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VIDEO: Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK has arrived in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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Swinney unveils 'stimulus' budget

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 16:45

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces his spending plans aimed at stimulating Scotland's economy.
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UK's dilemma in balancing the Gulf

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 15:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Turmoil prompts UK review of Bahrain and Saudi ties
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Sky 'fit and proper', rules Ofcom

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:37

UK media regulator Ofcom says BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcasting licence but criticises ex-chairman James Murdoch for "ill-judged" conduct.
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Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 13:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK arrive in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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VIDEO: British soldier has baby at Camp Bastion

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:53

A British soldier who did not realise she was pregnant has given birth to a baby boy at Camp Bastion field hospital in Helmand Province.
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Soldier has baby in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A team of doctors has flown out to Afghanistan after a British servicewoman gave birth to a boy at Camp Bastion, having not realised she was pregnant.
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Hodgson wants TV scheduling help

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:11

England boss Roy Hodgson wants television companies to stop staging Sunday games between top teams before international weeks.
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TNK-BP Rosneft deal edges closer

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia

BP, the British oil giant, is reportedly close to selling its 50% stake in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Rosneft, the state-owned oil company.
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British Museum to show Roman life

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:38
related places: More

More than 250 archaeological remains from the buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum will feature in a new exhibition at the British Museum.
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BBC comedy producer Hurll dies

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:25

Michael Hurll, who produced The Two Ronnies and established the British Comedy Awards, has died aged 75.
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Poor pupils 'lose out on funding'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 11:17

More than half of schools in England given money to support poor pupils say it is having little or no impact on the way they provide for them, Ofsted claims.
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UK retail sales hit by Olympics

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:34

Retail sales in the UK fell in August as people put off shopping online to watch the Olympics, official figures show.
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Olympic horse sold to Springsteen

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 6:22

Olympic gold medallist Peter Charles' London 2012 horse Murka's Vindicat W sold to the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen.
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Music in post-Olympic sales boost

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:05

The music featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics sparks a big surge in sales.
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China's Bo 'implicated in crime'

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 16:32
related countries: China China

China's news agency links fallen politician Bo Xilai to a criminal act for the first time, alleging he knew his wife was suspected of murdering a British man.
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Lonmin shares rise after pay deal

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

Shares in Lonmin jump 9% at the start of trading in London, after the firm signs a pay deal with striking miners in South Africa.
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VIDEO: Speed flyer found alive in Alps

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

An extreme sports enthusiast from London who was missing in the Swiss Alps for three days has been found alive thanks to a campaign on Facebook.
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BoE sees worse inflation outlook

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:21

Bank of England policymakers consider inflation is set to slow less rapidly than previous predictions, because of rising oil and food prices, minutes show.
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England beat Pakistan in warm-up

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 7:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Defending champions England beat Pakistan by 15 runs in their final World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo.
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Painkillers 'cause' of headaches

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 23:41

Up to a million people in the UK are giving themselves severe headaches by taking too many painkillers, doctors have warned.
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Neighbours tried to rescue family

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 20:11
related places: Cwmbran

Police pay tribute to neighbours who risked their lives to try to save three generations of the same family from a house fire in Cwmbran.
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Haye wants British licence back

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 13:26
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

David Haye hands back his Luxembourg boxing licence as he continues to pursue a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
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Omission 'disappoints' Pietersen

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:31
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is disappointed to have been left out of England's tour to India but wants to return.
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Indefinite jail terms 'unlawful'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:31

Jailing offenders indefinitely without giving them proper access to rehabilitation courses is a breach of human rights, European judges say.
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Inflation rate falls back to 2.5%

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 10:30

The annual rate of inflation in the UK, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, falls to 2.5% in August after a surprise rise in July.
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Pietersen left out of India tour

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 10:00
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is left out of England's squad for their tour of India but Joe Root and Nick Compton are included.
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Fire kills two adults and child

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:02
related places: Cwmbran

Two adults and a child are killed in an early morning house fire in Cwmbran, south Wales, and a man is arrested on suspicion of arson.
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GCSEs scrapped for 'English Bac'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 18:15

A shake-up of school qualifications will mean GCSE exams in England are going to be replaced in core subjects by a qualification called the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
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France and UK 'close' on banks

Monday, September 17th 2012, 18:02
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.
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Handshakes row 'like mafia feud'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 17:00

British football must stop the current handshake row from becoming a "mafia feud", says the PFA's Gordon Taylor.
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G20 PC fired for gross misconduct

Monday, September 17th 2012, 15:06
related places: London

A police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests is sacked for gross misconduct, but the dead man's widow calls it a "whitewash".
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UK film 'worth £4.6bn in 2011'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:49

The UK film industry contributed more than £4.6bn towards the UK GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2011, an independent report suggests.
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VIDEO: Fiennes to attempt Antarctica trek

