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United Kingdom: news

Leveson complained about minister

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 6:40

Lord Justice Leveson complained to the UK's top civil servant after a cabinet minister raised concerns about his inquiry into the press, it emerges.
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£1bn contract for UK nuclear subs

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 0:33

A £1bn contract for reactors for the next generation of the UK's nuclear-armed submarines is set to be announced by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
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Bell targets more one-day success

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 19:50

England batsman Ian Bell says he hopes his match-winning century against West Indies would mark a turning point in his one-day career.
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Russell Brand hosts Dalai Lama

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 18:24

Comedian Russell Brand comperes for the Dalai Lama at the Manchester Arena, as part of the Tibetan spiritual leader's 10-day tour of Britain.
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Bell leads England to opening win

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 18:09

Ian Bell answers his doubters with a superb hundred as England crush West Indies in the first one-day international at the Rose Bowl.
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South Africa 36-27 England

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 17:00

South Africa withstand a brave second-half fightback from England to clinch a series victory in a thrilling encounter in Johannesburg.
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Shock British pole for Bautista

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 15:02

Spaniard Alvaro Bautista takes pole position at the British MotoGP as Cal Crutchlow misses the session through injury.
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Australia 25-23 Wales

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 11:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Mike Harris's dramatic last-gasp penalty in the second Test denies Wales a first win over Australia in Australia for 43 years.
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VIDEO: UK charity to send dentists to Rwanda

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 8:55
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A British dental charity is about to start work in Rwanda, a country that has only 11 qualified dentists.
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Hamren takes blame as Sweden exit

Friday, June 15th 2012, 23:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden coack Erik Hamren takes blame for 3-2 defeat to England as his side go out from European Championship.
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Canadian suicide law ruled unjust

Friday, June 15th 2012, 22:52
related countries: Canada Canada

British Columbia's Supreme Court has struck down the ban against physician-assisted suicide, giving parliament one year to draft new legislation.
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Sweden 2-3 England

Friday, June 15th 2012, 20:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Danny Welbeck grabs the winner as England come from behind to beat Sweden in a dramatic Group D game.
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Bank shares jump on stimulus move

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:16

Bank shares have jumped in the wake of plans from the Bank of England to launch two new stimulus packages.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
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Scherzinger to join UK X Factor

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:51

The former Pussycat Doll singer is to replace Kelly Rowland on the judging panel for the new series.
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African visas 'unfairly rejected'

Friday, June 15th 2012, 14:27

UK Border Agency staff processing visa applications from Africa are "acting unfairly" and wrongly refusing entry to the UK, an independent report claims.
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Dalai Lama dismisses China threat

Friday, June 15th 2012, 11:34
related places: Leeds

The Dalai Lama dismisses a threat by China to pull its Olympics team out of a Leeds training camp as he visits the city.
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What’s it like to live near a skyscraper?

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:48
related places: London

Take a look inside London's 95-storey Shard
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UK trade gap increases sharply

Friday, June 15th 2012, 10:05

The UK's trade deficit widens sharply in April to its highest level in almost seven years, official figures show, as car and chemical exports fall.
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Sir Elton to play for peace day

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:45
related places: London

Sir Elton John is to play a concert in London to support a campaign to persuade those in war zones to lay down their weapons for a day.
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Argentina demands Falklands talks

Friday, June 15th 2012, 0:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina's president demands the UK negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, on the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1982 war.
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Turning Rio rhetoric into reality

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 23:47

Airport development plan on UK coast points up Rio+20 dilemmas
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Quiz of the week's news

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 23:24

What reason did the UK's Royal Mail give for not delivering post?
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Gerrard aims to set Rooney stage

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England captain Steven Gerrard believes victory against Sweden will present the perfect stage for the returning Wayne Rooney.
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Chancellor hails banking reforms

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:51

Chancellor George Osborne says "taxpayers will be better protected when things go wrong" thanks to banking reforms outlined by the government.
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Falklands mark end of 1982 war

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islanders mark 30 years since the end of the war with Argentina with a service at Liberation Monument, Port Stanley.
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Man attacked with Samurai sword

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 21:22
related places: London

