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Ecuador poll: Governing party's Lenin Moreno leads vote

Monday, February 20th 2017, 11:51
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

The governing party candidate could win outright in the first round if he reaches 40% of the vote.
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Tony Blair calls for people to 'rise up' against Brexit

Friday, February 17th 2017, 6:23

The former prime minister says his "mission" is to persuade Britons to change their minds on Brexit.
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Sky jam

Friday, February 17th 2017, 0:05

UK air traffic control is investing £600m in a new cloud-based system to cope with rising demand.
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Meet the British woman fighting IS

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Blackburn

This 27-year-old is the first-known British woman to travel to Syria's front line against so-called Islamic State.
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John Madden: No 'harm' in criticising Donald Trump

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 11:27

The British director defends criticism of President Trump from the arts world.
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'I checked to see if I had arms and legs'

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 11:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

British photographer Christopher Nunn is raising money for a friend who was killed in Ukraine.
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CEO Secrets: Airport boss 'lives in goldfish bowl'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 0:36

Declan Collier, head of London City Airport, shares his business tips for the CEO Secrets series.
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Baftas 2017: Dev Patel and Emma Stone win awards

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 23:47

La La Land scoops five Bafta film awards, with Lion star Dev Patel among the British winners.
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EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'will not seek second term'

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 17:07

Jean-Claude Juncker became European Commission president in 2014 - despite opposition from Britain.
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UK MPs approve bill authorising Brexit

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 20:49

The Brexit bill clears the Commons by 494 votes to 122 as Labour frontbencher Clive Lewis quits.
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Nigeria's President Buhari extends medical leave in UK

Monday, February 6th 2017, 17:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Concerns about the health of Nigeria's president increase as he extends his medical leave in the UK.
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The not so average daily commute

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:18

Scores of migrants take buses to Calais each day, and use them to get home again if they fail to stow away on a lorry to the UK.
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Lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in London basement

Monday, February 6th 2017, 10:35
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

The tapes, once damaged by water, contain recordings of concerts in London and Paris in the 1970s.
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British Antarctic Survey's Halley base on the move

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 19:47

The British Antarctic Survey's Halley research station is towed 23km inland to avoid an icy fate.
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British cancer patient trapped in Dubai: 'I'm bleeding profusely'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 13:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A British woman tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme that police in Dubai are refusing to hand over her passport so she can fly back to the UK for urgent cancer treatment.
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Meet the ex-policeman who saves seahorses

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 17:14
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.
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Money laundering fine for Deutsche Bank

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:45
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

UK and US regulators fine Deutsche Bank $630m over a Russian money laundering plan.
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Family abandoned dementia man in UK

Monday, January 30th 2017, 13:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hereford

A BBC investigation finds that an elderly man with dementia, found lost in Hereford in November 2015, was abandoned in England by his US family.
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Explorer uses brain scanner to track emotions on UK cities tour

Monday, January 30th 2017, 0:32

Urban explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison has been journeying across Britain's cities, tracking his emotional response using a brain scanner.
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Theresa May in Turkey: UK agrees £100m defence deal

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 17:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Theresa May discusses trade with Turkey's president, and a deal to develop fighter jets is sealed.
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Spinster act

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 1:08

The "nervous British spinsters" who helped Jewish people flee Nazi Germany.
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Deaf Iraqi boy facing deportation

Friday, January 27th 2017, 11:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Lawand Hamadamin's family fled Iraq, scared so-called Islamic State would kill him because he's deaf - now they could be deported from the UK.
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Niger Delta villagers lose UK court bid to sue Shell over pollution

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 20:52

Two communities lose bid to pursue oil giant in UK courts after accusing them of repeated spills.
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May to vow to renew special relationship ahead of Trump meeting

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 23:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Theresa May vows to renew the UK-US special relationship ahead of meeting Donald Trump.
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UK warship escorts Russian carrier in English Channel

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 16:59
related countries: Russia Russia

A Royal Navy frigate is escorting Russian warships sailing through the English Channel
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UK government to publish Brexit plans

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 15:19

Theresa May says she recognises the "appetite" for a formal policy document setting out her plan.
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UK government loses Brexit vote appeal

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 17:36

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start Brexit, the Supreme Court rules.
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Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 5:37
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Alert raised after patients from UK, Canada and Australia develop complications following kidney transplants.
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What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 1:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States
related places: Amsterdam

A British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American are sharing their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World.
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UK mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses Iran jail appeal

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 19:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The charity worker with dual British and Iranian citizenship has been jailed under secret charges.
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The English vet saving Sri Lanka’s street dogs

Sunday, January 22nd 2017, 0:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The vet who left behind her home in England to care for Sri Lanka’s street dogs.
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Brexit: Australia eyes relaxed UK immigration under trade deal

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 12:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it will seek better access for businesses before reaching post-Brexit UK trade deal.
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British journalist, Australian bar owner face court in Bali

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 23:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A British journalist and an Australian bar owner are accused of possessing hashish in Indonesia.
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Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 19:38
related countries: United States United States

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
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First round over

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 17:32

The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.
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The Gambia: British and Dutch tourists leave after new advice

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 13:02
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia, Netherlands Netherlands

Tourists were told to leave The Gambia following President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to hand power to the president-elect.
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Travelling from China to London

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 0:07
related countries: China China
related places: London

China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade.
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'Inspiring, determined, kind': Who are these London schoolgirls describing?

