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Rwandan suspects to be extradited

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

Magistrates in London uphold a request to extradite four men to Rwanda to face mass murder charges.
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Will free swimming encourage you to be active?

Friday, June 6th 2008, 9:17

The government have announced plans to make swimming free for over 60s as part of an initiative linked to the 2012 Olympics. Is this the best way to get the UK involved in sport?
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Diplomat convoy held in Zimbabwe

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 17:59
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police detain several US and UK diplomats as they try to investigate political violence, the US envoy says.
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Top Tory MEP in expenses breach

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 14:07

The head of the UK Conservative MEPs admits a "technical breach" of the rules on expenses.
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Police still say Scarlett raped

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 6:06
related countries: India India

Police say a British girl killed in India was raped - despite tests suggesting she did not have sex before she died.
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Can private firms improve the NHS?

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 8:54

Executives from private companies could be brought in to run failing NHS trusts in England. Would private sector management improve the NHS?
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UK gets high rating for beaches

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 14:09

Britain's coastal waters receive a 96.5% rating for cleanliness in an EU report.
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Bones found at WWI 'mass grave'

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 12:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

Archaeologists in France believe they may have found the WWI grave of hundreds of British and Australian troops.
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Crashed plane was in live TV ad

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 21:08
related countries: Spain Spain

A skydiving aircraft in a fatal crash in Spain had just been used for a live British TV ad, it emerges.
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Revellers disrupt London Tube

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 13:05

London's Underground system is mobbed by thousands marking the last night before an alcohol ban takes effect.
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Guantanamo man on charge

Friday, May 30th 2008, 16:01

The last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay is to be charged with terrorism, the BBC learns.
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Australia's Origin rejects BG bid

Friday, May 30th 2008, 8:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian energy firm Origin rejects a $13bn takeover bid from UK power company BG Group.
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Iraq kidnap anniversary marked

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 12:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The relatives of five British men kidnapped in Iraq are marking a year without their loved ones.
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Deal to ban cluster bombs reached

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 21:44

More than 100 countries, meeting at a conference in Ireland, agree on a treaty to ban the use of cluster bombs.
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De Beers moving diamond sorting

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Gaborone, London

De Beers is moving part of its diamond sorting operation from London to Gaborone in Botswana.
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Court rejects HIV asylum seeker

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 8:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The European Court of Human Rights rejects an HIV-positive Ugandan woman's claim to stay in the UK.
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Peacekeepers 'abusing children'

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 8:46

Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a UK charity.
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UK 'should back' carbon rations

Monday, May 26th 2008, 8:18

The British government should go ahead with a scheme for personal "carbon credits", a committee of MPs says.
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Lost divers 'should pay rescue'

Monday, May 26th 2008, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian officials suggest two foreign divers should pay for their rescue after selling their story to the media.
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Football: Celtic win title

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 22:25

Celtic secure a third successive Scottish title thanks to Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's winner as Rangers lose on a dramatic final day.
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Blair jet faced Israeli warplanes

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 22:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli fighter planes are scrambled to intercept a jet carrying former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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UK Tories hail stunning win

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 20:59
related places: Crewe

UK Conservative leader David Cameron says a by-election victory is "the start of something bigger".
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UK peers urge strong Russia ties

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 12:07
related countries: Russia Russia

The EU should keep strong ties with Russia despite "serious questions" about its commitment to democracy, say peers.
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Cricket: Hair ready for return

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 10:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Manchester

Controversial umpire Darrell Hair returns to Test cricket on Friday when he officiates the second Test between England and New Zealand in Manchester.
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Dalai Lama urges Olympics respect

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 17:50

The Dalai Lama appeals for Tibetans not to protest during the Olympic Torch visit to the region.
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Gay Iranian given asylum in UK

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 8:56
related countries: Iran Iran

A gay Iranian teenager who claimed he would be executed in Iran wins a fight against deportation.
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UK MPs reject new abortion limit

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 23:26

Attempts to cut the 24-week upper limit for abortions to 20 or 22 weeks are rejected by British MPs.
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UK university honours Dalai Lama

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 21:28
related places: London

The Dalai Lama arrives for a visit to the UK in which he is scheduled to meet PM Gordon Brown.
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Cricket: Zondeki set for SA tour

Monday, May 19th 2008, 12:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa fast bowler Monde Zondeki looks set to tour England after he is awarded a central contract.
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UK to vote on hybrid embryo laws

Monday, May 19th 2008, 10:32

MPs are to vote on a series of possible reforms to the UK's embryology laws, including the creation of hybrid embryos.
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Eng v NZ - Day three summary

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 16:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England and New Zealand lose almost the whole of day three of the first Test to rain.
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Nigerian jailed for smuggling baby

Friday, May 16th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A UK court jails a Nigerian woman accused of buying a baby and bringing him illegally into the UK.
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Live - England v NZ

Friday, May 16th 2008, 9:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Bad light stops play for a second time on day two of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's.
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Football: Deco free to move

