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Not welcome

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 0:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing's protest parks remain empty, amid arrests
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Live - Olympics

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 1:00
related countries: China China, Norway Norway, United States United States
related places: Beijing

China's Yang Wei wins gold in the all-around gymnastics final on day six of the Games, with 17 Olympic titles at stake.
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US man with distrust of banknotes pays $8,000 in coins for new car

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 1:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Chevrolet

An Ohio man who hates paper money slaps down $8,000 in coins to buy a Chevrolet pick-up - then pays the rest by cheque.
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Rice says Russia faces isolation

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 4:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Condoleezza Rice warns Russia it faces international isolation if it does not leave Georgia, as she starts a visit to Europe.
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Musharraf urges 'reconciliation'

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 4:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan needs political stability for economic development and fighting militancy.
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Third curfew amid Kashmir tension

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 5:22
related countries: India India

A curfew continues in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir after violence in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley.
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Chinese industrial output slows

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 6:05
related countries: China China

China's industrial output growth eased in July as overseas demand slowed and some plants were shut ahead of the Olympics.
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Thousands flee homes in S Lanka

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 6:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN says as many as 75,000 people have fled their homes in northern Sri Lanka in the last two and a half months.
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US foreclosures increase 55%

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 6:39
related countries: United States United States

More than 272,000 people in the US received a foreclosure notice in July, up 55% on a year ago, a survey says.
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Caucasus hacking

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 7:11
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Hackers fan conflict between Russia and Georgia
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Philippine displaced begin return

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 7:35
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Troops defuse a bomb in the southern Philippines, as tens of thousands displaced by fighting begin to return home.
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China defends pre-Games promises

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 9:04
related countries: China China

China vigorously defends itself against accusations it has not fulfilled promises made when it bid for the Olympic Games.
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Sterling losses gather momentum

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 9:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The pound falls further, hitting its lowest level in almost two years against the dollar on fears the UK may fall into recession.
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Old guard

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 9:55
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's coup leader steps out from the shadows
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Troops 'to leave border temple'

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 9:55
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Cambodia and Thailand reach a deal to withdraw most troops from a disputed hill-top temple, Cambodian officials say.
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Spain discussing stimulus package

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 10:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish leaders are meeting to finalise a package of reforms aimed at tackling the cooling economy.
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Minorities set to be US majority

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 10:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: White

Minorities are set to form the majority of the US population by 2042 - eight years sooner than previous projections.
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Ambush-hit NGO stops Afghan work

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 10:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An aid group suspends work in Afghanistan - after 25 years - following the killing of three female aid workers.
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Media criticise Gaza death ruling

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Reuters news agency says Israel has made reporting in Gaza "impossible" as it clears a tank crew that killed one of its staff.
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MDC backs power-sharing dialogue

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 11:00
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is committed to power-sharing talks after they are adjourned.
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Europe's major economies contract

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 11:21
related countries: Germany Germany

The 15 economies of the eurozone contract by 0.2%, heightening fears the area is sliding towards recession.
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Abortion-ban Indian's baby dies

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 11:28
related countries: India India

An Indian woman who was denied a late-term abortion for her foetus diagnosed with a heart defect has a still birth.
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Head of Roman empress unearthed

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 11:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Archaeologists in Turkey find a colossal marble head, thought to be of Hadrian's "daughter-in-law".
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Lebanon-Syria to demarcate border

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 12:29
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon and Syria agree to resume work on formally demarcating for the first time their common border.
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Iran president hails Turkish ties

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 12:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Iran Iran

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights strong links between Iran and Turkey ahead of a two-day visit.
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Naidan wins Mongolia's first gold

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 13:05
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

Judoka Tuvshinbayar Naidan wins the men's -100kg class to claim Mongolia's first ever Olympic gold medal.
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US inflation fastest since 1991

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

US prices rose by 5.6% in the year to July, the fastest inflation rate for more than 17 years, figures show.
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Russians begin Georgia handover

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 14:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Gori

Russian troops are handing over control of the area around the town of Gori to Georgian forces, officials say.
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Thursday 14th of August 2008, 14:16
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A project to translate Mozilla Firefox search engine into a Ugandan language is launched.
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Iraq president has heart surgery

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 14:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is recovering from heart surgery in the US, Iraqi politicians say.
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Mugabe rival 'gets passport back'

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 14:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main opposition party says authorities have returned its leader's confiscated passport.
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Politicians back Mauritania coup

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 14:43
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's new military ruler gets a pledge of support from two-thirds of politicians.
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Riding the trains

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 15:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Migrants' trek across Mexico in sound and images
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BA seals alliance with American

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British Airways seals a deal with American Airlines that will allow the two carriers to co-operate on fares, routes and schedules.
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Nigeria's Bakassi ceded to Cameroon

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 16:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Cameroon Cameroon

Nigeria hands over the disputed Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon amid tight security.
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Somali pirates 'seize Thai ship'

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 16:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Thailand Thailand

Pirates have hijacked a Thai ship off the coast of Somalia, the International Maritime Bureau says.
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US politician killer had lost job

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

A gunman who killed the Arkansas Democratic Party chairman at his office had lost his supermarket earlier the same day.
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India in public sector pay deal

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 16:46
related countries: India India

India's cabinet backs higher wages for government workers after a pay panel report earlier this year.
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Italy angered by 'fascist' label

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 16:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian ministers attack a Catholic magazine suggesting fascism is resurfacing in government, while the Vatican distances itself.
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Women charged over Antigua deaths

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 17:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women have been charged in connection with the murders of a British honeymoon couple in Antigua.
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Federer hit by shock Olympic loss

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 17:28
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Roger Federer crashes out of the men's singles with a 6-4 7-6 defeat by James Blake but Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reach the last four.
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Unrest 'appals' S Leone leaders

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 17:47
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's government condemns clashes between ruling and opposition party supporters.
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US jail guards in Iraq abuse case

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 19:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Six US sailors working as prison camp guards in Iraq face courts martial for abusing detainees, the US Navy says.
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Iraq suicide blast kills pilgrims

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 19:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

Eighteen people die and another 75 are injured as a suicide bomber targets pilgrims in southern Iraq.
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Man City slip to humiliating loss

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 20:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Manchester City suffer a shock defeat to Danish side FC Midtjylland in a Uefa Cup qualifying tie.
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India to examine protest deaths

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 21:10
related countries: India India

The government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh orders an inquiry into the deaths of farmers during clashes with the police.
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US and Libya seal compensation deal

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 21:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The US and Libya are to restore ties after agreeing to compensate all victims of bombings.
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US airline 'broke safety rules'

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

American Airlines committed safety breaches including flying planes known to need repairing, US aviation officials allege.
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US warns Russia of lasting impact

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 22:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US defence chief warns relations with Russia may be damaged but sees no prospect of US military deployment in Georgia.
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Japanese satellite rides skyward

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 22:18
related countries: France France, French Guiana French Guiana, Japan Japan

The first home-designed and built telecoms satellite for Japan goes safely into orbit from a launch pad in French Guiana.
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Judge removes Guantanamo adviser

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 23:02
related countries: United States United States

A military judge bars a "bullying" US general from advising at the second war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.
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Violence spreads?

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 23:34
related countries: China China

Bus blasts breed fear in quiet corner of China
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Cooking up some stories - the famous US WWII spies revealed

Thursday 14th of August 2008, 23:51
related countries: United States United States

Several well-known American public figures were spies during World War II, declassified documents confirm.
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