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Some of the British schoolgirls who met Michelle Obama in 2015 pay tribute to the outgoing US first lady.
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Drone footage shows huge Antarctic ice crack

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 20:55

Aerial video shows a huge ice crack which is forcing British Antarctic Survey staff to leave their base.
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Europe sees UK set for 'hard' Brexit after May speech

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 17:55

Europeans see a "hard" UK Brexit looming - but welcome more British clarity on future EU ties.
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'Wrong Ivanka' from UK hits back after Trump tweet

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 9:34
related places: Brighton

A tweet quoted by Donald Trump praising his daughter mistakenly copies in Ivanka from Brighton.
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My Shop: Kristin Baybars' toy shop in London

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 0:19
related places: London

Kristin Baybars has made and sold toys from her shop for 40 years - and modern toys don't impress her.
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Tunisia inquest shown police map of killer's spree

Monday, January 16th 2017, 19:15
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A court has watched a police recreation of the hour-long killing spree at a Tunisian beach resort in June 2015, which left 38 people - including 30 British tourists - dead.
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Ikea sustainability report reveals the firm sent zero waste to landfill in 2016

Monday, January 16th 2017, 11:20
related countries: Sweden Sweden

An Ikea sustainability report has revealed the Swedish furniture firm even managed to make a small profit on its UK waste.
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Trump on Brexit: 'I predicted it'

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump has promised a trade deal between Britain and the United States will be a priority when he takes office on Friday.
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Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 22:13
related countries: United States United States

US President-Elect Donald Trump says the UK was "so smart in getting out" of the European Union.
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UK PM May to star in US Vogue spread

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 20:21
related countries: United States United States

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz's shoot with the prime minister will feature in April's Vogue.
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Timothy Spall on playing Holocaust denier David Irving

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 11:08

Denial is a film about the renegade British historian David Irving, accused of denying the Holocaust.
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Day of the Mifids

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 0:10

Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.
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Why do killer whales and humans go through menopause?

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 18:07
related countries: United States United States

A 40-year study of a population of orcas off the US Pacific coast helps UK researchers solve an evolutionary mystery.
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Cyprus peace deal close, says UN chief after Geneva talks

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 16:35
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

The UN secretary-general is optimistic on a re-unification deal but says there is no quick fix.
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Victor Lownes: Playboy executive dies aged 88

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 18:09

Victor Lownes, who helped establish Playboy and ran the magazine's UK clubs, dies at the age of 88.
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Reporter who broke 1939 invasion story dies

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 16:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland, dies aged 105.
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Putin Pepeganda

Monday, January 9th 2017, 18:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The Russian embassy in London sent a picture of Pepe the frog to British PM Theresa May.
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Om Puri: Veteran Indian actor dies at the age of 66

Friday, January 6th 2017, 11:58
related countries: India India

Leading Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66.
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British doctors travel to Syria with 'People's Convoy'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 7:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A team of British doctors has travelled to the Syria/Turkey border with a convoy filled with medical supplies in order to set up a children's hospital near Aleppo.
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China's Great Wall filmed by drone

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:59
related countries: China China
related places: How

How drone photography shed new light on the Great Wall of China for one British obsessive.
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Syria conflict: Why British surgeon cannot forget this girl

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:16
related countries: Syria Syria

British surgeon David Nott operates on refugees in Syria - but there's one patient he can't forget.
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UK's EU ambassador tells colleagues to challenge 'muddled thinking'

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 8:56

The UK's outgoing ambassador to the EU urges colleagues to continue to challenge "muddled thinking".
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CES 2017: Olly the robot aims to be more personal than Amazon's Echo

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 6:11

A UK start-up unveils a desktop robot at the CES tech show that tailors its personality to different users in the same household.
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'One Pound Fish' man Shahid Nazir on life after going viral

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 23:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shabnam Mahmood catches up with Shahid Nazir, who earned international fame with his song 'One Pound Fish' before having to leave East London for Pakistan over visa issues.
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UK's ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 18:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, resigns months before Brexit talks begin.
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British child prodigy's Cinderella opera thrills Vienna

Friday, December 30th 2016, 12:48
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Vienna is wowed by a Cinderella opera composed by 11-year-old British girl Alma Deutscher.
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Pro-Brexit group calls for EU free trade deal

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 9:22

'Hard' Brexit campaigners ask business groups across Europe to back a free trade deal with the UK.
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National Front mayor creates 'Rue du Brexit' in French town

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 15:21
related countries: France France
related places: Eu, Rue

A far-right French mayor has named a street in tribute to Britain's decision to leave the EU.
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Carrie Fisher: Friends and family wish recovery after heart attack

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 20:34
related places: London

Star Wars actress is in intensive care after a major heart attack on a London-LA flight.
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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress suffers heart attack

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 15:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is in intensive care after a major heart attack on a London-LA flight.
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Is this school the best in the world?

