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Peru police seize dried seahorses

Friday 24th of August 2012, 0:12
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru seize more than 16,000 dried seahorses, destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they are used in traditional medicine.
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Norway judges to rule on Breivik

Friday 24th of August 2012, 0:32
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

A Norwegian court is due to deliver its verdict in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted killing 77 people last year.
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Deadly tribal clashes in Libya

Friday 24th of August 2012, 0:55
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Zlitan

At least three people are killed in clashes between rival tribes Libya's northern town of Zlitan, security officials say.
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Libya seizes Gaddafi group tanks

Friday 24th of August 2012, 1:41
related countries: Libya Libya

More than 100 tanks are seized from a militia group loyal to former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan officials say.
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NZ 'runaway millionaire' jailed

Friday 24th of August 2012, 1:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, China China

A New Zealand man who fled to China with millions of dollars accidentally credited to his bank account is sent to jail while his former girlfriend gets home detention.
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UK economic figures face revision

Friday 24th of August 2012, 2:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Key UK economic growth figures are published later that will show whether the contraction experienced in the second quarter was as bad as first announced.
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UK can end Assange row - Ecuador

Friday 24th of August 2012, 3:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The diplomatic row over Julian Assange could be ended at any time by the UK offering him safe passage to Ecuador, the country's president says.
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Armstrong ends drug charge fight

Friday 24th of August 2012, 3:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

US cycling star Lance Armstrong announces he will no longer fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency, saying he is weary of "nonsense" claims.
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VIDEO: The runaway 'accidental' millionaire

Friday 24th of August 2012, 3:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand man, dubbed the 'accidental millionaire', has been sentenced to more than four and a half years in jail for theft.
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Haiti braces for tropical storm

Friday 24th of August 2012, 4:37
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Haiti and the Dominican Republic brace for a battering as Tropical Storm Isaac is fast approaching the island of Hispaniola.
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VIDEO: Kites used to monitor Beijing pollution

Friday 24th of August 2012, 4:37
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Two students from the US are trying to raise awareness of pollution by conducting workshops for Beijing residents on how to build air quality sensors.
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Apple and Samsung get S Korea ban

Friday 24th of August 2012, 5:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean court rules that Apple and Samsung both infringed each other's patents on mobile devices and bans the sale of some products in South Korea.
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Winehouse supports Dublin hospice

Friday 24th of August 2012, 5:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The family of singer, Amy Winehouse, will donate the proceeds from her posthumous album, "Lioness", to a children's hospice in Dublin.
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Australia retrial for US surgeon

Friday 24th of August 2012, 5:57
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's high court upholds an appeal by surgeon Jayant Patel, jailed in 2010 for triple manslaughter, and orders a retrial.
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VIDEO: Ant-enna: Radio tags aid ant study

Friday 24th of August 2012, 6:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scientists investigating the behaviour of the UK's largest ant are to tag around 1,000 of the insects in the first study of its kind.
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China bridge collapse kills three

Friday 24th of August 2012, 6:59
related countries: China China

A section of a multi-million dollar bridge in China that opened in November has collapsed, leaving three people dead, state media say.
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Konta closes in on US Open spot

Friday 24th of August 2012, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain's Johanna Konta moves to within one win of the US Open main draw after beating Japan's Kurumi Nara.
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Sun publishes naked Harry photos

Friday 24th of August 2012, 7:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Sun is the first British newspaper to publish the naked pictures of Prince Harry, in defiance of royal warnings about breaching his privacy.
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Egypt and Iran: Old enemies become new friends?

Friday 24th of August 2012, 7:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Egyptian leader's visit to Iran raises questions about Cairo's aim
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China 'forces Burma refugees out'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:02
related countries: Burma Burma, China China

A human rights group says China is forcing Kachin refugees fleeing conflict in northern Burma to return.
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Aviva warns of up to 800 job cuts

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Insurance group Aviva announces that up to 800 positions in the UK could be at risk as it continues its £400m cost-cutting programme.
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Armstrong ends drug charge fight

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

US cycling star Lance Armstrong will no longer fight "nonsense" claims over drug accusations from the US anti-doping agency.
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In pictures: China bridge collapse

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:34
related countries: China China

Multi-million dollar bridge collapses in northeast China.
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Rembrandt lost in post by gallery

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:35
related countries: Norway Norway

A Norwegian gallery admits losing a Rembrandt etching worth up to £5,400 in the post after trying to save money on couriers and insurance.
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Activists board Russian oil rig

