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Century-old secret of Italian snails uncovered at British mansion

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 0:23
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A snail species from the Mediterranean is found in the UK at historic Cliveden House.
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Live - Olympics

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 0:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The athletics continues as sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson win Britain's 17th gold of the Games and David Davies picks up a silver in the 10km swim.
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Cold front?

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 1:23
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia, United States United States

Polish missile deal heightens Russia and US tensions
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Hopes dashed

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 1:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

How one Czech journalist reported '68 Soviet invasion
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Kaniskina beats rain to win walk

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 3:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World champion Olga Kaniskina sets a new 20km walk Olympic record in atrocious conditions, with Britain's Johanna Jackson breaking the British best.
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Glitter refused Hong Kong entry

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 4:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Convicted paedophile and former pop star Gary Glitter is refused entry to Hong Kong after being deported from Thailand.
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Cemex challenges Venezuela takeover

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 6:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Cement giant Cemex is to seek arbitration at the World Bank after Venezuela's government seizes its local subsidiary.
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Thursday 21st of August 2008, 7:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian military has offered to help rescue a starving whale calf, separated from its mother and trying to suckle from boats off Sydney.
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Indonesia ex-spy chief on trial

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 7:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A former chief of Indonesia's intelligence agency goes on trial for the murder of human rights activist Munir Thalib.
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Peruvian tribes end land protests

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 7:19
related countries: Peru Peru

Amazonian tribes in Peru halt a week-long protest against land sale laws after Congress members move to repeal them.
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Japan surplus down as US weakens

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 7:29
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's trade surplus shrank by more than expected in July, as a result of weaker US demand and an increase in oil imports.
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India nuclear deal scrutinised

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 7:59
related countries: Austria Austria, India India
related places: Vienna

A group of nations that regulates civilian nuclear trade discusses whether India can trade in sensitive nuclear materials.
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Rice in surprise visit to Baghdad

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 8:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
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Philippine autonomy deal scrapped

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 8:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine government pulls out of a controversial autonomy deal with Muslim separatist rebels, following days of fighting.
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Washington diary

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 8:39
related countries: United States United States

Does the choice of US vice president really matter?
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Nigeria military chiefs dismissed

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 8:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua announces the surprise sacking of the country's top three military chiefs.
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Pakistan presidential race begins

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 9:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan People's Party is pushing hard for Asif Ali Zardari to be the country's next president.
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Leaders threaten to isolate Fiji

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 9:35
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Pacific leaders have threatened to suspend Fiji from a regional forum if it does not press ahead with planned elections.
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Fraud halts US refugee programme

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 10:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Washington suspends a scheme to reunite African refugees with relatives in the US after uncovering widespread fraud.
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Gaddafi son retires from politics

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 10:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The son of Libya's leader, Sayf al-Islam Gaddafi, says he is retiring from political life though he is seen as a likely successor.
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Search for clues in Madrid crash

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 10:39
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barajas, Madrid

Investigators are scouring the site of the Madrid plane crash, as three days of mourning for the 153 victims are declared.
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Ethical goldmine?

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 11:32
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Mayans challenge Goldcorp over open mine in Guatemala
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Key Kashmir bus service resumes

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 12:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

A bus service connecting Indian and Pakistan-administered Kashmir resumes a week after it was stopped due to violence in the region.
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Campbell-Brown takes 200m gold

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 12:13
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's domination of the sprint events at the Olympics is completed as Veronica Campbell-Brown wins gold in the women's 200m.
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Mugabe rival fears talks collapse

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 12:42
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says power-sharing talks may collapse if parliament convenes.
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Sarkozy pays tribute to soldiers

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 12:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy presides over a ceremony to honour 10 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
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Rebels push to sever Georgia ties

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 13:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Leaders in the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions urge Russia to recognise their independence from Georgia.
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Greek helicopter fugitive caught

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 13:33
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Greek police arrest the country's most wanted fugitive, who staged a dramatic escape from a high security jail in Athens.
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Swazis protest after royal wives charter plane for shopping trip

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 13:40
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

Swazi women march in protest about an overseas shopping trip taken by nine of the king's wives.
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Merritt clinches shock 400m gold

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

LaShawn Merritt claims a surprise gold in the 400m final to lead a clean sweep of the medals for the United States.
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Nigerian faces death for 86 wives

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 13:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian man with 86 wives is told to choose only four and repent, or face the death penalty.
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Deal on US troops in Iraq 'close'

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 14:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Iraq says a deal on the future of US forces is "very close" after talks with the US secretary of state in Baghdad.
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Spain grieves for Madrid victims

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 14:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spain mourns 153 people killed in a plane crash at Madrid airport, as investigators look into the causes of the tragedy.
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Lion death S African is released

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 15:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The South African man who fed one of his ex-workers to the lions is released on parole.
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Strasbourg unfit for EU session

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 16:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Strasbourg

Brussels will host the European Parliament while Strasbourg is repaired, reigniting a row about where it should be based.
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Scores killed in Somali clashes

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 16:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 50 people are killed in clashes in the Somali capital and the port of Kismayo.
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China touters rue star's drop-out

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 16:20
related countries: China China

Chinese ticket touts rue the drop-out of star athlete Liu Xiang, as tickets for hurdles events plummet in value.
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Forest spoils

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 17:15
related countries: China China

Fears that rubber-tapping is wrecking China's rainforest
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Six dead in fresh Afghan attack

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 18:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three Canadian and three Polish Nato soldiers are killed in the latest fighting in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Pakistan bombers hit arms factory

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 18:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Wah

Pakistan suffers its deadliest attack on a military installation, as suicide bombers kill at least 63 outside a munitions factory.
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A good bet?

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 19:46
related countries: United States United States

The US election proves a winner for bookmakers
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Russians halt Nato co-operation

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 20:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia tells Nato it is halting military co-operation over the continuing crisis in Georgia, the alliance says.
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Shock and anger

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 21:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Suspicions are rife about what caused the Madrid crash
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Supply concerns send oil surging

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 21:35
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

Oil prices breach $122 a barrel on the back of geopolitical worries after the US signs a missile shield deal with Poland.
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Firm loses data on UK criminals

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A contractor working for the Home Office loses a computer memory stick containing details of tens of thousands of criminals.
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Russia eyes new Syria arms deal

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 22:34
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

Moscow is ready to sell new weapons of "a defensive character" to Syria, Russia's foreign minister says.
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Own interests

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 23:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Why few ex-Soviet states are backing Moscow on Ossetia
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Ousted Mauritania PM re-arrested

Thursday 21st of August 2008, 23:52
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania's former PM Yahia Ould Ahmed El-Waqef is re-arrested by coup leaders, his supporters say.
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