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Gurkhas 'come to UK with nothing'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 0:05

Military charities tell of their concerns over the number of ex-Gurkhas arriving in the UK with no money and nowhere to live.
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Third Western Yemen embassy shuts

Monday, January 4th 2010, 17:59
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

France follows the US and UK in shutting its Yemen embassy, after threats by a group linked to an alleged plane bomb plot.
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South Africa make England fight

Monday, January 4th 2010, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

England's batsmen are guilty of playing some poor shots to end day two of the third Test on 241-7 in reply to South Africa's 291.
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday, January 4th 2010, 12:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten fifty as England reach 241-7 at stumps in reply to South Africa's 291 on day two of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Airport body scanners on way - PM

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 22:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Heathrow

Full body scanners are coming to UK airports, starting at Heathrow, and the US has announced tighter air screening rules.
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Kallis century holds up England

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 16:04

Jacques Kallis hits his 33rd Test century as South Africa recover from 127-5 to reach 279-6 on day one of the third Test against England.
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Celtic 1-1 Rangers

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 14:23

Rangers hold on to their seven-point lead in the Scottish Premier League after they come from behind to secure a controversial draw with Celtic.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 12:03

It's derby day in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic hosting Rangers before Hearts travel to take on Hibernian.
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Beckham backs 'arrogant' Capello

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 9:33

David Beckham tells the BBC he believes Fabio Capello's "arrogant" and "scary" personality has been key to England's rejuvenation.
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UK and US unite on 'Yemen threat'

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 8:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The UK and US agree to intensify joint efforts to tackle the "evolving" terror threat from Yemen, Downing Street says.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 7:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South Africa's Jacques Kallis hits his 33rd Test century to frustrate England's bowlers in the final session of day one of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Can the West stop extremism in Yemen?

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 7:51
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The UK, US and France have closed their embassies in Yemen after al-Qaeda threats. What next for Yemen?
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Murray pulls out of Davis Cup tie

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 22:38
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

British number one Andy Murray withdraws from Great Britain's upcoming Davis Cup tie against Lithuania.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 14:43
related places: Aberdeen, Kilmarnock

Just two out of 17 matches survive the wintry weather in Scotland, as Dundee United face Aberdeen and St Mirren host Kilmarnock in the SPL.
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English games hit by bad weather

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 11:37

Several matches across England are postponed because of the bad weather both in the FA Cup and in the Football League.
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Pirates seize UK ship off Somalia

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 11:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Somalia Somalia

A UK-flagged cargo ship with 25 crew, including eight Bulgarians, is hijacked off Somalia, the second in a week.
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Freeze hits Scottish games again

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 10:34

The cold weather takes its toll on the weekend's Scottish football schedule with 13 matches postponed.
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Iraq hostage arrives back in UK

Friday, January 1st 2010, 18:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Freed British hostage Peter Moore arrives at RAF Brize Norton following his two-and-a-half year kidnap ordeal in Iraq.
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Iraq hostage to return to Britain

Friday, January 1st 2010, 12:12

Freed British hostage Peter Moore is likely to leave Baghdad later to return to the UK, the Foreign Office says.
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Freed UK hostage tells of captivity

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 18:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Freed Briton Peter Moore says he was roughly treated after being kidnapped in Iraq but conditions improved in the last few months.
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Released hostage 'held in Iran'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 12:46
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

British hostage Peter Moore was held in Iran, a newspaper claims, but an Iraqi negotiator denies Iran was involved in the kidnap.
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Bangladesh NGO head gets UK award

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 10:22

The founder of one of the world's largest non governmental organisations, Brac, is honoured in the UK.
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Prisoner swap?

