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United Kingdom: news

Recession less deep than thought

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:00

The UK economy shrank by 0.5% between April and June, less than previously thought, revised official figures show.
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Paralympic torch relay launched

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:49
related places: London

The first of four ceremonial cauldrons around the UK is lit in London to launch the 24-hour Paralympic torch relay which begins next week.
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Aviva warns of up to 800 job cuts

Friday, August 24th 2012, 8:28

Insurance group Aviva announces that up to 800 positions in the UK could be at risk as it continues its £400m cost-cutting programme.
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Sun publishes naked Harry photos

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:51

The Sun is the first British newspaper to publish the naked pictures of Prince Harry, in defiance of royal warnings about breaching his privacy.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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VIDEO: Ant-enna: Radio tags aid ant study

Friday, August 24th 2012, 6:19

Scientists investigating the behaviour of the UK's largest ant are to tag around 1,000 of the insects in the first study of its kind.
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UK can end Assange row - Ecuador

Friday, August 24th 2012, 3:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The diplomatic row over Julian Assange could be ended at any time by the UK offering him safe passage to Ecuador, the country's president says.
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UK economic figures face revision

Friday, August 24th 2012, 2:07

Key UK economic growth figures are published later that will show whether the contraction experienced in the second quarter was as bad as first announced.
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Wigan accept Chelsea's Moses bid

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 19:39
related places: Chelsea, London

Wigan Athletic accept a £9m bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses and have given the player permission to speak to the London club.
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Beatles musical has London launch

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 16:45
related places: London, West End

A new tribute show celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first single is launched in London ahead of a West End premiere next month.
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VIDEO: From Woolwich ferry to Dhaka sampan

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:25
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka, London

Colin Window swaps life as a bridge officer on the Woolwich Ferry in London and travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh to train and work as a ferryman.
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VIDEO: Can Paralympians inspire Georgia's disabled?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia

This year two Georgians - Nika Tvauri and Shota Omarashvili - will be representing their country in swimming and weightlifting respectively at the 2012 London Paralympics.
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Amount of sex on TV 'about right'

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:32

The British public is more relaxed about the amount of sex, violence and swearing on TV than in the past, Ofcom says.
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S Africa aim for rankings treble

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa will become the first country to top the ICC rankings in all three formats of the game if they beat England on Friday.
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Frankenweenie to open London gala

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 12:01
related places: London

Tim Burton's Disney animation Frankenweenie is to open this year's BFI London Film Festival.
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G20 doctor Patel is struck off

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 10:35

The pathologist responsible for the first post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, who died during the London G20 protests, is struck off the medical register.
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Tax focus urged over foreign aid

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:57

The UK should give more priority to helping the poorest countries collect their taxes as part of its overseas development strategy, MPs say.
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Lawrence murder pair lose appeal

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:01
related places: London

Two men found guilty of the 1993 racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in south-east London have lost the first round of their attempt to challenge their convictions.
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Teenagers await GCSE exam results

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 6:24

Thousands of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their GCSE results, as schools face tougher targets on pass rates.
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UK joins US in warning to Syria

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UK joins the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force the nations "to revisit their approach".
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Nadir guilty of stealing millions

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 19:08

Tycoon Asil Nadir is found guilty of stealing nearly £29m from his UK-based Polly Peck International conglomerate more than 20 years ago.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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South Koreans have bans reduced

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Olympic badminton coach Sung Han-kook has a lifetime suspension cut following controversy at London 2012.
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Four Paralympic flames kindled

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 12:02

Four teams scale the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, to create the Paralympic flames.
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Brave beats Bourne at box office

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 11:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Animated film fantasy Brave claims top spot in the UK and Ireland box office chart, holding off competition from The Bourne Legacy.
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Portugal drowning victims named

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A British man and his five-year-old granddaughter who drowned after being hit by a wave in Portugal are named.
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SA shark survivor hopes for medal

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 5:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

