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Live text - Murray v Querrey

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 16:18

British number one Andy Murray takes on Sam Querrey in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 15:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Edgbaston

England are dismissed for a paltry 231 as South Africa take a vice-like grip on the first day of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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BA and Iberia hold merger talks

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 20:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Difficult market conditions have forced British Airways and Spain's Iberia into merger talks, the airlines say.
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Alzheimer's drug 'halts' decline

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 19:27

UK scientists have developed a drug which may halt the progression of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
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Harmison left out of England team

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 13:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England leave out Steve Harmison and Stuart Broad for the third Test against South Africa, but Paul Collingwood is recalled.
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BA and Iberia hold merger talks

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 13:40
related countries: Spain Spain

Difficult market conditions have forced British Airways and Spain's Iberia into merger talks, the airlines say.
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'Six held' over Antigua killing

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 12:53
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Police in Antigua are questioning five people over the murder of a British doctor and the shooting of her husband on honeymoon.
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Branson unveils space tourism jet

Monday, July 28th 2008, 20:42

Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson unveils a key piece of his space tourism programme in California.
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UK MPs 'misled' over interrogation

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 10:52

MPs and peers voice concerns that they may have been misled over troops' use of banned interrogation methods.
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Saturday, July 26th 2008, 17:28
related places: London

White House hopeful Barack Obama says strong transatlantic ties are needed to deal with a range of world issues.
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Bolt cruises to stunning 200m win

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 17:16

Jamaican Usain Bolt underlines his Olympic credentials by winning the 200m at the London Grand Prix in 19.76 seconds.
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Women try to open door mid-flight

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 16:54

A plane is forced to make an emergency landing after two British women tried to open a cabin door mid-flight.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 15:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 10:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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Sprinter Powell eases to 100m win

Friday, July 25th 2008, 21:02

Asafa Powell completes his pre-Olympic preparations with an impressive victory at the London Grand Prix.
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DNA tests on 'yeti' split ends could help solve mystery

Friday, July 25th 2008, 11:19
related countries: India India

Scientists in the UK who examined hairs reputed to belong to a yeti in India say that an initial series of tests have proved inconclusive.
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Twenty20 winners to face England

Friday, July 25th 2008, 10:44

England will warm up for their $20m (£10m) showdown with the Stanford Super Stars later this year by playing the winners of this weekend's Twenty20 Cup.
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UK MPs call for talks with Hamas

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 15:12

A UK parliamentary committee calls for dialogue with Hamas, as the UN says poverty has reached a new high in Gaza.
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UK move against online music piracy

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:48

Six of the UK's biggest net providers sign up to a government plan to tackle illegal file-sharing.
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Cold cash: Moscow tops list of world's priciest cities

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow, Tokyo

Moscow tops the league of the most expensive cities to live in for expatriates, followed by Tokyo and London.
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Renewables mandate 'undermined'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 23:39

Green groups accuse the UK government of trying to sabotage EuropeÂ’s rules on renewable energy.
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Smith salutes South Africa spirit

Monday, July 21st 2008, 18:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Skipper Graeme Smith pays tribute to South Africa's resolve as they beat England by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 series lead.
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England crash to 10-wicket defeat

Monday, July 21st 2008, 17:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa seal a 10-wicket win over England on the fourth day at Headingley to take a 1-0 lead into the final two Tests.
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Live text - England v S Africa

Monday, July 21st 2008, 15:59

South Africa need nine runs to beat England in the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series after bowling England out for 327.
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Brown issues Iran nuclear warning

Monday, July 21st 2008, 10:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown warns Iran over its nuclear programme as he addresses Israel's parliament.
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UK PM to warn Iran in Israel speech

Monday, July 21st 2008, 8:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Britain is determined to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, Gordon Brown will tell the Israeli parliament.
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UK PM says Mid-East deal possible

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 18:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Gordon Brown says he is optimistic Israel and the Palestinians can sign a peace deal, and promises British funds to help it work.
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Live text - Open day four

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 16:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's Padraig Harrington leads England's Ian Poulter by one shot on the final day of the Open at Royal Birkdale.
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UK PM in Palestinian aid pledge

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

UK PM Gordon Brown announces economic help for the Palestinians, after talks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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Live text - England v S Africa

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 9:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Villiers

AB de Villiers continues his marathon innings as South Africa stretch their lead over England to 277 at Headingley.
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UK 'must check' US torture denial

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

The British government should no longer rely on US assurances it does not use torture, a parliamentary report says.
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UK Iraq hostage reported dead

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 22:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One of the five UK hostages held captive in Iraq has killed himself, claims a video apparently issued by an Iraqi militant group.
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England toil after Prince century

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 17:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Villiers

Ashwell Prince and AB de Villiers guide South Africa to 322-4, a lead of 119 over England, on day two of the second Test.
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Live text - Open day three

