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Lagerback in frame for Wales job

Friday, November 19th 2010, 7:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ex-Sweden and Nigeria boss Lars Lagerback reveals to Sport Wales that he is a candidate to become Wales manager.
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Tory peer sorry for cuts comment

Friday, November 19th 2010, 6:54

Conservative enterprise adviser Lord Young apologises for saying most Britons have "never had it so good" despite the "so-called recession".
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Boyle album is transatlantic hit

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

Singer Susan Boyle achieves a notable double as her new album - already number one in the UK - reaches the top spot in the US as well.
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Car production rises in October

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:21

UK car production rose last month, fuelled by growing global demand for British-made models, industry figures show.
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Retail sales see sign of pick-up

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:53

UK retail sales rose by 0.5% in October, ending two months of declines, the latest official figures show.
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Age UK warns over housing benefit

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 9:56

Housing benefit reforms could leave some elderly people on such low incomes their health may be at risk, a charity warns.
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National Grid profits surge 45%

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:54

National Grid, which runs the UK's electricity and gas network, reports a 45% jump in half-year profits to £938m.
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Britain backs Nato cutbacks plan

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:53

The UK government is backing proposals for changes to Nato's command structure which could see big cuts in staff and command bases.
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Bell hits ton as England dominate

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Ian Bell hits an unbeaten 121 in a big partnership with Paul Collingwood as England dominate Australia A in Hobart.
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Queen rock Prince's charity gala

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 4:21
related places: London

Veteran rockers Queen are among the headline acts at a London charity concert in aid of the Prince's Trust.
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Oil shock warning to government

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 1:22

An industry taskforce has warned the UK government it must act now to protect the economy against the next oil shock.
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Capello defends Gerrard decision

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:54
related countries: France France

England boss Fabio Capello defends his decision to leave Steven Gerrard on the pitch until the 85th minute of the defeat by France, even though he picked up an injury.
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Hague: UK willing to help Ireland

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Washington

Foreign Secretary William Hague has told the BBC's Matt Frei in Washington ''it is in our national interest to be helpful towards Ireland''.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 22:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ireland Ireland

A soldier from 1st Battalion Irish Guards has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Classy France expose poor England

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 21:56
related countries: France France, Jordan Jordan
related places: Sunderland, Wembley

France outplay England at Wembley as goals from Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena earn them a 2-1 win in the friendly international.
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England 2018 bid chief dubs BBC 'unpatriotic'

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 18:36

The BBC's plan to broadcast a Panorama documentary into allegations of Fifa corruption is "unpatriotic", says the head of England 2018 World Cup bid.
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Live - Wednesday's football

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil, France France, Morocco Morocco, Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, Wembley

England entertain France at Wembley, with Andy Carroll starting, and Northern Ireland host Morocco following Argentina's late win over Brazil on a busy night of international friendlies.
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UK unemployment sees slight fall

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 14:10

UK unemployment falls slightly in the three months to September, but the unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.7%.
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Tremlett puts England in charge

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 8:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Tremlett takes 4-54 as Australia A are bowled out for 230 in England's final warm-up match before the Ashes.
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Open invitation to academy status

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 7:04

The academy scheme is opened up to all schools in England in a bid to expand and accelerate the programme.
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Cameron downplays climate deals

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 0:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

UK Prime Minister David Cameron plays down the chances of a global agreement when the next UN climate summit meets in Cancun in Mexico.
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Not made in China

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 0:00
related countries: China China

Why Chinese toymakers' woes could hit UK Christmas presents
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Freed Chandlers arrive back in UK

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 21:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Heathrow

Paul and Rachel Chandler have landed at Heathrow after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year.
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Scotland overpower Faroe Islands

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 21:48
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
related places: Aberdeen

Manager Craig Levein gives debuts to seven players as Scotland ease to victory over the Faroe Islands in Aberdeen.
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England 2018 bid rated 'low risk'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 20:28

