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India's Yuvraj smashes six sixes

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 17:27
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh is the first player in Twenty20 history to hit six sixes in an over in India's match against England.
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Major Afghan offensive launched

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 6:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British-led multinational force launches an offensive against the Taleban in the southern Afghanistan.
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Relief as Northern Rock shares up

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 10:07

Northern Rock hopes a UK government pledge will reassure its customers as other banking shares soar.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed and another injured in an explosion in Afghanistan, the MoD said.
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Britain accused on cluster bombs

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 3:17

The UK government is accused of trying to reclassify two kinds of cluster bombs ahead of a proposed international ban.
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Northern Rock deposits guaranteed

Monday, September 17th 2007, 22:20

The UK government says it will guarantee all deposits with the Northern Rock bank, as its shares fall heavily.
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Banking shares fall across Europe

Monday, September 17th 2007, 16:47

Shares in banks fall throughout Europe as savers withdraw money from British lender Northern Rock.
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Saudis buy UK Eurofighters

Monday, September 17th 2007, 15:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is to buy 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets from UK firm BAE Systems, UK defence officials confirm.
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UK bank faces more withdrawals

Monday, September 17th 2007, 11:03

Customers continue to take their savings out of Northern Rock bank, as its shares fall by 37%.
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Greenspan: 'House boom to end'

Monday, September 17th 2007, 7:58

Alan Greenspan warns of rising UK inflation in the future and says the house price boom will soon come to an end.
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Cricket: England lose to S Africa

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 19:12

South Africa beat England by 19 runs in the Super Eights clash in Cape Town.
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Russia suspect running to be MP

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 13:38
related countries: Russia Russia

A businessman wanted in Britain over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko aims to become a Russian MP.
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Tackle Zimbabwe - archbishop

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 10:26
related places: York

Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, calls for Britain to lead sanctions against the Zimbabwean government.
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Brown in Darfur peacekeeping vow

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 6:44

UK PM Gordon Brown says he wants Darfur's UN-African Union peacekeeping force in place within months.
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Rally driver feared dead in crash

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 23:10

Rally driver Colin McRae is believed to have died along with three others in a Scottish helicopter crash.
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Wales 20-32 Australia

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 17:54
related places: Cardiff

Australia seize control of Pool B as they put Wales to the sword with a physical and dynamic show in Cardiff.
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Rugby: S Africa thrash England

Friday, September 14th 2007, 20:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

South Africa deal England's chances of defending the World Cup a major blow as they destroy the reigning champions in Paris.
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UK confirms second farm outbreak

Friday, September 14th 2007, 15:27
related places: Egham

Cattle culled from a second farm in Egham, Surrey, tested positive for foot-and-mouth disease, it is confirmed.
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Cricket: Australia beat England

Friday, September 14th 2007, 14:44

Australia crush England by eight wickets in the World Twenty20 as both teams go through to the Super Eights.
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Pound reaches 14-month euro low

Friday, September 14th 2007, 10:13

The pound touches its lowest level against the euro in 14 months amid fears over the strength of the UK economy.
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Northern Rock shares plunge 21%

Friday, September 14th 2007, 10:03

Northern Rock shares plunge after it seeks emergency help from the Bank of England.
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X-ray to unravel Dead Sea scrolls

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 13:43

Writings from the Dead Sea scrolls could be read for the first time by UK scientists using powerful x-rays.
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UK farm disease cases 'linked'

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 12:56

Scientists are investigating the cause of the latest UK foot-and-mouth outbreak at two farms in Surrey.
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UK farm disease cases 'linked'

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 11:45

Scientists are investigating the cause of the latest UK foot-and-mouth outbreak at two farms in Surrey.
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Live - England v Zimbabwe

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 11:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Dimitri Mascarenhas takes three wickets in Zimbabwe's reply to England's 188-9 in the World Twenty20.
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Football: Scots win in Paris

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 20:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

James McFadden fires Scotland to the top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group B after a nerve-shredding win over France in Paris.
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Cricket: Pakistan beats Scotland

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 14:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul take four wickets each as Pakistan beat Scotland by 51 runs in the World Twenty20.
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New foot-and-mouth case in UK

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 13:10

A new case of foot-and-mouth disease is confirmed 10 miles from the site of the August outbreak in Surrey.
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Rugby: SA's Burger banned

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 5:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's star flanker Schalk Burger is banned for four matches, ruling him out of Friday's World Cup match against England.
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Planners back Trump's UK project

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 23:09

Donald Trump's plans for a major golf development in Aberdeenshire are recommended for approval.
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Rugby: Vickery's two-game ban

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 17:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Friday

England skipper Phil Vickery will miss the Rugby World Cup games against South Africa and Samoa after being found guilty of a trip.
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EU gives up on 'metric Britain'

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 13:36

The European Union is abandoning plans to force Britain to phase out the imperial measurement system.
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$1m prizes to complement Nobels

