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England tumble after strong start

Saturday, February 18th 2006, 11:58
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell all pass 50 but England are bowled out for 299 in their India tour-opener.
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Winter Olympics day seven

Friday, February 17th 2006, 22:14

Britain miss out on medals in the skeleton while their curlers suffer mixed fortunes.
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Football: FA denies Capello talks

Friday, February 17th 2006, 17:00

The Football Association insists it has not approached anyone about becoming the new England coach.
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Europe pledges pressure on Iran

Friday, February 17th 2006, 11:22
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran
related places: Berlin

The UK and German leaders vow to keep up diplomatic pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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England should use pace - Woolmer

Friday, February 17th 2006, 9:02
related countries: India India

Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer says England should focus on pace, not spin, to win their Test series in India.
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Church's Israel policy criticised

Friday, February 17th 2006, 3:52
related countries: Israel Israel

The Church of England is criticised for voting to review investments in firms whose products are used by Israel in the occupied territories.
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New UK Afghan deployment begins

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An enlarged UK deployment to Afghanistan begins with 150 Royal Marines Commandos reaching Kabul.
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UK-base workers seized in Basra

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 8:57

An investigation is launched after three Iraqis working for UK forces in Basra are briefly held by kidnappers.
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New UK Afghan deployment begins

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 3:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An enlarged UK deployment to Afghanistan begins with 150 Royal Marines Commandos due to arrive.
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Winter Olympics day four

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 22:33
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

American Ted Ligety seals a shock skiing gold and Britain's women curlers hold off Switzerland 5-4.
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EU-US cartel probe hits airlines

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

Several airlines including British Airways are being investigated in a European and US cartel inquiry.
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Afghan preparations for marines

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 11:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Preparations are under way in Afghanistan as the UK is set to increase its troop deployment.
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Winter Olympics day three

Monday, February 13th 2006, 22:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's curlers enjoy a winning start and Russia claims a 12th straight pairs title in figure skating.
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Iraq PM seeks swift 'abuse' probe

Monday, February 13th 2006, 12:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi prime minister calls on Tony Blair to investigate pictures of UK troops allegedly abusing civilians.
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Blair promises Iraq 'abuse' probe

Sunday, February 12th 2006, 21:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The PM says soldiers' conduct will be investigated after a video appeared to show UK troops beating Iraqis.
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Rugby: Wales bounce back

Sunday, February 12th 2006, 16:48
related places: Cardiff

Wales recover from their opening Six Nations defeat to beat 14-man Scotland in Cardiff.
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Graft evidence stuns Kenyan MPs

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 22:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

Kenyan MPs are "amazed" by evidence of alleged government graft given by an exiled former investigator.
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Air legend Sir Freddie Laker dies

Friday, February 10th 2006, 9:34

Sir Freddie Laker, the Briton who pioneered cheap air travel in the 1970s, has died in Miami aged 83.
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Rugby: France ring changes

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 9:11
related countries: France France

Veterans Olivier Magne and Raphael Ibanez are recalled as France drop five players from the Scotland defeat.
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Deal protects Canada rainforest

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 7:43
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's British Columbia region unveils plans to protect a huge swathe of Pacific Coast rainforest.
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UK troops rushed to Afghan riot

Tuesday, February 7th 2006, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British reinforcements are sent to an Afghan town after riots over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
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Euro gas pipe 'hits UK consumer'

Monday, February 6th 2006, 9:01

UK consumers paid £300m more for gas this winter because of problems with European gas supplies, British Gas owner Centrica says.
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Shell reports record UK profits

Thursday, February 2nd 2006, 8:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Soaring oil prices in 2005 help Royal Dutch Shell report a record annual profit for a UK-listed company.
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Afghan aid pledges rise to $10.5b

Wednesday, February 1st 2006, 20:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

International donors promise nearly $10.5bn in aid to Afghanistan, as a key summit in London concludes.
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Aid pledge boost for Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 31st 2006, 17:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

