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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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Missing backpacker is found alive

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 15:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A 19-year-old British backpacker missing for a fortnight in the Australian bush west of Sydney has been found alive.
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Cavendish equals record with win

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 15:24
related countries: France France

Mark Cavendish produces a stunning sprint finish to win stage 11 of the Tour de France and equal Barry Hoban's British record of eight stage wins.
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Washington diary

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 11:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: How

How the US and the UK honour their fallen soldiers
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UK advert 'implied Gaza in Israel'

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 0:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Complaints that a tourism advert showed the Palestinian territories as an undisputed part of Israel are upheld by an advertising watchdog.
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Mandela show continues amid row

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 14:11
related places: London

A London art gallery refuses to end a sale of prints by Nelson Mandela, despite a long-running legal dispute.
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Mandela show continues amid row

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 14:11
related places: London

A London art gallery refuses to end a sale of prints by Nelson Mandela, despite a long-running legal dispute.
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Afghan helicopter crash kills six

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least six civilians are killed when a private helicopter crashes in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, Nato says.
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UK conductor dies at Dignitas clinic

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:20

Renowned British conductor Sir Edward Downes ends his life at the Swiss right-to-die clinic Dignitas.
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Real IRA blamed for Belfast riots

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 7:14
related places: Belfast

Nationalists in Northern Ireland attack police in an attempt to prevent an annual parade by members of Protestants.
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Oleg Deripaska 'may quit Britain'

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 7:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian billionaire tells the BBC's Newsnight programme he may sever ties with Britain after the 'yachtgate' scandal.
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Iraqis to sue UK for compensation

Monday, July 13th 2009, 23:01
related places: More

More than 20 Iraqis who worked for UK forces are to sue the government over their protection, the BBC learns.
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Iraqi inquiry sees video of abuse

Monday, July 13th 2009, 14:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British public inquiry into the death of Iraqi civilian Baha Mousa in UK military custody six years ago opens.
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UK cuts Israel weapons contracts

Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:43
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK revokes five export licences to Israel's navy because of the country's actions during its recent operation in Gaza.
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UK Afghan mission support 'rises'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 2:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Public opinion is almost evenly divided over the UK Afghan mission but support is up since 2006, a new poll suggests.
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Memorial service for UK soldiers

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops will hold a private service later in Afghanistan to remember those killed there in recent days.
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British teen dies 'in Thai pool'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A British schoolboy has died on holiday in Thailand, after he was reportedly sucked into a swimming pool pumping system.
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British teen dies 'in Thai pool'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:02
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A British schoolboy has died on holiday in Thailand, after he was reportedly sucked into a swimming pool pumping system.
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England tactics frustrate Ponting

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 21:27
related places: Cardiff

Australia captain Ricky Ponting criticises England's so-called delaying tactics in the closing stages of the drawn first Ashes Test in Cardiff.
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Can Britain succeed in Afghanistan?

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 18:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A lack of helicopters is undermining UK forces' operations and troop protection in Afghanistan, says a group of MPs. Do you agree?
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Defiant England cling on for draw

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 17:47
related countries: Australia Australia

England's last-wicket pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar defy Australia for 40 minutes as England clinch a famous Ashes draw.
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Olympic hopeful opens NZ brothel to fund 2012 bid

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 15:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An Olympic hopeful from New Zealand opens a brothel in a bid to raise cash for a tilt at taekwondo glory at the London Olympics in 2012.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 9:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

The first Ashes Test between England and Australia in Cardiff heads towards a thrilling climax.
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Afghan strategy 'right', Brown says

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 21:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK prime minister defends his Afghan strategy after eight deaths in one day, but warns of a "dangerous battle" ahead.
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Australia charge thwarted by rain

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 16:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

England face a fight to save the first Ashes Test after being dominated by Australia on a rain-affected day four in Cardiff.
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UK sticks by Afghan op despite losses

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband defends the military mission in Afghanistan after eight soldiers die in 24 hours.
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British plane in US smoke scare

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 13:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Phoenix

Hundreds of people are evacuated from a British Airways jet in Phoenix in the US after the cabin fills with smoke.
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Man dies at Serbia music festival

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 12:51
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

A British man is killed in a fall from a fortress wall at the Exit music festival in Serbia.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 9:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

England are reduced to 20-2, a 219-run deficit, at tea on day four of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
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Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 7:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five more British soldiers have died in Afghanistan, bringing to eight the total killed over 24 hours, the UK says.
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Can a war in Afghanistan be won?

