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Prior ton salvages England draw

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 7:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Melbourne, Victoria

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten century as England survive an early collapse to draw the tour fixture with Victoria after a rain-affected final day.
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Spanish anger at Wikileaks arrest

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:41
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden
related places: Street

Street protests in Spain call for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition from Britain to Sweden.
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School pupil premium set at £430

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 0:55

The poorest children in schools in England will get an extra £430 spent on them next year under the pupil premium scheme, it has been revealed.
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Minister resigns over snow chaos

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 18:46

Scotland's beleaguered Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson resigns after the country was brought to a standstill by severe weather.
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Knox says conviction 'a mistake'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox tells an Italian appeal court that her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was an "enormous mistake".
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Locals 'to take over buildings'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 14:27

The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, is giving more details about new laws which will give people in England more control in their communities.
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Justice sought over Malaysian deaths

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

62 years ago this weekend British forces killed 24 men suspected of helping communist rebels during the Malaya Emergency.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 12:03
related places: Aberdeen, Inverness

Rangers draw at Inverness in the early kick-off, as Hearts take on Aberdeen and St Mirren host St Johnstone.
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Royal attack 'not down to radios'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 11:17

Scotland Yard rejects reports that a breakdown in communications led to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall being caught up in student protests.
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Justice sought

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 8:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian men shot by UK troops more than 60 years ago
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England seamers fail to make mark

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 7:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

England end day two of the tour fixture against Victoria with their seamers having taken only one wicket between them in the match.
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Pope Anglican offer 'dented ties'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 2:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pope, Vatican

Britain's ambassador to the Vatican feared a backlash over the Pope's invitation to Anglicans to switch churches, according to leaked US cables.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 0:21
related countries: France France

Two British championship-winning pilots are killed in a helicopter crash in southern France.
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Met starts fee demo investigation

Friday, December 10th 2010, 22:12
related places: London

The Metropolitan Police launches a "major criminal investigation" into disorder in London in recent weeks during protests over tuition fees.
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Brown confirmed as Aberdeen boss

Friday, December 10th 2010, 19:33
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

Craig Brown is confirmed as the new manager of Aberdeen alongside assistant Archie Knox, taking over from Mark McGhee who was sacked last week.
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PM condemns attack on royals' car

Friday, December 10th 2010, 18:21

David Cameron says lessons need to be learned from a security lapse which allowed student protesters to attack the Prince of Wales' car.
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Terrorist activity 'played down'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 17:06

The level of terrorist activity in Northern Ireland is being played down by the police and government, the Police Federation claims.
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Petrol prices reach record high

Friday, December 10th 2010, 11:58

UK petrol prices have hit a record average level of 121.76p for a litre of unleaded petrol, says Experian Catalist.
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Fee protests to be investigated

Friday, December 10th 2010, 9:30

Questions are raised about police handling of tuition fee protests after a car with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall inside was attacked.
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Victoria make England toil at MCG

Friday, December 10th 2010, 7:34
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

England drop a string of catches as Victoria hit 216-2 in the tour match before declaring, and Alastair Cook then falls cheaply.
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Iceland agrees Icesave deal terms

Friday, December 10th 2010, 7:06
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland agrees to repay the UK and the Netherlands for money their citizens lost in the collapsed Icesave savings bank.
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Royal car attacked in fees demo

Friday, December 10th 2010, 0:46

A car containing Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall is attacked by protesters amid violence after MPs voted to raise tuition fees.
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UK team claims Antarctic record

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 22:03
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A UK expedition to Antarctica says it has established a new record - the fastest land crossing of the southern-most continent.
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Man held over politician's murder

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in north London.
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Russia honours UK spy Kim Philby

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 15:32

Russia's foreign intelligence agency unveils a plaque to UK double agent Kim Philby, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963.
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Russian aide arrest 'a PR stunt'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's top diplomat in the UK has suggested British officials might have "orchestrated" stories about the arrest of an MP's aide for allegedly spying to whip up ill-feeling.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 12:41

The Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.5%, and makes no new quantitative easing measures.
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BAE planning to cut 1,400 UK jobs

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:25

Defence firm BAE Systems says it may cut almost 1,400 UK jobs as a result of the government's Spending Review.
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House prices 'fell in November'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 9:25
related places: Halifax

UK house prices have continued to slip, the Halifax says, falling by 0.1% in November compared with the previous month.
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Warne return talk boosts England - Swann

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 9:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann believes talk of Shane Warne returning to the Australia team for the Ashes is a boost for England.
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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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Leaders in angry clash over fees

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 23:05

David Cameron accuses Labour leader Ed Miliband of "rank hypocrisy" during heated clashes over tuition fees - as fresh concessions are offered.
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Brown warns of euro 'high noon'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 19:29

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells the BBC he fears the euro will face a moment of reckoning in the New Year.
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Blatter brands England bad losers

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 17:47

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter calls England bid team "bad losers" after Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup, while also rejecting allegations of corruption at football's governing body.
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Salmond rejects new Megrahi claim

