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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United Kingdom: news

Hodgson bemoans Welbeck suspension

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:58
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson says Danny Welbeck's ban for the World Cup qualifier in Ukraine "overshadowed" England's 4-0 win against Moldova.
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England 4-0 Moldova

Friday, September 6th 2013, 21:19

England move to the top of their World Cup qualifying group on goal difference with an easy win over Moldova at Wembley.
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Unite cleared in vote-rigging row

Friday, September 6th 2013, 20:52
related places: Falkirk

Britain's biggest union is cleared by Labour of trying to rig the selection of a party candidate in Falkirk - claims which led to a major row with Ed Miliband.
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Murray must set new goals - Becker

Friday, September 6th 2013, 19:42

British number one Andy Murray needs to find new goals to keep progressing says six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker
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Macedonia 2-1 Wales

Friday, September 6th 2013, 19:37
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

World record signing Gareth Bale stays on the bench as Wales slump to defeat in their World Cup qualifier away to Macedonia.
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PM: Don't leave Syria decision to UN

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Relying on the United Nations to act on Syria would be tantamount to "contracting out" British foreign policy, David Cameron says.
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England-Australia ODI washed out

Friday, September 6th 2013, 12:38
related countries: Australia Australia

The first one-day international between England and Australia at Headingley is abandoned because of rain.
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US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

US and UK intelligence agencies reportedly crack technology used to encrypt internet services such as online banking, medical records and email.
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Alps killer 'an experienced gunman'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:03
related countries: France France

One year on from the murder of three UK family members in the French Alps, police say they believe the killer was an experienced gunman.
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Diana film slammed by British press

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:34

Critics give a cold reception to a new film starring Naomi Watts as Diana, Princess of Wales in the final years of her life.
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Blair: Iraq made UK timid over Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Tony Blair says the aftermath of the Iraq war made the UK "hesitant" to intervene in Syria - and criticises Ed Miliband for voting against the government.
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PM pledges more UK aid for Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron commits a further £52m in UK aid for victims of the civil war in Syria, taking the UK's total spending on the crisis to £400m.
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House prices 'jump most since 2010'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 8:24
related places: Halifax

UK house prices rise 5.4% in the three months to August, their highest annual rate since 2010, according to the Halifax.
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VIDEO: US and UK 'crack online encryption'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:39
related countries: United States United States

Documents from the former US intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, suggest US and British security agencies have managed to unlock the internet encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.
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VIDEO: Alps murders 'may never be solved'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:38
related countries: France France
related places: Annecy

French and British police are due to hold a news conference in the French town of Annecy, to give an update on their investigation into the killing of three members of a British family, together with a Frenchman.
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Nurses set to face three-year checks

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 23:05

Nurses and midwives in the UK will face three-yearly checks from 2015 to improve standards of care under proposals being put forward.
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England focus on qualifying - Hodgson

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 17:07

Roy Hodgson says England are focused on qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and not thinking about winning the tournament.
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UK 'has new Syria chemical evidence'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 16:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

David Cameron says Britain has fresh evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria, as he arrives in Russia for the G20 summit of world leaders.
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Kevin MacDonald directs Elvis biopic

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 15:53

The Last King of Scotland director Kevin MacDonald signs to direct the Elvis Presley biopic Last Train to Memphis.
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UK borrowing costs at two-year high

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 15:33

The cost of borrowing over 10 years for the UK government rises above 3% for the first time since July 2011.
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French Alps murder: Police still seeking answers one year on

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 13:50
related countries: France France

Alps police still seek British family's killer
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Teachers planning strikes in England

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 11:30

The two biggest teachers' unions are threatening a national strike in England this autumn in a battle over pay and pensions.
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Bank of England leaves rates at 0.5%

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 11:23

The Bank of England decides to keep interest rates at a record low and makes no change to its monetary stimulus.
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Wiggins leads Sky in Tour of Britain