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 17:28

Barcelona midfielder Deco could be on his way to England after he is given permission to talk to other clubs.
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Cricket: NZ hold England

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 17:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Brendon McCullum smashes 97 as New Zealand reach 208-6 after a truncated opening day of the series against England.
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Rugby: Borthwick to lead England

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 9:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Bath

New England manager Martin Johnson names Bath lock Steve Borthwick as skipper for the tour of New Zealand.
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Cricket: Vettori recovers fitness

Monday, May 12th 2008, 14:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's coach John Bracewell says captain Daniel Vettori will be fit to lead the tourists against England in the first Test.
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German band topples Madonna

Sunday, May 11th 2008, 18:00
related countries: Germany Germany

German techno group Scooter knock Madonna off the number one spot in the UK album chart.
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UK transfers former Tamil rebel

Friday, May 9th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A former leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels who was jailed in the UK is transferred to immigration detention.
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Johnson to meet New York's mayor

Friday, May 9th 2008, 0:08
related places: London, New York

Michael Bloomberg flies to London to meet the new mayor to swap notes on the task of running a major city.
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UK MKO terror ban appeal denied

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 14:25
related countries: Iran Iran

The government is refused the right to challenge an order saying it should take an Iranian opposition group off a terror blacklist.
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Football: Capello happy with aims

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 10:14

Fabio Capello says he has "no problem" with FA targets which say England must reach a major semi-final in the next four years.
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Mandela's UK concert unveiled

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 7:15

Queen, Leona Lewis and the Soweto Gospel Choir will appear at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert.
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Return of Jews 'humane'

Monday, May 5th 2008, 0:52
related countries: Germany Germany

British troops acted "humanely" during the disembarkation of 4,000 Jews against their will into Germany in 1947, documents show.
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UK children in Portuguese custody

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 21:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A British couple on holiday in Portugal had their three young children taken into custody after passing out drunk.
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Brown says Labour 'will recover'

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 17:45

UK PM Gordon Brown says Labour will recover from poor local election results and says he feels to blame.
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Brazilian plane search to resume

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 3:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Rescue teams in Brazil will resume their search for a plane containing four British businessmen.
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Britons feared on missing plane

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 15:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

British citizens may have been on board a small aircraft which has gone missing in Brazil, according to officials.
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Johnson signs on as London mayor

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 15:33
related places: London

Boris Johnson signs the declaration of office for mayor of London and vows to deal with youth crime and disorder.
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Johnson wins London mayoral race

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 11:03
related places: London

Conservative Boris Johnson wins the London poll, adding to a bad set of local results for the UK governing party.
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Labour suffers big UK election losses

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 18:55

Gordon Brown admits to "bad and disappointing" results, as Labour has its worst election showing in decades.
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Call to Arabs on Palestinian aid

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 17:09
related places: London

Top world diplomats call on Arab states to fulfil pledges to help the Palestinians, during talks on the Middle East.
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Iran to be offered new incentives

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 16:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Major world powers reach agreement in London on fresh incentives for Iran to stop enriching uranium.
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India to repatriate ill UK inmate

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:46
related countries: India India

A seriously ill Briton serving time in a notorious Indian jail is to see out his 10-year sentence in the UK.
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UK prince in Afghan visit

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 6:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prince William made a secret visit, approved by the Queen, to meet British troops in Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Australia launches Haneef inquiry

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:39
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Australia begins probing the handling of the case against an Indian doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks last year.
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EU migrants 'settling across UK'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 4:22

Eastern Europeans have settled more widely in the UK than people in earlier waves of migration, a study says.
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Half EU migrants 'have left UK'

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 22:06

About half of the 1m Eastern European migrants to the UK since 2004 have since gone home, research suggests.
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More British troops off to Kosovo

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 20:28

Defence Secretary Des Browne announces 600 British troops will be sent to Kosovo.
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Sisters lose European tax battle

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 10:50

Two elderly British sisters lose their final battle to avoid paying inheritance tax if one of them dies.
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UK arrests in Tamil Tigers probe

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 10:36

Three men are arrested by police in the United Kingdom as part of an investigation into the Tamil Tigers.
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Ships bring extra oil amid strike

Monday, April 28th 2008, 9:54
related places: Grangemouth

Additional fuel is arriving in Scotland as Grangemouth oil refinery workers begin the second day of a strike.
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UK doctor killed on sea scooter

Monday, April 28th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Australia Australia

A British doctor has been killed in a sea scooter accident while on holiday with his wife in Australia.
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Strike begins at UK oil refinery

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 6:22
related places: Grangemouth

Staff at the Grangemouth oil refinery start their strike, with extra fuel being shipped to Scotland to fill any gaps.
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Industry plea to prevent strike

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 16:49

The oil and gas industry urges the Government to intervene in the impending strike at the Grangemouth refinery.
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Football: Henry 'happy at Barca'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 15:12

Thierry Henry tells BBC Sport he is happy at Barcelona and claims he would only return to England to play for former club Arsenal.
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US marine jailed for UK abduction

