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Cricket: England triumph

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England bowl out Pakistan for 155 to win the third Test by 167 runs and take a winning 2-0 lead in the series.
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Oil eases despite BP uncertainty

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 6:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Oil prices fall back from record highs in London, reached after BP said it would close a key US oilfield.
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England set for tense final day

Monday, August 7th 2006, 17:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Andrew Strauss hits 116 as England make 345, leaving Pakistan chasing 323 to win the third Test at Headingley.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 7th 2006, 7:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in a shooting during a Nato operation against insurgents in Afghanistan is named.
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Deployed to Afghanistan's 'Hell'

Saturday, August 5th 2006, 10:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Alistair Leithead reports from Afghanistan about the recent upsurge in violence in the south and the role of British troops in the region.
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Cricket: England on top

Friday, August 4th 2006, 17:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen hits his fifth Test century to guide England to 347-6 on day one of the Headingley Test against Pakistan.
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Afghans win UK hijack ruling

Friday, August 4th 2006, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Home Secretary John Reid says he will push for new laws after losing an appeal over nine Afghans' UK rights.
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US echoes Iraq civil war warning

Thursday, August 3rd 2006, 16:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq could move toward civil war, says top US General John Abizaid hours after a similar UK warning.
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Polish city lures back migrants

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 14:04
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Wroclaw

Officials in the Polish city of Wroclaw step up a drive to lure back locals who have gone to the UK in search of work.
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Blair warns of 'arc of extremism'

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 7:54

The UK prime minister calls for "an alliance of moderation" to combat the growth of extremism in the Middle East.
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UK cabinet rift over ceasefire

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 16:17

Downing St rejected Foreign Office calls to press the case for an immediate Mid-East ceasefire, the BBC learns.
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UK to curb US 'bomb flights'

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 13:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US military flights carrying bombs to Israel will no longer use any civilian airports in the UK, the BBC learns.
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California and UK in climate pact

Tuesday, August 1st 2006, 1:04

Britain and California agree to work together to help reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
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Blair in ceasefire pressure call

Monday, July 31st 2006, 10:16

World leaders must apply "maximum pressure" for a UN resolution to end Middle East violence, Tony Blair says.
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Porn suspect 'targeted' UK girls

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 12:38
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Kent

Some 42 children from Kent could be among the victims of a man facing child pornography charges in Canada.
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UN calls for aid truce in Lebanon

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 5:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The UN seeks a three-day truce to let aid enter Lebanon - but the US reject calls for an immediate ceasefire.
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Israel hits more Lebanon targets

Friday, July 28th 2006, 10:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Washington

Israel carries out dozens of air strikes on Lebanon, as UK Prime Minister Tony Blair flies to Washington for talks.
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Cricket: England in command

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 17:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Steve Harmison takes 6-19 as England bowl out Pakistan for 119 and reply with 168-2 on day one at Old Trafford.
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UK protest at weapons flight

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 14:34
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The UK foreign secretary protests to the United States about it using a British airport to transport bombs to Israel.
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UK to toughen border controls

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 13:39

Home Secretary John Reid outlines plans to toughen up border controls as part of an immigration shake-up.
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Space shots show sizzling UK

Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 8:52

Sensors in space capture the dramatic increases in land temperatures and air pollution of the UK's heatwave.
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UK plans border-control force

Sunday, July 23rd 2006, 16:09

The home secretary is planning the UK's first uniformed border-control force at ports and airports.
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Vigil marks Menezes death

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 20:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

The anniversary of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes' death is marked at the London station where police shot him.
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Iraqi army 'saves British troops'

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 15:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi army foiled a potentially deadly attack on British troops in Basra, says the British army.
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UK seeks Megan's Law lessons

Saturday, July 22nd 2006, 8:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Law

A Home Office minister is to meet the parents of the murdered US schoolgirl whose death inspired Megan's Law.
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NatWest Three cannot return to UK

