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Australia thrash England in semis

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 20:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson both hit centuries as Australia crush England by nine wickets to reach the Champions Trophy final.
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Live text - England v Australia

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 12:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson hit centuries as Australia thrash England to reach the Champions Trophy final.
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Does journalism have a healthy future?

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:42
related places: London

LondonÂ’s evening newspaper will be distributed free, its publishers say. Is this a wise decision?
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EU queries airline tie-up plans

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iberia

The European Commission raises concerns over the transatlantic plans of British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia.
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Half of babies 'will live to 100'

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 6:32

More than half of babies now born in the UK can expect to live to 100 years of age, researchers say.
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UK help on Pakistan security body

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Britain is helping set up a security authority in Pakistan to combat terrorism and promote political stability, the BBC learns.
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UK firm faces bribery charges

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 15:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Tanzania Tanzania

UK defence giant BAE Systems is facing charges over alleged bribery in Tanzania and South Africa.
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UK Supreme Court judges sworn in

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 9:19

Judges who will form the highest court in the United Kingdom are set to be sworn in, a major milestone in British legal history.
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Roman emperors' amphitheatre found

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 2:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

British archaeologists have unearthed an amphitheatre at an ancient port in Rome which may have played host to its emperors.
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Children who eat chocolate every day 'likely to be violent adults'

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 23:16

Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to be violent as adults, according to UK researchers.
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Nervy Australia book England semi

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Australia limp to a tense two-wicket win over Pakistan to top Group A and set up a Champions Trophy semi-final against England on Friday.
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Kroenke increases Arsenal stake

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 12:52
related places: London

Arsenal director Stan Kroenke increases his shareholding in the London football club, raising his stake to 28.7%.
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UK PM loses key backing

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 12:23

Gordon Brown's hopes of reviving Labour's fortunes take a hit as the Sun newspaper switches support to the Conservatives.
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UK PM loses key backing

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 7:10

Gordon Brown's hopes of reviving Labour's fortunes suffer a setback as the Sun newspaper switches support to the Conservatives.
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Strauss lauds Vettori's fair play

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 6:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England captain Andrew Strauss applauds New Zealand counterpart Daniel Vettori for upholding the "fair play" factor at the Champions Trophy.
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UK PM Brown pledges to fight on

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 21:52

In his last conference speech before an expected election, Brown says voters "face the biggest choice for a generation".
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Kiwis defeat England to win group

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 18:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group B winners after beating England by four wickets.
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Live text - England v New Zealand

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 12:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand close in on their target of 147 to beat England, which would see them top Group B in the Champions Trophy.
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Western powers condemn Iran tests

Monday, September 28th 2009, 19:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The United States, France and Britain condemn Iran for test-firing long-range missiles, calling the move a provocation.
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Flintoff agrees to England agenda

Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:25

Andrew Flintoff says he will be available for England's one-day and Twenty20 matches for the foreseeable future, once he returns to fitness.
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UK navy seizes record cocaine haul

Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:10

Britain's navy says it has seized its largest-ever haul of cocaine, worth more than £240m ($380m), off South America.
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'Contract killings'

Monday, September 28th 2009, 10:34
related countries: India India

British Asians 'outsourcing murder to India'
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Subliminal messages work - especially negative ones

Monday, September 28th 2009, 9:05

People can perceive subliminal messages particularly if the message is negative, according to a UK study.
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Five die as Vietnam boat capsizes

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 22:44
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The Foreign Office confirms that two British nationals were among five people who died when a boat overturned in wild seas.
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Superb England reach Trophy semis

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 20:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England put in a stunning display to beat South Africa by 22 runs and become the first team through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Live text - S Africa v England

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 12:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England beat South Africa by 22 runs to be the first team through to the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Polish killer dies in UK prison

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 23:03
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

A convicted killer dubbed "the Beast" who raped and murdered a 12-year-old girl in her west London home has died in prison.
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UK soldier rides bike to raise funds for rescued Afghan puppies

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 13:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier goes on a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for stray pups rescued from Afghanistan's battle zones.
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Iraq legacy for Afghan campaign

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

Hugh Sykes reflects on how British forces might learn vital lessons for Afghanistan from their experiences in Iraq.
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UK minister accused over Iraq attacks

Friday, September 25th 2009, 23:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Labour peer Lord Corbett calls on the Foreign Secretary to speak out over attacks on Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp.
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UK fine over Ghana bribery

Friday, September 25th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A UK construction firm is ordered to pay £5m after pleading guilty to corruption in Ghana and breaching UN sanctions.
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After 'the jungle'

Friday, September 25th 2009, 16:00

'Purgatory' in Calais for migrants longing to reach Britain
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Live text - England v Sri Lanka

Friday, September 25th 2009, 12:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's bowlers make a dream start in their ICC Champions Trophy match against hotly-tipped Sri Lanka.
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UK swine flu vaccine 'approved'

Friday, September 25th 2009, 9:16

The European drugs regulator has given the go-ahead for one of the UK's swine flu vaccines to be used for immunisation.
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Brown denies President Obama snub

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

"Repeated" requests by UK PM Gordon Brown's team for a formal meeting with US President Barack Obama were turned down.
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Is the US and UK relationship cooling?

