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GB athletes 'will learn anthem'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 23:00
related places: Charles

Athletes chosen to represent Team GB at the London Olympics will know the national anthem, says UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee.
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France win ahead of England game

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Estonia Estonia, France France, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden Sweden, Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine

France warm up for their match against England with a 4-0 victory over Estonia, while Sweden beat Serbia and Ukraine lose to Turkey.
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Probe urged into Jubilee stewards

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:04

Ministers are urged to look into claims that unemployed people hired as unpaid stewards during the Jubilee ended up having to sleep under London Bridge.
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Ferdinand 'one of England's best'

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 14:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Rafael Van der Vaart says Rio Ferdinand is one of England's top defenders and is surprised by his Euro 2012 omission.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 12:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan during a mission to rescue a kidnapped policeman is named as Pte Gregg Thomas Stone by the Ministry of Defence.
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Australia 6-9 Scotland

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 11:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Greig Laidlaw knocks over a penalty in added on time as Scotland secure their first win in Australia since 1982.
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Beacons ignited to mark Jubilee

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 5:39

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee festivities continue with thousands of beacons lit in the UK and a concert at Buckingham Palace.
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Let victims 'track crimes' online

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 1:07

Victims of crime in England and Wales should be able to track the progress of their cases online, think-tank IPPR suggests in a report.
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Stars perform at Jubilee concert

Monday, June 4th 2012, 22:09
related places: London

Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Sir Paul McCartney are among the many performers at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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Ferdinand vows to support England

Monday, June 4th 2012, 20:51

Rio Ferdinand pledges his support to England ahead of Euro 2012 which gets under way this week.
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Haskell is set to miss first Test

Monday, June 4th 2012, 17:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

James Haskell is likely to sit out of England's first Test against South Africa after arriving late from New Zealand.
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Killed soldier 'on rescue task'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier killed on Sunday was taking part in a mission to rescue a captured policeman in Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Injured Cahill out of Euro 2012

Monday, June 4th 2012, 7:00

Roy Hodgson is accused of disrespecting Rio Ferdinand after Gary Cahill's jaw injury.
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Dounreay tips on Fukushima work

Monday, June 4th 2012, 1:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Efforts to clean up a seabed off Scotland's coast could provide Japan with solutions to dealing with Fukushima's aftermath.
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Queen's pageant cheered by crowds

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 19:59
related places: London

Huge crowds defy the London rain to watch the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant of 1,000 boats sail the Thames - while street parties and lunches are held around the country.
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Thousands cheer torch relay in NI

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 18:44
related places: Belfast

Crowds line the route of the Olympic torch relay between Belfast and Portrush.
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Strokosch aims to upset Wallabies

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 17:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Flanker Alasdair Strokosch believes Scotland can knock Australia out of their stride in New South Wales on Tuesday.
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Warren to sue over fight 'threat'

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 13:52

Frank Warren intends to sue the British Boxing Board of Control over its stance on Haye-Chisora fight.
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England decide to rest Anderson

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 8:35
related places: Edgbaston

With the series won, England pace bowler James Anderson is rested for the third Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who died in southern Afghanistan on 1 June has been named as Cpl Michael John Thacker, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, The Royal Welch Fusiliers.
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UK hostage recovers after rescue

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 2:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A British aid worker, rescued from a remote hide-out in north-east Afghanistan by UK and US special forces soldiers is recovering from her ordeal.
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Salmond to promote Scotland in US

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

First Minister Alex Salmond is to visit California in a bid to build on economic links and boost inward investment in Scotland.
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French to get an 'MP for London'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 23:27
related countries: France France

Why London will soon be represented in French parliament
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Farah wins 5,000m in Oregon

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 21:23
related places: London

Britain's Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m at the Diamond League meeting in Oregon, but says he is targeting the 10,000m in London.
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England 1-0 Belgium

