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Four killed in NY state shooting

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 0:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Buffalo, New York

Four people are killed in a shooting after a wedding-anniversary party at a restaurant in Buffalo, New York.
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Russia bans wheat and grain exports

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

A ban on exports of wheat and other grains has come into force in Russia in response to a heatwave that has destroyed one-third of the harvest.
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Ethiopia's ancient rock churches

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 3:07
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Lalibela

Churches built underground in the Ethiopian town of Lalibela draw tourists from all over the world, including local Christians for whom the site is their religious home.
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Tide turns as Venice gets first female gondolier

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 3:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Venice

Authorities in Italy's lagoon city of Venice grant a full licence to a female gondolier for the first time.
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China mourns Gansu landslide dead

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 3:47
related countries: China China

China holds a national day of mourning on Sunday for victims of mudslides in the northwest, as the death toll rises to 1,239 people.
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Quick march

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 4:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh army's advance into business
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Baseball cup moved after shooting

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 4:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The women's baseball World Cup in Venezuela is moved from Caracas after a Hong Kong player is hit by a bullet during a game.
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Russia ban on grain export begins

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 7:01
related countries: Russia Russia

A ban on grain exports imposed by Russia after wildfires devastated crops comes into force, a move likely to push up bread prices.
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Disease fear for flood-hit Pakistan

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 7:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, is due to visit flood-stricken Pakistan.
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Brazil fires threaten homes and parks

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 7:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Emergency services in Brazil are struggling to control wildfires that have destroyed large areas of national parks and hundreds of homes in the north and east of the country.
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US offers fire equipment to Russia

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 8:14
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

America has sent several planeloads of firefighting equipment to Russia, to help tackle the huge forest fires which continue to rage in parts of the country.
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Singer Wyclef's Haiti presidential bid

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 8:24
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has been speaking about his plans for Haiti if he gets elected as the country's president.
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Japan cabinet shuns WWII shrine

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 8:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Yasukuni

Japan's cabinet stays away from a ceremony marking the end of World War II at the controversial Yasukuni shine.
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China milk powder 'not tainted'

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 8:56
related countries: China China

China's health ministry says an inquiry has found no evidence milk powder produced by a Chinese company caused three infant girls to grow breasts.
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Unchanged England stick with Cook

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 9:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England retain out-of-form opener Alastair Cook as they name an unchanged team for the third Test against Pakistan.
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Ex-BP boss never discussed bomber

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 9:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Former BP boss Lord Browne tells an audience in Edinburgh he never discussed the release of the Lockerbie bomber when he held talks with Libya's leader.
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Luxury jewellery stolen in raid

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 10:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Jewellery from two luxury stores in London is stolen as raiders smash through the windows.
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UN urges speedy aid for Pakistan

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 13:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges the world to speed up aid to Pakistan, as he visits the country devastated by floods which the government says have affected 20 million people.
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Sri Lanka unveils new seaport

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 13:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, China China

Sri Lanka unveils a new seaport largely funded by China - one in a series of big new post-war infrastructure projects on the island.
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Live text - USPGA day four

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's Martin Kaymer defeats American Bubba Watson in a play-off for the USPGA Championship.
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UN chief visits flood-hit Pakistan

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 13:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world to speed up aid to Pakistan to help the millions of people affected by the devastating floods.
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Spectators die at off-road race

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 13:51
related countries: United States United States

Spectators killed at US California 200 off-road race
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Petraeus hedges over Afghan exit

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The new US commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, says US forces will only begin withdrawing in 2011 if conditions allow.
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In pictures

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 15:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Historic Orthodox mass at monastery in eastern Turkey
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Nation remembers fallen on VJ Day

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Services are held around the UK to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which marks the day World War II ended.
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'Most beautiful' sports car goes for $3m

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 17:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A sports car once owned by British actress Diana Dors sells for $3m at auction in California, less than expected.
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With UN chief on Pakistan mission

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 17:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described as "heart-wrenching" the destruction he witnessed on a visit to flood-devastated Pakistan.
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SA opposition parties will merge

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 18:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two South African political parties agree to merge, to challenge President Jacob Zuma's ruling African National Congress.
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Day of mourning for China landslide dead

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 19:05
related countries: China China

China holds a day of mourning for those killed in recent floods and mudslides, as the death toll rises to 1,239.
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Bomb hoax hits Lourdes pilgrims

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 19:12
related countries: France France
related places: Lourdes

Thousands of pilgrims are evacuated from Lourdes in southern France after a bomb scare, but a search finds no threat, officials say.
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Craigslist 'killer' dies in jail

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 19:22
related countries: United States United States

A US man accused of murdering a woman he met through the classified ads on the Craigslist website is found dead in prison.
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Ban shocked by Pakistan flooding

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 19:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ban Ki-moon describes as "heart-wrenching" the destruction he has witnessed on a fact-finding visit to flood-hit Pakistan.
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Mexico TV station hit by blasts

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 20:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican television network Televisa is targeted in explosive attacks in two different cities.
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Nigeria oil sabotage 'increasing'

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 20:59
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says acts of sabotage are on the increase in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta.
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Roma protest blocks French bridge

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 21:30
related countries: France France
related places: Bordeaux

Roma (Gypsies) block a major road near Bordeaux in protest after hundreds of them were evicted from an illegal campsite.
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Salvador Church condemns violence

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 22:10
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The Catholic Church in El Salvador demands the authorities do more to stop violent killings and bring criminals to justice.
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Spectators killed at US car race

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 22:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

At least eight spectators are killed and more are wounded at an off-road motor race in California after a vehicle crashes into them.
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Bahrain arrests Shia activists

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 22:48
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Four Shia Muslim activists, including the head of the Haq Movement for Liberty and Democracy, are arrested in Bahrain on security related charges, officials say.
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New Scots curriculum takes effect

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A controversial overhaul of classroom teaching in Scotland takes effect in secondary schools.
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'Grandpa Wen'

Sunday 15th of August 2010, 23:59
related countries: China China

New book asks if Chinese premier is as nice as he seems
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