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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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Chelsea insist Lampard will stay

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 12:47
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea say Frank Lampard will see out the final year of his contract if a new deal cannot be agreed.
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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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Africans reject Mugabe sanctions

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 10:16
related countries: Japan Japan, 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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UK pushes positive discrimination

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 19:24

Ministers set out plans to allow UK firms to discriminate in favour of female and ethnic minority candidates.
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Live - Wimbledon day four

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 7:32
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray is through to the first round as fellow Brit Anne Keothavong tumbles at Wimbledon on Thursday.
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UK 'to ban age discrimination'

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 21:27

UK ministers are set to unveil new laws to tackle age discrimination and the gender pay gap in Britain, the BBC learns.
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UK tycoon to appeal over treaty

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 10:56
related countries: Portugal Portugal

UK millionaire Stuart Wheeler vows to battle on in court to force a UK referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
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Monet work auctioned for £41m

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 19:57
related places: London

A Claude Monet painting, Le Bassin Aux Nympheas, fetches a record £40.9m price tag at auction in London.
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Premier League impresses Arshavin

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin hails the Premier League as the best football club competition in the world.
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UK bishop 'will boycott Lambeth'

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 9:26
related places: Rochester

The Bishop of Rochester will decline an invitation to the Anglicans' Lambeth Conference, it has been reported.
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British hostages 'alive' in Iraq

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 21:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's most senior security official says he believes that five British hostages seized more than a year ago are still alive.
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Gritty Kiwis win to level series

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 17:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Bristol

Tim Southee and Kyle Mills are the New Zealand heroes as they win a tense one-day international against England in Bristol to level the series 1-1.
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Major new UK rail lines considered

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 11:48

Network Rail is to look into creating five new high-speed lines for the UK by 2025, as part of a major review.
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Rugby: New Zealand v England

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 9:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

England's ill-fated tour of New Zealand ends in a second heavy defeat.
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India baby girl deaths 'increase'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 4:01
related countries: India India

Growing numbers of female foetuses are aborted and baby girls left to die in India, a UK charity says.
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England rugby four can leave NZ

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 1:55

Police say four England rugby players at the centre of sex allegations can leave the country, according to reports.
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Mann awaits verdict in E Guinea

Friday, June 20th 2008, 21:13
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Former British soldier Simon Mann waits to hear the verdict as his trial in Equatorial Guinea for a 2004 coup plot ends.
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A date with hate

Friday, June 20th 2008, 15:55

Meeting the cleric who knew the 7/7 London bombers
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Abu Hamza loses extradition fight

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza loses his fight against extradition to the US over terror-related charges.
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England players in NZ assault probe

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:37

Auckland City police confirm four England rugby players are under investigation after an allegation of sexual assault.
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SA rejects E Guinea coup charge

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:31
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, South Africa South Africa

South Africa dismisses as "laughabale" a UK mercenary's accusations that it backed a coup plot in Equatorial Guinea.
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UK parliament approves EU treaty

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 19:55

The UK effectively ratifies the European Union's reform treaty, hours before an EU summit begins.
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Four UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when as their vehicle is caught in an explosion, the Ministry of Defence says.
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E Guinea seeks 30 years for Mann

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 15:43
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Prosecutors in Equatorial Guinea call for British mercenary Simon Mann to serve 30 years in jail for his 2004 coup plot.
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Extra UK troops for Afghanistan

Monday, June 16th 2008, 21:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troop numbers in Afghanistan will increase to more than 8,000 by next spring, Des Browne tells MPs.
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UK says UAE terror risk is 'high'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 17:01
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

British nationals in the United Arab Emirates have been warned there is now a high risk of a terror attack there.
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Bush and Brown's warning to Iran

Monday, June 16th 2008, 16:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Gordon Brown and George Bush warn Iran to accept their "offers of partnership" or face international isolation.
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Brown and Bush in talks at No 10

Monday, June 16th 2008, 4:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Gordon Brown and George W Bush hold formal talks on the second day of the US president's two-day visit to the UK.
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Bush stands by invasion of Iraq

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 22:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

George W Bush stands by the invasion of Iraq five years ago as protests greet the UK leg of his goodbye tour.
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Golf: Woods on brink of US Open glory

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 3:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

Tiger Woods will take a one-shot lead over England's Lee Westwood into the final round of the US Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday.
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UK fuel strike begins to hit supply

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 19:32

A strike by fuel tanker drivers over pay starts to hit the supply of petrol and diesel at petrol stations in parts of Britain.
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UK fuel strike begins to hit supply

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 15:23

A strike by fuel tanker drivers over pay starts to hit the supply of petrol and diesel at petrol stations in parts of Britain.
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Rugby: New Zealand pound England

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 9:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

A young England side are put to the sword by the All Blacks in Auckland.
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UK to press ahead with EU Treaty

Friday, June 13th 2008, 18:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the UK will continue to ratify the EU Treaty despite an Irish 'no' vote.
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UK protesters halt coal train

Friday, June 13th 2008, 11:12

Climate campaigners plan to unload coal from a train they have blocked on its way to a UK power station.
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'Killer' weeps at bodies footage

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 22:47

A British man accused of killing his wife and daughter cries as a jury in Massachusetts is shown footage of their bodies.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 19:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.
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Arrest warrant for Brunei prince

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 12:26
related countries: Brunei Brunei

A warrant is issued for the arrest of the Sultan of Brunei's brother who failed to appear in a UK court.
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Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 21:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan police seize almost 240 tonnes of hashish, in what is believed to be the biggest-ever seizure of illegal drugs.
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EU to act over UK budget deficit

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 14:15

The UK faces disciplinary proceedings from the EU which says its budget deficit is growing too large.
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Should we be able to choose when we die?

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 11:14

A woman with multiple sclerosis is due to ask the High Court to clarify the law on suicide. Should it be allowed in the UK?
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Treaty vote plea tests UK lawyers

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 16:44

David Thompson says the attempt to force an EU referendum is set to redefine the balance of power between politics and the courts.
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Trump golf inquiry in full swing

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 13:40
related countries: United States United States

US tycoon Donald Trump gives evidence at an inquiry into his plans for a £1bn golf resort in Scotland.
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EU deal on UK temporary workers

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 4:08

Britain's 1.3 million agency workers will get the same pay and conditions as permanent staff under a new EU deal.
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Iraq UK troops decision 'this year'

Monday, June 9th 2008, 21:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The final withdrawal of British troops from Iraq could be announced by the end of the year, the BBC learns.
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Blast takes UK Afghan toll to 100

Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three UK soldiers die in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, bringing the number killed there to 100 since 2001.
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Grim milestone

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 20:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The British death toll in Afghanistan reaches 100
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Family joy as lost divers found

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 15:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The families of three British divers missing in Indonesia for two days speak of their delight that they have been found safe.
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