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Eavesdropping on the Soviets: Secret US-UK spy pact revealed

Friday, June 25th 2010, 0:28
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Gordon Corera looks at newly-released files that reveal a top secret intelligence-sharing agreement between the US and UK.
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Germany fret over Schweinsteiger

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 14:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a doubt for Germany's World Cup match against England because of a thigh injury.
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Lahm expecting World Cup classic

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 12:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany captain Philipp Lahm says he is expecting a World Cup "classic" when his side comes face-to-face with England in the last 16 on Sunday.
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Beckenbauer in new dig at England

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 9:45
related countries: Germany Germany, South Africa South Africa

Franz Beckenbauer believes England made a stupid mistake by failing to avoid a second-round match against Germany at the World Cup in South Africa.
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BBC Mid-East report 'confidential'

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 13:27

A legal bid to force publication of a BBC review of its Middle East coverage is rejected by the UK Court of Appeal.
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'Bring on England'

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:23

Slovenia prepare for historic World Cup moment
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US Gulf oil drilling ban blocked

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 6:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: London

A US federal court judge blocks President Obama's six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
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UK presents 'tough but fair' budget

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 21:37

In an emergency budget, new UK Chancellor George Osborne raises sales tax and cuts benefits as he tries to tackle Britain's deficit.
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Cricket: England win ODI against Australia

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 21:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan hits an unbeaten 103 as England beat Australia by four wickets in the opening one-day international at the Rose Bowl.
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Slovenia boss still rates England

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 18:25

Slovenia manager Matjaz Kek says England are "still a favourite to win the World Cup" ahead of Wednesday's crucial Group C clash.
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Trial set for stadium breach fan

Monday, June 21st 2010, 14:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An England fan charged with breaching stadium security to enter the team's dressing room in South Africa will stand trial on Friday.
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World Cup fan in trespass charge

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 20:12

A World Cup fan who found his way into the England dressing room looking for the toilet appears in court for trespassing.
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Capello 'to quit if England fail'

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 17:46

The Football Association expects coach Fabio Capello to resign if England crash out of the World Cup on Wednesday, BBC Sport understands.
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England squad set to hold meeting

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 11:53

England's players will meet with boss Fabio Capello, as John Terry insists the squad are "fully behind" the Italian
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Rugby U: Australia 20-21 England

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:57
related countries: Australia Australia

England earn their first victory in Australia since 2003, and only their third ever, to level the series in Sydney.
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Fan breaches World Cup security

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 10:10

The Football Association complains to World Cup organisers Fifa after a fan breaches security and gets into the England dressing room.
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Indian preacher is banned from UK

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 9:46
related countries: India India

An Indian preacher has been banned from entering the UK for his "unacceptable behaviour", the home secretary says.
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Rugby U: New Zealand 42-9 Wales

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 9:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fly-half Dan Carter scores two tries in a fine performance as he masterminds a heavy New Zealand win over Wales.
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Live - international rugby

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 7:12
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin, Sydney

Martin Johnson's under pressure England side face Australia in Sydney after the All Blacks hammer Wales 42-9.
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Germany honours UK WWII veteran

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 2:39
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Germany Germany

A British World War II veteran who led a team of Commandos that seized a key German port, allowing the Allies to then secure Denmark, is to be honoured.
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Algeria surprised by poor England

Friday, June 18th 2010, 22:17

Algeria coach Rabah Saadane admits he was surprised at how poorly England played in the 0-0 draw in Cape Town.
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Sarkozy marks war broadcast in UK

Friday, June 18th 2010, 17:41
related countries: France France
related places: Charles

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits the UK for the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic wartime broadcast.
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UN probes UK 'beating of Iraqis'

Friday, June 18th 2010, 14:42

The UN refugee agency investigates allegations that UK officials beat deported Iraqis to get them on and off the plane.
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James likely to start for England

