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Rushdie title 'may spark attacks'

Monday, June 18th 2007, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Britain's knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie may lead to terrorism, a Pakistani minister says.
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Iraq town clashes leave 20 dead

Monday, June 18th 2007, 14:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Up to 20 people are reported killed in clashes between joint Iraqi and UK forces and Shia militia in southern Iraq.
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Court suspends UK extradition

Monday, June 18th 2007, 10:42
related countries: India India

A court in India suspends the extradition of a man wanted for trial in the UK over the rape and murder of Hannah Foster.
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Canadian dies in Malawi crash

Monday, June 18th 2007, 10:25
related countries: Canada Canada, Malawi Malawi

Five British tourists and a Canadian have been killed in a plane crash in northern Malawi, police say.
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ICI rejects £7.2bn bid approach

Monday, June 18th 2007, 8:27
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

UK paint and chemicals giant ICI rejects a £7.2bn bid approach from its Dutch rival, Akzo Nobel.
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Brown 'may hold EU referendum'

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 21:34

Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown could still hold a referendum on the EU treaty, the UK's Europe minister says.
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Cricket: Windies get late wickets

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 18:07

Andrew Strauss hits 72 not out as England reach 121-4 in reply to West Indies' 287 in the fourth Test.
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'Kidnappers' deny Johnston deal

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 17:57

The alleged kidnappers of BBC reporter Alan Johnston deny reaching a deal with Hamas for his release.
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Iran condemns Rushdie title

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 10:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's foreign ministry criticises Britain for giving a knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie.
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F1: US pole for British ace

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 18:28
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United States United States
related places: Indianapolis

Britain's Lewis Hamilton pips McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso to pole at the US GP at Indianapolis.
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The uniformed kidnappers of Baghdad

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 11:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Paul Wood says efforts are continuing to track down the five British citizens who were kidnapped in Baghdad last month.
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UK honour for KGB defector

Friday, June 15th 2007, 23:00

KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky is honoured with the same title held by fictional spook James Bond.
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UK rules out treaty referendum

Friday, June 15th 2007, 12:03

Downing Street has indicated the treaty that emerges from next week's EU summit will not be put to a referendum.
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Russia opens Litvinenko probe

Friday, June 15th 2007, 9:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia launches a spying case over claims by the man the UK accuses of killing ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
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US diet pill 'suicide risk' fears

Friday, June 15th 2007, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

A weight loss drug used widely in the UK is rejected by US safety officials over fears of an increased suicide risk.
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Golf: Dougherty leads US Open

Friday, June 15th 2007, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

England's Nick Dougherty cards a superb two-under 68 to claim the first-round lead at Oakmont Country Club.
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Argentina vows Falklands return

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 22:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Kirchner says Britain won an unacceptable "colonial victory" in the Falklands.
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Iran protest at UK Queen's party

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 20:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Protesters throw paint and eggs at the UK embassy in Tehran to disrupt a birthday party for Britain's Queen.
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Rugby: France omit Castaignede

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 11:49
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

Saracens centre Thomas Castaignede and London Irish flanker Olivier Magne are left out of France's World Cup squad.
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End of Falklands War to be marked

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 11:38
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The 25th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War will be marked by events in the UK and south Atlantic.
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Prince joins Falklands ceremony

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 19:50

Prince Edward pays tribute to British servicemen killed in the bombing of two troop ships during the Falklands War.
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Jaguar and Land Rover jobs fears

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 21:05
related places: Ford

Union leaders voice concerns about Ford's decision to put its UK luxury car firms Jaguar and Land Rover up for sale.
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Olympic inspectors pay site visit

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 14:34
related places: London

International Olympics Committee members visit London to check on the 2012 Games preparations.
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Cricket: Windies hail Panesar

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 13:30

England spinner Monty Panesar goes from 26th to 12th in the ICC rankings after his 10-wicket haul against West Indies.
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Warner hints at possible EMI bid

Monday, June 11th 2007, 21:54

Warner Music says it has not yet ruled out making another bid for the iconic UK music business EMI Group.
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UK jail for Libya coup plot

Monday, June 11th 2007, 18:51
related countries: Libya Libya

Three men who helped to fund a Libyan Islamist group from their homes in the UK are jailed after pleading guilty.
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Cricket: England win seals series

Monday, June 11th 2007, 16:02

Monty Panesar takes his first 10-wicket haul in a Test as England beat West Indies by 60 runs to clinch the series.
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3rd Test day five - as it happened

Monday, June 11th 2007, 13:23

Monty Panesar takes three wickets and Steve Harmison two as England won the third Test by 60 runs to secure the series over West Indies.
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Scotland is 'worst small country'

Monday, June 11th 2007, 10:48

A report by business leaders says Scotland is the "worst performing" small country in Western Europe.
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23 hurt in Belgian coach crash

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 20:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A British tourist coach crashes into a house in Belgium leaving four Britons seriously injured.
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Cricket: Windies hold up England

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 17:15

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is 81 not out as West Indies end day four on 301-5 needing 455 runs to win the Old Trafford Test.
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Live - England v West Indies

