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$100,000 'not to go to university'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 11:38
related places: London

A teenager from London wins a $100,000 fellowship from one of the original Facebook investors and the man behind PayPal.
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$1m prizes to complement Nobels

Monday, September 10th 2007, 17:11
related places: York

Three new $1m awards for scientific endeavour are announced at the British Association festival in York.
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$2bn Nasa deal for UK's Qinetiq

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:54

UK defence technology firm Qinetiq wins a deal to provide engineering services for Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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'1,000 dogs trafficked each week'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 4:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Up to 1,000 dogs a week are being illegally imported into the UK from unlicensed puppy farms in Ireland, animal welfare charities say.
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'15 arrested' before England tie

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 20:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch police say 15 people were arrested in Amsterdam before the England football team's friendly with the Netherlands.
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Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police are seeking a terrorism suspect who has used identities including, it is believed, a widow of one of the 7/7 London suicide bombers.
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'97 UK descendants' of cloned cow

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 2:54

The cloned cow whose calves entered the UK food chain could have scores of descendants here, records suggest.
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'Admirable' film-maker remembered

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Denmark Denmark, Libya Libya

Director Janus Metz, whose documentary Armadillo followed Danish soldiers fighting in southern Afghanistan, shares his memories of Tim Hetherington, the British photographer killed while covering the conflict in Libya.
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'Aircraft needed' in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 15:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

High-ranking British officers in Afghanistan say they need more air power to assist ground troops.
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'Airlines terror plot' disrupted

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 14:16

A plot to blow up planes from the UK to the US would have caused "mass murder", Scotland Yard says.
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'Alarm' over UK spying claims

Monday, June 17th 2013, 17:20
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: London

A diplomatic row has broken out over claims that Britain spied on foreign governments attending G20 meetings in London in 2009.
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'Allo 'Allo star Sam Kelly dies at 70

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 8:03

British actor Sam Kelly, best known for his roles in 'Allo 'Allo and Porridge, has died at the age of 70.
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'Anger at police' drove rioters

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:05

Anti-police sentiment was a major factor in the summer riots in England, according to a study in which 270 rioters were interviewed.
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'Astonishment' at UK terror verdicts

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:35

Counter-terrorism officials are "dismayed" as a trial fails to prove a plot to bring down transatlantic airliners, the BBC learns.
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'Awful' bowling made Swann quit Ashes

Monday, January 27th 2014, 0:00

Graeme Swann says his retirement midway through England's Ashes tour was the "most sobering decision" of his life.
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'£35,000 cap' for care of elderly

Friday, July 1st 2011, 19:07

An official inquiry will recommend that the bill elderly people in England have to pay for care should be capped at £35,000, the BBC understands.
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'Banned pesticide' in China shops

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 14:12
related countries: China China

Greenpeace says it has identified banned pesticides in vegetables sold by three supermarket chains in China, including outlets run by UK firm Tesco.
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'Best ever' Pietersen set for Ashes defence

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:01

England are set to defend the Ashes against Australia in Brisbane, as Kevin Pietersen is hailed as England's best ever player.
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'Better drug checks needed' in Ibiza

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:01
related countries: Peru Peru

The British Consulate in Ibiza says police on the island should do more to stop drug smuggling after two women are arrested in Peru.
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'Big budget' porn film shot in London hospital

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:04
related places: London

A "big budget" porn movie was shot in a London hospital when it hired out one of its wards to a film company.
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big drop' in alcohol consumption

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 7:38

Alcohol consumption has fallen faster than ever, figures from the British Beer and Pub Association suggest.
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'Big move' on pensions unveiled

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 17:36
related places: London

The government says revised proposals for public sector pensions are a "deal for a generation" but unions say preparations for strikes continue.
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'Big rise' in charity food demand

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 0:24

Figures from UK charity Fareshare show a sharp rise in demand on charities for food.
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'Big six' face competition inquiry

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:50

Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
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'Biggest challenge' for oil industry

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 16:47

Britain's oil and gas industry warns that it faces its biggest challenge in 50 years due to low levels of exploration.
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'Biggest prize in science' announced

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 7:43

A British theorist is the first recipient of a new prize for mathematics.
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'Bigot' row clouds UK debate

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 10:39

Gordon Brown says he understands people's concerns about immigration - after being overheard calling a pensioner who raised it "bigoted".
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'Binding' carbon targets proposed

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 14:41

Britain could become the first country to set legally binding carbon reduction targets under new plans.
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'Bomb' alert on UK-Egypt flight

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Greece Greece

A plane travelling from the UK to Egypt is diverted to Greece after a note containing the word "bomb" was apparently found on board.
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'Bribes' free top Taleban leader

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 13:55

A Taleban commander who led attacks on British troops says he was freed from prison for a $15,000 bribe.
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'Bring on England'

