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Seized sailors are 'fit and well'

Monday, March 26th 2007, 12:27
related countries: Iran Iran

The 15 Royal Navy personnel who were seized four days ago are fit and well, Iran tells the Foreign Office.
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E Europeans stretch UK's NHS

Monday, March 26th 2007, 8:34

An influx of eastern Europeans to the UK has put huge pressure on NHS pregnancy services, the BBC learns.
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N Ireland assembly power restored

Monday, March 26th 2007, 6:53

Northern Ireland's parties are urged to reach agreement on devolution after power is restored to the assembly.
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Church considers slavery payments

Monday, March 26th 2007, 4:02

The leader of the Church of England says it needs to consider reparations for its role in the slave trade.
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Slave trade shameful - Blair

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 21:21

PM Tony Blair is to recall Britain's "shameful role" in the African slave trade, on the bicentenary of abolition.
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Iran denies UK access to sailors

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 12:36
related countries: Iran Iran

British requests for access to 15 Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran get nowhere, two days after their capture.
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UK troops end Bosnia deployment

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 17:35
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The last remaining British troops in Bosnia-Hercegovina are leaving the country.
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Seized sailors 'taken to Tehran'

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 14:06
related countries: Iran Iran

The 15 Royal Navy personnel seized in the Gulf by Iran are reportedly being interrogated but are in good health.
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Snoop Dogg denied UK tour visa

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 13:12
related countries: United States United States

US rap star Snoop Dogg is denied a visa to enter the UK on a European tour with fellow hip-hop star P Diddy.
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Cricket still corrupt says Vaughan

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 8:55

England captain Michael Vaughan believes match-fixing is still going on at the highest levels of cricket.
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UK sailors captured at gunpoint

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 19:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Fifteen British Navy personnel have been taken at gunpoint by Iranian forces, the UK defence ministry says.
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Iran sanctions discussions paused

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 18:55
related countries: Iran Iran

Negotiations at the UN over further sanctions on Iran are paused amid disagreement between Council members.
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Beckham absence delights Israel

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israel star Eyal Berkovic says England are a poorer side for the absence of David Beckham.
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Police question 7 July suspects

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 7:30
related places: London

Anti-terrorism police begin questioning three men arrested over 7 July suicide bombings in London.
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Three held over 7 July bombings

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 22:36
related places: London

Three men are arrested in connection with the attacks on London's transport system on 7 July 2005.
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EU backing for 'open skies' deal

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 18:46

EU ministers back a deal to ease curbs on transatlantic air travel, which could lead to lower ticket prices.
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Afghan hostage deal condemned

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 12:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy, United States United States

The US and UK criticise Italy and Afghanistan over a deal made with the Taleban to release a kidnapped journalist.
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Life sentence for Algerian tycoon

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 12:29
related countries: Algeria Algeria

British-based Algerian businessman, Abdelmoumene Rafik Khalifa, is sentenced to life in prison in absentia.
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US Anglicans refuse UK demand

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 2:38
related countries: United States United States

US Anglican bishops refuse to create a parallel church for their traditionalist wing, amid a row over homosexuality.
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Cricket: SA in seven-wicket win

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 19:57

South Africa skipper Graeme Smith hits 91 to end Scotland's hopes of reaching the World Cup Super 8s.
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UK presses Abbas on reporter

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 16:39

The UK foreign secretary raises the disappearance of BBC reporter Alan Johnston with the Palestinian leader.
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BP 'is to blame for Texas blast'

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

BP is heavily criticised by US safety investigators over a refinery disaster that killed 15 of the UK oil firm's workers.
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Cricket: England beat Canada

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 21:18
related countries: Canada Canada

England, with no Andrew Flintoff, beat World Cup minnows Canada by 51 runs in St Lucia.
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Live Cricket: England v Canada

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 21:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada, chasing 280 to beat England in their Group C match in St Lucia, are running out of steam.
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Rugby: France win Six Nations

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 18:39
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

France claim the Six Nations title on points difference from Ireland as Wales beat England to avoid the Wooden Spoon.
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Caution urged on climate 'risks'

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 0:49

Two leading UK climate researchers say "overplaying" the global warming message risks confusing the public.
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Cricket: NZ beat England

Friday, March 16th 2007, 21:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scott Styris puts in a match-winning display with bat and ball as New Zealand beat England by six wickets in their Group C match.
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US rejects ruling on UK soldier

Friday, March 16th 2007, 18:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US State Department says the "friendly fire" death of a British soldier in Iraq was a tragic accident.
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US 'friendly fire' killing unlawful

Friday, March 16th 2007, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The death of a UK soldier after a US pilot opened fire in Iraq was unlawful and criminal, a coroner rules.
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Escape from UK-run prison in Iraq

