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Lula urges Brazil Olympic boost

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 0:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's president urged the country to take sport more seriously, after winning just three Olympic golds.
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Democrats gather to endorse Obama

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 1:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

Veteran Senator Edward Kennedy makes a surprise speech in support of Barack Obama at the Democratic convention.
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Democrats praise 'new hope' Obama

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

The US Democratic Party launches its convention with ringing endorsements of White House hopeful Barack Obama.
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Plea for Pakistan coalition unity

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 6:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leader of Pakistan People's Party appeals to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to rejoin the ruling coalition.
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Explosion at Balochistan rally

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 6:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 20 people are injured in a blast at a political rally in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, police and witnesses say.
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Nadal tested in opening victory

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 6:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

World number one Rafael Nadal is pushed hard before beating Germany's Bjorn Phau in round one of the US Open.
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Curfew still in force in Kashmir

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 8:11
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

Much of Indian-administered Kashmir is still under curfew to stop more protests by separatists and Hindus.
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Terror threat

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 8:20
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

How will Mauritania coup affect Islamist militants?
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Sudan 'kills refugees in Darfur'

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 8:39
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The US condemns Sudan's army for opening fire in a camp for Darfur refugees.
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German shopper mood remains weak

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 9:01
related countries: Germany Germany

German consumer confidence falls to a fresh five-year low, due to continuing recession and inflation fears.
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Rice meets Olmert in peace push

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 9:16
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US Secretary of State meets the Israeli PM ahead of three-way talks aimed at a Mid-East peace deal.
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Forced landing for Ryanair flight

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

A plane carrying British tourists to Spain is forced to make an unscheduled landing due to a loss of cabin pressure.
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US anger at Russian Georgia vote

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 9:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

President Bush urges Russia not to recognise Georgia's rebel enclaves as independent, as US ships head to Russian-held Poti.
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Canadians arrest one of the world's most prolific bicycle thieves

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police arrest one of the world's most prolific bicycle thieves after discovering almost 3,000 bikes in his possession.
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Tax row hits Japan economy deal

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese plans to introduce an economic assistance package are being hit by a political row over income tax.
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Drugs 'slash' Malawi Aids deaths

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:27
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Distributing Aids drugs in Malawi has massively cut the death rate, an official says.
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Cash boost for China medallists

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:40
related countries: China China

Chinese athletes who won gold medals at this summer's Beijing Olympics are to be paid about $51,000 each (£28,000). according to Chinese state media.
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MDC heckle Mugabe in parliament

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

MPs from Zimbabwe's main opposition party heckle and jeer as President Robert Mugabe formally opens parliament.
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N Korea 'stops nuclear disabling'

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it has stopped disabling its nuclear plants because it has not yet been removed from a US terrorism list.
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Israeli W Bank building 'doubles'

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank has nearly doubled in the last year, an Israeli pressure group says.
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Iraq bomb kills police recruits

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 11:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 25 people are killed as a suicide bomber attacks police recruits in Diyala province in Iraq, according to police.
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Strike 'killed 60 young Afghans'

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 12:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Friday

The UN finds "convincing proof" that 60 children and 30 adults were killed in a US air strike in western Afghanistan last Friday.
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Liberian dilemma

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 12:39
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Warlord-turned-pastor pleads for forgiveness
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Live text - England v South Africa

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 13:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England get halfway to their target of 84 after just eight overs against South Africa in the second one-day match.
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Russia recognises Georgian rebels

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 13:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia recognises the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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Zambia's mourning turns political

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 13:59
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's opposition leader says he was prevented from mourning the late president by his widow.
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Lebanon maid deaths cause alarm

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 14:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least one immigrant maid is dying each week in Lebanon in a suicide or escape attempt, Human Rights Watch says.
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Python kills Venezuelan zookeeper

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 15:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

A three-metre (10-foot) python kills a student zookeeper who let the snake out of its enclosure in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Kenya urged to snub amnesty calls

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 15:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Attorney General rejects calls for an amnesty over post-election violence
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Rice wraps up Mid East peace push

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 15:29
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US Secretary of State ends her latest peace push saying there is still a good chance of an Israeli-Palestinian deal.
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Listeria fear after Canada deaths

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 15:49
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian health officials are investigating 12 deaths thought to be linked to contaminated meat products.
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Afghan opium drops, UN says

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The area of poppy production in Afghanistan has reduced this year compared with 2007, a UN report says.
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Anwar Ibrahim wins landslide vote

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 16:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has won a landslide victory in a by-election in Penang.
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Malaysia orders Aceh refugees out

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 16:19
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Indonesia Indonesia

Malaysia tells more than 25,000 Indonesian tsunami refugees to leave by early January or face deportation.
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England surge to 10-wicket rout

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 16:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad takes 5-23 as England move 2-0 ahead in the one-day series, crushing South Africa by 10 wickets.
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Russia recognises Georgian rebels

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 17:07
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia recognises the independence of Georgia's two breakaway regions, prompting international condemnation.
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Changing times

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 17:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A market economy begins to emerge in North Korea
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Migrants die off Spanish coast

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 17:40
related countries: Spain Spain

At least 25 African migrants die off the Spanish coast after their boat drifts for days, according to survivors who reach land.
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Ivanovic survives US Open scare

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 17:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Top

Top seed Ana Ivanovic overcomes Vera Dushevina of Russia 6-1 4-6 6-4 in the first round of the US Open.
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Riots grip India's Orissa region

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 18:40
related countries: India India

Four people die when police try to stop clashes between Hindus and Christians in the Indian state of Orissa.
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Sri Lanka rebels stage air strike

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 19:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels carry out an air raid on a major naval base in eastern Sri Lanka, military officials say.
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Thai protesters 'want new coup'

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 19:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej accuses protesters in Bangkok of trying to provoke a coup, as a stand-off develops.
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Sudanese plane hijacked in Darfur

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 19:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Nyala

A Sudanese plane is hijacked after taking off from Nyala, in Darfur region, officials say.
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Mugabe jeered

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 20:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe leader rattled by heckling of opposition MPs
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Bug causes US air traffic delays

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 21:38
related countries: United States United States

Air traffic at dozens of US airports is delayed by a computer glitch, aviation officials say.
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No nuns on catwalk after priest cancels "beauty pageant"

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 21:40
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian priest cancels his plans for the world's first beauty pageant for nuns after criticism from his superiors.
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US to keep N Korea on terror list

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 21:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US accuses Pyongyang of violating a six-nation nuclear accord and says North Korea will remain on a terrorism blacklist.
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West condemns Russia over Georgia

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 22:35
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Western leaders condemn Russia's decision to recognise the independence of two breakaway Georgian regions.
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Israeli police hold Gaza activist

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 22:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Police in Israel arrest an Israeli citizen who entered Gaza by sea with a group of pro-Palestinian activists.
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Painting for Pisa

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 23:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Pisa

Young Italian master reviving Renaissance art
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'No evidence' of threat to Obama

Tuesday 26th of August 2008, 23:56
related countries: United States United States

Three men arrested on weapons and drugs charges in the US were not involved in a credible plan to kill Barack Obama, officials say.
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