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UK ministers 'in tax advice claims'

Monday, May 25th 2009, 11:43

Nine members of the UK Cabinet used taxpayers' money to pay for personal accountancy advice, the Daily Telegraph claims.
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Blackmail fear over lost RAF data

Monday, May 25th 2009, 9:38

The UK government kept secret the loss of sensitive air force records, which one officer fears could be used for blackmail.
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Rangers clinch SPL title

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 13:52
related places: Tannadice

Rangers win the Scottish Premier League title with a convincing win over Dundee United at Tannadice.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 9:27
related places: Bristol

England are on course for victory after bowling out the West Indies for 160 in the second one-day international in Bristol.
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MP family expense claims revealed

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 9:11

New revelations in the UK Sunday Telegraph show how MPs claim extra expenses by employing members of their family.
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Israel admits advert map 'mistake'

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 14:23
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli officials say tourism adverts in London showing an enlarged map of the country were not properly checked.
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Murray lands tricky French opener

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 11:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina, France France

British number one Andy Murray faces a potentially tricky opening to his French Open campaign after being drawn against Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.
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High costs fuel record loss at BA

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 11:37

British Airways announces an annual pre-tax loss of £401m, after being hit by the weak pound and higher fuel costs.
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UK policy shift on Gurkhas expected

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 8:22

A shift in British government policy over settlement rights for Gurkha veterans is expected to be announced later.
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Fiennes climbs to Everest summit

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 0:57

British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, 65, succeeds on his third attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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Quinlan's Lions tour hopes ended

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa
related places: Munster

Munster flanker Alan Quinlan will miss the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after his appeal against a 12-week ban is dismissed.
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Never been kissed - Homer apes Susan Boyle

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 15:17

Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle inspires Homer to audition for a talent show in The Simpsons.
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Drug smuggling cricketer jailed

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 13:37

Former England cricketer Chris Lewis and his co-accused are each jailed for 13 years for bringing drugs into the UK.
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UK parliament Speaker to quit

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 22:13

Michael Martin becomes the first House of Commons Speaker to be forced out in 300 years, over his handling of an expenses scandal.
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MI5 'too stretched' before 7 July

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 12:51

British security services did not have the resources to carry out extra checks before the 2005 London bombings, a report says.
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Chinese couple's murderer convicted

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 12:27
related countries: China China

A restaurant worker is found guilty of the brutal murders of a young Chinese couple at their home in the UK.
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Under-fire Speaker meets party leaders

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 8:18

UK parliament Speaker Michael Martin is to meet party leaders to discuss urgent MPs' expenses reform, as he faces calls to quit.
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Angry MPs turn on Commons Speaker

Monday, May 18th 2009, 22:47

UK House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin faces calls to quit from MPs over his handling of an expenses furore.
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Anderson a world beater - Strauss

Monday, May 18th 2009, 14:48

Captain Andrew Strauss hails James Anderson as a world beater following England's emphatic innings and 83 runs win over West Indies.
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Anderson inspires England victory

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:06

James Anderson provides a swing-bowling masterclass as England beat West Indies by an innings and 83 runs to wrap up the Test series 2-0.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Monday, May 18th 2009, 9:36

England are one wicket away from wrapping up a 2-0 series victory as West Indies stumble towards an innings defeat on the final day of the second Test at the Riverside.
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Buoyant England scenting victory

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 17:38
related places: Riverside

West Indies close day four of the final Test at the Riverside on 115-3 in their follow-on, still 144 behind England.
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Commons Speaker urged to resign in UK

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 16:15

The House of Commons speaker Michael Martin faces calls from an opposition party leader to quit over the expenses scandal.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 9:59
related places: Riverside

West Indies lose Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chris Gayle in quick succession as they battle to save the second Test against England while the light fades on day four.
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Anderson puts pressure on Windies

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 18:28
related places: Riverside

James Anderson takes three wickets as West Indies close day three of the second Test at the Riverside on 94-3, 475 behind England.
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Third MP suspended in UK scandal

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 16:49

A third member of parliament is suspended as the fallout grows from the parliamentary expenses row in the UK.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 9:34
related places: Riverside

West Indies resume three wickets down in reply to England's 569-6 declared on day three of the second Test.
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RAF ending 19-year Iraq mission

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 7:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK air force personnel are leaving Iraq after 19 years of operations in the Gulf that began with the 1990 Gulf War.
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UK rape victim hails India ruling

Friday, May 15th 2009, 23:54
related countries: India India

A British woman whose rapist was released on bail three months into his sentence has hailed the Indian Supreme Court's intervention in the case.
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Police to look at UK MP allegations

Friday, May 15th 2009, 22:02

A panel of police officers and lawyers is being set up to look at allegations made about MPs' expenses.
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UK marine dies in Helmand blast

Friday, May 15th 2009, 16:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK minister steps down over expenses

Friday, May 15th 2009, 15:39

Labour MP Shahid Malik steps down as the UK's justice minister pending an inquiry into claims about his expenses.
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Man jailed for 'barbaric' murder

Friday, May 15th 2009, 5:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian man who killed and dismembered a 17-year-old girl from the UK is sentenced to 21 years in prison.
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Why do some pregnant women find it difficult to quit smoking?

