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'Iran trial' for UK embassy staff

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 21:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Some of the British embassy staff arrested in Iran for "inciting protests" will be put on trial, a top cleric says.
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Murray suffers semi-final misery

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 17:44
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's long wait for a men's finalist at Wimbledon goes on after Andy Murray loses a nail-biting semi-final against an inspired Andy Roddick in four sets.
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UK forces launch Taliban assault

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 6:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: More

More than 700 UK troops launch a major offensive against insurgent strongholds in Afghanistan.
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Scottish sheep shrink as climate change favours the weak

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 18:38

Climate change is causing a breed of wild sheep in Scotland to shrink, according to research.
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Lions Test debuts for English duo

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Riki Flutey and Joe Worsley will start against South Africa on Saturday as the injury-hit British and Irish Lions make a host of changes for the third Test.
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German heiress in pre-nuptial victory

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 11:09
related countries: Germany Germany

A court ruling over a pre-nuptial agreement could pave the way for them to become legally binding in England and Wales.
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Boks revamp team for final Test

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 11:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

South Africa make 10 changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's third and final Test against the British and Irish Lions.
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Migrant squalor

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 4:02
related places: London

Afghans in Calais dream of Channel crossing to London
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Murray ignores hype ahead of semi

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 18:53
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray insists he can ignore any media pressure going into his first ever Wimbledon semi-final on Friday.
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UKIP forms new Eurosceptic group

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:57

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) teams up with other Eurosceptics to form a new 30-strong group in the European Parliament.
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Iran 'frees more British staff'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Three more British embassy staff are released by the Iranian authorities, state-run media reports.
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Murray through to Wimbledon semis

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray breaks new ground at Wimbledon by beating Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero to reach the semi-finals for the first time.
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UK MPs attack Colombia military aid

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia

MPs from all parties are calling for an end to all UK military aid to Colombia, citing murders and human rights abuses by the country's security forces.
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Iraq British hostages 'were shot'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The two hostages whose bodies were returned from Iraq two years after the men were seized had been shot, the BBC learns.
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Dutch banker found dead in woods

Monday, June 29th 2009, 17:24
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: London

A former top banker at troubled ABN Amro is found dead in woodland after going missing from his London home.
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NI weapons move confirmed

Monday, June 29th 2009, 7:37

The body monitoring decommissioning in Northern Ireland confirms two commando groups have destroyed arms.
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SA's Burger handed eight-week ban

Monday, June 29th 2009, 5:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

South Africa flanker Schalk Burger receives an eight-week ban for eye-gouging, while his team-mate Bakkies Botha is suspended for two weeks.
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Iran 'must free UK embassy staff'

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 19:01
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

EU foreign ministers demand the release of local British embassy staff held in Tehran over post-election unrest.
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Battered Lions lose injured props

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

The British and Irish Lions lose both props for the final Test against South Africa, while Brian O'Driscoll and Jamie Roberts are also major doubts.
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UK fury as staff arrested in Iran

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UK foreign secretary demands the release of local British embassy staff held in Tehran over post-election unrest.
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Superb Murray races into last 16

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 20:19
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray brushes aside Viktor Troicki 6-2 6-3 6-4 in less than two hours to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon.
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Loyalist weapons put 'beyond use'

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 17:06

Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they have engaged in "historic" acts of decommissioning.
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Live text - South Africa v Lions

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

South Africa claim the Test series against the British and Irish Lions after winning 28-25 in Pretoria.
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Holiday fume deaths trial delayed

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:58

Relatives of two British children who died on holiday in Corfu arrive for the manslaughter trial of two holiday reps.
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US troops bolster UK in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US troops have been sent to Helmand because British forces "lacked capacity", the UK's top commander in Afghanistan says.
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Bad feelings

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:58

UK-Iran relations have long, troubled history
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Hard times

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 0:00
related countries: Spain Spain

UK expats once living the dream in Spain head home
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UK expels two Iranian diplomats

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UK is to expel two Iranian diplomats, following the expulsion of two British envoys from Tehran, Gordon Brown says.
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Murray stays cool to win opener

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 18:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a four-set win over American Robby Kendrick on Centre Court.
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Fight fire with fire

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 18:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former UK Islamist takes on Pakistan extremists
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Live text - Emerging Springboks v Lions

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 16:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland

With Test spots still up for grabs, the British and Irish Lions face Emerging Springboks in Cape Town.
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Kenyan veterans in UK court bid

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A compensation claim against the UK government by veterans of Kenya's independence struggle is lodged in London.
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UK forces in major Afghan assault

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 11:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British soldiers are taking part in a major airborne assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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Liverpool close to bank debt deal

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 9:29

Liverpool Football Club is close to renegotiating its debt with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the BBC learns.
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Live - Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 7:42
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Alex Bogdanovic are in action on day two at Wimbledon, after wins for Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic, with Andy Murray in action later.
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Armageddon hour

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 6:22

How UK prepared for world's end
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Plea from Iraq hostages' families

