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Miliband faces India media flak

Monday, January 19th 2009, 14:54
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, 14:02

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, 13:19
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, 22:47
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, 13:01
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, 12:32
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, 0:00

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, 15:44
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, 15:27
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, 15:08
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, 14:14
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, 8:12

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, 0:06
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, 22:56
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, 16:08
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, 10:43

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, 5:29
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, 9:44

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, 7:21
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, 2:16

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, 12:11

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, 11:39

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, 10:42
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, 4:57

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, 2:33
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, 16:35
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, 10:09

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, 5:27
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, 22:50
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, 1:01
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, 11:13

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, 10:46

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, 10:09
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, 18:30

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, 15:11

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, 10:53
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, 18:10

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, 5:15

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, 0:29

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, 10:07
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, 22:05
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, 13:40

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, 12:50
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, 14:58
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, 11:41
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, 6:33
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, 15:15

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, 10:13
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, 0:57
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, 0:50

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

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 20:11
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, 0:02

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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Iraq signs foreign troops deals

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 0:01
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq

Iraq signs deals with the UK and Australia for their troops to stay after a UN mandate expires on 1 January, Baghdad says.
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Hold on Iraqi suspects' handover

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 20:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The European Court of Human Rights halts a decision to allow two Iraqis accused of murdering British soldiers to be tried in Iraq.
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Couple jailed for Gambia sedition

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 18:35
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A Scottish missionary and his wife who admitted sedition charges in Gambia are jailed for one year.
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Charged Gerrard offered support

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 18:27
related places: Liverpool

England and Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard, charged with assault and affray, is offered support by his club.
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Iraqi suspects lose handover case

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 16:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two Iraqis being held over the alleged murders of two British soldiers lose an appeal against being handed to Iraqi authorities.
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Pound hits new low against euro

Monday, December 29th 2008, 22:05

The pound hits a new record low against the euro due to continued concerns about the outlook for the UK economy.
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Gerrard arrested in assault probe

Monday, December 29th 2008, 16:11
related places: Liverpool

England and Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard is among six men being held following an alleged assault on Merseyside.
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Dubai sex man faces massive bill

Monday, December 29th 2008, 13:07

A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach has been left with a legal bill of tens of thousands of pounds.
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Dire warning over 2009 job cuts

Monday, December 29th 2008, 9:48

At least 600,000 people could lose their jobs in the UK in 2009, a report by a personnel managers' professional body says.
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London protest over raids on Gaza

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 21:07
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Ten people are arrested after clashes at a protest near the Israeli embassy in London against air raids on Gaza.
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Last-gasp Dempsey goal denies Chelsea

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 15:53
related places: Chelsea, Fulham, London

Clint Dempsey scores a last-minute equaliser as Fulham draw 2-2 with neighbours Chelsea.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 11:56

Rangers look to close the gap on Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League table.
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Ahmadinejad UK TV speech condemned

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran

The decision by UK TV's Channel 4 to broadcast an alternative Christmas speech by Iran's president is criticised.
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Gambia Britons admitting sedition

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 16:54
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A Scottish missionary and his wife have admitted sedition charges in Gambia, the BBC has learned.
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Iran's President Ahmadinejad to give alternative Queen's speech

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 14:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day speech this year.
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Cocoa prices hit a 23-year-high

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 8:06
related places: London

London cocoa futures hit a 23-year-high as it proves to be the most lucrative commodity in 2008.
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Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 19:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi MPs authorise the government to sign agreements allowing British and other non-US troops to stay on after 2008.
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Mugabe criticises 'stupid' West

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: West

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says the US and UK are "stupid and foolish" for saying he should step down.
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Tourist unearths treasure just outside Jerusalem's Old City

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 17:46

A British tourist has discovered almost 300 gold coins dating from the 7th Century at a dig just outside Jerusalem's Old City.
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EU approves UK finance measures

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 13:37

The European Commission gives the go ahead for British government changes to its support package for the banking sector.
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Three to die for UK envoy attack

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 12:11
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A court in Bangladesh sentences three men to death for a 2004 attack that killed three people and wounded a British diplomat.
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Dhoni defends delayed declaration

