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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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'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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