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Second Test day two as it happened

Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:07

Sri Lanka close day two of the second Test in Colombo at 105-2, 246 runs behind England.
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Kenya slams UK over graft claims

Monday, December 10th 2007, 11:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Justice Minister Martha Karua warns the UK not to treat Kenya as a colony, after a debate on corruption.
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UK plans wind farm expansion

Monday, December 10th 2007, 9:14

Plans for a large increase in the numbers of wind turbines around the UK coast are to be set out by ministers.
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'Free Iraq hostages,' says UK

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 17:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for the release of five British hostages who were kidnapped in Iraq in May.
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Canoeist wife arrested back in UK

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 15:59

The wife of the canoeist who was presumed dead is arrested as she arrives back in the UK.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka v England

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 11:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Lasith Malinga takes two late wickets as England close at 258-5 on day one of the second Test.
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Hatton v Mayweather as it happened

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 23:22

Floyd Mayweather stops Ricky Hatton in an awesome display in Las Vegas.
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Family welcomes Cuba camp release

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 22:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Relatives of a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay say news of his imminent release ends five years of misery.
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Hatton fired up for Vegas clash

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 16:16

Britain's Ricky Hatton insists he is ready to defy his underdog status and beat Floyd Mayweather in the fight of the decade.
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UK Guantanamo four to be freed

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 14:32

Four of the five British residents being held at Guantanamo Bay are to be released, the BBC learns.
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Battle to retake key Taleban town

Friday, December 7th 2007, 17:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

International and Afghan troops open a major offensive on the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, Nato says.
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Football: FA 'approach' Mourinho

Friday, December 7th 2007, 13:58
related places: Chelsea

The Football Association contacts Jose Mourinho's agent about the ex-Chelsea boss becoming England coach, BBC Sport understands.
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Canoeist's wife 'to be arrested'

Friday, December 7th 2007, 10:29
related countries: Panama Panama

The wife of "missing" canoeist John Darwin will be arrested on her return to the UK from Panama, police say.
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UK urged to translate less

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:54

Councils are advised to "think twice" about spending money on translation, under new government guidelines.
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Australian Peter Foster jailed

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man who helped former UK PM's wife Cherie Blair buy property is jailed for fraud.
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Key media role for Murdoch son

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:04

Rupert Murdoch's son, James, is to take control of News Corp's operations in the UK, Europe and Asia.
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Cricket: Tharanga comes in

Friday, December 7th 2007, 6:48

Upul Tharanga replaces the retired Sanath Jayasuriya for the second Test against England, starting on Sunday.
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All nations 'need emission goals'

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 23:00

With key UN climate talks in full swing, a UK minister says all countries need targets for greenhouse gas emissions.
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Kanye and Amy lead Grammys

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 18:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amy

US rap star Kanye West and British singer Amy Winehouse lead the pack at the 50th Grammy Awards.
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Israeli avoids UK arrest threat

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 11:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli minister Avi Dichter cancels a UK visit over concerns he could be arrested for alleged war crimes.
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UK lost canoeist probe 'months old'

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 14:07

Suspicions were raised about the disappearance of canoeist John Darwin three months ago, UK police reveal.
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UK police arrest 'missing canoeist'

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 11:55

A British man who reappeared five years after it was believed he had drowned while canoeing is arrested by police.
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Cricket: England slump to defeat

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 11:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England fight hard but just fail to hold out for a draw as Sri Lanka win the first Test by 88 runs in Kandy.
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Live - Sri Lanka v England

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 4:03

Muttiah Muralitharan takes three vital wickets as Sri Lanka beat England by 88 runs in the first Test.
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Teacher speaks of Sudan 'ordeal'

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 17:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A UK teacher jailed in Sudan for insulting Islam says she is glad to be back home but sorry to have left Sudan.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka turn screw

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 11:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England need 350 for victory on the final day against Sri Lanka after Kumar Sangakkara hits a majestic 152 on day four of the first Test.
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UK to block EU market regulation

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 11:06

Alistair Darling is trying to block attempts to centralise the regulation of European Union financial markets.
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Anti-war artist wins UK prize

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 21:06

Artist Mark Wallinger is named the winner of the £25,000 Turner Prize at the Tate Liverpool gallery.
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Sudan row teacher coming home

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 18:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A UK teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing a toy bear to be named Muhammad is returning to the UK after being freed.
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Teddy row teacher freed from jail

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 16:09
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher jailed in Sudan after allowing a teddy bear to be named Muhammad is released.
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Cricket: Murali blow for England

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 11:53

Sri Lanka gain the upper hand in the first Test against England after Muttiah Muralitharan makes history.
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UK peers to meet Sudan leader

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 7:42
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two UK Muslim peers lobbying for the release of jailed teacher Gillian Gibbons are meeting Sudan's leader.
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UK 'failed to make Basra safe'

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 7:06

The UK will hand over control of Basra despite failing to establish security there, British MPs claim.
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Murali ties mark to hurt England

