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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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EU states reject UK budget plan

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 17:53

Last ditch proposals by the UK to break the EU budget deadlock are rejected by key European leaders.
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UK offers new EU budget proposal

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 15:51

The UK issues new plans to resolve the EU budget row, but the European Commission goes on the attack.
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Greece to probe abduction claims

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 21:57
related countries: Greece Greece, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Athens

Greek police are to investigate allegations that seven Pakistani men in Athens were illegally held by British agents.
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'No offer' on Britain's EU rebate

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 21:11

The UK will not give up any more of its EU rebate without agricultural policy reform, the BBC has learned.
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Murdoch guilty of Falconio murder

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 15:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Bradley Murdoch is jailed for life for murdering UK backpacker Peter Falconio on a deserted outback road.
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Terror suspect becomes UK citizen

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

David Hicks, the so-called 'Australian Taleban' held in Guantanamo Bay, wins a court battle to become a British citizen.
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Terror suspect becomes UK citizen

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 10:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

David Hicks, the so-called Australian Taleban, wins a High Court battle to become a British citizen.
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Body 'not issue' in Falconio case

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 8:38
related countries: Australia Australia

The absence of a UK backpacker's body does not prevent a guilty verdict, the jury at his murder trial is told.
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Barroso seeks further rebate cuts

Monday, December 12th 2005, 15:46

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso writes to Tony Blair asking for deeper cuts to the UK rebate.
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Cricket: Trescothick rejects fears

Monday, December 12th 2005, 15:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England captain Marcus Trescothick plays down Geoff Boycott's accusation that sleep deprivation cost them defeat in Pakistan.
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Falconio judge in drugs warning

Monday, December 12th 2005, 11:59

Claims that the man accused of killing British backpacker Peter Falconio is a drug-runner do not make him a killer, a judge says.
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Straw: 'No record' of CIA flights

Monday, December 12th 2005, 10:04
related countries: United States United States

The UK has no records of US requests for permission to use its airports to move CIA suspects, says Jack Straw.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Monday, December 12th 2005, 9:36

Latest news from the second one-day international in Lahore.
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Falconio jury warned about CCTV

Monday, December 12th 2005, 6:41

The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing British backpacker Peter Falconio should disregard a key video, says judge.
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Diplomats seek clues on hostages

Monday, December 12th 2005, 3:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Diplomats in Iraq are trying to discover the fate of British hostage Norman Kember and three colleagues.
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Flintoff wins BBC Sport award

Sunday, December 11th 2005, 22:04

England's Ashes cricket hero Andrew Flintoff wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
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Concern grows for Iraq hostages

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 15:52

The family of British hostage Norman Kember prays for his release as the deadline set by his kidnappers nears.
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Blair's hopes for EU deal fading

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 6:09

Tony Blair says there is now little room for manoeuvre on the EU budget.
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UK 'covered up' Israeli nuke deal

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 0:01
related countries: Israel Israel

The government has been accused of covering up the sale of 20 tonnes of heavy water to Israel for its nuclear programme in the early 1950s.
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Nigeria arrests runaway governor

Friday, December 9th 2005, 16:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's Bayelsa state governor, charged with money laundering in the UK, is impeached and arrested.
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UK to table fresh EU budget plan

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 17:14

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says Britain will table new proposals on the EU budget next week.
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Extended Iraq hostage video aired

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 23:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A longer tape of UK hostage Norman Kember calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq is seen on the internet.
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Cold response for EU budget plan

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 14:09

Few European leaders support a UK proposal to break the deadlock over the EU's 2007-13 budget.
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Football: World Cup seeds named

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 12:04

England are among the top eight seeds for the 2006 World Cup.
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Football: World Cup seeds named

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 12:04

England are among the top eight seeds for the 2006 World Cup.
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UK offers more funds to EU budget

Monday, December 5th 2005, 21:35

The UK aims to end deadlock over the 2007-13 EU budget by offering to pay an extra 8bn euros (£5bn).
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Tsunami families attack response

Monday, December 5th 2005, 19:58

Bereaved families of UK tsunami victims attack the authorities' handling of the disaster as the inquest opens.
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Call to delay Afghan aid summit

Monday, December 5th 2005, 18:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Key London talks due next month on Afghanistan's future should wait until parliament convenes, an MP says.
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UK unveils new EU budget proposal

Monday, December 5th 2005, 17:20

Proposals aimed at ending deadlock over the 2007-13 EU budget are tabled by the UK government.
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'Gay weddings' become law in UK

Monday, December 5th 2005, 11:19

More than 1,200 gay couples are set to form civil partnerships after a long-awaited change in the law.
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Ex-RUC head to review Iraq police

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 12:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is sending a former NI policing chief to Basra in southern Iraq to carry out a review of policing there.
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Thousands honour Best

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 17:11
related places: Belfast

Football stars pay tribute and mourners throw scarves and flowers as Belfast stops to remember legend George Best.
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Third Test: day 5 as it happened

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 8:58

An account of the final day of the third and final Test in Lahore.
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Brilliant Pakistan crush England

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 8:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England collapse to an innings and 100-run defeat in the final Test to lose the series in Pakistan 2-0.
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New EU states cool on budget plan

