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Migration 'could be underestimated'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 23:33

Campaigners for lower levels of immigration warn officials could be underestimating the scale of net migration in the UK.
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Body confirmed as missing Hollie

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 20:37
related places: Glasgow

Police investigating the disappearance of a Glasgow teenager say a body recovered from the sea in south Wales is that of missing Hollie McClymont.
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Staff to get Royal Mail sale shares

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 19:00

Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds' worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year.
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England fight back on dramatic day

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 18:08

Australia reach 75-4 after bowling out England for 215 on the first day of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge.
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Froome extends lead in time trial

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:13
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome extends his Tour de France lead with a stunning performance in Stage 11's individual time trial.
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Wheatley 'overwhelmed' with reaction

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 16:53

Director Ben Wheatley says he is "overwhelmed" with the reaction to his latest film, A Field in England, the first UK film to be released simultaneously on all formats.
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Somali fears over Barclays shutdown

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Barclays bank is closing about 100 UK accounts of businesses that transfer cash to Somalia and elsewhere, over fears that they enable money laundering.
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Despicable Me 2 holds UK box office

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 10:35

Animated film Despicable Me 2 holds on to the top of the UK box office for a second week running.
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Healthcare assistants training urged

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:45

Healthcare assistants in hospitals, residential homes and the community in England have no minimum standard of training before they are allowed to work unsupervised, an independent report finds.
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UK bank outlook upgraded by Moody's

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:40

Credit ratings agency Moody's upgrades its outlook for the UK banking industry to stable from negative.
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Sir Elton John: 'Lucky to be alive'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 8:32
related places: Hyde Park, London

Sir Elton John says he is "lucky to be alive" after being diagnosed with appendicitis - he has had to postpone a series of summer festival dates while he receives treatment.
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Royal prank call DJ sues employer

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse sues her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say.
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NYSE Euronext to control Libor rate

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 17:06

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is set to take control of a key scandal-hit bank interest rate, a UK government-backed committee announces.
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Ryder set for Irish Beckett festival

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actress Winona Ryder is to take part in a festival celebrating the life and works of writer Samuel Beckett in Northern Ireland.
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Deported man was 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:53
related countries: Angola Angola

A man being deported to Angola was unlawfully killed on a British Airways flight when security guards restrained him, an inquest jury finds.
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IMF raises its UK growth forecast

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:03

The International Monetary Fund lifts its UK economic growth forecast to 0.9% for this year, but cuts its prediction for global growth.
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Clarke happy about Compton exclusion

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 13:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Compton

Australia captain Michael Clarke says he is "happy" Nick Compton was left out of the England squad for the first Ashes Test.
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Computer flight glitch hits south UK

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 13:17

Operations are "returning to normal" after flights in southern England were affected by air traffic control computer problems.
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Death threat Facebook troll jailed

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US in posts he made on Facebook is jailed.
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Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:41
related places: London

An exhibition examining Rembrandt's later works is to go on show at the National Gallery in London.
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May to announce EU opt-out decision

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:05

Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce which EU-wide crime and police powers the UK wants to stick with, and those it wants to withdraw from.
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Murder trial to be broadcast on TV

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 8:18

A British murder trial is to be broadcast on television, providing a rare insight into proceedings in Scottish courts.
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Australia replace Deans with McKenzie

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 5:53
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Robbie Deans steps down from his role as Australia coach and is replaced by Ewen McKenzie from Queensland Reds.
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Flintoff warns of England pressure

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 5:37

Andrew Flintoff says England's ability to cope with being favourites will be key to successfully defending the Ashes.
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Chinese firm to buy Lloyd's building

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 5:23
related countries: China China
related places: London

China's Ping An Insurance Group agrees to buy the Lloyd's building in London for £260m ($388m).
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UK pledges refugee aid for Lebanon

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 1:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The government is to announce £10m in aid to Lebanon to help it cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.
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Australia can win Ashes - McGrath

