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Heart attack spouses 'suffer too'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 0:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Spouses of heart attack victims have an increased risk of depression and anxiety, even if their partner survives, Danish research suggests.
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Rich Chinese seeking overseas residency

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 0:12
related countries: China China

Why Chinese millionaires are buying foreign residency
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Syria's minorities drawn into conflict

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 0:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's ethnic and religious minorities drawn into conflict
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India's Australian dream

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 0:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Indians make up the largest immigrant population down under
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Assad exit 'up for discussion'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 2:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Damascus

Syria's deputy prime minister says all issues - including President Assad's resignation - are up for discussion, but the West should not intervene.
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VIDEO: China's rich seek overseas residency

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 2:30
related countries: China China

More and more Chinese millionaires are securing foreign residency rights amid uncertainty back home
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Foxconn improves work conditions

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 2:33
related countries: United States United States, China China

Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer in China, is improving working hours and conditions, says the US-based Fair Labour Association (FLA).
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N Korea 'places dome' on reactor

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 3:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has completed a ''major step'' by placing a dome on a light water reactor that could support its nuclear programme, a defence analyst says.
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Apple Samsung battle nears end

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 3:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Closing arguments are delivered in the US patent trial between the two biggest smartphone-makers in the world, Samsung and Apple.
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India PM faces coal discontent

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 4:10
related countries: India India

India's parliament is disrupted again on Wednesday over a recent report that the country lost $33bn by selling coalfields cheaply.
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Guatemala jails ex-police chief

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 4:13
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A former Guatemalan head of police is jailed for 70 years for the 1981 kidnapping of a student, in the latest trial for civil war-era abuses
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SA shark survivor hopes for medal

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 5:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

South African shark survivor hopes for Paralympic medal
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Women 'not thriving' in military

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 6:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Women struggle to flourish in the Australian military, and both recruitment quotas and targeted measures are needed, a review warns.
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VIDEO: 'Gates of Paradise' restored in Florence

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 6:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Florence

The magnificent set of doors, weighing 9 tonnes, cast in bronze and coated in gold have been described as one of the defining works of the Italian Renaissance.
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Weaker commodity prices hit BHP

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 7:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian miner BHP Billiton reports a sharp drop in annual profits, due in part to weaker commodity prices.
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Japan exports fall on weak demand

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 7:21
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan reports a wider-than-expected trade deficit in July, as slowing demand from China and Europe weighs on exports.
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VIDEO: Athens battles for tourists

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 7:35
related countries: Greece Greece

Rajan Datar takes a look at the damaged reputation Greece is trying to repair and the young Greeks who are taking taking matters into their own hands.
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The Office to end US run in 2013

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 8:17
related countries: United States United States

The American version of hit comedy The Office will end its eight-year run on US television after the departure of several key cast members.
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Argentina rules on herbicide use

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 9:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine court convicts two people of illegally spraying farm chemicals near residential areas, in the first case of its kind in the country.
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Vestas to cut another 1,400 jobs

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 9:20
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish wind turbine firm Vestas announces plans to cut another 1,400 jobs and says 2013 will be "even tougher" than this year.
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Kimmel show to compete with Leno

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Leno

US late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live is to go head-to-head with Jay Leno and David Letterman from next year when it moves to an earlier time slot.
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Protests at Egypt water poisoning

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 9:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's health minister is locked inside a hospital room by villagers after allegedly contaminated water caused dozens of people to fall ill.
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QPR and Real agree Carvalho loan

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 9:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho could join Spurs' Michael Dawson at Loftus Road after QPR agree a season-long loan.
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Portugal drowning victims named

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 10:16
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and his five-year-old granddaughter who drowned after being hit by a wave in Portugal are named.
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Life term for Terreblanche murder

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 10:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A court in South Africa sentences a black farmworker to life in prison for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010.
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VIDEO: Nyad: Jellyfish sting 'like fire'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 11:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Florida

The American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has abandoned her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida.
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Brave beats Bourne at box office

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 11:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Animated film fantasy Brave claims top spot in the UK and Ireland box office chart, holding off competition from The Bourne Legacy.
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Viewpoint: Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi's death could create regional turmoil

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 11:27
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

What the death of Meles Zenawi means for Africa
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Mexico army law 'unconstitutional'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 12:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's top court says a military code that stipulates soldiers accused of crimes against civilians should be tried in army courts is unconstitutional.
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Four Paralympic flames kindled

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 12:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four teams scale the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, to create the Paralympic flames.
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South Koreans have bans reduced

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 12:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Korea's Olympic badminton coach Sung Han-kook has a lifetime suspension cut following controversy at London 2012.
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EU hails Russia's entry into WTO

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 12:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization will provide an important boost to European companies, the EU says.
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US probes power plant 'backdoor'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A security researcher who looked into power plant equipment in his spare time has alerted the US government to a potential vulnerability.
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Conte's 10-month ban confirmed

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 13:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Coach Antonio Conte will miss Juventus's defence of their Italian title after his 10-month suspension is upheld.
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India clamps down on social media

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 13:28
related countries: India India

Indian authorities move to clamp down on social media following unrest and a mass exodus of migrant workers.
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DRC Ebola outbreak 'kills ten'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 13:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The charity Medicines sons Frontiers says ten people have died in an outbreak of a strain of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Bao Bao the panda dies in Berlin

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 13:43
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

One of the oldest male giant pandas in the world, Bao Bao, dies at the age of 34 at Berlin zoo.
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Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 13:47
related countries: United States United States

Giving antibiotics to young babies may increase their weight later in life, according to US researchers.
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S Lanka orders universities shut

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 14:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government closes down almost all universities for an indefinite period amid a row about the future of education in the island.
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VIDEO: Rebel captive used for 'suicide attack'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 14:20
related countries: Syria Syria

