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UK envoy escapes 'suicide bomb'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 12:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A suspected suicide bomber targets the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen, who was unhurt in the attack.
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Pope memo 'will not affect UK visit'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 7:04

The Vatican draws a line under the Pope "condom memo", saying it will not affect the Papal visit to the UK in September.
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Attack 'near UK envoy' in Yemen

Monday, April 26th 2010, 6:14
related countries: Yemen Yemen

An explosion is heard near the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen, but he is unhurt, reports say.
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Historic Iraq-UK flight completed

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 23:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The first passenger flight between Iraq and the UK for 20 years lands at Gatwick after flying from Baghdad, via Sweden.
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Rangers beat Hibernian to clinch title

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 15:28

Rangers secure their 53rd Scottish Premier League title with a narrow 1-0 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road.
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Kebede powers to London victory

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 13:57
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya
related places: London

Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede wins the London Marathon over a minute clear of Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 10:48

Rangers can wrap up the Scottish Premier League title with a win at Hibernian or if Celtic fail to win the early kick off at Dundee United.
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Shobukhova powers to Marathon win

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 10:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Liliya Shobukhova secures the London Marathon with a powerful run as Britain's Mara Yamauchi fades out of contention around halfway.
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Apology over Pope 'condom' memo

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 7:42

Britain apologises for a "foolish" document suggesting the Pope could launch "Benedict-brand" condoms during an official visit.
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Algerian pilot wins UK compensation

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 17:20
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United States United States

An Algerian pilot wrongly accused over the US 9/11 attacks wins his legal battle for compensation in the UK.
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Hewitt on Europe

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 2:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Brussels pout, as three UK leaders clash over Europe
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McLaren mourned

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 16:13
related places: London

Punks pay their last disrespects on the streets of London
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Hewitt on Europe

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 8:56

Britain's role in Europe - a tricky UK election issue
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Currying favour

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 23:41
related countries: India India

Can UK's national dish delight Indian palates?
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Bangalore lose IPL semi to Mumbai

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 20:27

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is denied an IPL final appearance after Bangalore Royal Challengers are beaten by Mumbai Indians.
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Profits at Goldman Sachs top $3bn

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 14:53

Goldman Sachs sees its first quarter profit double - as a UK financial watchdog probes fraud allegations at the US bank.
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EU moves to ease curbs on flights

Monday, April 19th 2010, 21:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Hopes

The EU eases a no-fly zone imposed after much of Europe's airspace was shut due to the spread of Icelandic volcano ash.
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BA seeks compensation for chaos

Monday, April 19th 2010, 16:55

British Airways says it has asked the EU and the UK government for financial compensation for the closure of airspace.
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UK water imports 'unsustainable'

Monday, April 19th 2010, 0:12

The amount of water used to produce food and goods imported to the UK is worsening global shortages, a report concludes.
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Mugabe call for end to violence

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe calls for an end to political violence as Zimbabwe marks 30 years since independence.
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Volcanic ash: Your stories of disruption

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 15:32
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Most flights in the UK remain grounded as ash from a volcano in Iceland continues to drift across Europe. Have you been affected?
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Occasional rain

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 10:52

Poetry of shipping forecast read from a lighthouse
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Volcanic ash: More of your stories

Friday, April 16th 2010, 20:59
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Most flights in the UK will remain grounded until early Saturday as ash from a volcano in Iceland continues to drift across Europe. Have you been affected?
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Holocaust-denying bishop is fined

Friday, April 16th 2010, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court fines renegade British bishop Richard Williamson 10,000 euros for denying the Holocaust.
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Sahil accused killed in Pakistan

Friday, April 16th 2010, 12:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three men in Pakistan accused of involvement in the kidnapping of British boy Sahil Saeed are shot dead by police, officials say.
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Lib Dem joy after UK debate

Friday, April 16th 2010, 10:20

Polls suggest viewers liked Lib Dem chief Clegg in the UK's first live election debate - but his rivals also claim success.
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Owners put Liverpool up for sale

Friday, April 16th 2010, 9:24
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr confirm their intention to sell the debt-ridden Premier League club by appointing a new chairman.
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Volcanic ash disrupts N European flights

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 18:36
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Airline passengers face huge disruption in the UK and Scandinavia as ash from an Icelandic volcano grounds planes.
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Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 23:33

The UK and northern Europe could be hit by more cold winters as a result of low solar activity, say researchers.
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Israel Western Wall advert banned

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 15:07
related countries: Israel Israel

A UK watchdog bans an Israeli tourism advert showing a picture of the Western Wall, saying it is 'misleading' to say it is in Israel.
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'No malpractice' by UK climate unit

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 12:27

There was no scientific malpractice at the unit at the centre of the "Climategate" affair, a panel says.
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Friday kick-off for Six Nations

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 11:34
related places: Cardiff

The 2011 Six Nations will break from tradition and kick off on a Friday night for the first time as Wales host England in Cardiff.
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Padded girls' bikini withdrawn in UK