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:32

Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky in the Tour of Britain, which begins on 15 September.
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World Cup 2014 win unlikely - Dyke

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 9:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Dyke

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke believes nobody "realistically thinks" England will win the World Cup in Brazil next year.
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'Third concerned' about heating bill

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 7:14

More than a third of people in the UK say they are concerned about paying for their heating bills this winter, a BBC Radio 5 live survey suggests.
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UK general: Afghan forces effective

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's second-in-command in Afghanistan, UK Gen John Lorimer, tells the BBC that local troops are an "effective force" despite rising casualties.
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US 'wanted quick UK vote' on Syria

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Cabinet, White House

A Cabinet minister suggests that the White House wanted the UK to hold a "quick vote" on Syria amid the clamour for an international response to the use of chemical weapons.
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Jails to shut in super-prison plan

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 17:25

Four prisons in England are to close as the site for a new £250m super-prison in north Wales is revealed by the justice secretary.
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Dyke sets England World Cup target

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 16:32

FA chairman Greg Dyke says the England team should aim to reach the semi-final of Euro 2020 and win the World Cup in 2022.
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Rooney posts head injury picture

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 16:24

Wayne Rooney posts a graphic picture of his head injury on Facebook after questions about his commitment to England.
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The PoW who returned to captivity

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:08

A British officer captured during World War I was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return, a historian has discovered.
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UK soldiers 'assaulted' NYC officer

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:48

Six British soldiers on a rugby tour face court appearances in New York City, accused of beating up an off-duty police officer outside a Manhattan bar.
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UK services growth at six-year high

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 11:03

Activity in the UK services sector is running at a six year high, according to the latest survey of purchasing managers.
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One Direction top UK film chart

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

One Direction shoot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.
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GMB slashes funds it gives to Labour

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 8:35

The GMB union is to cut the affiliation funds it gives Labour from £1.2m to £150,000 in the wake of a row over reforms.
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Olympus to be prosecuted by SFO

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus and its UK subsidiary Gyrus Group will be prosecuted by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
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4.8m Britons 'earn below living wage'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:11

The number of UK workers earning less than the so-called living wage has risen to 4.8 million, a report by the Resolution Foundation think tank suggests.
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'No talks soon' on Gibraltar future

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 19:48
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The UK and Spanish foreign ministers indicate separately that there is no prospect of talks soon on the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
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VIDEO: Payout for 'scorched car' owner

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:53
related places: City of London

The developers of a new building in the City of London have paid almost £1,000 to a businessman whose car partly melted in sunlight reflecting off the building's windows.
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Australia outclass Scotland in ODI

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh hit centuries as Australia beat Scotland by 200 runs in their one-day international.
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Morgan & Bopara tons see off Ireland

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Centuries from Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara take England to a six-wicket win over Ireland in the one-day international in Dublin.
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UK 'to lead world' on Syrian aid

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 15:31
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron vows Britain will "lead the world" in ensuring humanitarian aid gets to refugees in Syria, and again rules out military intervention.
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School place crunch in half of areas

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:35

Almost half of school districts in England will have more primary pupils than places within two years, analysis by local authority leaders suggests.
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Kercher accused says 'life on hold'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:19
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian man convicted and then cleared of killing British student Meredith Kercher has said his life is "on hold" while he awaits a retrial over her murder.
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Bulger killer released from prison

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 11:28

Jon Venables, who killed Merseyside toddler James Bulger in 1993, is released from prison after serving his sentence for downloading images of child abuse.
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VIDEO: Would Norway's EU deal work for UK?