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 10:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Questions surround release of British hostage in Iraq
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Iceland approves new Icesave deal

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 1:55
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland's parliament narrowly backs a deal to repay British and Dutch governments over the collapse of the Icesave bank.
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Lions legend McGeechan knighted

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 0:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions legend Ian McGeechan is knighted in the 2010 New Year Honours List, with Jenson Button and Beth Tweddle among the other sports stars to be recognised.
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UK hostage released alive in Iraq

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 21:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British hostage Peter Moore, who was held captive in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half years, has been freed.
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UK family shock at Chinese execution

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 18:33
related countries: China China

The family of Britain's Akmal Shaikh executed in China for drug smuggling has expressed outrage and shock at his death.
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Swann's haul crowns 'dream' year

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 11:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England's Graeme Swann admits 2009 has been a 'dream' for him after sealing an innings win for England against South Africa.
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Auschwitz hero in line for honour

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:14

A former British prisoner of war who helped a Jewish inmate survive Auschwitz is being considered for a major honour.
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US/UK 'special relationship' was under strain

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:09
related countries: United States United States

Files from the National Archives shed light on strained Anglo-American relations at the height of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
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England wrap up emphatic Test win

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Swann takes five wickets as England beat South Africa by an innings and 98 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Test series.
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Britain sought to discourage Shah

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Britain was keen to discourage the deposed Shah of Iran from trying to settle in England in 1979, archives reveal.
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Live - South Africa v England

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 7:15

Graeme Swann takes five wickets as England beat South Africa by an innings and 98 runs to win the second Test in Durban.
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Japan asked not to give Thatcher 20 "karate ladies", papers show

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 5:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan was asked not to greet Britain's first female prime minister with a security escort of 20 "karate ladies", newly-released government papers show.
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Brown pledges support to Suu Kyi

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 1:17
related countries: Burma Burma

UK PM Gordon Brown writes a personal letter to Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, praising her courage.
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Kurd sentenced for Turkey bombing

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 23:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court sentences a Kurd to life for a 2005 attack that left five dead, including a British and Irish tourist.
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British anger at China execution

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 15:53
related countries: China China

The Chinese ambassador is called to the Foreign Office amid a growing row over the execution of a British man.
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England close in on Test victory

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England will need just four wickets on the final day of the second Test to beat South Africa following brilliant spells from Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad.
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Somali pirates hijack two ships

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 11:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Spain Spain, Thailand Thailand

Somali pirates hijack a UK-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on its way to Thailand from Spain, officials say.
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Body found in missing skier hunt

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 7:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Police searching for a British tourist who went missing in a Swiss ski resort find the body of a man.
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Live - South Africa v England

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 7:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann both take three wickets before bad light stops play with England on top in a dramatic second Test against South Africa.
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Final pleas for death row Briton

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 3:20
related countries: China China

The government has made a final appeal to China to halt the execution of a mentally-ill British man for drug smuggling.
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Bomb suspect was on UK watch-list

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 0:12

A man charged with trying to blow up a plane had been on a UK watch-list, Home Secretary Alan Johnson says.
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China tells Briton he will be executed

Monday, December 28th 2009, 15:40
related countries: China China

A British man found guilty of drug smuggling in China has been told by his family he faces execution on Tuesday.
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Cook ton guides England into lead

Monday, December 28th 2009, 15:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Alastair Cook's patient century helps England move 43 ahead at 386-5 after three days of the second Test with South Africa.
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Live - Monday football

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:56
related places: Chelsea, Fulham, London, Tottenham, West Ham

Roberto Mancini wins his first away game as Man City boss at Wolves after earlier victories for leaders Chelsea, Spurs, Everton and Birmingham.
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Year in pictures

Monday, December 28th 2009, 8:50

Striking pictures from the year's news in the UK
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday, December 28th 2009, 7:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Paul Collingwood misses out on a century but England build a lead over South Africa in the final session in Durban.
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England begin solid Durban reply

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 15:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

England reach 103-1 in reply to South Africa's 343 before bad light hits Durban on day two of the second Test.
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Live - England v South Africa

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

Bad light takes the players off the field with England on 103-1 in reply to South Africa's 343 on day two of the second Test in Durban.
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Last pleas for death row Briton

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 7:51
related countries: China China

Two cousins of a British man facing execution in China arrive in the country to make a last ditch appeal for mercy.
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Late wickets give England boost

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 14:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England take three wickets straight after tea as South Africa end a rain-shortened opening day in the second Test on 175-5.
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Live - South Africa v England

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 7:39

South Africa are 175-5 when bad light and rain causes an early close to day one of the second Test in Durban.
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Justice denied?