A man is stabbed with a sword in his east London home, prompting an appeal to trace three youths who later fled.
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VIDEO: Ex-PM Blair heckled in Hong Kong

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A heckler interrupted former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as began a speech on religion and globalisation at the University of Hong Kong.
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England restore Flood to fly-half

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Toby Flood will replace Owen Farrell at fly-half in England's starting line-up for the second Test against South Africa.
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'Predictable England delusional'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England are too "predictable" and "stereotyped" to beat Sweden, according to their opponents' former skipper Jonas Thern.
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Sculptor unveils golden frieze

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 14:05
related places: London

Sculptor Rachel Whiteread unveils her first permanent public commission in the UK - a frieze of golden leaves high above a street in east London.
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China snubs UK in Dalai Lama row

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: China China
related places: London

China has suspended high-level contact with Britain since May, over a private encounter between David Cameron and the Dalai Lama in London.
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Child poverty figures fall by 2%

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 9:23

The number of children living in poverty in the UK fell by 300,000 last year, official figures reveal.
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UK web 'snooping' plans outlined

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:49

The home secretary defends plans to store details of all online activity - emails, web pages visited and games played - in the UK.
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Briton wins lucrative book prize

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 8:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British author Jon McGregor wins the 100,000 euro (£81,000) International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his third novel Even the Dogs.
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Westlife singer declared bankrupt

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Westlife singer Shane Filan is declared bankrupt in the UK after his Irish property development company got into difficulties.
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Fletcher probe police visit Libya

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:23
related countries: Libya Libya

Two British detectives have visited Libya as part of the ongoing investigation into the 1984 murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Eight-hour Gatsby opens in London

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 15:44
related places: London

The full text of F Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby is to be performed in London, in an eight-hour show at the Noel Coward Theatre.
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Paper 'accessed Salmond account'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 15:11

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond tells the Leveson Inquiry into press standards that his bank account was accessed by the Observer newspaper.
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Firms are to lift hosepipe bans

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 13:26

Anglian, Southern and Thames Water are to end their hosepipe bans at midnight after wet weather eases pressure on England's water system.
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VIDEO: South Sudan 'not a real country'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sudan Sudan

Sudan's Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Abdullahi Alazreg, says neighbouring South Sudan's leaders are not behaving responsibly.
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Domain name claims to be revealed

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

US-based organisations apply for 884 new net address endings, dwarfing the UK's 40 applications.
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Hodgson to assess duo's fitness

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 22:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England manager Roy Hodgson admits that he may have to rotate his side for Friday's Group D match with Sweden.
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No 10 defends gay marriage plans

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:55

Downing Street defends plans to allow gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales to get married amid criticism from the Church of England.
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UK reopens data probe into Google

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:41

The Information Commissioner's Officer reopens its investigation into how Google's Street View cars captured users' data.
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Falklands to vote on sovereignty

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Falkland Islands government says it intends to send Argentina the message it wants to stay British, after announcing a referendum on its sovereignty.
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Ward outmuscled in Queen's opener

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 14:55

British number two James Ward is beaten 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round at Queen's by Kevin Anderson.
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Surprise fall in factory output

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:18

There was a surprise fall in UK manufacturing output in April, official data shows, raising fresh fears about the wider economy.
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Church warning over gay marriage

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:11

The Church of England warns that government proposals to legalise gay marriage by 2015 could undermine its status.
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Events cancelled due to Olympics

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:10

A number of festivals across England are cancelled because organisers claim they cannot compete with the Olympics.
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Euro woes hit airline's ambitions

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 10:18

The owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group (IAG), says the economic woes in the eurozone have hit its expansion plans.
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Wraps off Games opening ceremony

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 10:00

The Olympic Stadium "will be transformed into Britain's countryside" for the opening ceremony, artistic director Danny Boyle reveals.
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Australia unchanged against Wales

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 9:47
related places: Melbourne

Australia are unchanged for Saturday's second Test with Wales in Melbourne but have an injury doubt over prop Sekope Kepu.
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England can dominate - Richards

