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Cuba welcomes UK anti-drug ship

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 1:19
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Royal Navy ship has visited Cuba for only the second time since the country's revolution 50 years ago
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Briton freed after kidnap ordeal

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A British man taken captive in Nigeria has been released unharmed, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
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UK diplomat 'says Obama aloof'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 19:52
related places: Washington

The UK ambassador to Washington describes Barack Obama as "highly intelligent" but at times "aloof", reports say.
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Uefa Cup as it happened

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 23:20
related places: Tottenham

Portsmouth, Spurs, Man City and Aston Villa go through but Everton and Motherwell crash out on a busy night of European action.
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Solid gold statue of model Moss revealed

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 15:28
related places: Moss

A 50kg solid gold statue of model Kate Moss, created by artist Marc Quinn, is unveiled at the British Museum.
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Mexico massacre

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 12:47

UK journalist recalls being caught up in 1968 violence
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England handed Rooney injury lift

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 12:15

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for England's next two World Cup qualifiers.
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Diplomat children to return to UK

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Children of UK diplomats based in Pakistan are to be withdrawn from the country in the wake of the bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
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Human rights concern over 42 days

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:15

UK plans to enable police to hold terror suspects without charge for longer cause concern at Europe's human rights watchdog.
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Gurkhas win right to stay in UK

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 16:17

A group of retired Gurkhas fighting for the right to settle in Britain win their immigration test case at the High Court.
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Bush attempts to reassure markets

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 13:22
related countries: United States United States

US shares are expected to rise on opening after President George W Bush renewed calls for Congress to back the $700bn banking rescue plan.
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Swann and Prior in England squad

Monday, September 29th 2008, 11:30
related countries: India India

Graeme Swann, Matt Prior and Owais Shah are among 15 England players selected for the Test series against India.
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More cash is injected into banks

Friday, September 26th 2008, 9:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

British, Swiss and EU central banks take co-ordinated action to lend billions of dollars of extra cash to banks.
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Bleak outlook for Europe's toads

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 21:05
related places: More

More than half of Europe's amphibians could be extinct by 2050, due to climate change and disease, UK research warns.
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Croatia fined over Heskey abuse

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 13:28
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Fifa fines the Croatian Football Federation £15,000 for racist behaviour by their fans during the World Cup qualifier with England on 10 September.
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UK trains disrupted by gun incident

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 22:57
related places: London

Train services are suspended on a busy rail route linking London and Scotland as police investigate a firearms incident.
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EDF agrees to buy British Energy

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 11:33
related countries: France France

French energy firm EDF says it will buy UK nuclear power plant operator British Energy in a £12.5bn deal.
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EDF set to buy British Energy

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 19:59
related countries: France France

French energy firm EDF is due to announce a £12.4bn deal to buy UK nuclear power plant operator British Energy.
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Court backs UK retirement laws

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 10:22

A challenge against employers' rights to make people retire at 65 has been rejected by the adviser to the European courts.
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BA suspends Pakistan flights

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British Airways suspends flights "indefinitely" to and from Pakistan after Islamabad hotel attack.
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Police 'sure Brazilian was bomber'

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 16:02
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

The two London officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes dead were sure he was a suicide bomber, an inquest hears.
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Menezes shooting inquest begins

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 14:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The inquest into how police shot dead a Brazilian electrician on a London Tube train opens, three years after the killing.
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Administrators of Lehman seek $8bn

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 13:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Lehman

The European administrators of Lehman Brothers file a court order in NY demanding $8bn is returned from Lehman US to London.
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GB level as Murray crushes Peya

Friday, September 19th 2008, 15:13
related countries: Austria Austria

World number four Andy Murray draws Britain level with Austria in their Davis Cup tie after easily beating Alex Peya 6-4 6-1 6-4.
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Live text - GB v Austria

Friday, September 19th 2008, 9:52
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Wimbledon

