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Farah wins 5,000m European gold

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:21

Mo Farah dominates the field on his way to retaining his 5,000m European Championships title as part of his build-up to London 2012.
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Muse unveil official Olympic song

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:35

Muse song Survival has been selected as the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games, to be played throughout the event, according to their website.
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Bale signs new Tottenham contract

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:05
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale signs a new deal which will see the Wales international remain at White Hart Lane until 2016.
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Britain's Watson into third round

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon, Watson

Heather Watson beats Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1 6-4 to become the first British player to reach the third round at this year's Wimbledon.
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Queen meeting Martin McGuinness

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:01
related places: Belfast

The Queen has arrived at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where she is meeting the deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
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Cavendish targets double success

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 18:28
related countries: France France
related places: London

Britain's Mark Cavendish aims to help team-mate Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France before claiming Olympic gold for himself in London.
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England were like Chelsea - Pirlo

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 16:52
related places: Chelsea

Andrea Pirlo says England tried to copy the tactics that won Chelsea the Champions League when they met Italy at Euro 2012.
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Government fights off terror case

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 16:08

The UK government successfully fights off an attempt to reveal whether British security officers were mixed up in alleged renditions in East Africa.
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Smith fit for GB football squad

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 13:17

English players, including Kelly Smith of Arsenal, dominate the Team GB women's football squad for London 2012.
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Jockey Gillies, 21, dies in Corfu

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 13:03

Scottish National Hunt jockey Campbell Gillies dies on holiday in Corfu the day before his 22nd birthday.
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Robson gives Schiavone a scare

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:52
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Laura Robson saves four match points before losing to 24th seed Francesca Schiavone in the first round at Wimbledon.
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King 'pessimistic' about economy

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:43

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King says he is "pessimistic" about the global economy, saying the situation has worsened in the past few weeks.
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Queen arrives for N Ireland visit

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 11:35

The Queen attends a service of thanksgiving in Northern Ireland during a two-day visit as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
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NHS trust 'is on brink of bust'

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 9:41

An NHS hospital trust with debts of £69m is formally warned it could be declared bust and dissolved - the first move of its kind in the health service.
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Pendleton to leave track for good

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Pendleton says she intends to step away from track cycling for good when she retires after London 2012.
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Queen to begin N Ireland visit

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:26

Thousands of people are lining the streets ahead of the arrival of the Queen in Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour.
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Peacock quits international rugby

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 5:27

England captain Jamie Peacock retires from international rugby league, 12 years after making his debut.
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MI5 issues cyber-attacks warning

Monday, June 25th 2012, 22:50

MI5 is working to counter "astonishing" levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation's chief says in his first public speech for two years.
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Independence is 'one-way ticket'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:46

Former chancellor Alistair Darling launches the bid to keep the UK together and warns that Scottish independence would hand future generations a "one-way ticket to uncertainty".
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Care homes 'failing vulnerable'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 14:02

Almost half of all care homes and treatment centres in England are failing to protect the welfare of vulnerable adults, a report says.
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Euro 2012: 23m see England defeat

Monday, June 25th 2012, 11:39

A peak audience of 23.2 million viewers sees England crash out of the Euro 2012 football tournament, making it the most watched event of the year so far.
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England name unchanged ODI squad

Monday, June 25th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Australia Australia

England name an unchanged squad for the one-day series against Australia after the 2-0 triumph over West Indies.
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VIDEO: France and England replay history

Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:00
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Sporting history is being recreated with a cricket match between England and France, 112 years after the two teams played at the Olympic Games in Paris.
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Rihanna closes Hackney Weekend

Monday, June 25th 2012, 5:35
related places: London

Pop star Rihanna closes the event in east London's Hackney Marshes, and is joined on-stage by Jay-Z.
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VIDEO: London Calling: Hampstead

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:26
related places: Hampstead, London

Seva Novgorodsev from bbcrussian.com visits Hampstead - a prosperous and picturesque area in north London
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Hodgson backs penalty-miss pair

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:14
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Roy Hodgson defends Ashley Young and Ashley Cole after they fail to score in the Euro 2012 penalties defeat by Italy.
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Unite: More strikes 'inevitable'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:00

Len McCluskey, leader of Britain's biggest union, Unite, says that more strikes and industrial action are "inevitable", and that Labour should be ready for an early election.
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England 0-0 Italy (2-4 on pens)

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Italy Italy

England suffer penalty agony once more as Italy win a shoot-out after the Euro 2012 quarter-final finishes goalless in Kiev.
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Proctor & Bleasdale break records

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 18:56

Long jumper Shara Proctor and pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale set new British records to seal their places in Britain's Olympic team.
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Bieber keeps Cheryl off top spot

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber tops the UK album chart, denying Cheryl Cole her third number one record.
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Hales hits 99 in England T20 win

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:23

Alex Hales hits 99, England's highest international Twenty20 score, to lead them to victory over West Indies at Trent Bridge.
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Saudi women allowed into Olympics

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 17:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says.
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Plan B slips on wet Hackney stage

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 16:16
related places: Hackney, London

