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Double bomb attack hits Baghdad

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 10:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 18 people are killed and dozens hurt a twin bomb attack in the Iraqi capital - as the UK prime minister visits Baghdad.
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Zimbabwe rivals 'should both go'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 5:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Both Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai should step aside to break Zimbabwe's deadlock, a UK think tank suggests.
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Audio slideshow

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 0:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The work of British army medics in Afghanistan
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Iraqi doctor guilty of UK attacks

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: London

An Iraqi doctor living and working in Britain is convicted of car bomb attacks on London and Glasgow Airport in 2007.
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Man convicted of Tokyo abduction

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 10:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese court convicts a Tokyo businessman of kidnapping but not killing British bar hostess Lucie Blackman.
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Freed doctor arrives back in UK

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 7:39
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A doctor returns to the UK after being freed amid claims she was held captive by her parents in Bangladesh.
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Man convicted of Tokyo abduction

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 5:42
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese court convicts a Tokyo businessman of kidnapping but not killing British bar hostess Lucie Blackman.
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Cold threats

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 0:03
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's prime minister threatens to sue Britain
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Owen offered new Magpies contract

Monday, December 15th 2008, 12:37
related places: Newcastle

Newcastle offer England striker Michael Owen a new deal to extend his stay at St James' Park.
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Tendulkar offers Mumbai tribute

Monday, December 15th 2008, 12:03

Sachin Tendulkar dedicates his century against England to the families of those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks.
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England crushed by Tendulkar ton

Monday, December 15th 2008, 10:37
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Sachin Tendulkar hits a century to guide India to a record breaking victory over England in the first Test in Chennai.
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Live text - India v England

Monday, December 15th 2008, 3:42
related countries: India India

India, needing 387 for victory, move to within 10 runs of victory on day five of the first Test against England in Chennai.
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Athens witness

Monday, December 15th 2008, 1:24
related countries: Greece Greece

British man talks about what he says was police brutality
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Hoy named BBC Sports Personality

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 21:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Scottish cycling star Chris Hoy beats Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington to win the 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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Teenager tries to make amends by completing UK coast walk

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 12:47

A teenager who sparked a rescue operation after stealing a boat completes a sponsored walk to make amends.
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India-England day four as it happened

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 12:16
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

India start the final day of the first Test on 131-1 chasing 387 to beat England, after a fine innings from Virender Sehwag.
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Sehwag blitz sets up tense finale

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 12:09
related countries: India India

India will start the final day of the first Test on 131-1 chasing 387 to beat England, following a stunning innings from Virender Sehwag.
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Sunday, December 14th 2008, 10:46
related countries: India India

Three-quarters of the most serious terror plots investigated by UK authorities are linked to Pakistan, Gordon Brown says.
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Collingwood eyes positive outcome

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 13:34

Paul Collingwood believes England are in a good position to seal victory in the first Test in Chennai.
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Strauss stars as England dominate

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 11:43
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood move England into a match-winning position in the first Test against India in Chennai.
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Four UK Marines killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 6:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four British Royal Marines have been killed in two separate explosions in Afghanistan, the UK Ministry of Defence says.
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Live text - India v England

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 3:43
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

A 100-run stand between Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood re-establishes England's dominance in the first Test in Chennai.
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UK caused cholera, says Zimbabwe

Friday, December 12th 2008, 21:28
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean minister accuses the UK of using biological "terrorism" to spark the cholera outbreak in his country.
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Swann revels in dream Test debut

Friday, December 12th 2008, 14:11
related countries: India India

England's Test debutant Graeme Swann is delighted with his two wickets against India on the second day of the opening Test.
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Swann on song as England prosper

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:45
related countries: India India

England seize control of the first Test against India after Graeme Swann takes two wickets in his first over as a Test bowler.
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Live text - India v England

Friday, December 12th 2008, 8:45
related countries: India India

England's bowlers take six wickets to put the tourists in charge of the first Test against India in Chennai.
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Human brain, dating back over 2,000 years, unearthed in Britain

Friday, December 12th 2008, 0:43

Archaeologists find what could be the oldest surviving brain unearthed in Britain, dating back more than 2,000 years.
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Pavin named US Ryder Cup captain

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

Corey Pavin takes over the US Ryder Cup captaincy for the 2010 tournament at Celtic Manor in Wales.
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England falter after Strauss ton

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:25
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Andrew Strauss hits a superb 123 but England slip from 164-1 to 229-5 as India strike back on day one of the first Test in Chennai.
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UK ministers shrug off German attack

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:17
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK rejects criticism from Germany's finance minister over Britain's handling of the economic downturn.
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Live text - India v England

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 3:36
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Andrew Strauss hits a superb 123 but England collapse from a formidable 164-1 to 221-5 as India come roaring back in the first Test.
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German ridicule for UK policies

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 20:03
related countries: Germany Germany

The German finance minister attacks the UK government's plans to help pull Britain out of the economic downturn.
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History lesson

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 12:34

Echoes of an earlier British campaign in Mesopotamia
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UK Iraq withdrawal 'begins in March'