Friday, July 10th 2009, 21:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan has reached 184. Do you want the troops to stay?
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England must dig deep - Anderson

Friday, July 10th 2009, 18:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson, Cardiff

Seamer James Anderson says England must polish off Australia's lower order and then produce a strong batting performance on day four in Cardiff.
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Clarke & North make England toil

Friday, July 10th 2009, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Australia maintain their solid position on day three in Cardiff, leading England by 44 runs with five wickets in hand in the first Test.
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Two more UK deaths in Afghanistan

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two more British soldiers are killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan, taking the death toll to nine in nine days of fighting.
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UK firm admits Africa corruption

Friday, July 10th 2009, 11:57

A British engineering company admits it was involved in overseas corruption and breaching UN sanctions.
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Gaddafi and Brown in first talks

Friday, July 10th 2009, 10:23
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Brown

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi meets UK PM Gordon Brown and shakes a US president's hand for the first time.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Players go off for bad light in Cardiff, with Australia 479-5, 44 runs ahead of England in the first Ashes Test.
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Lack of swing mystifies England

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 18:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Graeme Swann says England are "in a bit of a quandary" by the lack of swing at Cardiff as Australia smash 249-1 in reply to the hosts' 435 on day two of the first Test.
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Aussie batsmen dominate England

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 17:22
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting both hit unbeaten centuries as Australia frustrate England on day two of the first Test in Cardiff.
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All American life found at yard sale

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

Before heading back to the UK Washington correspondent James Coomarasamy had a yard sale and discovered it revealed an interesting glimpse into the human condition.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 16:55
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich score tons as Australia reach 249-1 in reply to England's 435 on day two of the first Test in Cardiff.
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UK police to probe phone hack claims

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 16:12

British police will examine claims that thousands of politicians' and celebrities' mobile phones were hacked into by a newspaper.
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Nigeria welcomes UK prisoner plan

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 15:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria says it is happy with a UK offer to help refurbish its prisons so that Nigerians imprisoned in the UK can be sent home.
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EU fund plans 'could strangle' City

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 11:29
related places: London, City of London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson warns that European plans to regulate hedge funds could 'strangle' the City of London.
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Is Afghan troop strategy right?

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 10:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan are not getting the "political backing" they deserve. Do you agree?
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Newspaper hacking row erupts in UK

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 9:21

British ex-deputy PM John Prescott demands inquiries into claims that he and others were phone-tapped by a newspaper.
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Pietersen defends Ashes dismissal

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 19:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Kevin Pietersen defends his dismissal against Australia after top-scoring for England in Cardiff.
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Pietersen defends Ashes dismissal

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 19:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Kevin Pietersen defends his dismissal against Australia after top-scoring for England in Cardiff.
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England make solid start to Ashes

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 17:35
related places: Cardiff

England finish day one of the 2009 Ashes series on 336-7 after Australia hit back with late wickets in Cardiff.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 16:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Andrew Flintoff and Matt Prior give England the upper hand on day one of the first Test against Australia in Cardiff.
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UK Africa minister steps down

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 8:32

Lord Malloch Brown, the UK minister for Africa, Asia and the United Nations, says he will step down at the end of July.
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UK plans new powers on genocide

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 16:43
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

War crime suspects from Rwanda and the Balkans could be tried in the UK, under plans outlined by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.
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UK unveils London bombing memorial

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 14:38
related places: London

A permanent memorial to the victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings is unveiled in the British capital.
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