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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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Scala interested in Scotland job

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:56
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian coach Nevio Scala reveals he has applied to become Scotland's next manager.
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Should food labels make political points?

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Should UK food labels distinguish between goods from Palestinians and produce from Israeli settlements?
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Pakistanis top UK visa rejections

Friday, December 11th 2009, 2:14

Pakistanis are more likely to be turned down for visas to visit the UK than any other nationals, Home Office figures show.
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UK in Palestinian food label dispute

Friday, December 11th 2009, 0:28
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK sparks a dispute by recommending food labels must distinguish Palestinian goods from Israeli settlement produce.
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Somali pirate patrols 'may widen'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 23:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK admiral in charge of the EU flotilla carrying out anti-piracy patrols off Somalia considers extending the area of patrol.
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EU bonus tax plan gains momentum

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 18:35
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Momentum is building for a tax on bankers' bonuses, as European leaders gather for an EU summit in Brussels.
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Temperature may hit high in 2010

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 17:52

The global average temperature could reach a record high in 2010, according to the UK's Met Office.
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Cycling shake-up hits British duo

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 15:49

Rebecca Romero and Bradley Wiggins will not be able to defend their Olympic titles in London.
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Indian regulator curbs Barclays

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 14:05
related countries: India India

UK bank Barclays is suspended from dealing in products that allow foreign investors to buy Indian stocks.
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'Ten years left' to cut carbon, summit told

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 10:54

Carbon emissions must fall within a decade to keep the global temperature rise under 2C, the UK Met Office says.
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Brown and Sarkozy target bonuses

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 1:13
related countries: France France

The British PM and French president issue a joint call for global financial change and a tax on bank bonuses.
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UK to tax bankers' bonuses

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 18:14

Britain's finance minister announces a public sector pay freeze and bank bonus tax as he tackles budget difficulties.
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Man guilty of terror attack plot

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 17:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man who was part of a plot run from Pakistan is convicted of conspiring to blow up transatlantic airliners.
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Audrey Hepburn cocktail dress a 'Steal' at a London auction

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 4:34
related places: How, London

A cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1966 film How to Steal a Million has been sold at auction for £60,000.
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Rosetta row 'would end with loan'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 21:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's head of antiquities will drop a demand for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum agrees a loan.
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Petrescu to discuss Scotland job

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 18:41

Unirea Urziceni head coach Dan Petrescu is to hold talks on the vacant Scotland manager's job this week.
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UK spy chief tackled on Iraq WMD

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ex-spy chief Sir John Scarlett says there was "no conscious intention" to manipulate Iraq WMD intelligence.
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Silverstone deal saves British GP

Monday, December 7th 2009, 13:13

Silverstone agrees a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the race remains on the Formula 1 calendar.
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Hodgson backs Zamora for England

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 21:00
related places: Sunderland

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says Bobby Zamora, who scored in the 1-0 win over Sunderland, may be a worthy of a place in England's 2010 World Cup squad.
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Knox verdict 'pleases' UK family

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 15:39

The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher are "pleased" with the guilty verdicts against US student Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.
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Capello happy with World Cup draw

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 9:18

England coach Fabio Capello is pleased with his side's draw for the group stage of the 2010 World Cup finals but is not expecting any easy matches.
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Knox convicted of Kercher murder

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 6:02
related countries: Italy Italy

US student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend are found guilty in Italy of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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World Cup finals in 2010 take shape

Friday, December 4th 2009, 18:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa is to play Mexico in the opening game of the World Cup group round, as the draw is announced.
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Freed yachtsmen arrive back in UK

Friday, December 4th 2009, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Four members of a British yacht crew seized by Iran return to the UK as the boat's owner describes them as "embarrassed".
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Talks between UK and France off

Friday, December 4th 2009, 9:49
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

A scheduled meeting between the UK and France, which may have addressed the EU banking regulation dispute, is off.
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UN body enters climate e-mail row

