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What happend on August 13th 2009

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US 'video terrorist' found guilty

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 0:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A US court finds a man guilty of trying to aid a Pakistan terrorist group by videoing Washington landmarks.
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Extra troops for Taiwan rescue

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 0:24
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan sends more than 4,000 extra soldiers to speed up rescue efforts after last weekend's deadly typhoon.
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Australia emissions plan rejected

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 2:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Senate votes down a plan to introduce a carbon trading scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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India's water use 'unsustainable'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 2:39
related countries: India India

Parts of India are on track for severe water shortages, according to results from Nasa's gravity satellites.
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Camel cull - Australia plans drastic solution to outback problem

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 4:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's plans to cull its imported camel population spurs protests, and relief.
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China regrets ruling in WTO case

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 4:39
related countries: United States United States, China China

China says it regrets the WTO ruling against it in a case lodged by the US over media products, and might appeal.
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Reactions to Burma rule test ties

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 4:50
related countries: Burma Burma

Regional governments are challenged over their reactions to Burma's extension of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention.
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'Dirty war' general found guilty

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 4:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine court sentences a former general to life in prison for human rights abuses during the country's military rule.
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Abandoned

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 4:56
related countries: India India

Mental health patients dumped at Indian hospital
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Mumbai swine flu shutdown begins

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 6:20
related countries: India India

Schools, colleges and cinemas in India's commercial capital temporarily close down to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus.
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Mexico massacre convicts set free

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 7:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Chiapas

A Mexican court frees 20 men jailed for the 1997 massacre in Chiapas because of "irregularities" over the original investigation.
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Scotland can bounce back - Burley

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 8:04
related countries: Norway Norway

Scotland manager George Burley believes his side can bounce back from what he describes as a disastrous result against Norway.
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Khartoum denies arming militias

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 8:16
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's government denies arming militants who killed dozens in a recent attack in the south of the country.
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Pakistan clashes 'kill militants'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 8:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 22 militants are killed amid deadly clashes between rival militant groups in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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China scales back screening plan

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 9:02
related countries: China China

China scales back its plans to install controversial net filtering software on all of its citizens' computers.
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Philippines clashes leave 43 dead

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 9:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least 23 soldiers and 20 militants are killed in clashes in the southern Philippines, an army commander says.
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Lockerbie bomber 'to be released'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 9:24
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is likely to be freed on compassionate grounds next week, the BBC learns.
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Niger vows inquiry into 'beating'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 9:54
related countries: Niger Niger

Accusations that a leading opposition activist was beaten in custody will be investigated, Niger's justice minister says.
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India and Asean sign trade deal

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 10:40
related countries: India India

India and the South East Asian bloc Asean sign a free trade agreement at the end of more than six years of talks.
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Burley's position is safe - Smith

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 10:49
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith insists manager George Burley is not facing the sack after the 4-0 humbling in Norway.
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Afghanistan struck by twin blasts

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two bombs in Afghanistan kill at least 14 people, including several children, just days ahead of elections, officials say.
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Mob kills UK gems expert in Kenya

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 11:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A leading Scottish gemstone expert and mine owner is killed in Kenya by a gang armed with home-made weapons.
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Russia set for scrappage scheme

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia is set to introduce its own car scrappage scheme following the success of programmes in the US and Europe.
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Mystery deepens over missing ship

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 12:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian navy ships hunt in the Atlantic for a cargo ship that vanished more than two weeks ago, triggering an international mystery.
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Anger at Kenya gem expert murder

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 13:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The son of a Scottish gems expert murdered by a mob in Kenya tells the BBC they were abandoned by police.
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N Korea releases S Korean worker

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 13:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea frees a South Korean worker held since March for allegedly insulting the North's communist leadership.
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Corsican boy 'kills four at home'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 14:02
related countries: France France

A youth on the French island of Corsica admits killing his parents and twin brothers in their beds with a rifle, officials say.
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Who rules us?

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 14:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why the elections matter in remotest Afghanistan
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Dutch turn to video games to help battle swine flu

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 14:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch are turning to video games to help people understand how to tackle pandemics such as swine flu.
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Gaza white flag deaths probe call

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 14:48
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel must investigate the "unlawful" killing of civilians with white flags during its Gaza operation, a rights group says.
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US retail sales in surprise fall

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

US retail sales fell unexpectedly in July, as job security fears appear to hit consumer spending, data shows.
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Taiwan appeals for foreign help

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 15:35
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan calls for international technical help as it struggles to rescue thousands of people stranded after a typhoon.
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Vietnam species 'risk extinction'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 15:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Experts in Vietnam warn that the Vietnamese could be eating a number of wild species into extinction.
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France and Germany exit recession

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 15:51
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The French and German economies unexpectedly grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2009, ending their recessions.
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Mixed welcome

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 16:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's beach clubs are accused of racism
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Iraqis ousted from Danish church

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 16:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Iraq Iraq
related places: Copenhagen

Danish police forcibly evict 17 Iraqi men who had sought refuge in a Copenhagen church to avoid repatriation.
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Women's boxing gains Olympic spot

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Women boxers will get the chance to compete for gold at London 2012 after a decision by the International Olympic Committee.
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Delhi female births rise hailed

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 17:59
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

More girls than boys were born in India's capital, Delhi, in 2008, figures show, ending decades of serious imbalance.
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Crowds welcome Clinton in Liberia

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 18:43
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States
related places: Monrovia

Liberians line the streets in torrential rain to welcome US Secretary State Hillary Clinton to Monrovia.
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Double suicide bombs in Iraq town

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 19:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 21 people are killed and 30 injured by two suicide bombers at a crowded cafe in northern Iraq, police say.
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VW agrees Porsche merger details

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 19:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Volkswagen and Porsche agree the details under which VW will merge with its German carmaking compatriot by 2011.
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UN 'concern' at Suu Kyi sentence

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 20:06
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN Security Council expresses concern at a fresh term of house arrest for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Antarctic glacier 'thinning fast'

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 21:19
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than 10 years ago, research seen by the BBC suggests.
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Three UK soldiers die in Helmand

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 21:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers have been killed in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand province, the UK government says.
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US stands against bomber release

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

The US says the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing should serve out his sentence after reports he could be freed.
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Clijsters wins as Williams tumble

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 22:08
related countries: France France

Kim Clijsters' comeback continues with victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova, while the Williams sisters are beaten in Cincinnati.
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Argentina removes Honduran envoy

Thursday 13th of August 2009, 23:47
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Honduras Honduras

Argentina expels Honduras' ambassador over her support for a coup which ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
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