Friday, July 21st 2006, 20:41

Three British bank employees accused of fraud surrounding energy giant Enron lose a court bid to return to the UK.
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NatWest Three 'to get fair trial'

Friday, July 21st 2006, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

The US government rejects criticism of its extradition of three British bankers and says they will get a fair trial.
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Gaming shares hit by US charges

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 9:01
related countries: United States United States

Shares in UK-listed online gambling firms slide on fears of a crackdown on the sector by US authorities.
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Cricket: Pakistan hold on for draw

Monday, July 17th 2006, 16:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq makes an unbeaten fifty as Pakistan draw the first Test with England at Lord's.
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UN calls for Lebanon peace force

Monday, July 17th 2006, 14:09
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and UK PM Tony Blair call for an international peace force to be sent to Lebanon.
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No charges for Menezes officers

Monday, July 17th 2006, 13:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Prosecutors say no UK police officers will be charged over the fatal shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.
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Bomber kills four in Afghan town

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 14:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber kills four other people in the Afghan town of Gardez as UK troops battle Taleban in Helmand.
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Bush to meet Blair at G8 summit

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 6:59

President Bush will discuss tensions in the Middle East when he meets the UK prime minister at the G8 summit.
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UK troops take Taleban town

Sunday, July 16th 2006, 5:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops launch their biggest operation in Afghanistan yet to take control of a southern town.
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UK defends strike on Afghan town

Saturday, July 15th 2006, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK forces in Afghanistan deny killing civilians after calling in a US air strike on a town in Helmand province.
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Cricket: England on top

Friday, July 14th 2006, 17:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Paul Collingwood hits a career-best 186 before England take three Pakistan wickets on day two at Lord's.
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Boycott 'vile' Diana photo call

Friday, July 14th 2006, 8:06
related countries: Italy Italy

UK distributors are urged not to import an Italian magazine featuring a photo of Princess Diana as she lay dying.
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Menezes police may face charges

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 17:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

An inquiry into the shooting of a Brazilian man by UK police says charges should be considered against officers.
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Iraq province power transferred

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 12:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's British-controlled Muthanna province is handed over to local forces after a formal ceremony.
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Paceman Asif forced to miss Test

Wednesday, July 12th 2006, 15:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The injured Mohammad Asif misses out for Pakistan in Thursday's first Test at Lord's.
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UK Hindus call for recognition

Tuesday, July 11th 2006, 2:18

Hindus in Britain feel they are ignored and want their contributions recognised, a survey concludes.
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Extra UK troops for Afghanistan

Monday, July 10th 2006, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nearly 900 extra military personnel are to be sent to Afghanistan, says Defence Secretary Des Browne.
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Campaigner knifed to death in US

Monday, July 10th 2006, 11:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A 27-year-old man from London is stabbed to death in Washington DC while walking home.
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Stay expires for death row Briton

Monday, July 10th 2006, 7:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A one-month stay of execution expires for a British man on death row in Pakistan.
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Shuttle astronauts end spacewalk

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 21:07

Two astronauts from the US space shuttle, Discovery, end the first spacewalk of their mission.
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UK trial for Enron trio rejected

Saturday, July 8th 2006, 9:07

The attorney general rejects calls for three bankers wanted over the Enron scandal to be tried in the UK.
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UK remembers bomb victims

Friday, July 7th 2006, 17:33
related places: London

People across the UK have marked the first anniversary of the 7 July London attacks that claimed 52 lives.
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Migrant worker figure 'too low'

Friday, July 7th 2006, 4:20

A survey suggests the number of Eastern European workers coming to Britain may be 50% higher than thought.
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Video of 7 July bomber released

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 19:02
related places: London

A video of London bomber Shehzad Tanweer is aired on al-Jazeera television.
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Elizondo chosen as Cup final ref

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 15:24
related countries: France France, Italy Italy, Portugal Portugal