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 3:20

The newest EU members give a mixed reception to UK plans for a budget deal which would mean cutting their aid.
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Blair pushes budget deal

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 13:19

The UK's Tony Blair says new member states need a EU budget deal now because it will be no easier in 2006.
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Blair pushes budget deal

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 13:19

The UK's Tony Blair says new member states need a EU budget deal now because it will be no easier in 2006.
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England dig deep in hunt for draw

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 11:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood give England hope of avoiding defeat in the third Test against Pakistan.
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Governor escape 'shames' Nigeria

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 10:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

President Olusegun Obasanjo says the governor who jumped bail in the UK is "shameful" to Nigeria.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 7:18

Latest news from day four of the third Test in Lahore.
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Blair's EU budget plan under fire

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 22:53

New EU members resist a proposed budget deal which would reportedly cut their aid and trim the UK rebate.
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UK prepared to reduce EU rebate

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 22:44

The government signals it may give up part of the UK's £4bn EU rebate to get a budget deal at a summit next month.
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Cricket: England win 'impossible'

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 12:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Duncan Fletcher admits England have blown their chance to win the final Test against Pakistan but feels they can get a draw.
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Cricket: Pakistan take lead

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 11:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Mohammad Yousuf and Kamran Akmal score centuries as Pakistan take a lead of 158 over England in the third Test.
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Blair aims to sell EU budget deal

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 10:47

British PM Tony Blair is to hold talks with seven new EU members in a bid to reach a deal on the 2007-13 budget.
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Doubt cast on Falconio CCTV film

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 8:16

An expert disputes claims that CCTV footage shows the man accused of killing UK backpacker Peter Falconio.
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Straw quizzes US on 'CIA flights'

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 17:19
related countries: United States United States

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says he has written to the US over claims CIA "torture" flights landed in the UK.
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First black Archbishop enthroned

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 14:46

The Church of England's first black archbishop, the Rt Rev John Sentamu, is enthroned at York Minster.
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EU warns UK not to 'rob the poor'

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 13:32
related places: Nottingham

The European Commission president says the UK should not play Sheriff of Nottingham on the EU budget.
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Cricket: Pakistan recovery

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 11:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Pakistan reach 185-4 at the close, replying to England's 288 in the final Test in Lahore.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 9:36

Latest news from day two of the third Test in Lahore.
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Cricket: Pakistan rock England

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 11:32

England slump from 101-0 to 248-6 on day one of the third Test in Lahore.
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Day one as it happened

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 11:31

Full details on day one of the third Test in Lahore.
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Falconio suspect 'was miles away'

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 10:33
related countries: Australia Australia

The man accused of killing Peter Falconio fails to explain how his DNA was on the victim's girlfriend's clothing.
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UK seeks cuts to future EU budget

Monday, November 28th 2005, 17:57

The UK proposes cutting the money promised to new EU members, in a bid to get a 2007-13 budget deal.
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Nigeria presses UK over governor

Monday, November 28th 2005, 15:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president asks the UK how a Nigerian state governor charged with money laundering was able to skip bail.
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Pimps face jail over sex traffic

Monday, November 28th 2005, 14:27
related countries: Albania Albania

Five Albanian pimps are convicted of trafficking women to Britain and forcing them into prostitution.
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UK suicide bomber family cleared

Monday, November 28th 2005, 14:01

The relatives of a British would-be suicide bomber are cleared of failing to disclose information about terrorism.
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England seek win to square series

Monday, November 28th 2005, 11:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England go into the Lahore Test against Pakistan on Tuesday needing a win to prevent a first series defeat in two years.
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Ofgem demands EU gas supply probe

Monday, November 28th 2005, 7:57

Ofgem asks for an inquiry into why the rest of the EU is not selling more gas to Britain even when prices are high.
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Football: Fans' tributes to Best

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 18:58

Supporters at football matches across the British Isles pay tribute to the late George Best.
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Olympics: London given checklist

Friday, November 25th 2005, 17:00

London 2012 organisers are given a timetable of deadlines to ensure the Games will be ready on time.
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Football legend George Best dies

Friday, November 25th 2005, 16:03

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland star George Best dies in hospital aged 59, after multiple organ failure.
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Austrians refuse bail for Irving

Friday, November 25th 2005, 15:54
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian authorities refuse bail for British historian David Irving, who faces Holocaust denial charges.
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Al-Jazeera seeks 'bomb' memo

Friday, November 25th 2005, 15:16
related countries: United States United States

An al-Jazeera executive flies to the UK to demand talks over an alleged US plan to bomb the station.
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Football: George Best mourned

Friday, November 25th 2005, 13:04

The football world mourns the death of Man Utd and Northern Ireland legend George Best.
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Governor 'did not flee in dress'

Friday, November 25th 2005, 10:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian state governor denies reports that he escaped charges of money-laundering in the UK by disguising himself as a woman.
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Merkel builds relations with UK

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 18:25
related countries: Germany Germany

New German leader Angela Merkel avoids taking sides in the EU budget row during talks with PM Tony Blair.
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EU row looms over Merkel UK visit

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 15:22
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

New German leader Angela Merkel meets Tony Blair in London for talks set to include the troublesome EU budget.
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Cricket: England secure draw

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 11:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England survive a batting collapse to secure a draw with Pakistan in the second Test in Faisalabad.
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