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Iberia and fuel costs hit IAG profit

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Restructuring charges at Iberia and fuel costs have hit results at International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns both the Spanish flag-carrier and British Airways.
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England on top in warm-up match

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 8:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two late wickets put England in control as New Zealand reach 224-6 at the end of the second day of their warm-up match in Queenstown.
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High Street store closures soar

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 4:52

The number of High Street stores closed by retail chains in Britain has soared over the past 12 months, according to research.
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Council tax up despite incentives

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 1:11
related places: More

More than 40% of councils in England are planning to increase council tax this year, despite being offered cash incentives to freeze bills.
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UK court blocks Tamil deportations

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

A UK court blocks the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers due to have been sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday, who argue they face torture at home.
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Loophole lets banned meat into UK

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:22

The BBC has learned that European meat suppliers are using a loophole in the law to sell a banned low quality material to UK sausage makers.
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Khan to fight Diaz in Sheffield

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:48
related places: Sheffield

Amir Khan will fight former world champion Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April, his first contest in Britain for two years.
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Blair defends Rwanda's role in Congo

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:21
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, defends Rwanda over its part in the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: Blair calls for UK intervention in Syria

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 17:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark he believes Britain should be taking a far stronger line on Syria.
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Colder weather boosts British Gas

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 15:21

Centrica says profits from British Gas' residential energy supply rose 11% to £606m last year, as colder weather meant people used more gas.
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Farmers say 'sell more British meat'

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 15:19

Farming leaders call on supermarkets to stop scouring the world for the cheapest food and support British products.
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Underworld star reunites with Boyle

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:46

Rick Smith, one half of British dance act Underworld, will be heard on the score of Danny Boyle's new film Trance alongside Brit-winning singer Emeli Sande.
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UK growth for 2012 revised upwards

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:10

The UK economy grew 0.3% in the whole of 2012, revised up from the estimate of zero growth, but it still contracted in the last three months of the year.
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Tesco vows to sell more British meat

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:19

Tesco's chief executive, Philip Clarke, promises to work more closely with British farmers, ahead of appearing at the NFU's national conference.
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Bell hits ton in NZ Test warm-up

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 7:32

Ian Bell makes an unbeaten century as England close the opening day of their only Test warm-up match on 357-7.
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Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A former New York policeman accused of plotting to cannibalise women exchanged disturbing emails with a co-conspirator in the UK, a court hears.
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Ofsted chief wants paid governors

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 2:34

Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says he wants some school governors in England to be paid and to provide more professional leadership.
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Court action over NI abortion advice

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 1:32

A High Court judge will decide whether the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has to publish guidelines on when abortion is allowed.
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Hague seeks Litvinenko exclusions

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 14:02

Foreign Secretary William Hague is trying to exclude details of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko's links to MI6, a pre-inquest legal review is told.
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Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 13:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former UK PM Tony Blair says life in Iraq is not what he hoped it would be by now when he decided to invade 10 years ago, but insists it was the right decision.
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Mormon musical storms West End

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 12:35
related places: West End

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone take to the stage to introduce the first UK performance of their satirical musical The Book of Mormon.
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VIDEO: US Republicans 'can learn from UK Tories'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

The "mystery about the Romney defeat" was how he lost upper-income immigrants and the lack of a wider "middle-class economic message", said a former speechwriter to George W Bush.
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VIDEO: Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
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Resignation 'saddens' ex-archbishop

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:22

A former archbishop of Westminster says he is "saddened" by the resignation of Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
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Cardinal 'right' to resign post

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 1:14

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's immediate resignation as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church was the right thing to do, says a Vatican adviser.
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Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 0:28

A run of poor sleep can have a dramatic effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.
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Syria opposition U-turn on talks

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:44
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

The Syrian opposition reverses its decision to boycott international talks in Rome, after the US and the UK promise to increase their support.
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VIDEO: Horsemeat found in Ikea meatballs

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden.
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Pound steadies after UK AAA cut

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:01
related places: London

The pound steadies in Monday trading in the wake of Moody's decision on Friday to deprive the UK of its top-notch AAA credit rating.
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Police looking into Rennard case

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:51

Scotland Yard says it is looking at "whether or not criminal activity has taken place" following claims of sexual impropriety by former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard.
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Kerry urges Syria opposition to talk

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cameron, London

On his first trip abroad as US Secretary of State, John Kerry urges Syria's opposition to attend an international meeting in Rome on Thursday.
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Climber dies after Ben Nevis fall

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:07

A man dies after falling while climbing with another man on the north face of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands.
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns post

Monday, February 25th 2013, 20:36
related places: Edinburgh

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, resigns as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church, after being accused of inappropriate conduct.
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Smartphone fired into space for test

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:55

Using a smartphone that has been blasted into orbit, UK scientists are to test the theory that "in space no-one can hear you scream".
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We'll stick to debt plan - Osborne

