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Live - Olympics

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 0:46
related countries: China China

Men's and women's singles table tennis continues in Beijing while Russia's Larisa Ilchenko overtakes two British swimmers to take gold in a thrilling 10km marathon on day 12 of the Games.
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Super Bolt eases into 200m final

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 17:29
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's 100m champion Usain Bolt moves into the 200m final as does Britain's Christian Malcolm.
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GB Olympians power to new heights

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 14:23
related countries: China China

Christine Ohuruogu's 400m win takes Britain's gold medal haul to 16, their best Olympic performance for a century.
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Thais demand ex-PM's extradition

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 13:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters march to the British embassy in Bangkok to demand the extradition of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Audio slideshow

Monday, August 18th 2008, 11:04

British multi-ability team make it to 'roof of Africa'
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Poor England salvage Czech draw

Monday, August 18th 2008, 11:01
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

England draw 2-2 against Czech Rep but are poor in their last game before the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Monday, August 18th 2008, 0:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An investigation is under way after four civilians are killed in Afghanistan in a rocket attack by British troops, UK officials say.
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Golds fire Britain up medal table

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 16:57

Great Britain rise to third in the Olympic medal table with four golds in sailing, rowing and cycling.
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FBI identifies US kidnap accused

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The FBI confirms the identity of a father accused of kidnapping his London-based daughter in the US.
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Canada seeks historic shipwrecks

Friday, August 15th 2008, 21:27
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian team is to search for two British ships lost in an 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
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'Scam' probe of Chinese killed in UK

Friday, August 15th 2008, 19:23
related countries: China China

A Chinese couple murdered in Britain may have been involved in a range of betting and internet scams.
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Olympics day eight preview

Friday, August 15th 2008, 16:29

Michael Phelps targets a seventh gold while Britain's cyclists seek further success in the velodrome.
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Court to try Thaksin in absentia

Friday, August 15th 2008, 13:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A corruption case against ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra will proceed even though he has fled to the UK, a Thai court rules.
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Stylish Bolt tops 100m qualifiers

Friday, August 15th 2008, 12:28

Jamaica's Usain Bolt goes into Saturday's 100m semi-finals as the fastest qualifier, while Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay also advance.
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'Time right' for UK Iraq troops

Friday, August 15th 2008, 11:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The outgoing commander of British forces in Iraq says conditions are right for a change in the UK mission there.
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Mars robots begin test campaign

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:56

UK engineers put the latest prototypes for the European Space Agency's Mars rover through their paces.
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Sterling continues to lose ground

Friday, August 15th 2008, 9:39

The pound falls against the dollar for the 11th consecutive day amid worries over the strength of the UK economy.
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British protester held in Beijing

Friday, August 15th 2008, 8:33
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A protester from the UK is arrested by police in China after unfurling a pro-Tibet banner in front of a building in Beijing.
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Olympics day seven as it happened

Friday, August 15th 2008, 0:50
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Britain win gold in men's team sprint cycling and make sure of two sailing medals, and Kelly Sotherton ends day one of the heptathlon in third.
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Women charged over Antigua deaths

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 17:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Two women have been charged in connection with the murders of a British honeymoon couple in Antigua.
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BA seals alliance with American

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 15:56
related countries: United States United States

British Airways seals a deal with American Airlines that will allow the two carriers to co-operate on fares, routes and schedules.
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Sterling losses gather momentum

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 9:17

The pound falls further, hitting its lowest level in almost two years against the dollar on fears the UK may fall into recession.
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Euro suffers as dollar rebounds

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 9:18

The pound remains near two-year lows against the dollar as traders continue to fret about UK growth.
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Activists held over Games protest

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A number of pro-Tibet activists and a British journalist are arrested in the Chinese capital, Beijing, reports say.
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UK inflation rises again

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 10:37

The UK's inflation rate jumped to 4.4% in July, up from 3.8% in June and more than twice the government's target of 2%.
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Tesco planning venture in India

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 8:16
related countries: India India

UK supermarket giant Tesco unveils plans to move into the Indian market by setting up a wholesale business.
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Live - Olympics

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 0:24
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

American Michael Phelps wins the third of a possible eight golds and China take gold in the men's team gymnastics.
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US identifies child-snatch suspect

Monday, August 11th 2008, 22:39
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of abducting his UK-based daughter is a German wanted over a disappearance in 1985, US authorities say.
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Former Thai PM flees to the UK

Monday, August 11th 2008, 15:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he will not return to Thailand from the UK to answer corruption charges.
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Pietersen reign starts with a win

Monday, August 11th 2008, 14:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England seal a six-wicket win over South Africa to hand Kevin Pietersen a winning start to his Test captaincy.
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Thousands flock to London's Mela

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 20:00
related places: London

Thousands of people enjoy the London Mela which showcases the best of South Asian music and dance.
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Chinese pair found dead in UK

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 19:04
related countries: China China
related places: Newcastle

A murder investigation is under way in Newcastle after the bodies of a Chinese man and woman are found in a flat.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 9:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England claim two quick wickets to halt South Africa's fightback on day four of the final Test at The Oval.
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Sub to make deep Caribbean dive

