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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 12:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier is shot dead in southern Afghanistan while protecting a meeting between local elders and Afghan troops.
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US seeks to jail Lockerbie bomber

Friday, August 20th 2010, 21:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Obama administration calls for Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, to be returned to prison in Scotland.
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Oldest book prize winners named

Friday, August 20th 2010, 18:34

Novelist AS Byatt and critic John Carey are announced as the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards.
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UK to double Pakistan flood aid

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The British government has announced it will double the amount of aid it is giving to flood-hit Pakistan to £60m.
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Rail route compensation launched

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:04
related places: Birmingham, London

The compensation scheme for people affected by the proposed High Speed Rail link between London and Birmingham is launched.
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Churchill's WWII 'Few' remembered

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:03
related places: Churchill, Whitehall

The Battle of Britain is being commemorated by a reading of one of Churchill's most famous speeches and a fly-past at Whitehall.
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England v Pakistan 3rd Test day two as it happened

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England trail Pakistan by 69 runs after losing Andrew Strauss before stumps on an intriguing day two of the third Test at The Oval.
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England face battle to save Test

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 17:50

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali's unbeaten 92 on day two at The Oval leaves England in danger of losing their first Test this summer.
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Live - Scottish Europa League action

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Greece Greece, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Motherwell, Odense, Utrecht

Motherwell take on Danish side Odense, Celtic face the Dutch side Utrecht and Dundee United host AEK Athens in Europa League qualifiers.
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Live text - Murray v Gulbis

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:00
related countries: Latvia Latvia

British number one Andy Murray takes on Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.
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Police try to identify 20 bodies

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 11:47

Police are hoping to identify 20 bodies found on Britain's rail network in the last 35 years.
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Sharp drop in UK car production

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 11:03

UK car production fell by 8.9% in July compared with the same month last year, industry figures show, the first drop this year.
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What's it like to fly in a Spitfire?

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 5:36

Seventy years on from the Battle of Britain, Evan Davis took to the skies to find out what flying in a Spitfire is really like.
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D-Day landing piper dies aged 88

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 20:46

A Scottish bagpiper, who played his fellow soldiers ashore during the D-Day landings in 1944, has died in hospital in Devon at the age of 88.
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Prior calls for England fightback

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 19:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Matt Prior admits England face an uphill task in the third Test against Pakistan after a poor opening day at The Oval.
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Live - Murray v Chardy

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 18:49
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray opens his Cincinnati Masters campaign against world number 58 Jeremy Chardy of France.
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Going Dutch

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 18:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Maastricht University woos UK students amid battle for places
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Pakistan take charge of Oval Test

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 17:50

Pakistan take the honours on day one of the third Test at The Oval after debutant Wahab Riaz takes 5-63 to bowl out England for 233.
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Missing vulture could pose threat to aircraft

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:55

Warnings have been issued to aircraft over Scotland after a bird of prey, which soars at up to 37,000 feet, went missing.
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Bank member votes for rate rise

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:01

One member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted again for a rise in interest rates earlier this month.
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Kiss Flights travel company folds

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 3:44

Budget travel firm Kiss Flights has ceased trading, the Civil Aviation Authority says.
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Recovery to be choppy - Osborne

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:49

Chancellor George Osborne denies Labour claims he is "gambling" with economic recovery by slashing spending but admits it will be "choppy".
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Arms sale accused 'was entrapped'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: London

A golf club president from London who US authorities claim sold arms to Iran says he is the victim of a customs sting.
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UK inflation slows again in July

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 11:33

UK inflation eased to 3.1% in July from 3.2% in June, still well above the Bank of England's 2% target rate.
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Clampers facing private land ban

Monday, August 16th 2010, 21:40

Wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land in England and Wales, a minister tells the BBC.
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Spy swap Russian keen to return home

Monday, August 16th 2010, 20:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Igor Sutyagin, one of the Russians who arrived in the UK last month as part of the biggest "spy swap" since the end of the Cold War has been speaking to the BBC
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Jolie hits London red carpet

Monday, August 16th 2010, 19:56
related places: London

Angelina Jolie has been on the red carpet in London for the premiere of her latest film 'Salt'. She speaks to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba.
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Pakistan lose injured Zulqarnain

Monday, August 16th 2010, 14:36

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider will miss the remaining Tests against England because of a broken finger.
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Guns N' Roses gigs 'still on'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 11:53
related places: Reading

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers say Axl's Twitter account was hacked and Guns N' Roses will play UK dates.
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End to mixed-sex 'wards' promised

Monday, August 16th 2010, 10:28

The coalition government has confirmed its intention to end most mixed-sex hospital accommodation in England.
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Shameless star in 'hit-and-run'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 9:35
related places: London

Actor Elliott Tittensor, who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 drama Shameless, is arrested after an alleged hit-and-run incident.
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Manhunt in Thailand for UK boxer

Monday, August 16th 2010, 5:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Thai police are searching for a British man they suspect murdered an American fellow Thai boxing expert.
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Housing votes 'threaten villages'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 1:22

