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Frozen conflict

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 0:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's split with rebels still set in stone, a year on
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Freed US reporters head home

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 4:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Two US reporters fly home, after former US President Bill Clinton helped to secure their release from prison in North Korea.
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India passes free education bill

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 6:55
related countries: India India

India's parliament approves a landmark bill which guarantees free education for children aged between six and 14.
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Thousands attend Aquino funeral

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 7:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila, Aquino

Tens of thousands of mourners gather in the Philippines' capital Manila for the funeral of former President Corazon Aquino.
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Russia praises EU role in Georgia

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 8:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Russia says EU monitors have helped stabilise the situation in Georgia since last year's war, but rejects a similar role for the US.
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Court outburst over Sydney 'plot'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 8:39
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

One of five men charged in Australia for allegedly planning an attack on an army base, angrily denies being a terrorist.
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'Drought-defying'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 8:47
related countries: India India

The rice that survives late Indian monsoons
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Paula Abdul quits American Idol

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

American Idol judge Paula Abdul is quitting the TV singing contest after eight years on the show, she announces.
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In pictures

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 9:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Somalis facing up to life in Kenya's refugee city
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Zuma surprises protest residents

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 10:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pays a surprise visit to township residents who staged recent violent demonstrations.
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Argentine football halted by debt

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 10:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The start of Argentina's football season is delayed indefinitely as clubs struggle with massive debts.
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Zambia reporter in 'porn' trial

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 10:26
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A Zambian journalist goes on trial for distributing "pornographic" images that she says highlighted vital healthcare issues.
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Outrage over Afghan child deaths

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 10:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three children and a man are killed in an overnight air strike by foreign forces, angry villagers in southern Afghanistan say.
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Clinton urges African democracy

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 10:57
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Liberia Liberia, United States United States
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins her African tour calling for democracy to boost trade opportunities.
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German football song sparks Muslim protest

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 11:13
related countries: Germany Germany

An anthem sung by fans of the German football club FC Schalke 04 draws protests from Muslims because of its reference to the Prophet Muhammad.
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Iran 'cannot confirm' US arrests

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 11:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it can neither confirm or deny the arrest of three Americans after crossing from Iraq.
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China rehab staff 'killed web addict'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 11:35
related countries: China China

A Chinese teenager sent to an internet addiction rehabilitation camp has allegedly been beaten to death, according to reports.
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'Drone attack' kills Taliban wife

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 12:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Two missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone kill a wife of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives tell the BBC.
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Commandos tackle S Korea strikers

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 13:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

S Korean police commandos drop from helicopters to try to end a factory sit-in by sacked workers demanding to keep their jobs.
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Kenya impunity 'disappoints US'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 14:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US is disappointed with Kenya's failure to investigate last year's post-election violence, Hillary Clinton says.
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Old Mugabe ally dies in Zimbabwe

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 14:13
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Vice-President Joseph Msika, a close ally of President Robert Mugabe, dies aged 85.
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Labour unrest grips New Caledonia

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 14:33
related countries: France France, New Caledonia New Caledonia

Armed union activists wound two police officers in clashes in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia.
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Drugs smuggler in pregnancy shock

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 14:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Thailand Thailand

German authorities tell a surprised Thai woman arrested for smuggling swallowed cocaine that she is pregnant.
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Three shot dead by US gym gunman

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 15:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pittsburgh

Three women die after a gunman opens fire on dance students at a gym near Pittsburgh, before shooting himself.
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Nigeria frees Ukraine arms plane

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Nigeria Nigeria

A Ukrainian plane impounded in Nigeria last month for transporting weapons is allowed to leave the country.
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Live Champions League - Dinamo v Celtic

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 15:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Celtic seek to overturn a 1-0 deficit as they take on Dinamo Moscow in the second leg of their third qualifying round for the Champions League.
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UN withdraws Indian energy food

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 15:53
related countries: India India

The UN withdraws a high energy food for children in India after the government says it is being distributed without permission.
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Egypt anger over Sadat film dog

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 15:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

A US film naming a character's dog after former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat triggers a court case in Egypt.
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China to roll out rural pensions

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 16:08
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities say they are extending a scheme to provide a pension for hundreds of millions of rural workers.
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New delay in Politkovskaya case

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 16:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A retrial over the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is adjourned, following a complaint by her relatives.
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Defiant Iran president takes oath

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 16:55
related countries: Iran Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes a swipe at "disrespectful" foreign powers as he is sworn in for a second term as president of Iran.
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Pirlo pledges future to AC Milan

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 17:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Chelsea target Andrea Pirlo has said he will finish his career with AC Milan
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Fire breaks out on plane in Paris

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 17:07
related countries: France France
related places: Orly, Paris

Eight people are slightly injured during the evacuation of a plane that caught fire on its way to take off from Orly airport in Paris.
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S Africa power firm faces strike

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 17:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African union says workers at the country's biggest electricity firm are prepared to strike over pay.
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Nepal Maoists issue new warning

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 17:41
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Maoist party in Nepal issues a deadline of Thursday for the crisis that led to its resignation from power to be resolved.
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Manipur death probe is announced

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 17:57
related countries: India India

The government in the Indian state of Manipur orders a judicial enquiry into the killing of a former separatist rebel.
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LA police chief 'stepping down'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

William Bratton is to step down as the head of the Los Angeles Police Department, according to US media reports.
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Baghdad blast walls to come down

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 18:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The Iraqi government announces that all blast walls will be removed from Baghdad within the next 40 days.
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In the red

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 18:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The debt crisis at the heart of Argentine football
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Freed US reporters welcomed home

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 18:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Two US reporters freed from months of detention in North Korea are reunited with their families in Los Angeles.
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Challenges ahead

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 19:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president faces problems at home and abroad
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US terror suspects refused bail

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 19:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, United States United States

A judge rules that six US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Jordan and Israel must stay in jail until their trial.
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US gym gunman's 'internet plans'

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 20:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

A US gunman who killed three women in a Pennsylvania dance class appeared to write online about his plans for the attack.
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US bomb plot pupil admits guilt

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

A 19-year-old confesses to plotting to bomb his South Carolina school and faces a 10-year sentence.
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Ex-US lawmaker guilty of bribery

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 22:58
related countries: United States United States

Former US lawmaker William Jefferson, who was caught by FBI agents with $90,000 in his freezer, is found guilty of bribery.
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Keeping watch

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 23:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia still wants to be the big boss in its backyard
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Keeping watch

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 23:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia still wants to be the big boss in its backyard
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Obama presses N Korea on weapons

Wednesday 5th of August 2009, 23:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: America

US President Barack Obama urges North Korea to give up developing nuclear arms, after Pyongyang frees two jailed US journalists.
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