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Madonna row child flies into UK

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 10:01
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: Heathrow, London

The Malawian child Madonna is seeking to adopt is taken to the US singer's London home.
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UK troops pull out of Afghan town

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 7:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops pull out of Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan, scene of heavy fighting in recent months.
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UK 'must act' on plane emissions

Monday, October 16th 2006, 23:18

Britain cannot meet its targets on climate change without curbing demand for air travel, a report concludes.
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Chaos at airports boosts Eurostar

Monday, October 16th 2006, 9:04

Summer security alerts at UK airports help swell sales and passenger numbers at Eurostar to record levels.
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'Most bosses' want new EU deal

Monday, October 16th 2006, 8:29

Most UK business leaders want ministers to renegotiate membership of the European Union, a survey suggests.
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Cricket: Ashes urn off to Australia

Sunday, October 15th 2006, 10:03
related countries: Australia Australia

The four-inch urn is given VIP treatment as it flies out of England
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Reporter abducted in Afghanistan

Sunday, October 15th 2006, 0:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

A UK-based Italian journalist is abducted from a bus in one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan.
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Blair gives backing to army chief

Friday, October 13th 2006, 23:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair says he supports the new head of the British army over comments he made about the Iraq war.
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N Ireland target date revealed

Friday, October 13th 2006, 18:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish governments reveal a roadmap for the restoration of Northern Ireland devolution.
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Army chief defends Iraq views

Friday, October 13th 2006, 12:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The British army chief denies a chasm with the government after saying UK troops in Iraq were "exacerbating" violence.
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Shock over UK DR Congo attack

Friday, October 13th 2006, 10:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: London

Supporters of the DR Congo president are shocked after three senior officials are beaten up in London.
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US rejects UK Guantanamo call

Friday, October 13th 2006, 7:38
related countries: United States United States

The US says the controversial detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is still needed, rebuffing UK criticism.
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General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal

Friday, October 13th 2006, 7:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The head of the British Army says UK forces in Iraq make security problems worse and wants them to leave soon.
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Man admits UK-US terror plot

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 16:49
related countries: United States United States

A man pleads guilty to conspiring to murder people in a series of bombings in Britain and the US.
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Guantanamo unacceptable - UK

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

The controversial US detention camp is "unacceptable" in terms of human rights, says the foreign secretary.
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Thursday, October 12th 2006, 10:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Brussels launches legal proceedings against the UK in a row over hygiene at a Lancashire dairy.
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Guantanamo men return bid fails

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 9:33

Three UK residents held in Guantanamo Bay fail in their bid to force the government to request their return.
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'Will there' to make NI deal work

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 20:23

There is the will to make devolution work in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Mau Mau veterans sue UK

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 20:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Victims of Kenya's independence war with Britain file a formal claim for compensation.
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UK dairy hit by EU ban

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 18:51

A dairy banned from selling its curd cheese in Europe by the EU says it is calling in the receivers.
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Football: England crash to defeat

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 16:08
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Zagreb

Gary Neville scores a freak own goal as England crash to defeat in the Euro 2008 qualifier in Zagreb.
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Kiran Desai claims Booker title

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 22:46
related countries: India India

Indian-born author Kiran Desai wins the UK's leading literary award for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.
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India and UK in terrorism pledge

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 12:42
related countries: India India
related places: London

The prime ministers of India and the UK agree to work together to fight terrorism and expand links.
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Football: Croatia warned

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 7:28
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Uefa warns Croatia they could be kicked out of Euro 2008 if there is any racial abuse from fans towards England.
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Cricket: Mahmood's 'star quality'

Monday, October 9th 2006, 15:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Mike Gatting says England paceman Sajid Mahmood could do to Australia what Simon Jones did in 2005.
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UK to tackle jail emergency

Monday, October 9th 2006, 7:44

Measures to deal with severe overcrowding in jails across England and Wales are expected to be announced.
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India PM to begin Europe visit

Monday, October 9th 2006, 4:58
related countries: India India

Indian PM will meet his British counterpart Tony Blair during his six-day visit to Europe which begins today.
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UK troops 'need more helicopters'

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 7:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The commander of UK troops in Afghanistan calls for more helicopters, after Tony Blair offers extra resources.
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Football: Scotland stun France

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 17:57
related countries: France France

Gary Caldwell scores as Scotland earn a famous victory over World Cup finalists France.
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Blair in Afghanistan troops pledge

Saturday, October 7th 2006, 12:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces in Afghanistan will be provided with whatever resources they need, the prime minister says.
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Powers to discuss Iran sanctions

Friday, October 6th 2006, 19:43
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran
related places: London

Six key nations holding talks on Iran's nuclear programme agree to start discussions at the UN on possible sanctions.
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UK storm over Muslim veil

Friday, October 6th 2006, 12:28

Cabinet Minister Jack Straw says he would prefer Muslim women not to wear veils which cover the face.
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Death row Briton in plea to Blair