Monday, July 8th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Former pace bowler Glenn McGrath says Australia can overcome their underdog status to beat England and regain the Ashes.
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UK seeks allies for EU reforms

Monday, July 8th 2013, 19:19

The UK's Europe minister David Lidington sees much scope for EU reforms without embarking on difficult treaty change.
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Two extremist groups face UK ban

Monday, July 8th 2013, 17:08

Support for two extremist groups - Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram - is to be made a criminal offence in the UK.
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VIDEO: Tony Blair on Egypt's leadership crisis

Monday, July 8th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said it is hard not to feel conflicted about the Egyptian military's intervention in the country's leadership crisis.
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'Extensive' abuse at care homes

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:56

A report written 17 years ago identifying "extensive" abuse at children's homes in north Wales in the 1970s through to the 1990s is finally published after a BBC FoI request.
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Curriculum 'to match world's best'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 12:10

Five year olds will be tackling fractions and computer algorithms, as a more stretching national curriculum is announced for schools in England.
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Dreamliner in first long-haul flight

Monday, July 8th 2013, 11:45
related places: Glasgow

The first UK Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight has taken off from Glasgow airport to Cancun.
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Olympic cyber attack fears detailed

Monday, July 8th 2013, 4:46

Fears that the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics might be subject to a cyber-attack have been detailed by officials for the first time.
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Christmas Island's nuclear legacy

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 23:56
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

In search of Britain's nuclear legacy in the remote Pacific
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Abu Qatada deported from Britain

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 20:21
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada is held in a high security jail near the Jordanian capital Amman, after being deported from the UK.
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Church apologises for child abuse

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 19:48
related places: Synod

The Church of England's ruling Synod formally apologises for past child abuse by Anglican priests and its own "serious failure" to prevent it.
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Wimbledon win the pinnacle - Murray

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 18:57
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray says winning Wimbledon to end Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion is the "pinnacle of tennis".
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Queen & David Cameron praise Murray

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 18:54
related places: Wimbledon

Politicians, sports stars and celebrities salute Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph as he ends Britain's 77-year wait for the title.
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Murray wins historic Wimbledon title

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 16:25
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray wins his first Wimbledon title and ends Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champion with victory over Novak Djokovic.
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Murray prepares for second Wimbledon final

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 7:51
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray will have to beat Novak Djokovic on Sunday to end Britain's 77-year-wait for a Wimbledon men's champion.
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Gatland open to keeping Lions job

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 6:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand

Warren Gatland would consider carrying on as British and Irish Lions coach for the next series in New Zealand in 2017.
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UK 'terror suspect' held in Tanzania

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

A British man suspected of terror offences is arrested in Tanzania for holding two passports, Tanzanian police say.
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Australia v Lions: Third Test in pictures

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 14:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: How

How the British and Irish Lions pulled off rare series win
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Australia 16-41 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 12:34
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland
related places: Sydney

The British and Irish Lions secure a first series win in 16 years with a dominant victory over Australia in Sydney.
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Murray delight at reaching final

Friday, July 5th 2013, 22:36
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray says he feels happier than a year ago after reaching his second Wimbledon final.
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MPs urge 'overdue' EU referendum

Friday, July 5th 2013, 16:01

A bill to guarantee a referendum on Britain's EU membership in 2017 clears its first Commons hurdle as 304 mainly Tory MPs back it.
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Rooney not for sale, insists Moyes

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:36

Manchester United's new manager David Moyes says he has no intention of selling England striker Wayne Rooney.
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Pound weakens further on US data

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:23

The pound falls below $1.49 against the dollar, near a three-year low, as markets digest the prospect of UK interest rates staying low and the strengthening US economy.
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Christ statue at art attack show

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:09

A damaged statue of Christ hidden for hundreds of years is the centrepiece of a new Tate exhibition that explores physical attacks on art in Britain.
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Mark Carney makes fans in first week

