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Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.
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Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:10

Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
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Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

Friday, March 6th 2015, 3:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.
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End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

Friday, March 6th 2015, 0:28

The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say.
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Friday's gossip column

Friday, March 6th 2015, 0:15
related places: Chelsea, Liverpool

Hodgson wants extended stay as England boss, Matic offered new Chelsea deal, Arsenal and Liverpool chase Morata, plus more.
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Film-maker defends India rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 19:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
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Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Biggar, Cardiff

Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.
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India threatens BBC over rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:24
related countries: India India

India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
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Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:04

Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 12:00

UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.
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Fraud office probes Bank auctions

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:44

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.
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Terror arrest release 'risked lives'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 7:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manchester, Atlantic

A man convicted in the USA of a trans-Atlantic terror plot including an attack in Manchester was wrongly released in the UK, a former detective says.
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VIDEO: Surveillance footage of Abid Naseer

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
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Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 21:27

Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
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Oligarch given North Sea deadline

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
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UK bomb plot suspect found guilty

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
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Farage: Get migration back to normal

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 15:58

Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's plan to cut work-related immigration to the UK but rules out setting a target, as David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the issue.
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Club lifts 128-year ban on females

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 15:22

A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.
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Pietersen England return 'untenable'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 14:18

Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team would be "untenable", says former one-day captain Adam Hollioake.
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VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
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Explicit art shown through peephole

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 12:20
related places: London

A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Syria Syria

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Court backs UK in euro trading case

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:55

The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
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Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:50

UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
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Broad admits to injury 'nightmares'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 6:59

England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.
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UK government sells Eurostar stake

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 0:07
related countries: Canada Canada

The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
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England's Broad rejects 'fear' claim

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 20:04

Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup.
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Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 18:55

Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.
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'Slim' chance of Pietersen comeback

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 18:49

Kevin Pietersen has little chance of making an England comeback, says former team-mate Matthew Hoggard.
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Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:10

Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.
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Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 14:06

Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.
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Terry to be offered new Chelsea deal

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:36
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho "guarantees" former England captain John Terry will still be a Blues player next season.
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Prince promotes UK and Paddington

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:01
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge promotes British business and meets Paddington bear, as his tour of China continues.
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Ex-Spurs midfielder Mackay dies

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 11:51
related places: Derby

Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay dies, aged 80.
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VIDEO: Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 8:23

An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.
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Tinder to charge over-28s more

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 21:28

Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.
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England footballer in sex arrest

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 20:53
related places: Sunderland

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is arrested and bailed on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
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UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 17:09

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
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Prince William meets China president

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:51
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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New 'Chelsea fans' racism claim

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:21
related places: Chelsea, London, Manchester

Police launch an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from a group of Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester.
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Terry rules out England return

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:03
related places: Chelsea, Wembley

Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.
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UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
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Pietersen to work on England return

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 9:38

Kevin Pietersen says he will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' encouraging words.
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Director general warns of BBC decay

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 8:59

A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall will warn in a speech.
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VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:57

The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
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VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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Drug drivers targeted by new rules

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 4:28

New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
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Excessive salaries 'damage' UK firms

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:02

Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.
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Oligarch faces North Sea deal block

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 23:54
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
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VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:44
related countries: Syria Syria

CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
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Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:26

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
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Sturgeon calls for wind power boost

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 17:58

UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.
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Ireland 19-9 England

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 16:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.
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Graves leaves door open on Pietersen

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 14:15

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves leaves the door open for an England return for Kevin Pietersen.
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Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 12:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.
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Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:28

Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.
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CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
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Morgan blames bowlers after defeat

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 8:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Eoin Morgan criticises his bowlers after the nine-wicket humbling by Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
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A Welsh enclave in America

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 1:20

How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales
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Scotland 19-22 Italy

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:16

Italy claim their first Six Nations win of this season's championship by beating Scotland at Murrayfield.
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First-time buyers get 20% discount

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 12:46

First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
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England women win NZ ODI series

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 8:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.
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UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 6:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
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Nepalese officer 'ordered torture'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 20:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Nepalese army officer ordered the torture of two suspected rebels during the country's civil war, a British court hears.
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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Friday, February 27th 2015, 17:06

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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BA owner reports soaring profits

