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Ill Palestinians 'asked to spy'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 2:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is accused of trying to recruit Palestinian medical patients as informers - a claim it dismisses as unfounded.
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Kashmir shuts down over land row

Monday 4th of August 2008, 5:19
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

A shutdown is being observed in Indian-controlled Kashmir valley to protest against assaults on Muslims in the Jammu region.
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Vaughan quits as England captain

Monday 4th of August 2008, 6:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Vaughan resigns as England captain, saying it is both the hardest and the easiest decision he has made.
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Fatah men to be sent to West Bank

Monday 4th of August 2008, 6:46
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel reverses a decision to return 150 Fatah supporters to Gaza, saying the Palestinian men's lives were in danger
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Pilgrims return to India shrine

Monday 4th of August 2008, 7:22
related countries: India India

Worshippers return to a Hindu temple in India, a day after a stampede at the shrine left 146 people dead.
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New UN rights envoy visits Burma

Monday 4th of August 2008, 7:36
related countries: Burma Burma

The new UN human rights envoy for Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, is making his first visit to the military-ruled country.
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Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Monday 4th of August 2008, 8:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed the horrors of Stalin's prison system, dies at the age of 89.
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Banned trade hits Vietnam animals

Monday 4th of August 2008, 9:13
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Demand for traditional medicine and the illegal meat trade are devastating Vietnam's wildlife, researchers warn.
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Murdoch plans expansion in India

Monday 4th of August 2008, 9:22
related countries: India India

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp plans to invest $100m to develop six regional TV channels and hire more staff in India.
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Audio slideshow

Monday 4th of August 2008, 9:52
related countries: India India

IT and journalism on the curriculum at Indian madrassa
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Troops patrolling Italian cities

Monday 4th of August 2008, 10:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian troops begin patrolling cities as part of a government campaign to combat crime and boost security.
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Court blocks Philippine land deal

Monday 4th of August 2008, 10:52
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Supreme Court blocks a territorial deal between the Philippine government and Muslim separatists in the south.
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Fritzl could face slavery charge

Monday 4th of August 2008, 11:16
related countries: Austria Austria

Slavery may be added to the charges against the Austrian man who kept his daughter in a cellar for 24 years.
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Cultural revival

Monday 4th of August 2008, 11:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Return of Baalbek festival gives fresh hope to Lebanon
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Israel releases Hamas ex-minister

Monday 4th of August 2008, 11:36
related countries: Israel Israel

Omar Abdelrazek, a minister for the Hamas group in the former Palestinian government, is freed after two years in Israeli custody.
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French sailors seized in Nigeria

Monday 4th of August 2008, 11:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, France France

Police say they are still waiting for a ransom demand for two French sailors kidnapped in Nigeria's oil-rich region.
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Demanding a say

Monday 4th of August 2008, 11:43
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The young activists jailed for speaking out in Belarus
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Tributes to writer Solzhenitsyn

Monday 4th of August 2008, 12:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Tributes are paid to the life of Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed the horrors of Stalin's prison system.
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Egypt activist verdict criticised

Monday 4th of August 2008, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Human rights groups in Egypt criticise as undemocratic a jail sentence handed down to civil rights campaigner Saad.
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India court in key abortion order

Monday 4th of August 2008, 12:52
related countries: India India

A court in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) rejects a couple's plea to abort their 25-week foetus in a key test case.
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Pietersen named England captain

Monday 4th of August 2008, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen succeeds Michael Vaughan as England captain.
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Iran tests 'new anti-ship weapon'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 13:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has tested a new advanced weapon for use against enemy ships with a range of more than 300km (180 miles).
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Centrica weighs up nuclear move

Monday 4th of August 2008, 13:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Centrica is weighing up options for a tie-up with nuclear firm British Energy including a possible merger.
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Kenya manhunt for al-Qaeda wanted

Monday 4th of August 2008, 13:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

A manhunt is under way in Kenya for an al-Qaeda operative wanted for the US embassies attacks after he escaped a police raid.
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Pietersen appointment is 'brave'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 14:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss believes England have made a "brave decision" by appointing Kevin Pietersen as their new captain.
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Smog obscures Beijing's stadium

