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Biden in Iraq for mission change

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 0:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Iraq ahead of the official end of the US combat mission there at midnight on Tuesday.
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Federer strolls into second round

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 3:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Five-time champion Roger Federer gets his US Open campaign off to a smooth start as he defeats Argentina's Brian Dabul in straight sets.
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Cairo zoo puts lions on the pill

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 3:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Vets at Cairo's Giza Zoo are experimenting with the human birth control pill in an attempt to slow their rapidly expanding population of lions.
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Hurricane Earl threatens islands

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

Hurricane Earl strengthens to a Category-Four storm prompting warnings for several islands in the eastern Caribbean and worries it might hit the US.
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Australian PM rejects new vote

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 4:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

As vote-counting continues, Australia's PM Julia Gillard rejects idea of a new vote and promises stable government.
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Last surviving 1930 World Cup football finalist dies

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 4:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The last surviving player from the first World Cup football final, Francisco Varallo, dies aged 100 in Argentina.
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'It's time for us to go'

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 5:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

After seven and a half years, the American military's combat mission in Iraq formally ends on Tuesday.
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Fighting organised crime in Montenegro

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 5:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The European Union is stepping up its efforts to fight organised crime in countries wanting to join.
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Hurricane Earl heads for US coast

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

Hurricane Earl is expected to gain more strength before heading towards the US
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Bradley extends stay as US coach

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 6:07
related countries: United States United States

Bob Bradley signs a new four-year extension to his contract as United States coach, ending speculation linking him with the Aston Villa job.
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Enrolments boom at Sushi Academy

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 6:45
related countries: Japan Japan

There are some cities in Europe which feel as though they have a sushi restaurant on almost every corner.
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South Sudan to end child soldiers

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 7:01
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The army in south Sudan pledges to demobilise all child soldiers by the end of the year.
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Work begins on Chile rescue shaft

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 7:12
related countries: Chile Chile

Engineers in Chile begin drilling a rescue shaft to reach the 33 men trapped in a collapsed mine.
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Yen worries hit Japanese stocks

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 7:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese stocks have seen sharp falls in response to the Bank of Japan's attempts to curb the rising yen.
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South Korea offers aid to North

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 8:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea makes its first offer of aid to flood-hit North Korea since it accused Pyongyang of sinking a South Korean warship in March.
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Cinema attendance is down in US

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:06
related countries: United States United States

Box office receipts in the US were up by $100m (£64.9m) this summer, despite the lowest attendance in five years, figures show.
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Shrunken superpower

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US appears diminished after imperial adventure in Iraq
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Mexico arrests 'drug lord' Valdez

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Valdez

Mexican police detain alleged drug trafficker Edgar "Barbie" Valdez, wanted in the US on cocaine charges, the attorney general says.
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Bullet proofing cars in Mexico

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Monterrey

In the Mexican city of Monterrey, which used to be considered one of the safest urban areas in Latin America, more people are taking to the roads in armoured vehicles as drug-related violence takes its toll.
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Putin to act in tycoons' dispute

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet two tycoons in an attempt to end their dispute over Norilsk Nickel.
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Anti-Chavez hunger striker dies

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan farmer who campaigned against the land-redistribution policies of Hugo Chavez dies after five months on hunger strike.
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Burma leader 'still top general'

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 9:50
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

An announcement in Burma's state-run media from leader Than Shwe dispels rumours he had stepped down ahead of November polls.
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Russian pilots released in Darfur

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region two days ago are released, regional officials and Russia's Khartoum embassy say.
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Tainted past

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:03
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Can EU hopeful Montenegro cut ties to organised crime?
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South Africa wage offer increased

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government increases its wage offer to more than a million striking public sector workers, but it is below the union's demand.
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Japan Airlines slashes workforce

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan Airlines, which entered bankruptcy protection this year, announces plans to reduce its workforce by more than 16,000.
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Cocoa partners

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:27
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Can Cadbury and Fairtrade help Ghanaian farmers?
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Hasselhoff to star in US Strictly

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

Actor David Hasselhoff, singer Michael Bolton and actress Jennifer Grey will take part in the new series of Dancing With The Stars.
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Children hit by flood illnesses

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Children in Pakistan are bearing the brunt of water-borne illnesses spreading because of the floods, as the waters begin to drain away to the Arabian Sea.
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Inside Iraq base for 'forgotten' troops

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US troops who are staying behind in Iraq talk about their new role in the country
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Ozawa confirms Japan PM challenge

