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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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'Terror ringleader' to stay in UK

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 11:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The alleged leader of an al-Qaeda plot to bomb targets in the UK wins his appeal against deportation to Pakistan.
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New rules on ash 'to ease delays'

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 10:41

New rules to allow planes to fly at higher ash densities for a limited time will be introduced on Tuesday, the UK's CAA says.
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BA wins court bid to stop strikes

Monday, May 17th 2010, 22:06

British Airways wins an injunction to stop the latest strikes by its cabin staff, due to begin on Tuesday.
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UK ash cloud restrictions lifted

Monday, May 17th 2010, 20:04
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

Flight restrictions are lifted at most UK airports and elsewhere in Europe as volcanic ash cloud conditions ease.
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UK ash airport closures extended

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 21:45
related places: Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow

UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham see services hit by volcanic ash.
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England 'deserve' world triumph

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 20:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Paul Collingwood says England's World Twenty20 triumph rivals the 2005 and 2009 Ashes Test series successes over Australia.
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England seal World Twenty20 title

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 18:45
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia to win the World Twenty20 in Barbados and secure their first victory in 35 years of ICC limited-over competitions.
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Ash closes parts of UK airspace

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 8:17

A no-fly zone is imposed over parts of Northern Ireland amid warnings flight disruption from volcanic ash may spread.
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Cricketers held in fraud inquiry

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 21:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is one of two cricketers arrested in a UK investigation into match irregularities.
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Karzai first to see new UK PM

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghan President Hamid Karzai flies to London for talks with the new UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Ed Miliband joins UK Labour leader battle

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 13:41

Ed Miliband joins the race to be the next Labour Party leader - a contest in which he will stand against his brother David.
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The soldier who saved Sierra Leone

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 11:01
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Allan Little reveals how a little-known British officer changed the fate of a nation.
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'New trial' over Corfu gas deaths

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 10:28

The father of two British children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu in 2006 says he has won a retrial of the case.
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In harmony

Friday, May 14th 2010, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

New UK foreign secretary makes strong start in US
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Aussies stun Pakistan in thriller

Friday, May 14th 2010, 19:29
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Mike Hussey blasts 60 from 24 balls as Australia fight back to beat Pakistan and set up a World Twenty20 final against England.
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Somali pirates release UK tanker

Friday, May 14th 2010, 8:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release a UK-flagged ship with 26 crew after a ransom is paid, the EU mission says.
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Beckham hands over 2018 Cup bid

Friday, May 14th 2010, 7:55

Football icon David Beckham delivers the 1,752-page bid book which he hopes will persuade Fifa to award England the 2018 World Cup.
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Capello considering new formation

Friday, May 14th 2010, 5:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England manager Fabio Capello is considering playing with three central defenders at the World Cup finals in South Africa, BBC Sport understands.
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Classy England cruise into final

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 18:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England stroll to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-finals to reach an ICC tournament final for the first time since 2004.
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Paraguay beat Japan on penalties

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:16
related countries: Japan Japan, Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguay are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history after beating Japan 5-3 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
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Dutch win secures last-eight spot

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Slovakia Slovakia

The Netherlands score a goal in each half through Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder as they secure a 2-1 victory which puts them into the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Argentina set up tie with Germany

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

Argentina are helped by a controversial goal as they beat Mexico 3-1 to earn a quarter-final with Germany, conquerors of England.
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Germany knock out dismal England

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 16:07
related countries: Germany Germany

England suffer their heaviest defeat at a World Cup finals as they are beaten 4-1 and outclassed by Germany in the second round.
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Shock loss puts holders Italy out

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Slovakia Slovakia

Italy, the defending champions and four-time World Cup winners, suffer a shock World Cup defeat to Slovakia, who win a remarkable game 3-2 to book their place in the last 16.
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Live - World Cup

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:32
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Slovenia Slovenia, United States United States

England make three changes to face Slovenia in their crucial World Cup Group C decider, with the United States also taking on Algeria.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England cruise to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in St Lucia to reach the final of the World Twenty20.
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Sneijder fires Dutch past Japan

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:25
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Japan Japan, Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands move to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages with a 1-0 win over Japan.
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USA fight back to deny Slovenia

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:19
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Germany Germany, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United States United States
related places: Friday

United States come from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw with Slovenia in an absorbing game in Johannesburg.
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Dogged Serbia stun 10-man Germany

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:18
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia Slovenia, United States United States
related places: Friday

Serbia upset Germany, who have Miroslav Klose sent off, 1-0 in Friday's first World Cup match before Slovenia face United States and England take on Algeria later.
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Ghana strike late to beat 10-man Serbia

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:00
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Ghana Ghana, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia Slovenia

Group D gets under way as Serbia face Ghana, while England's group C opponents Slovenia stun Algeria on day three.
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Nigeria mastered by Argentina

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:50
related countries: Greece Greece, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Nigeria waste opportunities in front of goal as dominant Argentina get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start in Johannesburg.
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All the latest news, views and commentary

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:46
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

South Korea face Greece in the first of three games on day two, including England's opener against the United States.
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UK aims to end Strasbourg shuttle

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 11:14

The Conservative-Lib Dem government plans to lobby the EU to scrap the European Parliament's monthly trips to Strasbourg.
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Child abuse 'big business online'

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 9:36

There are 450 criminal gangs around the world making money from images of child sex abuse, a UK-based internet watchdog says.
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UK forced marriages awareness tour

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 1:59

A charity is to tour the UK in a bid stop south Asian youngsters being forced into marriages abroad.
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Bogus UK students face global action