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Families of the UK hostages held in Iraq speak of their "profound grief" that two are dead and call for the others to be freed.
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Conservative MEPs form new group

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 15:48

The UK's Conservative MEPs form a new "anti-federalist" European Parliament bloc with parties from eight members states.
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Tsvangirai booed

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 12:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: London

Zimbabwe refugee came to London to protest
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Pioneering way to remove organs through the belly button

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 12:32
related places: London

A London surgeon is pioneering surgery to remove organs through the belly button, cutting post-op scars.
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Zimbabwe and UK PM set for talks

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 4:13
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai is to ask for British financial support as he meets his UK counterpart Gordon Brown.
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Two dead British hostages named

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 20:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two bodies handed over in Iraq are identified as missing British security guards Jason Swindlehurst and Jason Creswell.
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Vettel romps to Silverstone win

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 13:36
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel storms to victory in the British Grand Prix as championship leader Jenson Button's Brawn struggles home sixth.
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England women win World Twenty20

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 12:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Katherine Brunt's superb spell of bowling helps England beat New Zealand comfortably to win the Women's World Twenty20.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 10:28
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel starts as favourite for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with championship leader Jenson Button looking to make a charge from sixth.
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Greece urges return of sculptures

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 9:29
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Parthenon

Greece urges the return of the Parthenon sculptures from Britain, at the opening of the long-awaited Acropolis Museum.
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UK forensic tests on Iraq bodies

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tests are carried out on two bodies handed over to the UK by Iraqi officials to see if they are those of Britons seized in 2007.
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Fear Iraq bodies are UK hostages

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 19:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two bodies feared to be those of British hostages held in Iraq have been handed to authorities, the UK's foreign secretary says.
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Button downbeat on victory chance

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 16:13

Brawn driver Jenson Button insists it will be "almost impossible" for him to win the British Grand Prix starting from sixth.
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Zimbabwe PM jeered by UK exiles

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 15:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai is jeered by exiles living in the UK while urging them to return home and help rebuild the country.
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Live - British Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 12:05
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start on pole for the British Grand Prix, as championship leader Jenson Button has to settle for sixth and Lewis Hamilton 19th.
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Live text - South Africa v Lions

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

South Africa defeat the British and Irish Lions 26-21 in the first Test in Durban.
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Acropolis museum raises Marbles' hopes

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:32
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

As the new Acropolis museum opens in Athens, Frank Partridge investigates whether the long-running dispute between Britain and Greece over the Parthenon Marbles will be resolved.
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Zimbabwe PM urges UK exiles home

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 3:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai is to meet exiles living in the UK to urge them to return home and help rebuild the country.
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Knox speaks of police 'threats'

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Amanda Knox, accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher, says she was threatened with 30 years in jail if she continued to "lie".
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US Guantanamo deal 'kept from UK'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 22:57
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United States United States

The US deliberately decided not to consult the UK over a deal to resettle Guantanamo detainees in Bermuda, a US official says.
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Nigeria rebels free UK oil worker

Friday, June 12th 2009, 21:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Briton held hostage in southern Nigeria has been released , the UK government confirms.
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Kercher police beat me, Knox says

Friday, June 12th 2009, 16:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The woman accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher tells her trial she was hit by police who wanted her to name a suspect.
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Ryan Jones makes swift Lions exit

Friday, June 12th 2009, 15:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Wales skipper Ryan Jones is declared unfit for duty a day after joining the Lions in South Africa as a tour replacement.
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Tamil jailed for supplying Tigers

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:55

The founder of the British Tamil Association is jailed for two years for supplying the militant Tamil Tiger group.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Friday, June 12th 2009, 8:30
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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Greece 'would refuse Marble loan'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 7:51
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece would not accept a short loan of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, saying it would "legalise their snatching".
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Row erupts over Guantanamo deal

Friday, June 12th 2009, 1:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, China China, United States United States

The UK raises objections over Bermuda's acceptance of four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo by the US.
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Ono she hasn't - oh yes she has won a Mojo lifetime award

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 23:43
related places: London

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is given a lifetime achievement honour at Mojo magazine's awards in London.
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Capello praises improved England

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:08
related countries: Andorra Andorra
related places: Wembley

Coach Fabio Capello says England, who thrashed Andorra 6-0 at Wembley, have developed a winning mentality during the World Cup qualifying campaign.
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Confident Murray eases past Seppi

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 16:08
related countries: Italy Italy

British number one Andy Murray brushes aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-4 in his opening match of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
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Live text - England v Andorra

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:30
related countries: Andorra Andorra
related places: Wembley

England face minnows Andorra after an estimated 50,000 fans defy the chaos caused by a Tube strike to take their seats at Wembley.
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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:13

The Law Lords rule against the use of secret evidence in the case of three terror suspects being held under control orders.
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Zimbabwe's children 'put at risk'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Governments around the world are putting politics before the lives of Zimbabwe's children, a British charity says.
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Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 10:00

