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Williams would have boycotted Bahrain Grand Prix

Williams would almost certainly have boycotted the Bahrain Grand Prix had it not been called off, team chairman Adam Parr said today.

Taylor still snubbing war crimes trial at The Hague

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor maintained his boycott of his war crimes trial for a second day yesterday, prompting judges to adjourn the case to consider whether to allow a defence appeal over key documents.

Japan national team threatens boycott

Japanese media is reporting that players on the national football team are threatening to boycott international friendlies if they aren't given more money.

Richard Garner: 'Every parent has the right to find out information about any school'

One thing has to be said about this year's primary school performance tables. It would be a Government health warning (except the Government is not likely to want to draw attention to it in this way).

Opposition boycotts run-off election in Egypt

Egypt held run-off parliamentary elections yesterday that are certain to hand President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party a crushing victory after the two main opposition groups decided to boycott the poll in protest against alleged fraud in the first round.

Military-backed party claims overwhelming victory in Burma poll

Burma's main military-backed party yesterday claimed an overwhelming victory in the country's contentious election, as refugees were forced to flee clashes between rebels and government soldiers near the Thai border returned home. The fighting has pushed around 20,000 refugees across the border to Thailand since it started on Sunday, when Burma held its first national elections for 20 years. Ethnic Karen fighters, who have been battling the government since the country won independence from Britain in 1948, boycotted the election and are resisting attempts to turn them into a border guard force. Government troops cleared the rebels from the eastern town of Myawaddy yesterday and told refugees it was safe to return.

Ferguson fury at 'hopeless' jibe by BBC

The BBC has provoked the ire of Sir Alex Ferguson once again with an unflattering Match of the Day analysis of Manchester United's win against Wolves on Saturday.

Primary school tests to be reviewed

Michael Gove today paved the way for a major shake-up of controversial tests for 11-year-olds, as he announced details of a review into primary school assessment.

10% of Sats appeals lead to level change

Schools made almost 23,500 appeals against this year's Sats results, official figures showed today.

Burma's regime prepares for victory despite poll boycott call

The leader of Burma's democratic movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, is due to be released from house arrest here on 13 November, but the governing junta has warned that she could be put on trial again if she continues to remind the public that they have the right to abstain from voting.

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