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United Kingdom: news

Rain, floods and wind batter UK

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:53

Parts of the UK are hit by flooding on railways and roads after heavy rain and high winds batter the country.
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Abu Hamza extradition approved

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

The European Court of Human Rights gives its final approval for the extradition of five major terrorism suspects from the UK to the US.
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Indonesia coal miner shares dive

Monday, September 24th 2012, 19:22
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: London

Shares in the London-listed Indonesian coal miner Bumi fall 25% following its disclosure of accounting irregularities.
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Monday, September 24th 2012, 18:01

A senior detective at Scotland Yard is charged with offering information to the News of the World newspaper.
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Leaders discuss BAE-EADS merger

Monday, September 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Defence ministers from the UK, Germany, and France are likely to discuss the planned merger of BAE Systems and EADS this week.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Camp Bastion attack

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The BBC has learnt more about the four hour firefight inside one of the largest NATO bases in Afghanistan. British and US soldiers battled against insurgents wearing US army uniforms inside Camp Bastion, in Helmand province.
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New 'Sars-like' virus identified

Monday, September 24th 2012, 8:42

A new respiratory illness like the 2002 Sars virus that killed hundreds of people has been identified in a man sent from Qatar for treatment in the UK.
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Lewis and Dame Maggie win Emmys

Monday, September 24th 2012, 8:24

British actor Damian Lewis wins a best drama actor Emmy for Homeland, as Dame Maggie Smith wins Downton Abbey's only prize.
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VIDEO: Brit actor Damian Lewis wins Emmy

Monday, September 24th 2012, 6:12

Damian Lewis has won an Emmy for his performance in Homeland at an awards ceremony that saw many British nominations.
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Apple voted coolest brand in UK

Monday, September 24th 2012, 5:36

The technology company Apple is voted the coolest brand in the UK, beating Aston Martin in the annual CoolBrands survey.
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Terry retires from England duty

Monday, September 24th 2012, 2:52

Former England captain John Terry announces his retirement from international duty and criticises the Football Association.
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UK, Canada plan joint embassies

Monday, September 24th 2012, 2:13
related countries: Canada Canada

Britain is to establish joint diplomatic missions abroad with Canada, the Foreign Secretary William Hague is to announce.
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Heart failure is 'like drowning'

Monday, September 24th 2012, 0:08

Severe heart failure can cause the lungs to fill with fluid, leaving people feeling like they are drowning, says a new campaign by the British Heart Foundation.
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Snedeker wins Tour Championship

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

US Ryder Cup wildcard Brandt Snedeker holds his nerve to win the PGA Tour Championship by three shots from England's Justin Rose.
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England fall to record T20 defeat

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:31
related countries: India India

England are bowled out for only 80 by India to slump to their biggest ever defeat at the World Twenty20 in Colombo.
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Downton and Mad Men vie for Emmys

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 13:31

Hit period drama Downton Abbey is the Emmy Awards most nominated British show ever as 1960s advertising drama Mad Men hopes to make history with a fifth consecutive best drama win.
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Bloodhound diary: All set for UK rocket test

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 1:03

World land speed record challenger reveals rocket test date
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'Meteors' seen across UK skies

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 12:49

Bright objects in the night sky, thought to be meteors, are sighted across the UK but some experts are suggesting they could be space junk.
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Robson beaten in Guangzhou final

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Guangzhou

British number one Laura Robson is beaten 6-3 5-7 6-4 by Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in the final of the Guangzhou Open.
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Charge over family fire deaths

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 0:55

A man is charged with three counts of murder following a fire that killed a grandmother, mother and baby girl at a house in south Wales.
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Furyk fends off Rose in Atlanta

Friday, September 21st 2012, 22:56

Jim Furyk leads the field by one from Britain's Justin Rose after a dominant second-round 64 at the PGA Tour Championship.
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Wright 99 fires England through

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Luke Wright hits 99 not out as England begin their World Twenty20 defence with a 116-run win over Afghanistan.
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Beale dislocates finger on stage

Friday, September 21st 2012, 13:47
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, London

Actor Simon Russell Beale leaves the stage during a performance of Timon of Athens at London's National Theatre after falling and dislocating his finger.
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VIDEO: Golfer McIlroy puts home on market

Friday, September 21st 2012, 13:23
related countries: United States United States

Golfer Rory McIlroy puts his Northern Ireland home up for sale, having spent much of the past year based in the United States.
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Public sector borrowing hits high

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:03

UK public sector net borrowing was £14.4bn in August, official figures show, the biggest deficit on record for this month since records began.
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Treasury blamed over care funding

Friday, September 21st 2012, 10:26

The Treasury is to blame for a failure to reform care funding in England, according to Lib Dem former care services minister Paul Burstow.
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Pietersen hopes to return for NZ

Friday, September 21st 2012, 8:37

Kevin Pietersen says he hopes "all is sorted" in time for him to tour New Zealand with England in February.
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James Murdoch tipped for new job

Friday, September 21st 2012, 7:57

James Murdoch may get an expanded role at media empire News Corp, just a day after he was criticised strongly by the UK media regulator.
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Bank boss says economy recovering

