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'Holocaust denier' free from jail

Friday, November 21st 2008, 10:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Germany Germany

An Australian "Holocaust denier" is freed from jail after Germany abandons efforts to have him extradited from the UK.
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Wilkinson 'can play 'til he's 40'

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 22:24

Jonny Wilkinson's mentor Steve Black believes the England fly-half can defy his injuries and play until he is 40.
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Madonna and Ritchie begin divorce

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 20:48
related places: London

Singer Madonna and her film director husband Guy Ritchie are to be divorced in London on Friday, High Court lists show.
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Tendulkar back in India ODI squad

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 17:23
related countries: India India

India recall star batsman Sachin Tendulkar to their one day side for the remaining four matches against England.
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Jackson to appear at High Court

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 14:55
related places: London

Singer Michael Jackson is to give evidence at London's High Court to counter allegations that he breached a music contract.
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Pietersen wants more from batsmen

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 13:58
related countries: India India

Captain Kevin Pietersen wants England to score more hundreds after India's Duckworth-Lewis win in the third one-dayer.
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India secure win in fading light

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 11:22
related countries: India India
related places: Kanpur

India take a 3-0 lead in the one-day series with a 16-run Duckworth-Lewis win over a much-improved England side in Kanpur.
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UK charities launch Congo appeal

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 10:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK's leading charities launch an appeal for money to help victims of the turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Live text - India v England

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 3:05
related countries: India India
related places: Kanpur

India pass 190 with five wickets down, chasing 241 to beat England in the third one-day international in Kanpur.
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UK returns stolen icon to Greece

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 2:47
related countries: Greece Greece

A 14th-Century Greek icon stolen from a monastery 30 years ago is sent back to Greece by the UK.
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Scotland 0-1 Argentina

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 21:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An early goal by Maxi Rodriguez gives Diego Maradona's Argentina victory over Scotland at Hampden.
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Live text - International friendlies

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany
related places: Glasgow

John Terry scores the winner as England win in Germany while Argentina beat Scotland 1-0 in Diego Maradona's first game in charge, as Wales win in Denmark but Northern Ireland are beaten.
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European online library launches

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:01

The British Library is among more than 1,000 cultural groups contributing to a European online library.
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UK hopeful of Middle East change

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 12:23

The UK foreign secretary says next year holds opportunities for global change that could benefit the troubled Middle East.
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Walcott faces anxious injury wait

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 11:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Walcott

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could be out for up to three months after dislocating his right shoulder during England training.
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Prostitute users face clampdown

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 9:53

Paying for sex with prostitutes who are controlled by pimps or illegally trafficked to the UK is to be outlawed.
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Miliband holds meeting in Lebanon

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 4:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has met his Lebanese counterpart Fawzi Salloukh to discuss peace in the Middle East.
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UK to auction carbon permits

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 18:26

The UK Government is to auction carbon emissions permits over the next five years amid concern over power firms' windfall profits.
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Extreme kayakers condemned after taking on 300ft-high dam

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 15:37

A group of kayakers are filmed as they slide 300ft down a dam spillway in Wales but have been condemned by a water company.
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Burley excited by Argentina test

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 15:11
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Scotland manager George Burley does not think there is any risk attached to the Hampden friendly with Argentina.
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UK urges 'positive' Syrian role

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Syria Syria

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were positive and constructive.
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Capello 'calm' over withdrawals

Monday, November 17th 2008, 20:22
related countries: Germany Germany

England boss Fabio Capello has no problem with the withdrawal of Steven Gerrard and others from Wednesday's friendly with Germany in Berlin, says the FA.
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Butcher 'not over' Maradona goal

Monday, November 17th 2008, 16:09

Scotland assistant Terry Butcher says he will never forgive Diego Maradona for the infamous "Hand of God" goal that knocked England out of the World Cup in 1986.
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Doctor admits he is 'a terrorist'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 13:28
related places: Glasgow, London

A British doctor accused of trying to set off car bombs in London and Glasgow admits he is a terrorist.
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Miliband meets Mid-East leaders

