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England face battle to save Test

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 18:00
related countries: India India

England reach 43-0 in their second innings, still 240 behind India, after a gruelling day in the field in the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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Haneef relieved 'honour restored'

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 17:30
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Indian Mohammed Haneef, accused in Australia of UK terrorist links, says he is relieved to have been cleared.
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Veteran revisits WWI trench

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 13:10

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

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 8:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia police defend the handling of the Haneef case after charges linked to failed UK bomb plots were dropped.
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Cleared doctor leaves Australia

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 1:46
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

An Indian doctor cleared of involvement in last month's failed bombings in the UK has left Australia.
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Cricket: India take charge

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 17:47
related countries: India India

India lead England by 56 runs after reaching 254-3 in their first innings at Trent Bridge.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 14 Signal Regiment is killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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UK foreign secretary's baptism of fire

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 11:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Bridget Kendall follows the UK's new foreign secretary as he makes his international debut at the funeral of Afghanistan's former king.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 9:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 14 Signals Regiment is killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Qatari royals halt British flight

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 5:23
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A BA flight is delayed after a group of Arab royals object to sitting next to strangers.
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Haneef terrorism charges dropped

Friday, July 27th 2007, 20:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Dr Mohamed Haneef is freed from jail after Australia drops terror charges against him, admitting "mistakes".
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Hannah suspect's appeal rejected

Friday, July 27th 2007, 10:04
related countries: India India

An Indian court rules the man suspected of raping and murdering Hannah Foster should be returned to Britain.
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Damp outfield delays Test start

Friday, July 27th 2007, 9:09
related countries: India India

The second Test between England and India at Trent Bridge will not start at 1100 BST.
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Jail for Nigerian ex-governor

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 15:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A former Nigerian governor who skipped bail in the UK dressed as a woman is sent to prison for two years.
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Miliband support for Musharraf

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 13:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

New UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges co-operation against terrorism, after talks in Pakistan.
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UK sacred cow slaughter blocked

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 11:09

Monks turn away officials who arrived to take a "sacred" bullock for slaughter, insisting they get a warrant.
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Water shortage in UK flood area

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 21:15
related places: Gloucester

Supplies of clean water are running out in Gloucester after the floods, but Gordon Brown says more is coming.
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UK urged to help Burma refugees

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 16:51
related countries: Burma Burma

British parliamentarians say the government should quadruple aid for Burmese refugees in the next six years.
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US 'ignored' UK rendition protest

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 15:55
related countries: United States United States

British concerns did not appear to "materially" affect US actions in its "war on terror", a report says.
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Aristocrat has 'case to answer'

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 14:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK aristocrat accused of murdering a man poaching on his Kenyan estate has a case to answer, a court rules.
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Prosecutor to review Haneef case

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 12:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's chief prosecutor will review the case of a doctor held over suspected UK failed bomb attacks.
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More UK flood evacuations

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 4:46
related places: Oxford

About 250 homes are evacuated in Oxford as the flooding crisis continues in many parts of England.
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Putin rebukes 'colonial' Britain

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Britain of having a "colonial mindset" over an extradition row.
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UK launches flood crisis op

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 17:06

People in flood-hit areas are urged not to panic as massive efforts begin to get drinking water to those stranded.
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UK Tories urge EU Treaty vote

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 12:08

The Tories urge Gordon Brown to "trust the people" by holding a referendum on a new EU treaty.
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Power restored in UK flood battle

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 11:59
related places: More

A substation is narrowly spared and power is restored to 48,000 homes, as floods recede in parts of England.
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Cricket: England frustrated

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 17:21
related countries: India India

Bad light and rain forces a draw in the first Test with England one wicket from victory over India.
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UK flood crisis grows

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 15:01

Up to 350,000 people are losing their water supply in Gloucestershire, and floods continue to swell the Thames.
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UK attacked in Litvinenko row

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 10:25
related countries: Russia Russia

The Kremlin attacks the UK's decision to expel four Russian diplomats as "groundless, inappropriate, unjustified".
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Sheikh Hasina arrest denounced

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 6:28
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Six British politicians call for the authorities in Bangladesh to release the former prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.
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David Cameron begins Rwanda trip

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 2:11
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UK Conservative leader David Cameron travels to Rwanda as part of his commitment to tackle global poverty.
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Cricket: England pressure India

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 18:02
related countries: India India

India will start the final day on 137-3, chasing 380 to beat England in the first Test at Lord's, after Kevin Pietersen hits 134.
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Benn defends flood response

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 13:46
related places: More

The environment secretary defends the government's flood response as swathes of the UK remain under water.
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MPs critical of Iran stories sale

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 1:47
related countries: Iran Iran

A committee of British MPs criticises the decision to allow the Royal Navy crew captured by Iran to sell their stories.
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Threat halts Rome-London flight

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 21:29
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London, Rome

Airport authorities in Rome evacuate 165 passengers from a London-bound plane after a bomb threat.
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1st Test, England v India - day one as it happened