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:20
related places: Osborne

George Osborne says the government must "redouble its efforts" to tackle the UK's debts despite the loss of the UK's AAA credit rating.
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VIDEO: John Kerry 'lost' in London Zoo

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:08
related places: London

John Kerry has told a press conference that he got lost in London Zoo on a childhood visit to London
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Man jailed over punch attack on girl

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:48
related places: London

A man is jailed for four years for knocking a 16-year-old girl unconscious in a street in east London.
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England must stay hungry - Moody

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:03

World Cup winner Lewis Moody hopes England do not claim the Grand Slam this year as it could see them peak too soon.
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Pair arrested over acid attack

Monday, February 25th 2013, 11:59
related places: London

Two people are arrested on suspicion of involvement in an acid attack on a woman in east London.
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UK oil investment 'at 30-year high'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:05

Investment in the North Sea is the highest for 30 years and rising, according to a report by an oil and gas trade body.
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Accused cardinal misses Sunday Mass

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 16:11

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, misses Sunday Mass after a number of allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
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Celtic 5-0 Dundee

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 14:53
related places: Dundee

Joe Ledley nets twice as Celtic run out comfortable winners at home to Dundee in the Scottish Premier League.
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Robshaw can lead Lions - Tindall

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 11:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Mike Tindall says Chris Robshaw will be a contender to captain the British and Irish Lions if England win Grand Slam.
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Cardinal 'accused over behaviour'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 10:37

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Scottish Catholic Church, is reported to the Vatican over historical allegations of inappropriate behaviour, say reports.
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Taken Banksy is withdrawn from sale

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A Banksy artwork which was taken from a London street and had been listed for auction in the US has been withdrawn from sale.
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Foreign doctors 'must speak English'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 1:59

Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove from April they can speak English, the Department of Health confirms.
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Lancaster hails England composure

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:05
related countries: France France

England coach Stuart Lancaster praises their composure as they withstand the pressure of a "proper Test" to beat France.
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British man dies in Egyptian resort

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A British man has died in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Former Scots Secretary Millan dies

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 15:57

Former Scottish Secretary and European Commissioner Bruce Millan has died at the age of 85.
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Ratings cut humiliating, says Labour

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 13:17

Labour attacks the government's economic policy after the UK lost its AAA credit rating, but the coalition says it is "making progress".
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Cook hails pacemen after ODI win

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 10:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alastair Cook praises opening bowlers Steven Finn and James Anderson after England beat New Zealand 2-1 in the one-day series.
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UK loses top AAA credit rating

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 8:21

The UK loses its top AAA credit rating for the first time since 1978, with Chancellor George Osborne saying it will not weaken his "resolve" on the deficit.
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England beat NZ to win ODI series

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 8:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

England thump New Zealand by five wickets in the third one-day international in Auckland to complete a 2-1 series win.
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UKIP MEP defects to Conservatives

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 22:52

UKIP MEP Marta Andreasen announces she is defecting to the Conservatives, but party leader Nigel Farage says the Tories "deserve what is coming to them".
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Cardinal: 'Allow priests to marry'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:46

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic says he believes priests should be able to marry and have children if they wish to do so.
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Cuthbert expects Italian revival

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert believes Saturday's Six Nations opponents Italy will match the performance that accounted for France.
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UK and China close to currency deal

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: China China

The Bank of England is in negotiations with its Chinese counterpart on a currency-swap deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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Birds Eye withdraws three UK meals

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland

Birds Eye withdraws three beef ready meals from supermarkets in the UK and Ireland after horse DNA is found in a dish sold in Belgium.
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England will go on attack - Brown

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: Twickenham

Mike Brown says England will look to attack against France in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.
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France expecting to beat England

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 13:33

France captain Thiery Dusautoir says his team "expect to win" their Six Nations match against England.
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Regulator raps Big Four accountants

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 11:09

Britain's four biggest accountancy firms are heavily criticised by the Competition Commission for being too dominant.
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Shard firm oversees Saudi skyscraper

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 4:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

The team that built London's Shard skyscraper is chosen to manage the construction of the world's tallest building - a 1km tower - in Saudi Arabia.
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Top maths pupils 'don't keep up'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan

The ablest primary pupils in England almost match those in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths but fall back by the time they are 16, a study suggests.
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GB women win World track gold

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 18:05

Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker win Britain's first gold medal of the World Track Championships in Belarus.
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Doctors raise concerns via helpline

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 16:59

Figures seen by the BBC show a whistle-blowing helpline set up by the UK's regulator of doctors two months ago has led to 12 investigations into allegations of a "very serious" nature.
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Aid money 'could go to defence'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 15:50

David Cameron says the UK is to consider spending money from its £10bn aid budget on peacekeeping and other defence-related projects.
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VIDEO: Deepest undersea vents discovered

