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Samoa road change plea rejected

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 2:27
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Protesters in Samoa lose a legal bid to stop a change in road rules that will force motorists to drive on the left.
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Venus battles back from the brink

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 2:53
related countries: United States United States

Third seed Venus Williams is three points from defeat before recovering to beat Russia's Vera Dushevina in the first round of the US Open.
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Two Koreas resume border traffic

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 3:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The heavily guarded border dividing North and South Korea reopens for regular traffic, after months of tension.
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India diarrhoea outbreak kills 26

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 4:38
related countries: India India

An outbreak of diarrhoea in the eastern Indian state of Orissa claims 26 lives, the state health minister says.
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Award for jailed Sri Lankan editor

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 5:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Tamil journalist sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday gets an international award for ethical journalism.
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'More growth' for China factories

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 5:46
related countries: China China

China's manufacturing sector continued to recover in August, two separate monthly surveys indicate.
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China invests in Canada oil sands

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 6:29
related countries: Canada Canada

Asia's largest oil company, PetroChina, agrees to buy a 60% stake in two planned Canadian oil sands projects for $1.7bn.
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More Philippine terror arrests

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 7:21
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine police announce a new terror arrest a week after catching the head of the militant Rajah Solaiman Movement.
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Gold rejects Croatia 'conspiracy'

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 8:04
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Birmingham owner David Gold rejects claims by the Croatian Football Federation that English players are deliberately injuring Croatia's stars, like Luka Modric.
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"Spiderman" scales one of Malaysia's Twin Towers at third go

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 8:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, France France

French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman, climbs one of the world's tallest buildings in Malaysia.
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Iran protester 'killed in prison'

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 9:28
related countries: Iran Iran

A man jailed during post-election protests in Iran died from abuse not natural causes as claimed by police, a news agency reports.
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Dalai Lama holds Taiwan prayers

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 9:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Dalai Lama holds a prayer ceremony in southern Taiwan in memory of the victims of last month's typhoon.
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Guatemala sees landmark sentence

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 9:47
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An ex-paramilitary officer in Guatemala is jailed for 150 years, in the first such conviction relating to civil war-era crimes.
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China pupils told to love nation

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 9:50
related countries: China China

Chinese children are being told that the first lesson they must learn this school year is "love your country".
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Gay to have surgery after season

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

American sprinter Tyson Gay confirms he will have surgery on his groin once the season is over.
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Turkey and Armenia set for ties

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 10:05
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey and its neighbour Armenia move closer to establishing diplomatic relations after decades of bitter mistrust.
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How did you mark the start of WWII?

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 10:10
related countries: Poland Poland

Commemorations have taken place in Poland marking World War II's start. Send us your thoughts.
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Iran MPs back Vahidi as minister

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 10:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran MPs strongly back defence minister-designate Ahmad Vahidi, in defiance of an arrest warrant over a 1994 bombing.
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Colombian hostage videos emerge

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 10:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Footage of nine hostages kidnapped by Colombian rebels is given to their families as proof of life by a senator involved in mediation efforts.
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Iran MPs back 1994 bomb suspect

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 11:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran

Iranian MPs strongly back Ahmad Vahidi for defence minister, despite a warrant for his arrest over a 1994 bomb in Argentina.
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Israeli troops kill West Bank boy

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 13:56
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

A 15-year-old Palestinian is shot dead by the Israeli military in an incident outside a settlement in the occupied West Bank.
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Kenyan anger over corruption job

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 14:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The reappointment of the head of Kenya's anti-corruption body is condemned by campaigners who say he has achieved nothing.
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Huge storm nears Mexican resorts

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 15:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Hurricane Jimena races towards Mexico's Baja California peninsula as officials urge people to leave areas at risk.
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Fiji suspended from Commonwealth

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 15:25
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji is set to be suspended from the Commonwealth group of nations, after it refused to commit to holding polls in 2010.
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Poland remembers World War start

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 15:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland, Germany Germany

Commemorations are taking place to mark the outbreak of World War II amid tensions between Poland and Russia.
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'No-music day' on Nigeria radio

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 15:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Lagos radio stations are not playing Nigerian music as part of a protest about royalties and piracy.
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Poland angry at Soviet war role

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 16:40
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's president criticises the Soviet role in World War II, during commemorations marking the beginning of the conflict.
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Beslan mourns deadly school siege

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 17:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Beslan, Chechen

Russia marks the fifth anniversary of the Beslan siege in which more than 330 people died after Chechen rebels seized a school.
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Twenty20 live - England v Australia

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 17:18
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The second Twenty20 international between England and Australia at Old Trafford is abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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Iran 'has new nuclear proposal'

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 17:27
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it is ready to resume talks with world powers after drawing up a new nuclear plan, media reports say.
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Pakistan clashes 'kill militants'

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 17:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 50 suspected militants have been killed in clashes across Pakistan's north-west, as others surrendered, the army says.
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Muhammad Ali's warm Irish welcome

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 18:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Muhammad Ali visits his ancestral home in the Republic of Ireland to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather.
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Muhammad Ali's warm Irish welcome

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 18:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Muhammad Ali visits his ancestral home in the Republic of Ireland to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather.
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Collingwood defends abandonment

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 19:06
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Paul Collingwood says the umpires were right to call off the second Twenty20 international against Australia at Old Trafford.
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Live text - US Open

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova are the main attractions in the night session after Novak Djokovic and Dinara Safina go through on day two of the US Open.
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Hamas pair killed in Gaza Strip

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 20:22
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two fighters from militant group Hamas die in the Gaza Strip, although Israel denies any attack in the area.
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Aid worker free after Chad kidnap

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 21:02
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan

A medical worker snatched by militants along Chad's border with Sudan is freed after a month in captivity.
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Libya marks Gaddafi anniversary

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 21:29
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya begins celebrations to mark 40 years since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seized power, but Western leaders stay away.
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Protests over Slovak language law

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 21:50
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Thousands of ethnic Hungarians voice their anger over a new law they say is aimed at suppressing their culture.
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Taking liberties?

Tuesday 1st of September 2009, 23:18
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Gaddafi's 40-year lesson in longevity
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