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 18:59

The Bank of England governor, Sir Mervyn King, says economic growth is on its way and the next three months should show a pick up in activity.
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VIDEO: Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK has arrived in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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Swinney unveils 'stimulus' budget

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 16:45

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces his spending plans aimed at stimulating Scotland's economy.
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UK's dilemma in balancing the Gulf

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 15:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Turmoil prompts UK review of Bahrain and Saudi ties
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Sky 'fit and proper', rules Ofcom

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:37

UK media regulator Ofcom says BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcasting licence but criticises ex-chairman James Murdoch for "ill-judged" conduct.
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Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 13:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK arrive in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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VIDEO: British soldier has baby at Camp Bastion

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:53

A British soldier who did not realise she was pregnant has given birth to a baby boy at Camp Bastion field hospital in Helmand Province.
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Soldier has baby in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A team of doctors has flown out to Afghanistan after a British servicewoman gave birth to a boy at Camp Bastion, having not realised she was pregnant.
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Hodgson wants TV scheduling help

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:11

England boss Roy Hodgson wants television companies to stop staging Sunday games between top teams before international weeks.
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TNK-BP Rosneft deal edges closer

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia

BP, the British oil giant, is reportedly close to selling its 50% stake in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Rosneft, the state-owned oil company.
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British Museum to show Roman life

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:38
related places: More

More than 250 archaeological remains from the buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum will feature in a new exhibition at the British Museum.
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BBC comedy producer Hurll dies

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:25

Michael Hurll, who produced The Two Ronnies and established the British Comedy Awards, has died aged 75.
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Poor pupils 'lose out on funding'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:17

More than half of schools in England given money to support poor pupils say it is having little or no impact on the way they provide for them, Ofsted claims.
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UK retail sales hit by Olympics

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:34

Retail sales in the UK fell in August as people put off shopping online to watch the Olympics, official figures show.
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Olympic horse sold to Springsteen

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 6:22

Olympic gold medallist Peter Charles' London 2012 horse Murka's Vindicat W sold to the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen.
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Music in post-Olympic sales boost

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:05

The music featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics sparks a big surge in sales.
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China's Bo 'implicated in crime'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 16:32
related countries: China China

China's news agency links fallen politician Bo Xilai to a criminal act for the first time, alleging he knew his wife was suspected of murdering a British man.
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Lonmin shares rise after pay deal

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

Shares in Lonmin jump 9% at the start of trading in London, after the firm signs a pay deal with striking miners in South Africa.
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VIDEO: Speed flyer found alive in Alps

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

An extreme sports enthusiast from London who was missing in the Swiss Alps for three days has been found alive thanks to a campaign on Facebook.
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BoE sees worse inflation outlook

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:21

Bank of England policymakers consider inflation is set to slow less rapidly than previous predictions, because of rising oil and food prices, minutes show.
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England beat Pakistan in warm-up

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 7:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Defending champions England beat Pakistan by 15 runs in their final World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo.
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Painkillers 'cause' of headaches

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 23:41

Up to a million people in the UK are giving themselves severe headaches by taking too many painkillers, doctors have warned.
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Neighbours tried to rescue family

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 20:11
related places: Cwmbran

Police pay tribute to neighbours who risked their lives to try to save three generations of the same family from a house fire in Cwmbran.
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Haye wants British licence back

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 13:26
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

David Haye hands back his Luxembourg boxing licence as he continues to pursue a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
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Omission 'disappoints' Pietersen

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:31
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is disappointed to have been left out of England's tour to India but wants to return.
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Indefinite jail terms 'unlawful'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:31

Jailing offenders indefinitely without giving them proper access to rehabilitation courses is a breach of human rights, European judges say.
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Inflation rate falls back to 2.5%

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 10:30

The annual rate of inflation in the UK, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, falls to 2.5% in August after a surprise rise in July.
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Pietersen left out of India tour

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 10:00
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is left out of England's squad for their tour of India but Joe Root and Nick Compton are included.
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Fire kills two adults and child

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:02
related places: Cwmbran

Two adults and a child are killed in an early morning house fire in Cwmbran, south Wales, and a man is arrested on suspicion of arson.
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GCSEs scrapped for 'English Bac'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 18:15

A shake-up of school qualifications will mean GCSE exams in England are going to be replaced in core subjects by a qualification called the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
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France and UK 'close' on banks

Monday, September 17th 2012, 18:02
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.
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Handshakes row 'like mafia feud'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 17:00

British football must stop the current handshake row from becoming a "mafia feud", says the PFA's Gordon Taylor.
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G20 PC fired for gross misconduct

Monday, September 17th 2012, 15:06
related places: London

A police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests is sacked for gross misconduct, but the dead man's widow calls it a "whitewash".
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UK film 'worth £4.6bn in 2011'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:49

The UK film industry contributed more than £4.6bn towards the UK GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2011, an independent report suggests.
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VIDEO: Fiennes to attempt Antarctica trek

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:32
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to lead the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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Illegal rat meat 'sold to public'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 13:13
related places: London

