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First Test, day three as it happened

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 6:48

Australia are 626 ahead at stumps on day three of the first Ashes Test after dismissing England for 157.
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Stone held over Stormont attack

Friday, November 24th 2006, 22:42

Loyalist killer Michael Stone is being held after attempting to enter the Northern Ireland Assembly with a gun.
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Stormont attack devices defused

Friday, November 24th 2006, 17:03

Loyalist killer Michael Stone is being held after attempting to enter the Northern Ireland Assembly with a gun.
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UK in 'equipment problems'

Friday, November 24th 2006, 12:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK government faces fresh claims that its troops in Afghanistan lack vital equipment.
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Russian ex-spy dies in hospital

Friday, November 24th 2006, 10:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who said he was the victim of a poisoning, dies in a London hospital.
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McGrath adds to England's misery

Friday, November 24th 2006, 7:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Glenn McGrath takes two wickets as England flounder 549 runs behind Australia in the first Ashes Test.
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Hostage killed in Nigeria named

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 14:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Police identify a British oil worker killed during an attempt to free seven men seized by Nigerian militants.
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Cricket: Australia shine

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 7:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting hits an unbeaten century as Australia dominate the opening day of the first Test against England.
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Live - Australia v England

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 5:35

Australia are well on top on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
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EU expansion 'boosts UK'

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 0:40

Immigration from new EU countries has helped the UK economy cope with growing pressures from Asia, peers say.
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UK may transfer Basra 'in spring'

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 15:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK may transfer control of Basra to Iraqi forces next spring, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett says.
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Cricket: Countdown to Ashes

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 11:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashley Giles is named in the England team with under an hour to go until the first Ashes Test against Australia.
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Radioactive poison fear over spy

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 15:32

A Russian dissident may have been poisoned in the UK with a radioactive substance, says an expert toxicologist.
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Cricket: Warne criticises England

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 0:34

Shane Warne says playing Geraint Jones and Ashley Giles in the first Ashes Test would be a negative ploy from England.
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Russia denies poisoned spy claims

Monday, November 20th 2006, 22:38

The Kremlin dismisses claims it was involved in the poisoning of a former KGB agent in the UK as "sheer nonsense".
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UK initiative on EU budget

Monday, November 20th 2006, 15:37

The government is to produce an annual statement on EU spending in the UK in a bid to improve taxpayers' confidence.
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Blair to stand by Afghanistan

Monday, November 20th 2006, 14:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK prime minister says troops fighting the Taleban will stay in Afghanistan until the job is done.
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Poisoned ex-spy 'slightly worse'

Monday, November 20th 2006, 13:35
related countries: Russia Russia

A former Russian KGB colonel poisoned by the chemical thallium is readmitted to intensive care.
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Nasdaq makes £2.7bn bid for LSE

Monday, November 20th 2006, 8:59
related countries: United States United States

The US Nasdaq market tables an offer worth £2.7bn to take over the London Stock Exchange.
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Blair meets troops in Afghanistan

Monday, November 20th 2006, 8:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Prime Minister Tony Blair visits British troops in southern Afghanistan on a flying visit to the country.
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Nigeria scams 'cost UK billions'

Monday, November 20th 2006, 2:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Not enough is being done to stop internet scams and other financial crimes stemming from Nigeria, a report says.
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UK and Pakistan forge terror pact

Monday, November 20th 2006, 0:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The British and Pakistani leaders agree to strengthen their ties in the fight against terrorism.
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British soldiers kill white rhino

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 23:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

British soldiers training in northern Kenya shoot dead a white rhinoceros after it charges at them.
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UK pressures US on Iraq inquests

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 19:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Britain urges the US to explain why their soldiers do not attend inquests into UK troops killed by friendly fire in Iraq.
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UK investigates 'KGB poisoning'

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 19:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Police investigate after a former Russian KGB colonel living in Britain is poisoned by the toxic chemical thallium.
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UK investigates 'KGB poisoning'

