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Twitter Iran delay 'not forced'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 0:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Twitter's delayed upgrade work after the Iranian election was not a response to a US government request, its co-founder says.
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High drama

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 0:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Behind the scenes of Clinton's North Korea mission
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Structure of HIV genome 'decoded'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

Researchers in the US say they have decoded the entire genetic content of the HIV-1 virus, a key source of Aids infection.
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Safe to fly?

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 3:54
related countries: United States United States

The US airline pilots living in a trailer park near a runway
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Two boys detained in US rape case

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 5:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

A US judge in Arizona orders the detention of two nine-year-old boys accused of helping in the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl.
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Nato in pledge on Afghan deaths

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 5:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new Nato chief says he is determined to reduce civilian casualties in Afghanistan to an absolute minimum.
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After the cull

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 6:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A hard life gets even harder for Cairo's binmen
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Many missing in Pakistani crash

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 6:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 34 people are feared dead after their bus plunged into the Indus river in northern Pakistan, police say.
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Two Chinese executed for fraud

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 6:45
related countries: China China

Two business people in China have been executed for defrauding hundreds of investors out of more than $120m (£70m).
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Chavez turns up heat on Colombia

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 7:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Venezuela's president announces trade measures against Colombia, amid a growing diplomatic row between the two nations.
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Hackers attack Israeli party site

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 8:20
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Kadima party shuts its website Wednesday after an attack by Palestinian hackers, reports say.
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Koala that inspired Australia after bush fires dies during operation

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A Australian koala named Sam which became a celebrity after being rescued from wildfires dies during surgery.
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US drug aid to Mexico faces delay

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:13
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

US counter-narcotics funds for Mexico could be held up after a senior senator questions Mexico's human rights record.
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India to execute 2003 bomb trio

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:21
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A court in India sentences three people to death for carrying out 2003 bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai.
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'Kids ill-treated'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli soldier says Palestinian minors beaten in custody
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India may buy Gandhi Africa home

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India

India's coal ministry says it plans to buy a house in South Africa where independence hero Mahatma Gandhi lived.
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Brazil returns hazardous UK waste

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 9:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 1,500 tons of hazardous waste that arrived from the UK from Brazil labelled as recyclable plastic is returned.
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Iran bans Mecca visits over flu

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 10:36
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ramadan

Iran imposes a ban on pilgrimages to Mecca during Ramadan, in an attempt to stem the spread of swine flu.
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War baby granted German identity

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 10:59
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Daniel Rouxel becomes the first child born of an illicit relationship in occupied France to be granted German citizenship.
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WWI veteran's funeral under way

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of British WWI veteran Harry Patch - who died aged 111.
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Indian vulture births are hailed

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:19
related countries: India India

Conservationists say they are delighted that one of the world's most endangered birds have twice been successfully bred in India.
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Clash shuts US factory in France

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:37
related countries: France France, United States United States

A US firm shuts a car parts factory in France on grounds of "security" after angry workers allegedly assault a manager.
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Zuma pledges SA recession relief

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces a $300m training scheme to help workers facing redundancy.
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Pacific calls for climate action

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:45
related countries: Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji

Climate change, the economic crisis and democracy in Fiji dominate talks by leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum in Australia.
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Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:46
related countries: Israel Israel

The firing of rockets in Israel by Hamas militants in Gaza amounts to a war crime, a human rights group argues.
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Swine flu panic grips Indian city

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:53
related countries: India India
related places: Pune

Panic-stricken people queue up at hospitals in the western Indian city of Pune to be tested for swine flu.
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S Korea factory occupation ends

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 11:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Hundreds of South Korean workers end a 77-day factory sit-in over job cuts after days of pitched battles with police.
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Hoover marvel

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 12:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bridge

Bridge arch reaches for the skies over famous US dam
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Spain arrests 'Eta police killer'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 13:08
related countries: Spain Spain, Mexico Mexico
related places: Madrid

A suspected Eta militant accused of six killings is arrested at Madrid airport after being deported from Mexico.
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Pakistan in Mumbai suspect alert

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 14:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan issues a global alert for 13 suspects in connection with November's attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials say.
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Huntelaar poised for Milan switch

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 14:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

AC Milan agree a four-year deal to sign Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Real Madrid.
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Easter Island thumped in first official football match

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 14:42
related countries: Chile Chile

Easter Island, the tiny South Pacific territory administered by Chile, stages its first officially sanctioned football match.
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Bomb strikes Afghan wedding party

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills a group of people travelling to a wedding in the south of the country, officials say.
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Tonga sinking leaves 30 missing

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 15:40
related countries: Tonga Tonga

A ferry sinks off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Tonga leaving some 30 people missing, officials say.
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Nigerian militant amnesty starts

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 16:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

An amnesty for militants in Nigeria's troubled oil-producing region, the Niger Delta, comes into effect.
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German car scrap scheme 'abused'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 16:09
related countries: Germany Germany

Tens of thousands of cars traded in under Germany's scrappage scheme have been illegally sold abroad instead, police say.
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Putin seals new Turkey gas deal

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 16:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia
related places: Ankara

The prime ministers of Turkey and Russia sign a series of agreements to cooperate on major oil and gas projects.
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Ponting plays down crowd antics

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Ricky Ponting insists he has no problem with the booing he has faced in the Ashes series ahead of Friday's fourth Test at Headingley.
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Ponting plays down crowd antics

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Ricky Ponting insists he has no problem with the booing he has faced in the Ashes series ahead of Friday's fourth Test at Headingley.
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Japan's landmark jury trial ends

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 17:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's first jury trial for more than 60 years ends with a man in his 70s being sentenced to 15 years for murder.
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Russia and Georgia in verbal war

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 17:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia and Russia each accuse the other of starting their war over South Ossetia, on the eve of the anniversary.
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'Dog lard sale' probed in Poland

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 17:26
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish police question a woman suspected of fattening up dogs and slaughtering them to sell the lard as a health supplement.
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UN denounces Guinea 'drug labs'

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 17:44
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The UN says there are clandestine drug factories capable of manufacturing heroin, cocaine and ecstasy in Guinea.
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Clinton threatens Eritrea action

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 17:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns the US will "take action" if Eritrea continues to back militants in Somalia.
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Afghan bomb kills four US troops

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 18:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Nato says four American service members have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan.
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War of words

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 18:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

How serious is Venezuela's latest row with Colombia?
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Sotomayor backed by US Senate

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice, making her the first Hispanic to sit on the court.
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'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 20:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The leaders of Rwanda and DR Congo pledge to boost economic and security ties after a rare meeting on the border.
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New opposition protest in Tehran

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 22:24
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Hundreds of opposition supporters have taken to the streets of Tehran shouting "Death to the dictator", reports say.
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Scientists find an itchiness cell

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

US scientists have pinpointed a specific type of nerve cell in mice which appears to generate the itch sensation.
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Collateral damage

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 23:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

One year on from Georgia war, the suffering continues
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Counting the cost

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 23:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Who won epic South Korea motor factory battle?
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Deadly fire at Belgian care home

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 23:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Melle

Nine people are killed after a blaze breaks out at a retirement home in the northern Belgian town of Melle.
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US outlines anti-terror strategy

Thursday 6th of August 2009, 23:55
related countries: United States United States

President Obama's chief counter-terrorism adviser says the US is adopting a new approach to tackling terrorism.
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