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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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Tourist 'saw Goa girl on beach'

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 12:19

A British tourist says he saw Scarlett Keeling on the beach with a man the night she died.
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Wales complete Grand Slam triumph

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 18:48

Wales complete their transformation from World Cup flops to secure their second Grand Slam in four years.
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Wales complete Grand Slam triumph

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 15:36
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff

Wales beat France to win the Six Nations Grand Slam in Cardiff.
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Police question Goa girl's mother

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 10:06
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

The mother of Scarlett Keeling, the British teenager murdered in Goa, is questioned by police.
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Blair wants 'climate revolution'

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 5:07
related countries: Japan Japan

Ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair begins a push for a new global deal on climate change during a trip to Japan.
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Cricket: England build big lead

Saturday, March 15th 2008, 4:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England close day three of the second Test with a lead of 421 over New Zealand.
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Missing UK girl found alive

Friday, March 14th 2008, 22:34

Shannon Matthews's stepfather's uncle is arrested after she is found hidden in the base of a divan bed.
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Britons 'conned in US share scam'

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

A US father and daughter are accused of tricking 15,000 mostly elderly British citizens out of more than $70m.
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Cricket: Ambrose stars

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 5:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Tim Ambrose's unbeaten 97 helps England end day one of the second Test against New Zealand on 291-5.
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Australia to hold Haneef inquiry

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 4:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia begins investigating the handling of the case against a doctor briefly linked to UK terror attacks in 2007.
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Second man quizzed in Goa

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 20:03

Police in Goa hold a second man in connection with the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling.
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Airstrike kills Afghan civilians

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 19:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four Afghan civilians are killed in an airstrike by British forces, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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UK strike kills Afghan civilians

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 18:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four Afghan civilians are killed in an airstrike by British forces, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Goa police seek 'crucial' witness

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 13:18

Goan police are looking for a Briton who could have crucial evidence about the death of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling.
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Fed moves to ease credit crunch

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 21:01

The US Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further steps to tackle financial market woes.
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Cricket: Mascarenhas joins IPL

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 15:31
related countries: India India

Dimitri Mascarenhas becomes the first England player to join the Indian Premier League and signs a new two-year deal with Hampshire.
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UK to receive £120m EU flood aid

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 15:25

The UK is to receive about £120m from the EU to help pay for damage caused by floods last summer.
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Goa rape suspect due in court

Monday, March 10th 2008, 12:13
related countries: India India

A man suspected of the rape of a British girl found dead on a beach in India is due to appear in court.
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Rain and high winds battering UK

Monday, March 10th 2008, 12:04

Stormy weather lashes parts of the UK, leaving homes without power and disrupting travel.
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UK teenager in Goa 'was murdered'

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 15:04

A new post-mortem examination on the body of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling concludes she was murdered.
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UK pledges £3m Afghan food aid

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 14:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The government has promised an extra £3m in new funding to help meet growing food shortages in Afghanistan.
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NZ thrash woeful England

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 2:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand consign England to a dismal 189-run defeat in the first Test at Hamilton.
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Haye v Maccarinelli match report

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 0:18
related places: London

All the action as David Haye stops Enzo Maccarinelli in the second round in London.
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Tentative steps to whaling peace

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 21:29
related places: London

Pro- and anti-whaling nations open some possible avenues to compromise at a meeting in London.
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Sidebottom fires England comeback

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 4:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand close day four of the first Test at 147-8 with a lead of 269 after a hat-trick from Ryan Sidebottom.
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Top jihad recruiter jailed in UK

Friday, March 7th 2008, 16:31

A man said to be a top Islamist extremist recruiter is jailed indefinitely after a major UK trial.
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Athletics: Chambers into semis

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:15

Controversial British sprinter Dwain Chambers wins his 60m heat at the World Indoor Championships.
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UK teacher escapes Ethiopia jail

Friday, March 7th 2008, 9:14
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A British teacher escapes jail in Ethiopia over comments she made when exposing paedophiles at a charity.
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Women jailed for wheelie bin murder

Friday, March 7th 2008, 8:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Two women in Australia who killed a British girl and then kissed over her body are jailed for life.
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Cricket: England made to struggle

Friday, March 7th 2008, 4:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England grind their way to 286-6 on day three of the first Test, still trailing New Zealand by 184 runs.
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Bollywood school set for London

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 12:41
related places: London

The UK's first Bollywood acting school will open in London in September, its promoters announce.
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Whaling body seeks compromise

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 1:59
related places: London

The International Whaling Commission aims to find common ground between the factions at a London meeting.
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UK leaders clash over EU vote

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 19:10

MPs throw out a call to hold a UK-wide referendum on whether to ratify the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
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Any Zimbabwe sport ban 'madness'

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 12:25
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A possible UK ban on Zimbabwe's sports people would be "racist madness", a Zimbabwean minister says.
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Taylor 'millions' wanted by court

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 11:06
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone special court asks the UK to help find Liberia's ex-leader Charles Taylor's alleged stolen millions.
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UK mulls Zimbabwe sports ban

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 7:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

All Zimbabwean sports people may be banned from competing in the United Kingdom, the BBC learns.
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HSBC in $17bn credit crisis loss

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 10:09
related countries: United States United States

The UK's biggest bank, HSBC, unveils a $17.2bn (£8.7bn) loss after the decline in the US housing market.
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Golf: Els wins Honda Classic

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 23:21

Ernie Els beats England's Luke Donald by a single stroke to claim the Honda Classic title.
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Many want treaty vote - UK poll

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 15:04
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Some 88% of the British public want a referendum on the EU's Lisbon Treaty, according to a private poll.
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UK MPs urge direct US-Iran talks

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 1:38
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

British lawmakers urge the government to persuade the US to hold direct nuclear talks with Iran.
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Prince returns from Afghanistan

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 14:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prince Harry arrives back in the UK from Afghanistan after his tour of duty was cut short because of a media leak.
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UK gets new immigration system

Friday, February 29th 2008, 17:12

The government launches the first stage of a new points-based system for migrants from outside the EU.
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Cricket: England stars 'eye India'

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 21:25
related countries: India India

The chairman of the Indian Premier League says he has been contacted by some of England's leading players.
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Cricket: England stumble

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 6:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England are bowled out for 131 on the opening day of the three-day tour match with a New Zealand XI.
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Earthquake felt in much of UK

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 15:49

The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years is felt across large parts of England and Wales.
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Naomi Campbell treated in Brazil

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 20:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has a cyst removed at a hospital in Brazil, her publicist says.
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Clegg pushes 'in or out' EU vote

Monday, February 25th 2008, 13:38

The time has come for a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the EU, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says.
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Director reconsiders Olympic role

Monday, February 25th 2008, 12:34
related countries: China China

After Stephen Spielberg resigns, a UK director says he is 'uncomfortable' with his own role in the Beijing Olympics.
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