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United Kingdom: news

World Service leaves Bush House

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 11:41
related places: London

The BBC World Service broadcasts from Bush House in central London for the last time.
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Aegis sale creates global giant

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

London-based marketing agency Aegis is sold to Japanese rival Dentsu for £3.2bn, creating Asia's largest communications company.
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May to make Olympics statement

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:33

The home secretary is to make an urgent statement in the Commons on Olympics security, after it emerged an extra 3,500 troops are needed.
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NHS trust put into administration

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:21

The government puts South London Healthcare NHS Trust into administration after it ran into financial trouble.
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Airport expansion debate delayed

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:20

The government is to delay consultation over expanding airports in south-eastern England for a second time, amid reports of disagreements on how to go ahead.
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Gemili storms to junior 100m gold

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 7:14

British teenager Adam Gemili sets a new personal best of 10.05 secs to win gold in the World Junior Championships 100m.
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VIDEO: BBC World Service leaves Bush House

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 5:39
related places: London

The BBC World Service has been synonymous with Bush House for 70 years but its journalists are relocating to a new building in London along with the rest of BBC News.
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Armed forces on Olympics standby

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:02

UK armed forces are on standby to provide an additional 3,500 troops for Olympic security, amid fears private contractor G4S will be unable to provide enough staff, the BBC learns.
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Saudis 'seeking women Olympians'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A senior Saudi official denies media reports that no women from his country will compete at the London Olympics.
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Farmers hold milk price protest

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:25

Dairy farmers from across the UK are at Westminster to protest against cuts to the payments they get for their milk.
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Plan to cap care costs 'on hold'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:06

Ministers have refused to fully commit themselves to a cap on care costs for the elderly in England, saying they need to explore cheaper options first.
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Family's tribute to Eva Rausing

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:19
related places: London

The family of Eva Rausing, one of the UK's richest women, pays tribute to a "devoted wife and mother" after she is found dead at her London home.
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Tsolekile replaces Boucher for SA

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:34

South Africa call up wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile for the tour of England following the retirement of Mark Boucher.
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Eva Rausing found dead in home

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 0:20
related places: London

One of the UK's richest women has been found dead in west London and a man arrested over her death, police confirm.
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Stonehenge lit up for Olympics

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:12

Stonehenge is transformed into a "glowing fairytale environment" to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Boucher ends international career

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher retires from international cricket after sustaining an eye injury during the tour of England.
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Kenya 'failing to pay' Mau Mau

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Human rights campaigners working for Mau Mau veterans complain that the Kenyan government is refusing to finance a case against the UK.
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Webber extends Red Bull contract

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 11:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Mark Webber signs a new deal with Red Bull for the 2013 season, two days after winning the British Grand Prix.
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Martin makes Tour de France exit

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 10:10
related countries: France France

Injured Tony Martin, one of Bradley Wiggins' main rivals for Olympic gold, quits the Tour de France to prepare for London 2012.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Monday, July 9th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A High Court case between the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and a rival billionaire begins in one of the UK's largest ever commercial disputes.
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Bank 'did not lean on Barclays'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:57

The deputy governor of the Bank of England says he did not give Barclays instructions to lower its Libor submissions in 2008 and was not leant on by the government to do so.
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More Barclays emails published

Monday, July 9th 2012, 15:36

The Bank of England had almost daily contact with Barclays over inter-bank lending at the end of October 2008, emails released ahead of a Treasury Select Committee hearing show.
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Racism very hurtful - Ferdinand

Monday, July 9th 2012, 15:15
related places: Chelsea

Footballer Anton Ferdinand tells a court he would have been "very hurt" if he had heard John Terry racially abuse him.
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Lee & Watson return to Australia

Monday, July 9th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian duo Shane Watson and Brett Lee will miss the final one-day international against England through injury.
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UK 'falls behind' in news access

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:39
related countries: United States United States

People in the UK consume less news than those in the US and some major European countries, according to a study of more than 6,000 people.
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BMW to invest £250m in UK plants

Monday, July 9th 2012, 9:56

BMW is to invest £250m in its UK factories over the next three years to expand production of the Mini, the company has announced.
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I'm more determined than ever - Murray

Monday, July 9th 2012, 9:35

"I'm more determined than ever to make sure I'm the guy lifting the trophy next time round," writes the British number one in his column for BBC Sport.
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UK employment outlook is 'bleak'

Monday, July 9th 2012, 7:04

The outlook for the UK jobs market is "bleak" after the number of both permanent and temporary placements fell in recent weeks, a survey suggests.
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Festival first to use microchips

Monday, July 9th 2012, 5:42

Wristbands fitted with microchips are used at a UK festival for the first time with designers claiming they are the future for gig ticketing.
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Thousands hit by FBI net shut off

Monday, July 9th 2012, 0:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: More

Early reports suggest the FBI's shut down of net servers belonging to a hi-tech crime gang has caused little disruption.
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Saudi princess in UK asylum claim

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The daughter of Saudi Arabia's former ruler King Saud says she is seeking political asylum in the UK.
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Giggs to captain GB at Olympics

