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Britain to close Basra consulate

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 4:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Britain is preparing to announce the closure of its full consulate in Iraq's second city, the BBC understands.
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Medics hopeful for Pakistani girl

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 2:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Doctors say Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was flown to Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban, could make a good recovery.
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Players support Levein - Fletcher

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:19

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher says manager Craig Levein has the players' full support after defeat by Wales.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 18:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has arrived in the UK for specialist medical treatment.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Birmingham, Swat, Taliban

The Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham has made a statement after fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Swat, arrived there for treatment.
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Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, arrives in the UK for medical treatment.
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Scottish referendum deal struck

Monday, October 15th 2012, 16:22

A deal setting out terms for a Scottish independence referendum is signed by Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond.
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Girl shot by Taliban flown to UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week, is flown to the UK for medical treatment.
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Rolling Stones announce four gigs

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:29
related places: London, New York

The Rolling Stones announce four concerts in London and New York at the end of the year.
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General resigns over lobbying row

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:13

The president of the Royal British Legion, Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely, resigns over claims he was involved in defence contract lobbying.
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Why are the British so bad at washing their hands?

Monday, October 15th 2012, 9:55

Why do we lie about washing our hands?
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UK economy 'to return to growth'

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:39

The UK's economy will rebound in the second half of the year, the Ernst and Young Item Club's latest quarterly report says.
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Cleverley backs Rooney as captain

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:02

Tom Cleverley says Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney could be England's long-term captain.
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Care homes used unqualified staff

Monday, October 15th 2012, 5:08
related places: More

More than 200 care home providers in England have ben using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC's Inside Out programme finds.
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Saudis 'insulted' by UK inquiry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it is "insulted" by a parliamentary inquiry into how the UK deals with the country and Bahrain.
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Age 'should not affect surgery'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 23:40

A report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK warns some older patients may be missing out on lifesaving treatment because of their age.
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Jagielka eyes Terry's England job

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 22:10

England defender Phil Jagielka admits John Terry's retirement has opened the door to the possibility of regular international football.
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Virgin 'interested in RBS deal'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 12:19

Virgin Money is "very interested" in Royal Bank of Scotland's bank branch sale and there has been "informal" contact, the BBC understands.
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Britain's Watson wins Japan Open

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Heather Watson wins the Japan Open to become the first British woman to take a WTA singles title since 1988.
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Cowie called up to replace Brown

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Don Cowie replaces fellow midfielder Scott Brown in the Scotland squad for Tuesday's match in Belgium.
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Rooney keen on England captaincy

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 9:29

Stand-in England captain Wayne Rooney says he would like the role on a permanent basis one day.
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Intensive care 'trauma lingers'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 4:50
related places: More

More than half of people who survive intensive care treatment go on to develop psychological disorders, according to UK researchers.
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Lab beats stadium to design award

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:41
related places: Cambridge, London

An £82m plant research centre at the University of Cambridge beats London's Olympic Stadium to the Stirling Prize, a prestigious architecture award.
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Summit tackles human trafficking

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:03

Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill is hosting a summit looking at ways to tackle the problem of human trafficking in the country.
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Referendum deal goals 'achieved'

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:02

The Scottish government insists it achieved what it set out to do in negotiations over an independence referendum.
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Price KO's Harrison in 82 seconds

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 21:39

David Price retains his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles with a devastating 82-second knockout of Audley Harrison.
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Injured Walcott out of Poland tie

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Poland Poland

Theo Walcott returns to Arsenal after being ruled out of England's clash with Poland on Tuesday with a chest injury.
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RBS queries branch sale collapse

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 16:44

The chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland challenges Santander's explanation for pulling out of a deal to buy 316 of its branches.
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Kyrgyz ex-leader's son held in UK

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Police in London arrest a son of fugitive former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev following a US request to extradite him on fraud charges.
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England 5-0 San Marino

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:27

Wayne Rooney scores twice as England move top of their World Cup qualifying group with a comfortable win against San Marino.
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RBS bank branch sale collapses

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:03

Royal Bank of Scotland's planned sale of 316 branches to Santander collapses, with the Spanish bank saying the deal could not be agreed on time.
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Wales 2-1 Scotland

Friday, October 12th 2012, 20:56
related places: Cardiff

Two late goals from Gareth Bale earn Wales their first World Cup qualifying points against Scotland in Cardiff.
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Ministers reach referendum deal

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:56

Ministers from the UK and Scottish governments reach a deal over the Scottish independence referendum.
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Bumi shares surge on split offer

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: London

Shares in the London-listed Indonesian coal miner Bumi rise sharply for a second day after a proposal from Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family to split from the firm.
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Npower adds to energy bill rises

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:01

Npower joins rival British Gas in announcing it is increasing gas and electricity prices in the UK from next month.
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Taxi maker in recall cash crisis