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:32
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to lead the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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Illegal rat meat 'sold to public'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 13:13
related places: London

Cane rats and "shocking" quantities of illegal and "potentially unsafe" meat have been sold in London, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Uganda frees man over gay play

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda

British theatre producer David Cecil is released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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'Tougher GCSE' set to be unveiled

Monday, September 17th 2012, 10:54

School qualifications face a shake-up in England, with end-of-course exams and single exam boards.
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England beat Australia in warm-up

Monday, September 17th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by nine runs in Colombo in a World Twenty20 warm-up ahead of the tournament starting on Tuesday.
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Sky stint may be over - Cavendish

Monday, September 17th 2012, 7:52
related places: Cavendish

World champion Mark Cavendish admits he may have ridden for Team Sky for the final time after victory in the final stage of the Tour of Britain.
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Verses 'would not be printed now'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 7:29

British author Sir Salman Rushdie says he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness".
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Fiennes in Antarctica trek bid

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:54
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes unveils plans to set a new world record by leading the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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UK's 'top piracy city' revealed

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:44

Singer Ed Sheeran tops the list of pirated artists in the UK as a major study into illegal downloading habits of the country is made public.
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Dead Afghanistan soldiers named

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a rogue policeman are named by the MoD as Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Thomas Wroe.
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UK soldiers' killer faked injury

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The killer of two British soldiers shot in Afghanistan on Saturday lured them to his side with a fake injury before firing on them, the BBC understands.
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Two soldiers dead in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: Road charge proposal for lorries

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:29

Foreign trucks driving on British roads could be charged up to £1,000 a year under government proposals designed to help domestic hauliers.
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Mascarenhas's warning for England

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Dimitri Mascarenhas warns England it will be difficult to defend their World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka.
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Teenager, 14, stabbed to death

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 7:39
related places: London

A 14-year-old boy suffers fatal stab injuries during an incident in south-east London.
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GCSE exam changes to be announced

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:17

Government plans for replacing GCSE exams in England will be unveiled on Tuesday, it is revealed.
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Poetic painting wins art prize

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 14:20

Sarah Pickstone wins the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize, billed as Britain's most prestigious painting accolade, for a work inspired by poet Stevie Smith.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Minister's call over women sport

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 4:07

The new culture secretary writes to broadcasters urging them not to cut their coverage of women's sport now London 2012 is over.
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Anti-Islam film protests escalate

Friday, September 14th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

At least seven people are killed as protests against a film which mocks Islam spread through the Muslim world and beyond.
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City trader 'gambled away' £1.4bn

Friday, September 14th 2012, 14:59

A trader at a City of London bank "gambled away" £1.4bn of his firm's money and caused "chaos and disaster", a jury hears.
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London Wasps takeover completed

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:31

London Wasps announce the takeover of the club by a consortium including former player Ken Moss has been finalised.
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Top universities still have space

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:23

A quarter of universities in England's Russell Group still have vacancies, as the new tuition fees regime comes in.
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UK construction down 10% on year

Friday, September 14th 2012, 9:45

Activity in the UK construction sector was down 10.1% in the year to July, according to official figures.
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Uganda charges man over gay play

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 23:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan authorities charge British theatre producer David Cecil for staging a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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Alps cyclist 'feared more shots'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:49
related countries: France France

The former RAF pilot who found a British family murdered in the French Alps says he feared the killer could still be nearby to shoot him next.
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VIDEO: Fears for the future in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has raised concerns about the safety of UK troops, while on a trip to Afghanistan
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Black lands key UK Athletics role

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:21
related places: Charles

UK Athletics (UKA) appoints Neil Black as performance director following the resignation of head coach Charles van Commenee.
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Toiling Cavendish loses Tour lead

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:13

Mark Cavendish surrenders the overall lead of the Tour of Britain as Marc de Maar produces a stunning display to win stage five.
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BAE shares slide on EADS talks

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:12

Shares in UK defence contractor BAE Systems and European aerospace firm EADS both fall a day after they revealed they had entered merger talks.
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Disabled people suffer crime rise

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:13

There has been a rise in hate crimes against disabled people, police figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show.
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'King of Sexploitation' Long dies

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

British film-maker Stanley Long, known for directing low-budget sex comedies in the 1960s and '70s, dies aged 78.
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Hoffman and Led Zeppelin honoured

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US actor Dustin Hoffman, British rock band Led Zeppelin and TV host David Letterman are to be honoured by Washington's Kennedy Center later this year.
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Plan B, Hawley tipped for Mercury

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 9:45
related places: London

Rapper Plan B and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley are named joint favourites to win the Mercury Prize as this year's shortlist is announced.
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Hospitals 'on brink of collapse'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 0:23

Hospitals in England could be on the brink of collapse because of the rising demand and complexity of cases they are seeing, doctors warn.
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Alps death family 'heartbroken'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:22
related countries: France France

