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Kagan swears Supreme Court oath

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 0:14
related countries: United States United States

Elena Kagan is sworn in as President Barack Obama's second appointment to the Supreme Court after Sonia Sotomayor.
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New Colombian president sworn in

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 1:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

Juan Manuel Santos takes over as president of Colombia after being sworn in at a ceremony in the capital, Bogota.
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Castro returns

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 4:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba

What's behind the Comandante's speech to Cuba's parliament?
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Being a taxi driver in Jerusalem

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 5:50
related countries: Israel Israel

The BBC follows two taxi drivers, an Israeli and a Palestinian, and investigates whether the daily experiences of life differ in the divided city of Jerusalem.
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Lebanese crafts 'struggle' to survive

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 6:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, China China

Lebanese craft workers are facing competition from cheaper importers including China, with many struggling to survive.
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Rain adds to Pakistan flood woes

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 7:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More heavy rain in Pakistan is frustrating efforts to help millions affected by devastating flooding in much of the country.
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Iraq's rare wild animal trade

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 8:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq has a history of keeping wild animals as status symbols and now there is a ready market for rare animals and no controls on trading them.
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Robinson quits international duty

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 8:12
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson retires from England duty just hours after being named in the squad for Wednesday's friendly with Hungary.
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Afghan police hunt medic killers

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 8:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan police arrest a convoy driver in the hunt for the killers of Briton Dr Karen Woo and her nine colleagues.
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Cardinal attacks US over Megrahi

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 9:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland criticises the US over reaction to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 9:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Pakistan end day three of the second Test on 291-9 in their second innings, leading England by 112 runs at Edgbaston.
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Russian president visits Abkhazia

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 10:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, on the anniverary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
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North Korea 'holds Southern boat'

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 11:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

A South Korean fishing boat missing in the Sea of Japan has been detained by the North, the South's coastguard says.
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Wanted man held over 2003 murders

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

One of Scotland Yard's most wanted men is arrested in Bangladesh in connection with a double murder in London in 2003, police say.
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Iraq market bomb toll rises to 43

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 11:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The death toll from a market fire in the southern Iraqi city of Basra rises as officials confirm it was caused by a bomb.
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Tributes paid to killed UK doctor

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 13:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family and fiance of British doctor Karen Woo, who was killed with nine colleagues in Afghanistan, say she was "loving and caring" and a "true hero".
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World Sauna event finalist dies

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 14:03
related countries: Finland Finland

A Russian finalist in the World Sauna Championships in Finland dies and his rival is rushed to hospital after facing temperatures of 110C.
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Dozens killed in China landslides

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 14:44
related countries: China China

Landslides and floods engulf a town in north-west China, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 missing, state media say.
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England appoint ex-Australia boss

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

England appoint former Australia coach John Buchanan as a consultant to help them work out a plan to win this winter's Ashes series in Australia.
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Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 14:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British historian Tony Judt, known for challenging Israel to accept Arabs as equal citizens, has died in the US
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Freak weather havoc hits Europe

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 15:57
related countries: Poland Poland

The death toll in flooding in central Europe has risen to 10 as official confirmation came of two more fatalities in south western Poland on Sunday.
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No 10 rejects child milk cut idea

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Downing Street rejects the suggestion by a health minister that a UK-wide scheme offering free milk for under-fives could be cut.
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Afghan tribute to killed medics

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior Afghan politician says the medical workers killed last week were dedicated to helping the needy and describes their deaths as shocking.
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Pakistan rally frustrates England

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 18:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal score remarkable fifties as Pakistan fight back brilliantly against England on day three of the second Test, raising hope of an unlikely victory.
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Pakistan hit by deadly landslips

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two Pakistani villages are inundated by landslides, as heavy rain continues to hamper efforts to help millions affected by flooding.
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Turkey groom kills wedding guests

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 18:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A bridegroom in Turkey accidentally kills his father and two aunts while firing an AK-47 in celebration at his own wedding, media say.
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Iran lawyer in Norway asylum bid

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 18:58
related countries: Iran Iran, Norway Norway

Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has been defending a woman facing death by stoning in Iran, arrives in Norway to seek asylum.
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Defender Brown quits England duty

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wes Brown follows Paul Robinson in announcing his retirement from international duty with England.
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Couple murdered on Pakistan trip

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 19:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

A couple from Birmingham are murdered on a trip to Pakistan to settle a dispute about an arranged marriage.
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She's the one - Robbie Williams 'marries in LA'

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beverly Hills

Pop star Robbie Williams marries US actress and model Ayda Field at his Beverly Hills mansion, it is confirmed.
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Fleeing a village destroyed by floods

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 20:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Khazana

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from a river across from the village of Khazana in north-west Pakistan, which was badly damaged in the initial rains, but almost totally washed away in the latest monsoon downpours.
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Rescue effort for China landslide

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 21:53
related countries: China China

China sends thousands of rescue workers to a remote county where deadly landslides have left more than 1,400 people dead or missing.
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New cave-in blocks mine rescuers

Sunday 8th of August 2010, 23:44
related countries: Chile Chile

Rescuers in Chile start drilling holes to provide 33 trapped miners with oxygen after a cave-in blocks a rescue attempt.
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