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 0:19

Dishonest agents who help bogus students get into the UK are being targeted in an international initiative.
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New UK PM begins shaping coalition

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 18:18

New UK PM David Cameron begins shaping his coalition government, as he welcomes his deputy Nick Clegg to Downing Street.
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Chelsea allay Terry injury fears

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 16:31
related places: Chelsea

England and Chelsea defender John Terry should be fit for Saturday's FA Cup final and the World Cup after a foot injury scare.
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New approach

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 14:46

How UK foreign policy will shape under its coalition
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EU's Ashton relaxed about Tories

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 9:17
related places: Ashton

The EU's foreign policy chief, Baroness Ashton, says a Conservative-led UK government does not pose difficulties for her.
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Cameron is new UK prime minister

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 0:38

David Cameron is the UK's new prime minister, bringing the Conservatives back into power after 13 years.
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Brown resigns as prime minister

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 19:25

Gordon Brown resigns as UK prime minister with the Lib Dems poised to give David Cameron their backing as his successor.
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UK parties thought to be nearing deal

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 17:34

The leaders of Britain's Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties hold further coalition talks, with Labour now thought to be sidelined.
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Capello names surprise Cup squad

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:53
related places: Liverpool

England coach Fabio Capello makes several surprise selections in his preliminary 30-man World Cup squad.
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Capello postpones ratings website

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:23

Plans for England manager Fabio Capello to be involved in a ratings website for players at this summer's World Cup have been scrapped until after the tournament.
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Brown to quit as party leader

Monday, May 10th 2010, 23:52

Gordon Brown says he is to step down as Labour Party leader as the battle mounts to form the next UK government.
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ABN Amro laundering case settled

Monday, May 10th 2010, 21:42

The UK's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $500m (£336m) to end a money laundering case involving ABN Amro, which it bought in 2007.
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Hodgson voted manager of the year

Monday, May 10th 2010, 21:30
related places: Fulham, London

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is voted manager of the year after steering the London club to the Europa League final.
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Pakistan beat South Africa to qualify

Monday, May 10th 2010, 20:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Holders Pakistan creep into the World Twenty20 semi-finals thanks to a victory over South Africa and England's later win over New Zealand in St Lucia.
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England defeat Kiwis to top group

Monday, May 10th 2010, 20:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Eoin Morgan produces an innings of impressive calm as England win their World Twenty20 Super Eights group with a three-wicket victory over New Zealand.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Monday, May 10th 2010, 18:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

England beat New Zealand to finish top of their Super Eights group, meaning Pakistan also qualify for the semis and the Black Caps crash out.
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Airports reopen after ash problem

Monday, May 10th 2010, 14:51

European airports have reopened after travellers faced weekend flight disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud.
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More Tory and Lib Dem talks due in UK

Monday, May 10th 2010, 4:41

Senior Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are to continue talks on a possible agreement to form a government.
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Tory and Lib Dem talks 'positive'

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 20:16

Senior Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are to hold more talks in a bid to agree terms for a power-sharing UK government.
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Ash travel misery could continue

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 6:19

British air passengers may face yet more misery as a volcanic ash cloud continues to threaten European flight schedules.
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Clegg meets Cameron on power deal

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 23:58
related places: Cameron

Nick Clegg meets David Cameron for talks over the possibility of their parties forming a coalition UK government.
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Lib Dems back Clegg on Tory talks

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 19:38

Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg is considering a power-sharing offer from the Conservatives after the inconclusive UK election.
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Live - England v South Africa

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 12:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

England thrash South Africa by 39 runs in the World Twenty20 after New Zealand pull off a last-ball victory over holders Pakistan.
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Prince Charles to lead VE Day tributes

Friday, May 7th 2010, 23:06

The Prince of Wales is to lead veterans in a service marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
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Tories and Lib Dems in deal talks

Friday, May 7th 2010, 21:51

Talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats went late into Friday as the parties try to do a deal to form the next UK government.
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Cameron offers deal to Lib Dems

Friday, May 7th 2010, 19:08

David Cameron makes a "big, open and comprehensive offer" to the Lib Dems to work in government with the Conservatives.
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Injured Barry out for month

Friday, May 7th 2010, 12:50

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is ruled out for four weeks with an ankle injury - and is a doubt for the start of England's World Cup campaign.
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Pound slumps on hung parliament

Friday, May 7th 2010, 11:43

The pound and shares fall sharply as it becomes clear that the UK general election has produced no clear majority.
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First hung parliament in UK for decades

Friday, May 7th 2010, 10:29

David Cameron's Conservatives win the most seats in the general election - but not enough to secure an overall majority.
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'Sick' Briton held in Kyrgyzstan

Friday, May 7th 2010, 9:39
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The family of a British public relations executive who is being held in Kyrgyzstan say they fear for his health.
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UK 'wakes up to hung Parliament'

Friday, May 7th 2010, 7:05

David Cameron says Labour "has lost its mandate to govern" as the Conservatives look set to be the biggest party in a hung parliament.
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UK chooses next government

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 20:38

Millions of people head to the polls as voters have their say in the most unpredictable UK general election for decades.
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Enron play to close on Broadway with big losses

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 20:29
related places: Broadway

A British play about the collapse of Enron is to close on Broadway after just 15 performances and 22 previews.
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Pietersen shines in England win

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen hits 73 not out as England beat Pakistan by six wickets with three balls remaining on day one of the Super Eight stage at the ICC World Twenty20.
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Live - South Africa v New Zealand

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 13:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs in Barbados at the ICC World Twenty20.
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