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Darfur talks 'near tipping point'

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 2:32

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

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

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

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 7:59

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

Saturday, September 16th 2006, 5:08

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

Friday, September 15th 2006, 3:51

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

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 18:14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 19:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 16:45

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 14:20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 13:52

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 4th 2006, 7:29

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 11:53

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 11:33

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

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 3:33

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

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

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

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 20:17
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli police commandos storm the British embassy in Tel Aviv to capture a man who demanded asylum.
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New EU migrants 'face work curbs'

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 12:20

The UK government is said to be considering limits for Bulgarians and Romanians seeking jobs in the UK.
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UK sex tourists 'exploit loophole'

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 22:59

Rules to stop convicted paedophiles from committing sex abuse abroad are being evaded, campaigners say.
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Cricket: Eng v Pak rained off

Wednesday, August 30th 2006, 20:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cardiff, Rain

Rain in Cardiff means there is no result with Pakistan on top against England in the first one-day international.
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Cricket: Pakistan ease to victory

Monday, August 28th 2006, 13:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan clinch a comfortable win as they successfully chase England's 144-7 in the Twenty20 international.
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UK seeks Pakistan extradition

Monday, August 28th 2006, 12:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Briton held in Pakistan over the alleged airline terror plot faces extradition to the UK over a murder four years ago.
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BT to double workforce in India

Monday, August 28th 2006, 8:40
related countries: India India

UK telecoms giant BT plans to double its workforce over three years in India and boost revenues.
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Cricket: Fresh umpire plan

Monday, August 28th 2006, 7:36

Ricky Ponting would support a proposal to allow non-neutral umpires stand in this winter's Ashes series.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 27th 2006, 13:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has died in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Four dead in Bangladesh protest

Saturday, August 26th 2006, 14:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police open fire on protesters trying to seize the office of a UK-owned coal company, killing four people.
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Schwarzenegger libel 'settled'

Saturday, August 26th 2006, 3:48

A libel action brought by a British TV presenter against Arnold Schwarzenegger is settled.
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Ryanair to sue UK government

Friday, August 25th 2006, 11:41

Ryanair says it will sue the UK government for £3.3m for losses incurred as a result of security measures at airports.
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Cricket: Windies wait in wings

Friday, August 25th 2006, 9:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

West Indies are ready to play a best of five one-day series against England if Pakistan pull out, the BBC understands.
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Inzamam set to learn hearing date

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 13:20

Pakistan will find out on Friday when captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's disciplinary hearing will be held.
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Bahrain survivor faces civil case

Thursday, August 24th 2006, 12:36
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The owner of a boat which capsized in Bahrain, killing 58 people, brings civil proceedings against a British survivor.
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'Nearly 600,000' new migrants in UK

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 23:47

Nearly 600,000 people have come to the UK from new EU countries since May 2004, says the government.
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Millions to cut deaths in India

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 16:50
related countries: India India

The UK has committed £252m to a scheme designed to save the lives of a million Indian children and mothers each year.
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Umpire Hair denies anti-Asia bias

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 14:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Pakistan Pakistan

Australian umpire Darrell Hair maintains he was correct to penalise Pakistan and award the fourth Test to England.
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Terror suspects due in UK court

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 9:50
related places: London

Eleven people are due to appear in a London court over an alleged plot to blow up several transatlantic airliners.
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England drawn into Pakistan ball tampering row

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 9:40

The ECB denies England coach Duncan Fletcher complained about the ball in the fourth Test against Pakistan.
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Cricket: Pakistan coach's fears

Monday, August 21st 2006, 22:26

Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer says the one-day series against England could be called off if Inzamam-ul-Haq is banned.
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Eleven charged over 'bomb plot'

Monday, August 21st 2006, 19:53

Eleven people are charged in the UK over an alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.
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Test abandoned after ball dispute

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 21:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Top

Pakistan forfeit the Fourth Test cricket match against England following a ball-tampering dispute.
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UK set to limit new migrants

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 14:52

There will be no "open door" policy for migrants coming from new EU countries, the trade secretary says.
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Indian firm in bid to run Lotto

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 14:00
related countries: India India

India's largest lottery firm says it is finalising its bid to run Britain's National Lottery.
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Call for UK immigrant work curbs

Sunday, August 20th 2006, 10:18
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

UK Conservatives press for restrictions on immigrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania ahead of EU entry.
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Donald & Woods share lead

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 22:57
related countries: United States United States

England's Luke Donald and American Tiger Woods will go into the final round of the USPGA tied on 14 under, two shots clear of the field.
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Full flight service at Heathrow

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 19:41
related places: Heathrow

The UK's busiest airport has operated a full flight service for the first time since the terror alert caused travel chaos.
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Fourth Test: day three as it happened

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 18:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England reach 78-1 when bad light stops play against Pakistan in the Oval Test.
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England face Oval survival battle

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England end day three of the fourth Test on 78-1, still 253 behind Pakistan.
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UK police find 'martyrdom tapes'

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 3:07

Police probing an alleged plot to bring down airliners have found martyrdom videos, the BBC has learned.
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Golf: Donald shares USPGA lead

