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Snow forecast for much of the UK

Friday, January 18th 2013, 0:12

Much of the UK is braced for snow as the cold weather threatens to cause severe disruption, with a "rare" red weather warning issued in Wales.
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Algerian army moves to end siege

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 19:29
related countries: Algeria Algeria

A number of people are killed in an Algerian military raid to free hostages at a desert gas plant, as at least four foreign hostages are freed, state media report.
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UK hostages 'freed' in Algeria

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 18:27
related countries: Algeria Algeria

A Northern Irish man is free reportedly along with two Scots after being held captive by militants at an Algerian gas facility.
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Crane driver 'lucky' he was late

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 15:31
related places: London

A crane operator who was late for work when a helicopter crashed into a crane said he had overslept and now feels "very lucky".
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Opening 2014 Tour stages revealed

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:56
related countries: France France

The 2014 Tour de France will feature a stage that visits the London 2012 Olympic Park and ends on the Mall after two stages in Yorkshire.
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Train on fire at London Victoria

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 7:40
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A fire on a Gatwick Express train prompts the evacuation of London Victoria station at the start of the rush hour.
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Tesco publishes horsemeat apology

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 5:28

Tesco takes out full-page advertisements in national UK newspapers to apologise for selling beefburgers that were found to contain horsemeat.
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Murray races to emphatic victory

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Melbourne

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open third round with a straight-sets victory over Joao Sousa in Melbourne.
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Film festival boasts 57 premieres

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:16

The programme for this year's Glasgow Film Festival is announced - featuring 57 UK premieres.
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Crash pilot was 'highly skilled'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 22:19
related places: London

Tributes are paid to a pilot who died when a helicopter crashed into a crane in London.
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Two die in helicopter crane crash

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 19:39
related places: London

Two people are killed and 12 are injured when a helicopter crashes into a crane at the top of a building in Vauxhall in central London.
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Blockbuster enters administration

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:51

DVD rental firm Blockbuster becomes the latest UK High Street firm to go into administration after struggling to compete against internet-based rivals.
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UK soldier dies of Afghan wounds

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has died in a UK hospital from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Inquiry into horsemeat in burgers

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 14:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Investigations are under way to try to discover how horsemeat got into some beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish supermarkets, including Tesco.
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Les Miserables tops UK box office

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The film version of Les Miserables had box office tills singing a happy tune over the weekend, recording three-day takings of £8.13 million in the UK and Ireland.
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Leak shuts up to 27 UK oil fields

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 11:11

A pipeline system servicing up to 27 oil fields is shut down after a leak on the Cormorant Alpha platform, north-east of Shetland.
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Stoppard saluted by Writers Guild

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 10:34

British playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard is to be honoured by the Writers Guild of America at its awards ceremony in Los Angeles next month.
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Murray set to face extreme heat

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray could face temperatures close to 40C when he plays Joao Sousa in the Australian Open on Thursday.
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EU car sales fell 8.2% in 2012

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:48

New car registrations in the EU fell by 8.2% in 2012 and the UK was the only major market to grow, carmakers say.
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Guardiola targets job in England

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 7:22

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola speaks for the first time of his desire to manage in England.
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Dylan's parents recall US shooting

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 5:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Newtown

The mother of a British boy shot in the Newtown school massacre weeps as she recalls his death, and his father urges greater US gun controls.
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VIDEO: 'It can't get worse than Sandy Hook'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:44
related places: Newtown

The parents of a British-born boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting have said they plan to stay in Newtown despite the death of their son.
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Tory group wants EU powers back

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:24

A group of Conservative backbench MPs is to publish a report later calling for a substantial return of powers to the UK from the European Union.
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Horsemeat found in beef burgers

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, Ireland's food safety body confirms.
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BA discriminated against Christian

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 18:40

British Airways employee Nadia Eweida suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, European judges rule, but three others lose their cases.
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Police pay to be cut by £4,000

