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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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US and UK urge Iraq talks speed

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 4:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Straw

Condoleezza Rice and Jack Straw call on Iraqi leaders to press ahead with negotiations on a new government.
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Zambia leader in UK 'check-up'

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 13:10
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's president cancels plans to attend a campaign event and flies to the UK to see doctors, officials say.
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UK denies Iran military meeting

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 5:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The MoD denies reports the military and the government are to discuss possible US-led military action against Iran.
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Rice shrugs off UK visit protests

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she is not troubled by noisy protests against her UK tour.
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Rice shrugs off UK visit protests

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she is not troubled by noisy protests against her UK tour.
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Rice met by more UK protests

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 11:22

Condoleezza Rice is met by more anti-war protests on the second day of her trip to north-west England.
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F1: Button snatches Australia pole

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 4:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Britain's Jenson Button grabs his third career pole position at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
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Cricket: India edge to win

Friday, March 31st 2006, 11:54
related countries: India India
related places: Faridabad

Youngster Suresh Raina hits 81 not out to steer India to a four-wicket win over England in Faridabad.
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Faridabad ODI as it happened

Friday, March 31st 2006, 11:19

India beat England by four wickets in the second one-day international at Faridabad.
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Protests pursue Rice in UK

Friday, March 31st 2006, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rice

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice faces anti-war protesters as she begins a tour of north-west England.
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Witness 'plotted to kill Musharraf'

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A witness in the case of an alleged bombing campaign in the UK says he plotted to kill the president of Pakistan.
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UK and Indonesia pledge terror fight

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 8:30
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

British Prime Minister Tony Blair promises to work closely with Indonesia in fighting Islamic terrorism.
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Latvian guilty of UK teen murder

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 11:19
related countries: Latvia Latvia

A man extradited from Latvia is given a life sentence for raping and murdering 17-year-old Jeshma Raithatha.
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Cockler gangmaster jailed

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 14:28
related countries: China China

A gangmaster convicted of the manslaughter of 21 Chinese cockle pickers in the UK is jailed for 14 years.
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England tumble to Harbhajan spin

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 10:48
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Harbhajan Singh triggers an England collapse to snatch the opening one-day match for India by 39 runs in Delhi.
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Live: India v England

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 7:55

England bowl out India for 203 runs in the opening one-day international match against England in Delhi.
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Venezuela hits BP with tax bill

Monday, March 27th 2006, 7:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuela hits UK oil giant BP with a $61.4m back tax bill, as it becomes the latest energy firm targeted by Caracas.
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Blair addresses Aus parliament

Monday, March 27th 2006, 2:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq
related places: Canberra

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defends his Iraq policy in a speech to the Australian Parliament in Canberra.
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Commonwealth Games set to close

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 9:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

The Commonwealth Games are set to close with a ceremony attended by leaders from around the world.
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Freed hostage thanks troops

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 17:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Ex-hostage Norman Kember thanks soldiers who rescued him from kidnappers in Iraq as he arrives home.
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Commonwealth Games: Day 10

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 12:29

India wins the silver medal in women's hockey while shooter Samaresh Jung fails to win a record sixth gold.
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Former hostage returns home

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 12:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

British former hostage Norman Kember is due back in the UK after 117 days spent captive in Baghdad.
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Blair begins visit to Australia

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 8:49
related countries: Australia Australia

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is due to arrive in Australia in the first call of a three-country tour.
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Revolutionary jet engine tested

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 7:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London, Sydney

A jet engine that could reduce flight times between London and Sydney to two hours is tested in Australia.
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Man guilty of 21 cockling deaths

Friday, March 24th 2006, 18:39
related countries: China China

A 29-year-old man is found guilty of the manslaughter of Chinese cocklers in the UK two years ago.
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Joy at hostages' release

Friday, March 24th 2006, 11:07
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

Friends and family speak of their relief as a Briton and two Canadian hostages are freed in Iraq.
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Cricket: Gavaskar criticises India

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 11:06
related countries: India India

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar lambasts India's display against England, while the newspapers are equally scathing.
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Games: Pittman wins hurdles gold