Friday, February 27th 2015, 13:27

International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
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Widow wants 'Jihadi John' alive

Friday, February 27th 2015, 10:49
related places: London

The widow of a man killed by "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant identified on Thursday as a man from London, says she wants him caught alive.
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England starts for Nowell and Goode

Friday, February 27th 2015, 10:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Nowell and Alex Goode are named in England's starting XV to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
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Six acquitted over UK tourist deaths

Friday, February 27th 2015, 8:04
related countries: India India

Six people accused of burning to death three British tourists in 2002 riots in the India state of Gujarat are acquitted.
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Cook could quit Britain for Moldova

Friday, February 27th 2015, 7:28
related countries: Moldova Moldova

British world number one taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook wants to represent Moldova at Rio Olympics.
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'Jihadi John' named as London man

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 21:28
related places: London

The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in videos of the beheadings of hostages, is named as Mohammed Emwazi from London.
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Algeria hostage deaths 'unlawful'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Seven British men who died in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis were "unlawfully killed", the judge in an inquest into their deaths says.
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Canadian court keeps oath to Queen

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 20:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy.
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Charity boss jailed for Kenya abuse

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK charity boss who abused Kenyan street children he lured to his home is jailed for more than 17 years.
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Kenyan boys recall sex abuse in Gilgil

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Gilgil

Kenyan street kids recall abuse by British charity worker
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UK net migration rises to 298,000

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 16:43

The Conservatives blame EU rules and the Lib Dems for a fresh surge in net migration to levels three times higher than their 100,000 a year goal.
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Scotland 'must get over defeat'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Scotland will need time to get over the disappointment of their World Cup defeat by Afghanistan, says captain Preston Mommsen.
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RBS reports £3.5bn loss for 2014

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 12:09

UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.
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Lohan to do more community service

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US judge tells actress Lindsay Lohan that community service she did in London last year did not count - and she must do 125 hours more.
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Madonna falls off stage at Brits

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:29

US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.
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Standard Chartered in changes at top

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:29

UK bank Standard Chartered announces that its chief executive, Peter Sands, will be replaced by ex-JPMorgan banker Bill Winters.
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VIDEO: Algerian hostage siege report due

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 9:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria

An inquest will report into the deaths of seven British men during a deadly hostage crisis at the remote Algerian gas plant of In-Amenas
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Italy make six changes for Scotland

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:46
related countries: Italy Italy

Centre Enrico Bacchin and winger Michele Visentin will make their Italy debuts among six changes to face Scotland.
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Afghanistan shock Scotland in thriller

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 6:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan claim their first World Cup victory with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland with three balls to spare.
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England women level NZ ODI series

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 4:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Lincoln

England women beat New Zealand by nine wickets in Lincoln to level the one-day series with one match to go.
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US terror trial sees Bin Laden files

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 0:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: New York

Documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound are presented at the New York trial of a Pakistani man accused of bomb plots in the US and UK.
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RBS boss to hand back £1m allowance

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 23:34

The chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which is largely owned by the UK government, is to forgo a shares allowance worth £1m.
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VIDEO: Smuggler: 'The girls are now in Syria'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 23:19
related countries: Syria Syria

A people smuggler tells the BBC he spoke to the person who smuggled three UK schoolgirls into Syria.
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Stars descend on London for Brits

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:06
related places: London

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift will share the spotlight at this year's Brit Awards, with Kanye West confirmed as a last-minute addition to the bill.
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HSBC bosses 'sorry' for tax dealings

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:01
related countries: Panama Panama, Switzerland Switzerland

The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
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Brown out after concussion setback

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England's Mike Brown is out of Sunday's Six Nations match in Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion.
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RBS suspends two more employees

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:37

Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.
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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
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Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 8:14

More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.
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Muslims 'oppose cartoons reprisals'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 6:02

A large majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a BBC poll suggests.
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UK approves three-person babies

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 20:36

The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
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Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
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UK to help train Ukrainian army

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Qatar 2022 'best thing for England'

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 17:13
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Staging the Qatar 2022 in winter is "the best thing that's ever happened to England", says Phil Neville.
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Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 12:36

The UK offshore oil and gas industry saw its worst performance for four decades last year, according to a survey by Oil & Gas UK.
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