South African shark survivor hopes for Paralympic medal
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Jaguars to play annual UK games

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 22:17
related places: London

Jacksonville Jaguars reach a deal to play annual regular-season games at London's Wembley Stadium from 2013 to 2016.
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VIDEO: Assange embassy entry warning

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 17:45
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

It would be "suicidal" for British authorities to try to enter the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange, Ecuador's president has warned.
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G20 doctor 'not fit to practise'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:04

The pathologist responsible for the first post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson, who died during the London G20 protests, is ruled not fit to practise.
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Surprise increase in UK borrowing

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:40

The UK government borrowed £600m to cover a budget shortfall in July, usually a good month for tax receipts, leading to fears it will fail to cut borrowing this year.
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Assange protest hits UK websites

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:05

UK government websites are attacked as computer hackers collective Anonymous retaliates for the way the Julian Assange case has been handled.
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Pietersen not in World T20 squad

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen is left out of the England squads for both the World Twenty20 and the one-day series with South Africa.
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Dylan studio 'could become flats'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:18
related places: London

Local residents object to plans to convert London's Church Studios, where Bob Dylan and the Eurythmics recorded, into five flats.
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Tom Cruise leads Scott tributes

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 8:14

Tom Cruise is among dozens of stars paying tribute to British director Tony Scott, while the Los Angeles coroner denies the film-maker had cancer.
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Hospitals urged to expand abroad

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 7:36

High-profile NHS hospitals in England are to be encouraged by the government to set up profit-making branches abroad to help fund UK services.
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Plans to change prostitution laws

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 5:59

Proposed changes to the laws on prostitution and human trafficking in Northern Ireland are due to go out to public consultation later.
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Embassy entry 'would be suicide'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 5:12
related places: London

Ecuador's president says it would be diplomatic suicide for the UK to enter his country's London embassy amid the row over Julian Assange.
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Virgin to fly London-Manchester

Monday, August 20th 2012, 23:01
related places: London, Manchester, March

Virgin Atlantic is to introduce a new short-haul service between London Heathrow and Manchester from next March - the airline's first domestic route.
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Tributes to director Tony Scott

Monday, August 20th 2012, 17:08

The film world pays tribute to British director Tony Scott, famous for Top Gun, True Romance and Man on Fire, who was "a master of his craft".
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England lose thrilling final Test

Monday, August 20th 2012, 16:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England lose the final Test, the series and their number one ranking to South Africa despite an exhilarating run-chase.
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UK seeks diplomacy over Assange

Monday, August 20th 2012, 12:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The UK insists it will not grant Julian Assange "safe passage" to Ecuador as it seeks a diplomatic solution to him being given asylum.
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Gu Kailai jailed for China murder

Monday, August 20th 2012, 10:56
related countries: China China

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is jailed and given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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Police issue new riot CCTV shots

Monday, August 20th 2012, 6:53
related places: London

Police release CCTV images of two suspected burglars they are hunting in connection with the London riots last summer.
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UK 'too heavy-handed' with trolls

Monday, August 20th 2012, 6:00

Police and prosecutors in the UK are accused of being "too heavy-handed" when dealing with online trolls and abusive messages.
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VIDEO: Gu Kailai jailed over Heywood murder

Monday, August 20th 2012, 5:25
related countries: China China
related places: Heywood

Gu Kailai the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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Tougher sentences for dog crimes

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 23:09

Owners of dangerous dogs in England and Wales are to face tougher penalties - with more being jailed - under new guidelines from the Sentencing Council.
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We believe we can win, says Finn

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 19:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Steven Finn insists England can chase 346 to win the final Test against South Africa and save their number one ranking.
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End witch-hunt, Assange urges US

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 19:33
related places: London

Julian Assange urges the US to end its "witch-hunt" on Wikileaks, in his first public statement since entering Ecuador's London embassy in June.
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England staring at Lord's defeat

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England appear destined to relinquish their number one Test ranking to South Africa after losing both openers cheaply late on day four.
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Pietersen golden duck for Surrey

