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Nasa 'not hiding' Mars discoveries

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 0:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Phoenix, Mars

The US space agency (Nasa) quashes any idea that it is hiding information related to discoveries made on Mars.
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K2 survivor 'taken to hospital'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 6:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The last known survivor of a mountaineering disaster in Pakistan is taken to hospital, officials say.
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Bush presses China on freedoms

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 7:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

President Bush urges China to allow more freedom of expression during a visit to South Korea, on the way to the Olympics.
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Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 7:31
related countries: India India, Japan Japan

The future of a Japanese baby born to a surrogate Indian mother is uncertain after her parents divorce.
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Russians deny 'systematic' doping

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 8:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Olympic team officials have denied allegations its athletes are involved in "systematic doping".
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Texas executes Mexican murderer

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 8:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Mexican man whose case has drawn international legal attention is executed in Texas for rape and murder.
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Beheading suspect says 'kill me'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 8:22
related countries: Canada Canada

A man who allegedly beheaded a passenger on a Canadian bus is sent for psychiatric tests, as he says "please kill me" in court.
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Israelis free five in swap deal

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 9:06
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel releases five teenage Palestinians from jail, as part of July's swap deal with the Lebanese Hezbollah group.
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Olympic relay in Beijing climax

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 9:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Olympic torch is carried through Beijing on the final leg of its global relay, ahead of Friday's opening ceremony of the Games.
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Solzhenitsyn is buried in Moscow

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 10:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The body of Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, chronicler of Soviet brutality, is laid to rest.
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Paris Hilton for president? Socialite sets out her 'policies'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 10:44
related countries: France France, United States United States

Paris Hilton records a spoof advert directed at US presidential hopeful John McCain, after he used her name in his campaign.
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Serbia urges Mladic to surrender

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 10:48
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's defence minister urges Ratko Mladic and another Serb wanted for war crimes to give themselves up.
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Red Brigades woman granted bail

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 10:50
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

An ex-member of Italy's disbanded Red Brigades group is granted bail by a French court due to ill health.
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New Zealand reptile finally to become a dad - aged 111

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 11:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A rare New Zealand tuatara lizard is set to become a dad aged 111, possibly for the first time.
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Three killed in China aftershock

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 12:09
related countries: China China

Tuesday's powerful aftershock in Sichuan province killed three people and damaged more than 3,000 houses, China says.
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Olympic hope

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 14:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taekwondo star could win Afghan medal
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Last farewell

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 14:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian good bye to "great Russian" Solzhenitsyn
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Storm disrupts Olympic build-up

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A tropical storm causes the suspension of training for British athletes and disrupts preparation for the equestrian events.
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Red Cross probes emblem 'misuse'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 15:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The ICRC voices concern over the apparent "deliberate misuse" by Colombia of its symbol during a hostage rescue mission.
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More misery for US mortgage firm

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

Freddie Mac, which finances many US mortgages, reports another quarterly loss as housing market problems persist.
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US claims informant is fraud boss

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

An ex-US secret service informant is accused of being the ringleader in the country's biggest identity fraud case.
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France denounces genocide claims

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:06
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

France accuses Rwanda of "unacceptable accusations" after a report says it was actively involved in the 1994 genocide.
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Mehdi Army 'stops carrying arms'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A spokesman tells the BBC that, for the time being, the militia loyal to Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr will not carry arms.
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Huge boost for lowland gorillas

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:24
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A gorilla census in the Republic of Congo shows populations doing much better than expected.
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Troops stage coup in Mauritania

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:24
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Troops in Mauritania oust the government, taking the democratically-elected president into custody.
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Iraq fails to agree election law

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's parliament adjourns for a month after failing to agree on a provincial election law, viewed as a key political reform.
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Pakistan 'school bombers' killed

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two suspected militants are killed in Pakistan after accidentally detonating explosives with which they planned to blow up a school.
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Plotting the future

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:06
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

What next for the coup leaders in Mauritania?
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Zimbabwe parties call for peace

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:12
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's ruling and opposition parties issue a joint call for an end to post-election violence.
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Indian leaders urge Kashmir talks

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:26
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls an all-party meeting to discuss worsening tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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France moves to close Taiwan case

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:29
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, France France

French prosecutors call for a seven-year probe into corruption over the sale of warships to Taiwan to be dismissed.
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Musharraf to attend Beijing Games

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:41
related countries: China China

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics after all, the foreign ministry says.
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S Africa unions stage mass strike

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 17:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Trade unionists in South Africa stage a nationwide one-day strike to protest over the rising cost of power and food.
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Was mummy King Tut a daddy? - DNA tests for tomb foetuses

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 19:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

DNA tests are to be conducted on the mummified remains of two stillborn children found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, Egyptian officials say.
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Scientist 'lone anthrax attacker'

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

Newly released FBI papers on the 2001 US anthrax attacks say late scientist, Dr Bruce Ivins, was the sole person responsible.
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World powers mull Iran sanctions

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 21:08
related countries: Iran Iran

The US calls for 'punitive' measures over Iran's nuclear programme, after Tehran's response to an incentives offer.
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US embassy attacks commemorated

Wednesday 6th of August 2008, 23:33
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States

Kenya and Tanzania prepare to mark the 10th anniversary of deadly bomb attacks on their US embassies.
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