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 13:00

Defending champion Padraig Harrington is the clubhouse leader with Greg Norman and KJ Choi still out on the course in the third round of the Open.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 9:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ashwell Prince and AB de Villiers put South Africa in control of the second Test against England at Headingley.
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Live text - Open day two

Friday, July 18th 2008, 18:54

Korea's KJ Choi leads two-time champion Greg Norman by one shot in the second round at the 137th Open.
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SA on top after England collapse

Friday, July 18th 2008, 17:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa take the upper hand on day one of the second Test, bowling England out for 203 before replying with 101-3.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday, July 18th 2008, 9:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa put England in trouble as the fifth wicket falls in the 34th over on day one of the second Test.
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Live - Open day one

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 18:27

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell shares the lead with Rocco Mediate and Robert Allenby at the Open on one under par.
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UK ratifies the EU Lisbon Treaty

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 17:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal

The UK has officially ratified the controversial EU treaty - despite doubts over its future after the Irish "no" vote.
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Landmark win for UK care mother

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 14:45

A British woman who claims she was forced to resign from her job because of her disabled son wins a discrimination case.
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Nigerian activists reject UK plan

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

Activists in the Niger Delta reject a UK plan to provide military training to deal with "blood oil".
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UK drug girls released in Ghana

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 10:18
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Two UK girls are free from a Ghana prison after a one-year sentence for smuggling cocaine.
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Migrant criminal network exposed

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 20:57

A criminal network in illegal Punjabi immigrant communities in the UK is exposed by a BBC News investigation.
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Knife attacks

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 5:18

UK crime fears are reflected around the world
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US concerns prompt market falls

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 13:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Global shares fall sharply with London's FTSE 100 index seeing about £35bn wiped off its value in one day.
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Envoy Blair cancels visit to Gaza

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 8:56

The international Middle East envoy, former British PM Tony Blair, cancels a planned visit to the Gaza Strip.
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South Africa earn draw at Lord's

Monday, July 14th 2008, 16:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The first Test between England and South Africa at Lord's ends in a draw after the tourists close 47 runs ahead at 393-3.
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Sidebottom hampered by stiff back

Monday, July 14th 2008, 5:41

Seamer Ryan Sidebottom is an injury concern as England look for quick wickets as they aim for victory in the first Test against South Africa.
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Protest disrupts bishop's sermon

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 19:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Gay US bishop Gene Robinson is forced to halt a sermon to a London church after being heckled from the congregation.
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South Africa openers defy England

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 17:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Centuries from Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie help South Africa to 242-1, 104 behind England, after day four of the first Test.
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Abuse allegation against UK troops

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 10:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The MoD refers an allegation that British soldiers sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Iraqi boy to the Royal Military Police.
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Live - England v South Africa

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 9:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie hit centuries as South Africa end day four on 242-1 against England at Lord's.
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Panesar keen to turn up pressure

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 22:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Monty Panesar says there is still hard work ahead for England after they make South Africa follow-on in the first Test at Lord's.
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UK charges over students murder

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 19:24
related countries: France France
related places: London

Police charge a 23-year-old man with the murders of two French students in south-east London.
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England reign despite Prince ton

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa close at 13-0 in their follow-on, 333 behind England after three days of the first Test at Lord's.
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Cavendish claims second stage win

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 17:01
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

Mark Cavendish becomes only the second British rider to win two stages of the Tour de France in the same year, with a searing sprint finish in Toulouse.
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Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK condemn China and Russia for vetoing a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders.
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Live - England v South Africa

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 9:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa all out for 247 - 346 runs behind England - and are forced to follow-on on day three of the first Test.
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England looking for early wickets

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 7:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England will target South Africa's early order on day three of the first Test at Lord's.
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Supreme Bell piles pressure on SA

Friday, July 11th 2008, 17:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ian Bell hits a magnificent 199 as England declare on 593-8 on the second day of the first Test against South Africa.
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England could stage rival to IPL

Friday, July 11th 2008, 11:02

The MCC, Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey put forward a blueprint for a rival Twenty20 tournament to be held in England within two years.
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Pietersen jubilant after century

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 18:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen hails his century against South Africa as one of the most special days of his England career.
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Pietersen ton puts England on top

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 17:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen strikes a superb unbeaten 104 as England recover to 309-3 after day one of the first Test with South Africa at Lord's.
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Europe's armies chided in report

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 13:31

Europe's armies are under-performing and will need fresh Franco-British impetus to meet future challenges, a top think-tank's report says.
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Student murders accused in court

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 3:23
related countries: France France
related places: London

A man accused of murdering two French students is due in court in London as police question two other suspects.
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Half of UK forces 'ready to quit'

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 3:04

Almost half of UK military personnel regularly think about leaving the forces, a Ministry of Defence survey suggests.
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Man charged with student murders

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 21:07
related countries: France France
related places: London

A man is accused of double murder and two others are arrested over deaths of two French students in London.
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EU reclaims misspent farm funds

