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What happend on July 31st 2011

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Nigeria seeking Boko Haram talks

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 1:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's government appoints a panel to negotiate with the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for a series of recent attacks.
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Former Colombia aide faces arrest

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 1:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Bernardo Moreno, a senior aide to former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, is facing prosecution for allegedly organising illegal surveillance.
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Egypt changes Mubarak trial venue

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 1:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egyptian authorities say the trial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak will be moved from a Cairo convention centre, for security reasons.
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VIDEO: 'World's best restaurant' closes

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 3:44
related countries: Spain Spain

It was voted the best restaurant a number of times but El Bulli in northeastern Spain is closing its doors to the public.
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VIDEO: US soldiers' debt crisis concern

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate vote on the debt crisis has been delayed to give politicians more time to negotiate a way out of the nation's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Ancient mosaic discovered in Rome

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 6:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

A 2,000-year-old mosaic wall has been discovered in perfect condition in a cellar near the Coliseum in Rome.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 6:56
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ian Bell is the talking point on day three of England's second Test against India and the World Swimming Championships come to a conclusion - plus more.
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Broad wants win after hat-trick

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 7:57
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad says his hat-trick against India will mean little if England do not go on and win the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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Iran man 'pardoned' from blinding

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 8:37
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man ordered to be blinded for carrying out an acid attack on a woman is reprieved at the last minute by his victim, state television says.
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NHS funds 'moved to rich areas'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour accuses the government of switching health spending in England away from poorer areas towards richer parts of the country.
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England v India second Test, day three as it happened

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 9:32
related countries: India India

Ian Bell makes 159 after being reinstated following a controversial run out as England build a 374-run second innings lead against India on day three of the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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Flood memories

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 9:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

How last year's Pakistan deluges have changed lives
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Live - Hungarian Grand Prix

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 10:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel, with Fernando Alonso third and Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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'Slutwalk' protest held in Delhi

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 10:15
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Hundreds of women in India's capital, Delhi, protest against sexual harassment in the latest protest inspired by the "Slutwalk" movement.
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Africa summit for Somali famine

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 10:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The African Union calls the continent's leaders to a "pledging summit" to help the Somali people hit by drought and famine.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills 13'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 10:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

Twelve Afghan policemen and a child are killed in a suicide attack on the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, officials say.
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Jolie honoured at Sarajevo gala

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 11:15
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

A tearful Angelina Jolie is honoured at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her acting and "active engagement in the complexities of the real world".
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China unrest kills 15 in Kashgar

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 11:57
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

A weekend of violence in the Chinese city of Kashgar, in the country's western Xinjiang region, leaves at least 15 people dead, state media say.
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VIDEO: Iran acid attack man 'pardoned'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 13:23
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian woman blinded and left seriously disfigured after having acid thrown in her face has pardoned the man responsible, state television has reported.
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Nine die in Moscow boat sinking

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 13:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A pleasure boat sinks after a collision with a barge on the Moscow River in Russia's capital, drowning nine people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie honoured in Sarajevo

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 14:01
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

A tearful Angelina Jolie has been honoured at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her acting and "active engagement in the complexities of the real world".
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VIDEO: Daily Show's Jon Stewart visits troops

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 14:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

American troops stationed in Afghanistan have been treated to a visit from the comedian Jon Stewart.
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India allow Bell to be reinstated

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 15:56
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Ian Bell survives a controversial run-out just before tea as India withdraw their appeal against his dismissal.
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Tseng wins Open to make history

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Yani Tseng wins the Women's British Open to rack up her fifth major title at the age of 22, an achievement unparalled by any other golfer.
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Button wins as Hamilton falters

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 16:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

McLaren's Jenson Button wins a thrilling rain-affected Hungarian Grand Prix from Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third and Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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Smog city?

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 16:43
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Air pollution hinders Hong Kong's hiring efforts
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Buyer beware

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 17:04
related countries: India India

Property scams target India's middle class
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Syrian army kills dozens in Hama

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 17:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian forces crack down on protests across the country, killing at least 100 people in the city of Hama alone, in one of the bloodiest days since protests began in March.
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England prosper as Bell reprieved

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell helps England to a 374-run lead in the second Test against India with a century, after getting a reprieve having initially been given run out.
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VIDEO: US 'hikers' await verdict in Tehran

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 17:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The trial has ended in Tehran of two American men accused of spying. It is exactly two years since the men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, were arrested.
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VIDEO: Army crackdown kills dozens in Syria

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian security forces have cracked down on anti-government protests across the country, killing 100 people in the city of Hama alone, reports say.
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Back, London

Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black tops the UK charts eight days after she was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.
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Chelsea consider fresh Modric bid

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:07
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Chelsea will decide this week whether they will make a renewed bid to sign Tottenham's Croatian playmaker Luka Modric.
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VIDEO: 'My daughters swept away in the floods'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

It is now a year since Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in its history, with millions of people affected by torrents of water tearing down the length of the country.
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Mexican 'admits 1,500 killings'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Juarez

A man arrested in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua on Friday admits to ordering the murder of 1,500 people, police say.
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US parties hopeful of debt deal

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 18:45
related countries: United States United States

US political rivals are cautiously optimistic about the chances of raising the $14.3tn (£8.7tn) debt limit by Tuesday and averting possible default.
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VIDEO: On the frontline of Somalia's famine

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 19:55
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The crisis in Somalia is becoming more desperate with the famine threatening thousands of lives - and the United Nations warning the worst is yet to come.
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US condemns 'brutal' Syria attack

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 20:19
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: March

Barack Obama condemns the Syrian military's "brutal" crackdown on opposition protesters, after one of the bloodiest days of unrest since March.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan security 'progressing' - US

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 20:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Security in Afghanistan has "made progress" in the last year according to the most senior US military commander.
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Venezuela 'to release prisoners'

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 23:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The new minister for prisons in Venezuela says she is planning to conditionally free 40% of the country's inmates to ease overcrowding in Venezuela's jails.
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Mullen concern over Afghan border

Sunday 31st of July 2011, 23:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The top US military officer says that, despite Osama Bin Laden's death, the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan is still the epicentre of terrorism.
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