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 15:42

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs is named captain of Team GB's Olympic squad, with Casey Stoney captaining the women's team.
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Balls urges greater bank reforms

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:38

Labour's Ed Balls demands that top High Street banks should be forced to sell off hundreds of branches in a "root-and-branch" reform of the industry.
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Webber beats Alonso in British GP

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 13:35

Red Bull's Mark Webber wins the British Grand Prix after a dramatic late pass on Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Rain and flood warnings persist

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 9:01

Dozens of flood warnings remain in place across Britain with more heavy rainfall forecast for some areas later.
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Andy Murray column: the final hurdle

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 5:20

"One thing I guarantee is that I'll fight my absolute heart out," writes the British number one in his column for BBC Sport.
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Women bishops vote facing delay

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 2:47

There are growing signs that a key vote on the contentious issue of women bishops will be postponed by the Church of England's ruling synod.
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Severe flood warning amid deluge

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 22:32

A severe flood warning remains in place for part of south-west England, following two days of heavy rain that has affected many parts of the UK.
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England claim ninth straight win

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by eight wickets - a record ninth straight win in one-day cricket - to wrap up a crushing series victory.
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Fans urged to attend Grand Prix

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 16:50

Silverstone officials encourage all Formula One fans with tickets to attend Sunday's British Grand Prix.
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Alonso takes pole at Silverstone

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 16:47

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso takes his first pole position for nearly two years at a British GP qualifying delayed by torrential rain.
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Social care costs cap wins favour

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 11:08

Legislation to change how social care for elderly and disabled people in England is funded could be introduced during this Parliament, says the health secretary.
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UK cuts £6.7bn more than planned

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:04
related places: March

Government departments cut £6.7bn more in spending than planned in the year to March, according to official data from the Treasury.
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Gay beats Gatlin in Paris clash

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:32
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Tyson Gay beats Justin Gatlin in the Paris Diamond League 100m while Britain's Dai Greene sets a new personal best in the 400m hurdles.
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Floods as torrential rain hits UK

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:24

Torrential downpours cause disruption in parts of the UK, with a rising number of flood alerts in place for England, Wales and Scotland.
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Murray into first Wimbledon final

Friday, July 6th 2012, 17:54
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets to become the first British man in 74 years to reach the Wimbledon final.
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Hamilton sets wet British GP pace

Friday, July 6th 2012, 17:00

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is fastest in wet conditions at Silverstone during second practice for the British Grand Prix.
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Cameron set for Hollande talks

Friday, July 6th 2012, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: London

David Cameron will hold talks with French President Francois Hollande in London on Tuesday, No 10 confirms.
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Three held in animal rights probe

Friday, July 6th 2012, 13:39
related places: London

Three people have been arrested in Amsterdam and London as part of a Europe-wide inquiry into animal rights extremism, Scotland Yard says.
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VIDEO: Rwanda's sitting volleyball team

Friday, July 6th 2012, 10:33
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's sitting volleyball team - the first sub-Saharan African volleyball team to qualify for the Paralympics - talk to the BBC about their preparations for London 2012.
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Spider-Man reboot to be a trilogy

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:18

The Amazing Spider-Man, starring British actor Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, is the first in a new trilogy of films for the franchise, Sony Pictures confirms.
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UK artists prop up US album sales

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Adele

Adele and One Direction help stem the decline in US album sales, which dropped just 0.6% in the first six months of 2012.
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DVD sales 'boosting UK's films'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 1:56

DVD sales are directly funding some of the UK film industry's biggest hits, new research by the British Video Association suggests.
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Synod debates women bishops issue

Friday, July 6th 2012, 0:53
related places: York

The Church of England's ruling synod is meeting in York ahead of a vote on whether to allow women bishops.
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Laser show marks London's Shard

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 22:14
related places: London

The inauguration of London's Shard skyscraper is marked with a laser beam light show from the skyscraper's summit.
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Six arrested in anti-terror raids

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 17:11
related places: London

Five men and a woman are arrested and nine addresses across London are searched as part of an intelligence-led anti-terrorism operation.
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Injury rules out Bolt in Monaco

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Usain Bolt withdraws from final race before he defends his 100m and 200m Olympic titles at London 2012.
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Bank in extra £50bn stimulus move

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:37

The Bank of England announces it will pump a further £50bn into the UK economy through its quantitative easing programme.
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Haskell left out of England squad

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:54

England back-row forward James Haskell is left out of England's 32-man elite squad for the forthcoming season.
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Uncle producer Felton dies at 99

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Felton

Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare, dies at 99.
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Nigeria bans Olympic delegation

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Nigeria will not be sending a government delegation to the Olympics in London in order to stop the jamborees of the past , the sports minister says.
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Swann out of rest of ODI series

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann is rested for England's final two one-day internationals against Australia because of a sore elbow.
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Deng in GB squad for London 2012

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 9:44

NBA star Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls is included in Team GB men's basketball squad for London 2012.
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Palestinian prosperity 'hampered'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank

The economic potential of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, the UK charity Oxfam says.
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Wales not to punish Olympic four

