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Grim spectacle

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 0:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Leading reformists humbled in fresh Tehran show trials
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Internet addicts

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 0:43
related countries: China China

Inside the boot camps for Chinese web obsessives
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Soldier and son

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 1:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK father talks about his only child, killed in Afghanistan
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UK ambassador backs mission

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 2:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

The UK ambassador in Kabul defends the use of the military to protect elections in Afghanistan, despite low voter turnout.
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India judges to disclose assets

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 5:30
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court judges agree to declare their assets after intense debate about judicial accountability.
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Iranian protesters 'not agents'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 5:42
related countries: Iran Iran

There is no proof opposition leaders blamed for post-election unrest acted for foreign powers, Iran's supreme leader says.
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Bangladesh guards in fair trial plea

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 5:51
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Human rights groups urge Bangladesh's government to ensure border guards accused of mutiny receive a fair trial.
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Elusive truth

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 6:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Unanswered questions of bloody Bangladesh mutiny
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New Jersey fury at Gaddafi 'stay'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 6:48
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Officials in the US state of New Jersey object to a possible stay by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi next month.
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Bollywood star 'wants IPL team'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 7:20
related countries: India India

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is interested in buying a team in the India Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, IPL officials say.
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Lower fares hit Aer Lingus hard

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish Airline Aer Lingus reports a three-fold increase in losses after it was forced to cut fares during the downturn.
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New Jersey fury at Gaddafi 'stay'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 8:08
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Officials in the US state of New Jersey object to a possible stay by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi next month.
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'Still no justice' in East Timor

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 8:31
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Victims of the 1999 violence in East Timor have yet to receive justice a decade after voting for independence, Amnesty says.
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Mali women's rights bill blocked

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 8:35
related countries: Mali Mali

The president of Mali refuses to sign a new family law, criticised by Muslims because women do not have to obey their husbands.
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S Africa leader heads to Zimbabwe

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 8:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Jacob Zuma is to make his first visit as South African president to Zimbabwe, with activists hoping he will push for reform.
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Should banks be more socially responsible?

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's financial watchdog says the banking sector is beyond a 'socially reasonable size'. Do you agree?
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Just say no?

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:10
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's men reject law ending wifely obedience
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Iraq Shia leader mourned in Iran

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran
related places: Najaf, Hakim, Tehran

The body of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, a powerful Iraqi Shia Muslim leader, begins its journey from Tehran to Najaf in Iraq for burial.
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Treatment of Aborigines 'racist'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:26
related countries: Australia Australia

A UN official criticises Australia's measures to fight child abuse and alcoholism in Aboriginal communities as discriminatory.
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Nato attack on Afghanistan clinic

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US and Afghan forces attack a clinic in eastern Afghanistan where a Taliban leader is being treated, Nato says.
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Pakistan concern over aid from US

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US financial aid to Pakistan is "unacceptable" if linked to monitoring of its nuclear arsenal, Pakistan's finance minister says.
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SA inquiry into soldier protest

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 9:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A protest by hundreds of South African soldiers, dispersed with rubber bullets, will be investigated, officials announce.
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Australia discovers new dinosaur

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 10:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian palaeontologists discover a new species of dinosaur on a sheep farm in the northern state of Queensland.
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Cash pledge for Canada Olympics

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 10:32
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Olympics bosses promise to help plug a shortfall in sponsor cash for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
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Britons accused over Saddam oil

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 12:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Saddam

Two British oil traders have been charged with breaching United Nations sanctions on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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Russia writer Mikhalkov, 96, dies

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Sergei Mikhalkov, the Russian who wrote the words of the Soviet and Russian national anthems, dies aged 96.
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Taiwan risks China row over Dalai Lama

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 12:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Taiwan approves a visit by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, something "resolutely opposed" by China.
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In pictures

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 12:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel given original blueprint for Auschwitz
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Merkel warns Iran on sanctions

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Iran could face new sanctions if it is not willing to negotiate on its nuclear programme, the German chancellor says.
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'Militants die in drone attack'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 13:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least four suspected militants are killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistani officials say.
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Oil alternative

