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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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UK soldiers 'killed 21 Taleban'

Friday, June 9th 2006, 20:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Twenty one Taleban fighters were killed in a clash with British soldiers in Afghanistan, the BBC has been told.
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France and UK boost nuclear ties

Friday, June 9th 2006, 13:09
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France's President Chirac and the UK's Tony Blair agree in Paris to launch a joint nuclear energy forum.
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G8 'failing to meet aid pledges'

Friday, June 9th 2006, 0:07

UK charity Oxfam says G8 countries are not meeting their promises to increase development aid to Africa.
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G8 'failing to meet aid pledges'

Friday, June 9th 2006, 0:07

UK charity Oxfam says G8 countries are not meeting their promises to increase development aid to Africa.
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UK unions urge Peugeot boycott

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 6:42

Unions call on car buyers to boycott Peugeot-Citroen after it decided to move UK production.
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BP faces Alaska oil spill probe

Thursday, June 8th 2006, 4:02
related places: March

UK oil giant BP could face criminal charges over an oil spill in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay in March.
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Taleban vow to defeat UK troops

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 19:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A local Taleban commander in Afghanistan pledges to inflict massive defeat on British forces there.
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UK haven for Russian tycoon

Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 7:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A British court rejects a Russian request to extradite UK-based tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
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Spanish firm gets UK airport body

Monday, June 5th 2006, 23:34
related countries: Spain Spain

Airports operator BAA has agreed to be taken over by Spain's Ferrovial in a £10bn deal, the BBC learns.
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Iraqi jailed over aid worker death

Monday, June 5th 2006, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Hassan

A Baghdad court convicts a man over the abduction and murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan.
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Murali magic thrashes England

Monday, June 5th 2006, 16:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Muttiah Muralitharan takes 8-70 as Sri Lanka thrash England to claim a share of the Test series.
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Mills' Italian hearings under way

Monday, June 5th 2006, 13:37
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian court begins hearings in the case involving UK lawyer David Mills and Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Hassan murder trial due to begin

Monday, June 5th 2006, 8:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Three men are to go on trial in Baghdad for the kidnap and apparent murder of UK aid worker Margaret Hassan.
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Live: England v Sri Lanka

Monday, June 5th 2006, 7:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka resume with a lead of 288 and three wickets remaining in the third Test against England.
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UK suspects deny wrongdoing

Sunday, June 4th 2006, 8:25
related places: London

There are conflicting reports about the shooting of a man during a huge police anti-terrorism raid in east London.
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UK police hunt chemical device

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 17:18
related places: London

Police search a house in east London for evidence of a chemical device, after a huge raid in which a man was shot.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka in the lead

Saturday, June 3rd 2006, 17:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are 47 runs ahead with nine second-innings wickets in hand after bowling England out for 229 on day two at Trent Bridge.
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UK PM to meet Pope Benedict

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 22:59

Prime Minister Tony Blair will discuss the war on terrorism during a Vatican audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
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Zambia judge's fragrant sentence

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 17:58
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A UK businessman is sentenced to 15 days' gardening in Zambia, for overstaying his visa.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka rattle England

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 17:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose the initiative against Sri Lanka, slipping to 53-2 in reply to the tourists' 231 at Trent Bridge.
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Trent Bridge day one as it happened

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 17:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England are 53-2 at stumps in reply to Sri Lanka's 231 all out on day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
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EU work law talks hit stalemate

Friday, June 2nd 2006, 6:06

Talks to let the UK continue opting out from the European Union's 48-hour working week fail to make progress.
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Cricket: Run on Ashes tickets

Thursday, June 1st 2006, 7:09
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: More

More than 180,000 tickets for England's Ashes defence are sold to Australia supporters in the first eight hours.
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Eriksson upbeat as England win

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 21:50
related countries: Hungary Hungary

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson says there is more to come from his team after they beat Hungary 3-1 in a World Cup warm-up.
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Football: England 3-1 Hungary

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 20:59
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Peter Crouch score as England beat Hungary 3-1.
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Israel expels British aid worker

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 15:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Birmingham

An aid worker from the Birmingham-based aid agency Islamic Relief is deported from Israel.
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Israel expels British aid worker

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 15:14
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Birmingham

An aid worker from the Birmingham-based aid agency Islamic Relief is deported from Israel.
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Plea for free Africa healthcare

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 0:51

A UK-based charity urges donors to give specific long-term support to Africa in providing free healthcare.
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Cricket: England seal Test victory

Sunday, May 28th 2006, 13:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Edgbaston

England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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UK MP in Blair 'suicide bomb' row

Friday, May 26th 2006, 21:04

MP George Galloway says killing the PM would be "logical and explicable" but he would not support it.
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Blair urges United Nations reform

Friday, May 26th 2006, 17:59
related countries: United States United States

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for an overhaul of the UN so it can better tackle crises, in a key US speech.
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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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