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Two held in 'Canada Day bomb plot'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 19:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Two people are arrested in British Columbia accused of plotting to plant a bomb outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day, police say.
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Murray set for 'dangerous' Verdasco

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:52
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray will take on Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday.
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Ulster Bank cuts hundreds of jobs

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:52

The Ulster Bank, which is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has announced it is to shed hundreds of jobs with the closure of 39 rural branches across Ireland.
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'Major' problems for NHS 111 service

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:21

The future of the new NHS non-emergency telephone service in a quarter of England is thrown into doubt after a major provider admits it is facing severe problems.
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Get stop and search right, says May

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:14

It is time to get police stop and search right, says Home Secretary Theresa May, launching a consultation on the powers in England and Wales.
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Firms' confidence 'at six-year high'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:41

Business confidence in the UK is at its highest level since 2007 and the economy is slowly strengthening, a survey from a leading business group suggests.
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Horwill cleared for final Lions Test

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australia captain James Horwill is free to play in Saturday's series-deciding final Test against the British and Irish Lions.
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Jordan publishes 'Abu Qatada treaty'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The treaty between the UK and Jordan which paves the way for radical cleric Abu Qatada to be deported is officially published in Jordan.
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Lions trio could return for decider

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:47
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions could be boosted by the return of three players from injury for the Australia series decider.
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Organ donor system change vote due

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 6:42

Wales could become the only country in the United Kingdom with an opt-out system of organ donation if assembly members vote to change the law later.
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VIDEO: Malala's friend Shazia moves to UK

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 5:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Shazia Ramzan, who was with Malala Yousafzai when she was shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' rights to education, has come to the UK to go to school.
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O'Driscoll wants Lions to dig deep

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:12
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions need the "80 minutes of their lives" in the final Test against Australia.
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Warner could make Australia comeback

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Controversial Australia batsman David Warner is in the mix for the Ashes opener against England, says Darren Lehmann.
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VIDEO: British woman at all-American war

Monday, July 1st 2013, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Behind the scenes 150 years after the US Civil War battle
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X-ray shows no fracture for Swann

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:16

England bowler Graeme Swann is fit to continue after an X-ray shows no fracture to his arm after he was struck at Essex.
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Tyre failures dangerous - Hamilton

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:21

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says Pirelli must act now after a series of "dangerous" tyre failures in the British Grand Prix.
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Emeli Sande wins BET music award

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

The Scottish singer takes home best international act UK award at the American ceremony.
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Cloaking pioneer nets physics prize

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 22:54

The theoretical physicist behind the "invisibility cloaking" idea wins the highest honour bestowed by the UK's Institute of Physics.
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Carney takes over as new Bank chief

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 22:33

Mark Carney officially takes over as head of the UK's central bank, replacing Sir Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England.
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Lions best yet to come - Farrell

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Defence coach Andy Farrell says the Lions will rise to the occasion for the final Test decider against Australia.
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Icona Pop claim debut chart topper

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish duo Icona Pop claim their debut UK number one single from Robin Thick and Pharrell Williams.
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Rosberg wins dramatic British GP

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 17:23

Nico Rosberg holds off Mark Webber to win a dramatic British Grand Prix overshadowed by a series of tyre failures.
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British artist sues director Cameron

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 10:58
related places: Cameron

Hollywood director James Cameron is being sued by British artist Roger Dean for $50m (£43m) over claims he copied ideas for the hit film Avatar.
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VIDEO: Global Gay Pride: View from parades

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 3:45
related countries: France France, Singapore Singapore
related places: London, Paris

Gay Pride parades and celebrations have been held in several cities all over the world, including London, Singapore and Paris.
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Taliban 'should join peace process'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban should engage in the political process if they want a role in Afghanistan's future, British Prime Minister David Cameron says during a trip to the country.
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Red Bull hard to beat - Hamilton

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says "dominant" Red Bull will make victory difficult in Sunday's British Grand Prix, despite qualifying on pole.
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Cameron pledges Afghanistan memorial

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 14:58

A memorial to service personnel killed in Afghanistan will be built in the UK, David Cameron says on a visit to Camp Bastion for Armed Forces Day.
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British climber dies in Austria

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 14:16
related countries: Austria Austria

A British climber dies after falling 200m (656ft) when he loses his balance while walking in the Austrian Alps, local police say.
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Hamilton takes pole at Silverstone

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 13:37
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton sets a scintillating pace to take pole position for the British GP ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
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Australia 16-15 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 12:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Melbourne

The Lions are unable to wrap up their first series victory in 16 years as Australia snatch a late 16-15 win.
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West 'should have talked to Taliban'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 11:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The West should have tried talking to the Taliban a decade ago after they had just been toppled from power, the UK's top general in Afghanistan says.
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Britain's Baker retires aged 26

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:50

British number seven Jamie Baker retires from tennis aged 26, having slipped to 333rd in the world rankings.
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Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:16
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two in final practice at the British Grand Prix.
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Heart risk warning over painkiller

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 4:08

People with heart problems are advised to stop using one of the most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the UK, diclofenac.
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Lions aim for historic series win

