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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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EU worker restrictions to remain

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 13:04

UK work restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians are to remain in force until at least the end of 2008.
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Olympics chief urges 2012 action

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 6:51
related places: London

The International Olympic Committee wants the organisers of the 2012 Games in London to press on with their preparations.
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Monday, October 29th 2007, 21:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A UK minister says Britain and Saudi Arabia are working to tackle terrorism, despite criticism from King Abdullah.
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Fifa abandons World Cup rotation

Monday, October 29th 2007, 18:29

Fifa drops its World Cup rotation policy, opening the way for an England bid for the 2018 tournament.
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Saudi king chides UK on terrorism

Monday, October 29th 2007, 11:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah accuses Britain of doing too little to fight international terrorism.
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Minister detained at US airport

Monday, October 29th 2007, 8:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Britain's first Muslim minister, Shahid Malik, says he is "deeply disappointed" after being detained by airport officials in America.
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UK embassy to help Japan teachers

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 14:20
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The British Embassy in Tokyo says it will help hundreds of teachers after a language school in Japan goes bust.
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Troops assessed for brain injury

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 13:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

UK soldiers serving in Iraq are surveyed after the US says 20% of its troops suffer brain injuries.
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Raj painting sells for over $1m

Friday, October 26th 2007, 18:37
related countries: India India

A historic painting of a meeting between Indian and British officials during the Raj is sold for a record price.
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UK schoolgirls get 'cancer jab'

Friday, October 26th 2007, 11:47

Schoolgirls in Britain will be vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, ministers have announced.
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Kenyan organic farmers 'relieved'

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 13:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan farmers welcome a UK decision not to ban air-freighted organic food but fear "protectionist" standards.
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Organic food rule change warning

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 1:05

Food flown to the UK can be called organic but must meet stricter standards that may harm African farmers
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Prize to honour Africa statesman

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 2:21
related places: London

The Mo Ibrahim Prize - worth $5m - will be awarded in London to a former African head of state.
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South Africa win Rugby World Cup

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 20:45
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

South Africa end England's reign as world champions in Paris as they claim their second World Cup victory.
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Live - England 6-15 South Africa

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 16:09

South Africa win the Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought win over a brave England.
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Rugby: England v SA countdown

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 16:08
related countries: France France, South Africa South Africa
related places: Paris

Tension mounts for England and South Africa fans as the build-up continues to the Rugby World Cup final.
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Rugby: Habana plays down role

Friday, October 19th 2007, 7:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bryan Habana insists he is not the key to South Africa's hopes in the World Cup final against England.
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No more treaty demands, UK warned

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 18:26

Britain is likely to get opt-outs in the EU treaty but must not make further demands, the Commission president says.
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British actress Kerr dies at 86

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 16:02

Deborah Kerr, star of The King And I and From Here To Eternity, dies at the age of 86.
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Former Soviet spy to be honoured

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 3:44

An ex-Soviet spy who defected to Britain is to be honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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Rugby U: SA unfazed by England

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 14:49

South Africa centre Jaque Fourie says his side will not change their game plan to counter England's forwards in the World Cup final.
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Rugby: SA boss to quit after final

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 11:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa coach Jake White says Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against England will almost certainly be his last match in charge.
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Briton in Thai tragedy back home

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The sole survivor of a flash flood in a cave in Thailand, which killed her boyfriend, arrives back in the UK.
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Briton in Thai tragedy due home

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 2:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The sole survivor of a flash flood in a cave in Thailand, which killed her boyfriend, is due to arrive back in the UK.
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Zimbabwe rebuffs UK boycott fear

Monday, October 15th 2007, 22:37

A Zimbabwean minister dismisses UK PM Gordon Brown's call to boycott an EU-Africa summit in December.
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Rugby: Lewsey to miss final

Monday, October 15th 2007, 17:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England winger Josh Lewsey is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa because of a hamstring injury.
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Football: Ashley Cole ruled out

Monday, October 15th 2007, 16:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Middlesbrough

England are boosted ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier in Russia by John Terry's return to training after a knee injury.
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Inquiry into N-test veterans case

Monday, October 15th 2007, 11:39

A parliamentary inquiry begins into nuclear testing in the South Pacific in the 1950s, involving thousands of British servicemen.
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Rugby: Springboks wary of England

