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Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:14
related places: Hyde Park, London

The Rolling Stones are to perform in London's Hyde Park for the first time since a legendary free concert for an estimated 250,000 people in 1969.
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Verizon denies Vodafone bid interest

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

US telecoms group Verizon Communications denies reports that it wants to buy or merge with UK mobile operator Vodafone.
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Review ordered into police cautions

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 6:10

A review into the use of police cautions in England and Wales is launched, amid fears they are being used to deal with serious or repeat offenders.
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Game of Thrones gets fourth series

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 5:36

HBO announces another 10 episodes of the fantasy drama days after season three's first episode is aired in the UK.
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VIDEO: Argentina honours Falklands war dead

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 3:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina has been paying homage to veterans and soldiers who lost their lives in the 1982 war with the UK over the Falkland Islands.
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VIDEO: Seoul's underground 'super highway'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 0:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: London, Seoul

The BBC's Underground World looks at what it is like to be a commuter in London and Seoul.
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NHS satisfaction 'now stabilising'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 0:12

Public satisfaction with the NHS appears to have stabilised following a record fall, according to the British Social Attitudes Survey.
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Postcode lottery over baby ashes

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 23:13

A BBC investigation uncovers a postcode lottery over the cremation of babies in Scotland.
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Pakistani youth 'cool on democracy'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Most Pakistani youth believe Islamic law or military rule would be better than democracy, a survey suggests.
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Chancellor 'to approve toll M4 plan'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:44

A proposed south Wales M4 relief road is being backed by the Treasury, says a Westminster source, but the Welsh government denies plans to charge tolls.
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UK 'to avoid triple dip recession'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:33

The UK is likely to avoid another recession thanks to a recovering services sector, a business group says, but concerns over manufacturing remain.
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France and Germany snub UK EU review

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 12:44
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany decide not to contribute to a British government review of the impact of EU powers on the UK.
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Laiki customers escape Cyprus levy

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 12:16
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Some 15,000 customers with funds in the UK arm of Cypriot bank Laiki will escape a levy on their accounts, which will be moved to Bank of Cyprus in the UK.
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Beckham would welcome England return

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:33

Former England captain David Beckham says he has not given up hope of playing for the national side again.
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Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith

Monday, April 1st 2013, 23:04

Changes to the UK's welfare system are fair, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists, as some of the new measures come into effect.
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UK general warns of Afghan troop cut

Monday, April 1st 2013, 13:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Cutting British forces in Afghanistan too quickly could "endanger" progress at a critical time, the UK's top commander there warns.
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Dissident groups 'outdo each other'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 10:23

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott, has said dissident republican groups are trying to outdo each other.
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NHS changes come into force

Monday, April 1st 2013, 7:30

Government reforms of the NHS in England are now in place, with NHS leaders warning of a tough year ahead.
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UK financial regulation overhauled

Monday, April 1st 2013, 0:06

The UK's banking regulator, the Financial Services Authority, is abolished and replaced with two successor organisations.
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Okoye hopeful of making NFL move

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

Britain's top discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is set to embark on a career in American football's NFL for the new season.
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Cancellara takes solo Flanders win

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 16:26

Fabian Cancellara claims his second Tour of Flanders title in style but a late crash ruins the hopes of Britain's Geraint Thomas.
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VIDEO: 'Psychedelic' tulip show in the Netherlands

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The long, cold British winter has not been kind to horticulturalists in the UK - but there is a British theme to a new display that has opened in the Netherlands.
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Fuller settles US X Factor case

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fox

British music mogul Simon Fuller settles his long-running copyright battle with TV network Fox over the US version of The X Factor.
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Coldest Easter on record for UK

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 13:52
related places: Braemar

Easter Sunday is the coldest Easter day since modern records began, with temperatures as low as -12.5C in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands.
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Cystic fibrosis bug spread discovery

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:33

UK researchers have found that a dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients.
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Mitchell complains to IPCC over Met

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:07

Ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell launches a stinging attack on Scotland Yard over its inquiry into the 'plebgate' row.
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Scots police merger 'sets example'

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:03

The chief constable of Scotland's new national police service suggests the merger of forces could be emulated in England and Wales.
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NUT calls for Ofsted chief to resign

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 16:42

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) calls for the resignation of Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw over claims he is demoralising teachers.
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Murray sees off Gasquet in semis

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 1:12

Britain's Andy Murray beats Richard Gasquet in three sets and will face David Ferrer in the Sony Open final in Miami on Sunday.
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Libyans held for Briton 'sex attack'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 19:43

Two Libyans are arrested over claims they sexually assaulted two British aid workers near the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.
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England fan claims are 'hearsay'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 13:51
related countries: San Marino San Marino

England fans criticise anti-racism group Fare for reporting chanting in San Marino on the basis of "hearsay".
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Bolt close to making London return

Friday, March 29th 2013, 13:25
related places: London

Usain Bolt's agent says "positive negotiations" have taken place about the sprinter competing at the London 2012 Anniversary Games.
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Olympic Park opens up for tours

Friday, March 29th 2013, 11:08

The London Olympic Park is reopened to visitors with 20,000 tickets sold in advance.
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Ferdinand shocked by racism claims

