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Argentina rules on marijuana use

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 0:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's supreme court rules that it is unconstitutional for the government to punish people for the personal use of marijuana.
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Tough job

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 0:47
related countries: Israel Israel

The Palestinians who help build Israeli settlements
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Honduras defiant over elections

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 2:55
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduran interim leaders vow to hold polls in November, defying calls from regional countries to reinstate the ousted president.
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India BJP seeks clarity on remark

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 4:48
related countries: India India

India's main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asks a leader to clarify critical remarks against the party.
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Interpol seeks 'militant' arrest

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 5:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Interpol issues a wanted notice for the head of a Pakistan-based Islamic charity in connection with the Mumbai attacks.
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Sri Lanka v New Zealand scorecard

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 5:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scorecard from the second Test in Colombo.
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Edward Kennedy: Your comments

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 5:35
related countries: United States United States

Send us your memories of veteran American politician, Senator Edward Kennedy who has died at the age of 77.
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Nigeria to act against debtors

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 8:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's fraud police say they will act against tycoons who have failed to pay back huge debts to the country's banks.
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Green crusader

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 8:31
related countries: India India

India activist plans country's first 'Green Party'
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Australia island gas deal sealed

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 8:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia gives final approval for a huge natural gas project to be built on an island nature reserve off west Australia.
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Japanese exports continue to fall

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 9:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese exports fell in July at a faster annual rate than June, raising fears the effects of global stimulus measures are declining.
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Freakish Mexican salamander on verge of extinction in wild

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 9:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fewer than 1,200 of the popular and freakish Mexican axolotl remain in the wild, new surveys reveal.
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Church outrage over Madonna gig

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 9:41
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Madonna fans in Bulgaria are urged to stay away from her forthcoming Sticky and Sweet tour date by the country's Orthodox Church.
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France uncovers 'Eta weapons'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 9:59
related countries: France France

An arms cache is is seized by French police in what officials describe as a "major blow" for the Basque separatist group's operations.
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Mozambique serial escapee caught

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 10:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Mozambique Mozambique

A notorious criminal who has repeatedly escaped from jail in Mozambique is recaptured in South Africa.
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Haddin injured for one-day series

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the Twenty20 and one-day series in England because of a fractured finger.
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Korean family reunion talks begin

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 11:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Red Cross officials from North and South Korea start talks aimed at allowing divided families to begin meeting again.
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Euro rises on German confidence

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 11:17
related countries: Germany Germany

The euro hits a two-and-a-half month high against the pound after a survey shows growing confidence among German firms.
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Latam exports 'worst in 70 years'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

Exports from Latin American and Caribbean nations are set to show their steepest fall in more than 70 years, the UN predicts.
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Petrol paradise

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 11:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Smugglers thrive as row hits Venezuela-Colombia trade
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Book airs Berlusconi wife's views

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 12:10
related countries: Italy Italy

A leading Italian paper publishes extracts from a new book giving the views of PM Silvio Berlusconi's estranged wife.
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Zambia sacks anti-corruption head

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 12:11
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The head of Zambia's anti-corruption force is removed a week after ex-President Frederick Chiluba was acquitted.
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Frenchman 'flees Somali captors'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 12:21
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Officials say a Frenchman seized by Somali rebels has escaped, but reports that a second hostage is also free are denied.
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Iraq Shia leader dies of cancer

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 13:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leader of one of the most powerful Shia Muslim parties in Iraq, has died of cancer, his aides say.
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China admits death row organ use

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 13:32
related countries: China China

China reportedly admits that most transplant organs come from executed prisoners, as a scheme to promote donation is launched.
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Senator Edward Kennedy dies at 77

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

Senator Edward Kennedy, stalwart of liberal US politics and brother of JFK, dies at 77 after battling a brain tumour.
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Hunt for Kandahar blast survivors

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 14:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Rescuers search for survivors after a huge car bomb kills more than 40 people in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Ponting eager to remain captain

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 14:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Ricky Ponting says he wants to continue as captain despite his team's defeat in the Ashes.
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Moldovan government to stand down

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 15:03
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova Moldova

The government of Moldova is to submit its resignation ahead of the new parliament's first session, media reports say.
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Somalia hostage tells of escape

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 15:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

A French security adviser seized by Islamist militants in Somalia tells the BBC how he escaped while his captors slept.
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Israel-US deal on settlements 'close'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 15:27
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Israel says it is nearing agreement with the US on curbing settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
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Zimbabwe denies Mugabe ill health

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 15:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Officials dismiss reports that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is ill, saying they are a "load of rubbish".
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One in six UK homes 'lack work'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One in six UK homes which house at least one person of working age does not have anyone in work, official figures show.
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Nigeria bank boss held by police

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 16:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

One of Nigeria's top banking executives sought by the country's anti-corruption police for days turns herself in.
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Spain warns Eta 'a live threat'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 17:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's interior minister says that the Basque separatist group Eta is still a threat, despite a series of arrests and seizures of arms.
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Russia vows to protect S Ossetia

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 17:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia vows to protect the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a year after it recognised their independence.
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S Lanka video prompts probe calls

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 18:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka faces new calls for a human rights inquiry after video emerges of apparent extra-judicial killings by troops.
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Obama leads tributes to Kennedy

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 18:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy, who has died of brain cancer at the age of 77, was an extraordinary leader, US President Obama says.
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'Thousands flee Burma violence'

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 19:20
related countries: Burma Burma, China China

Thousands of people flee into China from Burma as the government pressures ethnic rebel groups, say reports.
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More signs of US economic growth

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 19:59
related countries: United States United States

US durable goods orders soared in July, helped by the 'cash for clunkers' car scheme, the latest positive sign about the economy.
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Fresh explosion rocks Afghan city

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 20:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

An explosion is reported in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a day after a bombing there killed at least 43 people.
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US pop songwriter Greenwich dies

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Greenwich

American songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who penned River Deep, Mountain High and other hits, has died, aged 68.
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Six die in Peru rebel drug clash

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 22:54
related countries: Peru Peru

Two Peruvian soldiers and four rebels die in the latest clash in the country's main drug growing region, the government says.
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Karzai widens lead in Afghan poll

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Incumbent Hamid Karzai extends his lead in Afghanistan's presidential election, latest results show.
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Ladder to liberty - US bear gets help to escape from skatepark

Wednesday 26th of August 2009, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

A bear climbs out of a concrete skateboarding park after staff provide a ladder for it.
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