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In pictures

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 0:38
related countries: United States United States

US starts to assess havoc wreaked by Tropical Storm Irene
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Gaddafi family 'flee to Algeria'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 1:27
related countries: Libya Libya, Algeria Algeria

The wife and three children of fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have entered Algeria, officials say, prompting an angry reaction from Libyan rebels.
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Noda wins Japan leadership race

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 1:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda wins the Democratic Party leadership race, putting him on track to become Japan's sixth PM in five years.
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VIDEO: Arrests over Mexico casino arson

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 1:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Monterrey

Mexican police arrest five suspected members of the Zetas drug gang over the deadly casino fire that killed 52 in Monterrey, the state governor says.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi supporters face up to new Libya

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 1:55
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Supporters of Col Gaddafi in Tripoli are having to face up to a new Libya without their leader.
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VIDEO: Australia sees new gold rush

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 2:00
related countries: Australia Australia

A gold rush is taking place in Australia as record prices convince ordinary prospectors to search the fields and rivers for nuggets.
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Irene US death toll still rising

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 2:08
related countries: United States United States

The number of people killed by Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene hits 40, as authorities warn flooding may continue for days in some US states.
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Obama uncle found 'drink-driving'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 2:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama's uncle was held on suspicion of drink-driving and told police he would call the White House to arrange bail, authorities say.
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VIDEO: Hearing for ANC chief Julius Malema

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 3:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The youth leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress faces disciplinary action on Tuesday, charged with "sowing divisions" in the party.
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Macarthur Coal backs takeover bid

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 3:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian miner Macarthur Coal backs a revised takeover bid from Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal valuing the deal at $5.2bn.
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Golden opportunity

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 3:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

New wave of prospectors hits Australian bush
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US blues star Edwards dies at 96

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 4:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Edwards, Chicago

US musician David "Honey-Boy" Edwards, described as the last of the great pre-war bluesmen, dies at his home in Chicago aged 96, his manager says.
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Gujarat murder ruling overturned

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 5:09
related countries: India India

A court in India's Gujarat state overturns the conviction of 12 Muslims earlier found guilty of killing the state's former home minister Haren Pandya.
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Noda becomes Japan prime minister

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 5:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's parliament elects Yoshihiko Noda prime minister, a day after he won his party's leadership vote.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's growing 'prosperity' churches

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 6:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An increasing number of Nigeria's 70 million Christians are followers of prosperity teachings - the belief that prosperity is a blessing.
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VIDEO: National Guard's tricky flood rescue

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 6:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Post

Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene has killed 40 people in the US, and authorities are warning that flooding could continue for up to three days in northern US states.
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HK's Yeung gets travel permission

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 6:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong businessman and Birmingham City football club chairman Carson Yeung gets permission to travel to the UK.
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Guatemala STD study 'unethical'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 8:20
related countries: United States United States

US researchers who infected Guatemalans with STDs as part of a study in the 1940s knew they were acting unethically, a US panel finds.
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Price rises boost Gazprom profits

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 8:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom reports a 40% rise in three-month profits.
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Miners rescued from Chinese pit

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 9:19
related countries: China China

Nineteen coal miners trapped underground for nearly a week in a flooded illegal pit in north-eastern China have been rescued, officials say.
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Hugo Chavez has more chemotherapy

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 9:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez voices optimism as he has more cancer therapy, this time in in Caracas after being treated in Cuba.
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Live - World Athletics day four

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Jessica Ennis faces a struggle to defend her heptathlon crown on day four at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu.
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Kashmir literary event cancelled

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 9:46
related countries: India India

A controversial literary festival in Indian-administered Kashmir is cancelled over concerns about possible violence, organisers say.
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Britons stuck in US after Irene

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Irene

Thousands of British travellers face days stranded in the US as airlines struggle to clear the weekend's backlog of flights following Hurricane Irene.
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Algeria 'right to help Gaddafis'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 10:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Algeria defends its decision to give refuge to the wife of Colonel Gaddafi and three of his children, after Libyan rebels call it an "act of aggression".
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Vancouver loses 'most liveable city' title

