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Nazi row bishop returns to the UK

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A Roman Catholic bishop embroiled in a Holocaust denial row has returned to the UK after being told to leave Argentina.
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Nazi row bishop leaves Argentina

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 19:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A British Catholic bishop embroiled in a Holocaust denial row flies out of Argentina after being told to leave the country.
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Child porn damages precedent set

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 6:30
related countries: United States United States

A British man living in the US is told to pay $200,000 (£130,000 ) for possessing an image of child pornography.
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Freed UK detainee 'happy to be home'

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 22:25

British resident Binyam Mohamed, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years, says he is grateful to be back in the UK.
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Ethiopian in UK from Guantanamo

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 18:12

An Ethiopian-born British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years arrives back in the UK.
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Live text - Murray v Stakhovsky

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 15:03

British number one Andy Murray takes on Sergiy Stakhovsky at the Dubai Championships.
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Dying British reality TV star marries

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 16:36

Reality TV star Jade Goody receives a standing ovation as she marries her fiance Jack Tweed at a ceremony in Essex.
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Guantanamo inmate 'released soon'

Friday, February 20th 2009, 23:32

A British resident held at Guantanamo Bay detention camp is to be freed soon, the Foreign Office says.
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Soldier held after Germany crash

Friday, February 20th 2009, 20:42
related countries: Germany Germany

A UK soldier is held after allegedly taking two armoured vehicles from a British Army base in Germany and crashing one.
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ECB severs all ties with Stanford

Friday, February 20th 2009, 17:58
related places: Stanford

The England and Wales Cricket Board terminates all of its contracts with Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford.
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England wait for Flintoff update

Friday, February 20th 2009, 17:38

England's Andrew Flintoff will discover the result of a scan on his injured hip and his future in the West Indies tour on Saturday.
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ICC to discuss Antigua Test farce

Friday, February 20th 2009, 12:15
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

World cricket's governing body the ICC will hold talks next week to ensure the Antigua ground fiasco is never repeated.
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Iran in 'backroom offers' to West

Friday, February 20th 2009, 11:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran offered to stop attacks on UK troops in Iraq in return for concessions on its nuclear programme, the BBC learns.
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Strauss stands by key decisions

Friday, February 20th 2009, 9:59

Captain Andrew Strauss defends his decision not to declare earlier as England fail to beat West Indies in the third Test.
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Happily wed?

Friday, February 20th 2009, 7:07

Polygamy may be on the rise among British Muslims
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British tourists robbed in Brazil

Friday, February 20th 2009, 0:35
related countries: Brazil Brazil

British tourists are among a group held hostage for several hours during a robbery at a hostel in Brazil.
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Windies defy England to earn draw

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 22:04
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A brilliant batting display from the tail-enders sees the West Indies claim a draw to deny England a series-levelling victory in Antigua.
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Argentina expels Holocaust bishop

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 21:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina orders an ultra-traditionalist British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion.
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Live text - W Indies v England

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 13:38
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

The West Indies lose their ninth wicket as England press for a series-levelling victory in Antigua.
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England to make solo 2015 Cup bid

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 7:48

RFU chairman Martyn Thomas confirms England will make a lone bid to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Two Britons held in Venezuela

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 5:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two British nationals are arrested and detained in Venezuela in connection with alleged drugs offences.
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Novelist Tayeb Salih dies in London

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 18:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: London

Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih, who won fame with his 1966 novel Season of Migration to the North, dies.
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ECB under pressure over Stanford

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 15:20
related places: Stanford

ECB chairman Giles Clarke vows not to resign despite the fraud charges made against Sir Allen Stanford.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 13:29
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

West Indies, chasing 503 to win, lose three second-innings wickets on day four of the third Test against England.
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Raids seize $71m of Afghan heroin

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 12:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British and Afghan troops have seized heroin and drug-making chemicals in Afghanistan worth millions of pounds.
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Drug abuse hampers Afghan police