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 17:56

The starting salary for police constables in England and Wales is being cut by £4,000 to £19,000, Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed.
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UK special PC shot dead in Kenya

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man killed in Kenya on Saturday was a special constable with the Metropolitan Police, the force says.
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England crumble to India defeat

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 13:52
related countries: India India

India outplay England in Kochi to inflict a crushing 127-run victory and level their five-match one-day series at 1-1.
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Strachan named Scotland manager

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:10

Gordon Strachan is confirmed as the new manager of Scotland, replacing the sacked Craig Levein.
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Froch and Kessler rematch agreed

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:00

Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler agree terms for a rematch, to take place in the United Kingdom in May.
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Wales name five uncapped players

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 11:11

Wales coach Rob Howley names five uncapped players in his 35-man Six Nations squad, including Blues pair Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius.
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UK inflation holds steady at 2.7%

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 10:00

The UK inflation rate was unchanged at 2.7% in December, figures show, with rising gas and electricity prices partially offset by a drop in fuel costs.
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Cameron's hardest speech

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 8:14

Gavin Hewitt on David Cameron's choices over Britain's EU role
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Court to rule on Christian cases

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 5:02

The European Court of Human Rights is due to deliver a landmark ruling in the cases of four British Christians who claim they suffered religious discrimination at work.
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'Historic' breast cancer drug move

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 3:54

Women in England and Wales with a strong family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication on the NHS for the first time.
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Mali 'serious concern' for the UK

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 3:11
related countries: Mali Mali

The Africa minister warns against allowing a "terrorist haven" to develop in northern Mali, telling MPs the situation is a "serious concern" for the UK.
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JP Morgan must tighten risk rules

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 2:41
related countries: United States United States

US banking regulators order JP Morgan Chase to implement stricter risk controls, after it lost billions in bets made by a trader known as the London Whale.
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Murray strolls into second round

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 1:56

Britain's Andy Murray starts his bid for a second successive Grand Slam title with an assured victory over Robin Haase.
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Germans united in regret over Britain's EU stance

Monday, January 14th 2013, 19:35

What Germans think of a British EU exit
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Harrison to perform V on Radio 4

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:00

V, a controversial 1985 poem by British writer Tony Harrison featuring a number of profanities and racial epithets, is to be broadcast on Radio 4 next month.
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PM adds to EU referendum speculation

Monday, January 14th 2013, 12:21

David Cameron says he is confident of getting the changes he wants in the UK's relationship with Europe - with a clear hint that a referendum would follow.
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Heavier snowfall predicted around UK

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:27

Forecasters warn heavier and more widespread snowfall is on its way later, following a dusting in parts of England and Wales overnight.
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Pop and rock rule sales in 2012

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:18

Releases from Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran means pop was the most popular type of music for UK album buyers for the second year in a row in 2012.
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Watson fights back for gutsy win

Monday, January 14th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Heather Watson shows her fighting spirit to reach the Australian Open second round with victory over Alexandra Cadantu.
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Arrests over girl's Jamaica death

Monday, January 14th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Eight people are arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a British girl in Jamaica.
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VIDEO: Golden Globe Awards: Highlights

Monday, January 14th 2013, 7:57

Ben Affleck's film Argo wins best drama at the Golden Globes, with Affleck named best director - while Daniel Day-Lewis and Adele lead UK winners.
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VIDEO: British girl 'not intended target'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 7:46
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Eight people have been arrested in connection with fatal shooting of a British girl in Jamaica. Police say she was not the intended target.
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Jaguar Land Rover to add 800 jobs

Monday, January 14th 2013, 7:45
related places: Solihull

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover says it is to create 800 new jobs at its plant in Solihull as it announces record sales for 2012.
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I'll vote my own way on EU - Pickles

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:50

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says the UK should remain part of the EU if it suits the national interest, but not "stay at any price".
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Bowie comeback enjoys Top 10 success