Friday, March 29th 2013, 9:42
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Rio Ferdinand expresses shock at alleged racist chanting directed at him and brother Anton by England fans in San Marino.
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Murray through to Miami semi-final

Friday, March 29th 2013, 8:40

Britain's Andy Murray advances to the semi-finals of the Sony Open with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic.
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NI must 'consolidate' peace - Kerry

Friday, March 29th 2013, 3:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Northern Ireland to "consolidate the gains" of peace, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
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'Failings' in Lakanal fire deaths

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:01
related places: London

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of six people killed in a London tower block fire finds "numerous opportunities" were missed to carry out safety checks.
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MPs raise Fifa 'sham' reform fears

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:46

MPs are urging the English, Scottish and Welsh Football Associations to help stop Fifa reforms being a "sham".
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UK services sector grew in January

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:45

The UK's services sector grew at its fastest pace for five months in January, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Watson sidelined with leg injury

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 9:09

British number one Heather Watson will miss next week's Family Circle Cup in Charleston with a leg injury.
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NHS boss told of 111 line 'concerns'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 4:33

Doctors' leaders write to NHS bosses urging a delay in the launch in England of a new non-emergency telephone advice line after problems during trials.
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Oil firms invest £330m in Atlantic

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:31

Major oil companies announce plans which they hope will boost production from the UK's biggest oilfield.
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MoD names Afghan death soldier

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 20:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan on Tuesday is named as L/Cpl Jamie Webb.
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UK challenges new EU cash demand

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 17:16

The UK government rejects an EU demand for an extra 11.2bn euros (£9.5bn) from member states to settle unpaid EU bills.
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Bulgaria violin not stolen Strad

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 15:37
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

A violin recovered during a police raid in Bulgaria is not the 1696 Stradivarius stolen from a musician in London, officers say.
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Banks told to raise an extra £25bn

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:30

Major UK banks must raise a total of £25bn in extra capital by the end of 2013 to guard against potential losses, the Bank of England (BoE) says.
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The Sun to charge for online access

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:04

Readers of the British tabloid, The Sun are to be charged for online access to the newspaper later this year.
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Pietersen needs 'significant rest'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen needs "significant rest" after sustaining a knee injury during England's tour of New Zealand.
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England must improve, says Flower

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says England must improve to beat Australia in the two Ashes series this year.
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David Miliband set for 'new start'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his brother's decision to quit as an MP and join a US-based charity leaves "British politics a poorer place".
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Abu Qatada deportation decision due

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:39

Home Secretary Theresa May is to learn whether she has won an attempt to overturn a decision to allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to stay in the UK.
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Lloyd's of London back in profit

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 8:15
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London is back in profit, despite paying one of the biggest claims in its history after Superstorm Sandy.
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Wales 1-2 Croatia

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Eduardo strikes two minutes from time to give Croatia a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Wales at the Liberty Stadium.
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Montenegro 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England let slip a promising start as Montenegro earn a point to remain top of World Cup qualifying Group H.
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Game lets Argentina invade Falklands

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine company develops map for the online game Counter Strike in which Argentine 'police' players fight British 'terrorists' on the Falklands Islands.
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Serbia versus Scotland goes ahead

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:04
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Scotland's World Cup qualifier in Serbia on Tuesday passes a pitch inspection after heavy snow.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) has been killed in Afghanistan - the first British fatality for two months.
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Osborne criticises Cyprus handling

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne criticises the handling of the Cyprus crisis by European and Cypriot authorities.
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UK Border Agency to be scrapped

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 16:25

Theresa May says the UK Border Agency performance "is not good enough" and says it is being split with its work moved back into the Home Office.
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Italy reopens Kercher murder case

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 15:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have their acquittals for killing Briton Meredith Kercher in Italy overturned and face a re-run of their appeal.
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Cook rejects complacency claims

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 13:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England captain Alastair Cook denies that his side took New Zealand for granted during the drawn Test series.
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BP brings old masters back to UK

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 13:26

Oil giant BP is to sponsor a new exhibition bringing a collection of lost masterpieces back to Britain after 234 years.
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Search and rescue role privatised

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 12:40
related countries: United States United States

Private company the Bristow Group is to take over the UK's helicopter search and rescue operations, including those of the RAF and Royal Navy.
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Pompeii exhibition is a critical hit

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 11:11

The British Museum's latest exhibition of hidden treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum receives five-star reviews from critics.
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Clarke set for 10-week absence

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 8:08

Australia are confident Michael Clarke will be available for the Ashes despite confirming he will be out for up to 10 weeks.
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Prior earns England thrilling draw

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 5:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten 110 as England's last-wicket pair secure a draw in a thrilling final Test against New Zealand.
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Boris Berezovsky 'died by hanging'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A post-mortem examination has found Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky's death to be "consistent with hanging", police say.
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Gerrard dismisses 'scared' criticism

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:00
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England's Steven Gerrard dismisses Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic's criticism ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.
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UK economic policy 'illogical'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

Austerity in the UK has cut demand and output more than even pessimists predicted, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells the BBC.
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PM talks tough over migrant benefits

