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

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Deadly quake in Himalayan region

Monday, September 19th 2011, 6:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

Dozens of people have been killed after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes north-eastern India, Nepal and Tibet.
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Referendum call to Cameron on EU

Monday, September 19th 2011, 1:16
related places: Cameron

A senior Conservative MP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.
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UBS ups loss estimate to $2.3bn

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Swiss bank UBS estimates its loss from alleged rogue trading at its London office is $2.3bn - $300m more than first thought.
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Haskell wants players singled out

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 16:06
related countries: Georgia Georgia

England flanker James Haskell says the team's failing players must be singled out in the wake of their unconvincing win over Georgia.
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Russia media boss in TV punch-up

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 14:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, punches a guest off his seat during a TV economic debate in Moscow.
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Rangers 4-2 Celtic

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 13:28

Rangers prevail in the season's first Old Firm derby to move four points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Church services remember miners

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 12:26
related places: Church

Church services pay tribute to four miners killed in a Swansea Valley colliery as the Prince of Wales becomes royal patron of an appeal fund for their families.
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Doctors separate conjoined twins

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 10:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: London

Sudanese twins who were born joined at the head have been successfully separated by British doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.
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England 41-10 Georgia

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 7:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia

England struggle to overcome a physical Georgia side before easing to victory in the second half of their Rugby World Cup Pool B game in Dunedin.
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Live text - England v Georgia

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 5:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia

England make a good start but need to improve their discipline to withstand Georgia's determined fightback in their Pool B World Cup match in Dunedin.
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Wales 17-10 Samoa

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 5:16
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Samoa Samoa
related places: Hamilton

Shane Williams' vital second-half try helps Wales see off Samoa's stern challenge in Hamilton to boost their hopes of making the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Live text - Wales v Samoa

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 3:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Samoa Samoa
related places: Hamilton

Wales seek to record their first win of the World Cup as they take on Samoa in Pool D in Hamilton.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 11:03
related places: Dunfermline

Dunfermline and Hibs share four goals in the lunchtime encounter before four games kick off at 1500 BST in the Scottish Premier League.
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Argentina 43-8 Romania

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 6:04
related countries: Romania Romania

Argentina bounce back from their opening defeat by England to secure a bonus-point win over Romania.
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Cook stunned by Bairstow arrival

Friday, September 16th 2011, 22:54
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook believes England have found a real player for the future after debutant Jonny Bairstow hit a 41 from 21 balls to help win the fifth one-day international against India.
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England ruin Dravid's ODI finale

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:28
related countries: India India

Debutant Jonny Bairstow ruins Rahul Dravid's final one-day international as England chase a reduced target of 241 to wrap up a 3-0 series win over India.
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UBS trader is charged with fraud

Friday, September 16th 2011, 18:03
related places: City of London

The UBS trader alleged to have lost the bank £1.3bn in unauthorised trading appears in court charged with fraud and false accounting.
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Dead soldier in Afghanistan named

Friday, September 16th 2011, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan is named as Lance Corporal Jonathan McKinlay.
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British woman 'held by Islamists'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's government says it believes a British tourist kidnapped in Kenya is being held by Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
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Gaddafi loyalists resist in Sirte

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:32
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

Gaddafi loyalists mount a stiff resistance on the outskirts of Sirte, as their opponents begin an assault on one of the last Gaddafi strongholds.
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Johnson defends England night out

Friday, September 16th 2011, 7:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England manager Martin Johnson defends his players after some were pictured drinking following the 13-9 win over Argentina.
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Boy, 5, dies in school playground

Friday, September 16th 2011, 6:24
related places: London

A five-year-old boy has died in a school playground in south-west London.
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Moody returns to captain England

Friday, September 16th 2011, 4:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Fit-again Lewis Moody returns to captain an England side showing nine changes for their World Cup match against Georgia on Sunday.
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Overseas doctors 'unready for UK'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 0:16

The General Medical Council says it is worried that some overseas doctors come to the NHS with "little or no preparation" for working in the UK.
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Redknapp bemoans penalty decision

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 21:36
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says his side should have been awarded a penalty against PAOK Salonika as British and Irish teams endure a night to forget in the Europa League.
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Leaders get Libya hero's welcome

