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What happend on September 8th 2008

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Live text - Serena v Jankovic

Monday 8th of September 2008, 1:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Serena

Former champion Serena Williams takes on second seed Jelena Jankovic in the US Open final.
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Serena seals third US Open title

Monday 8th of September 2008, 3:29
related countries: United States United States

Serena Williams sees off a valiant display from Jelena Jankovic to win her third US Open title and regain the number one ranking.
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Nano car plant protest suspended

Monday 8th of September 2008, 4:54
related countries: India India

Opposition groups blocking work at a Tata Motors plant suspend protests after the government agrees to return land.
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Angering the gods

Monday 8th of September 2008, 5:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Commercial threat to Nigerian spirit-god festival
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Mindanao fighting

Monday 8th of September 2008, 5:48
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Have peace talks in the Philippines collapsed for good?
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Serena plans new era of dominance

Monday 8th of September 2008, 7:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: New

New world number one Serena Williams warns her rivals she has a renewed passion for tennis after winning her third US Open title.
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Thai leader in court over TV show

Monday 8th of September 2008, 8:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's PM Samak Sundaravej says the army will not stage a coup against his government, despite weeks of street protests.
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Iraq Palestinians head to Iceland

Monday 8th of September 2008, 8:49
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

About 30 Palestinians from a refugee camp along the Iraqi-Syrian border are due to leave for resettlement in Iceland.
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Brazil oil boom 'to end poverty'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 9:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Profits from major new offshore oil fields will be used to eradicate poverty and boost education, Brazil's President Lula vows.
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Hong Kong democrats keep veto

Monday 8th of September 2008, 9:35
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp does better than expected in legislative elections, and retains key powers of veto, say reports.
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Israeli PM 'should be indicted'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police formally recommend to prosecutors that PM Ehud Olmert be indicted in a corruption investigation.
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Jail for French 'garage surgeon'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 9:49
related countries: France France

A French doctor whose cosmetic surgery mutilated dozens of patients is given three years in prison.
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US to re-open Afghan attack case

Monday 8th of September 2008, 10:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan re-open an inquiry into an air raid after the emergence of video suggesting scores of civilians were killed.
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Green solution

Monday 8th of September 2008, 10:06
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Guyana's president on forests' role to curb climate shift
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US to review Afghan attack case

Monday 8th of September 2008, 10:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan are to review an inquiry into an air raid as video evidence suggests scores of civilians were killed.
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Mbeki bids to save Zimbabwe talks

Monday 8th of September 2008, 10:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki arrives in Zimbabwe to revive deadlocked talks.
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Russian navy to visit Venezuela

Monday 8th of September 2008, 11:45
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Russia Russia

The Russian navy says it will visit Venezuela in November and may hold joint exercises in its territorial waters.
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Maldives election 'on 4 October'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 12:41
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Maldives will hold its first multi-party presidential election on 4 October pending parliamentary approval.
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Cairo rockslide death toll climbs

Monday 8th of September 2008, 12:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least 51 people are known to have died and many more are missing in a rockslide at a shanty town in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
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Ugandan king given state funeral

Monday 8th of September 2008, 12:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda holds a public holiday as the king of the Busoga people is laid to rest.
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Warning over India flood victims

Monday 8th of September 2008, 13:03
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

More than 250,000 people displaced by floods in the Indian state of Bihar could spend up to six months in temporary camps.
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Scientology 'faces French trial'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 13:53
related countries: France France

The Church of Scientology in France is to be tried in court for "organised fraud", according to legal sources.
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Buddha statue found at Afghan site

Monday 8th of September 2008, 13:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A giant Buddha is found near the famous Bamiyan Buddhas that were destroyed by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Sarkozy leads EU trio to Moscow

Monday 8th of September 2008, 14:03
related countries: Russia Russia, Georgia Georgia, France France
related places: Moscow, Eu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy leads an EU mission to press Russia to honour the terms of a peace plan for Georgia.
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US drones 'bomb Pakistan target'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 14:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least 14 people are reported killed in a suspected US attack on a religious school in Pakistan's border region.
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Saving souls

Monday 8th of September 2008, 14:30
related countries: France France

French goalkeeping academy with a higher purpose
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White House race enters high gear

Monday 8th of September 2008, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

The US presidential rivals step up their campaigns, as an opinion poll puts John McCain ahead of Barack Obama.
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Hezbollah calls for Hariri talks

Monday 8th of September 2008, 16:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says he is ready for peace talks with pro-Western Lebanese politician Saad Hariri.
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Observers unsure on Angola poll

Monday 8th of September 2008, 16:02
related countries: Angola Angola

An EU observer mission says elections in Angola represent an advance for democracy but stops short of calling them free and fair.
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Fair play

Monday 8th of September 2008, 16:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Justice dilemma haunts Uganda's war-torn north
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Nigerian leader appears in public

Monday 8th of September 2008, 16:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president Umaru Yar'Adua appears in public for the first time in two weeks and sacks a top government official.
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Upper Egypt prison shaken by riot

Monday 8th of September 2008, 16:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A prisoner dies and at least 20 people, mostly inmates are wounded in rioting at a prison in Assiut, southern Egypt.
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Sri Lanka bars foreign aid staff

Monday 8th of September 2008, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government says foreign aid workers and many of their local colleagues must leave Tamil-rebel held areas.
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Iraq cholera outbreak kills six

Monday 8th of September 2008, 17:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Babil

A state of emergency is declared in Iraq's Babil province after six people die from cholera, with more cases confirmed elsewhere.
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Rebel head targeted in DR Congo

Monday 8th of September 2008, 18:16
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A military operation begins in the DR Congo against Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army leader.
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Pole suspect 'echoes Fritzl case'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 18:56
related countries: Austria Austria

A Pole is suspected of caging a daughter for six years and raping her in a case 'similar' to Austrian Josef Fritzl, police say.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Monday 8th of September 2008, 19:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray is two sets down against four-time champion Roger Federer in his maiden Grand Slam final at the US Open.
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Three guilty of bomb conspiracy

Monday 8th of September 2008, 19:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British men are found guilty of a massive terrorism conspiracy to murder involving home-made bombs.
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Spectacular fossil forests found deep in the coal mines of Illinois

Monday 8th of September 2008, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US-UK team of scientists find more spectacular fossil forests deep in the coal mines of Illinois.
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Mortgage bail-out rallies markets

Monday 8th of September 2008, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Financial markets rally as the US government takes over mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - the biggest bail-out of its kind.
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Output issues loom as Opec meets

Monday 8th of September 2008, 20:17
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Iran Iran

The UAE and Kuwait find themselves in opposition to Iran on oil production levels, as Opec ministers gather.
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OJ Simpson trial jury pick starts

Monday 8th of September 2008, 20:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada

Jury selection is under way at a Nevada court in the robbery and kidnapping trial of US ex-football star OJ Simpson.
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Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'

Monday 8th of September 2008, 21:17
related countries: France France, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia will withdraw its forces from undisputed Georgian land within a month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
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Superb Federer ends Murray dream

Monday 8th of September 2008, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Monday

Roger Federer is at his brilliant best as he wins a fifth straight US Open title and ends Andy Murray's hopes of a first Grand Slam crown.
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