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UK passport probe police in Israel

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 0:57
related countries: Israel Israel

UK police are in Israel investigating the use of fake British passports by suspects in the killing of a Hamas leader.
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Ireland end England's Grand Slam hopes

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 17:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Twickenham

A fine brace of tries from Tommy Bowe ends England's Grand Slam hopes as Ireland win 20-16 at Twickenham.
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Italy 16-12 Scotland

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 15:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Pablo Canavosio's try proves the difference as Italy record their first Six Nations win of the season and leave Scotland without a point.
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Live Six Nations - England v Ireland

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 12:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Twickenham

England host Ireland at Twickenham after Italy beat Scotland in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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UK sees Afghan presence 'for years'

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain will be "militarily engaged" in Afghanistan for a further five years, head of the Army General Sir David Richards says.
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Live - Winter Olympics Day 15

Friday, February 26th 2010, 16:13

Canada lose to Sweden in the women's curling final but bounces back to win their ice hockey semi-final, and take two medals in short track.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, February 26th 2010, 10:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan while taking part in Operation Moshtarak.
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Iceland repayment talks collapse

Friday, February 26th 2010, 6:29
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Talks to agree how Iceland will repay more than $5bn it owes to Britain and the Netherlands have broken down without agreement.
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Group therapy eases back pain, UK trial shows

Friday, February 26th 2010, 1:59

A form of group "talking therapy" is a cheap, effective way to alleviate low back pain, a UK trial has shown.
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Summons for Van Rompuy tirade MEP

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 18:47

The European parliament president summons a British Eurosceptic MEP over his tirade against European Council President Herman van Rompuy.
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Bridge turns back on England team

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 11:40

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge announces he does not wish to be chosen for England duty, thereby ruling himself out of this summer's World Cup.
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Berlusconi lawyer to hear final fate

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:29
related countries: Italy Italy

UK tax lawyer David Mills could learn on Thursday whether his conviction for bribery is to be upheld in Italy.
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Company promotes climbing holidays in Afghanistan

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Scottish company is helping tourists visit Afghanistan in a bid to help the country's mountain tourism industry.
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Argentina makes Falklands UN bid

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 0:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina asks the UN chief Ban Ki-moon to bring Britain into talks over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
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Tirade against 'damp rag' EU president shocks MEPs

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 18:14

A British Eurosceptic MEP unleashes a highly personal tirade against the new EU President Herman Van Rompuy.
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Pressure islands

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 17:17

Falklands diplomatic offensive puts UK on back foot
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Capello warns squad over conduct

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 8:20

England head coach Fabio Capello warns his players that their off-field conduct will play a big part in whether they are included in his World Cup squad.
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Migrant families 'can stay' in UK

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 20:32

The European Court rules some migrant families can stay in the UK and claim benefits, even if the main worker leaves the country.
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Live - Winter Olympics Day 12

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 16:43

Canada's men look likely to beat Germany and reach the Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals, while British duo Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke finish their second bobsleigh run in Whistler.
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Oil drilling starts in Falklands

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 18:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

A UK rig starts drilling for oil in the territorial waters of the Falkland Islands, despite strong opposition from Argentina.
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Big-hitting Razzaq sinks England

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 17:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq's unbeaten 46 inspires Pakistan to a four-wicket win over England as the Twenty20 international series is tied 1-1 in Dubai.
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Live text - Pakistan v England

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England set Pakistan 149 to win the second Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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Crash still disrupting Eurostar

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 13:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurostar services between the UK and Brussels will not fully resume until 2 March - more than two weeks after the fatal crash in Belgium.
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Argentina seeks UK oil row talks

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 2:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina has said it wants dialogue with the UK in the row over British oil drilling around the Falkland Islands.
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British slider Williams wins Olympic gold

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 1:35

Amy Williams wins Britain's first solo Winter Olympics gold medal for 30 years with victory in the women's skeleton.
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Morgan guides England to T20 win

Friday, February 19th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen share an unbroken century stand as England beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the Twenty20 international in Dubai.
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Falklands drilling 'to go ahead'