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 16:25
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Commission tells Italy, the UK and seven other EU states to return 410m euros in misspent farm subsidies.
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Cavendish claims maiden stage win

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:17
related countries: France France

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins stage five of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish.
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Live - Tour de France stage five

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 10:04
related countries: France France

Britain's David Millar continues his challenge for the yellow jersey on day five of the Tour de France.
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Litvinenko widow backs UK pressure

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 11:05
related countries: Russia Russia

The widow of murdered Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko backs UK calls for the extradition of a man over his death.
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Inter move for Lampard rejected

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 10:17
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea reject an official approach from Inter Milan to discuss the transfer of England midfielder Frank Lampard.
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Africans reject Mugabe sanctions

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 10:16
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

African leaders meeting in Japan say they oppose a push by the US and UK to impose UN sanctions on Zimbabwe.
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'We accuse'

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 9:49

Why the Litvinenko affair still bedevils UK-Russia relations
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Russia 'backed Litvinenko murder'

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 9:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Litvinenko's murder was carried out with the backing of the Russian state, UK government sources tell the BBC.
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Mann sentenced for E Guinea plot

Monday, July 7th 2008, 21:57
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Briton Simon Mann is sentenced to 34 years in jail for an Equatorial Guinea coup plot.
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Inter begin Lampard negotiations

Monday, July 7th 2008, 20:38
related places: Chelsea

Inter Milan open talks to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard, BBC Sport understands.
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Second arrest over student deaths

Monday, July 7th 2008, 10:11
related countries: France France
related places: London

A second man is arrested over the murders of two French students who were stabbed and set alight in London.
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Aborigine skulls to be taken home

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 23:31
related countries: Australia Australia

A delegation of Aboriginal people is set to take a number of human remains from Scotland back to Australia.
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New appeal over students' murder

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 20:33
related countries: France France
related places: London

Police release an e-fit of a man seen near the scene of the double murder of two French students in south London.
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Hamilton surges to British GP win

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 13:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Briton Lewis Hamilton brilliantly handles the wet conditions at Silverstone to win his first British Grand Prix.
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Mugabe crisis 'infecting' Africa

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

David Miliband says the situation in Zimbabwe is now a "crisis infecting the whole of southern Africa".
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Student's family appeal to killer

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 10:44
related countries: France France
related places: London

The parents of a French student stabbed to death and burned in a London flat say his killer "cannot hide forever".
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Live - British Grand Prix

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 9:58
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton surges clear after a dramatic start at a wet Silverstone.
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Inquiry urged into UK island group

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 7:06

British MPs call for an inquiry into the administration of overseas territory the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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Man arrested over London murders

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 14:19
related countries: France France
related places: London

A man is arrested in connection with the murder of two French students who were stabbed and burned in a flat in London.
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Tour de France: Stage one as it happened

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 10:03
related countries: France France
related places: Brest, Plumelec

Alejandro Valverde wins the opening stage of the 2008 Tour de France from Brest to Plumelec.
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Safe city?

Friday, July 4th 2008, 15:58
related places: How, London

How student murders may affect views of London
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Burglary clue to student murders

Friday, July 4th 2008, 7:40
related countries: France France
related places: London

The stabbing of two French students in London could be linked to a burglary, police say.
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Renegade S Lanka leader goes home

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 16:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Former Tamil Tiger renegade Col Karuna arrives in Sri Lanka after being jailed in the UK, British embassy officials say.
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Romanian girl in UK for abortion

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 14:55
related countries: Romania Romania

An 11-year-old Romanian rape victim is to have an abortion in the UK despite being cleared to have one in Romania.
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French fire victims 'stabbed'

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 11:38
related countries: France France
related places: London

Two French students found stabbed to death in a London flat had suffered "horrific" injuries, police say.
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UK ban on Hezbollah military arm

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 11:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The military wing of Lebanese political party Hezbollah has been placed on the Government's list of banned terrorist organisations.
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Merger forms transatlantic union

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 9:01
related countries: United States United States

Britain's biggest union, Unite, is merging with the US-based United Steelworkers union to create a new "global" body.
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UK fighter 'fully combat ready'

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 4:10

After years of planning and preparation, Britain's RAF says its hi-tech Eurofighter Typhoon plane is finally combat ready.
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Clergy in threat over women bishops

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 3:27
related places: Canterbury, York

Clergy members tell the Archbishops of Canterbury and York they will leave the Church of England if women bishops are ordained.
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Washed up turtles make long journey home to Canary Isles

Monday, June 30th 2008, 5:20

Two loggerhead turtles are flown to Gran Canaria and returned to the wild after washing up on UK shores.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan mine blast

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 17:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed after stepping on a mine in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Tobacco giant 'breaks youth code'

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 23:09

A UK tobacco firm is breaking its own marketing code covering cigarette sales to young Africans, a BBC investigation finds.
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