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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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UK and Libya make prisoner deal

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 13:38
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

Britain signs a prisoner exchange deal in Tripoli which could allow the Lockerbie bomber to be transferred to a Libyan jail.
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Sri Lanka urged to halt offensive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:48
related countries: France France, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

British and French foreign ministers in Sri Lanka urge a halt to the military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north.
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UK PM to unveil Afghan strategy

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 2:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gordon Brown will tell parliament how the UK will take a new approach to the war in Afghanistan.
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Iraq legacy

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 1:22

Scent of homecoming for UK soldiers in Basra
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Malaysia massacre 'under review'

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK government is to review evidence about a 1948 massacre of unarmed Malaysian villagers by British troops, the BBC learns.
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UK keeps EU working week opt-out

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 17:02

Ministers say they have seen off attempts to phase out the UK's opt-out from the European Working Time Directive.
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Trio cleared over London attacks

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 15:41
related places: London

Three men are cleared in a retrial of helping to plan the 2005 London suicide attacks in which 52 people were killed.
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Greek Cypriots 'can reclaim land'

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 10:59
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

The European Court of Justice backs the right of a Greek Cypriot to reclaim land in northern Cyprus that was sold to a British couple.
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Science cash 'to beat food riots'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 23:48

Food riots are a real threat in some developing countries unless agricultural research funds are boosted, says a UK scientist.
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Monday, April 27th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for a "stronger relationship" between the UK and Pakistan to fight extremism.
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Students faced 'inhuman' torture

Monday, April 27th 2009, 14:21
related countries: France France
related places: London

Two French students faced "inhuman" torture before they were killed after a burglary went wrong in London, a court hears.
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Africa militants make UK threat

Monday, April 27th 2009, 14:15

Al-Qaeda militants in North Africa say they will kill a British hostage if a prisoner held in the UK is not released.
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Africa militants make UK threat

Monday, April 27th 2009, 14:15

Al-Qaeda militants in North Africa say they will kill a British hostage if a prisoner held in the UK is not released.
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Brown visits Afghanistan troops

Monday, April 27th 2009, 12:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK PM Gordon Brown warns of a "crucible of terrorism" in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border area as he visits the region.
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Africa militants make UK threat

Monday, April 27th 2009, 11:55

Al-Qaeda militants in North Africa say they will kill a British hostage if a prisoner held in the UK is not released.
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Flintoff to undergo knee surgery

Friday, April 24th 2009, 14:06
related countries: India India, South Africa South Africa

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff returns to England from playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa to undergo surgery on his right knee.
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Flintoff to undergo knee surgery

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:14
related countries: India India, South Africa South Africa

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff returns to England from playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa to undergo surgery on his right knee.
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NFL in talks on London Super Bowl

Friday, April 24th 2009, 12:03
related places: London

The NFL have held 'substantive talks' with officials in London about holding the Super Bowl in the city.
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Fury over Gurkha settlement plan

Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:01

Campaigners react angrily to "truly appalling" new rules on the eligibility of Gurkha veterans to settle in the UK.
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Doctors welcome malaria microchip

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:58

UK scientists create a microchip which can detect malaria within minutes making it possible to treat quickly.
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Tax rise as UK debt hits record

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 17:06

Alistair Darling says the UK will have to borrow a record £175bn this year in a Budget which also introduces a new 50p tax rate.
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Terror raid Pakistanis face UK deportation

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 9:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Twelve men held in anti-terror raids in north-west England are released without charge but some face deportation.
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Backs give Boks edge - Du Plessis

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 8:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Former South Africa coach Carel du Plessis says their backs will give them the edge in the summer series against the British and Irish Lions.
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Argentina claims vast ocean area

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 0:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina formally lays claim to a vast expanse of ocean, stretching as far as the Antarctic and including island chains governed by Britain.
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O'Connell handed Lions captaincy

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Ireland lock Paul O'Connell is confirmed as British and Irish Lions captain for the three-Test summer tour to South Africa.
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Where is the best place to raise kids?

