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'Violence risk' after military tours

Friday, March 15th 2013, 3:20

Members of the military returning from duty are more likely to commit violence than the rest of the population, a study of UK personnel suggests.
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Rail project finds 'Black Death' pit

Friday, March 15th 2013, 2:11
related places: London

Excavations for the Crossrail project in London reveal 13 bodies in a burial ground believed to date from the early days of the Black Death.
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France backs end to Syria arms ban

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 18:34
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Eu

French President Francois Hollande backs calls for the EU arms embargo on Syria to be lifted to allow weapons to reach anti-government rebels.
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Ferdinand recalled for England

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 16:46
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Rio Ferdinand is recalled to the England squad for matches against San Marino and Montenegro.
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Jenkins handed Wales captaincy

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 14:25

Wales make two changes for the Six Nations showdown with England with Gethin Jenkins returning from injury to captain the team.
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VIDEO: Treasures of British-Russian diplomacy

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 11:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A collection of some of the works of art given by the royal courts of the Tudor and the Stuarts to the Russian tsars and vice versa goes on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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England recall Youngs and Farrell

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 11:18

Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Tom Croft and Joe Marler are recalled to England's starting XV to play Wales.
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UK 'not ready for ageing society'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 10:06

The UK is "woefully under-prepared" for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, a Lords committee warns.
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UK welcomes election of new Pope

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 9:42

British politicians and religious leaders welcome the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope.
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NHS staff 'gagging clauses' banned

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 8:22

The government bans "gagging clauses" in NHS severance agreements in England, to ensure staff with care concerns are not silenced.
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Compton and Trott tons punish NZ

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 4:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott hit centuries as England make New Zealand pay for bowling first in the second Test.
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England triumph in Cyprus Cup final

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Canada Canada, Cyprus Cyprus

Rachel Yankey's 70th-minute goal seals a Cyprus Cup win for England as they beat Canada 1-0 in the final.
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Russia warns on arming Syria rebels

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Any attempt by the UK to arm Syrian rebels would be a breach of international law, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns.
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VIDEO: Probe into Russian's UK death

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Russia Russia

British police are investigating whether a Russian businessman living in the UK may have been poisoned
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We'll deal with cheap alcohol - PM

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 15:44

David Cameron vows to "deal with" cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets in England and Wales after reports minimum pricing has been dropped.
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Opera director questions commitment

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 15:33
related places: London

Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House in London, criticises the "current generation" of opera singers, saying they "don't care".
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Travis held over new assault claims

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:57

Dave Lee Travis, the former Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops presenter, is arrested over further allegations of sexual assault, Scotland Yard confirms.
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UK halts new Brazil visa rules

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May amid concerns about trade.
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Euro poll date 'won't be moved'

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 13:57

The government rejects calls for UK elections to the European Parliament to be shifted from their traditional Thursday polling day to the weekend.
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Call to use NHS anger positively

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 0:13
related places: Stafford

The man leading a review of patient safety in the NHS in England says he wants to turn the anger over the Stafford hospital scandal into action.
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Alcohol price plan 'may be dropped'

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 23:00

Plans for minimum pricing on alcohol in England and Wales may be dropped because of differences between ministers, the BBC understands.
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England set on Cyprus Cup victory

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

England coach Hope Powell says victory in Wednesday's Cyprus Cup final would be an important stepping-stone to Euro 2013.
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Nibali beats Froome to Italy win

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 16:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali holds off the challenge of Britain's Chris Froome to win the Tirreno-Adriatico race.
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Snow hits northern Europe travellers

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 15:41
related countries: France France
related places: London

Frankfurt airport, Europe's third-busiest hub, partially re-opens after heavy snow causes severe travel disruption in north-west Europe.
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Pound falls on weak factory output

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 15:30

The pound falls against both the dollar and the euro after figures show that UK manufacturing output fell by 1.5% in January.
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SFO to investigate Autonomy, says HP