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 10:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's Jana Pittman wins the 400m hurdles ahead of England's Natasha Danvers-Smith and Scotland's Lee McConnell.
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UK firm ends Venezuela land row

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 9:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

One of Britain's richest men, Lord Vestey, strikes a deal to settle a major land dispute with the Venezuelan government.
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Review: Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 12:05
related places: Melbourne

England's Kelly Sotherton wins gold in the heptathlon in Melbourne.
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Cricket: England beat India

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 10:02
related countries: India India

Andrew Flintoff and Shaun Udal are the heroes as England thrash India by 212 runs to square the series 1-1.
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India v England as it happened

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 8:31

How England beat India by 212 runs in the final Test to square the series.
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Melbourne games day six review

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 11:59

Dean Macey wins decathlon gold for England on the sixth day of action in Melbourne.
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Cricket: England aim for win

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 6:40
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England are aiming for victory in Mumbai to tie the series after setting India a target of 313 in the third Test.
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Live: India v England

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 5:58

England press for quick runs on day four of the third Test in Mumbai.
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Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, March 20th 2006, 12:45
related places: Melbourne

Scotland win their sixth gold in the pool on the fifth day of action in Melbourne.
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Cricket: England earn big lead

Monday, March 20th 2006, 12:06
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England close at 31-2, a lead of 152, on day three of the third Test against India in Mumbai.
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Live: India v England latest news

Monday, March 20th 2006, 12:05
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India are dismissed for 279 in their first innings of the third Test in Mumbai, 121 short of England's total.
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Terror suspect bids to leave UK

Saturday, March 18th 2006, 19:50
related countries: Algeria Algeria

An Algerian man held as a suspected terrorist begins negotiations to voluntarily leave the UK.
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Sex abuse Brits jailed in India

Saturday, March 18th 2006, 16:27
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Two British men are jailed for six years in India for sexually abusing boys at a street children's shelter in Mumbai.
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Strauss ton puts England on top

Saturday, March 18th 2006, 12:00

Andrew Strauss's eighth Test century leaves England on 272-3 at stumps on day one in the Mumbai Test.
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Reid urges Iraqi leaders to unite

Saturday, March 18th 2006, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

UK Defence Secretary John Reid is in Baghdad to urge Iraqi leaders to form a unified government.
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Live: India v England

Saturday, March 11th 2006, 11:22

India reply to England's 300 on day three of the second Test after Anil Kumble takes his 500th wicket.
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Ex-UK Tory minister Profumo dies

Friday, March 10th 2006, 11:35

Former minister John Profumo, who was at the centre of an infamous scandal in the 1960s, has died.
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Lula and Blair push trade talks

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 19:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil and Britain call for a summit of world leaders to give a decisive push to global trade liberalisation talks.
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Live: India v England

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 11:48

England finish a rain-hit first day of the second Test against India in Mohali on 163-4.
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Cricket: England struggle in rain

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 11:39
related countries: India India

England post 163-4 against India on a disrupted first day in the second Test.
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UK beef export ban lifted by EU

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 16:55

Vets lift the ban on live British beef exports - 10 years after it came in to prevent the spread of mad cow disease.
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Lula calls for fairer trade deal

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 16:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's President Lula, who is visiting the UK, insists a more generous global trade agreement is needed.
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Laxman and Kaif left out by India

Wednesday, March 8th 2006, 15:35
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India drop batsman VVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif for the second Test against England at Mohali.
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Queen welcomes Brazil's Lula

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 21:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: London

The Queen describes the UK and Brazil as "good friends and allies" at a banquet to welcome the Brazilian president.
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New Kember tape aired on Arab TV

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 20:55

A video of British hostage Norman Kember and two other peace activists is broadcast on al-Jazeera.
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Rugby: France set for England

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 18:39

France expect England to be firing on all cylinders on Sunday following the visitors' surprise loss to Scotland.
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Dead UK climbers in Spain named

Monday, March 6th 2006, 22:48
related countries: Spain Spain

Three British climbers in the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain are named by the Foreign Office.
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UK and France sign carrier deal

Monday, March 6th 2006, 20:13
related countries: France France

The UK and France sign a deal on aircraft carriers, and urge Europe to strengthen its defence capability.
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