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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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Should criminals ever be repatriated?

Friday, August 7th 2009, 10:25
related countries: Laos Laos

A pregnant Briton jailed for life in Laos has returned to the UK to complete her life sentence. Should serving prisoners ever be repatriated?
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Woman 'torched Briton's genitals'

Friday, August 7th 2009, 9:39
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek woman accused of setting fire to the genitals of a UK tourist in Crete is due to appear in court.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday, August 7th 2009, 9:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are 196-4 at close on day one of the fourth Test at Headingley, having dismissed England for 102.
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Pregnant prisoner returns to UK

Friday, August 7th 2009, 6:24
related countries: Laos Laos

Expectant mother Samantha Orobator, jailed for life in Laos for heroin smuggling, arrives back in the UK.
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WWI veteran's funeral under way

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 11:11

Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of British WWI veteran Harry Patch - who died aged 111.
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Brazil returns hazardous UK waste

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Some 1,500 tons of hazardous waste that arrived from the UK from Brazil labelled as recyclable plastic is returned.
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Canada on alert as BC fires burn

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 16:20
related countries: Canada Canada

Much of British Columbia in Canada remains on alert where forest fires have forced some 5,000 people to leave.
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Trott gets surprise England call

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 13:05

England hand a shock call-up to Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia on Friday.
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UK Afghan helicopters 'unsafe'

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK helicopters to be sent to Afghanistan may lack adequate protection for combat, the Daily Telegraph says.
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MPs demand British torture investigation

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 9:03

A parliamentary committee calls for an independent inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in the torture of terrorism suspects.
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UK couple injured in Tobago attack

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 22:46
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

A British couple are in hospital after being seriously injured in a machete attack in Tobago, the Foreign Office says.
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Australia defy England to earn draw

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Michael Clarke strikes an unbeaten century as Australia reach 375-5 to draw the third Test against England at Edgbaston.
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Flintoff eyes Edgbaston victory

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 5:33
related places: Edgbaston

Andrew Flintoff says England firmly believe they can win the third Test at Edgbaston on Monday and go 2-0 up in the Ashes series.
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England set up chance of victory

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 19:09
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Andrew Flintoff hits 74 before England reduce Australia to 88-2, still 25 runs behind, on a thrilling fourth day of the third Ashes Test.
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UK seeks US assurances over hacker

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 13:33
related countries: United States United States

The government promises to help ensure the welfare of a computer hacker with a form of autism who faces extradition to the US.
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BA plane evacuated in Spain

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 12:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

A British Airways plane has undertaken an emergency landing at Barcelona airport following reports of fumes in the cabin.
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UK seeks US assurances over hacker

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 12:31
related countries: United States United States

The government promises to help ensure the welfare of a computer hacker with a form of autism who faces extradition to the US.
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Live text - England v Australia

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

England remove Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting early on after earning a lead of 113 over Australia on day four of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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Call for UK to revise Afghan role

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops have suffered "significant mission creep" in Afghanistan and should focus on security, MPs say.
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Is social networking anti-social?

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 4:03

A UK leader of the Roman Catholic Church has criticised friendships formed on social networks. Is he right?
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Edgbaston washout thwarts England

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 14:01
related places: Edgbaston

Play is abandoned without a ball being bowled on day three of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston because of persistent rain.
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MI5 'recruited al-Qaeda supporters'

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 11:40

A senior opposition MP asks the UK home secretary if al-Qaeda sympathisers were mistakenly recruited by MI5.
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Hacker mother appeals to Obama

Friday, July 31st 2009, 20:59
related countries: United States United States

The mother of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon, who faces extradition to the US, urges President Obama to intervene.
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Onions hails England's patience

Friday, July 31st 2009, 18:59
related places: Edgbaston

Graham Onions says patience was the key to England's improved bowling display on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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Anderson haul puts England on top

Friday, July 31st 2009, 17:37
related places: Edgbaston

Five wickets for James Anderson sees England take control after the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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Britons to stay in Brazil prison

Friday, July 31st 2009, 17:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two British law graduates, charged with attempted insurance fraud, have been denied bail.
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Major Eurofighter deal signed

Friday, July 31st 2009, 13:23
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

The UK, Germany, Italy and Spain sign a £7.7bn deal to buy 112 Typhoon fighter jets, due to enter service in 2013.
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Should UK hacker be extradited?

