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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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Oyster shell clue to drought-hit first British colonists in America

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 9:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

A study of discarded oyster shells reinforces the idea that the first British colonists in America had to endure an unusually severe drought.
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Live text - World Cup squad news

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:02

England boss Fabio Capello names his 23-man squad for the World Cup on Tuesday, after waiting for the verdict on Gareth Barry's fitness test.
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US commands UK Afghanistan forces

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 7:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US takes over operational control of 8,000 British troops serving in southern Afghanistan later.
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World Cup folly...

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 6:56

Have the royals hosting England wasted money?
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England beat Bangladesh at Lord's

Monday, May 31st 2010, 14:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Steven Finn takes a maiden five-wicket haul as England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first Test at Lord's.
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Live - England v Bangladesh

Monday, May 31st 2010, 9:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England lose two wickets but are closing in on a Test win against Bangladesh at Lord's.
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FA to meet Capello over contract

Monday, May 31st 2010, 7:20

Fabio Capello will meet the Football Association on Monday for talks that are expected to result in him committing his future to England as manager.
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UK politician 'could be back'

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 14:20

David Laws was right to quit over his expenses but has the talent to return to UK government, a minister says.
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Sloppy England scrape past Japan

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 14:07
related countries: Japan Japan

Two own goals give England an unconvincing win over Japan in their final warm-up game before flying to South Africa for the World Cup.
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Prudential 'may abandon AIA deal'

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 12:28

UK insurer Prudential may abandon its deal to take over AIG's Asian business AIA if the price isn't lowered, a report says.
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Live - England v Bangladesh

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 9:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh begin day four of the first Test battling to avoid the follow-on against England at Lord's.
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Top UK politician quits coalition post

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 23:26

David Laws stands down as Chief Secretary to the Treasury after admitting claiming thousands of pounds in expenses to pay rent to his partner.
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Live - England v Bangladesh

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 9:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Play is abandoned with Bangladesh battling to avoid the follow-on against England in the first Test at Lord's.
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Bangladesh make England struggle

Friday, May 28th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's batsmen defy England to reach 172-2, 333 runs behind, after day two of the first Test at Lord's.
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Bremer quizzed by UK Iraq inquiry

Friday, May 28th 2010, 16:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Saddam

British officials backed the post war purge of Saddam-era officials, former US administrator Paul Bremer tells the Iraq inquiry.
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Libya hails return of artefacts

Friday, May 28th 2010, 7:15
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan artefacts taken to Britain in the 1950s have been returned to home and go on display in Tripoli Museum.
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Trott century puts England on top

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 17:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Jonathan Trott hits an unbeaten 175 as England reach 362-4 after day one of the first Test against Bangladesh at Lord's.
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Gangs and politics

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 16:38
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United States United States

The US and UK links to Jamaica's drug-fuelled violence
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Live - England v Bangladesh

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 9:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Jonathan Trott races to his second Test century as England put Bangladesh to the sword in the first Test at Lord's.
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Elton gig goes ahead in Morocco

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 9:28
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A concert by British singer Sir Elton John goes ahead in Morocco, despite calls by Islamist groups for it to be banned.
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Pirates' captives plead for help

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 21:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates plead for Prime Minister David Cameron to clarify his position on their case.
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Talks set to reopen in BA dispute

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 15:31

British Airways and the Unite union are to resume talks later, with the latest cabin crew strike now in its third day.
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Elton John gives Morocco concert

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 10:44
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A concert by the openly gay British singer Elton John is to go ahead in Morocco despite calls by Islamists for him to be banned.
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Iraqi Airways drops routes

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 0:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait, Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Iraqi Airways drops flights to London and Sweden after a row with Kuwait over reparations, and the airline may be wound up.
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European 'crime group' targeted

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 16:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Police in Britain, Spain and Ireland arrest 32 people in simultaneous raids against a major international criminal group.
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Afridi to lead Pakistan in Tests

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 13:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is named as Pakistan captain for the tour to England after ending his four-year absence from Test cricket.
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UK government sets out plans

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 10:07

David Cameron's UK coalition will outline its plans for the next year when the Queen's Speech is delivered.
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Live - French Open

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 8:59
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal begins his French Open campaign with an easy win against French wildcard Gianni Mina, while Justine Henin also progresses.
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Synthetic life patents 'damaging'