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 9:43

Monty Panesar takes his third wicket of the day to leave England five wickets from victory against West Indies.
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Briton held in Swedish HIV case

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 22:54
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A British man is remanded in custody in Sweden for allegedly infecting underage girls with HIV.
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Cathedral row over video game

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 17:32

The Church of England considers legal action after Manchester Cathedral is featured in a Sony war game.
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Cricket: England stay on top

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 17:18

Alastair Cook scores his sixth Test century as England set West Indies a victory target of 455 in the third Test.
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Live - England v West Indies

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 9:27

Darren Sammy takes seven wickets on his Test debut but West Indies are faced with a daunting 455 to win the third Test against England.
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UK region revels in Bollywood

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 8:46

Hundreds of millions of TV viewers will tune in to the Bollywood awards being hosted in Yorkshire, in the UK.
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Cricket: England dominate

Friday, June 8th 2007, 17:33

England end day two of the third Test 175 runs ahead as West Indies suffer a dramatic collapse at Old Trafford.
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UK official denies BAE cash claim

Friday, June 8th 2007, 10:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The attorney general denies claims he concealed from an anti-bribery watchdog secret payments to a Saudi prince.
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Saudi prince 'was paid arms cash'

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 18:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi prince received secret payments from the UK's biggest arms dealer, a BBC investigation reveals.
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The man who lost a 'coral kingdom'

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 16:26

Nick Squires travels to the Cocos Keeling Islands in search of the heir of a British adventurer whose family ran a private fiefdom for 150 years.
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Saudi prince 'was paid arms cash'

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 6:33
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi prince received secret payments from the UK's biggest arms dealer, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Football: Estonia 0-3 England

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 20:18
related countries: Estonia Estonia

David Beckham inspires England to a comfortable Euro 2008 qualifier win in Estonia.
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Serious diseases genes revealed

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 17:00

UK researchers have published the results of the largest ever study of the genetics behind common diseases.
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US 'major illegal ivory importer'

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

The US has become a major importer of illegal ivory, according to a report by a UK animal welfare charity.
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Football: McClaren unconcerned

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 19:51
related countries: Estonia Estonia

England coach Steve McClaren brushes off suggestions that defeat by Estonia could cost him his job.
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Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 12:11

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics defend their new logo following widespread public criticism.
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Monday, June 4th 2007, 14:44
related places: London

The logo for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics is unveiled in a star-studded ceremony in London.
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Litvinenko demand foolish - Putin

Monday, June 4th 2007, 1:54

The UK extradition request over Alexander Litvinenko's murder is "pure foolishness", President Putin says.
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Ethiopia seeks prince's remains

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 15:40
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's president asks the Queen for the remains of a prince who died in Britain more than 100 years ago.
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'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Islamists from Britain, Sweden and Pakistan are killed in joint US-Somali operations, Somali officials say.
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Litvinenko wife rejects MI6 claim

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 10:49

Alexander Litvinenko's widow rejects claims UK security services were involved in poisoning her husband.
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Gurkha tells of citizenship joy

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 21:39
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

An ex-Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross tells of his joy at being given UK citizenship rights.
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Coach Woolmer 'not murdered'

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 16:51
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, Pakistan Pakistan

UK police tell Jamaican officials former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was not killed, the BBC learns.
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Rugby: SA rout valiant England

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 14:49

South Africa stage a second-half rout to beat a valiant England in the second Test in Pretoria.
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Rugby: Australia humble Wales

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Digby Ioane scores a try on debut as Australia humble Wales in the second Test in Brisbane.
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Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 8:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi, London

Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, is due in London to plan legal action over violence in Karachi.
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Football: England 1-1 Brazil

Friday, June 1st 2007, 21:01
related places: Wembley

Brazil equalise in the dying seconds to rob England of victory on their return to Wembley.
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Agent's death 'used politically'

Friday, June 1st 2007, 13:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The "British side" is using the murder of Alexander Litvinenko to start a "political campaign", Russia's foreign minister says.
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Blair issues Africa action call

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 21:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Tony Blair says there is a "moral obligation" to use political action "to make the world better".
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UK 'behind Litvinenko death'

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 10:56

Andrei Lugovoi, accused of killing ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, says UK secret services were involved.
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Search continues for Iraq Britons

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 2:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Everything possible is being done to find five Britons snatched in Baghdad on Tuesday, the UK FM says.
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Blair attacks Africa trip critics

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 18:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Tony Blair dismisses critics of his week-long Africa tour as "cynics", while pointing to progress in Sierra Leone.
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Giggs to quit international football

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 13:47

Wales captain Ryan Giggs announces his retirement from international football.
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Blair pledges help on Iraq kidnap

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 7:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Britain will do all it can to help free five UK citizens kidnapped in Baghdad, Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Rugby: Australia ring changes

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 5:45
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia make five changes to their side for Saturday's second Test against Wales.
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BP returns to Libya in $900m deal

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 19:10
related countries: Libya Libya

BP is to resume operations in Libya for the first time since its oil fields were nationalised in 1974.
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Migrants 'want to settle in UK'

