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Prior earns England thrilling draw

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 5:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten 110 as England's last-wicket pair secure a draw in a thrilling final Test against New Zealand.
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Boris Berezovsky 'died by hanging'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A post-mortem examination has found Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky's death to be "consistent with hanging", police say.
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Gerrard dismisses 'scared' criticism

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:00
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England's Steven Gerrard dismisses Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic's criticism ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.
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UK economic policy 'illogical'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

Austerity in the UK has cut demand and output more than even pessimists predicted, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells the BBC.
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PM talks tough over migrant benefits

Monday, March 25th 2013, 19:52

David Cameron promises tougher rules for Europeans claiming UK benefits, but Labour questions the proposed changes.
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Britons tell of snowstorm ordeal

Monday, March 25th 2013, 18:58

Britons tell of their struggles to cope in the unseasonably cold weather after snow hit the UK, leaving thousands of homes without power.
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Hodgson unconcerned by mind games

Monday, March 25th 2013, 17:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England coach Roy Hodgson has no concerns about the "mind games" of Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic ahead of Tuesday's match.
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England are scared - Montenegro boss

Monday, March 25th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Podgorica

Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic says England are scared of Tuesday's World Cup Group H qualifier in Podgorica.
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UK teen's app bought for 'millions'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 14:20

Yahoo has acquired an app created by a UK teenager for "dozens of millions" of pounds.
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Power still out after heavy snow

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:08

Thousands of homes are still without power and many roads are impassable after severe weather affected much of the UK during the weekend.
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Harry lined up for six-day US tour

Monday, March 25th 2013, 12:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: May, Palace

Prince Harry is to tour the US in May to help promote the rehabilitation of injured American and UK troops, St James's Palace says.
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Border agency condemned over backlog

Monday, March 25th 2013, 9:18

The UK Border Agency is still plagued by backlogs of unresolved immigration cases, says the Home Affairs Committee of MPs.
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England face humbling series defeat

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England are struggling to avoid a series defeat after slumping to 90-4 on the fourth day of the final Test against New Zealand.
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Profit at Big Five banks 'wiped out'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 0:03

The major UK banks saw their core profits for 2012 wiped out by a mix of regulations and their own mistakes, a KPMG report says.
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Power cuts persist amid severe cold

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 20:33

Engineers are hampered by snow-drifts up to 18ft high in some parts as they try to restore power to thousands of UK homes hit by the severe weather.
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Timberlake album dethrones Bowie

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 18:59

Justin Timberlake goes straight to the top of the UK chart with his first album for seven years, knocking David Bowie's comeback LP off the summit.
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Fifa could rule on NI v Russia date

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: May

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill wants Russia game in May but Fifa might have to rule on new date.
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Fiji pip Wales in Hong Kong final

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 11:48
related countries: Fiji Fiji, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Wales see a 19-point lead wiped out as Fiji win a thrilling final of the Hong Kong sevens.
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Agra hotel jump woman recalls ordeal

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:06
related countries: India India

A British woman tells the BBC that she shouted for help for more than an hour before jumping from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault.
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Disruptive pupil behaviour 'on rise'

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 23:58

A teachers' union says the number of pupils in the UK with behavioural and mental health problems is on the rise.
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Gerrard prepared for Montenegro test

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 23:00
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England captain Steven Gerrard says the side will be ready for the hostility of Montenegro after victory over San Marino.
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Wintry weather hits travel and power

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 22:16

One person has died as wintry weather continued to disrupt transport and power supplies across much of the UK.
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Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Exiled Russian tycoon and former Kremlin power-broker Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
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Bomb found in car in Fermanagh

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 16:41

A bomb found in a car in County Fermanagh was probably destined for a police station in the area, the Police Service of Northern Ireland say.
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Bond trumpeter Derek Watkins dies

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 15:28

Derek Watkins, the British trumpet player who played on every James Bond film soundtrack from Dr No to Skyfall, has died aged 68, says a close friend.
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UKIP to 'target Labour voters'

