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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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Cricket: Pietersen plea rejected

Monday, April 7th 2008, 16:41

England cricket boss Giles Clarke dismisses Kevin Pietersen's plea for centrally contracted players to be allowed to compete in the IPL.
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Rugby: Rokocoko to miss Tests

Monday, April 7th 2008, 9:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand winger Joe Rokocoko will miss the summer Tests against Ireland and England because of a wrist injury.
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Two charged over head on beach

Monday, April 7th 2008, 0:35
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Two men are charged in connection with the death of a Lithuanian woman whose head was found on a beach.
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Jamaica murder - man charged

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 22:09
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

A handyman is charged with the murder of a 61-year-old British woman on an extended holiday in Jamaica.
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Clashes along Olympic torch route

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 17:01
related places: London

Police in the UK arrest 35 pro-Tibet protesters trying to disrupt the Olympic torch relay in London.
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Prince discharged from hospital

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 12:33
related places: Edinburgh, London

The Duke of Edinburgh is discharged from a London hospital after being treated for a chest infection.
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Olympic flame arrives in London

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 19:37
related countries: China China
related places: London

Amid controversy about China's role in Tibet, the Olympic torch arrives in Britain and is welcomed by a government minister.
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UK citizenship tests 'abused'

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 0:49

Foreign nationals are being offered ways to ensure they pass UK citizenship tests, a BBC investigation finds.
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US wants Lockerbie man to stay

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 23:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The US State Department says it expects the Lockerbie bomber to serve his sentence in Scotland.
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Transatlantic bomb plot trial begins

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 16:10
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Eight British men are accused of planning to bomb passenger planes bound for the US and Canada.
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Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 0:26

The idea that the Earth's climate is determined by cosmic rays and the Sun's activity is discredited by UK scientists.
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UK PM to welcome Olympic torch

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 16:42

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will greet the 2008 Olympic torch outside No 10 Downing Street on Sunday.
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EU launches probe of Rock bailout

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 9:33
related places: Rock

The EU says it will launch a full investigation of the UK's state bailout plan of mortgage firm Northern Rock.
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Iraq UK troop reduction delayed

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

There are no current plans to cut UK troops in Iraq, despite announcements, minister is expected to tell MPs.
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Foreign minister loses bags in T5

Monday, March 31st 2008, 14:08

An unnamed EU foreign minister complains to the UK's David Miliband after losing luggage at Heathrow T5.
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Blast kills two British soldiers

Monday, March 31st 2008, 8:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are killed in an explosion on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Scarlett's body to return to UK

Monday, March 31st 2008, 0:29

The mother of murdered Scarlett Keeling is due to fly back to the UK with her daughter's body.
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T5 cancellations set to continue

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 12:49

Flight cancellations at London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 are to continue into next week, admits British Airways.
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Tennis: Ancic wins in Miami

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 7:04

British number one Andy Murray wastes two match points in a second-round defeat to Mario Ancic at the Sony Ericsson Open.
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Peers dismiss EU Treaty concerns

Friday, March 28th 2008, 16:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

The Lisbon treaty would have no major impact on UK sovereignty, says an influential committee of peers.
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TV crew denies passing fatal flu

Friday, March 28th 2008, 9:15
related countries: Peru Peru

A British TV production company denies its members spread a fatal flu to an isolated tribe in Peru.
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UK plans 'Entente Formidable'

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 20:01
related countries: France France

Gordon Brown announces plans to strengthen Britain's ties with France at a summit with Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Cricket: England stars eye IPL

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 19:20
related countries: India India

Players' boss Sean Morris tells BBC Sport that England cricketers want to play in the Indian Premier League and should be allowed to do so.
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Plea for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 11:24
related countries: Russia Russia

The widow of murdered ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko urges the UK to hold a full inquest.
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Sarkozy: We are stronger together

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 21:02
related countries: France France