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

A UK request for talks with President Obama was declined. Is the special relationship changing?
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Brown move to cut UK nuclear subs

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 10:28

Gordon Brown is to tell the UN he is willing to cut the UK's fleet of Trident missile-carrying submarines from four to three.
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UK 'blocking tough finance rules'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 10:26
related countries: Germany Germany

German Finance Minister Peer Streinbrueck has accused the UK of blocking tougher financial rules ahead of the G20 summit.
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Is a nuclear-free world realistic?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 8:21

Gordon Brown is willing to cut the UKÂ’s fleet of nuclear submarines from four to three. Is Trident still needed?
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Brown move to cut UK nuclear subs

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 6:52

Gordon Brown is to tell the UN he is willing to cut the UK's fleet of Trident missile-carrying submarines from four to three.
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UK mother jailed for 33 years

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 11:42

A woman convicted of murdering her two daughters in their beds is sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of 33 years.
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UK rivers failing new EU standard

Monday, September 21st 2009, 23:05

Three quarters of rivers in England and Wales fall below a new European environmental standard, according to a report.
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US calms row over bomber release

Monday, September 21st 2009, 20:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The US government says it does not want to punish Scotland for releasing the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.
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UK army 'rotten', Iraq probe told

Monday, September 21st 2009, 12:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British soldiers who abused an Iraqi detainee who died in their custody were not just "a few bad apples", a public inquiry is told.
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Climate deal in peril, says UK PM

Monday, September 21st 2009, 1:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

The climate deal planned for Copenhagen in 10 weeks time is in grave danger of failure, UK PM Gordon Brown says.
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Dementia burden 'underestimated'

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 23:44

The future global burden of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia has been underestimated, say UK experts.
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End Iran exile demo - UK archbishop

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 18:24
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury urges hunger strikers demonstrating against the treatment of Iranian refugees in an Iraqi camp to end their protest.
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Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 16:59
related places: London, Tottenham

Chelsea thump London rivals Tottenham to move back to the top of the Premier League and continue their 100% winning start to the season.
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Kercher murder trial shown knife

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 17:15
related countries: Italy Italy

A court in Italy has been shown a knife prosecutors say could have been used to kill British student Meredith Kercher.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 14:15
related places: Kilmarnock

Four SPL games get under way after Kilmarnock and Rangers both have players sent off in a goalless draw at Rugby Park.
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UK firm ends Congo tin purchases

Friday, September 18th 2009, 21:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

British metals giant AMC suspends tin ore purchases from DR Congo over concerns sales are financing conflict.
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Fury at Lockerbie bomber's claim

Friday, September 18th 2009, 21:40
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer fiercely criticises a move by the convicted Lockerbie bomber to protest his innocence.
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Key Kercher evidence criticised

Friday, September 18th 2009, 16:09
related countries: Italy Italy

A defence witness in the Italian trial over the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher discounts key evidence.
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UK officers train Libyan police

Friday, September 18th 2009, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Libya Libya

Northern Irish officers have been travelling to Libya over the past two years to help to train its police, the BBC has learned.
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UK 'must accept jungle migrants'

Friday, September 18th 2009, 8:29

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Britain should accept some migrants from the illegal camp in Calais known as "the jungle".
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'Time against' Afghanistan forces

Friday, September 18th 2009, 4:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Troops in southern Afghanistan do not have time on their side, but success remains possible, a British major general says.
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Generals warn of high Afghan stakes

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two senior Western generals in near simultaneous speeches warn of the dangers of failure in Afghanistan.
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We were not good enough - Strauss

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Andrew Strauss criticises yet another abject England display following their sixth successive one-day defeat by Australia.
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Australia humiliate sorry England

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 20:47
related countries: Australia Australia

England's batsmen fail again as Australia stroll to a 111-run win in the sixth one-day international and remain on course for a 7-0 whitewash.
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Ivory Coast deal is 'not enough'

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 18:26
related places: London

Ivory Coast toxic waste victims say an initial compensation deal agreed with a London-based oil firm does not go far enough.
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Live - England v Australia

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:04
related countries: Australia Australia

England lose their seventh wicket as they edge closer to a humiliating defeat by Australia in the sixth match at Trent Bridge.
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France to close migrant 'jungle'

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 20:11
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

France announces it will soon close the camp in Calais known as "the jungle", where migrants gather to try to reach the UK.
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UK unemployment at 12-year high

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 14:26

The number of people out of work in the UK has risen by 210,000 in the three months to July, the latest official figures show.
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Wright ruled out of England games

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 11:15
related countries: Australia Australia

All-rounder Luke Wright will miss England's remaining two one-day matches against Australia after being ruled out with a toe injury.
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Bank crisis lessons 'not learned'

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 14:32

A year after Lehman Brothers collapsed, a UK think tank echoes President Obama's warnings about complacency in banking.
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Burley remains as Scotland boss