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 11:43

The UK Independence Party will be "actively targeting" Labour supporters in upcoming local elections in England and Wales, its leader says.
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Snow hits football, rugby & racing

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Northern Ireland v Russia off, along with fixtures in League One and League Two, plus racing at Doncaster and Newbury.
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England batsmen ready for Test fight

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's batsmen will try to regain the initiative from New Zealand on day three of the final Test, says Steven Finn.
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Finn shines but England face battle

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 5:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Steven Finn takes 6-125 but England's batsmen struggle as New Zealand continue to dominate the final Test in Auckland.
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VIDEO: Tackling fire in Amazon rain forest

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 1:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Mato Grosso

British firefighter Neil Fairhall travels to Brazil's Mato Grosso state to find out how the local fire brigade deals with blazes in an area of rain forest the size of England.
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San Marino 0-8 England

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:14
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Jermain Defoe scores twice as England record their biggest win since 1987 with a thumping 8-0 victory over San Marino.
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Scotland 1-2 Wales

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 22:01
related places: Cardiff

Wales produce a repeat of their Cardiff comeback to deny Gordon Strachan a winning start to his competitive Scotland managerial career.
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ASO want to run Tour of Britain

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:42
related countries: France France

The owner of the Tour de France, Amaury Sport Organisation, confirms it is interested in running the Tour of Britain.
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Landslip body found as weather bites

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:00
related places: March

Snow causes disruption across the UK, with heavy rainfall bringing flooding to south-west England, where a woman's body is found in a collapsed house.
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Fitch says UK downgrade more likely

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 19:03

The rating agency Fitch warns that it may downgrade the UK's credit rating in April following the cut in growth forecasts in this week's Budget.
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Basketball to receive £7m funding

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 18:17

UK Sport awards British Basketball £7m after the sport appealed a decision to cut its funding for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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UK gas prices surge on supply fears

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 15:22

The price of wholesale gas surges to a record high on Friday after the unexpected closure of one of three import pipelines.
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Fulton century makes England suffer

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 4:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Peter Fulton makes a maiden Test century as New Zealand dominate England after being asked to bat in the final Test.
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Quiz of the week's news

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 0:34
related places: London

What did the Swedish Air Force do to 500 minks?
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Key adviser attacks nursery plans

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 23:57

Plans to raise the number of children nursery staff can look after will "shake the foundations" of quality care in England, a government adviser says.
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Duke of Kent suffers mild stroke

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:51
related places: Kent, London

The Duke of Kent, the Queen's cousin, is treated at a London hospital after suffering a "mild stroke", Buckingham Palace says.
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Hodgson coy on Ferdinand future

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:09

England manager Roy Hodgson says he will "wait and see" whether he calls Rio Ferdinand into his squad again.
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Scottish referendum date announced

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 17:16

The Scottish independence referendum will be held on 18 September, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond announces.
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Ferdinand defends Qatar trip

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Rio Ferdinand defends his decision to fly to Qatar to work as a television pundit after pulling out of the England squad.
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UK finances boosted by 4G sales

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:00

The UK's public finances are boosted in February by proceeds from the 4G mobile licences auction and another payment from the central bank.
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Robson reaches Miami second round

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 22:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Laura Robson beats Camila Giorgi, of Italy, 6-2 4-6 6-3 to reach the second round of the Miami Masters.
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Wiggins closes on Catalonia lead

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:59

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins closes to within 10 seconds of the lead after stage three of the Tour of Catalonia.
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Osborne: Stick with us despite gloom

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:53

The chancellor halves his economic growth forecast - but announces measures to help businesses, homebuyers, drivers and beer drinkers.
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UK unemployment rises to 2.52m

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 14:44

Unemployment rose by 7,000 to 2.52 million between November and January, according to official figures.
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Hart vows to reach his top form

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 14:00

England goalkeeper Joe Hart vows to get back to his best after a tough season for himself and Manchester City.
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Oz still great at UK box office

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 13:05

Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful holds on to the top spot at the UK box office for a second week in a row.
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Economic growth forecast halved

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 12:55

The official forecast for growth in the UK economy is cut from 1.2% to 0.6% by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility.
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Tourist jump accused appear in court

