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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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UK PM backs bid for Libya pay-out

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 21:56
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the UK will back compensation claims made against Libya by families of IRA victims.
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Aussies see off misfiring England

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 17:18

England throw away a strong position to lose the second one-dayer at Lord's and go 2-0 down in the seven-match series.
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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 17:00

Two potentially key genes linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease have been uncovered by UK researchers.
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Live - England v Australia

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 16:26
related countries: Australia Australia

England slump to a 39-run defeat in the second one-day international at Lord's to go 2-0 down in the series.
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Live - International football

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 18:07
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Poland Poland, Slovenia Slovenia

Scotland keep their World Cup dream alive by beating Macedonia, N Ireland earn a crucial draw in Poland and England see off Slovenia in a friendly.
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 13:07
related places: Lockerbie

Trade and oil played a part in the decision to include Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in a prisoner transfer agreement, a UK minister admits.
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Bonus row opens up G20 divisions

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 8:10
related places: London

Divisions emerge among G20 finance ministers, meeting in London, about how to curb excessive bank bonuses.
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Strauss demands more from batsmen

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss says England's top order must start making bigger scores after losing the one-day series opener to Australia.
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Boosting economy to top G20 talks

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:48
related places: London

Finance officials from the G20 are to outline a commitment to boosting the global economy when they meet in London later.
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How can strategy in Afghanistan improve?

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gordon Brown has defended Britain's Afghanistan mission, saying that its aims are "achievable". Do you agree?
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Joint call for bank bonus rules

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 20:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The Group of 20 nations must adopt "binding rules" to regulate bank behaviour, the leaders of the UK, France and Germany say.
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Iraq body confirmed as UK hostage

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 17:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A body handed to UK authorities in Iraq has been identified as that of Alec MacLachlan - one of five Britons seized in Baghdad in 2007.
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Terror raid pair back in Pakistan

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 12:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two Pakistani students arrested over unproven terror charges in Britain in April return to Pakistan.
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England suffer Denly injury scare

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

England's Joe Denly could miss Friday's first one-day international against Australia after injuring his knee playing football.
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What's your memory of war declaration?

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:47

Britain declared war on Nazi Germany exactly 70 years ago. What are your memories of the day?
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 5:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed in southern Afghanistan, the UK's Ministry of Defence says.
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British PM denies Libya cover-up

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:14
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says there was "no conspiracy, no cover-up" over the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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Lockerbie questions dog UK premier

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 9:52
related places: Lockerbie

Britain's prime minister is urged by the opposition to be "straight" with the public about the Lockerbie bomber's release.
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Australia coach to return early

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 7:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will allow coach Tim Nielsen to return home after the fourth of their seven one-day internationals against England.
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Murray starts with convincing win

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:22
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match at Flushing Meadows.
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London mayor to make plea to EU

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 5:31
related places: London

The Mayor of London says EU plans to regulate hedge funds are a "blatant attack" on the city's role as a financial centre.
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Collingwood defends abandonment

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 19:06
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Paul Collingwood says the umpires were right to call off the second Twenty20 international against Australia at Old Trafford.
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Twenty20 live - England v Australia

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The second Twenty20 international between England and Australia at Old Trafford is abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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Gay wins 100m in Gateshead

Monday, August 31st 2009, 16:36
related places: Gateshead

Phillips Idowu and Lisa Dobriskey are the pick of Britain's World Championship medallists at a rain-hit British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Monday, August 31st 2009, 12:51
related places: Gateshead

World Champions Jess Ennis and Phillips Idowu all starred at the British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Plumbers please - blocked toilets delay Bangladesh flight

Monday, August 31st 2009, 12:40
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A Bangladesh airlines flight to London is delayed by nearly 10 hours - because all five of the plane's toilets were blocked.
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Capello recalls Crouch and Lennon

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 19:20
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovenia Slovenia

Fabio Capello recalls Spurs pair Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch to his England squad for the friendly with Slovenia and World Cup qualifier versus Croatia.
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UK denies Megrahi trade deal

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 18:15
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The justice secretary says fresh reports that the Lockerbie bomber's release was linked to Libya trade talks are untrue.
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England spared by Manchester rain

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Manchester

England's Twenty20 match with Australia at Old Trafford is abandoned as a no result because of rain.
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Chinook blown up in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 15:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK forces deliberately destroy a Chinook helicopter after it was badly damaged in a "hard landing" in Helmand province.
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UK 'backed down' over Megrahi

