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US trailer park death toll rises

Monday 31st of August 2009, 3:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

An eighth person has died following an attack at a mobile home in the US state of Georgia, police say.
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Rise and fall?

Monday 31st of August 2009, 5:36
related countries: Russia Russia

How the downturn has hit Russia's oligarchs
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India 'terminates' Moon mission

Monday 31st of August 2009, 5:50
related countries: India India

India's space agency calls off its inaugural moon mission, a day after losing all contact with the orbiting satellite.
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Nato tankers blown up in Pakistan

Monday 31st of August 2009, 5:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi, Nato

Suspected militants attack more than 20 vehicles carrying Nato supplies from Pakistan's Karachi port to Afghanistan, police says.
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China's Burma refugees 'return'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 6:04
related countries: Burma Burma, China China

Burmese refugees in southern China who had fled fighting begin to return to Burma, Chinese media report.
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Audio slideshow

Monday 31st of August 2009, 6:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Drought kills off thousands of Kenyan animals
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Papua New Guinea hit by cholera

Monday 31st of August 2009, 6:51
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

An outbreak of cholera in Papua New Guinea is reported to have killed more than 40 people in a remote district.
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Indian economy continues to grow

Monday 31st of August 2009, 8:15
related countries: India India

India's economy showed annual growth of 6.1% in the second three months of the year, despite the global economic downturn.
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Fisichella closes on Ferrari move

Monday 31st of August 2009, 8:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Giancarlo Fisichella could make a temporary switch from Force India to Ferrari following his victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.
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Firemen die in California inferno

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, California

Two firefighters die as blazes spread in the hills above Los Angeles, forcing thousands of people from their homes.
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Dalai Lama sees Taiwan storm area

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China
related places: Beijing

The Dalai Lama visits Taiwan's typhoon-damaged areas in a trip Beijing says it "resolutely opposes".
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Button shrugs off Spa title blow

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Jenson Button says he is optimistic about his title chances despite losing more of his championship advantage at the Belgian Grand Prix.
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Turks begin Iraq-Syria mediation

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

Turkey's foreign minister arrives in Baghdad in a bid to resolve a row between Iraq and Syria over a recent spate of bombings in Iraq.
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When in Rome

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italians battle binge-drinking among the young
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Africans 'under siege' in Moscow

Monday 31st of August 2009, 9:58
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Nearly 60% of African people living in Russia's capital Moscow have been the victim of racist attacks, a study says.
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Japan's Hatoyama sweeps to power

Monday 31st of August 2009, 10:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hatoyama

Japan's opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama is forming a new government after winning a landmark general election.
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Suu Kyi to boost house security

Monday 31st of August 2009, 10:52
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to alter her house to stop intruders like US man John Yettaw, her party says.
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Wolves snap up Ecuador's Castillo

Monday 31st of August 2009, 11:15
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Ecuador Ecuador

Wolves sign Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo on a season-long loan from Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.
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Russia 'kills al-Qaeda operative'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 11:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian forces have killed an al-Qaeda militant in the increasingly volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, officials say.
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More bodies in Pakistani valley

Monday 31st of August 2009, 11:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

The bodies of 30 suspected militants are found in Pakistan's Swat valley, amid claims of unlawful killings by troops.
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Fight resumes over Iran cabinet

Monday 31st of August 2009, 11:46
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian MPs resume a heated debate on the nominees for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's new cabinet.
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Plumbers please - blocked toilets delay Bangladesh flight

Monday 31st of August 2009, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A Bangladesh airlines flight to London is delayed by nearly 10 hours - because all five of the plane's toilets were blocked.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Monday 31st of August 2009, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gateshead

World Champions Jess Ennis and Phillips Idowu all starred at the British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Lunar lessons

Monday 31st of August 2009, 13:07
related countries: India India

What did India's abandoned Moon mission achieve?
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Iraq seeks Serbian return of MiGs

Monday 31st of August 2009, 13:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi authorities say they are negotiating the return of 19 MiG fighters sent to Yugoslavia in the 1980s for repairs.
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Rivals claim Gabon poll victory

Monday 31st of August 2009, 14:15
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Three different candidates say they won Gabon's elections to choose a successor to long-time leader Omar Bongo.
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Live text - US Open

Monday 31st of August 2009, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

Defending champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams sweep into the second round of the US Open, with Andy Roddick in action in the night session.
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S Africa probes ID card suicide

Monday 31st of August 2009, 15:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The South African government investigates the suicide of a man who was refused the identity papers he needed to start a job.
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New charges at Zambia porn trial

Monday 31st of August 2009, 15:12
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Two Zambian journalists are charged with contempt over an article backing their editor, on trial for distributing pornography.
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Iraq-Syria war of words escalates

Monday 31st of August 2009, 15:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Syria and Iraq trade accusations as Turkey leads diplomatic efforts to cool a row over responsibility for deadly attacks in Iraq.
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'Exit poll leak' tweets alarm German election officials

Monday 31st of August 2009, 16:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The apparent illegal leaking of exit polls for German regional elections on Twitter raises concerns weeks before the general election.
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Positive energy

Monday 31st of August 2009, 16:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

Russia builds strategic ties with pre-poll Germany
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Gay wins 100m in Gateshead

Monday 31st of August 2009, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gateshead

Phillips Idowu and Lisa Dobriskey are the pick of Britain's World Championship medallists at a rain-hit British Grand Prix in Gateshead.
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Israeli accused of Hezbollah plot

Monday 31st of August 2009, 17:04
related countries: Israel Israel

An Arab man who used the same health club as Israel's armed forces chief is accused assisting in a plot to assassinate him.
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US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 17:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A report by the top US general in Afghanistan says military success is achievable, but admits the current strategy is not working.
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West Ham sign Portugal's Da Costa

Monday 31st of August 2009, 17:28
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Costa

West Ham sign Fiorentina's Portuguese defender Manuel da Costa in a swap deal that involves winger Savio Nsereko moving to the Serie A club.
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Jail term for Sri Lankan editor

Monday 31st of August 2009, 17:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A court in Sri Lanka sentences a prominent Tamil journalist to 20 years in prison for "causing communal disharmony".
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Afghan president leading in vote

Monday 31st of August 2009, 18:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's election commission releases further results from the presidential poll, still showing the president in the lead.
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Kidnap girl 'bonded with captor'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

Kidnapped US woman Jaycee Lee Dugard bonded with her alleged captor and helped to run his printing firm, reports say.
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S African 'strike' troops sacked

Monday 31st of August 2009, 19:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

About 700 South African troops are sent letters of dismissal following violence during a strike over higher pay.
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Brazil unveils oil rules changes

Monday 31st of August 2009, 20:32
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's president unveils plans to overhaul its oil industry to take advantage of vast supplies found offshore.
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Nigeria begins bank boss charges

Monday 31st of August 2009, 21:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian anti-corruption police bring criminal charges against executives from five banks rescued in a $2.6bn bail-out.
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Ibrahmovic off the mark for Barcelona

Monday 31st of August 2009, 22:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores on his Spanish league debut as Barcelona kick off their league title defence with a 3-0 win over Sporting Gijon.
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Daunting task

Monday 31st of August 2009, 23:03
related countries: Japan Japan

New leaders in Japan face an economy in crisis
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'I was there'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 23:19
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish corporal recalls watching World War II begin
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Sam Wanamaker 'monitored by MI5'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

American actor and producer Sam Wanamaker was watched by MI5 for several years for his alleged communist sympathies, files show.
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'No choice'

Monday 31st of August 2009, 23:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Poverty swells ranks of Pakistan's sex trade
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