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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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US boosts marshals on UK flights

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 15:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The US will deploy extra air marshals on transatlantic flights after an alleged plot to blow up airlines is disrupted.
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'Airlines terror plot' disrupted

Thursday, August 10th 2006, 14:16

A plot to blow up planes from the UK to the US would have caused "mass murder", Scotland Yard says.
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Cricket: Mahmood snubs abuse

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 9:34

England paceman Sajid Mahmood refuses to let abuse from sections of the Headingley crowd get to him.
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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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