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Blair and Bush urge Iraq support

Friday, May 26th 2006, 0:08
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Bush

Tony Blair and George W Bush call on the international community to back the new Iraqi government.
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Football: Rooney facing scan

Thursday, May 25th 2006, 2:43

Wayne Rooney will undergo a scan on his broken foot on Thursday but England may not know the result until Friday.
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Aristocrat denies Kenyan murder

Wednesday, May 24th 2006, 14:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK aristocrat denies killing a man on his farm in Kenya, the second time in a year he has faced such a charge.
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Rugby: Pumas in strike threat

Wednesday, May 24th 2006, 8:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Wales' two Tests in Argentina next month are in doubt because of proposed strike action by the Pumas squad.
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UK minister: Home Office 'unfit'

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006, 16:18

John Reid says the immigration system is "not fit for purpose" with "inadequate" leadership, as he is grilled by MPs.
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Tennis: Federer wins top prize

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 19:13

Roger Federer is named Sportsman of the Year as Britain misses out at the Laureus World Sports awards.
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Blair welcomes Iraq's 'new start'

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 14:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for an end to violence in Iraq as he pays a visit to the new elected government.
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Golf: Bjorn wins Irish Open

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 13:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn birdies the 18th hole to win the Irish Open by one stroke from England's Paul Casey.
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Football: Rooney 'recovering well'

Monday, May 22nd 2006, 12:15

England's team doctor says Wayne Rooney is making huge progress in his recovery from a broken foot.
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UK official to probe Gaza deaths

Sunday, May 21st 2006, 23:28
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK attorney general is considering bringing charges against two Israeli soldiers who killed two Britons.
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Airbus A380 makes UK debut

Thursday, May 18th 2006, 14:22
related places: London

The world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, lands at London's Heathrow Airport for the first time.
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Horn foes meet for border talks

Wednesday, May 17th 2006, 9:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A new round of Ethiopia-Eritrea border talks starts in the UK as the UN turns up the heat for a breakthrough.
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UK told to fund treatment abroad

Tuesday, May 16th 2006, 9:30

A European court tells the NHS it must fund treatment in another EU country if patients face undue delays.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka thwart England

Monday, May 15th 2006, 16:49

Sri Lanka dig in to hit 537-9 and frustrate England by earning a battling draw in the first Test at Lord's.
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N Irish assembly reconvenes

Monday, May 15th 2006, 11:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Northern Ireland's politicians take their seats in the assembly for the first time since October 2002.
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UK Muslim hardship in spotlight

Sunday, May 14th 2006, 23:10

Many Muslims in England face bleak employment prospects and poor housing standards, a report finds.
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Chavez kicks off private UK visit

Sunday, May 14th 2006, 18:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez begins a visit to the UK, but will not meet Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Sri Lanka halt England

Sunday, May 14th 2006, 17:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's batsmen hold up England's quest for victory on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord's.
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Britons held in Majorca over rape

Saturday, May 13th 2006, 11:38

Four British tourists are arrested in Majorca over the alleged rape of a tourist, the Foreign Office says.
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UK split over assisted dying

Friday, May 12th 2006, 12:40

Peers are deeply divided over a controversial bill which would allow terminally ill people to be helped to die.
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Cricket: England 'must capitalise'

Friday, May 12th 2006, 6:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Alastair Cook calls on England to build on their impressive start on day two of the opening Test against Sri Lanka.
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Resources blamed on UK bombs

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 17:34
related places: London

A lack of resources stopped security services from uncovering the 7 July London bomb plot, a report says.
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Award for Peru's wildlife pioneer

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 11:06
related countries: Peru Peru

A conservationist trying to safeguard Peru's marine wildlife wins a leading UK environment award.
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Court victory for Chagos families

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 11:05
related countries: United States United States

Chagos islanders evicted decades ago to make way for a US airbase win a fresh victory at the UK High Court.
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Kenya aristocrat shoots 'poacher'

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 9:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police arrest a UK aristocrat for shooting dead a man a year after facing murder charges.
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US rejects Guantanamo criticism

