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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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Indian investment in London jumps

Friday, April 27th 2007, 14:31
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: London

India is now the second-largest source of foreign direct investment in London behind the US, a survey says.
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Migrants 'deceived and exploited' in UK

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 21:41
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Migrant workers are being lured to Britain by deception, a Lithuanian journalist finds in a BBC probe.
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Zambia pays 'vulture fund' $15m

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 16:45
related places: London

Zambia is to pay $15m to settle a debt demand case at London's Hgih Court launched by a so-called "vulture fund".
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Japan clears Blackman accused

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 7:06
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese man is acquitted of raping and killing Briton Lucie Blackman but is jailed for life for other sex offences.
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Cricket: Coach quits WIndies

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 21:07

Bennett King resigns as West Indies coach 24 days before the first Test against England at Lord's.
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Multi-faith appeal for Johnston

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 19:51
related places: Johnston, London

A multi-faith service has been held in London to call for the safe return of the BBC's Alan Johnston.
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Multi-faith appeal for Johnston

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 12:34
related places: Johnston, London

A multi-faith service is to be held later in London to call for the safe return of the BBC's Alan Johnston.
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BA eyes Iberia takeover bid

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 6:49
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways says it is considering making a takeover bid for the Spanish flagship carrier, Iberia.
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Apology for 'catastrophic' spill

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 3:13
related places: Forth

Scottish Water apologises for pouring millions of litres of sewage into the Firth of Forth as it tries to stem the spill.
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Bangladesh ex-PM's return blocked

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 15:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

Bangladesh's ex-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is stopped from boarding a flight home from London.
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Athletics: Lel wins marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 10:57

Martin Lel out-sprints his rivals to win the London Marathon for the second time.
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China's Zhou records landmark win

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 10:29

China's Zhou Chunxiu takes victory in the women's race in the 2007 London Marathon.
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Kenya police free UK journalist

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 3:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK journalist and his producer are released without charge after being arrested by police in Kenya.
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Cricket: Lara in emotional exit

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 22:50

West Indies captain Brian Lara is in emotional mood after defeat to England ended his international career.
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England win in last-over thriller

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 22:05

Brian Lara's final international ends in defeat as England clinch a one-wicket win over West Indies with one ball left.
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Talks due on Elgin Marbles return

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 10:14
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Officials from Britain and Greece are to discuss the possibility of returning the Elgin Marbles to Athens.
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British father in Japan for verdict

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 3:36
related countries: Japan Japan

The father of UK hostess Lucie Blackman flies to Japan to hear the judges' verdict on her alleged killer.
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'No UK referendum' on EU rules

Friday, April 20th 2007, 15:58

Tony Blair does not intend to hold a referendum on the rules governing how the EU operates, it is confirmed.
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Woolmer death inquest postponed

Friday, April 20th 2007, 6:12

The inquest into the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer is postponed after "significant developments".
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Cricket: England coach to quit

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 15:33

Duncan Fletcher resigns as England coach and will leave the job after their last World Cup match on Saturday.
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Canberra row over UK envoy remark

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 3:45
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq
related places: Canberra

Comments by Britain's envoy in Canberra on the Iraq conflict are at odds with PM John Howard's statements.
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Pound reaches 26-year dollar high

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 13:33
related countries: United States United States

The UK pound climbs well past the $2 mark, surging to a 26-year high against the troubled US currency.
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First climate debate divides UN

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 1:05

The UN Security Council holds its first debate on global warming, but Russia and China criticise the British initiative.
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Cricket: England knocked out

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 19:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England crash out of the World Cup after slumping to a feeble nine-wicket defeat by South Africa in Barbados.
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Archbishop prays for BBC man

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 14:41
related places: York

The UK's Archbishop of York holds a prayer vigil for abducted BBC Gaza reporter Alan Johnston.
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EU 'unfair to UK fishing crews'

Tuesday, April 17th 2007, 1:22
related countries: France France

Europe fails to punish France for overfishing tuna but penalises Britain for catching mackerel, UK officials say.
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Pound touches 14-year dollar high

Monday, April 16th 2007, 22:34

The pound moves towards the $2 mark, benefiting British tourists but making life more difficult for exporters.
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EU 'does not need constitution'

Monday, April 16th 2007, 15:17
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The UK and Dutch prime ministers say the EU needs changes to existing treaties, not a big constitution.
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Russia presses UK on Berezovsky

Monday, April 16th 2007, 12:01

Russia asks the UK to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who called for President Putin to be ousted.
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Coroner attacks 'inexcusable' US

Monday, April 16th 2007, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

A coroner calls it "inexcusable" that US authorities failed to release evidence about eight UK servicemen's deaths.
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Oxfam appeals for aid for Darfur

Monday, April 16th 2007, 10:09
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Darfur

A British NGO appeals for aid for Darfur as a senior US official warns that Sudan is obstructing assistance.
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UK firms 'dominating Europe'

Monday, April 16th 2007, 7:26

UK companies generate more than a third of the profits made by Europe's 750 top firms, the government says.
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UK official to query 'war on terror'

