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United Kingdom: news

GCSEs face axe in exams overhaul

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:15

England's exam system needs further changes, the education secretary tells MPs, amid reports of plans to return to O-level style exams.
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Cricketer Butt released from jail

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:36

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, jailed in November for 30 months for spot-fixing in the UK, is released early from prison.
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UK retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:15

UK retail sales volumes rise 1.4% in May, bouncing back from a slump in April, and slightly ahead of analysts' forecasts.
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Milner wary of Balotelli threat

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 7:28
related countries: Italy Italy

James Milner is wary of the threat posed by Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli ahead of England's clash with Italy.
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Wales keep faith with same side

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales keep faith with the side that lost the second Test in the final minute as they seek to avoid a series whitewash in Australia.
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FA is fined for fans' behaviour

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Football Association is fined 5,000 euros by Uefa for England fans' attempted pitch invasion in the Euro 2012 win over Sweden.
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De Rossi excited by Gerrard clash

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is looking forward to facing "idol" Steven Gerrard in Sunday's quarter-final with England.
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Suu Kyi recalls her Oxford days

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says memories of being a student at Oxford helped her while she was under house arrest, as she is awarded an honorary doctorate.
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Assange faces arrest, say police

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is seeking asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail, police say.
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Ministers to boycott England game

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Italy Italy, Ukraine Ukraine

UK ministers will not attend England's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy because of continuing concerns about selective justice in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Vigilantes threaten to 'kneecap criminals'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:23

A group of armed vigilantes in Northern Ireland is persuading parents to hand over their children to be shot as a punishment, if they have been involved in drug-dealing or anti-social behaviour.
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Blatter eyes goal-line technology

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fifa president Sepp Blatter renews his call for the introduction of goal-line technology after Ukraine's disputed 'goal' against England.
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Murray seeded four at Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:33
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray is seeded fourth as he looks to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the first time.
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UK unemployment falls by 51,000

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:24

Unemployment in the UK fell by 51,000 to 2.61 million in the three months to April, official figures show.
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Wales suffer Shingler injury blow

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Flanker Aaron Shingler will return from Wales' tour to Australia as the Scarlets forward is suffering with a dead leg.
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Miro work smashes auction record

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:03
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Joan Miro's 1927 work Peinture (Etoile Bleue) sells for more than £23 million at Sotheby's in London, breaking the auction record for the Spanish artist.
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PM confronts Argentine president

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

UK Prime Minister David Cameron confronts Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez over her country's continued claim to the Falklands Islands.
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Assange seeking Ecuador asylum

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks' Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy as he fights extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
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VIDEO: Assange seeking Ecuador asylum

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 3:37
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, the country's foreign minister has said.
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The soaring arias from India

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:18
related countries: India India
related places: London

The Indian who sang in London's Diamond Jubilee pageant
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England 'exceed all expectations'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 22:51

Manager Roy Hodgson admits England have "partly exceeded" his expectations by qualifying from Group D at Euro 2012.
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Eurozone deal is 'inching' closer

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

George Osborne says eurozone countries are 'inching' closer to agreeing a scheme to deal with the problems of the single currency, ahead of a meeting at the G20 between the big European economies, the UK and the US.
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England 1-0 Ukraine

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Wayne Rooney is the returning hero as England claim a hard-fought win over Ukraine to top Group D and set up a quarter-final clash with Italy.
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Cook steers England to series win

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 18:40

Alastair Cook hits 112 as England wrap up the series with an eight-wicket victory over West Indies in the second ODI.
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Rally for European stock markets

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:58
related countries: United States United States

European stock markets rally on Tuesday afternoon, buoyed by hopes of US central bank stimulus measures, falling UK inflation and positive company results.
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Aung San Suu Kyi pays BBC tribute

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the rule of law and pays tribute to the BBC on her first trip to the UK in more than 20 years.
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Syrian arms ship 'Russia bound'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UK foreign secretary says a Syria-bound ship allegedly carrying Russian-made attack helicopters is returning to Russia.
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Mandela's Bard to go on display

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:27
related places: London

A copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare that inspired Nelson Mandela while he was in prison is to go on display in London.
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Imagination sees profits rise 53%

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:13

Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics for the iPad and iPhone, posts a 53% rise in full-year pre-tax profits.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8%

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 9:13

The UK inflation rate fell to 2.8% last month owing to a slowdown in fuel and food price rises, figures show.
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Rooney 'can be the inspiration'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 8:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney can be the inspiration for England to win tonight against Ukraine in Donetsk.
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Australia target ODI consistency

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia arrive on British soil with captain Michael Clarke saying they will have to be "at their best" to beat England.
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Hodgson happy at new expectations

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:17

England coach Roy Hodgson says he is unconcerned about the rising expectations surrounding his team.
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Dahl's Charlie heads for West End

Monday, June 18th 2012, 15:17
related places: London, West End

A West End musical based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, is to open in London next year.
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Radiohead tribute to stage victim

