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What happend on August 8th 2009

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Beijing air 'cleaner' since Games

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 0:03
related countries: China China

Beijing is enjoying the best air quality this decade because of measures taken during last year's Olympic Games, officials say.
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Abiding tensions

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 0:09
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's war wounds still smarting a year on
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More feared dead from Tonga ferry

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 1:53
related countries: Tonga Tonga

The authorities in Tonga raise the number missing and feared drowned after an inter-island ferry sank to 85.
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Charge over Tobago machete attack

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 2:45
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 25-year-old man is charged over the machete attack of a British couple on the Caribbean island of Tobago.
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Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 5:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.
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Venezuela returns Colombia envoy

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 6:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Venezuela is sending its ambassador back to Colombia following a diplomatic row, President Hugo Chavez says.
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Pakistan Taliban chief 'not dead'

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 9:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A close associate of one of Pakistan's most wanted men, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, denies reports he has been killed.
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Terror suspect 'killed in Java'

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 10:22
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

One of South-East Asia's most wanted terror suspects is reported to have been killed by Indonesian police.
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Spanish bullfighting on a budget

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 11:05
related countries: Spain Spain

In Spain, the recession is testing the nation's passion for bullfighting. Steve Kingstone reports from a town that has had to slash dramatically the costs of its annual bullfighting fiesta.
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Police seek DNA over Java death

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 12:24
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia police say DNA tests are needed before they can confirm if a top terror suspect was killed in a shoot-out.
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Clashes rock Somali pirate port

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 14:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 17 people die during overnight gun-battles near the Somali port of Haradheere as two rival clans clash, reports say.
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Landslide strikes Indian villages

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 14:54
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 15 people are reported to have been killed in a landslide in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.
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Moldovan parties form government

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 14:54
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova Moldova

Moldova's four pro-Western parties say they have agreed to form a coalition government, following polls on 29 July.
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Migrant dies in patrol boat crash

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 15:25
related countries: Algeria Algeria

One person dies and 11 are missing off Algeria after a coast guard boat collides with one carrying migrants, reports say.
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Sotomayor joins US Supreme Court

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice after lengthy confirmation hearings.
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UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK could be committed to Afghanistan for many years beyond the military phase, the next head of the Army says.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 16:56
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England close day two of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley on 82-5, still 261 runs behind Australia's first-innings total of 445.
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South Africa 29-17 Australia

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 17:05
related countries: Australia Australia

South Africa put themselves in pole position to claim the Tri-Nations with victory over Australia in Cape Town.
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Clinton meets South Africa's Zuma

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Zuma

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the second leg of her African tour, meets South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Clinton dons gardening gloves at South African housing project

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 17:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dances, clears rubble and plants marigolds as she visits South African housing projects.
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Dismal England face heavy defeat

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 17:41
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England close day two of the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley on 82-5, needing 261 to make Australia bat again.
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England playing for pride - Broad

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad says England can salvage some pride despite being on the verge of an innings defeat in the fourth Test at Headingley.
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Embassy workers on trial in Iran

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 18:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Two Iranians employed by the UK and French embassies and a French teacher go on trial over poll protests in Iran.
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Upset in Sri Lanka post-war polls

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 21:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's governing coalition wins in Jaffna but suffers a surprise defeat in Vavuniya in the country's first post-war elections.
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Mauritania bomber targets embassy

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 21:24
related countries: France France, Mauritania Mauritania

A suicide bomber detonates explosives outside the French embassy in the capital of Mauritania, wounding two guards.
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EU hits out at Tehran over trial

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 21:51
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu, Tehran

The EU strongly criticises Iran, as it tries UK and French embassy staff and a French national over post-election unrest.
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Pakistan demands Taliban evidence

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 23:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani minister challenges the Taliban to prove their leaders are still alive, after reports two of them have been killed.
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Flexible habits

Saturday 8th of August 2009, 23:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

Vatican queries 'liberal drift' in the work of US nuns
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