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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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Boost UK productivity, says OECD

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:30

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says further progress in UK living standards depends on higher productivity.
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North one of four Wales changes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: France France

Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
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VIDEO: Syria girls' London school reopens

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Bethnal Green Academy in east London, which the three missing schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State used to attend, has reopened after half term.
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Sierra Leone orphanage quarantined

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 18:06
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

An orphanage run by a UK charity in Sierra Leone is quarantined after one of its local staff is diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.
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MPs Rifkind and Straw suspended

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 16:44

Former ministers Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind are suspended from their parliamentary parties after being secretly filmed apparently offering their services to a private company for cash.
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Servicemen 'killed by friendly fire'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 16:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Denmark Denmark

Two UK servicemen were killed in Afghanistan when they were hit by an anti-tank missile attack ordered by a Danish commander, an inquest hears.
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Fans' anti-Semitic chanting probed

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 13:15
related places: West Ham

Video footage emerges of a group of men, thought to be West Ham fans, chanting anti-Semitic abuse on a train in north London.
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UK Ebola medics under investigation

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:06

Five UK Ebola nurses and doctors are under investigation by regulators, Public Health England says.
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Syria girl used sister's passport

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

One of the three schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants flew to Turkey on her older sister's passport, it has been confirmed.
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England must 'stay together' - Moeen

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 8:24

England must ignore the negativity and stick together after their win against Scotland, says Moeen Ali.
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Some Church jobs below living wage

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 7:46

The Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage - despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount - the Sun newspaper reveals.
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'New brand' needed to boost exports

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 7:22

Scotland needs a new brand to sell its skills and modern industries to the world, according to a new report.
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Birdman, Redmayne, Moore lead Oscars

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 6:20

British actor Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at this year's Oscars, while Julianne Moore is named best actress and Birdman best picture.
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Moeen-inspired England beat Scotland

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 5:34

England claim their first win of the 2015 World Cup as a record opening stand helps them to a 119-run victory over Scotland.
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Deaths in detention 'avoidable'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 2:45

The deaths of hundreds of people with mental health conditions who were held in detention could have been avoided, an inquiry in England and Wales finds.
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Syria families 'cannot stop crying'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 20:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Relatives of three missing London girls say there were no signs the teenagers were planning to go to Syria, in emotional interviews appealing for their return.
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Trott takes omnium silver at Worlds

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 14:00

Laura Trott takes silver in the omnium as Britain look set to finish without a gold at the Track World Championships.
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Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join militants in Syria say security services "failed" to stop them leaving.
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HSBC 'open to criminal charges'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

HSBC left itself open to criminal charges in the UK over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal, says former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald.
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Warehouse fire treated as arson

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 10:14
related places: London

A fire which destroyed a storage warehouse in south-east London is being treated as arson, police say
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Ex-UKIP councillor has 'no regrets'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 10:06

A Kent councillor, expelled from UKIP over what its leader has described as "deeply racist comments", says she does not regret what she said.
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Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 0:11

Why the UK's homeless are turning to Sikhs for food
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VIDEO: Families appeal to 'Syria bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Two families of two of the three London schoolgirls believed to be on their way to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, have issued direct appeals to them to return home.
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Come home, families urge Syria girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Relatives of three London girls believed to be heading to Syria appeal to them to return, as the family of a Glaswegian woman express their horror at reports she may have recruited them.
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GB hopes of GB gold rest with Trott

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:48

Olympic champion Laura Trott maintains hopes of a first British gold at the Track World Championships in the omnium.
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US to consider Russia sanctions

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says new "serious sanctions" are being considered against Russia over its "craven" behaviour in Ukraine.
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Chelsea fans in London racism probe

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 17:25
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, London, Paris

Police are investigating a second allegation of racism involving Chelsea fans, after reports that men returning from Paris chanted racist slogans at London's St Pancras station.
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Farah breaks two-mile world record

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 16:37
related places: Birmingham

Britain's Mo Farah breaks the two-mile indoor world record with a time of eight minutes 3.40 seconds in Birmingham.
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PM concern for 'Syria-bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 13:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

David Cameron calls the disappearance of three London schoolgirls feared to be travelling to join Islamic State extremists in Syria as "deeply concerning".
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Oscar hopeful gets time off Bond

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 11:03

British Oscar hopeful Anna Pinnock has been given time off from working on the new James Bond film Spectre to attend Sunday's Academy Awards.
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VIDEO: School attack survivor 'played dead'

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Ahmad Nawaz, Peshawar, Taliban

The family of Ahmad Nawaz, a Pakistani teenager injured in a Taliban attack on his Peshawar school, talk to the BBC as he prepares for major surgery in UK.
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'Dementia friends' reach one million

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:58

One million people have signed up to learn about dementia, the Alzheimer's Society says, as ministers announce a further £300m to fund research.
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Storage warehouse destroyed in blaze

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:00
related places: London

A storage warehouse in south-east London is destroyed in a large fire overnight.
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VIDEO: UK schoolgirls 'on way to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

Three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey, police say.
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Three UK girls 'heading to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
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Williams joins Higgins in semis

Friday, February 20th 2015, 17:04

Wales' Mark Williams beats Marco Fu and John Higgins overcomes Stephen Maguire to reach the Welsh Open semi-finals.
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VIDEO: Judge backs mafia man's extradition

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A former member of the mafia who lived in London for more than 20 years must be extradited to Italy, a judge has ruled.
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UK and Europe 'badly misread Russia'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK and European diplomats are accused by peers of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to Ukraine crisis.
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US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

US and British spies hacked a top Sim card firm to steal security codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.
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UK finances show £8.8bn surplus

Friday, February 20th 2015, 13:54

UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
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UK retail sales fall 0.3% in January

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:21

UK retail sales fell 0.3% in January from the previous month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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A&E waits worsen across England

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:05

Accident and Emergency performance in England's NHS hospitals has dipped slightly in the latest weekly figures.
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NZ humiliate England in World Cup

Friday, February 20th 2015, 8:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England slip to their joint heaviest one-day defeat as New Zealand chase 124 in 12.2 overs in the World Cup.
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Confessions of a 'boring imperialist'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 0:30

The men in dark glasses who called me a 'British imperialist'
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Man guilty of plot to behead soldier

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:04
related places: London

A 19-year-old man, who was on his way to behead a British soldier with a 12in knife when he was arrested, is found guilty of preparing a terrorist act.
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British Gas owner in big profit fall

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 17:18

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reports a big fall in profits after being hit by the drop in oil prices and by warmer weather.
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Ewan McGregor to direct first film

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: United States United States

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor signs up to direct his first film - an adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral.
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UK minister sees Russia Baltic threat

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

There is a "real and present danger" of Russia trying to destabilise Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the UK defence secretary says.
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BBC project urges UK to get creative

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:29

A campaign to challenge people to get creative is launched, backed by stars including Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Vegas.
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Call for childcare costs review

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:33

A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.
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NHS 'paying too much for medicines'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:03

The price the NHS agrees to pay for new medicines in England could cause more harm than good by depleting funds for other services, a report argues.
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VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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Further fall in UK unemployment

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:36

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen further, official figures show, while wage growth has continued to outpace inflation.
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UK police examine Chelsea fans video

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK officers are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.
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Clarke named Ryder Cup captain

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hazeltine

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, United States.
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British man killed in South Sudan

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 13:23

The Foreign Office confirms a British man has been killed in South Sudan and says it is providing consular assistance to his family.
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Murray's motivational notes revealed

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch sports journalist Wilfred Genee revealed British number one Andy Murray's motivational messages at the Rotterdam Open.
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