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 5:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Sixty per cent of police in Afghanistan's Helmand province use drugs, according to British estimates obtained by the BBC.
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Raids seize $71m of Afghan heroin

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 4:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British and Afghan troops have seized heroin and drug-making chemicals in Afghanistan worth more than £50m ($71m).
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Swann celebrates Antigua success

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 23:11
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

England spinner Graeme Swann describes his five-wicket haul as "phenomenal" as England take a massive lead on day three of the third Test.
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Swann haul puts England in charge

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 21:39
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Graeme Swann takes 5-57 as England bowl out West Indies for 285 and build a lead of 312 after three days of the third Test in Antigua.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 20:00
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

England bowl out West Indies for 285 but decide not to enforce the follow-on on day three of the third Test in Antigua.
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Oil slick drifting to Irish coast

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 19:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia

An oil slick thought to have leaked into the Celtic Sea from Russian ships is heading towards Ireland and Wales.
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NI minister defends EU farm grants

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 18:57

Northern Ireland's agriculture minister defends a first come, first served method of handing out EC farm grants.
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UK lawyer guilty in bribery case

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy

UK tax lawyer David Mills is found guilty of accepting a bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Verdict due in Mills bribery case

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 8:30
related countries: Italy Italy

A verdict is expected in the trial of British businessman David Mills, who is accused of taking bribes from Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British army soldier has been killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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New charges for Gambia missionary

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 0:34
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A British man jailed for sedition in the Gambia is back in court facing new charges of forgery and impersonation.
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Collingwood eyes winning position

Monday, February 16th 2009, 22:54

Paul Collingwood hopes England can increase the pressure on West Indies after his 113 puts them in charge in the third Test.
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Collingwood ton drives England on

Monday, February 16th 2009, 21:45

West Indies close on 55-1 on day two of the third Test in Antigua after Paul Collingwood's 113 leads England to 566-9 declared.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Monday, February 16th 2009, 17:08

West Indies close 511 behind at 55-1 after England declare on 566-9 with Paul Collingwood scoring 113.
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Anti-terror tactics 'weaken law'

Monday, February 16th 2009, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

The UK and the US have 'actively undermined' international law in the way they fight terrorism, a jurists' group says.
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Anti-terror tactics 'weaken law'

Monday, February 16th 2009, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

The UK and the US have 'actively undermined' international law in the way they fight terrorism, a jurists' group says.
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We had to make amends - Strauss

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 23:38
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica Jamaica

Captain Andrew Strauss says England were determined to put the record straight in Antigua after the innings defeat in Jamaica.
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Strauss ton puts England on top

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 21:56

Andrew Strauss makes a superb century as England reach 301-3 at stumps on day one of third Test against West Indies.
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Guantanamo inmate 'fit to travel'

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 20:19

A British man held at Guantanamo Bay - Binyam Mohamed - is fit enough to return to the UK, the Foreign Office says.
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Live text - WI v England

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 13:32
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Andrew Strauss departs for 169 but England's total closes on 300 in the third Test in Antigua.
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British MPs granted Gaza access

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 13:21
related countries: Israel Israel

A group of British MPs has been allowed into Gaza to assess damage caused by the recent Israeli military offensive.
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Test in Antigua given green light

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 22:10
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

The hastily arranged third Test between England and the West Indies at the Antigua Recreation Ground will start as scheduled at 1400 GMT on Sunday.
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Wales edge past improved England

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 19:13
related places: Cardiff

Wales maintain their pursuit of back-to-back Grand Slam titles with a 23-15 win over England in Cardiff.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 16:13
related countries: France France
related places: Cardiff, Paris

England take on Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff after Scotland go down to a 22-13 defeat by France in Paris.
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UK officials to visit Guantanamo

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

British officials fly to Guantanamo Bay to visit a UK resident detained in the US military camp.
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Anniversary of Iran's Rushdie fatwa