Friday, December 4th 2009, 5:25

The UN Panel on Climate Change is to probe claims UK scientists manipulated global warming data to boost the 'man-made' case.
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Bin Laden not in Pakistan, says PM

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister tells UK counterpart Gordon Brown he does not think Osama Bin Laden is in his country.
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Beckham pledges 2018 bid effort

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 13:59

David Beckham says he will do everything in his power for England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
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UK sailor speaks of Iran 'mistake'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:46
related countries: Iran Iran

One of the five British yachtsmen held in Iranian for a week says sailing into Iran was "a mistake"
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New EU regulation deal agreed

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 17:09

EU finance ministers agree plans for a new Europe-wide system of financial regulation, despite concerns from the UK.
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British yachtsmen freed by Iran

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Families speak of their relief as five British yachtsmen held for a week by Iran's Revolutionary Guard are released.
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Ashton 'won't be extension of UK'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 9:59

Baroness Ashton says she will be a strong voice for the EU and not an "extension of the British government".
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England seeded for 2010 World Cup

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 9:31

Fifa confirms England will be one of eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw on Friday.
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British yachtsmen 'freed by Iran'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 6:26
related countries: Iran Iran

The Foreign Office says it is "actively investigating" reports that five British yachtsmen held by Iran have been freed.
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Hands off City, Darling warns EU

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 1:49

Chancellor Alistair Darling warns against more European Union regulation of the UK financial services industry.
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Concern grows over UK yacht crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 19:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's failure to explain why a UK yacht crew were seized by its navy is of "increasing concern", the Foreign Office says.
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South Africa poised to rest Steyn

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 17:23

South Africa may decide to rest fast bowler Dale Steyn for the final one-day match with England to ensure he is fit for the Test series.
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Iran issues warning over UK crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 16:35
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iran official says "serious" measures could be taken against a detained British crew, as families express concern.
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UK yacht crew detained by Iran

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 7:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Iran Iran

Five Britons have been detained by the Iranian navy while sailing a yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Afghan kit 'ready' for troop rise

Monday, November 30th 2009, 2:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK government is expected to confirm its armed forces now have the equipment needed to send more troops to Afghanistan.
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Find Bin Laden, PM tells Pakistan

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The British prime minister tells the BBC that Pakistan must do more to "break" al-Qaeda and find Osama Bin Laden.
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Pirates jailed for yacht murder

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 16:16
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Two Burmese fishermen and a 17-year-old boy are jailed in Thailand for murdering a British yachtsman.
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Davydenko takes World Tour title

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 16:13
related places: London

Nikolay Davydenko wins the ATP Tour World Finals title with a 6-3 6-4 win against Juan Martin del Potro at the O2 Arena in London.
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Anderson leads England to victory

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 14:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

James Anderson takes 5-23 as England bowl out South Africa for 119, winning by seven wickets to lead the one-day series 2-1.
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Live - Del Potro v Davydenko

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 13:57
related places: London

Juan Martin del Potro and Nikolay Davydenko battle it out for the title at the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 10:49

England beat South Africa by seven wickets with 18.4 overs to spare to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
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Not so special

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 10:14
related countries: United States United States

The changing fortunes of the US-UK relationship
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Auschwitz witness

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 2:18

The British soldier who smuggled himself into camp
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Battling Del Potro reaches final

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 23:38
related places: London

Juan Martin del Potro beats Robin Soderling in three sets and will face Nikolay Davydenko in Sunday's final at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Live - Del Potro v Soderling

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 20:17
related places: London

Juan Martin del Potro beats Robin Soderling in three sets to set up a final with Nikolay Davydenko at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Brown steps up pressure on Karzai

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 18:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK prime minister says Afghanistan's president will be set targets for training Afghan forces and tackling corruption.
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Davydenko shocks Federer in semis

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 16:58
related places: London

Nikolay Davydenko beats Roger Federer for the first time in 13 attempts to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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