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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Travel disruption after downpours

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:24

Transport, power supplies and schools are still disrupted as the clean-up gets under way following flooding across parts of the UK.
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RBS boss Hester not taking bonus

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:20

Stephen Hester, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, says he will not take a bonus for this year because of recent IT problems.
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Phelps bids for eight gold repeat

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:33
related countries: China China
related places: London

Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, confirms he intends to compete in the same events in London.
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Gaddafi loyalist seeks UK asylum

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:58
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan man who was deported in the wake of the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984 is now seeking political asylum in the UK, a BBC investigation discovers.
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Paes 'disheartened' by tennis row

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:22

Leander Paes, India's number one tennis player, says he is "disheartened" by the recent row over the selection of teams for London Olympics.
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Munich victims tribute rejected

Friday, June 29th 2012, 6:37

Calls for the victims of the Munich Olympic massacre to be remembered at the opening of the London 2012 have been rebuffed by the organisers.
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Clockwork Orange songs make debut

Friday, June 29th 2012, 5:50

Songs written by A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess for a musical version of his novel are performed in the UK for the first time.
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Karlovic 'cheated' by officials

Friday, June 29th 2012, 0:04
related places: Wimbledon

Ivo Karlovic questions the integrity of Wimbledon after he is foot-faulted 11 times in his defeat by Britain's Andy Murray.
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Man killed amid flash flood chaos

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:55

A man dies, thousands are without power and roads and rail lines blocked as heavy downpours bring chaos to parts of the UK.
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Row over musicians' Games fee

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:58

Musicians accuse London 2012 organisers of asking acts to play for nothing despite agreeing that professionals would be paid.
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'Serious questions' for Barclays

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:41

Prime minister David Cameron says Barclays' management face "serious questions" about their role in allegations that bank lending rates were manipulated for financial gain.
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Ashes rivals defend ODI series

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook and Australia skipper Michael Clarke insist their upcoming one-day series is far from meaningless.
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Calm Murray passes Karlovic test

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 16:49
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes big-serving Ivo Karlovic in four sets to reach the third round of Wimbledon.
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VIDEO: Are these the fastest shoes?

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 16:31
related places: London

A design student from London invents lightweight shoes for sprinters that he claims are the fastest in the world.
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Beckham left out of Olympic squad

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 13:16

Former England captain David Beckham is not selected for the Great Britain football squad for London 2012.
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Hodgson & Mears quit England duty

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 12:55
related places: Bath

England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and hooker Lee Mears announce their retirements from international rugby.
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Veolia's £1.2bn UK water arm sale

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:47
related countries: France France

French utility Veolia Environnement sold its regulated UK water business for £1.24bn ($1.92bn) in a deal aimed at reducing its debts.
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Farrell returns to England set-up

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:07

Former Saracens head coach Andy Farrell is to rejoin the England coaching staff after signing a three-year deal.
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Escaped killer climbed jail wall

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:21
related places: London

Convicted murderer John Massey, 64, who has escaped from Pentonville prison in north London, climbed the wall using a makeshift rope, the BBC understands.
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Aussies our real test - Anderson

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson

James Anderson says the five-match series against Australia will show how far England have progressed as a one-day side.
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Tory MP sold information to spies

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 5:04

The UK Conservative MP who sold information to communist spies
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'England cannot win World Cup'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:23

Alan Shearer says England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup, saying they are "a million miles away".
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Barclays fined over manipulation

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 22:31

Barclays Bank pays £290m in penalties and boss Bob Diamond gives up his bonus after it tried to manipulate the interest rates for inter-bank lending.
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UK air pollution reprieve refused

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:51

The UK is facing fines if it fails to improve air quality quickly, after the European Commission refused plans to delay improvements.
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Students announce protest march

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:19
related places: London

The National Union of Students calls a march London in November in protest at rising fees, reduced employment and public sector cuts.
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Farah wins 5,000m European gold

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:21

Mo Farah dominates the field on his way to retaining his 5,000m European Championships title as part of his build-up to London 2012.
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Muse unveil official Olympic song

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:35

Muse song Survival has been selected as the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games, to be played throughout the event, according to their website.
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Bale signs new Tottenham contract

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:05
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale signs a new deal which will see the Wales international remain at White Hart Lane until 2016.
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Britain's Watson into third round

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon, Watson

Heather Watson beats Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1 6-4 to become the first British player to reach the third round at this year's Wimbledon.
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Queen meeting Martin McGuinness

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:01
related places: Belfast

The Queen has arrived at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where she is meeting the deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
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Cavendish targets double success

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 18:28
related countries: France France
related places: London

Britain's Mark Cavendish aims to help team-mate Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France before claiming Olympic gold for himself in London.
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England were like Chelsea - Pirlo

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 16:52
related places: Chelsea

Andrea Pirlo says England tried to copy the tactics that won Chelsea the Champions League when they met Italy at Euro 2012.
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Government fights off terror case

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 16:08

The UK government successfully fights off an attempt to reveal whether British security officers were mixed up in alleged renditions in East Africa.
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Smith fit for GB football squad