Friday, June 28th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

The British & Irish Lions will secure a historic series win if they can defeat Australia in Saturday's second Test.
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Butt admits his part in spot-fixing

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Banned ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt admits his part in a spot-fixing scandal against England for the first time.
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£60m spent to support free schools

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:48

The government has spent almost £60m on helping free schools in England before they open and during their first year of operation, figures reveal.
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Constable masterpiece attacked

Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:01

One of Britain's most famous paintings, John Constable's The Hay Wain, is targeted by a protester in the National Gallery.
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Crutchlow claims first MotoGP pole

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:50

Cal Crutchlow is the first British MotoGP rider in over a decade to take pole, qualifying first in Assen.
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Rosberg quickest at Silverstone

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:44
related places: Silverstone

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg sets the pace from Red Bull's Mark Webber in Friday practice at the British Grand Prix.
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PM hits out at 'Mr and Mrs MEP' book

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron criticises a "sexist" EU children's book as a waste of money - and says he had to see off an "ambush" over the UK's EU rebate at a summit in Brussels.
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Robson reaches Wimbledon last 32

Friday, June 28th 2013, 13:55
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Laura Robson makes Wimbledon's third round for the first time with an impressive win over Mariana Duque-Marino.
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Ian Brady told to stay in hospital

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:56

Moors Murderer Ian Brady loses his legal bid to be transferred from a hospital back to prison as a tribunal rules he needs continuing medical care for chronic mental illness.
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Froome heads British Tour challenge

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:10
related countries: France France

The 100th Tour de France starts on Saturday, with Chris Froome favourite to become the second British winner.
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Court go-ahead for hacking cases

Friday, June 28th 2013, 11:04

Five former News of the World staff, including ex-editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, lose a legal attempt to block their prosecution on phone hacking charges.
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Ricciardo fastest at wet Silverstone

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:56
related places: Silverstone

Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo sets the fastest time in a soaking first practice session at the British Grand Prix.
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Transfer of Afghan detainees begins

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Ten Afghan detainees captured by British forces are transferred to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says.
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North sorry for Lions try gesture

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions wing George North apologies for "horrendous" gesture while scoring a try against Australia.
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SPL and SFL finally agree to merge

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:49

The creation of a new Scottish Professional Football League goes ahead after a troubled day at Hampden.
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UK house prices 'gather momentum'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:01

House prices in the UK rise again in June, increasing by 0.3%, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide building society.
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Scotland inspires new Asterix author

Friday, June 28th 2013, 5:40

The author of the new Asterix comic book says the Scottish landscape inspired the latest epic adventure Asterix and the Picts.
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Cold spring 'blasted' winged insects

Friday, June 28th 2013, 1:24

Bees, moths and butterflies are suffering in the UK this year following the late, cold spring, a National Trust report reveals.
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Courtrooms to get digital overhaul

Friday, June 28th 2013, 0:40

Courtrooms in England and Wales will be fully digital by 2016, as part of £160m plans to speed up the criminal justice system, the government says.
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Muslim leaders to condemn grooming

Friday, June 28th 2013, 0:33

The sexual grooming of children is expected to be condemned by Muslim leaders across the UK later in a sermon to be read to thousands of worshippers.
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UK government backs three-person IVF

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 23:33

The UK is in line to become the first country to allow an IVF technique using DNA from three people, in a bid to eliminate serious genetic disorders.
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EU aid to Africa 'badly spent'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 21:32

A British parliamentary inquiry hears that more than $650m worth of European Union aid to Africa may have been badly spent.
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Rain curtails England-N Zealand T20

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 20:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen's England return after injury ends early as the Twenty20 game with New Zealand is abandoned because of rain.
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Murray and Robson to share spotlight

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 19:37
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray and Laura Robson will both take to Centre Court on Friday after rain affects the schedule at Wimbledon.
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Man Utd move for Everton's Baines

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:34
related places: Everton

Everton insist England defender Leighton Baines is not for sale after rejecting Manchester United's £12m bid.
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Energy and roads get share of £100bn

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:40

Modernisation plans for the UK's infrastructure, including new homes, road repairs and improved flood protection, are outlined by the government.
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'Far more' UK shale gas resources

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:23

UK shale gas resources may be much greater than thought, says a report, while the government announces financial benefits for "fracking" communities.
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Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two Afghan detainees captured by British forces have dropped legal challenges to their detention and can now be transferred to Afghan authorities.
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Double-dip recession revised away

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 10:24

The UK economy did not enter a double-dip recession last year, revised figures show, but the recession in 2008 was deeper than previously estimated.
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Warburton wants Lions to 'finish it'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions intend to complete a series win in Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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Fraud sentences could focus on harm

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 2:56

Punishments for some financial crimes should be based more on the harm to victims, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales suggests.
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Youngs & Bowe in five Lions changes

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 2:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Ben Youngs and Tommy Bowe are among five British and Irish Lions changes for Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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Family die in Spain 'murder-suicide'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 23:42
related countries: Spain Spain

An Irish mother and daughter, and a man believed to have been British, die in a suspected murder-suicide in a Spanish resort.
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US bloggers banned from entering UK