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 17:58
related countries: Libya Libya

The leaders of Britain and France get a rapturous reception in the Libyan city of Benghazi as they pledge support for the post-Gaddafi authorities.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:28
related places: Birmingham, Fulham, Stoke, Tottenham

No British teams win in the opening round of Europa League group games, with Stoke, Tottenham, and Fulham drawing and Celtic and Birmingham being beaten.
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VIDEO: World leaders met as heroes in Libya

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:06
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

British PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.
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Harrison film's hometown premiere

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 14:35
related places: Liverpool

The UK premiere of Martin Scorsese's biopic of the late Beatle George Harrison will be held in Liverpool.
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World 'must dig deeper on famine'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 14:00

The rest of the world must follow the UK's example and give more aid to those facing starvation in the Horn of Africa, the international development minister says.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies after being shot while on patrol with Afghanistan's police in Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'Fonz' is honoured by the Queen

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Queen

Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz on US sitcom Happy Days, is awarded an honorary OBE at the British embassy in Washington for his work on dyslexia.
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2012 'stopped Radcliffe quitting'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:23

Paula Radcliffe says she "might have given up" without the "carrot" of London 2012.
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Midwife shortages 'risking lives'

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 4:59

Parts of England are facing big midwife shortages, putting the safety of mothers and babies at risk, according to the Royal College of Midwives.
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New oil find off Falkland Islands

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 1:05
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

British oil company Rockhopper plans a major oil development off the Falkland Islands after making further significant finds.
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UK sues the European Central Bank

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 17:45
related places: City of London

The UK is taking legal action against the European Central Bank over a planned change to European banking rules that could harm the City of London.
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Unions promise 'UK day of action'

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:23

Unions schedule a nationwide day of strikes and demonstrations for 30 November, in protest at changes to public sector pensions.
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Police retrieve swallowed diamond

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 13:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police foil an attempted robbery from a British woman, after discovering a stolen diamond inside a man's stomach.
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Libyan to go to UK torture inquiry

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 12:38
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

A Libyan man who accuses Britain's MI6 of arranging to send him home to be tortured says he will give evidence at an inquiry in London.
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Swann to deputise as T20 captain

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 10:41

Graeme Swann will lead England for the first time in the two Twenty20 matches against West Indies later this month.
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UK unemployment hits 2.51 million

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 10:38

UK unemployment rose by 80,000, the largest increase in nearly two years, in the three months to July, official figures show.
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Scotland 15-6 Georgia

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Dan Parks kicks all the points as Scotland out-muscle Georgia 15-6 in a try-less World Cup encounter in rainy Invercargill.
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Architects attack 'shoebox' homes

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 8:24

Many new UK houses are "shameful shoebox homes" which fail to provide the required minimum space, says the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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UN team makes eviction site visit

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 7:53

A United Nations team is visiting the UK's largest illegal traveller settlement, five days before a mass eviction is due to start.
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Scotland v Georgia as it happened

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 7:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Romania Romania

Scotland eek out a 15-6 victory over Georgia in a try-less encounter in Invercargill.
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Australia confirms media inquiry

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia formally announces its media inquiry, following Britain's phone-hacking scandal, but says it will not be a "witch hunt" targeting Rupert Murdoch.
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Rugby World Cup: Samoa 49-12 Namibia

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 4:29
related countries: Namibia Namibia, Samoa Samoa

Alesana Tuilagi scores a hat-trick of tries as Samoa warm up for Sunday's clash with Wales by beating Namibia in Rotorua.
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UK families face 'brand bullying'

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 21:19

Childhood in the UK is being damaged by too much emphasis on spending and too little family time, says an international report.
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Minister: Trains a rich man's toy

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 19:41

Britain's trains are a "rich man's toy", Transport Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Nepal migrant takes eBay by storm

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 17:03
related places: London

A Nepali man who moved to London as a teenager is confirmed as Britain's biggest seller on the online auction website eBay.
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'Pop Father' Hamilton dies at 89

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 16:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