Friday, February 19th 2010, 15:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Oil drilling off the Falkland Islands will begin next week despite Argentine opposition, the UK territory's government insists.
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Live text - Pakistan v England

Friday, February 19th 2010, 13:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai, thanks in the main to Eoin Morgan's brilliant knock.
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Saudi prince charged with murder

Friday, February 19th 2010, 12:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi Arabian prince appears in court accused of the murder of his aide in the five-star Landmark Hotel in London.
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2012 to be Phelps' last Olympics

Friday, February 19th 2010, 12:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Phelps

American swimmer Michael Phelps says London 2012 will be his final Olympics and he will quit the sport when he turns 30.
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UK denies fake passport warning

Friday, February 19th 2010, 9:08

UK again denies prior knowledge of fake passports used by suspected killers of a Hamas leader in Dubai.
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UK 'outrage' at passport killing

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Israel Israel

David Miliband says the use of fake UK passports by the alleged killers of a Hamas leader is an "outrage" as an inquiry begins.
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McQueen fashion label to continue

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:40
related countries: France France

French luxury group PPR says it will carry on Alexander McQueen's fashion label after the British designer's death.
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UK prepared in Falklands, says PM

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 11:15
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The UK has "all the preparations that are necessary" to protect the Falkland Islands, Prime Minister Gordon Brown says.
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British media anger Olympic boss

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 10:56

The head of Vancouver's Olympic organising committee hits out at the British press for their negative coverage of the 2010 Games.
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Fridge-free vaccine hopes raised

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 0:05

British scientists say they can now keep vaccines stable without refrigeration - a huge boost to immunisation efforts in Africa.
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Brown demands 'hit squad' inquiry

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 20:02

UK PM Gordon Brown calls for a "full investigation" into how fake British passports were allegedly used by a hit squad in Dubai.
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Ukrainian football team turned away from top London store

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 19:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Fulham, London

Shakhtar Donetsk footballers are barred from Mohamed Al Fayed's Harrods store - days before playing his Fulham team.
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Eurostar service on hold all week

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 17:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurostar services between the UK and Brussels will remain suspended until Monday following the fatal train crash in Belgium.
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Argentina steps up Falklands row

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 16:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina announces new controls on shipping en route to the Falkland Islands in a growing row over UK oil drilling plans.
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Live - Winter Olympics day six

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 16:42

World champion Lindsey Vonn and Chemmy Alcott compete in the women's downhill, while Britain's women's curlers start their campaign.
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Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A 33-year-old being held over the death of a man in a London hotel could have links with the Saudi royal family, it is understood.
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Assassin 'suspects' shock at claim

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 13:21

Two British men named as possible assassins of a top Hamas official at a hotel in Dubai react with shock.
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Oil deal 'damaging for Uganda'

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A secret deal between Uganda's government and a UK oil firm risks the country's environment, a UK lobby group says.
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How serious is Falklands row?

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 11:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: How

Argentina has asked the UN to bring Britain into talks over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. Can this row be resolved?
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Designer McQueen 'hanged himself'

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 10:18

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in a wardrobe after leaving a note, an inquest hears.
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Dubai suspects' passports 'faked'

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 22:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Passports belonging to the alleged killers of a top Hamas official in Dubai are false, the British and Irish governments say.
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Afghanistan missile 'hit target'

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 18:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US missile that killed 12 people in a house in the Afghan town of Marjah hit its intended target, a top British commander says.
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Live - Winter Olympics day five

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 16:50
related countries: Canada Canada, Norway Norway
related places: Vancouver

Injured Briton Zoe Gillings finishes eighth as Canada win a second gold medal in the snowboard cross, while the country's men's ice hockey team easily defeat Norway in their first game in Vancouver.
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My Name is Khan breaks UK record

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:20

My Name is Khan becomes Bollywood's most successful box office opener in the United Kingdom.
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Crash affects Eurostar services

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 5:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurostar services between the UK and Brussels are suspended for a second day following a crash between two commuter trains.
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Australian anti-immigration politician 'migrating to UK'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 14:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian former anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson says she plans to sell up and migrate to the UK.
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Powell removed from Wales squad

