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Jordan king welcomes reform plans

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah welcomes proposals which would increase the power of parliament but critics say the reforms do not go far enough.
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Bradley wins maiden major at US PGA

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

American rookie Keegan Bradley beats countryman Jason Dufner in a play-off to clinch his first major title at the USPGA in Atlanta.
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Christiania grows up?

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:17
related countries: Denmark Denmark

New direction for Danish hippy commune with right to self-rule
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Lone star hopes

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Is the US ready for another president from Texas?
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VIDEO: Latakia: 'The army has taken the area'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Syrian government forces attack democracy activists in the port town of Latakia, as one resident tells the BBC that the army stormed two residential neighbourhoods.
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VIDEO: Mubarak trial to resume in Cairo

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The trial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is expected to resume before a Cairo court on Monday.
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'All guilty' in Somalia conflict

Monday 15th of August 2011, 0:50
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Human Rights Watch says all sides involved in Somalia's conflict are guilty of serious violations of international law, and criticises the West for inaction.
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New US envoy reassures China

Monday 15th of August 2011, 1:38
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

Gary Locke, the new US ambassador to China, says that Beijing's investments in the US are safe despite recent debt problems.
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Japan slows 'less than expected'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 2:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy contracted less than expected in the last quarter, showing signs of recovery from the deadly tsunami.
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Six die in knife attack in Jersey

Monday 15th of August 2011, 2:21
related countries: Jersey Jersey

Six people, including three children, are dead after an attack at a flat in the island's capital, St Helier, police say.
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VIDEO: Somali abuses blamed on all sides

Monday 15th of August 2011, 6:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Human Rights Watch has said all sides in Somalia's conflict are guilty of serious violations of international law.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday 15th of August 2011, 6:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arsenal, Barcelona

Reaction as Cesc Fabregas completes his move to Barcelona, rookie Keegan Bradley celebrates his US PGA Championship win, Joey Barton admits feigning injury in his altercation with Arsenal's Gervinho, plus more.
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India appeal over anti-graft fast

Monday 15th of August 2011, 7:08
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh says hunger strikes by campaigners will not help in fighting corruption.
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Rembrandt work stolen from hotel

Monday 15th of August 2011, 7:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A pen-and-ink drawing by Dutch master Rembrandt has been stolen from a hotel in California in a "well thought-out, well-executed theft", police say.
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Corruption campaigner

Monday 15th of August 2011, 8:17
related countries: India India

What motivates veteran Indian activist Anna Hazare?
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VIDEO: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll

Monday 15th of August 2011, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, Republican

Michele Bachmann has narrowly won a straw poll in Iowa as the race to become the Republican presidential candidate for 2012 gathered pace in the US.
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VIDEO: New highway sparks anger in Bolivia

Monday 15th of August 2011, 8:31
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Thousands of indigenous people have taken to the streets of Bolivia's capital to protest against the construction of a highway that cuts across ancestral land.
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Outrage over sect victim jailing

Monday 15th of August 2011, 9:07
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Rights groups express outrage after an Indonesian Muslim sect member is jailed for six months for defending himself from a brutal attack.
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UK business confidence 'falling'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 9:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Business confidence among UK firms is falling, thanks largely to a fragile manufacturing sector, two surveys suggest.
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Chinese 'saw US raid helicopter'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 9:37
related countries: United States United States, Pakistan Pakistan, China China

Pakistan allowed China to examine the remains of the US stealth helicopter downed in the raid on Osama Bin Laden, US officials believe.
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Mikel appeals for father's return

Monday 15th of August 2011, 9:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi appeals for the release of his father who has been abducted in Nigeria.
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Philippine governor survives bomb

Monday 15th of August 2011, 10:56
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A Philippines regional governor, whose wife was among 57 people killed in a 2009 massacre, escapes unhurt after a car bomb explodes near his motorcade.
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Film-maker Masud dies in accident

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Award-winning Bangladeshi film-maker Tareque Masud is among four people killed in a bus crash near Dhaka.
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VIDEO: Iraqi children abandon school for work

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The number of children abandoning school for work is on the increase in Iraq.
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Turkey general faces 'plot' trial

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Senior Turkish general Bilgin Balanli and 27 others go on trial accused of plotting to undermine the government.
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VIDEO: Japan sees economic improvements

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:32
related countries: Japan Japan

The recovery of Japan's economy from the devastation caused by the tsunami in March may happen sooner than expected.
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Glee 3D film flops at US cinemas

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

A 3D concert movie featuring the cast of TV's Glee fails to make the US box office Top 10 after taking $5.7m (£3.5m) over the weekend.
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Libyan minister 'lands in Egypt'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya
related places: Cairo

Libya's interior minister arrives in Egypt on an unannounced holiday, officials at Cairo airport say, leading to speculation of a possible defection.
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BBC journalist faces Tajik trial

Monday 15th of August 2011, 11:49
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

A BBC reporter who has been accused by Tajikistan authorities of associating with a banned Islamist group is to face trial on Tuesday.
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Argentine president wins primary

Monday 15th of August 2011, 12:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wins the country's first national primary election.
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Bollywood star Kapoor cremated

Monday 15th of August 2011, 13:05
related countries: India India

The funeral of veteran Indian film star Shammi Kapoor is held in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) attended by Bollywood stars, friends and family.
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Judge takes Mubarak trial off TV

Monday 15th of August 2011, 13:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The judge in the trial of Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak bans TV cameras from the courtroom and merges the case with that of a former minister.
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Fabregas completes Barcelona deal

