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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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'One-stop' embryo test unveiled

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:38

UK scientists have developed a "universal" genetic embryo test which can detect almost all inherited conditions.
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UK economy goes into reverse

Friday, October 24th 2008, 9:23

The economy shrank for the first time in 16 years between July and September, confirming the UK is on the brink of recession.
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Comic 'inspired' Kercher murder

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 8:53
related countries: Italy Italy, Japan Japan

A Japanese vampire comic inspired a suspect in the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, an Italian prosecutor says.
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The Keynes way

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 17:40

British economist is the man of the moment again
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Gloomy forecasts for UK economy

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 8:40

The Bank of England governor and an influential think tank predict the UK is likely to slide into recession in 2009.
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Decision due on Chagos Islanders

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 0:00

Thousands of Chagos Islanders, evicted from their homes in 1965, will learn later if the UK can block their right to return.
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UK ban for ads aired in Bangladesh

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 23:26
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi adverts claiming that products made children healthier have been banned after mistakenly appearing on UK television.
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Tories deny Russian cash claim

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 12:16
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK's opposition Conservative Party denies soliciting a donation from Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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Five killed in UK crash blaze

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 9:07

Five people, three of them believed to be children, are killed when a car catches fire in a crash on a British motorway.
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Cannibal chef given life sentence

Monday, October 20th 2008, 19:39

A British chef who murdered his lover before cooking pieces of his flesh and eating it is told he will serve 30 years in jail.
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UK and Iraq to begin troop talks

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Britain's new defence secretary John Hutton pays a surprise visit to Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders and UK troops.
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Life term call at Kercher hearing

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 20:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors call for a life sentence for one of three people accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher.
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Belgium seizes 'people smugglers'

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 19:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian police say they have broken up a ring of human traffickers trying to smuggle hundreds of Indians into the UK.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:32
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray takes on Roger Federer for a place in the Madrid Masters final.
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Fraudsters' website shut in swoop

Friday, October 17th 2008, 9:50

A website where criminals traded credit card details and bank log-ins is shut down after a police operation.
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Diabetes aspirin use questioned

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 23:05

Aspirin should not routinely be used to prevent heart attacks in people with diabetes, Scottish researchers say.
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Sex-on-beach trial Britons guilty

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:48

A British man and woman are found guilty of having sex on a beach in Dubai and sentenced to three months in prison.
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Murray overcomes Cilic in Madrid

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 13:34
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

British number one Andy Murray beats Croat Marin Cilic 7-5 7-6 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters.
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'Google doodle' marks Queen's visit to internet giant's HQ

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 11:40

An image of the Queen is incorporated into the homepage logo of internet giant Google, to mark her visit to its UK headquarters.
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Hurricane fears ease in Caribbean

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 10:14
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States, Virgin Islands Virgin Islands

Hurricane Omar is rapidly moving away after barrelling through north-east Caribbean islands, forecasters say.
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Beijing stars celebrate in London

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 10:12
related places: London

British Olympians and Paralympians are in London celebrating their efforts in Beijing.
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Live text - London heroes parade

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 9:29
related places: London

Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes are parading in front of thousands of fans through London.
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Thursday, October 16th 2008, 5:45

The impact of Pinochet's UK arrest 10 years on
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Titanic survivor auctions relics to pay nursing home fees

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 1:34

The UK's last remaining survivor of the Titanic plans to sell mementoes from the ship to pay her nursing home fees.
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Rooney hits double in England win

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 20:24
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Wayne Rooney scores twice as England win 3-1 in Belarus to make it four wins from four World Cup qualifiers.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 17:31
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Germany Germany, San Marino San Marino

England are in Belarus, Wales go to Germany and Northern Ireland host San Marino in World Cup qualifying matches on Wednesday.
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Colin Powell dances hip-hop to Nigerian fraudsters' beat