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 8:33

Norwegians go to the polls next week to chose a new government, but the issue of joining the European Union is not one that has featured in this year's election campaigns.
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UK fighter jet programme 'huge risk'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 0:12

MPs raise fresh concerns about the cost of fighter jets for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers, warning budgets may see "uncontrolled growth".
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Sir Elton John picks up Icon award

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:37
related places: London, Rock

Rock star Elton John receives the first ever Brits Icon award at a star-studded gala concert in London.
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X Factor musical launches in London

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:32
related places: London

Comedian Harry Hill says his forthcoming X Factor musical is not just for fans of the ITV talent show.
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Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: United States United States

UK telecoms giant Vodafone confirms the sale of its 45% stake in US-based Verizon Wireless for $130bn (£84bn).
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Fifty Shades movie casts its leads

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Charlie Hunnam and US actress Dakota Johnson land the coveted lead roles in the big-screen version of EL James' erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Dead pilot faced child abuse charges

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 12:11

A British Airways pilot who was found dead was accused of child abuse offences in the UK and faced similar allegations in Africa, it is claimed.
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Beatles albums finally go platinum

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 11:27

Classic Beatles albums, including Revolver, have finally gone platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules.
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Students must continue key subjects

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 11:11

Teenagers in England who fail to get at least a Grade C in GCSE English and maths will now have to continue studying the subjects.
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William Roache denies child rape

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:37

Coronation Street star William Roache pleads not guilty to rape and indecent assault charges.
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Soldiers before Iraqi deaths inquiry

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: London

British soldiers have begun giving evidence at a public inquiry into claims Iraqi detainees were mistreated and unlawfully killed in 2004 after a notorious battle.
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UK manufacturing growth accelerates

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 9:08

Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector picked up last month, a survey indicates, with output and new orders growing at their fastest rates since 1994.
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Goulding continues UK chart reign

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 8:12

Ellie Goulding holds on to the number one spot on the UK singles chart for the third week running.
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Lady Gaga opens iTunes festival

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:34
related places: London

Pop star Lady Gaga delivers a set of entirely new material as she opens the month-long iTunes Festival in London.
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New chief rabbi in 'real unity' call

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 14:47
related places: London

Ephraim Mirvis vows to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and other faiths as he is installed as the new chief rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth.
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Lorenzo wins thrilling British GP

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 13:25
related places: Silverstone

World champion Jorge Lorenzo edges a thrilling tussle with Marc Marquez to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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GB's Redding wins British Grand Prix

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 11:49
related places: Silverstone

Scott Redding wins his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone to extend his lead in the Moto2 championship.
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UK is 'addictions capital of Europe'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 9:39

The UK is the "addictions capital of Europe" because of a failure to tackle the trade in "legal highs", heroin addiction and cheap alcohol, a think tank warns.
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Evans 'belongs with top players'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 8:00
related countries: United States United States

British number three Dan Evans believes he belongs with the top players after his unexpected run to the third round of the US Open.
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Gutsy Evans knocked out of US Open

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

Briton Dan Evans's US Open run ends in the third round as he loses a thrilling four-set match to 19th seed Tommy Robredo.
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Hales fires England to T20 victory

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 17:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Alex Hales scores a blistering 94 as England beat Australia by 27 runs to draw their Twenty20 international series 1-1.
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Marquez takes pole for British GP

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 14:46

Marc Marquez continues his domination of the MotoGP world championship by taking pole position for the British Grand Prix.
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England end Women's Ashes with win

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 12:35
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by seven wickets in the final Twenty20 international to win the Women's Ashes 12-4 on points.
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Mum in court over daughter's murder

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 12:01
related places: London

A mother appears in court charged with the murder of her eight-year-old daughter at a block of flats in east London.
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Obama 'respects' PM's Syria approach

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 10:53
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama says he fully respects David Cameron's approach after Parliament blocked UK involvement in possible military action in Syria.
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Doctor criticises Miliband on Syria

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 9:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A doctor criticises Ed Miliband for his role in Parliament rejecting the principle of Britain taking part in a military strike against Syria.
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Robson beaten by Li at US Open

Friday, August 30th 2013, 17:25
related countries: China China, United States United States

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-2 7-5 by China's Li Na in the third round of the US Open.
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PM calls for robust action on Syria