Heavy rain hampers the set by Plan B at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, as the rapper slips several times on the stage.
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Mitchell flags up UK aid target

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 12:42

Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says UK aid will carry the union jack in future as he insists the country's 0.7% donations target is still set to become law.
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PM considers big cuts to benefits

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 12:25

David Cameron suggests people under the age of 25 could lose the right to housing benefit - but a senior Lib Dem warns against a repeat of "1980s mistakes".
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Wales fail to earn '100% respect'

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Leigh Halfpenny admits rugby's superpowers still do not fully respect Wales as they slump to a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia.
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England can win Euros - Sir Bobby

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Sir Bobby Charlton is confident England will win Euro 2012 if they can beat Italy in Sunday's quarter-final.
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Gerrard driven by past failures

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 22:00
related countries: Italy Italy

England captain Steven Gerrard says he will use the pain of past disappointments at major tournaments as inspiration against Italy.
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South Africa 14-14 England

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 17:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Port Elizabeth

Owen Farrell's penalty earns England a draw in the final Test against South Africa to end a run of nine defeats in a row by the hosts.
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Clear-up begins after flooding

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 16:19

A major clear-up is under way after torrential rain caused flooding across parts of northern England, forcing many people out of their homes.
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VIDEO: British dog Mugly named world's ugliest

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

British dog Mugly has won the rather unflattering title of Ugliest Dog in a competition held in the United States.
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Flooding hits north of England

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 13:06

Large parts of northern England are flooded, with up to 500 properties affected, after a month's worth of rain fell in a day, the Environment Agency says.
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AUDIO: A lesson on a Liberian road

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:59
related countries: Liberia Liberia

You are ten times more likely to die in a traffic accident in Liberia than you are in the United Kingdom. The roads there are shocking and the health service was destroyed in the civil war.
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Australia 20-19 Wales

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 6:48

Australia complete a series whitewash over Wales as the Wallabies punish Welsh indiscipline in Sydney.
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Samoa 16-17 Scotland

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 5:42
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Debutant Rob Harley scores a stoppage-time try as Scotland beat Samoa to complete three wins out of three on their summer tour.
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SF right to meet Queen: Robinson

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:30

A meeting between Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth would be a step forward, Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has said.
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Storms devastate events schedule

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 21:26

Stormy weather is causing disruption to sporting and music events across the UK, including the Olympic torch relay and the Isle of Wight Festival.
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Sinn Fein to meet Queen in NI

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 19:05

The Queen is to meet Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness - a former IRA leader - for the first time when she visits Northern Ireland next week.
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Cole wants 100th cap at Euro 2012

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 17:35

Ashley Cole has "unfinished business" with England and is targeting his 100th cap in the Euro 2012 final.
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Parker bears no Balotelli grudge

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 12:41
related countries: Italy Italy

England midfielder Scott Parker says he has no problem with Italy's Mario Balotelli despite their Premier League clash.
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UK blocks Syria's Olympics chief

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 12:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC learns.
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Monaco absent from poetry 'party'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 11:06
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: London

The largest global gathering of poets is set to take place in London next week - although poets from some countries remain elusive.
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Cricketer Maynard's inquest opens

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:48

An inquest into the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard, who was hit by a London Underground train, is opened and adjourned.
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More records for erotic Grey book

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 10:04

Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has continued its success in the UK after breaking the weekly paperback sales record.
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Third one-dayer delayed by rain

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:56

Heavy rain delays the third and final one-day international between England and West Indies at Headingley.
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Pop and pyro launch 2012 Festival

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:37

Pop stars, fireworks and orchestral premieres mark the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week programme of cultural events running alongside the Olympics.
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William Hill granted US licence

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

UK bookmaker William Hill gets the green light to launch its first US operations after being granted a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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Assange 'abandoned by Australia'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is seeking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his native Australia has abandoned him.
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Team GB lose opening warm-up game

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 6:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Houston

Great Britain begin their London 2012 warm-up campaign with an 86-80 defeat in overtime by Nigeria in Houston.
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VIDEO: Mother guilty of child murders in Spain

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 5:52
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman has been found guilty of murdering her two children in a hotel room in Spain.
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Water bills 'to be cut for poor'

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 1:21

Water companies in England and Wales are being issued guidance by the government to allow them to charge people on low incomes less.
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Mother guilty of child murders

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 20:45
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is found guilty of murdering her two children in a hotel room in Spain.
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Clegg blasts Gove over GCSE plan

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 17:13

Deputy PM Nick Clegg attacks Michael Gove's plan to scrap GCSEs in England saying they were not discussed in Cabinet and would create a "two-tier" system.
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GCSEs face axe in exams overhaul

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 15:15

England's exam system needs further changes, the education secretary tells MPs, amid reports of plans to return to O-level style exams.
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Cricketer Butt released from jail

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:36

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, jailed in November for 30 months for spot-fixing in the UK, is released early from prison.
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UK retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:15

UK retail sales volumes rise 1.4% in May, bouncing back from a slump in April, and slightly ahead of analysts' forecasts.
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Milner wary of Balotelli threat

