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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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Saddam death scenes 'deplorable'

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 14:22

UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott calls the manner of Saddam Hussein's execution "deplorable".
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England batsmen make solid start

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 7:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Ian Bell's 71 helps England reach 234-4 after day one of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Fifth Test, day one as it happened

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 7:33
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Led by Ian Bell's fluent 71, England end day one of the final Ashes Test in Sydney on an encouraging 234-4.
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Princess Diana inquest to resume

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 13:45

The inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed is to resume on 8 January.
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Dead US sub crew are named

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 12:21
related countries: United States United States

Two American submarine crew members who fell overboard in UK waters have been named by the United States Navy.
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Sinn Fein backs police conference

Friday, December 29th 2006, 22:28

The Sinn Fein leadership votes for a special party conference in January on backing policing in Northern Ireland.
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Rwanda genocide accused remanded

Friday, December 29th 2006, 20:17
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Four men accused of taking part in the Rwanda genocide are remanded in custody by UK magistrates.
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Smoking addiction advert launched

Friday, December 29th 2006, 1:39

A government anti-smoking ad will start in the New Year in a bid to cut the number of UK smokers before the July ban.
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1976 Falklands invasion warning

Friday, December 29th 2006, 0:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

British officials predicted in 1976 that Argentina would invade the Falkland Islands, official documents show.
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UK settles WWII debts to allies

Friday, December 29th 2006, 0:39
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Britain will settle its WWII debts to the US and Canada before the end of 2006, says the Treasury.
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Cricket: Gatting attacks England

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 17:18

Mike Gatting says England's performances are getting worse and accuses the players of lacking "discipline".
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Cricket: England defeated again

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 9:16

Australia cruise to an emphatic victory inside three days at the MCG and maintain her aspirations for a 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
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Blair flight skids in Miami

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 8:15

A British Airways plane carrying Tony Blair and his family overruns the main runway at Miami Airport.
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Blair flight skids in Miami

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 8:15

A British Airways plane carrying Tony Blair and his family overruns the main runway at Miami Airport.
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Cricket: Aussies build huge lead

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 7:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds hit centuries as Australia move 213 runs ahead of England on day two.
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Live - Australia v England

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 22:53

Matthew Hayden is finally dismissed for 153 with Australia in total control on the second day of the fourth Test.
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Iran calls in UK envoy over Blair

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 22:37

Iran's foreign ministry summons the UK ambassador to hear strong criticism of recent comments by UK PM Tony Blair.
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Hunts hail Boxing Day turn-out

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 19:26
related places: More

More than 200 hunts meet in the UK - nearly two years after hunting with hounds became illegal.
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Discussions to follow Basra raid

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 13:58

Local Iraqi authorities stop co-operating with UK forces in protest at a raid on a police HQ in Basra.
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Warne landmark as England crumble

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 7:51
related places: Melbourne

Shane Warne claims his 700th Test wicket as Australia skittle England for 159 before ending day one of the fourth Test on 48-2.
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Fourth Test, day one as it happened

Monday, December 25th 2006, 22:29
related places: Melbourne

England are 44-2 at the end of the first day of the fourth Test after bowling England out for 159.
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday, December 25th 2006, 19:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base to rescue prisoners they feared would be killed.
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UK troops storm Iraqi police HQ

Monday, December 25th 2006, 7:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces in Basra storm an Iraqi police base, fearing 178 prisoners would be killed, a military spokesman says.
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BA resumes UK flights at Heathrow

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 21:05
related places: Heathrow

British Airways domestic flights begin leaving Heathrow after three days of fog caused mass cancellations.
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Historian Irving not remorseful

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 13:26

British historian David Irving says he does not need to show any more remorse for his views on the Holocaust.
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An army Christmas in Iraq

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 12:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Christmas will be just another day in the firing line for many British troops serving in Iraq, the BBC's Martin Bell reports.
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UK army raids 'rogue' Iraq police

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 20:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Hundreds of British troops seize seven Iraqi officers suspected of corruption and leading a Basra death squad.
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Man remanded over Suffolk murders

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 13:26
related places: Ipswich

A 48-year-old man appears in court charged with murdering five women found dead near Ipswich in eastern England.
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UK 'terror plot' suspect in court

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 13:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man held in connection with an alleged plot to blow up airliners appears in court in Pakistan.
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Man in court over Suffolk murders

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 4:53

A 48-year-old man will appear in court charged with murdering five women found dead in eastern England.
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Man charged with Suffolk murders

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 23:07
related places: Ipswich

A 48-year-old man is charged with murdering five women who worked as prostitutes in Ipswich in eastern England.
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Holocaust denier back in Britain

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 22:06
related countries: Austria Austria

Historian David Irving, jailed in Austria for denying the Holocaust, returns to the UK after an early release.
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Air travel fog ordeal continues

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 17:54
related places: Heathrow

Dense fog continues to disrupt Christmas holiday air travel and thousands are stuck at UK airports.
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Jordan tourist attacker to hang

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 10:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

A court in Jordan sentences a man to death for shooting dead a British tourist visiting Amman in September.
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Somali suspect fled UK 'in veil'

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 16:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A suspect in a UK police murder case may have fled to Somalia dressed as a veiled Muslim woman.
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Somali suspect fled UK 'in veil'

