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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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Field named chief inspector of GPs

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 8:31

The new chief inspector of GPs in England has been named as Prof Steve Field, former chair of the Royal College of GPs.
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Ryanair told to cut Aer Lingus stake

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 7:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ryanair is told to cut its stake in rival Irish carrier Aer Lingus by the UK Competition Commission.
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VIDEO: Ex-JP Morgan trader arrested in Spain

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 6:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Former JP Morgan employee Javier Martin-Artajo has been released after an arrest by Spanish police in connection with the "London Whale" trading scandal at the bank.
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Kidney checks 'would save lives'

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 23:00

The NHS in England could save between 12,000 and 42,000 lives a year by simple checks on the kidney function of hospital patients, says the health watchdog.
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England Women close in on Ashes win

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 21:30

England move within one win of regaining the Women's Ashes as Sarah Taylor inspires victory in the first Twenty20.
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Cameron: I won't stand by over Syria

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 21:26
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government is "morally indefensible" after he recalls Parliament to discuss responses to the crisis.
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Townsend and Barkley in England squad

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 15:46
related places: Everton, Tottenham

Uncapped midfielders Andros Townsend of Spurs and Everton's Ross Barkley are called up by England for their World Cup qualifiers.
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Badger killing starts amid protests

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 15:16

A badger cull in parts of the west of England is under way, the National Farmers' Union president confirms.
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Cook among big England names rested

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 12:51
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann rested for ODI series against Australia.
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Ex-JP Morgan trader held in Spain

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 12:33
related countries: Spain Spain

Ex-JPMorgan employee Javier Martin-Artajo is arrested by Spanish police in connection with the so-called London Whale trading scandal.
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Miffy books to be updated in UK

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 11:28
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Children's favourite Miffy, the cartoon rabbit drawn by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, is being updated in the UK
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China confirms arrest of Briton

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 6:23
related countries: China China

Police in China confirm the arrest of a British investigator and his wife over the alleged illegal trafficking of personal data.
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Robson eases into US Open second round

Monday, August 26th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Britain's Laura Robson qualifies for the second round of the US Open with a 7-5 6-0 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain.
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Former army colonel killed in Kenya

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya are investigating the murder of a former British army colonel who was killed by an armed gang during a raid at his home.
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Flower wants change to light rules

Monday, August 26th 2013, 11:59

England coach Andy Flower wants the rules to be changed after bad light forced the players off in the final Ashes Test.
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VIDEO: Life in Gibraltar and on its border

Monday, August 26th 2013, 11:01
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The long-running dispute between the UK and Spain over who should rule Gibraltar is having a negative impact on people who work there, an organisation representing Spanish workers says.
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Estate agency insolvencies 'up 57%'

Monday, August 26th 2013, 8:41

The number of estate agents in the UK entering insolvency jumped 57% in the last year, a new report indicates.
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Stop being anti-car, councils told

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 23:52

Councils in England should provide more parking spaces in town centres and cut down on speed humps, according to new planning guidance.
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Cook savours 'dream' winning feeling

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook describes his team's 3-0 Ashes triumph over Australia as "what dreams are made of".
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Bad light ends thrilling Oval Test

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 19:38

The final Ashes Test at The Oval ends in a draw because of bad light as England win the series against Australia 3-0.
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Oldest book award winners announced

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 15:01

A novel inspired by a seaport in the Scottish Highlands and a biography of a renowned potter scoop the UK's oldest literary awards.
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Helicopters grounded after crash

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 14:09

All Super Puma helicopter passenger flights to UK oil installations are grounded after a crash off Shetland claimed the lives of four people.
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Snicko 'could be used in winter Ashes'

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 10:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Snicko could be used in this winter's Ashes series between England and hosts Australia, according to the ICC's chief executive.
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Recycling refunds 'could cut litter'

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 9:55

Schemes which offer an incentive for recycling drinks containers could reduce Scotland's litter problem, the environment secretary says.
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Final day of Ashes set to be delayed

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 8:21
related places: London

Heavy overnight rain in London means play may not start before lunch on day five of the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
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UK staff pull out amid Goma fighting

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

UK government staff based in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to leave the city following heavy fighting in the area, the Foreign Office says.
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England lose to Germany on penalties

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany

England's women are beaten in a penalty shootout by Germany after a thrilling 4-4 draw in their first European final in 22 years.
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Rain washes out fourth day at Oval

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London

Persistent rain prevents any play on the fourth day of the final Ashes Test between England and Australia at in London.
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Gibraltar criticises Spain over dive

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 3:58
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Gibraltar strongly criticises Spanish police for sending divers to inspect an artificial reef in waters claimed by the British territory.
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Rickshaw rider's farewell to England

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 23:03
related countries: China China

Chinese man on rickshaw journey around the world to Rio Olympics
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Root defends slow England progress

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 22:18

England opener Joe Root says it was "not viable" for England to score quickly on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test.
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City intern death prompts review

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:56
related places: London

Bank of America Merrill Lynch launches a review of working conditions for junior staff after the death of an intern employed at its London investment bank.
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VIDEO: Syrian filmmaker's footage emerges

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:19
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a "big event of grave concern", while the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, blamed the Syrian government for the attack.
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Patient England crawl towards safety

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:14
related countries: Australia Australia

England close a dour third day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval 245 runs behind at 247-4.
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Darling warns of HS2 'nightmare'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 17:47

