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Four Nepalis from UK 'died in quake'

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 13:30

Four people from the UK's Nepali community died in last week's earthquake in the country, the brother of one of them tells the BBC.
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Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 9:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs banned by much of the world, including the UK.
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Britons stranded in Nepal rescued

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 6:44
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Eight Britons stranded in a monastery after the Nepal earthquake have been rescued, as donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal reaches £33 million.
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England slump as 18 wickets tumble

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 22:04

England lead West Indies by 107 runs at 39-5 in their second innings after 18 wickets fall on day two of the final Test.
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Duchess gives birth to daughter

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 16:41
related places: Cambridge, London

Prince William says he and wife Catherine are "very happy" after the birth of their first daughter, as he brings his son Prince George to the hospital to meet his sister.
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Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 15:52
related places: Aberdeen

Dundee United beat Aberdeen and confirm Celtic as Scottish Premiership champions in the process.
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VIDEO: How global media reported royal birth

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 15:31

The birth of a new member of the British Royal Family has been marked by TV news stations around the world.
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Rio Ferdinand's wife dies from cancer

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 11:21

The wife of former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand dies from breast cancer.
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Murphy one frame from World final

Friday, May 1st 2015, 20:51

England's Shaun Murphy leads Barry Hawkins 16-8 and needs one more frame to reach the World Championship final.
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GB divers win silver & bronze

Friday, May 1st 2015, 20:45
related places: London

Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take World Series Diving silver as Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow win bronze in London.
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VIDEO: Royal Opera House's Polish production

Friday, May 1st 2015, 19:08
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

For the first time in its history the Royal Opera House in London is staging a production sung in Polish.
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Trott not suited as opener - Boycott

Friday, May 1st 2015, 18:09

Jonathan Trott should be replaced as an England opener after another duck, says Geoffrey Boycott.
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Sterling slides as manufacturing slows

Friday, May 1st 2015, 15:59
related places: March

Sterling has fallen sharply against the US dollar after growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed markedly in April.
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VIDEO: British woman films as avalanche hits

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:40
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A British woman captures the moment she and her fellow climbers were engulfed in an avalanche following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
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Church to cut fossil fuel investment

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:07

The Church of England will sell investments worth £12m in companies where more than 10% of revenue comes from the "worst-polluting" of fossil fuels.
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Stokes doubtful for third Test

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 20:37
related countries: Barbados Barbados

All-rounder Ben Stokes may miss the third Test against West Indies as England aim to win the series in Barbados.
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Cash machine explosion men jailed

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:51

Two men who blew up cash machines at banks in south Wales and stole more than £80,000 are jailed.
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IS arms dump 'blown up' in Syria

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:06
related countries: Syria Syria

An arms dump explodes in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria, killing 25 Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a UK-based activist group.
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Ennis-Hill building to Rio 2016

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 14:59

Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is learning to cope with the expectations on her to be the athlete she was in London 2012.
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BA owner sees first-quarter profit

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:31

IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.
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£500m drugs bust 'UK's biggest ever'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:56

Cocaine seized from a tug in the North Sea could have been worth more than £500m - believed to be the biggest single class A seizure in the UK.
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British quake survivors return to UK

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A plane carrying 120 Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake arrives back in the UK, as the Foreign Office investigates reports a second Briton has died.
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RBS posts £446m first-quarter loss

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:28

Legal and restructuring costs pushed Royal Bank of Scotland into the red for the first quarter of 2015.
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VIDEO: Town puts up Christmas tree in April

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 21:33

A town with one of the "worst" festive displays in Britain is to switch on its new tree eight months before Christmas.
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Quake Briton tells of narrow escape

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A British survivor of the earthquake in Nepal speaks of his narrow escape from death, as he is reunited with his family in the UK.
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Belfast to host Sports Personality

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 13:00
related places: Belfast

The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year will be held in Belfast - the first time Northern Ireland will stage the awards show.
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UK aid donations to Nepal reach £15m

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK announces a further £5m in aid for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal, bringing Britain's contribution to £15m.
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VIDEO: Huge rare bird egg up for auction

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:05
related places: London

A rare bird egg is due to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London and it is thought it might fetch up to £50,000.
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Taylor to captain England in Ireland

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

James Taylor will captain England for the first time in the one-day international against Ireland on 8 May.
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Silverstone boss queries F1 'value'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 19:09
related places: Silverstone

The boss of British Grand Prix venue Silverstone questions the quality of the entertainment Formula 1 provides for its fans.
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UK charities appeal for Nepal help

