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UK accused over Mubarak-era money

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The UK is failing in its commitment to freeze assets of the regime of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a BBC investigation finds.
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Stosur ends Robson's US Open run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Robson

Britain's Laura Robson is out of the US Open after losing 6-4 6-4 to defending champion Sam Stosur in the fourth round.
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VIDEO: How to test a jet fighter helmet

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:17
related places: Rochester

Alan Jowett of BAE Systems explains how the modern digital smart helmets that his company manufacture in Rochester, England, are tested before being shipped to customers.
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Paralympics: Meet the international fans

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:52

International fans excited at London Paralympic Games
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Bell helps England to series lead

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ian Bell hits a classy 88 as England chase down a target of 221 to beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth ODI.
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Pilot whales stranded on coast

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 16:08

A total of 16 pilot whales die and 10 others are saved after being stranded on the east coast of Scotland.
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GB's mixed four win rowing gold

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:02

Britain's mixed coxed four win a thrilling gold to secure the only rowing medal for the host nation at Eton Dorney.
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Ofsted chief urges GCSE overhaul

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 10:02

GCSE exams should be "thoroughly overhauled," the chief schools inspector in England says, as he raises concerns about examination standards.
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PM 'fighting' for economic growth

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 8:01

David Cameron says he wants to "cut through the dither" holding the UK back, as he prepares a series of measures designed to promote economic growth.
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Simmonds sets new record for gold

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 17:26

Britain's Ellie Simmonds knocks five seconds off the world record to win gold in the S6 400m freestyle.
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Thalidomide apology 'insulting'

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:33

The company which invented thalidomide has "insulted" those affected by the drug by issuing an "insincere" apology, British campaigners say.
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Fachie & Storey win tandem gold

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 9:43

Britain's Neil Fachie and Barney Storey win tandem after mechanical failure hits team-mates Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean.
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Pietersen & Flower set for talks

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 8:56

Kevin Pietersen will meet with England team director Andy Flower on Saturday to discuss his international future.
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England win levels one-day series

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Eoin Morgan hits 73 as England beat South Africa by four wickets in the third one-day international to level the series at 1-1.
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Jump in number of bank complaints

Friday, August 31st 2012, 20:17

Complaints made about British banks - including ones related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance - soar, new figures show.
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No regrades of English GCSE marks

Friday, August 31st 2012, 17:01

England's exams regulator, Ofqual, says there will be no regrading of English GCSEs in the row over grade boundary changes.
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Three jailed for £10m Ponzi fraud

Friday, August 31st 2012, 15:18

A couple and an accountant are jailed for cheating British ex-pats in Majorca out of £10m, in a Ponzi investment scheme.
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Abramovich wins UK court battle

Friday, August 31st 2012, 14:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wins a £3bn breach of trust and contract case brought by exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky at London court.
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McGlynn & Scott win tandem silver

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:27

Aileen McGlynn and pilot Helen Scott win Britain's first medal on day two of the Paralympics with tandem silver.
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Assange 'facing year in embassy'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicts he will remain inside Ecuador's London embassy for "six to 12 months" before the case against him will be dropped.
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UK 'needs infrastructure boost'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 5:19

The British Chambers of Commerce calls for government spending on infrastructure as it forecasts a 0.4% shrinkage of GDP in 2012.
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Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:35
related countries: Russia Russia

A British court is due to rule in the legal battle between the owner of Chelsea Football club, Roman Abramovich and another Russian oligarch Boris Beresovsky.
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GB claim gold, silver and bronze

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 18:59
related places: London

Great Britain win gold medals in track cycling and swimming on day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Carroll heads to West Ham on loan

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 18:18
related places: Liverpool, London, West Ham

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll joins West Ham on a season-long loan deal.
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University's visa licence revoked

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related places: London

A university is banned from teaching and recruiting overseas students, leaving more than 2,000 potentially facing removal from the UK.
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Storey wins Britain's first gold

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 16:00

Para-cyclist Sarah Storey wins Britain's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics and her eighth Paralympic title.
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Summer is 'wettest in 100 years'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:42

This summer is set to be the second wettest in the UK since records began in 1910, figures show.
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Terry included in England squad

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 12:05
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson includes John Terry in his England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
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UK net migration numbers decrease

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 10:42

Net migration to the UK falls, but remains at more than double the government's target of fewer than 100,000 a year.
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Paralympics under way in London

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 9:27
related places: London

The Paralympics gets down to business as the sport gets under way, following Wednesday's night spectacular opening ceremony.
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Expectations to close London gala

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:10
related places: London

This year's London Film Festival will close with the European premiere of new Dickens adaptation Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell and starring Helena Bonham Carter.
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Paralympics 'return home' to UK

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:25

Paralympics chief Lord Coe says people should prepare to be "inspired, dazzled and moved", as the Queen opens the Games at a spectacular ceremony in London.
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Schools warned over uniform cost

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 0:49

Schools in England are being urged to keep the cost of school uniforms down, as many "rebrand" themselves as new academies.
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VIDEO: Fishy goings-on at Tokyo expo

