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What happend on August 16th 2009

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Beer 'may aid women's bones'

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 0:14
related countries: Spain Spain

Women who drink moderate amounts of beer may be strengthening their bones, according to Spanish researchers.
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US Bollywood 'detention' row

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 0:31
related countries: India India, United States United States

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan expresses anger at his treatment at a US airport but US customs deny he was detained.
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Obama attacks insurance premiums

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 1:10
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama steps up his drive for healthcare reform, attacking excessive insurance company premiums.
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Burma to free Suu Kyi US 'guest'

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 2:32
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burma is to deport the US man whose uninvited visit to opposition leader Suu Kyi led to her trial, a US senator says.
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Clashes in Peru's quake-hit town

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 3:43
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Pisco

Police in the Peruvian town of Pisco fire tear gas to disperse protests over the slow reconstruction from a 2007 quake.
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Thai elephant wounded by landmine gets artificial leg

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 6:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A 48-year-old Thai elephant is fitted with an permanent artificial leg, 10 years after losing a limb from treading on a land mine.
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Will deaths affect UK Afghan mission?

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 7:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three more British soldiers lose their lives in Afghanistan, bringing the number of UK service personnel killed to 204. Send us your thoughts on the mission.
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'Fake' photo woman back home

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 8:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Canada Canada

A Canadian woman stranded in Kenya for three months because of a row over her passport photo returns home.
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Deaths take UK Afghan toll to 201

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers die after explosions in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since 2001 to 201.
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Nigeria police raid Muslim sect

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 8:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigerian police arrest more than 600 members of the Darul Islam community in the northwestern Niger state.
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Hunger strike before Gabon poll

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 9:48
related countries: Gabon Gabon

An independent candidate in Gabon's presidential election begins a hunger strike to demand that it be postponed.
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Burma deports Suu Kyi US 'guest'

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 11:20
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

A US man jailed in Burma for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is taken to hospital in Thailand after being deported.
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Mexico favours Brazil trade pact

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 11:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon says he will propose a free trade agreement with Brazil, during a trip to the country.
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Israeli wins Fatah top body seat

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 12:52
related countries: Israel Israel

Fatah, the political faction of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, elects a Jewish-born Israeli to its governing council.
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Women 'to join Iranian cabinet'

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 13:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will appoint women to his cabinet - the first since the 1970s.
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Dozens die in Kuwait wedding fire

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 13:51
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Forty-one women and children are killed by a fire in a tent at a wedding near Kuwait City, officials say.
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Row over Afghan wife-starving law

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex becomes law, sparking criticism.
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Zimbabwean equals record

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 15:33
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Charles Coventry equals the highest individual one-day international score even as his team lose to Bangladesh.
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China 'smelter poisoned children'

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 17:38
related countries: China China

Chinese officials blame a lead smelting plant for the poisoning of more than 600 children in the central province of Shaanxi.
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Some like it plot: Grave next to Marilyn Monroe up for sale

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

A US widow is auctioning off the burial plot occupied by her late husband above that of film legend Marilyn Monroe, the Los Angeles Times newspaper says.
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Bolt sets record to win 100m gold

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt claims a new world record of 9.58s as he storms to victory in the World Championships in Berlin.
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UK Afghanistan deaths pass 200

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 20:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK fatalities to 204.
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Iran frees French teacher on bail

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 20:45
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Iran frees on bail a French teaching assistant who is charged with spying, President Sarkozy's office says.
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Sunday 16th of August 2009, 21:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is challenged about his alliances with warlords, during a live TV election debate.
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Horn of Africa damages ruling due

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 22:18
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

A long-awaited ruling is due on what compensation Ethiopia and Eritrea should pay each other for the 1998-2000 war.
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Fight for rights

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan women still battling for equality
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Yang outplays Woods for USPGA win

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 23:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's YE Yang becomes the first Asian winner of a major when he beats Tiger Woods to clinch the USPGA title at Hazeltine.
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Canada in Arctic show of strength

Sunday 16th of August 2009, 23:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is launching a "sovereignty" exercise in the Arctic to show a visible presence in the resource-rich area.
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