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What happend on August 3rd 2009

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Gay Israelis rally after shooting

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 0:14
related countries: Israel Israel

Hundreds of people join a rally organised by Israel's gay community after a fatal shooting at a gay support centre.
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Scientists find new strain of HIV

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 1:20
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Gorillas are identified for the first time as a source of HIV after tests in Paris on an infected woman from Cameroon.
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Flintoff eyes Edgbaston victory

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 5:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Andrew Flintoff says England firmly believe they can win the third Test at Edgbaston on Monday and go 2-0 up in the Ashes series.
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Fires rage across Canary island

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 5:49
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: La Palma

A huge forest blaze is still burning on La Palma but Spanish fire crews are aided by a change in wind direction.
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Bomb blast hits west Afghan city

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 5:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Herat

A bomb attack in the western Afghan city of Herat kills at least 12 people and injures many more, officials say.
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China urges 'respect' in Rio case

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 6:26
related countries: Australia Australia, China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing calls on Australia to "respect" its legal system, as it probes allegations of bribery by workers at Rio Tinto.
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Italian PM receives 'stress relief' at start of holidays

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 6:27
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi begins his summer holidays with medical treatment to relieve stress, Italian media says.
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Sect leader 'alive when captured'

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 6:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The BBC obtains a photo showing that Nigerian Islamic sect leader Mohammed Yusuf was alive when captured by the army.
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Pakistan schools shut over unrest

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 6:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Schools run by Christian missions in Pakistan's Karachi city close for three days to mourn the killings of Christians in Punjab province.
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Prickly profits

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 7:45
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Why the cactus has become big business in Morocco
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Sailors freed after eight months

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:01
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Indonesia Indonesia

Eleven Indonesian sailors are released by Somali pirates, almost eight months after their ship was hijacked.
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Is the future of Iran unity or division?

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term. Can he form a credible government?
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German trial for Kohl-era figure

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:15
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany

A Canadian judge rejects an appeal by businessman Karlheinz Schreiber against extradition to Germany on corruption charges.
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Second plague death in west China

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:36
related countries: China China

A second man dies of pneumonic plague in remote north-west China, where a town of thousands has been sealed off.
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Bolivian Indians in historic step

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia begins implementing reforms that offer the country's indigenous majority the right to govern themselves.
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Niger troops vote on third term

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:48
related countries: Niger Niger

The military in Niger is set to vote in a referendum on President Mamadou Tandja's controversial bid to serve a third term.
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Georgia in Russia land-grab claim

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 8:53
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia and Russia trade accusations as the anniversary of last year's war between the two countries approaches.
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Live - England v Australia

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 9:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Clarke hits his 12th hundred as Australia secure a draw in the third Ashes at Edgbaston.
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Radio show axed over rape furore

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 9:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian radio show is pulled off air following a lie detector stunt which saw a 14-year-old girl say she had been raped.
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Lieberman vows to quit if charged

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 10:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman says he will stand down if the attorney general charges him over corruption allegations.
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Japan relaunches trials by jury

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 10:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has opened its first jury trial since World War II, changing a legal system which has often been criticised as unfair.
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Catholic bank owned pill shares

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 10:34
related countries: Germany Germany

A Catholic bank in Germany apologises after admitting it had stocks in defence, tobacco and birth control firms.
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Ethiopia jails Canadian for life

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 10:53
related countries: Canada Canada, Ethiopia Ethiopia

A Canadian man is sentenced to life in prison by Ethiopian judges after he was convicted of terror offences.
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First Saudi women work as maids

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 11:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi women start work as housemaids - a much-stigmatised profession, which until now has been the reserve of immigrants.
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Upbeat Massa wants quick recovery

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 11:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Ferrari's Felipe Massa hopes to get back to racing quickly after suffering serious injuries in a crash in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifiying.
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Flood affects thousands in India

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 12:06
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Tens of thousands of people are affected by floods in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, officials say.
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Xinjiang arrests 'now over 1,500'

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 13:01
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police arrest another 319 people over last month's violence in Xinjiang, bringing the total detained to more than 1,500.
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Weather aids Canary blaze effort

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 14:13
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: La Palma

Cooler temperatures help firefighters tackle blazes burning for four days on La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands.
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'First' swine-flu death in Africa

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 14:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa confirms its first swine-flu death - the first documented fatality from the virus in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Sri Lanka 'facing aid shortfall'

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 14:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's defence secretary tells the BBC his country needs far more aid to help resettle almost 300,000 displaced people.
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Chinese factory poisons hundreds

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 15:43
related countries: China China

Hundreds of residents near a Chinese chemical plant are found to be contaminated by high levels of a metal used in batteries.
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Cambodia cancels landmine pageant

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 16:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's government cancels a "Miss Landmine" beauty pageant, labelling the contest an insult to disabled people.
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Turbulence hurts 26 on US flight

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 16:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

At least 26 people are injured as a Continental Airlines jet hits "extreme turbulence" and makes an emergency landing in Miami.
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Kenya empties its death-row cells

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 16:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Hundreds of Kenyan prisoners on death row have their sentences commuted to life in prison - so they can be given work.
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Pakistan adjourns 'militant' case

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 16:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court adjourns hearings seeking the re-arrest of a charity leader accused over the Mumbai attacks.
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Merkel challenger promises jobs

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 17:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Vice-Chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier launches his party's election campaign, vowing to create four million jobs.
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Afghan priority for new Nato head

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 17:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's priority must be the Afghan war, including talks with Taliban members, the alliance's new head says.
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Australia defy England to earn draw

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Michael Clarke strikes an unbeaten century as Australia reach 375-5 to draw the third Test against England at Edgbaston.
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South African policeman 'holds meetings in pyjamas'

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 17:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A senior South African police officer sets up home in his police station after payments were stopped for his accommodation at a local guest house.
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Iran poll critics shun ceremony

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 18:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's supreme leader formally endorses Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as winner of the June presidential poll, but key figures stay away.
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Pirates release German cargo ship

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 18:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Germany Germany

Somali pirates free a German-flagged cargo vessel held for four months after a multi-million dollar ransom is paid.
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Blackburn swoop for strike pair

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 20:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Croatia Croatia

Blackburn complete a loan deal for Chelsea's Franco di Santo, while Hajduk Split say Rovers have also agreed a deal for Nikola Kalinic.
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Dog pack savages N Zealand jogger

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 21:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A jogger suffers serious injuries in an attack by a pack of pig hunting dogs in New Zealand's North Island.
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'Key Mexico drug trafficker' held

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 21:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican authorities say they have arrested at a church service one of the country's main traffickers of synthetic drugs.
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Buoyant hopes

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 21:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Smooth sailing for Australia's economy?
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US sees mixed July vehicle sales

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 21:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

US vehicle sales were mixed in July, with Ford sales rising year-on-year while GM and Chrysler sales fell.
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UK couple injured in Tobago attack

Monday 3rd of August 2009, 22:46
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple are in hospital after being seriously injured in a machete attack in Tobago, the Foreign Office says.
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