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:06

As his first week as the Bank of England's governor ends, Mark Carney appears to have impressed the markets, the media, and even a group of female protestors.
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Fatal police shooting 'unjustified'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 12:09
related places: London

Police had no lawful justification for shooting dead 24-year-old Azelle Rodney in north London eight years ago, an inquiry finds.
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UK police pursue new Madeleine leads

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 17:09

Scotland Yard says it has "new evidence and new witnesses" in the Madeleine McCann case as it opens a formal investigation into her disappearance.
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Pound falls as Bank warns over rates

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 13:20

The pound falls sharply and shares rally after the Bank of England warns that markets are wrong in expecting interest rates to rise soon.
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Move to fix EU carbon market praised

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:33

The UK and green groups welcome a move to rescue the EU's carbon trading scheme, but urge deeper reforms.
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No extra pressure, says Lions' Davies

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions centre Jonathan Davies insists he feels no extra pressure being chosen ahead of Brian O'Driscoll.
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Ecuador consults UK on embassy bug

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 10:46
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Ecuador asks the UK to help investigate alleged spying at its embassy in London where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is living.
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England fall to 15th in rankings

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 10:42

England slip to 15th in the latest Fifa rankings, their lowest position since they failed to qualify for Euro 2008.
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BA's first A380 arrives at Heathrow

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 10:32
related places: Heathrow

BA becomes the first UK airline to take delivery of an Airbus A380 superjumbo, the world's largest passenger aircraft.
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Patiala maharaja dinner set for sale

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 10:22
related places: London

An exquisite 1,400-piece dinner set made for the former Maharaja of Patiala is expected to fetch up to £1.5m ($2.3m) at auction in London.
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More flood defence spending urged

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 3:09

Flood defence spending is still not high enough, MPs say, as they call for investment in the UK to be increased year on year by £20m over the next 25 years.
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Gatland defends dropping O'Driscoll

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he used his "head not his heart" in deciding to drop Brian O'Driscoll.
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Herbal stimulant khat to be banned

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 15:08

The UK is to ban the herbal stimulant khat, going against the advice of its own drugs advisory body.
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Olympic champion Hunter retires

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 13:05

Olympic gold medallist Mark Hunter, who also won silver at London 2012, announces his retirement from rowing.
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Nicole Farhi enters administration

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 13:04

The upmarket British fashion company Nicole Farhi has gone into administration.
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Foreigners to face more NHS charges

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 9:56

Non-EU nationals who come to England for more than six months could be charged at least £200 a year to access the NHS.
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Scudamore dismisses England critics

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 8:48

Chief executive Richard Scudamore says it is "nonsense" to blame the Premier League for England's age-group failures.
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UK-funded mosquito nets 'under-used'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 0:39

Too few anti-malarial bed nets funded by the UK are being used around the world and attitudes to them must change, ministers are warned.
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Cook and Trott in pre-Ashes boost

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 21:43

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott hit form in England's pre-Ashes warm-up against Essex, but match loses its first-class status.
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Pirelli blames F1 teams over tyres

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 20:29

Pirelli blames the way the Formula 1 teams run their cars for the series of tyre failures during the British Grand Prix.
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Two held in 'Canada Day bomb plot'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 19:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Two people are arrested in British Columbia accused of plotting to plant a bomb outside the provincial legislature on Canada Day, police say.
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Murray set for 'dangerous' Verdasco

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:52
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray will take on Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday.
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Ulster Bank cuts hundreds of jobs

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:52

The Ulster Bank, which is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has announced it is to shed hundreds of jobs with the closure of 39 rural branches across Ireland.
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'Major' problems for NHS 111 service

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:21

The future of the new NHS non-emergency telephone service in a quarter of England is thrown into doubt after a major provider admits it is facing severe problems.
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Get stop and search right, says May

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:14

It is time to get police stop and search right, says Home Secretary Theresa May, launching a consultation on the powers in England and Wales.
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Firms' confidence 'at six-year high'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:41

