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Chavez and Santos agree new start

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 0:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his new Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, agree to re-establish diplomatic relations.
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Mexican president defends war on drugs

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 2:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Felipe Calderon of Mexico has defended his strategy in the fight against drugs gangs, saying that rising levels of violence did not mean the war was being lost.
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Inside Obama's favourite burger joint

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 5:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ray, Arlington, Virginia

Until Barack Obama was elected US president, Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, was just an out-of-the-way fast food joint.
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The power of a pal

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

The effect of high-profile backers on the US primaries
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Thai court rejects Thaksin appeal

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 7:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's top court refuses to hear an appeal by ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra against the seizure of assets worth almost $1.5bn (£950m).
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Toyota suspends exports to Iran

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 7:39
related countries: Iran Iran, Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it has suspended exports to Iran indefinitely, amid growing international pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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'Reckless' air steward bailed

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

An American flight attendant has been released on bail after after deploying an emergency chute to leave his aircraft following a row with a passenger.
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China factory growth slows again

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 8:49
related countries: China China

Chinese industrial growth slowed again in July, adding to recent data that suggest the country's economy is cooling.
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Spears 'to make Glee appearance'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

Pop star Britney Spears is to make a cameo appearance in the next series of US TV musical comedy Glee, the show's creator reveals.
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Red-faces as US road workers misspell 'school'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

Workers have misspelled the word school on a road approaching a high school in North Carolina in the United States.
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N Korea World Cup 'abuse' probed

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 9:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Football's world governing body investigates claims that North Korea's World Cup squad were punished and the coach sentenced to hard labour.
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Gerrard hails England's new breed

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 9:44
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Steven Gerrard hopes the young players can revive England as he prepares for a rough ride by the fans in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.
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Blast kills eight Iraqi soldiers

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 10:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Eight Iraqi soldiers are killed and four wounded in a bomb attack in Iraq's northern Diyala province, police say.
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Unemployment dips to 2.46 million

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK jobless number fell to 2.46 million in the three months to June, the biggest drop in three years, official figures show.
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Dozens of bodies in Bosnian lake

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 10:55
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than 50 bodies are found in a lake in Bosnia, as investigators hunt for victims of the 1992-95 war.
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Sri Lankan war inquiry launched

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 11:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan commission set up to investigate the last years of the country's bloody civil war opens amid international scepticism.
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Big powers reject direct EU taxes

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 12:16
related countries: Austria Austria, Belgium Belgium, France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France and Germany join the UK in rejecting direct EU taxation - but Austria and Belgium are more receptive.
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Ex-senator 'dead in plane crash'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 12:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

Former long-serving US Senator Ted Stevens is killed in a plane crash in Alaska, while a former head of Nasa survives, reports say.
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Indian 'naked punishment' probed

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 12:59
related countries: India India

The Women's Commission in the Indian state of West Bengal announces an inquiry into allegations that a tribal woman was forced to parade naked.
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Call for more Pakistan flood aid

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 13:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Aid agencies say more foreign help is needed to prevent many more people dying in Pakistan's floods, as the UN launches a new appeal.
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New 'superbug' hits UK hospitals

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 13:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Experts warn a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals.
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Rain threat to China rescue bid

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 13:15
related countries: China China

Heavy rain threatens the Chinese county devastated by landslides, as the death toll from the disaster rises to 1,117 people.
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Pakistan 'sees food price surge'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 13:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Flooding in Pakistan has devastated crops and led to a surge in food prices in the country, the United Nations warns.
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US 'libel tourist' laws approved

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 14:08
related countries: United States United States

Legislation protecting US writers from foreign libel judgements is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
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Live - European Swimming Championships

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 14:40
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fran Halsall takes gold in the women's 100m freestyle final on day three of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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Indian flash flooding toll rises

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 14:43
related countries: India India
related places: At

The death toll in last week's flash floods in the Ladakh region of Indian-administered Kashmir rises to at least 185.
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Bharti hurt by phone price wars

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 14:43
related countries: India India

A "hyper-competitive" market means profits at Indian mobile phone firm Bharti Airtel slide 32% in the April-to- June quarter.
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New spacewalk tries to fix ISS

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

US astronauts begin a second spacewalk to repair vital cooling units on the International Space Station.
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Hundreds of playgrounds scrapped

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of playground developments in England are being mothballed as the Department for Education cuts funding for them.
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Cloned cow probe finds third case

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A third case of meat linked to a cloned cow being sold in the UK has emerged, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Trapattoni surgery 'is a success'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Argentina Argentina

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni undergoes surgery for an abdominal complaint and the operation is described as "successful and straightforward".
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China scholars warn of arrogance

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:29
related countries: China China

China's confidence in its economic development is turning into national arrogance, a group of Chinese scholars warns.
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Morocco 'breaks up militant cell'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 15:48
related countries: Morocco Morocco

The police in Morocco have broken up a cell of 18 militants planning a series of attacks in the country, officials say.
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Halsall wins third British gold

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 16:26
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Budapest

Francesca Halsall wins gold in the women's 100m freestyle final while Joe Roebuck takes a surprise bronze in the men's 200m IM at the European Championships in Budapest.
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Handel concedes Georgia primary