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 10:48
related countries: Canada Canada, Aruba Aruba
related places: Vancouver

The Australian city of Melbourne beats Canada's Vancouver to the title of world's most liveable city for the first time in almost a decade.
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Indian GDP growth slows to 7.7%

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 10:58
related countries: India India

India's economy grew 7.7% in the three months from April to June, which was its weakest growth for six quarters, official figures show.
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Chinese tycoon offers Iceland land deal

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 11:05
related countries: Iceland Iceland, China China

A Chinese businessman hopes to buy a large area of Iceland for an eco-resort, sparking concerns about foreign ownership of land.
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Battling Ennis loses world title

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Jessica Ennis loses her world heptathlon title to Russia's Tatyana Chernova after failing to make up a deficit in the concluding 800m.
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Boy held over carnival stabbing

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 16-year-old boy is one of five people who are being questioned by police over the stabbing of a man at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.
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In pictures

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Top tango on show as couples compete in Argentina
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Nato jets collide over Lithuania

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:12
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

French and Lithuanian jets collide during an exercise in the Baltic state but all three crew members involved escape serious injury.
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Sudan takes border clashes to UN

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan lodges a complaint with the UN Security Council, accusing newly independent South Sudan of backing rebels in an oil-rich border region.
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Italy drops tax on high earners

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:38
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government drops plans to introduce a tax on high earners, as the cental bank warns austerity plans "cannot be reduced".
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S Korea replaces top man on North

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:51
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's president replaces his top official on cross-border ties, amid severe tensions with North Korea.
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Bangladesh 'traffickers' are held

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 12:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh say they have uncovered an organ trafficking ring responsible for persuading at least 40 people to sell their kidneys.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels offer 48 hour ceasefire

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 13:02
related countries: Libya Libya

The rebel leadership in Libya has offered a 48 hour ceasefire to cover the Muslim holiday of Eid, as their forces advance on the loyalist stronghold of Sirte.
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Chile shooting: Police dismissed

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 14:21
related countries: Chile Chile

Five officers are dismissed and a general told to resign after Chilean police admit they fired the shot that killed a 16-year-old boy during last week's protests.
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NZ Press Association closes down

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 15:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The New Zealand Press Association is closing, ending 131 years of supplying news to the country's print media.
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Zimbabwe expels rebel Libya envoy

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 15:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Libya Libya

Zimbabwe expels Libya's ambassador who last week abandoned Col Muammar Gaddafi and backed the rebels.
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Call for action on homes 'crisis'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A "chronic under-supply of homes" could lock an entire generation out of the housing market, a body representing English housing associations warns.
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In pictures

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 15:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Behind the scenes with Japan's notorious Yakuza syndicates
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VIDEO: Syrian priest on unrest in homeland

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 15:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

Syrian priest talks about the bloodshed in his homeland after visiting the town of Latakia.
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Jailed US polygamist 'critical'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

Sect leader Warren Jeffs, jailed in the US for sexually assaulting under-age followers, is critically ill, a spokesman says, amid reports he is fasting.
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Police clash with ANC supporters

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African police fire stun grenades at supporters of controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema ahead of his disciplinary hearing.
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UK minister snapped with Afghan memo

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior UK minister is photographed leaving Downing Street holding an internal briefing document "welcoming" the departure of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Spain moves closer to deficit cap

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish politicians overwhelmingly back holding a vote on introducing a constitutional cap on budget deficits.
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ICC rejects Kenya violence appeal

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The International Criminal Court rejects an appeal by Kenya's government to stop it putting on trial six people accused of links to 2008 violence.
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Patti Smith accepts Polar prize

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Polar

Rocker Patti Smith and US string group Kronos Quartet accept the 2011 Polar Music Prize.
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Royal Marine dies in Afghanistan

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 17:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine has been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
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VIDEO: Syria forces target Eid protests

