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'Rubber soldiers'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 0:03
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian workers who helped World War II effort fight for pay
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In pictures

Monday 9th of August 2010, 0:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Sightsavers tackles river blindness in Nigeria
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Swiss bliss

Monday 9th of August 2010, 0:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland watches EU's economy from a safe distance
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Police commander held 'at gunpoint'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 0:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Juarez

Police officers in the Mexican city of Juarez have detained their commander at gunpoint.
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Mexico police hold own commander

Monday 9th of August 2010, 0:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

More than 200 police officers in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico detain their commander, accusing him of corruption.
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Venezuela-Colombia talks agreed

Monday 9th of August 2010, 3:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Colombia's new President Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are to meet for talks on Tuesday, officials say.
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China bank eyes $3.2bn flotation

Monday 9th of August 2010, 5:48
related countries: China China

China Everbright Bank says it hopes to raise up to 21.7bn yuan ($3.2bn) in the country's second biggest IPO this year.
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Mexicana airline cancels flights

Monday 9th of August 2010, 6:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexicana de Aviacion, one of Mexico's biggest airlines, cancels some flights, days after filing for bankruptcy.
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BP oil spill costs pass $6bn mark

Monday 9th of August 2010, 6:44
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP a total of $6.1bn to date, the company says.
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Woods questions Ryder Cup place

Monday 9th of August 2010, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tiger Woods raises doubts about his participation in October's Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales after enduring his worst finish as a professional.
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Oscar winner Patricia Neal dies

Monday 9th of August 2010, 8:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

Actress Patricia Neal, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1963 film Hud and was the first wife of author Roald Dahl, dies in the US at the age of 84.
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Broad fined for throwing incident

Monday 9th of August 2010, 8:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Stuart Broad is fined 50% of his match fee for throwing the ball at Pakistan batsman Zulqarnain Haider during the second Test.
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NI man is killed in Afghanistan

Monday 9th of August 2010, 8:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A father of four from Northern Ireland has been shot dead in Helmand in Afghanistan.
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Monday 9th of August 2010, 8:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A woman who was born in Hong Kong as a man but underwent a sex change is fighting for the right to marry her boyfriend.
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Honour killings son 'back in UK'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 8:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The son of a couple murdered in Pakistan in a suspected "honour killing" is back in the UK, a friend of the victims says.
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Ten die as Indonesia ferry sinks

Monday 9th of August 2010, 9:23
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a passenger boat sinks in waters off eastern Indonesia, police say.
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Ex-bandmate criticises Wyclef bid

Monday 9th of August 2010, 9:26
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Wyclef Jean's former Fugees bandmate Pras Michel has criticised the singer's bid to become president of earthquake hit Haiti, saying he's not qualified.
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At a polling station in Rwanda

Monday 9th of August 2010, 9:30
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandans vote for their future for the second time since the 1994 genocide.
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Eastwood plea over Film Council

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

Oscar-winning film star Clint Eastwood writes to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appealing not to axe the UK Film Council.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Monday 9th of August 2010, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

England reach lunch on 71-1 needing a further 47 to win the second Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
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Israeli jailed in Libya released

Monday 9th of August 2010, 9:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Libya Libya

An Israeli man, who had been held in Libya since March on suspicion of spying, is released after prolonged, indirect negotiations.
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Rewards 'to boost whistleblowing'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

Financial rewards for whistleblowers at US firms are expected to bring a surge in tip-offs to the financial watchdog, a report says.
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German exports rise again in June

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's exports rose faster than expected in June, a further sign of recovery in Europe's biggest economy.
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Battle to contain India oil spill

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:16
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian PM Manmohan Singh orders an investigation into an oil spill caused by a collision between two cargo ships off Mumbai on Saturday.
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Indonesia cleric in terror arrest

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:17
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, is arrested in Indonesia on terror charges, accused of links to a militant training camp.
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China troops blast landslide dam

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:31
related countries: China China

