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Briton wins Nobel economics prize

Monday, October 12th 2015, 16:24

British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.
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Police stop guarding Assange embassy

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:45
related places: London

Police stop guarding the Ecuadorean embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sought refuge since 2012.
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Pakistan series 'hardest by a mile'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Australia Australia, South Africa South Africa

Facing Pakistan in the UAE will be harder for England than taking on Australia or South Africa, says Michael Vaughan.
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IS fatwa 'inspired UK beheading plot'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:27

Three men accused of plotting a beheading as part of a UK terror attack were inspired by a fatwa issued by the Islamic State group, a court hears.
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Compost and soil fill Tate's Turbine

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:09
related places: London

More than 23 tonnes of soil and compost fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in the latest installation to occupy the famous space in London.
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Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax

Monday, October 12th 2015, 11:36

Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
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VIDEO: London church offering HIV tests

Monday, October 12th 2015, 9:53
related places: London

John McManus reports on a London church offering HIV tests to the black African community.
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Russia summons UK defence attache

Monday, October 12th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia summoned a UK diplomat to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East.
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Migrant response too narrow - ex-judges

Monday, October 12th 2015, 8:00

Top former judges and lawyers criticise the UK government's response to the migrant crisis as "too slow and narrow", in a letter signed by 300 people.
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Hodgson dismisses 'easy cap' claims

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 21:32

England manager Roy Hodgson dismisses the claims that it has never been easier to win an international call-up.
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Farage: I back both EU 'Out' campaigns

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:59

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is backing both groups campaigning for the UK to vote to leave the EU.
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Bale: Wales success may top Real win

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Gareth Bale says qualifying for Euro 2016 with Wales might be better than winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.
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Michael Winner's widow attacked in raid

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:57
related places: London

The widow of film director and Sunday Times columnist Michael Winner is beaten with an iron bar during a raid at her home in London.
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Grangemouth firm buys North Sea fields

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 11:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Twelve North Sea gas fields are sold by the Russian oligarch who bought them earlier last year but was forced by the UK Government to sell them.
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Celebrations as Wales team due home

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 8:36
related places: Cardiff

A triumphant Wales football team will fly into Cardiff to join the celebrations after reaching their first major football tournament since 1958.
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'Witchcraft' abuse cases on the rise

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 7:42
related places: London

Child abuse linked to exorcism and accusations of witchcraft is on the rise, particularly in London, figures obtained by the BBC suggest
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VIDEO: Can energy be stored in air-filled caves?

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 6:30

A sustainable energy project in Northern Ireland is proving controversial, as Andy Martin reports.
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Coleman hails 'dream' qualification

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 21:32

Wales manager Chris Coleman says reaching the finals of Euro 2016 "means everything" to him and the players.
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Scotland get it right when it counts

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 18:50
related countries: Samoa Samoa

At a critical time, Greig Laidlaw and his Scotland team-mates got it exactly right against Samoa, writes Tom English.
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Australia 15-6 Wales

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 17:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia top World Cup Pool A with a 15-6 victory over Wales, who now face South Africa in the quarter-finals.
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Fitzpatrick retains share of lead

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 17:13
related places: Woburn

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick shares the British Masters lead with Kiradech Aphibarnrat after three rounds at Woburn.
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Cotter hails 'outstanding' Laidlaw

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 16:56

Head coach Vern Cotter lauds his "outstanding" captain Greig Laidlaw after Scotland reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Samoa 33-36 Scotland

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Ford

Scotland will play Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after a pulsating triumph over Samoa at St James' Park.
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Konta back to winning ways in Linz

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:09
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Linz

British number one Johanna Konta beats Anna Tatishvili of the USA in the first round of qualifying in Linz, Austria.
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Ex-M&S boss to lead pro-EU campaign

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 8:42

Lord Stuart Rose, ex-chief executive of M&S, says leaving the EU would be a "leap into the unknown", as he becomes leader of the In Campaign.
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Bieber back on top in singles chart

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:49

Justin Bieber becomes only the fourth music artist in UK history to have the same single to hit number one on three separate occasions.
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Ebola nurse 'in serious condition'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:18
related places: London

A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.
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RFU denies approach for Mallett

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Rugby Football Union denies former South Africa coach Nick Mallett's claims it sounded him out for the England job.
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Standard Chartered 'to cut 1,000 jobs'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:03
related places: London

Standard Chartered bank, the London-based lender that makes most of its profit in Asia, could cut up to 1,000 senior jobs, according to a memo sent to staff.
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NHS deficits hit 'massive' £930m

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:50

NHS trusts in England have racked up a £930m deficit in the first three months of the financial year - that is more than the entire overspend last year.
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'Unifying' EU exit group launched

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:49

A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is launched, the second such group ahead of the EU referendum.
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Construction output drops in August

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:32

UK construction output fell sharply in August but the UK's trade deficit narrowed, official figures show.
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Central banks 'need to be courageous'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Central

