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Afghan unrest sparks aid warning

Friday 1st of August 2008, 1:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Aid agencies in Afghanistan warn that growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Afghan al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Friday 1st of August 2008, 4:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Al-Qaeda says one of its commanders in Afghanistan, Abu Abdullah al-Shami, has been killed in a US air strike.
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Dozens killed in India train fire

Friday 1st of August 2008, 6:58
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 32 people die in a fire in a passenger train in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, railway officials say.
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British Energy rejects takeover

Friday 1st of August 2008, 8:19
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A deal that would involve the sale of most UK nuclear power stations to a French energy firm now appears uncertain.
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Fencer Baldini fails drugs test

Friday 1st of August 2008, 9:27
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's world number one foil fencer Andrea Baldini fails a doping test, the Italian Olympic Committee reveals.
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Turkish school collapse kills 16

Friday 1st of August 2008, 9:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A girls' dormitory collapses in southern Turkey, killing at least 16 students and injuring 27, after a gas canister exploded.
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China's 'rapid renewables surge'

Friday 1st of August 2008, 9:33
related countries: China China

Rapid investment in low carbon technologies catapults China to second place in the global renewables ranking, a report shows.
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Fear after Bissau death threats

Friday 1st of August 2008, 9:35
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea
related places: Bissau

Guinea-Bissau's justice says she is scared by death threats over a drugs bust but will not be intimidated.
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Tonga crowns king in lavish rite

Friday 1st of August 2008, 9:47
related countries: Tonga Tonga

George Tupou V is crowned king of Tonga in the South Pacific state's first coronation in more than 40 years.
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Soldiers cleared of Cyprus brawl

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ayia Napa

Nine British soldiers are acquitted of starting a mass brawl at a bar in the resort of Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
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Ferrari fastest in first practice

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:15
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Ferrari pair Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen dominate first practice ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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China lifts more internet curbs

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:27
related countries: China China

China unblocks more websites in a bid to end a row over internet access for Olympic journalists, a week before the Games open.
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Veteran Indian left leader dies

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:28
related countries: India India

Veteran Indian communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet dies aged 92 after a long illness.
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Lowest US monthly deaths in Iraq

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The death of a US soldier in northern Iraq brings the toll for July to 12, the lowest monthly toll since the 2003 invasion.
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US broker rejects Karadzic claims

Friday 1st of August 2008, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hague

Radovan Karadzic's claim in The Hague that he made an immunity deal with the US is scorned by diplomat Richard Holbrooke.
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Olmert probed again on corruption

Friday 1st of August 2008, 11:03
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police question PM Ehud Olmert for a fourth time over corruption allegations, two days after he unveiled plans to resign.
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Arsenal face McClaren's FC Twente

Friday 1st of August 2008, 11:14
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Former England coach Steve McClaren's new Dutch club will play Arsenal in the Champions League.
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Aid warning over Afghan violence

Friday 1st of August 2008, 11:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Aid agencies in Afghanistan say the country's growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Tuna fishing suspended in Japan

Friday 1st of August 2008, 11:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Tuna fishermen from Japan's largest co-operative have suspended operations temporarily in a bid to replenish stocks.
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Saudi police to enforce pet curbs

Friday 1st of August 2008, 11:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

Saudi religious police say they will enforce strictly a ban on the sale of pet cats and dogs in Riyadh and walking animals in public.
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Pakistan spies 'aided Kabul bomb'

Friday 1st of August 2008, 12:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, India India, United States United States
related places: Kabul

US officials claim elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped in the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul.
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China's Hu speaks out on Olympics

Friday 1st of August 2008, 12:11
related countries: China China

With one week to go to the Beijing Olympics, Chinese President Hu Jintao urges people not to politicise the Games.
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Fukuda's rival rises in reshuffle

Friday 1st of August 2008, 13:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda promotes a key rival and replaces other ministers in a bid to shore up his government.
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US jobless rate at four-year high

Friday 1st of August 2008, 13:18
related countries: United States United States

The US unemployment rate climbed to 5.7% in July, its highest in more than four years, official data shows.
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Chavez plans to nationalise bank