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 16:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel has conceded the Republican gubernatorial nomination to her opponent, Congressman Nathan Deal.
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Czechs ponder ginseng deal for North Korea debt

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 16:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech government considers accepting a shipment of the aphrodisiac root ginseng as a down payment on a debt, reports say.
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US man grows pea plant in his lung

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 16:59
related countries: United States United States

A Massachusetts man is told a pea plant has sprouted in his chest, after being rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung.
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Pope rejects bishop resignations

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Pope Benedict XVI does not accept the resignations of two Irish bishops who stood down over the handling of sex abuse inquiries.
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China landslide toll passes 1,000

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:18
related countries: China China

The death toll from landslides in north-western China has surged to 1,117 as more rain is forecast in the remote region.
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Zimbabwe diamonds sale under way

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:20
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe holds the first sale of diamonds from its Marange fields since a ban on the export of the diamonds was lifted.
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Freefall fail: Skydivers miss record

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:29
related countries: Poland Poland

One hundred and four skydivers failed in their attempt to link together in formation in the skies over Poland
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Bank forecasts 'choppy recovery'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England lowers its growth estimates and says it expects the UK economy to face challenges in the next two years.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Hungary thanks to two goals from Steven Gerrard and Wales beat Luxembourg, but Northern Ireland and Scotland both crash to defeats as two Carling Cup ties go into extra time.
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Israeli army chief defends raid

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 18:08
related countries: Israel Israel

The head of Israel's military defends its use of live ammunition during a deadly raid on an aid flotilla sailing to Gaza in May.
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Paternity test for Paraguay head

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 18:21
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is ordered to take a DNA test to see if he is the father of a two-year-old boy.
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Lebanon rejects US aid with ties

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 19:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Lebanon's defence minister says he will reject US military aid if it comes with a condition that any weapons are not used against Israel.
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Kuwait to get US Patriot missiles

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 19:17
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, United States United States
related places: Patriot

The US says it plans to sell Kuwait its latest Patriot anti-ballistic missile to meet "current and future threats".
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Lindsay Lohan judge steps aside

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 19:36
related countries: United States United States

The judge who sent US actress Lindsay Lohan to jail recuses herself from the case after complaints from a prosecutor.
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Russia fires reach Chernobyl zone

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 19:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia tackles wildfires it says have reached a region contaminated by Chernobyl nuclear fallout, amid concern they could spread radiation.
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Sorry Scotland beaten in Sweden

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 20:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Craig Levein suffers his first defeat as Scotland coach as Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires Sweden to a comfortable win.
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Grenade attack in Rwandan capital

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 20:38
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Several people are wounded in a grenade attack in the Rwandan capital two days after elections, witnesses and officials say.
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Markets drop on US economy fears

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

World stock markets slide as investors worry about the health of the US economy following a warning from the Federal Reserve.
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Gerrard earns victory for England

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 20:51
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Steven Gerrard scores two stunning goals as England come from behind to beat Hungary in their first match since the World Cup.
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The holiday camp to promote patriotism

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 20:54
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

With relations with Russia strained, efforts to promote patriotism in Georgia have taken on a new urgency.
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Murray v Malisse as it happened

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 21:10
related countries: Canada Canada

Defending champion Andy Murray beats Xavier Malisse 7-5 6-2 in the second round of the ATP Rogers Cup in Canada.
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Murray eases through in Toronto

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 21:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Defending champion Andy Murray outclasses Belgium's Xavier Malisse 7-5 6-2 to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
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Russia 'puts missiles in Abkhazia'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 21:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia says it has deployed S-300 anti-aircraft missiles in the breakaway Abkhazia region of Georgia, heightening tensions in the area.
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UN urges world to help Pakistan

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 21:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN appeals for nearly half a billion dollars in aid for Pakistan, where floods have affected almost one in 10 people.
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Coach Capello casts Beckham aside

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 22:26
related countries: Italy Italy

England coach Fabio Capello calls time on former captain David Beckham's international career at the age of 35, saying the national team's future lies in the hands of younger players.
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Peru indigenous groups plan party

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 22:34
related countries: Peru Peru

Indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon say they plan to launch their own political party ahead of general elections next year.
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Growth fears

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 23:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Will migrant curbs halt Australia's mining boom?
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Youths in secure units 'far away'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Young offenders and young people at risk in England are often placed in secure accommodation many miles from home, inspectors say.
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Gerrard labels criticism 'unfair'

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 23:08
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

England captain Steven Gerrard hits out at "unfair" criticism of the national side after his match-winning display in the victory against Hungary at Wembley.
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Finding books in Brazil's trash

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 23:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo, Silva, Benedito

Benedito da Silva used to scour the dumps of Sao Paulo looking for anything of value, but after finding a huge number of books he started his own collection and is now donating them to schools and libraries.
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Trio climbs Kilimanjaro on only one good leg

Wednesday 11th of August 2010, 23:36
related countries: United States United States

Three US amputee veterans climb Mt Kilimanjaro, enduring tumbles and sores to reach the peak with only one good leg among them.
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