Central banks in the UK and the US "need to be courageous" and raise rates, says former Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance.
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Moeen and Hales fail for England

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Hales

Moeen Ali and Alex Hales both falter in the top order of England's final warm-up match before the first Test against Pakistan.
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'Euro success shows NI's potential'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 6:50

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says qualifying for Euro 2016 shows his team's potential to achieve even more.
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EastEnders casts transgender actor

Friday, October 9th 2015, 4:28

For the first time in UK soap history EastEnders is casting transgender actor, Riley Carter Millington, to play a transgender role.
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Cases dropped over ill-health or age

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:14
related places: More

More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoided prosecution in England and Wales last year because of their ill-health or age, figures show.
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Strachan's focus on team, not future

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:53

Gordon Strachan insists it would be "wrong" to discuss his own future after his Scotland side's Euro 2016 hopes ended.
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Hodgson favours Kane as striker

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:16
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Wembley

England boss Roy Hodgson says he prefers Harry Kane to Theo Walcott as the team's lead striker.
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Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Northern Ireland qualify for their first major championships since 1986 by beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park.
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Virgin tops rail complaints list

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:25

Virgin Trains West Coast is named as the rail operator with the highest rate of complaints in Britain for the 11th quarter in a row.
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Australia's Folau fit to face Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Israel Folau passes a fitness test to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider but Rob Horne is out.
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Bank votes 8-1 to hold UK rates

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:00

The Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold UK interest rates at the record low of 0.5%.
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UK to send troops to Baltic region

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:14

About 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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North starts at centre for Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 10:03
related countries: Australia Australia

George North is at centre for Wales as Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Paul James, Luke Charteris and Gareth Anscombe start against Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
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Trump in Supreme Court over wind farm

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 9:56

Donald Trump's challenge to a planned offshore wind farm goes to the UK's Supreme Court.
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Keira Knightley misses Broadway show

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 8:48
related places: Broadway

British actress Keira Knightley is forced to cancel a performance of her Broadway show Therese Raquin due to a "minor injury".
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Great British Bake Off winner crowned

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 8:41

A record 13.4 million people tuned in to find out who would lift The Great British Bake Off trophy, during a tasty finale.
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Fight to preserve Hong Kong's colonial post boxes

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Saving Hong Kong's colonial-era postboxes
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Lidl reverses NI living wage decision

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 7:04

The supermarket chain Lidl will now include Northern Ireland staff in the pay rise it has awarded to workers in the rest of the UK.
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Protesters target Suffragette premiere

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 17:33
related places: London

Protesters at the London premiere of the Suffragette film are angry at "cuts to domestic violence services".
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Former NZ cricketer in perjury trial

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 17:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: London

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns stands trial in London accused of perjury during a 2012 Twitter libel case.
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Cameron vows 'assault on poverty'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:50

David Cameron will make boosting social mobility a top priority, he tells Conservative delegates - and accuses Jeremy Corbyn of having a "Britain-hating ideology".
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Fix Libor for a curry, court told

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 15:06
related places: London

A convicted currency trader offered six London brokers take-away curries in exchange for helping him fix multi-million pound yen currency trades, a court has heard.
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Cipriani and Catt argument confirmed

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:31

England coach Mike Catt and fly-half Danny Cipriani had a training-ground incident before the World Cup.
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Avoid lengthy England inquest - Ford

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:27
related places: Ford

The inquest into England's World Cup failure does not need to drag on months, former assistant national coach Mike Ford says.
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Pound boosted by industry revival

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:59

Official figures showing a pick-up in UK manufacturing boost the pound to its highest level in two weeks against the dollar.
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Police criticise Panorama broadcast

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:31

The BBC's decision to broadcast a Panorama programme on child sexual abuse could affect inquiries, police say.
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Indian police sent 'wrong body' to UK

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:39
related countries: India India

The daughter of a British businessman believed murdered in India says the body sent to the UK is not her father's.
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Women in focus at London Film Festival

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 2:39

Final preparations are under way for the gala opening of the London Film Festival which has been declared "the year of the strong woman".
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UK ending aid to India: Where does the money go?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:13
related countries: India India

Is Britain right to stop giving aid to India?
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VIDEO: Blair: Curtail Russian clout in Syria

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
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Goodyear to definitely shut factory

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 19:20
related places: Wolverhampton

Tyre company Goodyear will definitely close its only UK manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton.
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Injured Stones to miss England games

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Lithuania Lithuania

John Stones will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania with a knee injury.
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Burgess left out of England squad

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Sam Burgess is left out of England's 23 for their final World Cup match against Uruguay, while Henry Slade starts in midfield.
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May pledges asylum rules reform

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 15:02

Home Secretary Theresa May unveils a reform of the UK's asylum rules in an uncompromising speech to the Conservative conference.
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Shakespeare cycle to run at Barbican

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:50
related places: London

David Tennant is to reprise his award-winning Shakespearean role as Richard II as part of a Cycle of Kings season at London's Barbican theatre in 2016.
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EU lawyer backs UK on migrant benefits