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 19:01

Where Are We Now?, David Bowie's first new song in a decade, reaches the Top 10 in this week's UK singles chart, following initial fears its sales could not be tabulated.
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'Happy girl' shot dead in Jamaica

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 17:15
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

An eight-year-old girl from south London shot dead by a gunman in Jamaica was a "happy and popular" pupil, her school says.
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RAF plane leaves on Mali mission

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 16:24
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

An RAF C17 cargo plane arrives in Paris to take French equipment to Mali, but no British troops will be deployed in a combat role, No 10 says.
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Robinson: 'We are not giving up'

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 15:11
related places: Belfast

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says the political process is the only way forward following another night of violence in Belfast which saw 29 police officers injured.
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Armstrong has to 'reveal facts'

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 12:23

Lance Armstrong should reveal facts, names, places and times if he confesses to doping, says British Cycling president Brian Cookson.
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Sharp fall in young police officers

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 6:02

The number of police officers in England and Wales aged under 26 has fallen by nearly 50% in two years, figures obtained by the BBC show.
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Freezing weather forecast for weekend

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 2:44

Weather warnings are in place across the UK this weekend, with freezing temperatures and snow expected over the next few days.
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Heseltine attacks PM's EU strategy

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 15:54

Lord Heseltine warns the prime minister against an "ill-advised" referendum on Europe that would hurt UK business, amid debate over Britain's future in the EU.
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Cruise firm axes Argentina stops

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 13:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Two British cruise liners will not dock in Argentina because of continuing tensions over the Falklands, P&O confirms.
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Four officers injured in rioting

Friday, January 11th 2013, 23:40

Four police officers are injured during violence linked to union flag protests in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: Rio favela 'best monitored place on earth'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 17:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

Brazilian police claim that a new set of CCTV cameras in the neighbourhood of Rocinha in Rio means that the favela now beats London as the 'best monitored place on earth'.
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'Pitbull UK' deplored by top MEP

Friday, January 11th 2013, 16:50

The leader of the UK Conservative MEPs says Eurosceptic rhetoric suggests a "snarling" Britain isolated in Europe.
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Cook proud after nail-biting win

Friday, January 11th 2013, 16:12
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook says every member of his team can feel proud after their pulsating nine-run win over India.
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England edge thrilling one-dayer

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:12
related countries: India India
related places: Rajkot

England hold their nerve to beat India by nine runs in a pulsating first one-day international in Rajkot.
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Economy 'shrank at end of 2012'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:02

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) says the UK economy contracted 0.3% in the last three months of 2012.
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Don't drive Suarez away - Comolli

Friday, January 11th 2013, 14:00
related places: Liverpool

Luis Suarez could quit England if he continues to be criticised, says ex-Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli.
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UK production figures disappoint

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:39

Disappointing figures on industrial production and construction in November add to fears that the UK economy contracted in the last quarter of 2012.
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Mont de Marsan 14-20 London Irish

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 21:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two tries from Jack Moates help London Irish defeat Mont de Marsan in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
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German MPs warn over UK EU exit

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 17:43
related countries: Germany Germany

A delegation of visiting German MPs warns that the UK leaving the EU would be disastrous for its economy.
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Seven prison closures announced

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:47

Seven prisons in England are to be closed, two more will be partially shut and plans for a new super prison are announced.
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Two killed in Dakar rally crash

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:30
related countries: Peru Peru, Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

Two people have been in killed in Peru in a head-on collision involving a support vehicle for a British team contesting the Dakar rally.
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Men held in UK in Syria terror probe

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Detectives investigating the support of alleged terrorist activity in Syria have arrested four men - three of them in east London - police say.
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RBS braced for hefty Libor fines

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland is in negotiations with UK and US regulators over fines to be paid for its Libor transgressions, the BBC has learned.
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Bank refrains from new stimulus

