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Shire buys US drug firm ViroPharma

Monday, November 11th 2013, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

UK-listed drug company Shire agrees to buy the US's ViroPharma - a rare disease biopharmaceutical firm - for about $4.2bn (£2.6bn).
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Iran differences narrow, says Hague

Monday, November 11th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran

The differences preventing Western countries reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme are now "narrow", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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War dead remembered on Armistice Day

Monday, November 11th 2013, 15:23

The anniversary of the World War One armistice - signed 95 years ago on Monday - is marked in the UK with a two-minute silence.
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Philomena stars get Bifa nods

Monday, November 11th 2013, 14:45

Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench are shortlisted at the British Independent Film Awards for their roles in Philomena, while prison drama Starred Up gets eight nominations.
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Only in England: Photographs from a bygone era

Monday, November 11th 2013, 2:31

Social customs from a bygone era photographed
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War elephants conscripted in WW1

Monday, November 11th 2013, 2:13

The circus animals that helped Britain in WW1
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Employers still cautious on hiring

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:04

Stronger economic growth in the UK over the next few years will not be accompanied by a big rise in employment, a survey suggests.
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'Strong start' for Help to Buy

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:01
related places: Halifax

Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax report a strong uptake in the first month of the government's extended Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.
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Eminem lands seventh UK number one

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

Eminem becomes the first US artist to have seven consecutive number ones in the UK album chart.
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UK aid for 500,000 typhoon victims

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Britain commits £6m to help up to 500,000 people affected by the typhoon that swept through the Philippines.
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UK falls silent to remember war dead

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:47

The Queen and thousands of veterans and civilians at the Cenotaph join the nation in a two-minute silence to remember fallen service personnel.
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Hague: Iran nuclear deal can be done

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Iran Iran

A deal can be reached with Iran on its nuclear programme despite the failure to reach agreement in Geneva, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC.
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Queen attends Remembrance festival

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 22:13
related places: Edinburgh

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attend the annual Festival of Remembrance, as events to honour Britain's war dead take place.
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Charles hears Mumbai attack stories

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 20:41
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The Prince of Wales meets survivors of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, on the fourth day of his visit to India.
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Wales 15-24 South Africa

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 19:24
related places: Cardiff

South Africa edge Wales 24-15 in a pulsating, physical encounter at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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Scotland 42-17 Japan

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 16:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Tommy Seymour tries help Scotland get their autumn Tests off to a winning start against Japan at Murrayfield.
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BT wins £897m Champions League deal

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 10:12

BT Sport announces an exclusive three-year deal to broadcast live Champions League and Europa League football matches in the UK.
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Prior to have scan on calf injury

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 9:29
related countries: Australia Australia

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will have a scan on a calf injury sustained in the warm-up match against Australia A.
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Root shines on rain-hit final day

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root makes an unbeaten 58 as England's rain-hit Ashes warm-up game with Australia A finishes as a predictable draw.
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Bank's Help to Buy role questioned

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:05

An influential committee of MPs asks the Bank of England to clarify its role in policing the Help to Buy scheme amid fears of a property bubble.
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Iran talks to continue for third day

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme are to resume on Saturday, as President Obama telephones the Israeli PM to allay fears over any deal.
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Nissan's Ghosn warns UK over EU exit

Friday, November 8th 2013, 20:56

Nissan will reconsider its investment in the UK if Britain leaves the European Union, chief executive Carlos Ghosn tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Strained Anglo-German relations

Friday, November 8th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Germany Germany

The BBC's Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt reports on the strained diplomatic relations between Germany and the UK
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Syria ex-commander accuses UK and US

Friday, November 8th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Western

A top rebel former commander in Syria says Western strategy is enabling President Assad to step up attacks with conventional weapons.
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Carberry 'could open in Ashes Test'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 12:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Carberry could open for England in the first Ashes Test against Australia, says batting coach Graham Gooch.
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Profits up at British Airways owner

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:26

International Airways Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, reports a jump in profits, helped by a recovery at its Spanish airline Iberia.
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NHS spends £700 insuring each birth

