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United Kingdom: news

Cuts 'worst in most deprived areas'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 3:19

Labour says the most disadvantaged areas of England are facing disproportionately large spending cuts.
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VIDEO: UK Pakistan murder suspects named

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The German brewers making British and American-style beers
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UK funds Russia gay rights campaign

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 23:31
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK government is to give extra funding for gay rights campaigners in Russia amid growing concerns over the introduction of legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality.
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Carney warning over Scots pound plan

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:29

The Bank of England governor says an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work.
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UK seeks pair over politician murder

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.
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'Greek' yoghurt firm loses battle

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Chobani, a US-based yoghurt manufacturer, cannot label its products Greek in the UK as they're made in the US.
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UK 'to act with urgency' on Syrians

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will act with "the greatest urgency" in offering the "most needy people" in Syrian refugee camps a "home in our country", says David Cameron.
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Australia beat England in first T20

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 12:54

Australia beat England by 13 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Hobart to lead the three-match series.
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Marathon bombing cover magazine row

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 12:27
related places: Boston

A British magazine that copied a cover published in tribute to the Boston marathon bombing victims says it is "truly sorry and embarrassed".
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Pietersen among England IPL nominees

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:51
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is one of 10 English players who have been nominated for next month's Indian Premier League auction.
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Barclays to close 400 UK branches

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 3:58

Barclays plans to close a quarter of its branches in the UK and cut hundreds of jobs in its investment banking division as part of a restructuring.
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Over-90s ambulance trips 'up 81%'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 2:49

The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, figures highlighted by Labour show.
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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 20:28
related countries: France France

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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ICC approves more power for 'Big Three'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia

England, India and Australia are set to have more control over cricket's future under principles agreed by the ICC.
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UK economic growth best since 2007

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:07

The UK economy grew 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013 and by 1.9% for the year, the Office for National Statistics says, led by the services sector.
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Top Gear leads line-up for BBC Brit

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 15:46

Hit motoring show Top Gear will lead the line-up on BBC Brit, a new campaign to target male viewers outside of the UK
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Warburton on bench against Italy

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales in Saturday's Six Nations opener against Italy with regular captain Sam Warburton named on the bench.
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NSA 'gets data from Angry Birds'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says.
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Teaching standards 'need to rise'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:43

The quality of teaching in Wales needs to improve if overall standards in schools are to have any chance of increasing, inspectors say.
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Broad 'unharmed' by Ashes whitewash

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Broad describes England's whitewash by Australia as a "life experience" as he prepares to captain the Twenty20 side.
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Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 8:04
related places: Birmingham, London

This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.
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Strong UK GDP figures expected

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 2:00

Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.
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EastEnders 'must reflect' London

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:31
related places: London

BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.
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Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sandhurst

How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality
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VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.
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UN urges end to ransom payments

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:04

The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:03
related places: London

London's underground Mail Rail system has been dormant for years, but may get opened to the public.
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VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:30
related countries: France France

British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.
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Mackintosh inducted into Hall of Fame

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:08

Theatre impresario Cameron Mackintosh becomes the first British producer to be inducted into the Broadway Theatre Hall of Fame.
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Minister faces anger over flooding

Monday, January 27th 2014, 16:15

Environment Minister Owen Paterson faces criticism from farmers in parts of south-west England affected by flooding.
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Arsenal signs Puma football kit deal

Monday, January 27th 2014, 14:19

North London football club Arsenal changes its kit maker to Puma, after 20 years with sportswear rival Nike.
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Jude Law: 'Press knew secret plans'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 14:15
related places: London

Actor Jude Law tells the Old Bailey the media had "an unhealthy amount of information" about his life, as he gives evidence at the phone-hacking trial.
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Stephen Fry to play British PM in 24

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:18

Actor Stephen Fry confirms he will play the British Prime Minister as Kiefer Sutherland returns to the role of Jack Bauer for a new series of hit drama 24.
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Dame Helen to get Bafta fellowship

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:08

Dame Helen Mirren is to be awarded the British Academy fellowship at next month's Bafta Film Awards.
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Everton's Baines signs new deal

Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:59
related places: Everton

Everton and England defender Leighton Baines signs a new four-year deal with the Merseyside club.
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UK economic gap with London 'widens'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 9:04
related places: London

The economic gap between London and the rest of the UK is widening because other cities are "punching below their weight", new research claims.
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Google buys UK start-up DeepMind

Monday, January 27th 2014, 6:18

Google buys UK start-up DeepMind for a reported $400m (£242m), making the artificial intelligence firm its largest European acquisition so far.
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The original South American handbook