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 14:10
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish government was neither threatened nor offered "treats" to free the Lockerbie bomber from jail, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Flower ponders Broad replacement

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 13:42

England coach Andy Flower suggests he has an idea who will replace the injured Stuart Broad in the third Ashes Test.
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Husband arrested over SA murder

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 11:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon is arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police say.
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UK 'feared Megrahi prison death'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:36
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Britain feared Libya would take harsh action against UK interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in prison, latest Wikileaks cables allege.
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UK gender pay difference narrows

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:33

The gender pay gap has narrowed as women have seen bigger pay increases in 2010, official figures show.
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A third of universities 'at risk'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:49

A union labels a third of universities in England at risk from government cuts, with the worst hit facing closures or mergers.
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Kesa profits despite Comet losses

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:42

Comet chain owner Kesa Electricals sees its profits rise almost fourfold after strong sales in Europe offset UK losses.
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Wikileaks' Assange refused bail

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 4:45

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces rape allegations, is denied bail by a court in London.
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Russian spy claims shock father

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 3:28
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of a UK MP's assistant suspected of being a Russian spy has said he is shocked by the accusations against her, and efforts to deport her from the UK.
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Fifa chief Warner blames UK media for failed 2018 bid

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 18:43

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner blames the UK media for England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
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Fresh snow brings school closures

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:55

Thousands of children enjoy a day off as heavy falls of fresh snow affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
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My girl is no spy, insists father

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:37
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of an MP's aide suspected of spying for Russia says he is shocked by her detention and attempts to deport her from the UK.
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UK schools fall in global ranking

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 13:17

Secondary school pupils in the UK are falling behind international competitors, according to a major survey.
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UK banking sector 'competitive'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:20

The UK's banking sector is "enormously competitive" and banks do not need breaking up, says the boss of Lloyds Banking Group.
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Cameron and Karzai downplay leaks

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron and Hamid Karzai play down the impact of Wikileaks cables showing criticism of UK operations, as the UK PM visits Afghanistan.
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Tesco sees UK 'consumer recovery'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:45

Tesco reports a rise in third-quarter sales, saying it is "continuing to see evidence of a steady consumer recovery" in the UK.
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Strauss confident of Ashes series win

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 3:59

England captain Andrew Strauss is confident his team can win the Ashes series after their innings and 71 run victory in the second Test in Adelaide puts them 1-0 up.
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England complete Adelaide triumph

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 1:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

England thrash Australia by an innings and 71 runs to win the second Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes.
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A look at the world's 'most expensive' book

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 1:50
related places: London

A rare copy of what is billed as the world's most expensive book, Audubon's Birds of America, is being sold at auction in London on Tuesday.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Monday, December 6th 2010, 22:42
related countries: Australia Australia

England bowl out Australia for 304 to win the second Test by an innings and 71 runs in Adelaide and lead the Ashes series 1-0.
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Thousands stuck in new snow chaos

Monday, December 6th 2010, 20:51

Many motorists are stranded on Scotland's roads as fresh snow brings further disruption to many parts of the UK.
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Arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:55

Arrest warrant arrives in UK for the founder of the Wikileaks website, Julian Assange.
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Witnesses describe 'horrific' shark attack

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A British couple who witnessed the latest shark attack in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have described the "horrendous" event.
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French approach for banknote firm

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:02

UK banknote printer De La Rue receives a takeover approach from a French rival, Oberthur.
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Prostate screening 'unadvisable'

Monday, December 6th 2010, 16:39

UK experts have recommended against a screening programme for prostate cancer, saying its potential harms would outweigh any benefits.
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Super-fast net planned across UK

Monday, December 6th 2010, 14:27

Every community in Britain will have access to super-fast broadband by 2015, under a new government strategy.
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King's Speech scoops indie awards

Monday, December 6th 2010, 7:44

Colin Firth's latest film, The King's Speech, scoops five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards while Carey Mulligan wins best actress.
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Ashes live: Australia v England

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 22:54
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Day four of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide resumes after a 55-minute delay because of rain and bad light.
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UK soldier dies in Helmand attack

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 22:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies from his wounds after being shot while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Redknapp 'in running' for England

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 13:19

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is in the running to be the next England manager, says Football Association general secretary Alex Horne.
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Pietersen hopeful of Adelaide win

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 7:30

Kevin Pietersen says England can push on and claim victory in the Adelaide Test after he makes an unbeaten 213 on day three.
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Pietersen gives England huge lead

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 6:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten 213 as England close day three of the second Test on 551-4, 306 runs ahead of Australia.
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UK growth tipped to slow in 2011

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 0:46

The UK economy will will grow by less than expected next year, a report by the British Chambers of Commerce predicts.
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Australia v England, second Test, day three as it happened

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 23:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten 213 before rain ends play with England 551-4 on day three of the second Test against Australia.
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HGV hours relaxed to aid supplies

