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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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Russia to investigate spy's death

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia begins its own investigation into the poisoning of a former spy, to run parallel to a British inquiry.
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Funeral for ex-KGB spy Litvinenko

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 11:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is to be buried in a special airtight coffin in London later.
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Cricket: Vaughan ruled out

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 6:46

England coach Duncan Fletcher does not believe Michael Vaughan can get fully fit for this Ashes series.
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Radiation find in British embassy

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 19:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Small traces of a radioactive substance are found at the British embassy in Moscow, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Ex-spy contact 'meets UK police'

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 12:26

A contact of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is to meet UK investigators, an associate has told the BBC.
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Beckham tops football rich list

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 9:18

David Beckham has a personal fortune of £87m - £50m more than British football's next biggest earner.
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New probe call over Kenya death

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 5:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The father of a British woman murdered in Kenya 18 years ago calls for the inquiry into her death to be reopened.
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'No extradition' in Russian probe

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Officers investigating the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko pursue inquiries in London and Moscow.
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Cricket: England crash to defeat

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 8:16
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia win the second Ashes Test by six wickets and go 2-0 up in the series after bowling England out for 129.
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Live - Australia v England

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 5:20

Australia are cruising to a victory on the final day of the second Ashes Test after England capitulate.
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UK nuclear weapons plan unveiled

Monday, December 4th 2006, 15:30

Prime Minister Tony Blair will say Britain needs a new generation of submarines to carry nuclear missiles.
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Kazakhstan bids to lead OSCE

Monday, December 4th 2006, 10:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: Brussels

The Kazakh president lobbies in Brussels to take the chair of the OSCE, in the face of US and British opposition.
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Cricket: England shine

Monday, December 4th 2006, 7:54

Matthew Hoggard takes seven wickets as England end day four of the second Ashes Test 97 runs ahead at 59-1.
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Spy death inquiry moves to Russia

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 16:19
related countries: Russia Russia

UK police are to travel to Russia as part of the investigation into the death of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Record stand puts England on top

Saturday, December 2nd 2006, 8:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Paul Collingwood hits 206 and Kevin Pietersen 158 as England amass 551-6 before Australia end day two of the second Test on 28-1.
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Britain fails fake passport test

Friday, December 1st 2006, 17:00

A BBC journalist obtains 20 fake and stolen passports in various EU countries, twice using them to enter the UK.
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Spy post-mortem due to take place

Friday, December 1st 2006, 13:12
related places: London

A London hospital prepares for a post-mortem examination of the body of poisoned ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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Collingwood leads England revival

Friday, December 1st 2006, 7:43

Paul Collingwood nears a century and Kevin Pietersen adds a bright fifty as England post 266-3 on day one of the second Ashes Test.
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US raps official for UK comments

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

The US says one of its officials was "ill-informed" in saying Britain got nothing from its US relationship.
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Radiation found at 12 locations

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 21:26

Experts investigating Alexander Litvinenko's death find radioactive traces in 12 places, including two planes.
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BA passengers in radiation alert

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 12:00

A radiation alert on two British Airways planes prompts the airline to contact 33,000 passengers.
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Court victory for Misbah's mother

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 14:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Schoolgirl Misbah Rana, also known as Molly, must return to her mother in Scotland, a judge in Pakistan rules.
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More radiation found in spy case

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 0:24
related places: London

Two more London addresses are found to have traces of radiation in the wake of Alexander Litvinenko's death.
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Men escape death for Thai murder

Monday, November 27th 2006, 8:52
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Two men who killed a British tourist in Thailand have their death sentences commuted to life in jail.
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Cricket: Aussies complete victory

Monday, November 27th 2006, 1:34
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia go 1-0 up in the Ashes series after beating England by 277 runs in the first Test at Brisbane.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 23:40

England are facing defeat before lunch on the fifth day of the first Ashes Test.
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Advice sought after ex-spy death

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 13:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Hundreds of people call a health hotline in the UK following the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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First Test, day four as it happened

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 7:36

England finish day four of the first Ashes Test on 293-5, still 354 behind Australia.
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Cricket: Warne wears down England

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 7:33

Australia are on course for victory in the Brisbane Test, but England restore pride to reach 293-5 at stumps.
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Rugby: NZ thrash Wales

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 18:46
related places: Cardiff

Sitiveni Sivivatu claims a hat-trick as the All Blacks outclass Wales in Cardiff.
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Cricket: Aussies pile on agony

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 7:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia build a lead of over 600 after Glenn McGrath takes 6-50 to dismiss England for 157 in Brisbane.
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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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