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 9:14

Clothing chain Primark withdraws the sale of its range of padded bikini tops for young girls following criticism.
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Live - Tuesday's Scottish football

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 18:19
related places: Motherwell

Celtic take on Motherwell in their final match before the Scottish Premier League split.
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Police back Facebook panic call

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 17:59

Calls for Facebook to place a "panic button" on its pages have been backed by 44 police chiefs in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Rangers call for end of SPL split

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 10:18

Rangers are the latest club to criticise the Scottish Premier League's fixtures and call for the split to be scrapped.
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New probe into Julie Ward murder

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 0:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Scotland Yard says detectives have been to Kenya as part of a new inquiry into the unsolved 1988 murder of a British woman.
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Facebook in panic button meeting

Monday, April 12th 2010, 22:38

Facebook is urged to add "panic buttons" to its pages by the head of a British child protection agency at a meeting in Washington DC.
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Car bomb blast in N Ireland

Monday, April 12th 2010, 8:11
related places: Holywood

The Real IRA admits planting a car bomb which exploded outside MI5's Northern Ireland headquarters.
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Live - Masters day four

Sunday, April 11th 2010, 21:08

Phil Mickelson closes in on his third Masters title at Augusta, as England's Lee Westwood fades.
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Westwood retains lead at Masters

Sunday, April 11th 2010, 1:39

England's Lee Westwood keeps Phil Mickelson at bay to hold the lead after an enthralling third round of the Masters at Augusta.
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UK organ donor records blunder

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 22:47

Organs may have been removed from dead people without their prior consent after an error by the UK health service.
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Live - Masters day three

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 17:09

England's Lee Westwood leads the Masters going into the final day, while Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods remain in the hunt.
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British worker shot in Ethiopia

Friday, April 9th 2010, 18:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A Briton shot dead in Ethiopia while working for an oil company has been named by the Foreign Office as Jason Read.
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SA police defend security plans

Friday, April 9th 2010, 11:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South African insist their World Cup security plans are adequate despite terrorist threats made ahead of England's match against the USA.
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Child smuggling suspects arrested

Friday, April 9th 2010, 0:58
related countries: Romania Romania

Seventeen people are arrested in Romania on suspicion of helping to smuggle children into Britain for crime.
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UK votes to ban 'vulture funds'

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 16:39

The UK parliament bans "vulture funds" - which buy up a poor nation's debt cheap, and go to court to recover the full amount.
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BA-Iberia merger agreement signed

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 15:31

British Airways and Spanish airline Iberia have signed a deal to merge and create one of the world's biggest airline groups.
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Houston dismisses drug claims

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 9:40

Singer Whitney Houston shrugs off speculation she is using drugs again after postponing three UK concerts due to illness.
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UK leaders face last Commons clash

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 9:00

The leaders of Britain's three main parties are set to clash at the final prime minister's questions before elections next month.
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Brown triggers May election race

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 18:43

The UK's political leaders hit the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls the general election for 6 May.
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Women try to take body on plane

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 11:09

Police arrest two women after they try to take the body of a dead relative on to a plane at a British airport.
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UK PM to call election for 6 May

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 10:04

UK PM Gordon Brown is set to end months of speculation by confirming the general election will be held on 6 May.
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Hassan murder retrial postponed

Monday, April 5th 2010, 8:37

The retrial of a man charged with the kidnap and murder of UK aid worker Margaret Hassan is postponed.
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England bowling great Bedser dies

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 23:39

Sir Alec Bedser, one of the finest of all England fast bowlers, dies at 91 after a brief illness.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 20:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion The Rifles has died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Dubai kissing Britons lose appeal

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 16:42

A UK man and woman in Dubai lose their appeal for kissing in public and now face a month in jail, deportation and a fine.
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Haye stops Ruiz to retain title

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 22:45

Britain's David Haye stops American John Ruiz in round nine to make a successful first defence of his WBA heavyweight crown.
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Building bridges

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 5:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghan religious leaders brought to London
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Scuffles at US chain's London sale

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 0:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Up to 10 police officers were injured after scuffles broke out when 2,000 people descended on London's Brick Lane for a sale at a US clothing chain.
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Rooney out for two to three weeks

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 9:31

England striker Wayne Rooney could return for Manchester United as early as 17 April for the Premier League clash against Manchester City, but he definitely misses their next three games.
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Condoms 'can help tackle poverty'

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 6:56

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says contraception is an "attractive" idea in tackling Third World poverty.
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Man Utd wait on Rooney ankle scan

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 16:20

Man Utd and England striker Wayne Rooney arrives back in Manchester as fans wait to hear the extent of his ankle injury.
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A spiralling sculpture by Anish Kapoor to mark 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 13:44

A spiralling sculpture designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor is chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Lumb makes England Twenty20 squad

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 12:00

England pick uncapped batsman Michael Lumb for their World Twenty20 squad, with Matt Prior dropped and Craig Kieswetter the only wicketkeeper.
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UK MPs: Review Israel arms sales