Thursday, May 11th 2006, 2:55
related countries: United States United States

The US rejects UK government calls for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terror suspects.
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Afghans win UK court challenge

Wednesday, May 10th 2006, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine Afghan asylum seekers who hijacked a plane to Britain win a court challenge against the government.
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Flintoff wicket vital for Murali

Wednesday, May 10th 2006, 8:39

Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan hopes to spoil close friend Andrew Flintoff's first home Test as England captain.
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African girls smuggled for UK flats

Tuesday, May 9th 2006, 18:42

MPs hear allegations some African girls are brought into Britain and deliberately made pregnant to jump housing lists.
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Euro survey blasts British yobs

Monday, May 8th 2006, 23:02
related countries: France France

The UK and France are thought to have the worst anti-social behaviour problems in Europe, a survey says.
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Siniora wants pressure on Israel

Monday, May 8th 2006, 11:27
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Lebanon's PM Fouad Siniora, is in London for a two-day visit during which he will meet the UK's Tony Blair.
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Football: London rivals' Euro race

Sunday, May 7th 2006, 5:59

The race for the fourth and the final Champions League spot between Spurs and Arsenal goes to the wire.
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Inquiry into Basra crash violence

Sunday, May 7th 2006, 4:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UK and Iraqi forces examine how events unfolded in Basra, when troops clashed with Iraqis after a helicopter crashed.
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Fatal Basra crash sparks unrest

Saturday, May 6th 2006, 21:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British troops clash with Iraqi civilians after UK servicemen are killed in a helicopter crash in Basra.
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British troops die in Basra crash

Saturday, May 6th 2006, 17:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A helicopter crashes in the southern Iraq city of Basra killing British servicemen and sparking deadly clashes.
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British troops die in Basra crash

Saturday, May 6th 2006, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A number of UK servicemen die after a helicopter crashes in southern Iraq, reportedly hit by rocket fire.
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Troops feared dead in Basra crash

Saturday, May 6th 2006, 11:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A UK helicopter is reportedly shot down in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, amid fears that four soldiers are dead.
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Clarke is fired in Cabinet purge

Friday, May 5th 2006, 19:48

Charles Clarke is sacked as home secretary in the biggest Cabinet reshuffle of Tony Blair's career.
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Conference on racism in football

Friday, May 5th 2006, 1:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The British embassy in Berlin hosts discussions comparing the situation in Britain and Germany.
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McClaren named England boss

Thursday, May 4th 2006, 15:02

Steve McClaren is appointed as Sven-Goran Eriksson's successor by the Football Association.
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Rose d'Or prizes for UK sitcom

Saturday, April 29th 2006, 22:15

Ricky Gervais's sitcom Extras is the toast of the Rose d'Or TV awards on with two key prizes.
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Football: Scolari shuns England

Friday, April 28th 2006, 17:06

Luiz Felipe Scolari appears to rule himself out of taking over as England coach in a stunning announcement.
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Five deny UK bomb plot charges

Friday, April 28th 2006, 13:40
related places: London

Five men plead not guilty at the Old Bailey over the alleged London bombing attempts on 21 July.
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Musharraf 'not poodle of the US'

Friday, April 28th 2006, 7:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denies he is fighting terrorism on behalf of the US and Britain.
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Football: Scolari's England offer

Thursday, April 27th 2006, 10:42

Luiz Felipe Scolari has been offered the England manager's job and is discussing terms with the FA.
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Cricket: Aussie advice on Ashes

Tuesday, April 25th 2006, 11:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Former captain Steve Waugh tells BBC Sport that Australia need to be less sociable with England if they are to regain the Ashes.
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Cricket: Australia's Ashes warning

Tuesday, April 25th 2006, 3:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Gilchrist says player burnout could jeopardise Australia's chances of winning back the Ashes from England.
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Migrant workers 'boost UK growth'

Sunday, April 23rd 2006, 14:16

Migrant workers from Eastern Europe are providing a positive boost to the UK's economy, a report says.
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Limo wins London Marathon

Sunday, April 23rd 2006, 10:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Felix Limo outsprints fellow Kenyan Martin Lel in the last 200 metres to win the men's race in the London Marathon.
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Lakshmi Mittal tops UK rich list

