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Agricultural theft 'on the rise'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Agricultural crime is estimated to have cost Britain's farmers £49.7m in 2010, an increase of £8.7m on the previous year, a major rural insurer says.
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Red webchat

Monday 8th of August 2011, 0:26
related countries: China China

China's communist leaders urged to take up microblogging
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VIDEO: Typhoon Muifa to hit eastern China

Monday 8th of August 2011, 1:16
related countries: China China
related places: Qingdao

Authorities in the northern Chinese port city of Qingdao have shut beaches and piled sandbags along its waterfront in preparation for Typhoon Muifa.
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Euro bank 'to act' on debt crisis

Monday 8th of August 2011, 2:11
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

The European Central Bank says it will buy eurozone bonds to reassure investors, amid further falls on Asian stock markets.
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VIDEO: Row over Australian asylum seeker deal

Monday 8th of August 2011, 2:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The High Court in Australia has granted a reprieve to the first group of asylum seekers due to be transferred under the Government's controversial people swap deal to Malaysia.
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US woman attempts swim from Cuba

Monday 8th of August 2011, 3:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

A 61-year-old woman begins her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Storm approaches China mainland

Monday 8th of August 2011, 4:17
related countries: China China

High winds and torrential rain batter the coast of eastern China as tropical storm Muifa prepares to make landfall in Liaoning province.
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Bangladeshis freed in Afghanistan

Monday 8th of August 2011, 5:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Bangladesh Bangladesh

A group of five Bangladeshi men, who were held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than seven months, describe their ordeal to the BBC.
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'Militants' die in Kashmir clash

Monday 8th of August 2011, 5:25
related countries: India India
related places: Lashkar

Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir kill two suspected members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, the police say.
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Japan foreign trade hurt by quake

Monday 8th of August 2011, 5:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's current account surplus falls more than expected in June as exports continue to suffer due to quake and tsunami.
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Zimbabwe torture camp discovered

Monday 8th of August 2011, 5:40
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond fields, BBC Panorama finds.
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India 'ritual' on treasure probe

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:31
related countries: India India

Hindu priests begin a ritual to "find out the divine opinion" about inspection of priceless treasures unearthed from a temple in India.
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Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Syria calling the crackdown there "unacceptable", in a major escalation in foreign pressure.
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Morning smoking has cancer risk

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:40
related countries: United States United States

People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say US researchers.
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Historic Tasmania forestry deal

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Tasmanian counterpart sign a deal to end decades of conflict over the island state's native forests.
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Asian stocks slump on growth fear

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:54
related countries: United States United States

Asian stock markets tumble, extending one of the biggest sell-offs in recent years, after the US loses its top credit rating.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 8 August

Monday 8th of August 2011, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Carling Cup ties called off because of riots in London, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secures Arsenal move, plus more.
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VIDEO: War bunkers restored in France

Monday 8th of August 2011, 7:03
related countries: France France

Enthusiasts in France are restoring some of the most impressive remnants of World War II.
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Sneijder believes he is for sale

Monday 8th of August 2011, 7:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder says Inter Milan are willing to sell him for "the right amount".
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WWII heroine 'White Mouse' dies

Monday 8th of August 2011, 8:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman, former saboteur and spy Nancy Wake, has died aged 98
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Colombia revises conflict tactics

Monday 8th of August 2011, 8:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos sets out new tactics against rebel forces who are increasingly resorting to small hit-and-run attacks.
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Tibetan exiles swear in 'premier'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 8:49
related countries: China China

Harvard-trained legal scholar Lobsang Sangay vows to fight Chinese "colonialism" as he is sworn in as the Tibetan exiles' new political leader.
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Looting spreads after London riot

Monday 8th of August 2011, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham, London

Police condemn a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London in a second night of looting and disorder following riots in Tottenham.
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Xinjiang chief pledges crackdown

Monday 8th of August 2011, 9:44
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