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 13:38

Kevin Pietersen is out for a golden duck playing for Surrey in the CB40, his first appearance since being dropped by England.
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Cardinal snubs gay marriage talks

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 12:18

Scotland's Roman Catholic leader - Cardinal Keith O'Brien - suspends direct communication with the Scottish government on gay marriage.
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Wiggins rides in Tour of Britain

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 8:03

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins plans to return to competitive action in September's Tour of Britain.
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Finn strike keeps England hoping

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 17:39

Steven Finn strikes late on day three to maintain England's hopes of winning the decisive final Test at Lord's.
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Hottest UK day of 2012 recorded

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 17:18
related places: Cavendish

Parts of the UK have experienced their hottest day of 2012 so far, with Cavendish in Suffolk reaching 32.4C
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 9:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The MoD says a soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards dies during "enemy action" in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Can agreement be found on Assange?‎

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 5:55
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the impasse between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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Americas to meet over Assange row

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Friday

Foreign ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the row between the UK and Ecuador over Julian Assange.
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'More to be done' on reoffending

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 1:27

The Ministry of Justice must do more to stop reoffending in England and Wales including giving probation more importance, MPs say.
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Ohuruogu third in Diamond League

Friday, August 17th 2012, 21:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

British Olympic silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu finishes third in the Diamond League 400m in Stockholm.
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UK seeks 'solution' over Assange

Friday, August 17th 2012, 21:32

The UK government says it wants an "amicable solution" to the diplomatic crisis over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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Bairstow leads England recovery

Friday, August 17th 2012, 17:35

Jonny Bairstow marks his return to the England side with an unbeaten 72 to rescue them from deep trouble at Lord's.
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Assange asylum ruling criticised

Friday, August 17th 2012, 13:10
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Sweden Sweden

The UK and Sweden criticise Ecuador for granting asylum to Wikileaks' Julian Assange as the diplomatic row over what to do with him intensifies.
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ParalympicsGB given medal targets

Friday, August 17th 2012, 9:50

The British Paralympic team are set a minimum medal target by UK Sport of 103 from at least 12 sports at London 2012.
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VIDEO: Assange mother 'shocked' by UK

Friday, August 17th 2012, 5:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Christine

Julian Assange's mother, Christine, says the UK has been ''exposed as nothing but a puppet state of the US'', as Ecuador grants asylum to the Wikileaks founder.
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Export bar on Picasso painting

Friday, August 17th 2012, 1:07

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on Picasso's Child with a Dove, in the hope that money can be raised to keep the painting in the UK.
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Finn happy with England progress

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 19:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Paceman Steven Finn claims England are "very happy with where we are" after limiting South Africa to 262-7 at Lord's.
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A-level results: Top grades fall

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 18:20

There has been a fall in the proportion of A-level grades awarded an A or A* for the first time in over two decades.
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South Africa rally checks England

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 17:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

James Anderson and Steven Finn take three wickets each but South Africa fight back from a poor start on an absorbing day.
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UK doctors 'perform euthanasia'

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 16:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A top Dutch medical professional says some British doctors carry out euthanasia, even though a UK court has again ruled that killing a terminally ill person is illegal.
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VIDEO: Ecuador: 'Assange fears legitimate'

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 13:21
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is granted asylum by Ecuador, two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK.
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UK in 'threat' to arrest Assange

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Ecuador accuses the UK of threatening to enter its London embassy to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as tensions lead to three arrests ahead of a decision on his political asylum request.
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UK retail sales increase in July

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 11:12

A surprise rise in UK retail sales during July and an upward revision to June's figure raises hopes the recession may not be as deep as thought.
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Banks summoned in US Libor probe

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:47
related countries: United States United States

Seven banks, including Barclays, HSBC and RBS, are to be questioned in the US for alleged manipulation of the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Global landslides toll 'higher'

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 0:40

Landslides are responsible for the deaths of up to 10 times as many people worldwide than previously thought, research by a UK university suggests.
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Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 23:33