Alex Bogdanovic gets Britain's Davis Cup tie under way at Wimbledon as he takes on Austria's Jurgen Melzer.
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Court orders Diana photos damages

Friday, September 19th 2008, 0:52

A British photographer is ordered to pay damages to Mohamed Al Fayed over pictures taken of Princess Diana on the Harrods owner's yacht.
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Europe plans asteroid sample grab

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 23:34

British scientists and engineers are working on a potential new European mission to bring back material from an asteroid.
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Uefa Cup as it happened

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 13:42
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Aston Villa, Man City, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Everton win while Motherwell lose on a busy night for British clubs in the Uefa Cup.
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UK seeking CO2 trading increase

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 7:36

The UK government wants EU nations to be allowed to trade 50% of their target CO2 cuts, a leaked document reveals.
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Paralympic baton passed to London

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 14:08
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, London

London takes over as the Paralympic host city as Beijing bids farewell to the Games in a final closing ceremony.
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Fifa to probe Heskey racial abuse

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Zagreb

Fifa will investigate alleged racial abuse directed at Emile Heskey by Croatia fans during England's win in Zagreb last week.
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Gatwick Airport put up for sale

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 6:30
related places: Gatwick

The UK's second-largest airport, Gatwick, is put up for sale by its owner BAA following a report by the Competition Commission
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Nigerian militants 'seize Briton'

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Militants reportedly take a UK oil worker hostage in Nigeria and blow up a pipeline.
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UK banks 'to get more regulation'

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 8:59

Chancellor Alistair Darling says that action was being taking to tighten up the UK's financial system to prevent further bank crises.
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Pakistan leader in UK for talks

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 6:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who is on a private visit to Britain, is due to meet British PM Gordon Brown.
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Stranded Britons face extra bill

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 15:19

A British couple are given a hotel bill for almost £1,000, despite having already paid for their XL holiday.
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Vettel claims historic Monza win

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 13:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Italy Italy

Sebastian Vettel secures his and the Toro Rosso team's maiden Formula One victory by winning the Italian Grand Prix as Britain's Lewis Hamilton finishes seventh.
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Stranded UK tourists await help

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 10:38

Air regulators arrange for planes to help holiday-makers stranded overseas following the collapse of UK tour operator XL.
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Tourists stranded by UK firm's collapse

Friday, September 12th 2008, 19:29

Thousands of tourists in the Mediterranean and elsewhere face travel chaos after a big holiday firm files for protection.
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Capello hails England 'courage'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 6:57
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Wembley, Zagreb

England boss Fabio Capello says the secret to the 4-1 win in Croatia was that his side played with "confidence and courage".
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Walcott hat-trick sinks Croatia

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 20:49
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Zagreb

Theo Walcott scores three goals as England thrash Croatia 4-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Zagreb.
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Russia 2-1 Wales

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia substitute Pavel Pogrebniak scores late on to give his side a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Moscow.
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Chanderpaul scoops top ICC award

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:00

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year while England captain Charlotte Taylor wins the women's award.
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Bangladesh gets UK climate help

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 16:18
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The UK announces funds to help Bangladesh protect itself against impacts of climate change and introduce new crop strains.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Russia Russia

England lead Croatia 4-1, while Northern Ireland are level with Czech Republic after Scotland defeat Iceland and Wales lose 2-1 in Russia.
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Dim outlook for European economies

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 13:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The European Commission warns that Germany, Spain and the UK will fall into recession in 2008, as eurozone growth slows.
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UK to impose foreign worker limits

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 16:05

The list of UK jobs likely to be open to workers from outside the EU is published as part of new immigration measures.
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Harmison gets $1m Stanford chance

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 13:02
related places: Durham

Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison is named in England's 15-man squad for the $20m (£11.5m) Stanford Super Series.
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'Astonishment' at UK terror verdicts

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:35

Counter-terrorism officials are "dismayed" as a trial fails to prove a plot to bring down transatlantic airliners, the BBC learns.
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Superb Federer ends Murray dream