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 12:05
related countries: India India

India captain Mahendra Dhoni defends his side's final day tactics in the draw against England.
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India win series with Mohali draw

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 10:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India clinch a 1-0 victory in the two-Test series against England after the second match in Mohali ends in a draw.
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Live text - India v England

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 3:17
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India clinch a 1-0 victory in the two-Test series against England after the second match in Mohali ends in a draw.
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Yuvraj laughs off Pietersen jibes

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 15:00
related countries: India India

Indian bowler Yuvraj Singh replies to England captain Kevin Pietersen's "pie-chucker" taunts.
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Batsmen restore India's control

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 11:36
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh guide India to 134-4, a lead of 285, at the close on day four of the second Test against England in Mohali.
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Tata 'to inject cash into Jaguar'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 7:59

India's Tata Motors, owner of Jaguar Land Rover, will inject "tens of millions" of pounds into the troubled firm, UK media say.
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Bank of England 'blind to crisis'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 5:00

The Bank of England did not understand the severity of economic problems before the crisis, its deputy head says.
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Live text - India v England

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 3:20
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh take India's lead towards the 300-mark on day four of the second Test against England in Mohali.
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Lockerbie bomb anniversary marked

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 2:01
related places: Lockerbie

The anniversary of the atrocity which claimed 270 lives is remembered in the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
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Lockerbie bomb anniversary marked

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 14:39
related places: Lockerbie

The anniversary of the atrocity which claimed 270 lives is remembered in the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
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Blocked Iraq troop law 'a hiccup'

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 13:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK defence secretary says he is sure Iraqi MPs will agree a draft law allowing UK troops to remain in the country.
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India rally after Pietersen ton

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 11:49
related countries: India India

England close day three of the final Test on 282-6, 171 behind India, after centurion Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff depart late on.
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Live text - India v England

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 10:42
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

England lose Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff shortly before the close to finish day three on 282-6 against India in Mohali.
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Iraq MPs block non-US troop bill

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 15:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's parliament rejects a draft law to allow troops from the UK and a number of other countries to remain after 2008.
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 11:37
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Motherwell

Hamilton and Motherwell kick-off another busy day of action in Scotland's top flight.
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India duo leave England trailing

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 11:24
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

A record second-wicket partnership of 314 puts India on top after two days of the final Test with England at Mohali.
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Live text - India v England

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 9:07
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

A record partnership of 314 puts India in charge after two days of the final Test at Mohali.
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Two accused Iraqis 'can be tried'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 20:53

The High Court has ruled two Iraqis accused of killing British soldiers can be tried for war crimes, say their lawyers.
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Gambhir century puts India on top

Friday, December 19th 2008, 10:49
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Gautam Gambhir makes his fourth Test century as India reach 179-1 when bad light ends day one of the second Test against England in Mohali.
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Two accused Iraqis 'can be tried'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 10:25

The High Court has ruled two Iraqis accused of killing British soldiers can be tried for war crimes, say their lawyers.
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Live text - India v England

Friday, December 19th 2008, 8:42
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

Gautam Gambhir's century helps India reach 179-1 before bad light stops play on day one of the second Test against England in Mohali.
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Britons in fight for Cyprus home

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:50
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

An adviser to the EU's top court says a ruling against the British owners of a villa in Turkish-held northern Cyprus should be recognised.
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UK 'state aid' talks for Jaguar

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 10:17
related countries: India India

The UK government confirms it has held talks with Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata, over possible state aid.
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BA and Qantas scrap merger talks

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 7:48

British Airways and Qantas end their talks after failing to reach an agreement on key parts of a potential merger.
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Texting indicative of teenagers' wellbeing, UK doctors say

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 2:07

Doctors at some of the UK's busiest music festivals say a young patient's ability to use a mobile may be a good test of how ill they are.
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UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 21:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

British troops are to be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of July, Gordon Brown says on a visit to Baghdad.
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UK work time opt-out under threat

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 13:59

Euro MPs have voted in favour of ending the UK's opt-out from laws limiting the working week to 48 hours.
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