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:41
related countries: India India

A hotel manager and guard accused of sexually harassing a British tourist who jumped from a hotel balcony to escape appear in court in India.
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Pietersen out for up to eight weeks

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:17

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is ruled out for six to eight weeks with an injury to his right knee.
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Lancaster queries ref performance

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 9:14

England's Stuart Lancaster is awaiting "clarification" about referee Steve Walsh's decisions in the 30-3 loss to Wales.
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Police shake-up over missing people

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 8:09

Police in England and Wales are to stop sending officers to every report of a missing person to help focus resources on those most at risk.
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Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 7:24

Losing Wales wing George North from the domestic Welsh game would send a worrying message, says former Wales captain Gareth Davies.
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Lock Jones 'could captain Lions'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Two-time Lions skipper Martin Johnson has endorsed Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones as a potential captain for this summer's tour of Australia.
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MoD flies 1m euros to Cyprus

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 21:42
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The MoD sends 1m euros (£850,000) to Cyprus from Britain as a "contingency measure" to provide military personnel with emergency loans.
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Owen one of the best, says Lineker

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 18:57

Gary Lineker says Michael Owen would have broken Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record but for injury.
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Bentley mulls Slovakia car assembly

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 17:47
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia
related places: Bentley, Bratislava

Bentley may assemble its next new model in Bratislava, Slovakia, rather than the UK for the first time, the company says.
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Malala attends first day at school

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who recovered after being shot in the head by the Taliban, attends her first day at school in the UK.
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New nuclear power plant approved

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 14:42

Energy Secretary Ed Davey gives the go-ahead for the first of a planned new generation of nuclear power plants in the UK.
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'Harassed tourist' jumps off balcony

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 12:11
related countries: India India
related places: Agra

A British woman is injured after jumping from a hotel balcony to escape from alleged harassment in Agra, India, local police say.
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Fuel costs push inflation to 2.8%

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 12:04

UK consumer price inflation rises to 2.8% in February thanks in part to rising energy prices, including household fuel bills.
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Bowie tickets V&As 'fastest-selling'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 11:55
related places: London

The upcoming David Bowie exhibition at London's V&A museum is the fastest-selling in the museum's history.
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VIDEO: Iraq 'could have been worse than Syria'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 10:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Former UK PM Tony Blair tells the BBC he has no regrets over Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the country's invasion - and says the situation otherwise would have been "a lot worse than Syria".
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Schools closed as snow hits Scotland

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 10:23

Dozens of schools are closed after heavy snow affected parts of Scotland, with whiteout conditions in some areas making driving difficult.
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Parents 'to get 20% childcare costs'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 7:51

Some parents in the UK will be able to claim back up to £1,200 a year for each child - or 20% of childcare costs - from 2015, under government plans.
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Resurgent Wales set to enjoy Lions’ share

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 6:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales’ triumphant Six Nations finale is set to give the champions the largest contingent on the Lions tour of Australia
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VIDEO: Kirchner seeks Pope's Falklands help

Monday, March 18th 2013, 20:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she has asked for the Pope's intervention in the Falklands dispute between her country and the UK.
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Deal struck on press regulation

Monday, March 18th 2013, 19:42

Plans for a new press watchdog able to impose million-pound fines and demand apologies are set out as a deal is struck between the three main parties after the phone-hacking scandal.
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VIDEO: Check! Presenter vs chess champ

Monday, March 18th 2013, 18:05
related places: London

Magnus Carlsen, described as the greatest chess player of all time, is in London getting ready to compete at the 'Candidates tournament'.
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Kirchner seeks Pope's Falklands help

Monday, March 18th 2013, 17:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she has asked for the Pope's intervention in the Falklands dispute with the UK.
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Ferdinand out of England squad

Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:53
related countries: San Marino San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Rio Ferdinand withdraws from the England squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.
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Labour 'open to Trident alternative'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 12:54

The Labour Party may decide not to back a like-for-like replacement for the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, if a review finds a cheaper, viable alternative.
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Japanese architect wins top prize