Monday, March 25th 2013, 19:52

David Cameron promises tougher rules for Europeans claiming UK benefits, but Labour questions the proposed changes.
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Britons tell of snowstorm ordeal

Monday, March 25th 2013, 18:58

Britons tell of their struggles to cope in the unseasonably cold weather after snow hit the UK, leaving thousands of homes without power.
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Hodgson unconcerned by mind games

Monday, March 25th 2013, 17:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England coach Roy Hodgson has no concerns about the "mind games" of Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic ahead of Tuesday's match.
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England are scared - Montenegro boss

Monday, March 25th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Podgorica

Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic says England are scared of Tuesday's World Cup Group H qualifier in Podgorica.
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UK teen's app bought for 'millions'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 14:20

Yahoo has acquired an app created by a UK teenager for "dozens of millions" of pounds.
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Power still out after heavy snow

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:08

Thousands of homes are still without power and many roads are impassable after severe weather affected much of the UK during the weekend.
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Harry lined up for six-day US tour

Monday, March 25th 2013, 12:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: May, Palace

Prince Harry is to tour the US in May to help promote the rehabilitation of injured American and UK troops, St James's Palace says.
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Border agency condemned over backlog

Monday, March 25th 2013, 9:18

The UK Border Agency is still plagued by backlogs of unresolved immigration cases, says the Home Affairs Committee of MPs.
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England face humbling series defeat

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England are struggling to avoid a series defeat after slumping to 90-4 on the fourth day of the final Test against New Zealand.
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Profit at Big Five banks 'wiped out'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 0:03

The major UK banks saw their core profits for 2012 wiped out by a mix of regulations and their own mistakes, a KPMG report says.
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Power cuts persist amid severe cold

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 20:33

Engineers are hampered by snow-drifts up to 18ft high in some parts as they try to restore power to thousands of UK homes hit by the severe weather.
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Timberlake album dethrones Bowie

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 18:59

Justin Timberlake goes straight to the top of the UK chart with his first album for seven years, knocking David Bowie's comeback LP off the summit.
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Fifa could rule on NI v Russia date

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: May

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill wants Russia game in May but Fifa might have to rule on new date.
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Fiji pip Wales in Hong Kong final

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 11:48
related countries: Fiji Fiji, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Wales see a 19-point lead wiped out as Fiji win a thrilling final of the Hong Kong sevens.
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Agra hotel jump woman recalls ordeal

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:06
related countries: India India

A British woman tells the BBC that she shouted for help for more than an hour before jumping from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault.
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Disruptive pupil behaviour 'on rise'

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 23:58

A teachers' union says the number of pupils in the UK with behavioural and mental health problems is on the rise.
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Gerrard prepared for Montenegro test

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 23:00
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England captain Steven Gerrard says the side will be ready for the hostility of Montenegro after victory over San Marino.
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Wintry weather hits travel and power

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 22:16

One person has died as wintry weather continued to disrupt transport and power supplies across much of the UK.
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Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Exiled Russian tycoon and former Kremlin power-broker Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
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Bomb found in car in Fermanagh

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 16:41

A bomb found in a car in County Fermanagh was probably destined for a police station in the area, the Police Service of Northern Ireland say.
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Bond trumpeter Derek Watkins dies

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 15:28

Derek Watkins, the British trumpet player who played on every James Bond film soundtrack from Dr No to Skyfall, has died aged 68, says a close friend.
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UKIP to 'target Labour voters'

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 11:43

The UK Independence Party will be "actively targeting" Labour supporters in upcoming local elections in England and Wales, its leader says.
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Snow hits football, rugby & racing

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Northern Ireland v Russia off, along with fixtures in League One and League Two, plus racing at Doncaster and Newbury.
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England batsmen ready for Test fight

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's batsmen will try to regain the initiative from New Zealand on day three of the final Test, says Steven Finn.
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Finn shines but England face battle

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 5:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Steven Finn takes 6-125 but England's batsmen struggle as New Zealand continue to dominate the final Test in Auckland.
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VIDEO: Tackling fire in Amazon rain forest

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 1:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Mato Grosso

British firefighter Neil Fairhall travels to Brazil's Mato Grosso state to find out how the local fire brigade deals with blazes in an area of rain forest the size of England.
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San Marino 0-8 England

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:14
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Jermain Defoe scores twice as England record their biggest win since 1987 with a thumping 8-0 victory over San Marino.
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Scotland 1-2 Wales

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:01
related places: Cardiff

Wales produce a repeat of their Cardiff comeback to deny Gordon Strachan a winning start to his competitive Scotland managerial career.
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ASO want to run Tour of Britain

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:42
related countries: France France

The owner of the Tour de France, Amaury Sport Organisation, confirms it is interested in running the Tour of Britain.
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Landslip body found as weather bites

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:00
related places: March

Snow causes disruption across the UK, with heavy rainfall bringing flooding to south-west England, where a woman's body is found in a collapsed house.
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Fitch says UK downgrade more likely

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 19:03

The rating agency Fitch warns that it may downgrade the UK's credit rating in April following the cut in growth forecasts in this week's Budget.
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