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Salmond in Norway trade bid trip

Monday 16th of August 2010, 0:03
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond travels to Norway in a bid to strengthen trade links.
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Kaymer wins USPGA in play-off

Monday 16th of August 2010, 0:26
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Martin Kaymer wins the USPGA in a play-off with Bubba Watson after Dustin Johnson is controversially penalised in the USPGA.
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Housing votes 'threaten villages'

Monday 16th of August 2010, 1:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Government plans to hold local referendums on new housing schemes in England could tear village communities apart, rural campaigners say.
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Smog 'blanket' returns to Moscow

Monday 16th of August 2010, 1:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow has been covered in a blanket of smog for the second time in a month, as the smoke from forest fires across Russia returned to the capital on Sunday.
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Woods misses Ryder Cup qualification

Monday 16th of August 2010, 2:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

Tiger Woods fails to qualify for one of the automatic spots on the US Ryder Cup team following the USPGA on Sunday.
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Diplomat and poet Algosaibi dies

Monday 16th of August 2010, 3:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

One of the best-known writers and public figures in Saudi Arabia, Ghazi Algosaibi, dies of cancer at the age of 70.
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Greek tourism 'down' official says

Monday 16th of August 2010, 3:59
related countries: Greece Greece

A senior Greek government official has told the BBC that domestic terrorism and strikes have had a devastating impact on tourism.
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Court backs Anwar sodomy charge

Monday 16th of August 2010, 4:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim loses an attempt to have sodomy charges against him dropped.
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US joins South Korea in war games

Monday 16th of August 2010, 4:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Thousands of military personnel from the US and South Korea launch the latest in a series of military exercises, despite warnings from Pyongyang.
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Finland to tighten gun laws

Monday 16th of August 2010, 5:22
related countries: Finland Finland

Finland has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the world but they could be about to get tougher.
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Israel demolishes barrier at Gilo

Monday 16th of August 2010, 5:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel begins to tear down a concrete wall erected nine years ago to protect the Jewish settlement of Gilo on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem.
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Gnomes replace Luther monument

Monday 16th of August 2010, 5:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wittenberg

Famed as one of Germany's most important religious figures, Martin Luther spent many years in the town of Wittenberg, where a statue commemorates him.
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Manhunt in Thailand for UK boxer

Monday 16th of August 2010, 5:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Thai police are searching for a British man they suspect murdered an American fellow Thai boxing expert.
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US warning over 'Lady Gaga' eyes

Monday 16th of August 2010, 6:24
related countries: United States United States

Opticians are concerned that teenagers in the US could be putting their eyesight at risk by using controversial contact lenses styled on a Lady Gaga video.
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Three killed in Kashmir gun fight

Monday 16th of August 2010, 6:42
related countries: India India

Two suspected militants and a soldier die in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Mali kidnap fears

Monday 16th of August 2010, 7:24
related countries: Germany Germany

Mysterious German adoption case scares parents of missing children
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New love nest for squabbling pair of rhinos

Monday 16th of August 2010, 7:59
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A "honeymoon suite" for two rare rhinos has opened at a Nepal zoo in the latest attempt to encourage the pair to mate.
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Actress Gabor receives last rites

Monday 16th of August 2010, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

Zsa Zsa Gabor receives her last rites from a priest in a Los Angeles hospital after surgery to remove two blood clots.
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Murray confident for US Open

Monday 16th of August 2010, 8:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Andy Murray believes his victory in the Rogers Cup is excellent preparation for the US Open, which begins on 30 August.
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Australia's PM launches campaign

Monday 16th of August 2010, 8:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard officially launches her election campaign in Brisbane, five days ahead of polling day.
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China AgBank's record share issue

Monday 16th of August 2010, 8:58
related countries: China China

Agricultural Bank of China raised a world record $22.1bn (£14.4bn) when it floated its shares last month.
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Expendables shoot to number one

Monday 16th of August 2010, 9:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Veteran

Veteran action movie The Expendables goes straight to the top of the US box office chart on its debut, raking in $35m.
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Japan economic growth slows down

Monday 16th of August 2010, 9:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Economic growth in Japan has weakened significantly, growing just 0.1% between April and June, quarterly GDP figures reveal.
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Shameless star in 'hit-and-run'

Monday 16th of August 2010, 9:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Actor Elliott Tittensor, who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 drama Shameless, is arrested after an alleged hit-and-run incident.
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Appeal made against Duch sentence

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

War crimes prosecutors in Cambodia appeal against a 35-year sentence for an ex-Khmer Rouge prison chief, saying it is too lenient.
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Diamond dealer in Zimbabwe threat

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A major diamond firm holds to its trade ban on Zimbabwe's diamonds, despite an official sale, and threatens traders with expulsion.
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End to mixed-sex 'wards' promised

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The coalition government has confirmed its intention to end most mixed-sex hospital accommodation in England.
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Gabon moves to diversify economy

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:32
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Gabon signs deals to diversify its economy in an attempt to be less reliable on its dwindling oil reserves.
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Book critical of China PM on sale

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

A new book by a Chinese dissident about Premier Wen Jiabao, which challenges his image as a reformist, goes on sale in Hong Kong.
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Thailand protest leaders in court

Monday 16th of August 2010, 10:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Seventeen leaders of Thailand's anti-government protest movement plead not guilty to terrorism charges and inciting violence.
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Gun debate