Friday, October 12th 2012, 13:52
related places: London

Manganese Bronze, maker of the London cab, suspends sales of its taxis and recalls 400, warning of "a very detrimental impact" on its cash flows.
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England need Pietersen - Anderson

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:42

James Anderson says England's aim of regaining their number one Test status would be boosted by the return of Kevin Pietersen.
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'Unwelcome' rise in energy prices

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:25

British Gas gives its customers the "unwelcome news" that gas and electricity prices will rise by 6% next month, adding £80 to an average bill.
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Marines held in murder inquiry

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: 100 years of Hollywood costumes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

Audrey Hepburn's black dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's and Dorothy's ruby slippers as seen in the Wizard of Oz are among the items on display at a major exhibition of Hollywood costumes at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Cuts could hit growth 'for years'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 3:59

The head of the Financial Services Authority suggests it may be time for more unconventional policies to revive Britain's stagnant economy.
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Ken Clarke given trade envoy role

Friday, October 12th 2012, 0:21

Veteran minister Ken Clarke takes on a new role as the UK's roving trade envoy, a month after after losing his role as justice secretary.
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Rooney regrets England mistakes

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 22:02
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Wayne Rooney says there will be no repeat of the "stupid" behaviour that got him sent off in Euro 2012 qualifying.
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VIDEO: UK fishermen 'attacked by French'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 19:03
related countries: France France

Fishermen are calling for Royal Navy protection after claims they were attacked by French vessels.
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UK called for Abu Qatada pardon

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 18:48
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The British government asked the Jordanian authorities to consider pardoning radical cleric Abu Qatada, it emerges in court.
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Rooney handed England captaincy

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 18:45
related countries: San Marino San Marino

England striker Wayne Rooney will captain his country in Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.
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Attenborough set to leave Almeida

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:44
related places: London

Michael Attenborough is to step down as artistic director from London's Almeida Theatre after 11 years.
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Armstrong is a legend - Sky rider

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sky

Britain's Alex Dowsett believes Lance Armstrong is a "legend" but could not shake his hand in light of recent doping allegations.
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NI to get private abortion clinic

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:44

The first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Northern Ireland is due to open next week, but pro-life campaigners say they will fight to have it shut down.
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Armstrong 'has damaged cycling'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:33

The actions of Lance Armstrong make it hard for anyone to trust cycling, says British Cycling boss Dave Brailsford.
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VIDEO: Riding the matatu - Nairobi's subway

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London, Nairobi, New York

In Nairobi the matatu is what the tube is to London and the subway to New York - but its safety record puts many tourists off.
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Rangers to float on AIM market

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:35
related places: London

Rangers football club formally announces that it intends to float its shares on the AIM market in London.
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Hartson calm over lack of goals

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:26

Wales assistant manager John Hartson says he is not unduly concerned by the side's lack of goals in recent matches.
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PM sets out WWI centenary plan

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 3:57
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron is to set out plans to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI at a speech in London later.
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Owen blames foreigners for diving

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 20:22

Stoke City striker Michael Owen says the influx of foreign players is responsible for the growth of diving in England.
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Frankenweenie launches film gala

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 19:35

Tim Burton says he is "honoured" that his stop-motion 3D animation Frankenweenie has opened the BFI London Film Festival.
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Britain can rise again - Cameron

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:33
related places: Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to build an "aspiration nation" to save Britain from economic ruin, as he closes the Conservative conference.
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Terror suspects face kidnap probe

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Britons arrested at Heathrow Airport over terrorism offence claims face questions about the kidnap of a UK photographer in Syria, police confirm.
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Pietersen return welcome - Broad

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 15:36

Stuart Broad says Kevin Pietersen will be welcomed back into the England dressing-room when he returns to the side.
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Brightman to fly to space station

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 14:32

British singer Sarah Brightman is to travel as a space tourist to the International Space Station.
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Adele wins Song of the Year award

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 8:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Adele

Adele is honoured by the US music industry for the success of her hit Rolling In The Deep at a London ceremony.
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Wet weather to hit UK food prices

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 5:52

Food prices look set to rise after poor harvests for British farmers following record-breaking wet weather over the summer.
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FA plans England code of conduct

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 23:09

FA chairman David Bernstein is to bring in a code of conduct to make sure England players behave.
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No excuses for players - Gerrard

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 22:14

Steven Gerrard says everything is in place for England to succeed after the opening of the new £105m national football centre.
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Police pursuing 120 Savile leads

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 21:37

Police investigating alleged sexual abuse by Sir Jimmy Savile are pursuing 120 lines of inquiry spanning four decades, Scotland Yard says.
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Man charged over Rothko damage

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:35
related places: London

A man is charged with defacing a Mark Rothko painting at London's Tate Modern gallery.
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Barclays to acquire ING Direct UK

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 16:17

Barclays Bank agrees to buy ING Direct UK, taking on its £10.9bn deposits and £5.6bn mortgage book.
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Meeting Bin Laden's man in London

