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What happend on August 11th 2008

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Now you see it, now you don't... invisibility cloak nearer to reality

Monday 11th of August 2008, 0:53
related countries: United States United States

Scientists in the US say they have developed materials that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".
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Georgia move fails to halt raids

Monday 11th of August 2008, 1:28
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Tbilisi

Russian raids on Georgia continue despite Tbilisi's announcement of a ceasefire, after Moscow says clashes in breakaway South Ossetia are continuing.
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Mugabe says talks 'inconclusive'

Monday 11th of August 2008, 1:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says talks with the opposition reached no result, but will continue later on Monday.
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Kitajima takes breaststroke gold

Monday 11th of August 2008, 2:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima wins gold in the men's 100m breaststroke, smashing the world record.
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Bindra claims India's first gold

Monday 11th of August 2008, 4:59
related countries: India India

Abhinav Bindra becomes India's first individual Olympic gold medallist, winning the men's 10m air rifle shooting title.
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Fragile democracy

Monday 11th of August 2008, 5:14
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia remains divided despite backing Morales
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Pilgrims stranded in India shrine

Monday 11th of August 2008, 5:28
related countries: India India

One person dies and nearly 135 others are stranded after a stairway leading to a shrine in India collapses, officials say.
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Barak admits Gaza truce success

Monday 11th of August 2008, 7:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's defence minister says an invasion of Gaza would not stop rocket attacks and a recent truce has been as success.
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India fetes first gold medallist

Monday 11th of August 2008, 7:58
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lavishes praise on Abhinav Bindra, the country's first individual Olympic gold medallist.
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Bolivia's Morales hails poll win

Monday 11th of August 2008, 8:54
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

With votes still being counted, Bolivia's President Evo Morales claims victory in a referendum on whether he should stay in power.
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Building lives

Monday 11th of August 2008, 9:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Kabul's street children get help from famous singer
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All clear after Toronto fireball

Monday 11th of August 2008, 9:50
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Thousands of people forced to flee after a gas explosion in the Canadian city of Toronto are allowed back home.
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Inflation fears hit China shares

Monday 11th of August 2008, 9:53
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai's main stock index slides to a 19-month low on fears that rising inflation will damage company profits.
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Palestinians doubt two-state deal

Monday 11th of August 2008, 10:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's negotiating strategy could force Palestinians to abandon their goal of a two-state solution, a top official says.
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Turkish soldiers killed in blast

Monday 11th of August 2008, 10:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least eight Turkish soldiers are killed in an explosion in the east of the country, Turkish media report.
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Thousands flee Philippine clashes

Monday 11th of August 2008, 10:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Up to 130,000 people are displaced due to fighting between the army and rebels in the southern Philippines, reports say.
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Vietnam floods 'leave 100 dead'

Monday 11th of August 2008, 11:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Flooding and landslides in northwest Vietnam have killed at least 100 people and left 50 missing, officials say.
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Four women die in Diyala bombing

Monday 11th of August 2008, 11:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Reports from Baquba, the capital of the Iraqi province of Diyala, say at least four women were killed in a roadside bombing.
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German 'Nazi' youth camp raided

Monday 11th of August 2008, 11:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Rostock

Thirty-nine young people are returned home as a neo-Nazi youth camp is broken up by police in northern Germany.
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Vice and virtue

Monday 11th of August 2008, 12:04
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The rise of Yemen's new self-styled morality police
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Coup leader 'could run in polls'

Monday 11th of August 2008, 12:28
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The leader of Mauritania's coup tells the BBC he will not rule out standing in planned elections.
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Soul icon Isaac Hayes dies at 65

Monday 11th of August 2008, 12:31
related countries: United States United States

US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes, who won an Academy Award for the Theme From Shaft, is found dead at his home.
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Ceasefire bid amid Georgia crisis

Monday 11th of August 2008, 13:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia and Georgia trade accusations of new attacks, as EU diplomats seek a ceasefire in the Caucasus conflict.
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Pietersen reign starts with a win

Monday 11th of August 2008, 14:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England seal a six-wicket win over South Africa to hand Kevin Pietersen a winning start to his Test captaincy.
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Olympics day three as it happened

Monday 11th of August 2008, 14:28
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Andy Murray crashes out in the first round of the men's singles tennis, but Great Britain win gold and bronze in the women's 400m freestyle.
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Russia troops in new Georgia move

Monday 11th of August 2008, 14:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Senaki

Russian soldiers move into the west Georgian town of Senaki, as frantic diplomacy to end the conflict continues.
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Turkish soldiers killed in blast

Monday 11th of August 2008, 15:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least nine Turkish soldiers are killed in an explosion in the east of the country, Turkish media report.
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Former Thai PM flees to the UK

Monday 11th of August 2008, 15:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he will not return to Thailand from the UK to answer corruption charges.
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Impeachment talks on Musharraf

Monday 11th of August 2008, 15:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's governing coalition leaders meet to finalise a plan to impeach the country's President Pervez Musharraf.
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Jordan's king in first Iraq visit

Monday 11th of August 2008, 16:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan becomes the first Arab head of state to visit Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
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Police fire on Kashmir protesters

Monday 11th of August 2008, 17:21
related countries: India India

A senior separatist and four others are killed after police fire on Muslims near the border in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Kidnap capital

Monday 11th of August 2008, 18:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico public's faith in police dives amid abduction epidemic
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Villa agree £7.8m fee for Cuellar

Monday 11th of August 2008, 21:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Cuellar

Aston Villa agree a £7.8m transfer fee with Rangers for the Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar.
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Mauritania's toppled PM released

Monday 11th of August 2008, 21:49
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's PM and three other senior officials of the toppled government are freed.
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US identifies child-snatch suspect

Monday 11th of August 2008, 22:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A man accused of abducting his UK-based daughter is a German wanted over a disappearance in 1985, US authorities say.
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Olympic curbs

Monday 11th of August 2008, 23:33
related countries: India India, China China

Chinese factory shutdowns cause Indian shortages
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