Troops blast a dam made by landslides in western China, releasing trapped river water to reduce the chances of further floods.
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AstraZeneca in $198m claim payout

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:32
related countries: United States United States

Drug giant AstraZeneca is to pay $198m to settle 17,500 US personal injury claims related to its drug Seroquel.
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India sees car sales rise by 38%

Monday 9th of August 2010, 10:44
related countries: India India

Car sales in India have risen 38% over the past year, figures from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers show.
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Sudan suspends BBC Arabic radio

Monday 9th of August 2010, 11:03
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Sudan halts BBC Arabic broadcasts on FM radio stations in four northern cities, including the capital Khartoum.
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Maoists back India minister rally

Monday 9th of August 2010, 11:19
related countries: India India

Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerji addresses a huge rally - supported by Maoists - at a rebel stronghold in West Bengal.
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N Korea 'fires shells into sea'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 11:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is said to have fired shells into the Yellow Sea near its border with the South as Seoul ends naval exercises.
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Nagasaki bomb marked 65 years on

Monday 9th of August 2010, 11:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Nagasaki

A moving ceremony is held in Nagasaki, Japan, to mark the atomic bombing of 1945 which led to Japan's surrender.
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News Corp to trim China TV stake

Monday 9th of August 2010, 11:43
related countries: China China

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation media group is selling a controlling stake in three Chinese television channels.
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Pakistan floods could swamp Sindh

Monday 9th of August 2010, 12:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Waters exceed the danger level at a key flood barrier in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, threatening to deluge the whole area.
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Turkey names new military chiefs

Monday 9th of August 2010, 12:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's government appoints generals to two top posts, ending a stand-off with the military.
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Chrysler cuts losses on sale rise

Monday 9th of August 2010, 12:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler sees its losses narrow after higher sales, but says it still has work to do to turn itself around.
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Model 'said Taylor sent diamond'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 13:09
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Actress Mia Farrow contradicts Naomi Campbell's testimony to the war crimes trial of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, saying Ms Campbell named Mr Taylor as the man who sent her a diamond in 1997.
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UK toddlers killed in Spain crash

Monday 9th of August 2010, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Two British toddlers have been killed and their mother injured in a car crash in northern Spain, local police say.
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England complete comfortable win

Monday 9th of August 2010, 13:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

England beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
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Maldives attorney general quits

Monday 9th of August 2010, 13:39
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Maldives' attorney general has quit in protest at parliament's refusal to appoint a new Supreme Court.
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Pakistan disaster 'worse than tsunami'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 13:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The United Nations says the disaster in Pakistan, where nearly 14 million people have been affected by monsoon flooding, is on a bigger scale than the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
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Capello seeks mental improvement

Monday 9th of August 2010, 14:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Fabio Capello says he hopes to "improve the minds" of his players for the team's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
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Russia wildfires still raging

Monday 9th of August 2010, 14:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Peat and forest fires are still raging in Russia, specifically in the Sverdlovsk and Chuvashia regions. Thousands of people have lost their homes and there are 52 deaths so far from fires that have ravaged over 16,000 hectares of land.
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Live - European Swimming Ch'ships

Monday 9th of August 2010, 14:46
related countries: Hungary Hungary, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Day one of swimming's European Championships in Hungary sees Hannah Miley win a superb gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley.
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China troops blast landslide dam

Monday 9th of August 2010, 15:26
related countries: China China

Troops have begun blasting through rubble from a landslide blocking a river in western China, in an attempt to prevent further floods.
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Russia reduces harvest forecast

Monday 9th of August 2010, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warns this year's drought-hit grain harvest will be worse than previously forecast.
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Moscow deaths double in heatwave

Monday 9th of August 2010, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow's health chief confirms the mortality rate has doubled as a heatwave and wildfire smog continue to grip the Russian capital.
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Skype files for $100m flotation

Monday 9th of August 2010, 15:53
related countries: United States United States

Internet phone firm Skype files for an initial public offering in the US, hoping to raise $100m through the flotation.
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Strauss pleased to maintain run

