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India dominate struggling England

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:36
related countries: India India

A Cheteshwar Pujara double hundred and three late wickets put India in complete control of the first Test against England.
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Withdraw UK troops now - Ashdown

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain should pull its troops out from Afghanistan as quickly as decently possible, former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown says.
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UK moves towards Syria opposition

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syrian opposition groups could be a "credible, political alternative" to the Assad government, UK foreign secretary William Hague says.
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Counting under way in Corby poll

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:11
related places: Corby

Counting is under way in Corby, with Labour hoping to make its first by-election gain from the Tories in 15 years.
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Quiz of the week's news

Friday, November 16th 2012, 1:08
related places: London

What was pinched from the Tower of London?
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VIDEO: BP gets record US criminal fine

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

The British oil giant BP is to pay a record fine of nearly £3bn to the US government to settle criminal charges over the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
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PM speaks to Israel's Netanyahu

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 22:44
related countries: Israel Israel

UK Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the tension in southern Israel and Gaza.
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France pushes arming Syria rebels

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 18:13
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: London, Paris

France says it will discuss supplying arms to the Syrian opposition coalition with European partners, ahead of key talks in Paris and London.
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Spain warned amid Gibraltar row

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:29
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain
related places: London

The Spanish ambassador to London is summoned to the Foreign Office after Britain lodges a protest about Spanish incursions into territorial waters off Gibraltar.
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Danny Boyle voices theatre fears

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 14:43

Danny Boyle requests a meeting with the prime minister to make the case for regional theatres, with venues warning that they are at risk of closure from budget cuts.
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England must limit India - Swann

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 12:16
related countries: India India

Graeme Swann warns that England must keep India below 450 when they resume on day two on 323-4 in Ahmedabad.
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Airport limits 'cost UK £14bn'

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 11:40
related places: Heathrow

A lack of capacity at Heathrow is costing the UK economy £14bn a year in lost trade, according to a report commissioned by the airport.
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Winger Ashton returns for England

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

England recall winger Chris Ashton in the only change for Saturday's Test against Australia at Twickenham.
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Winger Ioane back for Australia

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Fit-again wing Digby Ioane returns to the Australia side as they make four changes for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.
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Police elections voting under way

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 7:00

Voters are heading to the polls to elect the first police and crime commissioners for England and Wales.
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Ibrahimovic goal 'the best ever'

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 6:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden coach Erik Hamren compares Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stunning overhead kick against England to "watching a video game".
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Northern Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Belfast

David Healy's last-gasp equaliser gives Northern Ireland a 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan in the World Cup qualifier in Belfast.
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Sweden 4-2 England

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores four goals, including an amazing overhead kick from 30 yards, as Sweden beat England in Stockholm.
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Luxembourg 1-2 Scotland

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 21:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Two goals from Jordan Rhodes are enough to give Billy Stark's Scotland an unconvincing win over Luxembourg.
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Bank predicts protracted recovery

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 17:35

The Bank of England forecasts lower growth and a "slow and protracted" economic recovery, while official figures show unemployment continues to fall.
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SFL clubs agree new league plan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 16:10

A proposal to restructure Scottish senior football into three tiers is agreed by the 30 Scottish Football League clubs.
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Olympic Stadium delay 'a farce'

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 15:54

The delay in reopening the Olympic Stadium is branded "a farce" by the chairman of UK Athletics.
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AUDIO: McCarthy on radio lifeline

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 14:09

It is the 90th anniversary of BBC radio - but how significant has radio really been in British life?
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Wales drop Warburton for Tipuric

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Samoa Samoa
related places: Warburton

Captain Sam Warburton drops to the bench for Friday's match with Samoa as Wales make eight changes to the team beaten by Argentina.
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UK travel hit by European strikes

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:29

Some flights and Eurostar services to and from the UK are suffering cancellations and delays owing to anti-austerity strikes across Europe.
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UK will bid for 36 major events