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:23

Slovenia prepare for historic World Cup moment
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'British boy' among Newtown dead

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Newtown

A six-year-old boy who is believed to be British is among the 26 victims of the massacre at a school in Connecticut, US.
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'British sport boosted by Games'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:28

Sporting facilities have improved around the country as a result of London 2012, according to a survey of Team GB athletes.
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'Briton' being held in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 18:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A man describing himself as British has been held illegally in Pakistan since last August, campaigners say.
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'Case stronger' on climate change

Friday, March 5th 2010, 3:19

The UK Met Office says evidence that human activity is causing climate change is stronger now than in a 2007 assessment.
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'Catastrophic' schizophrenia care

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 8:13

Care for people with schizophrenia in England is falling "catastrophically short" and requires a major overhaul, says an independent inquiry.
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'Cinderella' cruelty law considered

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:36

The government is "seriously" considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales.
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'Clampdown' on UK-US child abusers

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

Online child abusers will be targeted in a new international agency as Police Minister Damien Green flies to US to seal the deal.
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'Clare's Law' expanded after pilot

Monday, November 25th 2013, 4:35
related places: Clare, Law

"Clare's Law", which enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend, is to be expanded to cover all of England and Wales.
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'Clarity' call over independence

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 0:13

A report by a Westminster committee calls for clarity on the "unanswered questions" of Scottish independence.
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'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 23:18

The former UK chief scientist says the climate challenge is so great, it demands the most brilliant minds tackle it.
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'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 23:18

The former UK chief scientist says the climate challenge is so great, it demands the most brilliant minds tackle it.
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'Concern' over ex-rebel passport

Friday, December 21st 2007, 14:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK "expresses concern" to Sri Lanka over a false diplomatic passport issued to ex-rebel leader Col Karuna.
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'Concern' over one in five prisons

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 18:37

The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
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'Contract killings'

Monday, September 28th 2009, 10:34
related countries: India India

British Asians 'outsourcing murder to India'
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'Cosmetic crisis' waiting to happen

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 1:05

Injections to plump up the skin are a "crisis waiting to happen" and should be prescription-only, a UK review of cosmetic procedures says.
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'Cost-cutting' before ship's sinking

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:34

A cargo ship which sank off north Wales, killing six crew, was subject to money-saving measures by the owner and the accident was tragic and avoidable, an investigation finds.
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'Coup' charge for Russian tycoon

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian prosecutors urge the UK to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky, accusing him of a coup plot.
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'Culture of fear' at children's homes

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:52

A hotelier who opened a string of children's homes in north Wales created a "sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear" as he abused 20 children in his care, a jury has heard.
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'Cursing stone' found on island

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 23:13

A stone discovered by chance on the Isle of Canna is Scotland's first known example of a bullaun "cursing stone", experts reveal.
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'Damascus gay girl' blog a hoax

Monday, June 13th 2011, 3:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A blog claiming to be written by a gay woman in Syria is revealed to be the work of an American man living in Scotland.
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'Dangerous' £25m raid gang hunted

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 14:02

The gang behind what is thought to be Britain's biggest robbery threatened and held captive a family of three.
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'Dangerous' hospital inquiry call

Friday, July 26th 2013, 18:35

An MP calls for an inquiry into Wales' biggest hospital, comparing surgeons' concerns about heart patient deaths to the Stafford Hospital scandal.
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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 7:03

There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
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'Dirty tricks' over Ivorian waste

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 7:06

A UK court is to hear allegations that an oil firm engaged in a dirty tricks campaign in Ivory Coast over a toxic waste dump.
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'Disturbing picture' in slavery case

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:22
related places: London

Detectives investigating the case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in south London uncover a "complicated and disturbing picture of emotional control".
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'Disturbing' cyber-attacks on UK

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:14

The UK has been subject to a "disturbing" number of cyber-attacks, the director of communications intelligence agency GCHQ has said.
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'Double disaster' for Niger warning

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 21:29
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger has been hit by a double disaster as recent floods compound an existing food crisis, a UK aid agency warned.
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'Double disaster' Niger warning

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 0:52
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger is being hit by a "second emergency" as recent floods compound an existing food crisis, UK aid agency Oxfam warns.
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'Dull' computer classes beefed up

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 11:12

The education secretary has announced a replacement for "harmful and dull" ICT classes in England's schools, which he says will better equip pupils for the 21st Century.
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'Encouraging' trading at Barclays

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 7:11

UK bank Barclays says it made an "encouraging" start to the year as it reports its first-quarter results.
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'End in sight' for freezing weather

