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Jones claims Britain's 25th gold

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 21:54
related countries: China China

Teenager Jade Jones wins Great Britain's 25th gold medal of the Games as she beats China's Yuzhuo Hou.
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Chen wins second gold of Olympics

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 20:12

China's Chen Ruolin defends her women's Olympic 10m platform diving title to claim her second gold medal of London 2012.
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Rudisha breaks record in 800m win

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 19:14

David Rudisha becomes the first athlete to set a new world record on the track at London 2012 as he wins 800m gold.
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Team GB win second dressage gold

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 17:43

Charlotte Dujardin takes a second dressage gold in the individual event, taking GB to three golds in equestrian.
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Festival covers picture of killer

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 14:51

Officials at Wales' leading cultural festival cover up paintings of a teenage murderer and the 15-year-old girl he killed after protests from her mother.
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Payne fourth as Risztov wins 10km

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 14:14

Eva Risztov wins the women's 10km open water race at London 2012, as Great Britain's Keri-Anne Payne finishes fourth.
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Gu Kailai murder trial adjourns

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China

The wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai is awaiting a verdict after the end of her one-day trial for the murder of a UK businessmen.
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Britain through to 4x400m final

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:49

A season's best performance from Britain's men's 4x400m relay team ensure they qualify for Friday's Olympic final.
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Hearing for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A High Court judge will hold a pre-inquest review into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London in 2006.
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UK trade deficit at 15-year high

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 11:48

The UK's trade gap widened sharply in June, to its worst level since comparable records began in 1997.
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Xiang to have surgery in Britain

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 10:48
related countries: China China

Injured Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will have surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon in Britain after crashing out of the London Olympics.
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Pietersen Twitter parody closed

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:12

A Twitter account acting as a parody of England's Kevin Pietersen is removed from the social media website.
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VIDEO: India's pride in female boxer

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 8:32
related countries: India India

One of India's biggest hopes at London 2012, the boxer Mary Kom, has secured a bronze medal in the Olympics, losing the semi-final to Britain's Nicola Adams.
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Gu Kailai on trial for UK murder

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 8:15
related countries: China China

The first day of the trial of the wife of former high-flying Chinese lawmaker Bo Xilai on charges of murdering UK businessman Neil Heywood ends in the city of Hefei.
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VIDEO: Olympic athletes reported missing

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 6:25
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Mark Adams of the International Olympic committee and Jackie Brock Doyle of London 2012 say the situation involving seven missing Cameroon athletes is being ''watched''.
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Games 'must change school sport'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 20:39

David Cameron says there needs to be "a big cultural change" towards sport in schools if Britain is to capitalise on Team GB's best Olympics gold medal haul since 1908.
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British pair reach 1500m final

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:58

GB's Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman qualify for the final of the women's 1500m, but Hannah England misses out.
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Bolt secures place in 200m final

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:37

Usain Bolt eases into Thursday's 200m final to keep alive his hopes of completing the sprint double at the London Olympics.
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Olympic closing details 'secret'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 18:22

London 2012 officials refuse to confirm announcements from Muse and George Michael that they will take part in Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony,
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Foul-mouthed bear tops film chart

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Seth McFarlane's comedy Ted, about a teddy bear that comes to life, goes straight to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart.
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VIDEO: English sparkling wine impresses experts

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:35

Made in England has never been the best pitch when it comes to selling wine, but a positive review from a visiting group of international experts could prove the endorsement the industry needs
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Skelton misses out on second gold

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 15:12

Nick Skelton's dream of an individual Olympic showjumping medal for Great Britain ends as he clips a fence in the final, handing gold to Switzerland.
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Bank cuts growth forecast to zero

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 14:11

The Bank of England cuts its growth forecast to near zero from about 0.8% predicted in May, as the double-dip recession intensifies.
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England third in world rankings

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 10:05
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

England rise above Copa America winners Uruguay to third in the Fifa world rankings, their highest ever position.
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VIDEO: Australian minister set to lose Olympic bet

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian sports minister, Kate Lundy, will row a length of Eton Dorney wearing a Team GB shirt if she loses a bet with the UK Olympic minister, Hugh Robertson.
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VIDEO: Pakistan runner is country's 'last hope'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Pakistan's final hopes for London 2012 lie on the shoulders of 20-year-old 800 metre competitor Rabia Ashiq from Lahore.
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India boxer set for semi-final

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5:07
related countries: India India
related places: London

Indian boxer Mary Kom is set to take on Great Britain's Nicola Adams in the women's Olympic boxing semi-finals in London.
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UK job placements slide in July

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 2:14

The number of people being placed in jobs in the UK falls for the second straight month in July, although the pace of decline slows.
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London success blew us away - Hoy

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 21:39

Sir Chris Hoy says Britain's success in winning seven track cycling golds at London 2012 is beyond his wildest dreams.
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Cameroonian Olympians 'abscond'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 21:05
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Seven Cameroonian athletes, including five boxers, disappear while in Britain for the Olympics, the head of the country's delegation says.
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Rezaei wins another gold for Iran

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Ghasem Rezaei adds another Olympic wrestling gold to Iran's haul in London, defeating Rustam Totrov in the -96kg final.
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VIDEO: Syrian jihadis 'had English accents'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:07
related countries: Syria Syria