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 7:39
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw dropped a demand to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from a Libyan prisoner swap accord.
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Iceland to pay back lost cash

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:06
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

The Icelandic parliament votes in favour of repaying more than $5bn (£3bn) to the governments of the UK and the Netherlands.
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Wenger angry over Eduardo charge

Friday, August 28th 2009, 14:04

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accuses Uefa of conducting a "witch-hunt" after it charges Eduardo with diving against Celtic in the Champions League.
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US Afghan 'row' worries British diplomat

Friday, August 28th 2009, 0:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Lord Ashdown has said reported US criticism of the Afghan elections could "de-legitimise the whole process".
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British clubs avoid Euro giants

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 17:27

The five British clubs in the Champions League are handed favourable draws for the group stage of the competition.
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Live - Uefa Europa League

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:59

Aston Villa and Hearts crash out of Europe, Fulham and Everton are into the Uefa Europa League group stage and Man City beat Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup second round.
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Britons accused over Saddam oil

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 12:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

Two British oil traders have been charged with breaching United Nations sanctions on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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Should banks be more socially responsible?

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:00

The UK's financial watchdog says the banking sector is beyond a 'socially reasonable size'. Do you agree?
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UK ambassador backs mission

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 2:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The UK ambassador in Kabul defends the use of the military to protect elections in Afghanistan, despite low voter turnout.
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Soldier and son

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 1:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK father talks about his only child, killed in Afghanistan
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One in six UK homes 'lack work'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:37

One in six UK homes which house at least one person of working age does not have anyone in work, official figures show.
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Israel-US deal on settlements 'close'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: London

Israel says it is nearing agreement with the US on curbing settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
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Haddin injured for one-day series

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the Twenty20 and one-day series in England because of a fractured finger.
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Lescott completes Man City move

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 22:50
related places: Everton

England defender Joleon Lescott completes his protracted move from Everton to Manchester City, signing a five-year deal.
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Brown 'repulsed' at bomber welcome

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 16:04
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he was "repulsed" by the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber on his return to Libya.
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Brown 'optimistic' on Middle East

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel

Gordon Brown says he is "more optimistic" about Middle East peace after talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Campbell seals Notts County move

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:05

Former England defender Sol Campbell agrees a five-year deal to join ambitious League Two club Notts County on a free transfer.
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Weir & Kyle recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:01
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

David Weir and Kevin Kyle are recalled to the Scotland squad for the must-win World Cup qualifiers with Macedonia and Holland.
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UK 'rejects' Malaya deaths appeal

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK rejects an appeal to investigate a 1948 massacre of villagers in Malaya - now part of Malaysia - the BBC learns.
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Place in EU 'to cost UK 60% more'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:40

The UK's net contribution to the European Union will rise by almost 60% next year from £4.1bn to £6.4bn, the Treasury says.
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Minister stands by bomber release

Monday, August 24th 2009, 22:44
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's justice secretary defends his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, saying he will "live with the consequences".
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Recession in Britain 'at an end'

Monday, August 24th 2009, 17:50

Confidence among British business professionals sees the biggest rise for two years, suggesting the recession is over.
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Flintoff wants England domination

Monday, August 24th 2009, 13:42

Andrew Flintoff challenges England to prove they are the world's best after he retires from Test cricket on the back of an Ashes victory.
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Plaudits roll in for England's Ashes stars

Monday, August 24th 2009, 11:16

The Queen leads tributes to England's cricket team after they reclaimed the Ashes, as fans and players celebrate the win.
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Lockerbie release sparks boycott calls in US

Monday, August 24th 2009, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie, Calls

Calls for a boycott of Scottish goods are made in the US following the controversial decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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Mullen joins US Lockerbie fury

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 19:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The top US military officer joins influential senators in condemning the decision to free Lockerbie bomber Abdulbaset al-Megrahi.
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Strauss savours famous Ashes win

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 18:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss revels in the emotion of England's Ashes 2-1 series triumph against Australia.
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Megrahi release 'right decision'

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 14:47
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's First Minister defends the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber amid mounting criticism in the UK and US.
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Live text - Sunday football

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 11:30
related places: Chelsea, Fulham, London, Tottenham, West Ham

West Ham host in-form Tottenham in Sunday's early game, with another London derby between Fulham and Chelsea to follow.
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Britons die in Bulgaria car crash