Friday, August 30th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Syria Syria

A "robust response" to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria is needed despite UK military action being ruled out, the PM says.
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France backs US on Syria action

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:57
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United States United States

President Hollande says France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement.
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Miliband: I acted in UK's interest

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Labour leader Ed Miliband insists he did the "right thing by the British people" by helping to block UK involvement in any military action in Syria.
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Miranda files 'put agents at risk'

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:20

Files seized from a Guardian journalist's partner by UK police contain details that could risk intelligence officers' lives, a senior cabinet adviser says.
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Soldier dies during moors training

Friday, August 30th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A British army soldier from Nigeria dies after collapsing on moorland during a training run in North Yorkshire.
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MPs' vote halts UK action over Syria

Friday, August 30th 2013, 10:13
related countries: Syria Syria

MPs vote against possible military action against Syria, ruling out involvement in US-led attacks, while France says the vote does not change its resolve to act.
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US led by 'best interests' on Syria

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US vows to act in its "best interests" over the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria, after British MPs reject military action.
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Assad will fight West's 'aggression'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 23:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: West, Western

Syria's leader says threats of Western strikes bolster his resolve, as efforts to reach an international consensus on military action stumble.
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UK recovery 'gathering momentum'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 23:06

The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.
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Briton Evans into US Open third round

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:54
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

British number three Dan Evans extends his superb run at the US Open with a second-round win over Bernard Tomic.
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Bolt powers to Zurich 100m victory

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:10

Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt wins the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League, with Shara Proctor victorious in the long jump.
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Finch stars as Aussies beat England

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Southampton

Aaron Finch hits a record 156 off 63 balls as Australia beat England by 39 runs in the first Twenty20 international.
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Murder charge over double shooting

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 21:50
related places: Kilburn, London

A man is charged with the murder of a woman shot in the chest in Kilburn, north-west London, in the early hours of Saturday.
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UK makes the case for Syria action

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 20:26
related countries: Syria Syria

UK Prime Minister David Cameron puts his case for action against Syria to MPs, but concedes intelligence that the regime used chemical weapons is not "100% certain".
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Child abuse charges for Rolf Harris

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 11:29

TV presenter Rolf Harris is charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children, police say.
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Net migration to UK 'shows increase'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 10:38

Net migration to the UK - the difference between people coming to and leaving the country - slightly increased last year, official statistics suggest.
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Wales rugby great Cliff Morgan dies

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 9:19

Tributes are paid to Wales rugby international and broadcaster Cliff Morgan, who has died at the age of 83.
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Artist John Bellany dies at 71

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 5:50

One of Scotland's best-known artists, John Bellany, dies in his studio at the age of 71.
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Vodafone and O2 launch 4G networks

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 23:07

Mobile networks Vodafone and O2 join EE as the UK's 4G providers, with a limited roll-out across three cities.
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UK puts forward Syria UN proposal

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 19:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK puts a proposal for a resolution to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council "authorising all necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria.
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World should not stand by, says PM

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 17:20
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK National Security Council has agreed the "world should not stand by" after the "unacceptable use" of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, says the PM.
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Broad defends resting Ashes stars

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 14:49

England's Stuart Broad calls former captain Michael Vaughan "disrespectful" for criticising the one-day selection policy.
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Carney: Recovery measured, not rapid

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 13:54

A "renewed recovery is taking hold" in the UK economy, but its pace will be "more measured than rapid", says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
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England players issue Oval apology

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 13:49

The England cricket team apologise for "inappropriate" behaviour in the aftermath of their Ashes triumph at The Oval.
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Spurs' Bale included in Wales squad

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 10:10
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Gareth Bale is named in the Wales squad for the qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia despite uncertainty over his club future.
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PM and Obama discuss Syria 'action'

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 9:08
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

David Cameron hears the "latest US thinking" on Syria in a phone call with Barack Obama, ahead of a National Security Council meeting later.
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