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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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Football: Solano 'W Ham target'

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 8:46
related places: London, Newcastle, West Ham

Nolberto Solano, who wants to leave Newcastle to be closer to his family in London, is believed to be a West Ham target.
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Cricket: India's Dravid defiant

Monday, August 13th 2007, 18:12
related countries: India India

Rahul Dravid defends India's tactics against England at The Oval, hailing a historic series victory instead.
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Cricket: India win England series

Monday, August 13th 2007, 17:25
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen hits 101 to help England draw the third Test but India secure the series 1-0 at The Oval.
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ICI agrees to be bought by Akzo

Monday, August 13th 2007, 13:57
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

UK chemicals group ICI finally agrees to be bought by its Dutch rival Akzo Nobel for £8bn.
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EU's climate targets 'ambitious'

Monday, August 13th 2007, 12:12

Downing Street calls EU climate change targets "ambitious" following claims the UK will fail to reach them.
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UK 'hurt' by Lebanon war delay

Monday, August 13th 2007, 10:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UK's reputation suffered when ministers delayed calling for an early end to the Lebanon war, MPs say.
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Strauss & Cook lift England hopes

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 17:26
related countries: India India

England reach 56-0 chasing 500 for victory against India to end a pedestrian day's play at The Oval.
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UK winner holding £35.4m ticket

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 13:54

A ticketholder has won £35.4m in the EuroMillions draw - the biggest single payout in UK lottery history.
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World shares fall on credit fears

Friday, August 10th 2007, 21:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, New York, Asia

World share prices continue to slide in a second day of big losses, amid fears of a global credit crunch.
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Cricket: India post massive score

Friday, August 10th 2007, 17:13
related countries: India India

England close day two of the final Test 640 runs behind at 24-1 after Anil Kumble hits a maiden century in India's 664.
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HK 'can demolish' colonial pier

Friday, August 10th 2007, 11:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court gives the go-ahead for the controversial demolition of a British colonial-era pier.
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Golf: Storm surges to shock lead

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 19:01

England's Graeme Storm leads the USPGA by two shots at Southern Hills Country Club.
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India batsmen make fluent start

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 17:34
related countries: India India

India compile 316-4 on the first day of the final Test against England at The Oval.
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UK animal ban to be relaxed

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 23:48

A ban on livestock movement brought in following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease is relaxed.
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UK in landmark Sri Lanka ruling

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 17:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan asylum seekers in UK are at risk of torture if returned to the country, according to a landmark ruling by a British tribunal.
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UK minister enters interpreters row

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 13:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The government says it will "look again" at the case of 91 Iraqi interpreters over their claim for asylum in the UK.
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Israel seeks shot Briton footage

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 16:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel asks Britain for footage of the death of cameraman James Miller, as it faces calls to open a criminal inquiry.
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US concerns over Guantanamo men

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

The US seeks guarantees five UK residents in Guantanamo Bay will not pose a security threat if released.
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Indian firm loses UK lottery bid

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 13:25
related countries: India India

Indian company Sugal & Damani loses its bid for a 10-year licence to run the UK's National Lottery.
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UK seeks Guantanamo releases

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 13:20
related countries: United States United States

The UK government requests the release of five British residents from US custody at Guantanamo Bay.
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UK foot-and-mouth test due

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 7:54

A second case of foot-and-mouth has been confirmed at a farm in Surrey, the environment secretary says.
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Flood probe in UK virus scare

Monday, August 6th 2007, 19:06

Experts investigate whether the foot-and-mouth virus could have spread through floods.
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Madonna's adoption hits trouble

Monday, August 6th 2007, 9:52
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Madonna's adoption hits a snag after a Malawian official is refused permission to travel to the UK.
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UK disease lab faces safety inquiry

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 21:23

A health and safety inspection is being carried out at the laboratories linked to the UK foot-and-mouth outbreak.
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Sunday, August 5th 2007, 8:10

The strain of foot-and-mouth found at a UK farm is identical to one used at a nearby laboratory, says Defra.
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UK held secret talks on Falklands

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 3:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The UK and Argentina held secret talks over the future of the Falklands in the 1970s, it has emerged.
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More UK farms tested for disease

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 20:45
related places: More

More farms are tested for foot-and-mouth as an inquiry into an outbreak in Surrey gets under way.
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PM pledges foot-and-mouth action

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 15:30

Everything is being done to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease after it is found on a UK farm, Gordon Brown says.
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Idi Amin son jailed over UK death

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 11:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Uganda Uganda
related places: London

The son of former Ugandan President Idi Amin is jailed in London following the beating to death of a Somali youth.
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Access 'denied' to jailed Briton

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 15:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK officials says they are being denied access to a Briton held in Pakistan on security grounds.
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Prague 'tourist trouble hotspot'

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 7:17
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

British stag and hen parties make the Czech Republic a consular-assistance hotspot, government figures suggest.
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UN resolution on bigger Iraq role

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 6:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US and UK circulate a draft UN resolution, which would broaden the organisation's role in Iraq.
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BA's price-fix fine reaches £270m

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 14:30

British Airways is fined about £270m after admitting colluding to fix the prices of fuel surcharges.
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Brown's UN call on global poverty

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 20:04

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls at the UN for greater efforts to fight the global poverty "emergency".
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Robots battle for military prize

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 12:30

The finalists of the UK Ministry of Defence "grand challenge" to find new military technology are announced.
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Four charged over envoy attack

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 12:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Four alleged Islamic militants in north-eastern Bangladesh are charged with a 2004 attack on the British envoy.
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India seal Test win over England

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 11:45
related countries: India India

India beat England by seven wickets at Trent Bridge to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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Ryanair to cut Stansted flights

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 9:25
related places: Stansted

Ryanair is to cut its services from London Stansted this winter by 20% as it moves to shore up profit growth.
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England v India day five as it happened

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 9:11
related countries: India India

Chris Tremlett takes three good wickets, but India beat England by seven wickets at Trent Bridge.
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British army ends N Ireland ops

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 8:24

The British army's military operation in Northern Ireland is drawing to a close after 38 years.
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Bush and Brown vow co-operation

Monday, July 30th 2007, 18:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brown

The US president and new UK prime minister pledge to work together on key global issues, at their first formal talks.
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Many Asians 'do not feel British'

Monday, July 30th 2007, 14:27

More than a third of British Asians feel just slightly or not at all British, a BBC survey suggests.
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Academics oppose Israel boycott

Monday, July 30th 2007, 14:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Thousands of academics around the world condemn plans in the UK to boycott Israeli universities.
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Academics oppose Israel boycott

Monday, July 30th 2007, 14:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Thousands of academics around the world condemn plans in the UK to boycott Israeli universities.
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World indebted to US, says Brown

Monday, July 30th 2007, 12:28
related countries: United States United States

UK PM Gordon Brown says the world owes a debt to the US for its fight against terrorism, as he arrives in America.
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Army NI operation comes to an end

Monday, July 30th 2007, 7:34

The British army's military operation in Northern Ireland ends at midnight on Monday after 38 years.
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Cycling: Millar demands action

Monday, July 30th 2007, 5:14
related countries: France France

Britain's David Millar urges cycling to get its house in order following the conclusion of another scandal-hit Tour de France.
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Veteran revisits WWI trench

Monday, July 30th 2007, 1:24

The last known surviving British soldier to fight in the trenches of WWI revisits the site where he fought.
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