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Honduras expels Argentine envoys

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 0:45
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Honduras Honduras

The interim government of Honduras orders Argentine diplomats out, amid differences over the ongoing political crisis.
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Violence surges in Mexican city

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 3:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

More than 40 people are killed in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez in three days, with a family the latest victims.
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Pakistan continues Taliban questioning

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 5:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani intelligence officials are questioning the chief spokesman for the Taliban in the country, who was arrested on Monday.
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North Korea honours Kim Dae-jung

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 6:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it wants to send a delegation to the funeral of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.
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PetroChina in huge Australia deal

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 7:39
related countries: Australia Australia

PetroChina, Asia's largest oil company, signs a $41bn deal to buy gas from a field off Australia's north-western coast.
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Zambian roots

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 8:01
related countries: Zambia Zambia
related places: Lusaka

The unique plight of a Lusaka slum, in sound and pictures
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Webb's America

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 8:57
related countries: Iran Iran

With sadness, it is time to say goodbye to the US
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Clinton repeats Lockerbie stance

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterates opposition to the Lockerbie bomber's possible release from prison in Scotland.
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Colombia arrests ex-security head

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 9:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian authorities arrest an ex-head of the secret police over the 1989 killing of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.
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Zimbabwe drivers face toll roads

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 9:09
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe introduces toll roads to raise badly needed funds for maintenance, causing confusion among motorists.
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New violence hits Afghan capital

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 9:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Troops battle insurgents raiding a bank in Kabul, killing three, a day before Afghan presidential elections.
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Senior Indian politician expelled

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 9:58
related countries: India India

India's Hindu nationalist BJP expels a senior leader, Jaswant Singh, after he praises Pakistani founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
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'Good news' hope for aid worker

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 10:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sudan Sudan

Hopes are voiced that kidnapped Irish aid worker Sharon Commins could soon be released by her abductors in Sudan.
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France holds three 'Eta suspects'

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 10:00
related countries: France France

French police arrest three suspected Basque separatist militants in an Alpine ski resort, officials say.
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Opera singer Behrens dies aged 72

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 10:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Soprano Hildegard Behrens, known for her dramatic portrayals of Richard Wagner's heroines, dies in Japan.
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China web addict 'beaten' at camp

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 10:55
related countries: China China

A teenage boy is repeatedly beaten at a boot camp to treat internet addicts in China, state media have said.
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South Korea halts rocket launch

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 11:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea postpones the launch of its first rocket into space due to last-minute technical problems.
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Blackburn seal signing of Salgado

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 12:01
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Real Madrid right-back Michel Salgado joins Blackburn on a two-year contract.
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Concern over UK arms to Sri Lanka

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 12:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK parliamentary report expresses unease about arms exports to Sri Lanka during the final years of a civil war.
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In check

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 12:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How texting will map fairness of Afghan vote
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Indian anger over 'arrested' girl

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 12:30
related countries: India India

Demonstrations are taking place in India's Manipur state demanding the release of a 11-year-old girl taken away by security forces.
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Censors reject 'sadistic' horror

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

A Japanese horror film is denied a certificate by the British Board of Film Classification due to its graphic torture scenes.
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Tunisia reporter move 'bodes ill'

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 13:54
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Pro-government journalists in Tunisia have taken control of a union, threatening press freedom before an election, activists say.
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Lebanon catches fugitive militant

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 13:56
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Islamist militant is recaptured by the Lebanese army a day after he escaped from a high security prison.
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Ashes bookmaker allegation probed

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Cricket chiefs praise Australian team management for alerting them to an approach to a player by a man suspected of ties to illegal bookmaking.
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Somali town cleared of radicals

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamists fighting Somalia's UN-backed government lose control of a border town - the second such loss in recent days.
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Road to freedom

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:42
related countries: Hungary Hungary

How East Germans fled to the West with Hungary's help
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Saudis arrest suspected militants

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has arrested 44 suspected militants who were planning attacks in the kingdom, officials and local media say.
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'Ransom threat hit hijack ship'

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A group that hijacked the Arctic Sea threatened to blow up the ship if its ransom demand was not met, Russian officials say.
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Ponting piles pressure on England

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes England could be distracted by Andrew Flintoff's impending retirement in the deciding Ashes Test this week.
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China bans petitioners in Beijing

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 15:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China moves to eliminate petitioners heading for the capital Beijing with complaints about official wrongdoing.
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UK team attempts steam car land speed record

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first attempt by a team of British engineers to smash the longest-standing land speed record is dashed when the car breaks down.
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World Championships day five as it happened

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 15:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Usain Bolt wins his 200m semi-final while Jenny Meadows clinches bronze in the women's 800m final.
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France worried by hornet invasion

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 15:56
related countries: France France, China China

France is gripped by an invasion of Chinese hornets which could hasten a mysterious decline in honeybee numbers.
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Arrest threat for Nigeria debtors

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 16:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank threatens legal action against the defaulting customers of five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bailout.
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Sudanese foes sign new peace deal

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 16:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The US envoy to Sudan hails a deal signed by former foes from the north and south as promising a "brighter future".
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Russia tackles Siberia oil slick

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 17:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Pollution from a blast at Russia's largest hydro-electric power station kills fish and spreads down a major Siberian river.
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Blasts bring carnage to Baghdad

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 18:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 95 people are killed and more than 500 injured in a series of blasts in Baghdad, the deadliest attacks in months.
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Hungary marks 1989 freedom event

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 18:44
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Germany Germany

Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanks Hungary for its 1989 border opening which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Bolt strolls through 200m semis

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 18:48
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

Britain's Michael Bingham qualifies for the 200m final at the World Championships in Berlin after running a lifetime best in the semi-final.
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Decision reached on bomber's fate

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 18:50
related countries: Libya Libya

A decision has been reached which could see the Lockerbie bomber freed from jail or transferred to Libya.
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Afghanistan on alert before vote

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 19:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Security forces in Afghanistan are on high alert on the eve of presidential elections that the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.
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Semenya told to take gender test

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 21:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

New World 800m champion Caster Semenya has been asked to take a gender test, according to athletics' governing body.
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US agrees Swiss tax deal over UBS

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 21:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The US and Switzerland sign an agreement designed to end a tax evasion dispute over Swiss banking giant UBS.
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Jail term for Argentine club fire

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 21:17
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The former manager of a nightclub in Argentina is sentenced to 20 years in jail for a fire that killed 194 people in 2004.
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Iraqi PM orders security review

Wednesday 19th of August 2009, 21:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's prime minister orders a security review after a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad leave at least 95 people dead.
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