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Illegal workers face EU crackdown

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 16:59

Euro MPs back tough new rules aimed at preventing employers from hiring illegal workers, but the UK opts out of the legislation.
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Live text - West Indies v England

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 15:15
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

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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UK foreign labour row deal rejected

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:55

Unofficial strikes continue as UK workers at the centre of a row over the use of foreign labour refuse to accept a proposed deal.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 5:12
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United States United States

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Guantanamo inmate 'joins Taleban'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 0:57
related countries: United States United States

A former inmate at the US jail in Guantanamo Bay has joined the Taleban's high command, UK officials say.
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Fresh talks in UK foreign worker row

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:49

Hundreds of workers continue unofficial strike action over the use of foreign contractors, as Acas talks resume.
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Flag mistake at UK-China ceremony

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 13:52

The government is criticised for displaying the Union flag upside down at the signing of a trade agreement.
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Chinese anger at UK shoe-thrower

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:26
related countries: China China

China reacts with indignation over an incident in which a shoe was thrown at Premier Wen Jiabao in the UK.
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England recall for fly-half Goode

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 12:23
related countries: Italy Italy

England name Andy Goode at fly-half for their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday.
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UK to 'keep up squeeze' on Mugabe

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 11:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Sanctions must be kept on Zimbabwe's President Mugabe, a minister tells the BBC, despite African calls for them to be lifted.
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Live - transfer deadline day

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 18:15

Robbie Keane has signed for Spurs but Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal is yet to be announced as the transfer window closes.
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Keane poised for Tottenham return

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 17:05
related places: London, Tottenham

Liverpool reach agreement with Tottenham to sell striker Robbie Keane back to the north London club.
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England disrupted by heavy snow

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 12:21

Rail, road and air travellers suffer long delays and cancellations as thick snow falls across large swathes of England.
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Brown calls for China trade boost

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 11:48
related countries: China China

Prime Minister Gordon Brown urges greater collaboration to increase trade between the UK and China.
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Brown and Chinese PM hold talks

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 4:39
related countries: China China

Gordon Brown is to meet Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on the last day of the leader's three-day visit to the UK.
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Swimmer Phelps regrets pot pipe

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 23:59
related countries: United States United States

US swimming superstar Michael Phelps apologises to fans after a UK newspaper shows him smoking a pipe used for cannabis.
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Springsteen pips Franz to the top

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 19:57

Bruce Springsteen's new album Working on a Dream beats Franz Ferdinand's latest release to the top of the UK chart.
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Chinese PM greeted by protesters

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 18:05
related countries: China China

Five pro-Tibetan protesters are arrested for trying to approach Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his three-day UK visit.
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Chinese prime minister visits UK

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 15:44
related countries: China China
related places: London

China's PM arrives in London as part of a European tour coinciding with the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Holocaust row cleric apologises

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 1:26

A UK-born cleric who denied the existence of Nazi gas chambers apologises to the Pope for causing any personal distress.
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Nail-bomber given life sentence

Friday, January 30th 2009, 17:38

A Muslim convert is jailed for life after launching a failed suicide bomb attack in a rural British restaurant.
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Refinery strikes spread across UK

Friday, January 30th 2009, 15:37

Strikes break out across the UK in support of a walkout by energy workers against the use of foreign labour.
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Mumbai 'not planned in Pakistan'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's report on the Mumbai attacks will show they were not planned there or in the UK, a top envoy says.
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Britain warned over air quality

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 16:51

The European Commission threatens to act against the UK for failing to meet EU standards on harmful airborne particles.
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Live text - Federer v Roddick

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 0:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer crushes Andy Roddick in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final after Serena Williams and Dinara Safina book their place in the women's final.
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Monty to lead Europe at Ryder Cup

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 17:42

Colin Montgomerie is named as captain of the Europe team for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales.
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Six arrested over '$600m fraud'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 11:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Spanish police arrest six people on suspicion of a $600m fraud on the London stock market.
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N Ireland conflict cash defended

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 7:53

The authors of a report on Northern Ireland's Troubles defend their plan that families of all those killed should get £12,000.
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UK decision on Iraq 'must be released'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 20:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The government is ordered to release the minutes of 2003 Cabinet meetings where the invasion of Iraq was discussed.
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Australian Open day nine as it happened

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 0:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Second seed Roger Federer thrashes Argentine Juan Martin del Potro to book an Australian Open semi-final against Andy Roddick.
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Panesar shines as England stroll

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 0:07
related countries: Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis

Monty Panesar claims four wickets as injury-depleted England take charge against St Kitts and Nevis.
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Steel firm Corus cuts 3,500 jobs

Monday, January 26th 2009, 19:16
related countries: India India

Indian-owned steelmaker Corus confirms it is cutting 3,500 jobs, including 2,500 in the UK, as it responds to falling global demand.
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NBA eyes global expansion

Monday, January 26th 2009, 7:08
related places: London

The NBA moves into new European headquarters in London as it seeks to spread the game around the world.
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Live text - Australian Open

Monday, January 26th 2009, 0:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

