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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Ainslie wins fourth Olympic gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 13:34

Britain's Ben Ainslie clinches his fourth successive gold medal to become the most decorated Olympic sailor in history.
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Fewer fake passports being found

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 13:26

The number of forged passports detected at ports and airports across the UK has almost halved in the past five years, a BBC investigation finds.
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Sports policy 'step change' urged

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 13:12

There needs to be a "step change" in sports policy to help future star athletes shine, the head of the British Olympic Association says, as Team GB bid for further gold medals.
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AUDIO: British hostage feared beheading

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 12:51
related countries: Syria Syria

A British journalist who was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Syria last month has said that between "10 and 15" of his captors were British.
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'UK militants' held photographer

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 12:30
related countries: Syria Syria

A British photojournalist who was kidnapped and wounded by Islamist militants in northern Syria says up to 15 of his captors were from the UK.
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Serious flooding hits the Borders

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 9:50

Emergency services are dealing with serious flooding in the Scottish Borders, as the Met Office warns of heavy rain across the region.
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Ennis 'will not run' 100m hurdles

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 7:42

Britain's newly crowned Olympic champion Jessica Ennis says she will not run in the 100m hurdles after her heptathlon triumph.
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GB medals unbeatable - Redgrave

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 5:45
related places: Redgrave

Sir Steve Redgrave believes British rowing's record-breaking nine-medal haul at London 2012 may never be beaten.
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VIDEO: Tsunami survivors experience Olympics

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 2:35
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

Japanese children from the Tohoku region are in London for the Olympics.
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Ennis wins heptathlon gold medal

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 22:58

Jessica Ennis wins Olympic heptathlon gold for Great Britain in front of a rapturous home crowd in the Olympic Stadium.
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Rutherford takes long jump gold

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 22:57

Greg Rutherford wins Britain's 13th gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics after winning the long jump.
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Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 21:06
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United States United States
related places: London, Shelly

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica sees off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter to retain her Olympic 100m title in London.
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Great Britain savour golden day

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 20:37

Great Britain win six gold medals on day eight of the London Games to enjoy their most successful day at an Olympics in 104 years.
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Pietersen ton lifts England hopes

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 18:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen stars with a century as England fight back against South Africa on day three of the second Test at Headingley.
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GB's team pursuit women win gold

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 17:10
related countries: United States United States

Britain's women's team pursuit trio break their own world record to beat the United States and win Olympic gold.
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GB's Copeland & Hosking win gold

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:58
related places: London

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking win the women's lightweight double sculls to claim Britain's fourth rowing gold.
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Spider named after Attenborough

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Attenborough

A tiny spider discovered recently in Australia is named after British television naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
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Duggan family calls for justice

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 2:57

The mother of a man whose fatal shooting by police sparked days of riots in England calls for justice for him on the first anniversary of his death.
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Pressure was a factor - Adlington

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 23:58
related places: Adlington

Rebecca Adlington admits struggling with public expectation after finishing London 2012 with two bronze medals.
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Murray to face Federer for gold

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 19:40

Britain's Andy Murray will meet Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final on Sunday after securing a straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic.
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Adlington beaten by US teenager

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 19:12
related countries: United States United States

American 15-year-old Katie Ledecky stuns Rebecca Adlington to take the women's 800m freestyle Olympic title, with the British favourite third.
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GB defend cycling pursuit title

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 17:39

Team GB shatter their own world record as they defend the men's pursuit title to win Britain's second gold medal of the day.
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Openers begin England fightback

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England's openers make a steady start after they bowl South Africa out for 419 on day two of the second Test.
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Russian cyclist fails drugs test

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:37
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova is expelled from London 2012 after testing positive for testosterone.
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BA and Iberia group reports loss

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:36

The parent group of British Airways and Iberia reports a 390m euro ($476m; £306m) interim loss and warns of job losses.
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Dong Dong delivers trampoline win

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

China's Dong Dong adds Olympic men's trampoline gold to his two world titles at London 2012, outscoring Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.
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Date set for Bo Xilai wife trial

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 13:13
related countries: China China

