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Algerian 'to be UN Syria envoy'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 0:27
related countries: Syria Syria, Algeria Algeria

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to be named the new UN envoy for Syria, diplomats say, a week after the resignation of Kofi Annan.
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McIlroy starts with 67 at US PGA

Friday 10th of August 2012, 0:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kiawah Island

Rory McIlroy cards a five-under par round of 67 to set the pace on the first day of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
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China in Taiwan investment pact

Friday 10th of August 2012, 1:26
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China and Taiwan have signed an investment protection deal in a bid to allay fears over Taiwanese firms of doing business in China.
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PepsiCo to re-enter Burma market

Friday 10th of August 2012, 1:27
related countries: Burma Burma

PepsiCo, one of the world's largest drinks makers, announces plans to re-enter Burma as various sanctions against it are lifted.
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VIDEO: Robot pack mule unveiled in US

Friday 10th of August 2012, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Alastair Leithead attends a convention in Las Vegas to find out how the military and police will be using drones in the future.
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Mexican 'drug queen' extradited

Friday 10th of August 2012, 4:09
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Pacific, Sinaloa

Mexico extradites to the US Sandra Avila, known as the Queen of the Pacific, accused of helping build up the powerful Sinaloa drugs cartel in the 1990s.
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The social media medallists

Friday 10th of August 2012, 4:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The highs and lows of social media from London 2012
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China export growth slows sharply

Friday 10th of August 2012, 4:44
related countries: China China

China's export and import growth slowed sharply in July, raising fears about the strength of the world's second-largest economy.
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I am now a living legend - Bolt

Friday 10th of August 2012, 6:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Usain Bolt declares himself "the greatest athlete" to have lived after becoming the first man to successfully defend both 100m and 200m titles at the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: Bolt win stops traffic in Jamaica

Friday 10th of August 2012, 6:39
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

Jamaican fans have been celebrating on the streets of the capital Kingston after Usain Bolt wins gold in the 200m.
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VIDEO: Robot pack horse unveiled in US

Friday 10th of August 2012, 6:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

A robot pack horse has been unveiled at a Las Vegas show for drones, which are of growing interest to non-military businesses.
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Vietnamese workers kept like slaves

Friday 10th of August 2012, 8:03
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, Russia Russia

Misery of life in Vietnamese textile sweatshop in Russia
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Will Syria's Kurds benefit from the crisis?

Friday 10th of August 2012, 8:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's Kurds could benefit from political chaos
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Juventus boss given 10-month ban

Friday 10th of August 2012, 8:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is banned for 10 months after an investigation into match-fixing claims in Italy.
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India minister says 'stealing ok'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 8:21
related countries: India India

A minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh tells officials they can "steal a little", but should not be "robbing" public funds.
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Veteran Hollywood publicist dies

Friday 10th of August 2012, 9:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Veteran US publicist Dale Olson, who represented Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock dies aged 78.
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Man naps on moving baggage belt

Friday 10th of August 2012, 9:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Norway Norway
related places: Rome

Security staff at Rome airport spot a sleeping Norwegian tourist travelling through the X-ray machine on a baggage belt.
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VIDEO: Fusing Argentine Qom with electronica

Friday 10th of August 2012, 9:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine duo fuse native language with modern music
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VIDEO: Gormley's 'suicidal statues' in Rio

Friday 10th of August 2012, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British artist Antony Gormley opens his first exhibition in Rio of his life-size statues - to mixed reactions from local passers-by.
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Celtic set Helsingborgs Euro test

Friday 10th of August 2012, 10:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Celtic are drawn to face Swedish side Helsingborgs in the Champions League play-off.
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Accounts emerge of Heywood trial

Friday 10th of August 2012, 11:30
related countries: China China

Sources inside Chinese court shed light on sensational trial
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GB win men's 470 sailing silver

Friday 10th of August 2012, 11:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell win an Olympic silver medal in the 470 sailing class, narrowly losing to Australia.
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Japan sales tax clears final vote

Friday 10th of August 2012, 11:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's parliament passes a contentious bill to double the country's sales tax to 10% by 2015, a move that could spark an early election.
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Egypt tribes back Sinai offensive

