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Sudan intelligence chief replaced

Friday 14th of August 2009, 0:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's president replaces the country's powerful intelligence chief Salah Gosh, the official Suna news agency says.
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Algeria swaps the days of its weekend - again

Friday 14th of August 2009, 1:15
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria changes its weekend, causing considerable confusion and giving public sector workers an extra day off.
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Village complaints

Friday 14th of August 2009, 1:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan discontent leads to pre-election apathy
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'Devil' typhoon

Friday 14th of August 2009, 1:47
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Time is running out for rescuers in Taiwan
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Venezuelan clash over education

Friday 14th of August 2009, 3:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Rival groups of protesters clash in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, over controversial plans to reform the education system.
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Venezuelan clash over education

Friday 14th of August 2009, 3:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Rival groups of protesters clash in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, over controversial plans to reform the education system.
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Samsung ex-boss breached trust

Friday 14th of August 2009, 4:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

The ex-chairman of South Korean firm Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, is found guilty of breach of trust in Seoul.
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Fourth body found from PNG crash

Friday 14th of August 2009, 4:50
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

A fourth body is found at the site of Tuesday's plane crash in Papua New Guinea, as recovery efforts are hampered by rain.
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India 'regrets' US body's censure

Friday 14th of August 2009, 6:06
related countries: India India, United States United States

A US body's decision to put India on a list of states which fail to protect religious minorities is "regrettable", India says.
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Israel rules out soldier kidnap

Friday 14th of August 2009, 6:16
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's military says all its troops are accounted for after reports of kidnapping sparked a big security operation.
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Zambia ex-leader verdict delayed

Friday 14th of August 2009, 7:25
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A verdict in the corruption case against Zambia's ex-president, Frederick Chiluba, is delayed.
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Australian man wins right to die

Friday 14th of August 2009, 8:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

In a precedent-setting ruling, an Australian court tells a quadriplegic man who wants to die he can have his care stopped.
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Iran inmates 'tortured to death'

Friday 14th of August 2009, 8:42
related countries: Iran Iran

One of Iran's defeated opposition presidential candidates says some protesters held after June's poll were tortured to death in jail.
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Crews 'overpower Somali pirates'

Friday 14th of August 2009, 9:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Somalia Somalia

About 40 Egyptian fishermen escape from their captors in northern Somalia, a pirate wounded in the attack says.
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Ethiopia pop star freed from jail

Friday 14th of August 2009, 9:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's most famous pop singer, Teddy Afro, is freed early from a two-year jail term for manslaughter.
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Hong Kong emerges from recession

Friday 14th of August 2009, 9:34
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The economy of Hong Kong emerges from recession, posting growth of 3.3% in the three months from April to June.
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China to improve access for media

Friday 14th of August 2009, 10:06
related countries: China China

China will become more open to foreign journalists by dealing with requests within 24 hours, an official says.
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Court gives bail to Congo's Bemba

Friday 14th of August 2009, 10:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Bemba

The war crimes court orders the release of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba ahead of his war crimes trial.
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Court gives bail to Congo's Bemba

Friday 14th of August 2009, 10:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Bemba

The war crimes court orders the release of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba ahead of his war crimes trial.
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Gang kills seven in Russian sauna

Friday 14th of August 2009, 10:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police hunt gunmen who killed seven women at a sauna and four policemen in the southern region of Dagestan.
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Maritime mystery

Friday 14th of August 2009, 10:54
related countries: Russia Russia

What happened to missing Russia cargo ship?
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German group develops new Trabant

Friday 14th of August 2009, 11:29
related countries: Germany Germany

An updated version of communist East Germany's famously unreliable mass-produced car is to be unveiled.
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Afghan vote campaign intensifies

Friday 14th of August 2009, 11:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The three leading presidential candidates tour the country courting votes ahead of next week's elections.
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Taiwan mudslide death toll rises