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:39
related countries: Japan Japan

Ichiro Ozawa confirms he will challenge PM Naoto Kan for the ruling party leadership, despite talks aimed at avoiding a potentially damaging split.
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Chinese court to tackle HIV case

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:57
related countries: China China

A Chinese court for the first time accepts a case from a man alleging employment discrimination because he has HIV, state media says.
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Work begins on Chile rescue shaft

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 10:59
related countries: Chile Chile

Engineers in Chile have begun drilling the rescue shaft through which they hope to eventually free the 33 men trapped in a collapsed gold mine.
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Illness almost killed me - Castro

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 11:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Mexico Mexico
related places: Castro

Fidel Castro tells a Mexican newspaper how he was "at death's door" during the illness that forced him to quit as Cuba's leader.
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Iraq PM hails US troop withdrawal

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 11:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's prime minister says the country is now "independent", hours before US combat operations are due to end officially.
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Google and Skype face India ban

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 11:27
related countries: India India

Following tough action against Blackberry, security forces in India turn their attention to Google and Skype.
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Afghan attacks kill US soldiers

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 11:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Five American soldiers are killed in three separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Afghan attacks kill US soldiers

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 12:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Four US soldiers have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in eastern Afghanistan, Nato said.
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Gaddafi in 'black Europe' warning

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 12:47
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's Col Gaddafi says the EU should pay Libya at least 5bn euros a year to stop illegal African immigration and avoid a "black Europe".
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Israel academics shun settlements

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 13:51
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

More than 150 Israeli academics say they will no longer lecture or work in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
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Disillusioned

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

What went wrong with Pakistani cricket?
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Spain busts male-sex traffickers

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 14:58
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Spain Spain

Spanish police break up a trafficking ring which brought mainly Brazilian men to Spain to work as prostitutes.
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Iran's Bruni slurs 'unacceptable'

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran, France France

France says that "insults" in Iran's media aimed at France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, are "unacceptable".
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US Army packs up Iraq equipment

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 15:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The equipment which has been vital to the US Army during its campaign in Iraq is being shipped out of the country as the operation comes to an end.
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German Church revises abuse rules

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 16:44
related countries: Germany Germany

The Catholic Church in Germany issues tougher guidelines on how to handle reported cases of sexual abuse.
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US consumers less glum in August

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 16:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, August

US consumer confidence picks up slightly more than expected in August, giving Wall Street a morning boost.
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'Lord of Death killer' arrested

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 16:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Police arrest a man they believe murdered at least six people in Argentina after making a pact with a spirit figure called The Lord of Death.
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Tribal figures defended in Kenya

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 17:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The head of Kenya's census defends the controversial decision to release of national census figures that include tribal affiliations.
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England want Pakistan player ban

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 17:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The England team believes the Pakistan players named in the betting probe that has engulfed the tourists should sit out the rest of the tour.
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Emergency services tackle France fires

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 17:29
related countries: France France

Wildfires in southern France have destroyed 6,000 hectares of scrubland and pine forests near Montpelier.
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England drop Pietersen from squad

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 18:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is omitted from England's limited overs series against Pakistan, with the England batsman announcing the news via Twitter.
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Eight killed in Cancun bar attack

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 19:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

Six women and two men have been killed in an attack on a bar in the Mexican resort city of Cancun, officials say.
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Fed mulls further debt purchases

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

Minutes from its August meeting reveal the US Federal Reserve will buy up more debt if conditions worsen "appreciably".
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Yemenis held over 'plane terror'

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 21:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States
related places: Chicago

Two Yemenis who arrived in Amsterdam on a flight from the US are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, Dutch prosecutors say.
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Castro regrets gay 'injustice'

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 21:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro says he is to blame for the persecution of homosexuals after the Cuban revolution of 1959.
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US drops China currency inquiry

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US government decides to drop an investigation of China's currency policy, avoiding a possible trade dispute.
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Moody's let off fraud hook by SEC

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 22:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moody

The US financial regulator decides to drop possible fraud charges against rating agency Moody's over a computer glitch.
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Problem drinking divides England

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Figures reveal stark geographical divisions in the toll alcohol takes on health in England.
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US urges caution over plane pair

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 23:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States
related places: Amsterdam

US officials say they do not believe the two Yemeni men arrested on a flight to Amsterdam were planning a terror attack.
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Hurricane Earl threatens US coast

Tuesday 31st of August 2010, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

Hurricane Earl is heading for the eastern coast of the US after causing power cuts and heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean.
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