Monday, November 17th 2008, 12:14

The UK Foreign Secretary is to hold talks with the Palestinian leader, one of several key meetings with regional players.
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Brilliant Yuvraj sees off England

Monday, November 17th 2008, 11:06
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh makes 118 and then takes 4-28 as India beat England by 54 runs and take a 2-0 lead in the seven-game one-day series.
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The Estate

Monday, November 17th 2008, 7:38

Life on one of Britain's poorest housing estates
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Live text - India v England

Monday, November 17th 2008, 3:35
related countries: India India
related places: Indore

England are on the brink of defeat as they struggle in response to India's 292-9 in the second one-dayer in Indore.
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Australia too strong for England

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

England suffer their first defeat of Martin Johnson's managerial reign as Australia prevail 28-14 at Twickenham.
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Close encounter with Mount Etna

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 12:06

British field geologist Dr John Murray has spent a lifetime mapping the changing contours of Mount Etna
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New Zealand sink England in semis

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 10:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's World Cup campaign is over after another error-strewn performance in their semi-final with New Zealand.
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Live text - England v NZ

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 8:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand book their place in the World Cup final after a 32-22 victory over England in Brisbane.
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China welcomes UK Tibet decision

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 0:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A senior Chinese official welcomes the UK government's decision to recognise Beijing's direct rule over Tibet.
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Blockaded Gaza 'faces disaster'

Friday, November 14th 2008, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel

UK-based aid agency Oxfam says a failure to maintain Gaza's truce could be catastrophic for the territory and for parts of Israel.
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Lockerbie bomber bail bid fails

Friday, November 14th 2008, 12:40
related places: Lockerbie

A UK court rules that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi will remain in jail.
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India v England 1st ODI as it happened

Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:39
related countries: India India
related places: Rajkot

India defeat a dismal England by a massive 158 runs in the first one-day international in Rajkot.
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Lockerbie bomber awaits bail fate

Friday, November 14th 2008, 9:10
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK judges are to say whether the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing can be released for medical reasons.
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'Extra UK troops' for Afghanistan

Friday, November 14th 2008, 2:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Up to 2,000 more British troops are likely to be sent to Afghanistan next year, the BBC learns.
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'Foot' discovered on Canada shore

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Police in Canada discover what could be the seventh human foot to wash ashore in British Colombia since August 2007.
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NZ switch Leuluai to hooker role

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand make a tactical switch for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against England by moving scrum-half Thomas Leuluai to hooker.
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Hendrix's drummer Mitchell dies

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 2:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead in his US hotel room, authorities say.
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UK navy kills suspected pirates

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 21:59
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia, Yemen Yemen

Two suspected Somali pirates are shot dead by the UK navy after attacked a vessel off Yemen.
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Smith loses Aussie referee battle

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 8:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England coach Tony Smith fails in his bid to have a northern hemisphere referee appointed for Saturday's semi-final against New Zealand.
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UK university expels Chinese students

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 17:43
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

Fifty students from China and Taiwan are thrown out of Newcastle University after using forged qualification documents.
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England collapse to heavy defeat

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 9:59
related countries: India India

England are bowled out for just 98 and lose by 124 runs to the Mumbai President's XI in their final warm-up match in India.
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WWI veterans mark Armistice Day

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 5:06

Three surviving British veterans of World War I are to lead events to mark the 90th anniversary of peace being declared.
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Britain lifts India nuclear ban

Monday, November 10th 2008, 16:14
related countries: India India

The British Government announces the lifting of a ban on exporting sensitive nuclear technology to India.
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UK PM to urge global finance reform

Monday, November 10th 2008, 2:54

Gordon Brown is to use a speech to urge world leaders to "seize the moment" and work together on financial reform.
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Injured All Black Ellis goes home

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 23:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scrum-half Andy Ellis will miss New Zealand's tour of Europe after suffering a rib injury during New Zealand's 32-6 win against Scotland.
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Live text - autumn internationals

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 18:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Scotland take on New Zealand and Ireland face Canada, after England beat the Pacific Islanders and Wales lose to South Africa.
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UK revokes former Thai PM's visa

