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What happend on August 11th 2012

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Russian Church defiant over Pussy Riot trial

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 0:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Pussy Riot trial throws spotlight on Russian church power
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School sports move to be unveiled

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 0:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Competitive team sports will be made compulsory for all primary school children in England, David Cameron is to announce.
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Taliban stronghold two hours from Kabul

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 0:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The Taliban stronghold only two hours from Kabul
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India’s battle with malnutrition

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 2:34
related countries: India India

Why children starve to death despite record harvests
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US guards 'ran smuggling ring'

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 3:46
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Two former US border guards are convicted of smuggling in hundreds of immigrants across the border from Mexico, in a high-profile corruption case.
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Romney to announce running mate

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate for the November election with Paul Ryan tipped as his choice.
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Australia conquer Great Britain at sea

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 6:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's three golds give them supremacy at sea but Great Britain are poised to fight back, says BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts
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Woods in a share of US PGA lead

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 6:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kiawah Island

Tiger Woods is in a three-way share of the lead on four under at the halfway stage of a windy US PGA.
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India gorge bus crash kills 39

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 7:13
related countries: India India

At least 39 people die when a crowded bus crashes into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
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Gu Kailai 'admits Heywood murder'

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 7:37
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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GB's McKeever wins gold in kayak

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 8:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ed McKeever powers his way to victory in the men's 200m kayak to win Britain's 26th gold medal of the 2012 Olympics.
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Carrington wins kayak single 200m

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 9:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington wins a thrilling sprint to claim Olympic gold in the women's kayak single 200m.
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Reade eyes track cycling return

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shanaze Reade is considering a return to track cycling at the Rio 2016 Olympics after failing to win a BMX medal in London.
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Pistorius revels in 'dream' final

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 10:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius says he has achieved a lifelong dream by competing in the Olympic 4x400m relay final.
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UK £148m Euromillions prize claim

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday's £148m Euromillions jackpot - the UK's second-biggest lottery win.
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Daley makes Olympic diving final

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British diver Tom Daley qualifies for Saturday's men's 10m platform Olympic final after rediscovering his form at the Aquatics Centre.
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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the men's 50km walk from Australian Jared Tallent.
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Ebola 'under control' in Uganda

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 11:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An outbreak of Ebola in western Uganda appears to be under control, says the medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres
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Swedish triathlete loses appeal

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 13:03
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden lose an appeal for a gold and a share of first place in the women's triathlon after disputing the result of a photo-finish.
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Bresset wins mountain bike gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 13:11
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Julie Bresset wins France's 10th gold medal at London 2012 by sealing victory in the women's mountain biking.
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Italian player on hunger strike

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 14:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Emanuele Pesoli goes on hunger strike and chains himself to the Italian FA gates in protest over a match-fixing ban.
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Double gun attacks in Afghanistan

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 14:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two separate gun attacks on Nato-led troops in Afghanistan on Friday left a total of six US soldiers dead, the coalition officials say.
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Romney names Ryan as running mate

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 15:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ryan

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.
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'Dozens dead' in Iran earthquakes

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 15:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Two strong earthquakes strike north-western Iran, leaving more than 40 people dead and hundreds more injured, officials say.
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Australia beat GB men to bronze

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 16:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia deny Great Britain's men's hockey team their first Olympic medal since 1988 with a 3-1 victory.
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Mexico shock Brazil to win gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 16:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico

Two goals from Oribe Peralta give Mexico a surprise 2-1 victory over Brazil in the Olympic football final.
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Closing ceremony 'party' promised

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Olympics closing ceremony will be "the best after-show party of all time", its artistic director says.
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S Korea Olympic footballer barred

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 18:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

The IOC tells South Korea to bar one of its footballers from a medal ceremony after he allegedly held up a political message.
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Farah claims second Olympic gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 18:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mo Farah wins his second gold of London 2012, adding the 5,000m to the 10,000m title he won in the Olympic Stadium last week.
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Pietersen is committed to England

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 19:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen releases a video interview in which he says he is committed to playing for England in all forms of the game.
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USA race to gold in 4x400m relay

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

USA win their fifth successive 4x400m Olympic gold medal as their quartet races to an easy victory at London 2012.
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Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 20:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.
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Bolt leads Jamaica to relay gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 20:34
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Usain Bolt wins a third gold of the 2012 Olympics as Jamaica seal victory in the men's 4x100m relay in a world record.
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GB's Campbell takes boxing gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 20:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

GB's Luke Campbell wins gold in the bantamweight Olympic final, defeating Ireland's John Joe Nevin 14-11.
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Farah claims second Olympic gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 21:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mo Farah wins the 5,000m for his second Olympic title of London 2012 as boxer Luke Campbell claims GB's 28th gold and Usain Bolt takes relay gold with a new world record.
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 21:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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Norway see off plucky Montenegro

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 21:38
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Norway Norway

Defending champions Norway retain their women's handball Olympic crown with a thrilling 26-23 win against Montenegro.
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US beat France to win gold medal

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 22:03
related countries: France France, United States United States

The United States cruise to the women's basketball Olympic gold medal as they sweep France aside 86-50 in the final at the North Greenwich Arena.
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Daley secures 10m diving bronze

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

Tom Daley wins bronze for Great Britain with a nerveless display in the 10m platform, as USA's David Boudia takes gold.
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Iglesias claims light-welter gold

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 22:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Cuba Cuba

Cuban Roniel Iglesias avenges his World Championships defeat from last year to claim gold against Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk.
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Fresh fires burn Canary Islands

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 23:19
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish firefighters tackle fresh blazes on two of the Canary Islands, as residents abandon homes and a rare forest reserve is threatened.
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Filipinos caught up in Syria violence

Saturday 11th of August 2012, 23:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Filipinos caught up in the violence glad to be home
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