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Skipper Andrew Strauss is delighted as England beat Pakistan to take a 2-0 series lead with their sixth successive Test victory.
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Race to save trapped Chile miners

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:23
related countries: Chile Chile

Rescuers in Chile drill shafts for oxygen, water and food in a bid to rescue 33 workers who have been trapped since a mine collapse on Thursday.
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China landslide death toll jumps

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:37
related countries: China China
related places: Xinhua

The death toll from landslides in north-west China rises to 337, with 1,148 people missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
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BP deposits $3bn in relief fund

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

BP makes its first deposit of $3bn (£1.8bn) into a $20bn account to pay for the oil spill after finishing talks with the US Department of Justice.
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Court delays 'damaging children'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charity Barnardo's calls for time limits on courts in England and Wales to issue care orders, because children at risk of abuse are being "damaged".
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Zambia MP jailed for cheque fraud

Monday 9th of August 2010, 16:59
related countries: Zambia Zambia

A Zambian court sentences former Defence Minister George Mpombo to 60 days in prison for issuing a cheque that bounced.
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Iraqi traffic police 'given guns'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad traffic police are reportedly being given Kalashnikov assault rifles to defend themselves after a series of attacks.
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Germany closes 9/11 plot mosque

Monday 9th of August 2010, 17:26
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Hamburg

German police shut down the Hamburg mosque where the 9/11 hijackers met before their suicide attacks on the US in 2001.
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'A Pakistan village slowly drowning'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 17:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Marines have been working round the clock to rescue villagers trapped by the region's worst deluge in 80 years.
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Guinea sets date for run-off vote

Monday 9th of August 2010, 17:57
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Officials schedule Guinea's presidential run-off for 19 September, after repeated delays while fraud allegations were investigated.
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In pictures

Monday 9th of August 2010, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Floods wash away roads and homes in Pakistan's Swat Valley
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Bangladesh bans school beatings

Monday 9th of August 2010, 19:27
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh bans corporal punishment in all educational institutions across the country, following a high court order.
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Honda recalls 384,000 US vehicles

Monday 9th of August 2010, 19:35
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda is recalling more than 384,000 vehicles in the US because of problems with the ignition.
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US agents continue fugitive hunt

Monday 9th of August 2010, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

US federal agents capture one of two inmates who escaped from a prison in Arizona, but are still searching for two other fugitives.
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Thick smog engulfs Moscow

Monday 9th of August 2010, 20:14
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow's health chief has confirmed that the mortality rate has doubled as a heatwave and wildfire smog continue to grip the Russian capital.
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Democrat accused of ethics breach

Monday 9th of August 2010, 20:49
related countries: United States United States

A US House committee formally charges a California Democrat with using her influence to benefit a bank in which her husband was a shareholder.
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Rwanda presidential count begins

Monday 9th of August 2010, 20:51
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Votes are being counted in the Rwandan presidential election, with incumbent Paul Kagame widely predicted to win a landslide victory.
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Tunisia singer in synagogue row

Monday 9th of August 2010, 21:37
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Carthage

Tunisian star Saleem Bakkoush cancels his concert at the Carthage festival after criticism over his performance at a synagogue.
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Colombia vice-president falls ill

Monday 9th of August 2010, 21:53
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's new Vice-President, Angelino Garzon, has emergency heart surgery - just two days after he took office.
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Monday 9th of August 2010, 22:25
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defends a commando raid on ships bringing aid to Gaza, while giving evidence before a government-appointed commission.
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Police chase boy killed by train

Monday 9th of August 2010, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A teenager is killed by a train in north London moments after fleeing a car being chased by police.
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Nasrallah shows Hariri 'evidence'

Monday 9th of August 2010, 23:27
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah reveals what he says is evidence of Israeli involvement in the murder of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Fox calls for drugs legalisation

Monday 9th of August 2010, 23:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox backs the legalisation of drugs, saying prohibition has failed to curb violence.
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