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What happend on August 27th 2008

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UK makes Atlantic sea bed claim

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 2:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to formally present its case to the UN to extend its territorial rights around Ascension Island.
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S Africa land reform bill shelved

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 4:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa shelves legislation designed to speed up land reform by allowing the government to seize white-owned farms.
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Federer storms to opening victory

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 4:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Roger Federer begins his quest for his fifth consecutive US Open title by beating Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez in just 82 minutes.
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Clinton urges party to back Obama

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton calls on the Democrats to back her former rival Barack Obama for president, at the party's convention.
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Afghan inquiry into freed rapists

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 5:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai announces an inquiry into how two rapists were freed on a presidential pardon.
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Pavlyuchenko heads for Tottenham

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 8:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Spartak Moscow tell BBC Sport that striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is poised to join Tottenham.
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Rebels seize hostages in Kashmir

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 8:34
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

Suspected militants take six people, including children, hostage in Jammu, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
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UK FM in Ukraine for Russia talks

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 8:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary David Miliban is visiting Ukraine in an effort to build a "coalition against Russian aggression".
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Cuba detains leading punk rocker

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 9:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba

One of the Cuba's leading punk rock musicians, Gorki Aguila, is arrested by the authorities and faces charges of "dangerousness".
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Injury forces Mushtaq to retire

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 9:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sussex hero and former Paksitan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed retires from cricket because of knee problems.
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Lake dwellers fear loss of homes

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 9:47
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Property developers are filling in a lake in the Cambodian capital, but residents say they will lose their homes and livelihoods.
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Mugabe 'to form government alone'

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 10:12
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe says he will form a government without the opposition, state media reports.
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S Korea accuses refugee of spying

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 10:20
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A 35-year-old North Korean woman is arrested in South Korea on suspicion of spying for her homeland.
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Changing world

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 10:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Why a Colombian rebel group decided to disarm
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Emblem in trouble

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 10:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Climate change threat to Lebanon's cedar trees
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E.ON to cut 1,800 jobs in Germany

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 11:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Energy group E.ON confirms it is cutting 1,800 sales jobs as it closes two-thirds of its German service centres.
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Iran hangs second teenage killer

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 11:23
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Human

Human rights organisations condemn the execution of a second juvenile offender in Iran within a week.
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SA rottweiler rescues boy from pit bull

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 12:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African Rottweiler rescues a two-year-old boy being savaged by a pit bull terrier despite efforts to free him.
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India clashes denounced by Pope

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India

The Pope says he is "profoundly saddened" by deadly violence between Hindus and Christians in India's eastern Orissa state.
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Egypt urges end to Israel threats

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 12:17
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, Egypt Egypt

Egypt is trying to defuse growing tension between Israel and Lebanon, its foreign minister says.
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Headless bodies found in Mexico

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 12:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Police in Mexico find three decapitated bodies on a rubbish dump in Tijuana, apparently victims of gang-related violence.
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Ghost town

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 13:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Boom turns to bust for Spain's property market
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Afghan blast kills German soldier

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 13:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

A German soldier dies in an explosion targeting a military convoy in northern Afghanistan.
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Crimean test

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 13:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Why fears of a new Cold War now focus on Ukraine
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Driven apart

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 14:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan air strike drives wedge between allies
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Irrigation boost for Malawi farms

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 14:53
related countries: Malawi Malawi

President Mutharika announces plans for a massive irrigation project to boost Malawi's food production.
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Deep divisions

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 14:54
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Why protesters have returned to Bangkok's streets
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Sudan hijackers free passengers

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 15:11
related countries: Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan
related places: Nyala

The hijackers of a Sudanese plane free all 95 passengers on boards but hold the crew, officials say.
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'Scores dead' in Pakistan clashes

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has killed 47 pro-Taleban militants in the rugged west of the country, near Afghanistan.
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Pakistan restores eight judges

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 15:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eight of the judges sacked in November by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf are reinstated.
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'Plot' to kill Burundi rebel head

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 16:29
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Agathon Rwasa, the leader of Burundi's last active rebel group - the FNL - says there is a plot to assasinate him.
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India beat Sri Lanka & win series

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 16:41
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka lose a second consecutive home one-day series for the first time in their history as India beat them by 46 runs.
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Chelsea set to seal Robinho deal

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 17:06
related countries: Spain Spain

Chelsea are close to signing Real Madrid forward Robinho, according to Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon.
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Gaddafi charged for cleric kidnap

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 17:33
related countries: Libya Libya, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon indicts Libya's leader over the disappearance of a revered Shia cleric during a visit to the country 30 years ago.
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Sudan plane hijackers surrender

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 17:34
related countries: Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

Two hijackers of a Sudanese plane surrender after flying it to Libya and releasing the passengers, officials say.
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Ethiopia welcomes Olympics stars

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 17:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Thousands of cheering Ethiopians line the streets of Addis Ababa to welcome home Olympic gold-medallists.
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Oslo trial for Bosnia war suspect

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 18:12
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway Norway

A Bosnian-born man pleads not guilty in Norway's first war crimes trial since the end of World War II.
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Deadly hurricane weakens in Haiti

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 18:27
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Hurricane Gustav is downgraded to a tropical storm after reportedly killing at least 16 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
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Malta fears 71 migrants drowned

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 18:33
related countries: Malta Malta

As many as 71 African migrants drown after their boat sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, their companions tell Maltese police.
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UK urges tough response to Russia

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 19:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary calls for "hard-headed engagement" with Russia in response to its actions in Georgia.
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Thai protesters ordered arrested

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 20:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai police surround the prime minister's office, to try to evict protesters who took over the building on Tuesday.
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Russia faces fresh condemnation

Wednesday 27th of August 2008, 21:13
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Seven of the world's top industrialised nations deplore Russia's decision to recognise Georgia's breakaway regions.
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