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Six Greenpeace activists board a Russian offshore oil rig in protest over gas and oil exploration in the Arctic.
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Paralympic torch relay launched

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The first of four ceremonial cauldrons around the UK is lit in London to launch the 24-hour Paralympic torch relay which begins next week.
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Aisling Bea wins 'Funny' contest

Friday 24th of August 2012, 8:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish comedian Aisling Bea becomes only the second woman to win the Edinburgh Fringe's So You Think You're Funny? competition in 25 years.
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Bid to free swimming pool hippo

Friday 24th of August 2012, 9:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A team of experts is to attempt to rescue a hippopotamus which has taken over a swimming pool at a game reserve lodge in South Africa.
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Miner Lonmin appoints acting boss

Friday 24th of August 2012, 9:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Miner Lonmin, grappling with the fallout from a violent strike in South Africa, names an acting boss as its chief executive begins treatment for an unspecified illness.
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Vietnam arrests top bank official

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:14
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A second top executive in Vietnam, Ly Xuan Hai, is arrested in a case that has led to a plunge in bank shares and a run on deposits, state-run media report.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 16'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US drone kills at least 16 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, a day after the government protested against such strikes.
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Transfer business done - Ferguson

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:21
related countries: Chile Chile

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez will be the club's final summer signing.
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VIDEO: Apple and Samsung get S Korea bans

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung both infringed each other's patents on mobile devices.
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SA pool hippo dies before rescue

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A hippopotamus which had been stuck in a swimming pool of a game reserve lodge in northern South Africa for four days dies.
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Mursi passes law to free 'critic'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 10:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Mohammed Mursi passes a law to release a detained journalist, amid concern over curbs on press freedom in Egypt.
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Recession less deep than thought

Friday 24th of August 2012, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy shrank by 0.5% between April and June, less than previously thought, revised official figures show.
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Measles cases 'almost double'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There have been almost twice the number of measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Targeting Islamic extremists in Sinai

Friday 24th of August 2012, 11:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian police and military forces are conducting daily operations to weed out Islamic militants from the Sinai peninsula.
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Chelsea sign defender Azpilicueta

Friday 24th of August 2012, 11:18
related countries: France France, Spain Spain
related places: Marseille

Chelsea complete the signing of Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille, the French club confirms.
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Gambia 'must stop execution plan'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 12:23
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The African Union asks Gambia's leader to renounce plans to execute all death row prisoners next month - announced in a speech to celebrate Eid.
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VIDEO: Australia's resources boom 'over'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 12:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's resources minister has said that the country's resources boom, one of the biggest drivers of its economic growth, is "over".
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Greek PM: Give us breathing space

Friday 24th of August 2012, 12:36
related countries: Greece Greece, Germany Germany

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras asks Germany's Angela Merkel to give his country "breathing space" after the two leaders met in Berlin.
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Hwang wins US playwriting award

Friday 24th of August 2012, 12:38
related countries: United States United States

Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang wins the $200,000 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award - US theatre's richest prize.
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VIDEO: Iraq's wheelchair users pick up tennis

Friday 24th of August 2012, 13:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's national wheelchair tennis team is giving hope to young men and women learning to live with the physical and emotional trauma of years of fighting in their country.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees soar due to violence

Friday 24th of August 2012, 14:08
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Barbara Plett said the growing numbers of refugees had become a big political issue.
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Oil slick near Sri Lanka resorts

Friday 24th of August 2012, 14:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka mobilises armed forces to deal with an oil slick heading toward tourist resorts on the west coast after a cargo ship sank.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Friday 24th of August 2012, 14:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Three people, including a Sunni cleric, have been killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli amid new sectarian clashes fuelled by the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees soar due to violence

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations refugee agency has said more than 200,000 Syrians have now fled the country as the conflict intensifies. That is already more than the figure forecast by the UNHCR for the end of 2012.
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Family killer cleared of murder

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:18
related countries: Jersey Jersey

A man who admitted killing six people in Jersey, including his wife and children, is found not guilty of murder.
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Mafia boss shot on Italian beach

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:21
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Police in Italy are hunting the killers of a Camorra mafia boss who was gunned down on a beach south of Rome in front of terrified bathers.
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AUDIO: What now for Lance Armstrong?