Friday 10th of August 2012, 11:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Bedouin tribal leaders in Egypt's Sinai peninsula give their backing to a military offensive to restore security in the lawless region.
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Carrick recalled for England duty

Friday 10th of August 2012, 11:54
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United's Michael Carrick is recalled to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Italy.
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Girl, two, dies on family holiday

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:17
related countries: Spain Spain

A two-year-old girl from Shropshire dies after falling into a swimming pool on a family holiday in Spain.
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Liverpool draw Hearts in Europe

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:23
related countries: Greece Greece

Liverpool are drawn against Hearts, while Newcastle will face Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League play-off round.
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Rise in Philippines flood deaths

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:28
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least 60 people are now known to have died in rain and floods that paralysed the Philippines this week, the country's disaster agency says.
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Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Wikipedia entries for Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates in the US election are currently uneditable by non-users of the site.
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Mills & Clark take sailing silver

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Britons Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have to be content with a silver medal after losing out in their final 470 shootout with New Zealand.
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Fighting extremism in Egypt's Sinai

Friday 10th of August 2012, 12:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt

How extremism took root in Egypt's Sinai
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Vast volcanic 'raft' in Pacific

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:15
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean, New Zealand New Zealand

A vast "raft" of buoyant volcanic rocks covering 10,000 sq miles (26,000 sq km) of the Pacific Ocean is spotted by a New Zealand military aircraft.
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VIDEO: Underground sect raided in Russia

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:16
related countries: Russia Russia

Police raiding the underground bunker of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's republic of Tatarstan free 27 children.
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UN demands US biofuel suspension

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

The US should suspend its production of biofuel ethanol, the United Nations food agency says, as a drought and heatwave in the US drive up global food prices.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from 3rd Battalion The Rifles has been killed by "enemy action" while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Police 'admit Heywood cover-up'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:36
related countries: China China

A court official says four police officers have admitted covering up the murder of Briton Neil Heywood in China, a day after the wife of a former top politician was tried for the killing.
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Yuvraj in return to India squad

Friday 10th of August 2012, 13:40
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh is in India's World Twenty20 squad following a return to fitness after a battle with cancer.
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Mellouli makes swimming history

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:06
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli becomes the first swimmer to win Olympic medals in the pool and open water as GB's Daniel Fogg is fifth in the 10km.
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UK to give Syria groups extra £5m

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK's commitment of an extra £5m in non-lethal equipment to opposition groups is "the right thing to do".
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Spain 'foils Mexican drug plot'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:21
related countries: Spain Spain, Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

Four suspected members of Mexico's feared Sinaloa drug cartel are seized in Spain, while allegedly trying to set up a European operation.
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S Korean visit to disputed islets

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

South Korea's president visits islands also claimed by Japan, in a move that raises diplomatic tensions.
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Tia grandmother's home sealed off

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Tia Sharp search the area around her grandmother's home in south London.
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US troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Three US soldiers are killed by a gunman wearing uniform in the province of Helmand, Nato says, the second such incident in a week.
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Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The Ministry of Defence could be forced to reveal whether the UK had a role in supplying information to a US military "kill list" in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Pablo Escobar: the sticker album

Friday 10th of August 2012, 14:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Authorities in Colombia are alarmed at the popularity of a children's sticker album devoted to the country's most notorious druglord, Pablo Escobar.
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Funeral held for Ghana president

Friday 10th of August 2012, 15:31
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana holds the funeral of President John Atta Mills, who died in July, with African heads of state and Hillary Clinton among the mourners.
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London set for Olympics finale

Friday 10th of August 2012, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London is gearing up for the final weekend of the Olympics, with crowds set to line the streets for the race walk and men's marathon, ahead of Sunday night's closing ceremony.
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Gu Kailai 'admits Heywood murder'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Heywood

Gu Kailai admits murdering British businessman Neil Heywood and blames her actions on a mental breakdown, Chinese state media report.
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Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise

Friday 10th of August 2012, 15:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syrian civilians are fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in increasing numbers, the UN says, amid a lull in fighting between rebels and government forces.
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British women take hockey bronze

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, New Zealand New Zealand

Great Britain's women win their first Olympic hockey medal since 1992, beating New Zealand 3-1 in the bronze medal match.
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Details emerge of Rio 2016 Games

