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Deep divisions

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

Democratic Party rifts threaten US healthcare reform
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Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 1:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Lockerbie bomber's release was raised during trade talks between the UK and Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son reportedly tells Libyan TV.
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Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 1:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Lockerbie bomber's release was raised during trade talks between the UK and Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son reportedly tells Libyan TV.
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Hungary arrests over Roma murders

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 1:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian police detain four men suspected of attacks on Roma settlements in which six people were killed.
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In pictures

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 1:23
related countries: India India

Artists prepare for India's colourful Ganapati festival
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Vietnam massacre soldier 'sorry'

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 1:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

The US army officer convicted for the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam offers his first public apology.
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Nice sprummer we're having! Does Australia need extra seasons?

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 5:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian scientist says the country needs five or six seasons to suit its climate, not just four.
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Muslims begin holy month

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

Muslims begin the fasting month of Ramadan, as US President Barack Obama calls for new partnership with Islam.
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Live Ashes - England v Australia

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 9:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia need 466 more runs to win with 10 wickets in hand after closing on 80-0 at the close of play on day three at The Oval.
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Sri Lanka wrap up win over Kiwis

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 9:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Muttiah Muralitharan takes three wickets as Sri Lanka beat New Zealnd by 202 runs in the first Test in Galle.
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Gaddafi seen meeting bomber on TV

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 9:46
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is shown meeting Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi on TV, despite US and UK criticism.
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CIA 'threatened' terror suspects

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

A CIA inquiry reveals the use of handguns and electric drills to frighten suspects into providing information, US media report.
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Taiwan mourns for Morakot victims

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 10:54
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Three days of mourning begin in Taiwan for the hundreds believed to have been killed as a result of Typhoon Morakot.
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Empty land

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 10:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Detainees and pilgrims in former Sri Lanka war zone
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Arabic and friendship studies in Syria

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 11:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The Syrian capital Damascus is becoming a popular destination for those wanting to learn Arabic as Paul Moss - who spent time studying there earlier this year - found out.
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South Korea's champion of democracy

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 11:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

As South Korea mourns the death of ex-President Kim Dae-jung. William Horsley looks at the life of a man he came to know during his long years of imprisonment.
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Afghan polling 'marked by fraud'

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 12:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's presidential poll was marred by intimidation and vote fraud, but generally fair, election monitors say.
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Gaddafi thanks UK's Brown for release

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 12:51
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi thanks UK PM Gordon Brown for the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.
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Hamilton storms to Valencia pole

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 13:06
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures his first pole position of the season with a scintillating qualifying display at the European GP.
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North and South Korea hold talks

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 13:10
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

The first meeting between North and South Korean officials in nearly two years takes place unexpectedly in Seoul.
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Latin star 'going ahead' with gig

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 13:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba
related places: Juanes

Colombian rock singer Juanes is going ahead with a peace concert in Cuba despite receiving threats, his manager says.
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Row over Iran's women ministers

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 13:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Conservative clerics in Iran criticise President Ahmadinejad's decision to include women in his proposed cabinet.
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'No business deal' over Megrahi

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Suggestions that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was linked to a UK-Libya trade deal are "offensive", says Lord Mandelson.
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Baghdad blasts 'were inside job'

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 15:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's foreign minister says the security forces may have colluded in this week's huge truck bombings in central Baghdad.
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Russia plant disaster toll rises

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The death toll from Monday's accident at Russia's largest hydro-electric power plant rises to 67, officials say.
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GB women through to relay final

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 16:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

America's World Championships relay woe continues as their women failed to qualify for the 4x100m relay final but GB progress.
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England on course for Ashes glory

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia close day three at The Oval on 80-0, after Jonathan Trott's century enables England to set a massive target of 546.
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Nigeria rebels hand over weapons

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 18:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A number of militant leaders in Nigeria's Delta region hands over weapons under a government amnesty programme.
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Ashes win not a formality - Trott

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 18:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Debutant Jonathan Trott says England must secure victory in the deciding Ashes Test before he can celebrate his century fully.
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Hungary far-right event broken up

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 19:17
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian police break up a meeting of a banned paramilitary group accused of inciting fear and threatening order.
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Jamaica's Bolt takes third gold

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 19:31
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Usain Bolt makes it a hat-trick of golds at the World Championships as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay, but they fail to set a new world record.
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Strong words

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

FBI head voices US anger at Lockerbie bomber's release
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Pakistan Taliban name new chief

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 20:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pakistani Taliban appoint a successor to Baitullah Mehsud, the militant leader reported killed in a US air strike.
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Wildfires break out across Greece

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 20:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

More than 70 wildfires start across Greece over the last 24 hours - the worst blazes in the country since 2007.
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FBI boss attacks Megrahi release

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The director of the FBI launches a scathing attack on the Scottish justice secretary over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Top Italian lottery prize is won

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 21:44
related countries: Italy Italy

A winning ticket is found in Italy's massive state lottery draw - worth 146.9m euros, reportedly Europe's biggest-ever jackpot.
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Rafsanjani in 'conciliatory' move

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 21:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani urges political factions to follow the supreme leader, in an apparent conciliatory move.
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China officials in smelter probe

Saturday 22nd of August 2009, 22:59
related countries: China China

Two Chinese government officials are being investigated after 1,300 children got lead poisoning, the local government says.
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