Friday, March 16th 2007, 15:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Eleven detainees escape from a UK military prison in Basra, most of them by "swapping" with visitors, the army says.
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Night vigil for Ethiopia hostages

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 16:06
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A night vigil is held in Addis Ababa for nine Ethiopians still being held after the release of five foreigners.
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Trident plan wins Commons support

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 0:09

MPs vote to renew the UK's nuclear submarine system Trident, despite a Labour rebellion.
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Call for extra Zimbabwe sanctions

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 23:46
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK urge wider sanctions against Zimbabwe after the violent break-up of an opposition rally.
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Cricket: McGrath upbeat

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 23:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Glenn McGrath says the Australian pace attack is in fine form after they ripped through Scotland to win by 203 runs in St Kitts.
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Awards for free speech defenders

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 22:25
related countries: China China, Egypt Egypt
related places: London

Five "defenders of free speech", including a Chinese lawyer and Egyptian blogger, are honoured in London.
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Kidnappers treated captives 'well'

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 21:50
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Five freed European hostages say they were well treated by their captors after being kidnapped in Ethiopia.
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Cricket: Australia beat Scotland

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 21:14

Australia's bowlers prove a handful for Scotland as Ricky Ponting's side cruise to a 203-run win in St Kitts.
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Britons seized in Ethiopia freed

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 21:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

British embassy workers kidnapped in Ethiopia 12 days ago are released, but eight Ethiopians are still being held.
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'Binding' carbon targets proposed

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 14:41

Britain could become the first country to set legally binding carbon reduction targets under new plans.
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Berlusconi back in dock in Italy

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 11:38
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi and UK lawyer David Mills go on trial in Milan for perverting the course of justice.
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Two Britons die on Norwegian peak

Monday, March 12th 2007, 9:34
related countries: Norway Norway

Two British cross-country skiers freeze to death on a Norwegian mountain, local police say.
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Rugby: Referee apology to Wales

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 12:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Referee Chris White apologises to Wales over the "misunderstanding" at the end of Saturday's Six Nations match with Italy.
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Rugby: Ireland in 'choke' claim

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 18:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan alleges a Scotland player choked Ronan O'Gara in Saturday's Six Nations game.
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Rugby: Wales livid with officials

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 18:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Wales coach Gareth Jenkins is furious with the officials after being denied a chance to secure a draw with Italy.
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Rugby: Italy defeat Wales

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 17:27
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Mauro Bergamasco's late try gives Italy an historic, but controversial Six Nations victory over Wales in Rome.
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Rugby: Ireland clinch crown

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 15:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland clinch their third Triple Crown in four years with a scrappy win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
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Hurley set for big India marriage

Friday, March 9th 2007, 5:42
related countries: India India
related places: Jodhpur

The city of Jodhpur in western India prepares for the wedding of British actress Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar.
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Madrid suspect returned to Spain

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 14:28
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A man charged with recruiting Madrid train bombers is extradited to Spain, says Scotland Yard.
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Better pensions for some Gurkhas

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 10:50

The government announces improvements to the terms and conditions of Gurkhas in the British army.
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Turnout up as Stormont poll ends

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 22:16

Northern Ireland voters go to the polls to elect 108 members to a new Stormont assembly.
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Supermodel Naomi 'to mop floors'

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

British model Naomi Campbell will mop floors in New York as a punishment for throwing a phone at a maid.
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Taleban 'hold Briton and Afghans'

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taleban say they have kidnapped a British journalist and two Afghan nationals in south Afghanistan.
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Kidnapped tourists' vehicles found

Monday, March 5th 2007, 23:09
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A search party looking for five missing British tourists in Ethiopia finds three damaged vehicles.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Scotland

Monday, March 5th 2007, 21:08
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Scotland battle hard but suffer defeat by a wide margin in their World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka in Barbados.
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Litvinenko friend's attack probed

Monday, March 5th 2007, 14:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US police investigate the shooting of a friend of a former KGB agent poisoned in London.
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Iraqi PM condemns 'illegal' raid

Monday, March 5th 2007, 6:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's PM calls for an inquiry into a raid by Iraqi and British forces on a detention centre in Basra.
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Report warns against Iran attack

Monday, March 5th 2007, 0:05
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Military strikes against Iran could prompt it to rapidly pursue nuclear weapons, a UK think tank says.
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Sunday, March 4th 2007, 18:22
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian and UK officials are working to secure the safe return of five British people kidnapped four days ago.
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Open sky deal criticised

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 14:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virgin

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic criticise an "open skies" deal covering the EU and US airline industry.
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Golf: Haig pips Wilson to Thai win

Sunday, March 4th 2007, 10:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Thailand Thailand

South African Anton Haig beats compatriot Richard Sterne and England's Oliver Wilson in a play-off to win the Johnnie Walker Classic.
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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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