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Mugabe vows to see talks through

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 0:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will continue power sharing talks with the opposition despite reaching no deal so far.
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Live - Olympics

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 0:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Beijing

American Michael Phelps wins the third of a possible eight golds and China take gold in the men's team gymnastics.
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Russian troops advance in Georgia

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 2:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Senaki

Russian forces enter Georgia from the breakaway region of Abkhazia as the conflict between the neighbours appears to broaden.
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Third gold for unstoppable Phelps

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 3:00
related countries: China China

Michael Phelps claims his third gold medal of the Beijing Olympics with victory in the men's 200m freestyle swimming.
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China capture team gymnastic gold

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 5:02
related countries: United States United States, Japan Japan, China China

China's men deliver a stunning performance to claim the team gymnastics title ahead of Japan and the United States.
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Civilians die in Pakistan battles

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 6:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Seven civilians die in new fighting between militants and Pakistani security forces in a tribal area near the Afghan border.
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High stakes

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 6:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia's incursions deep into Georgia worry the West
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Empty Olympic seats cause concern

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 6:42
related countries: China China

Chinese officials admit they are worried about empty seats at some Olympic events, hiring volunteers to fill empty venues.
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Hyundai's boss pardoned in S Korea

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 6:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Chung Mong-koo, the chairman of Hyundai Motor, is one of those to receive a pardon from South Korea's president.
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Two missing in Korean collision

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 7:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two North Korean sailors are missing after boats from the two Koreas collide, in a fresh blow to tense bilateral ties.
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Assaults add pressure on Georgia

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 7:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgian troops fall back towards their capital, Tbilisi, as Russian-backed rebels in the west of Georgia say they have opened a new front in the conflict.
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UBS in revamp as losses rack up

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 7:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS says it will reorganise itself into three units, after announcing another set of sub-prime losses.
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Tesco planning venture in India

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 8:16
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK supermarket giant Tesco unveils plans to move into the Indian market by setting up a wholesale business.
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Harvest of death

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 8:24
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Doctors struggle as millions die in remote DR Congo
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Englishman wins Irish race case

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 8:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An English pipe fitter racially abused in his Irish workplace is awarded 20,000 euro (£15,630) in compensation.
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Philippine troops retake villages

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:16
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Rebels in the southern Philippines are said to be leaving occupied villages, after fighting which displaced 160,000 people.
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Doctor to see Pakistani defendant

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US judge orders urgent medical attention for a Pakistani woman scientist in custody accused of links to al-Qaeda.
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Hard-up anti-immigration firebrand Le Pen sells French HQ to Chinese

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:28
related countries: France France, China China

The French far-right National Front party is selling its party headquarters to a Chinese university, to pay off debts.
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Mexico launches anti-kidnap squad

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico launches an anti-kidnapping squad amid outrage over the abduction and killing of a prominent businessman's son.
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Cuba 'jailing fewer dissidents'

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A Cuban human rights groups says there are now fewer political prisoners in Cuba, but warns the authorities' tactics are changing.
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Freed PM opposes Mauritania coup

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:46
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's deposed prime minister says he will push for the return of the ousted president.
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Renewed violence in west China

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 9:53
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Three security staff are stabbed to death in the latest violent incident in China's western-most region of Xinjiang.
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Canada Afghan troop deaths mount

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 10:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

A Canadian corporal is killed in fighting in Afghanistan, the 90th soldier to die since Canada's mission there began in 2002.
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UK inflation rises again

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's inflation rate jumped to 4.4% in July, up from 3.8% in June and more than twice the government's target of 2%.
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Probe into S Africa drugs recall

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 10:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa launches an investigation after two TB drugs were withdrawn days after an Aids drug recall.
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Dalai Lama begins visit to France

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 11:02
related countries: France France

The Dalai Lama blesses a Buddhist institute as he begins a 12-day visit to France, due to last for most of the Olympics.
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Roman temple found under church

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 11:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a Roman temple beneath the foundations of a church.
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Morales offers dialogue to rivals

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 11:48
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales offers talks with his political rivals after a referendum confirms both sides in office.
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Protesters shot dead in Kashmir

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 12:23
related countries: India India

At least 11 people die after security forces open fire on thousands of Muslim protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Bomb hits Pakistan air force bus

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 12:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Thirteen people are killed and 10 wounded in a bomb attack on a Pakistani air force bus near Peshawar, police say.
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Hacker wins US extradition delay

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

A Briton accused of hacking into secret military computers wins a two-week stay on his extradition to the US.
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Lebanon MPs vote for unity cabinet

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 12:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The new national unity government in Lebanon wins a vote of confidence in parliament with an overwhelming majority.
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Israel 'proposes West Bank deal'

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 12:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel offers the Palestinians a deal that would annex 7.3% of the West Bank and all of East Jerusalem, reports say.
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Perfumed pong - herbal remedy for smelly rubbish

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 13:08
related countries: India India

Authorities in the western Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) douse garbage landfills with herbal perfume to lessen the putrid stench.
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Khmer Rouge's Duch set for trial

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 14:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal formally indicts former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch, accused of presiding over mass murder.
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Valencia reject Man Utd Silva bid

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 15:35
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

Manchester United have a bid for Spain striker David Silva turned down by Valencia, according to the player's agent.
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Russia 'ends Georgia operation'

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 16:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders an end to military operations against Georgia after five days of fighting.
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Dalai Lama begins visit to France

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 16:36
related countries: France France

The Dalai Lama blesses a Buddhist institute as he begins a 12-day visit to France, due to last for most of the Olympics.
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Togo claims first Olympic medal

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 18:01
related countries: Togo Togo

Togo wins its first Olympic medal as Benjamin Boukpeti takes bronze in the men's kayak slalom.
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Baquba on curfew after bombing

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 19:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A curfew is imposed on the Iraqi city of Baquba after a suicide bomber attacked the provincial governor's convoy.
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Mugabe honours head of elections

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 20:37
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe awards a medal to Zimbabwe's election chief during a third day of talks to resolve the country's political crisis.
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Paris in anti-Semitic T-shirt probe

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 21:16
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French prosecutors open an investigation after T-shirts carrying anti-Semitic slogans are seen on sale in Paris.
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Guinea-Bissau coup plotter held

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 21:46
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

The alleged leader of a coup attempt in Guinea-Bissau last week is arrested in the Gambia.
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US central bank in $25bn auction

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

The US central bank auctions $25bn in loans to US finance firms in its latest bid to ease the credit crisis.
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Oil price falls on lower demand

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 22:40
related countries: United States United States

The price of oil falls to $113 a barrel after government figures show a sharp slowdown in US demand.
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Mbeki denies Zimbabwe deal

Tuesday 12th of August 2008, 23:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's leader denies a Zimbabwean deal has been signed with the breakaway opposition.
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