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 18:23

Danny Welbeck's first international goal is enough to beat a bright Belgium as England seal a winning send-off to Euro 2012.
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Five injured in street stabbing

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 18:10
related places: London

Five people are taken to hospital with stab wounds after what police called a "disturbance" in south London.
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Derby Day starts Jubilee events

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 17:33
related places: Derby

The Queen joins 130,000 racegoers at the Epsom Derby, the first major event of her Diamond Jubilee weekend.
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Murray negotiates Giraldo threat

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 16:03
related countries: Chile Chile, France France

Britain's Andy Murray beats Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last 16 of the French Open.
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Bishop fears divorce 'epidemic'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 12:43
related places: London

Promiscuity, and divorce have reached epidemic proportions in the UK, the Bishop of London says, as he urges people to restore relationships.
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Plan to remove 'granny flat' tax

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 8:27

Up to 300,000 families in England could benefit from proposals to scrap council tax on "granny flats" and ease planning laws on garage conversions.
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Australia cricketers may strike

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 8:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's cricketers could boycott the one-day tour of England this summer in a dispute over pay.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei's 2012 London pavilion

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:23
related countries: China China
related places: London

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has spoken of his hopes to travel to London to see the sunken pavilion he helped to design for the London 2012 Festival.
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UK soldier shot dead in Helmand

Friday, June 1st 2012, 22:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh has been shot dead during a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: Historic footage of Queen is aired

Friday, June 1st 2012, 21:26

Remarkable footage has been broadcast for the first time, showing the Queen returning to Britain, just hours after she had succeeded to the throne.
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UK prepares for Jubilee events

Friday, June 1st 2012, 18:46

Union jacks and bunting are being put out in UK towns and villages, as final preparations are made for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
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Switch-hit given OK by officials

Friday, June 1st 2012, 15:45

The controversial switch-hit, first used by England's Kevin Pietersen, is declared legitimate by the ICC at its annual meeting.
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UK manufacturing sector 'shrinks'

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:31

The UK's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace for three years in May, according to a closely-watched survey.
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AUDIO: The price of cheap clothes?

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:13
related countries: India India

In a report published today the organisation, Anti-Slavery International allege that Indian textile firms, which supply some of Britain's biggest high street retailers, are operating near slave labour conditions. Mike Thomson has travelled to Tamil N
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Bali arrest Briton in hospital

Friday, June 1st 2012, 8:33

A British woman being held in Bali over a £1.6m cocaine haul is taken to hospital after complaining of illness.
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Quiz of the week's news

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 23:55

Olympic beer could be pricey - but how much is the average UK pint?
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UK economy 'to grow 0.1% in 2012'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 23:00

The British Chambers of Commerce slashes its forecast for economic growth this year, to just 0.1%, and calls for more action to help businesses.
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Bolt storms back to form in Rome

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 20:24

Usain Bolt storms to victory in 9.76 seconds in the Rome Diamond League meeting, ahead of Asafa Powell.
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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:40
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: June

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.
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Shard designer behind film museum

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian architect Renzo Piano, who is behind London's Shard skyscraper, will co-design the inaugural Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
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'Touchless' technology in surgery

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 6:39
related places: London

Doctors in London are trialling "touchless" gaming technology to help them carry out delicate surgery.
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Bullet sales 'must be regulated'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 0:50

UK-based charity Oxfam says the global trade in ammunition must be regulated, ahead of a UN conference on a new arms treaty.
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Premier League wages at new highs

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:00

The proportion of income that top flight football clubs in England are spending on wages has hit a new high, says Deloitte.
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Lancaster warns players to behave

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England coach Stuart Lancaster warns his players about their off-field behaviour as they fly out for the tour of South Africa.
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Injured Roach out of England tour

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 17:24

West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach is ruled out of the rest of their England tour with a shin injury.
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UK 'must up investment spending'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:16

The UK must continue with spending cuts to reduce the fiscal deficit, but balance this with more infrastructure investment, says the European Commission.
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MPs call for body image lessons

