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Live - Olympics

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 0:47
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Usain Bolt collects his third gold as Jamaica win the sprint replay in a new world record after Britain's Tim Brabants wins canoeing gold and Heather Fell claims silver in the modern pentathlon.
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Russians halt Nato co-operation

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 0:53
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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Reade crashes out of BMX medals

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 2:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Shanaze Reade crashes out in a dramatic women's BMX final to shatter her dream of winning Olympic gold.
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Schwazer proves king of the walk

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 4:27
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Alex Schwazer wins the Olympic 50k walk with a new Games record.
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India Maoists clashes kill nine

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 5:23
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least nine people, including six policemen, die in clashes between security forces and Maoist rebels in India, officials say.
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Key India nuclear talks continue

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 5:55
related countries: India India

International talks are due to resume to discuss whether to lift a global ban on the sale of civilian nuclear materials to India.
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Brabants wins Britain's 18th gold

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 7:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canoeist Tim Brabants powers to gold in the final of the men's K1 1000m.
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Schoneborn pips GB's Fell to gold

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 7:42
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fell

Britain's Heather Fell wins silver in the women's modern pentathlon behind Germany's Lena Schoneborn
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India's Kumar wins boxing bronze

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 8:08
related countries: India India
related places: Kumar

Indian middleweight Vijender Kumar loses his semi-final bout but picks up bronze - India's first Olympic boxing medal.
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Israel 'to change barrier route'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 8:44
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The Israeli High Court orders that the route of the barrier in the West Bank be changed to give Palestinians more land.
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Mexico to combat rising violence

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 8:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican leaders agree a series of tough measures to tackle rising kidnap and murder rates which have shocked the public.
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UN split over Georgia resolutions

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 9:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The UN Security Council splits over efforts to resolve the Georgia crisis hours before Russia is due to complete its pullback.
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Bakassi Nigerians promised safety

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 9:31
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon's leader promises Nigerians in the Bakassi peninsula their security will be guaranteed.
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Yukos boss parole plea rejected

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court rejects an appeal for parole from former Yukos boss Mikhail Khordokovsky.
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Paedophile Glitter arrives in UK

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 9:54
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Disgraced pop singer Gary Glitter returns to the UK after serving three years in a Vietnamese jail for abusing two girls.
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DNA tests for Madrid air victims

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 9:58
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

DNA tests will be needed to identify many of the 153 people killed in the Madrid air disaster, the Spanish government says.
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Games v Grannies

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 10:07
related countries: China China

The casualties of China's drive for a successful Olympics
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Stem cells 'created from teeth'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 10:45
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese scientists say they have created human stem cells from tissue taken from discarded wisdom teeth.
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Poles ban Boruc for curfew break

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 10:49
related countries: Poland Poland

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been dropped from the Poland national team after allegedly breaking a curfew.
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Blonska stripped of silver medal

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 10:58
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian heptathlete Liudmyla Blonska loses her Olympic silver medal and faces a lifetime ban from the sport after failing a drugs test.
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One laptop for every Niuean child

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 11:01
related countries: Niue Niue

The South Pacific nation of Niue has distributed laptops from the One Laptop Per Child programme to all its schoolchildren this week.
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Al-Qaeda 'claims Algeria bombs'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 11:03
related countries: Algeria Algeria

A message purported to be from al-Qaeda in North Africa claims responsibility for Algeria blasts.
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Vettel fastest as Hamilton spins

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 11:20
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel is fastest ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in first practice for the European Grand Prix.
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Protest boats leave Cyprus for Gaza

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 11:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Cyprus Cyprus

Two boats carrying members of a pro-Palestinian group leave Cyprus to try to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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Secrecy over India party funding

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 11:56
related countries: India India

Only a handful of political parties in India provide details of the donations they receive to election commission.
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Muslims in huge Kashmir protest

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 12:03
related countries: India India
related places: Srinagar

In Indian-administered Kashmir, hundreds of thousands of Muslims take part in a protest rally called by separatist leaders.
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S Africa boycott Champions Trophy

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 12:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa withdraw from the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan amid security fears.
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UN makes last aid flight to Burma

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 12:08
related countries: Burma Burma

The United Nations ends relief flights to Burma in the wake of cyclone Nargis which killed more than 130,000 people.
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Iran's Saei takes taekwondo gold

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Hadi Saei of Iran takes gold in the men's 80kg taekwondo, his second gold medal in consecutive Olympic games.
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Paraguay leader replaces military

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 12:57
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguay's new President, Fernando Lugo, replaces the commanders of the country's army, navy, and air force.
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Dibaba storms to Olympic double

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 13:09
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba makes it an Olympic double after winning the women's 5,000m.
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Russia claim surprise relay gold

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 13:33
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia claim a surprise gold in the women's 4x100m relay as Britain and Jamaica fail to pass on the baton.
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Olympic probe into gymnasts' ages

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 13:42
related countries: China China

The IOC says it has asked China for more proof that none of its winning women's team were under-age.
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 14:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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Bolt grabs third gold and record

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 14:13
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt wins a third gold in the men's 4x100m as Jamaica storm home in a new world record.
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Clay crowned decathlon champion

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 14:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

American Bryan Clay cruises to decathlon gold after destroying the field on Friday.
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Zardari nominated to be president

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 14:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's biggest party, the PPP, nominates its leader, Asif Zardari, to succeed Pervez Musharraf as the country's president.
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China 'blocks' iTunes music store

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:03
related countries: China China

Apple iTunes customers in China fear the online store has been blocked after a pro-Tibet album became a hit.
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UK economy comes to a standstill

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK economic growth ground to a halt between April and June, official figures show, heightening fears of a recession.
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Somali insurgents 'take key port'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist insurgents in Somalia say they have taken control of Kismayo port, after heavy fighting there and in the capital.
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Storm lashes Florida for fifth day

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Fay hits Florida for a fifth day, becoming the first storm to make landfall three times in the US state for 50 years.
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Ronaldinho leads Brazil to bronze

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Brazil Brazil

Brazil take out their frustration at missing the Olympic final by beating Belgium 3-0 to take the bronze medal.
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Investors pulling out of Russia

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia sees foreign investment fall as investors become more nervous following the recent conflict with Georgia.
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Portugal train plunges off rails

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 15:45
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A train carrying about 50 people derails in Portugal, leaving one passenger dead, some injured and others trapped.
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'Chain of faults' in Madrid crash

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 16:36
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spanish investigators believe a string of faults, rather than a single engine failure, probably caused the Madrid air crash.
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Leaving town

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 16:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russians pull out of Igoeti as Georgian police return
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US troops 'to quit Iraq by 2011'

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 17:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US combat troops could leave Iraq by 2011 under a deal awaiting approval by Baghdad, a top Iraqi official says.
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Russia says withdrawal complete

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 18:18
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia says its withdrawal from Georgia is complete, but the US says Moscow is "not in compliance" with a ceasefire deal.
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Brazil hands 'drug baron' to US

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 20:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Brazil extradites the alleged leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, to the US.
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Pietersen inspires England to win

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 21:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Kevin Pietersen leads England to a hard-fought 20-run victory over South Africa in the opening day-night international.
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England v S Africa: 1st ODI as it happened

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 21:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England skipper Kevin Pietersen leads his side to a hard-fought 20-run victory over South Africa in the opening one-day international at Headingley.
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Funerals held for Madrid victims

Friday 22nd of August 2008, 22:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The first funerals are held for victims of Wednesday's plane crash in Madrid, which claimed 153 lives.
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