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Cricket: Tresco admits doubts

Friday, November 11th 2005, 6:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Marcus Trescothick says he asked his wife whether he should captain England in the first Test against Pakistan.
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British 'hostages' freed in Iran

Friday, November 11th 2005, 11:44
related countries: Iran Iran

A British couple captured on a sailing trip off Iran say they were held hostage by Iranian authorities for two weeks.
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Paper admits libel of Annan's son

Friday, November 11th 2005, 14:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Annan

Kojo Annan, son of the UN head, accepts damages from a UK newspaper over a claim he tried to sell Iraqi oil.
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Cricket: Vaughan sets deadline

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 0:02

England captain Michael Vaughan says his tour will be over if he is not fit to play in the second Test.
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Football: England thriller

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 18:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Michael Owen's dramatic injury-time goal earns England a stunning win over Argentina.
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Cricket: England on top

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 11:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Stand-in captain Marcus Trescothick hits 135 not out against Pakistan as England take charge of the first Test.
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UK troops out of Iraq 'next year'

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 16:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Local forces could replace British troops in Iraq by the end of 2006, the country's president predicts.
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Day three as it happened

Monday, November 14th 2005, 11:47

All the action from day three of the third Test between Pakistan and England in Multan.
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Cricket: England strike late

Monday, November 14th 2005, 11:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan finish day three of the first Test against England on 125-2 in their second innings - 19 runs behind.
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Cricket: England set for run chase

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 11:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England need 174 more runs to win the first Test after dismissing Pakistan for 341 and ending day four on 24-1.
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Football: England U21s go down

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 21:56

A controversial late penalty sees England Under-21s suffer an agonising defeat in a pulsating European Championship qualifier in Nancy.
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Cricket: England fall to Pakistan

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 8:30

Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the first Test in Multan.
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Pakistan win as England collapse

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 8:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Multan

England lose the first Test by 22 runs as Pakistan bowl them out for 175 in Multan.
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Dylan to join rock Hall of Fame

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 11:18

Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan are among the rock legends who will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
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Algerian to be extradited from UK

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 10:51
related countries: Algeria Algeria, France France
related places: Paris

An Algerian man, wanted in connection with bombings in Paris, can be extradited to France, a UK court decides.
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Golf: England surge into lead

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 16:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal

England's Luke Donald and David Howell fire 59 in the fourballs to lead after round one of the WGC-World Cup in Portugal.
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Austria holds 'Holocaust denier'

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 20:55
related countries: Austria Austria

British revisionist historian David Irving is detained in Austria on charges of denying the Nazi Holocaust.
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Conrad Black denies fraud charges

Friday, November 18th 2005, 10:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Media

Media tycoon Conrad Black, a member of the UK House of Lords, denies charges of fraud in the US.
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Pakistan ready to discard Shabbir

Friday, November 18th 2005, 12:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Faisalabad

Suspect bowler Shabbir Ahmed might be dropped by Pakistan for the second Test against England in Faisalabad.
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Irving faces week in Austria cell

Friday, November 18th 2005, 18:38
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria may hold UK historian David Irving for a week as it weighs a case against him for Holocaust denial.
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Police 'investigate Gary Glitter'

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 11:24
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnamese police launch a criminal investigation into British rock star Gary Glitter, according to local reports.
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Rugby: NZ hold off England

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 16:22
related places: Twickenham

The All Blacks stay on course for a 'grand slam' over the four home unions by repelling England at Twickenham.
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Cricket: England bowlers suffer

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 11:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan hit 300-4 on day one of the second Test against England as the bowlers suffer in the final session.
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UK soldier killed by Iraq blast

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 13:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One soldier dies and four are injured in a roadside bomb attack on a British patrol in Basra, southern Iraq.
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Second Test: Day 2 as it happened

Monday, November 21st 2005, 11:38

An account of day two of the second Test at Faisalabad.
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Nigeria governor 'skips UK bail'

Monday, November 21st 2005, 17:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state is seen at home after being charged in a UK court with money laundering.
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Cricket: Afridi banned for damage

Monday, November 21st 2005, 17:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is banned for a Test and two one-dayers after scraping his boots on the wicket in the second Test against England.
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Nigeria governor to be impeached

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 9:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian governor who skipped bail in the UK and dressed as a woman to get home is impeached by his state.
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Inspired Flintoff revives England

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 11:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Andrew Flintoff's three wickets lift England hopes as Pakistan end day four on 183-6, 199 runs ahead.
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Live: Pakistan v England

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 10:53

Latest news from the final day of the second Test in Faisalabad.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 '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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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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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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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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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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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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Live: Pakistan v England

Monday, December 12th 2005, 9:36

Latest news from the second one-day international in Lahore.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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