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 7:29

All school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons, MPs recommend, in a major report on body image.
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Immigration rules 'won't harm UK'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 2:33

The government rejects claims that a crackdown on immigration could harm British universities and cost the economy billions of pounds a year.
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Ex-Olympus boss gets settlement

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:49

The sacked British former chief executive of Olympus who shed light on an accounting scandal settles his claim of unfair dismissal.
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VIDEO: Bhopal gas legacy poisons Olympics

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:33
related countries: India India

Campaigners in India are keeping up the pressure for Indian athletes to boycott the London 2012 Olympic games
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BP to resume operations in Libya

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya

BP, the British oil major, has announced that it will be resuming exploration operations in Libya, as safety fears subside following the 2011 conflict.
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Hodgson can inspire at Euro 2012

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Phil Jagielka insists Roy Hodgson can provide the "missing ingredient" England need to cause a Euro 2012 surprise.
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Syrian officials told to leave UK

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The Syrian charge d'affaires in London is to be expelled in the wake of mounting condemnation of attacks on civilians, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Campbell racism claims 'insolent'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine Euro 2012 director hits back after ex-England player Sol Campbell warns fans not to travel to the tournament.
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Beach Boys bring reunion to UK

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:33

The surviving members of seminal pop group The Beach Boys are to visit the UK as part of their reunion tour.
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UK children 'turn to US English'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

Children are increasingly using American English in their story-writing, according to a report based on a BBC short story competition.
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Froch 'eclipses' British legends

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 12:19

Carl Froch says his achievements "eclipse" those of fellow British greats Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn.
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UK unit to tackle war zone rape

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 11:15

An initiative aimed at tackling sexual violence in war zones, backed by the actress Angelina Jolie, is to be launched by the UK government.
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'Secret inquests' plan scrapped

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:57

Plans to hold more court hearings in secret have been scaled back, following criticism from civil liberties groups and Liberal Democrats.
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England confirm final Euro squad

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:32

Injury doubts Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson are included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man England squad.
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Israeli play goes on amid protest

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Pro-Palestinian activists disrupt the UK debut of Israel's Habima theatre company at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Westlife concert shown in cinemas

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 7:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The farewell concert by Irish pop band Westlife is to be screened live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland and across Europe.
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Care funding gap 'can be plugged'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 23:40

The funding gap for reforming social care in England could be plugged by raiding the NHS surplus or restricting access to benefits such as the winter fuel allowance, experts say.
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Rabies case woman dies in London

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:00
related places: London

A woman who was being treated in London for rabies has died, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says.
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Blair defends Murdoch friendship

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:40

Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the Leveson Inquiry his friendship with Rupert Murdoch was "a working relationship" until he left office.
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Strauss hints at resting bowlers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:34
related places: Edgbaston

Skipper Andrew Strauss hints at resting bowlers for the final Test at Edgbaston after England seal a series win over West Indies.
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England clinch Windies series win

Monday, May 28th 2012, 15:36

England sweep to a nine-wicket victory over West Indies in the second Test at Trent Bridge to wrap up the series with a match to spare.
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Satellite image shows cloud-free UK

Monday, May 28th 2012, 14:13

Satellite image shows the clear skies over the UK as temperatures soared across the whole country at the weekend.
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Official quits after ticket offer

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior Ukrainian Olympic official resigns after being filmed by the BBC offering London 2012 tickets for cash.
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Fred West drama wins at Baftas

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:55
related places: London

The acting stars of Fred West drama Appropriate Adult dominate the TV Bafta Awards.
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TNK-BP chief executive to resign

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Russia Russia

The boss of TNK-BP, the Russian oil group half owned by the UK's BP, is to resign "for personal reasons".
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Teachers in fresh strike threats

Monday, May 28th 2012, 10:13

The two biggest teaching unions threaten fresh strike action in the autumn in England and Wales over jobs, pensions and pay.
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Briton held in Bali over cocaine

