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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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UK defends Somalia ransom refusal

Monday, February 1st 2010, 19:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK Foreign Office defends its position of not paying a ransom to help free a British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates.
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NI parties 'near to justice deal'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 12:19

The main parties in Northern Ireland discuss plans to break the province's deadlock over devolving policing and justice.
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Live - Transfer deadline day

Monday, February 1st 2010, 6:59

Man City sign Boro's Adam Johnson for £7m and Spurs striker Robbie Keane is to have talks with Celtic on a busy transfer deadline day.
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Yacht couple 'need urgent help'

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 16:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates have told the first journalist to see them in captivity they are in urgent need of help.
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Federer ends Murray's dream

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 11:25

Roger Federer beats Andy Murray in the Australian Open to win his 16th Grand Slam and end the Briton's hopes of his first.
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'Progress' being made at NI talks

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 21:33

Talks aimed at ending the devolution impasse in Northern Ireland have made "considerable progress", the UK government says.
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UK acts on student visa increase

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 17:22
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India

The UK border agency temporarily suspends student visa applications from northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh after a jump in numbers.
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Court lifts Terry gag order

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 11:22

England football captain John Terry is named as the sportsman behind a court injunction involving his private life.
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Federer piles pressure on Murray

Friday, January 29th 2010, 13:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number one Roger Federer claims Britain's Andy Murray will be under "big pressure" in Sunday's Australian Open final.
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UK couple released in Dubai

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 17:45

A British couple who were charged in Gulf Emirate of Dubai with having sex before marriage are released.
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Murray powers into Aussie final

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray beats Marin Cilic in four sets at the Australian Open to reach the second Grand Slam final of his career.
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'Tide must turn' for Afghanistan

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown sets a mid-2011 deadline for "turning the tide" in Afghanistan, at a 70-nation London summit.
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What can the Afghan summit achieve?

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 8:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

A summit on the future of Afghanistan starts in London. Should the Afghan government talk to the Taliban?
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Partners agree Yemen terror plan

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 19:57
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen and its foreign partners agree a plan to fight the threat of al-Qaeda at an international conference in London.
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Magic wand?

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 15:02

UK warns world about useless 'bomb detectors'
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Australian Open day 10 as it happened

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 13:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Novak Djokovic in five sets to book an Australian Open semi-final against Roger Federer, while Serena Williams and Li Na set up a women's semi-final.
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War to peace

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Could London conference lead to Afghan withdrawal?
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Call for farming subsidies reform

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 8:25

Conservationists and landowners unite, in a rare show of solidarity, to campaign for changes in the way UK farming subsidies are distributed.
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Control or choice?

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 4:02
related countries: France France

Will the UK follow France in its bid to ban the face veil?
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UK Iraq hostage tells of 'executions'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 20:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A Briton held for two-and-a-half years as a hostage in Iraq tells of his ordeal, including mock executions.
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UK Afghan ambassador in Nato role

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The UK's ambassador in Kabul is to be the new Nato senior civilian representative for Afghanistan.
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UK economy out of recession

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:53

The UK becomes the last major economy to exit recession, as figures show growth of 0.1% in the last three months of 2009.
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Yemen in crisis

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:33
related places: London

London conference seeks response to security fears
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Late night NI talks 'hard going'

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 8:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Attempts to reach a deal on policing and justice in Northern Ireland, brokered by the British and Irish PMs and described as "hard going", enter a second day.
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N Irish parties take talks break

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 4:11

Gordon Brown and Brian Cowen mediate in talks to avert the collapse of Northern Ireland's power-sharing government.
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Premiers in NI for crucial talks

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:56

UK PM Gordon Brown and his Irish counterpart Brian Cowen meet to try to break the latest deadlock in Northern Ireland's devolution.
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Karzai bid to ease Taliban curbs

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghanistan's president says he will propose lifting UN sanctions against some Taliban leaders at a summit this week in London.
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Nato to launch Helmand operation

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato troops are to launch an offensive to take back areas of southern Afghanistan, the British commander there says.
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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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