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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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UK PM urged to 'assert authority'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 3:57

Senior Labour figures urge Gordon Brown to "take control" ahead of elections for the European Parliament and English councils.
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UK home secretary 'to step down'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 19:38

Jacqui Smith is to stand down as the UK's home secretary in a cabinet reshuffle expected in the next week, sources say.
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Shoe thrower cleared of offence

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:17
related countries: China China, Germany Germany
related places: Cambridge

A Cambridge student who threw a shoe at the Chinese PM is cleared by a judge who said the evidence of harassment was insufficient.
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Obama hopeful on Mid-East peace

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 5:02
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama tells the BBC he believes the US can get serious Middle East peace negotiations back on track.
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Markets up on good economic news

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:18
related countries: China China, United States United States

Encouraging economic data from China, the US and the UK sends stock markets rising around the world.
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Setback for Nigerian UK hostage

Monday, June 1st 2009, 20:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian militants say a British oil worker held captive since last year whom they were preparing to release will not now be freed.
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Man held over Paris hotel death

Monday, June 1st 2009, 19:55
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A 39-year-old British man is held in connection with the death of Kinga Legg, a businesswoman found dead in a Paris hotel.
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Talent star Boyle taken to clinic

Monday, June 1st 2009, 12:26

A woman who shot to fame in a British TV talent show is in a private clinic after being assessed under the Mental Health Act.
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Talent star Boyle taken to clinic

Monday, June 1st 2009, 5:51

A woman who shot to fame in a British TV talent show is in a private clinic after being assessed under the Mental Health Act.
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Rare bumblebee heading back to the UK

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 23:26

A bumblebee which is extinct in the UK, is to be reintroduced here under plans being announced.
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Wanted UK tycoon 'spotted at marina'

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 15:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

UK police investigate a sighting of businessman Ian Griffin the day after his girlfriend was found dead in a Paris hotel.
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Harry goes to Harlem on US visit

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 20:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Harlem

The UK's Prince Harry visits a children's centre in Harlem on the final day of his official visit to New York.
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Classy Chelsea hit back to win FA Cup

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 16:24
related places: Chelsea, Everton, Wembley

Frank Lampard scores a stunning winner as Chelsea come from behind to beat Everton 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
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Live text - Royal XV v Lions

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa
related places: Rustenburg

The British and Irish Lions begin their tour of South Africa with a match against the Royal XV in Rustenburg.
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Porsche recovered in Paris murder hunt

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 10:45
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

UK police find a sports car thought to belong to a man whose girlfriend was found beaten to death in a Paris hotel.
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Britons to return from Zimbabwe

Friday, May 29th 2009, 19:50
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

More than 60 UK passport holders reduced to poverty in Zimbabwe will be repatriated to Britain over the next few weeks.
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Nations pave way for 2012 GB team

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:56

An England football team could play as Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, following agreement from the other home nations not to block the idea.
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Briton 'killed in balloon crash'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A British man is reported killed and nine other tourists injured in a hot-air balloon crash during a trip in Turkey.
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'Historic' cocaine haul in France

Friday, May 29th 2009, 10:48
related countries: France France

Two British men are arrested in France after customs officers find a record 684kg (1,507lbs) of cocaine inside their lorry.
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Briton 'killed in balloon crash'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 8:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A British man is killed and 10 others injured in a hot-air balloon crash during a trip in Turkey, media reports say.
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Expenses scandal claims more MPs

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 21:59

Two more British MPs say they will not be standing at the next general election as the furore over expenses claims continues.
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French police in hunt for UK man

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 18:05
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A British businessman is hunted by French police after his girlfriend is found dead at a Paris hotel.
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Hussey expects close Ashes series

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 15:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Hussey says this summer's Ashes will be a "huge challenge" as he lands in England with the rest of the Australia squad.
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New appeal over kidnapped Britons

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 21:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Five British men held hostage in Iraq for almost two years should be immediately released, the foreign secretary says.
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UK minister faces 'torture' writ

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 11:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Briton who was detained in Bangladesh is to sue UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith over torture claims, officials say.
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Live - French Open

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:32
related countries: France France

Defending champion Rafael Nadal plays Teimuraz Gabashvili at Roland Garros after British number one Andy Murray books his place in the third round.
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Conferences to tackle piracy

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 4:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, London

International conferences open in Cairo and London to address the growing problem of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
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Briton appeals China death term

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 15:28
related countries: China China

A UK citizen sentenced to death for drugs trafficking in China is to plead his case at an appeal court.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 9:09
related places: Edgbaston

England make a steady start in the final match of the one-day series at Edgbaston.
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Strachan resigns as Celtic boss

Monday, May 25th 2009, 15:19
related places: Strachan

Manager Gordon Strachan is leaving Celtic just one day after surrendering the Scottish Premier League title to Rangers.
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Iraq soldier deaths trial resumes

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A trial resumes in Baghdad of two former Ba'ath party officials accused of the murder of two British soldiers six years ago.
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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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