Gu Kailai, wife of sacked Chinese politician Bo Xilai, will go on trial for the murder of UK businessman Neil Heywood next Thursday, lawyers say.
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Morocco Olympic head arrest urged

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 12:49
related countries: France France, Morocco Morocco

A French judge asks the UK to arrest the head of Morocco's Olympic committee over the 1965 kidnapping of Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi Ben Barka.
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'No inquiry' for British cyclist

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 11:57

Olympic bosses say they will not investigate Philip Hindes's crash in Great Britain's team sprint cycling win at London 2012.
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GB bronze as New Zealand win pair

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 11:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Britain's George Nash and Will Satch take rowing bronze as Eric Murray and Hamish Bond win gold in the men's pair.
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Germany win quad sculls, GB fifth

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 10:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Britain's quadruple sculls team of Stephen Rowbotham, Tom Solesbury, Charles Cousins and Matt Wells finish fifth as Germany win gold.
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RBS to pay £125m for IT glitch

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 10:47

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half-year loss of £1.5bn and is putting aside £125m to pay compensation for the recent breakdown of its IT systems.
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Challenge for Olympics transport

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 10:23
related places: London

London's transport plans face their biggest test yet with 200,000 people expected at the Olympic Park, as Jessica Ennis begins her heptathlon campaign setting a new British record.
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Body found in missing woman case

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 8:04
related places: London

The body of a woman is found in a garage in south-west London by police investigating the disappearance of businesswoman Carole Waugh.
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GB aim for eight athletics medals

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 5:38
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Jessica Ennis opens the British athletics medal charge in the Olympic Stadium as GB seek to double their Beijing tally of four.
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Olympic 'gatecrasher' apologises

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 5:24
related countries: India India
related places: London

A woman who appeared in India's Olympic contingent in the opening ceremony in London apologises for an "error of judgement".
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More taking international GCSEs

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:36

More pupils in the UK are taking international GCSEs, figures from exam boards suggest.
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Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:11

Legal action to unmask a Twitter user who set up an account spoofing a top UK newspaper executive is dropped.
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VIDEO: Essex: China’s Olympic social media base

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 23:20
related countries: China China
related places: Romford

Chinese internet giant Tencent has set up quarters in Romford, Essex for the London 2012 Olympics, allowing medallists to broadcast interviews back home.
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VIDEO: Mr Brainwash's tour of debut UK show

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 23:13
related places: London

Mr Brainwash, otherwise known as pop artist Thierry Guetta, shows BBC News his preparations for his first solo London exhibition.
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Phelps wins historic 20th medal

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 21:26

Michael Phelps wins his first individual gold and his 20th Olympic medal in the men's 200m individual medley.
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Joy as medals roll in for Team GB

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 19:58

Sir Chris Hoy's sprint cycling team wins Britain's third gold of the day as sports minister Hugh Robertson praises GB's "great momentum" as it leaps up the medals table.
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England toil as Petersen hits ton

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 19:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa dominate day one of the second Test against England at Headingley, making 262-5 as Alviro Petersen hits a century.
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Hoy leads GB to team sprint gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 18:57

Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes power Great Britain to gold in the men's team sprint at the London Velodrome.
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Ethiopian fails in immunity bid

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 18:07
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: London

A court in London orders an Ethiopian embassy worker to be jailed on drugs charges, ruling that she is not entitled to diplomatic immunity.
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Triple Olympic gold for Britain

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 18:00

Great Britain win cycling, canoeing and shooting golds to cap one of the country's greatest days in the history of the Games.
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Pendleton and Varnish kicked out

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 17:01
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish miss out on a medal chance after being relegated for an illegal change-over in the team sprint.
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Dancer Charnock dies of cancer

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 16:03

British dancer and choreographer Nigel Charnock - best known as a founder member of the dance company DV8 - has died at the age of 52.
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GB star Wilson wins shooting gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:39

Shooter Peter Wilson wins Britain's fourth gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the double trap competition.
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Great Britain win gold and silver

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:39

Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott have claimed Britain's first ever canoe slalom gold with a stunning run at Lee Valley White Water Centre.
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Putin in Syria talks at No 10

