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Charles tribute to Canada troops

Friday, November 6th 2009, 13:52
related countries: Canada Canada

The Prince of Wales praises Canada's armed forces for their courage on the latest leg of his 11-day tour of the country.
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Secularism 'means fall in births'

Friday, November 6th 2009, 1:09

Europe faces a population crisis because of attacks on religion by secularists, the UK's chief rabbi suggests.
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Climate deal 'unlikely' this year

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 21:26

The UK government has admitted that a new legally binding global treaty on climate change is highly unlikely to be agreed this year.
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UK 'must investigate Afghan raid'

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 13:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain must investigate a raid that freed a UK journalist from the Taliban but left his Afghan colleague dead, an NGO says.
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Tory EU stance will 'castrate' UK

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 8:13
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The UK Conservative Party's new policy on the EU will "castrate" UK influence in Europe, a French minister says.
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UK opposition sets out EU policy

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 22:10

Tory leader David Cameron says "never again" will powers be transferred from the UK to Brussels without a referendum.
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Five shot by Afghan policeman named

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 21:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The five British soldiers killed in an attack by an Afghan police officer have been named by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
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E Guinea coup plotter back home

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 17:38
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Former British soldier Simon Mann, jailed for a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea, says it is "wonderful" to be back in the UK.
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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban could have infiltrated the Afghan police to kill five British soldiers in Afghanistan, Gordon Brown says.
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German fury over GM Opel U-turn

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 15:07
related countries: Germany Germany

General Motors' decision to hang on to Opel and Vauxhall is welcomed in the UK but met with anger in Germany.
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Freed E Guinea plotter regrets coup

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 13:50
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Former UK soldier Simon Mann says he regrets his part in a foiled plot to overthrow the leader of Equatorial Guinea.
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What next for the Tories on Europe?

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 13:41
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The Conservative's policy on the EU will "castrate" UK influence in Europe, a French minister says. Do you agree?
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UK opposition sets out EU policy

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 12:52
related countries: Portugal Portugal

David Cameron denies a U-turn on Europe after being forced to abandon his pledge for a Lisbon Treaty referendum.
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Five UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five British soldiers are shot dead in an attack in Afghanistan, which the UK military blames on a "rogue" Afghan policeman.
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England pick Wilkinson & Thompson

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Jonny Wilkinson will win his first cap for 18 months while Steve Thompson also returns to the England side to face Australia.
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Fugitive 'could have had surgery'

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 7:31
related countries: Japan Japan

The man hunted by Japanese police over the murder of a young British woman could have had plastic surgery, say local news reports.
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UK MP urges Afghan withdrawal

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 3:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A former Labour minister calls for the "great majority" of British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
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Oldest Tyrannosaurus rex relative identified

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 2:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Scientists identify the most ancient fossil relative of the predatory dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.
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UK opposition faces EU treaty pressure

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 20:08
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The Conservatives say they will not hold a referendum on the EU treaty if the party wins the next general election.
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Home from home

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 8:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Want to cook Nigerian food? Learn in London
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Home from home

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 8:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Want to cook Nigerian food? Learn in London
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Smoking mums have 'problem kids'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 8:19
related countries: United States United States

Smoking during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of having a child with behavioural problems at three years old, according to UK and US researchers.
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Brussels criticises UK on privacy

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 12:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The e-mail and web browsing habits of British citizens are not adequately protected, says the European Commission.
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Monday, November 2nd 2009, 11:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Foreign Secretary David Miliband says differences between the UK and Russia remain but co-operation will continue.
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Spanish beach landslide kills two

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 20:49
related countries: Spain Spain

At least two people, including a British woman, have been killed by a landslide at a beach on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife.
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Miliband begins visit to Russia

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 19:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

David Miliband is in Moscow for the first visit to Russia in five years by a British foreign secretary.
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Button vows to improve next year

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 17:18

Britain's Jenson Button believes he will be a stronger driver next year after winning his maiden world title in 2009.
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UK government to set up bank chains

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 15:34

Three new High Street banking chains are to be created by the UK government by breaking up state-rescued banks.
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World role?

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

Britain's choices on power and influencing the US
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UK soldiers hurt in Falklands incident

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 20:08
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Three members of the UK armed forces are in hospital following a reported shooting in the Falkland Islands, the MoD says.
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UK government rules out ransom

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 18:29
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

The UK government insists it will not pay a ransom to Somali pirates who kidnapped a British couple in the Indian Ocean.
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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 15:25
related places: Tottenham

A stunning late first-half brace helps Arsenal to a comfortable win over Tottenham in the north London derby.
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Ransom demanded for yacht couple

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 12:09
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates issue a ransom demand of $7m (£4.3m) for a British couple kidnapped in the Indian Ocean.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:51
related places: London, Tottenham

Manchester United host Blackburn in Saturday's late game after Fulham beat Liverpool and Arsenal see off Tottenham on a busy day of Premier League action.
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New Zealand 32-19 Australia