Saturday, August 9th 2008, 13:52

UK scientists will use their new auto-sub to explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, 6km down in the Caribbean.
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Pietersen ton puts England ahead

Friday, August 8th 2008, 18:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen hits 100 to help England stay on top in the fourth Test at The Oval.
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India court okays mining projects

Friday, August 8th 2008, 15:38
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court says two huge and controversial mining projects can proceed in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday, August 8th 2008, 12:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen hit exactly 100 in his first Test as England captain as the hosts make 316 on day two at The Oval.
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UK bank posts huge half-year loss

Friday, August 8th 2008, 8:11

Royal Bank of Scotland posts a pre-tax loss of £691m, the second-biggest loss in UK banking history.
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New era begins well for England

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 18:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England close 145 behind on 49-1 having bowled out South Africa for 194 on Kevin Pietersen's first day as captain in the final Test.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 9:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England close day one of the final Test at The Oval on 49-1 after dismissing South Africa for 194.
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Storm disrupts Olympic build-up

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 15:10

A tropical storm causes the suspension of training for British athletes and disrupts preparation for the equestrian events.
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UK Basra deal claims 'not true'

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 18:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Des Browne says reports UK soldiers delayed helping Iraqi troops in Basra because of a deal with militiamen are "simply not true".
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Northern Rock makes a £585m loss

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 11:28

UK mortgage lender Northern Rock reports a bigger-than-expected loss of £585m for the first six months of the year.
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Pietersen begins England tenure

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 8:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Kevin Pietersen starts his new job as England captain at The Oval on Tuesday, with Thursday's fourth Test against South Africa looming.
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Monday, August 4th 2008, 17:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil examine a leg and two arms they believe belong to a British teenager killed in the country, according to reports.
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Pietersen appointment is 'brave'

Monday, August 4th 2008, 14:01

Andrew Strauss believes England have made a "brave decision" by appointing Kevin Pietersen as their new captain.
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Centrica weighs up nuclear move

Monday, August 4th 2008, 13:11

Centrica is weighing up options for a tie-up with nuclear firm British Energy including a possible merger.
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Pietersen named England captain

Monday, August 4th 2008, 12:55

Kevin Pietersen succeeds Michael Vaughan as England captain.
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Vaughan quits as England captain

Monday, August 4th 2008, 6:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Michael Vaughan resigns as England captain, saying it is both the hardest and the easiest decision he has made.
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Murray v Djokovic as it happened

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 20:08

British number one Andy Murray beats world number three Novak Djokovic to take the Cincinnati Masters series title.
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UK man dies after Antigua shooting

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 16:45
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A British newly-wed husband dies in the UK a week after he and his wife were shot on honeymoon in Antigua.
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FBI arrest 'child snatch father'

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Clark Rockefeller, who is accused of snatching his UK-based daughter during a supervised visit to the US, is now in custody.
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Vaughan feels pressure after loss

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 22:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England captain Michael Vaughan admits his poor batting against South Africa has put his place in question.
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Smith hands England series defeat

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 18:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith leads South Africa to a five-wicket win against England in the third Test to seal the series 2-0.
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Antigua police 'confident' in hunt

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 15:55
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua police say every effort is being made to catch a gunman who killed a UK bride and left her husband in a coma.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 9:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Graeme Smith passes 100 as South Africa chase 281 to win the third Test against England.
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Super Collingwood revives England

Friday, August 1st 2008, 18:23
related places: Edgbaston

Paul Collingwood rescues England and resurrects his international career with an unbeaten 101 on day three at Edgbaston.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday, August 1st 2008, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Paul Collingwood rescues England with an courageous century on day three of the third Test.
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Jury dismissed in London plot trial

Friday, August 1st 2008, 14:08
related places: London

The jury in the trial of three men accused of helping the 7 July London suicide attackers fails to agree a verdict.
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Soldiers cleared of Cyprus brawl

Friday, August 1st 2008, 10:06
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ayia Napa

Nine British soldiers are acquitted of starting a mass brawl at a bar in the resort of Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
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British Energy rejects takeover

Friday, August 1st 2008, 8:19
related countries: France France

A deal that would involve the sale of most UK nuclear power stations to a French energy firm now appears uncertain.
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UK 'deluded' over emissions

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 21:39

The UK has been living under a delusion over its claim to be cutting greenhouse gases, according to two reports.
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Flintoff burst gives England hope

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 17:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Andrew Flintoff takes four wickets as England haul themselves back into contention in the third Test against South Africa.
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WWI grave troops to be reburied

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The remains of British and Australian WWI troops are to be taken from a mass grave and reburied in individual plots.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 9:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Edgbaston

England remove Hashim Amla after the lunch break on the second day of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Antigua requests UK police help

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 4:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua's prime minister urges British police to help solve the shootings of honeymoon couple Catherine and Ben Mullany.
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England toil as South Africa dominate

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 17:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Edgbaston

South Africa take total control of the third Test after dismissing England for 231 on day one at Edgbaston.
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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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