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

Two prominent US bloggers, the co-founders of anti-Muslim group, have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office says.
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BA to relax mobile phone rules

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 12:22

British Airways will become the first European airline to relax its rules regarding electronic devices on flights, starting next month.
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UK science spending to remain 'flat'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 12:19

Chancellor George Osborne holds day-to-day science spending flat in the UK but promises to invest more in the laboratory infrastructure.
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Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 10:35

The UK has the largest market for so-called "legal highs" in the European Union, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals.
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Compton Ashes demotion 'quite harsh'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 10:22

England's decision to leave Nick Compton out of their Ashes plans is "quite harsh", says Marcus Trescothick.
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News International changes name

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 9:04

News International, the media company behind newspapers including the Times and the Sun, changes its name to News UK.
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Direct Line set to cut 2,000 UK jobs

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 7:19

Direct Line Insurance says 2,000 UK jobs at the firm are at risk as it steps up plans to cut costs.
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Yankey to break England caps record

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 7:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Rachel Yankey is set to become England's most capped football international in a friendly against Japan on Wednesday.
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Robson win boosts British fortunes

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Wimbledon

Laura Robson stuns Russian 10th seed Maria Kirilenko to reach round two and raise British spirits at Wimbledon.
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Warning over UK 'visitor bond' plan

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 17:13
related countries: India India

Indian business leaders warn that plans to make visitors to the UK pay a £3,000 "security bond" will harm the countries' "special relationship".
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British Museum sees record visits

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 15:52

The British Museum's Pompeii and Ice Age exhibitions have helped attract record numbers of visitors this year, the museum's annual report has revealed.
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Germany seeks UK 'snooping' details

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 14:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Liberty

The German justice minister writes to British ministers seeking information about allegations of mass surveillance by British intelligence.
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Lions pair 'struggling' for Test

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 14:39
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions pair Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts might not be fit for Saturday's second Test against Australia.
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Melbourne 0-35 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions cruise to a 35-0 victory over Melbourne Rebels in the final midweek game of the tour of Australia.
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Women offered NHS breast cancer drug

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 8:47

Thousands of women across Britain with a family history of breast cancer are to be offered drugs on the NHS to help prevent the disease.
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VIDEO: 'Bingo-for-biscuits' Britons fined

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 5:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Twenty

Twenty-eight British expats and holidaymakers are fined after police in Portugal swoop on a bar where a game of bingo was being played for biscuits.
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Williams takes aim at sixth title

Monday, June 24th 2013, 18:58
related places: Wimbledon

World number one Serena Williams begins her Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday, along with Britain's Laura Robson and Heather Watson.
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Barclays faces pressure over Somalia

Monday, June 24th 2013, 18:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK government is being urged to stop Barclays closing the last account in Somalia which allows the country's citizens overseas to send money back home.
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M'ne Rebels v British & Irish Lions

Monday, June 24th 2013, 17:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Manu Tuilagi aims to give Lions coach Warren Gatland a selection headache against Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday.
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Root in line for Ashes opening spot

Monday, June 24th 2013, 16:51

Joe Root will open the batting instead of Nick Compton in England's warm-up match for the Ashes against Essex.
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Children's homes care 'worrying'

Monday, June 24th 2013, 16:38

Panorama research suggests one in four children in residential care in England is in a home which the government says is not good enough.
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Arrest over politician's death

Monday, June 24th 2013, 14:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A 52-year-old man is arrested in connection with the murder of Pakistan politician Dr Imran Farooq who was killed in London.
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Charles Aznavour announces UK return

Monday, June 24th 2013, 12:48
related countries: France France
related places: London

French singer Charles Aznavour will perform at his first live concert in the UK for more than 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Australia pair out of Lions series

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:06
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia centre Pat McCabe and wing Digby Ioane are ruled out of the rest of the British and Irish Lions series by injury.
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England devastated by loss - Cook

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 22:10
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says England's five-run Champions Trophy final defeat by India is "a tough pill to swallow".
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Beale wore wrong boots, says Gatland

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 21:02
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says Kurtley Beale cost Australia victory in the first Test by wearing the wrong studs.
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India beat England in dramatic final

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 19:47
related countries: India India

England lose four wickets for three runs as India win the Champions Trophy in a thrilling final at Edgbaston.
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Pietersen scores unbeaten century

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 18:01

England's Kevin Pietersen scores an unbeaten 177 for Surrey against Yorkshire in his return from a knee injury.
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Thicke and Kanye are number one

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 18:01

Kanye West's Yeesus tops the UK album chart, while Robin Thicke stays at the top of the singles chart for the fourth week in a row.
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Former ministers deny CQC mishandling

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 15:51

Two former health secretaries deny mishandling issues relating to scandal-hit English healthcare watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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UK and China in £21bn currency deal

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 14:07
related countries: China China

The Bank of England and its Chinese counterpart agree a currency deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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Osborne: Jobs cut as MoD agrees deal

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 12:19

The Ministry of Defence has reached a budget deal which will see a further cut in the number of its civilian staff, the chancellor says.
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Starbucks pays UK corporation tax

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 9:26

Coffee giant Starbucks pays corporation tax in the UK for the first time in four years, the company announces.
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