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Philippines senator takes seat after four-year wait

Friday 12th of August 2011, 0:40
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Philippine election candidate is declared winner of a Senate seat more than four years after the vote took place.
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International Festival looks east

Friday 12th of August 2011, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Theatre, dance and music from the Far East will be on show in the east of Scotland as the Edinburgh International Festival begins later.
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Guatemala holds massacre suspects

Friday 12th of August 2011, 1:02
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Police in Guatemala arrest two men suspected of involvement in the 1982 massacre of 268 people during the country's civil conflict.
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Man critical after blaze at flats

Friday 12th of August 2011, 2:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is in a critical condition after a fire broke out on the ninth floor of a high-rise block of flats in south London.
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Student debt 'may double by 2012'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 2:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Average debts may reach £53,000 for UK students starting in 2012 as tuition fees rise - double the figure for 2011 - an annual survey suggests.
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Syrian troops 'in fresh assaults'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 3:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian forces reportedly kill 12 civilians, mainly in the province of Homs, as authorities continue to try to quell protests against President Assad's rule.
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China train maker orders recall

Friday 12th of August 2011, 4:03
related countries: China China

Chinese state-owned train manufacturer, China CNR, recalls 54 bullet trains, as problems continue to plague the industry.
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VIDEO: Islamic hip-hop act tours Indonesia

Friday 12th of August 2011, 4:13
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

American Islamic hip-hop group Native Deen is touring Indonesia on a "diplomatic mission", to help spread tolerance and faith through music.
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VIDEO: 'Barracks culture' in S Korea army

Friday 12th of August 2011, 4:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A spate of deaths in South Korea's military, including a number of apparent suicides, have raised questions about the culture inside the country's armed forces.
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VIDEO: Amateur footage of 'fresh Syria violence’

Friday 12th of August 2011, 5:53
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syrian forces have renewed their crackdown on protesters, activists say, with operations in Deir al-Zour in the east and Kahn Sheikhun in the north.
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VIDEO: Can England learn from LA riots?

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The dramatic scenes in England this week have brought back memories of the LA riots in 1992, where a billion dollars worth of damage was caused, with dozens killed and thousands injured.
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India states ban caste-quota film

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:11
related countries: India India

Three Indian states ban Aarakshan, a new Bollywood film on the controversial issue of education quotas for low-caste people.
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VIDEO: Singapore festival 'entertains the dead'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:11
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A festival that appeases the spirits of the dead who are believed to walk amongst us is taking place in Singapore.
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VIDEO: Artists on Asian-American stereotypes

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington explores the nature of Asian American identity.
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Depression linked to stroke risk

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

Women who have a history of depression may also be at increased risk of suffering a stroke, US researchers suggest.
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Friday 12th of August 2011, 6:59
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook shines as England dominate against India, football latest ahead of Saturday's Premier League start, plus more.
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China parking row sparks rioting

Friday 12th of August 2011, 7:05
related countries: China China
related places: Guizhou

Crowds of residents in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, clash with police in a row with local officials about parking rules, reports say.
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Asia's stocks in choppy trading

Friday 12th of August 2011, 7:05
related countries: United States United States

Asian stocks are mixed, giving up early gains, after after a week of extreme volatility in the world's biggest markets.
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VIDEO: Chilean miner: 'I was already dead'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 7:16
related countries: Chile Chile

Two Chilean miners, Alex Vega and Victor Zamora, reveal how they felt during the first few days of being trapped underground.
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Four EU nations ban short-selling

Friday 12th of August 2011, 7:26
related countries: France France

France, Italy, Spain and Belgium ban short-selling on the shares of banks and other financial companies after market turmoil.
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Activist Wang faces China trial

Friday 12th of August 2011, 7:57
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Wang Lihong appears in court accused of creating a disturbance after she demonstrated in support of three bloggers.
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Nigeria army to open abuse probe

Friday 12th of August 2011, 8:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's army is ordered to investigate allegations of abuse of civilians by soldiers fighting the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
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Surgery for polar bear attack man

Friday 12th of August 2011, 8:42
related countries: Norway Norway

Expedition leader Michael "Spike" Reid, who was injured in a polar bear attack off Norway last week, is to undergo further surgery in Plymouth, he says.
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England v India third Test, day three as it happened

