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What happend on September 2nd 2008

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'Rare' mammoth skull discovered in southern France

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 0:47
related countries: France France

The fossilised skull of an "extremely rare" steppe mammoth has been discovered in southern France.
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Kashmir separatist leaders freed

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 5:23
related countries: India India

Three senior separatist leaders in Indian-administered Kashmir are released from police custody.
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Australia lowers interest rates

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 5:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's central bank cuts interest rates for the first time in seven years as its economy slows
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Gustav dominates Republican event

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 6:37
related countries: United States United States

The Republican Party finishes day one of its national convention - scaled back because of Tropical Storm Gustav.
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South Korea in talks with Lehman

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 6:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lehman

South Korea confirms speculation that it is interested in troubled US investment bank Lehman Brothers.
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Al-Qaeda deputy 'nearly captured'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 6:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani troops narrowly missed a recent opportunity to capture al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top official says.
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Hanoi protests

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 7:18
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Church-state land row gathers pace in Vietnam's capital
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India boosts flood relief effort

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 7:22
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

India's government steps up efforts to assist victims of the severe flooding in Bihar, amid criticism it is not doing enough.
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Dead man walking

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 8:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

The Italian author who blew the lid on the Naples mafia
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Pelosi visits Hiroshima memorial

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 8:41
related countries: United States United States

Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest-ranking US official to pay respects to victims of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
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Hi-tech election

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 8:44
related countries: Angola Angola

Solar-powered faxes for landmark Angola poll
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Dubai 'sex on beach' trial delay

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The trial of a British man and woman accused of having sex on a beach in Dubai has been delayed for a week.
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Lula suspends Brazil spy chiefs

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's President Lula suspends intelligence chiefs amid allegations their agency spied on officials, politicians and judges.
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Taleban suspects held in dog pen

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Australia's government confirms that its forces in Afghanistan detained Taleban suspects in an empty dog pen.
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Verdict in India hit-and-run case

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:48
related countries: India India

Sanjeev Nanda, the son of a wealthy arms dealer, is found guilty of homicide in India's notorious "BMW hit and run case".
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Beijing air measures 'must stay'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing residents say they want measures aimed at cutting pollution during the Olympics to remain in place.
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Mexicans sending home less money

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

The slowing of the US economy and the fall in the dollar has led to a sharp drop in the amount of money that Mexicans are sending home.
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S Lanka army 'captures' key town

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 10:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan military says that it has captured a key town held by Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the country.
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'Hot' Monroe footage goes up for sale in Australia

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 10:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Amateur footage featuring Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot is put up for auction in Australia.
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Can the Thai Prime Minister survive?

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 10:11
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The Prime Minister of Thailand Samak Sundaravej has declared a state of emergency after clashes on the streets of Bangkok. Is his future secure?
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Bangkok under state of emergency

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 10:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's prime minister imposes a state of emergency in the capital, after at least one person dies in anti-government protests.
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UK recession this year, OECD says

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The OECD says the UK economy will fall in recession in the second half of 2008 and sharply cuts its growth forecast.
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Zimbabwe 'retains aid controls'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 11:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Aid agencies in Zimbabwe complain of tight controls despite the lifting of a ban on food aid.
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'Towns drowned'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 11:39
related countries: India India

An aid worker describes India flood devastation
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Pakistan women's bodies exhumed

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 11:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in Pakistan exhume the bodies of two women allegedly buried alive for seeking to marry without family approval.
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Police 'break up Ingush protest'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 12:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Police in Russia's volatile Ingushetia region break up a protest at the funeral of a shot journalist, media reports say.
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Two held over France camp rape

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 12:31
related countries: Canada Canada, France France

French police are questioning two men in connection with the rape of a Canadian student at a migrants camp, according to reports
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India flood stranded still wait

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 12:59
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Up to half a million people are still stranded by flood waters in the northern Indian state of Bihar, aid workers say.
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Teenage dilemma

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Palin case throws US pregnancy rate into spotlight
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Blair's relative 'stuck in Gaza'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lauren Booth, human rights activist and sister-in-law of the former UK PM Tony Blair, claims she is "stuck" in Gaza.
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Azinger picks three Ryder rookies

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 14:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Valhalla

Chad Campbell, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan and JB Holmes are named as US wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup contest against Europe.
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Venezuela and S Africa sign deal

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 14:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela and South Africa sign an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the countries' oil and gas industries
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Japan's Aso 'ready for PM role'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 14:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aso

Taro Aso emerges as the early front-runner to replace Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda, following his shock resignation.
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Oil slides toward $100 a barrel

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 14:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Crude oils heads back toward $100 a barrel, as oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico are spared by Hurricane Gustav
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'No survivors' in DR Congo crash

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 15:24
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

No-one appears to have survived when a plane carrying aid workers crashed in eastern DR Congo.
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Gaddafi son assault case dropped

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 16:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Libya Libya

Two servants who accused a son of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, of assaulting them drop their legal action.
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Israelis guilty of Hebron killing

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 16:15
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli court convicts two guards of throwing a Palestinian teenager to his death from their vehicle in Hebron.
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Egypt tycoon held for Tamim death

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 16:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Lebanon Lebanon

Egyptian tycoon Hisham Talaat Moustafa is arrested and charged over the murder of Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim.
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Live text - Robredo v Djokovic

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 16:35
related countries: United States United States, Spain Spain

Third seed Novak Djokovic takes on Spain's Tommy Robredo in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Russia praises EU over sanctions

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 16:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia

President Dmitry Medvedev welcomes as "realistic" an EU decision not to impose sanctions over Russia's invasion of Georgia.
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Louisiana counts cost of Gustav

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

Hurricane Gustav has caused "major damage" across the US Gulf state of Louisiana, says its governor, Bobby Jindal.
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Spain probes Franco-era missing

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 17:45
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Franco

Spain investigates the fate of thousands of people who disappeared during the rule of Gen Francisco Franco.
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US probe finds fewer Afghan dead

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 18:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military says only seven Afghan civilians were killed in an operation last month, not the 90 the UN suggests.
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Work stopped at Nano car factory

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 19:27
related countries: India India

Work on the Indian factory where the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, is to be made is suspended amid local opposition.
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Saakashvili a 'political corpse'

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 20:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

President Medvedev says Russia will no longer recognise Georgia's President Saakashvili, calling him a "political corpse".
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French government plan for free English lessons angers teachers

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 20:28
related countries: France France

A proposal to give intensive English tuition to French high school pupils angers the country's main teaching union.
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Djokovic edges past Robredo test

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 20:33
related countries: United States United States, Spain Spain

Third seed Novak Djokovic overcomes an upset stomach to edge a 4-6 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-3 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo and reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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Live text - Andreev v Federer

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 20:42
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Russia's Igor Andreev in the fourth round of the US Open.
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Move to evict Baghdad squatters

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 21:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi security forces in Baghdad begin to evict squatters from houses abandoned by people who fled sectarian violence.
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A wife's role

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

The US presidential spouse needs her own persona
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Republican convention to resume

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 22:08
related countries: United States United States

The US Republican Party convention is due to return to its main agenda with the threat from Hurricane Gustav having passed.
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UK museum to unveil 'cocoon' centre

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 22:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum unveils the interactive centre that will soon house 20 million plant and insect specimens.
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Republican convention to resume

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

The US Republican Party convention is due to return to its main agenda with the threat from Hurricane Gustav having passed.
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Rice to make historic Libya visit

Tuesday 2nd of September 2008, 23:57
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to make a historic first visit to Libya.
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