British artist Richard Hamilton, whose work was considered groundbreaking in the field of Pop art, has died at the age of 89.
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Top MPs at risk in Commons cull

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 14:37

Some of the UK's most high-profile MPs face seeing their seats disappear as part of a far-reaching shake-up of England and Northern Ireland's electoral map.
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UK inflation rate rises to 4.5%

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 11:17

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 4.5% in August from 4.4% the month before, official figures show.
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Australia to hold media inquiry

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 10:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's government says it is to set up a wide-ranging inquiry into the media, after the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Soldiers help Briton kidnap hunt

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 8:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Extra police and soldiers are sent to the area in Kenya where a British holidaymaker was shot and killed and his wife kidnapped.
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Fox 'proud' of UK defence firms

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 1:01
related places: London

Defence Secretary Liam Fox is expected to give strong backing to UK arms manufacturers in a speech at a major defence exhibition in London.
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Acclaim for banking shake-up plan

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:44

Political parties welcome a report calling for banks to separate their retail banking and investment banking operations.
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Driver killed as winds batter UK

Monday, September 12th 2011, 20:38

Strong winds from the tail-end of Hurricane Katia batter much of the UK, particularly northern England, where a motorist was killed by a falling tree.
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Trott named cricketer of the year

Monday, September 12th 2011, 19:43

England batsman Jonathan Trott is named cricketer of the year at the ICC's awards while Alastair Cook wins the Test award.
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2012 Games 'toughest for cheats'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 18:00

The scientist in charge of anti-doping at next years London Olympics says the games will be the toughest yet for cheats.
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PM rejects Russia security call

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

David Cameron rejects a call by Russia to restore links with its security services, which were frozen after the Alexander Litvinenko murder.
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Monday, September 12th 2011, 14:11

Musicians are set to receive royalties from sales and airplay well into their old age after the EU agrees to extend the copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years.
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VIDEO: UK man killed, wife abducted in Kenya

Monday, September 12th 2011, 12:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A search has been launched to find a British tourist who has been kidnapped while on holiday in Kenya.
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Hunt in Kenya for kidnapped widow

Monday, September 12th 2011, 11:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya launch a hunt for armed "bandits" who killed a British man and kidnapped his wife in an attack at a luxury resort village.
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UK budgets 'face 10-year squeeze'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 9:27

Household budgets could be squeezed for the next 10 years as the impact of tax rises and cuts is felt, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
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IRB backs Hook penalty decision

Monday, September 12th 2011, 5:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Hook

Rugby World Cup organisers back the match officials who disallowed a disputed James Hook penalty in Wales' 17-16 defeat by South Africa.
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Commission to detail banks split

Monday, September 12th 2011, 3:26

How UK banks should ring-fence operations deemed vital for the UK economy is set to be detailed by a government-appointed commission.
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Lawes cited over Ledesma clash

Monday, September 12th 2011, 3:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina

England lock Courtney Lawes is cited for allegedly striking Argentina's Mario Ledesma with his knee during Saturday's World Cup match.
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Bowel cancer rates 'vary widely'

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 23:53

There is a big variation in death rates from bowel cancer across the UK, according to research by a charity.
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Vintage 80s: Life on the streets

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 23:45
related places: London

The changing streets of London through a lens
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VIDEO: Briton shot at Kenya beach resort

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man has been killed and his wife kidnapped from an exclusive beach resort in northern Kenya.
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Charles and PM attend 9/11 event

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 20:12
related countries: United States United States

The Prince of Wales and prime minister David Cameron join relatives of the 67 Britons who died 10 years ago in the 9/11 attacks at a remembrance ceremony in London.
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Hook believes penalty went over

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 18:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

James Hook believes he had a successful penalty kick overlooked as Wales were denied a famous win over South Africa in the World Cup.
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Doris Day makes UK chart history

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 18:01

Doris Day becomes the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album of new material, according to the Official Charts Company.
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England clinch series after tie

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 17:34

England clinch the one-day international series against India as a gripping fourth game ends in a rain-affected tie at Lord's.
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South Africa 17-16 Wales

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 10:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

Reigning world champions holders South Africa survive a huge scare in their defence opener as Wales run them close in Wellington.
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England scrape nervy win over Argentina