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 12:11
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The British government revokes the visas of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife.
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England shattered by NZ fightback

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 8:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Newcastle

England surrender a half-time lead to suffer a demoralising defeat by New Zealand at the rugby league World Cup.
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UK's Labour Party wins in Glenrothes

Friday, November 7th 2008, 3:21
related places: Glenrothes

The governing Labour Party retains the Westminster seat of Glenrothes, despite earlier predictions of defeat.
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UK top of European cocaine league

Friday, November 7th 2008, 1:14

The UK has the highest number of cocaine users in the EU for the fifth year running, a report suggests.
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New Falklands constitution agreed

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 17:35

A new constitution for the South Atlantic territory of the Falklands will "enhance democracy" for its residents, the UK says.
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Botham predicts 'easy' Ashes win

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 16:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Former captain Sir Ian Botham is tipping England to "easily" win next summer's Ashes series against Australia.
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Police drop Lesotho bribery probe

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 15:46
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

UK fraud investigators have dropped an investigation into a firm accused of bribing officials in Lesotho.
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UK interest rates slashed to 3%

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 12:47

The Bank of England slashes interest rates by one-and-a-half percentage points in a bid to stimulate the economy.
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UK duchess stands by Turkish film

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 10:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: York

Britain's Duchess of York rejects criticism over an undercover film that highlights poor conditions in Turkish orphanages.
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Bin Laden son asylum bid rejected

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 0:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain rejects a political asylum bid by one of Osama Bin Laden's sons, months after he was refused a UK visa.
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MEPs target working week opt-out

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 16:47

A committee of MEPs votes to begin moves to end Britain's opt-out from the EU's 48-hour working week.
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Maradona named as Argentina coach

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 19:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Diego Maradona is confirmed as the new Argentina coach after a long battle with drug addiction.
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Nigerian anger at Newcastle snub

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 17:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Newcastle

The man fronting the Nigerian bid to buy UK's Newcastle United dismisses suggestions the offer is not genuine.
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Scots and All Blacks ring changes

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 10:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scotland and New Zealand shuffle their line-ups for Saturday's Test match at Murrayfield.
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Materazzi wins Daily Mail damages

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 12:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian footballer Marco Materazzi accepts damages from Britain's Daily Mail over claims he racially abused Zinedine Zidane.
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T5 was 'national embarrassment'

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 0:09
related places: London

British Airways and airport operator BAA are blamed for this March's chaotic opening of London's Heathrow Terminal 5.
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Ecstatic Hamilton revels in glory

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 22:14
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Botswana Botswana

Britain's Lewis Hamilton is 'thrilled' to claim the 2008 world title after a 'heart-stopping' end to the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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UK PM visits Saudi 'terror centre'

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 19:16
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Gordon Brown meets suspected members of al-Qaeda during a visit to a "de-radicalisation centre" in Saudi Arabia.
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Brown calls for more Gulf investment

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 13:07

UK PM Gordon Brown hopes wealthy oil states will give extra financial support to help countries at risk in the current crisis.
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Live text - Australia v England

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 8:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England take on hosts and tournament favourites Australia in their World Cup group match in Melbourne.
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UK extradits Tunisians to Italy

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 0:43
related countries: Italy Italy, Tunisia Tunisia

Three Tunisian men wanted in Italy for alleged terrorist offences have been extradited from Britain, police say.
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England thrashed in $20m showdown

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 0:16
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

England are embarrassed in the finale of the Stanford Super Series as the Superstars win by 10 wickets to scoop the $20m prize.
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Live text - Stanford XI v England

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 20:42
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

England are bowled out for just 99 against the Superstars in the $20m Twenty20 showdown.
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UK calls for urgent aid for Congo

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 18:42
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK foreign secretary says the need for aid is "absolutely pressing" for thousands displaced by fighting in eastern DR Congo.
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UK minister shocked by Afghan claim

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 18:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK government denies it has been cavalier with British soldiers' lives in Afghanistan.
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SAS commander quits 'over kit'

