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Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.
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VIDEO: The show that launched the YBAs

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:01

The one show that made Britain's most famous artists
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VIDEO: Lorry driver tells of Calais risks

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 6:44

The head of a large UK haulage firm has said the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK is the worst he's ever seen.
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Hostage family receives plea for life

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 4:09

The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".
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Charge in US teen disappearance

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
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RBS cuts price in Citizens sale

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.
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PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 18:41

The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
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Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:53

One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
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Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:45
related places: More

New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
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Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:27

Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.
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Scotland 'the winner' after vote

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:35

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says "all of Scotland will emerge as the winner" following the vote against independence.
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Cameron in UN talks over IS action

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 12:26

David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State.
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Probe into Tesco's South Korea brand

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 12:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean brand and its biggest outside the UK, is under investigation over the handling of customer data.
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Barclays hit by record £38m fine

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:17

Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.
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Second video of UK hostage released

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:03

A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Theatres makes gender equality pledge

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:40

Leading English theatres commit to making changes in their programming and working practices to address gender inequality in the theatre industry.
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Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:19

Andy Murray says he does not "regret giving an opinion" but was "disappointed" with the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence.
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Jimmy Choo to float shares in London

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:51
related places: London

Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Monday, September 22nd 2014, 20:14
related places: London

Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.
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Hague urges 'English votes' action

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:17

William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.
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Hannah police issue arrest warrant

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:37

Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:54

Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 1:57

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.
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No 10 stands by Scots powers pledge

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 16:51

Downing Street insists it will not backtrack on its devolution pledge to Scotland despite Tory calls for swift action on more powers for English MPs.
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Witheridge family 'broken' by murder

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:25
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
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Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 10:26

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers.
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UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 10:08

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
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Disability hate crime 'overlooked'

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 7:13

Police and prosecutors are failing to recognise that abuse of disabled people constitutes hate crime, says a former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales.
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UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 3:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
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Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 23:19

Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.
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Labour attacks England-only MP votes

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 19:34

Labour warns that creating England-only Commons votes will mean "two classes of MP", as parties deal with Scotland's rejection of independence.
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Brown vows to 'lock in' Scots powers

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:47

Gordon Brown says his promise of further powers for Scotland will be delivered to the timetable set out ahead of the independence referendum.
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VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:46

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.
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UK and France agree Calais measures

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:04
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The UK government is to provide £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain from Calais.
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Britons detained in Qatar fly home

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 13:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Two Britons detained in Qatar after investigating the treatment of migrant workers there fly back to the UK.
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VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 4:39
related countries: Malta Malta

Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.
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UK couple missing after hurricane

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 2:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
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Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 0:48

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
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Catalonia approves independence vote

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:30

Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.
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Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:24

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.
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Artist wins top painting prize at 80

Friday, September 19th 2014, 20:18

Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
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Row brewing over English powers

Friday, September 19th 2014, 18:43

David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.
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Queen urges referendum 'respect'

Friday, September 19th 2014, 18:12

The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.
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Cameron: Let's build a better UK

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:50

PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.
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VIDEO: What could Act Two hold? In 60 secs

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:45

The stage is still set for change after the independence vote, not just in the Scotland, but the rest of the UK.
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Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

Friday, September 19th 2014, 16:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
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Scotland votes 'No' to independence

Friday, September 19th 2014, 14:51

As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.
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Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms

Friday, September 19th 2014, 12:51

Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.
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'No' leads in Scottish referendum

Friday, September 19th 2014, 4:11

The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK takes the most votes so far in the independence referendum, with fewer than 10 councils set to declare.
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Uzbek first daughter hires PR help

Friday, September 19th 2014, 3:00
related places: London

London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter
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Health services finances 'worsening'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 23:04

Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.
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Abuse aimed at Andy Murray 'vile'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 21:00

Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
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Millions in historic Scottish vote

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 20:09

Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
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Video of British hostage released

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 20:00

A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
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Alice suspect is convicted murderer

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Latvia Latvia
related places: London

A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.
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Briton killed in Santorini incident

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece

A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 14:31

Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
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VIDEO: Calais chaos as refugees dodge trucks

