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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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US senators oppose Lockerbie release

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 0:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Seven US senators write to the Scottish justice secretary to urge him to keep the Lockerbie bomber behind bars.
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UK toddler dies in balcony tragedy

Monday, August 17th 2009, 4:49
related countries: Italy Italy

An 18-month-old British boy dies in a fall from a balcony at a hotel on the Italian island of Sardinia.
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UK Afghan forces 'are undeterred'

Monday, August 17th 2009, 3:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Military chiefs insist British troops in Afghanistan are "undeterred" by the violence despite the UK military death toll passing 200.
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UK Afghanistan deaths pass 200

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK fatalities to 204.
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Deaths take UK Afghan toll to 201

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers die after explosions in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since 2001 to 201.
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Will deaths affect UK Afghan mission?

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 7:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three more British soldiers lose their lives in Afghanistan, bringing the number of UK service personnel killed to 204. Send us your thoughts on the mission.
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Ex-Turks and Caicos PM accuses UK

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 11:57

The ousted PM of the Turks and Caicos Islands criticises the UK government for imposing direct rule over corruption claims.
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Little boxes

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 7:07

How UK homes rate for size against other countries
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UK imposes Turks and Caicos rule

Friday, August 14th 2009, 22:45

The UK imposes direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands after an inquiry found evidence of government corruption.
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Clinton urges no Megrahi release

Friday, August 14th 2009, 18:34
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing abandons an appeal against his conviction, amid reports of imminent release.
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Three UK soldiers die in Helmand

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 21:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers have been killed in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand province, the UK government says.
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Women's boxing gains Olympic spot

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 17:24

Women boxers will get the chance to compete for gold at London 2012 after a decision by the International Olympic Committee.
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Anger at Kenya gem expert murder

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 13:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The son of a Scottish gems expert murdered by a mob in Kenya tells the BBC they were abandoned by police.
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Mob kills UK gems expert in Kenya

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 11:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A leading Scottish gemstone expert and mine owner is killed in Kenya by a gang armed with home-made weapons.
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Burley's position is safe - Smith

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 10:49
related countries: Norway Norway

Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith insists manager George Burley is not facing the sack after the 4-0 humbling in Norway.
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US blogs on NHS

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 22:52
related countries: United States United States

How the UK health service is the focus of US debate
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'15 arrested' before England tie

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 20:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch police say 15 people were arrested in Amsterdam before the England football team's friendly with the Netherlands.
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Defoe double secures England draw

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 20:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Liverpool

Substitute Jermain Defoe scores twice as England come from two goals behind to earn a draw against the Netherlands.
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Live - Internationals

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 16:05
related countries: Norway Norway

England, Northern Ireland and Wales are in friendly action after Scotland are thrashed 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Norway.
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Ramprakash ready for Test call-up

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 14:45

Mark Ramprakash, 39, tells BBC Sport he would be thrilled to make a comeback for England in the decisive fifth Ashes Test.
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UK denies Iran revolution plans

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 18:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Britain does not intend to incite a revolution in Iran or undermine that country in any way, the Foreign Office says.
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Taxman cometh

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 16:47
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein and UK sign deal to end tax secrecy
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UK signs Liechtenstein tax deal

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 10:38
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

The UK signs a deal to recover lost tax from the 5,000 British investors holding bank accounts in Liechtenstein.
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Ponting rested for Twenty20 games

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Ricky Ponting will be rested for the two Twenty20 internationals against England after the Ashes Test series concludes.
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Couple named in UK toddler's death

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 2:30

The couple who caused the death of Baby Peter are identified for the first time, after a court order on their anonymity expired.
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Tax deal for UK and Liechtenstein

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 1:42
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

The UK is due to sign an agreement to recover lost tax from wealthy Britons with secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein.
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War crimes 'impunity gap' in UK

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 0:14

A parliamentary committee says an "impunity gap" is allowing some war criminals to avoid prosecution in UK courts.
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MI6 'is not complicit' in torture

Monday, August 10th 2009, 14:18

The head of MI6 Sir John Scarlett tells the BBC the British secret service has not been involved with torture.
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Angola praised on Asian oil deals

Monday, August 10th 2009, 12:39
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola has handled dealings with Asian firms well, allowing it to profit from its oil resources, a UK think tank says.
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Badminton team defends withdrawal

Monday, August 10th 2009, 12:29
related countries: India India

The England team defends its decision to withdraw from the World Badminton Championships in India because of security concerns.
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Ramprakash in England contention

Monday, August 10th 2009, 9:54

England selector Geoff Miller refuses to rule out recalling Mark Ramprakash for the decisive fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
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Crete 'burns' trial due to begin

Monday, August 10th 2009, 9:13
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek student accused of setting a British tourist on fire is due in court, amid reports the Briton has returned home.
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Badminton team quits after threat

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 19:56
related countries: India India

The England team withdraws from the World Badminton Championships in India after "a specific terrorist threat".
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Two foreign contractors killed in Iraq

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A British man is arrested after another Briton and an Australian contractor die in a shooting in Baghdad's Green Zone.
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Ponting salutes resurgent Aussies

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 15:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting hails the spirit of his Australia team after their victory over England by an innings and 80 runs in the fourth Test.
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Aussies win to level Ashes series

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat England by an innings and 80 runs in the fourth Test at Headingley to level the Ashes series at 1-1.
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UK ministers deny torture collusion

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 9:38

Two UK ministers deny claims of collusion in the abuse of terror suspects overseas, as MPs renew calls for government action.
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Is British government colluding in torture?

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 4:44

Ministers have denied allegations of colluding in the abuse of terror suspects, but say it's impossible to remove all risk. What do you think?
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EU hits out at Tehran over trial

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 21:51
related countries: France France, Iran Iran
related places: Eu, Tehran

The EU strongly criticises Iran, as it tries UK and French embassy staff and a French national over post-election unrest.
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England playing for pride - Broad

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 18:30

Stuart Broad says England can salvage some pride despite being on the verge of an innings defeat in the fourth Test at Headingley.
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Dismal England face heavy defeat

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 17:41
related countries: Australia Australia

England close day two of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley on 82-5, needing 261 to make Australia bat again.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 16:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England close day two of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley on 82-5, still 261 runs behind Australia's first-innings total of 445.
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UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK could be committed to Afghanistan for many years beyond the military phase, the next head of the Army says.
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Charge over Tobago machete attack

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 2:45
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

A 25-year-old man is charged over the machete attack of a British couple on the Caribbean island of Tobago.
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Prior calls for England recovery

Friday, August 7th 2009, 20:52

Matt Prior believes his England team-mates can bounce back from a dreadful performance on day one of the crucial fourth Ashes Test.
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Australia on top as England slump

Friday, August 7th 2009, 17:47
related countries: Australia Australia

England are bowled out for 102 as Australia seize control on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley.
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Surgery for Tobago machete woman

Friday, August 7th 2009, 14:25
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

A British woman who was attacked with a machete in Tobago undergoes facial reconstructive surgery.
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Three UK troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers from the Parachute Regiment have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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