Business confidence in the UK is at its highest level since 2007 and the economy is slowly strengthening, a survey from a leading business group suggests.
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Horwill cleared for final Lions Test

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australia captain James Horwill is free to play in Saturday's series-deciding final Test against the British and Irish Lions.
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Jordan publishes 'Abu Qatada treaty'

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The treaty between the UK and Jordan which paves the way for radical cleric Abu Qatada to be deported is officially published in Jordan.
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Lions trio could return for decider

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:47
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions could be boosted by the return of three players from injury for the Australia series decider.
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Organ donor system change vote due

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 6:42

Wales could become the only country in the United Kingdom with an opt-out system of organ donation if assembly members vote to change the law later.
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VIDEO: Malala's friend Shazia moves to UK

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 5:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani schoolgirl Shazia Ramzan, who was with Malala Yousafzai when she was shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' rights to education, has come to the UK to go to school.
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O'Driscoll wants Lions to dig deep

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:12
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions need the "80 minutes of their lives" in the final Test against Australia.
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Warner could make Australia comeback

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Controversial Australia batsman David Warner is in the mix for the Ashes opener against England, says Darren Lehmann.
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VIDEO: British woman at all-American war

Monday, July 1st 2013, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Behind the scenes 150 years after the US Civil War battle
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X-ray shows no fracture for Swann

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:16

England bowler Graeme Swann is fit to continue after an X-ray shows no fracture to his arm after he was struck at Essex.
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Tyre failures dangerous - Hamilton

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:21

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says Pirelli must act now after a series of "dangerous" tyre failures in the British Grand Prix.
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Emeli Sande wins BET music award

Monday, July 1st 2013, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

The Scottish singer takes home best international act UK award at the American ceremony.
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Cloaking pioneer nets physics prize

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 22:54

The theoretical physicist behind the "invisibility cloaking" idea wins the highest honour bestowed by the UK's Institute of Physics.
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Carney takes over as new Bank chief

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 22:33

Mark Carney officially takes over as head of the UK's central bank, replacing Sir Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England.
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Lions best yet to come - Farrell

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Defence coach Andy Farrell says the Lions will rise to the occasion for the final Test decider against Australia.
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Icona Pop claim debut chart topper

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish duo Icona Pop claim their debut UK number one single from Robin Thick and Pharrell Williams.
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Rosberg wins dramatic British GP

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 17:23

Nico Rosberg holds off Mark Webber to win a dramatic British Grand Prix overshadowed by a series of tyre failures.
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British artist sues director Cameron

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 10:58
related places: Cameron

Hollywood director James Cameron is being sued by British artist Roger Dean for $50m (£43m) over claims he copied ideas for the hit film Avatar.
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VIDEO: Global Gay Pride: View from parades

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 3:45
related countries: France France, Singapore Singapore
related places: London, Paris

Gay Pride parades and celebrations have been held in several cities all over the world, including London, Singapore and Paris.
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Taliban 'should join peace process'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban should engage in the political process if they want a role in Afghanistan's future, British Prime Minister David Cameron says during a trip to the country.
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Red Bull hard to beat - Hamilton

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says "dominant" Red Bull will make victory difficult in Sunday's British Grand Prix, despite qualifying on pole.
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Cameron pledges Afghanistan memorial

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 14:58

A memorial to service personnel killed in Afghanistan will be built in the UK, David Cameron says on a visit to Camp Bastion for Armed Forces Day.
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British climber dies in Austria

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 14:16
related countries: Austria Austria

A British climber dies after falling 200m (656ft) when he loses his balance while walking in the Austrian Alps, local police say.
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Hamilton takes pole at Silverstone

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 13:37
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton sets a scintillating pace to take pole position for the British GP ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
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Australia 16-15 British and Irish Lions

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 12:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Melbourne

The Lions are unable to wrap up their first series victory in 16 years as Australia snatch a late 16-15 win.
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