Monday, June 18th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

British band Radiohead say they are "shattered" by the death of drum technician Scott Johnson, who was killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a show in Toronto, Canada.
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Cricketer Maynard killed by train

Monday, June 18th 2012, 13:34

Cricketer Tom Maynard dies after being struck by a Tube train, shortly after it is believed he may have tried to escape from police.
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Ban call over 2012 ticket 'fraud'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 8:44

Officials found to have sold London 2012 tickets on the black market should be banned from the Olympic movement, an IOC executive board member says.
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Care for runaway children 'weak'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 7:24

"Serious weaknesses" in England's care system have been revealed by a report which found children's homes failed to protect runaways, ministers say.
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YouTube deletes 'terrorism' posts

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:51

Google reveals it deleted about 640 videos that allegedly promoted terrorism after a request from the UK's police.
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Unpaid carers 'being let down'

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:01

The army of unpaid carers in the UK is being "let down" by the failing social care system, a coalition of campaigners warns.
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Prince in climate change warning

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 21:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The Prince of Wales warns of the "catastrophic" consequences of inaction on issues such as climate change, at a UN sustainability conference in Brazil.
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Injury rules Youngs out of tour

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 17:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Scrum-half Ben Youngs will miss the remainder of England's tour of South Africa because of a shoulder injury.
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Probe into 'Olympic ticket fraud'

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 16:06

The International Olympic Committee begins an investigation into claims Olympics representatives were willing to sell thousands of tickets for the London Games on the black market.
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Rooney 'happy and ready' to play

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

England striker Wayne Rooney says he has no problems with his attitude or temperament ahead of the match with Ukraine on Tuesday.
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FA will contest Uefa fans charge

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 12:55
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Football Association will challenge Uefa over the charge relating to England fans' behaviour during the win against Sweden.
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Lorenzo claims British GP victory

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 12:52
related places: Silverstone

Jorge Lorenzo wins the British MotoGP at Silverstone, while Cal Crutchlow comes sixth despite racing with a broken ankle.
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England to face Scotland in 2013

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 9:50
related places: Wembley

England will play Scotland at Wembley in a meeting of the 'Auld Enemy' to mark the Football Association's 150th anniversary.
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Hodgson plays down Welbeck hype

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:44

England boss Roy Hodgson warns against expecting too much of Danny Welbeck, despite the striker's positive impact at Euro 2012.
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Leveson complained about minister

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:40

Lord Justice Leveson complained to the UK's top civil servant after a cabinet minister raised concerns about his inquiry into the press, it emerges.
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£1bn contract for UK nuclear subs

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 0:33

A £1bn contract for reactors for the next generation of the UK's nuclear-armed submarines is set to be announced by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
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Bell targets more one-day success

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 19:50

England batsman Ian Bell says he hopes his match-winning century against West Indies would mark a turning point in his one-day career.
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Russell Brand hosts Dalai Lama

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 18:24

Comedian Russell Brand comperes for the Dalai Lama at the Manchester Arena, as part of the Tibetan spiritual leader's 10-day tour of Britain.
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Bell leads England to opening win

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 18:09

Ian Bell answers his doubters with a superb hundred as England crush West Indies in the first one-day international at the Rose Bowl.
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South Africa 36-27 England

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 17:00

South Africa withstand a brave second-half fightback from England to clinch a series victory in a thrilling encounter in Johannesburg.
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Shock British pole for Bautista

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 15:02

Spaniard Alvaro Bautista takes pole position at the British MotoGP as Cal Crutchlow misses the session through injury.
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Australia 25-23 Wales

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 11:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Mike Harris's dramatic last-gasp penalty in the second Test denies Wales a first win over Australia in Australia for 43 years.
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VIDEO: UK charity to send dentists to Rwanda

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 8:55
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A British dental charity is about to start work in Rwanda, a country that has only 11 qualified dentists.
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Hamren takes blame as Sweden exit

Friday, June 15th 2012, 23:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden coack Erik Hamren takes blame for 3-2 defeat to England as his side go out from European Championship.
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Canadian suicide law ruled unjust

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:52
related countries: Canada Canada

British Columbia's Supreme Court has struck down the ban against physician-assisted suicide, giving parliament one year to draft new legislation.
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Sweden 2-3 England

Friday, June 15th 2012, 20:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Danny Welbeck grabs the winner as England come from behind to beat Sweden in a dramatic Group D game.
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Bank shares jump on stimulus move

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:16

Bank shares have jumped in the wake of plans from the Bank of England to launch two new stimulus packages.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
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Scherzinger to join UK X Factor

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:51

The former Pussycat Doll singer is to replace Kelly Rowland on the judging panel for the new series.
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African visas 'unfairly rejected'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:27

UK Border Agency staff processing visa applications from Africa are "acting unfairly" and wrongly refusing entry to the UK, an independent report claims.
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Dalai Lama dismisses China threat

Friday, June 15th 2012, 11:34
related places: Leeds

The Dalai Lama dismisses a threat by China to pull its Olympics team out of a Leeds training camp as he visits the city.
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What’s it like to live near a skyscraper?