Friday 12th of August 2011, 9:30
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Alastair Cook falls for 294 as England declare on 710-7, a lead of 486, before dismissing Virender Sehwag for a king pair on day three at Edgbaston.
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Hypersonic test aircraft 'lost'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 9:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The US military loses contact with an unmanned hypersonic test aircraft shortly after its launch atop a rocket in California, defence officials say.
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Pakistan shooting soldier to die

Friday 12th of August 2011, 9:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A member of Pakistan's paramilitary force is sentenced to death for killing an unarmed man in Karachi in an incident caught on videotape.
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VIDEO: Footballer helping children in Senegal

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:07
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has been in Senegal setting up initiatives to help underprivileged children.
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China finds 22 fake Apple stores

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:21
related countries: China China
related places: Kunming

An investigation by Chinese authorities has uncovered more lookalike Apple stores in the city of Kunming.
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Star Wars coins issued in Niue

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:28
related countries: Niue Niue

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Yoda are among Star Wars characters who will appear on coins that will be legal tender in the Pacific nation of Niue.
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France and Greece feeling strain

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:38
related countries: France France

The French economy was flat in the April to June period, while the Greek economy shrank by 6.9% in the second quarter, year-on-year.
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Design flaws 'caused China crash'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:43
related countries: China China

China's safety chief Luo Lin says a rail crash that killed 40 people and provoked huge public anger was caused by serious design flaws.
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US urges further Syria sanctions

Friday 12th of August 2011, 10:56
related countries: United States United States, Syria Syria, China China

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges China, Russia and Europe to consider wider sanctions as Syria's violent military crackdown continues.
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Police swoop on Roman gladiator racket

Friday 12th of August 2011, 11:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Police in Rome have arrested 20 gladiator impersonators accused of running a racket outside the city's most famous tourist attraction.
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Israeli Spring?

Friday 12th of August 2011, 11:32
related countries: Israel Israel

Cost of living protests rattle Netanyahu government
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Prison population at record high

Friday 12th of August 2011, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The prison population in England and Wales reaches a record high but the government says there is still room for rioters.
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'Eternal foreigner'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

Artists explore what it means to be an Asian-American
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Another ash cloud soon 'unlikely'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 12:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is unlikely to see another giant volcanic ash cloud in this lifetime, according to a study of 7,000-year record of ash deposits.
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Sri Lanka elephant census begins

Friday 12th of August 2011, 13:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has started the first nationwide survey of its elephant population, with the aim of better protecting the animals and their habitat.
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Man held over Ealing riot death

Friday 12th of August 2011, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ealing, London

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a 68-year-old who died overnight after being attacked during rioting in west London.
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VIDEO: 'Assaulted' by US airport check

Friday 12th of August 2011, 13:45
related countries: United States United States

With the holiday season underway, intimate security checks at US airports are continuing to outrage many travellers.
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Search for man as tug boat sinks

Friday 12th of August 2011, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is missing after a tug boat overturned and sank on the River Thames in south-east London.
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Tunisia security chief acquitted

Friday 12th of August 2011, 14:30
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's former security chief is acquitted of forging passports for ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family when they fled in January.
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Republicans spar at Iowa debate

Friday 12th of August 2011, 14:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, Republican

Eight Republican presidential candidates trade barbs as they vow to slash taxes, and attack President Barack Obama at a televised debate in Iowa.
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SA unveils universal health care

Friday 12th of August 2011, 14:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government unveils plans to introduce a universal health care scheme to be piloted in 2012 and then phased in over 14 years.
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US retail sales rise 0.5% in July

Friday 12th of August 2011, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

US retail sales rose in July by the largest amount in four months, figures show, tempering fears the US may be slipping back into recession.
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Burma offers NLD 'reconciliation'

Friday 12th of August 2011, 15:04
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD movement should join Burma's "national reconciliation", the government says in its first-ever news conference.
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US PGA day two as it happened

Friday 12th of August 2011, 15:44
related countries: United States United States

England's Lee Westwood makes a move on day two, Tiger Woods misses the cut, while it is all American atop the leaderboard at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
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Russia doctors charged over death

Friday 12th of August 2011, 16:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia charges two prison doctors with negligence for the high-profile custodial death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, investigators say.
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Somalia army issues mine warning

Friday 12th of August 2011, 16:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali army warns people not to return to their homes in the parts of the capital, Mogadishu, recently abandoned by Islamist militants.
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Construction growth hopes dashed