Friday 14th of August 2009, 11:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The number killed in mudslides and floods after a typhoon could exceed 500 - many in one village - Taiwan's president says.
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Deadly trade

Friday 14th of August 2009, 12:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The gangs who pillage Kenyan farms for gems
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Kenya pay strike grounds planes

Friday 14th of August 2009, 13:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Most flights from Kenya's main airport are grounded as workers from the national airline strike over pay, leaving passengers stranded.
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Turkey PM aims to end PKK fight

Friday 14th of August 2009, 13:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says Ankara must deal with the problem of Kurdish rebels in Turkey's south-east.
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Romanian bus collision kills 11

Friday 14th of August 2009, 14:00
related countries: Romania Romania

At least 11 people have been killed and three seriously injured as a train crashes into a bus at a level-crossing in Romania.
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Manson 'family' member released

Friday 14th of August 2009, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

Charles Manson follower Lynette Fromme, who was convicted of trying to kill former US President Gerald Ford, is freed from jail.
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Reply here

Friday 14th of August 2009, 15:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Protests greet Italian anti-blogging law
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Pakistan-Turkey rail trial starts

Friday 14th of August 2009, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan is launching its first international freight train service from Islamabad to Istanbul, covering 6,500km.
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Pakistan to reform tribal areas

Friday 14th of August 2009, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's president announces reforms to integrate the volatile and war-torn tribal areas with the rest of the country.
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Mass Polish reburial of war dead

Friday 14th of August 2009, 16:33
related countries: Poland Poland

The remains of 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave from World War II are reburied in a military cemetery.
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Hopes fade for Taiwan survivors

Friday 14th of August 2009, 16:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Hopes fade that rescuers will be able to save hundreds trapped by mudslides and floods in Taiwan, six days after Typhoon Morakot.
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Iranian ex-MPs challenge Khamenei

Friday 14th of August 2009, 16:54
related countries: Iran Iran

A group of former Iranian MPs appeals to a powerful clerical panel to investigate if the supreme leader is fit to rule.
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Unhealthy debate

Friday 14th of August 2009, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

Tempers flare as healthcare reform plans divide US
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Clinton urges no Megrahi release

Friday 14th of August 2009, 18:34
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing abandons an appeal against his conviction, amid reports of imminent release.
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Nigeria sacks heads of five banks

Friday 14th of August 2009, 19:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian central bank has injected 400bn naira ($2.6bn; £1.6bn) into five banks and sacked their managers.
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Canada 'must help Guantanamo man'

Friday 14th of August 2009, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's appeal court upholds a ruling ordering the government to seek the return of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
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School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya

Friday 14th of August 2009, 20:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kimani Nganga Maruge, who held the world record for being the oldest person to start primary school, dies in Kenya.
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Super lottery fever grips Italy as jackpot mounts

Friday 14th of August 2009, 20:24
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's record lottery jackpot hits 138.9m euros (£119m), after hopeful players from across Europe were disappointed.
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US TV 'focused on health anger'

Friday 14th of August 2009, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama accuses the media of focusing on healthcare forums when "tempers flare".
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US 'fight club' worker jailed

Friday 14th of August 2009, 22:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An ex-worker at a Texas school for mentally disabled people is jailed for three years for causing injury during orchestrated fights.
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Iraqi protest at media censorship

Friday 14th of August 2009, 22:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Some 200 Iraqi media workers protest in Baghdad at what they say is growing state interference in their work.
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UK imposes Turks and Caicos rule

Friday 14th of August 2009, 22:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK imposes direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands after an inquiry found evidence of government corruption.
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Forgotten heroes

Friday 14th of August 2009, 23:32
related countries: Burma Burma

On VJ Day - Africans recall their role in Burma in WWII
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Biggest US bank failure this year

Friday 14th of August 2009, 23:40
related countries: United States United States

Colonial BancGroup becomes the biggest US bank to collapse this year and its assets are sold to rival BB&T, the regulator says.
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