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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Monday 18th of August 2008, 0:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An investigation is under way after four civilians are killed in Afghanistan in a rocket attack by British troops, UK officials say.
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Zimbabwe hope despite stalemate

Monday 18th of August 2008, 0:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A Southern Africa regional summit ends with no power-sharing deal on Zimbabwe but negotiators remain optimistic.
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Burma opposition welcomes UN visit

Monday 18th of August 2008, 1:15
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition says it hopes a UN envoy's visit will revive talks between its detained leader and the government.
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Australian mayor under fire for 'ugly' women plea

Monday 18th of August 2008, 2:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The mayor of an Australian town comes under fire for saying female "ugly ducklings" might benefit from its shortage of women.
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Jamaican Bolt second in 200m heat

Monday 18th of August 2008, 2:54
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's 100m champion Usain Bolt jogs home in second place in his heat to progress through to the next round of the 200m.
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Georgia reeling

Monday 18th of August 2008, 4:56
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian offensive takes a heavy toll on Georgia
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Nine die in Afghan suicide blast

Monday 18th of August 2008, 6:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

At least nine people die when a suicide bomber rams a car into the gate of a US base in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Pakistan leader addresses nation

Monday 18th of August 2008, 7:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is under pressure to resign, is addressing the nation live on TV.
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China stunned by Liu injury blow

Monday 18th of August 2008, 8:16
related countries: China China

Defending 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang, face of the Beijng Olympics, is out of the Games after pulling out with injury.
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Senegal doubts over Habre trial

Monday 18th of August 2008, 8:51
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Chad Chad

Senegal's justice minister suggests dropping the case against Chad ex-President Hissen Habre.
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Thai-Cambodia talks on temple row

Monday 18th of August 2008, 8:51
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers are to discuss the Preah Vihear dispute, a day after troops withdrew from the site.
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Philippine rebels in new attacks

Monday 18th of August 2008, 9:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Separatist rebels battle troops in a number of southern Philippine towns, amid unrest over an autonomy deal.
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Growth concerns dent China shares

Monday 18th of August 2008, 9:10
related countries: China China

China's main share index falls by 5.3% to a 20-month closing low on fears that slowing growth will dent corporate profits.
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Fifty die as Haiti bus swept away

Monday 18th of August 2008, 9:30
related countries: United States United States, Cuba Cuba, Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Dozens die in Haiti after a bus plunges into a river swollen by floodwaters as Tropical Storm Fay moves across the Caribbean.
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Pakistan shares up on resignation

Monday 18th of August 2008, 10:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's leading share index rises more than 4% on the news that President Pervez Musharraf is resigning.
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China 'yet to approve protests'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 10:29
related countries: China China

China has received 77 applications to protest during the Olympics - but none have been approved, officials say.
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Nuclear envoy begins Iran talks

Monday 18th of August 2008, 10:39
related countries: Iran Iran

A senior nuclear official arrives in Iran, one day after the country launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space.
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Poor England salvage Czech draw

Monday 18th of August 2008, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Czech Republic Czech Republic

England draw 2-2 against Czech Rep but are poor in their last game before the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
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Audio slideshow

Monday 18th of August 2008, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British multi-ability team make it to 'roof of Africa'
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Olympics day 10 as it happened

Monday 18th of August 2008, 11:11
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Australia Australia, China China
related places: Beijing

The athletics events resume on day 10 after Chinese star Liu Xiang limps out of contention, while Britain win another cycling gold medal.
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Race heartbreak

Monday 18th of August 2008, 11:55
related countries: China China

Chinese fans distraught over exit of star Liu Xiang
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Nepal Maoist head sworn in as PM

Monday 18th of August 2008, 12:10
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The former Maoist rebel leader in Nepal, Prachanda, is sworn in as the country's prime minister.
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Kashmir protesters in UN march

Monday 18th of August 2008, 12:12
related countries: India India

Separatist leaders in Indian-controlled Kashmir call off their planned march to the UN office in Srinagar.
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Iran denies De Burgh live concert

Monday 18th of August 2008, 12:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Authorities in Iran deny that singer Chris de Burgh is to play a live concert in Tehran, an Iranian news agency says.
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The way forward

Monday 18th of August 2008, 13:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato governments divided on what to do about Russia
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Kenyan claims 800m gold

Monday 18th of August 2008, 13:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Pamela Jelimo, 18, makes history for Kenya as she wins gold in the 800 metres just four months after taking up the event.
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Mass graves

Monday 18th of August 2008, 13:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Finding proof of South Korea's war-time executions
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Ukraine PM 'working for Russia'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 13:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

Aides to Ukraine's president accuse PM Tymoshenko of working in Russia's interests in a bid to become president.
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Panama wins first track and field title

Monday 18th of August 2008, 14:19
related countries: Panama Panama

Red-hot favourite and world record holder Irving Saladino of Panama wins the Olympic long jump gold.
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Septuplet couple 'need support'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 14:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian woman who gave birth to septuplets says she might need financial support to help raise them.
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Israel agrees to free two killers

Monday 18th of August 2008, 15:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinians jailed for taking part in the killing of Israelis are among 199 prisoners to be freed by Israel.
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Isinbayeva wins with new record

Monday 18th of August 2008, 15:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own women's pole vault world record in winning Olympic gold.
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Sex workers 'targeted' in Nigeria

Monday 18th of August 2008, 15:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Bauchi

Islamic authorities in Bauchi, Nigeria, reportedly detain sex workers identified in a census.
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US captures Iraqi 'al-Qaeda men'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 15:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US-led forces make 11 arrests in a continuing campaign aimed at disrupting Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda, the US military says.
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Two charged with Antigua murders

Monday 18th of August 2008, 16:24
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A youth and a man are charged with the murders of honeymooners Catherine and Ben Mullany in the Caribbean.
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Sudan's 'sham' justice condemned

Monday 18th of August 2008, 17:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Amnesty International criticises death sentences passed on alleged Sudan rebels from Darfur.
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'Water wars'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 17:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Severe drought heightens Spain's environmental fears
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Policy headache

Monday 18th of August 2008, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Bush's successor will face Pakistan problem
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Russia 'starts Georgia pull-back'

Monday 18th of August 2008, 18:49
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

There is disagreement between Russia and Georgia over whether Moscow has begun withdrawing troops from Georgia, as promised.
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Pakistan's Musharraf steps down

Monday 18th of August 2008, 20:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is resigning after nine years in power, amid impeachment charges based on claims he violated the constitution.
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Bail-out fears rattle US shares

Monday 18th of August 2008, 21:07
related countries: United States United States

US shares fall on fears the US government will be forced to bail out mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
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Black gold

Monday 18th of August 2008, 21:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The impact of a century of oil production on Iran
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Coal's toxic legacy to the Arctic

Monday 18th of August 2008, 21:52
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Data from a Greenland ice core indicates that coal burning is the prime source of heavy metal pollution in the Arctic.
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Venezuela to seize cement plants

Monday 18th of August 2008, 23:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it will take over local plants and offices belonging to a Mexican cement giant, as it acts to nationalise the industry.
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Mauritania coup chief holds rally

Monday 18th of August 2008, 23:38
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Thousands of people in Mauritania attend a rally in support of the general who led the recent coup.
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