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Greece urges return of sculptures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 16:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:55

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

Friday, June 12th 2009, 8:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Greece 'would refuse Marble loan'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 8:47

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

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 0:54

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 8:39

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 8:57

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

Friday, June 5th 2009, 22:15

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 5th 2009, 14:22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 5th 2009, 6:47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 0:48

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

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 21:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 13:30

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