Friday, October 6th 2006, 1:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man awaiting execution in Pakistan writes to Tony Blair in a plea for help.
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UK must justify Kenyan travel ban

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 9:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British judge orders the government to explain its travel ban on an ex-Kenyan minister accused of graft.
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Top people smuggler jailed

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 18:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish ringleader of one of the largest people-smuggling rings ever uncovered in Britain is jailed for eight years.
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Call centre 'scam' details sought

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 16:30
related countries: India India

India's IT trade body urges Britain's Channel 4 to co-operate over a sting alleging call centre data theft.
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Migrants to 'boost' UK economy

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 0:03

The UK's economic future will be helped by a greater-than-expected number of EU migrants, a study says.
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Spain thanks UK for advice on Eta

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 22:37
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero thanks UK PM Tony Blair for help with the Basque peace process.
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Key powers to seek Iran sanctions

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 16:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US and the UK say key world powers will seek UN sanctions against Iran over the nuclear stand-off.
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New system will 'block' gambling

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 0:22
related countries: United States United States

The US government is tipped to propose a system to stop internet gambling sites, say experts, as UK gambling stocks tumble.
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Tourists evoke wartime memories

Saturday, September 30th 2006, 12:10
related countries: France France

British tourists flocking to France bring back memories of another British invasion - as liberators in 1944.
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Cricket: Inzamam awaits verdict

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 9:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is expected to learn his fate at about 1500 BST after his disciplinary hearing at The Oval.
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Brazilian cleaner blackmailed judge

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 15:41
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A UK court finds Brazilian cleaner Roselane Driza guilty of blackmailing a female judge and stealing videos.
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UK spy wins book royalties case

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 15:38

The UK government is told to pay a former spy £5,000 for breaching his human rights after a case that stopped him receiving book royalties.
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EU restricts hand-luggage liquid

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 13:38
related countries: United States United States

Air passengers travelling to European Union countries may face a 100ml limit on how much they can take on board.
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UK debt 'double Europe average'

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 10:37

People in the UK are borrowing almost twice that of citizens in other western European countries, a report says.
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British launch Iraq police purge

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 9:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi and British troops begin an operation to purge Shia militias from the police force in Basra city.
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'Hitler' art auctioned in England

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 22:31

Artwork attributed to Adolf Hitler is auctioned in England for higher prices than expected.
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Aristocrat in court over shooting

Monday, September 25th 2006, 17:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The trial begins of a UK aristocrat accused of murdering a black Kenyan man he suspected of poaching.
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UK chancellor sets out vision

Monday, September 25th 2006, 15:22

Gordon Brown makes his pitch to be Britain's next PM, saying he would "relish" the chance to take on David Cameron.
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Senior militant 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, September 25th 2006, 15:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces kill a senior al-Qaeda fugitive in a raid in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, security sources say.
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UK army defends Afghan air ops

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 9:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An e-mail criticising the RAF's work in Afghanistan was "irresponsible", the head of the British Army says.
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Air force 'failing' in Afghanistan

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 21:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The RAF in Afghanistan are "utterly useless", a British major says in a leaked e-mail.
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London bombing victims 'let down'

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 10:55

The emergency response to the 7 July bombings in London was flawed, a report based on victims' experiences finds.
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EU approves cervical cancer jab

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 10:42

The European Union has approves the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, which could prevent nearly 3,000 cancers each year in the UK alone.
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VAT scams hit UK taxpayers hard

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 9:33

The UK loses five times more money to VAT cheats than any other EU country, a report claims.
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UK fear over Afghan casualties

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 19:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Evidence emerges of increasing concern on the ground over the scale of UK casualties in Afghanistan.
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Power handover in Iraqi province

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 12:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Italy Italy

Iraqi forces take control of a second province in the south of the country from UK and Italian troops.
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Iran president berates US and UK

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 3:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Western

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Western nations use the UN Security Council for their own ends.
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Reid signals curb on EU migrants

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 16:15

Work rights for Romanians and Bulgarians are likely to be restricted, UK Home Secretary John Reid has said.
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British soldier admits war crime

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 16:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A UK soldier becomes the first to admit to a war crime as he pleads guilty to inhumanely treating Iraqi civilians.
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Taleban fight 'underestimated'

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 14:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The threat from the Taleban was underestimated but can be defeated, the British defence secretary says.
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UK police deny Menezes charges

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 11:20

The Metropolitan Police plead not guilty to health and safety charges over the Tube shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.
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Darfur talks 'near tipping point'

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 2:32

Britain's foreign minister for Africa says no options are ruled out as talks over Darfur approach a "tipping point".
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Historic deal agreed on Gibraltar

Monday, September 18th 2006, 15:23
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Britain, Spain and Gibraltar sign landmark accords to improve living conditions in the contested territory.
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Hargreaves breaks leg

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 7:59

Owen Hargreaves will miss England's ties with Macedonia and Croatia after breaking the fibula in his left leg.
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UK demands action over Darfur

Saturday, September 16th 2006, 5:08

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says the world should not just stand by and watch as the situation worsens in Darfur.
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Blair and Ahern review NI efforts

