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Headless corpses found in Mexico

Friday 29th of August 2008, 3:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Yucatan

Police in the Mexican state of Yucatan have found the bodies of 11 men, decapitated and piled on each other.
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Pakistan troops 'kill 23 Taleban'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 5:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

At least 23 Taleban militants are killed in the Swat valley in north-west Pakistan, an army spokesman says.
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US rejects 'false' Russia claim

Friday 29th of August 2008, 6:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US dismisses accusations by Russia that it helped provoke the conflict in Georgia for domestic political reasons.
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Obama launches historic campaign

Friday 29th of August 2008, 6:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Democrat, White House

Barack Obama promises to keep the American dream alive as he accepts his historic Democratic nomination for the White House.
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Oxygen bottle behind Qantas blast

Friday 29th of August 2008, 6:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian investigators confirm that an exploding oxygen cylinder blew the huge hole in a Qantas plane last month.
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Zabaleta set to sign for Man City

Friday 29th of August 2008, 7:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Man City are close to signing Argentine Pablo Zabaleta from Spanish side Espanyol for £6.45m.
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Catholic schools in India protest

Friday 29th of August 2008, 8:21
related countries: India India

Thousands of Catholic schools are shut across India in protest against continuing violence in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Robinho move to Chelsea in doubt

Friday 29th of August 2008, 8:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid put striker Robinho's move in doubt by declaring he is under contract to them for two more seasons.
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Iran agrees Nigeria nuclear deal

Friday 29th of August 2008, 8:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Iran Iran

Iran agrees to share nuclear technology with Nigeria to help it increase its power generation.
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Lanka military leaflets civilians

Friday 29th of August 2008, 8:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's air force begins dropping leaflets urging civilians to leave northern areas controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels.
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India's economic growth slowing

Friday 29th of August 2008, 8:56
related countries: India India

India's economy grew by 7.9% in the quarter to June, figures show, its slowest rate for more than three years.
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Medallist attacks India officials

Friday 29th of August 2008, 9:06
related countries: India India

India's Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra says the nation's sports coaches and officials "know nothing" about sport.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday 29th of August 2008, 9:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Samit Patel takes 5-41 as England win the third one-day international and seal the series, beating South Africa by 126 runs at The Oval.
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Papua hikers find 'WWII airman'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 9:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australian hikers following a trail in Papua New Guinea find the suspected remains of a WWII airman hanging in a tree.
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Papua hikers find 'WWII airman'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 9:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Australian hikers following a trail in Papua New Guinea find the suspected remains of a WWII airman hanging in a tree.
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Liverpool close to Riera signing

Friday 29th of August 2008, 9:57
related countries: Spain Spain

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Albert Riera from Espanyol, according to the Spanish club.
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Bolivia sets date for referendum

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:15
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales sets 7 December as the date for a controversial referendum on a new constitution.
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Jamaica lashed by tropical storm

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:38
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Tropical Storm Gustav makes landfall in Jamaica, with meteorologists warning it could strengthen into a hurricane.
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Jubilant Afghans welcome nation's first ever Olympic medallist

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Thousands of jubilant Afghans pack Kabul's national stadium to welcome home Rohullah Nikpai, the nation's first Olympic medallist.
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Live text - Uefa Cup draw

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six British clubs find out their Uefa Cup first round opponents when the draw is made on Friday lunchtime.
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Russia hits back at G7 criticism

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:49
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Criticism of Russia's actions in Georgia by the G7 group of nations is biased and groundless, Russian officials say.
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Japan unveils economic boost plan

Friday 29th of August 2008, 10:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan unveils a stimulus package worth 11.7 trillion yen to boost the country's flagging economy and stave off recession.
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EU to investigate BA-AA alliance

Friday 29th of August 2008, 11:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iberia

The European Union has opened an antitrust investigation into a revenue-sharing deal between BA, American Airlines and Iberia.
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Pressure mounts on Thailand's PM