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 11:40
related countries: Iran Iran

Opinions remain divided over book which earned UK author Salman Rushdie a fatwa from Iran's supreme leader, 20 years on.
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Light 'could detect Parkinson's'

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 10:39

A light as bright as a million-watt bulb could help identify early signs of Parkinson's disease, British researchers say.
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Test abandoned over poor outfield

Friday, February 13th 2009, 20:40
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

The second Test between West Indies and England in Antigua is abandoned because of an unfit outfield and a third Test will take place at a new venue on Sunday.
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Kercher accused 'had no emotion'

Friday, February 13th 2009, 19:59

Amanda Knox, charged with UK student Meredith Kercher's murder, showed no distress at her death, a court hears.
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Sri Lanka rejects UK's new envoy

Friday, February 13th 2009, 17:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka says the UK's nomination of Des Browne as a special envoy to the country is a "disrespectful intrusion".
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Head-on-beach murderer convicted

Friday, February 13th 2009, 16:25
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

A Lithuanian man is found guilty of killing a woman whose head was found by children on a beach in Scotland.
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Family anger over Menezes review

Friday, February 13th 2009, 15:27
related countries: Botswana Botswana

No UK police officers will be prosecuted over the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.
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Church urges lovelorn singles not to pray to St Valentine

Friday, February 13th 2009, 15:08

The Catholic Church in Britain says that lovelorn singles should pray to St Raphael, not St Valentine as often believed.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Friday, February 13th 2009, 13:06
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Day one of the second Test between West Indies and England in Antigua is abandoned because of a dangerous outfield.
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UK's ban of Dutch MP criticised

Friday, February 13th 2009, 9:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The British government is under fire after banning a controversial Dutch MP from entering the UK over anti-Islamic remarks.
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Dutch MP refused entry to Britain

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 21:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders is sent home after landing at Heathrow, calling it a "sad day" for democracy.
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Dutch MP banned from entering UK

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 11:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch MP who called the Koran a "fascist book" plans to travel to the UK despite being banned on public security grounds.
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Spain win spoils Beckham landmark

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 6:48
related countries: Spain Spain

David Beckham equals Bobby Moore's cap record but England lose 2-0 to Euro 2008 champions Spain in Seville.
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Rise in UK's foreign-born workers

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 17:18

The number of non-UK born workers employed in Britain went up by 214,000 last year, according to official figures.
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Live text - International football

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 16:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Poland Poland, San Marino San Marino, Spain Spain

England meet Spain in Seville after Republic of Ireland beat Georgia, Northern Ireland win in San Marino and Wales lose to Poland on Wednesday.
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UK jobless total nears two million

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 10:40

UK unemployment reached 1.97 million between October and December, a further sign of the downturn, official data shows.
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EU cities in joint green pledge

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 14:30
related places: More

More than 350 cities across Europe - including 15 in the UK - pledge to make cuts of more than 20% in CO2 emissions by 2020.
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UK ex-bankers say 'sorry'

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 13:01

Former bank bosses offer 'profound' apologies while giving evidence to MPs about the financial crisis.
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England call up Worsley & Tindall

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 12:41

Flanker Joe Worsley and centre Mike Tindall win recalls to the England team for Saturday's Six Nations game against defending champions Wales.
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Seminary sacks 'Holocaust bishop'

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An ultra-traditionalist British bishop who has denied the Holocaust is relieved of his post at an Argentine seminary.
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Rocker Plant raises Grammys roof

Monday, February 9th 2009, 10:05

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant dominates the Grammy Awards, winning five prizes for his work with Alison Krauss.
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Slumdog success - UK film wins seven prizes at Bafta Film Awards

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 23:36
related places: London

British film Slumdog Millionaire wins seven prizes at the Bafta Film Awards, where Kate Winslet is also recognised.
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Chancellor warns RBS over bonuses

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 22:36

The UK Treasury is to order an independent probe into how banks are managed, Chancellor Alistair Darling says.
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Wales cruise to win over Scotland