Friday, May 15th 2009, 0:27

A gene can explain why some women find it more difficult to stop smoking during pregnancy, say UK researchers.
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Human noses too cold for bird flu, say UK researchers

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 23:02

Bird flu may not have become the threat to humans that some predicted because our noses are too cold for the virus to thrive, say UK researchers.
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Cook & Bopara flay ragged Windies

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 17:54
related places: Riverside

Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara compile centuries as England close day one of the second Test against West Indies on 302-2.
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BT to shed a further 15,000 jobs

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 14:33

BT says it will cut about 15,000 jobs this year, most in the UK, as the telecoms giant reports an annual loss of £134m.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 9:38
related places: Riverside

Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara record centuries after England opt to bat in the second Test against West Indies at the Riverside.
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Pakistani president to meet UK PM

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 16:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to hold talks with a key aid donor, as he meets UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
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Football grounds part of 2015 bid

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:13
related places: Wembley

A successful England bid to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup would involve the use of Wembley and other football grounds.
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Forever England

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:03
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

How Gibraltar will sway UK's EU election results
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'Dirty tricks' over Ivorian waste

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 7:06

A UK court is to hear allegations that an oil firm engaged in a dirty tricks campaign in Ivory Coast over a toxic waste dump.
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Brown wants all claims reviewed

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 6:00

UK PM Gordon Brown says all MPs' receipts over four years must be scrutinised independently, as a row over expenses continues.
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Pakistani president to meet UK PM

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 2:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to hold talks with a key aid donor, as he meets UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
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UK, US plea over Sri Lanka crisis

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 23:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

The US and Britain urge an "immediate" end to fighting in Sri Lanka and an evacuation of trapped civilians.
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Celtic beat Dundee Utd to regain top spot

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 20:38

Celtic go back to the top of the Scottish Premier League with victory over a spirited Dundee United.
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England hungry for Ashes momentum

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 15:58

England star Paul Collingwood says victory over West Indies in the second Test would give his side vital confidence ahead of the forthcoming Ashes series.
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UK MPs 'claimed for swimming pools'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 10:04

Claims for swimming pool maintenance are among expenses claims by eight Tory MPs in the UK, says the Daily Telegraph.
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Zambia to rule on ex-leader case

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 7:44
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambian ex-President Frederick Chiluba is to find out if a UK ruling against him can be enforced in Zambia.
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World cocaine market 'in retreat'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 4:05

The international cocaine market is "in retreat", forcing prices up in Europe - and purity down - British crime-fighters say.
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Mixed memories

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 2:14
related countries: Germany Germany

UK veterans recall their part in Berlin Airlift 60 years ago
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Outrage grows over Tamil deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 22:18
related countries: France France, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Outrage is expressed at the UN in New York over the reported heavy loss of life among civilians in Sri Lanka's Tamil war zone.
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UK firms 'can be listed in China'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:51
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Companies from the UK and other foreign countries will be able to have their shares traded on Chinese stock markets, Beijing has said.
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Kenyan Mau Mau veterans to sue UK

Monday, May 11th 2009, 15:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Veterans of Kenya's independence struggle are launching a claim for alleged atrocities by the British army.
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Web murderer given life sentence

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:20
related countries: Germany Germany

An internet stalker from Germany who stabbed a British student after becoming obsessed with his girlfriend is jailed for life.
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Iraqis tried for UK troop deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis go on trial in Baghdad accused of murdering two British soldiers during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Centrica in British Energy deal

Monday, May 11th 2009, 8:22

British Gas owner Centrica says it is buying a 20% stake in nuclear firm British Energy for £2.3bn, less than initially planned.
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England recall Bell & Sidebottom

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 8:44
related places: Durham

Ian Bell and Ryan Sidebottom are named in England's 13-man squad for the second Test against West Indies in Durham.
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Footballer King 'held on assault'

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 3:50
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham and England footballer Ledley King is arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, the BBC understands.
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Pirates free UK ship for ransom

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 20:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release a British-owned cargo ship after more than a month following the payment of a ransom.
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Sri Lankans arrest UK news team

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 19:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A team of UK journalists are arrested in Sri Lanka after reporting allegations of abuse in camps for displaced Tamils.
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Live text - Rangers v Celtic

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 10:38

Rangers host Old Firm rivals Celtic, with the visitors one point ahead at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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England seal emphatic Lord's win

Friday, May 8th 2009, 17:27

England wrap up an emphatic 10-wicket victory over the West Indies to win the opening Test of a series for the first time in 15 attempts.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Friday, May 8th 2009, 17:20

Graeme Swann takes his third wicket as England move closer to victory on day three of the first Test against West Indies.
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Devout UK Hindu loses cremation bid

Friday, May 8th 2009, 10:16

The High Court turns down a bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre.
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UK cabinet expenses under scrutiny

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:19

Senior Labour figures, including PM Gordon Brown, face tough questions as full details of their expenses claims are revealed.
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Norwegian king's death brings eviction threat to UK football club

