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What happend on August 25th 2012

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Brazil 1970 goalkeeper Felix dies

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 0:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico
related places: Felix

Tributes are paid in Brazil to Felix, the goalkeeper of the national team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
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The life of a fearless Dhaka ferryman

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 0:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

The toughest place to be a ferryman
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Australian billionaire on mission to recreate Titanic

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 0:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian billionaire who wants to recreate doomed ship
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Reindeer recipes kept under wraps

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 0:50
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's food mecca that won't export its treats
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VIDEO: 'I am a servant of the people'

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 1:00
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Joyce Banda, who made history in April when she became Malawi's first female president, tells the BBC's Lerato Mbele her priorities are to get the economy back on track, and to restore Malawi's image.
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US tobacco graphic images blocked

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 1:15
related countries: United States United States

The US government cannot force tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, an appeals court rules.
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Fake Mexican TV vans conceal $7m

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 1:42
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, Mexico Mexico

Police in Nicaragua find $7m hidden in vans seized after the arrest of 18 people posing as journalists from Mexican television.
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Viewpoint: A risky Ecuador-Assange alliance

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 1:54
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Will Assange outstay his welcome at Ecuador's embassy?
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VIDEO: Tropical storm Isaac gathers pace

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 2:01
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Tropical storm Isaac has been battering the Dominican Republic and gathering strength as it moves onto its expected course to Haiti, Cuba and the Florida Keys.
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VIDEO: Mexico police fire on US staff

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 2:03
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.
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VIDEO: Mexico prisoners marry en masse

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 3:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

More than 100 inmates have married at a Mexican border prison in a collective ceremony at Ciudad Juarez.
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VIDEO: Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 5:29
related countries: United States United States

A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn (£665m) in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.
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Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 7:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

A US court orders Samsung to pay Apple $1.05bn in damages after a patent dispute, and rejects claims Apple breached its rival's technologies.
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Americas pass 'Assange motion'

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 8:07
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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Liverpool agree Sahin loan deal

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 8:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Liverpool reach an agreement with Real Madrid for the season-long loan of midfielder Nuri Sahin, subject to a medical.
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Paralympic cauldron is lit in NI

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A cauldron is lit at Northern Ireland's seat of government to mark the Paralympic Games taking place in London.
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Terry will receive England call

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 9:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Moldova Moldova, United Kingdom United Kingdom

John Terry will be in England's squad for September's World Cup qualifying games against Moldova and Ukraine.
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American wins air guitar contest

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 9:27
related countries: United States United States, Finland Finland

The US's 'Nordic Thunder' is crowned world air guitar champion at the annual contest in Finland.
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VIDEO: American is new air guitar champ

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oulu, Chicago

Justin Howard aka "Nordic Thunder" from Chicago has won the Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu in Northern Finland.
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New Zealand 22-0 Australia

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 10:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

New Zealand beat Australia in the second round of the Rugby Championship to retain the Bledisloe Cup.
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Jimenez named Ryder Cup assistant

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 11:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez is named as Europe's fourth assistant captain at next month's Ryder Cup.
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France piles pressure on Greek PM

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 11:28
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Paris

Francois Hollande says Greece must prove it can reform its finances before receiving more bailout funds, after talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras.
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English 'originated in Turkey'

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 11:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Modern Indo-European tongues 'originated in Turkey'
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Syria reporter's body flown home

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 13:16
related countries: Syria Syria, Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

The body of Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto, killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is repatriated, as three other journalists remain missing.
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UK launches S Leone cholera plan

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 13:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British government says it is activating a £2m emergency plan to tackle a cholera epidemic in the west African state of Sierra Leone.
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Tiger kills keeper at German zoo

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 13:27
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

A tiger at a zoo in Cologne, in western Germany, escapes from its enclosure and mauls a keeper to death.
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VIDEO: Apple v Samsung: Same design?

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 13:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

A US court has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05bn (£665m) in damages after upholding allegations that several Samsung devices had infringed Apple's intellectual property, including design patents and some functionality.
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Burma floods displace thousands

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 14:14
related countries: Burma Burma

Major flooding in Burma displaces 85,000 people from their homes and destroys rice crops, the government says.
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Angola deports China 'gangsters'

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 14:46
related countries: Angola Angola, China China

Angola extradites 37 Chinese nationals accused of targeting other Chinese with kidnappings, armed robberies, extortion and prostitution rings.
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Drone raid 'kills Haqqani leader'

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 15:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

A senior figure in a Pakistan-based militant network, Badruddin Haqqani, is killed in a US drone strike, one of his relatives tells the BBC.
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Samsung to appeal in Apple case

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 16:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Apple

Samsung vows to appeal after a US court ordered the South Korean giant to pay Apple more than $1bn (£665m) for infringing design patents.
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Injured Rooney faces a month out

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 17:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney could be out for four weeks after suffering a nasty gash on his leg.
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VIDEO: South African miners' funerals held

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 17:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The mining company at the centre of violent strike clashes in South Africa, Lonmin, has said more workers have returned to the Marikana mine.
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VIDEO: Blast hits Venezuelan oil refinery

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 17:45
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

At least 24 people have been killed in a huge explosion at Venezuela's largest oil refinery.
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VIDEO: Tropical storm Isaac hits Haiti

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 17:49
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Gale-force winds and driving rain are lashing Haiti as Tropical Storm Isaac crosses the Caribbean state.
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Blast halts Venezuela refinery

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 18:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A huge explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery kills at least 26 people and stops production for two days, officials say.
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US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 19:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died at the age of 82, US media say.
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VIDEO: US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82.
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Muslim shrines attacked in Libya

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 20:50
related countries: Libya Libya

Ultraconservative Islamists are blamed for the latest attacks in Libya against pilgrimage sites used by followers of Sufi Islam.
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Paralympic flame lights up Mound

Saturday 25th of August 2012, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh, London

A cauldron is due to be lit in Edinburgh later ahead of Scottish celebrations to mark the Paralympic Games taking place in London.
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