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Hostage rescue options limited - UK

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:43

Britain cannot send special forces to rescue a UK hostage from Islamic State militants "because we don't know where he is", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Business urges post-referendum unity

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:39

A leading Scottish business group calls for the country to unite "to drive Scotland forward", whatever the referendum result.
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Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: United States United States

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
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VIDEO: Invictus closing ceremony highlights

Monday, September 15th 2014, 6:18
related places: London

The Invictus Games have been brought to a close in London with a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko suspect gets Russian TV show

Monday, September 15th 2014, 5:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent killed in London now has his own TV programme in Russia
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McIlroy misses out on £6m prize

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 23:08

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.
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Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 22:35

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
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Contador wins Vuelta from Froome

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:54

Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.
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Leaders stress Scots vote will stand

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:50

Alex Salmond says the independence referendum is "a once in a generation opportunity" while Alistair Darling says there would be "no way back".
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UK will 'hunt down' Haines killers

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:38

Britain will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep the country safe, following the killing of hostage David Haines by Islamic State militants, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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VIDEO: Brother of murdered UK hostage speaks

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:04

The brother of British aid worker David Haines, murdered by Islamic State militants, pays tribute to him.
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Law to set out crime victims' rights

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 13:16

Crime victims in England and Wales are to be given legal rights for the first time, the justice secretary has said.
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Wiggins wins Tour time trial

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:24

Sir Bradley Wiggins wins the individual time trial at the Tour of Britain but Dylan van Baarle retains the overall lead.
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PM condemns hostage's 'evil murder'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 11:15

PM David Cameron says the murder of British hostage David Haines is an "act of pure evil", after the release of a video of his beheading.
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US spies 'can access German telecoms'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.
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Social care access 'limited for many'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 2:44

Almost 90% of councils in England are now only offering social care to those whose needs are deemed substantial or critical, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
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Thousands on streets for campaigns

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 20:32

Thousands of supporters of both sides in the Scottish referendum debate take to the streets on the final weekend before the vote.
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Business row in Scots weekend campaign

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:00

A row over the intervention of business leaders and banks in the Scottish independence referendum intensifies on the final weekend of campaigning.
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'Nightmare' for Briton held in Iran

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 11:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.
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Radio donation to hoax nurse family

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 8:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian radio station donates A$500,000 to relatives of a UK nurse who killed herself after taking a hoax phone call relating to the Royal Family.
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HSBC settles with US regulators

Friday, September 12th 2014, 21:10
related countries: United States United States

The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
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Shearer backs Welbeck at Arsenal

Friday, September 12th 2014, 21:06

Deadline-day signing Danny Welbeck can score 25 goals a season for Arsenal, says former England international Alan Shearer.
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Referendum business row intensifies

Friday, September 12th 2014, 20:30

The referendum row over business intensifies as big name retail bosses plan to publish a letter warning of price rises if Scots vote "Yes" to independence.
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Shop bosses in new 'Yes' vote warning

Friday, September 12th 2014, 16:49

The BBC learns that leading retailers are planning a joint warning of higher business costs should Scotland become independent as the war of words heats up.
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Dowsett takes Tour of Britain lead

Friday, September 12th 2014, 16:38

England's Alex Dowsett takes the Tour of Britain overall lead after finishing second on the sixth stage.
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Bard to be translated into Mandarin

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:35
related countries: China China

The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.
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Royal hoax nurse 'took own life'

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:09
related places: Cambridge, London

A nurse who put through a hoax phone call at a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated took her own life, a coroner concludes.
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UK Ebola man plans return to Africa

Friday, September 12th 2014, 3:16

The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.
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Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:29

Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.
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Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:07

Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
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Scotland 'on cusp of making history'

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:01

Scotland is on the "cusp of making history" by voting for independence, the country's first minister says as he addresses the international media.
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Robot could load up dishwasher

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:38

A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
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'Nothing ruled out' over Syria - UK

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

UK air strikes against Islamic State in Syria have not been ruled out, Number 10 says, after the foreign secretary earlier said Britain would not take part.
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Catalans rally for independence vote

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 17:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans rally in Barcelona demanding a referendum on independence from Spain, with many energised by Scotland's vote next week.
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RBS confirms 'Yes' vote London move

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 17:04
related places: London

RBS confirms it will relocate its registered headquarters to London if Scotland votes for independence next week, but says it has no intention to move jobs or operations.
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Rodgers anger over Sturridge injury

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 14:01
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers criticises England's handling of Daniel Sturridge as he is ruled out for up to three weeks.
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VIDEO: Scottish debate sparks Catalan push

