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Rose claims fourth USPGA Tour win

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 23:00

England's Justin Rose claims his fourth USPGA Tour victory as he wins the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, in Florida.
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Clegg defiant despite NHS defeat

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 17:51
related places: Gateshead

Nick Clegg says he remains committed to seeing through changes to the NHS despite being defeated by Lib Dem party members over the issue.
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Erotic British novel tops US list

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

Erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, by previously unknown British author EL James, tops the New York Times best-seller list.
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Labour attacks cuts in 999 police

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 15:17

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says the government is "irresponsible", after Labour obtains figures suggesting cuts in the number of police dealing with 999 emergencies in England and Wales.
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Catholic gay marriage anger grows

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 14:05

Roman Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to stop same-sex marriages in a letter from senior archbishops being read in 2,500 parish churches.
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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 13:20
related places: London

Damien Hirst's public gallery in south London, which is being developed to display his personal art collection, will open in 2014, the artist says.
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Chisora regrets brawl with Haye

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 11:25

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora describes his brawl with David Haye in Munich last month as "inexcusable".
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Lancaster should be coach - Moody

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 9:44

Former England captain Lewis Moody 'prays' that interim coach Stuart Lancaster will be appointed on a permanent basis.
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Brother on actress murder charge

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 19:53
related places: London

The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, whose body was found in an east London canal, is charged with her murder.
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Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 19:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland run in four tries in Dublin as they condemn Scotland to a fourth straight Six Nations defeat.
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Lib Dems reject crunch NHS vote

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 18:03

Liberal Democrats decide against holding a debate at their spring conference calling for changes to the NHS in England to be dropped.
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GB's Aldama wins triple jump gold

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 16:39

Britain's Yamile Aldama wins triple jump gold at the age of 39 at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
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Man admits hacking abortion site

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 16:26

A 27-year-old man from the West Midlands who admitted to hacking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider is remanded in custody.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry's sporting day in Rio

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 12:26

Prince Harry has run a mile in six minutes to raise money for the charity Sport Relief, showed off his rugby skills and played beach volleyball on the second day of his visit to Brazil.
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Harry praises UK and Brazil bonds

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Prince Harry says Britain and Brazil are "forging bonds that will stand the test of time" in a speech at the start of a three-day visit to the country.
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Protest at Strauss-Kahn UK speech

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 0:46
related places: Cambridge

Two protesters are arrested in Cambridge as former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gives a speech to university students.
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UK and Italy seek to defuse row

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:58
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

Italy and Britain's foreign ministers move to defuse the diplomatic row that erupted over a failed hostage rescue in Nigeria.
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Adlington powers to 800m victory

Friday, March 9th 2012, 19:09
related places: London

Rebecca Adlington qualifies for the Olympic 800m freestyle by winning the British trial, with Ellie Faulkner also qualifying.
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Italy demands UK hostage answers

Friday, March 9th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

Italy's foreign minister asks Britain to provide "utmost clarity" within "hours" about the failed attempt to rescue a Briton and Italian in Nigeria, as a row over the handling of the operation deepens.
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Man jailed for attack during riot

Friday, March 9th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

An 18-year-old man who broke the jaw of a Malaysian student during the London riots is jailed for seven years.
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Wales relish Grand Slam pressure

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Warren Gatland admits he would "hate to see the reaction in Wales" if his Grand Slam chasers lose to Italy in the Six Nations.
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Levy eager for Redknapp to stay

Friday, March 9th 2012, 15:56
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants manager Harry Redknapp to stay, despite his being linked with the England vacancy.
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'Lives wasted' by adoption delay

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:25

Prime Minister David Cameron is due to confirm plans to tackle "barriers" to mixed-race adoption, as part of moves to speed up adoptions in England.
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Jake White will not coach England

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:44

South Africa's World Cup-winning boss Jake White rules himself out of the running to be England's next head coach.
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Jay-Z to headline Hackney weekend

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hackney, London

The US rapper is announced to play Radio 1's Hackney Weekend ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in London.
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Earliest Dickens film discovered