Monday 15th of August 2011, 13:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas is officially a Barcelona player after completing two medicals in the Spanish city and signing a five-year deal at Nou Camp.
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Assault intensifies on Syria port

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Syrian forces continue their crackdown on protesters in the port city of Latakia for a third day, reportedly using tanks and gunboats.
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Regional press condemn 'Arab silence' on Syria

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

As Syrian forces reportedly begin a third day of their land and sea assault on the port of Latakia, newspapers in the region have expressed anger about how Arab states have been reacting to events in that country.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi: 'Prepare for the fight'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:16
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan state television has broadcast another message of defiance by Col Muammar Gaddafi as government and opposition forces fight for control of the strategic town of Zawiya, near Tripoli.
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Olympics to get BBC radio station

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC is to launch a temporary Olympics radio station during London 2012, when BBC Three will be devoted to live Games coverage.
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VIDEO: Scuffles as Mubarak appears in court

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

There have been scuffles outside court as the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appeared in the dock for a second time.
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Taiwan's birth rate drops further

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:40
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan acknowledges its birth rate declined last year, despite the introduction of measures to encourage people to have babies.
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Anderson a doubt for fourth Test

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:41
related countries: India India

England seam bowler James Anderson is a doubt for the fourth Test against India after picking up a minor thigh injury, while Chris Tremlett is ruled out with a back problem.
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VIDEO: NZ cities see first snow in 40 years

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

A cold blast from the Antarctic has brought snow to New Zealand's capital city of Wellington for the first time in almost 40 years.
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German boy, 11, calls police over chores

Monday 15th of August 2011, 14:49
related countries: Germany Germany

A boy of 11 calls a German police emergency line to complain of "forced labour" after his mother told him to help clean the home.
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Tunisia police battle protesters

Monday 15th of August 2011, 15:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Police use tear gas and truncheons to break up an unauthorised rally in Tunisia as protesters complain of lack of reform since the January uprising.
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VIDEO: Heavy rainfall hits north-east US

Monday 15th of August 2011, 16:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

North-eastern states in the US have experienced severe flooding following heavy downpours in the region.
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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire

Monday 15th of August 2011, 16:54
related countries: China China

A Tibetan monk burns himself to death in China's Sichuan province, near to where a similar action sparked a standoff with security forces in March.
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VIDEO: Wave of bomb attacks hit Iraqi cities

Monday 15th of August 2011, 17:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A series of bomb attacks has hit several Iraqi cities, killing more than 60 people.
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Nigeria police kill 'car bomber'

Monday 15th of August 2011, 17:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian police say they shot dead a man who tried to drive an explosives-laden car into their headquarters in the restive north-east city of Maiduguri.
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Wave of violence hits Iraq cities

Monday 15th of August 2011, 17:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 60 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, with the deadliest taking place in the south-eastern Iraqi city of Kut.
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Bolivia Indians in road protest

Monday 15th of August 2011, 17:33
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, India India

Hundreds of Amazonian Indians in Bolivia begin a long march against the construction of a road through their rainforest homeland.
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Libya rebels fight for key towns

Monday 15th of August 2011, 18:03
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels advance into two towns controlling access to Tripoli, as talks are reportedly held in Tunisia with Col Gaddafi's representatives.
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Scottish chief goes for Met job

Monday 15th of August 2011, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chief of Strathclyde Police is emerging as the front-runner to be the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, says a BBC correspondent.
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'Shock' over stabbings in Jersey

Monday 15th of August 2011, 18:32
related countries: Jersey Jersey

Jersey's Home Affairs Minister says the island will be in "shock and pain" after the fatal stabbing of six people.
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South Sudan offers Somalia troops

Monday 15th of August 2011, 18:55
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Newly independent South Sudan offers to send African Union troops to Somalia to back the weak interim government fighting Islamist militants.
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Japanese woman swept over Niagara

Monday 15th of August 2011, 19:26
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Niagara Falls

A Japanese exchange student is presumed dead after being swept over the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on Sunday night, authorities say.
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Mass held for knife attack dead

Monday 15th of August 2011, 19:45
related countries: Jersey Jersey, Poland Poland

A special Mass is held for the Polish community after six people were killed in a knife attack in Jersey.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels close in on Tripoli

Monday 15th of August 2011, 20:13
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebel fighters have advanced into two strategically important towns controlling access to the capital, Tripoli
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Global stock markets push higher

Monday 15th of August 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Global shares consolidate gains made on Friday ahead of a key meeting between French and German leaders on Tuesday.
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Obama starts campaign-style tour

Monday 15th of August 2011, 21:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama launches a campaign-style tour focusing on the economy, as leading Republicans to challenge him in 2012 emerge.
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Palestinians flee Syrian camp, UN says

Monday 15th of August 2011, 21:32
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Thousands of Palestinian refugees are fleeing a camp in Syria's port of Latakia which is being shelled by government troops, a UN agency says.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Mubarak trial taken off TV

Monday 15th of August 2011, 22:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The judge in the trial of Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak has halted live TV coverage
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Turning the page

Monday 15th of August 2011, 22:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Will Hosni Mubarak's trial help to reconcile Egypt?
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Race crew rescued from Irish Sea

Monday 15th of August 2011, 22:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Twenty-one crew members are rescued from a racing yacht which capsized off the Irish coast on Monday.
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Boy, 16, faces riot murder charge

Monday 15th of August 2011, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ealing, London

A 16-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man who was attacked during rioting in Ealing, west London.
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