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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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Tories want 'best' migrants in UK

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 19:36

The Tories would launch a drive to get more highly qualified migrants to come to the UK, says shadow minister Damian Green.
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NBA ponders regular London games

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 19:17
related places: London

NBA officials hope to organise annual matches at the O2 Arena in London's Docklands.
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UK to cut Sri Lanka camp funding

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 16:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK says it will withdraw all but emergency funding for the camps where 250,000 displaced Tamils are confined in Sri Lanka.
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UK to cut Pakistanis' visa wait

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 15:44

Britain's home secretary pledges to tackle a backlog in processing visa applications by Pakistanis after thousands are hit by delays.
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UK to freeze top public pay

Monday, October 5th 2009, 21:39

UK Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced a pay freeze on senior civil servants, NHS managers and GPs for 2010/11.
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Israel minister feared UK arrest

Monday, October 5th 2009, 12:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Israel's former military chief, now a government minister, cancels a visit to London fearing arrest for alleged war crimes.
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UK intelligence 'struggled' to cope with Soviet spies, a book finds

Monday, October 5th 2009, 11:31

British intelligence could barely cope with the number of Soviet spies in the UK, according to an official biography of MI5.
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Soldier's Afghan plea to UK minister

Monday, October 5th 2009, 6:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The defence secretary is told by a front-line UK soldier in Afghanistan that "more troops on the ground" are needed.
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Young UK adults suffer 'anxiety overload' but do not talk about it

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 23:02

Young adults suffer from "anxiety overload" but one in three is reluctant to talk about their problems, a charity warns.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 10:51

Defending SPL champions Rangers host league leaders Celtic at Ibrox in the first Old Firm derby of the season.
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Pledge for more IMF help for poor

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 8:22
related countries: France France

The British and French announce a $4bn (£2.5bn) measure by the International Monetary Fund to help poorer countries.
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Lockerbie judges deny 'pressure'

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 21:32
related places: Lockerbie

The three UK judges who jailed the Lockerbie bomber deny they had been under pressure to secure a conviction.
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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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