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Can natural gas be the solution to US energy needs?
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Young Guantanamo Afghan to sue US

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

One of the youngest detainees to be held at Guantanamo Bay will sue the US government for compensation, his lawyers say.
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China anger over Dalai Lama trip

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 14:31
related countries: China China

China criticises a Taiwanese invitation to the Dalai Lama, calling him a separatist who wants to sabotage relations.
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Ramadan blast in tribal Pakistan

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 14:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people are reported dead and many more injured by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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Live - Uefa Europa League

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Aston Villa and Hearts crash out of Europe, Fulham and Everton are into the Uefa Europa League group stage and Man City beat Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup second round.
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Airline engineer arrested over 'six wives'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 15:51
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai say they have arrested a man for forgery and polygamy after he married at least six women over the past two years.
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War in Sudan's Darfur 'is over'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 15:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The war in Darfur, which has killed up to 300,000 people, is over, says the UN's military commander there.
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Fulham secure Europa League spot

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 15:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Fulham secure their spot in the group stages of the Europa League despite losing to Amkar Perm in Russia.
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Facebook changes privacy policy

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:14
related countries: Canada Canada

Social networking site Facebook has agreed to change its privacy policy as a result of negotiations with Canada's government.
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Indians killed in Colombian coca area

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Twelve indigenous people were massacred by hooded men in a Colombian area notorious for its cocaine trade, officials say.
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India takes steps to lift trade

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:21
related countries: India India

India announces measures to help its exporters, as it warns that the rate of growth of the country's exports would continue to slow.
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India nuclear test 'did not work'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:43
related countries: India India

A retired atomic scientist closely associated with India's 1998 nuclear tests says they were not as successful as claimed.
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Arctic Sea's 'hijackers' charged

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Eight men have been charged with hijacking and piracy after the disappearance of the Arctic Sea, Russian prosecutors say.
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End of an era

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 16:47
related countries: Japan Japan

What went wrong for Japan's once mighty ruling party?
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British clubs avoid Euro giants

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The five British clubs in the Champions League are handed favourable draws for the group stage of the competition.
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India intercepts Air France plane

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 18:30
related countries: India India

India scrambled a fighter jet to intercept an Air France plane that failed to identify itself correctly, the Indian air force says.
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Spotify app approved for iPhone

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 19:19
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Apple approves an iPhone application from Swedish firm Spotify, allowing users to stream music to their mobile handsets.
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US problem banks at 15-year high

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 19:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The number of problem US banks rose to the highest level in 15 years between April and June, the industry's regulator reveals.
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England edge to win over Ireland

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 20:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England beat Ireland by three runs in a rain-affected one-day international in Belfast.
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Vienna knock Villa out of Europe

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 20:56
related countries: Austria Austria

Aston Villa are denied a place in the Uefa Europa League after Rapid Vienna knock them out of the competition on the away-goals rule.
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Bayern Munich agree Robben deal

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 21:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany, Spain Spain

German giants Bayern Munich agree to buy Dutch international Arjen Robben from Real Madrid.
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US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 21:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US envoy to Afghanistan has had "explosive" talks with President Karzai over claims of election fraud, the BBC learns.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan border

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 21:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people are killed by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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Nigeria recoups $170m bad debts

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 22:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's fraud police say they have recovered $170m (£105m) from wealthy debtors who owe money to five banks.
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UN warns over swine flu in birds

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 22:57
related countries: Chile Chile

The discovery of swine flu in turkeys in Chile raises concerns about the spread of the virus, a UN agency warns.
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O'Neill devastated by Euro exit

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 22:57
related countries: Austria Austria

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is left to rue his side's poor finishing as they are denied a place in the Europa League by Rapid Vienna.
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Chilly reception

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 23:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine ski resort set for heated regional talks
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Bhajis and balls

Thursday 27th of August 2009, 23:46
related countries: Italy Italy

How one Italian city is learning to love cricket
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