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What happend on August 19th 2012

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In pictures: War-ravaged Sri Lanka

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 0:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

North-eastern Sri Lanka bears scars of war
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Gunmen attack mosque in Russia

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 3:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Two attackers open fire in a mosque in Russia's troubled North Caucasus region of Dagestan, wounding eight people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Illuminating French architecture

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 5:19
related countries: France France

Computer technology is being used to illuminate and transform chateaus and cathedrals around France
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VIDEO: Mobile phone throwing in Finland

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 5:19
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Savonlinna

Competitors have been gathering in the eastern Finnish town of Savonlinna for the annual Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships.
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VIDEO: Czechs 'foil Breivik-style plot'

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 7:52
related countries: Norway Norway, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Breivik, Police

Police in the Czech Republic have charged a man who is suspected of planning attacks similar to those by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway.
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Wiggins rides in Tour of Britain

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins plans to return to competitive action in September's Tour of Britain.
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Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 8:16
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japanese nationalist activists land on one of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, triggering new street protests in China.
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Nato kills senior Afghan Taliban

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 9:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kunar, Nato

A top Taliban commander and his deputy are among dozens of insurgents killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance says.
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Ingushetia bomber kills policemen

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 9:47
related countries: Russia Russia

At least seven policemen are killed in the Russian Caucasus region of Ingushetia in a suicide bombing at a funeral of a colleague, officials say.
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VIDEO: Japanese land on disputed island

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 9:47
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China.
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Leno takes pay cut to save staff

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

US TV host Jay Leno has taken a pay cut to save the jobs of other members of staff working on his late night talk show The Tonight Show.
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Heineken wins Tiger beer control

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 10:58
related countries: United States United States, Singapore Singapore
related places: Neave, Tiger, Fraser

Heineken agrees to buy Fraser and Neave's controlling stake in the maker of Tiger beer in a deal worth 5.6bn Singapore dollars (US$4.5bn, £2.8bn).
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Everton confirm Mirallas signing

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 11:00
related countries: Greece Greece

Everton complete the signing of striker Kevin Mirallas from Greek champions Olympiakos for about £6m.
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Tainted pickles kill six in Japan

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 11:22
related countries: Japan Japan

At least six people have died in Japan and about 100 others have become ill after eating contaminated pickles, health officials say.
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US woman attempts swim crossing

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 12:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

A 62-year-old woman attempts to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage.
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Cardinal snubs gay marriage talks

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 12:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's Roman Catholic leader - Cardinal Keith O'Brien - suspends direct communication with the Scottish government on gay marriage.
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VIDEO: Libya car bomb attacks kill two

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 12:59
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least two people have been killed in a twin car bomb attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, security officials say.
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VIDEO: Can 'Brand USA' bring in tourists?

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 13:19
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Brazil Brazil, United States United States

A marketing campaign aimed at attracting more holiday-makers to the United States is moving into a second phase - with Brazil and South Korea to be targeted with promotional advertising.
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Pietersen golden duck for Surrey

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen is out for a golden duck playing for Surrey in the CB40, his first appearance since being dropped by England.
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Minister dies in Sudan air crash

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 14:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese government minister and other officials die as a plane carrying some 30 people crashes in the south of the country, Sudanese TV says.
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VIDEO: US woman attempts Cuba-US swim

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 14:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Diana Nyad has already been stung several times by jellyfish but is continuing her 166km (103 mile) journey.
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Mourning for South Africa miners

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 14:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's president declares a one-week period of national mourning for the striking miners killed in violence at a platinum mine.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 15:03
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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Afghanistan death soldier named

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 16:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier killed in Afghanistan while on sentry duty is named by the Ministry of Defence as Guardsman Jamie Shadrake.
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Typhoon kills 27 in north Vietnam

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 16:28
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

At least 27 people were killed as typhoon Kai-Tak swept across northern provinces of Vietnam over the weekend, officials say.
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Libya car bomb attacks kill two

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 17:09
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Two people are killed in twin car bomb attacks close to security force buildings in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, officials say.
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Anti-Japan protests across China

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 17:25
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Anti-Japanese protests take place in cities across China after Japanese nationalists raised their country's flag on disputed islands.
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VIDEO: Wildfires continue to rage in Europe

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 17:37
related countries: France France

Thousands of hectares of forest land in Europe have been destroyed by wildfires as firefighters struggle to control blazes in Croatia, Spain, Greece and France.
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England staring at Lord's defeat

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 17:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England appear destined to relinquish their number one Test ranking to South Africa after losing both openers cheaply late on day four.
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Oil pipeline blown up in Colombia

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 18:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A stretch of the Transandean oil pipeline is blown up in south-western Colombia in an attack blamed by local officials on left-wing rebels.
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VIDEO: Assange emerges from inside embassy

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 18:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has appeared in public for the first time since June to call on President Obama to end what he called a US "witch-hunt" against his whistle-blowing website.
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VIDEO: Kurds given taste of freedom in Syria

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 18:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The conflict between rebel forces and those loyal to President Assad in Syria has resulted in the government loosening its grip on the Kurdish region in the North East of the country.
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End witch-hunt, Assange urges US

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 19:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Julian Assange urges the US to end its "witch-hunt" on Wikileaks, in his first public statement since entering Ecuador's London embassy in June.
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We believe we can win, says Finn

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 19:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steven Finn insists England can chase 346 to win the final Test against South Africa and save their number one ranking.
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Disabled girl in blasphemy arrest

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 21:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani police arrest an 11-year-old mentally impaired Christian girl for blasphemy, after she was accused of desecrating pages of the Koran.
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Assad in rare public appearance

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 21:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Bashar al-Assad makes his first appearance in a public place since a bomb attack last month, visiting a mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr.
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UN observer mission in Syria ends

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 22:36
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN's observer mission in Syria formally comes to an end, days after it was decided to cancel it in response to mounting violence.
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Mexican airport police removed

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 22:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two months after three policemen were killed by rogue colleagues, all officers working at Mexico City's international are replaced.
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Tougher sentences for dog crimes

Sunday 19th of August 2012, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Owners of dangerous dogs in England and Wales are to face tougher penalties - with more being jailed - under new guidelines from the Sentencing Council.
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