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What happend on August 12th 2009

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'Horror movie'

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 0:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Muslim-Christian tensions turn violent in Pakistan
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Indonesia confirms militant alive

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 4:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police confirm a militant killed in a weekend siege was not the most-wanted militant, Noordin Mohammed Top.
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Brazil TV host 'ordered killings'

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 4:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil accuse a TV presenter of ordering killings to get rid of drug trafficking rivals and boost his show's ratings.
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Costa Rica leader gets swine flu

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 5:43
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica says he has swine flu, making him the first head of state known to have caught the virus.
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China releases Vietnam fishermen

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 6:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

China frees 25 Vietnamese fishermen detained months ago near disputed islands after a huge outcry in Vietnam.
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S Korea deports Falun Gong pair

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 6:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, China China

South Korea deports two members of the Falun Gong spiritual group to China despite opposition from the group.
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Drought grips many Indian districts

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 6:41
related countries: India India

More than a quarter of India's districts are affected by drought, the country's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee says.
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In pictures

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's battle with the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot
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Fighters kill Afghan police chief

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Militants kill a district police chief during an attack in northern Afghanistan, just days ahead of nationwide elections.
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'No survivors' at PNG crash site

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

All 13 people on board a small plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea have been killed, Australia's prime minister says.
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China arrests Rio Tinto workers

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:27
related countries: China China

China arrests employees of mining firm Rio Tinto on suspicion of stealing trade secrets and taking bribes, which the firm denies.
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Cleaner Seine brings wild salmon back to French capital

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:37
related countries: France France

Wild salmon are returning to the River Seine for the first time in almost a century, French scientists say.
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Asian regrets at Suu Kyi verdict

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 9:49
related countries: Burma Burma

South East Asian nations issue a rare statement condemning the conviction of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Mumbai closes schools in flu fear

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 10:10
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian authorities in the city of Mumbai close schools, colleges and cinemas in a bid to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus.
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Ingush minister shot dead at work

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 10:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Two masked gunmen kill the construction minister of the volatile Russian republic of Ingushetia in his office.
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Bomber not dead, say Indonesians

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 10:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's most-wanted terror suspect Noordin Mohamed Top was not killed in a shoot-out on the weekend after all, police say.
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Travel ban in Sudan trouser trial

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 10:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese woman charged with dressing indecently for wearing trousers is prevented from travelling abroad.
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Flight of faith: rabbis take to the skies to fight swine flu

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 10:58
related countries: Israel Israel

A group of rabbis and Jewish mystics take to the skies over Israel, praying and blowing ceremonial horns to ward off swine flu.
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Does healthcare in the US need reform?

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has defended his plans for US healthcare reforms. Are you concerned about his proposals?
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China quake activist put on trial

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 11:56
related countries: China China

An activist who questioned why so many people died in a huge earthquake in China last year is tried for subversion.
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Lithuania in Russia customs row

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 12:41
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Russia Russia

Tension rises between Lithuania and Russia over customs checks on Lithuanian lorries, many of which are now stuck at the border.
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FBI man testifies in Mumbai trial

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 12:42
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

An FBI officer appears before a Mumbai court to testify on last November's attacks which killed more than 170 people.
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Indonesia poll challenge rejected

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 12:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

One of the defeated candidates in Indonesia's presidential election is to challenge the result, a spokesman says.
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Niger opposition figure 'beaten'

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 13:55
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger opposition activist Marou Amadou has been mistreated in custody by security forces, members of his association say.
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US and UBS agree to end tax row

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The US government and UBS agree the details of a deal to end legal action against the Swiss bank over tax evasion.
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Taiwan mudslide survivors found

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:28
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

About 700 people missing in Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot are found alive but fears remain for hundreds of others.
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Hi-tech policing

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why crime is plummeting in some major US cities
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Ramprakash ready for Test call-up

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mark Ramprakash, 39, tells BBC Sport he would be thrilled to make a comeback for England in the decisive fifth Ashes Test.
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Children killed 'over mafia fear'

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:45
related countries: France France

A mother confesses to drowning her two children in a bathtub to 'protect them from mafia threats', French prosecutors say.
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Pakistanis shot at Somali mosque

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 14:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least five Pakistanis are gunned down in a dawn attack on a mosque on the border of Somalia's Puntland region.
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A land for sale?

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 15:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

How big firms buy up huge chunks of Cambodia
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Live - Internationals

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 16:05
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England, Northern Ireland and Wales are in friendly action after Scotland are thrashed 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Norway.
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French pool bans 'burkini' swim

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 16:06
related countries: France France

French officials ban a Muslim woman from swimming in a public pool while wearing a swimsuit that covers her entire body.
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Clinton nudges Nigeria on reform

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 16:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Nigeria to press ahead with democratic reform and the fight against corruption.
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Russian navy joins hunt for ship

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 16:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's navy is deployed to find a ship reportedly hijacked three weeks ago in the Baltic Sea.
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Genocide suspect found in Congo

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 17:03
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide suspect is arrested in DR Congo during an operation against Hutu rebels, officials say.
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Russians to boost Abkhazia bases

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 17:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgian anger is sparked by a visit to breakaway Abkhazia by Vladimir Putin, who vows to boost spending on Russian bases there.
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Iran jail rape claims 'baseless'

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 17:13
related countries: Iran Iran

The speaker of Iran's parliament dismisses claims that opposition protesters have been raped in detention.
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Bosom pals pep up German politics

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A German politician unleashes a new weapon to soften up voters in Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel's bust, alongside her own.
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Jamaican stars cleared for Berlin

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 18:29
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Five top Jamaican runners including Asafa Powell are cleared to compete in the World Championships.
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Deaths mount amid Yemen offensive

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 18:29
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The Yemen army is continuing a major offensive against rebels in the north, with at least 15 people killed in two days of fighting.
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US wins trade case against China

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 18:46
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US wins a ruling at the World Trade Organisation against China's restrictions on the import of American media products.
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Sorry Scotland thrashed by Norway

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 18:51
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Ten-man Scotland suffer a crushing blow to their World Cup hopes with defeat in Norway.
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Fed says worst of recession over

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 20:29
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve says the US economy has come out of the worst of the recession, as it keeps interest rates on hold.
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Defoe double secures England draw

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 20:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Substitute Jermain Defoe scores twice as England come from two goals behind to earn a draw against the Netherlands.
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'15 arrested' before England tie

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 20:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch police say 15 people were arrested in Amsterdam before the England football team's friendly with the Netherlands.
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Church 'mortified' by Berlusconi

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 21:02
related countries: Italy Italy

The Roman Catholic Church expressed "unease" and "mortification" over the private life of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Ousted Honduran leader presses US

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 21:50
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya urges the US to take tougher action to help restore him to power.
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US blogs on NHS

Wednesday 12th of August 2009, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

How the UK health service is the focus of US debate
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