Friday, June 18th 2010, 10:39
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Fabio Capello is likely to drop Robert Green and play David James in England's World Cup match against Algeria, BBC Sport understands.
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UK guards 'beat deported Iraqis'

Friday, June 18th 2010, 4:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK to Baghdad were beaten by guards during their removal, deportees tell the BBC.
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US Open: Casey shares lead

Friday, June 18th 2010, 2:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pebble Beach

England's Paul Casey will take a share of a one-shot lead into the second round of the US Open at Pebble Beach.
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Live text: US Open day one

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 20:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pebble Beach

England's Paul Casey is tied for the lead with American Shaun Micheel and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge after the first round of the US Open at Pebble Beach.
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EU thumbs up to Iceland bid talks

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 14:43
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

EU leaders agree to open membership talks with Iceland, despite its failure so far to refund the UK and the Netherlands for lost savings.
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Am I a threat?

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 22:14
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan suspect on his life under UK 'house arrest'
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Modi to sue ECB chairman Clarke

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 20:20
related countries: India India

Suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi is to sue England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke for libel.
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Chad frees abducted aid worker

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 9:07
related countries: Chad Chad, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss aid worker in Chad kidnapped 10 days ago has been freed, UK charity Oxfam tells the BBC.
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Bloody Sunday dead 'all innocent'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 7:41

All those killed in Northern Ireland by British troops on Bloody Sunday in 1972 were innocent, a long-awaited report says.
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Plan to deport Iraqis criticised

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 7:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Refugee agencies express concern over reported plans by the UK to deport about 50 Iraqi asylum seekers.
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UK woman's Pakistan hostage drama

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 17:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Glasgow

A young woman from Glasgow kidnapped in Pakistan has been speaking of her 10-year hostage ordeal.
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Bloody Sunday families' thumbs up

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 14:38

Thousands of people are marching through Londonderry to the city's Guildhall for the publication of the Saville Report into Bloody Sunday.
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Rare Tagore art is sold in the UK

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 14:15

Rare paintings by Bengali artist Rabindranath Tagore sell for more than $2 million at an auction in Britain.
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Havin' a laugh?

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 8:34

The London Comedy Store opens iin Mumbai
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Beckenbauer attacks England style

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 7:32
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer launches a scathing attack on England's playing style following their lacklustre 1-1 draw with the United States.
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Taliban fighter

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How UK drug addict became a militant in Afghanistan
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Zeta-Jones and Hodge scoop Tonys

Monday, June 14th 2010, 9:51
related places: New York

Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones and playwright Alan Ayckbourn win Tony Awards in New York on a strong night for British talent.
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Obama 'not anti-British' over BP

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

President Obama's comments about the BP oil spill are not "anti-British", the US ambassador to London says.
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UK considered barring N Korea from 1966 World Cup

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 17:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The government considered denying North Korea visas to attend the 1966 World Cup, official documents have revealed.
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UK armed forces chief to quit early

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 16:27

The UK's most senior military officer will step down in the autumn, before the end of his term in April 2011.
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UK and US ambassadors to go Dutch after football bet

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 15:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

A transatlantic bet between the UK and US ambassadors over the result of the England v USA game means they will have to pay for their own meals
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US urges quicker BP oil strategy

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 18:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A US official gives BP 48 hours to improve its strategy to stem the Gulf oil leak, as the US and UK leaders discuss the spill.
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Leaders to discuss oil spill

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 18:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

UK PM David Cameron is due to discuss the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster with US President Barack Obama.
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Rugby: Australia hold on to beat England

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 11:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England's pack threatens to earn them a remarkable victory in the first Test but Australia hold on to win in Perth despite being butchered in the scrum.
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International rugby as it happened

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland
related places: Perth

Australia beat England 27-17 in Perth after the All Blacks beat 14-man Ireland 66-28 in New Plymouth.
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Cameron tells BP of oil 'frustration'

