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Old rivals vie to be new Nepal PM

Friday 15th of August 2008, 0:10
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal is finally about to choose a new prime minister - four months after the young republic held elections.
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Into the freezer

Friday 15th of August 2008, 0:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Missile deal with US will strain Russia-Poland ties
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Olympics day seven as it happened

Friday 15th of August 2008, 0:50
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Britain win gold in men's team sprint cycling and make sure of two sailing medals, and Kelly Sotherton ends day one of the heptathlon in third.
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Asian Olympians fail dope tests

Friday 15th of August 2008, 4:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, North Korea North Korea

A North Korean shooting medalist and a Vietnamese gymnast are kicked out of the Olympics after failing dope tests.
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Singh outlines 'terror' challenge

Friday 15th of August 2008, 5:07
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says that terrorism and extremism had emerged as the main challenge to India's unity.
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Living in fear

Friday 15th of August 2008, 5:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Struggling to live with Iraq's everyday violence
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Mexican gunmen kill drug patients

Friday 15th of August 2008, 6:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Gunmen kill eight patients in a Mexican drug rehabilitation centre, part of a drug gang feud in the city of Ciudad Juarez.
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Japan's PM stays away from shrine

Friday 15th of August 2008, 7:42
related countries: Japan Japan

PM Fukuda keeps to a promise not to visit a controversial shrine on the anniversary of Japan's defeat in WWII.
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China investment beats forecasts

Friday 15th of August 2008, 7:50
related countries: China China

China's capital investment has risen more than expected in the first half of 2008, official figures show.
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British protester held in Beijing

Friday 15th of August 2008, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Beijing

A protester from the UK is arrested by police in China after unfurling a pro-Tibet banner in front of a building in Beijing.
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Kashmir independence day clashes

Friday 15th of August 2008, 8:46
related countries: India India
related places: Srinagar

People in Indian-administered Kashmir hoist black flags in the summer capital Srinagar to mark India's independence day.
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Venezuela passes anti-kidnap law

Friday 15th of August 2008, 8:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Kidnappers in Venezuela could face up to 30 years in jail under a new law which has been passed by the government.
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Georgian war

Friday 15th of August 2008, 9:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia has won the conflict but is losing the media game
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'No questions'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 9:08
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Seeking answers in China's violence-hit Xinjiang region
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Sterling continues to lose ground

Friday 15th of August 2008, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The pound falls against the dollar for the 11th consecutive day amid worries over the strength of the UK economy.
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Tough challenge

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:01
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Obstacles facing Paraguay's new left-wing leader
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Ghana approves telecoms takeover

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:02
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian parliament approves Vodafone's takeover of state-owned Ghana Telecom.
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Concern over Afghan 'withdrawal'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 50 schools close in a southern Afghan province after threats by militants, a politician says.
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German hostages 'rescued'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Germany Germany

A militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta hands over two German hostages it says it rescued from another gang.
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UN plea to Zimbabwe on food aid

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UN chief calls on Zimbabwe to lift restrictions on aid deliveries, to stop "a catastrophic humanitarian crisis".
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Manila court mulls autonomy deal

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine Supreme Court opens a hearing on a controversial autonomy deal with southern Muslim separatists.
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US and Poland sign defence deal

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:45
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States
related places: Warsaw

The US and Poland sign a deal on plans for the controversial US missile defence shield, which Russia strongly opposes.
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Musharraf 'will not resign'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A spokesman for Pakistan's President Musharraf denies reports that the former general has already agreed to step down.
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Mars robots begin test campaign

Friday 15th of August 2008, 10:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK engineers put the latest prototypes for the European Space Agency's Mars rover through their paces.
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'Time right' for UK Iraq troops

Friday 15th of August 2008, 11:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The outgoing commander of British forces in Iraq says conditions are right for a change in the UK mission there.
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Rice to push Georgia-Russia deal

Friday 15th of August 2008, 11:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Tbilisi

The US secretary of state arrives in Tbilisi in a show of US support, as efforts to resolve Georgia's conflict with Russia continue.
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Liechtenstein signals tax reform

Friday 15th of August 2008, 11:39
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, which has been at the centre of a row over tax evasion, says it will co-operate more fully on tax matters.
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Somali leader targeted in blasts

Friday 15th of August 2008, 12:10
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Somali insurgents attack the president's convoy ahead of talks in Ethiopia to resolve a rift in government.
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Stylish Bolt tops 100m qualifiers

