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What happend on August 21st 2010

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Saudi 'faces spine-op punishment'

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 0:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International urges Saudi officials to stop any attempt to medically paralyse a man as a judicial punishment.
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Half a billion eggs now recalled

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 0:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

A US countrywide investigation recalls half a billion eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak, which now includes two farms in the US state of Iowa.
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Hoarders 'worsening Niger crisis'

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 1:04
related countries: Niger Niger

The lives of hundreds of thousands of children in Niger are being put at risk by grain hoarders, Save the Children says.
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Pakistan accepts Indian flood aid

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 3:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan accepted $5m (£3.2m) in aid from its rival and neighbour India, as donors pledge more money for the flood-hit country.
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Jean ruled out of Haiti election

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 4:00
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is told he cannot run in the country's presidential election.
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Colombia arrests 'drug kingpin'

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 7:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan businessman accused of being part of a major drugs trafficking ring has been arrested by Colombian authorities.
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Arrests after Mexico mayor murder

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 8:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican authorities have arrested six police officers in connection with the kidnap and murder of a town mayor in the north of the country.
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Wyclef Jean out of Haiti election

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 8:25
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been told he is not allowed to run in the country's presidential election after failing the residency requirements.
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Forgotten humanity

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's 20 million flood victims export tomatoes, not terrorism
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Wikileaks founder accused of rape

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 11:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish officials say they have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on accusations of rape and molestation.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 12:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier is shot dead in southern Afghanistan while protecting a meeting between local elders and Afghan troops.
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Who cares?

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 13:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The reasons donations for Pakistan's floods are sluggish
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Pakistan edge to win over England

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan hold on to beat England by four wickets in the third Test at The Oval and keep the series alive.
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Singer dies at Belgian festival

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 14:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The lead singer of the north London-based pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool dies during a music festival in Belgium, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Australia set for hung parliament

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 14:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia appears to be heading for its first hung parliament in 70 years, with PM Julia Gillard and her main rival failing to win a majority.
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China flooding forces evacuations

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 15:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

Tens of thousands of people are moved to safety as summer floods hit both sides of China's border with North Korea.
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Honeymoon plunge woman to return

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A London woman who fell from a balcony on her honeymoon, fracturing her spine, is to be flown home on Sunday.
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Strauss wants batting improvement

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss demands a significant batting improvement following a four-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the third Test at The Oval.
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Wikileaks rape warrant cancelled

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 16:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: An

An arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on rape accusations is abruptly cancelled by Swedish authorities just hours after it was issued.
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Pakistan floods force fresh exodus

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 16:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Dozens more towns and villages in the south of Pakistan have been submerged by the swollen Indus River, adding to the misery in the already stricken nation.
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Israelis cash in on Kosher wine

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 17:22
related countries: Israel Israel

When you think of the world's great wine producers Israel is not a name that often crops up, but there are signs that this may change.
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Italy's first official woman gondolier?

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 18:41
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian woman is hoping to make it into the record books - by becoming the first official female gondolier.
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Van Gogh stolen in Cairo - for the second time

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 19:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A 'priceless' work by Vincent Van Gogh has disappeared from a Cairo museum, Egypt's culture minister says.
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Iran begins loading nuclear plant

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 20:18
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran begins fuelling its first nuclear power station amid national celebrations, despite Western unease over its ambitions.
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IMF reviews Pakistan 'challenge'

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 20:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The IMF is to meet Pakistani officials next week to tackle the "massive economic challenge" posed by the country's flood.
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'Ten killed' in Mogadishu blast

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 21:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 10 anti-government militants are believed to have died in Mogadishu when their bombs exploded prematurely.
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Anger of Chile miners' families grows

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 22:44
related countries: Chile Chile

Relatives of 33 miners trapped for 15 days in a mine in Chile say rescue efforts are not proceeding fast enough.
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Biting the hand?

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 23:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan flood victims angry at their biggest donor, the US
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Close-Up

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 23:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

How to get around the traffic jams in Jakarta
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Abandoned baby fears in Malaysia

Saturday 21st of August 2010, 23:52
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian authorities confront the mounting problem of abandoned babies as government considers tougher penalties
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