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 9:45

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to create a giant 'V' on the streets of Barcelona on Thursday.
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Bank switching up 19% in first year

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 23:15

The system that allows UK bank customers to switch their accounts in just seven days is being hailed a success, a year after it started.
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Albarn leads Mercury Prize hopefuls

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Damon Albarn's first solo album makes the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.
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Leaders make Scotland 'No' vote plea

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 20:36

The leaders of the main UK parties make a plea for a vote against Scottish independence as a poll suggests a narrow lead for the "No" campaign.
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Invictus Games open in London

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 20:12
related places: London

The Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women open at the Olympic Park in London, with Prince Harry saying lives will be changed.
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What would Scottish independence mean at the UN?

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 17:20

Can Scottish independence cost the UK its UN status?
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Most overcrowded trains revealed

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 15:54
related places: Crewe

The 16:46 from London Euston to Crewe was the most overcrowded service in England and Wales between September and December last year, government figures say.
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Juncker's olive branch to Britain

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 15:18
related countries: France France

New EU Commission gives clout to UK and France
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UK and France get powerful EU jobs

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 13:53

The UK and France get powerful jobs in the new European Commission, overseeing financial services and economic policy respectively.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa orchestra: 'It was a dream'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 9:23
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Manchester

The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo gives its first UK concert in Manchester on Thursday.
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Rooney starts player-only meetings

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 8:43

England captain Wayne Rooney is holding player-only meetings to try to improve the team's morale and performances.
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Wales' Bale bemoans 'worst pitch'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 6:23
related countries: Andorra Andorra

Wales star Gareth Bale says the pitch for their Euro 2016 qualifying win in Andorra was "the worst I have ever played on".
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Dementia patients 'face care tax'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 2:07

Dementia patients in the UK face what is, in effect, a "care tax" because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say.
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Andorra 1-2 Wales

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Andorra Andorra

Gareth Bale scores a late free-kick to ensure Wales beat Andorra in their Euro 2016 qualification opener.
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Why China's wary of Scottish independence

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 20:08

Why China is uncertain about an independent Scotland
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Monarch 'above politics' Palace says

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 19:36

Any suggestion that the Queen would wish to influence the Scottish referendum campaign is "categorically wrong", Buckingham Palace says.
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Fabled Franklin Arctic ship found

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Canada Canada

One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Canada's prime minister says.
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Carney warns Scotland over pound

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 17:06

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells trade unions that currency union after Scottish independence would be "incompatible with sovereignty".
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UK sending arms to Iraqi government

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Heavy machine guns and ammunition are being donated to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Leaders in No vote trip to Scotland

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 15:09

The leaders of the main UK parties are heading to Scotland to make a stand against independence, as Alex Salmond says their campaign has fallen apart.
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Carney predicts wage rises 'next year'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:49

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells unions that wages should start rising in real terms "around the middle of next year".
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Faith in England lost, says Owen

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:44

Former England striker Michael Owen says the country has lost faith in the national team after major tournament failures.
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Jacobson makes Booker shortlist

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Booker winner Howard Jacobson is among the three British writers, two Americans and an Australian to make this year's shortlist.
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Parties back more Scotland powers

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:14

The Scottish leaders of the main pro-Union parties back more powers for Holyrood as the prime minister and Labour leader announce a flying visit to Scotland.
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UK industrial output rises in July

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 9:51

UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show.
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Make mental health 'bigger priority'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 7:54

Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and greater protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer.
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Bold approach paid off - Hodgson

Monday, September 8th 2014, 23:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Roy Hodgson says England showed they can play a more attacking style in their 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Switzerland.
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Switzerland 0-2 England

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Switzerland Switzerland

England begin their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with a win in Switzerland thanks to two goals from Danny Welbeck.
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Brown sets out more powers timetable

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:03

Former prime minister Gordon Brown sets out a timetable for boosting the Scottish Parliament's powers in the event of a vote against independence.
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Pound falls on independence poll

Monday, September 8th 2014, 19:14

The pound has fallen in response to a YouGov poll showing a narrow lead for Scottish independence for the first time.
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Renshaw leads Tour after stage win

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Llandudno

Australia's Mark Renshaw leads the Tour of Britain after winning stage two's sprint finish in Llandudno.
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Pound falls after referendum poll

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:22

The value of the pound falls in the wake of an opinion poll which suggested the pro-UK campaign has lost its lead ahead of the Scottish referendum.
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RBS starts share sale of US arm

Monday, September 8th 2014, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
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Call to cut number of police forces