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 12:10

George Burley will continue as Scotland manager, the Scottish Football Association has confirmed.
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Boxing star found dead by manager

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: London

A medal-winning Irish Olympic boxer is found dead at his south London flat by his manager, Frank Maloney.
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UK airline plot trio get life terms

Monday, September 14th 2009, 16:51

Three men who plotted to blow up transatlantic flights with liquid bombs receive minimum jail terms of between 32 and 40 years.
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UK officials to seek 'bomb plot' retrial

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 1:14

The Director of Public Prosecutions will seek a retrial on conspiracy charges of three men who were cleared of plotting to bomb transatlantic flights.
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Collingwood & Anderson given rest

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:25
related countries: Australia Australia

England will rest James Anderson and Paul Collingwood for two and three matches respectively in their one-day international series against Australia.
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UK apology after Turing petition

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:20

Prime Minister Brown says he is sorry for the "appalling" way World War II code-breaker Alan Turing was treated for being gay.
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UK 'could face blackouts by 2016'

Friday, September 11th 2009, 0:40

The UK could face blackouts as green energy is not coming on stream fast enough, the government's new energy adviser has told the BBC.
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Obama tackles UK PM on Lockerbie

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

US President Barack Obama voices his disappointment directly to UK PM Gordon Brown over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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UK consul is murdered in Jamaica

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 19:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Montego Bay

A British honorary consul has been murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Foreign Office confirms.
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England Women humbled in Euro final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 17:48
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany are crowned European champions after beating England's women 6-2 in an entertaining final.
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Live - Women's Euro 2009 final

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 15:14
related countries: Finland Finland, Germany Germany
related places: Helsinki

England women face their German counterparts in the European Championship final in Helsinki, Finland.
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Capello to keep England grounded

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 13:35

England boss Fabio Capello tells his players to keep their "feet on the floor" after qualifying for the World Cup with a 100% record.
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Pop star launches Nepal campaign

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 10:04
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The British pop star Geri Halliwell launches a campaign to stop violence against women in Nepal.
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Freed reporter says Afghan road 'safe'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A journalist whose rescue in Afghanistan left a British soldier and three Afghans dead thanks the soldiers who saved him.
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'Most against' UK troops in Iraq

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 6:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Six out of 10 people think British troops should not have gone to Iraq, a National Army Museum poll suggests.
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Capello hails 'best' England win

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 21:39
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Coach Fabio Capello calls England's 5-1 victory over Croatia the "best performance" under him as the squad qualifies for the 2010 World Cup finals.
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White condemns England to defeat

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 21:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Cameron White hits 105 as Australia open up a 3-0 lead over England in the one-day series.
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Superb England hit five to qualify

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 20:49
related countries: Croatia Croatia

England book their place at the 2010 World Cup finals with two games to spare as an outstanding performance sees them thrash Croatia 5-1 at Wembley.
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Live - International football

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 16:30
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, Slovakia Slovakia

England qualify for the World Cup after hammering Croatia, Netherlands end Scotland's dream, Northern Ireland lose 2-0 to Slovakia and Wales are beaten by Russia.
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Four die in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A kidnapped Western journalist is freed in a raid in Afghanistan, but a UK soldier and three Afghan civilians are killed.
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EU trio call for UN Afghan summit

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 13:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Britain, France and Germany urge the UN to hold a major conference on Afghanistan's future by the end of the year.
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UK pardons Liverpool fan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 12:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Liverpool

Britain's justice secretary orders the release of Liverpool fan Michael Shields, convicted of attempted murder in Bulgaria.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 11:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 10:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan rescue bid

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A member of the British forces is killed during a rescue operation for a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
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Bilic explains England comments

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:45
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Italy Italy

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic insists he was praising England when he said they had lost their "Englishness" under Italian manager Fabio Capello.
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Planes 'to reset UK climate targets'

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:34

The UK may have to cut greenhouse gases even more dramatically if it pushes ahead with plans for aviation growth.
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UK reporter freed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan is freed by Nato troops, but his translator dies in the raid, reports say.
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UK warns climate deal at risk

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 14:24

There is a "real danger" that a UN climate deal will not be reached this year, says the UK's foreign secretary.
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T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 13:35

T-Mobile and Orange are planning to merge their UK businesses - creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers
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Burley prepares Scots for battle

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Boss George Burley says Scotland need to be at their best to beat the Netherlands in Wednesday's vital World Cup tie.
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Foiling jet plot 'a close thing'

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

The conviction of the airline bomb plotters vindicates intelligence efforts which at times strained UK-US relations, UK officials say.
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Do you feel safer travelling by air?

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 9:49
related countries: United States United States

After three men are convicted of a plot to blow up airliners between Britain and the US, is it time to ease the rigorous security checks at airports?
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Al-Qaeda role?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 20:10

The British man being linked to the airline bomb plot
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Easter Island hat mystery 'solved'

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 22:56

UK researchers believe they can now better describe how the famous Easter Island statues got their red hats.
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