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 21:17

South Africa coach Jake White says his team's thrashing of England in the pool stages will count for nothing in the World Cup final.
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Rugby: England through to final

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 20:44
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Jonny Wilkinson sends England into the World Cup final as the champions beat France in dramatic fashion.
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EU meat ban on UK partly lifted

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:45

The EU allows exports from Scotland, Wales and parts of England to resume, but farmers complain of curbs.
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Rugby U: England set for semi

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

England fans are flocking to Paris for the World Cup semi-final against France.
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Thai lawyers seek Thaksin return

Friday, October 12th 2007, 8:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai prosecutors head to the UK for talks on extraditing former PM and Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
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UK 'likely to win' treaty demands

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 16:41
related places: London

There is "every reason" to think the UK will achieve EU treaty opt-outs, the European Commission president says.
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Cricket: England seal series win

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 17:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Alastair Cook hits 80 to follow a fine England bowling display as the tourists clinch victory in Colombo and a first series win in Sri Lanka.
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Rugby: England XV unchanged

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 13:07
related countries: France France

England coach Brian Ashton names an unchanged team for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against France.
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NZ All Black arrested in London

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 9:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: London

A New Zealand rugby player is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of criminal damage.
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Rugby: Betsen in France team

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 8:31
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand

Flanker Serge Betsen is fit to face England as France name the same starting XV who beat New Zealand for Saturday's World Cup semi-final.
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Palestinian takes on UK in court

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 3:44
related countries: Israel Israel

A 60-year-old Palestinian man is to begin a case against the UK government over sales of arms to Israel.
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Nigeria official's $35m refrozen

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 12:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The London High Court orders the refreezing of former Nigerian governor James Ibori's $35m assets.
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EU treaty 'same as Constitution'

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 9:09

The new EU treaty is "substantially equivalent" to the discarded constitution, a panel of British MPs argues.
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UK warns Darfur rebels on boycott

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 7:40
related countries: Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

The UK warns Darfur rebels they could be excluded from the Sudan peace process if they boycott talks in Libya.
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Rugby: Argentina reach semis

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 20:40
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time with a battling victory over Scotland.
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Cricket: England beat S Lanka

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 18:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England win a tense, low-scoring match against Sri Lanka to take a 2-1 lead in the one-day series.
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Rugby: England stun Australia

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 15:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Jonny Wilkinson's four penalties sink Australia and put England into the World Cup semi-final.
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Barclays abandons ABN Amro offer

Friday, October 5th 2007, 14:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Barclays says it will drop its bid for Dutch bank ABN Amro, clearing the way for the Royal Bank of Scotland to buy it.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 5th 2007, 9:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British army soldier is killed and two others are injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.
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SL v England: Second ODI as it happened

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 16:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Owais Shah top scores with 82 as England beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs to level the one-day series at 1-1.
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Cricket: England level series

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 16:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Owais Shah hits 82 as England beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs to level their one-day series.
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UK police in Nigerian scam haul

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 11:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Fake

Fake cheques worth an estimated £8m are seized in a police operation targeting Nigerian e-mail scams.
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Missing UK girl police chief sacked

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 17:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The Portuguese police chief leading the case into missing UK girl Madeleine McCann is removed from the inquiry.
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UK PM flies in for Baghdad visit

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 14:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The British military force in Basra is to be cut by 1,000, Gordon Brown has said on his first visit to Iraq as PM.
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Diana and Dodi inquest to begin

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 6:04

The inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed is to open 10 years after their deaths.
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Police 'failure' in Menezes death

Monday, October 1st 2007, 17:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

Police killed Jean Charles de Menezes and risked the lives of others on a Tube train, a court hears.
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Cricket: England defeated

Monday, October 1st 2007, 15:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dambulla

England go 1-0 down in their five-match one-day series with Sri Lanka after a 119-run defeat in Dambulla.
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Hair 'hell' over forfeited Test

Monday, October 1st 2007, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Umpire Darrell Hair says his life has been made hell since the 2006 forfeited Test between England and Pakistan.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka v England

Monday, October 1st 2007, 8:21

England go 1-0 down in their five-match one-day series with Sri Lanka after a 119-run defeat in Dambulla.
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Nations target Lat Am drug routes

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 23:04

The UK and six other nations launch a new bid to intercept drug smuggling runs from Latin America to Europe.
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Rugby: Scotland knock out Italy

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 20:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Chris Paterson kicks all the points as Scotland edge into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
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Polish opposition campaigns in UK