James Blake takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open after Andy Murray's defeat by Fernando Verdasco.
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Richards handed Windies call-up

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 0:53
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Batsman Dale Richards is the only newcomer in the West Indies squad for next month's opening test against England in Jamaica
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Villa sign England striker Heskey

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 18:53
related places: Wigan

Aston Villa complete the signing of Emile Heskey for a fee of £3.5m from Wigan.
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UK in recession as economy slides

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 13:42

The UK enters recession for the first time since the early 1990s, after the economy shrank by 1.5% in the last quarter of 2008.
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EU threat to retained fire crews

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 1:57

One of Scotland's most senior fire officers claims EU regulations could be jeopardising public safety.
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England stars clear for IPL deals

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 16:04
related countries: India India

England players will be able to play in the Indian Premier League this season after the England and Wales Cricket Board agrees to release them for three weeks.
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Fingering a killer

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

The British forensics which may solve an American murder
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Britain and China 'to co-operate'

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 7:47
related countries: China China

Britain is to make improving relations with China a "major priority" in the years ahead, the foreign secretary is to announce
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Fingering a killer

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 2:44
related countries: United States United States

The British forensics which may solve an American murder
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Ex-KGB spy buys UK newspaper

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 17:39

Ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev gets the go-ahead to buy the London Evening Standard for the sum of £1.
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India plays down Miliband dispute

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 15:50
related countries: India India

India says it disagrees with UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband's comments on Kashmir but adds that it is a "closed chapter".
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Air crew bailed over drugs find

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 14:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

Fifteen crew members have been bailed after cocaine and cannabis were found on a flight from South Africa to London.
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Cabin crew quizzed over drug haul

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 10:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

UK customs officers quiz the entire crew of a South African flight, after 50kg (120lb) of drugs is found in luggage.
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Jail for UK man who raped daughters

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 13:36

A man who fathered two children with his daughter after raping her and sexually abusing her sisters is sent to prison.
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Live text - Australian Open

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 0:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Romania Romania

British number one Andy Murray reaches round two of the Australian Open after Andrei Pavel retires with a back injury.
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Miliband faces India media flak

Monday, January 19th 2009, 15:54
related countries: India India

India's media continue their assault on UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband after he urged a resolution to the Kashmir dispute.
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UK unveils fresh boost for banks

Monday, January 19th 2009, 15:02

The UK government announces a set of measures to support the banking system that it hopes will encourage more lending.
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Germany's orderly 'social market'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 14:19
related countries: Germany Germany

Steve Rosenberg reflects on how the UK and Germany have very different ideas about how their economies should be run.
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Singer Donovan gets French medal

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 23:47
related countries: France France

British 1960s folk singer Donovan receives a prestigious cultural honour from the French government.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 14:01
related places: Motherwell

Aberdeen host Celtic and Motherwell travel to Dundee United in the SPL.
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Live text - Premier League

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 13:32
related places: Fulham, London, Portsmouth

Jermain Defoe earns Tottenham a point against old club Portsmouth while West Ham move up to eighth with a 3-1 win over Fulham.
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'Needless' birth induction fears

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 1:00

Concerns have been raised about pregnant women being induced "unnecessarily", after a Scottish audit of 17,000 births.
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Cole ruled out for rest of season

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 16:44
related places: Chelsea

A serious knee injury means Chelsea's Joe Cole will miss the rest of the season and several key England games.
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Boy George jailed for 15 months

Friday, January 16th 2009, 16:27
related places: London

Singer Boy George is jailed for 15 months after being found guilty of imprisoning a male escort at his London flat.
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UK demands quicker Mumbai probe

Friday, January 16th 2009, 16:08
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Pakistan to act more quickly against extremists in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.
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Kercher case to be held in public

Friday, January 16th 2009, 15:14
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian judge rules that trial of an American and an Italian accused of murdering a British student will be held in public.
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Monty mooted for 2010 captaincy

Friday, January 16th 2009, 9:12

Colin Montgomerie has emerged as a strong contender for the role of European Ryder Cup captain in Wales in 2010, BBC Sport understands.
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Murray faces Pavel in Aussie Open

Friday, January 16th 2009, 1:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Romania Romania

British number one Andy Murray is drawn against Romanian Andrei Pavel in the first round of the Australian Open.
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Go-ahead for new Heathrow runway

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 23:56
related places: Heathrow

The British government gives the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, despite fervent opposition from environmentalists.
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Schroeder to join board of TNK-BP

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 17:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is to join the board of troubled Russo-British oil giant TNK-BP.
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Miliband regrets 'war on terror'

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 11:43

The British foreign secretary says the Bush administration's war on terror was a "mistake" that unified disparate militants.
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Ex-KGB spy in bid to buy UK paper

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russian billionaire and former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev is seeking a major stake in London's Evening Standard newspaper.
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Foden & Morgan get England calls

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 10:44

Uncapped Ben Foden is included in England's elite squad for the RBS Six Nations as Mike Tindall, Mark Cueto and Olly Morgan win recalls.
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RBS sells Bank of China holding

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 8:21
related countries: China China

