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What happend on August 26th 2012

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The 'embarrassing' Italian holiday

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 0:08
related countries: Italy Italy

The holiday region many Italians are embarrassed to visit
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A tale of revenge in Laos challenges censors

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 0:20
related countries: Laos Laos

The nation's first thriller augurs a new era of free film-making
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The return of the Indian Pale Ale

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 0:24
related countries: India India

Beer drinkers welcome renaissance of Indian Pale Ale
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Dust and memories of death

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 0:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's youngest refugees struggle with conflict memories
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Chavez orders blast investigation

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 1:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Chavez orders an investigation into the cause of a huge blast at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, as the death toll rises to 39.
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VIDEO: Neil Armstrong speaking in 2011

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who has died aged 82, accepted the highest civilian honour on 16 November in 2011 - a Congressional Gold Medal at the US Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC.
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US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 3:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 82 from complications following heart surgery.
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Tropical storm dumps rain on Cuba

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 3:34
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Tropical Storm Isaac dumps rain on eastern Cuba after bringing flood misery to the south coast of Haiti, where four people were killed.
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Storm delays Republican gathering

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 3:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Republican

The US Republican Party decides to delay discussions at their national convention in Florida because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.
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VIDEO: Muslim shrines attacked in Libya

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 4:18
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Sufi Muslim shrine has been bulldozed in the A shrine in the Libyan capital Tripoli venerating a Sufi Muslim saint has been partly destroyed - the latest in a series of attacks blamed on ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists.
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VIDEO: Chavez orders blast investigation

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 4:20
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an urgent investigation to find the cause of a huge explosion at the country's biggest oil refinery.
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China bus crash leaves 36 dead

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 4:52
related countries: China China

At least 36 people die after a sleeper bus collides with a methane-laden tanker in northern China, state-run media say.
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VIDEO: Storm delays Republican gathering

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 8:42
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Republican, Florida

The US Republican Party decides to delay discussions at their national convention in Florida because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac, which has already swept across Haiti and Cuba.
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Aggreko in power talks with India

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 8:56
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Delhi

Scottish firm Aggreko is holding talks with Indian officials over the possible supply of temporary power in Delhi.
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VIDEO: Lance Armstrong 'at ease' with self

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

Cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he is "focusing on the future", at his first public appearance since dropping his fight against the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) over allegations of drug use.
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Obama leads tributes to Armstrong

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 9:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Armstrong

First man on the Moon Neil Armstrong was a hero "of all time", President Obama says, leading tributes to the US astronaut who has died at 82.
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Bride dies at dress photoshoot

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 10:41
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec

A Canadian woman drowns while posing in her wedding dress for a photoshoot in water at a Quebec park.
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Injured Rooney faces a month out

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 11:25
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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Scots gay marriage plan attacked

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 12:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Church

Roman Catholic priests read out a letter in each of the Church's parishes in Scotland criticising the Scottish government's plans for gay marriage.
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VIDEO: 'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists in Syria say scores of bodies have been found in a town near the capital Damascus, accusing government troops of a "massacre".
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VIDEO: Unique grapes honoured in France

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:06
related countries: France France

France has classified a plot of land as a national heritage site due to its unique variety of grape.
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Unicredit 'in Iran investigation'

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:43
related countries: Italy Italy, Iran Iran, United States United States

Italian bank Unicredit is co-operating with the US over a possible breach by a subsidiary of US sanctions reportedly against Iran.
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India coal scandal sparks protest

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:46
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi baton-charge hundreds of protesters angered by a report that India lost $33bn (£20bn) through the mis-selling of coalfields.
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Pussy Riot pair 'leave Russia'

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Two activists from the Pussy Riot punk rock group being sought by Russian police flee the country, the band's Twitter account says.
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Ecuador: UK Assange 'threat' over

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 13:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Britain has "given up its threat" to enter Ecuador's London embassy to arrest Wikileaks' Julian Assange, says the country's president, ending a diplomatic spat.
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Paralympic flame lights up Mound

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 14:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh, London

Celebrations are under way in Scotland after a cauldron was lit in Edinburgh as part of the Paralympic Games torch relay.
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VIDEO: Wildfires break out across Serbia

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 14:36
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Wildfires have broken out across Serbia, following weeks of drought and high temperatures, causing serious damage to homes, forests and farmland.
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Niger floods leave dozens dead

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 16:04
related countries: Niger Niger

Flooding in Niger kills dozens of people and leave thousands homeless across the country, as aid begins to arrive.
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'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 16:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists say they found scores of bodies in a town near the Syrian capital where government forces carried out a "massacre".
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Farah victory on return to action

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah is celebrating again after victory at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
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Drought-hit Serbs pray for rain

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 16:37
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Worshippers in Serbia heed a bishop's call to pray for rain in order to end weeks of drought that have blighted crops and sparked wildfires
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Libyan interior minister resigns

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 17:36
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's interior minister resigns in the wake of a series of attacks on Sufi Muslim shrines and other violence that has rocked the country.
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Emeli Sande holds top chart spot

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Emeli Sande retains the number one slot in the UK album chart and closes in on Adele for the biggest album of 2012, according to the Official Charts Company.
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Fires burn at Venezuela refinery

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 20:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Amuay

Two tanks are still on fire at the Amuay refinery in northern Venezuela after a gas leak set off an explosion, which left 39 people dead.
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Momentum with Murray at US Open

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday, Murray, New York

Andy Murray is determined to carry the momentum from his Olympic triumph into the US Open, which starts in New York on Monday.
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VIDEO: Florida storm: 'Prepare for the worst'

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal urges residents to have ''a game plan'' as Tropical Storm Isaac gathers strength on its way towards the southern coast of the US.
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Romney: Obama 'dividing America'

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of running a campaign built on "anger and divisiveness".
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Haitian migrant boat runs aground

Sunday 26th of August 2012, 23:47
related countries: Haiti Haiti, The Bahamas The Bahamas

A boat carrying more than 150 illegal Haitian migrants capsizes off the Bahamas, with most on board surviving, but more than a dozen feared drowned.
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