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Serena v Venus as it happened

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 0:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Serena, Venus

Fourth seed Serena Williams beats her sister Venus in straight sets to book her place in the US Open semi-finals.
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Party mood

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 0:36
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola dressed up for first elections since end of war
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Ukraine in snap election warning

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 0:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president threatens to dissolve parliament and call elections after the collapse of the country's ruling coalition.
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Rio drug police find dangerous reptiles in suspect's backyard

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 4:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police discover two dangerous caimans in a domestic backyard while on the hunt for an alleged drug dealer.
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In-form Murray eyes US Open glory

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 5:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Murray

British number one Andy Murray sets his sights on beating Rafael Nadal and winning the tournament after reaching his maiden US Open semi-final.
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Murray to meet Nadal in US semis

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray reaches his first Grand Slam semi-final with a gritty win over Juan Martin Del Potro.
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Palin takes battle to Democrats

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 8:47
related countries: United States United States

John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin launches a stinging attack on the Democrats in her debut at the US Republican convention.
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'Pumpkin' father says not guilty

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 8:49
related countries: Australia Australia

The father of "Pumpkin", a little girl found abandoned in Australia, pleads not guilty to killing his wife at an Auckland court.
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Sarkozy joins Middle East talks

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 9:10
related countries: Syria Syria, France France, Qatar Qatar
related places: Damascus

French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets regional leaders in Syria in a bid to boost efforts towards Middle East peace.
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Flood emergency declared in Chile

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 9:41
related countries: Chile Chile

An emergency is declared in parts of southern Chile after torrential rains cause severe flooding and leave thousands stranded.
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Japanese leadership race hots up

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 9:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Three ruling party lawmakers indicate they could challenge front-runner Taro Aso to replace Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda.
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Call for truth on Nigeria leader

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 10:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An opposition party in Nigeria calls for an official statement on the president's health.
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BP moves to settle Russia dispute

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 10:21
related countries: Russia Russia

BP signs an agreement with its Russian partner aimed at solving a festering dispute at joint venture TNK-BP.
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Ethiopia unveils ancient obelisk

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 10:24
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia celebrates the unveiling of the reassembled Axum obelisk, one of the country's greatest treasures.
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China admits quake school defects

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 10:50
related countries: China China

China admits there could have been construction problems with some schools that collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake.
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Mugabe gives deal deadline to MDC

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 10:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe gives the opposition MDC until Thursday to agree a deal, state media reports.
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Opec invites Brazil to join group

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 11:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Brazil Brazil

Iran invites Brazil, which recently announced major untapped oil sources offshore, to join oil producers' cartel Opec.
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Syria sets basis for Israel talks

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 12:36
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Syria has sent a list of proposals to Israel aimed at laying the groundwork for direct peace talks, Bashar al-Assad says.
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Thai PM plans crisis referendum

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 12:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's prime minister announces plans to hold a referendum in an effort to defuse the ongoing political crisis.
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Court annuls Somali assets ruling

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 12:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Europe's highest court overturns a ruling to freeze the funds of a Somali money-transfer firm.
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Sunni fighters to get Iraqi pay

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 13:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says it will hand responsibility for paying members of Sunni Arab groups fighting al-Qaeda to the Iraqi government.
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Four arrests in Irish crime gang raid

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 14:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch police arrest three men and a woman as part of an international investigation into an Irish crime gang.
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US condemns Russia over Georgia

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 14:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Tbilisi

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Georgia and says Russia's actions there are an "illegitimate" attempt to alter borders.
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Nigeria arranges 'HIV marriages'

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 15:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian state government encourages HIV-positive men and women to marry each other.
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Afghan anti-drugs judge is killed

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 15:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The leading anti-drugs judge in Afghanistan, Alim Hanif, is shot while on his way to work.
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Live text - US Open mixed doubles final

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Jamie Murray and Liezel Huber of the United States face Leander Paes and Cara Black at Flushing Meadows.
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'Propaganda'

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 17:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France

Images from Afghanistan spark anger in France
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Economy stronger than expected in US

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 17:25
related countries: United States United States

Downbeat US employment ad retail data adds to economic jitters despite more positive figures from the service sector.
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Pakistan fury over 'US assault'

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 17:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan summons the US ambassador over an alleged cross-border raid which officials say killed at least 15 villagers.
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Live text - Federer v Muller

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 18:56
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on qualifier Gilles Muller in the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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Angola election chief denies bias

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 19:08
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola's electoral chief denies campaigning has unfairly favoured the ruling party.
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US lobbyist jailed for corruption

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 20:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Former US political lobbyist Jack Abramoff is jailed for four years in a corruption case that shook Washington.
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Economy worries hit world markets

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 21:26
related countries: United States United States

European and US shares fall on more fears over the state of the economy and the prospect of slower Eurozone growth.
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Canada primed for snap election

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 21:46
related countries: Canada Canada

Reports from Canada suggest Prime Minister Stephen Harper is about to call a general election, just two years after taking office.
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UK food prices show 8.3% increase

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK food prices have risen by 8.3% on average since January, with meat and fish up 23%, according to a study for the BBC.
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'Mad dog' no more

Thursday 4th of September 2008, 23:13
related countries: Libya Libya

Profile of Libya's maverick Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
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