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Australia will head into next Saturday's Test against England on the back of another defeat as they lose 32-19 to New Zealand.
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Killed officer warned of shortage

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The most senior British officer to be killed in the Afghan campaign warned about the risks to troops of a shortage of helicopters.
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Ransom demanded for yacht couple

Friday, October 30th 2009, 22:14
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates issue a ransom demand of $7m (£4.3m) for a couple from Kent kidnapped in the Indian Ocean.
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Pirate ransom demand 'imminent'

Friday, October 30th 2009, 15:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A ransom demand for a British couple being held by Somali pirates is to be made later, the BBC learns.
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Yacht man tells of Somali pirate kidnap

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 18:08
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

A British man tells how he and his wife were kidnapped by armed Somali pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean.
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Wigan's King jailed for assault

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 17:19
related places: London

Footballer Marlon King is jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a woman and is sacked by Wigan Athletic as a result.
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No Donington GP, says Ecclestone

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 16:17

F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone says there will be no British Grand Prix at Donington Park next year.
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'Kidnapped' pair's yacht is found

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The yacht belonging to a British couple feared kidnapped by Somali pirates is found empty by a naval patrol.
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Iran worker 'jailing' angers UK

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 2:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Iran to overturn a four-year jail sentence reportedly given to a UK embassy employee.
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Santander boosted by UK bank arm

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Spain's Santander says profits at its UK banks have risen by more than a third in the first nine months of the year.
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'We don't need you' - how Gen de Gaulle thanked UK resistance hero

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 0:00
related countries: France France
related places: Charles

A UK officer who trained French Resistance fighters during World War II was told to "go home" by Charles de Gaulle, files show.
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Prayers for pirate-hijacked pair

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 18:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The family of a British couple feared to have been captured by Somali pirates say they are praying for their safety.
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Pirates 'seize UK yacht couple'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 13:34
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A couple who have gone missing while sailing in the Seychelles are feared to have been seized by Somali pirates.
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Pakistan 'key' to UK terror plots

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 9:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A report by a US think tank says there is a "terrorist pipeline" between the UK and Pakistan.
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Arrests over Kenya tourist deaths

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 23:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Two people have been arrested over the deaths of a British couple on holiday in Mombasa, Kenyan police say.
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Families welcome Lockerbie review

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 14:25
related places: Lockerbie

The families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing welcome moves by police in Scotland to pursue "several lines of inquiry".
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Hamilton 1-2 Celtic

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Celtic return to the top of the Scottish Premier League table with a hard-fought away victory over Hamilton.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 12:12
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: Hamilton

Celtic have the chance to move to the top of the Scottish Premier League if they can beat Hamilton at New Douglas Park.
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Police review Lockerbie bomb case

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 11:38
related places: Lockerbie

Detectives in Scotland pursue several lines of inquiry as they renew the investigation into the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
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'Hero' pilot's mayday call heard

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 9:47

The final mayday call to a flight control tower from a British pilot who died after ditching his plane in the Caribbean Sea is released.
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Police review Lockerbie bomb case

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 9:07
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish detectives pursuing "several potential lines of inquiry" into the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, reports say.
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Ancelotti praises 'genius' Cole

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 21:12
related places: Cole, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti hails Joe Cole after the England man helps the Blues demolish Blackburn 5-0 at Stamford Bridge.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 13:07

Leaders Rangers host Hibernian at Ibrox in one of five Scottish Premier League games on Saturday.
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UK MEP criticises Islam on show

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 10:07

BNP leader Nick Griffin uses appearance on BBC politics programme to criticise Islam and defend the Ku Klux Klan.
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Wreck of WWI submarine turns up after 90 years

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 9:29
related countries: Estonia Estonia

The wreck of a British naval submarine lost for more than 90 years is found in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia.
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British torture in Kenya alleged

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 17:24
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Evidence alleging UK government authorisation of torture during Kenya's independence struggle is revealed in a compensation claim.
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Fans force Nasa to play British boy band to astronauts

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 10:16

Boyband McFly's hit single Star Girl is played out to astronauts orbiting Earth, after fans called for it to be broadcast.
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Womb transplants 'a step closer'

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 2:22

UK experts say a successful human womb transplant could happen within two years, despite ethical misgivings.
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UK postal strike is to go ahead

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 20:32

A nationwide UK postal strike will go ahead on Thursday and Friday the Communication Workers Union confirms.
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Briton's rapist arrested in India

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 13:02
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest a rapist who went missing after being released on bail three months into his sentence for attacking a British woman.
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'Extremists hijack' UK military name

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 11:31

Former British generals warn the armed forces' reputation is being tarnished by right-wing "extremists" using their symbols.
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Roddick earns London finals place

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 10:36
related places: London

World number six Andy Roddick secures his place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.
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Button seeks place in F1 history

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 8:36

Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button wants to create history by becoming the first British driver to win consecutive world titles.
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Button savours dream world title

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 22:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Britain's Jenson Button celebrates fulfilling a boyhood dream after his bold drive in Brazil earns him a maiden world title.
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Iceland reaches savers' agreement