Monday, March 18th 2013, 9:35
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who created London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, wins this year's prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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HMRC call handling 'must sharpen up'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 0:57

The UK tax authority's new target for answering calls from taxpayers is "unambitious and woefully inadequate", according to a committee of MPs.
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Last BBC news bulletin at TV Centre

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 22:43
related places: London

The last BBC TV network news bulletin from Television Centre in west London has been broadcast.
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Father and son killed in Alps named

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 22:13
related countries: France France

A British man and his 12-year-old son found dead in the French Alps after apparently falling while hiking have been named.
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Bowie tops UK albums after 20 years

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 19:00

David Bowie's first album in 10 years goes straight to the top of the UK album chart
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UK to help troops hit by Cyprus levy

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 15:04
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The UK will compensate British troops and government workers in Cyprus if they are hit by the plans to introduce a bank levy as part of an EU bailout, says the chancellor.
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England's bubble burst - Woodward

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 10:20

World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward says England's "bubble has been burst" after their record defeat by Wales.
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MPs do battle ahead of press vote

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 10:15

UK political leaders are making final efforts to rally support for their rival plans on press regulation, ahead of a deciding Commons vote on Monday.
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Tourist 'upset' at Buddha tattoo row

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A British tourist with a Buddha tattoo on his arm says he is "shocked and upset" after being deported from Sri Lanka for "disrespect".
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Rain stalls England in second Test

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 5:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

England are frustrated by New Zealand's batsmen and rain as they press for victory in the second Test in Wellington.
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VIDEO: British farmer shows Kenyans... a cow

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 0:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Samburu

In Toughest Place To Be A....Farmer, Richard Gibson visits the Samburu tribe of northern Kenya, shows village elder Lemerigichen his herd of cows on his tablet computer.
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Wales 30-3 England

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 22:30

A record win over England sees Wales retain the Six Nations title - and deny the visitors a Grand Slam into the bargain.
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France 23-16 Scotland

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 21:52

France pick up their first tournament win over a gutsy Scotland but cannot avoid finishing last in the Six Nations.
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Sri Lanka bars Buddha tattoo Briton

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 15:17

Sri Lanka has denied entry to a British tourist at Colombo's international airport because he showed a lack of respect for Buddhism, reports say.
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Broad strengthens England's grip

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 4:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Stuart Broad claims 6-51 as England press for victory over New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington.
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School sport handed £150m boost

Friday, March 15th 2013, 23:59

The government announces a new Olympic legacy fund to improve sports provision in every primary school in England.
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VIDEO: JP Morgan bosses grilled over losses

Friday, March 15th 2013, 23:09
related places: London

Senior executives from JP Morgan have faced tough questioning about why one of their star traders in London lost more than $6bn last year.
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England 'must revel in hostility'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 20:58
related places: Cardiff

England assistant Graham Rowntree says his players must feed off the hostility in Cardiff if they are to win the Grand Slam.
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Three admit to terrorism charges

Friday, March 15th 2013, 13:40

Three British men, including Muslim convert Richard Dart, plead guilty to terrorism charges at the Old Bailey.
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Ferdinand recall surprises Ferguson

Friday, March 15th 2013, 13:19

Sir Alex Ferguson says he was "as surprised as anyone" about Rio Ferdinand's recall into the England squad.
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Boris defends bankers on French radio

Friday, March 15th 2013, 11:06
related countries: France France
related places: City of London, Paris

Mayor of London Boris Johnson defends the City of London and bankers during a visit to Paris.
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Urgent need for 250,000 pupil places

Friday, March 15th 2013, 9:05

A quarter of a million extra school places will be needed in England by autumn next year, with one in five schools already full or near capacity.
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JP Morgan accused of hiding losses

Friday, March 15th 2013, 7:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US bank JP Morgan Chase is accused by a US Senate panel of hiding its huge "London whale" trading losses, worth $6.2bn (£4.1bn).
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Prior upbeat after late wickets

Friday, March 15th 2013, 6:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Matt Prior says the removal of three New Zealand batsmen late on day two put England in charge of the second Test.
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