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 10:16
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: London

A school in north London could be among the best in the world after scoring better in international rankings than top performers like Singapore.
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China finds new love for wildlife films

Monday, December 19th 2016, 0:20
related countries: China China

British-Chinese cameraman Jacky Poon is one of a few professionals documenting endangered animals in China.
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In pictures

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 0:26

Members of the British public offer messages for arriving refugees.
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Australian court increases fine over 'misleading' Nurofen

Friday, December 16th 2016, 1:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The UK manufacturer of Nurofen is hit with an increased fine for misleading customers in Australia.
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Brexit trade deal could take 10 years, says UK's ambassador

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 12:26

A post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal might take 10 years and still ultimately fail, ministers are warned.
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Babies made from three people approved in UK

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 11:28

Babies made from two women and one man win approval from the UK's fertility regulator.
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Brexit: EU leaders to discuss UK's exit without Theresa May

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 0:47

The EU's other 27 leaders are to meet later without Theresa May to discuss Brexit negotiations.
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Faryadi Sarwar Zardad: UK deports warlord who tortured Afghans

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former Afghan warlord is deported after serving a landmark prison term in the UK for torture.
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Briton jailed over Trump death plot

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:25

A British man who tried to grab a gun to kill Donald Trump at a rally in Las Vegas is jailed for 12 months.
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British backpacker in Australia rescued after texting location to father

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 8:13
related countries: Australia Australia

A backpacker is rescued in Australia after texting her location to her father in Britain.
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Viral virus

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 0:54

British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus.
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Yemen war: Inside the rebels' battered stronghold

Monday, December 12th 2016, 22:23
related countries: Yemen Yemen

BBC Arabic's Nawal al-Maghafi is one of the first journalists to report from the rebel stronghold of Saada, in the north - one of the places hardest hit by the Saudi-led air campaign.
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Firm seeks emoji translator

Monday, December 12th 2016, 15:03
related places: London

A London firm advertises for an emoji translator in what is thought to be the first such job worldwide.
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India v England: Ravichandran Ashwin seals series win in Mumbai

Monday, December 12th 2016, 5:32
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England subside to an innings-and-36-run defeat on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai as India seal a series victory.
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Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 23:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.
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UK minister accuses Saudis over 'proxy wars'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 3:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is filmed saying Saudi Arabia and Iran are "puppeteering" in the Middle East.
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Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:05
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

Banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris, says France's leading financial regulator.
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'I've grown so much as a person'

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 0:10

Celebrity Bake and Great British Bake-Off Winner Nadiya Hussain talks to the BBC 100 Women season about writing, parenting and her identity as a British Muslim.
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Gigi Hadid wins international model of the year at 2016 Fashion Awards

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 7:44
related places: London

The 21-year-old beat off competition from her sister Bella and best friend Kendall Jenner at the ceremony in London.
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Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 10:28

The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says.
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Pill could reduce HIV risk by 86%

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 8:27

A drug that reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will be given to NHS patients in England.
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Get a 100 Women boost with our new app

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 16:38

The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
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Canada court to hear sacred grizzly bear case

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 22:58

First Nations take British Columbia government to the Supreme Court in "Grizzly Bear Spirit" case
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100 Women 2016: Is feminism just for white women?

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 2:12
related places: London

Is everyone included in the movement for gender equality? Has feminism been able to engage women of all races, religions, sexualities and classes? Does feminism include you? These questions were discussed at the BBC's London headquarters as part of 2
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Blowing away stereotypes in the army

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 23:50

Megan Beveridge started playing bagpipes at the age of nine.
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'I wanted to design clothes that fitted me'

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:57

For one woman with Down's syndrome, rejection and discrimination spurred her on - as far as London Fashion Week.
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Santander boss on Sexism in the City

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 0:14

Shriti Vadera, Chair of Santander UK, tells Laura Kuenssberg how she reached the top despite intense challenges.
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Alternative charity Christmas cards show nativity in war-torn Middle East

Monday, November 28th 2016, 19:25

A UK charity launches Christmas cards with Biblical images to highlight war in the Middle East.
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That's amore

Monday, November 28th 2016, 0:37
related countries: Italy Italy

The UK's booming Italian population is being courted by politicians as a pivotal referendum draws near.
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UK photographer David Hamilton dies at 83 amid rape scandal

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, France France
related places: Paris

British photographer David Hamilton dies in Paris days after being accused of rape by former models.
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Object found off British Columbia coast not missing nuke

Friday, November 25th 2016, 23:10
related countries: Canada Canada

An object found by a diver was just a piece of machinery, not a missing nuclear bomb, Canada's military says.
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Riba architecture prize won by 'modern Machu Picchu'

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 0:42
related countries: Peru Peru

An engineering university in Peru has won a Royal Institute of British Architects global design prize.
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Diner gives waiter $750 tip to visit family

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 11:55

A waiter in Texas is given a $750 tip so he can visit his family in Northern Ireland.
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