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Honduran killer executed in Texas

Friday 8th of August 2008, 0:53
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States
related places: Texas

A Honduran man, convicted of a 2001 murder, is executed in the US after the Supreme Court rejects his appeal.
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Musharraf faces impeachment bid

Friday 8th of August 2008, 3:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ruling coalition parties say they will begin impeachment proceedings against President Pervez Musharraf.
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Australian police bust drugs ring

Friday 8th of August 2008, 5:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police arrest 16 people after an investigation into an international drugs ring, seizing a record haul of ecstasy pills.
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Heavy fighting in South Ossetia

Friday 8th of August 2008, 5:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Heavy fighting resumes between Georgian forces and South Ossetian separatists despite a truce agreement.
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Chinese growth 'set to stabilise'

Friday 8th of August 2008, 6:27
related countries: China China

The Chinese economy is set to stabilise, official figures suggest, after seeing a sharp fall in growth in the first half of the year.
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Why Nigerian husband advises against 86 wives

Friday 8th of August 2008, 7:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A man in Nigeria who has 86 wives and at least 170 children advises others not to follow his example.
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Inflation surpasses 12% in India

Friday 8th of August 2008, 7:39
related countries: India India

Indian inflation hits a 13-year high above 12% despite government efforts to tighten monetary policy.
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Angry Tibetans protest in Nepal

Friday 8th of August 2008, 7:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal, China China

Hundreds of angry Tibetans protest in Nepal as China prepares to open the Olympics in a few hours.
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UK bank posts huge half-year loss

Friday 8th of August 2008, 8:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland posts a pre-tax loss of £691m, the second-biggest loss in UK banking history.
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Israeli PM faces corruption quiz

Friday 8th of August 2008, 8:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police question PM Ehud Olmert for a fifth time over corruption claims, a week after he said he would step down.
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US halts aid over Mauritania coup

Friday 8th of August 2008, 9:19
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania, United States United States

The United States suspends more than $20m in non-humanitarian aid to Mauritania following the nation's military coup.
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Italian economy shrinking again

Friday 8th of August 2008, 9:29
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian economy suffers its second quarter of negative growth in the past nine months and flirts with recession.
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Amputee to fly SA's Olympic flag

Friday 8th of August 2008, 9:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Amputee swimmer Nathalie Du Toit is to carry South Africa's flag during the Olympic opening.
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HIV ignorance

Friday 8th of August 2008, 9:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Teaching health lessons in Mexico's largest prison
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Migrants rescued off Italian coast

Friday 8th of August 2008, 10:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Hundreds of would-be migrants clinging to boats and dinghies are rescued overnight off the Italian coast.
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Allies vow support for Musharraf

Friday 8th of August 2008, 11:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Supporters of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf say they are confident they can block moves to impeach him in parliament.
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Live - Olympics

Friday 8th of August 2008, 11:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The 2008 Olympics begin with a lavish opening ceremony in front of a 90,000 crowd at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.
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Civilians killed in Afghan clash

Friday 8th of August 2008, 11:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan say they accidentally killed four women and a child while battling militants in the east.
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Mbeki set for new Zimbabwe talks

Friday 8th of August 2008, 12:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

South Africa's leader prepares to go to Harare for talks amid media reports a Zimbabwe power-sharing deal is near.
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Philippine rebels leave villages

Friday 8th of August 2008, 12:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Rebels begin to withdraw from occupied villages in the southern Philippines, though reports say some are reluctant.
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Live text - England v South Africa

Friday 8th of August 2008, 12:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hit exactly 100 in his first Test as England captain as the hosts make 316 on day two at The Oval.
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Fierce clashes near Afghan border

Friday 8th of August 2008, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Fierce fighting continues between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, as the army denies soldiers are surrounded.
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Top Dogg - US rapper makes Bollywood debut

Friday 8th of August 2008, 13:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

US rapper Snoop Dogg makes his debut in a Bollywood film that opens on Friday.
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Iraq's Sadr launches unarmed wing

Friday 8th of August 2008, 14:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr forms a cultural wing, saying that his militias will disarm if the US withdraws from Iraq.
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Fannie Mae unveils loss of $2.3bn

Friday 8th of August 2008, 15:07
related countries: United States United States

US mortgage finance company Fannie Mae plunges $2.3bn into the red as a result of housing market woes.
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India court okays mining projects

Friday 8th of August 2008, 15:38
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India's Supreme Court says two huge and controversial mining projects can proceed in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Arrests as Burma marks uprising

Friday 8th of August 2008, 15:43
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

At least 20 people are arrested in a Burmese town on a day of isolated protest to mark 20 years since an important revolt.
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EU expands Iran nuclear sanctions

Friday 8th of August 2008, 15:58
related countries: Iran Iran

The European Union approves strengthened sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.
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Games begin with spectacular show

Friday 8th of August 2008, 16:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing opens the 2008 Olympic Games with a feast of light and sound inside the Bird's Nest stadium.
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Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

Friday 8th of August 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia engages in fierce clashes in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, reports say, amid fears of all-out war, while discussions at the United Nations make little progress.
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Spectacular opening for Olympics

Friday 8th of August 2008, 16:46
related countries: China China

China opens the 2008 Olympic Games with a lavish ceremony in Beijing, watched on TV by more than one billion people.
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Hurricane forms off Mexican coast

Friday 8th of August 2008, 16:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tropical Storm Hernan is upgraded to a hurricane after reaching wind speeds of up to 120km/h off Mexico.
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Egypt in European visa complaint

Friday 8th of August 2008, 17:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt makes a formal complaint to European countries over how its citizens are treated when applying for visas.
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What next?

Friday 8th of August 2008, 17:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

HIV and Aids challenges, as Mexico meeting ends
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In its stride

Friday 8th of August 2008, 18:09
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania streets quiet despite political crisis
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Pietersen ton puts England ahead

Friday 8th of August 2008, 18:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hits 100 to help England stay on top in the fourth Test at The Oval.
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Car bomb kills 21 in Iraq market

Friday 8th of August 2008, 18:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A car bomb kills at least 21 people and wounds 70 more in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Deal agreed on Sudan oil region

Friday 8th of August 2008, 19:04
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

A deal is reached in Sudan over the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei, where many have been displaced in fighting.
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Seven dead in Czech train crash

Friday 8th of August 2008, 19:16
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Seven people die and around 70 are hurt as an international express train hits a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic.
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Marine faces trial for Iraq death

Friday 8th of August 2008, 19:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine is to face a court martial over the 2004 killing of an unarmed detainee during fighting in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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Russian forces battle Georgians

Friday 8th of August 2008, 23:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia engages in fierce clashes in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, reports say, amid fears of all-out war, while discussions at the United Nations make little progress.
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US-China spy jailed for 15 years

Friday 8th of August 2008, 23:20
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

A Taiwan-born US national gets a 15-year jail term for obtaining secret military documents and passing them to Beijing.
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Guinea Bissau 'foils coup plot'

Friday 8th of August 2008, 23:31
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

The army of Guinea Bissau says it has foiled an attempt by the head of the navy to overthrow President Vieira.
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Holmes leads from Rose in USPGA

Friday 8th of August 2008, 23:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oakland Hills

American JB Holmes leads by one from Justin Rose, Ben Curtis and Charlie Wi at halfway in the USPGA at Oakland Hills.
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