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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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US attacks UK plane tax plan

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 5:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The US embassy in London has criticised a government plan to tax airlines on each plane rather than each passenger.
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Accused 'had plan to sell story'

Friday, June 6th 2008, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

A British man accused of murdering his wife and daughter planned to sell his story, a US court hears.
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Divers 'swept away' near Bali

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Three British nationals are reported missing after an incident off the coast of Indonesia.
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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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