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1. 08-01 UK troops 'given too many tasks' London
2. 08-08 UK, French embassy employees on trial Tehran
3. 08-08 Ministers deny torture collusion London
E. 08-12 Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes England
F. 08-12 Lockerbie bomber to be released Scotland
G. 08-15 Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200 Afghanistan
08-20 Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya Libya
8. 08-21 Trade 'link' to bomber's release Libya

Ministers deny torture collusion  Foreign Secretary Miliband and Home Secretary Johnson have strongly denied allegations of collusion in the abuse of terrorist suspects overseas Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
UK troops 'given too many tasks'  Report from MPs: The military mission in Afghanistan has failed to deliver what it promised - as troops are being given too many tasks Train robber Biggs wins freedom  Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who was not expected to recover, has been granted release from his prison sentence on compassionate grounds UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'  Gen Sir David Richards, the incoming head of the Army has said that the UK's commitment to Afghanistan could last for up to 40 years   UK, French embassy employees on trial


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Aug.8   Tehran  
  A mass trial of Iranians and others arrested in post-election demonstrations resumed, with about 100 defendants in Tehran's Revolutionary Court
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Aug.12   England  
  An international search operation was underway for a cargo Russian-crewed Arctic Sea ship was involved in piracy in European waters
  Scotland   Lockerbie bomber to be released
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, convicted of the bombing, is expected to be released next week
Aug.13   Berlin   Women's boxing included on Olympics list  Women's boxing will be included at the 2012 Games in London, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced Aug.15   Afghanistan     Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200  A British soldier has died from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since operations began to 200 Aug.18   Scotland     Court allows bomber to drop appeal  A court has formally allowed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi to abandon his second appeal against his conviction over the Lockerbie bombing Aug.20   Libya     Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21   London   Three charged over $65M jewelry heist  Police have charged a third man in connection with Britain's largest-ever jewelry heist   Libya     Trade 'link' to bomber's release
  Britain rejected claims made by the son of Moammar Gadhafi that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was linked to trade deals with Libya
Aug.22   Scotland     Ministers defend Megrahi release  The Scottish government has defended its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, amid mounting criticism on both sides of the Atlantic Aug.23   London   Victorious England regain Ashes  England made a 197-run victory over Australia on the fourth day of the fifth and deciding Test to spark scenes of joyous celebration at The ... Aug.24   Scotland   Minister defends Lockerbie release  Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill who allowed the bomber to go back to Libya defended his decision before Scotland's parliament Aug.29   Helmand     British PM pays surprise visit  Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking his nation's fighting forces for a job 'well done' Aug.30   London   Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release  Justice Minister Straw denied that the bomber was freed from jail as part of an agreement to allow a British energy company to drill for oil in Libya Aug.31   London     British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil  Gordon Brown's office: The government did not make a deal to send the Lockerbie bomber home in exchange for an oil contract with Libya



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Europe
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
Ministers deny torture collusion
Ministers defend Megrahi release
Minister defends Lockerbie release
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
Train robber Biggs wins freedom
Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
Lockerbie bomber to be released
Court allows bomber to drop appeal
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'
Lockerbie bomber to be released
Court allows bomber to drop appeal
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil
Women's boxing included on Olympics list
Victorious England regain Ashes
Train robber Biggs wins freedom
Court allows bomber to drop appeal
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
England
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
Ministers deny torture collusion
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
Train robber Biggs wins freedom
Pirate fears as cargo ship vanishes
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil
Victorious England regain Ashes
Train robber Biggs wins freedom
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
London
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
Ministers deny torture collusion
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil
UK troops 'given too many tasks'
UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'
Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release
British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil
Victorious England regain Ashes
Three charged over $65M jewelry heist
Scotland
Ministers defend Megrahi release
Minister defends Lockerbie release
Lockerbie bomber to be released
Court allows bomber to drop appeal
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Lockerbie bomber to be released
Court allows bomber to drop appeal
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Libya
Trade 'link' to bomber's release
Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
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Afghanistan
British PM pays surprise visit
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Death takes UK Afghan toll to 200
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Iran
UK, French embassy employees on trial
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Women's boxing included on Olympics list
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