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 13:17

English players, including Kelly Smith of Arsenal, dominate the Team GB women's football squad for London 2012.
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Jockey Gillies, 21, dies in Corfu

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 13:03

Scottish National Hunt jockey Campbell Gillies dies on holiday in Corfu the day before his 22nd birthday.
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Robson gives Schiavone a scare

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:52
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Laura Robson saves four match points before losing to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone in the first round at Wimbledon.
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King 'pessimistic' about economy

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:43

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says he is "pessimistic" about the global economy, saying the situation has worsened in the past few weeks.
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Queen arrives for N Ireland visit

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 11:35

The Queen attends a service of thanksgiving in Northern Ireland during a two-day visit as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
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NHS trust 'is on brink of bust'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 9:41

An NHS hospital trust with debts of £69m is formally warned it could be declared bust and dissolved - the first move of its kind in the health service.
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Pendleton to leave track for good

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Pendleton says she intends to step away from track cycling for good when she retires after London 2012.
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Queen to begin N Ireland visit

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:26

Thousands of people are lining the streets ahead of the arrival of the Queen in Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
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Peacock quits international rugby

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 5:27

England captain Jamie Peacock retires from international rugby league, 12 years after making his debut.
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MI5 issues cyber-attacks warning

Monday, June 25th 2012, 22:50

MI5 is working to counter "astonishing" levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation's chief says in his first public speech for two years.
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Independence is 'one-way ticket'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:46

Former chancellor Alistair Darling launches the bid to keep the UK together and warns that Scottish independence would hand future generations a "one-way ticket to uncertainty".
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Care homes 'failing vulnerable'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:02

Almost half of all care homes and treatment centres in England are failing to protect the welfare of vulnerable adults, a report says.
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Euro 2012: 23m see England defeat

Monday, June 25th 2012, 11:39

A peak audience of 23.2 million viewers sees England crash out of the Euro 2012 football tournament, making it the most watched event of the year so far.
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England name unchanged ODI squad

Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Australia Australia

England name an unchanged squad for the one-day series against Australia after the 2-0 triumph over West Indies.
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VIDEO: France and England replay history

Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:00
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Sporting history is being recreated with a cricket match between England and France, 112 years after the two teams played at the Olympic Games in Paris.
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Rihanna closes Hackney Weekend

Monday, June 25th 2012, 5:35
related places: London

Pop star Rihanna closes the event in east London's Hackney Marshes, and is joined on-stage by Jay-Z.
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VIDEO: London Calling: Hampstead

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:26
related places: Hampstead, London

Seva Novgorodsev from bbcrussian.com visits Hampstead - a prosperous and picturesque area in north London
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Hodgson backs penalty-miss pair

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:14
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Roy Hodgson defends Ashley Young and Ashley Cole after they fail to score in the Euro 2012 penalties defeat by Italy.
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Unite: More strikes 'inevitable'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:00

Len McCluskey, leader of Britain's biggest union, Unite, says that more strikes and industrial action are "inevitable", and that Labour should be ready for an early election.
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England 0-0 Italy (2-4 on pens)

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Italy Italy

England suffer penalty agony once more as Italy win a shoot-out after the Euro 2012 quarter-final finishes goalless in Kiev.
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Proctor & Bleasdale break records

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 18:56

Long jumper Shara Proctor and pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale set new British records to seal their places in Britain's Olympic team.
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Bieber keeps Cheryl off top spot

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber tops the UK album chart, denying Cheryl Cole her third number one record.
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Hales hits 99 in England T20 win

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:23

Alex Hales hits 99, England's highest international Twenty20 score, to lead them to victory over West Indies at Trent Bridge.
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Saudi women allowed into Olympics

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says.
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Plan B slips on wet Hackney stage

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 16:16
related places: Hackney, London

Heavy rain hampers the set by Plan B at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, as the rapper slips several times on the stage.
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Mitchell flags up UK aid target

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 12:42

Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says UK aid will carry the union jack in future as he insists the country's 0.7% donations target is still set to become law.
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PM considers big cuts to benefits

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 12:25

David Cameron suggests people under the age of 25 could lose the right to housing benefit - but a senior Lib Dem warns against a repeat of "1980s mistakes".
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Wales fail to earn '100% respect'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Leigh Halfpenny admits rugby's superpowers still do not fully respect Wales as they slump to a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia.
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England can win Euros - Sir Bobby

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Sir Bobby Charlton is confident England will win Euro 2012 if they can beat Italy in Sunday's quarter-final.
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Gerrard driven by past failures

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 22:00
related countries: Italy Italy

England captain Steven Gerrard says he will use the pain of past disappointments at major tournaments as inspiration against Italy.
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South Africa 14-14 England

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 17:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Port Elizabeth

Owen Farrell's penalty earns England a draw in the final Test against South Africa to end a run of nine defeats in a row by the hosts.
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Clear-up begins after flooding

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 16:19

A major clear-up is under way after torrential rain caused flooding across parts of northern England, forcing many people out of their homes.
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VIDEO: British dog Mugly named world's ugliest