Monday, April 16th 2007, 4:42

The phrase "war on terror" gives strength to terrorists, making them feel part of something bigger, Hilary Benn will warn.
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Friendly fire pilot back in Iraq

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 14:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US pilot involved in the friendly fire killing of a UK soldier is returning to fight in Iraq next month, it is revealed.
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Two die as UK helicopters crash

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 11:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Two UK military helicopters crash north of Baghdad in an apparent mid-air collision, killing two of those on board.
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Union calls for BBC man's release

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 17:05

The UK's National Union of Journalists (NUJ) condemns the abduction of Alan Johnston in Gaza.
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Prince William and girlfriend split

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 16:15

Britain's Prince William splits from girlfriend Kate Middleton, reportedly owing to media pressure.
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Russia probes Berezovsky 'plot'

Friday, April 13th 2007, 18:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow acts against UK-based tycoon Boris Berezovsky after he calls for President Putin to be ousted.
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World Bank 'must act on climate'

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 22:59

The World Bank must lead the climate change fight, says UK International Development Secretary Hilary Benn.
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Iraq policy 'spawned new terror'

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 1:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The British and US policy towards Iraq has "spawned new terror in the region", a think tank report says.
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Iran film 'to tell sailors' tale'

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 16:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian military says it will release a film documenting the saga of the UK sailors held in Iran.
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Woman loses final embryo appeal

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 13:50

A UK woman left infertile after cancer therapy loses her fight to use frozen embryos fertilised by an ex-partner.
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Minister under fire on UK sailors

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 4:25

The defence secretary is accused of acting too late after the MoD imposes a ban on personnel selling stories.
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UK reviews sale of Iran stories

Monday, April 9th 2007, 21:52
related countries: Iran Iran

The Ministry of Defence bans personnel from selling their stories following a row over the navy crew held by Iran.
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UK captive 'felt like a traitor'

Monday, April 9th 2007, 18:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Leading Seaman Faye Turney says she "felt like a traitor" for being forced to write letters shown on Iranian TV.
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Ashraful eyes repeat performance

Monday, April 9th 2007, 8:51
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful is confident his side can test England in their next game.
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Cricket: Australia beat England

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 21:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen's first ODI century for two years is in vain as Australia beat England by seven wickets.
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Live - England v Australia

Sunday, April 8th 2007, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia head towards victory over England despite the dismissal of Ricky Ponting for 86.
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Two held after UK boy's death

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 17:43
related places: London

Two teenagers are questioned over the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed in north-east London.
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Iran seeks goodwill over captives

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 11:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran hopes for a "positive" response from the UK after the release of the Royal Navy crew it held for 13 days.
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Mystery shrouds UK sailors' saga

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 10:46
related countries: Iran Iran

The saga of the UK sailors' captivity in Iran leaves many questions unanswered, the BBC's Bridget Kendall writes.
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Teenage boy dies in knife attack

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 9:08
related places: London

A 14-year-old boy is killed in London, the latest in a series of fatal attacks on young males in the British capital.
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Released sailors tell of ordeal

Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran were blindfolded, bound and held in isolation during their captivity.
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Friday, April 6th 2007, 12:10
related countries: Iran Iran

The head of the Royal Navy defends the actions of 15 UK personnel seized by Iran and operations in the Gulf.
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Golf: Rose rises to challenge

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 21:14
related countries: United States United States

England's Justin Rose cards a three-under 69 to claim a share of the first-round lead with American Brett Wetterich.
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UK and US unions in merger talks

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

British and American unions discuss a merger which would create one of the world's largest unions.
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'No deal done with Iran' - Blair

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 18:23
related countries: Iran Iran

British Prime Minister Tony Blair insists no deal was done to free 15 Royal Navy crew members.
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Thursday, April 5th 2007, 15:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

The 15 sailors and marines held by Iran for almost two weeks are being reunited with their families.
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UK meets Hamas PM over reporter

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 13:07

A British diplomat meets the Palestinian prime minister for talks on missing BBC journalist Alan Johnston.
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Three charged over 7/7 bombings

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 12:47
related places: London

Three men are charged in connection with the 7 July suicide bombings in London.
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British sailors on their way home

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 10:33
related countries: Iran Iran

The 15 UK navy personnel held captive in the Gulf are flying home after being freed by Iran.
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Cricket: England pipped by Sri L

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 21:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A seventh-wicket stand of 87 between Ravi Bopara and Paul Nixon almost snatches victory but England fall two runs short against Sri Lanka.
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Darfur asylum seekers win appeal

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UK government's plans to send failed asylum seekers back to Sudan's Darfur region are blocked by senior judges.
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Scottish hostage freed in Nigeria

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 9:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Scottish oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria at the weekend has been released, BBC Scotland learns.
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UK drops bid to boost EU rebate

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 18:31

The UK gives up attempts to claw back some of the EU rebate sacrificed in 2005 to achieve an EU budget deal.
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Iran talks critical, says Blair

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran

The next 48 hours will be "fairly critical" in resolving the crisis of UK sailors held in Iran, Tony Blair says.
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