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Uribe to tour region over US pact

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 1:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

President Uribe is to tour South America to try to ease concerns about a plan to increase the US military presence in Colombia.
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Plague death toll rises in China

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 4:32
related countries: China China
related places: Ziketan

A third man dies of pneumonic plague in north-west China, where Ziketan, a town of 10,000 people, has been sealed off.
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UN admits failures in Kenya camp

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 7:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

One of the world's largest refugee camps fails to meet even the most basic standards, the UN admits.
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UN admits failures in Kenya camp

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 7:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

One of the world's largest refugee camps fails to meet even the most basic standards, the UN admits.
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Doubts disproved

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 7:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Row over Barack Obama's birth certificate
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Gurkha gold

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 8:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal town fears financial impact of Gurkha exodus
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Australia detains terror suspects

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 8:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police arrest four people after uncovering what they say was a terror plot linked to a Somali Islamist group.
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Photo blog

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 8:38
related countries: United States United States

Winning images depict life of a 17-year-old girl in US
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Suu Kyi co-accused 'in hospital'

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 8:45
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

John Yettaw, the US man on trial with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, has been taken to hospital after suffering seizures, sources say.
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MPs demand British torture investigation

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A parliamentary committee calls for an independent inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in the torture of terrorism suspects.
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US cyber-security tsar steps down

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 9:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House's acting cyber-security tsar resigns from her post, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Venezuelan opposition TV attacked

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 10:41
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Radical supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attack the offices of opposition TV channel Globovision.
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UBS reports yet another big loss

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 10:43
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, reports a loss of 1.4bn Swiss francs and significant outflows of cash for the April to June quarter.
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Canada probes child driver video

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 11:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police begin investigating a video showing a young boy driving a car along a dirt road.
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S Korea police storm car factory

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 11:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean police commandos have stormed a car factory occupied by hundreds of workers laid off in a restructuring plan.
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Niger holds poll on third term

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 12:05
related countries: Niger Niger

Only small numbers of people are voting in Niger's referendum on whether to allow the president a third term in office.
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Khartoum 'arming Sudan militias'

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 12:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A general in the South Sudan's army tells the BBC the north is arming militias accused of recent ethnic violence.
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Prostitutes or politicians: who are more trusted in China?

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 12:21
related countries: China China

China's prostitutes are better-trusted than politicians and scientists, according to an online survey by Insight China magazine.
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UK Afghan helicopters 'unsafe'

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 12:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK helicopters to be sent to Afghanistan may lack adequate protection for combat, the Daily Telegraph says.
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Iran questions detained Americans

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 12:54
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian police are questioning three Americans being held for illegally entering the country, state media report.
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Trott gets surprise England call

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 13:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England hand a shock call-up to Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia on Friday.
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Pilot killed in Thai plane crash

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 13:19
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The pilot of a Thai plane is killed and several passengers wounded as it skids off the runway on a tourist island.
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'Two dead' in India border clash

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 13:55
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Two Bangladeshis are shot dead by Indian border guards, Bangladeshi officials say.
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Spanish rider denies taking EPO

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 13:57
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Tour de France stage 16 winner Mikel Astarloza vehemently denies doping following a positive test for blood-booster EPO.
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Tension rises on Ossetia boundary

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 13:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian troops go on a high state of alert as tension mounts on the Georgia-South Ossetia boundary ahead of the war anniversary.
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Rocket attack on Afghan capital

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

Suspected Taliban militants fire rockets into the Afghan capital, Kabul, as security fears mount ahead of elections.
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Indian police accused of abuses

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 14:15
related countries: India India

Indian police are guilty of human rights violations, including beatings, torture and illegal killings, a new report alleges.
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Mission creep

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 15:24
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany slips into first major conflict since WWII
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Hamas-funded film opens in Gaza

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 15:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian militant group Hamas funds its first film, the story of a young militant who led several attacks on Israel.
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Protests at Sudan woman's trial

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 16:09
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Police fire tear gas at supporters of a Sudanese woman charged with wearing "indecent clothing", after her trial was postponed.
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Canada on alert as BC fires burn

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 16:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Much of British Columbia in Canada remains on alert where forest fires have forced some 5,000 people to leave.
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Nigeria to probe Islamist attacks

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 16:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

President Umaru Yar'Adua orders an investigation into last week's Islamist uprising in Nigeria, which left hundreds dead.
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China 'to charge 83 over riots'

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 16:30
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police will charge 83 people in connection with last month's deadly ethnic riots in Xinjiang, state media say.
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Bill Clinton meets N Korea leader

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 16:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton meets North Korea's Kim Jong-il during a surprise visit to Pyongyang, state media report.
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US terror suspects hearing begins

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 17:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, United States United States

A detention hearing begins in North Carolina for seven US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Israel and Jordan.
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Liverpool agree to sale of Alonso

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 17:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Liverpool reach an agreement to sell midfielder Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, subject to a medical.
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Tales of injustice

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 18:04
related countries: India India

The Indian villagers who accuse the police of murder
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Iraq 'suicide bomber', 16, jailed

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A juvenile court in Iraq sentences a 16-year-old girl to seven and a half years in jail for a failed suicide bomb attack.
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Chinese migrants in Algiers clash

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 18:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria, China China
related places: Algiers

A violent clash erupts between Chinese migrant workers and locals in the Algerian capital's Chinese quarter.
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Daughter wades in on Berlusconi

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 21:50
related countries: Italy Italy

The daughter of scandal-tainted Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says politicians should have moral values.
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Huge Italy jackpot still not won

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 22:46
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian national lottery jackpot is now nearly 116m euros after no-one chose the winning six numbers in Tuesday's draw.
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North Korea pardons US reporters

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 23:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il issues a pardon to two detained US journalists, after a visit by Bill Clinton.
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Chavez backer held over TV attack

Tuesday 4th of August 2009, 23:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A radical supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is arrested after an attack on an opposition TV channel.
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