The New York Times has released video of rebels from the Free Syrian Army trying to use a prisoner as an unwitting suicide bomber in their attacks on government forces.
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Hamilton 'wants McLaren contract'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 14:39
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh says Lewis Hamilton has told him he wants to sign a new contract with the team.
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Ethiopia's Meles lies in state

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 14:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The body of ex-PM Meles Zenawi lies in state in the Ethiopian capital as preparations are made for the funeral of the powerful and divisive leader.
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Chile orders arrests over hiker

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 15:06
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States

A judge in Chile orders the arrest of eight former police and army officials on suspicion of kidnapping a US hiker who vanished during the Pinochet years.
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Four killed in Masai Mara crash

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 15:13
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Kenyan pilots and two German tourists are killed in a plane crash in Kenya's Masai Mara national park.
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US seizes Android piracy sites

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

US authorities shut down three Android app piracy sites in their latest effort to restrict copyright infringement on the internet.
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Egypt requests $4.8bn IMF loan

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 15:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt asks the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, for a $4.8bn loan to help revive its struggling economy.
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Zuma visits violence-hit SA mine

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 15:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visits the Lonmin-owned Marikana mine where police shot dead 34 striking workers last week.
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Tajik police fire on protesters

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:02
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Police in Tajikistan fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the east of the country, weeks after 50 people were killed in clashes between the army and militants.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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VIDEO: Life term for Terreblanche murder

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African court has sentenced farm worker Chris Mahlangu to life in prison for the murder of white Supremacist Eugene Terreblanche.
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Bail granted to Paralympian trio

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:40
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The King of Jordan takes a personal interest in the case of three members of the Jordanian Paralympian squad facing sex charges, a court hears.
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Restoration amateur ruins fresco

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:46
related countries: Spain Spain

An elderly parishioner stuns Spanish cultural officials with an alarming do-it-yourself attempt to restore a prized fresco of Jesus Christ.
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VIDEO: Nepal introduces foreign work ban

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:47
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal has introduced a law banning women under the age of 30 from going to work in the Middle East over concerns about exploitation.
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Degenkolb wins Vuelta fifth stage

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 16:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's John Degenkolb wins the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana, while Chris Froome retains second place overall.
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'Auschwitz guard' prompts inquiry

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 17:07
related countries: Germany Germany

German prosecutors examine a case file on an 87-year-old Nazi suspect accused of involvement in mass murder at the Auschwitz death camp.
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Naked Prince Harry photos online

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

Pictures showing Prince Harry and a young woman naked in a Las Vegas hotel room have been published on a US website.
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Merkel is 'most powerful woman'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named as the world's most powerful woman by Forbes magazine for the second year running.
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'Talking cars' tested on US roads

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 17:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan

About 2,800 cars fitted with kit that lets them communicate with each other are being tested on a US city's roads.
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US man held for 'threat to Obama'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of threatening US President Barack Obama by email and showing a shotgun to officers at his door is due to appear in a court.
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Greece 'facing its last chance'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 18:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone finance boss Jean-Claude Juncker says the Greek people have to be aware their country only has one more opportunity to cut its deficit.
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Mars rover completes first drive

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 19:03
related countries: United States United States

The US space agency's Curiosity rover has finally begun to roll, moving forward just a few metres.
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Nadir guilty of stealing millions

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 19:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tycoon Asil Nadir is found guilty of stealing nearly £29m from his UK-based Polly Peck International conglomerate more than 20 years ago.
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VIDEO: Ecuador volcano spews lava and ash

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 19:38
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

More than a hundred families have been evacuated as Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano continues to spew molten rock and lava.
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French prisoners 'grew cannabis'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 19:51
related countries: France France

Staff at a jail in western France say they have found cannabis plants growing in a vegetable patch tended by prisoners.
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US West Nile virus outbreak grows

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 20:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Health

Health officials say the US is in the midst of one of its largest ever outbreaks of West Nile virus, with more than triple the usual number of cases.
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US 'fiscal cliff' recession alert

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 20:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US economy could face recession if Congress does not avert a so-called fiscal cliff due to come into effect in 2013, a congressional report says.
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Chemical weapons 'excuse for US'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 20:31
related countries: China China, Syria Syria, United States United States

Chinese state media accuse US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.
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Meles succession meeting delayed

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 21:37
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Authorities in Addis Ababa postpone a special parliamentary session arranged to officially endorse Meles Zenawi's successor, Hailemariam Desalegn.
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UK joins US in warning to Syria

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK joins the US in warning Syria that the use or threat of chemical weapons would force the nations "to revisit their approach".
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Facebook's Instagram bid gets nod

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 22:32
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Trade Commission gives Facebook's takeover bid for photo-sharing network Instagram the go-ahead.
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Tax focus urged over foreign aid

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK should give more priority to helping the poorest countries collect their taxes as part of its overseas development strategy, MPs say.
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South Africa in Israel label spat

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:11
related countries: Israel Israel, South Africa South Africa

South Africa's cabinet draws criticism from Israel and Jewish groups for approving the placing of "Occupied Territories" labels on goods made in Israeli settlements.
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Fighting over Syria grips Lebanon

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Twelve people are killed and at least 100 wounded after fighting in a north Lebanese city between two Muslim communities divided over Syria.
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VIDEO: Tensions remain high in Tripoli

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:36
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Syrian crisis has spilled over into Lebanon as tensions remain high in the country's north eastern city of Tripoli.
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Hunt for North Korea's 'hidden tunnels'

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Searching for North Korea's secret border passages
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Dozens killed in Kenya clashes

Wednesday 22nd of August 2012, 23:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

At least 52 people are killed in ethnic clashes in south-eastern Kenya, in the worst single incident since post-election violence four years ago.
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