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Live - Olympics

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 0:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt will star as the athletics resumes on day 11 in Beijing, after Britain win three gold medals in sailing and cycling.
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Polish blight

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 0:33
related countries: Poland Poland

Property claims dating back years haunt Poland
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Niger Tuaregs 'to lay down arms'

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 1:45
related countries: Niger Niger, Libya Libya

Tuareg rebels fighting the Niger government say they will lay down their arms.
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Paraguayan Indian named minister

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 2:03
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, India India

An indigenous woman in Paraguay who says she was sold into forced labour as a girl is made minister for indigenous affairs.
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Frodeno claims gold as Brits fade

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 4:08
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany, New Zealand New Zealand

Germany's Jan Frodeno wins triathlon gold ahead of Canada's Simon Whitfield and New Zealand's Bevan Doherty.
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A life apart

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 5:20
related countries: Israel Israel

A rare insight into the world of Israel's Haredi Jews
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'Oldest man' passes away in India

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 8:16
related countries: India India
related places: Jaipur

An Indian man, who claimed to be the oldest in the world, dies in the western city of Jaipur.
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Fiji leader slammed for boycott

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 8:18
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Australia and New Zealand criticise the absence of Fiji's self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at a regional summit.
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Troops deploy in Philippine south

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 8:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Extra troops deploy in the southern Philippines, a day after separatist rebel raids left about 30 people dead.
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Russian rocket in return to flight

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 8:40
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launches one of the biggest commercial satellites ever built - the Inmarsat-4 (I4-F3).
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Attack on Afghan Nato base foiled

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 9:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least six suicide bombers are killed when they try to attack a Nato military base in south-eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Storm heads to south-west Florida

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 9:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Fay drenches the Florida Keys and churns towards south-west Florida amid warnings it could strengthen.
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Zimbabwe inflation rockets higher

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 9:41
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's rate of inflation surges above 11,250,000% as an economic crisis continues to grip.
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US bank 'to fail within months'

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

A big US bank is likely to collapse within months as the global financial crisis worsens, a former IMF chief economist warns.
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Peru moves to end Amazon protests

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 10:03
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru declares a state of emergency as indigenous Amazon tribes block pipelines in a row over a land law.
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China jumps Olympics air hurdle

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 10:43
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Despite fears in the run-up to the Olympic Games, the skies above Beijing have met clean-air standards, officials say.
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US lesbian wins fertility battle

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 10:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

California's highest court rules doctors in the US state cannot discriminate against gay patients on the basis of religious belief.
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Sudan's Bashir in visit to Turkey

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 11:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Sudan's president makes his first foreign trip since being accused of war crimes by the international court.
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Why are some countries more successful at the Olympics?

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 11:51
related countries: China China, United States United States

China is currently top of the medals table at the Beijing Olympics with 39 gold medals. The USA has the highest number of medals overall, with 72 medals in total. How important are Olympic medals to your country?
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Nato holds Georgia crisis talks

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 12:18
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Nato prepares to hold an emergency summit on how it should respond to Russia's military action in Georgia.
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'No deal yet' in Musharraf talks

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 12:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition meet to discuss who will succeed former President Pervez Musharraf.
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Pakistan hospital bomb kills many

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 12:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 25 people are killed in a suicide attack on a hospital in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, officials say.
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Goody leaves India

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 12:56
related countries: India India

Reality TV star Jade Goody leaves an Indian version of Big Brother after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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Thais demand ex-PM's extradition

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 13:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters march to the British embassy in Bangkok to demand the extradition of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Homebuilding in US at 17-year low

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

The number of US homes and apartments being built falls to the lowest level in more than 17 years, government figures show.
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Iraq governor's office attacked

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 14:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The governor of Diyala province says his secretary was killed in an attack by a unit of the security forces on his office in Baquba.
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GB Olympians power to new heights

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

Christine Ohuruogu's 400m win takes Britain's gold medal haul to 16, their best Olympic performance for a century.
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Car explodes at Turkey checkpoint

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 14:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Mersin

A vehicle explodes at a checkpoint near the southern Turkish city of Mersin, injuring six policemen, reports say.
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Under blockade

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 15:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas-Israel truce brings little relief to the Gaza Strip
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Bahrain wins first Olympic gold

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 15:46
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, China China

Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi holds off Asbel Kiprop down the final straight to win the 1500m at the Beijing Olympics.
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Nato cools relations with Russia

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 16:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Nato says there will be "no business as usual" with Russia, demanding Moscow withdraw troops from Georgia immediately.
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Bombing kills dozens in Algeria

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 16:20
related countries: Algeria Algeria

A bomb attack on a police college east of the Algerian capital kills 43 people, officials say.
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Gary Glitter flown out of Vietnam

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 17:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter is deported from Vietnam after spending almost three years in jail for sexually abusing two girls.
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Super Bolt eases into 200m final

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 17:29
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jamaica's 100m champion Usain Bolt moves into the 200m final as does Britain's Christian Malcolm.
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Nigerians' joy at Olympic success

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 17:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

There are scenes of joy in Nigeria after their football team reached the Olympics final.
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Uganda rejects more rebel talks

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 18:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's government welcomes rebel leader Joseph Kony's approach about the failed peace process, but rejects more talks.
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Zambia's president dies in France

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 18:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Zambian leader Levy Mwanawasa, a critic of violence in Zimbabwe, dies in a Paris hospital two months after suffering a stroke.
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Afghan ambush kills French troops

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 19:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France
related places: Kabul

Ten French soldiers die in fighting east of Kabul in one of the heaviest losses suffered by peacekeepers in Afghanistan.
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Zimbabwe parliament to reconvene

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 20:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Offcials in Zimbabwe say parliament will reopen next week, despite no power-sharing deal.
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Karadzic wants UN judge replaced

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 22:20
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic asks the UN war crimes tribunal to replace a judge in his genocide case, claiming bias.
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Violence mars Bolivian protests

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 22:21
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Anti-government rallies in Bolivia turned violent as rival groups armed with sticks and shields fight each other in the streets.
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Egypt's parliament hit by blaze

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 22:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least 13 people are hurt in a fire at the upper house of the Egyptian parliament in Cairo, officials say.
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Russia hits back at Nato warning

Tuesday 19th of August 2008, 23:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia accuses Nato of bias after the alliance warns Moscow that normal relations are impossible while its troops remain in Georgia.
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