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UK troops to pull out of Sangin

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 12:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sangin

UK troops in the Sangin area of Afghanistan's Helmand province will be replaced by US forces, the UK defence secretary says.
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Hunt intensifies for UK gunman

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 9:53

Searches of countryside and woods go on around a town in north-east England for suspected armed killer Raoul Moat.
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Cricket: Warne sees England Ashes chance

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 8:27

Shane Warne says this winter's Ashes series marks England's best chance of success down under in over 20 years.
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UK police storm farm in gunman hunt

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 18:09

Armed officers search woods and fields in a cordoned-off town in their hunt for suspected gunman Raoul Moat.
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'Big budget' porn film shot in London hospital

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:04
related places: London

A "big budget" porn movie was shot in a London hospital when it hired out one of its wards to a film company.
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UK gunman 'declares war on police'

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:31

A letter allegedly penned by gunman Raoul Moat declares war on the police and says he "won't stop until I'm dead".
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Car appeal in search for UK gunman

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 6:22

UK police searching for suspected gunman Raoul Moat release details of a Lexus car they are looking for.
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England need English coach - Weah

Monday, July 5th 2010, 22:05
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Former AC Milan and Liberia star George Weah believes England should pick an English coach to ensure they get the best out of their stars.
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Umar Akmal stars in Pakistan win

Monday, July 5th 2010, 19:28
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Umar Akmal sets up a 23-run win for Pakistan over Australia in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in the UK.
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Iranian aircraft 'refused fuel'

Monday, July 5th 2010, 17:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Iran accuses the UK, Germany and the UAE of refusing to refuel its passenger jets, days after tough new US sanctions.
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Former Bosnian president in court

Monday, July 5th 2010, 7:19
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: London

Former Bosnian President Ejup Ganic is due at an extradition hearing in London requested by the Serbian government.
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UK departments 'face 40% cuts'

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 13:25

Most UK government departments are being asked to produce "illustrative plans" for spending cuts of up to 40%.
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Lockerbie bomber advice defended

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 11:16
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish government stands by advice on which it freed the Lockerbie bomber after claims he could live for 10 more years.
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UK departments 'face 40% cuts'

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 10:31

Most UK government departments are being asked to produce "illustrative plans" for spending cuts of up to 40%.
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Australia finish series with win

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 17:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia win the final one-day international at Lord's by 42 runs but England take the series 3-2.
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Iceland holds talks over Icesave

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 0:16
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Officials from Iceland, the Netherlands and the UK hold talks over the settlement of a £2.3bn banking dispute.
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Nadal ends Murray's hopes in semi

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 17:22
related places: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal beats Andy Murray in straight sets to end the fourth seed's hopes of becoming the first British man since 1938 to reach the Wimbledon final.
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'I married Russian spy suspect'

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 12:41
related countries: Russia Russia

A British man who claims he was married to alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman speaks about their relationship.
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Friday's World Cup round-up

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 8:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany

Ballack predicts Germany will beat Argentina
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Hague urges UK global influence

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 23:05

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK must have more "global reach and influence" or face a decline in power.
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Hong Kong democrats protest

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 17:12
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people stage pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on the anniversary of the end of British colonial rule.
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Hewitt on Europe

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 15:14

UK wants to influence EU more from inside
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Thursday, July 1st 2010, 9:58

William Hague is seeking to increase UK influence over the European Union. What are your views on his plans?
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Tony Blair to receive US peace medal

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to receive a prestigious US medal and $100,000 (£67,000) prize for his work in conflict resolution.
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Aussies prevent England whitewash

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 19:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia win the fourth one-day international by 78 runs to end England's eight-match winning streak.
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Murray wins to set up Nadal semi

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 17:53
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray battles past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals, where he will face world number one Rafael Nadal.
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England fan pays 'intruder' fine

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 13:23

An England fan who walked into a dressing room after a World Cup match pays an "admission of guilt" fine in South Africa.
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Rights laws don't apply to UK troops

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 12:50

Britain's Supreme Court rules that troops are not protected by human rights laws on the battlefield.
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UK diplomat's Iraq 'discomfort'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 12:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A former top UK diplomat says he felt "very uncomfortable" about going to war in Iraq without United Nations backing.
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UK 'to launch torture inquiry'

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 8:22

The UK is to announce an inquiry into claims its security services were complicit in torture, the BBC understands.
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Barwick baffled by dismal England

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 15:48

Ex-Football Association chief Brian Barwick, who hired Fabio Capello, says he is baffled why the highly-paid manager's team failed at the World Cup.
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Reporter held over SA 'trespass'

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 10:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A British journalist is being held over the England World Cup dressing room intrusion, South African police say.
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Blatter sorry for disallowed goal

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 10:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Fifa's president apologises for England's disallowed goal and vows to reopen the debate over goal-line technology.
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UK scrambles to keep 'dozen eggs'

Monday, June 28th 2010, 15:52

UK officials say they will defend food producers' right to label groceries by number, amid fears that the EU may consign "a dozen" eggs to history.
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FA waits to make Capello decision

Monday, June 28th 2010, 12:51

Fabio Capello will have to wait another two weeks to find out if he will remain as England manager after the team's World Cup exit.
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SA air crew 'found with drugs'

Monday, June 28th 2010, 11:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African Airways crew member is arrested in the UK allegedly with 3kg (6.6lbs) of cocaine strapped to her body.
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BP talks between US and Britain

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 22:39
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Britain and the US have agreed that they want a 'strong and stable' BP, the oil company under intense pressure over the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
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Capello to discuss future with FA

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 22:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Fabio Capello says he will not resign as England coach but will discuss his future with the Football Association after his side crash out of the World Cup, losing 4-1 to Germany.
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Army chief says talk to Taliban

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 12:32

The head of the British army believes politicians and military chiefs should talk to the Taliban sooner rather than later.
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UK prime minister plans China visit

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 8:38
related countries: China China

Prime Minister David Cameron is to visit China in November, after accepting an invitation from President Hu.
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'Psychic' octopus predicts German win over England

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 16:27
related countries: Germany Germany

An octopus picks Germany over England, in the latest of a string of predictions that have made it a national celebrity.
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Deported Iraqis still detained

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 13:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 10 Iraqi asylum seekers deported from the UK last week are still being held at Baghdad Airport.
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UK PM wants troops home by 2015

Friday, June 25th 2010, 23:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron says he would like UK troops out of Afghanistan by 2015 but prefers not to look at "strict timetables".
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Bank warns of eurozone risk to UK

Friday, June 25th 2010, 22:43

The European debt crisis represents a "key risk" to the UK's banking sector the Bank of England has warned.
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UK Taliban transfers 'to remain'

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops can continue to transfer Taliban suspects to Afghan detention but not to a site subject to an existing ban, the High Court says.
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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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