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

British dog Mugly has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in a competition held in the United States.
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Flooding hits north of England

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 13:06

Large parts of northern England are flooded, with up to 500 properties affected, after a month's worth of rain fell in a day, the Environment Agency says.
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AUDIO: A lesson on a Liberian road

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

You are ten times more likely to die in a traffic accident in Liberia than you are in the United Kingdom. The roads there are shocking and the health service was destroyed in the civil war.
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Australia 20-19 Wales

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:48

Australia complete a series whitewash over Wales as the Wallabies punish Welsh indiscipline in Sydney.
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Samoa 16-17 Scotland

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 5:42
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Debutant Rob Harley scores a stoppage-time try as Scotland beat Samoa to complete three wins out of three on their summer tour.
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SF right to meet Queen: Robinson

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:30

A meeting between Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth would be a step forward, Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has said.
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Storms devastate events schedule

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:26

Stormy weather is causing disruption to sporting and music events across the UK, including the Olympic torch relay and the Isle of Wight Festival.
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Sinn Fein to meet Queen in NI

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 19:05

The Queen is to meet Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness - a former IRA leader - for the first time when she visits Northern Ireland next week.
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Cole wants 100th cap at Euro 2012

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 17:35

Ashley Cole has "unfinished business" with England and is targeting his 100th cap in the Euro 2012 final.
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Parker bears no Balotelli grudge

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 12:41
related countries: Italy Italy

England midfielder Scott Parker says he has no problem with Italy's Mario Balotelli despite their Premier League clash.
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UK blocks Syria's Olympics chief

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 12:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC learns.
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Monaco absent from poetry 'party'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 11:06
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: London

The largest global gathering of poets is set to take place in London next week - although poets from some countries remain elusive.
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Cricketer Maynard's inquest opens

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:48

An inquest into the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard, who was hit by a London Underground train, is opened and adjourned.
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More records for erotic Grey book

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:04

Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has continued its success in the UK after breaking the weekly paperback sales record.
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Third one-dayer delayed by rain

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:56

Heavy rain delays the third and final one-day international between England and West Indies at Headingley.
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Pop and pyro launch 2012 Festival

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:37

Pop stars, fireworks and orchestral premieres mark the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week programme of cultural events running alongside the Olympics.
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William Hill granted US licence

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

UK bookmaker William Hill gets the green light to launch its first US operations after being granted a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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Assange 'abandoned by Australia'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is seeking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his native Australia has abandoned him.
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Team GB lose opening warm-up game

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 6:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Houston

Great Britain begin their London 2012 warm-up campaign with an 86-80 defeat in overtime by Nigeria in Houston.
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VIDEO: Mother guilty of child murders in Spain

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 5:52
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman has been found guilty of murdering her two children in a hotel room in Spain.
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Water bills 'to be cut for poor'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 1:21

Water companies in England and Wales are being issued guidance by the government to allow them to charge people on low incomes less.
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Mother guilty of child murders

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 20:45
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is found guilty of murdering her two children in a hotel room in Spain.
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Clegg blasts Gove over GCSE plan

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 17:13

Deputy PM Nick Clegg attacks Michael Gove's plan to scrap GCSEs in England saying they were not discussed in Cabinet and would create a "two-tier" system.
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GCSEs face axe in exams overhaul

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:15

England's exam system needs further changes, the education secretary tells MPs, amid reports of plans to return to O-level style exams.
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Cricketer Butt released from jail

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:36

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, jailed in November for 30 months for spot-fixing in the UK, is released early from prison.
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UK retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:15

UK retail sales volumes rise 1.4% in May, bouncing back from a slump in April, and slightly ahead of analysts' forecasts.
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Milner wary of Balotelli threat

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 7:28
related countries: Italy Italy

James Milner is wary of the threat posed by Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli ahead of England's clash with Italy.
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Wales keep faith with same side

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales keep faith with the side that lost the second Test in the final minute as they seek to avoid a series whitewash in Australia.
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FA is fined for fans' behaviour

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Football Association is fined 5,000 euros by Uefa for England fans' attempted pitch invasion in the Euro 2012 win over Sweden.
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De Rossi excited by Gerrard clash

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is looking forward to facing "idol" Steven Gerrard in Sunday's quarter-final with England.
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Suu Kyi recalls her Oxford days

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says memories of being a student at Oxford helped her while she was under house arrest, as she is awarded an honorary doctorate.
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Assange faces arrest, say police

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is seeking asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail, police say.
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Ministers to boycott England game

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Italy Italy, Ukraine Ukraine

UK ministers will not attend England's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy because of continuing concerns about selective justice in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Vigilantes threaten to 'kneecap criminals'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:23

A group of armed vigilantes in Northern Ireland is persuading parents to hand over their children to be shot as a punishment, if they have been involved in drug-dealing or anti-social behaviour.
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Blatter eyes goal-line technology

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fifa president Sepp Blatter renews his call for the introduction of goal-line technology after Ukraine's disputed 'goal' against England.
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