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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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Gandhi letter to return to India

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 16:35
related countries: India India
related places: London

A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi is withdrawn from auction in London so it can be acquired by India.
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Car bombings suspect 'on the run'

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 10:12
related places: London

Police are still trying to find at least one person over the failed car bombings in London and at Glasgow airport.
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US deploys more air marshals

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

The US boosts the number of marshals on flights between the US and Europe following recent UK car bombings.
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UK police confident in bombers hunt

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 23:11

The links between the failed car bombings in Glasgow and London are becoming "ever clearer", say police.
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PM defiant over 'al-Qaeda threat'

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 16:00
related places: London

Britain will not yield to al-Qaeda, Prime Minister Gordon Brown says, as a fifth person is held over the attacks.
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England smoking ban takes effect

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 10:54

A ban on smoking in virtually all enclosed public places has come into force throughout England.
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UK terror threat now 'critical'

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 0:20
related places: Glasgow, London

The UK raises its terror alert level to its maximum as police link a Glasgow attack to two London car bombs.
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US to reinforce airport security

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 19:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Glasgow, London

The US is to tighten airport security in the wake of an incident at Glasgow airport and a bomb alert in London.
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HK marks first decade with China

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 19:43
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Ceremonies mark 10 years since Hong Kong's return to China, with President Hu Jintao guest of honour.
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Police hunt London car bombers

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 17:18
related places: London

Police analyse CCTV images as they hunt the people who planted two car bombs in London's West End.
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Two car bombs in central London

Friday, June 29th 2007, 23:41
related places: London, West End

There were two explosive devices placed in separate Mercedes cars in London's West End, police confirm.
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Police avert car bomb 'carnage'

Friday, June 29th 2007, 17:14
related places: London

A car bomb defused in central London was packed with petrol, gas and nails and would have caused "carnage".
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Hu in Hong Kong for anniversary

Friday, June 29th 2007, 17:04
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Chinese President Hu Jintao is in Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of its handover from Britain.
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New faces in huge UK cabinet revamp

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 21:14

Jacqui Smith is home secretary and David Miliband foreign secretary in Gordon Brown's revamped Cabinet.
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Egypt 'double agent' dies in UK

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 6:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: London

The son-in-law of Egypt's President Nasser accused of spying for Israel is reportedly found dead in London.
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Hamas hits at Blair envoy move

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 0:04

Palestinian group Hamas pours scorn on former UK PM Tony Blair's appointment as Middle East peace envoy.
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Brown is UK's new prime minister

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 21:40

Gordon Brown has become the UK's new prime minister as Tony Blair steps down after 10 years in Downing Street.
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'Briton' being held in Pakistan

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 18:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A man describing himself as British has been held illegally in Pakistan since last August, campaigners say.
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Shetty to star in London musical

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 17:39
related places: London

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is set to star in a musical that will premiere in London later this year.
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Russian tycoon faces fraud trial

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 15:06
related countries: Russia Russia

UK-based billionaire Russian Boris Berezovsky faces trial in absentia in his native country, accused of embezzlement.
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Brown to become UK prime minister

Wednesday, June 27th 2007, 13:20

Gordon Brown is set to take over as UK prime minister on Wednesday, ending Tony Blair's 10 years in power.
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US to probe BAE over corruption

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 20:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

UK defence firm BAE Systems is the subject of an anti-corruption probe by the US Department of Justice.
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Mobile phone firms lose tax case

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 14:50

Mobile phone firms lose their legal fight to reclaim tax they said they paid to acquire expensive licences in the UK.
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10 years on in Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:38
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Jill McGivering reports on how Hong Kong is faring, 10 years after it was handed back to China by the British.
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Hundreds flee over dam burst fear

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 10:11

About 100 homes are evacuated in northern England amid fears a dam could burst after torrential rain.
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Three dead in UK flood chaos

Tuesday, June 26th 2007, 1:59

Three people die after heavy rains cause severe flooding across England and Wales.
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EU treaty 'in Britain's interest'