Friday, July 31st 2009, 9:44
related countries: United States United States

UK hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his High Court bid to avoid extradition to the US. What is your reaction?
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Live text - England v Australia

Friday, July 31st 2009, 9:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Bad light stops play with England 116-2 in reply to Australia's 263 on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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UK to ban private transplants

Friday, July 31st 2009, 8:16

Britain is to ban private organ transplants from dead donors after concerns foreign patients pay to jump the queue.
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UK to ban private transplants

Friday, July 31st 2009, 0:29

Britain is to ban private organ transplants from dead donors after concerns foreign patients pay to jump the queue.
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England toil after weather delay

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 18:23
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Australia close on 126-1 after only 30 overs are possible on the first day of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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UK to clarify 'right-to-die' law

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 17:56

A woman with multiple sclerosis has won her court battle in the UK to have the law on assisted suicide clarified.
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Hundreds at WWI veteran's funeral

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 12:10

A crowd of hundreds watched the funeral of one of Britain's last World War I veterans, Henry Allingham.
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Live text - England v Australia

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 9:16
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Australia make a promising start as they reach 126-1 at the close against England on a rain-affected first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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New 'crisis satellites' launched

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 19:51
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A rocket is launched from Kazakhstan carrying two UK-built satellites which will help monitor natural disasters.
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Anguish over Iraq hostage reports

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Families of five British hostages in Iraq are "deeply upset" to hear that two of the men are thought to have died.
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UK hostages 'likely to be dead'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two more of the British hostages held in Iraq since 2007 are now thought "very likely" to be dead, the BBC learns.
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UK law graduates arrested in Rio

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 9:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two British women have been arrested in Brazil accused of fraudulently claiming they had been robbed, reports say.
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Pregnant Briton 'to leave Laos'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Laos Laos

A pregnant Briton jailed for smuggling heroin in Laos may be returned to the UK to serve her life sentence under an agreement signed by the two countries.
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UK troops in Iraq moved to Kuwait

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 14:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait

All British forces in Iraq have been moved to Kuwait because the Iraqi authorities are yet to ratify an agreement allowing them to remain, the MoD says.
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UK urged to reveal 'torture' file

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 9:29

Human rights campaigners launch a legal action against the UK government over its role in the CIA's extraordinary renditions.
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Lower oil prices cut BP profits

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 7:36

UK oil giant BP says profits in the second quarter of 2009 fell 53% from a year ago after oil prices remained low.
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US, UK urge Taliban 'integration'

Monday, July 27th 2009, 19:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Top US and British officials call for the inclusion of Taliban fighters who renounce extremism in Afghanistan's political life.
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UK urges change in Afghan strategy

Monday, July 27th 2009, 14:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain's foreign secretary backs talks with moderate elements of the Taliban as part of a change of emphasis in Afghanistan.
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Bell to bat at four for England

Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:48
related places: Edgbaston

Ian Bell will bat at number four for England in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, says skipper Andrew Strauss.
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London protests over Indian mine

Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:43
related countries: India India

Mining firm Vedanta will face activists at its AGM later, protesting against its plans to open an Indian mine.
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Can Afghanistan's future be secured?

Monday, July 27th 2009, 9:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK's foreign secretary has called for a change in emphasis in strategy in Afghanistan. Will a change work?
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Beckham clashes with another fan

Monday, July 27th 2009, 7:26

England midfielder David Beckham is involved in another confrontation with a spectator during a match for Los Angeles Galaxy.
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UK elderly fourth poorest in EU

Monday, July 27th 2009, 3:43

The UK has the fourth-highest level of old-age poverty in Europe, according to European Commission figures.
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UK minister speaks on Afghan mission

Monday, July 27th 2009, 0:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK foreign secretary will address Nato on options for the international coalition to achieve victory in Afghanistan.
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Anglican Church in India mine row

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 15:15
related countries: India India

Campaigner Bianca Jagger criticises the Church of England for investing in a controversial Indian mining project.
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