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Is there anything out there? Quite possibly, says leading astronomer

Monday, January 25th 2010, 0:13

The chance of discovering life on other worlds is greater than ever, according to Britain's leading astronomer.
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Tracking Haiti aid

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 21:18

UK supplies for quake survivors arrive in region
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UK considers sex offender alert plan

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 14:00

A scheme which gives parents alerts about sex offenders could be expanded, the UK home secretary says.
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Nadal wins to set up Murray clash

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 6:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Defending champion Rafael Nadal beats Ivo Karlovic in four sets to book a quarter-final meeting with Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open.
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UK terror threat level 'severe'

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 9:17

The UK terror threat is raised to "severe", but the home secretary says there is "no intelligence to suggest an attack is imminent".
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British actress Jean Simmons dies

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 7:35

British film actress Jean Simmons, who played Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, dies at the age of 80.
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Live - Australian Open

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 23:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Caroline Wozniacki is in action at the Australian Open, after Lleyton Hewitt sets up a fourth-round match against Roger Federer, with Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and the Williams sisters also winners on day six.
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ECB plays down Gibson speculation

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 20:23

The England and Wales Cricket Board says there is no truth in the report that bowling coach Ottis Gibson is to resign and take over as West Indies coach.
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Yacht couple rescue 'was bungled'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 18:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Whitehall

An attempt to rescue a British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates was "bungled", a Whitehall official has said.
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Polish mass return 'not true'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 16:05
related countries: Poland Poland

A leading expert on migration says claims that half of all Polish immigrants to Britain have returned home are "not true".
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US firm removing Bible gunsights

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 10:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

A US military contractor says it will stop engraving Biblical references on rifle gunsights used by the US army, as well as the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
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Murray comes through Serra test

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 6:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray defeats Florent Serra 7-5 6-1 6-4 to ease into round four of the Australian Open.
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Live text - Australian Open

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 23:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number two Rafael Nadal edges past Philipp Kohlschreiber in round three of the Australian Open following Andy Murray's win over Florent Serra and Kim Clijsters' exit at the hands of Nadia Petrova.
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Pirate fears for UK yacht couple

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 19:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British man kidnapped by Somali pirates says he and his wife could be killed within three or four days.
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Knox may face charges of slander

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox, convicted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, could now face slander charges.
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UK counter-terror 'ambitions' cut

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 13:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The government says spending on counter-terror projects in Pakistan is rising - but not by as much as it wanted.
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Scottish MPs consider assisted suicide

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 12:12

A member of the Scottish parliament publishes a bill calling for a right-to-die for the terminally ill.
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Iraq double murder case delayed

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 11:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The trial in Baghdad of a British man accused of killing two colleagues is adjourned.
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UK tightens airport security

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 18:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Britain bars flights to and from Yemen and announces new security measures after the Christmas Day bomb attempt.
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Coded Biblical references on army gunsights cause concern

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights used by the US and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerges.
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UK returns nuclear waste to Japan

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 11:26
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sellafield

The first shipment of highly radioactive nuclear waste from the UK has left Sellafield and arrived in Barrow, Cumbria.
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Earth Watch

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 10:36

Complex climate message of UK ads and African divinity
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Live - Australian Open

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 8:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray brushes aside Marc Gicquel at the Australian Open after a surprise win for fellow Scot Elena Baltacha, while Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick also advance.
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Love Story's Segal dies aged 72

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 22:58
related places: London

Love Story author Erich Segal has died from a heart attack at home in London aged 72, his daughter says.
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UK couple to lose Cyprus villa

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 12:38
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: London

A UK couple face demolition of their villa in northern Cyprus after far-reaching legal rulings in London and Luxembourg.
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UK couple to lose Cyprus villa

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:19
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: London

A UK couple face demolition of their villa in northern Cyprus after far-reaching legal rulings in London and Luxembourg.
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Cadbury agrees Kraft takeover bid

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 10:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cadbury, Kraft

Britain's Cadbury is to be taken over by US food company Kraft after its board approved a new bid, the two companies say.
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Stars sign for Indian Premier League

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 10:40
related countries: India India

Cricketers sign for the 2010 Indian Premier League but there are no takers for Pakistani stars.
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Cadbury likely to back Kraft bid

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 3:41
related places: Cadbury

Kraft Foods may raise its bid for Cadbury to a level that is accepted by the UK firm, the BBC learns.
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Fears over Indian rapist release

Monday, January 18th 2010, 18:53
related countries: India India

A British journalist who was raped in India says she fears her attacker could be released without her knowledge.
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Haiti quake: Aid workers' diaries

Monday, January 18th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Aid workers tells us about the relief operation
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UKIP's Farage calls for burka ban

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 13:27

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP's MEPs, calls for a ban on burkas, saying they are a symbol of a "divided Britain".
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England collapse to heavy defeat

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 10:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

England crash to defeat by an innings and 74 runs as South Africa's win in the final Test in Johannesburg allows them to draw the series.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 7:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

England are facing a heavy defeat on day four of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
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Stars prepare for Golden Globes