Three terror suspects on control orders have unanimously won a major ruling over the use of secret evidence.
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Halfpenny ruled out of Lions tour

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Wales wing Leigh Halfpenny is ruled out of the Lions tour to South Africa because of a recurrence of a thigh injury.
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UK to consider new voting system

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 8:47

Gordon Brown is to announce plans for constitutional reform as he seeks to regain the initiative following a week of turmoil.
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UK police accused of 'torture'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 0:54

Six London police officers are suspended or placed on restricted duties following allegations of ill-treatment.
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Lions call for Jones after Ferris blow

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 18:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Wales captain Ryan Jones is called up by the Lions after Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris is ruled out of the tour with a knee injury.
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Hacker 'too fragile' to extradite

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:59
related countries: United States United States

A British hacker who gained access to US military computers is renewing his fight against extradition to the US.
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Kidnap hope after Shia's handover

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

An imprisoned Iraqi militant whose release has been demanded by the kidnappers of UK hostages is freed, officials say.
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Brown chairs new cabinet meeting

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 8:39

UK PM Gordon Brown chairs his first cabinet meeting after a week of walk-outs and election failures that battered his standing.
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Real IRA leader 'liable' for Omagh

Monday, June 8th 2009, 13:31
related places: Omagh

Real IRA chief Michael McKevitt was responsible for the 1998 Omagh bomb which killed 29 people, a UK judge rules.
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Judgement due in Omagh civil suit

Monday, June 8th 2009, 6:12
related places: Omagh

A judge in Northern Ireland is due to rule in a civil case brought by relatives of some of those killed in the 1998 Omagh bombing.
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Live text - England v Pakistan

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 12:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, South Africa South Africa

Pakistan chase a target of 186 against England at the World Twenty20 after South Africa defeat Scotland.
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Live text - New Zealand v Scotland

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 11:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand face Scotland at The Oval on the second day of the ICC World Twenty20.
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Brown awaits reshuffle response

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 8:57

British PM Gordon Brown waits to see if his cabinet reshuffle quells unrest among Labour MPs after a tumultuous week.
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UK PM Brown defies call to resign

Friday, June 5th 2009, 22:15

Britain's Gordon Brown vows to fight on in office, despite three ministers' resignations and a call for him to quit.
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Superb Netherlands shock England

Friday, June 5th 2009, 20:06
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Hosts England crash to a four-wicket defeat by the Netherlands in a dramatic opening match in the World Twenty20.
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Live text - England v Netherlands

Friday, June 5th 2009, 15:17
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands are putting England under pressure in the opening World Twenty20 match.
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Under fire Brown reshuffles cabinet

Friday, June 5th 2009, 14:22

UK PM Gordon Brown juggles his top ministers as his government is rocked by resignations and calls for him to quit.
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UK nuclear veterans win right to sue

Friday, June 5th 2009, 11:05
related places: More

More than 1,000 ex-servicemen who took part in nuclear tests in the 1950s have won the right to sue for compensation.
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Parachutists launch D-Day tribute

Friday, June 5th 2009, 8:56
related countries: France France
related places: Normandy

British veterans are taking part in a series of events in France on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.
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Sri Lanka holds 'Tamil aid ship'

Friday, June 5th 2009, 7:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan navy seizes a ship sent by Tamil groups in the UK carrying supplies bound for the north of the country.
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Pressure on UK PM as minister quits

Friday, June 5th 2009, 6:47

Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell calls on UK PM Gordon Brown to "stand aside", after quitting the cabinet.
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French student murderers get life

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 17:53
related countries: France France
related places: London

Two men are jailed for life for the "sadistic" murder of two French students in London, as a series of probation blunders are revealed.
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Turnout fear as EU election opens

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 12:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

European parliament voting opens in the UK and the Netherlands amid fears that past poor turnout will be repeated.
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Algerian named in Briton killing

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali

An alleged Algerian militant is a suspect in the killing of a British citizen in Mali, officials say.
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England fan is shot in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 9:14
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

An England football fan has been shot in the build up to the World Cup qualifier match against Kazakhstan, the Foreign Office says.
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Spears's Circus

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 0:48

Is Britney's UK tour a Big Top or Big Flop?
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New resignation hits UK cabinet

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 21:53

Gordon Brown faces mounting pressure after Hazel Blears becomes the latest minister to quit on the eve of vital polls.
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Robinson takes home Orange Prize

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 18:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Home

American writer Marilynne Robinson wins Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel Home.
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Pregnant Briton sentenced to life

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:49
related countries: Laos Laos

A pregnant British woman found guilty of smuggling heroin is sentenced to life in prison in Laos.
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Three convicted over UK visa scam

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 14:29
related places: London

An illegal immigrant is found guilty of running one of the UK's biggest visa scams from west London, alongside her husband.
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Al-Qaeda 'kills British hostage'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 13:30

The British government says it believes a UK citizen has been killed by al-Qaeda in North Africa.
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