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 15:32
related places: London

Meeting the now-extradited Bin Laden PR man
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Commons called up to Scots squad

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:34
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Blackburn

Kris Commons is called up by Scotland after ankle injuries force Jordan Rhodes and Robert Snodgrass to withdraw.
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Pinter theatre hosts first Pinter

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:15
related places: London, West End

A theatre in London's West End is to present a play by Sir Harold Pinter for the first time since being renamed after the late English playwright.
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British shows pick up 7 Emmy nods

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 11:53

Absolutely Fabulous, Sky 1's Spy and a documentary featuring author Terry Pratchett are among the British TV shows nominated for this year's International Emmys.
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PM: UK economy 'slowly healing'

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:47

The prime minister says the UK is going through a "slow and difficult healing process" rebalancing its economy, as the IMF downgrades growth forecast.
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Man arrested over Rothko damage

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:36
related places: London

A man is arrested in connection with the defacement of a painting by Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern in London.
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UK trade deficit widens sharply

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:28

The UK's trade deficit more than doubled in August, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Cole to escape ban after apology

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 7:07

Ashley Cole is set to avoid an England ban after apologising to FA chairman David Bernstein for a tweet criticising the organisation.
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Speed's father urges boss backing

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 6:21
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The father of the late Gary Speed urges Wales fans to get behind Chris Coleman ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Croatia.
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Artists offer view of Chernobyl

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 0:14

British artists take a fresh look at the disaster
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UK house sales predicted to rise

Monday, October 8th 2012, 23:01

Surveyors expect sales of homes in the UK to pick up in the next three months owing to support for mortgage lending.
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My admiration for Cameron - Boris

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:42
related places: Cameron

London Mayor Boris Johnson pledges his loyalty to David Cameron and announces free Tube travel for soldiers as he addresses a Tory conference meeting.
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Football coach dies in US attack

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manhattan

A British man who was working as a coach for the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team is stabbed to death in Manhattan.
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Ferdinand 'worth England recall'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 17:31

Rio Ferdinand deserves an England recall and could play at the 2014 World Cup, says ex-Manchester United defender Gary Pallister.
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VIDEO: Nobel winner 'had bad school report'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 15:17

British scientist John Gurdon has been awarded the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, but his scientific achievements were not predicted by his school science teacher.
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Al-Shabab bans Muslim aid group

Monday, October 8th 2012, 13:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali militants ban one of the last foreign aid agencies still working in areas under their control - UK-based Islamic relief.
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VIDEO: Young leave Spain for UK jobs

Monday, October 8th 2012, 9:38
related countries: Spain Spain

BBC's Tim Muffett meets four Spanish friends who have moved to the UK hoping to find work.
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Briton appears in Bali drug court

Monday, October 8th 2012, 8:31

One of four British citizens facing drug-related charges in Bali, Rachel Dougall, makes her first appearance in court.
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Man in court over murder of April

Monday, October 8th 2012, 6:12

Mark Bridger is due to appear before magistrates charged with the murder of missing five-year-old April Jones last seen near her home in mid Wales.
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Businesses 'lack trust' in banks

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 23:03

Businesses' trust in banks and other financial institutions is falling, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
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One Direction win at Teen Awards

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 21:37
related places: London

The boy band are the main winners at BBC Radio 1's annual Teen Awards in London.
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Rihanna's Diamonds tops UK chart

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 17:59

Pop star Rihanna beats Adele and One Direction to go straight to the top of the UK singles chart.
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Sunday, October 7th 2012, 16:48
related places: Machynlleth

Police double efforts with 100 specialist officers becoming involved in the hunt for missing five-year-old April Jones in and around her mid Wales home town of Machynlleth.
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Hammond warns on BAE-EADS merger

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:55
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
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Aussies beat England in T20 final

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Australia Australia

England fail in their bid to regain the Women's World Twenty20 title, losing by four runs to Australia in Colombo.
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Church service for missing April

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:58

A pink candle is lit for missing five-year-old April Jones at a church service attended by around 1,000 people at her mid Wales home town.
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Terror suspects before US court

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects appear in court in the US, after being extradited from the UK following a long legal battle.
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Cameron 'would veto' EU budget

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 10:53

Prime Minister David Cameron says he would use Britain's veto to block a new European Union budget "if necessary".
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Abu Hamza due before court in US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 13:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects are due to appear in court in the US later after their extradition from the UK.
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Terror suspects extradited to US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza, are on their way to face charges in the US after extradition from the UK.
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Abu Hamza set for US extradition

Friday, October 5th 2012, 19:32
related countries: United States United States

Five suspected terrorists including Abu Hamza al-Masri arrive at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk from where they will be extradited to the US.
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Mau Mau struggle for recognition

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya veterans hail UK torture ruling but get little home support
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Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

Five suspected terrorists - including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri - can be extradited to the US to face trial, UK High Court judges rule.
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