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Priest arrested in 'abuse' probe

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:39
related places: London

A Catholic priest is one of two people arrested over alleged abuse at a London guest house during the early 1980s, his diocese says.
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Obama picks woman for new cabinet

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:29

President Obama nominates a British-born female business executive to lead the interior department, the first woman picked for his new cabinet.
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Make-up artist Stuart Freeborn dies

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 20:41

Stuart Freeborn, the British make-up artist renowned for his contributions to 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 98, a family friend confirms.
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GlaxoSmithKline in profits fall

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:12

UK drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports pre-tax profits of £7.64bn for the year to 31 December 2012, down 4% on the year before.
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RBS fined £390m over Libor scandal

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £390m ($610m) by UK and US authorities for its part in the Libor rate-fixing scandal.
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UKIP's Farage is Stalinist, says MEP

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:50

The UK Independence Party's only female MEP threatens to quit after accusing leader Nigel Farage of being "anti-women".
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Royals press noses in Maori greeting

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:38
related places: London

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall greet prominent Antipodeans at a London reception, and perform a traditional Maori greeting.
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Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:27
related countries: United States United States

US billionaire John Malone's cable group, Liberty Global, agrees to buy the UK's Virgin Media in a cash and stock deal worth $23.3bn (£15bn).
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Borrowing 'to overshoot by £64bn'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:26

UK borrowing is likely to be £64bn higher in 2014-15 than forecast in 2010, says a closely watched report, thanks to a weaker-than-expected economy.
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People-smuggling network 'disrupted'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Authorities believe they have disrupted a major people-smuggling network after carrying out dozens of co-ordinated raids in England, France and Belgium.
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RBS Libor fines of £400m expected

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is expected to be fined a total of about £400m by UK and US regulators later as a result of the Libor scandal.
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Dog microchip date set for England

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 9:36

Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 under government plans aimed at cutting the growing number of strays.
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Gerrard hails Wilshere potential

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 9:07

England captain Steven Gerrard says midfielder Jack Wilshere has the potential to become one of the world's top players.
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Party leaders hail gay marriage vote

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 8:48

Party leaders welcome the backing for same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, but opponents continue to raise concerns.
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England suffer T20 warm-up defeat

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:41

Jos Buttler hits a second successive half-century but England suffer a three-wicket defeat in their final Twenty20 warm-up game.
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Export bar on paintings by Stubbs

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 2:14

Two oil paintings that gave the British public their first chance to see a kangaroo and dingo in 1773 could stay in the UK after the government introduced a temporary export bar.
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In pictures: New Antarctic station

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 0:21

Halley VI, the British Antarctic Survey's new research station
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Commons backs gay marriage bill

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:38

MPs approve same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, although more Conservative MPs voted against the bill than for it.
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Gay marriage a step forward, says PM

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:01

Same-sex marriage will "make our society stronger", David Cameron says as MPs prepare to vote on the controversial issue.
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Argentina vows to control Falklands

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

The Falkland Islands will be back under Argentine control within '20 years', the country's foreign minister says during his first visit to London.
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VIDEO: Falkland politicians want Argentina talks

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

Falkland Island politicians made the 8,000-mile journey to London after an invite by Foreign Secretary William Hague to take part in discussions with him and Argentina's foreign minister.
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Rejecting England 'hurt' Scolari

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 14:50

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admits that rejecting the chance to take charge of England in 2006 still "hurts" him.
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Liberty Global eyes Virgin Media

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

US billionaire John Malone's cable group Liberty Global is in discussions with the UK cable operator Virgin Media.
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Momentum with England - Shrubsole

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:29

Anya Shrubsole says momentum is with England after the holders qualify for the Super Six stage of the World Cup.
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Troggs singer Reg Presley dies at 71

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:21

Reg Presley, frontman of British rock band The Troggs - behind hits including Wild Thing - dies aged 71, a year after being diagnosed with cancer.
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Service sector economies improve