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK government must ensure that military equipment sold to Israel is not used in the occupied territories, MPs say.
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Anger 'justified' says Archbishop

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 14:50

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says any case of child abuse creates "justifiable anger" but the issue can be tackled.
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UK-US special relationship 'over'

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The UK should not speak of "the special relationship" with the US, and be less deferential to Washington, say British MPs.
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Second BA strike disrupts flights

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 20:08
related places: Heathrow

British Airways cancels almost a hundred flights from Heathrow during the first day of a second weekend of strike action by cabin crew.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish Football

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 12:03

Rangers travel to Tynecastle to face Hearts in the early kick-off in the first of six Scottish Premier League matches on Saturday.
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Miniature sail could help clean up space junk above Earth

Friday, March 26th 2010, 21:35

UK-based researchers plan to unfurl a small sail in space which they say could help drag defunct satellites out of orbit.
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China steams ahead on clean energy

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:49
related countries: China China, United States United States

China overtook the US during 2009 as the leading investor in clean energy, researchers conclude.
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Giggs opens door to Wales return

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:39

Ex-captain Ryan Giggs will consider a Wales return if asked by manager John Toshack.
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Concern over Zimbabwe's children

Friday, March 26th 2010, 2:51
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

UK aid to Zimbabwe is reaching those in need but the plight of children in the country remains a concern, say British MPs.
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Foreign students not 'cash cows'

Friday, March 26th 2010, 2:18

Universities in the UK should beware of treating overseas as "cash cows" to plug holes in their funding, the British Council warns.
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UK lottery owner sold to Canada

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 23:29
related countries: Canada Canada

Camelot, the owner of the National Lottery, has been sold to a Canadian teachers' pension fund for £389m.
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Russian Lebedev buys UK's Independent

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The Independent newspaper is sold to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard.
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Two held over UK boy's kidnapping

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 14:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Jhelum

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping five-year-old British boy Sahil Saeed in Pakistan, police say.
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Soldiers relive Afghan shooting

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK soldiers wounded last year when a rogue Afghan policeman opened fire on them, killing five comrades, tell of their ordeal.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 19:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Kilmarnock

Dundee United take on Rangers for a place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, while Celtic visit St Mirren and Kilmarnock host Hamilton in the SPL.
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UK award for Sri Lanka journalist

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Tamil is named foreign journalist of the year at the British Press Awards.
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Bayern fear Rooney - Beckenbauer

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 13:56

Wayne Rooney poses a major threat to Bayern Munich's Champions League hopes, says Franz Beckenbauer.
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Cabinet choices surprise Nigeria

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 12:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ministerial nominees submitted by Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan contain surprises including a UK-based banker.
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Cook steers England to series win

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 10:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England earn a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh through the batting of Alastair Cook, with a 12th Test century, and Kevin Pietersen.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 3:05

England cruise to a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh thanks to the batting of Alastair Cook, with a 12th Test century, and Kevin Pietersen.
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UK expels Israeli in passport row

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 20:05

Britain expels an Israeli diplomat over the "intolerable" use of forged UK passports in the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai.
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Thrown out

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Expulsion from UK sends strong signal to Israel
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Bresnan keen to force England win

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 12:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Tim Bresnan says England have hard work ahead but are confident of sealing a 2-0 series whitewash over Bangladesh on Wednesday.
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England on course for Mirpur win

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 10:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh end day four of the Mirpur Test on 172-6 in their second innings against England, a lead of 95.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 2:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh end day four of the Mirpur Test on 172-6 in their second innings against England, a lead of 95.
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Britain to establish space agency

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 23:52

The UK is formally launching its new executive space agency, to put space policy in the hands of one co-ordinating authority.
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BA strike cancels dozens of flights

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 17:25
related places: More

More than a third of BA flights at major UK airports have so far been cancelled on the third day of strike action.
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Tigers fume at lack of referrals

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan thinks England would be facing defeat in the second Test if the television referral system was in place in Mirpur.
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US firm wins UK tank-making deal

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

US defence firm General Dynamics wins a £4bn contract to build a new light tank for the British Army.
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Patient Bell puts England ahead

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ian Bell's 10th Test century allows England to reach 440-8 on day three of the second Test, 21 runs ahead of Bangladesh.
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BA facing busiest day of strike

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 9:32

Thousands more British Airways passengers are facing disruption as the cabin crew strike enters its third and busiest day.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 2:59
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Ian Bell's 10th Test century allows England to reach 440-8 after day three of the second Test, 21 runs ahead of Bangladesh.
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Union urges BA board to intervene

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 20:19

Unite calls on the British Airways board to resolve the increasingly bitter dispute between the airline and its cabin crew.
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BA and union clash over walkout

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 12:09

The strike by British Airways cabin crew enters its second day with both sides saying they have the advantage.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 2:55

England are 248 runs behind Bangladesh at 171-3 after two days of the second Test in Mirpur.
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