Monday, February 15th 2010, 13:47

Wales drop Andy Powell from the national squad following his drink-drive charge after an alleged golf buggy incident.
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British journalist held in Gaza

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 21:21

A British journalist named as Paul Martin is arrested in Gaza by Hamas security forces, British and Hamas officials say.
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Nato troops fight gunmen and IEDs

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 15:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US, UK and Afghan forces face gun battles and booby-traps on day two of a major offensive against the Taliban.
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Live Six Nations - Italy v England

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

England seek a second successive win as they take on Italy in the Six Nations in Rome.
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Branson slams US airline decision

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

A US decision to back American Airlines and British Airways working together is a "kick in the teeth", Sir Richard Branson says.
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Live Six Nations - France v Ireland

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 12:58
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff, Paris

France host Six Nations champions Ireland in Paris after Wales beat Scotland thanks to a last-gasp Shane Williams try.
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Eight arrests over Red Cap deaths

Friday, February 12th 2010, 19:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

There is enough evidence for eight Iraqi suspects to face trial over the 2003 killing of six British soldiers, a judge indicates.
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Designer Alexander McQueen dies

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:47
related places: London

Top British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is found dead at his London home at the age of 40, after a suspected suicide.
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Ashley Cole out for three months

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:01
related places: Chelsea, Everton

Chelsea will be without Ashley Cole for around three months after the England defender fractures his left ankle in Wednesday's defeat by Everton.
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Twenty20 switch stumps England

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 23:53

English counties will miss the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 in September because of a scheduling clash.
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Live - Scottish football

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 19:15
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

With six games being played, it promises to be an important evening in the Scottish Premier League. Among the matches are Celtic v Hearts, Hibs v Aberdeen and Motherwell v Rangers.
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Hindu wins fight for funeral pyre

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 13:16

A British devout Hindu wins his court battle after being refused the right to be cremated on a funeral pyre.
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Warning over UK troop illnesses

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 9:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan and UK hospitals are being stretched by the number of troops wounded in Helmand, the National Audit Office says.
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England hockey raise safety fears

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 20:00
related countries: India India

England's hockey team criticises the sport's governing body for failing to detail its security plans for the World Cup in India.
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Head of London regulator quits

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 10:56
related places: London

Hector Sants, chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, announces he is to step down as head of the City regulator.
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India refinery 'threatens locals'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 8:06
related countries: India India

An alumina refinery in east India run by a UK-based firm causes pollution threatening the health of locals, a rights group says.
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UK police commander jailed for corruption

Monday, February 8th 2010, 18:26

Metropolitan Police Commander Ali Dizaei is sentenced to four years for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
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Warne blasts Strauss Test absence

Monday, February 8th 2010, 18:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Shane Warne describes England captain Andrew Strauss's decision to miss his country's tour of Bangladesh next month as disrespectful.
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Warne blasts Strauss Test absence

Monday, February 8th 2010, 18:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Shane Warne describes England captain Andrew Strauss's decision to miss his country's tour of Bangladesh next month as disrespectful.
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Pitt and Jolie sue Sunday paper

Monday, February 8th 2010, 18:03

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sue a British Sunday newspaper over allegations about their relationship.
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Bolton's Cahill out with blood clot

Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:50

England hopeful Gary Cahill is in danger of missing the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his arm.
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Asif barred from England matches

Monday, February 8th 2010, 8:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan will be without key fast bowler Mohammad Asif for the two Twenty20 internationals against England later this month.
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Straw 'wrong on Iraq', says Blix

Monday, February 8th 2010, 6:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The former UK foreign secretary gave incorrect answers to the Iraq war inquiry, says ex-UN weapons inspector Hans Blix.
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Sikh judge criticises dagger bans

Monday, February 8th 2010, 5:38

Britain's first Asian judge says Sikhs should be allowed to wear their ceremonial daggers to school and other public venues.
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France power to win over Scotland

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 16:48
related countries: France France

