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Arrests sought for Pinochet-era abuses

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 0:30
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean judge orders the arrest of nearly 130 agents accused of purging critics of former ruler General Augusto Pinochet.
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Live text - Murray v Gulbis

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 0:40
related countries: United States United States, Latvia Latvia
related places: Murray

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the first round of the US Open.
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London mayor to make plea to EU

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 5:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Mayor of London says EU plans to regulate hedge funds are a "blatant attack" on the city's role as a financial centre.
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Australian Serb avoids extradition

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 5:36
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Australia Australia
related places: Zagreb

A former Serb paramilitary leader in Australia, Dragan Vasiljkovic, wins his appeal against extradition to Croatia.
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Murray starts with convincing win

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 6:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match at Flushing Meadows.
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Kashmir 'infiltrators' shot dead

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 6:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Indian troops say they have shot dead five militants who crossed the de facto border diving disputed Kashmir.
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Colombia term rule change closer

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 6:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's lower house passes a bill paving the way for President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third term in office if he decides to.
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Many ignore Mexican storm alert

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 6:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Baja California

Thousands of residents in Mexico's Baja California peninsula ignore pleas to flee Hurricane Jimena.
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End immoral Cuba embargo, US urged

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 7:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The US should drop its "immoral" trade embargo against the Cuba, Amnesty International urges.
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Australia coach to return early

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia will allow coach Tim Nielsen to return home after the fourth of their seven one-day internationals against England.
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2010 fears

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 8:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Why World Cup upsets South Africa taxi drivers
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UN call for S Lanka video probe

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 8:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior United Nations official calls for an investigation into whether Sri Lankan soldiers executed unarmed Tamils.
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Bomb hits Athens stock exchange

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 8:51
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A bomb explodes outside Athens' stock exchange, slightly injuring a female passer-by and damaging the building, police say.
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Powerful earthquake strikes Java

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 8:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Java, triggering a regional tsunami alert.
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Iraq bank raiders to be hanged

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 8:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Four security force members are given death sentences for a bank robbery in Baghdad in which eight guards were killed.
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Reporters describe N Korea ordeal

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 9:15
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Two US reporters jailed for entering North Korea speak out about their ordeal.
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Hincapie leaves Columbia for BMC

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Columbia

Britain's Mark Cavendish loses George Hincapie from Team Columbia as the American moves to BMC Racing.
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Help for bed-ridden Ugandan man

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 9:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Rwanda Rwanda

A Ugandan man, in bed for 15 years, finally gets hospital treatment after a Rwandan hears his story on the BBC.
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Lockerbie questions dog UK premier

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 9:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Britain's prime minister is urged by the opposition to be "straight" with the public about the Lockerbie bomber's release.
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Abkhazia threatens Georgian ships

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 9:58
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The leader of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia threatens to destroy Georgian ships enforcing a sea blockade.
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Wife of Taiwan's ex-leader jailed

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 10:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The wife of Taiwan's former president, Chen Shui-bian, has been sentenced to a year in jail for perjury.
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China activist jailed for subversion

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 10:39
related countries: China China

A Chinese dissident active in the underground China Democracy Party has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for subversion.
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Canada SA refugee ruling 'racist'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 11:05
related countries: Canada Canada, South Africa South Africa

South Africa says a Canadian decision to grant refugee status to a white South African who was repeatedly stabbed is "racist".
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Pakistani religion minister shot

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 11:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan's minister for religious affairs is wounded and his driver killed in an attack in Islamabad.
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Online politics reserved for rich

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 12:35
related countries: United States United States

Online civic engagement remains in the hands of richer, better educated Americans, a US study finds.
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Israel rekindles its African ties

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 12:43
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli foreign minister visits sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in 20 years to strengthen political and economic ties.
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Smith on track for Trophy return

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 12:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is expected to return from elbow surgery in time for the Champions Trophy later this month.
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Chinese scientists unearth a close cousin of an American dinosaur

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 12:57
related countries: United States United States, China China

Scientists in China have identified a fossil as the first Asian example of a brachiosaurid dinosaur common in the Americas.
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'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 13:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan opium cultivation has decreased by more than a fifth in a year, with the biggest fall in Helmand, the UN says.
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German car scrap scheme ends