As growing evidence suggests the presence of British islamic extremists in Syria.
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GB take gold haul at London to 22

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Great Britain claim best Olympics gold medal haul for 104 years as Sir Chris Hoy wins sixth gold.
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Hoy captures sixth Olympic gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:42

Sir Chris Hoy wins a sixth Olympic gold medal to become the most successful British Olympian of all time.
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China women win table tennis gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 17:28
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, Singapore Singapore

China's women win team gold at London 2012 after a dominant display against opponents Japan, while Singapore take bronze.
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Trott wins her second gold medal

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 16:53

Britain's Laura Trott secures a superb second gold medal of the Olympics with victory in the women's omnium.
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Dressage team win GB's 20th gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 15:28

Team GB deliver their best Olympic performance since the 1908 London Games with the 20th gold coming in the team dressage.
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Brownlee wins Britain's 19th gold

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 13:02
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Alistair Brownlee secures Great Britain's 19th gold of London 2012, equalling the Beijing total, with victory in the triathlon.
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Why Australia fell at the London Olympics

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 12:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Hard lessons for Australia after a poor Olympics
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Lloyd Webber wrong on 'bloodbath'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 10:58
related places: London

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he was wrong to predict a 'bloodbath' for London theatre during the Olympics, as figures show takings have risen by 25 per cent since the Games began.
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Bolt safely through in 200m heats

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 10:54

Usain Bolt begins his bid to complete the sprint double at London 2012 by cruising into the semi-finals of the Olympic 200m.
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Israeli Munich widow slams IOC

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 10:39
related countries: Israel Israel

The widow of an Israeli athlete killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics condemns the IOC at a memorial service on Monday for failing to hold a minute of silence at the London 2012 opening ceremony.
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Briton Idowu out of triple jump

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 10:31

British medal hope Phillips Idowu is out of the Olympic men's triple jump as he fails to qualify for Thursday's final.
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Britain close on 2008 gold tally

Monday, August 6th 2012, 22:48

Great Britain win their 17th and 18th gold medals as the showjumping team and Jason Kenny win at London 2012.
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Pietersen could retire from Tests

Monday, August 6th 2012, 20:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Batsman Kevin Pietersen hints that the third Test against South Africa at Lord's may be his last for England.
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Grenada's James wins gold in 400m

Monday, August 6th 2012, 20:37
related countries: Grenada Grenada

World champion Kirani James wins Grenada's first ever Olympic gold medal with a stunning 400m victory at London 2012.
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Greene misses 400m hurdles medal

Monday, August 6th 2012, 19:51
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Great Britain's Dai Greene finishes fourth as Felix Sanchez wins a surprise 400m hurdles gold.
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Draw preserves South Africa's advantage

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa preserve their 1-0 series lead as the second Test with England finishes in a fascinating draw at Headingley.
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Afghan sprinter wants Rio return

Monday, August 6th 2012, 17:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghan female sprinter Tahmina Kohistani is already looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics after making her debut in London.
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Judoka expelled for cannabis use

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United States United States

American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo is disqualified from London 2012 after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
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Yang wins vault, Thomas eighth

Monday, August 6th 2012, 15:23

Kristian Thomas vaults to eighth for Britain as Hak Seon Yang of Korea takes gold at the North Greenwich Arena.
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Australia order swimming review

Monday, August 6th 2012, 14:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will launch an independent inquiry after winning just one swimming gold at the London Olympics.
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School sports provision 'patchy'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 13:36

School sports provision is "patchy" and ministers want to boost participation after Britain's Olympic success, the culture secretary says, as Team GB seek to increase their medal haul.
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Jamaicans bask in Olympic glory

Monday, August 6th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: London

Jamaica basks in independence day celebrations after Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake triumphed in the men's 100m at the Olympic Games in London.
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Riot problems persist, Mayor says

Monday, August 6th 2012, 10:34
related places: London

England's riots revealed "deep social problems" that still need to be addressed a year on, London mayor Boris Johnson says.
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Bolt 'closer to being a legend'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 5:35
related places: London

Double Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt says he is edging closer to legendary status after retaining his title in London.
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Wu wins second 2012 diving gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 23:26
related countries: China China

China's Wu Minxia wins her second gold of London 2012 and the fourth of her career with victory in the individual 3m springboard.
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Heavy rain floods homes around UK

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 22:53

Heavy rain leads to flooding and disruption to parts of south-west England, Wales and the Scottish Borders.
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Jamaica's first golden giant

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 21:52
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's first London Olympics winner
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Ohuruogu wins 400m Olympic silver

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 21:47

Christine Ohuruogu cannot hide her disappointment after she is beaten into second place in the 400m final at London 2012.
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Kemboi secures steeplechase gold

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 21:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Ezekiel Kemboi secures Kenya's first gold medal of London 2012 after winning the men's 3,000m steeplechase final.
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Bolt wins Olympic 100m gold medal

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 20:57

Usain Bolt defends his men's 100m title in stunning style, winning the final in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.
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Aldama misses out in triple jump

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Britain's Yamile Aldama misses out on a medal as Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova secures gold in the London 2012 women's triple jump final.
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Rain halts England & South Africa

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 16:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England and South Africa are thwarted by rain on day four of the second Test at Headingley, which looks to be heading for a draw.
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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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