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 9:41
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Varna

A British grandmother and grandson are killed in a car crash in the Bulgarian resort of Varna.
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Live Ashes - England v Australia

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 9:01
related countries: Australia Australia

England bowl Australia out for 348 to win the final Test at The Oval by 197 runs and regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series victory.
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FBI boss attacks Megrahi release

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 21:26
related places: Lockerbie

The director of the FBI launches a scathing attack on the Scottish justice secretary over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Ashes win not a formality - Trott

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 18:43

Debutant Jonathan Trott says England must secure victory in the deciding Ashes Test before he can celebrate his century fully.
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England on course for Ashes glory

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 17:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia close day three at The Oval on 80-0, after Jonathan Trott's century enables England to set a massive target of 546.
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'No business deal' over Megrahi

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 15:18
related places: Lockerbie

Suggestions that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was linked to a UK-Libya trade deal are "offensive", says Lord Mandelson.
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Gaddafi thanks UK's Brown for release

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 12:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi thanks UK PM Gordon Brown for the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.
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Empty land

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 10:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

Detainees and pilgrims in former Sri Lanka war zone
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Gaddafi seen meeting bomber on TV

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 9:46
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is shown meeting Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on TV, despite US and UK criticism.
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Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 1:06
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The Lockerbie bomber's release was raised during trade talks between the UK and Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son reportedly tells Libyan TV.
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Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 1:06
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The Lockerbie bomber's release was raised during trade talks between the UK and Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son reportedly tells Libyan TV.
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Libya warned over Lockerbie man

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:26
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

The US and UK rebuke Tripoli over the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber after his release from prison.
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Inspired Broad shatters Australia

Friday, August 21st 2009, 18:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Broad takes 5-37 as Australia are all out for 160 and England lead by 230 at 58-3 after two days of the deciding Ashes Test.
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Canada legacy

Friday, August 21st 2009, 10:29

Scottish earl follows ancestor's journey 150 years on
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Homecoming for Lockerbie bomber

Friday, August 21st 2009, 1:02
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan jailed in Scotland over the Lockerbie bombing returns home after his release, which US President Obama calls a mistake.
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Toxic waste returns from Brazil

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 23:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Containers of hazardous waste alleged to have been illegally exported to Brazil from the UK are due to arrive back in Britain.
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Lockerbie bomber freed from jail

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 18:49
related countries: Libya Libya

The Lockerbie bomber is flown home to Libya after being freed from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.
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Bell upbeat about England chances

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 18:46

Batsman Ian Bell says England can still post a challenging total despite losing eight wickets on day one of the decisive Ashes Test at The Oval.
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England struggle in deciding Test

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 17:33
related countries: Australia Australia

England fail to build on a promising start as Australia restrict them to 307-8 on day one of the deciding Ashes Test at The Oval.
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Live - Athletics World Championships

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 15:37

Usain Bolt wins 200m gold and GB's William Sharman gets a stunning fourth in the 110m hurdles final.
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Tesco to create 800 finance jobs

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 7:42
related places: Glasgow

Tesco Personal Finance announces plans to create up to 800 jobs in Glasgow as part of an expansion in Scotland.
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Bolt strolls through 200m semis

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 18:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Britain's Michael Bingham qualifies for the 200m final at the World Championships in Berlin after running a lifetime best in the semi-final.
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UK team attempts steam car land speed record

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 15:53

The first attempt by a team of British engineers to smash the longest-standing land speed record is dashed when the car breaks down.
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Ponting piles pressure on England

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 14:51

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes England could be distracted by Andrew Flintoff's impending retirement in the deciding Ashes Test this week.
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Censors reject 'sadistic' horror

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese horror film is denied a certificate by the British Board of Film Classification due to its graphic torture scenes.
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Concern over UK arms to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A UK parliamentary report expresses unease about arms exports to Sri Lanka during the final years of a civil war.
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Clinton repeats Lockerbie stance

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 9:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterates opposition to the Lockerbie bomber's possible release from prison in Scotland.
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Live - World Championships

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 15:48

Phillips Idowu wins Britain's second gold medal in the men's triple jump final, while Christine Ohuruogu and David Greene miss out on podium finishes.
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Lockerbie bomber's appeal dropped

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 12:12
related places: Lockerbie

An application by the Lockerbie bomber to drop his second appeal against conviction is accepted by a Scottish court.
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