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:31
related countries: United States United States

A handbook for British traders that remains quite true, 90 years on
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UK warns Olympics attacks 'likely'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi, Whitehall

Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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'Awful' bowling made Swann quit Ashes

Monday, January 27th 2014, 0:00

Graeme Swann says his retirement midway through England's Ashes tour was the "most sobering decision" of his life.
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Lloyds says 'card problems fixed'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 20:56
related places: Halifax

Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards.
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Gove denies attack on Ofsted chief

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 18:12

Education Secretary Michael Gove says his team has not briefed against England's chief inspector of schools and anyone who did would be "instantly dismissed".
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More rain hits already flooded areas

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 17:51

Heavy rain has swept across parts of the UK, including recently flooded areas in southern England, with forecasters warning of ice on Sunday night.
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England rest Cook for Windies tour

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 13:31

England captain Alastair Cook will be rested for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies which starts in February.
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England crumble to narrow defeat

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Australia Australia

England throw away a winning position as they slump to a five-run defeat by Australia in the fifth one-day international.
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Australia keep Women's Ashes alive

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Hobart to keep the Women's Ashes alive.
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Warburton signs WRU central contract

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:11

Wales captain Sam Warburton ends speculation about his future by signing a Welsh Rugby Union national contract.
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Amnesty plea over blasphemy case

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Amnesty International calls for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws.
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Britons back from Syria face arrest

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Britons returning to the UK from Syria will be stopped at the border and could be arrested, a senior police chief says.
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Stokes wants England responsibility

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 13:36

England all-rounder Ben Stokes wants the pressure of bowling the final overs of one-day innings for England.
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Balls vows budget surplus by 2020

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 9:57

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pledges to balance the UK's books and deliver a budget surplus by 2020 if Labour wins the next election.
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Blasphemy death sentence for Briton

Friday, January 24th 2014, 21:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A court in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindii sentences a 70-year-old British man to death after convicting him of blasphemy.
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Canada 'bans Marmite and Irn-Bru'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 21:13
related countries: Canada Canada

The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn-Bru as they contain illegal ingredients.
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Cook 'desperate' to stay as captain

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Alastair Cook wants to remain England captain despite the difficult tour of Australia - after hinting he may quit.
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Prince to reveal new London dates

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:32
related places: London, Rock

Rock star Prince is to play a number of "iconic venues in and around London" in February, with details to be announced shortly.
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GB Olympic medal hope wins World Cup

Friday, January 24th 2014, 11:18

Lizzy Yarnold wins the overall skeleton World Cup title two weeks before the Olympics with fellow Briton Shelley Rudman third.
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Kinky Boots set for West End run

Friday, January 24th 2014, 10:45
related places: London, West End

Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is poised to transfer to the London stage next year, its director says.
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VIDEO: Inside space station training lab

Friday, January 24th 2014, 6:03

British astronaut Tim Peake shows the BBC's Pallab Ghosh around a detailed mock-up of the International Space Station's science lab.
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Call to ban far-right leader from UK

Friday, January 24th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Calls are mounting for the Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Hungarian far-right Jobbik Party leader Gabor Vona from entering the UK.
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VIDEO: Davos Buzz: 'A jamboree of egos'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:15
related places: London

Throughout the World Economic Forum some of the leading participants have been speaking to the BBC about issues on the conference agenda - London mayor Boris Johnson and actress Goldie Hawn share their thoughts.
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VIDEO: Ghana president tribute to Komla Dumor

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 18:18
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

The president of Ghana pays tribute to BBC World TV presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his London home at the age of 41.
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Patience needed on economy, PM says

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 17:27

Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK economic recovery will take time and patience, and must be driven by manufacturing as well as services.
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Carney: No immediate rate rise needed

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:48

Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there is "no immediate need to increase interest rates".
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Ban rules Evans out of Six Nations

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:11

Lock Ian Evans will miss Wales' Six Nations defence after being banned for 12 weeks for stamping on an opponent.
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Standard Bank fined £7.6m by FCA

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The UK arm of South Africa's Standard Bank is fined £7.6m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failings in its anti-money laundering controls.
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Crime figures down 10%, survey shows

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:12

Overall crime fell by 10% in England and Wales in the year to September 2013, official figures show.
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1,500 UK forces jobs to be cut

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:40

Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' final round of job cuts since the 2010 defence review, the defence secretary says.
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PM 'open minded' on Syrian refugees