Wednesday, December 20th 2006, 12:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A suspect in a UK police murder case may have fled to Somalia dressed as a veiled Muslim woman.
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UK police 'wind up Moscow probe'

Monday, December 18th 2006, 16:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

British detectives investigating the murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko are said to be preparing to leave Moscow.
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Abbas firm on Palestinian polls

Monday, December 18th 2006, 11:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Israel Israel

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas tells British PM Tony Blair he will push ahead with early elections.
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Ruthless Aussies regain the Ashes

Monday, December 18th 2006, 5:21
related places: Perth

Australia recapture the Ashes after a 206-run win over England in the Perth Test.
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Cricket: Australia takes Ashes

Monday, December 18th 2006, 1:57
related places: Perth

Australia regain the Ashes after bowling England out for 350 on the final day of the third Test in Perth.
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Cricket: Australia kept waiting

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Alastair Cook hits a defiant century but Australia look set to regain the Ashes after England lose wickets late on day four in Perth.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 7:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Alastair Cook is out for a century as England frustrate Australia on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth.
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Middle East at 'critical moment'

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 16:15

Tony Blair says the Middle East faces a "critical moment of decision" in establishing peace in the region.
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Litvinenko 'killed over dossier'

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian ex-agent was poisoned after obtaining information for a UK firm, says an ex-associate.
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Cricket: Gilchrist savages England

Saturday, December 16th 2006, 10:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Gilchrist scores the second fastest Test century as Australia take complete control of the third Test.
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Football: Champions League draw

Friday, December 15th 2006, 11:25

Liverpool are matched against Champions League holders Barcelona in the draw for the last 16.
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Cricket: Australia turn the screw

Friday, December 15th 2006, 10:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia turn the screw in the Ashes series as they close day two in Perth on 119-1, a lead of 148.
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UK ends fighter fraud probe

Friday, December 15th 2006, 5:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK Serious Fraud Office has ended its corruption inquiry into a £6bn fighter plane deal with Saudi Arabia.
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Tamil Tigers' top negotiator dies

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 15:27
related places: London

The senior negotiator for the Tamil Tigers, Anton Balasingham, dies of cancer in London, the BBC learns.
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Australia v England - 3rd Test

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 10:02
related places: Perth

England are 51-2 at the end of the first day of the third Test after bowling Australia out for 244.
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Cricket: Panesar's dream debut

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Monty Panesar takes 5-92 to dismiss Australia for 244 in the third Test and England reach 51-2 on day one.
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UK supports Darfur no-fly zone

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 1:39
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Darfur

The US considers new options as the UK supports the creation of a no-fly zone over Sudan's war-torn Darfur.
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UK 'plot' terror charge dropped

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 17:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani judge drops terrorism charges against a key suspect in an alleged airline bomb plot in the UK.
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Kenyan 'miracle baby' pastor held

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 15:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

Evangelist Gilbert Deya is arrested by police in London, wanted by Kenya's authorities on child-trafficking charges.
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UK police scour murder scene

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 11:05
related places: Ipswich

UK police investigating the murders of three prostitutes are expected to confirm the names of two more victims.
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Iran a 'major threat', says Blair

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 14:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Prime Minister Tony Blair says Iran's "deeply extreme" regime poses a "major strategic threat" to the Middle East.
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Nasdaq unveils hostile LSE offer

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

The US stock market operator launches a hostile $5.3bn takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange.
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UK firm accused of Lesotho bribes

Monday, December 11th 2006, 15:41
related countries: Lesotho Lesotho

A UK firm is accused of paying bribes to Lesotho officials linked to a huge water and electricity project.
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Cricket: Perth could help spinners

Monday, December 11th 2006, 8:21

Waca groundsman Cameron Sutherland thinks the wicket for the third Ashes Test could help England's spinners.
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UK pilgrims in Saudi death crash

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 13:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A coach crash in Saudi Arabia leaves two British pilgrims dead and and many others injured.
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Cricket: Cook hits ton in draw

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 9:10

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook share 183 as England post 356-5 and draw the tour game with Western Australia.
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Afghan 'civilian shooting' probed

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An investigation is held into allegations of civilian casualties from British troop gunfire in Afghanistan.
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Cricket: England hurt WAustralia

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 8:40
related places: Perth

James Anderson takes 3-47 as England reduce Western Australia to 309-8 after day one of the tour game in Perth.
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Council given new draft over Iran

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 1:12
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

France, Germany and the UK revise a draft UN resolution outlining sanctions against Iran over its nuclear activities.
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Russian youths 'hound UK envoy'

Friday, December 8th 2006, 14:56
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain complains to Russia about harassment of the UK ambassador by a pro-Putin youth group.
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UK firms 'exploiting Bangladesh'

Friday, December 8th 2006, 12:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi workers making clothes for major UK stores are being paid a pittance, a report says.
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Birth rate 'harms poverty goals'

Friday, December 8th 2006, 5:25

A UK parliamentary group concludes population growth threatens the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
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UK warning over US fighter deal

Friday, December 8th 2006, 1:25
related countries: United States United States

The UK should not buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter unless the US shares technical information, MPs say.
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Tornado hits London street

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 19:12
related places: London

Buildings are wrecked and people are hit by flying debris when a tornado sweeps through several streets.
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