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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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UK report criticises Guantanamo

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

MPs who visited Guantanamo Bay say Britain and the international community should help the US close it.
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Stricken cargo ship run aground

Sunday, January 21st 2007, 8:43

A damaged ship, carrying potentially dangerous chemicals, is beached off the coast of Devon.
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US sub commander punished

Saturday, January 20th 2007, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

The commander of a US submarine is dismissed from his post over the deaths of two sailors off southern England.
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Cricket: Aussies beat England

Friday, January 19th 2007, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia clinch a four-wicket one-day win over England but an early collapse makes them sweat in Brisbane.
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UK's Brown seeks to calm Shilpa row

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 16:54

Britain's finance minister meets Manmohan Singh as the Big Brother row dominates coverage of his visit.
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Mandelson hails Blair on Europe

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 16:22

Peter Mandelson has praised Tony Blair's contribution to the European Union saying he had helped it "connect" with the public.
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Brown begins landmark India visit

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 6:37
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

UK chancellor Gordon Brown begins his first official visit to India in the southern technology hub of Bangalore.
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Asia 'may sideline UK scientists'

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 0:45
related countries: China China, India India

British science is in danger of being sidelined by China, South Korea and India within 10 years, a report warns.
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Snooker: Wildcard Ding through

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 23:29

Ding Junhui beats UK champion Peter Ebdon 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Masters.
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UK jury sees 'suicide bomb' film

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 16:49

CCTV footage of the moment an alleged suicide bomber tried to detonate a device on the Tube is shown to a jury.
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UK probes Tanzania air radar deal

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 11:01
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's leader says UK officials have visited Tanzania as part of a probe an air traffic control system.
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Cricket: Flintoff seals win

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 7:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Andrew Flintoff hits 72 not out as England beat New Zealand by three wickets with one ball to spare.
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Ofcom probes Big Brother 'racism'

Monday, January 15th 2007, 20:29

UK TV watchdog looks into complaints of alleged racism against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
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Six accused of London bomb plot

Monday, January 15th 2007, 16:50
related places: London

Six men planned to carry out "murderous suicide bombings" in London on 21 July 2005, a court hears.
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Berlusconi gets partial reprieve

Monday, January 15th 2007, 11:39
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian judge drops some of the fraud charges against former PM Silvio Berlusconi and UK lawyer David Mills.
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Iran-born UK soldier denied bail

Friday, January 12th 2007, 16:45

An Army interpreter charged with passing secrets to the enemy is refused bail despiting insisting he was a 'patriot'.
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Spy case: Russia seeks UK help

Friday, January 12th 2007, 13:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian prosecutors seek UK permission to question more than 100 witnesses in the Litvinenko case.
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BAE South African deal 'probed'

Friday, January 12th 2007, 13:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

UK authorities launch a probe into payments allegedly made by BAE systems in South Africa, according to a report.
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Cricket: Australia rampant

Friday, January 12th 2007, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia ease to an eight-wicket win over England in the opening match of the Commonwealth Bank Series.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, January 12th 2007, 2:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia are firmly on course to chase down 243 to win the opening one-dayer against England.
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Shetty 'so bossy' on Big Brother

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 17:41

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is called "bossy" by other women in UK TV show Celebrity Big Brother.
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Misbah's mother in custody offer

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 16:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The mother of Misbah Rana has dropped her claim for custody, Pakistan's Supreme Court hears.
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Falconio killer freedom bid fails

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 0:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The killer of British backpacker Peter Falconio fails in a bid to have his Australian conviction overturned.
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Japan, UK agree on N Korea call

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 23:19
related countries: Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and the UK's Tony Blair want more effort to deter North Korean nuclear ambitions.
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Cricket: Aussies thrash England

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia thump England by 77 runs in the Twenty20 international in Sydney.
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UK to send e-mail terror alerts

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 9:02

Terror alerts warning of changes to the threat level to the UK are to be sent out to the public.
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Cricket: Warne mulls England job

Monday, January 8th 2007, 7:53

Legendary Aussie spinner Shane Warne says he would consider any offer of a coaching job from England.
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Football: Hargreaves sale shelved

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 21:54

Bayern Munich will not consider selling England midfielder Owen Hargreaves in the January transfer window.
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Saudis confirm Eurofighter order

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 18:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it will start taking delivery of 72 Eurofighter jets from UK firm BAE Systems "very soon".
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UK troops 'destroy' Taleban camp

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops destroy a Taleban training camp in Afghanistan, killing dozens in the process, the military says.
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Warning over pro-anorexia sites

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 9:43

Eating disorder support groups in the UK warn about websites which could push people into anorexia and bulimia.
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Cricket: England may seek Warne

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 6:49

Duncan Fletcher says he would consider asking Shane Warne to help him resurrect England's fortunes.
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Cartoons protester found guilty

Friday, January 5th 2007, 19:53
related places: London

A UK Muslim is convicted of soliciting murder at a protest over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
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Nigeria condemns 'rude' airlines

Friday, January 5th 2007, 15:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's aviation minister accuses two UK airlines of treating Nigerian passengers with the "utmost contempt".
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Polonium-210 found in restaurant

Friday, January 5th 2007, 15:10

Another London restaurant is contaminated with a radioactive substance, health officials say.
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Ashes: England start inquest

Friday, January 5th 2007, 12:07

England cricket chiefs launch a major review of the team's displays following their crushing Ashes defeat.
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UK boy dies in Thai electrocution

Friday, January 5th 2007, 9:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A seven-year-old British boy dies after being electrocuted in a hotel room at a beach resort in Thailand.
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Airlines savaged over environment

Friday, January 5th 2007, 8:39

A UK minister makes an outspoken attack on the airline industry over failure to tackle carbon emissions.
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Aussies complete Ashes sweep

Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia demolish England on day four in Sydney for the first Ashes whitewash since 1920-21.
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Iranians 'up to no good' in Iraq

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 22:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Five Iranians held in Baghdad last month were there to influence Iraq's government, UK officials tell the BBC.
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Live: Australia v England

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 22:46

Australia win the Sydney Test by 10 wickets to seal a 5-0 series whitewash.
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Fifth Test, day three as it happened

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 7:21
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England lose five wickets after Australia take a first innings lead of 102 in the fifth Test in Sydney.
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Ashes: Australia in command

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 7:20
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England end day three on 114-5, with a lead of just 12 runs, as Australia scent victory in the fifth Test.
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2007 to be 'warmest on record'

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 0:38

The world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007, the UK's Met Office forecasts.
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Boy sails into the record books

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 18:06
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A British 14-year-old arrives in Antigua to become the youngest person to cross the Atlantic single-handed.
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Cartoon protests 'just slogans'

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 13:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United States United States

A UK Muslim accused of calling for the murder of US and Danish people says chants against them were "just slogans".
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UN to probe Sudan abuse claims

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 3:12
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The UN says it will investigate allegations in a UK newspaper that peacekeepers in southern Sudan have abused children.
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Live - Australia v England

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 23:09

Australia close on 188-4, chasing England's 291 on day two of the fifth Test.
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