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 12:13

UK Sport launches a £27m campaign to create an Olympic legacy by attracting 36 World and European Championships to the UK.
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UK unemployment continues to fall

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:42

Unemployment fell by 49,000 to 2.51 million between July and September, official figures show, due largely to a fall in the number of young people out of work.
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'Catastrophic' schizophrenia care

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 8:13

Care for people with schizophrenia in England is falling "catastrophically short" and requires a major overhaul, says an independent inquiry.
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DJ Baker joins Radio Hall of Fame

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 1:58

Danny Baker is inducted into the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame, two weeks after the DJ hit out at BBC bosses on air when his BBC London show was axed.
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DNA research stops MRSA outbreak

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 1:03

An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic code.
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Ashton returns to England squad

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Saracens winger Chris Ashton is named in England's squad to face Australia on Saturday as Harlequins' Ugo Monye misses out.
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Flood laughs off 'pretty' comment

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:25
related countries: Australia Australia

England fly-half Toby Flood and coach Mike Catt laugh off Australia's Digby Ioane's comment that England's wingers are "pretty".
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Abu Qatada released from prison

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 14:20
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Muslim cleric Abu Qatada is released on bail after a UK court ruled he might not get a fair trial if deported to Jordan to face terrorism charges.
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England need Panesar, says Dravid

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 14:15

India great Rahul Dravid says England should pick Monty Panesar ahead of Samit Patel in the four-Test series.
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VIDEO: Cigarette papers 'halted Afghan battles'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

While many are pessimistic about Afghanistan's future when British and US troops leave in 2014, the director of the Royal United Services Institute has brighter hopes for its future.
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Submariner admits secrets breach

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:07

A navy submariner admits breaching the Official Secrets Act by collecting coding programmes that could be useful to an enemy of the UK.
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UK to be 'careful' on Rwanda aid

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 11:46
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The UK will reflect "very carefully" before continuing to give financial aid to Rwanda, International Development Secretary Justine Greening says.
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UK inflation rate rises to 2.7%

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 11:29

The UK's inflation rate jumped to 2.7% in October, up from 2.2% the month before, as a result of higher tuition fees and food prices.
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BBC Newsnight disciplinaries due

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 8:29

The BBC is beginning disciplinary measures against some of those involved in the decision to run a Newsnight report on care homes in north Wales.
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Man bailed over 'royal attack'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 1:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A man is bailed by a New Zealand court for allegedly planning to attack the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
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Djokovic claims ATP World title

Monday, November 12th 2012, 23:48
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 to win the ATP World Tour Finals title in London.
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Probe into alleged gas price fix

Monday, November 12th 2012, 21:54

Allegations of the manipulation of UK wholesale gas prices are being investigated by the Financial Services Authority and Ofgem.
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Blanchett up for theatre award

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:46

Cate Blanchett is in the race for the best actress prize at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her first UK stage role for more than a decade.
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VIDEO: Soviet spy celebrates 90th birthday

Monday, November 12th 2012, 13:53

A former British spy who handed over data on western intelligence operations to the Soviet Union is celebrating his 90th birthday.
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Souness tips Jordan for Scotland

Monday, November 12th 2012, 12:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Liverpool

Former Rangers and Liverpool boss Graeme Souness believes Joe Jordan should be the next Scotland manager.
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Zaha earns first England call-up

Monday, November 12th 2012, 9:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England boss Roy Hodgson calls up Championship player Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace to play against Sweden.
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The foiled Nigerian kidnap plot

Monday, November 12th 2012, 1:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: How

How a UK customs agent found a man in a Nigerian diplomatic box
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VIDEO: How to make things invisible

Monday, November 12th 2012, 0:40

Professor Chris Phillips from Imperial College London talks about some of the work being done on making invisibility a reality.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed by an individual wearing an Afghan army uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Federer ends Murray's final hopes

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:06
related places: London

Roger Federer produces a superb display to beat Andy Murray and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Djokovic reaches ATP World final