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 8:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces are expected to start pulling out of Iraq by March 2009, according to a senior UK defence source.
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EU guards to deter Somali pirates

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 15:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The British naval commander in charge of the EU anti-piracy mission says the force will station armed guards on vulnerable cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden.
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Zimbabwe claims plot for invasion

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 15:38
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK and US are plotting a Zimbabwe invasion in the wake of the cholera outbreak, President Mugabe's spokesman says.
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Lewis charged with drug smuggling

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 13:26

Former England cricketer Chris Lewis is on remand charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the UK.
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Live - West Ham v Tottenham

Monday, December 8th 2008, 19:29
related places: Tottenham, West Ham

Gianfranco Zola's West Ham host Harry Redknapp's Tottenham at Upton Park in Monday's Premier League London derby.
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England squad lands back in India

Monday, December 8th 2008, 14:56
related countries: India India

The England cricket team arrives in Chennai amid unprecedented security levels ahead of the two-Test series against India which starts on Thursday.
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Runway protest strands passengers

Monday, December 8th 2008, 13:39
related places: Stansted

Flights are disrupted and passengers stranded at the UK's Stansted airport after a climate change protest on the runway.
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Child removed from Gambia Britons

Monday, December 8th 2008, 12:35
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The two-year-old adopted daughter of British Christian missionaries arrested in Africa is being cared for by a family friend, the Foreign Office said.
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UK airport protest cancels flights

Monday, December 8th 2008, 11:14
related places: London, Stansted

Dozens of flights are cancelled after more than 50 climate protesters break onto the runway at Stansted airport near London.
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Wikipedia child image censored

Monday, December 8th 2008, 2:15

Wikipedia users express their anger after a page showing a naked girl's image is blocked by some UK internet providers.
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Avoid Irish pork, food body says

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 23:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Pork from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland should not be eaten at the moment, the Food Standards Agency says.
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England to tour India with full squad

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 18:57
related countries: India India

England's two-Test series in India will go ahead after the players receive assurances about their safety.
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Dame Judi honoured at Europe gala

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 11:12
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Dame Judi Dench is among the British winners at the European film awards in Copenhagen, with an honour for her life's work.
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England call up Khan and Rashid

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 10:32
related countries: India India
related places: Khan

Fast bowler Amjad Khan is added to England's squad for the two-Test series in India, while Adil Rashid is named as back-up.
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Brown urges action on Zimbabwe

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 18:38
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK prime minister calls for a united stand against Robert Mugabe, saying Zimbabwe's cholera crisis is an "international emergency".
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Live text - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 13:55

All the latest action from a truncated SPL card.
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Gambia Britons on sedition charge

Friday, December 5th 2008, 7:20
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Two British Christian missionaires, husband and wife, are charged with sedition in Gambia.
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UK soldier dies in southern Iraq

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British soldier has died in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK mother guilty of kidnapping daughter

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 15:08

The mother of a British schoolgirl, who reported her missing sparking a massive hunt, is convicted of kidnapping her.
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Pietersen praises collective move

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 14:33
related countries: India India

England captain Kevin Pietersen says he did not have to persuade any of his Test squad to return to India following the Mumbai terror attack.
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DNA database 'breach of rights'

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 12:44

Keeping the DNA of two Britons with no convictions was a breach of their human rights, a European court rules.
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Bank cuts UK rates to 57-year low

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 12:33

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by one percentage point from 3% to 2%, their lowest level since 1951.
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Pulling the strings

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 8:49

Somalis in UK send money, war and peace back home
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Home from home

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 8:47
related places: How

How exile communities wield power from the UK
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England set to resume India tour

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 21:05
related countries: India India, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England's cricketers will fly to Abu Dhabi on Thursday ahead of resuming their tour of India - if happy with security plans.
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England stars 'set to shun tour'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 13:15
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least five England players have told former Test bowler Dominic Cork they will not go back to India - but a final decision on the tour may not be made until next week.
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Scots and Welsh eye Euro 2016 bid

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 12:53

The Scottish Football Association could launch a bid with Wales to host the European football championship in 2016.
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British doctor performs amputation in DR Congo by text

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:13
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo performs a life-saving amputation using text message instructions from a colleague.
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Ant invader knocks on UK's door

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 1:06

A recently identified ant which wipes out native species is finding new homes in northern Europe.
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British doctor performs amputation in DR Congo by text

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 0:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo performs a life-saving amputation using text message instructions from a colleague.
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England stars 'set to shun tour'

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 22:53
related countries: India India
related places: At, Mumbai

At least five England players have told former Test bowler Dominic Cork they will not go back to India for the Test series after the Mumbai terror attacks.
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Judges send Qatada back to jail

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 11:19

Radical preacher Abu Qatada is returned to a British jail after breaching the terms of his bail.
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England given kind World Cup draw

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand

England are drawn in the same group as Argentina and Scotland for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand but avoid all three Tri-Nations sides.
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England offered new tour schedule

