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Stinging jellyfish invade Spanish coast

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 1:41
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Alicante, San Sebastian

Beaches in both Alicante, in southern Spain, and near San Sebastian, on its northern coast, have been affected.
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Brazilian air force ordered to report UFO sightings

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 1:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil orders its air force and civilian pilots to officially report any UFO sightings.
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US and Russia in hijack plane exercise

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 3:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The Russian Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command conduct their first joint air defence exercise - a simulated terrorist hijacking.
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Gherkin exhibition opens in Austria

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 4:01
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Salzburg

A curious exhibition involving pickles has opened at a museum in Salzburg.
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Australia convicts Iraqi smuggler

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 4:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Indonesia Indonesia, Australia Australia

An Iraqi man is convicted of smuggling more than 500 asylum seekers in two boats from Indonesia to Australia in 2001.
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Russia remembers Kursk 10 years on

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 4:23
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kursk

Flags will fly at half-mast across Russia as the country remembers the sailors who lost their lives in one of the greatest tragedies in Russian naval history.
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'Tamil refugee ship' nears Canada

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 4:35
related countries: Canada Canada, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Thailand Thailand
related places: Pacific

A Thai ship thought to be carrying Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka is approaching Canada's Pacific coast, officials say.
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Qantas upbeat despite profit dip

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 6:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian airline Qantas reports a 4.3% fall in annual profits, but says it is cautiously optimistic for the future.
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Breast cancer deaths fall in UK

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 6:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Breast cancer deaths have fallen in the UK since the 1980s, but mortality rates from the disease continue to be among the highest in Europe, a study shows.
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Rain hampers China rescue effort

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 6:51
related countries: China China

Heavy rain in north-west China is disrupting rescue efforts after a huge landslide last week, which killed more than 1,000 people.
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Woods is not certain pick - Pavin

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 6:54
related countries: United States United States

American captain Corey Pavin denies saying Tiger Woods is assured of a Ryder Cup wild card and rows with the journalist behind the claims.
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Australian jobless rate increases

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 7:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.3% in July, according to figures released ahead of the country's national elections.
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Haiti quake caused by 'new fault'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:11
related countries: Haiti Haiti

This devastating earthquake in Haiti in January was caused by a previously unknown fault, say scientists.
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Poulsen joins Liverpool from Juve

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Denmark midfielder Christian Poulsen is set to join Liverpool from Juventus for an initial fee of £4.5m, according to the Italian club.
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Real Madrid seal Carvalho signing

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Defender Ricardo Carvalho joins Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £6.7m deal after passing a medical.
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Deadly fires rage on in Portugal

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle dozens of forest fires that have killed two of their colleagues in Portugal.
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Pakistan floods 'decimate crops'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's floods have caused "huge losses" to its crops, the country's food minister has told the BBC.
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How a tragedy unfolded in Pakistan

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

It is two weeks since disastrous floods hit Pakistan which have claimed the lives of at least 1,600 people.
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India approves caste-based census

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 8:59
related countries: India India

The Indian government gives approval for including information on caste in the ongoing population census.
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Centenarians 'missing' in Japan

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 9:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Nearly 200 Japanese centenarians are missing, according to a national audit carried out amid growing fears of widespread welfare fraud.
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US broadband plan 'not a priority'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 9:26
related countries: United States United States

Most Americans say the government's plans for broadband are not a priority, a survey finds, amid fierce debate about the issue.
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Bolivia protests hit mine output

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 9:30
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Potosi

Anti-government protests, including strikes and road blocks, in the Bolivian region of Potosi disrupt mining operations.
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Arrests over Rwanda grenade blast

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 9:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

Police arrest three people after a grenade explosion in the capital Kigali injures at least seven days after the election.
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UK teenager finds fame in Japan

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Rebecca Flint seems just like a normal 14-year-old, but after 13m YouTube hits for her dancing she has found fame in the most unlikely of places - Japan.
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Greek GDP shrinks a further 1.5%

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:20
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek economy contracted by a further 1.5% in the second quarter of the year, the country's statistics agency says.
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Russians remember Kursk disaster

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kursk

Ceremonies are being held in Russia and on board its naval vessels to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster.
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Aerial video shows Portugal fires

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:54
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese firefighters have been battling dozens of forest fires which are sweeping through the country and have killed two of their colleagues.
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Ugandan rebels 'abduct hundreds'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:55
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels are on a massive forced recruitment campaign in central Africa, says Human Rights Watch.
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Cattle 'cloned from dead animals'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

Some of the cattle cloned to boost food production in the US have been created from the cells of dead animals.
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Cloned meat - from lab to plate

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

Ranchers in the US are using cloning to boost the quality and quantity of the meat they produce. Our science correspondent Pallab Ghosh went there to follow how the process works - from lab to plate.
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Japan 'monitoring yen progress'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 11:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it is monitoring rises in the value of the yen, but is tight-lipped on talk it will intervene in the currency markets.
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Australian finds body after 'dream'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 11:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian woman who went looking for a missing girl after a premonition found a woman's torso instead, police say.
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Iraq 'not ready' for US pull-out

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 11:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: White House

Iraq's top army officer says US pull-out plans are premature, as Washington says troops are on target to end combat operations by the end of the month.
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Wounded soldier dies in hospital

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 11:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier dies in a UK hospital after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Iran stoning woman 'confesses'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 12:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian television broadcasts what it says is a confession by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who is under threat of being stoned to death.
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Two dead in Kazakh prison riot

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 12:32
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

