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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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UK's Labour denies expenses 'omission'

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 12:36

The UK government defends its decision not to include legislation in the Queen's Speech on the reform of MPs' expenses.
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Meredith killer 'heard argument'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 17:42

A man jailed for murdering British student Meredith Kercher says he heard her arguing with another defendant before she died.
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Roddick pulls out of Tour Finals

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 22:14
related places: London

World number six Andy Roddick withdraws from the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena with injury, and is replaced by Robin Soderling.
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England win final one-day warm-up

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 20:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England beat South Africa A by four wickets in their final warm-up before the one-day series begins on Friday.
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Afghanistan 'not war without end'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 20:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan is "not a war without end" but Nato cannot leave a vacuum for the Taliban to fill, Britain's foreign secretary says.
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UK plans Afghan handover talks

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 9:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British PM Gordon Brown plans to hold talks in London to discuss a timetable for the handover of power in Afghanistan.
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Monday, November 16th 2009, 23:29

Jim Jefferies says he is happy to be considered as a candidate for the Scotland manager's job but does not confirm he wants to succeed George Burley.
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Burley sacked as Scotland manager

Monday, November 16th 2009, 17:41

George Burley is fired as manager of Scotland after a poor sequence of results.
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Ritual as Maori bones return home

Monday, November 16th 2009, 15:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The skeletal remains of 12 Maoris are sent back to New Zealand from Wales, where they were part of a museum collection.
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England crash to massive defeat

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 15:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith's record stand sets South Africa on the way to an 84-run victory over England in the second Twenty20 international.
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UK child migrants apology planned

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 13:35

Gordon Brown plans to apologise for the government's role in sending thousands of British children to former colonies.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 11:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Centurion

South Africa's batsmen hit 17 sixes to set England a massive 242 to win the second Twenty20 international.
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Smith quits role as England coach

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 10:18

Tony Smith tells BBC Radio 5 live he is resigning as coach of the England rugby league side.
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Is it right to apologise for the past?

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 10:10

Gordon Brown is to apologise for the UK's role in sending children to former colonies. What difference will it make?
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Forgotten Aussies

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 5:10

Shameful treatment of British child immigrants
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Australia crush England in final

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 21:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia secure the Four Nations title with a thrilling 46-16 victory over England at Elland Road.
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High winds forecast as storms hit UK

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 19:20

Winds of up to 100mph hit parts of the UK as stormy weather moves across Wales and southern England.
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No public probe into Iraq 'abuse'

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

New claims of abuse by the UK military in Iraq do not warrant a public inquiry, the Armed Forces Minister Bill Rammell says.
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Live - Autumn internationals

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 14:07
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Fiji Fiji
related places: Twickenham

England take on Argentina at Twickenham as Scotland host Fiji at Murrayfield.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 13:59

France take the initiative with a 1-0 win against Ireland in their World Cup play-off first leg after Brazil beat England in Doha, Wales thrash Scotland and Northern Ireland lose to Serbia.
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UK probes new Iraq abuse claims

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 10:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK Ministry of Defence says it is investigating new allegations of abuse by its troops during the years they spent in Iraq.
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England triumph in rain-hit match

Friday, November 13th 2009, 19:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Eoin Morgan hits an explosive 85 as England win the opening Twenty20 international against South Africa by one run under the Duckworth/Lewis method.
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MoD vessel 'watched yacht hijack'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 18:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary watched as a British couple were taken hostage by Somali pirates but chose not to open fire.
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Live - South Africa v England

Friday, November 13th 2009, 15:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Rain stops play with South Africa on 127-3 chasing England's 202-6 in the first Twenty20 international in Johannesburg.
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Way ahead?