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 5:23

A host of stars are expected at the Golden Globes on Sunday, to be presented in Los Angeles by Britain's Ricky Gervais.
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Scots drink '130 bottles of wine' a year, study suggests

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 2:16

Adults in Scotland are drinking the equivalent of 46 bottles of vodka each in a year, a new study suggests.
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Murray targets Aussie Open glory

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 19:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray says he is fit and ready for the Australian Open ahead of Monday's first-round tie with qualifier Kevin Anderson.
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Live - South Africa v England

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 13:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

England are 48-3 in their second innings at stumps on day three of the fourth Test in Johannesburg, still 195 behind South Africa.
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World in Objects

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 7:24

British Museum's history in artefacts
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UK Iraq inquiry meets 'in private'

Friday, January 15th 2010, 23:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraq Inquiry met behind closed doors to hear from the general who ran UK operations in the conflict, it emerges.
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49ers to play Broncos in London

Friday, January 15th 2010, 18:00
related places: London

The San Francisco 49ers will play the Denver Broncos in London later this year, the NFL reveals.
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England to lodge umpire complaint

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England will make an official complaint following a controversial decision on day two of the final Test against South Africa.
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Reprieved Smith makes England pay

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith hits a controversial century as South Africa compile 208-2 - a lead of 28 over England - on a weather-hit second day at the final Test.
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Live - South Africa v England

Friday, January 15th 2010, 13:04

South Africa are 215-2, 35 runs ahead of England, at stumps on a weather-hit second day of the final Test in Johannesburg.
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900 jobs go as Bosch quits Wales

Friday, January 15th 2010, 8:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Around 900 workers are to lose their jobs after German car parts firm Bosch says it is to close its south Wales plant in 2011.
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Afghan mission

Friday, January 15th 2010, 6:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US troops surge brings new focus for UK forces
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Murray lies in Nadal's path at Australian Open

Friday, January 15th 2010, 1:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray will face a qualifier in the first round of the Australian Open, but Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro could block his path to the final.
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'Snow joke' as too much snow closes Scottish ski resort

Friday, January 15th 2010, 0:48

The CairnGorm Mountain ski centre in the Highlands will be closed for the day - because of too much snow.
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UK humbled?

Friday, January 15th 2010, 0:01

British anxiety over influence in Europe after crisis
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Inquest hears of fatal injection

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 22:07
related countries: Germany Germany

An inquest investigates the deaths of two British patients treated by a German doctor during his first shift in the UK.
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England in tatters after collapse

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 16:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

England's hopes of winning the series in South Africa suffer a massive blow after they are bowled out for 180 on the opening day of the fourth Test in Johannesburg.
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Simple eye test could detect Alzheimer's, researchers say

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 11:00

It may be possible to develop an simple eye test to detect Alzheimer's, according to new research carried out on mice by scientists at University College London.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 8:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Bad light stops play with South Africa 29-0 after dismissing England for a paltry 180 on day one of the final Test in Johannesburg.
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Inquest into German doctor deaths

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 0:01
related countries: Germany Germany

An inquest will investigate the deaths of two British patients treated by a German doctor during his first shift in the UK.
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UK military 'faces 20% cut'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 9:40

The British armed forces could be forced to shrink by up to a fifth because of a lack of money, a military think tank predicts.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:55
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:26
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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Shock jock ban 'to stay in place'

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

The ban on US shock jock Mike Savage entering the UK will remain in place, the British government says.
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Shock jock ban 'to stay in place'

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

The ban on US shock jock Mike Savage entering the UK will remain in place, the British government says.
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Yemen 'starts talks on hostages'

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 11:26
related countries: Germany Germany, Yemen Yemen

Yemen has started negotiations with kidnappers holding one British and five German hostages, the Yemeni foreign minister says.
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UK to ban Islamist group

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 11:04
related places: Wootton Bassett

An Islamist group that planned a protest march against the war in Afghanistan will be banned under counter-terrorism laws, a British minister says.
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Brown urges NI politicians to focus

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 1:55

UK PM Gordon Brown urges Northern Ireland politicians to stay focused after First Minister Peter Robinson stands down.
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Arctic tern's epic journey mapped

Monday, January 11th 2010, 23:53
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The Arctic tern's extraordinary pole-to-pole 70,000km migration is detailed by an international team of scientists.
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Robinson steps down for six weeks

Monday, January 11th 2010, 22:09

Peter Robinson is to step aside for six weeks as Northern Ireland's first minister amid a storm over his wife's affair.
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Ashton seeks 'more credible' EU

Monday, January 11th 2010, 14:04

The EU is in a position to play a "stronger, more credible role in the world," the EU's proposed foreign policy supremo says.
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Afghan bomb kills Mirror reporter

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 17:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British journalist has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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Two charged after Heathrow alert

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 23:10
related places: Heathrow, London

Police have charged two men in connection with a security alert on a plane at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday night.
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Clubs want African players back

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Angola Angola, Togo Togo

Hull boss Phil Brown leads calls for Premier League players at the Africa Cup of Nations to return to the UK after the Togo team bus came under gunfire in Angola.
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Three held after Heathrow alert

