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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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Live - Federer v Davydenko

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 14:02
related places: London

Nikolay Davydenko beats Roger Federer in three sets to reach the final of the World Tour Finals in London.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 12:01
related places: Aberdeen, Pittodrie

Rangers can extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to four points with a win against Aberdeen in the early kick-off at Pittodrie.
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UK 'to block Sri Lanka summit bid'

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 1:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

The UK will try to block Sri Lanka's bid to host the next Commonwealth summit, sources say, as leaders gather in Trinidad.
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England fall to crushing defeat

Friday, November 27th 2009, 20:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Newlands

AB de Villiers's magnificent century helps South Africa record an emphatic 112-run victory over England in the third one-day international at Newlands.
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Iraq war 'legitimacy' questioned

Friday, November 27th 2009, 17:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraq war was not illegal but was of "questionable legitimacy", a former senior UK diplomat tells the Chilcot inquiry.
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Djokovic keeps London hopes alive

Friday, November 27th 2009, 16:39
related places: London

Novak Djokovic keeps his hopes of qualification to the semi-finals alive with victory against Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Pearson elected new UKIP leader

Friday, November 27th 2009, 16:34

Former Conservative peer Lord Pearson of Rannoch is elected new leader of the UK Independence Party.
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Live - South Africa v England

Friday, November 27th 2009, 15:10
related places: Newlands

South Africa beat England by 112 runs in Cape Town to level the one-day series 1-1.
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UK hacker to appeal over extradition

Friday, November 27th 2009, 7:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for computer hacker Gary McKinnon are to challenge the home secretary's decision not to block his extradition to the US.
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Computer hacker 'facing US trial'

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will stand trial in the US after requests to block his extradition were refused, the UK confirms.
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Funds win on Liberia's 1978 debt

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 19:36
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A High Court in London orders Liberia to pay two investment funds more than $20m (£12m) for a debt dating back to 1978.
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Murray out despite Verdasco win

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 17:41
related places: London

Andy Murray must wait to find out if he has reached the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London after a three-set win over Fernando Verdasco.
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Live - Nadal v Davydenko

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 20:35
related places: London

World number two Rafael Nadal faces Nikolay Davydenko on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Live - Djokovic v Soderling

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 14:30
related places: London

Defending champion Novak Djokovic plays Robin Soderling in the afternoon match on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 13:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK government's claim Iraq had weapons of mass destruction is to be probed on the second day of the UK inquiry into the war.
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UK to set terms of Iraq abuse probe

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 7:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The defence secretary is to set out the terms of an inquiry into alleged war crimes by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.
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Federer prevails against Murray

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 22:59
related places: London

Roger Federer ensures he will end the year as world number one after beating Andy Murray 3-6 6-3 6-1 in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Queen and Duke arrive in Bermuda

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 20:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Edinburgh

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh land in Bermuda for a visit in the wake of a diplomatic spat between the island and the UK.
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Live - Federer v Murray

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 20:30
related places: London

World number one Roger Federer takes on Andy Murray in the evening match on day three of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Inquiry focuses on Iraq 'threat'

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK "distanced itself" from talk of removing Saddam Hussein in early 2001 despite the threat he posed, the Iraq inquiry is told.
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Live - Del Potro v Verdasco

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 14:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro takes on Fernando Verdasco in Group A at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Most 'orphans' have living parent

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 10:32

At least four out of five children in orphanages worldwide have a living parent, leading charity Save the Children says.
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Live - Djokovic v Davydenko

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 20:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

World number three Novak Djokovic takes on Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in the evening match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Lebanon body confirmed as Briton

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 17:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Human remains found in Lebanon are confirmed as those of a British journalist kidnapped nearly 25 years ago.
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Soderling stuns Nadal in London

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 16:43
related places: London

Robin Soderling beats world number two Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 to cause the first upset of this year's ATP World Tour Finals.
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UK in terror warning for Timbuktu

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 16:34

The UK government urges tourists not to visit Timbuktu because of the threat of attack by al-Qaeda's North African wing.
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Menezes family do deal with police

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 15:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

The family of an innocent Brazilian shot dead by officers in London agree compensation with the Metropolitan Police.
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Live - Nadal v Soderling

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 14:17
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Sweden's Robin Soderling stuns world number two Rafael Nadal in the opening Group B match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Two tribes

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 12:32
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Britain's awkward role in divided Cyprus
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Defoe 'best finisher in England'

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 8:30
related places: Wigan

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes "best finisher out there" Jermain Defoe will be in England's 2010 World Cup squad after scoring five goals in the 9-1 win over Wigan.
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Beckham suffers cup final agony

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 6:49

England star David Beckham says he is proud of LA Galaxy despite their MLS Cup final defeat by Real Salt Lake in a penalty shoot-out.
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Call to jam prison mobile phone signals in UK jails to prevent crime

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 4:07

An independent inspector calls for mobile phone signals in prisons to be jammed to help prevent crime and drug dealing by inmates.
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Abandoned brides

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 3:32
related countries: India India

'Holiday' wives left behind by UK men in India
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'No whitewash' from UK's Iraq inquiry

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 0:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraq war inquiry will result in a "full and insightful" account of events surrounding the conflict, the UK probe's chairman pledges.
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Live - Federer v Verdasco

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 20:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

World number one Roger Federer takes on Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Collingwood inspires England win

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 15:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jonathan Trott hits 87, but Paul Collingwood stars with a superb all-round performance including an unbeaten century as England take a lead in the one-day series against South Africa.
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Live - Murray v Del Potro

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 14:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray takes on US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 12:03

Dundee United host Celtic in the lunchtime Scottish Premier League match.
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Johnson's job is safe - RFU chief

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 11:39

England manager Martin Johnson receives the backing of RFU chairman Martyn Thomas, despite losing two out of three autumn internationals.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 7:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

England lose captain Andrew Strauss early as they chase 251 to win the second ODI against South Africa at Centurion.
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UK party leaders sorry over photos

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 1:32

Britain's prime minister and the leader of the opposition apologise after Armistice Day photo opportunity claims.
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Scotland 9-8 Australia

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 19:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Scotland end a 27-year losing run against Australia as an awesome defensive performance sets up a 9-8 victory at Murrayfield.
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England 6-19 New Zealand

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 16:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Twickenham

Jimmy Cowan scores the decisive try as New Zealand beat much-improved England at Twickenham.
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Live - autumn international rugby

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 13:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji, Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

Scotland play Australia and Ireland take on Fiji after England are beaten 6-19 by the All Blacks at Twickenham and Wales see off Argentina 33-16 in Cardiff.
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Flood-hit UK braced for more rain

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 10:39

Flooded parts of the UK are preparing for more rain after the wettest day on record swamped homes and brought down bridges.
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Is the EU President a good choice?

Friday, November 20th 2009, 17:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian PM Herman van Rompuy is the EU president and the UK's Baroness Ashton is foreign policy chief. Are they the best choices?
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Drug-resistant swine flu hits UK

Friday, November 20th 2009, 17:14
related places: Cardiff

Health officials in Cardiff say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has spread between hospital patients.
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UK 'finds Lebanon hostage body'

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 12:56
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Human remains have been found by a team searching for a British journalist, Alec Collett, who was kidnapped in Lebanon in 1985.
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