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee launches a televised appeal for donations to help the victims of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
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Flash crash trader to face court again

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 17:49

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" is due to appear in court again on Wednesday.
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EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:19

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.
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UK probes British Nepal death report

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Nepal Nepal

The UK is investigating reports a British national was killed in the Nepal earthquake, the foreign secretary says, ahead of a TV appeal for donations.
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British stars bolster Tony nominees

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 15:11

British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.
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US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
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UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 12:26
related places: March

The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
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Standard Chartered profits down

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 11:22

UK-based bank Standard Chartered posts a 22% fall in pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year.
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Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 22:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Nepal Nepal

Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:11

Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.
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UK gives £5m to help Nepal victims

Monday, April 27th 2015, 10:47
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK government is giving £5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 3,600 people.
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Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the first Tour of Turkey stage in a sprint finish for his seventh victory of the season.
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Magic of London helped - Radcliffe

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 13:21
related places: London, Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe says running the London Marathon competitively for a final time was an "amazing" experience.
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Kipchoge and Tufa win in London

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.
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Weir loses out in sprint finish

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

David Weir loses out in a sprint finish to American Joshua George in the T53/54 wheelchair race at the London Marathon.
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Klitschko eyes Fury title defence

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 8:40

Wladimir Klitschko says Tyson Fury is set to be his next challenger after the latest successful defence of his world titles.
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Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 8:22

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
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Quake mission begins for UK experts

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Humanitarian experts from the UK will begin to assess the damage caused by an earthquake in Nepal after travelling to the country overnight.
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Anderson is best of all time - Cook

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 22:43

Alastair Cook says James Anderson is England's greatest bowler of all time after he inspires them to victory over West Indies.
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UK experts deployed to quake zone

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake.
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Anderson leads England to victory

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 20:57

James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
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Nishikori reaches Barcelona final

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 18:34

Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to make the Barcelona Open final as Britain's Jamie Murray reaches the doubles final.
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Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 13:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Turkey Turkey
related places: Gallipoli

The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
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VIDEO: 'I want to play bagpipes on Everest'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 23:03

Three members of the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas spoke to BBC News about why they want climb Everest.
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Hamilton tops UK sport rich list

Friday, April 24th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.
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Brathwaite ton frustrates England

Friday, April 24th 2015, 21:57

England are frustrated by Kraigg Brathwaite's composed century as West Indies have the better of the fourth day of the second Test.
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Miliband attacks 'UK failure' on Libya

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:29
related countries: Libya Libya

Ed Miliband claims the UK's failure to stand by Libya has contributed to the situation in the Mediterranean - comments described as "ill-judged" by David Cameron.
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WW1 Gallipoli 'heroism' remembered

Friday, April 24th 2015, 17:53

The Prince of Wales pays tribute to the "heroism and humanity" of those who fought in Gallipoli, at a centenary ceremony in Turkey.
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London set for 'greatest ever race'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:34

Defending champion Wilson Kipsang and world record holder Dennis Kimetto will go head-to-head at Sunday's London Marathon.
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HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:15
related places: London

HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
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'Nothing wrong' with Samuels salute

Friday, April 24th 2015, 6:55

Marlon Samuels should keep having fun at England's expense, says West Indies bowling coach Sir Curtly Ambrose.
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Root century puts England on top

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 22:28

Joe Root's sparkling century puts England in a strong position to push for victory in the second Test against West Indies.
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UK boy charged over Australia 'plot'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 17:19
related countries: Australia Australia

A 14-year-old boy charged with two counts of inciting terrorism in Australia is thought to be the youngest person accused of a UK terrorist offence.
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Kidman to return to London stage

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 16:01
related places: London

Nicole Kidman is to return to the London stage, in a play directed by Michael Grandage, 17 years after her critically acclaimed appearance in The Blue Room.
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Sundance London to return

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:52
related places: London

Sundance London film festival is to return in 2016, opening in a new venue in central London.
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Footballer faces child sex charges

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:46
related places: Sunderland

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is charged with three offences of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
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Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:38
related countries: United States United States

Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators after mostly London-based traders tried to manipulate interest rates.
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Newborn was youngest UK organ donor

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 12:38

A newborn baby, who lived for less than two hours, became the UK's youngest ever organ donor a year ago, it has been revealed.
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Mayor guilty of illegal practices

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 12:08
related places: London

An east London mayoral election is declared void and will have to be re-run after Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.
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Government borrowing below forecast