Friday 15th of August 2008, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jamaica's Usain Bolt goes into Saturday's 100m semi-finals as the fastest qualifier, while Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay also advance.
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Canadian sentenced for sex abuse

Friday 15th of August 2008, 12:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Thailand Thailand

Canadian Christopher Neil is sentenced to more than three years in jail for abusing a 13-year-old boy in Thailand.
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Israel 'worry' at settler attacks

Friday 15th of August 2008, 12:41
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli officials are reported to have raised concerns about an increase in violence by Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
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Mystery buyer pays record 500m euros for French Riviera pad

Friday 15th of August 2008, 13:28
related countries: Russia Russia, France France

A mystery Russian billionaire has smashed the record for the world's most expensive home.
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Holding hands

Friday 15th of August 2008, 13:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Can Zimbabwe learn from Kenya on power-sharing?
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Court to try Thaksin in absentia

Friday 15th of August 2008, 13:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A corruption case against ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra will proceed even though he has fled to the UK, a Thai court rules.
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Russian anger at US missile deal

Friday 15th of August 2008, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland, United States United States

A deal allowing the US to site missiles in Poland is aimed against Moscow, says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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New honour for penguin serving with Norwegian king's guard

Friday 15th of August 2008, 14:11
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A penguin who was made Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard is honoured again by the army regiment.
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Ex-bishop takes Paraguay's helm

Friday 15th of August 2008, 15:03
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Former bishop Fernando Lugo is sworn in as Paraguay's president, ending more than 60 years of Colorado Party rule.
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Chad ex-leader sentenced to death

Friday 15th of August 2008, 15:08
related countries: Chad Chad

A Chadian court sentences to death exiled ex-President Habre for planning an overthrow.
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Maoist leader becomes Nepal PM

Friday 15th of August 2008, 15:29
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal's Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as prime minister, months after the country abolishes its monarchy.
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S Africa camp deadline extended

Friday 15th of August 2008, 15:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: May

South Africa extends until Monday a deadline for closing six camps for those displaced in anti-immigrant riots.
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Kenya ex-graft chief 'not afraid'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 15:58
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's exiled former anti-graft chief John Githongo says he no longer fears for his life and is preparing to go home.
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Bush condemns 'bullying' Russia

Friday 15th of August 2008, 16:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

US President George W Bush says Russia must withdraw its troops from Georgia, accusing Moscow of bullying tactics.
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Olympics day eight preview

Friday 15th of August 2008, 16:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Phelps targets a seventh gold while Britain's cyclists seek further success in the velodrome.
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Botswana shuns Sadc summit

Friday 15th of August 2008, 16:46
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Botswana's president will boycott a regional summit because Robert Mugabe is invited.
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Partisan crowd

Friday 15th of August 2008, 17:40
related countries: China China

Old tensions linger at China-Japan football clash
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Ethiopian wins 10,000m title

Friday 15th of August 2008, 18:34
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba wins the women's 10,000m in a new Olympic record.
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'Scam' probe of Chinese killed in UK

Friday 15th of August 2008, 19:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

A Chinese couple murdered in Britain may have been involved in a range of betting and internet scams.
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US demands Russian troop pull-out

Friday 15th of August 2008, 19:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Russia must withdraw its troops from Georgia "at once", after Georgia's president signs a ceasefire deal.
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Antigua 'prime suspects' arrested

Friday 15th of August 2008, 20:27
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Police say "prime suspects" are among eight people arrested in connection with the deaths of a couple murdered in Antigua.
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Canada seeks historic shipwrecks

Friday 15th of August 2008, 21:27
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Canadian team is to search for two British ships lost in an 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
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Italy illegal immigration 'soars'

Friday 15th of August 2008, 21:56
related countries: Italy Italy

The number of illegal immigrants entering Italy doubles in the first seven months of the year, the government says.
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Proud Jamaica

Friday 15th of August 2008, 22:44
related countries: China China

Beijing's 100m showdown has a nation spellbound
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Brighter future

Friday 15th of August 2008, 23:01
related countries: Uganda Uganda

How film producers helped a Ugandan boy get a new face
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Claims of Bigfoot corpse found in US leave experts unconvinced

Friday 15th of August 2008, 23:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bigfoot

Two US men say they have found the body of a Bigfoot, the legendary ape-like creature that has been subject of decades of hoaxes.
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