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 17:02
related places: London

Novak Djokovic recovers from a set down to beat Juan Martin del Potro and reach the ATP World Tour final in London.
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UK remembers its wartime fallen

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 16:50

The Queen and armed forces veterans pay their respects to the UK's war dead on Remembrance Sunday.
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Scotland 22-51 New Zealand

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 16:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The All Blacks score six tries to Scotland's three as a Dan Carter master-class orchestrates victory for the world champions at Murrayfield.
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EU migrant curbs will end in 2013

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 12:22

The UK will not attempt to extend migration restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians that are due to expire in 2013, Theresa May confirms.
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Royal couple visit New Zealand

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 4:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit New Zealand on the final leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour, attending a Armistice Day commemoration.
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Judges to consider damages ruling

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK's most senior judges are to decide whether relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages under human rights law.
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Del Potro wins to make ATP semis

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 16:42
related places: London

Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer at the ATP World Finals last four in London while David Ferrer defeats Janko Tipsarevic.
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Babies to get 'gut bug vaccine'

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 8:02

Babies in the UK are to be vaccinated against a tummy bug which causes tens of thousands of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
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BBC apology for Newsnight report

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 7:57

The BBC issues an unreserved apology for a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in the alleged sexual abuse of children at care homes in north Wales.
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Talks for EU 2013 budget collapse

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 1:44

Talks to agree the EU's 2013 budget collapse after some governments object to a request for 9bn euros in extra funding for 2012.
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Man sorry over Tory abuse claims

Friday, November 9th 2012, 22:30

A former resident of a north Wales care home apologises for making false allegations of sexual abuse against a Tory politician in a Newsnight programme prompting a further apology from the BBC.
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Murray moves into ATP semi-finals

Friday, November 9th 2012, 21:54

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the semi-finals of the ATP World Finals by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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VIDEO: UK aid to India set to end by 2015

Friday, November 9th 2012, 21:14
related countries: India India

The UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.
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Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:43

Lord McAlpine has "no choice" but to take legal action after he was linked to claims of abuse at a north Wales children's home, his solicitor says.
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Snap... the Obama pic that made social history

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:02

The Obama photo that made social media history... and the young photographer who cut her teeth in Northern Ireland.
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Djokovic through to ATP last four

Friday, November 9th 2012, 16:35
related places: London

Novak Djokovic qualifies for the ATP World Tour semi-finals by beating Tomas Berdych 6-2 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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UK to end financial aid to India

Friday, November 9th 2012, 15:56
related countries: India India

The UK is to cease giving direct financial support to India by 2015 in recognition of its status as a major economic force, focusing instead on technical assistance.
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England handed Finn fitness boost

Friday, November 9th 2012, 13:13

Matt Prior is taken ill but Steven Finn bowls in the nets as Haryana close on 172-4 in reply to England's 521 in the tour match.
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Diageo in United Spirits deal

Friday, November 9th 2012, 12:36
related countries: India India

UK drinks giant Diageo is buying a majority stake in India's United Spirits group for £1.28bn ($2.04bn).
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IAG reveals 4,500 Iberia job cuts

Friday, November 9th 2012, 11:19
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways-owner IAG announces 4,500 job cuts at Iberia as part of a widely anticipated restructuring of the Spanish carrier.
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Branagh is knighted at the Palace

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:46

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh is made a knight at Buckingham Palace, for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland.
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UK space spend to increase £60m

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:58

UK spending on space technology is to be increased by £60m a year in the next two years, Chancellor George Osborne announces at the Royal Society.
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Immigrants could get 'amnesty'

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:42

MPs say the UK Border Agency's attempts to clear a massive backlog of cases could become an unjustified amnesty for illegal immigrants.
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Hornby hit by poor Olympic sales

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: China China
related places: Hornby

Hornby reports a half-year loss of £0.5m, with the toymaker blaming weak UK and Olympic sales, and disruption at a key Chinese supplier.
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NZ select McCaw & Carter v Scots

