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UKBA 'failed to check' tip-offs

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 2:46

Thousands of overseas students may have stayed in Britain illegally because border staff failed to check out tip-offs about them, a report says.
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Highest-ever HIV cases in gay men

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:11

The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency.
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Berlin's hi-tech boom in 'Silicon Allee'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:08
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

Can Berlin overtake London as Europe's hi-tech hub?
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PM and Clegg hold Leveson talks

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:20

David Cameron and Nick Clegg meet to discuss the Leveson report on media standards, amid reports of a possible coalition split on future press regulation.
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Nokia seeks Blackberry sales bans

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Blackberry

Nokia is seeking to ban sales of Blackberry phones in the US, UK and Canada after its rival refused to pay patent licence fees.
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UK and Kuwait in security deal

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The UK and Kuwait are expected to announce a major security partnership worth up to £1.5bn ($2.4bn), the BBC understands.
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Hodgson eager for Brazil chance

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England have a good chance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they qualify.
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Palestinian vote: UK may abstain

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:58

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK may abstain in a key vote on Palestinian status at the UN unless further assurances are given.
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Giles appointed ODI & T20 boss

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:14

Ashley Giles leaves his role at Warwickshire to take charge of England's one-day and Twenty20 teams.
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Fit Pocock poised to face Wales

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:46
related places: Cardiff

Australia flanker David Pocock has recovered from injury to be in contention to face Wales on Cardiff on Saturday.
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Mystery over Russian man's death

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian businessman linked as a witness to a high-profile corruption scandal has been found dead near his home in Surrey, south-east England.
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NZ's Hore banned for five weeks

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore is banned for five weeks for striking Wales lock Bradley Davies off the ball.
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AUDIO: No planes for global super tourist

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:35

British super tourist Graham Hughes claims to be the first person to travel to every country in the world without using a plane
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Russia's Megafon raises $1.7bn

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Megafon, the mobile phone operator controlled by Russia's richest man, raises $1.7bn from a share sale in Moscow and London.
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US piracy accused strikes deal

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:30
related countries: United States United States

A British student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States strikes a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court hears.
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Plan for 45p minimum alcohol cost

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 10:34

Ministers are proposing to set a minimum price of 45p a unit for the sale of alcohol in England and Wales as part of a drive to tackle problem drinking.
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Call to keep GCSE exams in Wales

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 10:18

Teenagers in Wales should continue to sit GCSEs as part of a revamped Baccalaureate, an independent report says.
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Babylonian artefact to tour US

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 1:55
related countries: United States United States

One of the British Museum's most iconic objects, the Cyrus Cylinder - an ancient "bill of rights", will tour the US in 2013.
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France’s craze for British weddings

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:09
related countries: France France

The French craze for British-style weddings
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Woman's body found amid flooding

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 21:00

The body of an elderly woman is found in a flooded home in St Asaph, as floodwaters threaten hundreds of homes in Wales and England.
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Lynch: HP should back up claims

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 18:22

The former head of Autonomy, the UK group accused of misrepresenting its finances by US computer maker Hewlett-Packard, demands details of the allegations.
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All Blacks are beatable - Farrell

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Andy Farrell believes his "fearless" young England side can record a significant milestone by beating world champions New Zealand.
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Economic growth confirmed at 1%

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:41

The UK economy grew by 1% between July and September, official figures confirm, with the Olympics boosting growth over the summer.
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Tendulkar retains his India place

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:13
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar is selected in India's squad for the third Test against England despite a run of low scores in 2012.
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UK education sixth best in world

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Finland Finland, South Korea South Korea

An international education league table puts the UK among a leading group of countries headed by Finland and South Korea.
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Surprise choice for Bank governor

Monday, November 26th 2012, 22:02

Mark Carney, the head of the Canadian central bank, is named as the surprise choice for new governor of the Bank of England by Chancellor George Osborne.
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Heavy rain brings floods to north

Monday, November 26th 2012, 20:14

Flooding continues to cause disruption to road and rail in north-east England and north Wales, as local authorities are promised emergency financial assistance to cope.
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Stones 'still leading the pack'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 12:28
related places: London

The Rolling Stones return to the London stage in the first of five concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
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BP eyes UK extension to gas route

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Russia Russia

BP holds talks with the Russian government and stakeholders in the Nordstream pipeline about extending the line to deliver gas to the UK.
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UK 'could face austerity to 2018'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:47

The UK could face an extended squeeze on public spending, an independent think tank warns nine days before the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
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Austrian ex-MEP Strasser on trial

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:36
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

A former Austrian interior minister and Euro MP, Ernst Strasser, goes on trial in Vienna on corruption charges, after being secretly filmed by British undercover reporters.
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Pietersen innings decisive - Cook

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:04
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says Kevin Pietersen was the difference between the sides in England's 10-wicket win over India.
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Ruthless England wrap up victory

Monday, November 26th 2012, 6:07
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England complete a memorable 10-wicket win over India in the second Test in Mumbai to level the four-match series.
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Boyle's Olympic ceremony honoured