Friday 1st of August 2008, 13:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez announces a plan to nationalise Bank of Venezuela, one of the country's largest.
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Nigeria to appeal Bakassi delay

Friday 1st of August 2008, 13:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's government plans to go court to stop an attempt to delay the handover of Bakassi over a compensation row.
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UN approves India-US nuclear deal

Friday 1st of August 2008, 13:48
related countries: India India, United States United States

The International Atomic Energy Agency ratifies a controversial nuclear deal between India and the US.
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Jury dismissed in London plot trial

Friday 1st of August 2008, 14:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The jury in the trial of three men accused of helping the 7 July London suicide attackers fails to agree a verdict.
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Northern hemisphere looks up for total eclipse

Friday 1st of August 2008, 14:36
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia, China China

Large parts of the Northern Hemisphere have fallen into shadow under the path of a total eclipse of the Sun.
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Paddle power

Friday 1st of August 2008, 14:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's women rowers hoping for Olympic success
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Mob riot in Nigeria after crash

Friday 1st of August 2008, 15:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A mob goes on the rampage in Nigeria's capital and burns a rescue vehicle at the scene of a deadly road accident.
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US anthrax 'suspect' found dead

Friday 1st of August 2008, 15:48
related countries: United States United States

A US scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001 has apparently killed himself ahead of charges, a newspaper says.
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Afghan blasts kill Nato soldiers

Friday 1st of August 2008, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says five soldiers and one civilian have died in two separate blasts in eastern Afghanistan.
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Farmer has double arm transplant

Friday 1st of August 2008, 16:12
related countries: Germany Germany

A 54-year-old German farmer receives a complete double arm transplant in a 15-hour operation at a Munich clinic.
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Dozens killed in India train fire

Friday 1st of August 2008, 16:18
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 32 people die in a fire in a passenger train in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, railway officials say.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday 1st of August 2008, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood rescues England with an courageous century on day three of the third Test.
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In pictures

Friday 1st of August 2008, 16:45
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Religious leaders tackle HIV stigma and fear in Ethiopia
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Zimbabwe rolls out new bank notes

Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's central bank makes major changes to its currency in an effort to control hyperinflation.
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Deaths mar Egypt's new road laws

Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The day Egypt's new laws on road safety are introduced is marred by a head-on crash that kills at least 11 people.
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Beheaded Canada bus man 'named'

Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:21
related countries: Canada Canada

A young man beheaded in a savage knife attack on a Canadian bus is identified as a "bubbly" 22-year-old by friends online.
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Yukos figure 'guilty of murders'

Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:21
related countries: Russia Russia

A former top figure in the Russian oil company Yukos is found guilty by a Russian court of masterminding several murders.
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Congo groups 're-arming' in east

Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government forces and rebel troops are rearming for conflict in the east of DR Congo, the BBC learns.
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Friday 1st of August 2008, 17:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's government denies its spy service, the ISI, was involved in last month's bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul.
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Super Collingwood revives England

Friday 1st of August 2008, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Paul Collingwood rescues England and resurrects his international career with an unbeaten 101 on day three at Edgbaston.
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Bus beheading suspect in court

Friday 1st of August 2008, 21:19
related countries: Canada Canada

The man accused of the savage attack on a fellow passenger on a Canadian bus has been charged with second degree murder
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'Pressure' killed anthrax suspect

Friday 1st of August 2008, 21:27
related countries: United States United States

A US scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001 killed himself as a result of "accusation and innuendo", his lawyer says.
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Arctic park faces melting crisis

Friday 1st of August 2008, 21:43
related countries: Canada Canada

A national park in Canada's Arctic has been partly closed after record high temperatures caused flash flooding.
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Georgia accused of lethal attack

Friday 1st of August 2008, 21:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Separatists in the breakaway province of South Ossetia accuse Georgia of killing six people in a border attack.
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Brazil launches rainforest fund

Friday 1st of August 2008, 23:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil launches an international fund to protect the Amazon rainforest but warns against foreign interference in its policy.
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