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London, Tokyo

Designer tanks in an aquarium in Tokyo, decorated prosthetic limbs on show in London and other art stories from around the world.
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Barclays faces SFO investigation

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Barclays confirms it is facing a probe from the Serious Fraud Office over some payments between the UK bank and Qatar.
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Malawi withdraws from Paralympics

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 16:52
related places: London

Malawi withdraws from the 2012 Paralympics in London citing a lack of funding.
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Walcott set to stay after talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 16:19

Theo Walcott looks set to stay at Arsenal this summer after holding amicable talks with manager Arsene Wenger.
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Osborne downplays 'rich tax' call

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 14:43

Chancellor George Osborne warns against "driving away" the UK's "wealth creators", after Deputy PM Nick Clegg calls for a temporary additional tax on the rich.
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Strauss ends his cricket career

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 11:49

England captain Andrew Strauss retires from all forms of cricket and will be replaced as skipper by Alastair Cook.
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Strauss's England future in doubt

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:11

Andrew Strauss's future as England captain is in doubt after cricket chiefs call a news conference for midday on Wednesday.
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Tuning a piano 'moulds the mind'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 5:46

Tuning a piano also tunes the brain, say UK researchers who have seen structural changes to brain areas that deal with memory and navigation.
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Paralympic torch reaches London

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 4:28
related places: London, Stoke Mandeville

The Paralympic flame reaches outer London as part of a 24-hour torch relay to herald the start of the 2012 Games.
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Heathrow capacity 'harms' economy

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 0:33
related places: Heathrow

MPs say the restriction of capacity at Heathrow is harming the UK's economy.
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Why are the White Cliffs of Dover so important to the British?

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 23:40
related places: Dover

Five meanings behind the famous White Cliffs
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Amla 150 sends South Africa top

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 20:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Opener Hashim Amla hits 150 as South Africa beat England by 80 runs to move top of the one-day international rankings.
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Communities devastated by deaths

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:52

The deaths of three children after a canoeing accident has devastated the small communities where they had lived, say local councillors.
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VIDEO: Afghan bid for Paralympic glory

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan is sending a single competitor to the London 2012 Paralympics but there are signs of progress for the country's many victims of years of war.
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Global TV deals for Paralympics

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 12:28

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be shown in more countries than any previous Paralympics after organisers agree a series of global TV deals.
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G4S reveals £50m Olympics loss

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 8:01

Security firm G4S says the contract to provide security for the London 2012 Olympic Games has cost it £50m, after it failed to provide enough guards.
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Modric completes Real Madrid move

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Luka Modric completes his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £30m, signing a five-year deal.
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Coldplay hit to end 2012 Festival

Monday, August 27th 2012, 2:48

The Coldplay anthem Viva La Vida will be performed simultaneously by musicians across the UK to mark the end the London 2012 Festival.
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Emeli Sande holds top chart spot

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 18:14

Emeli Sande retains the number one slot in the UK album chart and closes in on Adele for the biggest album of 2012, according to the Official Charts Company.
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Farah victory on return to action

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 16:25
related places: Birmingham

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah is celebrating again after victory at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
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Paralympic flame lights up Mound

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 14:28
related places: Edinburgh, London

Celebrations are under way in Scotland after a cauldron was lit in Edinburgh as part of the Paralympic Games torch relay.
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Ecuador: UK Assange 'threat' over

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Britain has "given up its threat" to enter Ecuador's London embassy to arrest Wikileaks' Julian Assange, says the country's president, ending a diplomatic spat.
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Scots gay marriage plan attacked

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 12:31
related places: Church

Roman Catholic priests read out a letter in each of the Church's parishes in Scotland criticising the Scottish government's plans for gay marriage.
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Injured Rooney faces a month out

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 11:25

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney could be out for four weeks after suffering a nasty gash on his leg.
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Aggreko in power talks with India

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 8:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Scottish firm Aggreko is holding talks with Indian officials over the possible supply of temporary power in Delhi.
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UK launches S Leone cholera plan

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British government says it is activating a £2m emergency plan to tackle a cholera epidemic in the west African state of Sierra Leone.
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Terry will receive England call

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 9:13
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

John Terry will be in England's squad for September's World Cup qualifying games against Moldova and Ukraine.
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Paralympic cauldron is lit in NI

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 9:00
related places: London

A cauldron is lit at Northern Ireland's seat of government to mark the Paralympic Games taking place in London.
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Americas pass 'Assange motion'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 8:07
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

American foreign ministers pass a motion backing the "inviolability of diplomatic missions" amid the UK and Ecuador's row over Julian Assange.
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Winger Johnson joins Sunderland

Friday, August 24th 2012, 19:49

Sunderland sign England winger Adam Johnson on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Manchester City.
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Rain thwarts England and S Africa

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff

Rain forces the first one-day international between England and South Africa to be abandoned after only 5.3 overs are possible in Cardiff.
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Galliano stripped of French award

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France

British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, is stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur.
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Measles cases 'almost double'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:04