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

A former US Marine is sentenced for abducting and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old British girl.
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Zuma refuses to criticise Mugabe

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 11:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: London

ANC chief Jacob Zuma refuses to blame Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe for the country's recent violence.
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Western forces 'in Basra raids'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 19:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Western

US and UK forces lead operations in Basra against Shia militiamen, military sources say.
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Brown urges food price action

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 3:29

The UK prime minister calls for international action to tackle what he calls a "world food crisis".
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Mugabe trying to 'steal election'

Monday, April 21st 2008, 18:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband accuses Robert Mugabe of trying 'to steal the election' in Zimbabwe.
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Darling backs £50bn bank bailout

Monday, April 21st 2008, 18:18

Chancellor Alistair Darling backs the Bank of England's £50bn plan to help banks struck by the credit crunch.
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Rugby: Scots call on Lineen

Monday, April 21st 2008, 15:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Sean Lineen and Andy Robinson are to assist Frank Hadden on Scotland's summer tour of Argentina.
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Biggest dam project planned

Monday, April 21st 2008, 14:15
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: London

Plans for the world's most powerful hydro-electric dam project in DR Congo are being discussed in London.
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Tanzanian minister quits office

Monday, April 21st 2008, 4:35
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

A Tanzanian politician resigns amid allegations he took bribes during the purchase of a British air traffic control system.
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Australia renews republic calls

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 5:55
related countries: Australia Australia

A summit on Australia's future leads to renewed calls for a republic and end to the British monarch as head of state.
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Eurostar 11-hour journey probed

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 18:23
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

A two-hour train journey from London to Paris becomes an overnight trip because of technical faults.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 3:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Two Russian oligarchs have begun a court battle in London over claims over a huge oil company.
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Mugabe attacks opposition and UK

Friday, April 18th 2008, 23:44

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe lambasts the opposition and the UK in his first big speech since disputed elections.
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Friday, April 18th 2008, 19:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Gordon Brown urges the US to seize the chance for a "new dawn" in co-operation between Europe and America.
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Thursday, April 17th 2008, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

Gordon Brown says the bond with the United States is "stronger than ever", after talks with President Bush.
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Cricket: England stars IPL bound

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 12:31
related countries: India India

Michael Vaughan says it is inevitable that England players will compete in the Indian Premier League.
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Two Britons murdered in Somalia

Monday, April 14th 2008, 20:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two British nationals are killed by Islamist fighters in central Somalia.
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British journalist freed in Iraq

Monday, April 14th 2008, 19:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British journalist who had been taken hostage describes the moment he was freed by forces in Iraq.
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UK journalist 'released in Iraq'

Monday, April 14th 2008, 12:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British journalist has been freed by forces in Iraq, says the Iraqi defence ministry according to local media.
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Ecuador crash survivors treated

Monday, April 14th 2008, 6:46
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito

The 12 Britons injured in a bus crash in Ecuador in which five UK tourists died are taken to Quito for treatment.
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Five Britons die in Ecuador crash

Monday, April 14th 2008, 0:18
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The family of Emily Sadler, one of five British women to die in a bus crash in Ecuador, pay tribute to their daughter.
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Western press 'demonises' China

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 1:27
related countries: China China
related places: London

China's UK envoy accuses the Western media of demonising China and says Tibet has "complicated problems".
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Plan for Darfur peace talks in UK

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 1:00

London may host Darfur peace talks under proposals being put forward by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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Calls to reopen Saudi arms probe

Friday, April 11th 2008, 9:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK's Serious Fraud Office is urged to reopen its inquiry into an arms deal between BAE and Saudi Arabia.
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Masters golf: Round one

Friday, April 11th 2008, 0:47

England's Justin Rose has a share of the lead after the opening round of the Masters at Augusta.
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UK 'unlawful' in Saudi deal probe

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 23:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The High Court rules that the SFO acted unlawfully by dropping a corruption probe into a £43bn Saudi arms deal.
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Holy Islamic key sets sale record

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 18:26
related places: London

A 12th Century key to the holiest site in Islam sells for a record $18 million at Sotheby's in London.
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Teacake to cost taxman £3.5m

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 16:32

The UK Treasury faces a £3.5m bill, because VAT was wrongly slapped on a Marks and Spencer teacake.
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Serbian faces war crimes charge

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 10:45

A Serbian man based in the UK is charged with taking part in the execution of 200 ethnic Croats, war crime prosecutors say.
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Nigeria gay threats criticised

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 9:40
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury condemns death threats made against the leader of a group representing homosexual Anglicans in the UK.
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RWE in 'offer for British Energy'

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 6:37
related countries: Germany Germany

German utility RWE has made a £11bn takeover approach for UK nuclear operator British Energy, reports say.
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Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 7:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt complains to UK after the head of the Egyptian Coptic Church is subjected to a security search.
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British duo drown at Goan resort

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:28

A British man and woman have drowned off the coast of Goa, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Princes welcome Diana verdicts

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 8:52

Princes draw a line under their mother Diana, Princess of Wales' inquest and thank those involved.
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