Royal Bank of Scotland raises $2.34bn (£1.6bn) by selling its entire stake in Bank of China, the mainland's third biggest lender.
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Cheers! UK tops international league table - for wine imports

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 3:16

Britain imports more wine than any other country in the world, according to figures from an industry body.
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Astrium buys up Surrey Satellite

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 13:11

UK satellite maker SSTL is bought up by Europe's biggest space company, EADS Astrium, in a deal approved by the EC.
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Euro MPs back pesticide controls

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 12:39

The European Parliament votes to tighten rules on pesticide use and ban chemicals deemed harmful to human health.
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UK urges Pakistan action on Mumbai

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 11:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says Pakistan did not direct the Mumbai raids but must act against the attackers.
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Hollywood hands out Golden Globes

Monday, January 12th 2009, 5:57

British actress Kate Winslet receives two awards at the Golden Globes, while Slumdog Millionaire wins four.
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Off-road vehicle

Monday, January 12th 2009, 3:33
related places: London

The expedition from London to Timbuktu - by flying car
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Tributes paid to British climbers

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 17:35
related countries: France France

Tributes are paid to record-breaking climber Rob Gauntlett, and friend James Atkinson, who were killed in the Alps.
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Pietersen insists he is blameless

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 11:09

Kevin Pietersen says he did "nothing wrong" in the series of events which led to him quitting as England captain and the sacking of coach Peter Moores.
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Eritrea group seeks human rights

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 6:27
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea
related places: London

A conference in London is to launch a new Eritrean movement to foster democratic dialogue.
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British climbers die in the Alps

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 23:50
related countries: France France

Rob Gauntlett, the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, and another British climber have been killed in the French Alps.
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Lloyds pays $350m to end US case

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 2:01
related countries: United States United States

UK bank Lloyds TSB agrees to pay a $350m penalty to US authorities after admitting violating US sanctions.
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Strauss set to hear one-day fate

Friday, January 9th 2009, 12:13

Andrew Strauss is set to find out whether he will be appointed as England's new one-day captain.
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'Unprecedented' UK rise in measles

Friday, January 9th 2009, 11:46

There is an "unprecedented increase" in measles cases in England and Wales, experts report.
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India call handler sent amorous texts

Friday, January 9th 2009, 11:09
related countries: India India

A call handler for UK firm BT in India is disciplined after he sent amorous text and voicemail messages to a customer.
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Strauss ready to rebuild England

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 19:30

Andrew Strauss insists he has the backing of predecessor Kevin Pietersen as he takes over the England captaincy.
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Interest rates hit all-time low

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 16:11

The Bank of England cuts rates to 1.5%, the lowest level in its 315-year history, as it continues efforts to help the economy.
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India and US 'in missile shield talks'

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 11:53
related countries: India India, United States United States

India has been holding initial talks with the US over the purchase of its missile defence shield, a UK newspaper says.
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England captain Pietersen resigns

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 19:10

Kevin Pietersen resigns from his position as England captain and will be succeeded by Andrew Strauss, as coach Peter Moores is sacked.
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Europe undermines war on measles

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 6:15

The UK and several other countries still have high measles rates, dashing hopes of world eradication by 2010.
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Blocking it out - why Tetris can help combat traumatic stress

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 1:29

Playing the computer puzzle game Tetris might help reduce the effects of traumatic stress, say UK researchers.
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Kidnap reporter 'feared for life'

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 11:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British journalist seized by kidnappers in Somalia and held for 40 days has spoken of how he feared for his life.
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Reporters freed in Somalia

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 23:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Spain Spain

A British journalist and his Spanish colleague are freed by Somali kidnappers, according to officials in the country.
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Bid to save future of Braille in UK

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 14:40

A £2m appeal is launched to rehouse the nation's leading Braille printing press and protect its future.
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UK forces take key Taleban bases

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 13:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan captured four key Taleban strongholds in the run up to Christmas, the MoD reveals.
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Bridge seals transfer to Man City

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 15:58
related places: Chelsea

Manchester City complete the signing of Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge for an undisclosed fee.
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UK 'should take Guantanamo men'

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

Britain should take some Guantanamo inmates if it helps the US close the camp, the former attorney general has said.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 7:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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UK call to help close Guantanamo

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 16:15

The UK is pressing its European partners to help resettle inmates from Guantanamo Bay, the Foreign Office says.
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Fireworks as world welcomes 2009

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 11:13
related places: London

Revellers around the world welcome 2009 in style, with lavish celebrations from Sydney to New York.
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Fireworks as world welcomes 2009

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 1:57
related places: London

Festivities are under way around the world to welcome 2009, with lavish fireworks displays spreading westwards from Sydney to London.
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Al-Qaeda quotes

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 1:50

UK historian finds his work used for anti-Nato ends
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Britain hands suspects to Iraqis

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 21:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two Iraqis accused of murdering UK soldiers are handed over to Iraq despite a bar by the European Court of Human Rights.
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Hoy surprised by knighthood

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 1:02

British Olympic hero Chris Hoy admits he is still coming to terms with receiving a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.
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