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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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Trescothick, Jones both ruled out

Monday, March 6th 2006, 12:26
related countries: India India

Simon Jones is ruled out of the rest of England's Tests in India and Marcus Trescothick is unlikely to return.
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BOC and Linde agree £8.2bn deal

Monday, March 6th 2006, 7:37
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Linde

UK industrial gases firm BOC agrees to be bought by German rival Linde in an £8.2bn deal.
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Crash lands shock Oscar triumph

Monday, March 6th 2006, 7:24

Crash is the shock winner at the 78th Academy Awards, winning best film ahead of favourite Brokeback Mountain.
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Asia poverty conference to start

Monday, March 6th 2006, 2:56
related places: London

An international conference which aims to find new ways of tackling poverty in Asia is starting in London.
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Cricket: England draw first Test

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 9:28
related countries: India India

England and India draw the first Test after an exciting final session in Nagpur.
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Jowell allies deny marriage claim

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 5:15

Allies of Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell dismiss critics' suggestions her marriage split is aimed at saving her career.
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Tessa Jowell splits from husband

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 21:09
related countries: Italy Italy

A UK minister splits from her husband amid claims he accepted a bribe from the Italian prime minister.
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Cricket: India confident of draw

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 14:57
related countries: India India

Mohammad Kaif believes India can save the first Test against England.
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Cricket: England on top

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 11:55
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Alastair Cook hits a debut Test century as England build a 367-run lead against India in the first Test at Nagpur.
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Live: India v England

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 11:26
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Latest news from the first Test in Nagpur.
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Blair 'prayed to God' over Iraq

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 22:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Prime Minister Tony Blair says he prayed to God when deciding whether or not to send UK troops to Iraq.
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Millions found after UK robbery

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 16:47
related places: Kent, London

Police investigating the £53m heist in Kent find several million pounds in a raid in south-east London.
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Glitter jailed for abusing girls

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 12:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Ex-UK rock star Gary Glitter is found guilty of obscene acts with two girls in Vietnam and jailed for three years.
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Cricket: Wickets boost England

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 12:02
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

India reach 322-9 in reply to England's 393 in Nagpur with Matthew Hoggard taking 5-57.
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Blair clears Jowell of wrongdoing

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 14:46

Tony Blair rules his culture secretary did not break the ministerial code over her husband's financial affairs.
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'Coup' charge for Russian tycoon

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian prosecutors urge the UK to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky, accusing him of a coup plot.
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Three in court over £53m UK heist

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 12:40
related places: Kent

Two men and a woman are remanded in custody after last week's raid on a Securitas depot in Kent.
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Cricket: India begin confidently

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 11:38
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

India respond to Paul Collingwood-inspired England by reaching 136-1 at stumps on day two in Nagpur.
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Gary Glitter abuse trial begins

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 11:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Former UK rock star Gary Glitter goes on trial in Vietnam to face charges of committing obscene acts with two girls.
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UK attacked for Uganda arms deal

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 11:51
related countries: Uganda Uganda

British arms sales to Uganda are making a mockery of the UK's laws on arms control, aid agency Oxfam says.
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Cricket: England lose initiative

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 11:30
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

India reduce England to 246-7 at stumps on day one of the first Test in Nagpur.
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Football: Fifa mulls deadline delay

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 11:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Pressure from England and Germany could force Fifa to delay the deadline for World Cup squads.
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Football: Gerrard pleas for calm

Wednesday, March 1st 2006, 10:20

Steven Gerrard asks the Anfield crowd to go easy on Gary Neville when he plays for England on Wednesday.
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Cricket: Dravid wary of England

Tuesday, February 28th 2006, 12:16

India captain Rahul Dravid says absences will not make England any easier to beat in the first Test.
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Iraq attack kills two UK soldiers

Tuesday, February 28th 2006, 11:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two British soldiers are killed and another is injured by a roadside bomb while on patrol in southern Iraq.
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Football: Beckham 'fit to play'

Monday, February 27th 2006, 11:01
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

David Beckham expects to play in England's friendly against Uruguay despite a back injury.
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UK gender pay gap 'worst in EU'

Monday, February 27th 2006, 9:04

Women earn 17% less in full-time work than men, a government-established commission finds.
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High Court bid to block P&O deal

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 20:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US firm seeks a High Court order in London to block the £3.9bn takeover of shipping giant P&O by a Dubai firm.
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Winter Olympics day 15 review

Saturday, February 25th 2006, 21:58

Benjamin Raich clinches his second gold as Austria make it a clean sweep of the men's slalom medals, with Britain's Alain Baxter 16th.
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Reprieve for disabled Kenyan

Friday, February 24th 2006, 17:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan disability rights campaigner - threatened with deportation from the UK - is released from detention.
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Cricket: England under pressure

Friday, February 24th 2006, 11:12
related countries: India India
related places: Baroda

England are 10-1 in their second innings, still 94 runs behind the India Board President's XI in Baroda.
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Two arrested in Securitas robbery

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 20:59
related places: Kent, London

A man and a woman are arrested in south London by police investigating the multi-million pound raid in Kent.
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Europe ice mission decision due

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 16:36

The UK scientist behind the lost Cryosat probe will learn on Friday whether his ice-monitoring mission will be re-built.
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'Dangerous' £25m raid gang hunted

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 14:02

The gang behind what is thought to be Britain's biggest robbery threatened and held captive a family of three.
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India drop Ganguly for first Test

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 12:31
related countries: India India

Former captain Sourav Ganguly is one of six players omitted from the India squad for the first Test against England.
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Moscow urged to end gay pride ban

Wednesday, February 22nd 2006, 18:26
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

London's mayor asks his Moscow counterpart to scrap a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital.
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Sehwag passed fit to face England

Wednesday, February 22nd 2006, 9:30

India batsman Virender Sehwag is passed fit for the first Test against England in Nagpur on 1 March.
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UK urges 'united' Iraq government

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 15:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK foreign secretary calls on Iraqi leaders to put aside sectarian interests and form a national unity government.
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