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Rare okapi captured on camera in DR Congo's Virunga National Park

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 0:10
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The rare okapi, under threat from the bush meat trade, has been photographed in DR Congo's Virunga National Park.
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Lebanon politician dies in blast

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 0:35
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A politician from a pro-Syrian faction has been killed in a car bombing east of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, officials say.
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Russian bombers land in Venezuela

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 1:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Russia Russia

Two Russian bombers arrive in Venezuela for training flights, days after a joint naval exercise was announced.
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Powerful earthquakes strike Asia

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 2:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Japan Japan

Two powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia's Moluccas islands and Hokkaido in northern Japan, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Powerful earthquakes strike Asia

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 2:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Japan Japan

Two powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia's Moluccas islands and Hokkaido in northern Japan, but there are no reports of injuries.
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Trio not guilty of pet massacre

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 2:56
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Three people accused of killing 80 pets in a case which shocked Puerto Rico are found not guilty.
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US oil officials in sex scandal

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 3:16
related countries: United States United States

US officials responsible for collecting revenue from oil companies are accused of "ethical failure".
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Japan 'ends Iraq supply mission'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 3:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan will end a military mission flying goods and personnel into Iraq in support of the US-led coalition.
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Japan executes three on death row

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 4:07
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has executed three convicted murderers, all in their 60s, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.
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US-India accord sent to Congress

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 4:55
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush sends a landmark civilian nuclear deal with India to the Congress for final approval.
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Girl's suicide over Big Bang fear

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 5:40
related countries: India India

A girl in India commits suicide after watching TV reports that an experiment in Europe could bring about the end of the world.
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Many killed in Pakistan fighting

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 6:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 20 militants and four troops have been killed in fighting in north-west Pakistan, the army says.
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'Underpants' minister loses job

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 6:38
related countries: Australia Australia

A state minister in Australia has been asked to resign after dancing in his underpants at a staff party.
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Former Bangladeshi PM is released

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 6:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia is released from prison after spending a year there on corruption charges.
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Capello hails England 'courage'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 6:57
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley, Zagreb

England boss Fabio Capello says the secret to the 4-1 win in Croatia was that his side played with "confidence and courage".
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China investigates baby formula

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 7:28
related countries: China China

Chinese officials are investigating a brand of baby formula after more than a dozen babies who drank it developed kidney stones.
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Hague hopeful on Mladic capture

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 8:46
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia holds talks with officials in Serbia.
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Crash grounds Israel helicopters

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:04
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli military grounds its fleet of Cobra helicopters as it investigates a crash that killed two pilots on a training mission.
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New frontline

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The complex web of militants in Pakistan tribal areas
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Vande Velde 'can stop Armstrong'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:16
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong's former team-mate Jonathan Vaughters says Christian Vande Velde can stop the seven-time Tour de France winner's bid for another title.
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Warsaw hosts tense Russian talks

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland, United States United States
related places: Warsaw

Russia's foreign minister arrives in Poland amid tension over the war in Georgia and the US missile defence system.
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Samak accepts Thai PM nomination

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's Samak Sundaravej accepts his party's nomination as PM two days after he was forced to quit.
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N Korea 'builds new missile site'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

Reports say North Korea is close to completing a new launch site for long-range missiles close to its border with China.
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US 'must target Pakistan havens'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US needs a new strategy to tackle militants in Afghanistan which includes Pakistan's border area, a top commander says.
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Bolivia expels US ambassador

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:21
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

President Evo Morales accuses the US ambassador to Bolivia of encouraging the break-up of the country and orders him to leave.
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Israel 'annexes' West Bank areas

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:21
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel has annexed thousands of hectares of West Bank land beside the barrier, an Israeli rights group says.
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New battle over Arctic oil plans

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska, Arctic

As petrol prices rise in the US, pressure is growing to open up new areas of Alaska for oil exploration.
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Big memories

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

In small US towns, Americans still remember 9/11
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Doubts over Niger Delta ministry