Monday 4th of August 2008, 14:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Heavy smog shrouds Beijing's main Olympic Stadium, just four days before the Games are due to begin.
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Santorini 'butcher' gravely ill

Monday 4th of August 2008, 14:26
related countries: Greece Greece

A man who decapitated his girlfriend and walked around with her head on the Greek holiday isle of Santorini is critically ill in hospital.
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Top Syria official 'assassinated'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 14:28
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior military official close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is assassinated, according to Arab media reports.
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Israeli airport staff find four-year-old forgotten by her parents

Monday 4th of August 2008, 14:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Staff at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel find a small girl alone after her parents accidentally take a plane without her.
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Chinese border assault kills 16

Monday 4th of August 2008, 15:13
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Sixteen Chinese policemen die in an attack on a border post in the north-western region of Xinjiang, state media say.
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Pakistan clashes take heavy toll

Monday 4th of August 2008, 15:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

At least 94 militants, 14 soldiers and around 28 civilians are killed over the last week in the Pakistani valley of Swat.
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AU stands against Bashir arrest

Monday 4th of August 2008, 15:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

The AU accuses the International Criminal Court of "pouring oil on the fire" by seeking the arrest of Sudan's leader for war crimes.
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Kyrgyz medics jailed in HIV cases

Monday 4th of August 2008, 15:45
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

A court in Kyrgyzstan convicts nine medical workers for infecting 24 children with HIV, local media report.
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'Child snatch' accused in court

Monday 4th of August 2008, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

A father accused of snatching his young daughter on a supervised visit to the US appears in court.
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Uphill struggle

Monday 4th of August 2008, 16:14
related countries: China China

Poll suggests China has much to do to win over the world
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Oysters' super sex drive 'behind deadly mollusc malaise'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 16:41
related countries: France France

Young French oysters are dying from a killer virus because developing their sex organs too soon has exhausted them, scientists believe.
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In pictures

Monday 4th of August 2008, 16:43
related countries: France France

Images of French village devastated by a tornado
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Supporters rally for ANC leader

Monday 4th of August 2008, 16:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Supporters rally for the head of South Africa's ruling ANC, Jacob Zuma, as he tries to get corruption charges dropped.
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Monday 4th of August 2008, 17:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Brazil examine a leg and two arms they believe belong to a British teenager killed in the country, according to reports.
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Old rocket blamed for Chad blast

Monday 4th of August 2008, 17:33
related countries: Chad Chad

A deadly explosion at the central market in Chad's capital was caused by an old rebel rocket, a minister says.
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Dutch climbers airlifted from K2

Monday 4th of August 2008, 17:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Helicopters airlift two climbers stranded on the world's second-highest mountain, K2, in north Pakistan.
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Iran faces new sanctions warning

Monday 4th of August 2008, 17:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran faces new sanctions if it does not respond positively to incentives to rein in its nuclear activities, the US and UK say.
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You're under a vest! German policewomen get 'bullet-proof bra'

Monday 4th of August 2008, 18:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany introduces a "bullet-proof" bra to protect thousands of women police officers across the country.
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North France tornado kills three

Monday 4th of August 2008, 18:32
related countries: France France

A tornado wreaks havoc across a swathe of northern France, killing three people and injuring nine.
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SA president denies bribe claims

Monday 4th of August 2008, 18:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The office of South African President Thabo Mbeki denies reports claiming he was paid millions to approve an arms deal.
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Morgan Freeman hurt in car crash

Monday 4th of August 2008, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is in a serious condition in hospital after being injured in a car accident, US officials say.
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US Gulf states prepare for storm

Monday 4th of August 2008, 21:10
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf

Tropical Storm Edouard could gain near-hurricane strength winds before reaching Texas or Louisiana, US forecasters say.
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Starbucks' retreat

Monday 4th of August 2008, 23:05
related countries: Australia Australia

The coffee chain admits failure in Australia
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