There have been almost twice the number of measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, official figures show.
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Recession less deep than thought

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:00

The UK economy shrank by 0.5% between April and June, less than previously thought, revised official figures show.
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Paralympic torch relay launched

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:49
related places: London

The first of four ceremonial cauldrons around the UK is lit in London to launch the 24-hour Paralympic torch relay which begins next week.
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Aviva warns of up to 800 job cuts

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:28

Insurance group Aviva announces that up to 800 positions in the UK could be at risk as it continues its £400m cost-cutting programme.
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Sun publishes naked Harry photos

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:51

The Sun is the first British newspaper to publish the naked pictures of Prince Harry, in defiance of royal warnings about breaching his privacy.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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VIDEO: Ant-enna: Radio tags aid ant study

Friday, August 24th 2012, 6:19

Scientists investigating the behaviour of the UK's largest ant are to tag around 1,000 of the insects in the first study of its kind.
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UK can end Assange row - Ecuador

Friday, August 24th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The diplomatic row over Julian Assange could be ended at any time by the UK offering him safe passage to Ecuador, the country's president says.
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UK economic figures face revision

Friday, August 24th 2012, 2:07

Key UK economic growth figures are published later that will show whether the contraction experienced in the second quarter was as bad as first announced.
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Wigan accept Chelsea's Moses bid

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 19:39
related places: Chelsea, London

Wigan Athletic accept a £9m bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses and have given the player permission to speak to the London club.
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Beatles musical has London launch

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 16:45
related places: London, West End

A new tribute show celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first single is launched in London ahead of a West End premiere next month.
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VIDEO: From Woolwich ferry to Dhaka sampan

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka, London

Colin Window swaps life as a bridge officer on the Woolwich Ferry in London and travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh to train and work as a ferryman.
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VIDEO: Can Paralympians inspire Georgia's disabled?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia

This year two Georgians - Nika Tvauri and Shota Omarashvili - will be representing their country in swimming and weightlifting respectively at the 2012 London Paralympics.
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Amount of sex on TV 'about right'

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:32

The British public is more relaxed about the amount of sex, violence and swearing on TV than in the past, Ofcom says.
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S Africa aim for rankings treble

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa will become the first country to top the ICC rankings in all three formats of the game if they beat England on Friday.
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Frankenweenie to open London gala

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 12:01
related places: London

Tim Burton's Disney animation Frankenweenie is to open this year's BFI London Film Festival.
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G20 doctor Patel is struck off

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 10:35

The pathologist responsible for the first post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, who died during the London G20 protests, is struck off the medical register.
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Tax focus urged over foreign aid

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:57

The UK should give more priority to helping the poorest countries collect their taxes as part of its overseas development strategy, MPs say.
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Lawrence murder pair lose appeal

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:01
related places: London

Two men found guilty of the 1993 racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in south-east London have lost the first round of their attempt to challenge their convictions.
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Teenagers await GCSE exam results

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 6:24

Thousands of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their GCSE results, as schools face tougher targets on pass rates.
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UK joins US in warning to Syria

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UK joins the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force the nations "to revisit their approach".
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Nadir guilty of stealing millions

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 19:08

Tycoon Asil Nadir is found guilty of stealing nearly £29m from his UK-based Polly Peck International conglomerate more than 20 years ago.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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South Koreans have bans reduced

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Olympic badminton coach Sung Han-kook has a lifetime suspension cut following controversy at London 2012.
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Four Paralympic flames kindled

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:02

Four teams scale the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, to create the Paralympic flames.
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Brave beats Bourne at box office

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 11:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Animated film fantasy Brave claims top spot in the UK and Ireland box office chart, holding off competition from The Bourne Legacy.
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Portugal drowning victims named

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A British man and his five-year-old granddaughter who drowned after being hit by a wave in Portugal are named.
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SA shark survivor hopes for medal

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 5:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

South African shark survivor hopes for Paralympic medal
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Jaguars to play annual UK games

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 22:17
related places: London

Jacksonville Jaguars reach a deal to play annual regular-season games at London's Wembley Stadium from 2013 to 2016.
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VIDEO: Assange embassy entry warning

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 17:45
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

It would be "suicidal" for British authorities to try to enter the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange, Ecuador's president has warned.
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G20 doctor 'not fit to practise'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:04

The pathologist responsible for the first post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, who died during the London G20 protests, is ruled not fit to practise.
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Surprise increase in UK borrowing

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:40

The UK government borrowed £600m to cover a budget shortfall in July, usually a good month for tax receipts, leading to fears it will fail to cut borrowing this year.
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Assange protest hits UK websites

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:05

UK government websites are attacked as computer hackers collective Anonymous retaliates for the way the Julian Assange case has been handled.
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Pietersen not in World T20 squad

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen is left out of the England squads for both the World Twenty20 and the one-day series with South Africa.
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Dylan studio 'could become flats'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:18
related places: London

Local residents object to plans to convert London's Church Studios, where Bob Dylan and the Eurythmics recorded, into five flats.
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