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Grand Slam delights France coach

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 23:52
related countries: France France

France coach Marc Lievremont is hugely satisfied after his side claim a first Grand Slam since 2004 with a hard-fought win over England.
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BA fights to limit strike impact

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 23:46

BA says measures to deal with a strike by cabin crew are working well but unions say scores of planes have been grounded.
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France edge England to seal Grand Slam

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 21:30
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France complete their ninth Grand Slam but they are pushed all the way by a much-improved England side in Paris.
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Live Six Nations - France v England

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 14:01
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy
related places: Cardiff

France seal the Grand Slam with a 12-10 victory over England in Paris after Scotland beat Ireland and Wales beat Italy.
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Landmine legacy

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 11:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The desert battle of WWII that still kills and maims
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England shade first day honours

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 10:48
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh compile 330-8 on the opening day of the second Test against England in Mirpur.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 2:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh close the opening day of the second Test against England in Mirpur on 330-8.
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BA crew to strike as talks fail

Friday, March 19th 2010, 21:19

A strike by British Airways cabin crew will go ahead after talks between the airline and the Unite union collapsed.
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Spending pennies

Friday, March 19th 2010, 15:50

Should the UK be paying for toilets in Mumbai's slums?
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Dead man wins extradition battle

Friday, March 19th 2010, 14:52

A man who fought Britain's longest-running battle against extradition has died just weeks before learning that the High Court would allow him to stay.
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Stem cell windpipe op 'success'

Friday, March 19th 2010, 13:42

A 10-year-old British boy has become the first child to undergo a windpipe transplant with an organ crafted from his own stem cells.
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Scarlett Goa death trial begins

Friday, March 19th 2010, 12:47
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

Two men appear in court accused of killing British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whose body was found in the Indian state of Goa in 2008.
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Kidnapped Sahil returns to the UK

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 22:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five-year-old Sahil Saeed returns to the family home in Oldham, as three people are charged with his kidnapping in Pakistan.
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Bolt places 400m mission on hold

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 18:10

Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt says he is unlikely to target the 400m record until after London 2012.
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Kidnapped boy and father reunited

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Sahil Saeed, the boy kidnapped in Pakistan two weeks ago, has been reunited with his father and is heading home to the UK.
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China irked by UK rights report

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 15:09
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China accuses Britain of staging a political show after its official review of human rights is highly critical of Beijing's record.
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Do unions have too much power?

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:34

Talks between BA and the Unite union aimed at averting strike action will resume this morning. What's your reaction?
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UK to produce Nissan electric car

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sunderland

Nissan is to build its new electric car, the Leaf, in Sunderland, safeguarding hundreds of jobs, the Japanese firm announces.
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European worker freed in Darfur

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 9:35
related countries: France France

An aid worker with joint UK-French nationality is freed in Darfur five months after being kidnapped.
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'Lost' Indian boy to return home

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 7:03
related countries: India India
related places: London

An Indian boy found abandoned in London two years ago can now return home after he is granted travel documents.
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Paris ransom paid to free Sahil

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 21:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Spain Spain

Ransom money was paid to secure the release of kidnapped British boy Sahil Saeed, Pakistan's interior minister confirms.
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EU attacks 'optimistic' outlooks

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 12:00

The European Union criticises the UK and other European nations for having "optimistic" growth assumptions and bloated deficits.
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Unite in US talks over BA strike

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

British Airways union Unite will meet with its US counterpart Teamsters to discuss the impending strike by cabin crew.
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Deaths prompt UK review of drug

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:32

The government says it will "take any action" needed over the legal drug mephedrone after the deaths of two teenagers.
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EU attacks 'optimistic' outlooks

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:29

The European Union criticises the UK and other European nations for having "optimistic" growth assumptions and bloated deficits.
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Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 9:40

UK head teachers say a ban on the legal drug mephedrone should be considered following the deaths of two teenagers.
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Two UK soldiers killed in Helmand

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 8:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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Expats lose pension freeze case

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 14:47
related places: More

More than half a million UK pensioners living overseas will continue to have their pensions frozen after a court decision.
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Kidnapped Sahil found in Pakistan

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The family of a five-year-old British boy who was kidnapped while in Pakistan say they are "ecstatic" after he is found.
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EU urges faster cut of UK deficit

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 11:59

Government plans to cut the UK's budget deficit are not ambitious enough, a European Commission report will warn this week.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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England labour to Chittagong win

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 8:00
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

England win the first Test against Bangladesh by 181 runs in Chittagong after a spirited display by the hosts on a tense final day.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 2:58

Graeme Swann makes a crucial double breakthrough for England as they close on victory in the first Test against Bangladesh.
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Eta suspect before London court

Monday, March 15th 2010, 16:54
related places: London

A suspected member of the Basque separatist group Eta appears in court in London ahead of extradition proceedings.
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Beckham likely to miss World Cup

