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Dutch bid to thwart young sailor

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 2:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Social workers in the Netherlands take legal action to stop a 13-year-old girl from sailing round the world on her own.
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Jackson 'had lethal drug levels'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 2:48
related countries: United States United States

Pop star Michael Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anaesthetic in his body when he died, court documents show.
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China coal mine blast kills 11

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 4:20
related countries: China China
related places: Shanxi

Chinese state media says at least 11 people have died in a gas blast in a coal mine in northern Shanxi province.
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Place in EU 'to cost UK 60% more'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 5:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's net contribution to the European Union will rise by almost 60% next year from £4.1bn to £6.4bn, the Treasury says.
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India BJP leader condemns party

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 5:43
related countries: India India

A senior leader of India's main opposition party calls for a complete overhaul of the party leadership.
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US smoker's daughter gets $13.8m

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 6:07
related countries: United States United States

A US jury orders Philip Morris to pay compensation to the daughter of a lifelong smoker who died of lung cancer.
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US names CIA abuse investigator

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 6:26
related countries: United States United States

A special prosecutor is chosen to investigate alleged CIA abuse of terror suspects as the US issues a key report on their treatment.
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Everton sign Russian star

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 6:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Everton sign Russia midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee.
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Unpaid and afraid

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 7:35
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Desperate plight of a teacher in rural Zimbabwe
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Koreas to discuss family reunions

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 8:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold talks through the Red Cross to help reunite families divided by war in the 1950s.
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UK 'rejects' Malaya deaths appeal

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 8:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK rejects an appeal to investigate a 1948 massacre of villagers in Malaya - now part of Malaysia - the BBC learns.
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Textbook sparks furore in Mexico

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 9:21
related countries: Spain Spain, Mexico Mexico

A row erupts as Mexico's government distributes a history textbook that makes no mention of the Spanish Conquest.
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Weir & Kyle recalled by Scotland

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:01
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Weir and Kevin Kyle are recalled to the Scotland squad for the must-win World Cup qualifiers with Macedonia and Holland.
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Call for Libya to pay IRA victims

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:09
related countries: Libya Libya

Relatives of IRA victims renew calls for compensation from Libya following the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Should Libya pay IRA victims?

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Relatives of victims of IRA attacks have renewed calls for Libya to pay them compensation following the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Do you support their calls?
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Greece claims wildfire victory

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek officials say the wildfires have been tamed, as authorities rebuff criticism of how the blazes were handled.
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Palestinians killed in Gaza raid

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

At least three Palestinians are killed in an Israeli air strike on a tunnel between Gaza and Egypt, Palestinian officials say.
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South Asia hit by sugar shortages

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Massive shortages in sugar stocks in India and Pakistan lead to soaring prices and consumer unrest.
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Mega-cities

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 10:48
related countries: India India

Urbanisation threatens to drain India of resources
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Oil firms win Bangladesh rights

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 11:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Bengal

Bangladesh awards US and Irish firms the rights to explore for gas in disputed waters of the Bay of Bengal.
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Bodies found in Pakistan valley

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 11:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

The bodies of 22 suspected militants are found in Pakistan's Swat valley, raising concerns about extra-judicial killings.
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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Four US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, making 2009 the deadliest year so far for foreign troops.
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Malaysia to review caning woman

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 12:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian judge orders a review of the caning sentence given to a Muslim woman caught drinking alcohol.
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Crowds greet gender-test athlete

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 13:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Controversial South African runner Caster Semenya arrives home, as hundreds turn out to welcome her and her teammates.
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New twist in Semenya gender saga

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 13:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Caster Semenya returns to a rapturous welcome in South Africa as tests reveal her testosterone level is about three times higher than would normally be expected in a female sample.
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Chechen attack kills four police

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 13:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Four police officers are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, reports say.
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S Korean launch 'partial success'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 13:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea launches its first space rocket, though a satellite it was carrying failed to enter into its proper orbit.
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Top Iran reform figures on trial

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 14:11
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial begins in Iran of a number of senior opposition figures following June's disputed presidential election.
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Beautician's tips make Bangladesh police an arresting sight

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 14:52
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

New police recruits in Bangladesh are given advice on how to smarten up their act by a leading beautician.
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Spotting Chinglish

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:00
related countries: China China

Your pictures of oddly-phrased English in China
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Campbell seals Notts County move

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former England defender Sol Campbell agrees a five-year deal to join ambitious League Two club Notts County on a free transfer.
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Bernanke named for new Fed term

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

President Obama nominates Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve.
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Brown 'optimistic' on Middle East

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown says he is "more optimistic" about Middle East peace after talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Tanzania buries school fire dead

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:31
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

A mass burial is held in Tanzania for 12 schoolgirls who died in a fire in their dormitory, after studying by candlelight.
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Taliban confirm commander's death

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 15:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead, two of his senior commanders confirm to the BBC.
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Brown 'repulsed' at bomber welcome

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 16:04
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he was "repulsed" by the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber on his return to Libya.
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Iran nuclear expansion 'stalled'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 16:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its nuclear facilities since May, diplomats tell the BBC.
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French banks back bonus reforms

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 16:47
related countries: France France

French banks agree with President Sarkozy to bring in a new system of performance-related pay.
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Russia queries Arctic Sea cargo

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 17:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says for the first time that a ship which went missing in mysterious circumstances may have had sensitive cargo.
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Iraq and Syria recall ambassadors

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 17:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus, Baghdad

Iraq and Syria recall their envoys in a deepening rift over charges of responsibility for a string of deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad.
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Karzai edges ahead in Afghan poll

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 17:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The first results in Afghanistan's presidential poll are announced, giving Hamid Karzai a slight lead over one of his main rivals.
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Genoa killing 'was self-defence'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 18:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Genoa

An Italian policeman who shot dead a G8 protester in Genoa in 2001 is ruled to have acted in self-defence.
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US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 18:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, White House

The US budget deficit will soar to almost $1.6tn this year, the highest on record, both the White House and Congress warn.
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Learning lessons

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 18:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Can US Iraq strategy work in Afghanistan?
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Murray seeded second for US Open

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 18:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded second for the US Open, which begins on 31 August in New York.
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Devastating blast rocks Afghan city

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 20:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A massive car bomb explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar brings down buildings and kills at least 40 people.
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Lithuania probe into 'CIA prison'

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 21:04
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Lithuania launches an inquiry into allegations in the US media that it hosted a secret CIA prison for al-Qaeda suspects.
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Rihanna attacker Brown sentenced

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 21:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brown

US singer Chris Brown is given 180 days' community labour and five years' probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
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Rihanna attacker Brown sentenced

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brown

US singer Chris Brown is given 180 days' community labour and five years' probation for assaulting pop star Rihanna.
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Lescott completes Man City move

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Everton

England defender Joleon Lescott completes his protracted move from Everton to Manchester City, signing a five-year deal.
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'Extinction threat' to flying fox

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 23:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The world's largest fruit bat faces extinction unless the Malaysian government curbs hunting, conservationists say.
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In pictures

Tuesday 25th of August 2009, 23:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Comic-book hero takes on brutal Ugandan rebels
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