Friday, June 11th 2010, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

UK PM David Cameron tells BP he is "frustrated and concerned" about the environmental damage caused by the US oil leak.
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Pirates free UK-flagged carrier

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free 25 mainly east European sailors and their ship more than six months after seizing them.
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BP spill 'double early estimates'

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

The BP spill may have sent twice as much oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as previously thought, US experts estimate.
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Maradona makes plea for fair play

Friday, June 11th 2010, 13:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Diego Maradona, scorer of the infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England in 1986, makes a plea for fair play at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Serbia accused of abusing the law

Friday, June 11th 2010, 12:26
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia is accused of abusing international law in trying to persuade Britain to extradite the former acting President of Bosnia.
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British soldiers' graves defaced

Friday, June 11th 2010, 11:44
related countries: France France

British soldiers' graves in France are defaced with "Nazi graffiti", according to news agency reports.
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UK PM praises Helmand troops

Friday, June 11th 2010, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan he wants the British public to "revere and support" them for their "incredible work".
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England is 'easiest match' for US

Friday, June 11th 2010, 7:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: West Ham

United States and West Ham defender Jonathan Spector believes his country's opening World Cup game against England will be their easiest.
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Speak with care

Friday, June 11th 2010, 6:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British PM talks of Afghan commitment and of withdrawal
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Australia drops out of 2018 race

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 16:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England's chances of hosting the 2018 World Cup are handed a boost as Australia drop out of the race in order to focus on the 2022 tournament.
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UK troops join 'toxic' lawsuit

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 16:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

British soldiers are suing a US defence firm, accusing it of exposing them to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in Iraq.
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Britons killed in S Africa crash

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 15:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two British female students are killed, and at least 18 other people injured in a road accident in South Africa, officials say.
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Capello settled on England team

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 11:34
related countries: United States United States

Fabio Capello says he has decided on his starting XI for England's 2010 World Cup opener against the United States on Saturday.
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UK PM in surprise Afghanistan visit

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 11:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, his first since being elected in May.
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US-Pakistani 'terror' sentencing

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 10:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US man extradited from the UK is sentenced to 15 years in jail for providing material support to al-Qaeda.
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Hape set for England Test debut

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 6:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Bath, Perth

Former New Zealand rugby league international Shontayne Hape will make his England Test debut in Saturday's game against Australia in Perth.
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Lucky escape for stowaway in private jet landing gear

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 19:08
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: London

A Romanian man who stowed away on a private jet flying to London survived the journey because the plane flew at a lower altitude than usual.
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Congo concern over arson attack

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: London

Congolese ambassador to the UK tells the BBC opposition activists may have been behind an arson attack on his London home.
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Joe Cole seeks start against US

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

Joe Cole believes his experience could win him a place in the England team to face the United States in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
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Memorials for British gun victims

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 13:09

Thousands of people attend memorial services in northern England, a week after a guman shot dead 12 people.
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UK immigrants face new rules

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 12:09

The UK government is bringing forward new rules requiring many immigrants marrying UK citizens to learn English.
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UK threat to cut aid to UN bodies

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 10:40

The UN and other international bodies funded by the UK must prove they deliver results, it is announced.
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Diplomats bet dinner on outcome of England v US World Cup match

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 22:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Washington

Diplomats in London and Washington raise the stakes over Saturday's US-England World Cup clash by wagering a meal over the outcome.
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Singer Chris Brown denied entry to UK

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 14:35
related countries: United States United States

US singer Chris Brown postpones a UK tour after being denied a visa over his conviction for assaulting Rihanna.
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No fears over Rooney - Ferdinand

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 12:30

Rio Ferdinand says his England and Man Utd team-mate Wayne Rooney will have no disciplinary issues in South Africa.
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Terry admits to altitude concerns

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 11:00

Defender John Terry concedes his England side have been out of sorts in recent matches and says they are still adjusting to playing at high altitude.
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Fish stocks focus of London talks