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:33

The number of constabularies in England and Wales should be cut to save money, one of the country's most senior police leaders says.
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Second arrest in missing girl hunt

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 23:15
related places: London

A second man is arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of west London schoolgirl Alice Gross.
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New Scots powers plan 'within days'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 22:36

UK Chancellor George Osborne promises a timetable for further Scottish devolution on the day a poll suggests a narrow lead for the pro-independence side.
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Win was in sight, says Strachan

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Strachan

Gordon Strachan believed his Scotland side were going to beat the world champions before Germany claimed victory.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Calais over migrant influx

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:55
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Protests have taken place at the French port of Calais over the continuing influx of migrants trying to reach the UK.
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England beat India in T20 thriller

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 18:48
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

England round off their international summer with a pulsating three-run Twenty20 victory over India at Edgbaston.
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Thousands complete Great North Run

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 15:58

Thousands of runners complete the 34th Great North Run, including the millionth finisher and the first British man to win in 29 years.
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UK set to challenge EU bonus cap

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 11:54

The UK's objection to the European Union's plans to cap bankers' bonuses is set to be heard in the bloc's highest court on Monday.
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Scottish referendum 'neck and neck'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:59

Campaigners in the battle for Scotland's future say the result is too close to call, as one poll puts the Yes camp narrowly ahead for the first time.
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Fletcher eyes famous win for Scots

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 9:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Darren Fletcher reveals Scotland's players are relishing the opportunity to topple world champions Germany.
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England recovery 'will take time'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 9:21

England boss Roy Hodgson says it will take a long time for him and his team to get over a dismal 2014 World Cup.
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UK offers Nato security fence to Calais

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 7:36
related places: Newport

The UK is to offer Calais the security fences used at the Nato summit in Newport to help tackle migrants trying to get into the country illegally.
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Murder arrest in missing girl hunt

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 22:46
related places: London

Police hunting for missing London schoolgirl Alice Gross, 14, arrest a man on suspicion of murder.
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Three held over New Forest murder

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 12:35

Three people are arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in the New Forest.
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Man remanded over London 'beheading'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:53
related places: London

A 25-year-old man is remanded in custody over the suspected beheading of a grandmother in north London
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Italian strike disrupts UK flights

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Italy Italy

UK travellers are among the air passengers facing disruption due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers, with scores of flights cancelled.
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Man charged with 'beheading' murder

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:09
related places: London

A 25-year-old man is charged with the murder of 82-year-old grandmother Palmira Silva, who died in a suspected beheading in north London.
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VIDEO: Ukraine dominates Nato summit

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Events in Ukraine have dominated the second day of Nato summit in Wales.
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Sturridge out of Euro 2016 qualifier

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Daniel Sturridge is 'heartbroken' after being ruled out of England's Euro 2016 qualifier with a thigh injury.
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New Nato force to reassure east

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:54

The Nato summit in Wales announces the formation of a several-thousand-strong "spearhead" force designed to reassure eastern member states.
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Root century sets up England ODI win

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:17
related countries: India India

Joe Root hits 113 as England beat India by 41 runs in the final one-day international, with the tourists winning the series 3-1.
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Calais migrants in rights protest

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:48

Migrants in Calais take part in a protest asking for human rights protection after concerns grow about the number attempting to reach the UK.
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UK pledges 1,000 troops to Nato

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:13
related places: Newport

The UK will contribute 1,000 personnel to a new multi-national rapid reaction force, David Cameron tells the Nato summit in Newport.
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England's Sturridge sent for scan

Friday, September 5th 2014, 14:43

England striker Daniel Sturridge is sent for a scan after he was injured during a training session on Friday.
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New sex abuse inquiry chief is named

Friday, September 5th 2014, 11:58

Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf replaces Lady Butler-Sloss as head of a government inquiry into historical child abuse.
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Police shoot knife-wielding man dead

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:53
related places: Islington, London

Police shoot dead a 40-year-old man who broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife in Islington, north London.
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Hodgson defends England outburst

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:10
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson defends his angry response to criticism of the performance against Norway at Wembley.
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E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:30

Warnings about e-cigarettes are "alarmist" - and increasing their use could save thousands of lives a year in the UK, researchers say.
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PM warning over terrorist ransoms

Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:48

David Cameron tells fellow leaders at the Nato summit in Newport they should not pay ransoms, as the UK seeks to free a Briton being held hostage.
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Obama leaves Cardiff Nato dinner

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 23:08
related places: Newport

US President Barack Obama leaves Cardiff Castle after a working dinner of world leaders at the end of the first day of the Nato Wales Summit.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:38
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, officials say.
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