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 20:32

The government has temporarily relaxed the legal restrictions on the length of time lorry drivers can work to help ease the backlog caused by snow.
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Britons await flights from Spain

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 19:56
related countries: Spain Spain

Thousands of UK air passengers remain stranded in Spain despite air traffic controllers there ending a wildcat strike over conditions.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 13:35
related places: Chelsea, Tottenham

Six Premier League fixtures and collection of lower league games survive the cold snap sweeping Britain, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all involved.
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Cook plays down England records

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 9:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

England's Alastair Cook says now is not the time to reflect on his record-breaking form, as he is set to resumes on 136 on day two of the second Ashes Test.
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Wikileaks: UK seen as paranoid by US

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 8:43
related countries: United States United States

Newly released files by Wikileaks highlight what is described as the UK's "paranoia" about its so-called special relationship with the US.
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FA chief to quit in Fifa protest

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 8:28

Acting Football Association chairman Roger Burden withdraws his application for the permanent post because he says he cannot trust Fifa after England's 2018 World Cup bid failure.
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Cook ton puts England in command

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 7:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Alastair Cook hits a superb unbeaten 136 as England close on 317-2 with a 72-run lead in the second Test against Australia in Adelaide.
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US files describe UK 'paranoia'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 2:30
related countries: United States United States

The latest files released by the Wikileaks website reveal US diplomats' perception of British "paranoia" about the so-called special relationship.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 23:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 136 as England close day two of the second Test against Australia on 317-2 - a lead of 72.
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Clinton 'regrets' criticism of UK troops

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 22:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she "regrets" suggestions by US officials that British troops were not up to the job in Afghanistan.
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Ice warnings for many parts of UK

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 19:04

Warnings of widespread ice are in place across the UK, as the severe weather continues to cause havoc for roads, trains, flights and schools.
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Wikileaks warrant 'issued to UK'

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 16:18

Swedish authorities make a fresh request to UK police to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange following sex crime allegations.
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Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the British military effort in Afghanistan.
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Protest hits Sri Lanka UK embassy

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 10:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Demonstrators try to storm the British high commission in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo over Tamil protests which marred President Mahinda Rajapaksa's UK visit.
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Anderson praises England bowling

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 9:11
related countries: Australia Australia

James Anderson says all the England bowlers deserve credit after dismissing Australia for 245 on day one of the second Ashes Test.
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Anson leads calls for Fifa reform

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 9:06

England 2018 bid chief executive Andy Anson warns his country against bidding for the World Cup until Fifa reforms its voting process.
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Iraqi rowing on river of death

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 8:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: London

World Olympic Dreams finds out how Iraq's Olympic rowers are managing to prepare for the 2012 Games in London.
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England dominate in Adelaide Test

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 7:48
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

James Anderson takes 4-51 as England dismiss Australia for 245 on day one of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Live Ashes: Australia v England

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 23:27

Jimmy Anderson takes four wickets as England dismiss Australia for 245 on day one of the second Test in Adelaide.
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Wikileaks exposes Helmand operations

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 23:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The latest US cables revealed by Wikileaks expose Afghan and American criticism of British forces and strategy in Helmand in 2008.
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New oil find in Falkland Islands

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 22:49
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

A second British company finds oil off the Falkland Islands, where exploration has angered Argentina.
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News Corp may revise BSkyB terms

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 21:47

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is prepared to modify the terms of its takeover bid for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
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Norgrove was killed by US grenade

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aid

Aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by a US soldier sent to rescue her, a joint US-UK investigation finds.
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Snow brings further travel misery

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 20:26

Travellers are facing further misery as airports, roads and rail continue to be badly hit by snow in parts of the UK.
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England miss out in 2018 Cup vote

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 19:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, Spain Spain

England miss out on the right to host the 2018 World Cup after football's governing body Fifa picks Russia to stage the event for the first time.
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England bid boss fumes at voting

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 18:11

England 2018 bid chief Andy Anson says the results of the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups shows the need for changes to the Fifa bidding process.
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Live - World Cup decision day

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 16:40

Russia beats England, Spain/Portugal and Holland/Belgium for right to host 2018 World Cup, while Qatar will stage the 2022 tournament.
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Excitement mounts over World Cup votes

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 14:49
related places: Twenty

Bidders for the 2018 World Cup make their final presentations, as Fifa prepares to vote on the venues for 2018 and 2022.
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Eminem leads Grammy nominations

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 13:00

Rap star Eminem heads the Grammy Awards shortlist with 10 nominations including album of the year, while UK acts including Susan Boyle are recognised.
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RBS cleared of wrongdoing by FSA

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 11:55

Royal Bank of Scotland is cleared of any wrongdoing in the years running up to the financial crisis by the UK's City watchdog.
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UK 'permitted US cluster bombs'

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

The UK Foreign Office kept quiet about a loophole that allows the US to store cluster bombs on British territory despite a ban, a classified US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks suggests.
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Australians drop paceman Johnson

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 10:23

Australia drop left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from their side to face England in the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
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