Referee Horacio Elizondo, who sent off England's Wayne Rooney against Portugal, will officiate in the World Cup final between Italy and France.
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British Jews criticise Gaza raids

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 14:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Some 300 British Jews sign a full page newspaper advert condemning Israel's military actions in the Gaza crisis.
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Bangladeshi loses arsenic case

Wednesday, July 5th 2006, 12:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The UK's House of Lords throws out an arsenic poisoning case brought by a Bangladeshi resident.
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Sri Lanka set new one-day record

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 13:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Amstelveen

Sri Lanka follow up their 5-0 win over England by scoring 443-9 against The Netherlands in Amstelveen.
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Al Gore to address UK TV industry

Tuesday, July 4th 2006, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

Former US Vice-President Al Gore is to speak on the digital future of TV at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
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Al-Qaeda 'bid to infiltrate MI5'

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 23:42

Al-Qaeda sympathisers have been trying to infiltrate the British security service MI5, the BBC has learned.
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Cairn secures big Indian oil deal

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 9:59
related countries: India India

UK firm Cairn Energy wins approval to develop a key Indian oil field and secures a $1bn finance deal.
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'More set to die' in Afghanistan

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The leader of British forces in Afghanistan says he is prepared for further casualties after two soldiers are killed.
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Beckham quits as England captain

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 10:06

David Beckham steps down as England captain in the wake of their quarter-final defeat by Portugal.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 10:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan following an attack at a regional headquarters.
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UK 'faces al-Qaeda threat'

Sunday, July 2nd 2006, 8:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The threat to the UK from al-Qaeda is increasing and the Iraq war has boosted support for extremist groups, say MPs.
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'Aircraft needed' in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 15:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

High-ranking British officers in Afghanistan say they need more air power to assist ground troops.
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Somme marked 90 years on

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 7:59

The UK's Prince Charles will lead tributes to the fallen at the World War I battle that left more than a million dead.
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Labour and Tories suffer at polls

Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:34

The main UK parties struggle as Labour fails to regain one seat and the Conservatives just hold another.
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UK raised China nuclear attack

Friday, June 30th 2006, 8:24
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The UK wanted China to think nuclear action would follow any attack on Hong Kong, secret 1961 papers show.
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Tennis: Murray shines in opener

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 18:40
related places: Wimbledon

British star Andy Murray gets off to a dream start at Wimbledon with an emphatic win against Nicolas Massu.
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Campbell assault case adjourned

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 17:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Model Naomi Campbell appears before a New York court accused of throwing a mobile phone at her ex-housekeeper.
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Two UK troops die in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 27th 2006, 8:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers on night patrol are killed in fighting with Taleban forces in southern Afghanistan.
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Blair promises new Africa focus

Monday, June 26th 2006, 18:27

Tony Blair announces a series of initiatives to ensure that pledges on aid and debt relief to Africa are honoured.
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World Cup: Figo can play England

Monday, June 26th 2006, 13:26
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Mark

Portugal skipper Luis Figo can face England in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final, despite his headbutt on Holland's Mark van Bommel.
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Ronaldo aims to end England hopes

Monday, June 26th 2006, 8:55
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has special reason for wanting to be fit to face England on Saturday.
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UK 'heist' man held in Morocco

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 22:29
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Briton is arrested in Morocco in connection with a £53m robbery in south-east England, police say.
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England 1-0 Ecuador

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 16:56
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

David Beckham's goal against Ecuador sends England through to the World Cup quarter-finals.
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England fans warned on trouble

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 0:52
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Germany Germany

At least 150 England supporters are arrested after confrontations in Stuttgart's main square.
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Virgin tip-off 'led to BA probe'

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

A tip from rival Virgin Atlantic led US and UK authorities to examine alleged price-fixing moves by BA, it has emerged.
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Wind farm 'hits eagle numbers'

Friday, June 23rd 2006, 7:01

Wind farm turbine blades are killing a key population of Europe's largest eagle, UK wildlife campaigners warn.
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Muralitharan out of England tour

