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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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G20 probe officer comes forward

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 18:41
related places: London

A police officer thought to be filmed at the G20 protest in London pushing a man who later died, comes forward.
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Khan to challenge for world title

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 12:48

Amir Khan will take on WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik in Britain in June.
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G20 death man's son seeks answers

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 10:19

There are calls for an inquiry after film showed a police officer at the London G20 protests pushing a man who later died.
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Arthur pledges future to S Africa

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 9:50

South Africa coach Mickey Arthur pledges his loyalty to the Proteas in answer to speculation linking him to the vacant role of England coach.
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Six arrests at Tamil London demo

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

Six people are arrested outside Parliament during angry clashes between the police and Tamil protesters.
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Footage shows G20 death man push

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:16
related places: London

A man who died during last week's G20 protest in London was pushed to the ground by a police officer, video footage shows.
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UK car firms get European funding

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 18:51

The European Investment Bank has approved funding for two carmakers in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan.
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Nigeria oil militants kidnap Scot

Monday, April 6th 2009, 15:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian militants have kidnapped a Scottish oil worker and killed his armed police guard, security sources confirm.
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Charity chief held in arms probe

Monday, April 6th 2009, 11:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The head of a UK-based charity is arrested in Bangladesh as part of a probe into weapons found at a school it funded.
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Somali pirates seize more vessels

Monday, April 6th 2009, 11:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates seize a British-owned ship and a Taiwanese vessel, officials say, after taking other vessels over the weekend.
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Murray wins Miami Masters title

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 18:53

Britain's Andy Murray beats world number three Novak Djokovic to win his third Masters title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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Murray v Djokovic - live text

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Britain's Andy Murray takes on third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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Abu Qatada 'issues jail edicts'

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 7:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordanian radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has been issuing messages to his followers from his British jail cell, researchers say.
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UK torture collusion 'widespread'

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 23:14

UK involvement in the mistreatment of terror suspects is wider than first thought, a human rights group has claimed.
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Hope in sight

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Blinded Iraqi girl to be given UK hospital care
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Kercher killer silent in court

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 14:13

A man convicted of killing UK student Meredith Kercher refuses to answer questions at murder trial of two more suspects.
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UK judge attacks human rights court

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 0:47

A senior British judge accuses the European Court of Human Rights of trying to create a "federal law of Europe".
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Murray v Del Potro - live text

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 23:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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Flintoff inspires England triumph

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 22:14

An Andrew Flintoff hat-trick leads England to a 26-run win against West Indies to earn an historic 3-2 one-day series triumph.
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Obama scoops British book prize

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 21:07
related countries: France France, United States United States

US President Barack Obama fights off competition from Paul O'Grady and Dawn French to take the biography prize at the British Book Awards.
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Scots ban Rangers pair for life

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 16:12

Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor are disciplined by Rangers and told they will not play for Scotland again.
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Scots end Gers pair's cap career

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 16:12

Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor are disciplined by Rangers and told they will not play for Scotland again.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 13:03

West Indies must score 173 from 29 overs to beat England and win a rain-reduced fifth and final one-day international in St Lucia.
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New British Catholic leader named

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 10:49
related places: Birmingham

Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, is to be the new Archbishop of Westminster, the BBC learns.
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Meet Adam - the first robot scientist with a mind of its own

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 19:23

A UK team unveils the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge.
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UK increases Nepal poverty cash

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 17:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Britain says that its increasing its aid programme to fight poverty in Nepal by nearly 50 percent over the next three financial years.
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UK 'stands firm' on working time

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 9:16

The UK resists pressure to end its opt-out from the EU's maximum 48-hour working week in talks with MEPs.
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'No hope' of helicopter survivors

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 8:50

Coastguards search the North Sea off Scotland after a helicopter crash, but say they fear all 16 on board may be dead.
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Obama and Singh set for key talks

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 7:54
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: London

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is set to meet US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit in London.
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Home from home?

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 6:57
related places: London

Author tells why London is becoming 'Harare North'
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Top spot

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 0:11
related places: New York

New York gets first Topshop as UK firm makes bold move
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France demands tougher G20 rules

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 22:44
related places: London

France and Germany call for tougher financial regulation at the G20 summit, on a day of protests in London's financial district.
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Hopes fade for UK helicopter victims

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 22:02

The chances of finding survivors from a helicopter which crashed in the North Sea off Aberdeenshire are fading.
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Terry goal earns England late win

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 21:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

John Terry scores a late goal to secure a 2-1 win for England over Ukraine and maintain their 100% record in their World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign.
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Scotland 2-1 Iceland

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 20:53
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Ross McCormack and Steven Fletcher score their first Scotland goals to set up a vital World Cup qualifying win over Iceland
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Live - International football

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 17:44

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are all in action on a busy night of international football.
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Eight dead as helicopter crashes

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 17:30

At least eight people have died after a helicopter with 16 people on board crashed into the North Sea.
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EU in tough talks on working week

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 15:20

The EU holds crunch talks on the Working Time Directive, with many MEPs at odds with the UK government.
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EU in tough talks on working week

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 15:20

The EU holds crunch talks on the Working Time Directive, with many MEPs at odds with the UK government.
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G20 leaders gather amid security

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 4:48
related places: London

World leaders gather in London to discuss ways to resolve the worst financial crisis since the 1930s amid warnings of protests.
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What can the G20 achieve?

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 23:39

World leaders are in the UK for the G20 summit. Will the summit solve the global financial crisis?
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Strike threat clouds England game

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 22:44

England's final one-day international could be in jeopardy due to a dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Windies Players' Association.
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Obama arrives in UK ahead of G20

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK for his first major foreign visit since taking office in January.
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Live - Murray v Troicki

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 17:30

British number one Andy Murray takes on Viktor Troicki in the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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Pietersen unsure over tour future

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 16:10

Kevin Pietersen says he will not go on another long England tour without his wife.
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UK troops begin Iraqi withdrawal

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 11:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Britain's official pull-out from Iraq begins, as the top general in the south of the country hands over to the US.
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Thai death yachtsman's body found

Monday, March 30th 2009, 19:54
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Fishermen in Thailand find the body of a British yachtsman who was murdered while sailing with his wife.
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Murray v Massu - live text

Monday, March 30th 2009, 19:03
related countries: Chile Chile

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Chile's Nicolas Massu in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
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