Monday, September 10th 2007, 17:11
related places: York

Three new $1m awards for scientific endeavour are announced at the British Association festival in York.
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Scots smoke ban 'improved health'

Monday, September 10th 2007, 9:34

The smoking ban in public places in Scotland has led to a significant advance in public health, a study suggests.
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Madeleine parents back in Britain

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 18:52
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The "heart-broken" McCann family land back in the UK with an emotional plea for privacy and an "ordinary life".
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are killed in a firefight with the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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England crush India to win series

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 16:05
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood hit fifties as England beat India by seven wickets.
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Live - England v India

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 8:45
related countries: India India

India opt to bat against England, who welcome back Andrew Flintoff, for the final one-day match.
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Guantanamo medics 'fail patients'

Friday, September 7th 2007, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

US military doctors accused of ignoring abuse at Guantanamo bay, in a letter published in a British medical journal.
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Pakistan frees British national

Friday, September 7th 2007, 11:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British national held in detention in Pakistan without charge for more than a year is released and sent back to the UK.
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UK jets shadow Russian bombers

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 16:03
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia

Britain and Norway send jet fighters to intercept eight Russian long-range bombers in the Arctic.
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UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 12:11
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia

Britain and Norway send jet fighters to shadow eight Russian long-range bombers in the Arctic.
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UK vows to back Turkey's EU bid

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 14:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, insists the UK continues to back full Turkish membership of the EU.
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All UK 'must be on DNA database'

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 12:06

A judge calls for the entire population of the UK and all visitors to be placed on the national DNA database.
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Eurostar sets Paris-London record

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 11:58
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

Eurostar arrives in London from Paris in a record time of just over two hours, via a new 186mph line.
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EU climate flight plans 'deluded'

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 11:19

European Union plans to reduce the climate impact of aviation will not work, UK researchers conclude.
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Rugby: Wilkinson to miss opener

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 11:15

England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson is ruled out of the defending champions' first World Cup match after twisting his ankle in training.
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Taleban 'getting Chinese weapons'

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 23:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The UK has complained to Beijing about Chinese-made weapons being used by the Taleban, the BBC learns.
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UK Basra base exit 'not a defeat'

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 13:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The prime minister insists the withdrawal of troops from their last remaining base in Basra city is not a defeat.
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Football: England call up Lescott

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Joleon Lescott is called up to England's squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Russia.
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UK troops begin Basra withdrawal

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 4:59

The 550 British troops based in Basra have begun their pull-out from their base at the city's palace.
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Cricket: India keep series alive

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 17:30
related countries: India India

India beat England by 38 runs under the D/L method to bring the one-day series back to 3-2 with two matches left.
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Fresh UK attack on US Iraq policy

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 13:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A second key British general criticises US post-war policy in Iraq, saying it was "fatally flawed".
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World athletics round up

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 13:45

Britain's men's 4x100m relay team finish third at the World Championships final in Osaka.
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UK general attacks US Iraq policy

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 9:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion says US post-war policy was "intellectually bankrupt".
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UK general criticises US policy

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion says US post-war policy was "intellectually bankrupt".
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Prince Harry leads Diana tributes

Friday, August 31st 2007, 17:43

The 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death is being marked with services across the UK on Friday.
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Malaysia marks 50th anniversary

Friday, August 31st 2007, 10:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Thousands of people attended celebrations in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to mark 50 years of nationhood.
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Brown and Sarkozy in Darfur vow

Friday, August 31st 2007, 2:46
related countries: France France

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy call for intense action to secure a Darfur ceasefire.
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Broad heroics fire England to win

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 21:15
related countries: India India

England beat India by three wickets at Old Trafford to take a 3-1 lead in the seven-match one-day series.
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Champions League draw revealed

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 16:56

Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Celtic and Rangers discover who they will play in the group stage of the Champions League.
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Live - England v India

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 12:38
related countries: India India

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Andrew Flintoff each take a wicket as England put India under early pressure.
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Plea to save drifting migrants

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 20:52
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK coastguard tries to avert a human trafficking tragedy off the north African coast.
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Stars out for Venice film opening

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 17:25

British film Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, raises the curtain on the Venice Film Festival.
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Nelson Mandela statue is unveiled

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 13:49
related places: London

A statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled in Parliament Square in central London.
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Athletics: Ohuruogu claims gold

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 12:58

Christine Ohuruogu leads a British one-two in the World Championships with a stunning victory in the women's 400m.
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Nelson Mandela statue is unveiled

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 9:56
related places: London

A statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled in Parliament Square in central London.
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'No US witnesses' for UK inquests

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 1:23
related countries: United States United States

The US will continue to stop personnel appearing at UK inquests into "friendly fire" deaths, a report says.
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Tennis: Murray into second round

Monday, August 27th 2007, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a comprehensive win over qualifier Pablo Cuevas.
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Malawi official to visit Madonna

