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What happend on August 1st 2009

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Taiwan curbs foreign bride firms

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 0:19
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A new law is coming into effect in Taiwan to ban commercial matchmaking companies from brokering international marriages.
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Praying for rain

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 0:50
related countries: India India

Starvation looms for farmers in eastern India
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Cuba delays rare party congress

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 0:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro postpones what would have been the the ruling Communist Party's first congress since 1997.
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Former boxer Gatti's body exhumed

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 1:21
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The body of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti is exhumed in Canada for a second autopsy at his family's request.
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US file-sharer gets $700,000 fine

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 1:54
related countries: United States United States

A US student is told to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to record labels for breaking copyright laws after sharing music online.
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Venezuelan election law approved

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 3:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's National Assembly passes an election law that critics say will benefit President Hugo Chavez's party.
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I said in aisle, not Nile! Baby croc causes panic on flight to Cairo

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 4:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A baby crocodile causes panic on an Egypt Air flight when it escapes from a passenger's luggage, airport officials say.
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Philippine ex-leader Aquino dies

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 4:51
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Aquino

Philippines ex-President Corazon Aquino, who led the "people power" revolution against Ferdinand Marcos, dies at 76.
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EU reaches gas deal with Ukraine

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 5:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

The EU and international institutions agree a deal with Ukraine to help it provide stable supplies of Russian gas to Europe.
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Breast practice?

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 6:47
related countries: France France

Why going topless is out of favour on French beaches
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N Korea accuses fishing boat crew

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 6:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea accuses a South Korean fishing boat of "illegally intruding" in to its territorial waters
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Philippines mourns Corazon Aquino

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 7:25
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines declares 10 days' mourning for ex-President Aquino, whose "people power" revolution toppled Ferdinand Marcos.
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Seeking Delhi's 'phantom squirter'

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 11:04
related countries: India India

The BBC's former South Asia correspondent, Sam Miller, has been on the streets of the Indian capital investigating a long-running scam.
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Farewell, America

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 11:05
related countries: United States United States

Justin Webb says he will miss living in the USA
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MI5 'recruited al-Qaeda supporters'

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior opposition MP asks the UK home secretary if al-Qaeda sympathisers were mistakenly recruited by MI5.
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Nigeria seeks last sect members

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 13:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian security forces search for remaining members of a sect blamed for violence which left hundreds of people dead.
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Edgbaston washout thwarts England

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 14:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Play is abandoned without a ball being bowled on day three of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston because of persistent rain.
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Three US nationals held in Iran

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 14:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

Three missing US nationals have been detained by Iranian guards after they crossed into Iran from Iraq, Iranian media confirm.
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Iraq to Sydney

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 14:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Translator flees death threats for new life in Australia
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Protest at Malaysia security law

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 14:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Thousands of people demonstrate in the Malaysian capital against a controversial law allowing detention without trial.
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Now action man Putin dives world's deepest lake

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 15:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin takes a mini-submarine to the bottom of the world's deepest lake, stoking his action-man image.
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Western troops die in Afghanistan

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, France France, United States United States

Four soldiers - three American and one French - are killed in gun and bomb attacks in Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Iran puts 100 protesters on trial

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran

About one hundred people arrested over Iran's disputed elections, including leading reformists, go on trial in Tehran.
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Phelps pips Cavic to break record

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 17:10
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Michael Phelps storms to victory against rival Milorad Cavic in the 100m butterfly at the World Championships in Rome.
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Hidden Gobi Desert relics found

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 17:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Mongolia Mongolia

Rare Buddhist artefacts hidden in the Gobi Desert for seven decades are found by Austrian-Mongolian treasure hunters.
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Iran reformers slate trial 'sham'

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 17:48
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's biggest reformist party dismisses the court appearance of leading opposition figures as a "show trial".
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Saudi TV sex boast man arrested

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 19:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi man who boasted about his sexual conquests on an Arabic TV station, provoking a wave of complaints, is arrested.
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Iraqi officer 'behind bank heist'

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 20:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi army captain may have been behind a major Baghdad bank robbery which left eight people dead.
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Judge jails 15 Colombian soldiers

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 21:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian judge sentences 15 soldiers to up to 30 years in prison for killing civilians that they presented as rebels.
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US concern as Iran holds tourists

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 22:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it is doing all it can to aid three Americans arrested inside Iran after apparently straying across the Iraqi border.
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Scale of Nigerian unrest emerges

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 22:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A military commander in the city at the centre of recent Nigerian violence says around 700 bodies were found there alone.
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Man Utd deny 'stealing' youngster

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 22:46
related countries: France France
related places: Le Havre

Manchester United dismiss as "complete nonsense" allegations from Le Havre they have 'stolen' the French club's teenage midfielder Paul Pogba.
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Chavez accused of gagging media

Saturday 1st of August 2009, 23:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition groups say a decision to take 34 radio stations off the air is an attack on freedom of speech.
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