The top Communist Party official in Xinjiang promises to crackdown on "terrorism" following violence in the restive Chinese region.
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Duchess 'gives up wealth to wed' civil servant

Monday 8th of August 2011, 9:51
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Alba

One of the richest women in Spain, the Duchess of Alba, is reportedly giving away her personal fortune to marry a minor civil servant.
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Libya rebels 'still holding town'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 9:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan town of Bir al-Ghanam, close to Tripoli, appears to be still under rebel control after a weekend offensive, despite government denials.
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UK soldier 'cut fingers off Taliban'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a soldier from a Scottish battalion sliced fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs.
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Tymoshenko trial resumes in Kiev

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Supporters and opponents of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko gather in Kiev, as her trial on charges of abuse of office resumes.
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Oil spill near India Mumbai coast

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:39
related countries: India India

Indian coast guard ships and pollution control authorities are working to clean up an oil slick off India's western coast.
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VIDEO: Stranded baby whale returned to the sea

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:40
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Gold Coast

Rescuers on Australia's Gold Coast have returned a baby humpback whale to the sea after it was found stranded on a beach in the early hours of Monday.
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ABC sorry for Minaj costume slip

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

US TV network ABC apologises to its viewers after part of Nicki Minaj's costume falls off during a performance on a morning news show.
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe torture camp discovered

Monday 8th of August 2011, 10:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond fields
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Court halts Australia asylum plan

Monday 8th of August 2011, 11:28
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Australia Australia

Australia's High Court stops authorities deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia, in a blow to government immigration policy.
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Pupils 'should study maths to 18'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 11:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pupils in England should study maths up to the age of 18, says a report for the Conservative Party by TV presenter Carol Vorderman.
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SA 'Blade Runner' in athletics squad

Monday 8th of August 2011, 12:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius is to become the first amputee athlete to compete at the able-bodied World Championships.
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Sao Tome's first leader wins poll

Monday 8th of August 2011, 12:03
related countries: Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe

Voters in Sao tome and Principe elect the tiny West African state's independence-era leader Manuel Pinto da Costa to the presidency.
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Apes director keen to make sequel

Monday 8th of August 2011, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The British director of Rise of the Planet of Apes has high hopes for a sequel after the film debuted at number one at the North American box office.
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Thai king endorses Yingluck as PM

Monday 8th of August 2011, 12:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra is formally endorsed as prime minister by the Thai king, capping a remarkable rise to power for the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin.
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Bangladesh opposition graft case

Monday 8th of August 2011, 13:14
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A corruption case is filed against Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her son, officials say.
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Syrian tanks 'pound Deir al-Zour'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 13:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian tanks are shelling the eastern city of Deir al-Zour for a second day, reports say, as regional pressure mounts on President Bashar al-Assad.
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Sierra Leonean scouts 'missing'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 14:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: More

More than 10 Sierra Leonean scouts disappear in Sweden at the end of a World Scouting Jamboree where scouts from 146 countries attend, police say.
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VIDEO: Sharing future hopes after Pakistan floods

Monday 8th of August 2011, 14:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

NGOs have opened social centres in rural Pakistan to help women and children affected by floods in 2010.
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Warrants for top Turkish officers

Monday 8th of August 2011, 14:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court orders the arrests of seven generals and admirals accused of trying to undermine the government.
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Dark days

Monday 8th of August 2011, 14:53
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli power cuts spell trouble in Gaddafi stronghold
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VIDEO: How hard is it to be in opposition?

