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Fannie Mae asks Treasury for aid

Friday 7th of August 2009, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

US mortgage finance firm Fannie Mae asks the Treasury for another $10.7bn in aid, as it announces fresh losses.
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Pregnant prisoner returns to UK

Friday 7th of August 2009, 6:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Laos Laos

Expectant mother Samantha Orobator, jailed for life in Laos for heroin smuggling, arrives back in the UK.
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Japan Airlines records $1bn loss

Friday 7th of August 2009, 6:29
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan Airlines - the largest carrier in Asia - reports a $1bn loss in the three months to May, after ticket sales slumped.
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US boosts car scrappage by $2bn

Friday 7th of August 2009, 7:00
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate approves a further $2bn for the car scrappage scheme, after initial funds of $1bn ran out in 10 days.
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Breakfast Club creator dies at 59

Friday 7th of August 2009, 7:35
related countries: United States United States

US film director John Hughes, the creator of hit films including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, dies at 59.
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German TV hunt nets 'paedophile'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 8:05
related countries: Germany Germany

German officials say a man who filmed himself having sex with children has handed himself in after he was shown on TV.
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Surviving rebels

Friday 7th of August 2009, 8:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Victims of Ugandan rebel attacks tell of renewed fears
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Flintoff ruled out of fourth Test

Friday 7th of August 2009, 8:26
related countries: Australia Australia

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff misses the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley because of a knee injury.
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India and South Korea boost trade

Friday 7th of August 2009, 8:38
related countries: India India, South Korea South Korea

India and South Korea sign an agreement to reduce tariffs on goods and services to boost trade between the two nations.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Friday 7th of August 2009, 9:04
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia are 196-4 at close on day one of the fourth Test at Headingley, having dismissed England for 102.
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Beijing airport ex-head executed

Friday 7th of August 2009, 9:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The former head of the company running Beijing's airport has been executed for corruption, state media report.
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Woman 'torched Briton's genitals'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 9:39
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Greek woman accused of setting fire to the genitals of a UK tourist in Crete is due to appear in court.
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Tutu and Zuma bury the hatchet

Friday 7th of August 2009, 10:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and his fierce critic Archbishop Desmond Tutu make peace.
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Should criminals ever be repatriated?

Friday 7th of August 2009, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Laos Laos

A pregnant Briton jailed for life in Laos has returned to the UK to complete her life sentence. Should serving prisoners ever be repatriated?
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German export surge ignites hope

Friday 7th of August 2009, 10:31
related countries: Germany Germany

German exports rose 7% in June, the fastest pace in nearly three years, in the latest sign of the country's economic recovery.
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Taiwan braces for Typhoon Morakot

Friday 7th of August 2009, 10:52
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Schools and offices shut and transport is disrupted as Typhoon Morakot nears Taiwan, bringing high winds and heavy rain.
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Polish woman fined for gay abuse

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:10
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish court bans a woman from publicly insulting her gay neighbour and imposes a hefty fine on her.
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New Tamil Tiger head is arrested

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The new head of the Tamil Tiger rebels, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, has been arrested, military and rebel sources say.
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Uribe and Lula discuss base use

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Colombia's president receives tacit support from Brazil for his plans to allow US troops to use Colombian bases.
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Australia assures Indian students

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:33
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

Australian PM Kevin Rudd assures the visiting Indian foreign minister that steps will be take to ensure the safety of Indian students.
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Three UK troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers from the Parachute Regiment have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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France targets bankers' bonuses

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:51
related countries: France France

France's President Sarkozy tells banks to disclose their bonus policies, saying rules agreed by the G20 must be applied.
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'Blasphemer' attacked in Pakistan

Friday 7th of August 2009, 11:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An angry crowd in southern Pakistan attacks the house of a woman accused of desecrating the Koran, police say.
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Afghanistan 'needs more troops'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that more foreign troops are needed in Afghanistan.
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Massive win for Niger president

Friday 7th of August 2009, 12:27
related countries: Niger Niger

Results of a referendum in Niger give an overwhelming mandate to the president to seek office for a third term.
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Gambia media jail terms 'unjust'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 12:39
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The two-year jail sentences given to six Gambian journalists for criticising the president are unjust, a media watchdog says.
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Hungary Roma mourn 'gang victim'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 13:10
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Roma bury a woman shot dead in her home in eastern Hungary - believed to be the sixth victim of a gang targeting Roma.
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Search halted for Tonga survivors

Friday 7th of August 2009, 13:24
related countries: Tonga Tonga

The search for survivors of a ferry sinking in Tonga is suspended overnight with more than 60 people feared drowned.
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Surgery for Tobago machete woman