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 8:50

The UK is one of the toughest places to grow up in Europe. Where do you think is best?
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UK families see ruin of Swat homes

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 6:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Families of Pakistani origin in the UK have seen homes destroyed and families torn apart by the Taleban in Swat.
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Scientist Hawking ill in hospital

Monday, April 20th 2009, 20:22

UK Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, is "very ill" in hospital, Cambridge University says.
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Father denies Slumdog child sale

Monday, April 20th 2009, 13:06

The father of a Slumdog Millionaire child actress denies trying to sell her in what he says was a "dirty" UK media operation.
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Nigerian group frees UK hostage

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 23:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A British man held hostage in Nigeria for more than six months has been freed, a military official says.
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Backpackers killed in beach crash

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 9:37
related countries: Australia Australia, Italy Italy

Two tourists, a British man and an Italian woman, die on a beach in Australia after a vehicle swerves to avoid a wave.
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UK envoy in Sri Lanka peace talks

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 9:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: New York

Britain sends a special envoy to the United Nations in New York for "urgent" talks on ending the war in Sri Lanka.
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Venezuela plane crash kills boy

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A British boy has died and eight other Britons have been injured in a plane crash in Venezuela, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Millions for malaria drug scheme

Friday, April 17th 2009, 16:03

The UK government is donating £40m to a new global effort which aims to bring down the price of malaria drugs.
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Guilty verdict for UK Tamil head

Friday, April 17th 2009, 13:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The founder of the British Tamil Association is convicted of two terrorism charges at Kingston Crown Court.
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Use the force: Police claim to have eight 'Jedi'

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 16:40

Eight police officers serving with Scotland's largest force claim their official religion is Jedi in diversity forms.
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UK unveils electric car subsidies

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 12:26

Motorists will be offered subsidies of up to £5,000 to encourage them to buy electric and hybrid cars under government plans.
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UK writer Clement Freud dies at 84

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 7:26

Broadcaster and former Liberal MP Sir Clement Freud has died aged 84, a statement from his family confirms.
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Sri Lanka Tamil rebels criticised

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 5:43
related countries: France France, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Britain and France say they deplore the use of human shields by Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka.
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Flower takes England coaching job

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 11:28

England name ex-Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as their team director.
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Tragic memories

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 0:49

Looking back at 1989 horror at UK football ground
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Murray opens clay season with win

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 16:29
related countries: Romania Romania

Andy Murray beats Romanian Victor Hanescu in his opening match of the clay-court season at the Monte Carlo Masters.
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EU takes on UK over net tracking

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 15:18

The European Commission begins legal action over the way online advertising technology Phorm has been tested in the UK.
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Pressure mounts on UK PM over smears

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 14:49

The Tories insist questions still remain about who was involved in drafting e-mails discussing smears on senior Tories.
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Obama brother refused entry to UK

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 2:42
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama's half-brother was denied entry to the UK after being accused of a serious crime on an earlier visit, the Home Office confirms.
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Pakistan pledges UK terror help

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 20:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan asks for information on 11 Pakistanis arrested in connection with a UK terror plot but has not received any details.
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Thousands on Tamil protest march

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 19:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

A hundred thousand protesters have marched through central London against Sri Lanka's offensive on the Tamil Tigers, according to police estimates.
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BNP 'threat' to Labour in Europe

Friday, April 10th 2009, 10:37

The British National Party could pose a major threat to Labour in upcoming European elections, Harriet Harman says.
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Canadian appeals UK plot ruling

Friday, April 10th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Canada Canada

The first Canadian to be sentenced under the country's new anti-terrorism legislation is to appeal against his conviction.
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The Tech Lab

Friday, April 10th 2009, 6:10

The world is getting smarter, says IBM UK boss
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G20 police officer is suspended

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 23:44
related places: London

The officer captured on video apparently pushing a man during the G20 protests in London has been suspended, police say.
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UK leader urges Pakistan action

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 23:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gordon Brown says Pakistan needs to do more to root out terrorism after police thwart a suspected al-Qaeda bomb plot.
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UK police chief quits over blunder

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 15:20

Britain's counter-terrorism chief quits after accidentally leaking secret raids aimed at thwarting a possible al-Qaeda plot.
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Police chief under fire for error

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 7:05

Opposition MPs criticise Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer over his role in "exposing" a highly secret police operation.
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Terror raids follow files blunder

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 23:08

Twelve men are arrested in anti-terror raids after a senior officer accidentally reveals secret documents.
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