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Rain washes out day two for England

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 2:36

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

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 22:57

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 12:38

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

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 10:35

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:11

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

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:00

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:22

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 10:04

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

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 9:34

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

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 4:12

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:40

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:01

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:01

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 14:03

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

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

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 12:53

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 10:38

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 4:18

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

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 19:01

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

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

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

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 10:37

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

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

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

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 2:32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 23:03

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 21:21

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 17:24

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 17:21

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 12:54

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:25

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

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 23:02

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

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 22:02

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

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

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

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 19:37

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

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

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

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 11:15

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Ben Mowen replaces James Horwill as captain of Australia for Saturday's autumn international against England at Twickenham.
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London 'bias' in culture funding

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:35
related places: London

Government funding for English museums, galleries and theatres is heavily skewed towards London, according to a report.
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VIDEO: Winston Churchill bust unveiled in US

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 5:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A bust of Winston Churchill has been unveiled at the US Capitol in Washington before a crowd that included US Secretary of State John Kerry and the former UK prime minister's grandson.
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Warning on 'too many' A&E admissions

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:02

There are too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England, according to the government spending watchdog.
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Press regulation charter granted

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 22:30

A royal charter on press regulation is granted by the Privy Council, despite a last-minute legal challenge by the newspaper industry, which says it threatens their freedom.
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Pink Panther actor Stark dies at 91

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:55

British comic actor Graham Stark, best known for his recurring roles opposite Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films, dies at the age of 91.
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Barclays reviewing currency trades

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 11:39

UK bank Barclays says it will review how its currency trading desk operated over the past several years amid a new investigation.
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Actor Nigel Davenport dies at 85

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 11:01

British actor Nigel Davenport, who appeared in Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire and BBC TV series Howards' Way, dies at the age of 85.
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England captain Cook out of opener

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 9:19
related places: Perth

England captain Alastair Cook misses the opening three-day tour match in Perth because of a sore back with Matt Prior set to skipper.
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Admirers eye Copenhagen's drug rooms

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 1:44
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Are Denmark's heroin havens a model for England to follow?
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Tonga 24-26 Scotland

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 23:08
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Workington

Matty Russell scores a late try as Scotland snatch a dramatic World Cup win over Tonga in Workington.
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Energy boss calls for market inquiry

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 19:01

The boss of one of Britain's largest energy companies tells MPs that there should be an inquiry into the whole market.
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Hunt loses Lewisham Hospital appeal

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 13:44
related places: London

The Court of Appeal rules Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in London.
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HS2 benefit to UK revised down

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 11:44

The government's latest business case for the HS2 high-speed rail link slightly lowers the amount of benefit it predicts for every £1 spent on the project.
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Energy chiefs under fire on prices

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 7:12

Top executives from the UK's six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs.
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Cameron to unveil Islamic bond plan

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:41

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce that the UK will become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond as well as plans for a new Islamic index.
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Four die as storm hits southern UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:42

Four people have died after a storm hit parts of southern Britain, leading to 625,000 homes losing power, and major travel disruption.
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Thirteen die as storm crosses Europe

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:23
related countries: France France
related places: Dover

A storm battering north-western Europe kills at least 13 people - six of them in Germany - as transport is severely disrupted.
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VIDEO: SA G4S prison staff accused of abuse

Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, have been accused of "shocking" abuses and of losing control.
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Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:15

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips instructs his lawyers to take legal action against Bayonne over his sacking.
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UK man accused of US military hacks

Monday, October 28th 2013, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

A UK man is accused of hacking into a series of high-profile US networks, including the US Army and Nasa, to steal personal information.
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Burgess banned for high tackle

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Australia Australia

England front rower Sam Burgess is banned for one game for a high tackle in his side's World Cup defeat by Australia.
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NHS complaints revolution 'needed'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:59

The culture of delay and denial over NHS complaints in England must come to an end, a review of the system says.
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Staff at G4S SA prison accused

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, are accused of "shocking" brutality and of losing control,
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Karzai to meet Pakistan PM in UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is beginning a visit to Britain, during which he will hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Lorde claims UK number one spot

Monday, October 28th 2013, 9:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand singer Lorde tops the UK singles chart with her debut single, Royals.
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G4S rejects £1.55bn bid for cash arm

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:21

G4S rejects a £1.55bn offer for its cash solutions business from UK private equity outfit Charterhouse Capital Partners.
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VIDEO: Karzai and Sharif to meet in London

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London, Sharif

In a bid to help foster peace efforts, President Hamid Karzai will meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London this week.
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Badger cull extension challenged

Monday, October 28th 2013, 1:23

England's chief vet has rejected accusations his advice to ministers on the badger cull risked bringing the veterinary profession into disrepute.
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Universal Credit scheme rolls out

Monday, October 28th 2013, 1:04
related places: London

The government's flagship welfare reform - Universal Credit - is being introduced in west London in the latest phase of a national roll-out.
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Travel warnings as storm approaches

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:15

Commuters are being warned of travel disruption on Monday as a storm bringing severe gale-force winds and rain starts to move across England and Wales.
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Fall in rape case referrals to CPS

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 18:46

The number of rape allegations handed to prosecutors in England and Wales falls to a five-year low, despite a 30% increase in the number of rapes reported to police.
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VIDEO: Fatal row at 'Afghan Sandhurst'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An Afghan soldier has been shot dead and three Nato colleagues wounded in a dispute at a British-run officer training academy near Kabul.
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Wales' Phillips sacked by Bayonne

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 10:59

Bayonne cancel the contract of Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips over allegations of drunken misconduct.
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Fatal row near UK-run Afghan academy

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A row which left an Afghan soldier dead and three Nato colleagues wounded occurred at the perimeter gate of the new UK-run officer training base in Kabul, it emerges.
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Is Britain the NFL's 51st state?

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

The most powerful man in US sport targets Britain
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