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:18

David Beckham is flying to Finland for surgery on his Achilles tendon, which looks set to rule him out of the World Cup.
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Brown says BA strike 'deplorable'

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:15

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says a planned strike by British Airways cabin staff is "unjustified" and comes at the "wrong time".
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UK minister in China economy call

Monday, March 15th 2010, 10:59
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

The UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband calls on China to build an economy which is efficient, stable and just.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Monday, March 15th 2010, 2:56
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh dig deep and take the first Test into a final day after England's bowlers struggle to wrap up victory in Chittagong.
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UK government criticises BA strike

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 15:29

Transport Secretary Lord Adonis attacks the planned strike by British Airways cabin crew staff, calling it "totally unjustified".
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England shrug off Tigers revival

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 11:14
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England close day three of the first Test against Bangladesh on 131-5, a lead of 434, after choosing not to enforce the follow-on.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 2:55

England close day three of the first Test against Bangladesh on 131-5, a lead of 434, having not enforced the follow-on after the hosts' 296.
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'Slave brides'

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 2:23

South Asian women allege abuse by British in-laws
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England toil to draw with Scots

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 18:54

England retain the Calcutta Cup as they fight out a 15-15 draw with Scotland, who now look certain to end with the Six Nations wooden spoon.
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Live Six Nations - Scotland v England

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 13:46

Scotland host England in the Calcutta Cup on the penultimate weekend of Six Nations rugby, after Ireland stay on course for the Triple Crown with a 27-12 win over Wales.
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England put Tigers under pressure

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 11:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England reduce Bangladesh to 154-5 at the end of day two of the first Test, still 445 runs adrift of the tourists' 599-6 declared.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 2:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

Bangladesh close day two of the first Test in Chittagong on 154-5, still 445 runs behind England's mammoth total of 599-6 declared.
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Sarkozy and Brown attack US deal

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 0:39
related countries: France France
related places: London

Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown criticise the US for "protectionism" over an aerospace deal.
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British ex-Tory MEP joins Lib Dems

Friday, March 12th 2010, 16:02

A long-serving Conservative MEP, expelled in a row over the party's new allies in Europe, has joined the Liberal Democrats.
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Cook and Pietersen dominate Test

Friday, March 12th 2010, 11:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Alastair Cook hits 158 not out and Kevin Pietersen 99 as England close day one of the first Test against Bangladesh on 374-3.
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Sarkozy to meet UK party leaders

Friday, March 12th 2010, 5:19
related countries: France France
related places: London

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold separate talks in London later with Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Friday, March 12th 2010, 2:59
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

England end the first day of the first Test on 374-3 against Bangladesh in Chittagong, with captain Alastair Cook 158 not out.
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New York banking gains on London

Friday, March 12th 2010, 0:01
related places: London

New York and London have been ranked as the joint-top global financial centres according to new research.
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Bosnian fallout

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 21:00
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pressure on UK after arrest of ex-Bosnian president
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Ex-Bosnian leader 'owed apology'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 18:48
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UK should is asked to apologise for "mistreating" ex-Bosnian President Ejup Ganic in prison.
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Hamas releases British journalist

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 16:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas releases a British journalist it had held for a month in Gaza, saying at a news conference that it suspects him of being a spy.
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Ex-Bosnian leader freed on bail

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 12:24
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: London

Ex-Bosnian President Ejup Ganic, who faces war crimes allegations, has been given bail by London's High Court.
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Live text - England v Germany

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany

England's men take on Germany in the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup, having reached the last four for the first time since 1986.
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Pakistan kidnap boy not released

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 11:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Foreign Office says a five-year-old boy from Oldham kidnapped in Pakistan has not been released.
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England to make late Broad call

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

England will make a last-minute call on the fitness of Stuart Broad for the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
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Afghan anxieties

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why the UK fears politics and force are out of synch
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Kidnapped boy's father back in UK

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 18:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The father of a British boy kidnapped in Pakistan is returning to the UK, against the wishes of the police, the BBC learns.
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Berezovsky wins poison libel case

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky wins his libel case over claims he was behind the murder of former agent Alexander Litvinenko.
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EU leader 'pities' UKIP's Farage

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 11:48

EU president Herman Van Rompuy says he pities Nigel Farage, the British Eurosceptic MEP who called him a "damp rag".
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US 'hid terror suspect treatment'

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

A former UK spy chief says she did not know US intelligence services were mistreating terror suspects until after she retired.
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UK seeks Afghan political drive

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 1:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is to urge the Afghan president to seek a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban.
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UK seeks Afghan political drive

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 1:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is to urge the Afghan president to seek a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban.
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NI passes key devolution move

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 19:50
related places: Belfast, London

The Northern Ireland assembly votes in favour of a motion passing control of justice and policing from London to Belfast.
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Somali hope for Chandlers release