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 14:51

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating the sale of technology firm Autonomy to Hewlett Packard, according to a filing from HP.
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VIDEO: Falklands vote to stay UK territory

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 14:09
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory.
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Litvinenko suspect will shun inquest

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 14:03
related countries: Russia Russia

A former KGB officer suspected of killing Alexander Litvinenko says he will not attend the UK inquest into the Russian spy's death.
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Wilshere out of England qualifiers

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 13:41

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is out for three weeks with an ankle injury and will miss England's next two World Cup qualifiers.
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Captain Jones ruled out for Wales

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 13:19
related places: Cardiff

Wales captain Ryan Jones is ruled out of the Six Nations title decider against England in Cardiff on Saturday.
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Respect Falklands vote, says Cameron

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 13:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls on Argentina to respect the wishes of Falkland Islanders after they voted to remain a British overseas territory.
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Snow causes more travel disruption

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 12:49

Heavy snow in southern England, Jersey and Guernsey causes problems for a second day, with schools closed, drivers stranded and Eurostar services cancelled.
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Aussie issues do not concern Prior

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Matt Prior says England are aware of Australia's disciplinary problems but are only focused on their next Test against New Zealand.
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Police 'failings' over Savile claims

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:29

Police forces mishandled complaints about sexual abuse and missed opportunities to apprehend Jimmy Savile, a critical report says.
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E-books added to inflation basket

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:16

E-books have been added to the basket of goods used to calculate the UK's rate of inflation, but champagne loses its fizz.
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Bill to lower referendum voting age

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:15

Proposed legislation to let 16 and 17-year-olds vote in the Scottish independence referendum is formally lodged at the Scottish Parliament.
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Falklands vote to stay UK territory

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 5:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The people of the Falkland Islands overwhelmingly vote to remain a British territory and the UK government urges "all countries" to respect their wishes.
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British Museum tops UK visitor list

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 3:50
related places: London

London's British Museum retained its place as the most popular visitor attraction in 2012, as overall tourist numbers in the UK rose by 5%.
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British hostage's family 'saddened'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 21:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Relatives of a Briton thought to have been murdered by a Nigerian Islamist militant group say they are saddened and pay tribute to a "lovable rogue".
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Injury boost for England's locks

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:45

England are optimistic locks Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling and Courtney Lawes will be fit for the Six Nations match with Wales.
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Lock Evans eyes Six Nations crown

Monday, March 11th 2013, 15:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Lock Ian Evans says defending champions Wales have "rescued" their Six Nations campaign after an opening-day defeat by Ireland.
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Antibiotic resistance 'threat to UK'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 13:36

The danger of growing resistance to antibiotics should be treated as seriously as the threat of terrorism, England's chief medical officer says.
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Sundance London unveils 2013 line-up

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:01
related countries: Canada Canada

A documentary about killer whales and the directorial debut of Canadian singer Peaches are among the titles that will screen at the second UK edition of the Sundance Film Festival next month.
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Bastille debut tops album chart

Monday, March 11th 2013, 6:52

Bad Blood, the debut album by Bastille, tops the UK album chart in a week that sees four new entries in the Top 10, including Dido's first album in five years.
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Affection for Britain brews in Germany

Monday, March 11th 2013, 1:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Why affection for Britain is brewing in Germany
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England must improve - Lancaster

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 19:48
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster admits England need to improve in next week's Six Nations finale with Wales after a tense win over Italy.
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Hague condemns UK hostage 'murder'

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 19:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Briton held hostage in Nigeria since 16 February "is likely to have been killed" by his captors in "an act of cold-blooded murder", Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Falklands holds vote over UK status

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The people of the Falkland Islands are voting in a referendum on whether to remain a British overseas territory, amid claims on the islands by Argentina.
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England 18-11 Italy

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 16:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Toby Flood kicks six penalties as England keep their Grand Slam hopes alive with an unimpressive 18-11 Six Nations win over Italy.
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Froome takes lead in Italian race