Cane rats and "shocking" quantities of illegal and "potentially unsafe" meat have been sold in London, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Uganda frees man over gay play

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda

British theatre producer David Cecil is released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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'Tougher GCSE' set to be unveiled

Monday, September 17th 2012, 10:54

School qualifications face a shake-up in England, with end-of-course exams and single exam boards.
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England beat Australia in warm-up

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by nine runs in Colombo in a World Twenty20 warm-up ahead of the tournament starting on Tuesday.
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Sky stint may be over - Cavendish

Monday, September 17th 2012, 7:52
related places: Cavendish

World champion Mark Cavendish admits he may have ridden for Team Sky for the final time after victory in the final stage of the Tour of Britain.
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Verses 'would not be printed now'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 7:29

British author Sir Salman Rushdie says he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness".
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Fiennes in Antarctica trek bid

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:54
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes unveils plans to set a new world record by leading the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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UK's 'top piracy city' revealed

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:44

Singer Ed Sheeran tops the list of pirated artists in the UK as a major study into illegal downloading habits of the country is made public.
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Dead Afghanistan soldiers named

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a rogue policeman are named by the MoD as Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Thomas Wroe.
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UK soldiers' killer faked injury

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The killer of two British soldiers shot in Afghanistan on Saturday lured them to his side with a fake injury before firing on them, the BBC understands.
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Two soldiers dead in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: Road charge proposal for lorries

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:29

Foreign trucks driving on British roads could be charged up to £1,000 a year under government proposals designed to help domestic hauliers.
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Mascarenhas's warning for England

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Dimitri Mascarenhas warns England it will be difficult to defend their World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka.
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Teenager, 14, stabbed to death

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 7:39
related places: London

A 14-year-old boy suffers fatal stab injuries during an incident in south-east London.
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GCSE exam changes to be announced

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:17

Government plans for replacing GCSE exams in England will be unveiled on Tuesday, it is revealed.
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Poetic painting wins art prize

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 14:20

Sarah Pickstone wins the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize, billed as Britain's most prestigious painting accolade, for a work inspired by poet Stevie Smith.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Minister's call over women sport

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 4:07

The new culture secretary writes to broadcasters urging them not to cut their coverage of women's sport now London 2012 is over.
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Anti-Islam film protests escalate

Friday, September 14th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

At least seven people are killed as protests against a film which mocks Islam spread through the Muslim world and beyond.
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City trader 'gambled away' £1.4bn

Friday, September 14th 2012, 14:59

A trader at a City of London bank "gambled away" £1.4bn of his firm's money and caused "chaos and disaster", a jury hears.
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London Wasps takeover completed

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:31

London Wasps announce the takeover of the club by a consortium including former player Ken Moss has been finalised.
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Top universities still have space

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:23

A quarter of universities in England's Russell Group still have vacancies, as the new tuition fees regime comes in.
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UK construction down 10% on year

Friday, September 14th 2012, 9:45

Activity in the UK construction sector was down 10.1% in the year to July, according to official figures.
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Uganda charges man over gay play

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 23:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan authorities charge British theatre producer David Cecil for staging a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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Alps cyclist 'feared more shots'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:49
related countries: France France

The former RAF pilot who found a British family murdered in the French Alps says he feared the killer could still be nearby to shoot him next.
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VIDEO: Fears for the future in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has raised concerns about the safety of UK troops, while on a trip to Afghanistan
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Black lands key UK Athletics role

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:21
related places: Charles

UK Athletics (UKA) appoints Neil Black as performance director following the resignation of head coach Charles van Commenee.
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Toiling Cavendish loses Tour lead

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:13

Mark Cavendish surrenders the overall lead of the Tour of Britain as Marc de Maar produces a stunning display to win stage five.
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BAE shares slide on EADS talks

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:12

Shares in UK defence contractor BAE Systems and European aerospace firm EADS both fall a day after they revealed they had entered merger talks.
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Disabled people suffer crime rise

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:13

There has been a rise in hate crimes against disabled people, police figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show.
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'King of Sexploitation' Long dies

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

British film-maker Stanley Long, known for directing low-budget sex comedies in the 1960s and '70s, dies aged 78.
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Hoffman and Led Zeppelin honoured

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US actor Dustin Hoffman, British rock band Led Zeppelin and TV host David Letterman are to be honoured by Washington's Kennedy Center later this year.
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Plan B, Hawley tipped for Mercury

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 9:45
related places: London

Rapper Plan B and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley are named joint favourites to win the Mercury Prize as this year's shortlist is announced.
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Hospitals 'on brink of collapse'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 0:23

Hospitals in England could be on the brink of collapse because of the rising demand and complexity of cases they are seeing, doctors warn.
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Alps death family 'heartbroken'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:22
related countries: France France

The relatives of a British man and his family killed in the French Alps last week say they are "heartbroken" by the "shocking crime".
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BAE and EADS in talks over merger

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:14

UK defence contractor BAE Systems says it is in talks with European aerospace firm EADS over a possible merger.
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England thrash SA to draw series

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler help England end their summer in style with a 28-run win over South Africa to draw the T20 series.
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