England's 2018 World Cup bid is viewed as low risk by Fifa, though the world governing body raises concerns over training camp and hotel provision.
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Habana out of South Africa tour

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 14:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Winger Bryan Habana will miss the remainder of South Africa's European tour after breaking a bone in his hand in training for the game with Scotland.
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Pirate pressure

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 12:16

How British Somalis helped bring the kidnapped Chandlers their freedom
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Murray to face Federer in London

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 11:55
related places: London

Andy Murray will play world number two Roger Federer in the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals in London, which start on Sunday.
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.2%

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 11:33

The UK inflation rate rose unexpectedly to 3.2% in October, prompting another letter from the Bank of England governor.
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Bullish Gooch backs bowling call

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia

England batting coach Graham Gooch defends the decision to rest all four front line bowlers for the final Ashes warm-up game against Australia A.
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McGovern drama 'fails soldiers'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 9:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

A BBC drama about British troops in Afghanistan "fails the soldiers on the front line", a prominent Iraq war veteran claims.
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Young carers 'deserve more help'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 8:04

There are four times as many young carers in the UK than previously officially recognised, figures published by the BBC suggest.
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Singapore sends UK author to jail

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 5:20
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A Singapore court sentences UK author Alan Shadrake to six weeks in prison for insulting the judiciary in a book on Singapore's death penalty.
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Museum halts Paraguay expedition

Monday, November 15th 2010, 23:45
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum suspends a planned expedition to a remote region of Paraguay after protests that it might disturb one of the world's last uncontacted tribes.
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Monday, November 15th 2010, 20:52

"Long overdue" cuts of £350m to legal aid funding in England and Wales are revealed, with money axed for thousands of civil cases.
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Cuba and UK to combat smuggling

Monday, November 15th 2010, 17:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The British navy holds talks with Cuba on how to strengthen counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean as the first UK Royal Navy warship visits Cuba since 1957.
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Justin Bieber UK tour dates

Monday, November 15th 2010, 17:14

Justin Bieber has announced he'll be doing a UK tour for the first time with dates being announced on his Twitter feed.
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Chandlers told of father's death

Monday, November 15th 2010, 16:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Paul

Paul and Rachel Chandler, who are to return home "very soon", hear that his father died while they were being held hostage by Somali pirates.
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Woman admits son's bleach killing

Monday, November 15th 2010, 15:05
related places: London

A woman from east London admits killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.
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Banks in talks over bonuses cut

Monday, November 15th 2010, 13:07

Britain's biggest banks are in talks about collectively reducing the total amount of money they will pay staff in the forthcoming bonus season.
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Aussies name 17-man Ashes squad

Monday, November 15th 2010, 0:40
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia name a 17-man squad for the Ashes series against England which begins in Brisbane on 25 November.
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England 2018 team write to Fifa

Monday, November 15th 2010, 0:00

Leaders of England's bid for the 2018 World Cup write to members of the Fifa executive committee distancing themselves from the British media.
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British pair 'beaten by pirates'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 21:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British couple who spent almost 400 days held hostage in Somalia have spoken of their "traumatic" time.
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British pair freed from pirates

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 19:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Somalia Somalia

A retired British couple are freed more than a year after being taken captive by Somali pirates who boarded their yacht off the Seychelles.
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UK man's wife killed on honeymoon

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 18:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

A woman on honeymoon with her British husband is killed in Cape Town after being abducted by armed men, police in South Africa say.
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UK couple's 'risky' route to freedom

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 18:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year have arrived in Kenya following their release on Sunday.
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Park Life

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 17:03
related places: London

Planning the Olympic economic legacy for east London
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Long road

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 16:09

The story behind efforts to release kidnapped British couple
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Queen leads remembrance services

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:44

The Queen leads Remembrance Sunday services as commemorations are held across the UK in honour of those who have died in wars and conflicts.
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James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

