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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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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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