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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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Decrease in 'man boob' operations

Monday, January 28th 2013, 1:05

The number of operations to deal with 'man boobs' has fallen by a fifth in the past year in the UK, according to the latest data on cosmetic surgery.
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Man dies as thaw brings flooding

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 22:08

More than 80 flood warnings are in place across Britain as snow thaws, and a canoeist dies after being pulled from a swollen river in North Yorkshire.
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Murray finds solace in good form

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 15:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number one Andy Murray says defeat in the Australian Open final is easier to take in light of his recent good form.
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Britons warned of Somaliland threat

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 15:24

Any British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of "a specific threat to Westerners", the UK Foreign Office says.
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Cook learns from series defeat

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 15:02
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook says his team learned valuable lessons from their 3-2 one-day series defeat in India.
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Bell ton guides England home

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 12:01
related countries: India India

Ian Bell hits an unbeaten 113 as England win the final one-day international by seven wickets, but India take the series 3-2.
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Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 3:45

Holocaust Memorial Day ceremonies are to be held across the UK as the nation remembers the millions of Jews and others killed during the Holocaust.
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England complete series whitewash

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:05
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Birmingham

England captain Pamela Cookey predicts a bright future for the sport after their series whitewash over Australia.
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Omagh device was 'viable explosive'

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:00
related places: Omagh

Police in Northern Ireland say a crude viable explosive device has been found in Omagh, County Tyrone.
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Chambers sprints to Glasgow win

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 17:59
related places: Glasgow

Britain's Dwain Chambers starts his indoor athletics season with victory over 60m at the Glasgow International.
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Banks face 'decisive' two years

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 17:45

The incoming governor of the Bank of England says the next two years will be "decisive" for bank reform and warns central banks alone cannot eliminate economic risks.
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Protest against hospital closure

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 16:04
related places: London

At least 15,000 people march in protest against proposals to close services at a hospital in south London.
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Wood wins maiden European title

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

England's Chris Wood eagles the last hole to win his first European Tour title - the Qatar Masters in Doha.
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VIDEO: 'Two decisive years for financial reform'

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 15:17

The next governor of the Bank of England has said that the next two years will be "decisive" for financial reform.
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Flood fears as snow turns to rain

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 10:27

Forecasters are predicting heavy rain and milder temperatures are on the way - leading to fears of flooding - as overnight heavy snowy left motorists trapped on the M6.
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UK pledges £21m in aid over Syria

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Britain is to give another £21m in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, as huge numbers of refugees continue to enter Jordan.
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Snow causing problems in parts of UK

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 1:10

More snow is falling across parts of the UK, while forecasters warn of heavy rain which could lead to flooding at the weekend.
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UK economy shrank at end of 2012

Friday, January 25th 2013, 18:38

The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.
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Soldiers jailed for gun smuggling

Friday, January 25th 2013, 14:37

Four British soldiers who tried to smuggle firearms, ammunition and drugs into the UK are jailed.
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Chinese Girl portrait up for sale

Friday, January 25th 2013, 11:06
related countries: China China
related places: London, March

Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the Chinese Girl, believed to be the world's most reproduced print, is to be auctioned in London in March.
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Clegg: Capital spending cut wrong

Friday, January 25th 2013, 9:05

The coalition made a mistake in cutting back capital spending when it came into office, Nick Clegg says, as the UK's latest GDP figures are awaited.
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Cameron hopes for EU reform legacy

Friday, January 25th 2013, 2:34

Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to be remembered as the person who secured Britain's place in a reformed European Union.
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New laws will crack down on bailiffs

Friday, January 25th 2013, 0:50

New laws to tackle aggressive bailiffs will be introduced next year in England and Wales, the government announces.
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Cameron calls for action on tax

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 23:44

Countries must work together to clamp down on multinationals avoiding tax, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Man arrested in Syria terror probe

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 22:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences in Syria, Scotland Yard reveals.
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Britons urged to leave Benghazi

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 21:03
related countries: Libya Libya

British and other foreign nationals are advised to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately because of an "imminent" threat to Westerners.
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Schools miss top university grades

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 18:16

League table data reveals a quarter of schools in England did not produce any pupils with A-level grades sought by the most competitive universities.
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PM's EU plan 'implausible' - Clegg

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 15:42

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the UK risks "tying its knots" and neglecting more important issues by trying to renegotiate its EU membership.
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Sergeant 'stranded' in Kenya-UK row

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 13:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Britain's relations with Kenya are under strain over an incident in which a Kenyan civilian was shot and killed during a military training exercise.
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IMF: UK should rethink austerity

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 9:26
related places: March

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard tells the BBC that Chancellor George Osborne should consider toning down austerity in his budget in March.
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Businesses divided over EU speech

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:17

Some business leaders warn that the prime minister's EU referendum proposal will hurt investment, but others back his move, as he heads to the Davos World Economic Forum.
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Sony fined over PlayStation hack

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:01

A hack on the PlayStation Network, in which millions of users' personal information was exposed, sees Sony fined by the UK's data authority.
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'Giant' Irish turbines to power UK

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 6:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

UK and Irish ministers will today sign an agreement that could see some of the world's largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.
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EU viewpoints on Cameron's Europe speech

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 2:18
related places: Cameron

European politicians and pundits react to UK PM's speech
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VIDEO: Are Lolcats art?