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:21

A top EU legal adviser backs the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right to reside test for EU migrants.
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UK prisoners 'could challenge vote ban'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:09
related countries: France France

UK prisoners could challenge the blanket ban on them voting in European elections after a European Court of Justice ruling on a case in France.
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Settled squad for Scotland's women

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Macedonia Macedonia

Defender Chloe Arthur is the only change in Scotland's squad for the Euro 2017 qualifiers against Belarus and Macedonia.
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VIDEO: Emily Blunt: Hollywood can be pretty brutal

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 8:48

It has been almost 10 years since Emily Blunt's breakout role as the sharp-tongued assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. But the British actress's latest role could not be more different.
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Parents of truants to have benefits cut

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:56

Parents in England who refuse to pay fines after their children play truant will have their child benefit docked, David Cameron warns.
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Farrell defiant on England selection

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:30

England backs coach Andy Farrell denies wielding undue influence over the team's tactics and line-ups at the World Cup.
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UK end-of-life care 'best in world'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 4:02

End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
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Councils 'to keep all business rates'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 21:28

Chancellor George Osborne says local councils across England will be able to keep all proceeds from business rates.
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Mixed first day for England hopefuls

Monday, October 5th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Jonny Bairstow hits an unbeaten 66 but Moeen Ali fails in the opening spot for England on day one against Pakistan A.
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GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden tells the BBC in his first British TV interview.
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Court case questions Uber's future

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:13
related places: London

The future of app-based taxi service Uber in London is being decided in a High Court case.
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UK driver among Malta crash injured

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Malta Malta

A British businessman was among more than 20 people hurt when his Porsche sports car ploughed into spectators at a Maltese car show.
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UK services growth slows further

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:02

Growth in the UK service sector slows further in September to its lowest rate in nearly two and a half years, a survey indicates.
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Hooper cited for alleged foul play

Monday, October 5th 2015, 10:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia flanker Michael Hooper is cited for an alleged act of foul play during Saturday's 33-13 victory over England.
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Businesses consider UK's EU question

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A topic of debate at this week's Conservative Party conference will be the UK's relationship with Brussels ahead of a referendum due in 2017.
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Shoppers in England face 5p bag charge

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 23:01

Many shoppers in England will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags from Monday, as the new charge becomes law for supermarkets and large shops.
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Gatland free from 'group of hell'

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 20:06

Warren Gatland always believed Wales would make the World Cup quarter-finals, but says having a pool "of hell was ridiculous".
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Brian Friel's funeral takes place

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 18:34

The funeral of the Northern Ireland-born playwright Brian Friel takes place in County Donegal.
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Jets beat Dolphins at packed Wembley

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:10
related places: London, Wembley

New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 27-14 in front of a full house at Wembley in the first of three NFL matches in London in 2015.
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No 'hasty reaction' to England exit

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 10:30

England's World Cup elimination will be dealt with "in the fullness of time", says RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie.
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England let country down - Robshaw

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 22:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Chris Robshaw says England "let the nation down" as a 33-13 loss to Australia sees the World Cup hosts go out at the pool stage.
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South Africa 34-16 Scotland

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 17:43

South Africa take over from Scotland at the top of Pool B following a powerful display at St James' Park.
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Government calls for Blatter to quit

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:08

The UK government adds its voice to demands from sponsors for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect.
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Taylor 'ready for England Test spot'

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 14:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's James Taylor says he is better equipped to return to Test cricket against Pakistan after a three-year absence.
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PM condemns Russia's Syria strikes

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 12:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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UK policy in Syria 'wishful thinking'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 21:17
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK's policy in Syria has been hampered by "wishful thinking", the UK's former senior military adviser in the Middle East tells BBC Newsnight.
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New York Jets ship toilet rolls to UK

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:45
related places: London, Wembley

The New York Jets ship 350 toilet rolls to London ahead of their Wembley clash with the Miami Dolphins because an intern said British toilet paper was "very thin" and the plumbing was inferior.
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Boy sentenced to life over Anzac plot

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:38
related countries: Australia Australia

A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia is sentenced to life, and must serve at least five years in custody.
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SSI steel firm goes into liquidation

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:10
related places: Redcar

SSI UK, owners of the mothballed Redcar steelworks where 1,700 jobs are at stake, goes into liquidation
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Sam Smith's Bond hits number one

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:52
related places: Wall

Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith becomes the first James Bond theme to reach number one in the UK, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
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Games athlete 'fears homelessness'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean athlete refused the right to stay in the UK tells the BBC he fears he will end up homeless if he returns to the African country.
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Scotland not second string - Visser

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 13:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Winger Tim Visser is only thinking about beating South Africa and rejects the notion that Scotland are a weakened side.
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'England need Australia masterplan'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia

England need to be streetwise to counter Australia and keep their World Cup hopes alive, says ex-England star Jeremy Guscott.
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