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 7:28
related countries: Italy Italy

James Milner is wary of the threat posed by Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli ahead of England's clash with Italy.
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Wales keep faith with same side

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 5:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales keep faith with the side that lost the second Test in the final minute as they seek to avoid a series whitewash in Australia.
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FA is fined for fans' behaviour

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Football Association is fined 5,000 euros by Uefa for England fans' attempted pitch invasion in the Euro 2012 win over Sweden.
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De Rossi excited by Gerrard clash

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is looking forward to facing "idol" Steven Gerrard in Sunday's quarter-final with England.
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Suu Kyi recalls her Oxford days

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says memories of being a student at Oxford helped her while she was under house arrest, as she is awarded an honorary doctorate.
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Assange faces arrest, say police

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is seeking asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail, police say.
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Ministers to boycott England game

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Italy Italy, Ukraine Ukraine

UK ministers will not attend England's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy because of continuing concerns about selective justice in Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Vigilantes threaten to 'kneecap criminals'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:23

A group of armed vigilantes in Northern Ireland is persuading parents to hand over their children to be shot as a punishment, if they have been involved in drug-dealing or anti-social behaviour.
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Blatter eyes goal-line technology

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fifa president Sepp Blatter renews his call for the introduction of goal-line technology after Ukraine's disputed 'goal' against England.
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Murray seeded four at Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:33
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray is seeded fourth as he looks to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the first time.
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UK unemployment falls by 51,000

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 10:24

Unemployment in the UK fell by 51,000 to 2.61 million in the three months to April, official figures show.
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Wales suffer Shingler injury blow

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Flanker Aaron Shingler will return from Wales' tour to Australia as the Scarlets forward is suffering with a dead leg.
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Miro work smashes auction record

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:03
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Joan Miro's 1927 work Peinture (Etoile Bleue) sells for more than £23 million at Sotheby's in London, breaking the auction record for the Spanish artist.
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PM confronts Argentine president

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

UK Prime Minister David Cameron confronts Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez over her country's continued claim to the Falklands Islands.
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Assange seeking Ecuador asylum

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 7:33
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks' Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy as he fights extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.
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VIDEO: Assange seeking Ecuador asylum

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 3:37
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, the country's foreign minister has said.
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The soaring arias from India

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 0:18
related countries: India India
related places: London

The Indian who sang in London's Diamond Jubilee pageant
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England 'exceed all expectations'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 22:51

Manager Roy Hodgson admits England have "partly exceeded" his expectations by qualifying from Group D at Euro 2012.
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Eurozone deal is 'inching' closer

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:38
related countries: United States United States

George Osborne says eurozone countries are 'inching' closer to agreeing a scheme to deal with the problems of the single currency, ahead of a meeting at the G20 between the big European economies, the UK and the US.
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England 1-0 Ukraine

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Wayne Rooney is the returning hero as England claim a hard-fought win over Ukraine to top Group D and set up a quarter-final clash with Italy.
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Cook steers England to series win

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 18:40

Alastair Cook hits 112 as England wrap up the series with an eight-wicket victory over West Indies in the second ODI.
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Rally for European stock markets

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:58
related countries: United States United States

European stock markets rally on Tuesday afternoon, buoyed by hopes of US central bank stimulus measures, falling UK inflation and positive company results.
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Aung San Suu Kyi pays BBC tribute

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the rule of law and pays tribute to the BBC on her first trip to the UK in more than 20 years.
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Syrian arms ship 'Russia bound'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The UK foreign secretary says a Syria-bound ship allegedly carrying Russian-made attack helicopters is returning to Russia.
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Mandela's Bard to go on display

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 11:27
related places: London

A copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare that inspired Nelson Mandela while he was in prison is to go on display in London.
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Imagination sees profits rise 53%

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:13

Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics for the iPad and iPhone, posts a 53% rise in full-year pre-tax profits.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8%

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 9:13

The UK inflation rate fell to 2.8% last month owing to a slowdown in fuel and food price rises, figures show.
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Rooney 'can be the inspiration'

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 8:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney can be the inspiration for England to win tonight against Ukraine in Donetsk.
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Australia target ODI consistency

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia arrive on British soil with captain Michael Clarke saying they will have to be "at their best" to beat England.
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Hodgson happy at new expectations

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:17

England coach Roy Hodgson says he is unconcerned about the rising expectations surrounding his team.
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Dahl's Charlie heads for West End

Monday, June 18th 2012, 15:17
related places: London, West End

A West End musical based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, is to open in London next year.
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Radiohead tribute to stage victim

Monday, June 18th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

British band Radiohead say they are "shattered" by the death of drum technician Scott Johnson, who was killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a show in Toronto, Canada.
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Cricketer Maynard killed by train

Monday, June 18th 2012, 13:34

Cricketer Tom Maynard dies after being struck by a Tube train, shortly after it is believed he may have tried to escape from police.
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Ban call over 2012 ticket 'fraud'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 8:44

Officials found to have sold London 2012 tickets on the black market should be banned from the Olympic movement, an IOC executive board member says.
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