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 0:40
related countries: India India

British lawyer acts to save condemned Indian
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Death row clemency plea to China

Friday, December 25th 2009, 20:01
related countries: China China

The brother of a British man due to be executed in China for drug smuggling makes a desperate plea for mercy.
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UK pair in captivity at Christmas

Friday, December 25th 2009, 0:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two British hostages being held by pirates in Somalia face a Christmas in captivity with no immediate sign of their release.
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Man charged with bathtub murder

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 13:20
related countries: Japan Japan

A man is charged with raping and killing British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker who was found in a sand-filled bath in Japan.
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Daughter makes death row appeal

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 12:22
related countries: China China

The daughter of a British man due to be executed in China for drug smuggling says her father is "mentally ill".
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Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 0:34

A ban on a range of drugs, known as "legal highs", comes into force in the UK, the government announces.
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Kercher killer's sentence reduced

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 21:50

A man jailed for 30 years for murdering UK student Meredith Kercher has his sentence almost halved on appeal.
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Levein set to be named Scots boss

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:14

Dundee United boss Craig Levein is likely to be named by the Scottish Football Association as the next Scotland manager on Tuesday.
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China rejects climate allegations

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 8:28
related countries: China China, Denmark Denmark
related places: Beijing, Copenhagen

Beijing dismisses claims by UK Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband that it blocked progress at the Copenhagen talks.
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Dubai World briefs key creditors

Monday, December 21st 2009, 15:17

Dubai World meets creditors, including executives from HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland, to discuss its debt repayment plan.
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Scottish FA to offer Levein job

Monday, December 21st 2009, 10:13

The Scottish FA will offer Craig Levein the vacant Scotland manager's job, but only if he is happy with the remit, BBC Scotland learns.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 15:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Friedel de Wet claims his fourth wicket as South Africa close in on victory with two overs remaining in the first Test in Centurion.
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Eurostar suspended amid cold snap

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 14:29

Eurostar passenger trains remain suspended following chaos on Saturday, as fresh snow falls across parts of the UK.
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England deflated by Amla century

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 16:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

Hashim Amla's century puts South Africa in control of the first Test against South Africa at Centurion as England close on 11-1.
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Live - South Africa v England

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 15:08

England, chasing an unlikely 364 to win, lose captain Andrew Strauss before close on day four of the first Test.
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Swann inspires England fightback

Friday, December 18th 2009, 16:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

Graeme Swann hits a magnificent 85 to rescue England on day three of an intriguingly poised first Test against South Africa at Centurion.
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Deutsche 'to spread bonus pain'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 15:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Deutsche Bank is considering spreading the impact of the UK's bonus tax among staff worldwide.
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Britons win Brazil fraud appeal

Friday, December 18th 2009, 12:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two British law graduates held in Brazil for insurance fraud have been acquitted on appeal, their lawyer says.
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UK travellers facing snow disruption

Friday, December 18th 2009, 8:42

Commuters are braced for severe travel problems as heavy snow falls in parts of eastern England, with up to 20cm possible.
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Live - South Africa v England

Friday, December 18th 2009, 8:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

Graeme Swann hits a swashbuckling 85 to help England to 356 all out on day three of the first Test against South Africa - a deficit of 62.
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Court blocks BA Christmas strike

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 18:08

British Airways has won a High Court injunction blocking the 12-day strike that had been planned for Christmas.
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Swann keeps England in contention

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 16:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Swann picks up the third five-wicket Test haul before England reach 88-1 in reply to South Africa's 418 on day two of the first Test.
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What is your reaction to BA strike ruling?