At least two inmates are killed and more than 80 injured during a prison riot in Kazakhstan, in an apparent protest over poor conditions.
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Singer Michael faces drug charge

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 12:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Singer George Michael is charged with possession of cannabis and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, says Scotland Yard.
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Crop devastation warning in Pakistan

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 12:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

There are warnings in Pakistan that flooding has caused so much damage to crops that it could cost billions of dollars to replace them.
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Pulling out

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Why

Why nothing short of a civil war may keep US troops in Iraq
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Airport strike ballot result due

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The result of a union strike ballot that could lead to closure of BAA's six UK airports will be revealed shortly.
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Lawyer silent in Taylor war court

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:30
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The defence lawyer of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor was temporarily banned from speaking at war crimes trial after losing his temper in court.
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Afghan protest over Nato attack

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan villagers protest over the deaths of three men allegedly killed in a raid by Nato-led forces in Wardak province.
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European Swimming, day four as it happened

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:37
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gemma Spofforth leads Lizzie Simmonds to another British backstroke one-two as Rebecca Adlington struggles in the pool on day four of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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India rejects UK 'superbug' claim

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:44
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India labels "malicious propaganda" a claim by British scientists that a new superbug resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered the UK from India.
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Strong earthquake strikes Ecuador

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 14:49
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Quito

An earthquake measuring 6.9 hits Ecuador, about 170km (105 miles) south-east of the capital, Quito, the US Geological Survey says.
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Fuels firm confirms India talks

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 15:14
related countries: India India

Oil and gas company Cairn Energy confirms it is in talks to sell an interest in its operations in India.
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Pakistani president in flood zone

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 15:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits a camp for flood victims, in his first tour of areas hit by the country's worst humanitarian crisis since it began two weeks ago.
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US schoolboy to visit North Korea

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 16:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A 13-year-old American schoolboy is hoping to go where few senior US politicians have been before, to North Korea for a meeting with Kim Jong-il.
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Israeli 'agent' sent to Germany

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 16:29
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany

Poland extradites to Germany a suspected Israeli agent wanted in connection with the killing in Dubai of a Hamas commander, officials say.
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Monsoon devastation

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 16:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, China China

Satellite image shows intensity of monsoon from Pakistan to China
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General Motors chief stands down

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 16:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The chief executive of the US car giant General Motors announces plans to resign, as the company reports increased profits.
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Uganda arrests 'bomb masterminds'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 17:14
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Investigators in Uganda arrest four men who they say planned the deadly twin bomb attacks during the World Cup final last month.
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Met officers face assault charges

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Four policemen face prosecution for actual bodily harm on a terror suspect in London in December 2003.
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Pakistani PM visits flood zone

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 18:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has visited one of the worst affected areas hit by rising flood waters in the country.
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Chinese 'infant breasts' inquiry

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 18:37
related countries: China China

The health ministry in China is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.
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Global wheat supply forecast cut

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 18:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US Department of Agriculture cuts its outlook for world wheat production after revising down its forecast for Russia.
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Russian dairy in abortion threat

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 19:00
related countries: Russia Russia

The head of a Russian dairy says it will sack Russian Orthodox Christian employees who have abortions or refuse a religious marriage.
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Car bomb rocks Colombian capital

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 19:30
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

A suspected car bomb explodes near the studios of a radio station in the north of the Colombian capital, Bogota, injuring nine people.
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Airports staff vote for strikes

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

Staff at airport operator BAA vote three to one in favour of strike action that could close Heathrow and five other UK airports.
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Man held over US serial stabbings

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 19:59
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Atlanta police arrest a man as he tries to board a flight to Israel, after some 20 stabbings leave five people dead across three states.
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30,000 queue for rent help in US

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 20:08
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Some 30,000 people queue for rent assistance in Atlanta, Georgia, as the US housing crisis places a growing strain on poorer people.
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Senate passes $600m border bill

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 21:18
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate is recalled from its summer break to pass a bill which increases security along the US-Mexico border.
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Moscow 'hiding heatstroke cases'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 21:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Doctors in Moscow are being told not to diagnose heatstroke as a cause of death after the mortality rate jumps, Russia media report.
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Bangladesh to shut gas stations

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 21:48
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh orders the partial shut-down of natural gas stations in and around the capital to counter a growing power crisis.
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Zardari tries to ease flood anger

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 21:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari tries to ease public anger at his handling of the country's floods crisis by visiting affected areas for the first time.
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Rossi ready to announce new team

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 22:08
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Valentino Rossi says he will reveal who he will ride for next season after Sunday's Czech Grand Prix.
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Picky eater: 'Pasta is like live worms'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

As scientists in the US launch a survey of adult eating habits, one very picky eater took BBC News grocery shopping to highlight her turmoil.
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Debt swap protects Brazil forests

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 22:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil and the US agree a $21m debt for nature swap to protect threatened tropical forests.
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Driver faces world-record fine after Swiss speeding

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 22:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swedish man who was caught by Swiss police driving at 290km/h is facing a world-record speeding fine of SFr1.08m ($1m; £656,000).
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State's gay nuptials 'to proceed'

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 23:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A US judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban rules gay nuptials may resume next week, while appeals against the ruling are heard.
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Delivering for Afghanistan

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Young midwife on family planning and infant mortality
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It's quiz time!

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 23:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Beer taster, koala catcher - why does Australia want you?
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Pakistan's floods from the air

Thursday 12th of August 2010, 23:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The southern part of Pakistan's most populous and economically important province is bearing the brunt of the huge volume of water that has passed down the Indus River in recent days.
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