Monday, September 8th 2008, 23:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

Roger Federer is at his brilliant best as he wins a fifth straight US Open title and ends Andy Murray's hopes of a first Grand Slam crown.
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Spectacular fossil forests found deep in the coal mines of Illinois

Monday, September 8th 2008, 19:51
related countries: United States United States

A US-UK team of scientists find more spectacular fossil forests deep in the coal mines of Illinois.
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Three guilty of bomb conspiracy

Monday, September 8th 2008, 19:11

Three British men are found guilty of a massive terrorism conspiracy to murder involving home-made bombs.
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'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 23:18

The former UK chief scientist says the climate challenge is so great, it demands the most brilliant minds tackle it.
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'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 23:18

The former UK chief scientist says the climate challenge is so great, it demands the most brilliant minds tackle it.
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Murray stuns Nadal to reach final

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray completes a stunning win over world number one Rafael Nadal at the US Open to reach his first Grand Slam final.
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Cole double rescues nervy England

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 19:49
related countries: Andorra Andorra

England labour to a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra thanks to Joe Cole's second-half brace.
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Live text - World Cup qualifiers

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 12:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Macedonia Macedonia

Northern Ireland face Slovakia after Wales win and Scotland lose their opening World Cup qualifiers.
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Capello demands managers' respect

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 10:39
related countries: Andorra Andorra

England coach Fabio Capello calls for club managers to respect his role ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Andorra.
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Universal flu vaccine tests start

Friday, September 5th 2008, 16:00

A universal flu vaccine which could mean an end to the annual flu jab is being trialled on UK volunteers.
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UK politician's gunpoint Colombian coffee ordeal

Friday, September 5th 2008, 9:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Columbia

An MP describes how he was held at gunpoint by guards in Columbia who mistook a jar of coffee whitener he was carrying for cocaine.
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UK food prices show 8.3% increase

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 23:07

UK food prices have risen by 8.3% on average since January, with meat and fish up 23%, according to a study for the BBC.
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Live text - US Open mixed doubles final

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber of the United States face Leander Paes and Cara Black at Flushing Meadows.
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In-form Murray eyes US Open glory

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 5:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray sets his sights on beating Rafael Nadal and winning the tournament after reaching his maiden US Open semi-final.
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Live text - Murray v Del Potro

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 19:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray beats Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Rain ends England whitewash hopes

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 18:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff

England's hopes of a 5-0 series victory over South Africa are ended as the final one-day match in Cardiff is abandoned.
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Live text - England v S Africa

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 13:05
related places: Cardiff

England's hopes of a 5-0 series victory over South Africa are ended as the final one-day match in Cardiff is abandoned.
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UK museum to unveil 'cocoon' centre

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 22:25
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum unveils the interactive centre that will soon house 20 million plant and insect specimens.
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Blair's relative 'stuck in Gaza'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 13:40

Lauren Booth, human rights activist and sister-in-law of the former UK PM Tony Blair, claims she is "stuck" in Gaza.
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UK recession this year, OECD says

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 11:04

The OECD says the UK economy will fall in recession in the second half of 2008 and sharply cuts its growth forecast.
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Dubai 'sex on beach' trial delay

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 9:08

The trial of a British man and woman accused of having sex on a beach in Dubai has been delayed for a week.
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Russia stands by Georgia actions

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 18:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia upholds its decision to recognise the independence of Georgia's breakaway provinces as EU leaders prepare to meet.
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England maintain perfect record

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 17:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England go 4-0 up in the one-day series after Andrew Flintoff stars in a rain-affected match against South Africa at Lord's.
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Celtic 2-4 Rangers

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 13:24

Rangers go top of the Scottish Premier League with a thrilling win away to champions Celtic.
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UK warns over 'Russia aggression'