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 15:59

A Christmas strike by British Airways staff has been ruled illegal by the High Court. Is this the right decision?
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Churchillian debt

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 13:01
related countries: India India

British wartime leader's unpaid bill at India club
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dot.life

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 9:58

An attack on Twitter and mapping UK snow
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 8:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

England lose an early wicket as they reply to South Africa's 418 on day two of the first Test at Centurion.
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Further BA strike talks planned

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 1:44

Talks to try to avert Christmas strike action by British Airways cabin crew will resume on Thursday.
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Brown to push gay rights in EU

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 16:20

Gordon Brown tells a gay magazine he is pushing for UK civil partnerships to be recognised across the EU - including Eastern Europe.
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Milton Keynes picked for England 2018 bid

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 15:22
related places: Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes will be part of England's 2018 World Cup bid after being named as a candidate host alongside 11 cities.
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France to bring in bank bonus tax

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 10:55
related countries: France France

France plans to follow the UK and bring in a one-off 50% tax on bankers' bonuses in 2010.
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Live - South Africa v England

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 7:51

Jacques Kallis reaches his century as South Africa build a sizeable total against England at Centurion.
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Two UK soldiers die in bomb blast

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 22:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British and two Afghan soldiers are killed by a suspected suicide bomber while on patrol in Helmand province.
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UK law probe after Livni warrant

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 21:07
related countries: Israel Israel

The government "urgently" considers legal reforms after a UK court issued an arrest warrant for Israeli politician Tzipi Livni.
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Israel fury at UK's Livni warrant

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 17:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel condemns as "cynical" the issuing of a war crimes arrest warrant in the UK for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
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Afghans and US to clash at Twenty20

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 10:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United States United States

Ireland and Scotland are grouped with Afghanistan and the USA at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in the United Arab Emirates from 9 to 13 February.
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BA crew vote for Christmas strike

Monday, December 14th 2009, 19:59

British Airways cabin crew vote in favour of a 12-day strike over the Christmas period beginning on 22 December.
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Britons' Guantanamo case rejected

Monday, December 14th 2009, 17:17
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court refuses to consider an appeal by four British former Guantanamo Bay prisoners over alleged abuses.
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UK warns on 'acidifying oceans'

Monday, December 14th 2009, 12:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A, Copenhagen

A senior UK minister issues a warning about acid levels in the oceans as the Copenhagen climate summit resumes.
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New effort to tackle Afghan bombs

Monday, December 14th 2009, 4:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK PM Gordon Brown is to outline new efforts to counter the roadside bombs that have led to rising UK deaths in Afghanistan.
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London to 'lose out' to Shanghai

Monday, December 14th 2009, 0:32

London could be pushed into third place as a global financial centre by Shanghai in the next decade, according to a report.
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Cadbury and Hershey in bid talks

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 17:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cadbury, Hershey

Cadbury and Hershey are in talks with a view to the US firm making a bid for the British confectioner, the BBC learns.
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UK freezes Kenya school funding

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The UK government freezes funding for free primary education in Kenya until fraud allegations are investigated.
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Brown visits troops in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 16:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been visiting British troops and meeting the Afghan president in Kandahar.
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'Right to remove' Saddam - Blair

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 15:45

It would have been "right to remove" Saddam Hussein even without proof of WMDs, says former UK PM Tony Blair.
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Woods to take 'indefinite' break from golf

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

World number one Tiger Woods says he is taking an indefinite break from golf, after publicly admitting his 'infidelity' for the first time.
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UK bans Kenyans over corruption

Friday, December 11th 2009, 17:35
related places: More

More than 20 Kenyans accused of corruption are banned from visiting the UK, the High Commissioner announces.
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On-the-run killer dies in Gambia

Friday, December 11th 2009, 13:12
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A convicted murderer who escaped from a UK open prison is found dead in the West African holiday resort of The Gambia.
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