Friday 7th of August 2009, 14:25
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman who was attacked with a machete in Tobago undergoes facial reconstructive surgery.
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Web attack 'aimed at one blogger'

Friday 7th of August 2009, 14:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A massive attack on websites including Google, Facebook and Twitter was aimed at a pro-Georgia blogger.
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Clinton tour reaches South Africa

Friday 7th of August 2009, 14:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

The US and South Africa are "working together" to bring change to Zimbabwe, says top US diplomat Hillary Clinton in Pretoria.
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In pictures

Friday 7th of August 2009, 15:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia marks the anniversary of its conflict with Russia
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No halt to Politkovskaya retrial

Friday 7th of August 2009, 15:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court rejects a request by the family of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya for a retrial of three suspects to be halted.
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Train of glory - Chinese bride wears 2.2km wedding dress

Friday 7th of August 2009, 15:43
related countries: China China

A Chinese bride attempts to break the world record for the longest wedding dress, with a 2.2km-long gown made by the groom's family.
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Sri Lanka press limits criticised

Friday 7th of August 2009, 15:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jaffna, Vavuniya

Press restrictions imposed by the Sri Lankan government ahead of elections in the northern towns of Jaffna and Vavuniya are strongly criticised.
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Back to school

Friday 7th of August 2009, 16:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani refugees' joy at returning to education
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Kenyan suitor renews Chelsea Clinton goat offer

Friday 7th of August 2009, 16:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Chelsea

A Kenyan man tells of his joy that US diplomat Hillary Clinton has agreed to renew his marriage offer to her daughter, Chelsea.
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Brazil state slaps ban on smokers

Friday 7th of August 2009, 16:29
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A smoking ban in bars, restaurants and offices across the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo comes into effect.
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Iraqi bombers kill Shia Muslims

Friday 7th of August 2009, 16:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

Bomb attacks targeting Iraq's Shia Muslims leave at least 36 dead on an important Shia religious festival.
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Mandela meeting inspires Clinton

Friday 7th of August 2009, 16:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Clinton

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she feels inspired by her meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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First swine flu death in Irish Republic

Friday 7th of August 2009, 17:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A young woman has become the first person to die from swine flu in the Republic of Ireland.
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Australia on top as England slump

Friday 7th of August 2009, 17:47
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are bowled out for 102 as Australia seize control on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley.
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Web attack blogger blames Russia

Friday 7th of August 2009, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia

A blogger who was targeted in a co-ordinated attack against websites such as Facebook and Twitter blames Russia.
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Liverpool sign Aquilani from Roma

Friday 7th of August 2009, 19:04
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Roma

Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani agrees a five-year contract with Liverpool after passing a medical.
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Republican US senator to resign

Friday 7th of August 2009, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida is to step down, saying he wishes to spend more time with his family.
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US loses fewer jobs than expected

Friday 7th of August 2009, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

The US economy lost 247,000 jobs in July, far fewer than analysts had expected, Labor Department figures show.
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IMF and Angola to negotiate loan

Friday 7th of August 2009, 19:59
related countries: Angola Angola

The International Monetary Fund and Angola agree to discuss a loan to help the African country through the economic slowdown.
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Indian anger at ex-rebel's death

Friday 7th of August 2009, 20:21
related countries: India India

Hundreds of Indians defy a curfew to march in protest at the killing of a former rebel in controversial circumstances.
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Red Terror online

Friday 7th of August 2009, 20:27
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopian victim's mission to reveal torture records
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Prior calls for England recovery

Friday 7th of August 2009, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matt Prior believes his England team-mates can bounce back from a dreadful performance on day one of the crucial fourth Ashes Test.
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Georgia marks anniversary of war

Friday 7th of August 2009, 21:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia and Russia mark the first anniversary of their brief war over the South Ossetia region, amid ongoing tension.
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Bolivia in Colombia betrayal jibe

Friday 7th of August 2009, 21:31
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Bolivian President Morales accuses Colombia of betraying Latin America with its plan to let US troops use military bases there.
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Vespasian's villa? Ruins could be Roman emperor's birthplace

Friday 7th of August 2009, 22:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Archaeologists in Italy say they have found remains of a sumptuous villa thought to be the Emperor Vespasian's birthplace.
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OAS delegation to visit Honduras

Friday 7th of August 2009, 22:06
related countries: Honduras Honduras

A high-level delegation will go to Honduras next week to seek a negotiated end to the country's political crisis.
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Buffett's firm returns to profit

Friday 7th of August 2009, 22:12
related countries: United States United States

Celebrated US financier Warren Buffett's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway reports a return to profitability.
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Italian PM defends his reputation

Friday 7th of August 2009, 22:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi again dismisses criticism of his private life, following sex allegations.
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