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 16:48

Wales start the defence of their RBS Six Nations crown with a comfortable win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
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Live text - Scotland v Wales

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 14:17

Defending Six Nations champions Wales are giving Scotland a torrid time at Murrayfield.
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Live text - Premier League

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 12:30
related places: London, West Ham

Man Utd travel to West Ham after Tottenham draw with Arsenal in the north London derby.
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England crash to innings defeat

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 19:45
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

West Indies bowl out England for 51 to win the first Test by an innings and 23 runs on day four in Jamaica.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 14:36

England are dismissed for 51 as the West Indies clinch an innings and 23-run victory in Jamiaca
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West Indies edge ahead of England

Friday, February 6th 2009, 22:36
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

West Indies close day three of the first Test against England in Jamaica with a lead of 34 at 352-7.
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Six Nations set to kick off

Friday, February 6th 2009, 18:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Europe's showpiece rugby union tournament begins on Saturday when England host Italy.
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Six Nations set to kick off

Friday, February 6th 2009, 18:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Europe's showpiece rugby union tournament kicks off on Saturday when England host Italy.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Friday, February 6th 2009, 14:32

West Indies lose their seventh wicket but edge ahead of England on day three of the first Test in Jamaica.
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Warning over UK 'surveillance state'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 13:58

Electronic surveillance and collection of personal data has become "pervasive" in society, British peers warn.
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Snow brings more chaos in UK

Friday, February 6th 2009, 11:35

A fifth day of heavy snow causes school closures and travel problems across the UK, with hundreds of drivers rescued.
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Europe jewel thief 'linked to UK'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 0:48

A thief wanted in Europe for stealing rings worth thousands of euros could have struck in the UK, police believe.
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Referral system causes confusion

Friday, February 6th 2009, 0:03

The England and West Indies players are left confused after Ramnaresh Sarwan's lbw is reversed.
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Windies batsmen make England toil

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 22:38

West Indies finish the second day of the first Test on 160-1 to trail by 158 runs as England struggle in the field.
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British Council in Iran 'illegal'

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's government says the British Council, which has suspended its activities in the country, was operating illegally there.
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Undefeated Calzaghe quits boxing

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 18:01

British boxing great Joe Calzaghe announces his retirement, in an exclusive interview with BBC Sport.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 14:32
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan hit half centuries with the West Indies pursuing England's 318 on the second day of the first Test.
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UK reduces interest rates to 1%

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 13:21

The Bank of England reduces interest rates to 1% from 1.5% in an attempt to boost the slowing economy.
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UK fraud office halts Kenya probe

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 11:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

British police terminate an investigation into a corruption scandal, saying Kenya's government is not assisting.
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UK culture body halts Iran work

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 9:42
related countries: Iran Iran

The British Council says it has suspended all operations in Iran after staff were intimidated by the authorities.
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Boy, 15, admits backpacker murder

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 7:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A 15-year-old boy pleads guilty in New Zealand to murdering a British backpacker, who was attacked during a night out.
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Pietersen defends shot selection

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 23:30

Kevin Pietersen defends the shot which sees him miss out on a 16th Test century and says England are on top in the first Test against the West Indies.
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Pietersen steers England out of trouble

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 22:22

Kevin Pietersen hits 97 as England reach 235-5 on day one of the first Test against the West Indies.
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US 'surpressing torture evidence'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

The UK government faces questions over whether it was complicit in the torture of a British resident held by the US.
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Wales select injury doubt Henson

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 17:56

Gavin Henson is named in Wales' side to face Scotland despite being an injury doubt and sitting out training with a calf strain.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 17:03
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

Kevin Pietersen is out for 97 as England attempt to recover from a faltering start against the West Indies on day one of the first Test.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 16:36
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

England lose openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook inside the first 10 overs as the West Indies take control of day one of the first Test in Kingston.
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