Saturday, April 22nd 2006, 21:36

Lakshmi Mittal's £14.8 billion global steel empire has put him top of the Sunday Times Rich List.
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Climate change fight 'moral duty'

Saturday, April 22nd 2006, 11:47

UK Chancellor Gordon Brown talks for the first time of the "moral need" to tackle climate change.
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Premature births raise concerns

Friday, April 21st 2006, 7:13
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish research highlights a rise in preterm deliveries - prompting a warning from UK doctors.
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Oil scales fresh peak in London

Thursday, April 20th 2006, 19:46
related places: London

Oil prices hit a new high in London before easing, on persistent fears that demand will squeeze global supplies.
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UK stag revellers 'should pay'

Thursday, April 20th 2006, 0:39

Britons on stag and hen parties abroad should have to pay if they ask diplomats for help, say MPs.
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Athletics: Tergat to miss Marathon

Wednesday, April 19th 2006, 9:21

World-record holder Paul Tergat pulls out of Sunday's London Marathon with an injury.
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China 'selling prisoners' organs'

Wednesday, April 19th 2006, 0:03
related countries: China China

British surgeons accuse China of harvesting organs from executed prisoners to sell for transplants.
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BBC man 'was unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 20:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A BBC cameraman was "unlawfully killed" while filming in Saudi Arabia, a London coroner rules.
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Peugeot closes its UK factory

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 16:42

Car company Peugeot announces plans to close its Warwickshire car plant next year.
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Kenya 'gulag' book wins US prize

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

A book about alleged British atrocities against Kenyan independence fighters wins a Pulitzer Prize.
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Canada has new mad cow case

Sunday, April 16th 2006, 21:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada confirms a new case of mad cow disease in the western province of British Columbia.
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Easter Rising parades take place

Sunday, April 16th 2006, 14:18

Republicans across Northern Ireland commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Easter Rising parades take place

Sunday, April 16th 2006, 10:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Republicans across Northern Ireland commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Violence in Iraq claims 11 lives

Sunday, April 16th 2006, 0:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 11 people are killed in violence across Iraq, including a British soldier in the southern city of Basra.
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Author Muriel Spark dies aged 88

Saturday, April 15th 2006, 17:16
related countries: Italy Italy

British novelist Dame Muriel Spark, most famous for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, dies at her Italy home.
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Terror suspect handed to Spanish

Saturday, April 15th 2006, 15:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Police hand a suspected al-Qaeda fundraiser over to the Spanish authorities at RAF Northolt in London.
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Cricket: India outplay England

Saturday, April 15th 2006, 11:32
related countries: India India

India outplay England by seven wickets at Indore to clinch a 5-1 victory in the one-day series.
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British Ypres soldiers 'found'

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 23:38

The remains of three British soldiers who died at Ypres in 1914 are recovered by amateur archaeologists.
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Zambian president suffers stroke

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 13:53
related countries: Zambia Zambia
related places: London

President Mwanawasa of Zambia has a stroke, after going to London for medical care, state radio reports.
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New UK terror law in force

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 10:48

Measures making it illegal to glorify terrorism and distribute terrorist publications are introduced in the UK.
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Aircraft bomb scare was a 'hoax'

Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 21:34
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin, Paris

A security incident on a Paris to Dublin flight forces the closure of Scotland's Prestwick Airport.
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UK wins Zimbabwe asylum appeal

Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 13:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK has won its appeal over a ruling that meant failed asylum seekers could not be deported to Zimbabwe.
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Cricket: England defeat India

Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 11:20
related countries: India India

Acting captain Andrew Strauss hits 74 as England beat India by five wickets in the sixth one-dayer.
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Nasdaq buys 15% stake in LSE

Tuesday, April 11th 2006, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

The US Nasdaq Stock Market buys a 15% stake in its former takeover target the London Stock Exchange.
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Football: Beckham eyes US finale

Tuesday, April 11th 2006, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

England captain David Beckham says he would like to end his career playing in Major League Soccer in the US.
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Football: Hiddink to get Russia job