Friday, July 20th 2007, 18:35
related countries: India India

Test wicket as England hit back hard on day two of the first Test at Lord's.
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Russia wants normal ties with UK

Friday, July 20th 2007, 17:48

Russia says it wants to restore normal ties with the UK after tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats.
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No charges on 'cash-for-honours'

Friday, July 20th 2007, 10:24

The BBC understands that no-one is to face charges after the 16-month UK cash-for-honours investigation.
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Nine die in Afghanistan attacks

Friday, July 20th 2007, 7:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine people are killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan, say police.
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Russia blames new UK PM for row

Friday, July 20th 2007, 0:31
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister blames Gordon Brown's takeover as UK prime minister for the two countries' row.
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Russia expels four embassy staff

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 19:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Four embassy staff are expelled from Moscow in what Britain calls a "completely unjustified" move by Russia.
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Russia rejects agent death claims

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 3:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Claims that the Kremlin backed the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko are 'preposterous', the Russian ambassador to the UK says.
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Man questioned over tycoon 'plot'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia

UK police have quizzed a man over claims of an assassination plot against Russian Boris Berezovsky.
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Berezovsky tells of 'hitman plot'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 15:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky claims British intelligence officers thwarted a plot to kill him.
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England set for tough India test

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 12:57
related countries: India India

England face a powerful India batting line-up in the first Test at Lord's starting on Thursday.
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British girls due in Ghana court

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 1:08
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Two British girls accused of smuggling cocaine into the UK from Ghana are due to appear in court.
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British girls due in Ghana court

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 1:08
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Two British girls accused of smuggling cocaine into the UK from Ghana are due to appear in court.
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Russia warns UK over expulsions

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 23:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian minister says the UK's expulsion of four diplomats could jeopardise security co-operation.
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Cricket: Tendulkar eyes ton

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 17:35

Sachin Tendulkar says it would be a dream to score a century at Lord's in the first Test against England, starting on Thursday.
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Brown defends Russian expulsions

Monday, July 16th 2007, 22:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain's PM says the UK will not apologise for expelling four Russian diplomats over the Litvinenko murder case.
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UK expels four Russian diplomats

Monday, July 16th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK expels four Russian diplomats after the refusal to extradite the suspect in the Litvinenko murder.
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Blast outside UK embassy in Chile

Monday, July 16th 2007, 9:15
related countries: Chile Chile

A small explosion takes place outside the British and Israeli embassies in Chile, but there are no reports of casualties.
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Blast outside UK embassy in Chile

Monday, July 16th 2007, 5:21
related countries: Chile Chile

An explosion has occurred outside the British Embassy in Chile, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
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India suspect gets Australia bail

Monday, July 16th 2007, 5:10
related countries: India India

An Indian doctor charged over failed UK bomb attacks is to stay in custody despite being granted bail.
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Two bomb attack suspects released

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 14:53
related places: Glasgow, London

Two men arrested in connection with the failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow are released.
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US and UK 'no longer inseparable'

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 16:10
related countries: United States United States

A minister says the UK and the United States would no longer be "joined at the hip" in foreign policy.
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Third man charged over UK bombs

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 16:00
related places: Glasgow, London

A third man is charged in connection with the failed car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.
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UK seeks Ghana girls jail move

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 11:45
related countries: Ghana Ghana

British officials want two girls suspected of drug smuggling in Africa moved to a more suitable prison.
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Indian doctor in UK plot charge

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 8:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India
related places: Glasgow, London

Australian police charge an Indian doctor for his alleged involvement with attempted bombings in the UK.
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Indian doctor charge over UK plot

Friday, July 13th 2007, 23:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India
related places: Glasgow, London

Australian police charge an Indian doctor for his alleged involvement with attempted bombings in London and Glasgow.
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Haneef detention not extended

Friday, July 13th 2007, 8:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police choose not to extend the detention of a man held over failed bomb attacks in the UK.
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UK hints at foreign policy shift

Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:33
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man, United States United States

British minister Douglas Alexander signals a change in foreign policy in a speech in the US.
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UK girls on Ghana drugs charges

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 18:07
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Two 16-year-old students from London arrested in West Africa allegedly carrying cocaine worth £300,000 are "provisionally charged".
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False alarm diverts US-UK flight

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 12:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, New York, Los Angeles

A flight from Los Angeles to London has been diverted to New York amid concern about one of the passengers.
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UK girls in Ghana drugs arrests

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 11:00
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Two 16-year-old students from London are arrested in Ghana allegedly carrying cocaine worth £300,000.
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Red tape holds up terror probe

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 6:23
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Bureaucratic wrangling between India and Australia is hampering the inquiry into the failed UK bomb attacks.
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Australia terror hearing on hold

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 14:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India

An Australian court hearing into a police request for more time to hold an Indian doctor is adjourned for two days.
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Four 21/7 bomb plotters get life

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 10:56

Four men convicted of the 21 July London bomb plot are jailed for life, with a minimum tariff of 40 years each.
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UK plea on genital mutilation