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France, United States United States

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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Galliano stripped of French award

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, is stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur.
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Kenya sackings over school fire

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Kisumu

Kenya's education minister sacks two top education officers after eight girls died in a dormitory fire at a private junior school near Kisumu.
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File-sharer told to pay $675,000

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

Joel Tenenbaum loses his retrial request in his fight against copyright infringement charges brought by US record labels.
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Rain thwarts England and S Africa

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Rain forces the first one-day international between England and South Africa to be abandoned after only 5.3 overs are possible in Cardiff.
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Simmering anger among Jordan opposition

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Growing discontent among Jordan's opposition forces
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Syrian refugees rise to 200,000

Friday 24th of August 2012, 15:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations refugee agency says that more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries as the conflict has intensified.
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VIDEO: Breivik: 'I cannot legitimise court'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 16:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Anders Breivik rejects the prison sentence handed to him by a Norwegian court for terrorism and premeditated murder, but says he will not appeal against the decision.
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Norway court judges Breivik sane

Friday 24th of August 2012, 16:32
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in two attacks in Norway last year, is found to be sane and is sentenced to 21 years in jail by a court.
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VIDEO: No charges over Russian 'slave' factory

Friday 24th of August 2012, 16:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, Russia Russia

Russian police have decided not to press criminal charges against owners of a factory where Vietnamese illegal immigrants were forced to live and work in 'slave-like conditions'.
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In pictures: Fighting over Syria grips Lebanon

Friday 24th of August 2012, 16:58
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Fighting over Syria spills over into Lebanon
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Armstrong 'stripped' of Tour wins

Friday 24th of August 2012, 17:28
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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VIDEO: What was it like to defend Breivik?

Friday 24th of August 2012, 17:47
related countries: Norway Norway

Anders Breivik's defence counsel describes what it is like to defend Norway's most notorious mass murderer.
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Wake-up call for South Africa's ANC

Friday 24th of August 2012, 18:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mine killings sound a wake-up call for South Africa's ANC
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Profile: Breivik's prison

Friday 24th of August 2012, 18:25
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

The prison where Norway will keep mass killer Breivik
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VIDEO: Armstrong 'stripped' of Tour wins

Friday 24th of August 2012, 18:44
related countries: France France, United States United States

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
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Winger Johnson joins Sunderland

Friday 24th of August 2012, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sunderland sign England winger Adam Johnson on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Manchester City.
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Romney rebuked over 'birther' dig

Friday 24th of August 2012, 20:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

The Obama campaign attacks Republican candidate Mitt Romney as he alludes to a debunked theory that the president was not born in the US.
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Nineteen shot in Chicago attacks

Friday 24th of August 2012, 20:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nineteen, Chicago

Nineteen people were shot overnight in Chicago - more than a dozen of them in just half an hour - as the US city's gun violence epidemic continues.
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No appeal after Breivik verdict

Friday 24th of August 2012, 21:30
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and the prosecution both rule out an appeal against a court ruling sentencing him to 21 years in jail.
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VIDEO: Norway court judges Breivik sane

Friday 24th of August 2012, 21:49
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in two attacks in Norway last year, is found to be sane and is sentenced to 21 years in jail by a court.
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Gambia executes nine, report says

Friday 24th of August 2012, 21:53
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Gambia executes nine prisoners after President Yahya Jammeh vows to kill all death row inmates by next month, Amnesty International says.
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Verdict in US Apple-Samsung trial

Friday 24th of August 2012, 22:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

The jury prepares to deliver its verdict in a lawsuit in which both Apple and Samsung have claimed the other infringed its intellectual property.
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Americas pass 'Assange motion'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 22:40
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American foreign ministers pass a motion backing the "inviolability of diplomatic missions" amid the UK and Ecuador's row over Julian Assange.
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Mexico police fire on US staff

Friday 24th of August 2012, 22:46
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Two people employed at the US embassy in Mexico are wounded when police open fire at their vehicle, mistaking them for criminals, officials say.
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VIDEO: Mexico police fire on US staff

Friday 24th of August 2012, 22:50
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Two people employed at the US embassy in Mexico have been wounded after their car was mistakenly fired on by police south of Mexico City, officials say.
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Germany trained Belarus forces

Friday 24th of August 2012, 22:51
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Germany Germany

Germany admits that in 2008-2010 it trained members of the security forces of Belarus - the country branded by the West as Europe's "last dictatorship".
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VIDEO: Billionaire unveils 'Titanic 2' plans

Friday 24th of August 2012, 23:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The BBC has been given an exclusive interview with the Australian billionaire who is in the process of building a replica of the Titanic.
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VIDEO: Celebrating Rio de Janeiro's African roots

Friday 24th of August 2012, 23:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Olympic planning gives chance for Brazil's African heritage
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English 'originated in Turkey'

Friday 24th of August 2012, 23:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Modern Indo-European tongues 'originated in Turkey'
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