The French president arrives on a state visit to Britain after calling for the two countries to work "hand in glove".
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Cricket: England beat NZ

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 0:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

Monty Panesar takes career-best figures of 6-126 to inspire England to victory on day five in Napier and seal a series win over New Zealand.
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Bus passengers in EU law 'farce'

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 15:44

UK firms say thousands of passengers on rural routes are having to change buses owing to EU regulations.
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Cricket: England poised for win

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 4:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

Monty Panesar and Stuart Broad share five wickets as England close on a series victory over New Zealand on day four in Napier.
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Cricket: England on top in NZ

Monday, March 24th 2008, 4:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Andrew Strauss (173no) and Ian Bell (110) give England a big lead in the third Test against New Zealand.
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UK row over embryo research

Monday, March 24th 2008, 3:14

A Labour peer accuses a senior Catholic of misleading people over the government's embryo research bill.
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UK mother's Goa safety fear

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 21:32

The mother of a UK teenager says she fears for her safety after speaking out over her daughter's death in Goa.
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MPs urged to support embryo bill

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 19:22

A coalition of more than 200 charities urges UK MPs to back a bill allowing creation of human-animal embryos.
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UK murder family fly to Japan

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 15:27
related countries: Japan Japan

The parents of murdered teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker fly to Japan to help renew the hunt for her killer.
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British teenager 'held under water'

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 18:33

British teenager Scarlett Keeling was killed after being held under water, a report into her death in Goa will say.
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British teenager 'held under water'

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 18:20

British teenager Scarlett Keeling was killed after being held under water, a report into her death in Goa will say.
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British woman killed in Jamaica

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 16:25
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Police in Jamaica are investigating the discovery of the body of a 61-year-old British woman.
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Sci-fi writer Clarke laid to rest

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 14:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The funeral of Sir Arthur C Clarke, the British science-fiction writer who died aged 90, takes place in Sri Lanka.
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Nuclear plans attract fresh fire

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 12:38
related countries: France France

A rumoured Anglo-French nuclear reactor initiative is the wrong plan for the UK, anti-nuclear group warns.
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British woman killed in Jamaica

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 10:37
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Police in Jamaica are investigating the discovery of the body of a 61-year-old British woman.
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Cricket: England struggle in NZ

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 4:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen hits a century as England struggle to 240-7 on day one of the third Test against New Zealand.
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Brothers face Russia spy charges

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 16:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia charges two men with British links with industrial spying, threatening to further worsen the countries' ties.
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McCain meets UK prime minister

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Senator John McCain meets Gordon Brown for talks over issues including Iraq, Iran and climate change.
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UK paedophile back from Australia

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 9:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Serial paedophile Raymond Horne is deported to the UK from Australia following a 12-year jail sentence.
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Deported Ghanaian dies of cancer

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 0:52
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A Ghanaian woman who was removed from a UK hospital and flown home after her visa expired has died.
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Dalai Lama urges Tibet dialogue

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 17:59
related countries: China China

The Dalai Lama urges world leaders to press for dialogue on Tibet as the UK says China may be open to talks.
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Ex-Gurkhas seek equal UK rights

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 11:28

Gurkha veterans protest at the parliament in London, demanding the right to remain in the UK.
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Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 11:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke, author of more than 100 books, dies in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
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Director Anthony Minghella dies

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 17:57

Cold Mountain and The English Patient film director Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent says.
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Court releases Venezuelan assets

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 10:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: London

A London court suspends an order freezing assets of Venezuela's state oil firm in a dispute with ExxonMobil.
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NZ teen charged over backpacker

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 10:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Relatives welcome news a boy, 14, has been charged with the murder of a British woman in New Zealand.
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UK defends Zimbabwe expulsions

Monday, March 17th 2008, 10:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK says it will shortly resume the deportation of failed asylum-seekers to Zimbabwe.
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Clinton defends role in NI peace

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton defends her role in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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