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Live - Olympics

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 0:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Argentina Argentina

Middleweight boxer James DeGale wins gold for Britain and there are bronze medals for Tim Brabants and Sarah Stevenson.
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Jamaican pride

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 0:26
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Usain Bolt's triple Olympic gold sets the crowds dancing
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East German spy swap fixer dies

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 2:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

East German lawyer Wolfgang Vogel, who oversaw some of the Cold War's biggest spy swaps in Berlin, dies at 82.
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Russia accused of abusing truce

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 3:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Georgia Georgia, France France, United States United States

The US and France accuse Russia of failing to comply with the terms of its ceasefire with Georgia by creating buffer zones.
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Peru throws out Amazon land laws

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 3:43
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's Congress votes to repeal two controversial land laws aimed at opening up Amazonian tribal areas to development.
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Obama set to reveal running-mate

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 5:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

US Democratic hopeful Barack Obama is poised to reveal his vice-presidential running mate, with Joe Biden set to be chosen.
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Puppy love: Argentine dog keeps abandoned baby safe with pups

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 6:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A dog touches Argentine hearts by saving an abandoned baby, putting him alongside her own puppies.
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Argentina brave heat to take gold

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 6:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Argentina Argentina
related places: Maria

Argentina retain their men's Olympic football title as Angel di Maria's goal secures a 1-0 win over Nigeria.
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N Korea 'develops special noodle'

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 9:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has reportedly invented a noodle that delays hunger, amid UN warnings of possible famine.
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Live text - European GP qualifying

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 11:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton goes for pole on the new street circuit in Valencia.
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Pakistan army kills Swat rebels

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 11:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan army says it has killed at least 35 militants in clashes in the north-western Swat Valley.
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What next for President Musharraf?

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 11:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Following the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf, Chris Morris considers the former leader's future.
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Georgia fails to escape its past

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 11:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Edward Stourton looks at how the conflict in South Ossetia is playing out in the streets of the capital, Tbilisi.
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Australia's 'Elvis of cricket'

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 12:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Nick Bryant visits the birthplace of Australian cricket great Sir Donald Bradman.
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Afghanistan criticises US attack

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai condemns a US raid which officials say killed at least 70 civilians.
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Bekele storms to Olympic double

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 12:38
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele adds the 5,000m Olympic title to his 10,000m gold.
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Superb DeGale lands boxing gold

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 13:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba, China China

James DeGale wins Great Britain's 19th gold at the Beijing Olympics with victory over Cuba's Emilio Correa in a bad-tempered middleweight final.
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Massa pips Hamilton to Euro pole

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 13:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Ferrari's Felipe Massa claims pole position for Sunday's European Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton second.
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No top-rank talks for Burma envoy

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 13:19
related countries: Burma Burma

UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari leaves Burma without meeting junta head Than Shwe or detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Mwanawasa's body back in Zambia

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 13:59
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The body of the late Zambian President, Levy Mwanawasa, is flown home where it is met by a military honour guard.
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Game plan

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 14:47
related countries: Georgia Georgia

What Russia wants to achieve in Georgia
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Fay hits Florida for fourth time

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 15:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Tropical Storm Fay hits Florida again, becoming the first storm to make landfall four times in the US state.
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Activist boats reach Gaza Strip

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 15:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two boats carrying members of a pro-Palestinian group trying to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip reach the territory.
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Bhutto widower to seek presidency

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 16:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto's widower, agrees to run for the Pakistani presidency next month, his party says.
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Malaysia allows Lavigne concert

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 16:59
related countries: Canada Canada, Malaysia Malaysia

Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne will be allowed to perform in Malaysia despite concerns her show is "too sexy".
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Obama picks Biden as running mate

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama chooses veteran lawmaker and foreign policy expert Joe Biden to be his running mate in November's election.
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Shevchenko heads back to AC Milan

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 17:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is poised to re-join Italian side AC Milan.
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Journalists missing in Somalia

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 18:07
related countries: Canada Canada, Somalia Somalia, Aruba Aruba

An Australian journalist and his Canadian colleague are missing, feared kidnapped, in Somalia, along with their interpreter.
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Russia to keep forces at key port

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 18:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia insists its plans to keep forces in a key Georgian port do not break the terms of the ceasefire.
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Madrid crash claims another life

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 20:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barajas, Madrid

One of the 19 survivors of Wednesday's plane crash in Madrid dies, bringing the death toll to 154.
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Russia urged to quit Georgia port

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 22:45
related countries: Russia Russia, Georgia Georgia, France France
related places: Moscow

France's president urges Moscow to remove its troops from a Georgian port as Russian troops settle in.
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Live - Olympics finale

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 23:11
related countries: China China

The 29th Olympic Games is brought to an end in the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing and London becomes the offical host.
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Brazil launches anti-gun appeal

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 23:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil offers cash payments and immunity for illegal weapons, in an effort to get 300,000 guns off the streets.
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Indian car factory faces 'siege'

Saturday 23rd of August 2008, 23:52
related countries: India India

A factory which aims to build the world's cheapest car in India faces an open-ended protest over a land dispute.
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