Singer James Blunt tells the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British army officer in Kosovo.
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The West 'cannot defeat al-Qaeda'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 12:02

Militant groups such as al-Qaeda will never be defeated by the West, but can be contained, the head of the UK's armed forces says.
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Haye stops Harrison to keep title

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 22:25

David Haye retains his WBA heavyweight title with a stoppage in the third round of his all-British showdown against Audley Harrison.
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We must get even better - Johnson

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 20:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Martin Johnson urges his England team to aim even higher after their fine 35-18 win over Australia at Twickenham.
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Live - Haye v Harrison

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 18:58

David Haye retains his WBA heavyweight belt by by defeating Audley Harrison with a third-round knockout
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Pontin's goes into administration

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 14:05

Administrators called in to holiday camp company Pontin's express optimism that there remains a future for the "iconic British brand".
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Autumn rugby internationals as they happened

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 13:45
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, Samoa Samoa, South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff, Dublin, Twickenham

Scotland take a 49-3 pasting from the All Blacks after England batter Australia 35-18, South Africa hold off Wales 29-25 and Ireland beat Samoa 20-10.
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Schools facing funding overhaul

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 12:48

The government is looking to centralise the way in which funding for England's 20,000 state schools is allocated.
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England openers hit tons in draw

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 7:17

Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss hit centuries as England draw their Ashes warm-up game against South Australia.
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UK targeting £10bn tax clawback

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 4:02

The UK is entering into talks with three tax havens, as part of moves officials hope could help raise £10 billion for the Treasury by 2015.
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Jazz star tipped by Obama in London

Friday, November 12th 2010, 21:26
related places: London

One of Esperanza Spalding's biggest admirers is Barack Obama, so it is no wonder tickets for her performance at the London Jazz Festival have already sold out
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Live text - Murray v Monfils

Friday, November 12th 2010, 19:57
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on home favourite Gael Monfils at the Paris Masters with a semi-final against Roger Federer at stake.
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New phone hack file handed over

Friday, November 12th 2010, 18:14

A file containing new evidence on the News of the World phone hacking scandal has been submitted to prosecutors, Scotland Yard says.
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Haye unfazed by weight difference

Friday, November 12th 2010, 16:35

David Haye tips the scales three stone lighter than Audley Harrison for Saturday's all-British WBA heavyweight title fight.
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The moment a rare vase sold for £43m

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:54
related countries: China China
related places: London

A Chinese vase found during a house clearance in a London suburb, has sold at auction for a staggering £43m.
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Greek commandos board aid ship

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece

British aid workers allegedly taken captive on a ship say they are being held by Greek commandos.
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British Gas to raise bills by 7%

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:25

British Gas customers will face a 7% rise in gas and electricity bills this winter, the company has announced.
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Mealamu ban reduced after appeal

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu has his four-week ban for butting England captain Lewis Moody reduced to two weeks on appeal.
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Critics divided over Potter movie

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:14

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, the penultimate instalment in the fantasy franchise, receives a mixed reaction from UK film critics.
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England prosper in Ashes warm-up

Friday, November 12th 2010, 8:16

England's four bowlers and their opening batsmen all impress on day two of the second Ashes warm-up match against South Australia.
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UK's Hammer Films resurrected

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 21:59

The Hammer Films franchise has been resurrected after three decades and filming is currently underway on its first English production.
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Live text - Murray v Cilic

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 20:55
related countries: Croatia Croatia, France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic for a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.
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Haider 'making stand over fixing'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 18:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistan cricketer Zulqarnain Haider says he fled to London and went public with his match-fixing concerns to help stamp corruption out of the sport.
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British aid workers held on ship

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 17:43
related countries: Libya Libya

Seven UK aid workers, who were planning to take aid to Gaza, are among a group believed to being held captive on a ship in the Libyan sea.
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Demo police 'got balance wrong'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 17:38
related places: London