Friday 12th of August 2011, 16:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government's statistical office says it overstated growth in the construction industry - it actually grew by 0.5%, not 2.3%.
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McIlroy defies injury at US PGA

Friday 12th of August 2011, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Rory McIlroy tees off for his US PGA second round after deciding to play through the pain barrier.
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Global stock markets extend gains

Friday 12th of August 2011, 16:25
related countries: United States United States

Shares have continued higher on increased confidence in the eurozone and a bigger-than expected rise in US retail sales.
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VIDEO: Children caught in crossfire in Libya

Friday 12th of August 2011, 17:00
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Zlitan

Rebels in Libya say they are continuing to fight for control of the strategic town of Zlitan, west of the city of Misrata.
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Australians hunt for lost aboriginal languages

Friday 12th of August 2011, 17:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian project combs through documents left by early British settlers to find hundreds of lost languages.
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Police hit back at riot criticism

Friday 12th of August 2011, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Senior officers reject suggestions that the restoration of calm across England was due to political intervention, following criticism of their tactics by the prime minister.
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Cook hits 294 as England dominate

Friday 12th of August 2011, 18:05
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

Alastair Cook falls six runs short of 300 as England make their third-highest score in Tests on the third day against India at Edgbaston.
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Honda plans new Mexican car plant

Friday 12th of August 2011, 18:20
related countries: United States United States, Japan Japan, Mexico Mexico
related places: Honda

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest $800m (£500m) to build a new factory in Mexico to produce more small cars for the North American market.
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Man to die for murder of 11 women

Friday 12th of August 2011, 18:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

Former Marine Anthony Sowell shows no emotion as he is sentenced to death for the murders of 11 women whose rotting remains he kept in his Ohio home.
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'Fresh crackdown' on Syria unrest

Friday 12th of August 2011, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syrian forces renew their crackdown on anti-regime protesters despite mounting international pressure, with activists saying at least 16 people died.
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Dutch court jails Somali pirates

Friday 12th of August 2011, 19:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, South Africa South Africa, Somalia Somalia

A Dutch court sentences two Somali pirates who hijacked a South African yacht last November to prison sentences of up to seven years.
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Olympic homes sold in £557m deal

Friday 12th of August 2011, 19:49
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A company owned by the Qatari Royal family and British partners will take over the Olympic village after the games.
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Deadly train derailment in Poland

Friday 12th of August 2011, 19:49
related countries: Poland Poland

A passenger train crashes in Poland, killing at least one passenger and injuring more than 40, police say.
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New Italian debt plan announced

Friday 12th of August 2011, 19:53
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government, led by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, announces a fresh round of austerity measures.
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Record-breaker Cook defends style

Friday 12th of August 2011, 20:12
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook rejects criticism of his batting style after scoring 294 on day three of the third Test against India.
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Gang-fighting judge gunned down

Friday 12th of August 2011, 20:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian judge, Patricia Acioli, renowned for her work against organised crime, is shot dead in Rio de Janeiro State.
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VIDEO: Verdict in videoed Pakistan death case

Friday 12th of August 2011, 20:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a soldier to death for the murder of an unarmed teenager in the southern port city of Karachi.
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Arsenal agree deal for Campbell

Friday 12th of August 2011, 20:42
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Arsenal agree to sign teenage Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell from Deportivo Saprissa subject to formal agreements and processes.
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'Vampire rabies' killed man in US

Friday 12th of August 2011, 22:39
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

A farm worker from Mexico who died last year was the first ever human to perish in the US of rabies borne by a vampire bat, health officials report.
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Career women

Friday 12th of August 2011, 23:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Why fewer Brazilians become maids as economy booms
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Non-story

Friday 12th of August 2011, 23:51
related countries: Australia Australia

Gay politician, pregnant girlfriend? Australia says: So what?
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Erratic Woods misses US PGA cut

Friday 12th of August 2011, 23:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Tiger Woods misses the cut as unheralded Americans Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley lead the US PGA in Atlanta.
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VIDEO: From jobseekers to lottery winners

Friday 12th of August 2011, 23:56
related countries: Canada Canada

A group of Canadian manufacturing workers who were told they were losing their jobs have received a timely lifeline in the form of a $7m lottery win.
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