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Africa

Ex US diplomat Colin Powell dances hip-hop to celebrate African culture, but to a Nigerian fraudsters' anthem.
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Washington diary

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 11:12

Britain's PM makes splash this side of the Pond
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England pre-Capello was 'circus'

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 5:31

Stand-in captain Rio Ferdinand brands the England set-up before the arrival of coach Fabio Capello "a circus".
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US unveils $250bn banking rescue

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

The US government will buy stakes in major banks to try to stabilise the battered financial sector.
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England expect tough Belarus tie

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 16:37
related countries: Belarus Belarus

England coach Fabio Capello and skipper Rio Ferdinand say Belarus will provide stern opposition in their World Cup qualifying tie.
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UK backs down on terror detention

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 8:56

The UK government is forced to abandon plans to extend the period terror suspects can be held without charge.
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Four jailed for Cambodia murders

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 8:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Four ex-members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge are jailed for their part in the murder of a British mine-clearer and his interpreter.
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Exotic species of spiders make their homes in the UK

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 4:50

Exotic species of spider are making their homes in the UK- could the black widow be next?
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UK backs down on terror detention

Monday, October 13th 2008, 21:37

The UK government is forced to abandon plans to extend the period terror suspects can be held without charge.
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'No more need' for British troops

Monday, October 13th 2008, 12:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi prime minister has said British troops are no longer needed to maintain security in Iraq.
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Surrogate boom

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 23:53
related countries: India India

UK couples head to India to solve fertility problems
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BA flight makes emergency landing

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 16:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A British Airways jet bound for Delhi from Heathrow, with 222 passengers on board, lands near Berlin after an electrical fault develops.
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Taleban killed in Afghan battles

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 10:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Dozens of Taleban militants are killed by security forces in fighting in southern Afghanistan, local and British officials say.
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UK councils seek Iceland cash pledge

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 7:51
related countries: Iceland Iceland

UK councils are to meet the Icelandic ambassador to demand back bank deposits - amid fears of lost staff wages.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 18:03
related countries: Norway Norway

England beat Kazakhstan, Wales see off Liechtenstein but Scotland are held to a disappointing draw by Norway and Northern Ireland are beaten in Slovenia.
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Scotland 0-0 Norway

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 15:51
related countries: Norway Norway

Chris Iwelumo misses an open goal as Norway's draw delivers a blow to Scotland's World Cup qualification hopes.
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New media plan to combat Taleban

Friday, October 10th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK government mulls a radical plan to counter growing Taleban propaganda in Afghanistan, the BBC learns.
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UK condemns Iceland over banks

Friday, October 10th 2008, 0:22
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Gordon Brown accuses Iceland of 'unacceptable' action over British savings in collapsed banks.
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US stocks slide to five-year low

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 22:06

US stocks fall for a seventh straight session as investors remain fearful the financial crisis will lead to a deep recession.
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Stanford game is given go-ahead

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 18:56

England's $20m Stanford Twenty20 game will go ahead as planned, the tournament organisers confirm.
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Why does Beethoven's Ode to Joy upset some Euro MPs?

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 14:52

A decision to make the EU flag and motto more prominent and play the EU anthem more often angers some British Euro MPs.
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Colony abuse victims cash ruling

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 10:07

Victims of child sex abuse on Pitcairn Island can apply for compensation, the British government says.
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Stanford deal 'has been brokered'

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 9:52

A compromise is reached in the dispute over England's $20m Stanford Twenty20 game, BBC Sport understands.
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Stanford game 'only about money'

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 8:58

England's Alastair Cook admits the cricket is "unimportant" compared to the money on offer in the Stanford Twenty20 game.
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Central banks cut interest rates

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 22:28
related countries: United States United States

The world's major central banks cut interest rates, but the unprecedented step fails to cheer markets.
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Ferdinand condemns Fifa on racism

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 13:31

England vice-captain Rio Ferdinand calls on Fifa to "back up their words with actions" in dealing with racist fans.
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