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 17:35
related countries: Syria Syria

At least seven people have been shot dead in Syria during anti-government protests held at the start of the festival of Eid al-Fitr, activists say.
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Exxon clinches Arctic oil venture

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 17:40
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Arctic

US oil major Exxon Mobil clinches an Arctic oil exploration deal with Russia's Rosneft, eclipsing BP's own lapsed deal.
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Australia anger at Wikileaks data

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 17:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's attorney general describes as "incredibly irresponsible" Wikileaks' release of a US cable that appears to name Australian terror suspects.
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White House issues 9/11 guidance

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 18:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House issues guidelines on how US officials at home and abroad should commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Gambhir to miss one-day series

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 18:11
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

India batsman Gautam Gambhir misses the remainder of the tour of England because of continuing problems with concussion.
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Syria forces 'in new crackdown'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 18:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Anti-government demonstrations are reported to be breaking out across Syria on the day of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
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VIDEO: Libya: Challenge to restore basic services

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 18:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Rebel forces are struggling to get basic services working across Libya.
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Live text - US Open

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 18:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

World number one Novak Djokovic starts his US Open campaign with victory over Conor Niland of Ireland, while Britain's Elena Baltacha beats US qualifier Jamie Hampton.
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Djokovic through as Niland quits

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 19:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Niland

Novak Djokovic spends just 44 minutes securing his place in round two of the US Open as Ireland's Conor Niland is forced to retire because of illness.
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VIDEO: Inside Gaddafi's 'retreat' near Sirte

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 20:18
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan rebels have gained access to another of Col Muammar Gaddafi's properties, a house described as a "retreat" in remote desert near Sirte.
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Gaddafi's forces given ultimatum

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:00
related countries: Libya Libya, Algeria Algeria

Libya's interim leaders give pro-Gaddafi forces until Saturday to surrender or face military force, after Col Gaddafi's wife and three children flee to Algeria.
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'Deadliest month' in Afghan war

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: August

August has been the deadliest month for US troops in the nearly 10-year war in Afghanistan, according to an unofficial tally.
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VIDEO: Police clash with ANC supporters

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African police have fired stun grenades at supporters of controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema ahead of his disciplinary hearing.
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Libyan cash in UK banks unfrozen

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:25
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN agrees to unfreeze 1.86bn Libyan dinars - equal to about £950m - in UK banks, and the money will be used to help Libyan people.
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Two quit over failed US gun sting

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:35
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Arizona

The acting director of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the US attorney in Arizona resign over a failed sting operation in Mexico.
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Jail over Bolivia protest deaths

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 21:36
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's Supreme Court convicts five senior military officers and two ex-ministers over the killings of at least 64 people during protests in 2003.
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Jewish settlers get army training

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 22:06
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says it is training Jewish settlers in the West Bank to repel violent protest ahead of a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN.
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VIDEO: Torture 'widely used' in Syria crackdown

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Torture is being widely used and at least 88 people have died in detention in the past four months according to Amnesty International. This video contains some disturbing images.
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Shears impale US gardener in eye

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

An 86-year-old US man who was impaled through the eye with pruning shears in a freak gardening accident should make a full recovery, doctors say.
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Arsenal close in on Mertesacker

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 22:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Arsenal are set to complete the signings of Germany defender Per Mertesacker and Brazilian left-back Andre Santos on Wednesday.
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Twin suicide attacks in Chechnya

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 22:23
related countries: Russia Russia

At least seven people die and 15 are injured in two suicide attacks in Grozny, the capital of the troubled Russian region of Chechnya, reports say.
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VIDEO: The lost decade

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 23:02
related countries: United States United States

Years of boom and bust in the US economy
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Gender pay gap 'to last 98 years'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It will take almost a century for women managers in the UK to be paid the same as their male counterparts, a study says.
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US consumer confidence 'slumps'

Tuesday 30th of August 2011, 23:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

US consumer confidence slumped in August to its lowest level since April 2009, according to the latest monthly Conference Board report.
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