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Briton killed in NZ mountain fall

Monday, September 16th 2013, 5:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A 32-year-old British climber has fallen 2,000ft to his death on a mountain in a New Zealand national park, police say.
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VIDEO: How Australia moved its masterpieces

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 23:04
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London

How Australia took masterpieces to London's Royal Academy
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Childline to visit all UK primaries

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 23:01

Volunteers from the helpline Childline are planning to visit every UK primary school at least once every two years to teach children about abuse, as part of a new NSPCC campaign.
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McQueen takes Toronto Festival award

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 21:47

British director Steve McQueen takes the People's Choice award as the 2013 Toronto Film Festival closes.
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Clegg in minimum wage tax promise

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 20:03

Making sure people on the minimum wage do not have to pay income tax will be a key demand in any future coalition negotiations, Nick Clegg says.
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Peru drugs woman 'to plead guilty'

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Peru Peru

A Scottish woman arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling is reported to be preparing to plead guilty in exchange for a shorter sentence.
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Gomez beats Brownlees to world title

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee loses his world title to Spaniard Javier Gomez in a sprint finish in London.
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Bekele fights off Farah in thriller

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 10:58
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele sees off a late surge from Britain's Mo Farah to win the Great North Run in a thrilling sprint finish.
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V&A museum to display printed gun

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 10:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A working gun, created using a 3D printer, is acquired for display by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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British players arrested in Australia

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian police arrest 10 people, including British players, after an investigation into match-fixing allegations.
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Schools told to cut uniform costs

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:40

Education minister David Laws is to urge schools in England to cut the cost of school uniforms to help hard-pressed parents.
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Malcolm Mackay wins crime book prize

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 23:23
related places: How

Author Malcolm Mackay is named as the winner of this year's Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year for his novel How a Gunman Says Goodbye.
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Buttler helps England level series

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 18:09
related places: Cardiff

Jos Buttler steers England to a nerve-wracking three-wicket victory over Australia to level the one-day series.
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Plastic bag cash 'should be donated'

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 16:51

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg unveils plans for a 5p charge on plastic bags in England and says he hopes profits could go to environmental charities.
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Labour 'will abolish bedroom tax'

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12:22

A UK Labour government would reverse controversial housing benefit changes, according to the party's Scottish welfare spokeswoman.
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Tourist murderer sentence reduced

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 11:47

A man who shot two British tourists, killing one of them, in Florida 20 years ago has his life sentence reduced after it was ruled unconstitutional.
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Stores to charge for plastic bags

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 10:28

A 5p charge for plastic bags given out by supermarkets and large stores in England is to be introduced by the government in a bid to discourage their use.
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Major investigation into child abuse

Friday, September 13th 2013, 19:52

Police begin a major investigation into the sexual exploitation of children and young people who have gone missing from care in Northern Ireland.
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Children sent to 'far-flung' homes

Friday, September 13th 2013, 11:13

Half of youngsters in children's homes in England are sent to areas far from home and family, and could be more open to abuse, Michael Gove says.
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Kenya acquits UK suspect of robbery

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK citizen suspected of being a militant Islamist is acquitted by a Kenyan court of robbery with violence, but still faces terror-related charges.
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Bank 'must limit house price booms'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 10:04

The Bank of England should use its powers to limit house price increases to 5% a year to "take the froth out" of price booms, a surveyors' group says.
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AUDIO: The poisoned umbrella 'cover'

Friday, September 13th 2013, 8:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

Bulgaria has closed its investigation into the infamous Cold War murder of dissident Georgi Markov in London after the statute of limitations in the case expired, 35 years and one day after his death.
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VIDEO: Syrian cartoonist taking on Assad

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 23:13
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Provocative artworks by a Syrian political cartoonist have gone on display in London.
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VIDEO: High-tech gadgets at arms fair

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 23:01
related places: London

The DSEi exhibition in London has 1,500 international exhibitors, and the BBC's defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt has been to see two of the newest high-tech items on display.
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Church in Wales backs women bishops

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 19:11
related places: Church

Women bishops will be allowed in the Church in Wales following a landmark yes vote.
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Make Davis Cup mandatory - Murray

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 17:20

British number one Andy Murray tells BBC Sport that the Davis Cup should become "a mandatory event".
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Bulgaria ends umbrella killing probe

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

Bulgaria closes its investigation into the murder of Georgi Markov, killed in London in 1978 with a poison-tipped umbrella.
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England slip to 12-year rankings low

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:19

England drop three places to 17th in the Fifa world rankings, their lowest position since the end of Kevin Keegan's reign.
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Western jihadis 'killed in Somalia'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Two top Islamist militants, from the US and UK, have been killed in Somalia after falling out with al-Shabab, witnesses say.
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Terror-arrest charges at record high

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:14

The number of people arrested in Britain for terrorism then charged with a criminal offence reaches its highest level.
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Royal Mail float 'in coming weeks'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:53

The government announces that it will privatise the Royal Mail in the coming weeks, with shares offered to employees, institutions and the public.
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Hodgson responds to Lineker criticism

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 7:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

England manager Roy Hodgson says he is "surprised" by Gary Lineker's criticism of the goalless draw in Ukraine.
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BBC Price of Football 2013 revealed

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 4:00

Average ticket prices in England's top four divisions fall by up to 2.4%, the BBC Sport Price of Football study finds.
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Freed lifers 'not risk-assessed'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 0:04

Some of the most dangerous prisoners in England and Wales are not being properly risk-assessed before they are freed, an inspectors' report says.
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Sports Direct to join FTSE 100