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 14:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Reports say that the British SAS reservist commander in Afghanistan has resigned in protest at poor equipment.
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Ossetia's 'Braveheart' connection

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 12:38

Tim Whewell travels to North and South Ossetia and discovers what links the Ossetians to Scotland.
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Anderson axed for Stanford game

Friday, October 31st 2008, 17:39
related places: Stanford

James Anderson is left out of England's match with the Stanford Superstars to accommodate second spinner Graeme Swann.
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British expat becomes mayor of Costa Blanca town by default

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:38
related countries: Spain Spain

A British man dubbed the "accidental mayor" of a Spanish town, denies reports that he has taken up the position.
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Barclays secures Middle East cash

Friday, October 31st 2008, 11:06

British bank Barclays announces plans to raise up to £7.3bn to strengthen its balance sheet mainly from Mid-East investors.
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Murray maintains winning sequence

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 16:50
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray makes it 14 wins in a row as he reaches the Paris Masters quarter-finals with an impressive victory over Fernando Verdasco.
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IOC reopens 2012 stadium debate

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 13:12

Olympics boss Jacques Rogge says London 2012's main stadium does not need an athletics legacy.
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Thai protests seek Thaksin's return

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 9:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai protesters demand that the UK extradite former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, hours after two small bomb attacks.
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Royals attend Bond world premiere

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 23:21
related places: London

Princes William and Harry attend the royal world premiere of the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace in London.
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Spurs comeback earns epic derby draw

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 22:09
related places: London, Tottenham

Tottenham score twice in the dying moments to give new boss Harry Redknapp a stunning 4-4 draw at north London rivals Arsenal.
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Canadian bomb plotter convicted

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian software developer is found guilty in a trial linked to a foiled fertiliser bomb plot in Britain.
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BMI being taken over by Lufthansa

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 13:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Heathrow

UK airline BMI is being taken over by Lufthansa, giving the German carrier the second-largest amount of flights from Heathrow.
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Ivorian guilty of student murder

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 0:52
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian judge jails a man from Ivory Coast for 30 years for murdering UK student Meredith Kercher in Italy.
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Brown and Sarkozy in action call

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 19:06
related countries: France France

Britain and France call for action to prevent the world financial crisis spreading and for IMF funds to be reshaped.
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Extremists 'to be barred from UK'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 15:14

UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announces tougher measures meant to prevent extremists from entering the UK.
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Stanford apology to England stars

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 8:26

Sir Allen Stanford apologises after he is pictured sitting among the England players' partners and with Matt Prior's wife on his lap.
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Windies 'offered England series'

Monday, October 27th 2008, 23:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The West Indies have been lined up to play England if Sri Lanka scrap their 2009 tour, BBC Sport understands.
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Osborne 'regrets' Deripaska meeting

Monday, October 27th 2008, 15:58
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK Conservatives' treasury spokesman George Osborne says he regrets his dealings with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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France see off battling Scotland

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 8:17
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

France defeat Scotland 36-18 in the opening Group B match of Rugby League's World Cup in Canberra.
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Live text - Australia v New Zealand

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 6:21
related countries: Australia Australia, France France
related places: Canberra

Australia hammer New Zealand after France defeat Scotland in the rugby league World Cup.
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England survive scare in opener

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 10:43
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
related places: Townsville

England are made to work hard before beating Papua New Guinea 32-22 in their World Cup opener in Townsville, Australia.
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Live text - England v PNG

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 8:31
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
related places: Townsville

England contest the opening game of the Rugby League World Cup against Papua New Guinea in Townsville, Australia.
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England stars set for IPL chance

Friday, October 24th 2008, 15:09
related countries: India India

England players will be free to play in next April's Indian Premier League if India release 20 players for the first English Premier League, BBC Sport can reveal.
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RL World Cup poised for kick-off

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:54
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

England take on Papua New Guinea in the opening match of Rugby League's 13th World Cup in Australia on Saturday.
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Icelandic anger at UK terror move

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:54

Icelanders send a message to the UK that they are not terrorists after terror laws are used to freeze their assets.
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