Friday, November 8th 2013, 7:57

The NHS spends nearly £700 on clinical negligence cover for every live birth in England, a report says.
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Springboks scalp 'bigger than 1999'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 7:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Assistant coach Rob Howley says beating South Africa would be bigger than when he led Wales to a first win in 1999.
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Coleman to discuss new Wales deal

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:15

Wales manager Chris Coleman will meet Football Association of Wales officials on Friday to discuss a new contract.
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MPs attack immigration removal rate

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:08

MPs call for "effective action" against illegal immigration, saying only 1.5% of allegations result in a person being removed from the UK.
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'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.
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We defend freedom - UK spy chiefs

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:13

Britain's security services defend "freedom and democracy", the head of MI5 tells MPs and peers in the first public grilling of the UK's top spies.
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England call for striker Rodriguez

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 13:47
related countries: Chile Chile, Germany Germany
related places: Wembley

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez gets his first England call-up for the friendlies against Chile and Germany at Wembley.
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Eli Walker ruled out of Wales game

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 13:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Uncapped Ospreys wing Eli Walker is ruled out of Saturday's Wales v South Africa match after being injured in training.
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UK firms cleared of gas manipulation

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 12:20

Regulators say they have found no evidence of price manipulation in the UK wholesale gas market after an investigation.
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VIDEO: Climate change 'being tackled'

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 7:00

The world is starting to tackle climate change, according to a report compiled by the UK's official advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change.
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Rain washes out day two for England

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 5:29
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Rain prevents any play on day two of England's second Ashes warm-up game against Australia A in Hobart.
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Web inventor criticises spy agencies

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 4:58
related countries: United States United States

The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says encryption cracking by UK and US spy agencies is "appalling and foolish".
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'Six meals a week' thrown away in UK

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 2:36

British families throw away an average of the equivalent of six meals per week in food waste, research suggests.
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BAE cuts 1,775 jobs at UK yards

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 22:57

BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at its yards in Scotland and England and end shipbuilding altogether at Portsmouth.
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Nadal ends year as world number one

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:42
related places: London

Rafael Nadal will end the year as world number one after beating Stanislas Wawrinka at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Korean festival brings hits to London

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

The eighth London Korean Film Festival opens this week, offering UK audiences the chance to see a number of titles that have enjoyed unexpected box office success in their home country.
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German call for UK espionage inquiry

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The head of the German parliament's intelligence committee calls for inquiries into alleged spying by the British embassy in Berlin.
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Kercher murder suspect in court

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 12:38

Raffaele Sollecito appears in a Florence court at a new appeal over the death of British student, Meredith Kercher.
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UK industrial output beats forecasts

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 10:35

UK industrial production increased more than expected in September, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Cook & Carberry shine for England

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

England's Michael Carberry and Alastair Cook hit unbeaten centuries, batting through day one against Australia A in Hobart.
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UK visa help for foreign executives

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:11

Foreign business executives with "strong links" to the UK will get extra help to expedite their visa applications under a new Home Office scheme.
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Stubbs kangaroo painting stays in UK

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:00

18th century paintings of a kangaroo and a dingo by George Stubbs are saved for the nation by a final £1.5m donation, following an export bar in January.
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BAE Systems to cut UK shipyards jobs

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 21:43
related places: Glasgow, Govan, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Scotstoun

BAE Systems is to cut potentially more than 1,000 jobs from three of its UK shipyards at Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow and at Portsmouth.
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Star Wars movie to hold open casting

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 20:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Unprecedented open casting sessions are to be held for Star Wars: Episode VII around the UK and Ireland in November, the BBC has learned.
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Gandhi's spinning wheel auctioned

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:22

A spinning wheel or charkha used by Mahatma Gandhi while in Pune's Yerwada prison is sold at auction for about £110,000.
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Spy claims: Berlin calls in UK envoy

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 16:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The British ambassador to Berlin is called in to the foreign ministry over media reports that the UK embassy houses a secret listening post.
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Nadal eases past Ferrer in London