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 15:35
related places: Heathrow, London

Police arrest three people following a security alert on a plane bound for Dubai from London's Heathrow Airport.
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Kovalainen upbeat over Lotus move

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 13:07

Heikki Kovalainan hopes that Lotus will be the pick of the new F1 teams as he visits the team's UK headquarters in Norfolk .
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Afghan warlord 'paid $2m by UK'

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 10:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK paid $2m (£1.3m) for the services of an Afghan warlord in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, a special forces commander tells the BBC.
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Murray and Robson beaten in final

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 8:23
related countries: Spain Spain

British duo Andy Murray and Laura Robson lose 2-1 to Spain in the final of the Hopman Cup in Australia.
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British sport ravaged by weather

Friday, January 8th 2010, 12:48

Two Premier League games are called off as the cold snap disrupts the weekend sporting calendar in Britain.
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UK MP George Galloway deported from Egypt

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

British MP George Galloway is deported from Cairo while trying to get an aid convoy from Egypt into the Gaza Strip.
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Ball row overshadows England draw

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Andrew Strauss describes South Africa's actions in the ball-tampering row as "malicious" after England battle to a draw in the third Test.
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UK hit by coldest night of winter

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:00

Travel problems and school closures continue after temperatures plummet to -22.3C (-8.1F) in the Highlands.
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UK food firms 'secretive' on nanotechnology

Friday, January 8th 2010, 0:16

A Parliamentary report calls the food industry "secretive" in its use of and research into nanotechnology.
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Airport chaos as Europe freezes

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 21:47
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Netherlands Netherlands

The icy weather gripping parts of Europe disrupts flights in the UK, France, the Irish Republic and the Netherlands.
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England escape in thrilling draw

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England's last-wicket pair dramatically save the third Test against South Africa as they survive the last 17 balls.
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Galileo sat-nav contracts announced

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Contracts worth one billion euros are awarded to build an operational satellite-navigation system for Europe.
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Beckham wins on Milan comeback

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 8:41

David Beckham enjoys a winning return to the AC Milan side as they outclass Genoa 5-2 in a game watched by England coach Fabio Capello at the San Siro.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 8:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England are down to their final wicket in their battle to save the third Test against South Africa.
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Brown 'secure' after UK leadership move

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 7:59

Lord Mandelson insists Gordon Brown's position is safe after calls for a leadership ballot by two ex-ministers fail to win support.
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England 'ready to fight for draw'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 6:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff

Alastair Cook says England need to display the same the fighting spirit showed in their Ashes opener to save the third Test against South Africa.
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De Villiers wades into ball row

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town, Villiers

South Africa's AB de Villiers says an official complaint should have been made about alleged ball-tampering by England in the third Test in Cape Town.
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Ministers lining up behind Brown

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 19:28

UK PM Gordon Brown faces a major challenge from within his own party, only a few months before a general election.
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England face Test survival battle

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England face a huge fight to save the third Test after ending the fourth day 132-3 needing 466 to beat South Africa.
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Snow causes major UK disruption

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 9:58

Thousands of schools are closed and the transport network is disrupted as heavy snow hits much of the UK.
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Live - South Africa v England

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 8:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

England lose both openers in quick succession chasing an improbable 466 to beat South Africa in the third Test on day four.
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Foreign embassies reopen in Yemen

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 6:52
related countries: France France, Yemen Yemen

The UK and France have reopened their embassies in Yemen which closed in response to a possible al-Qaeda threat.
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Man linked to UK hostages 'freed'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 19:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

There are conflicting reports about the release of Iraq's Shia militant leader of the group which seized five Britons in Baghdad in 2007.
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England deny ball-tampering claim

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 18:46

England coach Andy Flower says Stuart Broad did nothing wrong in trapping the ball with his foot during day three of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Inspired Smith makes England toil

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Captain Graeme Smith hits an unbeaten 162 as South Africa close day three of the third Test against England 330 runs ahead at 312-2.
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Kenya 'expels race-hate cleric'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:16
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, Kenya Kenya

Kenyan policy say they have deported a Jamaican-born Muslim cleric, convicted in the UK for soliciting the murder of Jews.
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Two killer whale types identified

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 14:40

Scientists reveal there is not one but two types of killer whale living in UK waters.
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Israeli officials delay UK visit

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 14:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it will postpone the visit of military officials to Britain amid fears of arrest
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Pirates free hijack 'mother ship'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 14:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Pakistan Pakistan, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free a Pakistani vessel used to hijack a UK-owned car-transporting ship in the Indian Ocean.
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Snow set to spread to much of UK

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 10:01

Heavy snow and ice are causing problems on British roads, railways and at airports, as hundreds of schools close.
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Live - South Africa v England

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 8:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Skipper Graeme Smith hits his 19th Test century as South Africa build a huge lead against England on day three of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Test honours even so far - Cook

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 7:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Alastair Cook predicts an exciting second half to the third Test, with England set to start day three 50 behind South Africa on 241-7.
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