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia

UK PM Gordon Brown says Nato and the EU must reassess their relations with the Kremlin to prevent "Russian aggression".
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Live text - Celtic v Rangers

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 10:56
related places: Glasgow

Rangers defeat Celtic 4-1 in first Old Firm showdown of the season.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 9:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Rain delays the start of the fourth one-dayer between England and South Africa at Lord's.
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Amateur British diplomat sought Nazi WWII pact

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 22:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A fascist sympathiser who tried to broker peace with Germany during WWII was aided by the Foreign Office, MI5 files reveal.
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UK faces 'profound economic crisis'

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 0:25

Chancellor Alistair Darling says the UK is facing the worst economic crisis in 60 years and warns of a "profound" downturn.
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England win seals one-day series

Friday, August 29th 2008, 17:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England produce another fine one-day performance to beat South Africa by 126 runs to seal the series at The Oval.
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Live text - Uefa Cup draw

Friday, August 29th 2008, 10:45

Six British clubs find out their Uefa Cup first round opponents when the draw is made on Friday lunchtime.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday, August 29th 2008, 9:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Samit Patel takes 5-41 as England win the third one-day international and seal the series, beating South Africa by 126 runs at The Oval.
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Lockerbie evidence not disclosed

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 21:13
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

UK police failed to disclose evidence to the defence of a Libyan man in the Lockerbie trial, the BBC learns.
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UK 'PM terror threat' three charged

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 18:34

Three men held over an alleged threat to kill UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown are charged with terror offences.
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UK gun factory man gets life

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 11:36

A man who turned replica guns into live weapons linked to more than 50 shootings, including eight murders, is jailed for life.
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UK hacker loses extradition appeal

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

A Briton accused of hacking into secret Nasa military computers loses his appeal against extradition to the US.
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Ex-London mayor to advise Chavez

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 1:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is to work as a consultant for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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UK urges tough response to Russia

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 19:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK foreign secretary calls for "hard-headed engagement" with Russia in response to its actions in Georgia.
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UK FM in Ukraine for Russia talks

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 8:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary David Miliban is visiting Ukraine in an effort to build a "coalition against Russian aggression".
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UK makes Atlantic sea bed claim

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 2:17

Britain is to formally present its case to the UN to extend its territorial rights around Ascension Island.
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England surge to 10-wicket rout

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Stuart Broad takes 5-23 as England move 2-0 ahead in the one-day series, crushing South Africa by 10 wickets.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 13:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England get halfway to their target of 84 after just eight overs against South Africa in the second one-day match.
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Forced landing for Ryanair flight

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 9:28
related countries: Spain Spain

A plane carrying British tourists to Spain is forced to make an unscheduled landing due to a loss of cabin pressure.
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Murray strolls through at US Open

Monday, August 25th 2008, 20:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

British number one Andy Murray beats Sergio Roitman of Argentina in round one of the US Open.
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Live text - Murray v Roitman

Monday, August 25th 2008, 19:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign against Argentine Sergio Roitman.
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Recession fears weaken sterling

Monday, August 25th 2008, 11:05

The pound slides to its weakest levels against the dollar in more than two years, on fears about the health of the UK economy.
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Sidebottom misses rest of series

Monday, August 25th 2008, 11:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom is ruled out of the remaining four matches in England's one-day series against South Africa with a groin injury.
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Pietersen welcomes Trophy switch

Monday, August 25th 2008, 8:19

England captain Kevin Pietersen welcomes the International Cricket Council's decision to postpone the Champions Trophy by 13 months.
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2012 Hindley image use condemned

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 21:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Downing Street and London Mayor Boris Johnson criticise of the use of a portrait of murderer Myra Hindley in a video shown at a London 2012 event in Beijing.
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Blast demolishes landmark UK towers

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 12:19

Two iconic concrete cooling towers in South Yorkshire are demolished in a controlled explosion.
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Solar plane makes night flights

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 4:21

A UK-built solar-powered plane sets an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.
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