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Man Utd wait on Rooney ankle scan

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 16:20

Man Utd and England striker Wayne Rooney arrives back in Manchester as fans wait to hear the extent of his ankle injury.
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A spiralling sculpture by Anish Kapoor to mark 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 13:44

A spiralling sculpture designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor is chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Lumb makes England Twenty20 squad

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 12:00

England pick uncapped batsman Michael Lumb for their World Twenty20 squad, with Matt Prior dropped and Craig Kieswetter the only wicketkeeper.
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UK MPs: Review Israel arms sales

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 10:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK government must ensure that military equipment sold to Israel is not used in the occupied territories, MPs say.
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Anger 'justified' says Archbishop

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 14:50

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales says any case of child abuse creates "justifiable anger" but the issue can be tackled.
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UK-US special relationship 'over'

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 0:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The UK should not speak of "the special relationship" with the US, and be less deferential to Washington, say British MPs.
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Second BA strike disrupts flights

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 20:08
related places: Heathrow

British Airways cancels almost a hundred flights from Heathrow during the first day of a second weekend of strike action by cabin crew.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish Football

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 12:03

Rangers travel to Tynecastle to face Hearts in the early kick-off in the first of six Scottish Premier League matches on Saturday.
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Miniature sail could help clean up space junk above Earth

Friday, March 26th 2010, 21:35

UK-based researchers plan to unfurl a small sail in space which they say could help drag defunct satellites out of orbit.
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China steams ahead on clean energy

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:49
related countries: China China, United States United States

China overtook the US during 2009 as the leading investor in clean energy, researchers conclude.
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Giggs opens door to Wales return

Friday, March 26th 2010, 7:39

Ex-captain Ryan Giggs will consider a Wales return if asked by manager John Toshack.
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Concern over Zimbabwe's children

Friday, March 26th 2010, 2:51
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

UK aid to Zimbabwe is reaching those in need but the plight of children in the country remains a concern, say British MPs.
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Foreign students not 'cash cows'

Friday, March 26th 2010, 2:18

Universities in the UK should beware of treating overseas as "cash cows" to plug holes in their funding, the British Council warns.
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UK lottery owner sold to Canada

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 23:29
related countries: Canada Canada

Camelot, the owner of the National Lottery, has been sold to a Canadian teachers' pension fund for £389m.
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Russian Lebedev buys UK's Independent

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The Independent newspaper is sold to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard.
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Two held over UK boy's kidnapping

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 14:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Jhelum

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping five-year-old British boy Sahil Saeed in Pakistan, police say.
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Soldiers relive Afghan shooting

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK soldiers wounded last year when a rogue Afghan policeman opened fire on them, killing five comrades, tell of their ordeal.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 19:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Kilmarnock

Dundee United take on Rangers for a place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, while Celtic visit St Mirren and Kilmarnock host Hamilton in the SPL.
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UK award for Sri Lanka journalist

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 15:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Tamil is named foreign journalist of the year at the British Press Awards.
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Bayern fear Rooney - Beckenbauer

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 13:56

Wayne Rooney poses a major threat to Bayern Munich's Champions League hopes, says Franz Beckenbauer.
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Cabinet choices surprise Nigeria

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 12:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ministerial nominees submitted by Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan contain surprises including a UK-based banker.
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Cook steers England to series win

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 10:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England earn a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh through the batting of Alastair Cook, with a 12th Test century, and Kevin Pietersen.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 3:05

England cruise to a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh thanks to the batting of Alastair Cook, with a 12th Test century, and Kevin Pietersen.
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UK expels Israeli in passport row

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 20:05

Britain expels an Israeli diplomat over the "intolerable" use of forged UK passports in the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai.
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Thrown out

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Expulsion from UK sends strong signal to Israel
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Bresnan keen to force England win

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 12:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Tim Bresnan says England have hard work ahead but are confident of sealing a 2-0 series whitewash over Bangladesh on Wednesday.
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England on course for Mirpur win

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 10:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh end day four of the Mirpur Test on 172-6 in their second innings against England, a lead of 95.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 2:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh end day four of the Mirpur Test on 172-6 in their second innings against England, a lead of 95.
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Britain to establish space agency

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 23:52

The UK is formally launching its new executive space agency, to put space policy in the hands of one co-ordinating authority.
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BA strike cancels dozens of flights

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 17:25
related places: More

More than a third of BA flights at major UK airports have so far been cancelled on the third day of strike action.
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Tigers fume at lack of referrals

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan thinks England would be facing defeat in the second Test if the television referral system was in place in Mirpur.
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US firm wins UK tank-making deal

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

US defence firm General Dynamics wins a £4bn contract to build a new light tank for the British Army.
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Patient Bell puts England ahead

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 10:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ian Bell's 10th Test century allows England to reach 440-8 on day three of the second Test, 21 runs ahead of Bangladesh.
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BA facing busiest day of strike

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 9:32

Thousands more British Airways passengers are facing disruption as the cabin crew strike enters its third and busiest day.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 2:59
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Mirpur

Ian Bell's 10th Test century allows England to reach 440-8 after day three of the second Test, 21 runs ahead of Bangladesh.
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Union urges BA board to intervene

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 20:19

Unite calls on the British Airways board to resolve the increasingly bitter dispute between the airline and its cabin crew.
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BA and union clash over walkout

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 12:09

The strike by British Airways cabin crew enters its second day with both sides saying they have the advantage.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 2:55

England are 248 runs behind Bangladesh at 171-3 after two days of the second Test in Mirpur.
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Grand Slam delights France coach

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

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

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 23:46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 19th 2010, 21:19

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

Friday, March 19th 2010, 15:50

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

Friday, March 19th 2010, 14:52

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

Friday, March 19th 2010, 13:42

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 18:10

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 11:34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 12:00

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:32

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

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 11:59

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 2:58

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

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

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

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:18

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

Monday, March 15th 2010, 12:15

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 15:29

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

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

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

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 2:55

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

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 2:23

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

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 18:54

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

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 13:46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, March 12th 2010, 16:02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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