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Britain marks 50 years since wartime leader Churchill's funeral

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LONDON - Britain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames. | Video

British health worker being tested for Ebola after needle injury 6:01pm GMT

LONDON - A British military healthcare worker was flown back to England from Sierra Leone on Saturday following a needle-stick injury sustained while treating a person with Ebola, the Public Health England (PHE) service said on Saturday.

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UK trader who spent investors' cash on champagne, travel jailed for seven years 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - Alex Hope, who set himself up as a foreign exchange trader, has been jailed for seven years for defrauding investors of 5.5 million pounds, of which he spent nearly half on a globe-trotting, champagne lifestyle, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday.

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Easyjet says would fly from expanded Heathrow airport 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - British budget airline easyJet has backed Heathrow in London's runway expansion race and said it would start flying from the capital's largest airport if the government chooses to increase its capacity.

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Bank of England's Carney limbers up for London Marathon 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - Mark Carney watches over the world's sixth-biggest economy as governor of the Bank of England and heads a global banking watchdog, but somehow still finds time to train for a marathon.

UK to launch 100,000 genomes project as Obama backs DNA drive 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - Gene research is getting a boost on both sides of the Atlantic, with scientists in England set to launch a project on Feb. 2 to analyse 100,000 entire human genomes and U.S. President Barack Obama backing a big new DNA data drive.

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UK asset managers weak on disclosing environmental, social investing - survey 12:07am GMT

LONDON - UK asset managers are often failing to show they consider environmental and social factors when they invest, despite signing up to codes of conduct on responsible investing, an investment watchdog said on Saturday.

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Qatar Airways takes 1.15 billion pounds stake in British Airways-owner IAG 30 Jan 2015

LONDON/BERLIN - Qatar Airways has bought a stake worth about 1.15 billion pounds in the owner of British Airways and Iberia, aiming to forge closer links to a group with two major European hubs and strong transatlantic networks.

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Google to change privacy policy after investigation by UK data watchdog 30 Jan 2015

PARIS - Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain's data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too vague.

Greenergy acquires major UK biodiesel facility 30 Jan 2015

LONDON - British independent oil firm Greenergy said on Friday it has acquired a biodiesel plant in northeast England from fuel supplier Harvest Energy.