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 15:41
related places: London

Rafael Nadal makes a winning return to the World Tour Finals after two years away by beating David Ferrer in straight sets.
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Immigrants 'make net contribution'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 10:04

Immigrants to the UK since 2000 have made a "substantial" contribution to public finances, a new University College London study says.
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Cook not fazed by Warne criticism

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 9:34

England captain Alastair Cook dismisses criticism from Shane Warne ahead of the penultimate Ashes warm-up match.
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Fiorente triumphs in Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 4:12

Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup for Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse from British-trained runners Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh war crime trial 'corrupt'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 23:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A UK based Bangladeshi Muslim community leader, convicted of war crimes in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence, has described his trial as "corrupt".
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Del Potro battles to defeat Gasquet

Monday, November 4th 2013, 22:42
related places: London

Former finalist Juan Martin Del Potro wins a terrific contest against Richard Gasquet at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Aberdeen 4-0 Partick Thistle

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:40

Aberdeen climb up to second place in the Scottish Premiership with a superb 4-0 win at home to Partick Thistle.
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2014 glory beyond England - Eriksson

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Former boss Sven-Goran Eriksson writes off England's chances of winning the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
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Hardaker withdraws from England squad

Monday, November 4th 2013, 20:10
related places: Leeds

Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker withdraws from England's Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad for "personal reasons".
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May defends terror control system

Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:01

Home Secretary Theresa May insists the system for dealing with terror suspects is "strong and sustainable" despite a suspect escaping surveillance disguised in a burka.
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Farah in athlete of year final three

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:01

Britain's Mo Farah is named alongside Usain Bolt on the three-man shortlist for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year award.
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Most Nazi-looted art 'still missing'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 14:03

A British art expert says the Munich hoard of 1,500 missing Nazi-era works by Picasso, Matisse and others is just "the tip of the iceberg".
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EU support wafer thin, says Cameron

Monday, November 4th 2013, 13:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Cameron

British people's support for staying in the European Union is "wafer thin" but can be increased if the relationship with Brussels changes, David Cameron says.
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Root braced for Ashes examination

Monday, November 4th 2013, 12:53

England opener Joe Root insists he will be ready for a test of his technique and mental strength during the Ashes.
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UK 'fastest-growing Western economy'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 10:38

The UK is set to grow faster than any other Western economy, according to a report by accountancy industry body the ICAEW.
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VIDEO: Tulips and cheese: Why UK needs Holland

Monday, November 4th 2013, 9:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Holland

As the Confederation of British Industry says the UK economy needs its EU membership, Anna Holligan looks at the relationship between the UK and The Netherlands.
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HSBC sees profits surge by 30%

Monday, November 4th 2013, 9:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

HSBC saw profit surge 30% in the three months to the end of September, boosted by a strong performance in the UK and Hong Kong.
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Female genital mutilation 'alert'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 4:18

Nurses, midwives and GPs in the UK must be much more aware of female genital mutilation (FGM) and treat it as child abuse, says a new report.
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EU best for UK business, says CBI

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:45

Staying in the European Union is worth between 4-5% of annual output and is by far the best thing for business, the CBI says.
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VIDEO: S Korea's Park highlights Japan rift

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:08
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye highlights a deep rift with Japan, in an interview with the BBC ahead of her visit to the UK.
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London to decide fight for top spot

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:01
related places: London

Novak Djokovic is hoping to overtake Rafael Nadal as the fight to end the year as number one hots up in London.
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VIDEO: Two guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 21:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United States United States

A UK Muslim leader and a US citizen are sentenced to death in absentia over crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
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Rihanna makes UK chart history

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 19:01

Rihanna joins The Beatles and Elvis Presley as one of just three acts to top the UK singles chart seven times over seven years.
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Cardiff City 1-0 Swansea City

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 18:29
related places: Cardiff, Swansea

Steven Caulker's second-half header earns Cardiff victory over Swansea in the top-flight's first south Wales derby.
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Visitor bond scheme to be scrapped