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 14:11

UK scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.
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Thompson backs drug use in sport

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 11:28

British heavyweight champion David Price's next opponent Tony Thompson believes doping in sport should be legalised.
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Dubai police 'deny Britons' torture'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 10:08

Dubai police deny allegations they beat and gave electric shocks to three British men awaiting trial on drugs charges, according to media reports from the city-state
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Weak demand hits profits at BAE

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

UK aerospace company BAE Systems reports a fall in full-year profits, blaming delays over a major contract with Saudi Arabia and weak global demand.
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Parisse ban 'blow for tournament'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:00

Grand Slam-winning captain Michael Owen believes Sergio Parisse's ban is good for Wales, but bad for the Six Nations.
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Deepest undersea vents discovered

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 7:53

British scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.
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Emeli Sande scores Brit Award double

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 22:14
related places: London

Adele, Emeli Sande and Ben Howard are among the winners at this year's Brit Awards - but Adele misses the event to rehearse for the Oscars.
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Bank chief outvoted on stimulus move

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 18:43

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King backed more action to boost the economy earlier this month, but was outvoted by his colleagues.
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Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine dies

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 16:56

Kevin Ayers, a pioneer of British psychedelia in the 1960s who had worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett and John Cale, dies aged 68.
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Fury to make US heavyweight debut

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

British heavyweight Tyson Fury announces his American debut against Steve Cunningham, on 20 April in New York.
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Beheading suspect 'looked inhuman'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 15:21

A British couple tell a court in Tenerife the man accused of stabbing a 60-year-old grandmother to death and decapitating her 'did not look human'.
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VIDEO: Inside Amritsar's massacre gardens

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 12:45

Hundreds of people at a public meeting were shot dead by British troops at the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder looks at how memories of the massacre are preserved in the gardens.
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Arts Council urged for Banksy action

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Haringey Council asks the Arts Council to help prevent the US sale of a Banksy mural taken from a wall in the London borough.
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Captain Jones praises Warburton

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:47
related places: Warburton

Skipper Ryan Jones praises Sam Warburton's resilience and character after the flanker lost the Wales captaincy.
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Cook praises Root's contribution

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

England captain Alastair Cook praises Joe Root after he stars in an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in Napier.
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UK unemployment total falls to 2.5m

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:55

UK unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number in work also jumped, official figures show.
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England level NZ one-day series

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

Joe Root's mature 79 not out helps England to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand, levelling the one-day series at 1-1.
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Cameron marks Amritsar massacre

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 8:11

David Cameron becomes the first serving UK prime minister to pay his respects at the scene of one of the bloodiest massacres in British history.
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'Wide differences' in child poverty

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:13

Levels of child poverty vary dramatically across the UK and within regions, according to a new map that breaks down poverty rates by area.
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VIDEO: Japan rock star's 'quiet UK life'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 16:39

Six months ago, the Gangnam Style star Psy remained largely unknown outside of his native Korea, but today his video has been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube.
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Warburton and Jones on Wales bench

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton return from injury on the bench for Wales against Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Watchdog warns of energy bill rises

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:54

Consumers face higher energy bills as the UK becomes more reliant on imports, the chief of the energy watchdog warns.
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Sars-like virus death reported in UK

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:47

A patient infected with a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus has died in the UK.
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Cameron calls for faster RBS reform

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:31

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, calls on Royal Bank of Scotland to speed up the overhaul of its business.
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Anderson's pride at wicket record

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:09

Bowler Jimmy Anderson admits he never expected to become England's highest wicket-taker but is proud of his record.
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PM promises India corruption help

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 9:26
related countries: India India

David Cameron promises to "respond to any request for information" on corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland.
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Jay-Z to play Olympic Park festival

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:00
related places: London

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are the first artists confirmed to headline concerts at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Warburton praise for coach Howley

Monday, February 18th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Sam Warburton has applauded interim Wales coach Rob Howley's decision to name his team a week early for the Italy clash.
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Retailers plan regular beef reports

Monday, February 18th 2013, 18:28

UK food retailers have agreed to update ministers on DNA testing on processed beef every three months, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says.
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Open up to UK firms, PM urges India

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:46
related countries: India India

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and India can be one of the great partnerships of the 21st century, as he sets off for a three-day visit.
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Ai Weiwei play to premiere in London

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: China China
related places: London

The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
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'Voices directed' beheading suspect

Monday, February 18th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Spain Spain

A man accused of beheading a British grandmother in Tenerife tells a court he is haunted by voices that direct his actions, and denies murder.
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VIDEO: What is life like inside Mumbai?

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:14
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

David Cameron has become the latest head of state to visit India as he leads a British trade delegation to Mumbai.
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Banksy mural appears at US auction

Monday, February 18th 2013, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Jubilee

A Banksy mural painted just before the Jubilee last summer has disappeared from a London street and been listed for sale at a US auction site.
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