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Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 22:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A mayor in Brazil is on the run after police accused her of taking funds from the school system and running the town remotely through WhatsApp.
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Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.
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'Severe damage' to Palmyra temple

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 22:01
related countries: Syria Syria

The Islamic State group has destroyed part of another temple at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, activists and witnesses say.
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Monaco 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 21:48
related countries: Monaco Monaco, France France

Angel Di Maria sets up a goal on his debut as Paris St-Germain beat Monaco to continue their perfect start.
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Migrants 'vanish' from Austria hospital

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 21:35
related countries: Austria Austria, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Three Syrian children and their families disappear from an Austrian hospital where they were treated after being rescued from an overcrowded minivan.
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Daly out of hospital after collapse

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 20:46
related countries: United States United States

Two-time major winner John Daly leaves hospital after collapsing during a minor tournament in the USA on Saturday.
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Egypt election dates set for autumn

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 19:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's election commission says a long-awaited parliamentary election will be held in two stages in October and November.
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China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 19:25
related countries: China China
related places: Tianjin

Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.
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Union in 'mortal danger', says Brown

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.
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England win European hockey title

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 18:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England women come from 2-0 down before beating the Netherlands on penalties to win the EuroHockey Championships.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'pick up litter or face jail'

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 17:28
related countries: Greece Greece

Residents on the Greek island of Agathonisi say they need help to deal with the large number of refugees arriving there on a daily basis.
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UK ambassador summoned over trial

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 17:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.
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Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya, China China
related places: Beijing

Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.
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Man City sign De Bruyne for £55m

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 16:46
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wolfsburg

Manchester City sign midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg on a six-year contract for a club-record fee of £55m.
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Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 14:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
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'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 14:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.
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Strike on Yemen factory kills 31

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 14:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen
related places: Hajjah

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government forces in Yemen kills 31 people in the northern province of Hajjah.
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GB quartets both win 4x400m bronze

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Beijing

Great Britain's quartets both win 4x400m relay bronze as the team end the World Championships with seven medals.
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Mahathir call to topple Malaysian PM

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 13:56
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's former PM Mahathir Mohamad urges protesters on streets of the capital Kuala Lumpur to remove the current prime minister.
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Russia's leaders in workout session

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 13:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are pictured working out and sharing breakfast at Mr Putin's summer residence.
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VIDEO: 'Unprecedented protests' in Japan

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 12:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Thousands of people have protested outside of Japan's parliament against new legislation that would allow the military to deploy overseas.
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Deadly fire at Saudi residential block

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 12:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A fire at a residential complex for oil workers in eastern Saudi Arabia kills 11 and injures at least 200, Saudi officials say.
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Valdes move to Besiktas collapses

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 12:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Besiktas

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes's proposed transfer to Turkish side Besiktas falls through.
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VIDEO: Clooney: Pardon al-Jazeera reporters

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 11:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The lawyer for one of three al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt calls on President al-Sisi to pardon the men.
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Nepal parade to enshrine gay rights

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 11:27
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Gay right activists dance in the streets of Nepal's capital to press their demands for LGBT rights to be enshrined in the new constitution.
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Protest over Japanese military law

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 11:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.
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VIDEO: Rescued hiker 'very grateful'

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 10:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
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Boeckmans in induced coma after crash

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 9:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans is in an induced coma after suffering facial fractures in a crash at the Vuelta a Espana.
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Keeping the faith

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 8:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Keeping the faith with N Ireland's Protestant order
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VIDEO: Deadly storm devastation in Dominica

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 8:04
related countries: Dominica Dominica

The prime minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica says that his country has been set back 20 years by tropical storm Erika.
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Thailand charges man 'linked to bomb'

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 7:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Police in Bangkok charge a man in connection with the bomb attack that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Children found in van 'recovering'

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 7:21
related countries: Austria Austria

Three children are recovering in hospital in Austria after being rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants.
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VIDEO: Beetles ride again in Mexico

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 3:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Volkswagen Beetles are being raced in Mexico.
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New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.
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US hiker found after nine-day hunt

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 2:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A 62-year-old American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada is found alive.
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Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 0:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Broadway

The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
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Round world yacht race set to begin

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 0:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which will see 12 teams spend a year travelling the globe, is due to begin in London.
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VIDEO: Dancing and tears in New Orleans

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 0:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Commemorations are taking place in the US city of New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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Lebanese hold 'You Stink' protest

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 0:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands of protesters staged a rally in the Lebanese capital over the government's failure to tackle a rubbish disposal crisis.
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US decries al-Jazeera jail sentences

Sunday 30th of August 2015, 0:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US says it is "deeply disappointed and concerned" at the three-year jail sentences handed down in Egypt to three al-Jazeera journalists.
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