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The organisers of Rio 2016 have set out their plans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and their portion of the London 2012 closing ceremony.
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GB miss golds on frustrating day

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Britain's sailors win two silvers, while there are bronzes in boxing and hockey, to increase the host nation's medal total to 56.
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VIDEO: Uncovered ruins in Delhi create a stir

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:28
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Muslims in Delhi claim that the remains of a recently discovered Mughal-era structure are those of a mosque - but entry to the site has been banned until the Archaeological Survey of India is able to verify their claim.
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In pictures: Ghana's farewell to President John Atta Mills

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:28
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana mourns as state funeral held for President John Atta Mills
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VIDEO: London 2012 gets the world talking

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BBC reporters around the world ask people what they think the highlights of London 2012 have been so far.
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Fort Hood plot US soldier jailed

Friday 10th of August 2012, 16:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A US soldier convicted of plotting to blow up a restaurant full of troops near Fort Hood, Texas, remains defiant as he is sentenced to life in jail.
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Sharp corn price rises forecast

Friday 10th of August 2012, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

The US Department of Agriculture slashes its forecasts for corn production and predicts sharp price rises, due to a drought and heatwave.
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VIDEO: Underwater opera makes waves

Friday 10th of August 2012, 18:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Dresden

An underwater opera is to have its world premiere on - and below - the River Elbe in Dresden in Germany.
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Jamaica's historic athletics win: Your views

Friday 10th of August 2012, 18:36
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Reaction to Jamaica's Olympic sprints achievements
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EU backs Sweden in Belarus row

Friday 10th of August 2012, 18:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Belarus Belarus

The EU expresses support for Sweden in a row with Belarus over a political stunt involving teddy bears, but stops short of sanctions.
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Tia police discover body in house

Friday 10th of August 2012, 19:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp find a body at the south London home of her grandmother, whose partner Stuart Hazell is now being sought.
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ET creator Rambaldi dies aged 86

Friday 10th of August 2012, 19:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Oscar-winning Italian special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi, who worked on ET and Alien, dies aged 86 after a long illness.
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Funeral for Sikh shooting victims

Friday 10th of August 2012, 19:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

Political leaders join mourners at the funerals of six victims of last Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in the US state of Wisconsin.
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Netherlands women win hockey gold

Friday 10th of August 2012, 20:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Netherlands win Olympic women's hockey gold for the third time in their history with a 2-0 win over Argentina in London.
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USA win relay with world record

Friday 10th of August 2012, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

The United States women's relay team break the world record in claiming the 4x100m Olympic gold medal.
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Man 'escaped Mexico mass killing'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 20:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: San Luis Potosi

A Mexican man says he played dead to survive a mass killing in the northern state of San Luis Potosi in which 14 people were shot to death.
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Bahamas race to men's 4x400m gold

Friday 10th of August 2012, 20:53
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas, United States United States

Great Britain finish fourth as the Bahamas beat the United States to take gold in the men's 4x400m relay.
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South Korea beat Japan to bronze

Friday 10th of August 2012, 21:03
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

South Korea beat Japan 2-0 in Cardiff to clinch the Olympic bronze medal.
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Libya general killed in Benghazi

Friday 10th of August 2012, 22:06
related countries: Libya Libya

A top Libyan defence official is shot dead in the eastern city of Benghazi, in the latest of a series of attacks on Gaddafi-era security officials.
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USA through to basketball final

Friday 10th of August 2012, 22:22
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The USA will play Spain in the Olympic basketball final on Sunday, in a repeat of the 2008 Olympic showdown.
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VIDEO: India’s battle with malnutrition

Friday 10th of August 2012, 22:46
related countries: India India

The BBC's Andrew North on why children in India continue to die from maltnutrition when the country produces more food than it needs.
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US nuns won't 'compromise mission'

Friday 10th of August 2012, 22:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

US nuns who have come under fire from the Vatican say they will hold further talks with church leaders, but will not "compromise their mission".
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Summer exodus brings smiles to Paris

Friday 10th of August 2012, 23:36
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Exodus breathes new life into tranquil Paris streets
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