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 13:54
related countries: Germany Germany

Government funding for the German car scrap scheme runs out, marking an end to a scheme that has boosted car sales.
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Denmark deports group of Iraqis

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 14:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Denmark deports 22 Iraqi asylum seekers, saying they do not face persecution - but a support group is outraged.
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Arabs charged over Dutch cartoon

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 14:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An Arab organisation is to be put on trial in the Netherlands over a cartoon deemed offensive to Jews, prosecutors say.
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'Russia's Obama'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 15:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The African immigrant running for office in Russia
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Indian state minister 'missing'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 15:09
related countries: India India

Fears grow for the chief minister of India's Andhra Pradesh state after his helicopter goes missing.
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Blast kills top Afghan official

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 15:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber near Kabul kills Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence and 22 others.
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British PM denies Libya cover-up

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 16:14
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Prime Minister Gordon Brown says there was "no conspiracy, no cover-up" over the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 16:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Palestinian officials hold their highest level meeting since the Israeli prime minister took office in March.
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Nigerian 'trained in Afghanistan'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 16:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Nigeria Nigeria

A member of the Nigerian sect behind July's Islamist uprising confesses to training in Afghanistan, police say.
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US museum murder suspect in court

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

An 89-year-old white supremacist accused of shooting a guard dead in Washington DC's Holocaust museum appears in court.
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Pfizer agrees record fraud fine

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 17:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

Drugmaker Pfizer agrees to pay $2.3bn in the US Department of Justice's largest healthcare fraud settlement.
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Rebel video 'shows Yemeni POWs'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 17:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Video of captured Yemeni troops appears to contradict government assertions its forces inflicted heavy losses on rebels.
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Kiwis hit back to deny Sri Lanka

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 17:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Colombo

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by three runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo.
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Conflict coltan

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 18:17
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Civilian victims of Congo's lucrative mining industry
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India emissions 'triple by 2030'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 18:33
related countries: India India

The amount of greenhouse gases India produces will more than triple by 2030, a report says.
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Safin bows out of final US Open

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 19:03
related countries: United States United States

Former world number one Marat Safin brings the curtain down on his Grand Slam career with a first-round defeat by Jurgen Melzer at the US Open.
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Hurricane weakens on Mexico coast

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 19:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Baja California

Hurricane Jimena weakens after lashing Mexico's Baja California peninsula with heavy rain and winds, forcing thousands to flee.
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Chile 'Dirty War' suspects held

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 19:45
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean police arrest some 25 former officials for allegedly helping to purge critics of former ruler General Augusto Pinochet.
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Madoff fraud probes 'a failure'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

The US financial watchdog mishandled probes into convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff's business, an investigation finds.
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Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 20:31
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A powerful earthquake has struck off the Indonesian island of Java, killing 44 people and injuring scores more.
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Obama to give major health speech

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 20:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama is to give a key address on healthcare reform to a joint session of Congress on 9 September, US media report.
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BP in 'giant' new oil discovery

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 21:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil giant BP says it has made a "giant" new oil discovery in its fields in the Gulf of Mexico, sending its shares higher.
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'Iran arms dealer' arrested in US

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 21:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Iran Iran, United States United States

US officials arrest a Belgian man on charges he sought to smuggle F-5 fighter jet engines and other parts to Iran.
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Many homeless in Burkina deluge

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 21:37
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Severe flooding in Burkina Faso leaves the government struggling to cope with 150,000 homeless people.
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Epic Sicilian film opens Venice

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 21:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, Italy Italy
related places: Venice

Italian movie Baaria opens the 66th Venice Film Festival, with Taiwan's Ang Lee heading the competition panel.
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Epic Sicilian film opens Venice

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 21:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, Italy Italy
related places: Venice

Italian movie Baaria opens the 66th Venice Film Festival, with Taiwan's Ang Lee heading the competition panel.
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Ancient wall found in Jerusalem

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 22:57
related countries: Israel Israel

A 3,700-year-old wall has been discovered in east Jerusalem, the region's earliest fortifications, Israeli archaeologists say.
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Downturn in US economy 'ending'

Wednesday 2nd of September 2009, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

US Federal Reserve policymakers sound increasingly confident the downturn in the US economy is ending.
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