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 14:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Police investigate the poisoning of a former Russian security official who was granted asylum in the UK.
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Rugby: England beat S Africa

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Phil Vickery's late try helps England beat South Africa 23-21 and avoid a record eighth successive defeat.
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Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 11:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Tony Blair publicly agrees with the opinion that the violence in Iraq since the 2003 invasion has been a disaster.
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Cricket: Bell rescues England

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 7:11

Ian Bell's 132 rescues England from a shaky start on day two against South Australia.
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Death row Briton freed from jail

Friday, November 17th 2006, 10:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man is released from a Pakistani jail after 18 years on death row for a killing he says was in self defence.
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Cricket: S Australia on top

Friday, November 17th 2006, 7:40

Andrew Strauss is out for a duck as England reach 24-1 in reply to South Australia's 247-7 declared in Adelaide.
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EU veto ban 'could threaten UK'

Friday, November 17th 2006, 0:21

UK sovereignty could be threatened if the EU succeeds in abolishing the power of veto on crime policies, MPs say.
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UK 'ignored spy's al-Qaeda fear'

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 21:01

Intelligence services were warned of the al-Qaeda threat in the mid 1990s but failed to act, an agent says.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 16:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces in Afghanistan have shot dead two civilians and injured a child, say military officials.
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Michael Jackson returns to stage

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 12:36
related places: London

Singer Michael Jackson makes a rare appearance on stage at the World Music Awards at London's Earl Court.
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Footballl: Holland 1-1 England

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 20:59

Wayne Rooney is on target, but Rafael van der Vaart's late equaliser deprives England of victory in Holland.
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Football: European qualifiers

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 20:15
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia go top of England's Euro 2008 qualifying group, plus a round-up of Wednesday's other qualifiers.
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Cricket: England call on Joyce

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 11:38

Uncapped Ed Joyce is called into England's Ashes squad as a replacement for Marcus Trescothick.
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Iraq neighbours told to mend ways

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 7:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and UK say Iran and Syria could play a role in stabilising Iraq, but they must stop supporting terror first.
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Cricket: Pietersen hits century

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 6:58

Kevin Pietersen hits a century and James Anderson takes three wickets as England draw with New South Wales.
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UK wedding for Algeria suspect

Monday, November 13th 2006, 11:38
related countries: Algeria Algeria

A UK pensioner who wed an Algerian terror suspect by telephone, campaigns to prove his innocence.
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Cricket: England find form

Monday, November 13th 2006, 8:05

Kevin Pietersen is one of three England batsmen to hit fifties in their second tour game against New South Wales.
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BT plans 6,000 extra Indian staff

Monday, November 13th 2006, 7:48
related countries: India India

British Telecom plans to recruit 6,000 staff in India as it seeks licences to expand its services there.
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UK Lords: EU auditors too harsh

Monday, November 13th 2006, 0:53

A House of Lords committee calls for changes to EU auditing procedures, saying they give a poor impression.
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Four UK soldiers dead in Iraq

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 22:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Four UK servicemen are killed and three seriously hurt in an attack on a boat patrol in the southern Iraq city of Basra.
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UK to remember war dead

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 14:50
related places: London

The Queen leads the nation's tributes at the Remembrance Sunday service for those killed in battle.
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Two Indians killed by tanker wave

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 14:33

UK police investigate the deaths of two Indians struck by a massive wave on an oil tanker.
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Cricket: NSW punish England

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 7:25

England's shaky start to the Ashes tour continues against New South Wales.
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UK seeks US Iraq witnesses

Sunday, November 12th 2006, 1:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Harriet Harman criticises the US military's refusal to send witnesses to inquests of British troops killed in Iraq.
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Blair backs MI5 terrorism warning

Friday, November 10th 2006, 16:55

Tony Blair backs a warning from MI5's chief that Britain faces the threat of multiple terror plots.
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MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots'

