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Hidden Beijing

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 0:38
related countries: China China

The best places to eat, drink and shop in China's capital
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Clinton wants Aids funding boost

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 1:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Former US President Bill Clinton calls for the cost of HIV drugs to be kept down, in a speech to Mexico conference.
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Food shortages warning for Nepal

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 4:10
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The government of Nepal and the UN warn that hundreds of thousands of people are facing severe food shortages.
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Clinging on

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 4:40
related countries: Albania Albania

An Albanian family among the Serbs of north Kosovo
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Japanese lawmaker in 'Nazi' gaffe

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 6:50
related countries: Japan Japan

Taro Aso, the man who could be Japan's next prime minister, reportedly likens the opposition to the Nazis.
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Pietersen begins England tenure

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 8:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen starts his new job as England captain at The Oval on Tuesday, with Thursday's fourth Test against South Africa looming.
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Land battle

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 8:07
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A new Jewish colony takes shape in the Jordan Valley
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Ten to watch

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 8:17
related countries: China China

China's track hero leads our picks
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Owner's delight as scientists produce five clones of pet pooch

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 8:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Scientists in South Korea say they have successfully completed the world's first commercial cloning of a pet dog.
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Lebanese cabinet approves agenda

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 8:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The new Lebanese cabinet unanimously approves a policy statement aimed at ending the country's political deadlock.
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Sewage surge hits Tokyo workers

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 9:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Tokyo worker is killed and four are reported missing after being struck by sewage surging through a drain.
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Obama urges opening oil reserves

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama outlines his plans to tackle the cost of energy and its impact on the US economy.
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Health systems 'impede' HIV fight

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 11:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

Former US President Bill Clinton says lack of health services, not money, is the main challenge to fighting Aids in Africa.
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Northern Rock makes a £585m loss

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK mortgage lender Northern Rock reports a bigger-than-expected loss of £585m for the first six months of the year.
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China confident of safe Olympics

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 11:32
related countries: China China

China stresses the Beijing Olympics will be safe, following an attack that killed 16 policemen in the north-west of the country.
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Gaza 'Fulbright three' lose visas

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 11:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

The US revokes visas of three postgraduate students from Gaza whose cases it championed at the highest levels.
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New quake hits Chinese province

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 11:51
related countries: China China

An earthquake rocks China's Sichuan province, devastated by a powerful quake three months ago.
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Zuma fate delayed till September

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 12:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South Africa's ruling party leader will find out next month whether corruption charges against him will be dropped.
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Awami League wins B'desh election

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 12:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Candidates backed by the Awami League in Bangladesh perform strongly in local elections, officials say.
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Angola leader promises more polls

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 12:39
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola's leader says parliamentary elections will be held every four years, ahead of the first polls in 16 years.
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Russia vows to defend S Ossetia

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 12:59
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia warns it will intervene in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region if violence there escalates.
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Protester dies in Kashmir clash

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 13:21
related countries: India India

A demonstrator is shot dead by police during land protests in Jammu in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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UN warning on India child health

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 14:13
related countries: India India

The world will fail to reach millennium development goals unless India improves healthcare for children, the UN says.
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Iranians suspend death by stoning

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 16:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran suspends the punishment of death by stoning, handed down for adultery in the Islamic republic, but rarely carried out.
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PC graveyard

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 16:34
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Dumped computers cause toxic concerns in Ghana
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Iraq postpones key elections vote

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 16:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi political leaders again postpone a vote by MPs on a draft provincial election law seen as crucial for reconciliation.
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Iran ambiguous on nuclear offer

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 16:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has sent a message to the EU, but not a response to the latest proposals on its nuclear programme.
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Nigeria troops raid Delta village

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 16:59
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Soldiers attack a village in Nigeria's Delta region looking for militants and find missiles.
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'Thirty dead' in Pakistan floods

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 17:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 30 people die in torrential rains and floods in north west Pakistan, officials say.
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Tortured patriot

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Solzhenitsyn drew on Russian tradition to expose evil
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Taleban 'burn Pakistan schools'

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 17:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Suspected pro-Taleban militants burn down three girls' high schools in the Swat valley of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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France accused in Rwanda genocide

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 17:25
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's government accuses France of playing an active role in the 1994 genocide.
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Italian hostages freed in Somalia

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 17:32
related countries: Italy Italy, Somalia Somalia

Two Italian aid workers kidnapped in Somalia in May are released and are in good health, Italy's foreign minister said.
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UK Basra deal claims 'not true'

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 18:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Des Browne says reports UK soldiers delayed helping Iraqi troops in Basra because of a deal with militiamen are "simply not true".
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US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 19:21
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge 11 people over the alleged theft of credit card details in the country's largest ID theft case.
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US interest rates left unchanged

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate on hold at 2%, as widely expected, amid recession and inflation fears.
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Stock markets rally as oil falls

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 21:36
related countries: United States United States

Stock markets rally strongly in the US and Europe on the back of a continued fall in the price of oil.
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US cracks 'biggest ID fraud case'

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 21:42
related countries: United States United States

US authorities charge 11 people over the alleged theft of credit card details in the country's largest ID theft case.
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After the cyclone

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 21:46
related countries: Burma Burma

Three months on, Burmese villagers are still struggling
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Focus on genocide

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 22:12
related countries: France France

Why Rwanda has issued allegations against France
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Teacher finds new cosmic object

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 22:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A new class of cosmic object has been found by a 25-year-old Dutch schoolteacher through an online astronomy project.
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Bolivia protests prevent summit

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 22:36
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

The leaders of Venezuela and Argentina cancel a trip to Bolivia after clashes between police and opponents of President Morales.
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Tropical Storm Edouard hits Texas

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 23:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A powerful tropical storm hits Texas with heavy rains and near-hurricane strength winds, US weather forecasters say.
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 23:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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Olympic fever

Tuesday 5th of August 2008, 23:28
related countries: China China

People from across China can't wait for the Games to begin
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