Monday, November 26th 2012, 5:13
related places: London

Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony is honoured at Evening Standard Theatre Awards, hosted in London by actor James Corden.
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More than 800 homes hit by floods

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:10
related places: More

More than 800 homes are flooded, and two people are killed, after a band of heavy rain and strong winds sweeps across England and Wales.
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Firms help tax evasion flourish

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 20:24

A flourishing industry which helps people to evade UK tax is uncovered following an investigation by the BBC's Panorama programme.
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Actress Dinah Sheridan dies at 92

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:54

Dinah Sheridan, who appeared in classic British films including The Railway Children and Genevieve, as well as the BBC sitcom All Night Long, dies.
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Two die as storms batter Britain

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:36

Two people die and more than 800 homes are flooded after more heavy rain and strong winds hit already saturated parts of England and Wales.
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Former Chelsea boss Sexton dies

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:14

Former Chelsea, Manchester United, QPR, Leyton Orient and England Under-21 manager Dave Sexton dies, aged 82.
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UK calls for US lead on Mid-East

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for a "decisive lead" from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Aston Martin firm denies bid talk

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 12:38
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The owner of Aston Martin, Kuwait's Investment Dar, denies reports it has received competing bids for a 50% stake in the luxury British car brand.
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England close on win over India

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 11:33
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen smashes 186 and Monty Panesar takes five wickets to leave England on the verge of victory over India.
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Robinson quits as Scotland coach

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:55

Andy Robinson resigns as Scotland's head coach after a disappointing run of results, culminating in defeat by Tonga.
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Ponting fears for Ashes tour spot

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 8:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia batsman Ricky Ponting says he will miss out on the Ashes tour of England if his form does not improve.
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BAE boss says shipyard may close

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 4:01

A decision on the future of BAE Systems' major shipyards is likely to be made before the end of the year and one site may close, its UK chief executive says.
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Law to tackle stalking introduced

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 0:53

Stalking becomes a specific criminal offence in England and Wales following a government pledge to improve victims' safety.
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Scotland 15-21 Tonga

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Pittodrie

Andy Robinson's Scotland end the autumn Test series with a dispiriting defeat to Tonga at Pittodrie.
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Australia hammer England in Perth

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 12:15
related places: Perth

Australia beat England 6-2 in the first of back-to-back matches at the International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth.
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Cook & Pietersen defy India spin

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen put on 110 as England reach 178-2 in reply to India's 327 in the second Test in Mumbai.
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UKIP couple lose foster children

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:35

A couple from South Yorkshire have had children removed from their care as foster parents because of their membership of the UK Independence Party.
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Cameron: EU deal not good enough

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:29

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the EU budget deal being offered in Brussels "was not good enough", as the summit breaks up without agreement.
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Injured Carter out of Wales game

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will miss Saturday's match with Wales because of injury.
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Man dies as wind and rain lash UK

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:25

A man dies after his car is trapped in flood water in Somerset, after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across the UK, with more bad weather to come.
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Hammer horror heads for the stage

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:36

British film brand Hammer is taking its first steps into the world of live theatre in a new stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.
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Brilliant Pujara thwarts England

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:39
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's Cheteshwar Pujara again defies England with an elegant unbeaten century on day one of the second Test in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: WWII code 'may never be cracked'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:06

Britain's top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon.
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Tata Steel cuts 600 jobs in Wales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 10:33
related places: Port Talbot

Tata Steel is cutting 900 jobs around the UK including almost 600 jobs at plants in Wales, with most losses among white collar staff at Port Talbot.
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VIDEO: Hip replacement technique turns 50

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 7:00

A pioneering technique for hip replacements, devised by a British surgeon in Lancashire, is marking its 50th year of use.
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Hospital pioneers rapid CT scans

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 3:48
related places: London

Doctors at a hospital in London are pioneering the use of rapid CT scans in an attempt to save the lives of seriously injured patients.
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PM urges Rwanda action on militia

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:08
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

David Cameron says the UK "cannot ignore the evidence" of Rwanda's involvement with militia which have taken control of parts of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Flood warnings as more rain falls

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:54

Heavy rain and winds reported as high as 100mph are battering parts of the UK, causing floods and disrupting travel.
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VIDEO: Why Hong Kong wants to stay 'British'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:35
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The former British colony Hong Kong was transferred to Chinese rule 15 years ago, but it still seems as British as ever.
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Russia lifts ban on British beef

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia agrees to lift a 16-year ban on importing British beef and lamb put in place after the BSE outbreak.
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Kiss DJ resigns in reggae protest

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 17:53

A British DJ renowned for his knowledge of reggae has resigned from a leading commercial radio station in protest over what he called its "continued marginalisation" of the genre.
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BoE boss: 'Bank culture changed'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 16:59

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King tells MPs the risk-taking culture at banks has changed, but banks must still be ring-fenced.
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VIDEO: Tottenham fans injured in Rome clashes

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 16:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police say several British football fans have been injured, one of them seriously during violence in Rome ahead of a Europa League match.
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England make six changes for Boks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Joe Launchbury is handed his first Test start as England make six changes for Saturday's autumn Test against South Africa.
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Viewpoints: UK role in EU

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:02

Leading Europeans assess UK role in EU
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VIDEO: Who wants what from EU budget deal?