Monday, December 1st 2008, 14:55
related countries: India India

England are offered a revised schedule for their tour of India but will await a security report before making any decision.
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UK denies shift in euro policy

Monday, December 1st 2008, 14:42

British politicians are actively considering joining the eurozone, says European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.
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Rice starts Europe tour in London

Monday, December 1st 2008, 0:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is due in London for the start of a European tour, less than two months before she leaves her job.
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UK 'closer' to adopting the euro

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 23:21

British politicians are actively considering joining the eurozone, says European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.
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Deans backs Wales for Six Nations

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 10:17

Australia coach Robbie Deans tips Wales to hold on to their Six Nations crown next year.
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England wait on security report

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 19:33
related countries: India India
related places: London, Mumbai

England's cricketers arrive home to decide whether to return to India following the attacks in Mumbai.
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England 6-32 New Zealand

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 16:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Twickenham

England pay for their indiscipline as New Zealand comfortably secure a 'grand slam' of the home nations on their autumn tour.
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Live text - autumn Tests

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 13:48
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

England take on the All Blacks at Twickenham while Wales play Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
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UK funds for S Africa Aids fight

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 5:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The UK is to give South Africa's new Health Minister Barbara Hogan £15m to help combat Aids in the country.
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Shadow UK minister arrested

Friday, November 28th 2008, 7:54

UK Conservative leader David Cameron criticises the decision to arrest his immigration spokesman over Home Office leaks.
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England to return home from India

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 20:55
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England's players will fly home on Friday following terror attacks in Mumbai, but their Test series against India will go ahead.
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'Miracle' pastor appeal refused

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 11:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

UK judges refuse an evangelist permission to appeal his extradition order to Kenya to face baby stealing charges.
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European space centre for UK

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 12:36

The European Space Agency (Esa) is to open a UK research centre, to concentrate on space robotics and climate change.
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Live text - India v England

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 8:30
related countries: India India
related places: Cuttack

India close in on an easy victory as they chase down England's 270-4 in the fifth one-day international at Cuttack.
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Afghan progress

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 0:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

On patrol with the marines fighting UK's ongoing war
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Smith back in New Zealand line-up

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 18:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand recall centre Conrad Smith in the only change to the team for their 'grand slam' tour decider against England on Saturday.
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Cipriani axed from England team

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 12:01

England manager Martin Johnson drops Danny Cipriani for Toby Flood and also omits Tom Rees and Tom Palmer for Saturday's Test against New Zealand.
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UK to suffer 'severe' recession

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 11:50

The OECD predicts many Western nations slipping into recession in 2009 - with the UK going deepest of all.
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Wallabies change five for Wales

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 11:20
related places: Cardiff

Australia coach Robbie Deans changes his entire back row and makes one change behind the scrum for Saturday's clash with Wales in Cardiff.
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New UK laws against forced marriages

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 10:00

Anyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland convicted of trying to force someone into marriage now faces jail.
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Beach-sex couple to be deported

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 8:28

Two Britons found guilty of having sex on a Dubai beach are to be sent back to the UK without spending any time in jail.
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Afghanistan exit

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 2:06

UK military head will settle for security, not democracy
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UK cuts taxes as recession looms

Monday, November 24th 2008, 20:03

Chancellor Alistair Darling cuts VAT but signals future tax rises, with UK borrowing set to soar to record levels.
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Sorting Sellafield

Monday, November 24th 2008, 7:54

International nuclear firms land huge UK contract
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Pietersen wants positive response

Monday, November 24th 2008, 7:17
related countries: India India

England captain Kevin Pietersen urges his players to bounce back swiftly after losing the one-day international series in India.
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Jackson settles contract dispute

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 22:29

Michael Jackson cancels a planned trip to the UK after his music contract dispute with an Arab sheikh is settled in principle.
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Shah heroics fail to save England

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 18:24
related countries: India India

Owais Shah's 72 cannot prevent England from a 19-run defeat by India, who take an unassailable 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Doubts raised over Rauf 'death'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 13:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A MP questions whether the government was warned about a US missile strike that reportedly killed a British terror suspect.
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Live text - India v England

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 8:27
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

England are chasing 198 in 22 overs to beat India as the fourth one-dayer in Bangalore is subject to two long rain delays.
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All Blacks hit back to beat Wales

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 19:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cardiff

New Zealand recover from a half-time deficit to seal a 29-9 victory over Wales in Cardiff.
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UK militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 14:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A fugitive British militant linked to an alleged UK plot to blow up transatlantic airliners is killed in Pakistan, reports say.
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Live text - Autumn Tests

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 13:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Canada Canada, South Africa South Africa

Wales host New Zealand after England suffer a record defeat by South Africa, Ireland beat Argentina and Scotland defeat Canada.
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Madonna granted divorce in London

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:27
related places: London

Madonna and Guy Ritchie are granted a divorce at London's High Court with the singer citing unreasonable behaviour.
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Men deny French student murders

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:15
related countries: France France
related places: London

Two men deny murdering two French students who were found dead in a blazing bedsit in London.
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