Scotland succumb to a superior French side at Murrayfield in their opening RBS Six Nations encounter.
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Live - Premier League football

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 13:00
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Chelsea go back to the top of the Premier League after beating Arsenal and Birmingham leave it late to come from behind and beat Wolves.
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England face Wales in Euro group

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

England and Wales are drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine.
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Sunday, February 7th 2010, 1:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's national museum is to cut ties with the British Museum amid a dispute over the loan of an ancient Persian treasure.
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England battle to win over Wales

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 18:57
related places: Twickenham

Two tries from flanker James Haskell help England open their RBS Six Nations campaign with a 30-17 victory over Wales at Twickenham.
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Live - England v Wales

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 13:41
related countries: Italy Italy

England beat Wales 30-17 on the opening day of the 2010 RBS Six Nations, after champions Ireland labour to a 29-11 win over Italy.
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'Outrage' as deal ends BAE probes

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

Campaigners express anger as defence group BAE Systems strikes a deal to end UK and US investigations into its affairs.
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Obama hails 'important' NI deal

Friday, February 5th 2010, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has hailed the Northern Ireland policing deal as "an important step on the pathway to greater peace".
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Capello strips Terry of captaincy

Friday, February 5th 2010, 16:16

John Terry is stripped of the England captaincy following allegations about his private life and replaced by Rio Ferdinand.
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Church withdraws from India mines

Friday, February 5th 2010, 15:55
related countries: India India

The Church of England says it will withdraw investment from a firm involved in a controversial mining project in India.
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Four UK MPs face expenses charges

Friday, February 5th 2010, 14:54

Three Labour MPs and one Tory peer will face criminal charges over their expenses, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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England suffer Flutey injury blow

Friday, February 5th 2010, 12:14
related places: Leicester

England centre Riki Flutey is ruled out of Saturday's RBS Six Nations clash against Wales, with Leicester's Toby Flood coming in to replace him.
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UK tackles French 'ghost ship' blaze

Friday, February 5th 2010, 11:01
related countries: France France

Up to 50 firefighters tackle a blaze on a so-called 'ghost ship' being dismantled at a yard in north-east England.
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NI parties agree deal on policing

Friday, February 5th 2010, 8:31

The DUP says it has unanimously backed a deal on the devolution of Northern Ireland policing and justice with Sinn Fein.
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England role tempts Aussie Lawson

Friday, February 5th 2010, 8:27

Former Australia fast bowler Geoff Lawson tells BBC Sport he is interested in applying for the job of England bowling coach.
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Full Ashes tour schedule revealed

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 23:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England will play three warm-up matches in Australia before the 2010-11 Ashes series, which is followed by two Twenty20 games and seven one-day internationals.
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Iceland warns EU over Icesave row

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Brussels

Iceland's PM urges EU leaders not to link the Icesave bank dispute to IMF aid for Iceland's battered economy.
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Sculpture sets auction record

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 23:19
related places: London

A life-size bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti is sold at auction at Sotheby's in London for a record £65m ($103m).
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Brake complaints on Prius hit Toyota

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 21:13
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Toyota

Toyota says there are no reported problems with the brakes on its Prius car in the UK and Europe.
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Picasso masterpiece unseen for 43 years fetches $13m

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 1:16
related places: London

A Picasso masterpiece unseen in public for 43 years is sold for £8.1m at auction to an unknown buyer at Christie's in London.
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Gibson named as new Windies coach

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 15:44

Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the new head coach of West Indies after resigning from his post as England bowling coach.
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Pope in attack on UK equality law

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 11:30

Pope Benedict urges Catholic bishops in England and Wales to fight the UK's Equality Bill with "missionary zeal".
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Court to rule on fan extradition

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:54
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An England football fan will learn later whether he is to be extradited to Portugal to serve a jail sentence.
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Live - Monday football

Monday, February 1st 2010, 19:30
related places: Stoke, Sunderland

Sunderland draw with Stoke in Monday's sole Premier League match at the tail end of an intriguing transfer deadline day across Britain.
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