International donors promise nearly $2bn in aid to Afghanistan, as part of a five-year development plan.
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Football: Di Canio eyes UK return

Tuesday, January 31st 2006, 11:40

Lazio striker Paolo Di Canio says he would consider returning to England at the end of this season.
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US vows support for Afghanistan

Monday, January 30th 2006, 20:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Condoleezza Rice assures the Afghan head of US support ahead of a UK conference on the country's future.
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Afghan murder inquiry draws blank

Monday, January 30th 2006, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Foreign aid workers say there has been almost no progress in investigating the murder of a UK man in Afghanistan.
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'No progress' from EU-Iran talks

Monday, January 30th 2006, 15:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Iran Iran
related places: Brussels

Last-ditch talks between EU officials and Iran in Brussels deliver nothing new according to a UK official.
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Two held in Russia-UK 'spy' case

Saturday, January 28th 2006, 20:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Two people allegedly working as spies for UK intelligence are arrested in Moscow, a TV programme claims.
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Britons held in Spain drug raids

Saturday, January 28th 2006, 18:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Ten Britons are arrested in a joint operation by UK and Spanish police to smash a suspected drugs ring.
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Straw pursues Iran conciliation

Saturday, January 28th 2006, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK foreign secretary says a deal must be found to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis without humiliating Tehran.
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Diabetes inhaler given approval

Friday, January 27th 2006, 11:00

A form of insulin that can be inhaled rather than injected is to be available in the UK for people with diabetes.
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Gates triples fund to stop TB

Friday, January 27th 2006, 10:01

The UK, Nigeria and Bill Gates launch a plan to stop TB, with the Microsoft boss tripling his funding to $900m.
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Afghan troop levels to hit 5,700

Thursday, January 26th 2006, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK is to deploy 5,700 troops in Afghanistan at a cost of £1bn, Defence Secretary John Reid says.
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Spy scandal rocks Russia

Thursday, January 26th 2006, 12:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Steve Rosenberg in Moscow says that while Britain has denied any wrongdoing in the Russian spy scandal, the week's developments are causing some alarm in Russia.
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Protests mar Straw Cyprus visit

Wednesday, January 25th 2006, 14:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is snubbed by the president of Cyprus and faces protests from Greek Cypriots.
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Russia ponders fate of UK 'spies'

Wednesday, January 25th 2006, 14:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says officials are still considering how to respond to the alleged UK spy scandal.
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Wednesday, January 25th 2006, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says bombers who killed eight people in attacks in Ahwaz had links with British intelligence.
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Briton sought after US shooting

Wednesday, January 25th 2006, 10:44
related countries: United States United States

A British man is being sought by US police after his American wife and baby daughter were found shot dead at their home in Massachusetts.
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Clinic assists doctor's suicide

Tuesday, January 24th 2006, 13:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A retired British doctor with a degenerative disease takes her own life with the help of a controversial Swiss clinic.
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Eriksson to quit after World Cup

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 21:47

Sven-Goran Eriksson will leave his post as England coach after this summer's World Cup finals.
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Russian NGO rejects spy 'smear'

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 18:10
related countries: Russia Russia

A top Russian human rights group dismisses as a smear reports that it got funds from British intelligence.
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UK diplomats in Moscow spying row

Monday, January 23rd 2006, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia backs a TV report allegedly showing footage of UK diplomats using a fake rock to spy in Moscow.
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Lost whale 'seen heading for sea'

Friday, January 20th 2006, 21:48
related places: London

Rescue teams are in the Thames near Greenwich where a possible sighting of the lost bottle-nosed whale was made.
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Whale spotted in central London

Friday, January 20th 2006, 18:17
related places: London, River Thames

A bottle-nosed whale is travelling up the River Thames in central London, watched by riverside crowds.
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Memo stokes 'terror flights' row

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

Tony Blair is under pressure over the US use of UK airports to move terror suspects, following a leaked memo.
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Menezes report handed in to CPS

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 10:14
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