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Downing Street says David Cameron is "open minded" about the UK resettling Syrian refugees, amid signs he could be defeated in a Commons vote.
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NHS waiting time data 'unreliable'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 8:14

Waiting time information for non-emergency operations such as knee and hip replacements in England is unreliable, a watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Burmese army trained by UK military

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 4:15
related countries: Burma Burma

For half a century, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by a military junta. But, in the last three years there has been dramatic change there. Jonah Fisher reports from the capital, Naypyidaw.
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Corrie's Hayley scoops TV award

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 2:06
related places: London

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper, is honoured at the National TV Awards along with Doctor Who and Ant and Dec.
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The decline of the Australian in the UK

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 21:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Why so many Australians are abandoning the UK
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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 17:29

The unemployment rate drops sharply to 7.1%, approaching the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates.
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Labour to force Syria refugees vote

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Labour promises to force a Commons vote on the UK joining a UN scheme to accept Syrian refugees, but the government says the UK is fulfilling its "moral obligation".
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Stars downplay theatre safety issue

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:26
related places: London, West End

Theatre audiences are "a hardy lot" who will not be put off by recent incidents at London theatres where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.
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Gay trial Briton to be deported

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 14:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A British man who was facing charges in Uganda of possessing a gay sex video will be deported, a court rules.
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EU rejects UK short-sell challenge

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 13:30

The UK government's attempt to limit the extent of European Union power to ban certain financial practices fails in the courts.
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Bill Nighy up for animation award

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 10:05

Bill Nighy, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep are all nominated for British Animation Awards.
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Man arrested over aid worker death

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 10:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan politician charged with murdering a British aid worker is arrested by police two weeks after jumping bail.
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British meth smuggler gets 14 years

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A British woman who smuggled 1.4kg (3lb) of crystal meth into Indonesia is sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Two more held over St Lucia murder

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:07

Two more men are arrested in connection with the murder of a British man on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, police say.
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China and UK trade at 'record high'

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 7:57
related countries: China China

Bilateral trade between China and the UK hit a "record high" in 2013, according to the Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming.
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Two more held over St Lucia murder

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 21:54

Two more men are arrested in connection with the murder of a British man on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, police say.
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Teenager dies 'after taking ecstasy'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 21:27
related places: London

A London teenager, who died after it is believed he took ecstasy, is remembered as a "bright and talented" pupil by his head teacher.
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IMF raises UK growth forecast

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:56

The International Monetary Fund raises its growth forecast for the global economy, and the UK economy in particular.
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UK bosses 'most confident' in world

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:49

Chief executives in the UK are among the most confident in the world, a survey by business services group PwC finds.
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Yachtsman 'bludgeoned and drowned'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:46

A British man, who was murdered on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, died from "asphyxia secondary to blunt force trauma", post mortem results show.
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VIDEO: Bollywood star launches music career

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:25
related places: London

Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is in London to launch her debut single
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Wolf of Wall Street tops box office

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 14:37

Oscar contender The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, crowns the UK box office in its first week of release.
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Bosses 'complacent' over power cuts

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 13:06

Bosses of UK energy distribution firms have been accused of "utter complacency" as they defended their response to the Christmas power cuts.
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Cutty Sark to become theatre venue

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 11:16
related places: Greenwich, London

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich is set to become London's newest theatre venue.
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Evans left out of GB Davis Cup team

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

British number two Dan Evans is not included in the Davis Cup squad to face the United States later this month.
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VIDEO: Komla Dumor's colleagues pay tribute

Monday, January 20th 2014, 23:21
related places: London

Colleagues from the Focus on Africa team pay tribute to BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his London home on Saturday at the age of 41.
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CSA wants ICC to withdraw proposal

Monday, January 20th 2014, 21:27
related countries: India India

Cricket South Africa asks the ICC to withdraw its proposal to give greater control to England, Australia and India.
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Killing actress stars in James plays

Monday, January 20th 2014, 12:51

Three new plays about 15th century Scottish kings are to form the centrepiece of the National Theatre of Scotland's new programme.
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Family 'shocked' at St Lucia murder

Monday, January 20th 2014, 11:33

The sister-in-law of a British man who was murdered after attackers boarded his boat in the Caribbean says the family is 'shocked and shattered'.
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VIDEO: Komla Dumor's unique presenting style

Monday, January 20th 2014, 7:20
related places: London

Tributes have been paid to BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor, who died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.
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VIDEO: Improving the Army's kit: The SA80

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Staff Sergeant Nick Brown explains how the standard issue personal rifle has been modified and updated during the British combat mission in Afghanistan.
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