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:38
related places: London

London gallery hosts internet cat phenomenon
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VIDEO: Traditional Indian dance catches on

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:14
related countries: India India

The dance of Kathak that originated in northern India is currently thriving in the UK with hundreds of young British Asians taking it up.
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More immigration backlogs found

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:11

Immigration inspectors have discovered more UK Border Agency backlogs in its latest probe into the UKBA's workings.
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Prince Harry 'longs for family time'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 20:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prince Harry says he is "longing" to spend some time with his family after arriving back in Britain following his 20-week deployment in Afghanistan.
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Mourinho wants to manage Portugal

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 19:47
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Jose Mourinho says he would love to coach Portugal in the future - and also refuses to rule out taking on the England job.
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Cameron rebuffs referendum critics

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:53

David Cameron defends his commitment to hold a referendum on the UK's future in Europe - as UK rivals and European leaders criticise the plan.
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EU leaders warn Cameron over poll

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 18:41
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Cameron, Eu

Germany and France warn that Britain cannot pick and choose the terms of its EU membership after Prime Minister David Cameron announces a referendum.
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Hyde Park gigs 'will be louder'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:03
related places: Hyde Park, London, Rock

Rock group Bon Jovi will play London's Hyde Park this summer, and promoter AEG promises higher noise levels after criticisms of last year's "quiet" shows.
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PM pledges in/out referendum on EU

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 16:50

David Cameron says the British people must "have their say" as he promises a vote on the country's future in the EU if the Conservatives win the election.
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India seal England ODI series win

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 15:34
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Suresh Raina hits 89 not out as India take a 3-1 lead in the one-day series with a five-wicket win over England.
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French 'red carpet' for UK firms

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:56
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France says it will welcome any firms that leave the UK if it decides to exit the EU, as British business leaders react to plans for an in/out referendum.
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VIDEO: Campaign to 'end hunger for ever'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:12
related places: More

More than 100 aid organisations have come together to launch a campaign against hunger to coincide with the UK's role heading the G8 this year.
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Wife 'so proud' of killed UK hostage

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:00
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The wife of a British man killed in the Algeria hostage crisis says his family "will always love him" and he will be "eternally missed".
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Heads challenge A-level changes

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:56

A-levels will return to exams taken at the end of two-year courses, with more involvement from universities, says the education secretary.
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Crash pilot told 'don't take off'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:47
related places: London

A passenger due to be collected by a helicopter which crashed in central London had suggested the pilot delay taking off, it is revealed.
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Very different ideas about Europe

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:47

EU politicians wary about UK vision, says Gavin Hewitt
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:45

The number of people out of work fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million, official figures show.
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'End in sight' for freezing weather

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 11:56

Snow continues to disrupt travel and schools in parts of the UK but an end to the cold spell is in sight, forecasters say.
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Parker to receive Bafta fellowship

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 9:36

Director Sir Alan Parker is to be awarded the British Academy fellowship at next month's Bafta Film Awards
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Star becomes Dickens' fund patron

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 9:02

Actress Gillian Anderson is made patron of the fund behind the UK's first statue of Charles Dickens, which is due to be unveiled in June.
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VIDEO: 'Le pong' gas smell crosses Channel

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 6:53
related countries: France France
related places: Rouen

A chemical plant on the outskirts of Rouen is leaking a foul-smelling gas which has spread over hundreds of square miles - across France and into south-east England.
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Campaign to 'end hunger for ever'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:30
related places: More

More than 100 aid organisations come together to campaign against hunger, to coincide with the UK's role heading the G8 this year.
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Bid to stop French foul gas leak

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:32
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Staff at a chemical factory in north-western France are working to stop a gas leak that has spread a foul smell from Paris to south-eastern England.
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Bank chief calls for further action

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 20:53

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King calls for further action to boost the UK's economy and defends its inflation target which his successor has suggested changing.
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UK Afghan force reduced 'in autumn'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

This year's withdrawal of 3,800 UK troops from Afghanistan is unlikely to happen until the autumn, Britain's top general there says.
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Bali Briton death penalty condemned

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:54

The UK government condemns the death by firing squad sentence on drug-trafficking British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford in Bali.
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Rolls-Royce closes defence site

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:41
related places: Ansty, Coventry

Rolls-Royce is to close its UK defence operations in Ansty, near Coventry, with the loss of nearly 400 jobs.
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Manet portrait delayed by snow

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:36

The Royal Academy's blockbuster Manet exhibition is all set to open this week - but one portrait is absent thanks to the British weather.
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Fresh snow to cause more problems