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:55

The UK's service sector returns to growth in January, while the pace of decline in the eurozone slows, a purchasing managers' survey shows.
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France takes aim at Britain

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:46

France to blame UK for EU budget fight, Gavin Hewitt says
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Scots make two changes for Italy

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Flanker Rob Harley and hooker Ross Ford come into the Scotland side for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy.
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Household water bills up by 3.5%

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 11:17

Water regulator Ofwat announces that bills in England and Wales will rise by 3.5% over the next year.
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Skyfall wins film of the year award

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:55

James Bond film Skyfall is named film of the year at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.
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England beat Windies to progress

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:14

England beat West Indies by six wickets to reach the Super Six stage of the Women's World Cup.
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'Independence day' plans revealed

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 8:57

The Scottish government has drawn up detailed plans for a transition to independence in March 2016 if there is a "yes" vote, the BBC can reveal.
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Cole 'an all-time England great'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 8:29

England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce believes Ashley Cole is "the best left-back that has ever played for England".
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Edwards defends 'blitz' tactics

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 7:45

Defence coach Shaun Edwards hits back at criticism of the 'blitz' tactics used by Wales in defence.
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VIDEO: Antarctic research centre opens

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 6:27

Britain's latest Antarctic research centre will be officially opened on Tuesday.
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Broad hat-trick seals England win

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 6:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Broad takes a hat-trick and Jos Buttler hits a rapid 57 as England romp to a 46-run T20 victory over a New Zealand XI.
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Ferdinand keen on England return

Monday, February 4th 2013, 20:51

Rio Ferdinand says he would 'pack his bags and go straight there' if he received an international recall by England.
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VIDEO: Colombian civilians root out landmines

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A British charity is teaching Colombians to locate and safely detonate landmines in their neighbourhoods.
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Afghan peace deal 'in six months'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 14:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in talks in the UK, agree to work towards a peace deal for Afghanistan in six months.
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Match played in England 'fixed'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:20

A Champions League tie played in England is one of 680 matches investigators believe was fixed by a crime syndicate.
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Chinese snub 'Big Stupid Clock'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:17
related countries: China China
related places: London

Big Ben is last on the agenda for luxury-hungry tourists visiting London from China.
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Freud donates art in lieu of tax

Monday, February 4th 2013, 11:21

The estate of late British painter Lucian Freud bequeaths a portrait by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot to the nation, under the government's acceptance in lieu scheme.
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Blair warns against quitting EU

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 12:41

It would be a "huge problem" for the UK if people vote to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned.
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England defeat India in World Cup

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 11:32
related countries: India India

Charlotte Edwards scores 109 and Katherine Brunt takes four wickets as England beat India by 32 runs in the World Cup.
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England duo unsold at IPL auction

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 9:39
related countries: India India

England pair Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara fail to attract bids at the auction for this year's Indian Premier League.
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Lancaster lauds confident England

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 19:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side's win over Scotland is a direct result of the upset of world champions New Zealand last autumn.
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England 38-18 Scotland

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 17:58

England overpower great rivals Scotland to retain the Calcutta Cup and get their Six Nations campaign off to the perfect start.
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O'Driscoll relief after Irish win

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 16:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland "owed Wales one" after holding off a Wales comeback to win the Six Nations opener.
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Wales 22-30 Ireland

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 15:57
related places: Cardiff

Ireland hold off a stirring second-half Wales revival to launch their Six Nations campaign with a thrilling victory in Cardiff.
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Government warned over youth jobs

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 12:13

Attempts to cut youth unemployment in England are being hampered by excessive bureaucracy and central government control, council leaders say.
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'Pork found' in Halal prison food

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 1:32

The Ministry of Justice is suspending a firm supplying meat to prisons after tests found that it may have provided "Halal" products containing traces of pork DNA.
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Balotelli criticises English life

Friday, February 1st 2013, 23:42

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli complains about life in England as AC Milan parade their new £19m signing.
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Scots can make history - Johnson

