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What happend on August 16th 2008

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Guns for Texas school's teachers

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 1:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Teachers in one district in the US state of Texas are to be allowed to carry concealed firearms next term.
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Menem probed over 1995 explosion

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 1:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's former president, Carlos Menem, is investigated over his alleged role in a deadly explosion in 1995.
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Thousands join Peru quake protest

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 3:33
related countries: Peru Peru

Thousands of Peruvians march in protest at what they say is the inadequate response to a quake a year ago that killed 519 people.
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Shia pilgrims killed in Baghdad

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 9:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least six people are killed in a car bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.
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French 'can car'

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 10:50
related countries: France France

France marks the 60th anniversary of its iconic 2CV
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Aussie pair strikes rowing gold

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 10:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian veteran Drew Ginn wins his third Olympic gold in the men's pairs and Australia's double scull also wins.
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Soviet roots to Georgian conflict

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 11:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The BBC's Bridget Kendall explains why conflict in Ossetia marks a chill in the post-Cold War thaw.
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Madagascar's dance with the dead

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 11:03
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Jonny Hogg witnesses an ancient ritual in Madagascar as loved ones are mourned in a bone turning ceremony.
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Argentina and Uruguay's tango row

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 11:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Daniel Schweimler looks at the mystery of tango legend Carlos Gardel's disputed birthplace.
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FBI identifies US kidnap accused

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 11:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

The FBI confirms the identity of a father accused of kidnapping his London-based daughter in the US.
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Malaysia's Anwar starts campaign

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 12:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Thousands of supporters cheer on Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, as he makes a bid to return to parliament.
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Golden Britons sparkle in Beijing

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 14:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and the men's rowing four all win Olympic gold.
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Musharraf 'running out of time'

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 14:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign minister says President Musharraf has two days to resign before impeachment proceedings begin.
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France probes Algerian official

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 15:10
related countries: France France, Algeria Algeria

France investigates a senior Algerian official in connection with the 1987 assassination of an Algerian opposition leader.
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Olympics day eight as it happened

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 15:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt smashes the world record to win 100m gold after cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and rowing's men's coxless four win gold for GB.
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Somali minibus attack toll rises

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 15:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

More bodies are discovered in Somalia, following an attack on two minibuses near Mogadishu in which dozens died.
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Septuplet joy for Egyptian couple

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 17:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian woman gives birth to seven babies following IVF treatment in an attempt to conceive a boy.
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Irish folk singer Drew dies at 73

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 17:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ronnie Drew, the legendary Irish folk singer and musician, dies aged 73 after a long battle with ill health.
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Zimbabwe deadlock dominates talks

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 19:02
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Differences over Zimbabwe's stalled power-sharing deal dominate the first day of a southern African summit.
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Cuba plans zoo animal barter with Venezuela

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 19:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cuba will send zoo animals, which may include a baby giraffe, to Venezuela in exchange for veterinary equipment.
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Russia signs up to Georgia truce

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 21:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia signs a ceasefire deal with Georgia, but says its troops will not leave until extra security measures are in place.
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Live - Olympics

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 23:12
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Britain win four more gold medals in sailing, rowing and cycling on day nine in Beijing, after Michael Phelps clinches his record eighth swimming title.
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Ukraine offers West radar warning

Saturday 16th of August 2008, 23:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Ukraine says it is ready to make its warning systems available to European nations following Russia's conflict with Georgia.
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