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 10:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan equals Shane Warne's Test wicket record as England slide to 186-6 against Sri Lanka.
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UK peers visit teddy row teacher

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 20:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Two British Muslim peers meet jailed UK teacher Gillian Gibbons at a secret location in Sudan's capital Khartoum.
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Return to Aden, without Mad Mitch

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 12:12

Brian Barron reported 40 years ago on the British withdrawal from Aden - he now returns to see the changes.
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UK seeks Sudan teacher release

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 11:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British Muslim peer is travelling to Sudan hoping to secure the release of jailed UK teacher Gillian Gibbons.
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Sudan demo over jailed UK teacher

Friday, November 30th 2007, 18:28
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Crowds march in Sudan to call for a tougher sentence for a UK teacher convicted of insulting religion.
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UK seeks Sudan teacher release

Friday, November 30th 2007, 12:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The Foreign Office is seeking the release of a UK teacher jailed for 15 days in Sudan for naming a teddy Muhammad.
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UK teacher jailed over teddy row

Friday, November 30th 2007, 0:00
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher who allowed pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad is jailed for 15 days in Sudan.
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UK teacher goes to court in Sudan

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 16:51
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher charged in Sudan with insulting religion and inciting hatred is taken to court in Khartoum.
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Bid to heal Mugabe rift with UK

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 11:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Senegal's leader suggests a committee of African leaders to help heal Zimbabwe's rift with the UK.
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Taleban 'not a threat', says UK

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 6:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK Foreign Office minister says the Taleban are not a credible threat to the government of Afghanistan.
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Teacher charged over teddy row

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 18:59
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher is charged in Sudan with insulting religion and inciting hatred, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Teacher charged over teddy row

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 16:14
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher is charged in Sudan with insulting religion and inciting hatred, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Football: Mourinho 'denies talk'

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 15:33

Guus Hiddink says he is almost certain to remain Russia coach, but is not ruling out the chance of becoming England's new boss.
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Satellite tie-up for fast Galileo

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 10:57
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK firm that built the test satellite for the Galileo sat-nav system joins forces with a German company to bid together to build more spacecraft.
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Pupil defends Sudan row teacher

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 8:10
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese pupil of a British woman arrested for alleged blasphemy says it was his idea to call a teddy Muhammad.
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Sudan 'could free teacher soon'

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 23:29

The UK teacher arrested for allowing a teddy to be named Muhammad could be released soon, Sudanese officials say.
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White Continent in its full glory

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 17:12
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United States United States

US and UK scientists use satellite imagery to produce the most detailed map yet of Antarctica.
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Olympic ban reprieve for Ohuruogu

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 13:56

British 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu is free to run at future Olympic Games after successfully appealing against a lifetime ban.
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Nigeria asks UK to train police

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The UK is to help Nigeria train its police force - which is accused of routinely torturing and killing suspects.
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'Muhammad' teddy teacher held

Monday, November 26th 2007, 18:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British teacher in Sudan is accused of insulting Islam's Prophet, after letting pupils name a toy Muhammad.
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World Cup qualifying draw

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 16:57
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany
related places: Holland

England draw Croatia, Scotland face Holland, Wales are in Germany's group while N Ireland join the Czech Republic in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
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2010 World Cup qualifying draw

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 16:34
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Germany Germany
related places: Holland

England face their Euro 2008 nemeses Croatia in 2010 World Cup qualifying, Scotland face Holland, Wales play Germany and N Ireland will take on the Czech Republic.
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Archbishop in attack on US

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 8:19
related countries: United States United States

Rowan Williams makes a stinging attack on the US, comparing it unfavourably with the British Empire.
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UK missile plan 'sneaked out'

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 2:18
related countries: United States United States

Plans to use an RAF base for a US ballistic missile defence system were sneaked out by ministers, MPs have said.
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UK miner's Indian project barred

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 16:08
related countries: India India

The Indian Supreme Court has barred the British company Vedanta Resources from mining bauxite in the forests of the eastern state of Orissa.
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Anniversary appeal for Litvinenko

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 10:41
related places: London

The family of a former KGB officer murdered in London renew their appeal for justice one year on from his death.
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Football: England coach sacked

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 13:21

England coach Steve McClaren and his assistant Terry Venables lose their jobs after the failure to qualify for Euro 2008.
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England fail to reach Euro 2008

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 21:53
related countries: Croatia Croatia

England fail to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing a sensational game against Croatia at Wembley.
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Live - Euro 2008 qualifying

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 12:19
related countries: Croatia Croatia

England fail to qualify for Euro 2008 after losing 3-2 to Croatia while Northern Ireland slip to a 1-0 defeat by Spain.
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UK under fire for lost records

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 9:26

The government's "basic competence" is questioned by the Conservatives after the loss of 25m people's details.
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Ex-Rhodesia leader Ian Smith dies

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 9:12

The former PM of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, whose government declared independence from Britain, dies aged 88.
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UK loses 25m sensitive records

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 19:51

The confidential details of 25m child-benefit recipients have been lost, the UK government admits.
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Ghanaian jailed for London bombs