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 8:35

A leading UK scientist says patents on the first synthetic life form would give its creator a monopoly on a range of genetics.
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R U lonesome 2nite? Survey says tech-savvy young feel loneliest

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 0:03

Loneliness is more prevalent among the social-networking younger generation than in older people, a UK survey suggests.
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UK outlines spending cuts

Monday, May 24th 2010, 19:53

British Chancellor George Osborne spells out where he will cut billions of pounds in spending, in an effort to tackle the deficit.
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BA strike sees flights cancelled

Monday, May 24th 2010, 11:59

Thousands of British Airways passengers have trips cancelled or disrupted as cabin crew begin a five-day strike.
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Lost finale seen around the world

Monday, May 24th 2010, 10:10
related countries: United States United States

The concluding episode of TV series Lost is simultaneously screened in the US, UK and six other countries.
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BA says union refused talks offer

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 20:17

BA accuses the Unite union of ignoring its latest offer to avoid a five-day walkout due to start at midnight.
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Hague 'vindicated' by euro crisis

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 12:29

William Hague says the euro is "in crisis" but it is not in the UK's interest for countries to pull out of the single currency.
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Duchess 'wanted cash for access'

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 10:30
related places: York

Britain's Duchess of York offered to sell access to ex-husband and UK trade envoy Prince Andrew, a newspaper claims.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 9:07
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Women's second seed Venus Williams is last out on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the French Open after men's seed Ernests Gulbis and Briton Anne Keothavong suffer first-round exits at Roland Garros.
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Afghanistan: What should the focus be?

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 22:15

UK ministers have stressed their commitment to redevelopment during talks. What should be the focus?
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UK man breaks speed record - on a lawnmower

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 22:09

A British lawnmower cuts the world land speed record by reaching a new top speed of more than 86mph.
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UK ministers 'united' on Afghanistan

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 16:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK ministers insist they are committed to reconstruction in Afghanistan, on their first official visit to Kabul.
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Beckham swaps to defence as he visits UK troops in Helmand

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 14:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Footballer David Beckham makes a surprise visit British troops in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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UK troops to go under US command

Friday, May 21st 2010, 18:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

About 8,000 British troops based in Afghanistan are to come under the operational command of the US, the MoD says.
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UK mother charged over Spain deaths

Friday, May 21st 2010, 15:38
related countries: Spain Spain

The mother of two British children found dead in a Spanish hotel room is charged with their murders.
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Europe markets down on debt fears

Friday, May 21st 2010, 12:53
related places: London

European markets continue to slide with London's FTSE 100 dipping below 5,000 for the first time since November 2009.
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UK 7/7 inquests to probe MI5 role

Friday, May 21st 2010, 12:34

The 7/7 bombing victims' inquests will cover alleged failings of security services before the attacks, a coroner rules.
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Murray to face Gasquet in Paris

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:09
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray will play Richard Gasquet in the first round of the French Open.
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Child deaths mother due in Spanish court

Friday, May 21st 2010, 8:57
related countries: Spain Spain

The mother of two UK children found dead in a hotel in north-east Spain is expected to appear in a Spanish court later.
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UK family shot dead in Pakistan

Friday, May 21st 2010, 6:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three Britons from the same family have been shot dead in a marriage dispute in eastern Pakistan, local police have said.
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Cameron defends not joining euro

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 20:56
related countries: France France

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the government's decision to keep Britain out of the euro, during a meeting with the French President.
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Coe confident of 2018 bid success

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 19:03

Lord Coe is confident England's 2018 World Cup bid has not been derailed by Lord Triesman's resignation after speaking to Fifa chief Sepp Blatter about it.
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Dead pair's father on sex charges

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 16:30
related countries: Spain Spain

The husband of a UK woman held in Spain over the deaths of their two children appears in court on child sex offences.
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Argentina hits back at UK rebuff

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 11:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentine President Fernandez de Kirchner criticises Britain for refusing to discuss the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
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Big boost for a tiny plant - world's smallest waterlily saved

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 8:48
related places: Kew

A scientist based at the UK's Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew prevents the world's smallest waterlily from becoming extinct.
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Argentina urges Falklands talks

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez urges new UK Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks over the Falkland Islands.
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Collingwood praises Strauss input

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 13:07

Paul Collingwood insists Andrew Strauss played a key role in England's World Twenty20 success - despite not being part of the squad.
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