Friday, March 9th 2012, 1:20

The oldest surviving film featuring a Charles Dickens character has been discovered at the British Film Institute.
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MPs' concern over Olympic budget

Friday, March 9th 2012, 0:01

MPs raise concerns the London Olympics may go over budget and say it is "staggering" initial estimates about security costs were so wrong.
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Two die during Nigeria rescue bid

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

A British engineer and his Italian colleague, who were abducted in Nigeria last year, have died in a failed rescue attempt, David Cameron says.
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Families remember 'hero' soldiers

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The families of some of the six British soldiers killed by a Taliban bomb in southern Afghanistan pay tribute to their bravery and humour.
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Whyte 'not fit and proper person'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 17:05

The Scottish FA says its inquiry has found Rangers owner Craig Whyte not to be a "fit and proper person" to hold such a position.
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Crowds mark start of Queen's tour

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:43
related places: Leicester

Cheering crowds waving union jacks greet the Queen in Leicester, as she begins her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.
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Six dead UK soldiers named by MoD

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan by a Taliban bomb on Tuesday are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Smart cards for trains extended

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 14:25
related places: London

Rail smart cards, like those already used in London, are to be rolled out across the country under plans announced by the transport secretary.
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Allied Irish to shed 2,500 jobs

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Allied Irish Banks, the parent company of First Trust in Northern Ireland, confirms that it is cutting its workforce across the UK and Ireland by 2,500.
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Where has all the tarragon gone?

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 10:27

What's behind the British tarragon shortage?
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Jenkins hopes to break Wales duck

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Gethin Jenkins seeks to lead Wales to victory at the fourth time of asking when they face Italy on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Paul Conroy: Action needed now on Syria

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 3:15
related countries: Syria Syria

British photographer Paul Conroy who was smuggled out of Homs by Syrian rebels says it's critical to keep the pressure on the regime to stop the violence.
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Cable in fresh criticism of banks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 22:41

Business Secretary Vince Cable launches a fresh attack on the UK's banks, accusing them of "imperilling" the UK's economic recovery.
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'Taliban bomb' killed UK soldiers

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 18:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Initial assessments of an explosion which killed six British soldiers in southern Afghanistan suggest it was a "very large Taliban bomb".
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Canal torso could be soap actress

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 17:45
related places: London

A man is arrested after a female torso, feared to be that of a missing former EastEnders actress, was found in a canal in London.
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Sundance London line-up announced

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:48
related places: New York

Julie Delpy's latest movie 2 Days in New York and the award-winning drugs documentary The House I Live In will be shown at the inaugural Sundance London film festival.
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Guercino work to remain in the UK

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:10

A painting by 17th Century Baroque artist Giovanni Barbieri, best known as Guercino, is to remain in the UK.
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Man arrested over teen's stabbing

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:38
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed in south London.
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Best injury concern for Ireland

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Prospective captain Rory Best is reported to be Ireland's latest injury worry for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
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New focus for British aid to India

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:13
related countries: India India

New focus for British assistance to India
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Cable calls for RBS to be split

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 19:44

Vince Cable says he would like to see Royal Bank of Scotland turned into a new bank for British businesses, a leaked letter shows.
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VIDEO: Assad regime 'blood on its hands'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain's Ambassador to Syria, Simon Collis, has told the BBC that the Assad regime has so much 'blood on its hands' that the Syrian people know it is doomed.
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VIDEO: Brazil 'overtakes UK's economy'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 18:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil has become the sixth-biggest economy in the world, the country's finance minister has said.
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Brazil 'overtakes UK's economy'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 17:49

Brazil has become the sixth-biggest economy in the world, overtaking the UK, the country's finance minister says.
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Disney composer Sherman mourned

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:35
related places: London

Robert B Sherman, who penned songs for Disney classics including Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh with his brother Richard M, dies in London aged 86.
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Nissan to build new model in UK

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 14:33
related places: Sunderland

