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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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UK Palestinians in Johnston plea

Monday, May 14th 2007, 19:36
related places: Johnston

Palestinians in the UK call for the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston, nine weeks after his abduction in Gaza.
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UK man tells of 'kidnap' in Syria

Monday, May 14th 2007, 5:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A UK man who disappeared in Syria for three months says he was kidnapped and forced to say he was a terrorist.
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Madeleine reward rises to £2.5m

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 17:22
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The reward for information leading to the return of UK girl Madeleine McCann, missing in Portugal, rises to £2.5m.
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Last goodbye for Blair and Chirac

Friday, May 11th 2007, 19:32
related countries: France France
related places: Chirac, Paris

Outgoing British PM Tony Blair visits Paris to say farewell to outgoing French President Jacques Chirac.
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Iraq leader says troops must stay

Friday, May 11th 2007, 18:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US and British troops will need to stay another one or two years in Iraq, the President Jalal Talabani says.
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Brown makes pitch to lead UK

Friday, May 11th 2007, 15:45

Gordon Brown says he has the "ideas and vision" to govern Britain as he launches his Labour leadership campaign.
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Menezes police face no action

Friday, May 11th 2007, 13:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Eleven officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes will not face disciplinary action.
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Friday, May 11th 2007, 11:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Britain's top envoy to Pakistan expresses concern that extremists in the UK are being trained in Pakistan.
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Indians mark revolt anniversary

Friday, May 11th 2007, 9:02
related countries: India India

Performers and marchers in India mark the 150th anniversary of the landmark revolt against the British.
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Aboriginal remains fight resolved

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 23:29
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum reaches a deal over the remains of 17 indigenous Tasmanians.
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Chiluba attacks 'racist' UK court

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 17:33
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Ex-Zambian leader Frederick Chiluba says the UK colluded with Zambia to find him guilty of stealing state funds.
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Blair will stand down on 27 June

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 17:30

Tony Blair says it has been an "honour" to lead the "greatest nation on earth" as he names the day he will step down.
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Africa facing major cancer blight

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 15:13
related places: London

Health ministers meet in London to raise awareness about the rising cancer threat to Africa.
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BBC's Johnston wins press award

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 14:46
related places: Johnston, London

Abducted BBC Gaza reporter Alan Johnston wins the broadcast prize at a press awards ceremony in London.
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UK 'worst' on cancer drug access

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 3:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The UK has one of the worst records over uptake of new cancer drugs, a Swedish study says.
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Irish teen wins abortion battle

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 15:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

An Irish teenager will be able to travel to Britain for an abortion after winning her High Court battle in Dublin.
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Irish teen wins abortion battle

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 15:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

An Irish teenager will be able to travel to Britain for an abortion after winning her High Court battle in Dublin.
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Zimbabwe to extradite Mann

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 14:13
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe court agrees to extradite an alleged UK mercenary to Equatorial Guinea, but he appeals.
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Madeleine uncle urges hunt focus

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 10:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The uncle of missing Madeleine McCann says people should not dwell on criticisms of the investigation.
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NI ministers get down to business

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 1:31

Northern Ireland's new ministers will begin their first engagements following the return of devolution.
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UK attacked over savings scandal

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 18:32

MEPs say that the UK should pay back those who lost savings in the Equitable Life scandal.
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Historic NI devolution day comes

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 9:17

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness are to take their pledge of office as devolution returns to Northern Ireland.
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New images in Japan murder hunt

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 8:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police release fresh video footage of a man sought over the murder of a British teacher.
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Police 'unsure' UK girl alive

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 3:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Police in Portugal searching for Madeleine McCann say they cannot be certain whether she is still alive.
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Six dead in UK road accident

Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:16

Six people die in an accident involving a lorry and a recovery vehicle on the M25 in Surrey.
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Portugal police search for girl

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 15:49
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police searching for a missing British toddler say she has been abducted and have identified a suspect.
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Briton 'seized from Nigeria rig'

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 12:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Foreign Office looks into reports a British oil worker has been abducted from a rig off the Nigerian coast.
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Anguish at Portugal girl abduction

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 3:04
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Police continue searching for a three-year-old UK girl feared abducted in Portugal, as her parents urge her return.
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SNP beats Labour in Scottish poll

Friday, May 4th 2007, 18:37

The Scottish National Party becomes the biggest party in the Scottish parliament, beating Tony Blair's Labour.
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Nationalists win Scottish vote

Friday, May 4th 2007, 17:32

The pro-independence SNP become the largest party in the Scottish parliament, beating Labour into second.
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Toddler 'abducted' during holiday

Friday, May 4th 2007, 16:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A search is extended for a British three-year-old who may have been abducted on a family holiday in Portugal.
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Zambia's Chiluba guilty of graft

Friday, May 4th 2007, 12:53
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's ex-President Frederick Chiluba is found guilty of stealing $46m (£23m) by a UK court.
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Polls open for UK regional voting

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:44

Millions of voters are going to the polls in Scotland, Wales and English local authority elections.
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US denies curb on UK Pakistanis

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US embassy denies reports that Washington wants to tighten visa curbs on Britons of Pakistani origin.
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Insurgents 'right to take on US'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 3:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British Army commander says.
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US 'to tighten rules on Britons'

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 1:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US government is reportedly seeking to tighten visa restrictions for British citizens of Pakistani origin.
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Cricket: W Indies drop Samuels

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 23:20

West Indies leave Marlon Samuels out of the party to tour England this summer.
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UK warns of 'Tamil Tiger fraud'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 16:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The British government warns of widespread fraud scams, which it says could be funding terrorist acts in Sri Lanka.
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Blair pledge for missing BBC man

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 14:02

Tony Blair says the UK government is doing all it can to secure the release of abducted BBC journalist Alan Johnston.
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Pressure mounts for UK terror probe

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 12:34

Pressure is mounting for an inquiry into UK secret services following the end of the country's biggest terror trial.
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Sri Lankan team is stranded in UK

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 11:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

Sri Lanka's World Cup team is stranded in London after airline suspends flights in wake of Tamil Tiger air raids.
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Thirty held over animal extremism

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 11:54

Police arrest 30 people over animal rights extremism in a series of raids across the UK and Europe.
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Thirty held over animal extremism

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 8:30

Police arrest 30 people over animal rights extremism, in a series of dawn raids across the UK and Europe.
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Humphrys honours Johnston

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 4:56
related places: Johnston

Veteran UK radio presenter John Humphrys honours missing BBC correspondent Alan Johnston.
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Five get life over UK bomb plot

Monday, April 30th 2007, 13:34

Five men are jailed for life for a bomb plot which could have killed hundreds in Britain as a 7 July link emerges.
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UK troops lead attack on Taleban

Monday, April 30th 2007, 11:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces take part in a major military offensive against the Taleban in southern Afghanistan.
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British woman, 52, killed in Goa

Monday, April 30th 2007, 9:27
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

An Oxfordshire woman is found with her throat slit at her rented home in the Indian state of Goa.
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Action urged on illegal fishing

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 14:20

UK ministers urge more action on illegal fishing, which they say robs poor countries of $9bn per year.
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