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What happend on August 31st 2008

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US to back Afghan air raid probe

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 0:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan will take part in a joint investigation into claims more than 90 civilians were killed in an air strike.
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Deadly hurricane roars into Cuba

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 0:35
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Hurricane Gustav, now a highly dangerous Category 4 storm, lashes Cuba with torrential rain after churning up the Caribbean.
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New flood relief efforts in Bihar

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 3:55
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Rescue efforts increase in Bihar, India, where 2.5m people have been displaced by flooding and at least 70 people have died.
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'The Big Dry'

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 4:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian farmers helpless against drought
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New Orleanians told to flee storm

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 6:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba

New Orleans' mayor orders a mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Gustav, as Cuba is hit by the category four storm.
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South-west China hit by new quake

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 7:50
related countries: China China

A powerful earthquake in China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces leaves 22 dead and more than 100 injured, says state media.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 9:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rain delays the start of the fourth one-dayer between England and South Africa at Lord's.
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Mass anti-crime rallies in Mexico

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 9:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans attend nationwide protests against a wave of killings and kidnappings.
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S Lanka army accused of killings

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 9:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka accuse the army of killing five civilians in an attack near one of their bases.
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Live text - Celtic v Rangers

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 10:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow

Rangers defeat Celtic 4-1 in first Old Firm showdown of the season.
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Live text - San Marino MotoGP

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 11:24
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Championship leader Valentino Rossi aims to edge closer to the title with a good result at the San Marino MotoGP.
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Zimbabwe talks 'end without deal'

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 11:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main opposition party says the latest power-sharing talks with the ruling Zanu-PF have ended without agreement.
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Rossi takes win as Stoner crashes

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 12:47
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Valentino Rossi increases his title hopes by winning the San Marino MotoGP but Casey Stoner's chances suffer a massive blow.
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UK warns over 'Russia aggression'

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown says Nato and the EU must reassess their relations with the Kremlin to prevent "Russian aggression".
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Celtic 2-4 Rangers

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rangers go top of the Scottish Premier League with a thrilling win away to champions Celtic.
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Abbas and Olmert meet for talks

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 17:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meet for a further round of peace talks.
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England maintain perfect record

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 17:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England go 4-0 up in the one-day series after Andrew Flintoff stars in a rain-affected match against South Africa at Lord's.
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New Orleans declares storm curfew

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

The mayor of New Orleans puts the US city under curfew from Sunday evening as Hurricane Gustav approaches.
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Russia stands by Georgia actions

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 18:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia upholds its decision to recognise the independence of Georgia's breakaway provinces as EU leaders prepare to meet.
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Live text - Federer v Stepanek

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

Former world number one Roger Federer produces a superb display to beat Radek Stepanek and reach the US Open fourth round.
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Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 19:37
related countries: Russia Russia

The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities is shot dead in police custody in the volatile region of Ingushetia.
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Nigerian man to divorce 82 wives - but keep four

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 21:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian religious leader with 86 wives accepts an Islamic decree ordering him to divorce all but four, local authorities say.
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Thai MPs call for Samak to quit

Sunday 31st of August 2008, 22:42
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

MPs in Thailand renew calls for PM Samak Sundaravej to resign, during a session to discuss anti-government protests in Bangkok.
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