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:35

The Bank of England decides not to increase its quantitative easing stimulus programme and keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.
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EU 'makes UK more valuable to US'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: Brussels

Nick Clegg says UK membership of the EU makes it more "valuable" to the US - but No 10 says the PM wants changes in Britain's relationship with Brussels.
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BMW enjoys record annual sales

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 9:38

Carmaker BMW reports record annual sales, both for its core brand, and UK-based businesses Mini and Rolls-Royce.
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No change to inflation measure

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 8:55

The calculation of the retail prices index (RPI) inflation measure will not be changed, the UK statistics body says, avoiding cuts to future pension increases.
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Christmas sales grow for Tesco

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 8:45

Tesco reports 1.8% growth in underlying UK sales over the Christmas period, which is its fastest growth rate for three years.
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Academies may 'fuel segregation'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 8:27

The rising number of schools in England with academy status could fuel rather than improve social segregation, says an Academies Commission report.
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Half of world's food 'is wasted'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 8:07

As much as half of the world's food - amounting to two billion tonnes worth - is wasted, a UK-based report claims.
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VIDEO: Piers Morgan: US gun lobby 'stupid'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 23:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: More, America

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the British TV host Piers Morgan to be deported after he criticised America's gun control laws.
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VIDEO: Spitfire hunters discover crate

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:45
related countries: Burma Burma

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.
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US concerns over UK vote on EU

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration publicly expresses concern about the impact of a UK referendum on its future relationship with the EU.
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Tappin jailed in US for arms deal

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin is handed a 33-month prison sentence by a court in Texas after admitting selling weapon parts to Iran.
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UK soldier killed in shooting named

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier shot dead by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army is named by the Ministry of Defence as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.
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UK degrees cut in Uganda gay row

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A UK university is suspending accreditation for courses at a Ugandan university, in response to proposed legislation against homosexuality.
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Armstrong interview irks Millar

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:42

British cyclist David Millar says he believes Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey will be "stage-managed".
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Green issues Rangers quit warning

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:56

Rangers will consider leaving Scottish football if plans to restructure the leagues are pushed through.
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Bowie 'not eligible' for UK chart

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:16

The first new track from David Bowie to be released in a decade is not eligible for the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company confirms.
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Government defends probation plans

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 15:43

The government defends an overhaul of the probation service in England and Wales which would see low-risk offenders supervised by the private sector.
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England pick Twelvetrees & Clark

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 14:02

Uncapped pair Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clark are included in England's 33-man squad for the Six Nations.
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Beckham to base family in London

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 12:49
related places: London

David Beckham will live in London, but considers playing offers from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
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PM urged not to 'risk' EU membership

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Ten UK business leaders warn David Cameron not to put membership of the European Union "at risk" in negotiations over relationships with Brussels.
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Tate Modern scores record visitors

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:46
related places: London

A record 5.3 million people visit Tate Modern in London in 2012, up 9.5% on 2011, the gallery says.
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Briton awaits arms case sentence

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 3:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin, who pleaded guilty to arms dealing in a US court, will be sentenced later in Texas.
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UK hosts Syrian experts gathering

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 2:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK hosts a conference of experts on Syria to plan for the possibility of the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Health regulator problems 'persist'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 1:21

The health and care regulator for England has yet to win the public's confidence, according to a highly critical report by a committee of MPs.
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FA appeals against Under-21 bans

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:45

The FA lodges an appeal to Uefa over the bans given to England Under-21 internationals Tom Ince and Steven Caulker.
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Moore criticises Fourie decision

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:30

Brian Moore is angered by the news that ex-England player Hendre Fourie is facing deportation after being forced to retire.
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David Bowie releases new single

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 17:57

Veteran British singer David Bowie releases a new single on his 66th birthday, following years of silence and speculation.
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Bell shines as England lose again

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 15:58
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Ian Bell scores 108 but cannot prevent England slipping to a six-wicket defeat against Delhi ahead of the ODI series with India.
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