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 8:53
related places: London

Parliamentarians from major fishing nations and fisheries experts are holding talks on how to prevent the collapse of global fish stocks.
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Maple spirit

Monday, June 7th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Canada Canada

Why the UK government hopes to turn Canadian
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Briton jailed over Dubai killing

Monday, June 7th 2010, 12:49

A British man has been convicted in Dubai of murdering his South African ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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Roman 'gladiator cemetery' unearthed in northern England

Monday, June 7th 2010, 10:59
related places: York

Skeletons unearthed in York over the past decade may be part of the world's only well-preserved Roman gladiator cemetery, researchers say.
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England face final warm-up match

Monday, June 7th 2010, 8:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England play their final game on Monday before the start of the 2010 World Cup in a warm-up match against local South African side the Platinum Stars.
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UK to be 'assertive over Europe'

Monday, June 7th 2010, 8:15

Britain's new coalition government will be "assertive" in its dealings with Europe, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Ex-UK Army chief due at Mousa probe

Monday, June 7th 2010, 6:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The former head of the British Army is due to give evidence at a public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian.
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World Cup 2010 insured for $9bn

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 23:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa has been insured for more than £6.2bn, according to Lloyd's of London.
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Ruthless England seal innings win

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 15:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England secure a 2-0 series whitewash over Bangladesh after winning the second Test at Old Trafford by an innings and 80 runs.
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England will recover - Gerrard

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 22:41

New captain Steven Gerrard says England will be fully prepared for their first World Cup match despite the loss of Rio Ferdinand.
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England on top despite Tamim ton

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 17:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal hits 108 but Bangladesh are bowled out for 216, 203 runs behind England, on day two of the second Test at Old Trafford.
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BA adds to flights despite strike

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 17:00

BA says more cabin crew than expected have crossed picket lines during the latest strike and turned up for work.
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Capello bemoans England 'curse'

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 9:27

Manager Fabio Capello says England have been "cursed" by bad luck after captain Rio Ferdinand's injury-enforced departure from their World Cup squad.
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UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 8:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment have been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Cameron visit after gun killings

Friday, June 4th 2010, 14:40

UK Prime Minister Cameron is to meet police in Cumbria, where taxi driver Derrick Bird shot dead 12 people.
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UK leader against swift gun law change

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 21:18

David Cameron warns against knee-jerk changes to gun laws after the shooting rampage in Cumbria.
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BA sorry for Bin Laden 'check-in' gaffe

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 15:17

British Airways apologises after a photograph in a staff magazine showed a boarding pass in the name of Osama Bin Laden.
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'Row' theory over UK rampage

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 14:01

A taxi driver may have embarked on a killing spree in northern England after a family dispute, reports suggest.
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Gunman's rampage leaves 12 dead

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 18:19

Police are searching for a gunman who has killed several people after opening fire in west Cumbria, northern England.
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Capello commits future to England

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 17:12

England coach Fabio Capello signs an amended contract committing him to the job until after Euro 2012.
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Prudential abandons bid for AIA

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 13:02
related countries: United States United States

UK insurer Prudential confirms that its plans to buy AIA, the Asian business of US insurer AIG, have been scrapped.
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England set for S Africa flight

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 8:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England's World Cup entourage depart for South Africa on Wednesday at 2100 BST after boss Fabio Capello trims his squad down to 23.
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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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World Cup squad news as it happened

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 15:33

Theo Walcott is left out of England's World Cup squad as Fabio Capello names his 23-man party for South Africa.
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Walcott left out of England squad

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 15:01

Theo Walcott is a surprise omission from England's 23-man World Cup squad, with Darren Bent, Adam Johnson, Scott Parker, Michael Dawson, Leighton Baines and Tom Huddlestone also missing out.
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Whitehall pay 'discipline' urged

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 10:04

The UK scrutinises civil service pay as 172 top officials are found to get more than Prime Minister Cameron.
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