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 14:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Both the UK and Russia want to see an end to the violence in Syria, David Cameron says after holding talks with Vladimir Putin in London.
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US women's eight win Olympic gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

The United States lead from start to finish to clinch Olympic gold in the women's eight at Eton Dorney as Britain finish fifth.
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Bank holds off from more stimulus

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:52

The Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5%, and also holds off from any more stimulus measures.
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NZ men secure double sculls gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Britain's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend finish fifth in the men's double sculls final as New Zealand take the gold at Eton Dorney.
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VIDEO: US athletes prepare for battle

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

The US women's track and field team has been warming up at a stadium in East London not far from the Olympic Park.
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Suarez angry after anthem booing

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:11
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Striker Luis Suarez condemns Great British supporters after some booed during the Uruguay national anthem.
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Li overcomes Ding to secure gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 4:52
related countries: China China
related places: London

Li Xiaoxia beats compatriot Ding Ning in the women's singles final as China continue to dominate Olympic table tennis in London.
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Praise for GB gold medal winners

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:36

Praise pours in for cyclist Bradley Wiggins and the women's rowing duo after they win historic gold medals for Team GB at the London Games.
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Jamieson wins silver for Britain

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 18:43

Michael Jamieson wins silver for Britain in the 200m breaststroke final.
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Wiggins & GB rowing pair win gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:31

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins takes the men's time trial after rowers Heather Stanning and Helen Glover triumph in the women's pair.
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Manufacturing in worldwide slump

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

Manufacturing in most of the world is in a slump, a raft of reports from the US, UK, the eurozone and China suggest.
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Access Bank wins £600m damages

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Nigeria's Access Bank wins a High Court ruling in London ordering a former executive to pay £600m to the bank.
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Wiggins wins historic gold medal

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:01

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins becomes Britain's most decorated Olympian with victory in the London 2012 time trial, with Chris Froome taking bronze.
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Idowu 'has damaged medal chances'

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 13:23
related places: Charles

GB athletics coach Charles van Commenee admits he has no idea when triple jumper Phillips Idowu will turn up for the London Olympics.
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Twins jailed for funding terror

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 11:42
related places: London

Identical twin brothers from London, who admitted raising money in England to fund terrorism abroad, are jailed for three years.
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Olympic badminton players charged

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 10:30

Eight female Olympic players are accused of not "using best efforts to win" - as British gold medal hopes focus on rowing and cycling.
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VIDEO: Oldest 2012 Olympic athlete - aged 71

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 5:39

Hiroshi Hoketsu is the oldest competitor taking part in the London Games - aged 71.
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Medal haul can be beaten - Phelps

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 0:16

Michael Phelps says his record of 19 Olympic medals can be beaten but says he has not given up adding to that tally before the London Games are over.
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GB equestrian team take silver

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 21:48

GB's equestrian team win silver in the eventing competition at the London Games as the track and field team arrive in the UK from a training camp.
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Schmitt wins with Olympic record

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 19:00

America's Allison Schmitt sets a new Olympic record as she wins gold in the women's 200m freestyle as Britain's Caitlin McClatchey finishes seventh.
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China swimmer clean - UK official

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:56
related countries: China China, United States United States

The British Olympic Association chairman says Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is not a drug cheat, after a US coach cast doubt on her record swim.
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BOA expects Idowu to make Games

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 13:13

British triple jumper Phillips Idowu is expected to be fit for London 2012, according to BOA chef de mission Andy Hunt.
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VIDEO: Beach volleyball hot ticket at Games

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 6:26

Beach Volleyball is one of the big success stories of the modern Olympics and huge crowds have been turning out to watch games at London 2012.
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India praises Olympic medallist

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 4:42
related countries: India India

India's media praise shooter Gagan Narang who won the country its first medal at the London Olympic Games.
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Guk wins 62kg weightlifting event

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea claim their third gold medal at London 2012 as Kim Un Guk triumphs in the men's 62kg weightlifting.
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Franklin outpaces Seebohm to gold