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned of a potential "nightmare" on England's existing railways if the multibillion-pound HS2 line is built.
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Star Wars cinematographer dies at 99

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 17:25

Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer of Star Wars, The Omen and Dr Strangelove, dies aged 99.
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Lennon settles new Celtic contract

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 13:15

Manager Neil Lennon agrees a new one-year rolling contract at Scottish champions Celtic, without a rise in salary.
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Hague believes Assad behind attack

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes the Assad regime is behind a chemical attack in Syria and says the UK has not ruled out any options.
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UK GDP growth revised up to 0.7%

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:14

Economic growth in the UK during the second quarter of the year is revised up to 0.7% by the Office for National Statistics.
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Police target online football abuse

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 9:38

Abuse of football players or supporters on social media is being targeted this season by police and prosecutors in England and Wales, fans are warned.
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Miller announces Scotland retirement

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:50

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan praises Kenny Miller as the striker brings his 12-year international career to a close.
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Cantona to head film festival jury

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:41
related countries: France France

Footballer turned actor Eric Cantona is to head the jury at this year's Dinard Film Festival, an annual celebration of British film held in northern France.
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British trio move closer to US Open

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

British trio Elena Baltacha, Dan Evans and James Ward win through to the third round of qualifying for the US Open.
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England selection criticism is 'harsh'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 21:07
related places: Bowling

Bowling coach David Saker says England can still win the final Ashes Test despite another tough day in the field.
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Lehmann fined for Broad comments

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 20:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is fined 20% of his match fee following his criticism of England bowler Stuart Broad.
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Smith century keeps Australia on top

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Steve Smith hits a maiden Test century for Australia as England close day two of the final Ashes Test 460 runs behind on 32-0.
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VIDEO: Calls for 'force' over Syria attack

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:29
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The United Nations is making a formal request to the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, as France calls for a "reaction with force".
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Southgate named England U21 boss

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:17

Former Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is named as the new England Under-21 manager on a three-year contract.
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MSP guilty of domestic abuse charges

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 15:46
related places: Dunfermline

Bill Walker, the member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline, is found guilty of a string of domestic abuse charges.
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Jazz pianist Marian McPartland dies

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

British-born jazz pianist Marian McPartland, who hosted an influential US radio show for more than 40 years, has died aged 95.
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Planned homes 'remaining unbuilt'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 7:58

Almost 400,000 homes in England have been given planning permission but have yet to be built, research for local councils suggests.
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Chief warns over military capability

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 3:42

The new chief of the defence staff warns that armed forces cuts mean the UK will have to lower expectations of its military capability in future.
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Briton arrested in China probe

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:33
related countries: China China

A British risk consultant, Peter Humphrey, is formally arrested by Chinese authorities during an ongoing probe into pharmaceutical firms.
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Woman 'had leg severed' by NYC cab

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 20:49

A 23-year-old British woman has part of her leg "severed' after being hit by a taxi in New York City, police say.
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Jim Davidson not to face sex charges

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:36

Comedian Jim Davidson will face no further action over alleged sexual offences in the UK following his arrest as part of the investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, the CPS says.
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Watson dominates new England attack

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson dismantles England's debutant bowlers and scores his first Ashes century as Australia reach 307-4.
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VIDEO: Rare night sky double for sky gazer

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:22

An amateur astronomer in the north of Scotland has captured a rare form of cloud and the northern lights on film at the same time.
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AUDIO: Thatcher unlikely patron of Daft Punk

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:02
related countries: France France

As Daft Punk sell more singles in the UK than any other track this century, John Laurenson reports on why French music has become so incredibly cool.
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EU suspends arms sales to Egypt

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 15:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

EU member states agree to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for repression in Egypt, but humanitarian aid will continue.
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VIDEO: How to entice tiger to tape measure

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:21

Zoo keepers begin the long process of measuring and weighing every animal at London Zoo for their annual audit.
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City intern death sparks debate

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:18
related places: London

The death of an intern working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London has sparked a debate over working hours and conditions for young people.
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England into semis with Ireland draw

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 11:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland

England's men survive a fightback from Ireland to book a place in the EuroHockey semi-finals with a 2-2 draw.
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Manufacturers 'see strong rebound'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:58

Manufacturers in the UK are enjoying the strongest rebound in two years, according to a survey by the CBI, with momentum expected to continue.
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Virgin Islands begins US tax talks

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:35
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, United States United States

The British Virgin Islands begins talks with US authorities over compliance with a law designed to crack down on offshore tax evasion.
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Peru pair charged with drug offences

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 8:04
related countries: Peru Peru

Two women from the UK arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling are formally charged and face a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted.
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Captain Cook eager to lift Ashes urn

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 7:16

Alastair Cook says he is thrilled at the prospect of being the next England captain to lift the Ashes urn as his side chase a 4-0 win.
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Fears over oil and gas production

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 0:53

The sharp decline in production of oil and gas from under British waters is "worrying" industry leaders.
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VIDEO: UK drugs women in court in Peru

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 21:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling have arrived at court to find out what charges they may face.
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UK drugs women 'to plead not guilty'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:57
related countries: Peru Peru

One of the lawyers of two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling says he expects them to plead not guilty to charges of trafficking.
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No 10 'knew of Miranda detention'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:02

No 10 was "kept abreast" of the decision to detain David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, a spokesman says.
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Faulkner to make Australia Test bow

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner will make his Test debut in the final Ashes match against England on Wednesday.
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