Friday, November 13th 2009, 8:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK suggests new plans for Afghan reconciliation
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Rooney hopes for new Man Utd deal

Friday, November 13th 2009, 7:32

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney indicates he would like to spend the rest of his career at Old Trafford.
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UK to push for more Afghan troops

Friday, November 13th 2009, 5:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The British government will try to persuade its allies in Afghanistan to provide 5,000 more military personnel for the conflict.
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BA and Iberia agree merger deal

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 23:08

British Airways and Iberia reach a preliminary agreement to merge, a deal which would create the world's third biggest airline.
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Is the BA-Iberia merger good news?

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 21:57

British Airways and Iberia have reached a preliminary agreement for a merger. Is it a good deal?
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BNP in alliance with nationalists

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 11:57

The British National Party (BNP) joins forces with European far-right groups in a new Alliance of National Movements.
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Is immigration to the UK a problem?

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 11:50

Gordon Brown has promised to "tighten" the UK's immigration rules. Is this the right policy?
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Litvinenko killing charge dropped

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 11:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: London

German investigators drop their case against a suspect in the murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London.
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Miliband 'committed' to UK future

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 19:03

David Miliband says there should be "no doubt" he is committed to Labour's re-election after ruling himself out of a top EU job.
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Six-year limit on DNA of innocent

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 13:49

The DNA of most innocent people arrested in England and Wales will not be held for more than six years, the Home Office says.
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Son hunted over curator killing

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 13:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police are hunting the son of a British art curator who was found stabbed to death alongside his daughter.
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MEP jailed over expenses fiddle

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 13:21

A former British MEP who admitted fiddling £39,000 worth of expenses is jailed for two years.
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England change four for Argentina

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Twickenham

James Haskell, Duncan Bell, Dylan Hartley and Paul Hodgson will start for England against the Pumas at Twickenham.
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Young retires from England scene

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 11:50

England and Aston Villa defender Luke Young retires from international football.
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UK renews offer over Cyprus land

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 19:51
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Britain is renewing an offer to hand over half its territory in Cyprus to facilitate a peace deal, the UN says.
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Duminy ton leads SA to series win

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 19:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

JP Duminy warms up for the first Twenty20 international against England with a maiden one-day century as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 212 runs.
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Arrest in Japan body-in-bath case

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 14:41
related countries: Japan Japan

The only suspect in the murder of British teacher Lindsay Hawker has been arrested by police in Japan.
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Bottle of beer retrieved from Hindenburg zeppelin up for auction

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 11:26

A bottle of beer retrieved from the wreck of the 1937 Hindenburg airship disaster is due to be auctioned in the UK for a possible record price.
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Kraft in Cadbury takeover bid

Monday, November 9th 2009, 23:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cadbury, Kraft

UK confectioner Cadbury rejects a £9.8bn hostile bid from US food giant Kraft, which will now go directly to shareholders.
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Miliband 'will not take EU job'

Monday, November 9th 2009, 22:50

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has rejected the idea of becoming EU high representative, the BBC understands.
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Carter cited for Roberts tackle

Sunday, November 8th 2009, 16:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cardiff

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter is cited for a high tackle on Wales scrum-half Martin Roberts in the All Blacks' 19-12 win in Cardiff.
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UK soldier dies in Helmand blast

Sunday, November 8th 2009, 8:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed in an explosion in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Uphill struggle

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 23:55

Mixed response at G20 to Britain's transaction tax idea
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G20 vows to spur fragile growth

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 20:06

The recovery is too weak to end stimulus moves, G20 ministers say, as Britain suggests a transaction tax to fund bailouts.
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England 9-18 Australia

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 16:14
related places: Twickenham

Australia produce a dominant second-half performance to beat England for the second time in a row at Twickenham.
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Live - Wales 9-19 New Zealand

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 13:47
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

Wales take on the All Blacks in Cardiff after England lose 18-9 to Australia at Twickenham.
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G20 summit tries to tackle rifts

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 9:35

G20 finance ministers begin their meeting in Scotland, but are faced with divisions over stimulus packages and climate change.
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Brown warns Karzai on corruption

Friday, November 6th 2009, 15:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK will not be "deterred, dissuaded or diverted" from its Afghan mission, despite risks to troops, PM Gordon Brown says.
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