The relatives of a British man and his family killed in the French Alps last week say they are "heartbroken" by the "shocking crime".
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BAE and EADS in talks over merger

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:14

UK defence contractor BAE Systems says it is in talks with European aerospace firm EADS over a possible merger.
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England thrash SA to draw series

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler help England end their summer in style with a 28-run win over South Africa to draw the T20 series.
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UK will support Iraq, vows Hague

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK will support Iraq on its path to stability, promises Foreign Secretary William Hague as he arrives in the country on his first official visit.
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Banker fined over HBOS collapse

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 16:54

A former HBOS executive is fined £500,000 by the UK financial regulator over his role in the bank's collapse.
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Platinum firm shuts S Africa mine

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

UK-listed miner Anglo American suspends operations at a platinum mine in South Africa to "protect the safety of its employees".
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Cavendish wins stage to lead Tour

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:16

Mark Cavendish takes the overall lead in the Tour of Britain with victory in stage four, his second successive stage win.
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18-rated Dredd tops UK box office

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Futuristic 3D action movie Dredd becomes the first film carrying an 18 certificate to top the UK and Ireland box office chart since Saw 3D in 2010.
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UK unemployment falls by 7,000

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 10:45

The number of people out of work fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the three months to July, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Summer rainfall 'hit B&Q profits'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:58

B&Q's owner Kingfisher says the summer's heavy rainfall cut its profits in the UK and northern Europe by £30m.
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Pietersen dispute saddens Vaughan

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:55
related countries: India India

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says the Kevin Pietersen dispute could have been resolved by the players.
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Hodgson buoyed by England display

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 8:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

England boss Roy Hodgson is more confident that his side will reach the 2014 World Cup following their 1-1 draw with Ukraine.
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Rejuvenated Robbie in solo return

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 7:21

Pop singer Robbie Williams begins his first solo tour since 2006, and signals his desperation to regain his crown as the undisputed king of British pop.
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Trafficked young 'missing in UK'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 1:32

A "significant" number of children trafficked into the UK are going missing from local authority care, a Council of Europe report says.
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England 1-1 Ukraine

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 20:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Frank Lampard's late penalty salvages England a draw against Ukraine in the first home match of their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
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Pupils in GCSE grade 'border war'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 19:19

Pupils in England who took the disputed GCSE English exam could end up with a lower grade for exactly the same work as their counterparts in Wales.
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Huawei investing £1.3bn in the UK

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:45
related countries: China China

Chinese telecoms and computer network giant Huawei Technologies is to invest £1.3bn in expanding its UK operations.
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Van Commenee to quit as UK coach

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:36
related places: Charles

Charles van Commenee is to step down as UK Athletics head coach after GB fail to meet his medal target at London 2012.
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Banks accused over Italian deals

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Several UK-based investment banks have been accused of mis-selling financial products worth 35bn euros (£28bn) to Italian cities and regions.
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Somalia election a 'great step'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

International leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, hail the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as a "great step forward" for Somalia.
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Murray wins historic first major

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:36

Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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UK cities set to get 4G this year

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:23

Mobile operator Everything Everywhere is widely expected to unveil the UK's first fourth generation phone service on Tuesday.
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UK trade deficit narrows in July

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:18

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in July, led by an increase in oil exports to the European Union, official figure show.
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US win means the world - Murray

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 7:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Andy Murray says his US Open win "means the world" after ending Britain's long search for another male Grand Slam champion.
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VIDEO: Murray 'relieved' after US Open win

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 4:32
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with an epic victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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Crouch in England exile - Hodgson

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:01

Peter Crouch is in exile from the England set-up after refusing to be on manager Roy Hodgson's stand-by list for Euro 2012.
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Rain wrecks England-S Africa T20

Monday, September 10th 2012, 21:21

South Africa preserve their 1-0 series lead over England as the second Twenty20 at Old Trafford is abandoned due to rain.
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Huge crowds cheer GB's athletes

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:54
related places: London

Hundreds of thousands of people line the route of a victory parade through London to cheer Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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McIlroy 'undecided' over Olympics

Monday, September 10th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Rory McIlroy insists that he is yet to decide whether he will opt to represent Britain or Ireland at the 2016 Olympics.
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'One gun' used in Alps shootings

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France

Only one gun was used in the attack on a British man shot dead with his wife, mother-in-law and a cyclist in the French Alps, police in France say.
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'Nearly 20m' take up Olympic arts

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:33

An audience of 19.5 million for the UK-wide arts festival that accompanied the Olympic and Paralympic Games "exceeded expectations." organisers say.
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Cavendish edged out on Tour stage

Monday, September 10th 2012, 14:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Leigh Howard outsprints Mark Cavendish to win stage two of the Tour of Britain in Knowsley Safari Park.
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