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What happend on September 12th 2009

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UK officials to seek 'bomb plot' retrial

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 1:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Director of Public Prosecutions will seek a retrial on conspiracy charges of three men who were cleared of plotting to bomb transatlantic flights.
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US ready for N Korea direct talks

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 3:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US says it is prepared to hold direct talks with North Korea to encourage the state to resume stalled nuclear discussions.
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Venezuela to get Russian missiles

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 3:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Russia Russia

Venezuela's President Chavez says the country will soon take delivery of 300km-range missiles supplied by Russia.
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US space shuttle returns to Earth

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 4:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Discovery

Nasa's space shuttle Discovery lands in California, after bad weather made a Florida landing impossible.
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M*A*S*H writer Gelbart dies at 81

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 6:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Larry Gelbart, best known for writing the hit US TV series M*A*S*H, dies in California at the age of 81.
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Chinese syringe attackers jailed

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 6:32
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

A court in China's Xinjiang region passes the first sentences on defendants over a series of hypodermic needle attacks.
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Venezuela finds vast gas reserve

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 6:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez unveils the discovery of a huge field of gas that could put Venezuela in the world's top five producers.
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Live - Italian GP qualifying

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 8:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Bermuda Bermuda

Force India's Adrian Sutil and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton look strong as qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix gets under way at Monza.
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Live - England v Australia

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 8:54
related countries: Australia Australia

England win the toss and bat first against Australia in the fourth one-day international at Lord's.
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US open to Iran's offer of talks

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 9:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it will accept Iran's offer for wide-ranging talks but insists the nuclear issue will be on the agenda.
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Ugandan king postpones rally

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 10:26
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The king of Uganda's largest ethnic group postpones a rally in a town in his kingdom following violent protests.
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South Africa 32-29 New Zealand

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 10:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa, New Zealand New Zealand

South Africa hold off a spirited New Zealand fightback to win the Tri-Nations for the first time since 2004.
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Better life?

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 10:47
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Europe's woes fail to deter African migrants
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Israel mourns the dying Dead Sea

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 10:47
related countries: Israel Israel

Edward Stourton in Israel has found that the Dead Sea is now shrinking at a terrifying speed.
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Hamilton storms to Italian pole

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 13:07
related countries: Italy Italy, Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton produces a stunning late lap to snatch pole position for the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Force India's Adrian Sutil.
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Cuban revolutionary Almeida dies

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 13:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Almeida

One of the leaders of the Cuban revolution, Juan Almeida Bosque, has died of heart failure, aged 82, state media say.
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SAS training Libya, paper claims

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 13:49
related countries: Libya Libya

An SAS team has been training Libyan special forces in counter-terrorism techniques, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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Afghan flaws

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 14:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Doubts about poll cast lengthening shadow
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Afghan leader closer to victory

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai remains on track to be re-elected, with ballots from 95% of polling stations counted.
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Deadly car bomb blast in Kashmir

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 15:40
related countries: India India

A car bomb explosion kills at least three people in the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, Srinagar.
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US stops Honduran leader's visa

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 15:47
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

The interim president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, says the US has revoked his diplomatic and tourist visas.
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Mugabe hails landmark EU meeting

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 15:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe's first high-level talks with the EU in seven years have gone well.
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Live text - US Open

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Serena Williams takes on Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki plays Yanina Wickmayer in the rain-delayed US Open semi-finals.
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French unease at telecom suicides

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 16:54
related countries: France France

France's labour minister is to meet the head of France Telecom to discuss a number of suicides among its staff.
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Nadal finishes Gonzalez with ease

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

World number three Rafael Nadal wastes no time in completing a rain-delayed win over Fernando Gonzalez to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
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Top Venice award for Israeli film

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 19:35
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The Israeli war film Lebanon, about the 1982 invasion, wins the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.
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Gazprom concern at Ukraine bill

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 20:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom expresses concern Ukraine might not be able to pay its gas bills beyond 2010.
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Breaking the ice

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 21:50
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

EU marks tentative thaw in landmark Zimbabwe visit
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Protests over US health reform

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Tens of thousands protest in the US against healthcare proposals as President Obama seeks to boost support for his plan.
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Elton John says he wants to adopt Ukrainian boy

Saturday 12th of September 2009, 23:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Singer Elton John says he has "lost his heart" to a 14-month-old Ukrainian orphan and now wants to adopt him.
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