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

American teenager Missy Franklin storms to 100m backstroke gold ahead of Emily Seebohm, with Britain's Gemma Spofforth fifth.
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West Ham agree Carroll loan fee

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:29
related places: Liverpool

West Ham United agree a £2m loan fee with Liverpool for England striker Andy Carroll with a view to a permanent transfer.
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Syrian diplomat quits London post

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syria's most senior diplomat in the UK is resigning from his London post over his government's "violent and oppressive" actions, the Foreign Office says.
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Fifth-placed Tancock misses out

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:16

Britain's Liam Tancock misses out on an Olympic medal in the men's 100m backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre.
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Agnel storms to second gold medal

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:01
related countries: France France, United States United States

France's Yannick Agnel wins his second gold of the London Olympics in the men's 200 freestyle as American Ryan Lochte comes fourth.
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More Olympic tickets put on sale

Monday, July 30th 2012, 18:18
related places: London, More

More tickets go on sale amid the row over empty seats, organisers say, as London's transport appears to run without major problems.
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China's top seeds make progress

Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:59
related countries: China China

China's top seeds in the men's and women's singles secure impressive wins at London 2012.
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Hacking police arrest journalist

Monday, July 30th 2012, 14:31

A journalist arrested as part of inquiries into a suspected conspiracy to gather data from stolen mobile phones is Sun chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Rio artists 'occupy' London homes

Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:55
related places: London

A group of Brazilians have been using houses in London as art spaces to establish a cultural link between the current and future Olympic host cities.
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Arrest over missing UK yachtsman

Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A man is arrested in connection with the disappearance of a British yachtsman who went missing in the Indian Ocean
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Transport faces London 2012 test

Monday, July 30th 2012, 10:32
related places: London

Transport chiefs say there were no major problems during morning rush hour as London's transport network faces its first major Olympics test.
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Miley and Phelps through to semis

Monday, July 30th 2012, 10:28
related countries: China China

Britain's Hannah Miley reaches the 200m medley semi-finals, but China's Ye Shiwen continues to dominate.
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UK enforces video game ratings

Monday, July 30th 2012, 1:27

Retailers can be prosecuted if they sell games to minors who are underage according to the Pegi system classification.
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VIDEO: London Calling: Highgate Cemetery

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 23:02
related places: London

Seva Novgorodsev from bbcrussian.com takes in the gothic majesty of London's Highgate Cemetery.
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Team GB wins first Olympic medals

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:11

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead and swimmer Rebecca Adlington win Team GB's first London 2012 medals, as Lord Coe defends ticketing arrangements after empty seats were seen in some venues again.
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US has 'moral duty' to block Iran

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 20:15
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: London

In a speech in Israel, US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the US has a "moral imperative" to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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Commuters urged to avoid station

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 15:19

Commuters are urged to avoid London Bridge station on Monday as 50,000 head for an equestrian event at Greenwich Park.
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Armitstead wins GB's first medal

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Lizzie Armitstead wins Britain's first medal of the 2012 Olympics as Netherlands' Marianne Vos claims cycling gold.
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Radcliffe out of Olympic marathon

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 14:30

Paula Radcliffe is ruled out of competing in the marathon at the London 2012 Olympics with a foot injury.
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Choreographer upset over NBC snub

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

Choreographer Akram Khan says he is disappointed his tribute to the victims of the 7 July London bombings during the Olympic opening ceremony was not televised in the US.
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Taylor replaces Bopara in squad

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England name James Taylor in their squad for the second Test against South Africa, in place of the unavailable Ravi Bopara.
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Godiva puppet to start journey

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 1:35
related places: Coventry, London

A 6m-tall Lady Godiva puppet makes her way around Coventry before leaving for London later.
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Life in the Zil lane

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:14

How London 2012 is adapting an idea from Brezhnev's USSR
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Britain's Cavendish misses gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 22:36

Team GB's hopes of a golden start on day one are dashed and an inquiry into empty seats is opened as the Olympic Games begin in London.
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Briton Miley misses out on medal

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 19:34
related countries: China China

Britain's Hannah Miley cannot make the podium as Ye Shiwen of China breaks the world record to win the 400m individual medley.
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