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:10

Scotland coach Scott Johnson dismisses his side's poor record away to England and challenges his players to make history.
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Argentina declines Falklands talks

Friday, February 1st 2013, 12:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

Argentina's foreign minister has turned down a Foreign Office invitation to meet members of the Falkland Islands government in London next week.
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Romania campaign mocks UK anxiety

Friday, February 1st 2013, 12:27
related countries: Romania Romania

A Romanian media campaign called "Why don't you come over?" pokes fun at British anxiety about a possible influx of Romanian job-seekers next year.
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No charges against Kate hoax DJs

Friday, February 1st 2013, 12:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cambridge, London

Two Australian DJs who made a hoax call to the London hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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Sri Lanka stun England in Mumbai

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Defending champions England lose to Sri Lanka in their opening group match at the Women's World Cup.
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Police watchdog 'under-equipped'

Friday, February 1st 2013, 11:28

MPs say the police watchdog for England and Wales is overwhelmed, woefully under-equipped and not to get to the truth of allegations of wrongdoing.
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Pinewood resubmits expansion plan

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:06

British film studio Pinewood Shepperton resubmits a plan to double the size of its historic Pinewood site over the next 15-20 years.
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Cumming's Macbeth plays Broadway

Friday, February 1st 2013, 6:24
related places: Broadway

The National Theatre of Scotland's version of Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming, is to transfer to Broadway in April.
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Stoke sign England keeper Butland

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 23:02

Stoke City sign England goalkeeper Jack Butland from Birmingham City for £3.5m and loan him straight back to Blues.
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Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:43

A grandmother sentenced to death in Bali for drug trafficking loses her High Court challenge to a UK government refusal to fund a lawyer for her appeal.
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Man guilty in Duggan gun trial

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 17:10
related places: London

A man is found guilty of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun before he was shot dead by police in London, sparking riots in towns and cities across England.
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Rescue for birds covered in 'wax'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 16:29

Hundreds of seabirds are washed up along the coast of south west England, covered in a white waxy substance.
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Calvin Harris named top hitmaker

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 16:01

Pop star Calvin Harris was the most successful songwriter in both the UK and US singles charts in 2012, it is revealed.
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EU funds continuation welcomed

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 12:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

First Minister Peter Robinson welcomes indications that further EU peace funds seem likely to be made available to Northern Ireland.
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Twelvetrees to make England debut

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 10:17
related places: Gloucester, Twickenham

Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will make his England debut in Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland at Twickenham.
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EU exit would be 'fatal' - Clarke

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 9:15

Conservative minister Ken Clarke says the case for Britain's membership of the EU must be made "more strongly and coherently".
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'Millions' face council tax rise

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 8:00

Millions of the poorest households in England face a rise in council tax from April because of benefit changes coming into force, a report says.
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Misery of Pakistan's abandoned wives

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani women forcibly separated from their children in UK
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VIDEO: Pakistani mothers 'abandoned'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 2:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An increasing number of Pakistani women are coming forward saying they have been forcibly separated from their children in the UK.
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Burger horsemeat 'came from Poland'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 17:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Poland Poland

Horsemeat found in burgers produced in the Irish Republic came from a Polish supplier, the UK Food Standards Agency says.
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EU votes show strong UK dissent

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 17:13

A study of EU politicians' voting patterns shows that the UK government is by far the most likely to disagree with the majority.
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VIDEO: Blackberry 10 TimeShift and BB Balance

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:55
related places: London

The first two handsets powered by the new Blackberry 10 operating system have been unveiled, at a launch event in central London.
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UK first to get Blackberry 10 phone

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:01
related places: New York

The first handsets to be powered by the new Blackberry 10 operating system are unveiled in New York. The UK is first to get the touchscreen Z10.
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Drug was factor in runner's death

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:23

A now-banned drug in a sports nutrition supplement was a factor in the death of a runner who collapsed near the end of the London Marathon, a coroner rules.
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QPR trigger Samba release clause