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Chris Froome moves into the overall lead of the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy after finishing sixth on stage five.
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BBC defends Egghead competitor

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 14:21

The BBC defends Egghead star Barry Simmons' right to compete in the final of Radio 4's Brain of Britain quiz.
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England's slow starts worry Cook

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 10:47

Captain Alastair Cook calls on England to shake off their habit of making a poor start to Test series abroad.
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Pocock set to miss Lions series

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 9:02
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia flanker David Pocock will miss the Test series with the British & Irish Lions after suffering a serious knee injury.
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Woods extends lead over McDowell

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 7:24

Tiger Woods moves into a four-shot lead over Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell at the World Golf Championships in Miami.
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Finn helps England draw first Test

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 3:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

England bat through the final day with few alarms to secure a draw in the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin.
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Anti-trafficking efforts 'in crisis'

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 0:44

The UK's efforts to stop human trafficking are in a state of crisis and need a complete overhaul, a report from a think tank says.
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Froome second after Italy stage win

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 17:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Chris Froome wins the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico to move up to second in the overall standings.
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Scotland 18-28 Wales

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 16:23

Wales keep their Six Nations championship hopes alive with a hard-fought 28-18 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.
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Compton thrilled by first Test ton

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:11

England batsman Nick Compton says he is relieved to silence his doubters with a maiden Test century in Dunedin.
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Compton and Cook lead fightback

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 4:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Compton

Nick Compton scores his first Test century and Alastair Cook his 24th as England reduce New Zealand's lead to 59 in the first Test.
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Researchers grow teeth from cells

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 1:12

Dentists could one day be able to replace missing teeth with ones newly grown from gum cells, say British researchers.
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Woods moves in front of McDowell

Friday, March 8th 2013, 23:44

Tiger Woods moves into a two-shot lead over Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell at the World Golf Championships event in Miami.
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Russia 'does not deserve Worlds'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain's Jade Johnson argues Russia should not hold this year's World Championships because of more doping scandals.
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Croft 'to get stuck in' on return

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:45

England flanker Tom Croft says he will face his Six Nations return without fear despite nearly being paralysed.
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Church 'knew of priest abuse claims'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 17:25

The BBC has seen evidence that bishops in the Catholic Church in Scotland knew of 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests between 1985 and 1995.
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Eurovision: Humperdinck backs Tyler

Friday, March 8th 2013, 15:33

Former Eurovision contestant Engelbert Humperdinck sends a goodwill message to singer Bonnie Tyler, who will perform the British entry at this year's song contest.
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VIDEO: Romanians 'not lazy workshy people'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:50

British newspapers have portrayed her fellow Romanians as "lazy workshy people" the Cheeky Girl singer Monica Irimia said in her This Week film on immigration.
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Bieber treated by doctors at concert

Friday, March 8th 2013, 11:01
related places: London

Pop star Justin Bieber was treated by doctors after suffering breathing problems during his concert at London's O2 Arena, his spokeswoman says.
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England toil in opening NZ Test

Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand open up a first-innings lead of 235 over England before bad light ends play early on day three of the opening Test.
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England face tough task - Anderson

Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

James Anderson says England face an uphill task to save the first Test against New Zealand after two days of toil in Dunedin.
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GB sportswomen 'lacking support'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:02

A BBC survey finds four out of five British elite sportswomen believe their financial rewards are inadequate compared to men.
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Ash fungus genetic code unravelled

Friday, March 8th 2013, 4:21

British scientists decode the DNA of the fungus attacking Europe's ash trees, offering hope that a way of stopping the epidemic can be found.
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London Welsh deducted five points

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 19:30

London Welsh are deducted five points and fined £15,000 for fielding ineligible player Tyson Keats.
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No alternative on economy, says PM

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 14:39

Changing course on the economy would plunge the UK "back into the abyss", the PM warns - after Vince Cable suggests spending may have to rise.
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Britons seized in Egypt are freed