Monday, May 28th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A British woman is arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine worth £1.6m million into the Indonesian island of Bali, a customs official says.
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Fire sweeps through chemical site

Monday, May 28th 2012, 8:07
related places: London

A large fire breaks out at a chemical processing plant in south-east London, sending smoke billowing over the city.
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VIDEO: Air Hotel guests sleep in trees

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 23:17

The Air Hotel is part theatre show, part guest house where the "rooms" are hung from trees in the middle of a forest in eastern England.
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Syria angry at Olympic ban threat

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian officials say the UK government "has no right" to deny their athletes access to the London 2012 Olympic games.
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Gebrselassie Olympic hopes ended

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 19:25
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: London

Ethiopian two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Haile Gebrselassie fails to qualify for this summer's Games in London.
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Rampant England sense series win

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 17:47

West Indies close day three on 61-6 - a lead of just three - as a rampant England sense victory in the second Test.
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Outrage grows over Syria massacre

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Western nations step up criticism of the Syrian regime over Friday's massacre in Houla, but Damascus denies involvement and blames "terrorists".
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Scots to lower drink-drive limit

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 14:41

The drink-drive limit in Scotland will be lowered "as a priority", the Scottish government has said
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Labour urges Warsi expenses probe

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 13:37
related places: London

The co-chair of the Conservative Party is involved in a dispute over whether she paid rent while staying at a house in London, for which she claimed expenses.
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Warsi's expenses under scrutiny

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 12:22

The co-chairwoman of the Conservative Party is involved in a dispute over whether she paid rent while staying at a house in London, for which she claimed expenses.
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Carroll England's best - Taylor

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:08
related countries: Norway Norway

Former England manager Graham Taylor says Andy Carroll was England's best player in the 1-0 win over Norway.
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Hague steps up pressure on Syria

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague summons the most senior Syrian diplomat in the UK to the Foreign Office, as pressure is stepped up over the massacre in Houla.
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Lloyd's 'plans for euro collapse'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:43
related places: London

The insurance market Lloyd's of London is preparing contingency plans for the possibility of the euro collapsing, its chief executive tells a newspaper.
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Clegg: Protest scared neighbours

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 9:21
related places: London

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says that he hopes that the protest outside his London home will not force his family to "retreat behind battlements".
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Scotland humbled by US in Florida

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 7:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Craig Levein suffers his heaviest defeat as Scotland manager as the United States run out 5-1 winners in Florida.
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Cable: 'Don't lecture eurozone'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 4:03
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK should learn from Germany's successful economy, rather than lecturing the eurozone, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
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Sweden wins Eurovision contest

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 0:20
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Sweden Sweden

Swedish singer Loreen wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, with UK entry Engelbert Humperdinck finishing 25th out of 26.
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Norway 0-1 England

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 21:31

Roy Hodgson's reign as England manager begins in Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium with a first win against Norway in 32 years.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 19:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, dies in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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Welsh valleys welcome torch relay

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 18:36
related places: Cardiff, Swansea

Thousands of people line the route of the Olympic torch relay as it winds its way from Cardiff, where Doctor Who star Matt Smith carried the flame, through the south Wales valleys towards Swansea.
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Strauss ton leads England charge

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 17:19

Captain Andrew Strauss hits his second century of the series as England close day two on 259-2, trailing West Indies by 111.
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Anti-cuts protest at Clegg's home

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 16:50
related places: London

Hundreds of anti-cuts protesters gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's home in south-west London.
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UK plans for EU immigration rise

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 14:23
related countries: Greece Greece

The Home Office draws up contingency plans to cope with a possible large increase in immigration from Greece if the euro collapses.
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Second body found in Indian river

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:22
related countries: India India

A second body is found by police investigating the disappearance of two British men who went missing during a canoeing trip in India.
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