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Tax avoidance 'costs UK billions'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 4:05

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

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:06

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

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 0:45

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

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 18:11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:21

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 9:50

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:59

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 19th 2012, 16:03

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

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:18

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

Monday, November 19th 2012, 10:35

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

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

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

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:59

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

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

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

Monday, November 19th 2012, 0:26

Many NHS hospitals in England are paying over the odds for supplies, a snapshot investigation suggests.
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DR Congo rebels advance on Goma

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 22:10
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

Rebels in eastern DR Congo advance to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma, as the UK urges its citizens to leave the country.
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Bond star in UK Afghan base visit

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

James Bond star Daniel Craig surprises UK troops serving at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan with a visit as they prepare to watch the 007 latest film, Skyfall.
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Cook one of best in world - Gooch

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 14:45
related countries: India India

Graham Gooch says England captain Alastair Cook is among the world's best players following his unbeaten 168 against India.
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Cook and Prior give England hope

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 11:21
related countries: India India

A defiant unbeaten 168 from Alastair Cook ensures England's battle to save the first Test against India goes into the final day.
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Children detained in police cells

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 5:58

Children as young as 11 were held in police cells in England and Wales in 2011 because officers thought they were mentally ill, the BBC learns.
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Robshaw defends penalty decisions

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 20:36
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Chris Robshaw defends his decisions not to kick for goal during England's 20-14 defeat to Australia.
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Matthaus interested in Scots job

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 14:00

Former Germany international Lothar Matthaus is keen on becoming Scotland manager, BBC Scotland has learned.
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England crumble to India spinners

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 11:02
related countries: India India

England are facing defeat in the first Test against India despite making an improved start to their second innings.
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Lennon against top flight of 16

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 10:55

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is unconvinced by the notion of a 16-team top flight in Scotland.
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Inquiry into low PCC vote turnout

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 10:09

A review is to be carried out into the police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales, the Electoral Commission says.
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VIDEO: 'Still no motive' for Alps murders

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 5:49
related countries: France France

Two months after three members of a British family were killed in southern France, French prosecutor reveals that the motive for the murders remains unclear.
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Meningitis jab set for UK licence

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 3:02

A vaccine to protect children against one of the deadliest forms of meningitis wins European approval and is set to be licensed in the UK.
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First police commissioners chosen

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 0:34
related places: Corby

Several former police officers beat party candidates in the first elections for crime commissioners, as the government dismisses concerns over low turnout.
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Howley bemoans Wales performance

Friday, November 16th 2012, 23:45
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Wales' 26-19 defeat to Samoa was "not up to international standard" says interim head coach Rob Howley.
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Wales 19-26 Samoa

Friday, November 16th 2012, 21:35
related places: Cardiff

Samoa pile further misery on Wales with another dramatic win in Cardiff to apply even more pressure on interim coach Robert Howley.
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UK cuts aid to Ugandan government

Friday, November 16th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UK cuts all aid to the Ugandan government, following an investigation into corruption in Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's office.
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New look at British Museum mummy

Friday, November 16th 2012, 12:41

Visitors to the British Museum are able to take a virtual look at one of its oldest mummies and view a post mortem of the body which suggests he was murdered.
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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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