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 13:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Two British tourists who were kidnapped in Egypt on their way to a beach resort have been freed, a security chief tells the BBC.
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BoE rejects more economic stimulus

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 13:28

The Bank of England's rate-setting committee has kept interest rates at 0.5% and rejected calls to inject more stimulus into the economy.
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Authors make libel reform plea

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 12:05

Writers including Sir Salman Rushdie and Stephen Fry sign a letter urging the UK's major political parties not to abandon libel reforms.
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Campaigners win child surgery case

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 11:03

A judge backs campaigners who claimed the consultation over changes to children's heart surgery in England and Wales was flawed.
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France name Michalak at fly-half

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:17
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

France recall Frederic Michalak at fly-half to face Ireland in one of three changes from the side which lost to England.
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Bonnie Tyler chosen for Eurovision

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 9:25
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Malmo

Welsh pop singer Bonnie Tyler says she is "honoured" to be the UK's representative at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden.
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England over-confident - Vaughan

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 7:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Michael Vaughan accuses England of "disrespecting" cricket after being bowled out for 167 by New Zealand.
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UK gives £10m to fund Afghan mining

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 6:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is to spend £10m over three years to help Afghanistan exploit its huge natural resources, the prime minister announces.
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NZ dominate England in first Test

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 5:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England collapse to 167 all out before New Zealand cruise to 131-0 on day two of the opening Test in Dunedin.
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Falklanders prepare for referendum vote

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 4:21

Falklanders prepare for referendum on staying British
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Cull half of UK's deer - scientists

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:00

Around half of the UK's deer population needs to be shot each year to stop extreme devastation to the countryside, scientists claim.
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Glass pavilion plan for Southbank

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 23:59
related places: London

A "floating" glass pavilion will be created as part of plans to revamp London's Southbank Centre.
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Cable queries borrowing restraint

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 20:39

The government may need to borrow more to fund capital spending if the UK's economy is to recover, Business Secretary Vince Cable suggests.
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Kenya row over rejected ballots

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A row breaks out in Kenya over whether rejected ballots should be included in the presidential vote count, with Uhuru Kenyatta's alliance accusing the UK of meddling.
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VIDEO: Welsh Somalis discover their roots

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 17:20
related places: Cardiff

Somalis who settled in Wales in the 19th Century have been celebrating their cultural heritage and discovering their roots at a festival in Cardiff.
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Budget Day strike for civil servants

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:28

The UK's largest civil service union, the PCS, has picked Budget Day - 20 March - to start its industrial action over pay and pensions.
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UK sends armoured vehicles to Syria

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK is to provide armoured vehicles and body armour to opposition forces in Syria to help save lives, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Bank governor suggests splitting RBS

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 12:04

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says there is a case for splitting up state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland.
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UK firm fined over waste export

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 10:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil

East-London firm Edwards Waste Paper must pay £85,000 for its involvement in illegally exporting tonnes of non-recyclable household waste to Brazil.
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Payday lenders told to improve

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 10:32

The Office of Fair Trading says it has uncovered widespread evidence of irresponsible lending among the UK's 50 biggest payday loans companies.
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Bieber 'early' for second London gig

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 8:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

Organisers say Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was "two minutes early" for his second gig at London's O2 Arena following widespread criticism over his late appearance on Monday.
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Rain washes out first day of Test

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 3:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

Persistent rain washes out the opening day of the first Test between New Zealand and England in Dunedin.
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Swann ruled out of Test series

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 22:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

England spinner Graeme Swann is ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand and will have surgery on an elbow injury.
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World stock markets hit new highs

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:23
related places: London, New York

New York's Dow Jones share index sets a new all-time high, while London's FTSE 100 closes at it highest level in five years.
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Army bases to close as troops return

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 19:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Four Army bases are to close as part of a shake-up to accommodate thousands of troops returning from Germany.
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Bieber apologises for late arrival

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:24
related places: London

Justin Bieber apologises to fans for emerging late for his sold out concert at London's O2 on Monday night.
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