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 17:43
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, from Ghana, is jailed for 33 years over the 2005 bombings in London.
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Japan whaling trip condemned

Monday, November 19th 2007, 22:44
related countries: Japan Japan, New Zealand New Zealand

The US adds its voice to international criticism of the launch of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition.
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Miliband urges Middle East action

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK foreign secretary says the Mid East peace process must get "back on track", as he meets his Israeli counterpart.
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Zimbabwe 'ready for UK invasion'

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 15:42
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe government accuses the UK of plotting to invade and stage assassinations.
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Khan protest at Pakistan mission

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 15:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Jemima Khan, the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, protests outside the Pakistani High Commission in London
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Football: Italy end Scots' dream

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 18:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy qualify for the Euro 2008 finals and send Scotland out of the competition thanks to Christian Panucci's stoppage-time winner.
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Russian 'killed UK diver' in 1956

Friday, November 16th 2007, 3:15
related countries: Russia Russia

A former Russian frogman claims that he killed British diver Cdr Lionel "Buster" Crabb in 1956.
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Football: England recall Beckham

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 19:27
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

David Beckham will return to the England side for the friendly international against Austria in Vienna on Friday.
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EU 'should grow beyond Europe'

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 18:04

The UK foreign secretary says the EU should work towards including countries from the Middle East and North Africa.
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F1: Fuel appeal ruling expected

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 16:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

Ferrari accuse McLaren of being "naked opportunists" at an appeal over the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Spy charge for Iranian official

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 14:40
related countries: Iran Iran

A former Iranian nuclear negotiator is charged with giving classified information to the British embassy.
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UK Darfur asylum rejected

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 11:12
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sending Sudanese asylum seekers back to camps in Darfur is lawful, a UK appeal hearing decides.
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Rugby: SA name depleted squad

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 8:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa are without 11 of their World Cup winning squad for their tour games against Wales and the Barbarians.
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Foreign ministers debate Pakistan

Monday, November 12th 2007, 6:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Commonwealth foreign ministers are due to meet in London to debate a possible suspension of Pakistan.
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Pakistan orders UK reporters out

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three reporters from the Telegraph group are told to leave Pakistan because of "offensive" coverage.
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North Sea flood tide fears recede

Friday, November 9th 2007, 10:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fears of floods caused by tidal surges along the North Sea coasts of the UK and the Netherlands subside.
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Flooding 'may put lives at risk'

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 21:36

A tidal surge along the east coast of England leads to severe flood warnings and lives could be at risk.
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Extradition ordered for preacher

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 16:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK court orders the extradition of a Kenyan preacher who says prayer led to "miracle babies".
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Sri Lanka in false UK visa report

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 16:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK refuses to confirm reports that Sri Lanka helped a former Tamil rebel enter the UK on a fake passport.
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New plea over UK police shooting

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 11:56

A police watchdog calls for debate over the policy to shoot suspected suicide bombers in its report on the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.
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Calls to prosecute ex-Tamil Tiger

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 9:12

Human rights groups call on the UK government to prosecute a former Tamil Tiger leader detained in England.
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Three quizzed over UK student

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 15:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Three people are questioned by Italian police over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Queen to open St Pancras station

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 3:48
related places: London

The Queen is due to formally open London's St Pancras station following its £800m refurbishment.
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'Thousands' pose UK terror threat

Monday, November 5th 2007, 19:34

At least 2,000 people in the UK threaten national security because of their support for terrorism, MI5's chief says.
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UK holds breakaway Tamil leader

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 2:19

Colonel Karuna, leader of a breakaway Tamil group, is held by British immigration officials, the UK says.
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UK student found dead in Italy

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 16:53
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Perugia

A British female student, who was studying in Italy, is found dead with her throat cut, in the town of Perugia.
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Airport 'arrest' for Nigeria wife

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 11:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian ex-governor James Ibori's wife is reportedly arrested in the UK concerning a money-laundering enquiry.
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Police guilty over Menezes case

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 22:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

London's police force broke health and safety laws over the shooting dead of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.
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UK councils seek migrant funds

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 13:31

The "widespread perception" migrants jump housing queues is to be the subject of an equality commission inquiry.
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UK PM in talks with Saudi king

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 17:44
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Gordon Brown's talks with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia were very positive, British officials say.
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Pastor faces extradition hearing

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 14:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan pastor facing baby snatching charges is accused of conspiracy to commit murder in a UK court.
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UK on track for EU flood funding

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 11:30

The UK is on track to receive about £115m from the European Union, to help cover the costs of its summer floods.
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UK MPs call for abortion reforms

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 3:39

Women seeking an abortion should not need approval from two doctors, a British parliamentary committee says.
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Pound hits 26-year US dollar high

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

The UK pound climbs to its highest level against the US dollar in 26 years on interest rate speculation.
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Queen welcomes Saudi king

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 22:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Britain's Queen Elizabeth tells Saudi King Abdullah their two countries must work together to fight terrorism.
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