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen makes nine changes for Sunday's Test match against Scotland at Murrayfield.
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VIDEO: British Army cricketers tour Pakistan

Friday, November 9th 2012, 8:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Cricketers from the British Army have been enjoying a bit of unexpected limelight in Pakistan.
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NHS complaints on the increase

Friday, November 9th 2012, 0:23

Poor communication has fuelled a surge in complaints against the NHS in England, the health service ombudsman has said.
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Federer reaches ATP semi-finals

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 21:46
related places: London

Roger Federer qualifies for the ATP World Tour semi-finals by beating David Ferrer 6-4 7-6 at London's O2 Arena.
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Wilshere returns to England squad

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:47
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is recalled to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Sweden after "compromise" is reached.
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VIDEO: British public schools exported to China

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 19:40
related countries: China China

The BBC's George Alagiah reports on the rise of fee-paying schools in China which mirror British public schools.
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GB cycling coach injured in crash

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:57
related places: Manchester

British head coach Shane Sutton is diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after crashing while riding his bike in Manchester.
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The Indian royal who became a spy

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:04
related countries: India India

Why an Indian princess became a British wartime agent
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Pietersen hits tour match century

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: India India
related places: Haryana

Kevin Pietersen hits 110 as England make 408-3 against Haryana in their final tour game before the first Test with India.
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Bank refrains from new stimulus

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 12:49

The Bank of England decides not to increase its quantitative easing stimulus programme and keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.
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England debut for hooker Youngs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Hooker Tom Youngs will make his England debut against Fiji on Saturday as England boss Stuart Lancaster makes five changes.
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French diplomats best, says UK

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:42
related countries: France France

Britain's diplomats have been told to learn lessons from the French, who have been judged the best in the world by a Foreign Office expert panel.
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VIDEO: Tamils 'still tortured' in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

There are calls for the suspension of special charter flights used to send home Sri Lankan Tamils who have been refused asylum in Britain because of concern they will be tortured
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UK man awaits ocean yacht rescue

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A British man and a woman from New Zealand are waiting to be rescued after their yacht rolled in the Pacific Ocean, rescue authorities say.
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BA owner mulls Vueling takeover

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The parent group of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, says it is considering a takeover of Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Million 'dementia friends' wanted

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 0:02

The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become "dementia friends", able to spot the signs of the illness and help sufferers.
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VIDEO: Merkel 'wants UK to remain in EU'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 23:00

Angela Merkel has said she wants the UK to remain in the EU ahead of talks with David Cameron on the size of the EU budget.
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Cameron and Merkel talks 'warm'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:41
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "open, warm and friendly" talks about the controversial EU budget, Downing Street says.
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Swann back home from India tour

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:26
related countries: India India

England spinner Graeme Swann flies home from England's tour of India to see his sick daughter, but is expected to return.
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Lord Coe named new BOA chairman

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 15:42

Lord Coe is elected unopposed as the new chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).
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Fischer documentary wins award

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:35

A film about chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer is named best cinema documentary at the Grierson Trust's British Documentary Awards.
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Coyle open to Scotland approach

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 10:49

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle tells BBC Radio Scotland he would be open to an approach about the vacant Scotland manager's job.
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Cameron meets Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:50
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron speaks of his determination to give Syria a brighter future as he meets refugees of the conflict in the country.
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VIDEO: Asylum hope for student shot in head

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Ahmadi Muslim who was shot in the head in Pakistan has arrived in the UK for treatment and will claim asylum in order to avoid returning to his home country.
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Federer & Ferrer win ATP openers

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 23:19
related places: London

Roger Federer opens the defence of his title by beating Janko Tipsarevic as David Ferrer overcomes Juan Martin del Potro.
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May launches child abuse inquiry

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 22:20

Home Secretary Theresa May announces a new police investigation into allegations of child abuse in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.
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