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Eritrea denies kidnap accusation

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 1:18
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Eritrea denies claims from an Ethiopian official that it was behind the kidnapping of five British people.
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Athletics: Thanou back with win

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 16:31

Nicola Sanders sets a new British record in winning the 400m final at the European Indoor Championships.
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Nigeria to end bulk of $500m debt

Friday, March 2nd 2007, 17:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria agrees a deal to clear most of its $500m debt to the London Club for a "clean start".
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IOC 'impressed' by London visit

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 18:16
related places: London

The head of the IOC's watchdog for the 2012 London Olympics says he is happy with preparations, including the budget.
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UKIP suspends fraud inquiry MEP

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 16:06

The UK Independence Party suspends one of its MEPs, while alleged financial irregularities are investigated.
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UK minister in Afghanistan talks

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 6:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The UK foreign secretary is in Kabul, a day after a suicide attack during US Vice-President Dick Cheney's stay.
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Shares plummet on China fear

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 22:43
related countries: China China

Global stock markets slump on fears about China, with New York and London seeing sharp losses.
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UK migrants 'should volunteer'

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 13:48

Immigrants should carry out community work before being granted citizenship, the UK chancellor says.
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UN powers end Iran nuclear talks

Monday, February 26th 2007, 20:22
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Key powers end 'productive' talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying work has begun on a new UN resolution.
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UK to outline Afghan deployment

Monday, February 26th 2007, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The defence secretary is due to confirm the deployment of an extra 1,000 UK troops to Afghanistan.
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Rugby: France 32-21 Wales

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 20:32
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France keep up their Grand Slam bid with victory over Wales in the Six Nations in Paris on Saturday night.
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Rugby: Ireland 43-13 England

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 19:28

Ireland get their Six Nations campaign back on track by demolishing England in their historic first encounter at Croke Park.
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Rugby: Ireland 43-13 England

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 19:28

Ireland get their Six Nations campaign back on track by demolishing England in their historic first encounter at Croke Park.
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UK crash inquiry to focus on track

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 18:40

The inquiry into the UK rail crash in which one person died will focus on a set of points, police say.
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Rugby: Scotland 17-37 Italy

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy

A suicidal first six minutes from Scotland helps Italy to their first ever away win in the Six Nations.
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London Olympics could cost £9bn

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 10:00

Ministers are discussing a final cost for the 2012 Olympics four times the initial estimate, the BBC learns.
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Train derails in northern England

Saturday, February 24th 2007, 8:36
related places: Glasgow, London

A passenger dies and five are seriously injured after a train derails en route from London to Glasgow.
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Train crashes in northern England

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 22:54
related places: Glasgow, London

A Virgin train has derailed and slid down an embankment in Cumbria, while en route from London to Glasgow.
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Litvinenko inquiry 'nearing end'

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 22:35
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK envoy in Russia says the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko should end within weeks.
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More UK soldiers for Afghanistan

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 15:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 1,000 extra British troops are to be sent to Afghanistan by the government, the BBC learns.
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UK-US in talks on missile defence

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil.
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US, UK 'in missile defence talks'

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil.
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US, UK 'in missile defence talks'

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

The UK and US are discussing whether to site a US anti-ballistic missile defences on UK soil, sources say.
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Blair defiant over Iraq security

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 11:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

More British troops could go to Iraq if needed, Tony Blair says - a day after announcing the withdrawal of 1,600.
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Call centre plan for Palestinians

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 10:33
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A UK charity plans to set up call centres in the West Bank and Gaza to boost the crippled Palestinian economy.
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Iraq leader welcomes troops' exit

Thursday, February 22nd 2007, 1:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi president welcomes Tony Blair's plans to cut UK troops in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 within months.
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UK marine killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 20:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine has been killed by a landmine in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Blair announces Iraq troops cut

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 18:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair says he hopes to cut the number of UK troops in Iraq from 7,100 to 5,000 within months.
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India eyes Scotch takeover

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 13:04
related countries: India India

An Indian businessman is set to complete a deal to buy Scottish whisky firm Whyte and Mackay for £550m.
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UK PM 'to confirm Iraq timetable'

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair is expected to announce the return of hundreds of troops from southern Iraq to the UK.
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Football: O'Driscoll 'to return'

Monday, February 19th 2007, 12:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll and Peter Stringer look certain to return for Ireland's Six Nations game against England.
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BBC urged to resist website ads

Friday, February 16th 2007, 15:30

A group representing UK media companies calls on the BBC Trust not to allow adverts on its international websites.
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'Plotter' fears E Guinea torture

Friday, February 16th 2007, 8:44
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Lawyers for a British alleged mercenary, who Equatorial Guinea wants to extradite, say he could face torture.
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Disaster threat hangs over Chad

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 1:10
related countries: Chad Chad

A new humanitarian catastrophe like the one in Darfur could hit Chad, UK aid agency Oxfam warns.
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UK children 'have worst lives'