Friday, November 10th 2006, 10:46

MI5 knows of 30 terror plots and is keeping 1,600 individuals under surveillance, says the service's chief.
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Kenya corruption 'threatening UK'

Friday, November 10th 2006, 9:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Corruption in Kenya is increasing the UK's exposure to drug trafficking and terrorism, a UK minister says.
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Kenya corruption 'fuels' UK drugs

Friday, November 10th 2006, 6:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British foreign office minister says corruption in Kenya is leading to drugs being imported and sold on UK streets.
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Cricket: England thrashed

Friday, November 10th 2006, 6:12
related countries: Australia Australia

England lose by 166 runs to the Prime Minister's XI in the first game of their tour of Australia.
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Rugby: Pumas name squad

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 14:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina include six English-based players in their starting XV to face England on Saturday.
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Cricket: Aussies reveal strategy

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 10:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia explain why they want to make life uncomfortable for England captain Andrew Flintoff in the Ashes.
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Cricket: Pakistan offer rematch

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 11:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England are unlikely to be able to play a one-off match against Pakistan next summer by way of compensation for the forfeited Oval Test.
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UK MPs attack EU airline agency

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 11:38

The new European Aviation Safety Agency is an "accident waiting to happen", MPs say.
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UK keeps working time opt-out

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 18:30

Countries trying to end the UK's opt-out from the EU's 48-hour working week suffer a setback.
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Al-Qaeda plotter jailed for life

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

Briton Dhiren Barot is given a life sentence for planning carnage on a "colossal scale" in the UK and US.
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UK launches vaccination bonds

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 15:39

The UK's chancellor announces a £2.1bn scheme aimed at speeding vaccinations for children in the developing world.
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Rwanda suspect at UK charity

Monday, November 6th 2006, 23:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A doctor accused of crimes against humanity in Rwanda has been working for a UK charity, the BBC finds.
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Man 'planned massive explosions'

Monday, November 6th 2006, 20:15
related places: London

A Muslim convert planned to detonate a dirty bomb and launch an attack on London's Tube, a court hears.
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Rules on flight liquids changed

Monday, November 6th 2006, 12:32

New rules allow liquids in hand luggage at Europe's airports, easing restrictions imposed after a UK terror alert.
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Cricket: Gillespie out of warm-up

Monday, November 6th 2006, 8:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie's Ashes hopes are dealt a blow after he is ruled out of a warm-up match against England.
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Rugby: All Blacks thrash England

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 17:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Twickenham

England suffer a record home defeat to New Zealand at Twickenham.
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Rugby: Carter in for All Blacks

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 15:26

Star fly-half Dan Carter will start for the All Blacks against England after Nick Evans withdraws with a hamstring injury.
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UK 'must shield fishing industry'

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 9:21

Britain must protect its fishing industry, despite fears stocks could be virtually wiped out, the fisheries minister says.
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UK in India climate change plea

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 10:52
related countries: India India

British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett urges India to help in efforts to tackle climate change.
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Oil workers seized off Nigeria

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 7:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

One British and one US oil worker are kidnapped from a ship off the coast of Nigeria.
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UK youths 'among worst in Europe'

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 7:41

British youths are among the worst behaved in Europe, a think-tank's study suggests.
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World 'lacks will' on disasters

Thursday, November 2nd 2006, 2:08

There is a global lack of political will to prepare for natural disasters, says a UK parliamentary committee.
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Depleted uranium risk 'ignored'

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

UK and US forces continue to use depleted uranium weapons despite warnings of a cancer risk, the BBC finds.
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Crime warning on new EU states

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 5:57
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The UK faces the threat of increased crime when Romania and Bulgaria join the EU, ministers are warned.
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Khatami at Scottish university

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 13:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami visits Scotland as part of a controversial three day UK trip.
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Berlusconi and lawyer face trial

