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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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Bell will start third Ashes Test

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 8:35
related places: Edgbaston

Ian Bell will start Thursday's third Ashes Test at Edgbaston after England opt against calling up a replacement for the injured Kevin Pietersen.
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Britain 'should approach Hamas'

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 0:36

The UK government should start making contact with Palestinian group Hamas, says the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
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WWI veteran Patch dies aged 111

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 19:07

The last British survivor to have fought in the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.
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Journey's end

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 15:34

Obituary of the last British survivor of the trenches
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Bolt wins London 100m at a canter

Friday, July 24th 2009, 19:44

Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt blows away the field to win the 100m in style at the London Grand Prix.
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UK waste prompts Brazil complaint

Friday, July 24th 2009, 4:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil is to lodge a formal complaint over an illegal shipment of 1,400 tonnes of UK toxic waste, its government says.
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'Record rise' in UK anti-Semitism

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 23:04

Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK doubled in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2008, new figures show.
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UK arrests in Brazil toxic waste scandal

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 15:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Environment Agency officials investigating an illegal shipment of 1,400 tonnes of toxic waste to Brazil make three arrests in UK.
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Afghan war is 'worth the effort'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The war against the Afghan Taliban is in the national interest of the US and Europe, US Vice-President Joe Biden tells the BBC.
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Voice technology firm under fire

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 2:19

Spinvox, a UK firm that turns mobile messages into text, faces questions over its privacy standards.
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Pietersen to miss rest of Ashes

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 13:09
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series against Australia with an Achilles tendon injury.
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UK minister admits Afghan shortage

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Lord Malloch Brown rows back on comments made in a interview that Britain did not have enough helicopters in Afghanistans.
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Europe eyes 'innovative UK space'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 7:14
related places: Harwell

The European Space Agency opens its new UK technical centre at Harwell in Oxfordshire.
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Spain on rare Gibraltar visit

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 19:25
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spain's foreign minister holds talks with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband in an historic visit to Gibraltar.
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Milan keen for Beckham to return

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 18:35

AC Milan are eager for England midfielder David Beckham to repeat his loan spell at the club this season.
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Ponting backs under-fire Johnson

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 10:49

Australia captain Ricky Ponting says under-fire bowler Mitchell Johnson will not be made a scapegoat for his side's defeat in the second Ashes Test against England.
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Out at last

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 6:15
related countries: China China

'We were treated well' say UK school children in China
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China swine flu pupils released

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 4:08
related countries: China China

The first batch of British school pupils quarantined in China after members of the group contracted swine flu has been released.
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GM receives three bids for Opel

Monday, July 20th 2009, 18:02

General Motors has received three final bids for its struggling Opel business, which includes Vauxhall in the UK.
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Flintoff inspires England victory

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Flintoff takes three wickets on the final morning as England defeat Australia by 115 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Monday, July 20th 2009, 9:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

England beat Australia in a Lord's Test for the first time since 1934 as Andrew Flintoff takes five wickets.
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Saudi princess 'given UK asylum'

Monday, July 20th 2009, 7:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian royal who had an illegitimate child with a British man has been granted asylum in the UK, a newspaper reports.
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Thousands flee Canada wildfires

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 21:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Thousands of people flee forest fires that are threatening homes in Canada's western province of British Columbia.
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Iran bails UK embassy employee

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 20:24
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran releases on bail the last of nine British embassy employees arrested in Tehran over election protests.
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Swann confident of Lord's victory

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann insists England are favourites to win the second Test against Australia, despite an unbeaten 185-run stand between Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin.
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Clarke and Haddin hold up England

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 18:11
related countries: Australia Australia

A marathon stand between Australia's Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin frustrates England's hopes of victory in the second Test.
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More swine flu UK pupils in China

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 12:24
related countries: China China, United States United States

Four more British pupils are diagnosed with swine flu in China, after eight UK and US pupils test positive for the virus.
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UK set to take back Brazil waste

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 11:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The UK is working with Brazil to organise the return of hundreds of tonnes of toxic British waste, the Environment Agency says.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 9:36
related countries: Australia Australia

England need five wickets for victory but are held up by defiant Australian batting on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's.
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Prior wants huge England effort

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Matt Prior urges England's bowlers to produce a huge effort to push for victory in the second Test against Australia at Lord's.
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China quarantines school groups

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 21:03
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

More than 100 schoolchildren from the UK and US are quarantined in Beijing after eight tested positive for swine flu.
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Watson retains lead at Turnberry

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 18:34
related places: Turnberry

Tom Watson leads Matthew Goggin and England's Ross Fisher by a single stroke after three days of the Open at Turnberry.
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England open up huge Lord's lead

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 17:50
related countries: Australia Australia

England move into a powerful position as they take a 521-run lead against Australia after three days of the second Ashes Test.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 9:21
related countries: Australia Australia

Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff help England secure a 500-run lead on day three of the second Test against Australia at Lord's.
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Brazil demands return of UK waste

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 8:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian officials demand that more than 1,400 tonnes of hazardous UK waste found in three ports be returned.
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Army pushes for more helicopters

Friday, July 17th 2009, 20:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gordon Brown is under fresh pressure after the chief of the defence staff calls for more helicopters in Afghanistan.
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Tory anger at 'anti-gay' claims

Friday, July 17th 2009, 14:48
related countries: Poland Poland

The top UK Conservative in the European Parliament hits out at criticism of his group's Polish leader for allegedly making homophobic remarks.
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PM 'will listen to Army demands'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 14:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Demands for more equipment for UK forces in Afghanistan will be considered, the government says.
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Troops need more, says Army head

Friday, July 17th 2009, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of the British army says better equipment is needed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Afghanistan.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia 156-8 in reply to England's 425 when bad light stops play on day two of the second Test at Lord's.
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Soldier dies in Afghan explosion

Friday, July 17th 2009, 8:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK swine flu deaths jump to 29

Friday, July 17th 2009, 7:24

A special swine flu service is being set up to relieve the pressure on the NHS as the death toll hits 29, says the government.
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Brazil anger over toxic UK waste

Friday, July 17th 2009, 0:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police investigate after 64 containers of hazardous UK waste are found in three of the country's ports.
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Strauss defends England batsmen

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 19:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss defends England's batsmen after the hosts lost four wickets in the final session on day one of the second Test against Australia.
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Strauss century defies Australia

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 17:30

England captain Andrew Strauss hits an unbeaten 161 but Australia hit back on day one of the second Test at Lord's.
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Live - The Open

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 16:13
related places: Turnberry

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez grabs the clubhouse lead at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry with a 64, one ahead of five-time winner Tom Watson and 2003 champion Ben Curtis.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Andrew Strauss hits a century but Australia fight back on day one of the second Test at Lord's.
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UK 'backs Blair for EU president'

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 16:30

Ex-PM Tony Blair is the UK candidate for president of the European Council, a government minister says.
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