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 13:26

The well-being of children in the UK is the worst among industrialised nations, a United Nations report says.
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Hungary-UK bird flu near identical

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 17:53
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Scientists say the bird flu strain found in Suffolk was 99.96% similar to the one that infected geese in Hungary.
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England physio robbed in Sydney

Tuesday, February 13th 2007, 2:22

The England cricket team physio is robbed at knifepoint after a gang of thieves burst into the team hotel.
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Turkey moved from UK 'was safe'

Monday, February 12th 2007, 16:17

Cooked turkey products exported from the UK presented no risk, the government says.
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Cricket: England win tournament

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 11:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England beat Australia in the Sydney final for their first major overseas one-day trophy since 1997.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 9:19

England seal a historic CB series victory after beating Australia in the second one-day final in Sydney.
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Cameron 'smoked drugs at school'

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 2:26

Allegations that UK Tory leader David Cameron took drugs while at school are made in a new biography.
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Saturday, February 10th 2007, 9:39
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary says there is no evidence a UK bird flu outbreak was caused by poultry from the country.
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Cricket: England win thriller

Friday, February 9th 2007, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Paul Collingwood's century - and some brilliant fielding - secure England a thrilling four-wicket win over Australia.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, February 9th 2007, 10:39
related places: Melbourne

Paul Collingwood hits a century as England beat Australia by four wickets in the first CB Series final in Melbourne.
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Bid to create market for vaccines

Friday, February 9th 2007, 5:17

The UK and other nations are to set up a fund to speed the development of new vaccines for poorer countries.
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Thursday, February 8th 2007, 23:41
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The likely cause of bird flu at a farm in Suffolk was poultry imported from a factory in Hungary, officials say.
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Falconio killer in new appeal bid

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 9:13
related countries: Australia Australia

The killer of British tourist Peter Falconio seeks a second appeal against his murder conviction in Australia.
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UK police free two terror suspects

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 7:39
related places: Birmingham

Two of the nine men arrested during anti-terror raids in Birmingham are released without charge.
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US 'to release cockpit footage'

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 23:31
related countries: United States United States

The US believes it can make a cockpit video of the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier available, the UK says.
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UK bird flu worker in hospital

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 23:14

A vet who attended the Suffolk bird flu outbreak is in hospital with a mild respiratory illness, officials say.
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US 'friendly fire' video unearthed

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 11:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A video said to show US planes firing on UK soldiers in Iraq is obtained by a British newspaper.
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UK vows to 'stamp out' bird flu

Monday, February 5th 2007, 17:48

The government is determined to eradicate bird flu, Environment Secretary David Miliband says.
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Experts hunt for bird flu source

Monday, February 5th 2007, 13:17

UK experts try to determine the source of an outbreak of bird flu as a mass cull of turkeys nears its end.
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Iran strike 'would be disastrous'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 9:15
related countries: Iran Iran

A coalition of UK organisations warns Tony Blair that military action against Iran would be disastrous.
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Rugby: Ireland beat Wales

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 16:57
related places: Cardiff

Ireland beat Wales in an open and thrilling RBS Six Nations clash in Cardiff.
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UK vets battle with bird flu

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 16:25

Government vets work through the night at a UK poultry farm to contain an outbreak of bird flu.
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New chief for Nato Afghan force

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 16:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK General David Richards hands over the control of the Nato force in Afghanistan to US General Dan McNeill.
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Russia seeks UK Litvinenko probe

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 14:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police seek Home Office permission to visit the UK as part of their inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko's death.
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UK bird flu virus is Asian strain

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 22:16

Government experts confirm the H5N1 bird flu virus outbreak at a Suffolk turkey farm is the Asian strain.
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UK bird flu virus is Asian strain

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 17:51

Experts confirm the H5N1 bird flu virus outbreak at a Suffolk turkey farm is the Asian strain.
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Tests show UK bird flu is H5N1 virus

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 16:11

The strain of bird flu which killed 2,600 turkeys in the UK is identified as the H5N1 virus.
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A long way from Dublin's bloody past

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 12:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland is witnessing important steps towards peace with Sinn Fein's vote to support the police and Croke Park hosting the England rugby team, reports Kevin Connolly.
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Taleban forces retake Afghan town

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taleban forces in southern Afghanistan take control of a town at the centre of controversial UK peace deal.
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Tanzania could seek radar refund

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 12:56
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's leader says he will seek a refund from the UK if a probe into the sale of a radar system shows corruption.
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Cricket: Victory for England

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 10:40
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England complete their first victory over Australia since the 2005 Ashes after Ed Joyce's century in Sydney.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, February 2nd 2007, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England close in on their first win over Australia since the 2005 Ashes series.
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UK to increase Afghanistan force

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 17:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: More

Eight hundred more British troops are to take on the Taleban in southern Afghanistan.
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UK visa screening 'unfair on HIV'