A report into how a Brazilian was killed by London police is sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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UK cuts Ethiopian government aid

Thursday, January 19th 2006, 9:26
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The UK suspends all aid to the Ethiopian government over concerns about its commitment to human rights.
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Rugby: Dallaglio returns to fold

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 13:07

Lawrence Dallaglio is included in England's 36-man training squad for the forthcoming Six Nations.
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US warns on UK Afghan troop role

Wednesday, January 18th 2006, 11:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US says British-led Nato troops due to move into southern Afghanistan must be ready to fight the Taleban.
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Europe urges emergency Iran talks

Monday, January 16th 2006, 21:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

The UK, France and Germany call for the UN's nuclear body to discuss Iran - a possible first step towards sanctions.
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Football: Eriksson caught in sting

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 15:37

Sven-Goran Eriksson says he is 100% committed to England, dismissing newspaper allegations to the contrary.
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Football: Eriksson caught in sting

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 9:50

The FA tells the BBC that Sven-Goran Eriksson's position as England boss is "not at risk in any way", despite newspaper allegations.
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Football: Eriksson caught in sting

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 1:38

Sven-Goran Eriksson is quoted by a newspaper saying he will quit as England coach if the team win the 2006 World Cup.
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UK's Straw calls for Iraqi unity

Saturday, January 7th 2006, 11:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw urges Iraqi leaders to form an inclusive government as soon as possible.
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London bombs inspire Indian film

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 15:42
related countries: India India
related places: London

Leading Bollywood producer Mahesh Bhatt is making a film inspired by last year's London bombings.
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Thai police gather DNA samples

Thursday, January 5th 2006, 6:10
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police probing the murder and possible rape of a British student in Thailand have taken DNA samples from people in the area.
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It is 'showtime' for Syria - UK

Wednesday, January 4th 2006, 18:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK foreign secretary says Syria must respond to pressure and co-operate with the international community.
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Gaza Britons kidnap suspect held

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 22:54

A militant leader is held in Gaza over the kidnapping of a British aid worker and her parents, police say.
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Murder probe after Thailand death

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 14:31
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A British backpacker whose body was found in the sea off Koh Samui had been dragged and beaten, Thai police say.
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Britons killed in Australia crash

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 8:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Two Britons were among five skydivers killed after their plane crashed in Australia, the UK Foreign Office says.
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London bombs cost just hundreds

Tuesday, January 3rd 2006, 0:00

The 7 July London bombings cost no more than a few hundred pounds, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Football: Owen breaks his foot

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 5:41
related places: Newcastle

England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen says he will be having surgery to pin the broken bone in his right foot.
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Churchill took hardline on Gandhi

Sunday, January 1st 2006, 10:35

Wartime UK leader Winston Churchill favoured letting Gandhi die if he went on hunger strike while in custody.
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Kidnapped Britons freed in Gaza

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 9:40

A UK human rights worker kidnapped in Gaza with her parents speaks of their ordeal after they are freed.
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Bid to find captured Gaza Britons

Thursday, December 29th 2005, 18:08

The Palestinian authorities step up their bid to find a kidnapped British human rights worker and her parents.
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Three Britons kidnapped in Gaza

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 19:18

A British aid worker and her parents are kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in southern Gaza.
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UK soldier injured in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 8:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is one of two peacekeepers hurt by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
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Greek newspaper names 'MI6 chief'

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 6:17
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek newspaper has named what it says is a British spy chief involved in the 'abduction' of 28 Pakistanis.
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Appeal over 'Australian Taleban'

Tuesday, December 27th 2005, 0:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Whitehall appeals against a ruling that an Australian imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay is a UK citizen.
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Europe 'behind on Kyoto pledges'

Monday, December 26th 2005, 23:59

The UK is almost alone in the EU in honouring commitments to cut greenhouse gases, a think-tank warns.
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London 'faced 10 terror attacks'

Monday, December 26th 2005, 21:59
related places: London

London's terror threat comes from "small disaffected groups", claims the capital's mayor Ken Livingstone.
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Duke buys flea markets in Paris