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria creates a ministry for the Niger Delta but activists are not convinced it will mean peace.
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Canada Afghan mission 'ends 2011'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 10:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

Canadian PM Stephen Harper for the first time vows that Canadian troops will end their mission in Afghanistan in 2011.
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Remains found in Israeli river

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 11:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police searching for a four-year-old girl missing since May find a suitcase containing human remains in a river.
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Zimbabwe rivals 'close to deal'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 11:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai say they are hopeful of signing a deal to share power.
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West 'makes terror fight harder'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 11:27
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's anti-terror chief says Western governments have made it harder for moderate Muslims to tackle terrorism.
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Kangaroo attack sparks boy hunt

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 11:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian animal welfare authorities appeal for help tracking down a boy filmed viciously attacking a kangaroo.
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Cyprus rivals meet in peace talks

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 11:55
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Rival leaders of the divided island of Cyprus are meeting in the first substantive talks aimed at reunification.
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'America's war'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 12:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan leader's quandary in battle against militants
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No victory in Iraq, says Petraeus

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 13:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The outgoing commander of US troops in Iraq says he will never declare victory there, adding the US faces "a long struggle".
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Walcott feat a one-off - Wenger

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 13:18
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger warns England fans not to expect a repeat of Theo Walcott's 'exceptional' hat-trick in Croatia.
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Release of Mali soldiers welcomed

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 13:25
related countries: Mali Mali

Civil society groups in Mali welcome the release of 44 soldiers held by Tuareg rebels.
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Games exit for Ireland's Malone

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 13:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish footballer Derek Malone is excluded from the Paralympics for failing to show he is sufficiently disabled.
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Egyptian rockslide toll passes 70

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 14:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The death toll from a devastating rockfall in the Egyptian capital Cairo has risen to more than 70, officials say.
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Mass fainting as Tanzanian schoolgirls take final exam

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 15:39
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Junior school pupils in Tanzania experience a mass fainting fit while taking their final year exams.
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Call to prevent new DR Congo war

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 16:03
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Diplomats make an urgent call for the DR Congo army and rebels to stop fighting in the east.
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Ukraine PM quizzed over poisoning

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's prime minister is questioned in the investigation into the 2004 poisoning of President Viktor Yushchenko.
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Evacuations as Ike approaches US

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 17:27
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas, Ike

Residents in the US state of Texas take to the roads, as Hurricane Ike churns through the Gulf of Mexico.
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US marks seventh 9/11 anniversary

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

Moments of silence are held to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US which left nearly 3,000 people dead.
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Saudis detain 'internet jihadis'

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 17:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian police say they have arrested five men on charges of using the internet to recruit for al-Qaeda.
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Hamilton puts Spa saga behind him

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 17:57
related countries: Italy Italy, Belgium Belgium, Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Spa

Lewis Hamilton insists that being stripped of victory in Belgium will not affect his performance in the Italian Grand Prix.
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Channel Tunnel shut after blaze

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 18:23
related countries: France France

More than 30 people are led from the Channel Tunnel after a fire on a freight train, with cancelled trains stranding thousands.
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Russia tells US to rethink allies

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 18:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

President Medvedev says Russia will co-operate with the US on terrorism, but tells it to reconsider its ties with "rotten regimes".
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Economic gloom depresses the euro

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 19:42
related countries: United States United States

The euro hits a fresh one-year low against the US dollar on renewed worries about the health of the European economy.
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Putin defends Georgia offensive

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia's prime minister defends Moscow's military intervention in South Ossetia, saying "an aggressor needs to punished".
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Bush 'approved' Pakistan attacks

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 22:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

President Bush approved US military raids on militants inside Pakistan without Islamabad's agreement, the BBC learns.
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Investor fears hit Lehman shares

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 23:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Lehman

Shares in troubled US bank Lehman Brothers plunge 42% on continued fears over the future of the Wall Street institution.
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Zimbabwe rivals agree unity deal

Thursday 11th of September 2008, 23:44
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai reach a deal to share power.
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