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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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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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