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 9:56

A £20,000 reward is offered as UK police start a major crackdown on female genital mutilation.
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UK plea on genital mutilation

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 23:20

A £20,000 reward is offered as UK police start a major crackdown on female genital mutilation.
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Al-Qaeda attacks Rushdie honour

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 19:51

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri condemns the UK for giving novelist Salman Rushdie a knighthood.
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Lugovoi refusal is 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 17:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain condemns Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi over the Litvinenko murder.
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21/7 'failings could be repeated'

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 8:59
related places: London

"Systemic" failings stopped police from tracking the leader of the 21 July bomb plotters, the Tories say.
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Four guilty over 21/7 bomb plot

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 3:37
related places: London

Four men are found guilty of plotting a series of suicide attacks on London's transport network on 21 July 2005.
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Brown reminds EU of 'red lines'

Monday, July 9th 2007, 10:34
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: London

Prime Minister Brown tells Portugal that as EU president it must respect all the UK's "red lines".
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Australia extends Haneef inquiry

Monday, July 9th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, India India

Australia police are given extra time to investigate an Indian doctor over the suspected UK bomb attempts.
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Nigeria kidnappers free UK girl

Monday, July 9th 2007, 8:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three-year-old British girl Margaret Hill is reunited with her parents after a four-day hostage ordeal.
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Miliband in Iran nuclear warning

Monday, July 9th 2007, 7:00
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK's new foreign secretary warns Iran that it has no right to kick-start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
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Australian 'car bomb' searches

Monday, July 9th 2007, 4:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Police in Australia carry out more searches over the suspected car bomb attempts in the UK.
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F1: Raikkonen wins Silverstone

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 16:55
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen shatters Lewis Hamilton's dreams of a debut British Grand Prix victory with a second victory in a row.
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Terror fight 'may take 15 years'

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 15:57

The UK's new security minister says beating radicalisation in the fight against terror could take at least 15 years.
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Fijian died in Iraq accident

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 14:01
related countries: Fiji Fiji, Iraq Iraq

The British soldier who died in an accident in Basra on Friday is named as a 23-year-old Fijian national.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 13:32
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Kimi Raikkonen wins the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with world champion Fernando Alonso second and Lewis Hamilton in third.
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Nigerian gunmen 'demand ransom'

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 14:37
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen holding a three-year-old British girl hostage in the Niger Delta make a ransom demand, her mother says.
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Russia inspector 'spy' probed

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 13:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian authorities investigate a man for spying for Britain, the latest step in a row between the two countries.
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F1: Hamilton in pole position

Saturday, July 7th 2007, 13:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Britain's Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in his McLaren for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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Charge over UK bomb attempts

Friday, July 6th 2007, 21:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Glasgow, London

UK police charge an Iraqi doctor in connection with failed bombings in London and Glasgow airport.
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Nigerian leader in hostage appeal

Friday, July 6th 2007, 21:45
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian president appeals for the immediate release of a three-year-old British girl kidnapped in the Niger Delta.
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Flood claims 'will reach £1.5bn'

Friday, July 6th 2007, 17:15

The insurance industry says claims relating to the floods which hit parts of the UK in June will total £1.5bn.
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New Australia raids over UK bombs

Friday, July 6th 2007, 12:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Police in Australia seize new evidence and question more doctors over last week's failed UK car bomb attacks.
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'Threat to kill' missing UK girl

Friday, July 6th 2007, 10:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Kidnappers who seized a three-year-old UK girl in Nigeria have threatened to kill her, her mother tells the BBC.
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Raphael painting sells for £18m

Friday, July 6th 2007, 1:30
related places: London

A portrait of Florentine ruler Lorenzo de' Medici by Raphael sells for more than £18m at auction in London.
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'Gumtree for US' launched by eBay

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

EBay launches a US classified ad website similar to its Gumtree site, which has proved popular in the UK.
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Russia blocks UK extradition plea

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia officially refuses a UK extradition request for Andrei Lugovoi, prime suspect in the Litvinenko murder case.
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UK urged to engage with Hamas

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 11:41

UK MPs urge engagement with Hamas, after it helped free BBC correspondent Alan Johnston in Gaza.
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UK mulls lowering terror threat level

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 11:06

Security experts consider easing the estimate of the terrorist threat to the UK as six suspects are held.
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Australians extend terror probe

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 7:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India

Australian police are granted two more days to hold an Indian doctor in connection with failed UK terror plots.
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Terror suspects worked in hospitals

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 6:11
related places: Glasgow, London

Eight people arrested over failed car bombings in Glasgow and London all have links with the NHS.
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Napoleon letter fetches top price

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 0:22
related places: London

A love letter from Napoleon to his future wife, Josephine, is sold at auction in London for £276,000.
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Australia arrest in terror probe

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 12:48
related countries: Australia Australia, India India
related places: Brisbane

An Indian doctor is detained at Brisbane airport and another man is questioned over failed UK car bombings.
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