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 14:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The UK's third richest man the Duke of Westminster adds two Paris flea markets to his portfolio.
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No extradition for Yukos official

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A court in London rules that the former vice-president of oil giant Yukos cannot be extradited to Russia.
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Olympics: London 'voting error'

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 7:29
related places: London

A senior Olympic figure tells the BBC that London only won the 2012 Olympic Games because of a misplaced vote.
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Ambassador to Vatican takes post

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 2:31

The first Roman Catholic UK ambassador to the Vatican since the Reformation takes his post.
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Blair makes surprise Iraq visit

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 14:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair tells UK troops during a trip to Iraq he is proud of the work they are doing to build democracy.
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Eurofighter sold to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 18:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Shares in BAE Systems rally 6% after the UK government agrees to supply the new Eurofighter to Saudi Arabia.
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Uganda unbowed after UK aid cut

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's government says British aid cuts will not succeed in imposing their view of democracy on the country.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 9:28

Latest news from the fifth one-day international in Rawalpindi.
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UK cuts Uganda aid in poll fears

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 22:02
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Britain cuts its aid to Uganda by £15m because of concerns about the country's slow progress to democracy.
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Blair clash over EU budget deal

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 16:48

Tony Blair tells Eurosceptic MEPs it "is 2005, not 1945" after he is accused of being "outclassed" in EU talks.
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Man arrested over 21 July attacks

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 12:45
related places: London

Anti-terrorism police arrest a 23-year-old man at Gatwick airport over the 21 July failed attacks in London.
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'Gay weddings' first for Belfast

Monday, December 19th 2005, 17:03
related places: Belfast

The first set of civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples in the UK take place in Belfast.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Monday, December 19th 2005, 12:02

Latest news from the fourth one-day international in Rawalpindi.
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First 'gay weddings' in Belfast

Monday, December 19th 2005, 2:13
related places: Belfast

The first set of civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples in the UK is to take place in Northern Ireland.
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UK concerned at Ethiopia violence

Sunday, December 18th 2005, 9:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A visiting UK minister expresses concern about recent political violence after disputed elections in Ethiopia.
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Treason charges filed in Ethiopia

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 22:50
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's jailed opposition leaders are charged with treason as a UK minister visits to encourage dialogue.
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Cricket: Flintoff hopeful for finish

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 14:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Andrew Flintoff says England are determined to end their tour of Pakistan and the year on a high note.
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Unionist fury at Stormont spy row

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 13:48

Unionists in NI call for a public inquiry after an expelled Sinn Fein official admits he was a British agent.
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EU leaders agree new budget plan

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 11:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The UK agrees a bigger cut in its rebate to close the deal on the EU's next budget at the Brussels summit.
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UK presents final EU budget offer

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 0:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The UK prime minister makes a final EU budget offer which cuts Britain's rebate by a further 2.5bn euros (£1.7bn).
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Sinn Fein man admits he was agent

Friday, December 16th 2005, 23:30

A veteran Sinn Fein figure expelled from the party says he worked as a paid British agent for two decades.
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Sinn Fein expels 'British agent'

Friday, December 16th 2005, 17:26

A veteran Sinn Fein figure is expelled by the party which accused him of being a "British agent".
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EU locked in crunch budget talks

Friday, December 16th 2005, 12:10
related places: Tough

UK officials struggle to come up with an acceptable new proposal on the EU budget before a leaders meeting.
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British UN worker unlawfully shot

Friday, December 16th 2005, 12:09

A UK inquest into the death of a UN relief worker concludes he was unlawfully killed.
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Hard bargaining over EU impasse

Friday, December 16th 2005, 3:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair admits that bridging divisions between EU leaders in Brussels will be difficult.
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Cricket: England in record defeat

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England equal their heaviest defeat ever, with a 165-run loss to Pakistan in the third one-day international.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 5:38

Latest news from the third one-day international in Karachi.
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