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What happend on August 31st 2007

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Tennis: Ruthless Sharapova wins

Friday 31st of August 2007, 0:48
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Maria Sharapova destroys Casey Dellacqua 6-1 6-0 at the US Open, as Martina Hingis and Svetlana Kuznetsova also advance.
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Missing Pakistan troops 'found'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 2:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A missing convoy of troops feared seized by militants, has been found, the Pakistani army says.
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Sharif names Pakistan return date

Friday 31st of August 2007, 2:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif will return home on 10 September to challenge President Pervez Musharraf.
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Brown and Sarkozy in Darfur vow

Friday 31st of August 2007, 2:46
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy call for intense action to secure a Darfur ceasefire.
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Eight dead after Rio train crash

Friday 31st of August 2007, 3:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Two trains collide in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leaving eight people dead, rescue services say.
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Bush condemns Burma arrests

Friday 31st of August 2007, 3:13
related countries: Burma Burma

President Bush condemns the arrest of dozens of Burmese dissidents protesting against a fuel price rise.
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Bomb scare at Mexico skyscraper

Friday 31st of August 2007, 3:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

More than 10,000 people are evacuated from Latin America's tallest building amid a bomb scare.
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Iowa judge backs gay weddings

Friday 31st of August 2007, 4:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

A judge in the US state of Iowa strikes down a ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.
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Thorpe cleared of doping

Friday 31st of August 2007, 5:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's anti-doping authority clears Olympic champion Ian Thorpe of illegal drug use.
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One killed in Kabul airport blast

Friday 31st of August 2007, 5:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least one person dies and three are injured in a suicide bomb attack on the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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McCanns to sue Portuguese paper

Friday 31st of August 2007, 6:41
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Madeleine McCann's parents are to launch a libel action over Portuguese newspaper claims about her death.
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India PM stresses nuclear gains

Friday 31st of August 2007, 8:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says that the country cannot be left behind on developments in nuclear energy.
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Congo troops sent to quell rebels

Friday 31st of August 2007, 8:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Troop reinforcements are sent to quell attacks by rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda in eastern DR Congo.
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Indian growth tops expectations

Friday 31st of August 2007, 9:08
related countries: India India

India's economy grew at a faster-than-expected annual rate of 9.3% in the second quarter, official figures say.
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Musharraf 'keeping options open'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 10:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Gen Musharraf weighs up his options as a former PM announces plans to return to challenge him.
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Malaysia marks 50th anniversary

Friday 31st of August 2007, 10:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of people attended celebrations in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to mark 50 years of nationhood.
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White House cool on Iraq report

Friday 31st of August 2007, 11:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The White House challenges a report for Congress saying Iraq has met few targets used to measure progress.
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Church backs Mugabe critic

Friday 31st of August 2007, 11:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Catholic bishops in Zimbabwe pledge support for government critic Archbishop Pius Ncube.
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Iraq government appeals for calm

Friday 31st of August 2007, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's government urges all militant groups to follow the example of the Shia Mehdi army and freeze activities.
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Kenya dismisses Moi graft claims

Friday 31st of August 2007, 12:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Moi

The government rejects a leaked report which allegedly says Kenya's former president stole millions of dollars.
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S Korea denies hostage payments

Friday 31st of August 2007, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, South Korea South Korea

South Korea denies rumours it paid a big ransom for the release of hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Biggest German synagogue reopens

Friday 31st of August 2007, 12:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany's biggest synagogue reopens in Berlin after restoration funded by the city and lottery money.
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Two die in Israel ship collision

Friday 31st of August 2007, 13:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Slovakian sailors are killed after their cargo ship is hit by a cruise liner off the Israeli coast near Haifa.
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G Bissau 'to shoot drug planes'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 13:40
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

Planes trafficking cocaine that enter Guinea-Bissau's airspace will be shot down, the government says.
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Athletics: Wariner wins 400m gold

Friday 31st of August 2007, 14:29
related countries: United States United States

Jeremy Wariner leads home an American medal sweep in the 400m at the World Championships.
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Afghan attack 'kills civilians'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 15:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least 10 civilians are killed in a Taleban attack aimed at a US military base in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Ex-minister seeks Kenya's top job

Friday 31st of August 2007, 15:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

One of Kenya's main opposition parties names ex-Foreign Minister Kalonzo Musyoka as its candidate in this year's poll.
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Greek fire-aid 'fraudsters' held

Friday 31st of August 2007, 16:23
related countries: Greece Greece

Fifteen people are held in Greece on suspicion of making false compensation claims after devastating forest fires.
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Sweden 'regrets' Prophet cartoon

Friday 31st of August 2007, 16:28
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Pakistan Pakistan

Sweden tells Pakistan it regrets publication of a fresh newspaper cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
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Gaza children deaths 'accident'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 16:35
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli army says it mistook three Palestinian children killed in northern Gaza on Tuesday for militants.
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Row over German 'spy e-mails'

Friday 31st of August 2007, 17:24
related countries: Germany Germany

German government plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious e-mails draw sharp criticism.
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US woman has second triplets

Friday 31st of August 2007, 17:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

A woman in Ohio has given birth to her second set of triplets - breaking odds of one in 64 million, doctors say.
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Prince Harry leads Diana tributes

Friday 31st of August 2007, 17:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death is being marked with services across the UK on Friday.
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Deadly blast in southern Russia

Friday 31st of August 2007, 18:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Nazran'

Four people are reported killed in a large blast in Nazran, in the troubled Russian republic of Ingushetia.
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Philippines rebel in Dutch court

Friday 31st of August 2007, 19:25
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A former Philippines communist leader is detained by a Dutch court after facing charges of ordering murders in Manila.
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Bush moves to ease lending crisis

Friday 31st of August 2007, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush and Fed chair Ben Bernanke unveil plans to ease woes caused by the housing slump.
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Confusion over missing Pakistanis

Friday 31st of August 2007, 20:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The fate of 100 missing troops remains a mystery amid conflicting claims from militants and Pakistan's army.
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Anti-Hamas rallies staged in Gaza

Friday 31st of August 2007, 21:30
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Thousands turn out in the Gaza Strip to protest against Hamas, despite a ban on public gatherings.
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US and N Korea primed for talks

Friday 31st of August 2007, 22:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Geneva, Senior

Senior envoys from the US and North Korean are set to meet in Geneva, to discuss normalising relations.
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NBC ends iTunes deal in price row

Friday 31st of August 2007, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

TV programmes such as Heroes will not be available on iTunes after US broadcaster NBC ends a deal with Apple.
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Laura Bush presses UN on Burma

Friday 31st of August 2007, 23:21
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US First Lady urges the UN to condemn Burma's crackdown on protestors, in a rare political statement.
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Mystery DR Congo fever kills 100

Friday 31st of August 2007, 23:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 100 people die of a fever in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials say.
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