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt, South Africa South Africa

Opposition activists of Egypt, Belarus and South Africa talk about their struggles.
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VIDEO: Australian court halts deportation

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's High Court has stopped the authorities from deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia.
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Nigeria to put funds into banks

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:20
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian authorities are planning to inject 679bn naira ($4.5bn; £2.8bn) into three banks that were nationalised last week.
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May returns after London violence

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Home Secretary Theresa May is meeting police chiefs following a second night of violence in London.
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UN famine aid arrives in Somalia

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UNHCR flies famine aid to Somalia's capital - its first airlift for five years to the city where militants have been seen despite news of their withdrawal.
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VIDEO: Region steps up pressure on Syria

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:33
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria

Reports from Syria say the army is shelling the eastern city of Deir al-Zour for a second day, as Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah urges the Syrian president to bring in reforms and stop the bloodshed amongst civilians.
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US 'unlikely to regain AAA soon'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:34
related countries: United States United States

The US is unlikely to regain its AAA rating any time soon, ratings agency S&P says, as it downgrades mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Fury at Philippine 'phallic' art

Monday 8th of August 2011, 15:36
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos joins a growing protest over an art exhibition pairing religious icons with phallic symbols.
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New violence as May meets police

Monday 8th of August 2011, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hackney, London

Home Secretary Theresa May is meeting police chiefs about rioting in London as further violence erupts in Hackney.
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VIDEO: Lebanon's tensions exposed on film

Monday 8th of August 2011, 16:30
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese film-maker Nadine Labaki is preparing for the worldwide release of her second film, Where Do We Go Now?, which won several awards and critical acclaim at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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Indian anger at Dow Olympics move

Monday 8th of August 2011, 17:05
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhopal

Bhopal disaster activists express anger at the decision to select the Dow Chemical Company as a London 2012 Olympic Games sponsor.
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Fear grips global markets again

Monday 8th of August 2011, 17:42
related countries: United States United States

Stock markets extend the heavy losses suffered last week as concerns escalate about the debt problems facing the US and the eurozone.
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Brazil tribe overrun by 'dealers'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 18:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A tribe of Brazilian Indians which has had no contact with the outside world is believed to have come under attack by suspected drug dealers, officials say.
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Mugabe: 'Nato a terrorist group'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 19:32
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato is a terrorist organisation - akin to al-Qaeda - because of its bombing campaign in Libya, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says.
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Regional pressure on Syria grows

Monday 8th of August 2011, 20:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Three Arab nations recall their ambassadors to Syria, increasing diplomatic pressure on President Assad to curb a bloody crackdown on dissent.
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Swiss to move to weaken the franc

Monday 8th of August 2011, 20:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss government says it will "energetically" move to reduce the value of the franc, which has risen to record highs.
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Ill Lampard out of England squad

Monday 8th of August 2011, 20:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chelsea's Frank Lampard withdraws from England squad due to a throat infection as Manchester United's Tom Cleverley is called up for the first time.
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Libya rebel head sacks 'cabinet'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 21:48
related countries: Libya Libya

The leader of the Libyan rebel council dismisses his executive committee or cabinet over "shortcomings" in the response to the killing of military chief Gen Abdel Fattah Younes.
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West Ham-Aldershot game postponed

Monday 8th of August 2011, 22:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aldershot, West Ham, London

West Ham's Carling Cup game against Aldershot on Tuesday is postponed on police advice following the continuing riots in London.
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Markets fall despite Obama speech

Monday 8th of August 2011, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

Wall Street's main Dow Jones index plummets 5.6%, despite US President Barack Obama moving to try to reassure investors.
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VIDEO: What caused the London riots?

Monday 8th of August 2011, 22:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police and communities have been considering what has fuelled the violence in London over the past 48 hours.
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London riots hit sports fixtures

Monday 8th of August 2011, 22:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two football matches are postponed and other sporting events placed in doubt after a third successive night of rioting in London.
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Nine El Salvador ex-soldiers held

Monday 8th of August 2011, 22:58
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Nine former soldiers from El Salvador hand themselves in to the authorities over the killing of six Jesuit priests and two women in 1989.
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US police identify Ohio 'gunman'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 23:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

US authorities identifies the man they believed is responsible for shooting dead seven people in Ohio, as more details about the murders emerged.
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Afghan Chinook crash a 'one-off'

Monday 8th of August 2011, 23:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The helicopter crash that killed 30 US troops in Afghanistan was a "one-off" that will not change US military policy, the Pentagon says.
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