Monday 16th of August 2010, 11:07
related countries: Finland Finland

Will stricter gun laws prevent another mass shooting in Finland?
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Overheated Russia lashed by storm

Monday 16th of August 2010, 11:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia's record-breaking heatwave looks set to come to a dramatic end, with a severe storm now heading for Moscow after battering St Petersburg.
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Guns N' Roses gigs 'still on'

Monday 16th of August 2010, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Reading

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers say Axl's Twitter account was hacked and Guns N' Roses will play UK dates.
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Iran sets date for nuclear plant

Monday 16th of August 2010, 13:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran will start building a new uranium enrichment site by early next year, the country's top nuclear official says.
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Pakistan lose injured Zulqarnain

Monday 16th of August 2010, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider will miss the remaining Tests against England because of a broken finger.
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France urged to repay Haiti debt

Monday 16th of August 2010, 14:38
related countries: Haiti Haiti, France France

A group of intellectuals and politicians calls on France to repay 17bn euros (£14bn) "extorted" from Haiti in the 19th Century.
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Cairn plans India sale to Vedanta

Monday 16th of August 2010, 15:00
related countries: India India

Cairn Energy plans to sell a maximum 51% of its Indian operations to mining group Vedanta for up to $8.5bn.
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Iraq coalition talks 'suspended'

Monday 16th of August 2010, 15:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Talks on forming a coalition government between Iraq's two main political blocs are suspended, five months after an inconclusive election.
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Sehwag sparkles in India victory

Monday 16th of August 2010, 16:27
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dambulla

Virender Sehwag hits an unbeaten 99 as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the triangular series in Dambulla.
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Pakistan flood children at risk

Monday 16th of August 2010, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases in Pakistan as a result of the country's devastating floods, the UN says.
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Romanian 'spy' arrested in Russia

Monday 16th of August 2010, 16:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Romania Romania

A senior Romanian diplomat is detained in Russia, accused by the FSB security agency of spying.
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German singer 'sorry' for HIV sex

Monday 16th of August 2010, 16:53
related countries: Germany Germany

German singer Nadja Benaissa admits at her trial to having unprotected sex with several men without warning them she was HIV-positive.
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Deadly blaze on Nigeria motorway

Monday 16th of August 2010, 16:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Up to 40 people are believed to have been killed on a Nigerian motorway when a lorry loaded with sugar crashed into a police checkpoint and burst into flames.
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Taliban 'kill couple in public'

Monday 16th of August 2010, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A couple accused of an adulterous affair are killed in public on Taliban orders in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, officials say.
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Gates says Afghan exit on course

Monday 16th of August 2010, 17:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says the United States will definitely start reducing the number of its soldiers in Afghanistan next July.
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Water-borne disease hits Pakistan

Monday 16th of August 2010, 18:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases in Pakistan following the country's floods says the United Nations.
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Barclays settles criminal charge

Monday 16th of August 2010, 18:14
related countries: Burma Burma, Libya Libya, Iran Iran, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Barclays Bank is to pay $298m (£190m) to settle criminal charges that it violated US sanctions in dealings with Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma.
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US visits man jailed in N Korea

Monday 16th of August 2010, 19:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A US consular team has gained access to an American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea, Washington says.
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Jolie hits London red carpet

Monday 16th of August 2010, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Angelina Jolie has been on the red carpet in London for the premiere of her latest film 'Salt'. She speaks to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba.
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US to require oil drilling review

Monday 16th of August 2010, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The US will require an environmental assessment for new deep-water offshore drilling, government regulators say.
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Spy swap Russian keen to return home

Monday 16th of August 2010, 20:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Igor Sutyagin, one of the Russians who arrived in the UK last month as part of the biggest "spy swap" since the end of the Cold War has been speaking to the BBC
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US 'rebel' Berenson apologises

Monday 16th of August 2010, 21:07
related countries: Peru Peru, United States United States

Lori Berenson, an American who was sentenced in Peru for collaborating with left-wing rebels, has apologised for her actions.
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Singer 'sorry' for unprotected sex

Monday 16th of August 2010, 21:23
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Darmstadt

The German pop singer Nadja Benaissa has confessed to having unprotected sex without warning her lovers that she was HIV-positive during the opening of her trial in Darmstadt.
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Clampers facing private land ban

Monday 16th of August 2010, 21:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land in England and Wales, a minister tells the BBC.
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Speedo action man who would be PM

Monday 16th of August 2010, 22:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially launched her election campaign in Brisbane, five days ahead of polling day
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Israel 'to blame' for child death

Monday 16th of August 2010, 22:48
related countries: Israel Israel

The state of Israel is responsible for the death of a Palestinian girl hit by a rubber bullet in 2007 and must pay compensation, a court rules.
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Hungarian priest seeks new faithful from his skateboard

Monday 16th of August 2010, 23:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hungarian Catholic priest who preaches the Lord's word from a skateboard has become a YouTube sensation.
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Mayor of Mexican town kidnapped

Monday 16th of August 2010, 23:11
related countries: Chile Chile, Mexico Mexico
related places: Santiago

The mayor of the northern Mexican city of Santiago has been abducted, police say.
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US Senate leader opposes NY mosque

Monday 16th of August 2010, 23:13
related countries: United States United States

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opposes plans to build a mosque near the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, days after Barack Obama defended them.
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Amateur spies

Monday 16th of August 2010, 23:16
related countries: China China

The unwitting Taiwanese businessmen jailed in China
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