Government plans to hold local referendums on new housing schemes in England could tear village communities apart, rural campaigners say.
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Salmond in Norway trade bid trip

Monday, August 16th 2010, 0:03
related countries: Norway Norway

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond travels to Norway in a bid to strengthen trade links.
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New Scots curriculum takes effect

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 23:59

A controversial overhaul of classroom teaching in Scotland takes effect in secondary schools.
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'Most beautiful' sports car goes for $3m

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 17:01

A sports car once owned by British actress Diana Dors sells for $3m at auction in California, less than expected.
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Nation remembers fallen on VJ Day

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Services are held around the UK to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which marks the day World War II ended.
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Live text - USPGA day four

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 13:46

Germany's Martin Kaymer defeats American Bubba Watson in a play-off for the USPGA Championship.
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Luxury jewellery stolen in raid

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 10:32
related places: London

Jewellery from two luxury stores in London is stolen as raiders smash through the windows.
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USPGA day three as it happened

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 22:57

Nick Watney leads after the third round of the USPGA Championship, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tied for second and Tiger Woods a long way back.
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KLM holds out on ash compensation

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 15:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Hundreds of British families are still waiting for compensation from Dutch airline KLM for delays caused by the volcanic ash cloud earlier this year.
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Apprentice Boys parade under way

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:34

Northern Ireland's justice minister calls for calm as up to 15,000 people attend the annual Apprentice Boys parade in Londonderry.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 9:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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German S boat restored using film

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 4:46
related countries: Germany Germany

A German S boat which played a deadly role in World War II is being restored in the UK.
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Kuchar on top as McIlroy shines

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 1:27

Matt Kuchar leads after day two of the USPGA Championship, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and England's Simon Khan tied for third and Tiger Woods unable to finish on another abbreviated day.
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Canada processes Tamil migrants

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 1:26
related countries: Canada Canada, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Immigration officials in Canada begin processing some 490 migrants, who are believed to be from Sri Lanka and to have been on a cargo ship for three months.
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Gay blazes to best time of 2010

Friday, August 13th 2010, 21:15
related places: London

Tyson Gay's stunning victory in the 100m is the stand-out performance at a soggy Diamond League meeting at London's Crystal Palace.
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Runaway train on London Tube line

Friday, August 13th 2010, 17:25
related places: London

A runaway train goes through six stops on a 13-minute journey on London's Tube with other trains having to be cleared out of its path.
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Rangers sign Beattie from Stoke

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:32
related places: Stoke

Rangers sign former England striker James Beattie from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.
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Two Afghan-based UK soldiers die

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two soldiers serving in Afghanistan's Helmand province have died after separate incidents, the MoD says.
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Airport talks set for next week

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:08

Talks to try to avert a strike that would close six of the UK's major airports will begin on Monday, conciliation service Acas confirms.
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Boyle film closes London festival

Friday, August 13th 2010, 11:39
related places: London

Danny Boyle's mountain thriller 127 Hours will close the BFI London Film Festival on 28 October.
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Germany in 'record' 2.2% growth

Friday, August 13th 2010, 10:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's economy grew at its fastest rate for more than 20 years from April to June, outpacing eurozone neighbours and the UK.
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Timelapse footage of night sky

Friday, August 13th 2010, 9:48

UK star-gazers have reported seeing dozens of shooting stars as the Perseid meteor shower reached its climax overnight.
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Fry brings Twitter show to London

Friday, August 13th 2010, 8:46
related places: London

Writer and broadcast Stephen Fry is to appear in a one-man show in London scripted by suggestions from his Twitter followers.
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Canadians board Tamil asylum boat

Friday, August 13th 2010, 3:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Thailand Thailand

Canadian authorities board a ship thought to be carrying about 500 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka off the coast of British Columbia.
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Airports staff vote for strikes

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 19:56
related places: Heathrow

Staff at airport operator BAA vote three to one in favour of strike action that could close Heathrow and five other UK airports.
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Met officers face assault charges

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 18:02
related places: London

Four policemen face prosecution for actual bodily harm on a terror suspect in London in December 2003.
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India rejects UK 'superbug' claim

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:44
related countries: India India

India labels "malicious propaganda" a claim by British scientists that a new superbug resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered the UK from India.
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European Swimming, day four as it happened

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:37
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Gemma Spofforth leads Lizzie Simmonds to another British backstroke one-two as Rebecca Adlington struggles in the pool on day four of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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Airport strike ballot result due

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:05

The result of a union strike ballot that could lead to closure of BAA's six UK airports will be revealed shortly.
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Singer Michael faces drug charge

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 12:37

Singer George Michael is charged with possession of cannabis and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, says Scotland Yard.
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Wounded soldier dies in hospital

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies in a UK hospital after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK teenager finds fame in Japan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Rebecca Flint seems just like a normal 14-year-old, but after 13m YouTube hits for her dancing she has found fame in the most unlikely of places - Japan.
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Breast cancer deaths fall in UK

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 6:42

Breast cancer deaths have fallen in the UK since the 1980s, but mortality rates from the disease continue to be among the highest in Europe, a study shows.
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Gerrard labels criticism 'unfair'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 23:08
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Wembley