Friday, September 15th 2006, 3:51

Tony Blair is to meet Bertie Ahern at Chequers to review attempts to restore devolution to Northern Ireland.
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UK withholds World Bank donation

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 18:14

The UK is withholding £50m ($94m) from the World Bank in protest at the way it fights corruption, ministers say.
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UK insurance jobs head to India

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 10:09
related countries: India India

The UK's biggest insurer, Aviva, announces plans to cut 4,000 jobs at its Norwich Union business by 2008.
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Angry Beirut protests greet Blair

Monday, September 11th 2006, 12:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The UK prime minister holds talks in Lebanon, as thousands protest against his visit in the centre of Beirut.
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Cricket: England tie Pakistan

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 15:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sajid Mahmood takes two wickets and hits a vital 22 as England beat Pakistan to draw the one-day series 2-2.
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UK NGO warns of Afghan famine

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 2:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Millions of people face starvation after a drought in Afghanistan, UK charity Christian Aid warns.
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Olmert ready for talks with Abbas

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 19:25

Israel's prime minister says he is ready to meet the Palestinian leader, after talks with UK PM Tony Blair.
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Saturday, September 9th 2006, 18:51
related countries: Israel Israel

UK PM Tony Blair says he will work to resolve Mid-East issues including Lebanon and the Palestinian question.
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Russian gold mine fire kills 21

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 17:57
related countries: Russia Russia

At least 21 miners are known to have died after Thursday's gold mine fire in eastern Russia.
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England ease to win over Pakistan

Friday, September 8th 2006, 20:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ian Bell hits 86 and Andrew Strauss 78 as England beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the fourth one-dayer.
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Kabul suicide bomb hits US convoy

Friday, September 8th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

A bomb in Kabul kills at least 16 people, hours before Nato starts talks on sending extra troops to Afghanistan.
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Blair 'not welcome' in West Bank

Friday, September 8th 2006, 14:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A group of Palestinian politicians and intellectuals urges officials not to meet UK PM Tony Blair during an expected trip to the region.
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Italy's 'mafia boss' held in UK

Friday, September 8th 2006, 9:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A man wanted in Italy for "Mafia-type association" is arrested in east London by armed police.
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UK PM confirms plan to stand down

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 16:45

Tony Blair announces he will be stepping down as prime minister within the next 12 months.
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Cricket: Inzamam hearing set

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 10:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The hearing into the controversial Oval Test between England and Pakistan will take place on 27 and 28 September.
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UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 19:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers have died of their injuries after separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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Omagh bombing trial adjourned

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 14:20

The trial of a man accused of the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bombing is adjourned.
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Cricket: ICC considers ball tests

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 12:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The ICC considers forensic tests on the ball used in the controversial Oval Test between England and Pakistan.
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Court order in schoolgirl wrangle

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 8:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Scottish schoolgirl at the centre of a custody battle is subject to an interim order in Pakistan.
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Thai wife guilty of Briton murder

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 7:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai woman is sentenced to life in jail for the murder of her British ex-husband.
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Cricket: Younis helps Pakistan win

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 21:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan stutter late on before beating England at the Rose Bowl thanks to Younis Khan's century.
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Scots step into Europe vodka row

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 13:52

A Scottish minister lobbies MEPs to reject moves to define vodka as a drink made only from potato or grain.
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Live: England v Pakistan

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 13:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan make an early breakthrough against England at the Rose Bowl.
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Kabul suicide bomber kills five

Monday, September 4th 2006, 11:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Four Afghan civilians and a British soldier are killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Nato convoy in Kabul.
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One in 10 'backs honour killings'

Monday, September 4th 2006, 7:29

Some young British Asians believe so-called honour killings can be justified, says a BBC poll.
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Plane crash troops named by UK

Monday, September 4th 2006, 1:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

As UK names 14 troops killed in Afghanistan, one minister denies the the country's aircraft are too old.
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UK starts Afghan crash inquiry

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 12:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A board of inquiry is set up to find out why a British plane crashed in Afghanistan, killing 14 UK troops.
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UK Queen film debuts in Venice

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 11:53

A new film in which Dame Helen Mirren portrays the British Queen is premiered at the Venice festival.
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UK terror police raid restaurant

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 23:33
related places: London

Police arrest 14 people as anti-terror raids take place at a London restaurant and an Islamic school in Sussex.
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Cricket: Pakistan beat England

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 17:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shoaib Akhtar takes four wickets as Pakistan beat England by seven wickets in the second one-dayer.
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Drama of despair at Tel Aviv embassy

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 11:33

A man who threatened to shoot himself at the British embassy turns out to be a Palestinian with a plastic gun.
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UK terror police 'watch thousands'

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 3:33

UK police keep tabs on thousands of people who may be involved in terrorism, a senior officer says.
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'Missing' girl wanted to leave UK

Friday, September 1st 2006, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Missing UK schoolgirl Molly Campbell claims she was not forced to leave her home to go to Pakistan.
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