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 23:06

Britain will not give away any of its rebate during the EU budget negotiations, the Prime Minister has said.
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Roads 'impassable' after flooding

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 20:33

Heavy rain leads to flooding with motorists and residents needing rescue from waterlogged roads and homes in south-west England.
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PM 'sad' women bishops rejected

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:15

David Cameron says he is "very sad" that the Church of England's general synod has rejected the introduction of women bishops.
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Church less credible - Williams

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 14:16
related places: York

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England has "lost a measure of credibility" after rejecting women bishops.
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Law and Gambon land film awards

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 14:06

Jude Law and Sir Michael Gambon are to receive honours at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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Pyrgos given first Scotland start

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 13:59
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Scrum-half Henry Pyrgos will make his first start as Scotland make five changes for Saturday's Test with Tonga.
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Rothko repair 'to take 18 months'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 12:38
related places: London

Black on Maroon, the Mark Rothko painting defaced at London's Tate Modern in October, could take up to 18 months to repair, the BBC understands.
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UK public sector borrowing rises

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:39

The government borrowed a worse-than-expected £8.6bn in October, reducing the chances the UK will hit its deficit reduction target, figures show.
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Autonomy 'misled HP on finances'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Computer maker Hewlett Packard asks US and UK authorities to investigate alleged misrepresentations of Autonomy's finances before HP took over the UK software group last year.
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Gangs abuse 'thousands of young'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 9:57

Thousands of children are sexually abused by gangs and groups in England each year, according to the first in-depth report into the scale of the problem.
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Women bishops vote a 'grim day'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 7:44
related places: Canterbury

The next Archbishop of Canterbury calls the rejection of women bishops by the Church of England's synod a "very grim day", as bishops prepare for an emergency meeting on the issue.
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Tax avoidance 'costs UK billions'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 4:05

The inability of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to properly curb aggressive tax avoidance schemes is costing billions of pounds, a watchdog says.
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Warning over liver disease rates

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:06

Drinking and obesity levels mean England is one of Europe's few countries still seeing a rise in liver disease deaths, the chief medical officer warns.
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Church vote rejects women bishops

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 0:45

The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his "sadness" after the Church of England's general synod narrowly votes against the appointment of women bishops.
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Back women bishops, Welby urges

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 18:11

The next Archbishop of Canterbury urges the Church of England general synod to vote for women bishops, saying it is "time to finish the job".
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Activists interrupt Batsheva show

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:56
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

A performance by an Israeli dance group in London is disrupted by demonstrators protesting against Israeli air strikes in Gaza.
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UK recognises Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK believes the opposition coalition is the "sole legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Wales make changes for All Blacks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 12:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Centre Jonathan Davies is one of five changes to the Wales side to face New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
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Africa gets first woman bishop

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:21

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrates the first woman bishop in Africa, as the Church of England is due to vote on the issue of female bishops.
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Danish ash disease warning for UK

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 10:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark's struggle against ash dieback poses warning to UK
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Mentor plan for freed prisoners

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 9:50

Every prisoner in England and Wales should be given a mentor to help them keep away from crime on their release, the Justice Secretary is to say.
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UK aid to Nigeria 'not working'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 5:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Millions of pounds of UK government aid to Nigerian schools has failed to produce any major improvement in pupil learning, an independent watchdog says.
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Two-tonne Witch gets a reboot

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:59

One of the UK's pioneering computers, known as the Witch, has been restored to working order at the National Museum of Computing.
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Queen at centenary variety show

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:04
related places: London

The Royal Variety Performance marks its 100th anniversary with a star-studded show in front of The Queen at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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UK minister in Mid-East for talks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Israel Israel

UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt is in the Middle East to meet senior Israeli and Palestinian figures amid the escalating violence.
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Cypriots seek recompense over British 'torture'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 0:03
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cypriot veterans seek justice over alleged British torture
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Tax powers call 'taken seriously'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 16:03

The UK government says it will give serious consideration to a report calling for Wales to have its own tax system.
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UK 'sleepwalking' into EU exit

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:18

The UK is "sleepwalking" into an EU exit, which would harm the economy and leave it "voiceless," Labour leader Ed Miliband tells business leaders.
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Stars query Gatland Wales absence

Monday, November 19th 2012, 10:35

Ex-Wales captains Jonathan Davies and Gareth Thomas voice concerns over coach Warren Gatland's absence on British Lions duty .
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Cook pleased by England fightback

Monday, November 19th 2012, 9:03
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says England can take heart from the spirit they showed in the nine-wicket defeat by India.
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Film nets Angels' Share of Baftas

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:59

Feature film The Angels' Share, actor Gregor Fisher and BBC Scotland's investigations unit are all honoured at the Scottish Baftas.
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England lose first Test in India

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:25
related countries: India India

India dismiss any chance of a famous England escape by wrapping up a nine-wicket win in the first Test in Ahmedabad.
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