Monday, August 27th 2007, 17:39
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: London

A Malawian official is given leave to visit London and assess Madonna's suitability to adopt a child.
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Inspired England take series lead

Monday, August 27th 2007, 17:06
related countries: India India

England produce a superb performance to beat India by 42 runs at Edgbaston and go 2-1 up in their one-day series.
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Crowds enjoy London carnival

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 21:13
related places: London

Thousands of people gather on the streets of west London for the opening day of the Notting Hill Carnival.
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Troops withdraw from Basra base

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 18:12

Saddam Hussein's palace is the only British base in Basra after troops withdraw from police headquarters.
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Rugby: France overpower Wales

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 15:40

France confirm their status as one of the World Cup favourites with an impressive final warm-up win over Wales.
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Cricket: Collingwood fined

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 8:53
related countries: India India
related places: Bristol

Captain Paul Collingwood is fined an estimated £1,250 for England's slow over rate in the one-day defeat by India in Bristol.
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Foot-and-mouth export ban lifted

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 6:18

A European ban on exports of British livestock, meat and dairy products, imposed after the foot-and-mouth outbreak, is lifted.
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Cricket: India level series

Friday, August 24th 2007, 21:34
related countries: India India

India beat England by nine runs in the second one-day international at Bristol to level the series at 1-1.
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'Friendly fire' kills UK soldiers

Friday, August 24th 2007, 18:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by what is believed to be "friendly fire" from a US fighter plane.
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UK police hunt teenage killer

Friday, August 24th 2007, 9:48

Detectives investigating the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones believe his killer could be as young as 13.
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US judge upholds $300m BA fine

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 14:36
related countries: United States United States

A US judge upholds a $300m fine against British Airways for trying to fix the price of fuel surcharges.
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EU to end British meat export ban

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 13:43

EU vets agree to lift the ban on UK meat and animal product exports, imposed after the foot-and-mouth outbreak.
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Two held over UK boy's death

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 11:53
related places: Liverpool

Police investigating the murder of an 11-year-old boy shot in Liverpool arrest two teenagers.
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Britain bans Gaza football team

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 6:55

A Gaza football team is banned from playing in Britain, because officials believe they may not return home.
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Football: England 1-2 Germany

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 20:59
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Owen, Wembley

England suffer a first loss at the new Wembley as Germany take advantage of a mistake by keeper Paul Robinson.
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Football: International results

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 20:34

England are the only Home Nation to lose as N Ireland win their Euro qualifier and Scotland and Wales come out on top in friendlies.
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Brown, Merkel in health pledge

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 19:09
related countries: Germany Germany

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and German Chancellor Angela Merkel promise "urgent action" to tackle disease.
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Accused girls due in Ghana court

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 1:21
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Two British girls accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine to the UK from Ghana are due to appear in court.
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UK jets shadow Russian bomber

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 18:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Two new RAF Typhoon jets shadowed a Russian bomber heading for Britain, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Cricket: England beat India

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 17:04
related countries: India India

England beat India by 104 runs at the Rose Bowl in the first match of the one-day international series.
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Deadly clashes in camp in Darfur

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 16:41

A police officer is killed in clashes in a refugee camp in Darfur, Sudan's UK ambassador tells the BBC.
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Cricket: Flintoff back in action

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 11:03
related countries: India India

Andrew Flintoff returns to action for England against India insisting he can still enjoy a long career as an all-rounder.
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UK 'lagging' on cancer survival

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 0:27

Cancer survival in the UK is below the European average, despite recent improvements, a report says.
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UK asks EU for flood cash

Monday, August 20th 2007, 13:46

Britain has asked the European Commission for cash to deal with the floods crisis which hit parts of England.
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UK troops 'winning Afghan fight'

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 9:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops are "stretched" but are winning the tactical battle in Afghanistan, General Sir Richard Dannatt says.
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Chinese toys cause UK lead row

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 23:56
related countries: China China
related places: London

London toy store Hamleys withdraws two child jewellery products found to contain dangerous levels of lead.
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Rugby: France 22-9 England

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 20:52
related countries: France France

England's dismal away form continues as they lose in Marseille in their final warm-up game before the World Cup.
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Tennis: Roddick falls to Ferrer

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 19:27

David Ferrer beats defending champion Andy Roddick at the Cincinnati Masters, as Britain's Jamie Murray goes out of the doubles.
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Cricket: India beat Scotland

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 16:55
related places: Glasgow

India beat Scotland by seven wickets in the first one-day international between the teams in Glasgow.
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India marks independence day

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 12:26
related countries: India India

India's prime minister says the best is yet to come as the nation celebrates 60 years of independence from Britain.
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Football: Beckham upbeat

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 22:22
related countries: Germany Germany

David Beckham says he will join England for the friendly with Germany if he comes through two LA Galaxy games this week.
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