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 10:37

Plans for a £3,000 "security bond" for some "high risk" overseas visitors to the UK are to be abandoned, the Home Office confirms.
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Pair guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 7:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United States United States

A tribunal in Bangladesh sentences a UK Muslim leader and a US citizen to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war.
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EBay sorry over Holocaust listings

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 2:32

EBay apologises and removes from sale about 30 items of memorabilia from the Nazi Holocaust, following an investigation by a UK newspaper.
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Lancaster praises England newcomers

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 18:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

England coach Stuart Lancaster praises his side's composure after their 20-13 victory over Australia at Twickenham.
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UK soldiers 'admit New York fight'

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 15:49
related places: New York

Four British Army soldiers admit being involved in a fight with an off-duty New York policeman outside a city bar this summer, it is being reported.
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Djokovic to face Federer in London

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 15:00
related places: London

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is drawn in the same group as Roger Federer for the World Tour Finals.
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VIDEO: Silent protest for British detainee

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 15:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A silent protest is being held outside the Russian embassy in London to demand the release of 30 Greenpeace activists who have been imprisoned since September.
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Protest for Greenpeace detainee

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A silent protest is held outside the Russian embassy in London, where a petition was handed in demanding the immediate release of video journalist Kieron Bryan.
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VIDEO: Soldier flies high after Basra escape

Friday, November 1st 2013, 23:03

In 2005 British soldier Karl Hinett escaped a burning Warrior armoured vehicle in Basra, several years on he is learning to fly.
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Gambaccini arrested in Yewtree probe

Friday, November 1st 2013, 21:21

BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini denies historical allegations of sexual offences, after being arrested in the Operation Yewtree inquiry.
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RBS shares fall 7% on no-split plan

Friday, November 1st 2013, 17:24

Royal Bank of Scotland shares lose 7% following news it will not split itself into separate so-called good and bad banks.
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Barclays suspends currency traders

Friday, November 1st 2013, 17:21

UK bank Barclays has suspended six traders as part of an investigation into suggestions that foreign exchange markets could have been rigged, the BBC learns.
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England batsmen shine in tour match

Friday, November 1st 2013, 12:54

Michael Carberry, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott all pass 50 as England end day two of their first tour match on 270-2.
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Cooper a different guy - McKenzie

Friday, November 1st 2013, 12:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie says Quade Cooper is in "as good a place as ever" ahead of Australia against England this weekend.
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Gibraltar armed stand-off concern

Friday, November 1st 2013, 11:42
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The UK is to protest to the Spanish government "at a high level" after an armed naval stand-off in Gibraltarian territorial waters.
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Tennant 'thrilled' with gifted ring

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:25

David Tennant says he was "touched and thrilled" to receive a ring belonging to the Scottish actor Ian Richardson to wear on stage in Richard II.
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RBS traders suspended in forex probe

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 23:02

Royal Bank of Scotland suspends two traders in connection with a growing investigation into the possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Lancaster set for 'defining year'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 22:02

England coach Stuart Lancaster says England face a "defining year" as the countdown begins to the 2015 World Cup.
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Fannie Mae sues banks over Libor

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 20:06
related countries: United States United States

US mortgage giant Fannie Mae is suing nine banks including Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over losses relating to the Libor scandal.
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Trial reveals Brooks-Coulson affair

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 19:37

Former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had an affair for at least six years from the late 1990s, the phone-hacking trial hears.
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VIDEO: Surfer on riding 'biggest' wave

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 14:52
related countries: Portugal Portugal

British surfer Andrew Cotton tells Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about his experience of riding a huge, possibly record-breaking, wave in Portugal.
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England toil in Ashes warm-up game

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 11:15

England endure a chastening first day of their Ashes tour as a Western Australia Chairman's XI make 369-4.
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Tomkins & Dickson to start for England

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Joel Tomkins will make his England debut while Lee Dickson starts at scrum-half in Saturday's Test against Australia.
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Mercury Prize won by James Blake

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

James Blake wins this year's prestigious Mercury Prize for best British or Irish album of the year with Overgrown.
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