England captain Steven Gerrard hits out at "unfair" criticism of the national side after his match-winning display in the victory against Hungary at Wembley.
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Youths in secure units 'far away'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 23:02

Young offenders and young people at risk in England are often placed in secure accommodation many miles from home, inspectors say.
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Gerrard earns victory for England

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:51
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Captain Steven Gerrard scores two stunning goals as England come from behind to beat Hungary in their first match since the World Cup.
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Sorry Scotland beaten in Sweden

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Craig Levein suffers his first defeat as Scotland coach as Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires Sweden to a comfortable win.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 17:45

England beat Hungary thanks to two goals from Steven Gerrard and Wales beat Luxembourg, but Northern Ireland and Scotland both crash to defeats as two Carling Cup ties go into extra time.
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Bank forecasts 'choppy recovery'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 17:38

The Bank of England lowers its growth estimates and says it expects the UK economy to face challenges in the next two years.
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Halsall wins third British gold

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Francesca Halsall wins gold in the women's 100m freestyle final while Joe Roebuck takes a surprise bronze in the men's 200m IM at the European Championships in Budapest.
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Cloned cow probe finds third case

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 15:13

A third case of meat linked to a cloned cow being sold in the UK has emerged, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Hundreds of playgrounds scrapped

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 15:07

Hundreds of playground developments in England are being mothballed as the Department for Education cuts funding for them.
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Live - European Swimming Championships

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 14:40
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Fran Halsall takes gold in the women's 100m freestyle final on day three of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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New 'superbug' hits UK hospitals

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 13:14

Experts warn a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals.
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Big powers reject direct EU taxes

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 12:16
related countries: Austria Austria, Belgium Belgium, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany join the UK in rejecting direct EU taxation - but Austria and Belgium are more receptive.
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Unemployment dips to 2.46 million

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 10:39

The UK jobless number fell to 2.46 million in the three months to June, the biggest drop in three years, official figures show.
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Gerrard hails England's new breed

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 9:44
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Captain Steven Gerrard hopes the young players can revive England as he prepares for a rough ride by the fans in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.
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Simmonds leads Britain to one-two

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 16:24

Britain's Lizzie Simmonds and Gemma Spofforth win gold and silver in the 200m backstroke at the European Championships, while Liam Tancock takes bronze in the 100m backstroke.
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Holidaymakers' caution hits TUI

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 15:59

Shares in Europe's biggest travel operator TUI Travel fall sharply after caution among UK holidaymakers hits trade.
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Archaeologists dig 'oldest house'

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 14:53

Archaeologists are claiming to have discovered the oldest house in Britain.
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I would boo England, says Gerrard

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 13:46
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Steven Gerrard admits he would probably boo England in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary if he was a fan.
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Export rise cuts UK trade deficit

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 9:49

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in June by more than expected after exports rose sharply on the previous month, figures show.
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French and UK utilities in tie-up

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 7:11
related countries: France France

International Power agrees a tie-up with French utility GDF Suez, bringing to an end months of negotiations between the two.
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Police chase boy killed by train

Monday, August 9th 2010, 22:37
related places: London

A teenager is killed by a train in north London moments after fleeing a car being chased by police.
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Court delays 'damaging children'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:53

Charity Barnardo's calls for time limits on courts in England and Wales to issue care orders, because children at risk of abuse are being "damaged".
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Strauss pleased to maintain run

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Skipper Andrew Strauss is delighted as England beat Pakistan to take a 2-0 series lead with their sixth successive Test victory.
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Live - European Swimming Ch'ships

Monday, August 9th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Day one of swimming's European Championships in Hungary sees Hannah Miley win a superb gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley.
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Capello seeks mental improvement

Monday, August 9th 2010, 14:26

England boss Fabio Capello says he hopes to "improve the minds" of his players for the team's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
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England complete comfortable win

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

England beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
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UK toddlers killed in Spain crash

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Two British toddlers have been killed and their mother injured in a car crash in northern Spain, local police say.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

England reach lunch on 71-1 needing a further 47 to win the second Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
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Eastwood plea over Film Council

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:35

Oscar-winning film star Clint Eastwood writes to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appealing not to axe the UK Film Council.
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NI man is killed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 9th 2010, 8:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A father of four from Northern Ireland has been shot dead in Helmand in Afghanistan.
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Woods questions Ryder Cup place

Monday, August 9th 2010, 7:24

Tiger Woods raises doubts about his participation in October's Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales after enduring his worst finish as a professional.
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Couple murdered on Pakistan trip

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 19:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Birmingham

A couple from Birmingham are murdered on a trip to Pakistan to settle a dispute about an arranged marriage.
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Defender Brown quits England duty

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 19:34

Wes Brown follows Paul Robinson in announcing his retirement from international duty with England.
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Pakistan rally frustrates England

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal score remarkable fifties as Pakistan fight back brilliantly against England on day three of the second Test, raising hope of an unlikely victory.
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No 10 rejects child milk cut idea

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 15:57

Downing Street rejects the suggestion by a health minister that a UK-wide scheme offering free milk for under-fives could be cut.
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