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 11:56

Snow continues to disrupt travel and schools in parts of the UK but an end to the cold spell is in sight, forecasters say.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 9:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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'England bowlers disrespectful'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England bowlers' "cabal" is a problem and backs Kevin Pietersen's claims.
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'England cannot win World Cup'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:23

Alan Shearer says England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup, saying they are "a million miles away".
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'England facing World Cup challenge'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:25

England skipper Steven Gerrard says Roy Hodgson's side face a "big challenge" to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
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'England prepared for Euro heat'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:31
related countries: France France

Roy Hodgson is confident his England players will be well prepared for the heat in Donetsk against France on Monday.
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'England v Sri Lanka now has needle'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's Ravi Bopara says Sri Lanka's controversial run-out of Jos Buttler gives the forthcoming Test series extra "needle".
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'Exceptional weather' to hit UK

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:00

A period of "exceptional weather" is set to hit the UK, the environment secretary says, as severe flood warnings are issued for south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.
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'Extensive' abuse at care homes

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:56

A report written 17 years ago identifying "extensive" abuse at children's homes in north Wales in the 1970s through to the 1990s is finally published after a BBC FoI request.
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'Extra UK troops' for Afghanistan

Friday, November 14th 2008, 2:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Up to 2,000 more British troops are likely to be sent to Afghanistan next year, the BBC learns.
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'Extremists hijack' UK military name

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 11:31

Former British generals warn the armed forces' reputation is being tarnished by right-wing "extremists" using their symbols.
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'Failings' in Lakanal fire deaths

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:01
related places: London

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of six people killed in a London tower block fire finds "numerous opportunities" were missed to carry out safety checks.
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'Fair trial' in SA for Dewani

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 8:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The family of the woman who was killed on honeymoon in South Africa with her British husband has urged him to co-operate with the authorities.
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'Fair' deal at fisheries summit

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 10:53

A "reasonable settlement" is reached in the annual European Union fisheries talks, says a UK minister.
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'Far more' UK shale gas resources

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:23

UK shale gas resources may be much greater than thought, says a report, while the government announces financial benefits for "fracking" communities.
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'Fatberg' removed from London sewer

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston, London

A "bus-sized lump" of food fat mixed with wet wipes has formed in a drain under Kingston, Surrey.
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'Final curtain call' for Jackson

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 20:21
related places: London

Michael Jackson's series of concerts at the O2 arena in London in July will be "the final curtain call", he tells fans at the venue.
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'First UK suicide bomber' in Syria

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

UK officials believe a British man may have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week, in what would be the first such known attack by a Briton there.
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'First' Neanderthal tool evidence

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 4:36

Archaeologists have found what they say is the earliest evidence of Neanderthals living in Britain.
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'Flying' care visits 'disgraceful'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 13:01

Short care visits mean disabled people must choose between staying thirsty or using the toilet, a charity warns, amid claims the practice is rising in England.
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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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'Foot' discovered on Canada shore

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Police in Canada discover what could be the seventh human foot to wash ashore in British Colombia since August 2007.
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'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Islamists from Britain, Sweden and Pakistan are killed in joint US-Somali operations, Somali officials say.
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'Four admit' Borneo student killings

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 18:44

Four men arrested in Borneo over the stabbing of two British medical students have "admitted their crime" according to a local police chief.
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'Free Iraq hostages,' says UK

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 17:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for the release of five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq in May.
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'Friendly fire' kills UK soldiers

Friday, August 24th 2007, 18:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by what is believed to be "friendly fire" from a US fighter plane.
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'Friendly fire' UK death inquiry

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 14:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan may have been the victim of so-called friendly fire, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'Frustrated' McIlroy makes Masters cut

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 1:22

Rory McIlroy shoots 77 to narrowly make the Masters cut as only two British players remain under par at Augusta.
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'Fukushima radiation' found in UK

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 13:33
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima, Glasgow

Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are detected in Glasgow and Oxfordshire.
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'Future library' plans outlined

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 7:16

Libraries in England could share premises with health centres and police surgeries in future if new proposals are taken on.
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'Gay weddings' become law in UK

Monday, December 5th 2005, 11:19

More than 1,200 gay couples are set to form civil partnerships after a long-awaited change in the law.
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'Gay weddings' first for Belfast

Monday, December 19th 2005, 17:03
related places: Belfast

The first set of civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples in the UK take place in Belfast.
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'Gerbil' trial forensics probed

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 2:35

An expert is to look into the Scottish Police Service Authority's handling of forensic evidence during the Kevin "Gerbil" murder trial.
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'Gerrard can play deeper for England'

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:19

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard has a lot to offer England by playing in a deeper midfield role.
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'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

Monday, October 13th 2014, 12:24
related places: London

A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.
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'Giant' Irish turbines to power UK

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 6:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

UK and Irish ministers will today sign an agreement that could see some of the world's largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.
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