Saturday, August 19th 2006, 0:14

England's Luke Donald is in a four-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage at Medinah but Tiger Woods is only one shot back.
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UK terror plot police in Pakistan

Friday, August 18th 2006, 17:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK police investigating the alleged airline bomb plot arrive in Pakistan to liaise with local authorities, officials say.
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Plane diverted after bomb scare

Friday, August 18th 2006, 16:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy
related places: London

A plane flying from London to Egypt has been diverted to an Italian airport because of a bomb scare.
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Fourth Test: day two as it happened

Friday, August 18th 2006, 15:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Bad light stops play for the day as Pakistan build a big lead over England on day two of the Oval Test.
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Saudi Arabia buys 72 Eurofighters

Friday, August 18th 2006, 14:30
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is to buy 72 Eurofighter Typhoons from the UK, in a deal that could be worth more than £6bn.
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Cricket: England on the rack

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 18:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England are bowled out for 173 on day one at The Oval, before Pakistan reply with a healthy 96-1.
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Woman held over plane diversion

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 16:18
related places: London, Washington

A woman is arrested over an on-board disturbance which forced a flight from London to Washington to divert.
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Row over UK illegal workers

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 10:12

Employers' warnings about suspected illegal workers are sometimes ignored by officials, the BBC is told.
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UK police get 'bomb plot' extension

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 10:12
related countries: United States United States

Police probing an alleged bomb plot targeting UK to US flights get more time to question 23 suspects, and one is released.
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Woman held over plane diversion

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 2:12
related places: Boston, London

A woman is arrested after a London-Washington flight is diverted to Boston following an on-board disturbance.
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International friendly clockwatch

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 21:07
related countries: Greece Greece

The Steve McClaren era starts in a win for England, while Holland thump the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland win in Finland.
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UK-US flight in emergency divert

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 16:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston, London

A flight from London to Washington diverts to Boston with a fighter escort after an on-board disturbance.
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UK-US flight in emergency divert

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 14:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston, London

A flight from London to Washington DC diverts to Boston following a "passenger disturbance".
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Europe faces 'very real threat'

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 13:57
related places: London

UK Home Secretary John Reid says Europe faces a "persistent and very real" threat from terrorism.
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BA reports 10,000 bags missing

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 17:46

British Airways estimates 10,000 of its passengers' bags have gone missing since the air security alert began.
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'More disasters' for warmer world

Monday, August 14th 2006, 22:02

Rising temperatures will raise the risk of wildfires, droughts and floods over the next 200 years, UK scientists warn.
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UK terror threat level downgraded

Monday, August 14th 2006, 14:24
related places: Heathrow, New York

The terror threat to the UK is downgraded as a British Airways flight is turned back to London's Heathrow airport.
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Iraq province 'nearing' handover

Sunday, August 13th 2006, 9:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British forces in Iraq move closer to handing over control in the Maysan province by closing a camp.
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Web firms criticised over China

Sunday, August 13th 2006, 5:13
related countries: China China

Internet firms are criticised by UK MPs for "collaborating" with state censorship of the web in China.
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UK airport checks 'not sustainable'

Saturday, August 12th 2006, 18:37
related places: Heathrow

Extra security searches at UK airports are not sustainable say Heathrow bosses, as more flights are disrupted.
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Saturday, August 12th 2006, 17:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

President Bush says UK terror suspects and Lebanon militant group Hezbollah share a "totalitarian ideology".
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UK police quiz terror suspects

Saturday, August 12th 2006, 14:37
related countries: United States United States

The UK's security threat level will stay at "critical" for now, after a plot to blow up flights to the US was disrupted.
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Friday, August 11th 2006, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

Investigators in the US are following leads from the UK to check for domestic links to a plot to blow up airplanes.
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EU to hold talks on UK jet 'plot'

Friday, August 11th 2006, 21:01

EU to hold a meeting of aviation and security experts next week on the suspected UK planes terror plot.
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Pakistan arrests in UK bomb plot

Friday, August 11th 2006, 20:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan has named one of two British men arrested over an alleged UK plot to blow up planes to the US.
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Markets steady after bomb alert

Friday, August 11th 2006, 11:32

World markets steady in the aftermath of UK police disrupting a plot to blow up transatlantic jets.
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Assets of UK 'plane plotters' frozen

Friday, August 11th 2006, 7:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nineteen

Nineteen suspects' assets are frozen as police probe an alleged plot to blow up planes flying from the UK to the US.
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UK troops to head Afghan combat

Friday, August 11th 2006, 6:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK soldiers will lead an offensive against the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, the head of Nato forces says.
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Bush says plot a 'stark reminder'

Friday, August 11th 2006, 1:00
related countries: United States United States

President George W Bush says a plot to blow up US-bound airliners shows the US is still at war with extremists.
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Police probe flights terror plot

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 23:17

Suspects are questioned and buildings searched after police say a plot to bomb UK planes is disrupted.
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Bomb alert fuels share sell-off

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 21:33

Airline and travel shares fall globally after UK police say they foiled a plot to blow up US-bound planes.
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European athletics: day four

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 18:50

Marlon Devonish, Rhys Williams and Becky Lyne win bronze for Britain on day four at the European Championships.
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