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What happend on August 23rd 2009

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New education clash in Venezuela

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 3:37
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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US Lutheran split over gay clergy

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 5:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Church

Traditionalist US Lutherans warn they might form another denomination after their Church voted to allow gay pastors.
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Live Ashes - England v Australia

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

England bowl Australia out for 348 to win the final Test at The Oval by 197 runs and regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series victory.
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Britons die in Bulgaria car crash

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 9:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Varna

A British grandmother and grandson are killed in a car crash in the Bulgarian resort of Varna.
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Millions at risk in China drought

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 10:22
related countries: China China

More than 4.5m people are short of drinking water in northern China during a severe drought, says state media.
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Kim buried as Koreas enjoy thaw

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 10:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

Former South Korean leader Kim Dae-jung is given a state funeral, amid an apparent easing of tense relations with the North.
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Live - European Grand Prix

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 10:37
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Rubens Barrichello leads from Lewis Hamilton after the second round of pit-stops at European Grand Prix in Valencia.
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Doubts cast on Taliban leadership

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 10:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistani intelligence officials cast doubt on the claimed selection of a new leader to the country's Taliban movement.
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Live text - Sunday football

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, London

West Ham host in-form Tottenham in Sunday's early game, with another London derby between Fulham and Chelsea to follow.
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'Several dead' in Somali clashes

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 12:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Several people die in fighting in the Somali capital between Islamic militants and government forces, officials say.
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Afghan challenger alleges fraud

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 13:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The main challenger in Afghanistan's presidential elections, Abdullah Abdullah, alleges widespread vote rigging.
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Egypt 'Hezbollah cell' on trial

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 13:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Cairo

A group on trial in Cairo pleads not guilty to plotting attacks in Egypt for Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah.
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Barrichello snatches Valencia win

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 13:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Brawn's Rubens Barrichello snatches victory from Lewis Hamilton in the European Grand Prix and closes the gap on team-mate Jenson Button in the world championship race.
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Soldiers killed in south Thailand

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 14:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Two soldiers are shot dead and three injured in a suspected Islamist insurgency attacks on a checkpoint in southern Thailand.
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Megrahi release 'right decision'

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 14:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's First Minister defends the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber amid mounting criticism in the UK and US.
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US names secret terror suspects

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 15:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US military starts notifying the Red Cross of terror suspects at secret detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Britons die in Bulgaria car crash

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 15:39
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A grandmother from Derbyshire and her grandson are killed in a car crash in Bulgaria, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Freed Egypt sailors cheered home

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 16:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Somalia Somalia
related places: Suez

The crews of two Egyptian fishing boats who escaped their Somali pirate captors return to a hero's welcome in the Gulf of Suez.
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Bekele completes distance double

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 16:39
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele adds 5,000m gold to his 10,000m title, becoming the first man to do so at a World Championships.
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Victorious England regain Ashes

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 16:59
related countries: Australia Australia

England regain the Ashes after beating Australia by 197 runs in the deciding Test at The Oval.
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Yemeni troops 'kill 100 rebels'

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 17:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni soldiers trying to crush a rebellion in the north of the country have killed 100 fighters, the government claims.
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Netanyahu enters Sweden organ row

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 18:03
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Israel Israel

Israel's prime minister calls on Sweden to condemn newspaper claims that Israeli troops killed Palestinians and sold their organs.
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'Still not free'

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 18:21
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria cellar girl Kampusch, three years after escape
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Strauss savours famous Ashes win

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 18:42
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss revels in the emotion of England's Ashes 2-1 series triumph against Australia.
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Mullen joins US Lockerbie fury

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 19:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The top US military officer joins influential senators in condemning the decision to free Lockerbie bomber Abdulbaset al-Megrahi.
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Athens locals flee as fires rage

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 19:43
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Athens

Several thousand residents of Athens' northern suburbs flee their homes as wildfires continue to blaze around the Greek capital.
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Brazilian army

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 19:47
related countries: United States United States, Botswana Botswana

The migrants who staff Obama's US holiday island
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Terror suspect 'to get' Iran job

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 21:57
related countries: Iran Iran

A man linked to an Argentinian terrorist attack is likely to be approved as Iran's next defence minister, an influential politician says.
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Who's the winner? Italian villagers wonder who got lottery jackpot

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 22:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Bagnone

The rumour mill grinds away in the small Italian village of Bagnone, as residents try to guess the massive lottery prize winner.
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Honduras court shuns Zelaya deal

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 23:12
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Honduras Honduras

Honduras's supreme court rejects a Costa Rica-brokered deal to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power.
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In pictures

Sunday 23rd of August 2009, 23:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

View from Mexico's dramatic Copper Canyon railway
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