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:13

Christopher Samba flies to England to discuss personal terms after QPR trigger a release clause in the defender's contract.
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Schwarzenegger film bombs in UK

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 13:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback film The Last Stand scrapes into the Top 10 at the UK and Ireland box office in its opening week of release.
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Overseas officers 'can run police'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 12:19

Foreign police chiefs will be able to run forces in England and Wales and new starters will be able to join at senior levels, in a planned recruitment overhaul.
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UK petrol market 'working well'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:35

The Office of Fair Trading concludes that competition is working well in the UK market for petrol and diesel, and says little action is needed.
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Stiff upper lip 'harms cancer fight'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:52

The UK's "stiff upper lip" culture may explain why it lags behind other countries when it comes to beating cancer, say experts.
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BP record $4bn penalty approved

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

A US court approves the biggest criminal fine in US history given to British oil giant BP as part of a settlement related to the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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UK to send 330 troops to West Africa

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 17:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Mali Mali
related places: Brussels

The UK is to deploy about 330 military personnel to Mali and West Africa to support French forces there, Downing Street says.
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Iraqis claim UK forces 'brutality'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Allegations UK troops carried out "terrifying acts of brutality" against Iraqi civilians are made in the High Court as nearly 200 Iraqis seek a public inquiry.
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England women lose final warm-up

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Lydia Greenway's 51 is in vain as England lose by 13 runs to New Zealand in their final game before the Women's World Cup.
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Slight boost for West End theatre

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:24
related places: London, West End

Top Hat, Sweeney Todd and other West End shows helped boost London's theatre box office in 2012, despite competition from the Olympics, according to figures.
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Maitland to make Scotland debut

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Twickenham

New Zealand-born Sean Maitland will earn his first cap for Scotland against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Six years for Bali drug Briton

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 10:09

A 43-year-old British man has been jailed for six years in Bali for drug offences.
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Nursery changes 'to raise quality'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 10:08

Nurseries and childminders in England are to be allowed to look after more children, in a package ministers say will improve quality and cut costs.
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Six years for Bali drugs Briton

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:14

A British man is jailed for six years in Bali for drug offences, as a UK woman sentenced to death for smuggling is set to sue the Foreign Office.
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EU migrant curb policy 'farcical'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 22:56
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The idea the government may be able to discourage workers from Romania and Bulgaria from coming to the UK "border on the farcical," an MP says.
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Icelandic victory on Icesave cash

Monday, January 28th 2013, 21:12
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

A European court clears the Icelandic government of failing to guarantee minimum levels of compensation for UK and Dutch savers in the collapsed Icesave bank.
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'Threat' to UK embassy in Tripoli

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The British embassy in Libyan capital, Tripoli, says it is aware of "a potential threat" against it, and is liaising with the Libyan government.
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Tuilagi misses Scotland encounter

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:39

Centre Manu Tuilagi is out of England's opening Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday because of an ankle injury.
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England in World Cup warm-up win

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Charlotte Edwards makes 78 as England prepare to launch their World Cup defence with a 51-run win over South Africa.
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In pictures: Ship's guns found off Sicily

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:03

Guns lifted from 18th-Century British warship
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Brown to lead Scotland in opener

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:04
related places: Twickenham

Kelly Brown is named Scotland captain for the Six Nations opener at Twickenham.
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Silent film to get audio makeover

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:18
related places: London

Viewers of a newly restored silent film showing London in the 1920s are to be given the opportunity to create their own bespoke soundtrack.
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England loss no disaster - Giles

Monday, January 28th 2013, 7:03
related countries: India India

Limited-overs coach Ashley Giles believes England's one-day series in India was "not a disaster", despite the tourists' 3-2 defeat.
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The family feuds sparked by booming Indian land values

Monday, January 28th 2013, 2:57
related countries: India India

British Indians return to claim now-valuable ancestral land
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