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:48
related places: London

Take a look inside London's 95-storey Shard
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UK trade gap increases sharply

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:05

The UK's trade deficit widens sharply in April to its highest level in almost seven years, official figures show, as car and chemical exports fall.
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Sir Elton to play for peace day

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:45
related places: London

Sir Elton John is to play a concert in London to support a campaign to persuade those in war zones to lay down their weapons for a day.
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Argentina demands Falklands talks

Friday, June 15th 2012, 0:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina's president demands the UK negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, on the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1982 war.
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Turning Rio rhetoric into reality

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 23:47

Airport development plan on UK coast points up Rio+20 dilemmas
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Quiz of the week's news

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 23:24

What reason did the UK's Royal Mail give for not delivering post?
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Gerrard aims to set Rooney stage

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England captain Steven Gerrard believes victory against Sweden will present the perfect stage for the returning Wayne Rooney.
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Chancellor hails banking reforms

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:51

Chancellor George Osborne says "taxpayers will be better protected when things go wrong" thanks to banking reforms outlined by the government.
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Falklands mark end of 1982 war

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islanders mark 30 years since the end of the war with Argentina with a service at Liberation Monument, Port Stanley.
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Man attacked with Samurai sword

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:22
related places: London

A man is stabbed with a sword in his east London home, prompting an appeal to trace three youths who later fled.
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VIDEO: Ex-PM Blair heckled in Hong Kong

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A heckler interrupted former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as began a speech on religion and globalisation at the University of Hong Kong.
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England restore Flood to fly-half

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Toby Flood will replace Owen Farrell at fly-half in England's starting line-up for the second Test against South Africa.
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'Predictable England delusional'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England are too "predictable" and "stereotyped" to beat Sweden, according to their opponents' former skipper Jonas Thern.
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Sculptor unveils golden frieze

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 14:05
related places: London

Sculptor Rachel Whiteread unveils her first permanent public commission in the UK - a frieze of golden leaves high above a street in east London.
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China snubs UK in Dalai Lama row

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: China China
related places: London

China has suspended high-level contact with Britain since May, over a private encounter between David Cameron and the Dalai Lama in London.
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Child poverty figures fall by 2%

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 9:23

The number of children living in poverty in the UK fell by 300,000 last year, official figures reveal.
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UK web 'snooping' plans outlined

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:49

The home secretary defends plans to store details of all online activity - emails, web pages visited and games played - in the UK.
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Briton wins lucrative book prize

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British author Jon McGregor wins the 100,000 euro (£81,000) International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his third novel Even the Dogs.
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Westlife singer declared bankrupt

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Westlife singer Shane Filan is declared bankrupt in the UK after his Irish property development company got into difficulties.
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Fletcher probe police visit Libya

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:23
related countries: Libya Libya

Two British detectives have visited Libya as part of the ongoing investigation into the 1984 murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Eight-hour Gatsby opens in London

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 15:44
related places: London

The full text of F Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby is to be performed in London, in an eight-hour show at the Noel Coward Theatre.
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Paper 'accessed Salmond account'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 15:11

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond tells the Leveson Inquiry into press standards that his bank account was accessed by the Observer newspaper.
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Firms are to lift hosepipe bans

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:26

Anglian, Southern and Thames Water are to end their hosepipe bans at midnight after wet weather eases pressure on England's water system.
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VIDEO: South Sudan 'not a real country'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sudan Sudan

Sudan's Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Abdullahi Alazreg, says neighbouring South Sudan's leaders are not behaving responsibly.
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Domain name claims to be revealed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

US-based organisations apply for 884 new net address endings, dwarfing the UK's 40 applications.
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Hodgson to assess duo's fitness

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 22:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England manager Roy Hodgson admits that he may have to rotate his side for Friday's Group D match with Sweden.
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No 10 defends gay marriage plans

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:55

Downing Street defends plans to allow gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales to get married amid criticism from the Church of England.
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UK reopens data probe into Google

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:41

The Information Commissioner's Officer reopens its investigation into how Google's Street View cars captured users' data.
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Falklands to vote on sovereignty

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Falkland Islands government says it intends to send Argentina the message it wants to stay British, after announcing a referendum on its sovereignty.
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Ward outmuscled in Queen's opener

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 14:55

British number two James Ward is beaten 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round at Queen's by Kevin Anderson.
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Surprise fall in factory output

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:18

There was a surprise fall in UK manufacturing output in April, official data shows, raising fresh fears about the wider economy.
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Church warning over gay marriage

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:11

The Church of England warns that government proposals to legalise gay marriage by 2015 could undermine its status.
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Events cancelled due to Olympics

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:10

A number of festivals across England are cancelled because organisers claim they cannot compete with the Olympics.
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Euro woes hit airline's ambitions

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 10:18

The owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group (IAG), says the economic woes in the eurozone have hit its expansion plans.
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Wraps off Games opening ceremony

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 10:00

The Olympic Stadium "will be transformed into Britain's countryside" for the opening ceremony, artistic director Danny Boyle reveals.
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