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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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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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