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 17:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed says efforts are being made to release a UK couple held by pirates as soon as possible.
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FA probes England security breach

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 16:39

The Football Association is looking into a security breach after a recording emerged purporting to carry discussions between England coaches and players.
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Injured Brown faces lay-off

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 14:20

Manchester United and England defender Wes Brown faces a lay-off of four to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot.
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UK crackdown on 'dangerous' dogs

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 12:25

All dog owners in England and Wales would need insurance against attacks, while some breeds could be banned in public.
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Bush in Northern Ireland deal plea

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US President George W Bush makes a phone plea to settle issues in Northern Ireland, ahead of a key vote.
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UUP to vote against justice deal

Monday, March 8th 2010, 22:05

Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionists are poised to vote against the devolution of policing and justice powers.
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India's Essar 'planning UK float'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 12:11
related countries: India India

Indian conglomerate Essar Group is reported to be planning to float on the London Stock Exchange, a move that could raise up to $3bn.
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Trott hits ton in England warm-up

Monday, March 8th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

England batsman Jonathan Trott warms up for the first Test in Chittagong starting on Friday with an unbeaten 101 against Bangladesh A.
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UK civil servants to strike over pay

Monday, March 8th 2010, 11:27

Up to 270,000 staff are to stage a 48-hour walkout in a dispute over cuts to UK public sector redundancy terms.
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Hitler's 'spyclists'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 9:37

The truth behind the Nazi bike tour of Britain
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Police 'closing in' on kidnappers

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in Pakistan are closing in on the kidnappers of a five-year-old British boy, says the Pakistani Interior Minister.
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Iceland rejects bank payback plan

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 14:34
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Voters in Iceland overwhelmingly reject a plan to repay debts to the UK and the Netherlands in the wake of the Icesave collapse.
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Icelanders vote on payback plan

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 22:19
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland votes on a deal to repay the UK and Netherlands over the Icesave bank collapse, with early results giving a clear "No".
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World Cup beyond England - Hurst

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 20:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Hurst

World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst says he does not think England are good enough to win the trophy in South Africa this summer.
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Brown sees troops in Afghanistan

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

UK PM Gordon Brown visits British troops in Afghanistan amid a growing row over his evidence to the Iraq war inquiry.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 13:29
related places: Kilmarnock

Hibs edge Kilmarnock 1-0 in the first of four matches in the Scottish top flight, with St Mirren visiting league leaders Rangers.
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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'Big business'

Friday, March 5th 2010, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK kidnap case lifts lid on Pakistan's murky secret
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EU considers general carbon tax

Friday, March 5th 2010, 17:32

The European Commission plans an EU-wide tax on carbon as part of the EU's green energy agenda - but the UK opposes such a move.
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Iraq war was 'right', says Brown

Friday, March 5th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will give evidence at the Iraq war inquiry later about his role in the events that led to invasion.
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Protest against 'shameful' Zuma

Friday, March 5th 2010, 14:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Zuma

South African leader Jacob Zuma is met by protesters angry at his stance on Zimbabwe on the final day of his UK state visit.
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Bangladesh v England: 3rd ODI as it happened

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:46
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

Craig Kieswetter's maiden century in one-day internationals sets England up for a 45-run win and a 3-0 series victory in Bangladesh.
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Kieswetter shines in England win

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:33
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Craig Kieswetter's maiden century in one-day internationals sets England up for a 45-run win and a 3-0 series victory in Bangladesh.
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Dutch MP in UK to show Islam film

Friday, March 5th 2010, 10:17
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch MP Geert Wilders' arrives in the UK to show his anti-Islam film after overturning a ban on entering the country.
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Police confident of UK boy rescue

Friday, March 5th 2010, 7:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have said they are confident a five-year-old British boy kidnapped at gunpoint will be freed.
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'Case stronger' on climate change

Friday, March 5th 2010, 3:19

The UK Met Office says evidence that human activity is causing climate change is stronger now than in a 2007 assessment.
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Two arrested over kidnapped boy

Friday, March 5th 2010, 0:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two people "very close" to men suspected of kidnapping a British boy in Pakistan have been arrested, the BBC learns.
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Rebel Euro MP is expelled by UKIP

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 21:22

MEP Nikki Sinclaire is expelled from the UK Independence Party after refusing to sit with party members in parliament meetings.
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Family's plea for kidnapped boy

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 18:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Relatives of a five-year-old British boy seized at gunpoint in Pakistan say they "just want him back".
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UK boy kidnapped in Pakistan

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 15:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A five-year-old boy from Greater Manchester is kidnapped by robbers while on holiday in Pakistan's Punjab province.
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Terry grateful for crowd support

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 9:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Wembley

John Terry feels he got a good reception from England's fans during Wednesday's 3-1 win against Egypt at Wembley.
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