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 6:23

Aaron Ramsey and his Wales team-mates will face no sanctions over their involvement at London 2012, says the FAW.
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Murray yearns for Wimbledon final

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:43
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray targets a first Wimbledon final as he prepares to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday's semi-final.
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Murray through to Wimbledon semis

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 19:22
related countries: France France
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes David Ferrer in four sets to seal a Wimbledon semi-final against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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HTC defeats Apple in UK courts

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 17:09

A High Court judge rules against Apple's claim that the Taiwanese firm infringed four of its patents, including its swipe-to-unlock feature.
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Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:34

Eric Sykes, one of Britain's best-loved TV comedy actors and writers, has died at the age of 89 after a short illness, his manager says.
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Rain delays England v Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Rain delays the start of the third one-dayer between England and Australia at Edgbaston, with a third inspection at 16:00 BST.
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Pistorius to run at London 2012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Oscar Pistorius could be the first amputee runner at the Olympics after being picked by South Africa for the 400m.
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Rangers newco refused SPL entry

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:23

Ten out of 12 chairmen vote to reject the application from Rangers newco to join the Scottish Premier League.
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Radcliffe in 'panic' over injury

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:51

Paula Radcliffe says an injury scare has left her in "panic", but she is confident of being fit for the London Olympics.
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Sturridge 'optimistic' for Games

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:10

Daniel Sturridge is being treated for viral meningitis but is "optimistic" about playing for Team GB at London 2012.
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Barclays former boss faces MPs

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:59
related places: Whitehall

Bob Diamond is due to be grilled by MPs, a day after the Bank of England and Whitehall officials were implicated in the inter-bank interest rate-fixing scandal.
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Boyle 'sorry' over Olympic leaks

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:54

Danny Boyle, artistic director of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, apologises to volunteers over "spoilers" appearing in the press.
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Millar in GB team for London 2012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:29

David Millar is named in Team GB's five-man Olympic road cycling team which also includes Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins.
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Review of school dinners planned

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:27

Two founders of a restaurant chain have been asked to carry out a review of school food in England.
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England up to fourth in rankings

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 8:50

England rise two places to fourth in the Fifa world rankings despite their quarter-final exit from Euro 2012.
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Higgs-like particle 'discovered'

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 7:35

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider claim the discovery of a particle believed to be the long-sought Higgs boson.
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Goal-line technology heads to vote

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:58
related countries: Germany Germany

It's England vs Germany as football chiefs prepare to vote
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Constable's The Lock fetches £22m

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 21:30

The Lock, John Constable's depiction of Suffolk rural life, becomes one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold after fetching £22.4m at auction in London.
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Barclays reveals Bank call memo

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 19:09

Barclays reveals how executives became embroiled in the Libor scandal, after a phone call between Bob Diamond and the Bank of England's deputy governor.
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Eurovision racism claims 'unfair'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:51

Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest say Andrew Lloyd Webber's claims the competition is racist are unfair.
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Publisher ban over Africa fraud

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:41

The World Bank bans two East African subsidiaries of prestigious UK publisher Oxford University Press from doing business for three years over alleged corruption.
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Three dead UK soldiers are named

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers killed by a policeman in Afghanistan on Sunday are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Barclays boss quits amid scandal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:57

Barclays boss Bob Diamond and another of the bank's most senior executives resign following the inter-bank interest rate rigging scandal.
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Chambers picked for London 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:29

Sprinter Dwain Chambers is included in Team GB's Olympic athletics squad but 800m runner Jenny Meadows misses out.
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Spain child murders mother jailed

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is jailed for 30 years by a Spanish court for murdering her two young children in a hotel room.
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Afghan shooting suspect is named

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman suspected of shooting dead three British soldiers is named by the head of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police.
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Blur debut tracks at Twitter gig

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:26

Reformed band Blur unveil two new tracks via a live stream on Twitter, ahead of their special concert to help close the London 2012 Olympics.
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UN ends Saudi dissident sanctions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

The UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda removes a London-based Saudi dissident from its blacklist.
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Reforms to target child sex abuse

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:55

The government publishes reform plans aimed at combating the sexual exploitation of children in care homes in England by gangs.
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June was UK's wettest on record

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:56

Last month was the wettest June in the UK since records began in 1910, provisional figures from the Met Office show.
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Pearce explains Beckham exclusion

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:37

Stuart Pearce says his decision to leave David Beckham out of his London 2012 squad was made for football reasons.
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Britain probes Bahrain bomb plot

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:09
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Britain has sent a team of forensic detectives to Bahrain to help investigate a huge find of advanced bomb-making materials last month.
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Afghan policeman kills UK troops

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers have been killed by a policeman in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Cuts force more museums to close

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:37

Galleries and museums across the UK are shutting down or limiting access to the public because of ongoing budget cuts, according to a survey.
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Children's bookshops 'surviving'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:24

Children's bookshops are bucking a UK-wide decline, according to a new report by the Booksellers Association.
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Fox urges 'quit EU' ultimatum

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 10:31

Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox recommends that the UK should leave the European Union unless there is a rebalancing of their relationship.
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