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Chile ex-general jailed for life

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 0:15
related countries: Chile Chile

A retired Chilean general becomes the first top officer of the Pinochet era to get a life term for rights violations.
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'No US witnesses' for UK inquests

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 1:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US will continue to stop personnel appearing at UK inquests into "friendly fire" deaths, a report says.
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Japan eyes North Korea flood aid

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 4:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

Japan is considering aid for North Korea, its first since 2004 when it halted shipments over the abduction issue.
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India invites bids for fighter jets

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 6:17
related countries: India India

India invites defence contractors to enter the bidding contest to supply 126 war planes in a $10bn deal.
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More talks on hostages' release

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 6:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean officials and Taleban militants are to hold talks on the release of 19 hostages, officials say.
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Greek PM pledges speedy fire aid

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 7:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece promises to speed up compensation for those affected by the forest fires which have killed 63 people.
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Virtual police patrol China web

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 8:49
related countries: China China

China is planning to deploy two virtual police officers to patrol the internet, state media says.
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Sudan launches flood aid appeal

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 9:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan and the UN launch an appeal to raise $20m to help more than 400,000 people hit by recent flooding.
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Nelson Mandela statue is unveiled

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled in Parliament Square in central London.
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Colombia seeks Israel mercenary

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 10:26
related countries: Israel Israel, Colombia Colombia, Russia Russia

Colombia is to ask Russia to extradite an Israeli mercenary convicted of training paramilitaries.
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Candidate killed in Guatemala

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 10:46
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A political candidate has been shot dead in Guatemala, amid a wave of violence ahead of elections.
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Saudis 'ban' pan-Arab newspaper

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 10:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab

Saudi Arabia bans the influential pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat, after it criticises the government.
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US admits Iranian arrests mistake

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 11:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US military admits that arresting eight Iranians in Baghdad was a "regrettable incident".
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Afghan suicide bomber 'kills six'

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 12:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sunday

A suicide bomber kills six people at a market in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, officials say.
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Iraqi PM orders curfew in Karbala

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 12:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki imposes a curfew in Karbala after fierce fighting that killed more than 50 people.
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Athletics: Ohuruogu claims gold

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Christine Ohuruogu leads a British one-two in the World Championships with a stunning victory in the women's 400m.
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Nelson Mandela statue is unveiled

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 13:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled in Parliament Square in central London.
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Canadian cleared of 1959 murder

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 14:06
related countries: Canada Canada

The youngest Canadian to face a death sentence is acquitted 48 years after he was sentenced for rape and murder.
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EU will retain light bulb tariff

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 14:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium, China China
related places: Brussels

Brussels decides to retain import tariffs on Chinese-made energy-efficient light bulbs for another year.
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Abu Ghraib officer spared prison

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 15:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US army officer who ran the interrogation unit of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail avoids being imprisoned.
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Bhutto 'close to Musharraf deal'

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 15:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto says she is close to a deal to share power with President Musharraf.
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Athletics: Gay set for double

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 15:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Osaka

American 100m champion Tyson Gay reaches the semi-finals of the 200m at the World Championships in Osaka.
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Taleban release Korean hostages

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, North Korea North Korea

Taleban rebels in Afghanistan free 12 of the 19 South Korean hostages they have been holding since July.
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Sadr 'freezes' militia activities

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 15:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr, says he is freezing the activities of his Mehdi Army militia for six months.
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Turkish leader approves cabinet

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 17:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish President Abdullah Gul approves a cabinet led by his former boss in the Islamist-rooted AK Party.
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Nissan agrees Indian vehicle deal

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 17:18
related countries: India India, Japan Japan

The Indian motor company, Ashok Leyland, and Nissan of Japan agree to form a partnership to produce vehicles.
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Firefighters 'quell Greek blazes'

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 17:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Wildfires in Greece are beaten back by firefighters, as anger over the government's handling of the crisis grows.
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Stars out for Venice film opening

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, raises the curtain on the Venice Film Festival.
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US astronauts 'did not fly drunk'

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 18:03
related countries: United States United States

There is no evidence that US astronauts have been drunk on space missions, Nasa's top safety chief reports.
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Taj Mahal closed after Agra clash

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 18:20
related countries: India India
related places: Agra

Taj Mahal, India's famous monument to love, is shut to tourists after violence rocks the city of Agra, officials say.
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Serbia to return Croatian horses

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 18:27
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia Croatia

Serbia is to return prized Lipizzaner horses to Croatia, 16 years after the animals were captured in war.
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Jordanian prison head dismissed

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 18:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The head of a Jordanian prison is dismissed two days after 100 inmates deliberately injure themselves.
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Football: Zambia's Nsofwa dies

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 19:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Zambia international Chaswe Nsofwa collapses and dies during training in Israel.
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Markets gain on US rebound

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

US shares rebound from Tuesday's heavy falls caused by credit worries, dragging European markets higher.
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Plea to save drifting migrants

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 20:52
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK coastguard tries to avert a human trafficking tragedy off the north African coast.
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Palestinian children die in blast

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 21:33
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Three Palestinian children have been killed by an Israeli tank shell fired in the Gaza Strip, officials say.
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Scandal-hit senator urged to quit

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

Pressure mounts on a US Republican senator to resign over his arrest in a men's toilet for disorderly conduct.
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Cuban boxers barred from travel

Wednesday 29th of August 2007, 23:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba pulls its boxing team out of the world championships in the US in order to avoid defections.
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