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 19:42
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland says it has reached a new agreement over the repaying of $5bn (£3bn) lost by Dutch and UK savers.
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UK looks to break climate logjam

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 23:05
related places: London

The UK hopes to bridge divides over tackling climate change at a meeting representing the world's major economies in London.
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UK ban on Guantanamo documents lifted

Friday, October 16th 2009, 21:54

Secret allegations of torture in the case of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee can be released, the UK High Court rules.
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Iraq sends back UK asylum flight

Friday, October 16th 2009, 13:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi asylum seekers returned to Baghdad by the UK are refused re-entry to their homeland, and flown back to Britain.
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Dutch MP hails UK visit 'victory'

Friday, October 16th 2009, 13:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders hails his arrival in the UK as a "victory for freedom of speech".
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Far-right Dutch MP heading to UK

Friday, October 16th 2009, 0:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Controversial right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders is due to arrive in the UK later after overturning a Home Office ban on him.
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Italy fury at 'Taliban pay' claim

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Italy angrily denies a UK newspaper report that it paid Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to keep the peace.
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England 3-0 Belarus

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 20:48
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Peter Crouch scores twice to boost his hopes of playing at next year's World Cup finals and help England beat Belarus in their last qualifying match.
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UK 'to send 500 more to Helmand'

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 17:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK PM Gordon Brown is expected to announce Britain will send an extra 500 military personnel to Afghanistan.
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Live - Wednesday's football

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 16:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay play Argentina in a crucial World Cup qualifier at 2300 BST after England beat Belarus, Wales see off Liechtenstein and Northern Ireland draw in Czech Republic.
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Should more troops go to Afghanistan?

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 8:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has agreed in principle to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. Is this the right decision?
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Family ties?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Two British orphans fight it out for Italian royal legacy
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Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 14:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders successfully appeals against the Home Office's decision to bar him from entering the UK.
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Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 14:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders successfully appeals against the Home Office's decision to bar him from entering the UK.
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Iranians demand loan of treasure

Monday, October 12th 2009, 16:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran threatens to cease cultural co-operation with the British Museum if an ancient artefact is not loaned to the country.
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Clinton upbeat on NI devolution

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

A deal on Northern Ireland policing is "within reach", says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the INLA renounces violence.
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FA to make complaint over flares

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 10:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Football Association will make a formal complaint to Fifa after flares were thrown onto the pitch during England's defeat in Ukraine.
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Ten-man England beaten in Ukraine

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 18:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Goalkeeper Robert Green is sent off as England lose 1-0 in the World Cup qualifier in Ukraine.
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Japan 2-0 Scotland

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 12:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Two late goals hand Japan victory over Scotland in their friendly at the Nissan Stadium.
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Live - International football

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 10:00
related countries: Japan Japan

England are in Dnipropetrovsk to face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier, after defeats for Wales and Scotland.
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London Irish shock champions Leinster

Friday, October 9th 2009, 22:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A last-minute penalty from Ryan Lamb earns London Irish a thrilling victory over defending champions Leinster in the opening Heineken Cup Pool 6 match.
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Protest Tamil denies burger claim

Friday, October 9th 2009, 17:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

A Tamil protester in London who claimed to have fasted for 24 days against the Sri Lankan war threatens legal action against UK newspapers.
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Service honours UK Iraq personnel

Friday, October 9th 2009, 16:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Relatives of some of the 179 UK personnel killed in Iraq join senior royals at a service honouring those who served in the conflict.
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Hacker refused extradition appeal

Friday, October 9th 2009, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon is refused permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.
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UK minister to make Russian visit

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 13:39
related countries: Russia Russia

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband will visit Russia next month in an apparent attempt to patch up strained relations.
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'Most wanted' man held in Spain

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 11:36
related countries: Spain Spain

One of Britain's most wanted men, the prolific counterfeiter Ronald Priestley, is arrested in Spain.
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England omit Harmison for SA tour

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 11:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Steve Harmison is left out of the Test squad for South Africa, Kevin Pietersen is in and there is a surprise call-up for Liam Plunkett.
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Magic pens and chef robots among UK children's 2020 visions

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 23:43

Labour-saving devices, magic pens and chef robots are among designs for a project asking children to predict future
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Ashes dates for 2010-11 announced

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia

The schedule for England's defence of the Ashes is revealed, with the New Year Test in Sydney delayed by a day.
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EU green light for Scots Gaelic

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 17:49

A new deal means Gaelic can now be officially used in meetings between Scottish ministers and European Union representatives.
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Mantel named UK fiction prize winner

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 22:00

Author Hilary Mantel is named this year's winner of the UK's Man Booker Prize for her historical novel Wolf Hall.
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Deng inspires Bulls to London win

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 21:45
related places: London

Luol Deng enjoys a successful homecoming as his Chicago Bulls edge out the Utah Jazz in a thrilling finale to their NBA pre-season game in London.
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