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:11

Snow and ice are causing disruption across large parts of the UK for a fifth successive day with fresh snow set to cause further problems.
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Garden step 'is ancient artefact'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 15:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A garden doorstep in the UK is identified by auctioneers as a rare Sri Lankan artefact, expected to fetch more than £30,000 ($47,500) at auction.
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Death penalty for Bali drugs Briton

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 15:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford is sentenced to death by firing squad in Bali for trafficking cocaine.
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Rubin Kazan bid for M'Vila accepted

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Rennes accept a £9.6m offer from Russian club Rubin Kazan for Yann M'Vila, but the midfielder favours a move to England.
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UK borrowing rises in December

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 10:55

The government borrowed slightly more than expected in December, fuelling fears that the UK could lose its coveted AAA credit rating.
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UK considers boosting Mali support

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 8:59
related countries: France France, Mali Mali

The UK government is to discuss offering more help to French forces fighting Islamist rebels in Mali.
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Snow shuts schools and hits travel

Monday, January 21st 2013, 20:34
related places: More

More than 5,000 schools were closed across the UK as snow and icy conditions continued for a fourth day, affecting roads, railways and airports.
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New date for Cameron EU speech

Monday, January 21st 2013, 14:43

David Cameron is to deliver his long-awaited speech on the UK's future in the European Union on Wednesday, Downing Street says.
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VIDEO: Snow tightens grip on Europe

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:10

Snow and freezing temperatures are expected to cause more widespread disruption across the UK and western Europe.
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Les Miserables tops UK album chart

Monday, January 21st 2013, 9:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The soundtrack to Tom Hooper's Oscar-nominated Les Miserables becomes the first casting recording to top the UK and Ireland album chart in 16 years.
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VIDEO: Swimmer filmed wrestling with shark

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:23
related countries: Australia Australia

A man from Wales has been caught on film helping to move a six-foot long shark off the coast of Australia.
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Treasury needs more 'innovation'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 7:42

The UK economy will see "sluggish growth" for two years, unless authorities adopt a more innovative approach to boosting expansion, a study says.
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Shopper numbers 'fell last month'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 0:05

The number of shoppers on UK High Streets fell last month, that is according to the latest footfall figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
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More ice and snow for frozen UK

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 22:11

Ice and freezing temperatures continue across the UK, as well as more snow in eastern and northern parts of England.
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Amour bags Critic awards hat-trick

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 20:42

Oscar and Bafta-nominated film Amour bags a hat-trick of London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, including best film and screenplay for writer and director Michael Haneke.
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Glencoe avalanche victims named

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 19:45

Three of the climbers who died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday have been named by police.
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Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 15:55
related places: London, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea hold off London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge to win their first home game of 2013 at the fourth attempt.
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'Strong case' for EU vote - Hague

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 12:40

Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes "fresh consent" will be needed from the British public for changes in the European Union.
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Bid to find Algeria kidnap Britons

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 8:12
related countries: Algeria Algeria

UK officials are "working hard" to locate Britons missing or feared dead after the Algeria kidnap crisis, says Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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VIDEO: Close Up: Cuba's new love for the Union flag

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 0:08

Why Cuba has fallen in love with the UK flag
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Four dead after Glencoe avalanche

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 22:10

Four people have died after an avalanche in Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, police say.
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Five Britons feared dead in Algeria

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Foreign Secretary William Hague says five Britons and one UK resident have been killed or are missing as a result of the hostage crisis in Algeria.
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Cameron told hostage crisis is over

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 17:41
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The Algerian prime minister has confirmed to David Cameron that the operation to resolve the hostage crisis has ended, Downing Street says.
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Cook demands England improvement

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 15:52
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook says the tourists must improve immediately after falling 2-1 behind in the one-day series in India.
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England thrashed by India in ODI

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 12:48
related countries: India India
related places: Ranchi

India beat England by seven wickets in Ranchi with 21.5 overs to spare, to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match one-day series.
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Algerian crisis UK's 'top priority'

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Algeria Algeria

With 10 Britons still unaccounted for, Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Algerian crisis will remain the UK's "top priority".
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Heathrow faces more snow disruption

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 11:02
related places: More

Air passengers are warned of further disruption at London's Heathrow Airport due to bad weather, as drivers face treacherous conditions on roads across the UK.
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Bloodhound diary: Piece by piece

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 1:31

UK engineers build the ultimate supercar
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Stansted Airport sold for £1.5bn

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:36

London's Stansted Airport is being sold to the owner of Manchester Airport for £1.5bn, it is announced.
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Oxfam plea on global inequality

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The UK charity calls for a "global new deal to reverse decades of increasing inequality", ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Heavy snow brings travel disruption

Friday, January 18th 2013, 22:22

Travel disruption caused by heavy snow is set to continue, as many parts of the UK see train delays, cancelled flights and testing driving conditions.
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Armstrong confession key - Millar

Friday, January 18th 2013, 19:26

British cyclist David Millar says that Lance Armstrong's confession to doping is a vital step in cycling's recovery.
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