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 10:01
related places: March

UK government borrowing was £7.4bn in March, figures show, taking the total for the financial year to £87.3bn - below the forecast made in the Budget
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Broad defends England sledging

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 23:09
related countries: Grenada Grenada

Bowler Stuart Broad defends England's sledging during the second Test against West Indies in Grenada.
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Broad & Cook give England upper hand

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 23:05
related countries: Grenada Grenada

England close on 74-0 after Stuart Broad's 4-61 helps them to bowl out West Indies for 299 in the second Test in Grenada.
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VIDEO: UK trader to fight extradition to US

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Financial trader Navinder Singh Sarao has told a court in London he will fight extradition proceedings to the United States where he is accused of manipulating share prices, as Andy Verity reports.
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Radcliffe 'unprepared' for marathon

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 20:28

Three-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe says she will enter this year's race "unfit", but healthy.
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Court orders asylum seekers' return

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 18:57

The home secretary must return an asylum seeker and her son to the UK just months after ordering their removal, the Court of Appeal rules.
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Flash crash trader appears in court

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:40
related countries: United States United States

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" appears in court, with bail set at £5.1m.
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Hatton Garden heist damage revealed

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:06
related places: London

Images of the hole drilled by thieves into the vault at a Hatton Garden safe deposit company in central London are released by the Met Police.
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UK arrest over US 'flash crash'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.
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Samuels rebuke for England's Stokes

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 6:42

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels mocks England all-rounder Ben Stokes and his attempts at sledging in the second Test.
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Late Samuels blast foils England

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 22:29

England are frustrated by a counter-attacking unbeaten 94 by Marlon Samuels on a scrappy first day of the second Test.
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VIDEO: UK fugitive arrested in Spain

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 20:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Alicante

Spain's Guardia Civil has issued video footage which shows police officers swooping on the Alicante villa of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, and placing him under arrest.
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UK will aid Med searches, PM says

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 19:39

The UK will contribute to search-and-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean, to help stop migrants becoming "cargoes of death", David Cameron says.
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Tories and Labour in SNP election row

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 18:17

Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of "demeaning" his office by "talking up the SNP" - as Sir John Major warns the nationalists could "blackmail" a Labour government.
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British war hero hands VC to Koreans

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 13:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Seychelles Seychelles

A former soldier who was awarded Britain's highest award for bravery hands his Victoria Cross to the South Korean people.
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Farrell signs new Saracens deal

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 13:04

England fly-half Owen Farrell signs a new long-term contract with Premiership high-flyers Saracens.
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Groundhog Day set for London stage

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 2:29
related places: London

A stage musical version of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016, directed by its new artistic director Matthew Warchus.
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England should pick Rashid - Vaughan

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:05

Adil Rashid should make his Test debut for England in the second match of the series in West Indies, says Michael Vaughan.
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UK orders Russian to sell oil assets

Monday, April 20th 2015, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman must sell his North Sea gas fields within six months, the UK orders.
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SNP to 'represent UK-wide interests'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 13:40

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon promises to represent people across the UK, if her party wins influence at Westminster in the May election.
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London shares hold on above 7,000

Monday, April 20th 2015, 11:18
related places: London

London's leading shares extend their gains to stay above 7,000 in uninspired Monday trading.
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Item Club predicts UK growth of 2.8%

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 23:02

Low inflation and stronger eurozone growth should help the UK economy expand 2.8% this year despite political uncertainty, says an EY Item Club report.
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UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 15:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.
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Inverness CT 3-2 Celtic

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 14:02

Inverness Caledonian Thistle reach their first-ever Scottish Cup final to end Celtic's hopes of a domestic treble.
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Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.
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GB's Smith and Thomas win Euro gold

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:35

Louis Smith and Great Britain team-mate Kristian Thomas win gold medals at the European Gymnastics Championships.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: France France

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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Hibernian 0-1 Falkirk

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 13:07
related places: Falkirk

Craig Sibbald's headed goal secures Falkirk a place in the Scottish Cup final at the expense of profligate Hibernian.
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Anderson proud to surpass Botham

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 12:44

James Anderson says he is "hugely proud" to have overtaken Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker.
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Anderson breaks Botham wicket record

Friday, April 17th 2015, 22:04

James Anderson surpasses Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker as England draw with West Indies.
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West Indies hold on to deny England

Friday, April 17th 2015, 21:27

West Indies hold on to draw the first Test on the day James Anderson becomes England's leading Test wicket-taker.
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