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UK faces 'profound economic crisis'

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 0:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chancellor Alistair Darling says the UK is facing the worst economic crisis in 60 years and warns of a "profound" downturn.
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Australia population shifts prompt 'man drought'

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 2:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Census data reveals that some 100,000 young men have left Australia, leading to a serious "man-drought" in many areas.
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National shock

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 4:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel stunned by search for missing four-year-old
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US surprise and praise for Palin

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 5:07
related countries: United States United States

Democratic rivals say John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin is "admirable" but concerns remain of inexperience.
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Cuba punk rocker spared jail term

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 5:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Outspoken Cuban punk rocker Gorki Aguila is cleared of 'social dangerousness' but fined for playing music too loud
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Federer & Djokovic cruise through

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 5:53
related countries: United States United States

Second and third seeds Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic reach the third round of the US Open in straight sets.
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New probe urged of Nepal missing

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 6:39
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Red Cross calls on Nepal's new government to clarify the fate of more than 1,000 people missing from the civil conflict.
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Dozens injured in Sri Lanka blast

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 7:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

A large explosion has struck Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, with the military saying that dozens have been injured.
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Capsize in India floods kills 20

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 8:40
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar, At

At least 20 people in Bihar, India, die when their boat capsizes, amid floods that have stranded hundreds of thousands.
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Manila ferry blast suspect held

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 10:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Bahrain Bahrain

A leading suspect in the Philippines' worst militant attack - the 2004 Manila Bay ferry bombing - is arrested in Bahrain.
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Georgia exposes UN's weakness

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 10:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Split over Georgia, the BBC's UN correspondent Laura Trevelyan asks what is the point of the UN Security Council?
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Sign of the times

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 10:41
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Humphrey Hawksley visits one of Moscow's old nuclear bunkers, as Russia and the West accuse each other of risking a new Cold War.
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Unmasked vision

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 10:48
related countries: Peru Peru

Legacy of magazine editor who defied Peru's dictators
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Police killed by India mine blast

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 11:42
related countries: India India

Twelve police officers are killed on patrol by a landmine explosion in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, police say.
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Police killed by India mine blast

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 11:42
related countries: India India

Twelve police officers are killed on patrol by a landmine explosion in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, police say.
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Egypt opens Gaza border crossing

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 11:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Rafah

Egypt temporarily re-opens its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, allowing hundreds of Palestinians to move in and out.
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New Lebanese army chief promoted

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 12:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

New Lebanese army chief, Jean Kahwaji, is promoted to general in a ceremony attended by President Michel Suleiman.
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All Spain crash bodies identified

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 13:46
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

All 154 bodies from last week's plane crash in Madrid have now been identified, the Spanish government says.
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Huge rally against Taiwan leader

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 14:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

Thousands of opposition supporters in Taiwan protest in Taipei as President Ma Ying-jeou marks his first 100 days in office.
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Thai PM Samak refuses to resign

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 14:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej says he will not resign, despite mounting anti-government protests.
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Italy seals Libya colonial deal

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 16:49
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi signs a deal to pay Libya $5bn as part of a deal to resolve colonial-era disputes.
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Russia moves to calm Georgia row

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 18:15
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia takes a series of diplomatic steps in an apparent effort to ease tensions with the West over the conflict in Georgia.
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Amateur British diplomat sought Nazi WWII pact

Saturday 30th of August 2008, 22:59
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fascist sympathiser who tried to broker peace with Germany during WWII was aided by the Foreign Office, MI5 files reveal.
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