Monday, April 10th 2006, 19:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Guus Hiddink has put an end to reports linking him with the England job by announcing he will be Russia's new coach.
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UK unveils Africa school funds

Monday, April 10th 2006, 16:51

An extra £8.5bn in overseas aid for education in Africa and Asia is to be announced by UK Chancellor Gordon Brown.
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Risk of human flu outbreak 'low'

Sunday, April 9th 2006, 19:31

The chances of the bird flu virus spreading between humans are "very low", a top UK scientist says.
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UK dismisses talk of Iran attack

Sunday, April 9th 2006, 13:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says reports of a possible US nuclear strike against Iran are "nuts".
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Cricket: Riot as game abandoned

Sunday, April 9th 2006, 8:27
related countries: India India
related places: Guwahati

There is serious crowd trouble after the fifth one-day international between India and England is abandoned.
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Cricket: India/England abandoned

Sunday, April 9th 2006, 7:49
related countries: India India

The fifth one-day international between India and England is abandoned without a ball being played.
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Calm urged over UK bird flu

Friday, April 7th 2006, 13:37

There should be no temptation to "turn a drama into a crisis" over the H5N1 bird flu case, a minister urges.
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Rush to grab European net names

Friday, April 7th 2006, 13:28

EU citizens have rushed to grab a .eu domain name, with the largest number coming from the UK.
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UK tests more birds for deadly flu

Friday, April 7th 2006, 12:26

Tests are being carried out on more birds after a Scottish swan tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Turner paintings sets sale record

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 16:34
related places: New York

A Turner painting sets a new auction record for a British artist, selling for $35.8m in New York.
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UK test confirms deadly bird flu

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 15:34

A swan found dead in Scotland has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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UK filmmaker's death 'unlawful'

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 14:00

A British cameraman shot dead in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli soldier was murdered, an inquest jury says.
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Cricket: India win to seal series

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 11:45
related countries: India India
related places: Cochin

India beat England by four wickets in Cochin to win the one-day series series with three games left.
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UK bird flu swan undergoes tests

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 10:16

Experts are to reveal whether the bird flu virus found in a Scotland swan is the UK's first case of the lethal H5N1 strain.
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Live: India v England

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 9:53

India chase 238 to win the fourth one-day international in Cochin.
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Warning over UK Afghan mission

Thursday, April 6th 2006, 1:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK troops deploying to Afghanistan face "fundamental tension" over their mission, MPs warn.
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Bird flu found in swan in Scotland

Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 23:07

Preliminary tests on a swan found dead in Fife confirm the H5 avian flu virus, health officials reveal.
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Gene Pitney found dead in hotel

Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 14:09
related places: Cardiff

International singing star Gene Pitney, 65, dies in a Cardiff hotel midway through his tour of the UK.
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Immigration cells 'like kennels'

Wednesday, April 5th 2006, 10:03

Cells used by the UK to hold would-be immigrants at Calais are compared to "dog kennels" by staff, says a report.
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Sinn Fein British agent shot dead

Tuesday, April 4th 2006, 19:22

The IRA denies shooting dead former senior Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson in County Donegal.
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UK film-maker's death 'murder'

Tuesday, April 4th 2006, 16:52
related places: London

The shooting of a Devon film-maker in Gaza was "cold-blooded murder", a security expert tells an inquest in London.
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UK film-maker's death 'murder'

Tuesday, April 4th 2006, 12:48
related places: London

The shooting of a Devon film-maker in Gaza was "cold-blooded murder", a security expert tells an inquest in London.
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US police hunt 'slavemistress'

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 21:59
related countries: United States United States

US police search for a woman who allegedly treated two British girls in her care as slaves for 13 years.
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Cricket: England lose to India

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 11:44
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh's blistering 103 guides India to a 49-run win over England in the third one-day international.
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Live: India v England

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 9:20
related countries: India India
related places: Goa

England lose three early wickets as they chase 295 to beat India in the third one-dayer in Goa.
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US and UK try to break Iraq delay

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 7:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice and Jack Straw urge Iraqi leaders to end the delays and form a government.
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