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 19:06

Retailer Sports Direct will enter the FTSE 100 as part of the latest reshuffle of the 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange.
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Rain ends third England-Australia ODI

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 18:11
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Rain ends the third one-day international between England and Australia as only 15.1 overs are possible at Edgbaston.
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England flanker Croft out for season

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 13:38
related places: Croft, Leicester

England and Leicester flanker Tom Croft will miss the entire season with a knee injury - ruling him out of the Six Nations.
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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.7%

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 12:55

The rate of unemployment, which is closely watched by the Bank of England, drops to 7.7% between May and July.
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HS2 to boost UK by '£15bn a year'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 10:53

As a new report claims the HS2 rail line will benefit the economy by £15bn a year, the government continues to outline the case for the project.
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Cable warns of economic complacency

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 8:07

Ministers cannot be complacent over the UK's economic recovery, Business Secretary Vince Cable warns.
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Hodgson defends England performance

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 22:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson is satisfied with England's result and performance in their goalless World Cup qualifying draw in Ukraine.
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Ukraine 0-0 England

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 21:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Liverpool

England battle to earn a draw in Ukraine and move a point clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group.
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Macedonia 1-2 Scotland

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 20:24
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Shaun Maloney's free-kick gives Scotland a late win in Macedonia, taking them fourth in their World Cup qualifying group.
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Cameron outlines UN Syria resolution

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

David Cameron says the UK, France and the US are tabling a UN resolution on Syria designed to ensure a plan to hand over chemical weapons is "not a ruse".
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Woman 'shot dead' at Turkish resort

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Dalyan

A British woman is killed and her son and mother injured in a shooting at the resort of Dalyan in Turkey.
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Plastic banknotes 'ready for 2016'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 13:00

Smaller, wipe-clean plastic banknotes could be introduced by the Bank of England from 2016, matching currency across the world.
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Nineteen held in museum theft raids

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 12:09

Nineteen people are arrested during raids by police investigating thefts of "priceless items" from museums and auction houses in England.
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Man thwarts cougar attack with spear

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 1:31
related countries: Canada Canada

A man wielding a spear in the Canadian province of British Columbia fights off a cougar which attacked his partner and kills it.
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Hodgson hails his England centurions

Monday, September 9th 2013, 22:02
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson says he is relieved to have Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole available for England against Ukraine.
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Hodgson backs newcomer Lambert

Monday, September 9th 2013, 22:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson seeks to ease the pressure on England rookie Rickie Lambert as he prepares to lead the England line against Ukraine.
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UK economy turning corner - Osborne

Monday, September 9th 2013, 18:10
related places: London, Osborne

The UK economy is showing "tentative" signs of recovery, Chancellor George Osborne says during a speech in London.
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Lampard to win 100th England cap

Monday, September 9th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

England boss Roy Hodgson says Frank Lampard will earn his 100th cap against Ukraine and that there will be one change to the side.
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Ex-soldier denies firing into bodies

Monday, September 9th 2013, 14:23

A former British sergeant denies allegations that he shot the bodies of Iraqis who were barely alive but still "twitching" after a gun battle in 2004.
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Hague: US and UK 'aligned' on Syria

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:14
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Kerry, London

William Hague says UK and US policy on Syria is "closely aligned" despite the UK ruling out involvement in any military intervention.
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Lampard still England's key - Zidane

Monday, September 9th 2013, 10:09

Zinedine Zidane says midfielder Frank Lampard is still England's key player, even at the age of 35.
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Mandela ‘no saint’ in new biopic

Monday, September 9th 2013, 8:31

A new screen biopic of Nelson Mandela does not shy away from the less flattering aspects of his character, according to its British star Idris Elba.
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VIDEO: US and UK 'can spy on smartphones'

Monday, September 9th 2013, 5:10
related countries: United States United States

The US National Security Agency, the NSA, and Britain's spy agency, GCHQ, are reported to have cracked the security codes which protect data on all major smartphones.
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British national 'drowns in Sicily'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 20:46
related countries: Italy Italy

A British man has died in Italy, the Foreign Office says, with reports suggesting he drowned - along with his girlfriend - while swimming in the sea.
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Morgan defends England selection

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 20:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan defends England's team selection after his side are well beaten by Australia in the second one-day international.
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US and UK 'spy on smartphones'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

The US National Security Agency is reported to have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices.
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VIDEO: Kerry in London for Syria talks

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, London

In an interview with the US broadcaster PBS, the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is said to have yet again denied any involvement in a chemical weapons attack on Damascus suburbs last month. It comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in
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Miliband given 'Australia' warning

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 17:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The Labour Party faces an election meltdown like that of its Australian counterpart unless it stops its "squabbles" with the unions, the Unison boss warns.
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Clarke leads Australia to ODI win

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 17:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Michael Clarke scores a century to help Australia beat England by 88 runs in the second one-day international.
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UK ex-Army colonel killed in Kenya

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A former British army colonel is shot and killed during a robbery at his son's home in Nairobi, Kenya.
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VIDEO: Mandela film has Toronto premiere

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 6:34

British stars took to the red carpet on Saturday for the premiere of the new Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom.
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Convicted MSP Walker quits Holyrood

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 19:49

MSP Bill Walker resigns from the Scottish Parliament after being convicted of a series of domestic abuse offences against three ex-wives.
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Unknown festival 'will be unique'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 15:48

Disclosure are set to play the latest in a wave of British music events to spring up on the country's Mediterranean coast over the past decade.
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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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