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8:01

West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards says Andrew Strauss's England have all the ingredients to dominate Test cricket for years.
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Record fall in 'NHS satisfaction'

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 6:02

Public satisfaction with the NHS has dropped by a record amount, the British Social Attitudes Survey suggests.
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Flower asked Pietersen to stay on

Monday, June 11th 2012, 22:11

England coach Andy Flower says he tried to convince batsman Kevin Pietersen not to quit limited-overs cricket.
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Stephen Fry wins on Elgin Marbles

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:30
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

A call backed by actor Stephen Fry for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece scores a big win in a London debate.
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Hodgson backs England to improve

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:02
related countries: France France

Coach Roy Hodgson feels England's performance against group favourites France was a "good platform" on which to build at Euro 2012.
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Clubs threaten Heineken Cup exit

Monday, June 11th 2012, 19:25

The governing body of England's top clubs gives notice of its intention to pull out of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup.
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France 1-1 England

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:50
related countries: France France

Joleon Lescott scores England's first goal at Euro 2012, but they are denied victory by France's Samir Nasri.
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Sammy confident for one-day games

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:15

West Indies captain Darren Sammy remains upbeat ahead of the one-day series, despite losing the Test series to England.
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Warnings of heavy rain and floods

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:58

Heavy rain is continuing to hit parts of England, as flood alerts remain in place and forecasters warn that more wet weather is on the way.
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We lacked intensity, says Strauss

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:43

Captain Andrew Strauss says England lacked intensity in the third Test and need to sharpen up against South Africa.
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VIDEO: 'I survived Munich Olympic massacre'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:03
related places: London

The opening of the Olympic games in London later this summer will mark not just the beginning of the sporting world's greatest festival but also the fortieth anniversary of one of its darker moments.
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VIDEO: British rower rescued from Pacific

Monday, June 11th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

British adventurer Sarah Outen has thanked her supporters after being rescued from stormy seas during a row across the Pacific Ocean.
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Robson leads midweek England team

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kimberley

Harlequins lock George Robson will captain England in Wednesday's tour match against the South Africa Southern Barbarians in Kimberley.
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Briton dies parachuting in Greece

Monday, June 11th 2012, 13:16
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Zakynthos

British tourist Jake Simkins dies after parachuting into a cliff face on the Greek island of Zakynthos, Greek police say.
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Corden 'thrilled' with Tony win

Monday, June 11th 2012, 10:56

James Corden says he is "thrilled beyond words" at being named best leading actor in a play at the Tony Awards.
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Jubilee songs top UK charts

Monday, June 11th 2012, 9:50

Gary Barlow tops the UK single and album chart with his tracks inspired by the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: Inside Donbass Arena

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: France France

Newsbeat visits the Donass Arena where England start their Euro 2012 campaign against France.
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Troubled families scheme expands

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:10

Every eligible council in England is to take part in a scheme aimed at reducing the problems presented by "troubled families", ministers say.
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New era for England one-day squad

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 22:20

England will name their first limited-overs squads since the retirement of Kevin Pietersen on Monday.
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Hodgson feels 'weight of history'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 22:01

England manager Roy Hodgson wants his team to play without fear of failure in their opening Euro 2012 game against France.
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Best sets record as England toil

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 18:36

Tino Best strikes the highest score by a Test number 11 as the West Indies all but end England's hopes of a series whitewash.
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Languages 'compulsory from seven'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 16:38

Learning a foreign language will be compulsory from the age of seven in an overhaul of the national curriculum for primary schools in England, the government says.
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Euro crisis 'killing UK recovery'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 16:20

The UK's hopes of economic recovery are being "killed off" by the eurozone crisis, the chancellor says, as Spain requests a eurozone loan for its banks.
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'England prepared for Euro heat'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:31
related countries: France France

Roy Hodgson is confident his England players will be well prepared for the heat in Donetsk against France on Monday.
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Flood victims surveying damage

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 13:05

Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers in mid Wales are surveying the damage to homes and caravans after flooding.
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Windies greats inspired me - Best

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 12:57
related places: Edgbaston

West Indies tailender Tino Best credits a film about former greats for inspiring him to the highest-ever Test score by a number 11.
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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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