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 11:22
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.
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Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand

The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
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Thai PM sorry for bikini comment

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive after two UK holidaymakers were killed.
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Wales at highest ranking in 20 years

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:13

Wales rise to their highest world ranking for 20 years after climbing 12 places to join Scotland in joint 29th.
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Vacuum cleaner boost for retail sales

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:09

UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
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Muslim call for release of hostage

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Syria Syria

British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.
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No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.
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Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 8:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.
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IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 8:17
related places: Rotherham

Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.
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Campaign to save historic theatres

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 6:02
related places: More

More than 30 historic theatres in England and Wales are "at risk" from decay, closure or irreversible change, according to the Theatres Trust.
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British Ebola nurse travels to US

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
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VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 18:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
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Mass rallies mark referendum climax

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 18:03

Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.
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Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 17:36

Could Scottish referendum encourage Africa's separatists?
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Artists' personal collections on show

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 16:55

The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
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Thai murder police quiz two Britons

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.
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VIDEO: Why bagpipe makers want No vote

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 14:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Scottish referendum campaign is being watched closely by the business community in Pakistan, particularly by makers of traditional bagpipes and kilts.
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Driest start to September since 1960

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 13:18

The first half of September has been exceptionally dry across much of the UK, according to provisional statistics from the Met Office.
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UK jobless rate falls to 2008 low

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 11:59

The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.
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Referendums 'torpedo EU' - Spain PM

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 10:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Independence referendums in Scotland or Spain's Catalonia region are like a torpedo to European integration, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy warns.
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London's fireworks to be ticketed

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 10:22
related places: London

London's New Year's Eve fireworks is to be ticketed for the first time and a limit of 100,000 set on a viewing area for the event, Boris Johnson's office reveals.
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Huston set to star in Ben-Hur remake

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 9:12

British actor Jack Huston is expected to take the lead role in a remake of 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to reports from Hollywood.
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VIDEO: Healthy Britons given Ebola vaccine

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 8:31

Fergus Walsh reports on a British trial of an experimental vaccine fast-tracked In an attempt to stop the spread of Ebola.
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Academy regulation 'too weak'

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 6:41

Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.
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Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 21:49

Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.
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Thompson 'wept' over stage return

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 13:57
related places: London

Actress Emma Thompson says her recent stage comeback in Sweeney Todd brought her to tears and that it is a "dream come true" to bring the production to London.
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VIDEO: 'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are focussing on the Burmese migrant community, reports Jonathan Head on Koh Tao.
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'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.
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UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 10:42

Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.
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Pro-Union leaders in powers pledge

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 7:16

The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster sign a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.
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Police search after Thailand deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 3:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.
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Salmond and PM present rival visions

Monday, September 15th 2014, 19:52

First Minister Alex Salmond joins business leaders to argue for a Yes vote, as Prime Minister David Cameron outlines "head and heart" reasons to vote No.
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Father 'won't forgive' siege killers

Monday, September 15th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Colombia Colombia

The father of one of the British men killed in the Algerian gas plant siege last year tells an inquest that his son's killers are not "forgiven or understood".
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Hostage rescue options limited - UK

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:43

Britain cannot send special forces to rescue a UK hostage from Islamic State militants "because we don't know where he is", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Business urges post-referendum unity

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:39

A leading Scottish business group calls for the country to unite "to drive Scotland forward", whatever the referendum result.
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Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: United States United States

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
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VIDEO: Invictus closing ceremony highlights

Monday, September 15th 2014, 6:18
related places: London

The Invictus Games have been brought to a close in London with a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko suspect gets Russian TV show

Monday, September 15th 2014, 5:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent killed in London now has his own TV programme in Russia
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McIlroy misses out on £6m prize

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 23:08

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.
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Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 22:35

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
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Contador wins Vuelta from Froome

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:54

Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.
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Leaders stress Scots vote will stand

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:50

Alex Salmond says the independence referendum is "a once in a generation opportunity" while Alistair Darling says there would be "no way back".
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UK will 'hunt down' Haines killers

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:38

Britain will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep the country safe, following the killing of hostage David Haines by Islamic State militants, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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