Carmaker Nissan is to build a new model at its Sunderland factory, with investment of £125m, which it says will create 2,000 jobs.
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Priests held in sex abuse inquiry

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 14:09
related places: Eastbourne

Two retired Church of England priests are arrested in the Eastbourne area on suspicion of sexually abusing children and young men.
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UK ISPs lose file-sharing appeal

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 11:37

BT and Talk Talk have lost an appeal against government plans to curb the spread of illegal file-sharing.
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Marigold Hotel tops UK box office

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:31

Comedy drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel knocks The Woman in Black off the top of the UK box office chart.
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Power fault brings Eurostar chaos

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:25
related places: London

Eurostar services between London and Paris suffer serious delays due to an overhead cable fault, with many passengers stranded on trains.
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VIDEO: Brazil economy could overtake UK

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Growth figures out today could show Brazil's economy overtaking the UK to become the world's sixth largest.
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UK property prices 'fall by 0.5%'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 9:35
related places: Halifax

UK house prices fell by 0.5% in February compared with the previous month, according to the latest survey from the Halifax.
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Argentina plans Falklands museum

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 2:08
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina is to open a museum honouring its soldiers who died during the Falklands conflict with the UK in 1982, President Cristina Fernandez says.
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Surgeons: 'Don't use metal hips'

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:47

Expert surgeons in the UK say patients should no longer be given all-metal hip replacements, despite assurances from regulators following safety concerns.
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Men convicted in £115m Ponzi scam

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:16

Two men are convicted of taking part in the UK's biggest "Ponzi" fraud scheme in which investors lost £115m.
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Abu Qatada talks 'positive' - May

Monday, March 5th 2012, 15:03
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Talks with Jordan's government over the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada have been "positive", Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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'Right to ask' on domestic abuse

Monday, March 5th 2012, 13:05

People in trial areas will soon be able to find out from police if partners have a history of domestic violence, under a scheme dubbed Clare's Law.
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Rhythmic gymnasts win 2012 appeal

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:45

Great Britain's rhythmic gymnasts are set to compete at the London 2012 Olympics having won an appeal against their governing body.
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Policeman's Ball crosses Atlantic

Monday, March 5th 2012, 9:41
related places: Ball, New York

Russell Brand, Coldplay and a host of other acts take part in a Secret Policeman's Ball gala in New York - the first to take place outside the UK.
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Nations told to respect Team GB

Monday, March 5th 2012, 6:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the FAs of Scotland, Wales and Ireland should support the GB Olympic football team.
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UK journalists 'spying' in Libya

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 22:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Two British journalists detained in Libya nearly two weeks ago are suspected of spying, the militia that is holding them says.
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Fury over Libya war graves attack

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 20:52
related countries: Libya Libya

Attacks on the graves of British servicemen in the Libyan city of Benghazi are described as "horrific" by Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.
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Lawyer named in bomb trial dies

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 18:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A lawyer, who two men are accused of trying to murder, as well as Celtic manager Neil Lennon, dies in Pakistan.
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Picasso painting 'could leave UK'

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 17:06

A Picasso painting Child with a Dove - which has been on public display in Britain since the 1970s - is up for sale and could go abroad.
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Meteor witnessed across Britain

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 11:59

Police forces say they have received a number of calls reporting what is believed to have been a meteor streaking through the night sky.
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Cardinal criticises gay marriages

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 11:06

The government's plans for gay marriage are criticised as "grotesque" by the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Britain.
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MSP suspended over abuse claims

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 10:23

A member of the Scottish parliament is suspended by his party over allegations of domestic abuse published in a Sunday newspaper.
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Scots 'Yes' campaign set for May

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 6:02

The "yes" campaign for Scottish independence will begin soon after the May local elections, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Harry visits Mayan ruin in Belize

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Belize Belize

Prince Harry visits a ruined Mayan city in Belize on the second day of his jubilee visit to the former UK colony on behalf of the Queen.
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Critics fear private police role

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:53

Labour say plans which could see companies carry out roles normally done by police in England and Wales risk "crossing a line" in to core policing.
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Halifax 'to raise' mortgage rate