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 11:06

Screening for TB by the United Kingdom discriminates against Kenyans with HIV, say Aids activists.
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UK 'terror plot' suspects quizzed

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 9:43

British anti-terror police question nine suspects over an alleged plot to kidnap a member of the armed forces.
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UK air tax rise comes into force

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 7:16

Laws doubling the passenger duty people must pay when taking flights from the UK have come into force.
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UK police raids target 'terror plot'

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 20:41
related places: Birmingham

Eight people are held in Birmingham after anti-terror raids targeting what sources say was a kidnap plot.
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UK warning on Hamas boycott

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 14:06

A British parliamentary committee says the decision to boycott Hamas is unsustainable.
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UK anger over Tanzania deal

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 2:18
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

UK government ministers are accused of selling Tanzania a "useless" radar system.
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Greek pupils seek Elgin Marbles

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek schoolchildren form a human chain around the Acropolis to demand the UK return the Elgin Marbles.
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Manchester wins super-casino race

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 13:41
related places: Manchester

Manchester is the surprise choice to be the location for Britain's first Las Vegas-style super-casino.
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DUP 'is ready for role' says Hain

Monday, January 29th 2007, 13:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain says he believes DUP leader Ian Paisley is ready to be first minister.
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Prince Charles wins green award

Monday, January 29th 2007, 4:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Cornwall

The Prince of Wales receives an environmental award in New York while touring the US with the Duchess of Cornwall.
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Sinn Fein votes to support police

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 20:59

Sinn Fein members vote to support policing in Northern Ireland for the first time in the party's history.
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Shetty 'set for Big Brother win'

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 15:29
related countries: India India

Shilpa Shetty, the Indian actress at the centre of a race row, is favourite to win the UK reality TV show.
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UK troops seize Iraq ammunition

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 11:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK forces make a "significant find" of mortars in south Iraq, while Iraqi forces tighten security for a Shia festival.
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Crowds greet British royals in US

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 22:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia, Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are met with icy temperatures as they arrive in Philadelphia.
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Fears for Algeria terror suspects

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 3:15
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Amnesty International raises concerns about the welfare of two terror suspects deported to Algeria by the UK.
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Bill Gates praises UK on Africa

Friday, January 26th 2007, 22:54

Microsoft boss Bill Gates hails the UK government's role as a "change agent" that helps Africa.
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UK in whaling recruitment drive

Friday, January 26th 2007, 15:36

The British government will launch a campaign to secure an anti-whaling majority on the world's governing body.
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Ex-spy shrugs off UK probe

Friday, January 26th 2007, 12:13
related places: London

Ex-KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi laughs off reports London may soon seek his extradition in the Litvinenko case.
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Cricket: Pitiful England defeated

Friday, January 26th 2007, 8:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia gallop past England's feeble 110 in Adelaide, thrashing the tourists by nine wickets.
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Tesco opens Beijing shop

Friday, January 26th 2007, 6:52
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

UK retail giant Tesco opens its first own-brand supermarket in the fast-growing Chinese market, in the capital Beijing.
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Disputed Greek sale nets millions

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 22:55
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

A controversial auction of Greek royal treasures concludes in London, smashing pre-sale estimates.
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Greek warning over UK auction

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 0:28
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, London

An auction of Greek royal treasures goes ahead in London despite threats of legal action by Athens.
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Indian economy 'to overtake UK'

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 11:48
related countries: India India

India could overtake Britain and have the world's fifth largest economy within a decade, a report says.
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Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 8:58

White men with a rare surname in a from Yorkshire may have black African roots, research suggests.
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Court shown London 'bomb' film

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 0:44
related places: London

A court is shown dramatic CCTV footage of an alleged attempt to set off a bomb on a Tube train on 21 July 2005.
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More UK diplomats for Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK government is to send up to 35 extra diplomatic staff to Afghanistan, the BBC has learned.
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Nominations for Oscars race

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 17:51

Nominations are announced for next month's Oscars, with a strong showing from UK actresses.
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Cricket: NZ beat England

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 10:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England produce a limp batting display and are beaten by 90 runs against New Zealand in Adelaide.
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Afghan poppies 'could help UK'

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 0:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's opium-poppy harvest should be used to tackle a shortage of diamorphine, say UK doctors.
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Tennis: Murray loses to Nadal

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 14:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number two Rafael Nadal holds off a lion-hearted display from Britain's Andy Murray to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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UK races to make ship safe

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 12:29

Officials hope to start pumping oil from the stricken ship MSC Napoli, to prevent it polluting the Devon coast.
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EU laws 'will hit online trade'

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 7:37

European Union laws on cross-border trade will hurt sales over the internet, UK business leaders warn.
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UK cargo ship 'may capsize'

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 15:02

Two containers of hazardous chemicals are washed overboard as oil leaks from a beached cargo ship.
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