Monday, October 30th 2006, 19:34
related countries: Italy Italy

The British lawyer David Mills is to face trial in Italy on corruption charges along with ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Prince to meet Pakistan president

Monday, October 30th 2006, 7:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Prince of Wales is due to hold a meeting with General Pervez Musharraf as his five-day tour of Pakistan begins.
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Cricket: England bow out with win

Saturday, October 28th 2006, 17:01

Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten 90 sees England to a consolation win over West Indies at the Champions Trophy.
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Corfu children killed by gas leak

Saturday, October 28th 2006, 14:56

Two British children killed in Corfu were poisoned by carbon monoxide, as police consider negligence charges.
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Cricket: WI beat India

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 17:26
related countries: India India

West Indies hang on for a nail-biting win over India to book their semi-final place and knock England out of the Champions Trophy.
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EU members join to fight terror

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 12:42

Terrorism and organised crime will be on the agenda as the UK home secretary hosts five EU counterparts.
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Journal criticises Libya HIV case

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 18:17
related countries: Libya Libya

A prestigious British science journal speaks out about a trial in Libya involving six foreign medical workers.
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HK budget airline stays grounded

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 12:57
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

The first flight at Hong Kong budget airline Oasis fails to take off after it is refused permission to overfly Russia.
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UK can perform face transplant

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 10:43

A UK team receives permission to carry out what would be the world's first full face transplant.
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Conflict 'wipes out' global aid

Wednesday, October 25th 2006, 1:49

The cost of just one conflict almost equals the value of global annual development aid, says a UK report.
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Curbs anger Romania, Bulgaria

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 18:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Romania Romania

Bulgaria and Romania react angrily to news that Britain and Ireland plan to limit labour market access for their workers.
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UK outlines new EU work curbs

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

Plans to restrict Bulgarian and Romanian workers in the UK when the countries join the EU are unveiled.
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UK 'broke pledges' on Afghan aid

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 15:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The governor of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province says the UK has broken promises on aid.
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Iraq deputy PM in London

Monday, October 23rd 2006, 11:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: London

Britain will "hold its nerve" in Iraq, Tony Blair tells Iraq's deputy leader in a Downing Street meeting.
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Football: Beckham frustrated

Sunday, October 22nd 2006, 10:36
related countries: Spain Spain

David Beckham's lack of playing time at Real Madrid is a source of frustration for the former England skipper.
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Cricket: Aussies beat England

Saturday, October 21st 2006, 16:06
related countries: Australia Australia

England make only 169 before Damien Martyn's 78 helps Australia to a six-wicket win in the Champions Trophy.
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Couple drown on holiday in Greece

Friday, October 20th 2006, 6:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Two British holidaymakers drown while swimming in the sea on the Greek island of Rhodes.
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Bomb kills children and soldier

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 16:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two children and a British soldier die after a suicide attack on a Nato vehicle in Afghanistan, officials say.
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UK 'number one al-Qaeda target'

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 12:43

Britain is now the top target of a better-organised al-Qaeda, security sources have told the BBC.
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O2 cuts European roaming charge

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 11:08

UK mobile firm O2 is cutting the cost of receiving incoming calls overseas, in a new salvo in the roaming price war.
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S Leone anger at FGM UK asylum

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 9:57
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leone minister condemns a UK court decision to grant a woman asylum over circumcision fears.
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Suicide bomb hits British convoy

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 7:46

A suicide bomber targets a patrol of British troops in Afghanistan although it is unclear whether anyone was killed.
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Moves begin on Iceland's whaling

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 18:02
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's ambassador to Britain is summoned to explain his country's return to commercial whaling.
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Trial of Amman 'gunman' opens

Wednesday, October 18th 2006, 16:09

The trial opens of a man accused of shooting dead a British tourist in the Roman amphitheatre in Amman
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Live: CSKA Moscow v Arsenal

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Arsenal are the first British team in action on Tuesday, with a 1730 BST Champions League kick-off in Moscow.
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