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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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Rugby: MacLeod in the clear

Monday, February 25th 2008, 11:38

Scotland's Scott MacLeod is retrospectively cleared of taking a controlled asthma medicine without permission.
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Airline in first biofuel flight

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 15:32
related places: London

The world's first commercial aircraft powered partly by biofuel takes to the skies.
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Antarctic glaciers surge to ocean

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 0:24

A UK team finds evidence that the major glaciers draining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are accelerating towards the sea.
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Rugby: Ireland 34-13 Scotland

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 19:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland produce a fine attacking display to score five tries in a comfortable Six Nations victory over Scotland in Dublin.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 16:54
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

England defeat France in Paris while Wales and Ireland both record victories in the third round of the six Nations.
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Cricket: NZ seal series victory

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 8:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand win a rain-hit game against England by four wickets to take the one-day series 3-1.
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'NatWest Three' head for prison

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Three British bankers are sentenced to 37 months in prison for their role in an Enron-related fraud.
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Claim UK troops 'executed' Iraqis

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 15:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Lawyers say they have evidence that will prove Iraqi prisoners were executed by British troops.
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UK apology over rendition flights

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The foreign secretary admits two US "extraordinary rendition" flights landed on UK territory in 2002.
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Afghan chief criticises Britain

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The governor of the Kandahar province in Afghanistan criticises British attempts to negotiate with the Taleban.
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UK citizenship tests planned

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 16:11

Immigrants who want to become British citizens will need to pass tests to "prove their worth", under new plans.
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Cricket: England tie NZ thriller

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 16:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

England and New Zealand tie a dramatic one-day match in Napier after both score 340 in their 50 overs.
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UK police feared Israeli stand-off

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli general wanted for alleged war crimes escaped UK arrest because police feared an armed stand-off.
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Nationalisation 'right for Rock'

Monday, February 18th 2008, 14:04

Emergency legislation is to be introduced to temporarily nationalise the UK's stricken Northern Rock bank.
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Early Iraq dossier draft released

Monday, February 18th 2008, 12:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he has published an early draft of the infamous Iraq weapons dossier.
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UK to nationalise troubled bank

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 20:51

Troubled bank Northern Rock will be taken temporarily into public ownership, the chancellor says.
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British lawyer deported from Fiji

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 15:00
related countries: Fiji Fiji

The military government in Fiji has deported a lawyer from the International Bar Association.
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Dead tycoon 'had heart disease'

Friday, February 15th 2008, 12:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia

An exiled Georgian billionaire who died at his British home had severe heart disease, an inquest hears.
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BA, Virgin may pay out refunds

Friday, February 15th 2008, 11:14

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are to pay out refunds on fuel surcharges paid between 2004 to 2006.
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Cricket: England seal win

Friday, February 15th 2008, 8:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Paul Collingwood steers England to their first victory in the one-day series against New Zealand with a six-wicket win in Auckland.
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Cuts 'threaten UK intelligence'

Friday, February 15th 2008, 4:15

Proposed job cuts could hit the UK's intelligence performance, former top security officials warn.
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BAE inquiry 'put lives at risk'

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 18:21

The government thought British lives would have been at risk if an arms deal probe had not been stopped.
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MPs concerned by Karzai comments

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 1:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British MPs express concern about critical comments made by the Afghan president about the UK.
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Rise of the Ghanaian entrepreneurs

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Stephen Evans meets the business people who trained in the UK before returning home to run their own companies.
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Cricket: NZ thrash England

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 7:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England put in a dreadful performance as New Zealand easily claim a 10-wicket win for a 2-0 series lead.
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Olympic gag row leads to review

Monday, February 11th 2008, 9:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

British Olympic officials insist there is no intention to gag athletes from making political comment in China during the 2008 Games in Beijing.
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Atonement lands top Bafta Award

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 21:02

British drama Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, wins best film at the Baftas - but there are some surprises.
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Rugby: England scrape to victory

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 16:54

England scrape to victory thanks to first half tries from Paul Sackey and Toby Flood.
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London residents hit by fire

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 10:00
related places: London

Firefighters continue to dampen down a fire which damaged Camden's famous market in north London.
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Nato's Afghan strategy 'working'

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 4:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior British diplomat defends Nato's operation in Afghanistan, saying the overall strategy is working.
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Blaze ravages London market

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 23:55
related places: Camden Town, London

Up to 100 firefighters have fought a major blaze in the market area of Camden Town, north London.
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Six Nations as it happened

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 17:55
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

Wales defeat Scotland in Cardiff while France hold on for victory against Ireland.
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Man guilty of barrel wife murder

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 9:27
related countries: Australia Australia

A British man is found guilty of murdering his wife in Australia and hiding her body in a barrel for more than 20 years.
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Cricket: NZ beat dismal England

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 7:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

England bat dismally in the first one-day international and lose by six wickets to New Zealand in Wellington.
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Record lottery numbers drawn

Friday, February 8th 2008, 23:43

Six tickets in the UK share the record £95m jackpot in the EuroMillions lottery draw.
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UK police say blast killed Bhutto

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bhutto

British detectives say ex-Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a bomb blast, not gunfire.
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UK's Mann 'fine' in E Guinea jail

Friday, February 8th 2008, 9:17
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Briton Simon Mann, accused of plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea, is shown on TV, apparently in good health.
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Sharia law in UK is 'unavoidable'

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 16:55
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of some aspects of Sharia law "seems unavoidable" in the UK.
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Karzai denies tensions with West

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 16:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: West

Afghan President Hamid Karzai plays down differences with the West, during a visit by top US and UK diplomats.
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West warned over Afghan failure

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: London

Nato's chief says failure in Afghanistan could fuel attacks in the West, as top UK and US diplomats visit the country.
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Cricket: England seal series

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 9:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England beat New Zealand by 50 runs to win the Twenty20 internationals 2-0.
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UK-US talks on Afghan war

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 11:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Gordon Brown welcomes the US secretary of state for talks on bolstering support for the war in Afghanistan.
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Cricket: England thrash Kiwis

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 9:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Dimitri Mascarenhas hits four sixes in a row as England beat New Zealand by 32 runs in a Twenty20 international.
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Live - New Zealand v England

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 7:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand are chasing England's total of 184-8 in the Twenty20 international in Auckland.
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Prince rebukes US on Iraq

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 2:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: York

The Duke of York criticises the US administration for failing to heed British advice on post-war strategy in Iraq.
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Migrants' advice packs proposed

Monday, February 4th 2008, 8:31

Immigrants to the UK may be told not to touch people without permission, spit in the street or play loud music.
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Welsh comeback stuns England

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 18:23
related places: Twickenham

Wales claim their first win at Twickenham for 20 years as they stage an astounding second-half comeback to defeat England.
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Airliner in UK emergency landing

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 16:19

A passenger jet carrying 100 passengers makes an emergency landing at Leeds Bradford Airport.
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As it happened - Six Nations

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 12:39
related countries: Italy Italy

An inspired second-half peformance sees Wales beat England 26-19 at Twickenham.
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Briton jailed over HIV infections

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 3:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A British man is jailed for 14 years in Sweden after infecting two under-age girls with HIV.
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Zimbabwe sends Mann to Guinea

Friday, February 1st 2008, 11:35
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Zimbabwe has extradited British alleged mercenary Simon Mann to Equatorial Guinea, his lawyer says.
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Cricket: Kiwis suffer injury worry

Friday, February 1st 2008, 8:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori faces a race against time to be fit for Tuesday's Twenty20 international against England.
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