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 13:55

A growing number of migrants coming to Britain from Eastern Europe may want to stay, a study suggests.
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UK requests Lugovoi extradition

Monday, May 28th 2007, 15:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The UK formally asks Russia to hand over an ex-KGB agent wanted over the Litvinenko murder in London.
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Soldier dies in Afghan operations

Saturday, May 26th 2007, 14:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed and four others are injured in operations in Afghanistan overnight.
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Missing UK girl suspect described

Friday, May 25th 2007, 18:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police hunting for Madeleine McCann issue a description of a man seen near her flat.
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Cricket: Vaughan scores century

Friday, May 25th 2007, 17:36

Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen score centuries as England post 366-5 on the first day of the second Test against West Indies.
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Nasdaq bids for Nordic OMX

Friday, May 25th 2007, 7:17
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

Nasdaq, the US firm which tried to buy the London Stock Exchange, offers to take over a Swedish rival for $3.7bn.
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Crisis appeal for Darfur region

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 19:08
related countries: Chad Chad

UK charities launch an appeal to save lives among the 4.5m people at risk in Darfur and neighbouring countries.
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UK show rapped over Shetty racism

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 9:41

Ofcom rules Channel 4 made "serious" misjudgements in its handling of the Celebrity Big Brother race row.
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Barclays to table formal ABN bid

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 0:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

British bank Barclays says it will table a formal £45bn offer for Dutch bank ABN Amro within six weeks.
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'No problem' over Litvinenko case

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 12:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says relations with the UK have not been damaged by the Alexander Litvinenko case.
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Russians doubt Lugovoi handover

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian media commentators criticise Britain's request for the extradition of Alexander Litvinenko's alleged poisoner Andrei Lugovoi.
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UK firm seeks Mid-East gas deal

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 22:55
related countries: Israel Israel

British energy firm BG confirms it is hoping to agree a deal with Israel to supply it with Palestinian gas.
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Litvinenko suspect denies charges

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 19:07
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian accused in the UK of murdering Alexander Litvinenko says the charges are "politically motivated".
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Cricket: Flintoff battles for fitness

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 15:00

England call up bowler Ryan Sidebottom for the second Test against West Indies, and include Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff.
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Success for Everest mobile effort

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 0:26

A British climber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest.
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Cricket: England, Windies draw

Monday, May 21st 2007, 16:55

England draw the first Test against West Indies after only 20 overs are bowled on the final day at Lord's.
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Blaze ravages historic Cutty Sark

Monday, May 21st 2007, 16:00
related places: Greenwich

London's historic 19th Century landmark, the tea clipper the Cutty Sark is on fire in Greenwich.
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Nigeria attack sends oil over $70

Monday, May 21st 2007, 12:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

A fresh attack on the Nigerian oil industry sends oil prices in London above $70 a barrel.
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Coke says no China jail labour

Monday, May 21st 2007, 2:52
related countries: China China

Coca Cola says there is "no evidence" to support a UK man's claim that its Chinese supplier used prison labour.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan accident

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 21:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has died after "a tragic accident" in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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Cricket: England push for win

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 18:09

England need 10 West Indies wickets on the final day after Kevin Pietersen's century helps set a target of 401.
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Cricket: Windies battle England

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 17:40

Spinner Monty Panesar takes four wickets for England but West Indies battle back bravely in the first Test.
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Record wreck 'found off Britain'

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 14:02

A record haul gold and silver coins is probably from a 17th Century shipwreck off England's Cornish coast.
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Retracing an epic Himalayan trek

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 10:48

Simon Worrall embarks on a Himalayan expedition inspired by the 19th Century British photographer Samuel Bourne.
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Cricket: Prior shines for England

Friday, May 18th 2007, 17:26

Matt Prior becomes the first England wicket-keeper to hit a century on Test debut as England reach 553-5 against West Indies.
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Cricket: England dominate WI

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 17:52

Alastair Cook hits 102 not out as England dominate against West Indies, ending day one on 200-3.
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Bush and Blair defend war record

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 17:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blair

Tony Blair and George W Bush reaffirm their decisions over Iraq, on Mr Blair's last official visit to Washington.
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Gordon Brown to succeed Blair

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 12:04

Chancellor Gordon Brown is confirmed as Tony Blair's successor as Labour leader and UK prime minister.
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War-torn Iraq 'facing collapse'

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 10:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq faces collapse unless the US and Britain change tack, a top think tank warns, as Iran sets a date for US talks.
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Australia frees embassy plotter

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 5:50
related countries: Australia Australia, Israel Israel

A British-born Muslim who plotted to blow up Israel's embassy in Australia is released from jail there.
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Indian buys Scotch whisky giant

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 14:21
related countries: India India

Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya completes a $1.2bn deal to buy Scottish whisky distiller Whyte & Mackay.
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New doubt cast on Woolmer murder

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 17:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was not strangled, media reports say, citing a UK investigation.
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Briton suspect in Madeleine hunt

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 16:09
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Police searching for Madeleine McCann in Portugal are treating a British man as a suspect.
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