Friday, May 8th 2009, 7:07
related countries: Norway Norway

The death of a Norwegian king in 1991 could lead to eviction for a Norfolk football club because of a clause in their lease.
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Debutant Onions inspires England

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 17:23

Graham Onions takes five wickets on his debut as England take control of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 9:31

England produce an outstanding bowling display to assume total control of the Lord's Test against West Indies.
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Flypast celebrates Navy centenary

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 0:01
related places: London

Britain's Royal Navy willl mark its aviation centenary with a flypast over HMS Illustrious on the Thames in London.
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Bopara eyes hefty England total

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 19:44

England centurion Ravi Bopara says the hosts can yet go on to post an imposing first innings total after a mixed start to the Lord's Test against West Indies.
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England rescued by Bopara century

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 17:31

Ravi Bopara hits a vital century as England reach 289-7 at stumps on day one of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's.
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Bid to transfer Lockerbie bomber

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 13:21
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan authorities make a request to transfer the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing out of Scotland.
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US 'hate list' DJ to sue Britain

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

A conservative US radio host says he will sue the UK after being placed on a list of people banned from entering Britain.
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Should people be barred from the UK?

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 10:28

The names of the people barred from entering the UK have been published. Should they be publicly named?
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UK man lands 'world's best job'

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Briton Ben Southall is named as caretaker of a tropical Australian island, a position described as "the best job in the world".
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Live text - England v West Indies

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:31

Ravi Bopara hits a second Test century but West Indies take the upper hand on day one of the Lord's Test.
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Laos mum-to-be denied UK lawyer

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 12:02
related countries: Laos Laos

A pregnant Briton facing a possible death sentence in Laos is reportedly refused access to a UK lawyer.
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UK 'least wanted' list published

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 10:28

The names of some of the people barred from entering the UK for fostering extremism or hatred are published for the first time.
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WWI battle grave recovery begins

Monday, May 4th 2009, 23:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Experts are due to begin exhuming remains of about 400 British and Australian soldiers killed in WWI in Northern France.
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UK MPs meet Sri Lankan leadership

Monday, May 4th 2009, 17:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A cross-party delegation of British MPs holds meetings with Sri Lankan politicians on the first day of a two-day visit.
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Delayed Gayle arrives in England

Monday, May 4th 2009, 13:35

Chris Gayle arrives in England on Monday to join up with the rest of the West Indies squad before Wednesday's first Test against England at Lord's.
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Lawyer to visit pregnant prisoner in Laos

Monday, May 4th 2009, 9:01
related countries: Laos Laos

A British lawyer arrives in Laos to assist a pregnant Briton who could face death by firing squad if convicted of drug smuggling.
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UK minister attacks Labour's 'failure'

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 8:57

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has attacked the UK government's "lamentable" failure to communicate.
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Hatton defeated by slick Pacquiao

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 4:00
related places: Hatton

Britain's Ricky Hatton loses his light-welterweight fight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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Hatton floored by brutal Pacquiao

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 3:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines knocks out Britain's Ricky Hatton in the second round of their light-welterweight fight.
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Somali pirates seize Greek ship

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 20:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Somalia Somalia

A Greek ship carrying 35,000 tons of soya is hijacked by Somali pirates south-west of the Seychelles, officials say.
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Euthanasia doctor allowed into UK

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 16:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian doctor interviewed at Heathrow Airport when he arrived to hold workshops on euthanasia is allowed to enter the UK.
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Euthanasia doctor allowed into UK

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 14:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian doctor detained at Heathrow Airport when he arrived to hold workshops on euthanasia is allowed to enter the UK.
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Bolivia takes over BP subsidiary

Friday, May 1st 2009, 21:38
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales takes over a subsidiary of British oil company BP, as part of his nationalisation campaign.
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Briton 'could face Laos execution'

Friday, May 1st 2009, 17:22
related countries: Laos Laos

A pregnant British woman faces death by firing squad if she is convicted of smuggling drugs at a trial in Laos, campaigners say.
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Wenger backs Almunia England bid

Friday, May 1st 2009, 14:39

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lends his backing to keeper Manuel Almunia's potential claim to play for England.
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British airline apologises as Israel is left off its maps

Friday, May 1st 2009, 13:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

A British airline apologises after maps on its London-Tel Aviv flights were in Arabic and did not show Israel.
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Collingwood accepts T20 captaincy

Friday, May 1st 2009, 12:16

Paul Collingwood will lead hosts England in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in June.
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UK names first female Poet Laureate in post's 341-year history

Friday, May 1st 2009, 11:01

Carol Ann Duffy is named as the new Poet Laureate, the first woman to be appointed in the 341-year history of the post.
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UK combat operations end in Iraq

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 21:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A ceremony is held in Basra to mark the official end of the British military mission in Iraq after six years.
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Surprising mood

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 18:33

'Genuine regret' in Basra as British leave town
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Was the UK mission in Iraq a success?

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British combat operations in Iraq have come to an end a month early. Has the mission been successful?
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Being Basra

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 6:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Life in Iraqi city as British troops prepare to leave
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Cancer pill 'offers MS benefits'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 23:33

A cancer drug can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of an MS patient's condition, UK work shows.
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