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:40
related places: Halifax

The UK's biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax, is raising its standard variable mortgage rate from 1 May, to 3.99% from 3.5%.
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PM defends 'urgent' NHS changes

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:24

Prime Minister David Cameron tells his party's spring conference the need for change in the NHS in England is "unavoidable and urgent".
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Homs another Rwanda, says Conroy

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 10:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The bombardment of Homs will be judged by history as a massacre comparable to Rwanda or Srebrenica, says a British photographer injured in the attacks.
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Private firms offered police role

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 1:54

Private security firms could investigate some crimes and patrol neighbourhoods under plans being drawn up for police forces in England and Wales.
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Rose leads but McIlroy shows form

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 23:56

England's Justin Rose and Tom Gillis share the lead in the Honda Classic in Florida with Rory McIlroy one shot behind.
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VIDEO: Conroy: Homs 'the next Srebrenica'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 19:47
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Syria Syria

The British photo journalist wounded in the Syrian city of Homs, Paul Conroy, has told Newsnight's Gavin Esler he fears the slaughter there may be comparable to past murderous events in Srebrenica or Rwanda.
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Student's riot robbers convicted

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 16:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

Two men are found guilty of robbing a Malaysian student as they pretended to help him during last summer's riots in London.
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EU leaders sign new fiscal treaty

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:50

All but two of the EU's 27 leaders sign a new treaty to enforce budget discipline within the bloc and rein in debts.
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No England boss until late season

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 15:12

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne tells BBC Sport a new England manager will not be announced until late in the season.
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Ryan Giggs damages claim rejected

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 13:54

A damages claim by Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs against the Sun newspaper is thrown out by a High Court judge.
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VIDEO: Why do people believe in witchcraft?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The murder of Kristy Bamu has raised concerns about the spread of a belief in Kindoki from DR Congo to migrant communities in the UK and elsewhere.
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Redknapp could tempt Scholes back

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:56
related places: Scholes, Tottenham

Gary Pallister says Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is the only manager who could tempt Paul Scholes to return for England.
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Orchestras lead out Music Nation

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:16

Some of the UK's leading orchestras and choirs are taking part in more than 100 performances across the UK to mark Music Nation weekend.
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The Wanted at number five in US

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 7:25
related countries: United States United States

The group are the highest charting UK boy band in the US charts ever beating Take That's record from 1995.
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Australia 'needs media watchdog'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 5:18
related countries: Australia Australia

A media inquiry in Australia, launched following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, recommends a new watchdog body to enforce journalistic standards.
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Arrest in buttocks-injection case

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 3:58

A Philadelphia woman, who allegedly gave illegal buttock-enhancement injections and may be linked to the 2011 death of a British woman, is arrested.
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Poor numeracy 'blighting economy'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 1:26

Poor numeracy is hitting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives, according to a new charity launched to champion better maths skills.
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Clegg and Miliband challenge SNP

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 1:04

The deputy prime minister and Labour leader are to launch an attack on independence in speeches to their Scottish party conferences.
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Humperdinck is UK Eurovision act

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 21:56

British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced.
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Argentina eyes Falklands flights

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 21:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez says she wants to renegotiate an agreement with the UK on flights to the Falkland Islands from South America.
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UK diplomats withdrawn from Syria

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague withdraws all diplomatic staff from the British Embassy in Syria and suspends all of its services.
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Witchcraft murder couple guilty

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 16:54
related places: London

A couple are found guilty of murdering a teenage boy at their London home after accusing him of using witchcraft.
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Thursday, March 1st 2012, 16:00

Football authorities in England and Scotland have a European court claim to copyright over match fixture lists rejected.
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VIDEO: Royals visit Fortnum & Mason

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 12:53
related places: Cambridge, London

The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited one of London's luxury department stores.
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Monkees lead Davy Jones tributes

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 12:09

Davy Jones' Monkees bandmates lead tributes to their "fellow-adventurer" after the British singer dies aged 66 in Florida.
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