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What happend on August 21st 2011

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Canadian jet crashes killing 12

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 0:26
related countries: Canada Canada

A Boeing charter jet crashes in the far north of the Canadian Arctic, killing 12 people and injuring three others.
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Colombian drug plane intercepted

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 0:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Honduras Honduras

A new intelligence-sharing deal between Colombia and Honduras leads to the seizure of a plane laden with cocaine, officials from the two countries say.
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Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 0:57
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Explosions and heavy gunfire are heard in Tripoli, as Libyan rebels consolidate their hold on two key cities near the capital.
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AUDIO: Tripoli hospital worker on fighting

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 1:29
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A hospital worker on the outskirts of Tripoli talks to BBC Radio 5 Live's Adrian Goldenberg about the ongoing fighting in the Libyan capital.
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VIDEO: Tripoli resident: "Rebels take control"

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 1:48
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An engineer in Tripoli who has been helping the rebels as they fight to gain control of the city tells the BBC that 'the situation is under control'.
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VIDEO: Gale buffets Pope at Madrid vigil

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 1:54
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Sudden rain disrupts a keynote homily by Pope Benedict XVI before a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.
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New Egyptian rally against Israel

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 3:45
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Thousands of Egyptians rally outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo for a second day over the deaths of five Egyptian policemen earlier this week.
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Biden assures China on US debt

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 4:54
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: America

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to China, says Washington has never defaulted on its debt and never will.
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Powerful quake in South Pacific

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 5:14
related countries: Vanuatu Vanuatu

A 7.1 earthquake strikes off the South Pacific island of Vanuatu at a depth of 41km (25 miles) with no immediate reports of its impact.
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VIDEO: 'Tribal warfare' fears in Tripoli

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 6:06
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan government has remained defiant in the face of the advances by rebel forces.
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Great expectations

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 6:13
related countries: Chile Chile

What became of the Chile miners who cheated death?
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Tony Blair warns over riot cause

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 6:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The "big" cause of the riots in England was "disaffected youth" from "outside the social mainstream", former Prime Minister Tony Blair says.
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Mexico game ditched after gunfire

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 7:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A first division football match in Mexico is abandoned after a gun battle erupts just outside the stadium.
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Tripoli attack quashed - Gaddafi

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 7:53
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

There have been further explosions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, hours after Col Muammar Gaddafi said attackers had been "eliminated" and as rebels advance on three fronts towards their ultimate target.
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Sri Lanka gives Maldives credit

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 8:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Maldives Maldives

The government of Sri Lanka has granted a $10m (£6.1m) import credit to the Republic of Maldives to help boost exports.
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Live - England v India day four

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 9:31
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India slip to 118-3 following-on after being dismissed for 300 in reply to England's 591-6 in the fourth Test.
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UN humanitarian mission in Syria

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 10:49
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN delegation arrives in Syria to assess humanitarian needs, as security forces continue a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Sunday's SPL as it happened

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Rangers beat Motherwell 3-0 in the early kick-off while St Johnstone stun Celtic in Glasgow and Kilmarnock and Hearts draw a blank.
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Pope celebrates final Madrid Mass

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 13:29
related countries: Spain Spain

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the World Youth Day in Spain and names Rio de Janeiro as the next host in 2013.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's bid to boost tourism

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 14:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bamian

The authorities hope that Bamian natural beauty should become Afghanistan's number one tourist destination.
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US reacts to Iran hiker jailing

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 14:28
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "deeply disappointed" by the eight-year sentences given to two US hikers for spying in Iran.
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Norway remembers massacre victims

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 14:59
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Oslo

A national memorial service is being held in Oslo for the victims of the 22 July attacks, marking the end of a month of mourning.
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Concerns over Israel-Gaza unrest

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 15:09
related countries: Israel Israel

International concern is growing over the upsurge of violence between Palestinian militants and Israeli forces, as cross-border attacks continue.
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Libya rebels push towards Tripoli

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 16:33
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Rebels fighting their way towards the Libyan capital capture an important military base just 22km (16 miles) west of Tripoli, seizing arms and ammunition.
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England on top despite Dravid ton

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 17:53
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India trail England by 162 runs after reaching the close on 129-3 with one day left of the fourth Test at The Oval.
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Prayers offered for Izmir victims

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 18:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Izmir

Prayers are being said in churches in the Turkish city of Izmir for the two County Down women murdered there on Thursday.
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Murray triumphs as Djokovic quits

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 18:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray inflicts only the second defeat of the season on world number one Novak Djokovic as the Serb retires at 6-4 3-0 adrift in the Cincinnati final.
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Honduran peasants' leader killed

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 19:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduran farm workers' leader Secundino Ruiz Vallecillo is shot dead in Honduras a week after 11 people died in clashes over land in the same area.
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VIDEO: 'If there is violence, it should be met'

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 20:06
related countries: Syria Syria

President Bashar al-Assad tells Syrian State TV that ''the solution in Syria remains a political one, but if there is violence, it should be met''.
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Valencia & Chelsea agree Mata fee

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 20:41
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia, Mata

Chelsea agree a fee with Spanish club Valencia to sign midfielder Juan Mata for a reported £23.5m.
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Syria government 'will not fall'

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 21:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his government is in no danger of falling, despite months of mass anti-government protests.
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Storm Irene threatens Caribbean

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 22:07
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

There are storm warnings in place in Caribbean countries as Tropical Storm Irene heads west from Guadeloupe, threatening to become a hurricane.
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VIDEO: Tripoli resident: 'It's the victory moment'

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 22:34
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli resident Abdul Hakeem tells the BBC that rebels are in the streets of the Libyan capital celebrating "the victory moment right now"
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Preaching prosperity

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 23:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's millionaire pastors who say wealth is good
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Almost 3,300 riot crimes reported

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Officers are investigating almost 3,300 offences following the riots and looting in London, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Scandal protector

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 23:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Is Julia Gillard's hard hat enough to save Australia's government?
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VIDEO: 'Nato is attacking a peaceful city'

Sunday 21st of August 2011, 23:47
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan Information Minister Moussa Ibrahim says ''Nato is attacking the heart of a peaceful civilian city'' as rebel forces roll into Tripoli.
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