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 10:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Ben Youngs' late try spares England from an opening World Cup defeat as they beat Argentina 13-9 in Dunedin.
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Wembley murder CCTV image issued

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 8:19
related places: Wembley

Metropolitan Police release CCTV images of football fans who may have information about the murder of a Wales' supporter at Wembley.
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Live text - England v Argentina

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 7:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Jonny Wilkinson misses five penalties as England scrape a 13-9 win over Argentina in their opening Pool B game at the World Cup, with Ben Youngs scoring the only try.
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Scotland edge to win over Romania

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 3:07
related countries: Romania Romania

Two late tries from Simon Danielli spare Scotland's blushes against Romania in their opening Rugby World Cup match.
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Hague 'being held back' on Europe

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 2:09

William Hague says he would like more powers returned to the UK from Europe and suggests the UK could "get ahead" by loosening ties with the EU.
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A pub near Moscow

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 0:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Why rich Russians want a piece of Britain at home
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Live text - Scotland v Romania

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 0:39
related countries: Romania Romania

Scotland record a 34-24 win over Romania in their Rugby World Cup opener but are given a scare by the minnows.
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Cameron war on 'coasting' schools

Friday, September 9th 2011, 18:52

Prime Minister David Cameron accuses a number of state schools in England - particularly in more affluent areas - of "coasting".
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Funeral for man shot by officers

Friday, September 9th 2011, 14:24
related places: London

Hundreds of mourners turn out for the funeral of a man who was shot by police in north London - a death which was followed by riots across England.
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Tindall excited by World Cup test

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:32

Mike Tindall says he is like a little boy on Christmas Day on the eve of England's first game in the Rugby World Cup.
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Ban on injury claim referral fees

Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:25

The Ministry of Justice announces it is to ban referral fees in personal injury claims in an attempt to curb the UK's "compensation culture".
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Teacher resigns after being named Somalia deputy PM

Friday, September 9th 2011, 10:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

A north London support teacher resigns after being offered the post of deputy prime minister of Somalia.
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Knightley to play Anna Karenina

Friday, September 9th 2011, 10:24

British actors Keira Knightley and Jude Law are to star in a film adaptation of Anna Karenina, it is announced.
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Scotland win paramount - Robinson

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Romania Romania

Victory is Scotland head coach Andy Robinson's solitary aim for Saturday's World Cup opener with Romania.
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Human DNA trap for deer poachers

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:42

Pioneering UK research shows how poachers of deer and other animals could be tracked down and convicted through traces of their DNA.
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Wide variations in rape records

Friday, September 9th 2011, 6:40

New figures show wide disparities in the way that police forces in England and Wales record allegations of rape.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko murder suspect speaks out

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 22:19
related countries: Russia Russia

As the Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to travel to Russia, it has emerged that no British government minister or diplomat has spoken to Vladimir Putin since 2007.
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No UK talks with Putin since 2007

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:03
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK has had no direct contact with Russian PM Vladimir Putin since 2007, amid tensions over the poisoning in London of a leading critic of the Kremlin.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday 8th September

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

Team Sky's Christopher Froome remains 13 seconds off Vuelta a Espana lead, Andy Murray beats Donald Young at the US Open, plus more.
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RAF base hosts first repatriation

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 18:18
related places: Brize Norton

About 2,000 people line the route of the first military repatriation at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire as the body of Sgt Barry Weston is returned to the UK.
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Army abuse 'must not be repeated'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Events leading to the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa in British army custody should never be allowed to happen again, David Cameron said, after the publication of a report into the incident.
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UK 'to develop as China yuan hub'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:01
related countries: China China
related places: London

China and the UK are to develop an offshore trading hub for the yuan based in London, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Review of 1948 Malaya 'massacre'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 16:43
related places: London

Malaysians seeking an inquiry into the killing of 24 villagers of Batang Kali by British troops welcome a decision by the High Court in London to review the case.
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VIDEO: Galliano found guilty over rants

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 16:37

British fashion designer John Galliano, has been found guilty of anti-Semitic insults and handed suspended fines totalling 6,000 euros (£5,250; $8,400).
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