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Extra £10m aid for Africa drought

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 23:50

An additional £10m will be provided by the UK for countries in West Africa facing the threat of drought, ministers say.
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Hodgson excited at Euro 2012 task

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 21:59
related countries: France France

Roy Hodgson says leading England into Euro 2012 against France is the pinnacle of his career.
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Flooding clean up gets started

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 21:44

A clean up starts in parts of mid Wales after severe flooding sparked a major rescue operation which saw 1,000 people moved to safety.
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Brazil journalist Ivan Lessa dies

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 20:43
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

Prominent Brazilian journalist and writer Ivan Lessa, a contributor to the BBC for nearly 35 years, dies in London at the age of 77.
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Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 17:51
related places: Edinburgh, London

Prince Philip leaves hospital in central London after a five-night stay for the treatment of a bladder infection, on the eve of his 91st birthday.
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Rio has England future - Hodgson

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 17:03

England manager Roy Hodgson has moved to reassure Rio Ferdinand his international career is not over.
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South Africa 22-17 England

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 16:55

South Africa overpower a game England to win the first Test of the three-match series in Durban.
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Major flooding affects mid Wales

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:14

Severe flooding hits parts of mid Wales and a major rescue operation is continuing with around 150 people taken to safety so far.
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Australia 27-19 Wales

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 11:45

Australia fight off a spirited Wales fightback to overcome the sluggish tourists in Saturday's first Test in Brisbane.
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Afghanistan's 'graveyard of foreigners'

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 11:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

British cemetery in Kabul highlights history of conquest
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Rescue at flooded caravan parks

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 8:59

A major rescue is under way at caravan parks in mid Wales after severe flooding, with around 40 people taken to safety so far.
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Graduates 'economy boost' set out

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 0:40

UK graduates contribute to the economy almost 10 times what it costs the state to educate them to degree level, research suggests.
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Oil prices slide on economy fears

Friday, June 8th 2012, 20:56
related countries: China China
related places: London

Oil prices dropped to $98.06 in London - their lowest in 17-months on fears of waning economic growth in China.
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VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor who met England squad

Friday, June 8th 2012, 18:47

Auschwitz survivor, Zigi Shipper, tells BBC News what he told the England team ahead of Euro 2012.
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BOA confirms Cook out of Olympics

Friday, June 8th 2012, 16:28

The British Olympic Association ratifies British Taekwondo's nomination of Lutalo Muhammad ahead of Aaron Cook for London 2012.
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UK in piracy deal with Mauritius

Friday, June 8th 2012, 16:20
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Mauritius Mauritius

The UK signs a deal with Mauritius allowing suspected pirates caught by the Royal Navy to be transferred to the Indian Ocean Island for prosecution.
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Police job: Winsor 'best choice'

Friday, June 8th 2012, 15:34

Ministers "will not flinch" from the planned appointment of Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, sources say.
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Day two at Edgbaston washed out

Friday, June 8th 2012, 12:57
related places: Edgbaston

The second successive day of the third Test between England and West Indies is abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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Warnings as strong winds lash UK

Friday, June 8th 2012, 12:52

Severe weather warnings are issued as winds of up to 82mph and torrential rain batter England and Wales.
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Defoe set to rejoin England squad

Friday, June 8th 2012, 11:06

England striker Jermain Defoe is set to return to the England squad by Saturday following his father's death.
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Solo rower rescued from Pacific

Friday, June 8th 2012, 10:25

British adventurer Sarah Outen is rescued after being caught in a tropical storm during her bid to row solo across the North Pacific.
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Cole fit to take part in training

Friday, June 8th 2012, 10:02

Ashley Cole takes part in an open training session as England continue their preparations for Euro 2012.
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UK bands win at Kerrang! awards

Friday, June 8th 2012, 5:54

Surrey group You Me At Six win best British band, as reformed rockers Black Sabbath pick up the Inspiration award.
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UK ministers to boycott Euro 2012

Friday, June 8th 2012, 1:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

UK government ministers are to boycott England's three group games at Euro 2012 over Ukraine's human rights record.
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Jail for forced marriage parents

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 23:04

New laws are to be introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the home secretary to jail parents who force their children to marry.
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Parker ready to seize his chance

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 18:00

England midfielder Scott Parker is determined to seize his chance as he prepares for his first major tournament at the age of 31.
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Start delayed in Edgbaston Test

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 12:27
related places: Edgbaston

Rain delays the start of the third and final Test between England and West Indies, with an early lunch taken at Edgbaston.
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England will be physical - Blanc

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 11:57

France coach Laurent Blanc expects a physical challenge when his side come up against England on Monday.
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Owen: EU referendum 'inevitable'

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:57

A referendum on the UK's membership of the EU is "inevitable", former Foreign Secretary Lord Owen says.
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Lancaster hands out two new caps

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England head coach Stuart Lancaster hands Tom Johnson and Joe Marler their England debuts against South Africa on Saturday.
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Prometheus conquers UK box office

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ridley Scott's blockbuster Prometheus, a spin-off to his 1979 breakthrough Alien, sees off rivals at the top of the UK and Irish box office chart.
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Bank of England considers rates

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 23:10

Bank of England policymakers will meet later to decide whether to change interest rates or to pump more money through quantitative easing.
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Wing Ashton shelves swallow dive

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 21:02

Chris Ashton will only use his swallow dive to mark special tries after talks with England head coach Stuart Lancaster.
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FA chief praises Hodgson's impact

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 19:40
related countries: Poland Poland

As England arrive in Poland for Euro 2012, FA chairman David Bernstein praises the impact of Roy Hodgson.
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Olympic flame in Ireland visit

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 18:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The Olympic flame crossed the Irish border to be greeted by thousands in Dublin on Wednesday, before travelling north to Belfast.
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South Africa name three new caps

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named three uncapped players in his starting line-up for Saturday's first Test against England.
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VIDEO: Further Legionnaires' cases expected

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 8:28
related places: Edinburgh

The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in Edinburgh is expected to rise, the Scottish Health Secretary has said.
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Briton 'dead' in Nigeria crash

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 2:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

A woman says she believes her British sister was on a Nigerian airliner which crashed in Lagos on Sunday killing all 153 people on board.
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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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