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 20:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Poland Poland
related places: Poles

The leader of Poland's opposition party, Donald Tusk, is seeking support among Poles in the UK and Irish Republic.
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Football: Terry blow for England

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 17:12

Chelsea defender John Terry is a major doubt for England's upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers after suffering a depressed fracture of the cheekbone.
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Fiji dump Wales out of World Cup

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 16:45
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji dump Wales out of the World Cup and set up a quarter-final clash with South Africa.
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UK fears Burma toll 'far higher'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 17:45
related countries: Burma Burma

British PM Gordon Brown says he fears the loss of life in Burma is "far greater" than the authorities have claimed.
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UK's Afghan gains 'may be lost'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Territory in Afghanistan taken in battles by British troops may have to be retaken, the Nato commander warns.
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Cricket: England beat S Lanka XI

Friday, September 28th 2007, 12:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ian Bell hits a century in an easy England win over a Sri Lanka Cricket XI ahead of the five-match one-day series.
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UK targets Nigeria's stolen loot

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 16:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

London police return money seized from an impeached Nigerian governor and say millions more will follow.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka suffer setback

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 15:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will miss at least the first three of Sri Lanka's five one-day internationals against England.
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UK's Labour 'recruits poll staff'

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 11:15

Labour has begun recruiting people who could take key roles in an election campaign, the BBC understands.
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Mugabe condemns Western 'attacks'

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 5:28
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Western

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe accuses the US and Britain of a relentless campaign to destabilise his country.
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Taleban 'needed for Afghan peace'

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 4:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taleban will need to be involved with a peace process in Afghanistan, the UK defence secretary says.
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Parts of UK struck by tornadoes

Monday, September 24th 2007, 18:13

A series of tornadoes causes damage to buildings and vehicles across central and southern England.
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Football: Arsenal's £200m boost

Monday, September 24th 2007, 12:49

Arsenal claim their new position as Britain's richest football club shows no foreign takeover is needed to boost their finances.
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Nations 'failing Iraq refugees'

Monday, September 24th 2007, 0:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK must do more to help the thousands of people fleeing violence in Iraq, Amnesty International says.
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India Mutiny ceremony blocked

Monday, September 24th 2007, 0:12
related countries: India India

Indian officials refuse to allow a UK group to hold a remembrance ceremony at an 1857 Indian Mutiny site.
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Rugby: NZ thrash Scotland

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 16:45

The All Blacks score 40 unanswered points against a jittery Scotland in a one-sided encounter at Murrayfield.
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Live - Scotland 0-40 New Zealand

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 14:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A second-string Scotland side meet World Cup favourites New Zealand at Murrayfield.
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Poles 'in UK benefits fraud'

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 0:42
related countries: Poland Poland

Some Polish workers in the UK are claiming child benefit in both countries, BBC Five Live Report finds.
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First UK case of bluetongue virus

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 22:48

The farming industry is dealt a fresh blow as the UK's first case of bluetongue disease is found in a cow in Suffolk.
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UK troops find Taleban bunkers

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 6:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A network of well-established Taleban bunkers is found by a British-led force in southern Afghanistan.
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Powers to discuss Iran sanctions

Friday, September 21st 2007, 16:17
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United States United States

Officials from the US, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany are to meet to discuss Iran's nuclear programme.
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UK has plutonium for 17,000 bombs

Friday, September 21st 2007, 9:23

The UK must ensure its plutonium stockpile - enough for 17,000 bombs - stays in safe hands, a report warns.
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UK confirms US BAE request

Friday, September 21st 2007, 3:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The Home Office confirms it has been asked to give legal assistance to the US investigation of BAE's past arms deals with Saudi Arabia.
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Eurostar sets new Brussels record

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 11:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, London

Eurostar sets another record for train travel with its inaugural service between Brussels and London.
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Mourinho makes shock Chelsea exit

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 5:38
related places: Chelsea

Jose Mourinho leaves his job at English football club Chelsea by "mutual consent", the club confirms.
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UK fund to fight 'witchcraft'

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 4:34

Two charities are donating £450,000 to help African children in the UK who are accused of witchcraft and abused.
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Rugby: Unconvincing win for Italy

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 19:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Portugal Portugal

Italy warm up for their crunch group game with Scotland with another disjointed win over a determined and well-organised Portugal.
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