Policing Minister Nick Herbert says commanders struck the wrong balance when preparing for student protests which were marred by violence.
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BA peace deal with crew collapses

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 15:36

A plan to end a bitter, long-running dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew has collapsed.
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Roddick completes London line-up

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 14:45
related countries: France France
related places: London

Andy Roddick completes the eight-man line-up for the ATP World Tour Finals in London as results go his way at the Paris Masters on Thursday.
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PM condemns fees protest violence

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 12:32
related places: London

David Cameron condemns the violence during protests over tuition fees after the Met Police announced an investigation into how it was handled.
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England 'gambling' over Cook form

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 12:08

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes England's decision to put faith in Alastair Cook for the Ashes is "a hell of a gamble".
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UK observes Armistice Day silence

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:03

Millions of people across the country have observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
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Collingwood hits form for England

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:39

Paul Collingwood nails down his Ashes starting spot with an important innings of 94 after England struggle initially against South Australia.
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Haider wants to 'live in peace'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is seeking asylum in the United Kingdom and has confirmed he is retiring from international cricket.
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Russians invest in Virgin Racing

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian supercar maker Marussia Motors acquires a "significant stake" in British Formula 1 team Virgin Racing.
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Warner Bros to develop UK film base

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 23:22
related places: Watford

Warner Brothers is to develop Europe's biggest film studio complex at a site near Watford bringing new jobs and investment to Britain.
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Yemen mail bomb 'timed to hit US'

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

Tests on a failed parcel bomb discovered on US-bound cargo flight suggest it was timed to have detonated over the eastern US seaboard, say British police.
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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 21:57
related places: Chelsea, Fulham, London, Stamford Bridge

Michael Essien scores and is sent off as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the league courtesy of a win over west London rivals Fulham.
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Rangers 0-3 Hibernian

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 21:49

Hibernian claim their first points under new boss Colin Calderwood with an emphatic win over Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers.
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Clashes at student fee protest

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 20:10
related places: London

There have been violent scenes at a demonstration in central London against plans to raise tuition fees and cut university funding in England.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 19:15

Live updates from the evening's five Scottish Premier League fixtures.
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US returning Tutankhamen items to Egypt

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is to return to Egypt 19 artefacts taken from King Tutankhamen's tomb during its British-led excavation, officials say.
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Bank says economy still uncertain

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 14:21

The Bank of England says the outlook for the UK is uncertain and the strength of the recovery depends largely on the world economy.
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Cameron warning over China trade

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:56
related countries: China China

UK Prime Minister David Cameron steps into the row over "currency wars" with a warning that China should act to correct its trade imbalance.
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PM raises human rights with China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 23:02
related countries: China China

David Cameron raises the issue of human rights in talks with China, during what he called a "vitally important" trade mission to the country.
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Mealamu banned for rest of tour

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 22:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu is handed a four-week ban for striking England's Lewis Moody with his head during Saturday's 26-16 victory.
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Prosecutors consider 'Iraq abuse'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three British soldiers are being investigated by military lawyers over the alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees, the High Court is told.
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Train overcrowding 'to get worse'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 16:29

Rail passengers in England and Wales face "substantial increases in already unacceptable overcrowding" by 2014 and beyond, MPs say.
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Cameron's trade delegation in China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 15:59
related countries: China China

David Cameron is travelling with more than 40 business leaders and says he wants to spread the message that Britain is "open for business"
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UK lives 'saved by waterboarding'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

Former US President George W Bush claims British lives were saved by the use of information obtained from terrorist suspects through "waterboarding".
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South Africa pick Steyn at centre

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Francois Steyn comes in at centre for South Africa against Wales in the only change from the starting XV that beat Ireland.
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Prince opens field of remembrance

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The first remembrance field dedicated to the UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan is opened by Prince Harry.
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Hooker Hartley gets England call

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Northampton

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley replaces Steve Thompson in England's starting line-up for Saturday's game with Australia.
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