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 22:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan pulls out of Sri Lanka's tour of England for family reasons.
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BA investigated on fuel surcharge

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 20:05
related countries: United States United States

BA and other airlines face an investigation by UK and US regulators into ticket pricing and fuel surcharges.
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US confirms Heathrow hijack plot

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 0:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US report confirms al-Qaeda planned to hijack flights from London and fly planes into the airport.
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Injured Owen returning home

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 12:41
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Michael Owen is out of the World Cup and flying back to England after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament against Sweden.
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Klinsmann fires warning to team

Tuesday, June 20th 2006, 17:15

Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann urges his players to "keep their feet on the ground" after the 3-0 win over Ecuador.
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IVF 'good for British economy'

Monday, June 19th 2006, 23:58

The cost of IVF treatment is outweighed by the economic contribution the resulting child can make, experts report.
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Gazprom widens Europe influence

Monday, June 19th 2006, 21:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Russia Russia
related places: Dong

Gazprom agrees to supply Danish energy company DONG with gas, a deal that also boosts the Russian firm's presence in the UK market.
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Rooney start 'will scare Swedes'

Monday, June 19th 2006, 21:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sven-Goran Eriksson says he announced Wayne Rooney's return to scare Sweden before England meet them.
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Owen prepared to sit on bench

Friday, June 16th 2006, 6:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England striker Michael Owen accepts he could be dropped for the game against Sweden.
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Lampard delight as Rooney back

Friday, June 16th 2006, 5:45
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Frank Lampard says Wayne Rooney's comeback in the 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago gave the England squad a huge lift.
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England decider excites Ljungberg

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 22:12

Sweden match-winner Freddie Ljungberg says he cannot wait for next Tuesday's crunch game against England.
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'Miracle baby' pastor held in UK

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 12:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan evangelist Gilbert Deya, accused of child trafficking, is held after his arrest at a Scottish court.
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UK agrees to jail Charles Taylor

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 12:23
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The UK agrees to host a possible jail term for ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor, if convicted of war crimes.
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Glitter begins sex abuse appeal

Thursday, June 15th 2006, 3:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

British pop star Gary Glitter begins an appeal against his conviction for abusing underage girls in Vietnam.
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London raid man feared death

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 14:18
related places: London

A man shot during a police anti-terror raid in east London has told how he thought he was going to be killed.
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Israel puts border plan to Blair

Monday, June 12th 2006, 15:46
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert discusses his plan to set Israel's permanent borders in talks with Tony Blair.
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Rosneft's Moscow and London float

Monday, June 12th 2006, 11:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Rosneft, the Russian oil giant, confirms its intention to float shares on both the Moscow and London markets.
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Israeli PM in London for talks

Monday, June 12th 2006, 3:46
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is to seek support for a proposal to draw Israeli borders at a meeting with Tony Blair.
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Taleban battle kills UK soldier

Monday, June 12th 2006, 1:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed in a gun battle with the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, defence officials say.
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F1: Alonso cruises to win

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 12:41
related places: Silverstone

Renault's Fernando Alonso wins the British Grand Prix at Silverstone ahead of Michael Schumacher.
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British GP as it happened

Sunday, June 11th 2006, 10:28
related places: Silverstone

Fernando Alonso wins the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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England 1-0 Paraguay

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 16:53
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

England beat Paraguay in unconvincing fashion in their World Cup opener.
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Quenching Bangladesh's thirst for tea

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 11:26

Bangladeshis love drinking tea as much as the British, but Duncan Bartlett discovers their market is under serious threat.
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UK commandos to row Atlantic

Saturday, June 10th 2006, 1:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

Four UK army commandos are competing to become the first to row from the US to the UK mainland.
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England ready to launch dream

Friday, June 9th 2006, 21:33
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Sven-Goran Eriksson says England can win the World Cup - as they prepare to play Paraguay.
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