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What happend on August 24th 2008

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Obama introduces Biden at rally

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 1:06
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama introduces Senator Joe Biden as his running mate at a rally in Illinois.
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Matos banned for kicking referee

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 1:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's former taekwondo champion Angel Valodia Matos is banned for life for attacking the referee.
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Marathon gold for Kenya's Wanjiru

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 1:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, China China
related places: Beijing

Sammy Wanjiru wins Kenya's first ever gold in the men's marathon, breaking the Olympic record despite the soaring heat.
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Solar plane makes night flights

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 4:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-built solar-powered plane sets an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.
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China wins first ever boxing gold

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 6:01
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, China China

Zou Shiming helps China to its first ever Olympic boxing gold, after his opponent, Mongolia's Serdamba Purevdorj is forced to retire with an injury.
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China wins first ever boxing gold

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 6:01
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, China China

Zou Shiming helps China to its first ever Olympic boxing gold, after his opponent, Mongolia's Serdamba Purevdorj is forced to retire with an injury.
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US urges China to free activists

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 7:44
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

US officials urge China to free eight activists detained after mounting pro-Tibet protests in Beijing last week.
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Saudi child 'files for divorce'

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 9:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi court is preparing to hear a plea for divorce from an eight-year-old girl, who is married to a man in his 50s, reports say.
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US stars regain basketball gold

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 9:32
related countries: United States United States, Spain Spain

The US men's basketball team regain the Olympic title, but are made to work for a 118-107 victory by a valiant Spain side.
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Live text - European Grand Prix

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 10:58
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Felipe Massa wins the European Grand Prix in Valencia ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
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Emigre film wins Sarajevo prizes

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 11:16
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia Croatia
related places: Sarajevo

A Croatian film about two emigrants from opposing sides in Bosnia's war wins the main prizes at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
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Emigre film wins Sarajevo honours

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 11:16
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia Croatia
related places: Sarajevo

A Croatian film about two emigrants from opposing sides in Bosnia's war wins the main prizes at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
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Champions Trophy postponed by ICC

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 11:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The International Cricket Council postpones next month's Champions Trophy until next year.
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Blast demolishes landmark UK towers

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two iconic concrete cooling towers in South Yorkshire are demolished in a controlled explosion.
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In pictures

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 12:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's thriving club of motorcycle enthusiasts
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UN Burma envoy 'wasted his time'

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 14:10
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition party says UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari's latest trip to the country was a waste of time.
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Kashmir under indefinite curfew

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 14:14
related countries: India India

The authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir impose a curfew as a three-day strike continues.
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Afghans sacked over deadly strike

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 15:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai sacks two senior military commanders over an air strike that he says killed 89 civilians.
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Beijing bids farewell to Olympics

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 15:14
related countries: China China

China brings the curtain down on the 2008 Olympics with a spectacular closing ceremony in the Bird's Nest Stadium.
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Missing Somalia journalists named

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 15:39
related countries: Canada Canada, Somalia Somalia, Aruba Aruba

Three journalists feared kidnapped in Somalia come from Australia, Canada and Somalia.
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Massa closes on Hamilton with win

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 16:16
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Ferrari's Felipe Massa beats Lewis Hamilton's McLaren to win the European Grand Prix and move into second place in the championship.
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Hopes fade for avalanche victims

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 16:22
related countries: France France

Rescue teams call off the search for at least eight climbers swept away by an avalanche in the Mont Blanc range in France.
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US warship reaches Georgian port

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 16:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

A US warship arrives in the Georgian port of Batumi carrying the first shipment of aid since the conflict began.
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Delighted hosts

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 17:45
related countries: China China

China feels 2008 Games will leave positive legacy
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'Ill' Iraqi cleric courts press

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 21:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: `Ali

Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, Ali al-Sistani, says rumours that he is seriously ill are untrue.
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2012 Hindley image use condemned

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 21:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Beijing

Downing Street and London Mayor Boris Johnson criticise of the use of a portrait of murderer Myra Hindley in a video shown at a London 2012 event in Beijing.
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Iranian leader backs Ahmadinejad

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 21:36
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's supreme leader wishes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term as president amid criticism of his economic record.
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Iraq suicide bomb attack kills 25

Sunday 24th of August 2008, 22:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 25 people in an attack in Baghdad's western Abu Ghraib district, police say.
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