Monday, June 25th 2007, 17:07

The treaty agreed by EU member states is "quintessentially" in Britain's interests, Tony Blair says.
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UK's Brown takes over from Blair

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 16:46
related places: Manchester

Gordon Brown is crowned UK Labour leader, promising to give the party "a soul".
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London Exchange buys Borsa

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 12:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) confirms it is buying its Italian equivalent, Milan's Borsa Italiana, for more than 1.5bn euros.
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Germany raises EU treaty pressure

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 0:50
related countries: Poland Poland

Germany threatens to sideline Poland, as intensive talks fail to break a deadlock over the new EU treaty.
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Friday, June 22nd 2007, 15:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

Media reports in Sri Lanka say that two men arrested in London have suspected links to the rebel Tamil Tigers.
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Day of Pakistan Rushdie protests

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 12:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Radical Islamic groups in Pakistan hold protests over the UK's knighthood to Salman Rushdie.
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EU leaders grapple with reforms

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 21:53
related countries: Poland Poland

EU leaders hold tough talks on a new treaty to reform the bloc, amid veto threats by the UK and Poland.
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'Suicide' minister may go to UK

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 13:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani minister who said Salman Rushdie's knighthood could justify suicide attacks may visit the UK.
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Iran's fear of the 'little devil'

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 12:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Frances Harrison discovers that Sir Salman Rushdie's knighthood is just one more reason to demonise Britain in Iran.
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Falconio killer's appeal rejected

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 10:59
related countries: Australia Australia

The man convicted of killing UK tourist Peter Falconio loses an appeal to Australia's highest court.
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Falconio killer's appeal rejected

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 2:59
related countries: Australia Australia

The man convicted of killing UK tourist Peter Falconio loses an appeal to Australia's highest court.
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US 'wants Blair' for Mid-East job

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 0:26

Tony Blair has spoken to President Bush about a role as a Middle East envoy, a White House official says.
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Football: Holland U21s into final

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 19:36

England go out of the European Under-21 Championship after a dramatic 13-12 penalty shoot-out semi-final defeat by Holland.
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UK defends Rushdie knighthood

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 18:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

Britain stands by its decision to honour author Salman Rushdie, despite protests by Pakistan and Iran, says John Reid.
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LSE in merger talks with Milan

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 17:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) reveals it is discussing a possible merger with its Italian counterpart.
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UK 'in Afghanistan for decades'

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 13:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A major UK presence will need to last decades to help rebuild Afghanistan, says the new ambassador.
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Cricket: Panesar climbs rankings

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 8:29

England spinner Monty Panesar breaks into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time.
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China building more power plants

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 22:22
related countries: China China

China is now building two power plants every week, says the UK's top climate change envoy.
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Rushdie diplomatic row escalates

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 22:03
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

Iran and Pakistan summon UK envoys to protest against the knighthood awarded to novelist Salman Rushdie.
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Cricket: England delight Vaughan

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 17:53

Captain Michael Vaughan salutes England's all-round strength after their 3-0 series win over the West Indies.
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Cricket: England cruise to victory

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 16:44

England cruise to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies at the Riverside to clinch the series 3-0.
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Brown predicts UK to get EU deal

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 13:49

Prime minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown predicts the UK "will get what we need" from the EU summit.
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Live - England v West Indies

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 9:40

Rain delays the start of the final day's play between England and the West Indies.
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Migrants 'help UK economy'

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 2:13

Migrant workers boost the UK economy and their influx does not lower employment or wage levels, the TUC says.
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Cricket: England chase victory

Monday, June 18th 2007, 17:42

England give themselves a chance of winning the final Test as West Indies end day four on 83-3, still 30 runs behind.
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Huge Ghana oilfield discovery

Monday, June 18th 2007, 16:17
related countries: Ghana Ghana

UK firm Tullow Oil announces the discovery of 600 million barrels of oil offshore from Ghana.
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