Friday 29th of August 2008, 11:07
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Pressure is building on Thailand's PM Samak Sundaravej, as protesters calling for his resignation gain force.
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Student 'raped in migrant camp'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 12:05
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Calais

French police question about 100 men after a Canadian student is raped by a man near Calais.
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Mothers' anguish over baby mix-up

Friday 29th of August 2008, 12:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two South African mothers await DNA results after their babies were mixed up and one died, local media reports.
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Africa's royals crown Libya's Gaddafi "king of kings"

Friday 29th of August 2008, 13:00
related countries: Libya Libya

A meeting of Africa's royalty crowns Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi "king of kings".
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Karadzic refuses war crimes pleas

Friday 29th of August 2008, 13:47
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

A plea of not guilty is entered on behalf of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at the UN war crimes tribunal.
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Lebanon helicopter crash 'tragic'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 13:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah describes the shooting down of an army helicopter in south Lebanon as "tragic and painful".
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Deadly Cameroon tanker explosion

Friday 29th of August 2008, 14:14
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A fuel tanker overturns and explodes in Cameroon, with 30 feared dead after villagers try to salvage fuel.
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Pressure mounts on Thailand's PM

Friday 29th of August 2008, 15:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Pressure is building on Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, amid spiralling protests against his rule.
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Pressure mounts on Thailand's PM

Friday 29th of August 2008, 15:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Pressure is building on Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, amid spiralling protests against his rule.
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Another Kashmir separatist held

Friday 29th of August 2008, 15:15
related countries: India India

Separatist leader Shabir Shah is arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir as part of efforts to stop anti-India protests.
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Rights boost?

Friday 29th of August 2008, 15:57
related countries: China China

Human rights in China after the Olympic Games
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Morocco 'breaks terror network'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 16:27
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Moroccan police arrest 15 people they accuse of planning al-Qaeda-inspired attacks across the kingdom.
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England win seals one-day series

Friday 29th of August 2008, 17:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England produce another fine one-day performance to beat South Africa by 126 runs to seal the series at The Oval.
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Zimbabwe reverses food aid ban

Friday 29th of August 2008, 17:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's government lifts a ban on aid agencies, as negotiators meet to try to revive deadlocked crisis talks.
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Belgians warned over iodine leak

Friday 29th of August 2008, 17:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian authorities warn people in the south of the country not to eat locally grown produce after a leak from a nuclear research institute.
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Nepal urged to tighten adoptions

Friday 29th of August 2008, 17:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The government in Nepal is being urged to tighten regulations surrounding the international adoption of its children.
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India flood evacuations continue

Friday 29th of August 2008, 18:09
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

In the northern Indian state of Bihar, thousands of people are being evacuated to higher grounds to escape flood waters.
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Super Cup live - Man Utd v Zenit

Friday 29th of August 2008, 18:15
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Russia Russia

Man Utd face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in the Uefa Super Cup in Monaco.
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McCain picks female running mate

Friday 29th of August 2008, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain picks Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, 44, as his surprise running mate.
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Crash plane 'was almost swapped'

Friday 29th of August 2008, 19:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The airline involved in the Madrid plane crash had considered switching aircraft at the last minute, a minister says.
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Microwave baby killer convicted

Friday 29th of August 2008, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

A US court convicts a mother of murdering her one-month-old daughter by burning her to death in a microwave oven.
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Zenit overcome Man Utd to claim Super Cup

Friday 29th of August 2008, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny score as Zenit St Petersburg beat Man Utd in the European Super Cup in Monaco.
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Mugabe hands white Zimbabwe swimmer $100,000 cash prize

Friday 29th of August 2008, 22:14
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States

Zimbabwe's top Olympic swimmer is given a $100,000 dollar reward by the country's president, Robert Mugabe.
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Georgia breaks ties with Russia

Friday 29th of August 2008, 23:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Georgia is to cut diplomatic ties with Russia, days after Moscow recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent.
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