Tax officials have published a gallery of photographs of the people it considers to be the most wanted UK tax fugitives.
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England 2-1 Italy

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Substitute Jermain Defoe scores a superb late goal as England beat Italy in their friendly in Switzerland.
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Virgin loses West Coast franchise

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 15:31

Virgin Trains loses its bid to continue running the West Coast Mainline and will be replaced by the UK's largest rail operator, FirstGroup.
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Polish Olympian to auction medal

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish windsurfer who won bronze at the London Olympics is to auction her medal to help a five-year-old neighbour with cystic fibrosis.
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UK unemployment falls to 2.56m

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 13:45

The number of people out of work fell by 46,000 to 2.56 million in the three months to June, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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De Beers in key move to Botswana

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 12:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

The world's leading diamond producer, De Beers, starts the sorting of rough stones in Botswana, ending an operation carried out in London for nearly 80 years.
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Pietersen sorry for sending texts

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 11:21

Kevin Pietersen issues a public apology after admitting sending "provocative texts to my close friends in the South Africa team".
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VIDEO: Afghan Olympic hero's homecoming

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghanistan's dual Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpai says he is disappointed he could not bring home gold but knows the celebrations of his London bronze medal in Taekwando will unite his nation.
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BoE minutes hint at more stimulus

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 9:49

Some members of the Bank of England's policy setting body were considering voting for more quantitative easing earlier this month, minutes show.
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10 things Rio can learn from London

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:27
related places: London

What can Rio 2016 learn from London 2012?
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Hodgson hopes Terry is cleared

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:09

England manager Roy Hodgson hopes John Terry is found not guilty of the FA's charge, and that he will continue to play for England.
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Rules on school fields 'relaxed'

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:40

Rules on the provision of outdoor space for sport in England's schools have been relaxed, it has emerged, as the debate over the Olympics legacy continues.
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'No mandate' for multi-referendum

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:34

The Scottish government has no mandate to hold an independence referendum with a second question on increased Holyrood powers, a Commons report says.
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Burmese Rohingya district 'razed'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Sittwe

The largest Muslim area in the Burmese city of Sittwe was razed to the ground in recent communal clashes, a UK TV says after visiting the area.
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Hodgson hoping youngsters excite

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:37
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Roy Hodgson says his England team against Italy will be picked with a view to building for the next World Cup.
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Angry reaction to rail fare hike

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:24

Passenger groups lead a chorus of protests against the 6.2% hike in some rail fares in England - an increase almost double the rate of inflation.
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Michael defends his ceremony song

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 16:03

Singer George Michael says he has no regrets about performing his new single as part of the London 2012 closing ceremony.
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Rail fares set to rise by 6.2%

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 12:14

Some rail fares will rise by an average of 6.2% in England and 4.2% in Scotland in January following a bigger-than-expected rise in the rate of inflation.
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Dragons' Den star to help Nigeria

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

UK businessman and reality TV star Doug Richard launches an initiative in Nigeria to help more than 1,200 young entrepreneurs set up businesses - including snail farms.
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UK inflation rate rises in July

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 10:26

Prices in the UK rise by a surprise 2.6% in July, official figures show.
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London 2012 'biggest US TV event'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

NBC's coverage of the London Olympics was the "most-watched television event in US history", the US network announces.
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Mailshot call before police vote

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 7:42

The PM is urged to give candidates in forthcoming elections for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales a state-funded mailshot.
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Long wait for Pietersen - Vaughan

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 7:19

Michael Vaughan says it will be a "long time" before Kevin Pietersen is welcomed back into the England dressing room.
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VIDEO: Reviving the Olympic fire in Greece

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Greece was the birthplace of the Olympics, but the country's performance in London fell far short of expectations.
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G4S row prompts Hammond rethink

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 2:52

The defence secretary says G4S's failure to provide enough security staff for the London Olympics challenged his thinking on the private sector.
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