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

UK Foreign Office officials meet the Spanish ambassador to raise "serious concerns" about a Spanish ship off Gibraltar.
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Be open on staffing levels, NHS told

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:26

Hospitals in England will be made to publish monthly details of whether they have enough nurses working on their wards, from next April.
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Amos in Wales team to face Tonga

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Tonga Tonga

Teenage winger Hallam Amos will make his Wales debut against Tonga in a team showing 11 changes to the side that beat Argentina.
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G4S offers to pay £24m over tagging

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:54

Security firm G4S offers to pay back £24m to the UK government after admitting it overcharged for the electronic tagging of offenders.
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Last UK Guantanamo inmate speaks out

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 10:25

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, is broadcast speaking from his prison cell for the first time.
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Independence to 'transform' economy

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 8:20

Scottish ministers launch a paper on the economic opportunities of independence, with a cut in corporation tax expected to be among options.
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England are better than 2010 - Gerrard

Monday, November 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Steven Gerrard says England are ready to show Germany on Tuesday how much they have improved since they last met in 2010.
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James in talks over Beckham MLS side

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:19

NBA superstar LeBron James says he is in talks with David Beckham about investing in the former England captain's MLS team.
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VIDEO: UK medics saving lives in Philippines

Monday, November 18th 2013, 19:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Medics from around the world, including Britain, are treating survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in make-shift operating theatres.
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Strachan demands more hard work

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:49
related countries: Norway Norway

Manager Gordon Strachan stresses the importance of collective hard graft ahead of Scotland's friendly in Norway.
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MacShane admits guilt on MP expenses

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:59
related places: London

Ex-Labour minister and MP Denis MacShane pleads guilty to false accounting over claims for £12,900 of parliamentary expenses.
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Uganda gay sex case Briton in court

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A retired British man appears in court in Uganda accused of possessing a gay sex video.
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UK woman killed in Russia jet crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kazan'

A British woman who was among 50 people killed when a Boeing jet crashed near the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday is named as 53-year-old Donna Bull.
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Tycoon Sykes to back UKIP Euro poll

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:46

Paul Sykes, one of the UK's wealthiest men, pledges "whatever it takes" to ensure UKIP triumphs in the 2014 European elections.
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'Transformed' Tate Britain unveiled

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:34

Tate Britain is unveiling the results of a £45 million renovation this week that has transformed the oldest parts of the Grade II London building transformed.
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FTSE 100 directors see pay rise 14%

Monday, November 18th 2013, 11:05

Directors' pay at the UK's top businesses rises 14% in a year thanks to a huge jump in share-based incentives, says a pay research company.
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Standard award for 'Queen' Mirren

Monday, November 18th 2013, 10:41

Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren wins another award for her portrayal of the Queen, this time at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Lloyds sells fund unit in £660m deal

Monday, November 18th 2013, 9:08

Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management has bought rival Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) from Lloyds Banking Group in a £660m deal.
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Stadium 'not being used to the full'

Monday, November 18th 2013, 0:03

The Olympic Stadium is not being used to the full, according to a group of Lords who also questioned the legacy of London 2012.
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Author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:40

British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing, whose best-known works include The Golden Notebook, dies in London aged 94.
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UK state visit for Irish president

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

President Michael D Higgins is to become the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to the UK.
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Haye advised to retire after surgery

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 19:59

Britain's former world heavyweight champion David Haye receives a "crushing blow" after it is recommended that he retires.
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Scotland 0-28 South Africa

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 16:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An off-colour Scotland fail to score as efficient South Africa power to an impressive victory at Murrayfield.
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Inquiry into union 'intimidation'

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 11:55
related places: Grangemouth

David Cameron launches an inquiry into "intimidatory" trade union tactics after the dispute that almost led to the closure of Scotland's Grangemouth oil refinery.
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Hague urges Sri Lanka-led inquiry

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes it is possible for the Sri Lankan government to establish a war crimes inquiry before March 2014.
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Art theft second to drug crime in UK

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 0:50

Organised criminal gangs are increasingly aiming to rob valuable works of art and antiques in the UK, according to senior police officers.
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Sri Lanka leader warns of hypocrisy

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president reacts defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged rights abuses, saying those who live in "glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
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England 34-6 France

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 21:42

England set up a World Cup semi-final against holders New Zealand after sweeping aside the challenge of France.
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Lancaster sees positives in defeat

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 21:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Lancaster says England are "desperately disappointed" to lose to New Zealand but insists his side are right on track
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Britons 'unaccounted for' in typhoon

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:08
related countries: Philippines Philippines

"A number" of British nationals remain unaccounted for after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, the UK foreign secretary says.
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England 22-30 New Zealand

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

World champions New Zealand avenge last year's defeat by England as they recover to beat the hosts in a superb match.
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UK commits extra £30m in typhoon aid

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:16
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The British government will give an extra £30m in emergency aid - a total of £50m - following the devastating Philippines typhoon, David Cameron announces.
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Seven held over body-in-well find

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:47
related places: London

Seven people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a body is found in a well in south London.
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Wales v Finland

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 14:42
related countries: Finland Finland

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's international friendly between Wales and Finland.
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Good lesson for England - Hodgson

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 12:18
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson admits his experimental line-up was well beaten by Chile in Friday's Wembley friendly.
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England win final Ashes warm-up match

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 6:34

England win their final Ashes warm-up match against an Australian Invitational XI in Sydney by seven wickets.
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England 0-2 Chile

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:32
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Wembley

Alexis Sanchez scores twice as Chile end England's 10-game unbeaten run with a friendly win at Wembley.
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New Zealand 40-4 Scotland

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Leeds

Holders New Zealand ease into the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable victory over Scotland in Leeds.
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Turkey 1-0 Northern Ireland

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Adana

A goal by Mevlut Erdinc in first-half injury-time gives Turkey a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their friendly game in Adana.
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Farrell tips England for greatness

Friday, November 15th 2013, 18:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Backs coach Andy Farrell says England are a "champion team in the making" ahead of Saturday's match against New Zealand.
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Live big cats seized at UK border

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:42

Eight live big cats, hippo teeth and walrus horns were all seized by UK border officials in a record year for endangered animal items.
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Wales job 'biggest' for Coleman

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:22

Manager Chris Coleman says that the "honour" of managing Wales helped him to decide to sign a two-year contract extension.
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GPs 'to go extra mile' for frailest

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:54

The million most frail patients in England are to be identified and given a named GP to co-ordinate their care.
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Summer launch for London domain name

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:01
related places: London

The UK's capital is to get its own domain name, .london, in the summer of 2014.
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Daily Show's Oliver lands HBO show

Friday, November 15th 2013, 10:53

British comedian John Oliver quits The Daily Show to front his own weekly talk show on cable channel HBO.
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Root impresses as England take control

Friday, November 15th 2013, 8:03

Joe Root hits a classy 75 as England take control on the third day of their final Ashes warm-up match in Sydney.
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