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Viewpoint: Syria set for drawn-out conflict

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 0:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian rivals dig in for long drawn-out battle
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Schools warned over uniform cost

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 0:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Schools in England are being urged to keep the cost of school uniforms down, as many "rebrand" themselves as new academies.
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VIDEO: US lesbian couple's son pens book on what makes a family

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 2:04
related countries: United States United States

Zach Wahls, the proud son of a lesbian couple, made headlines when he spoke out for marriage equity. He invited the BBC to a family meal to discuss his new book.
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Citigroup pays $590m settlement

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 2:35
related countries: United States United States

US banking giant Citigroup has paid more than half a billion dollars to shareholders who accused the bank of hiding its subprime exposure.
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Murray cruises into third round

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray eases into the third round of the US Open for the seventh consecutive year with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 win over Ivan Dodig.
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Philippines sees growth rate slow

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 4:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines economic growth rate slowed in the second quarter as a fall in global demand hurts its exports and industrial output.
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Weakened Isaac lashes New Orleans

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 4:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

Heavy rains pummel the US city of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac moves slowly over Louisiana and a levee south of the city will be cut.
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S Asia rival leaders due to meet

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 5:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) meeting in Tehran.
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VIDEO: Egypt Sinai campaign concerns Israel

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 5:27
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 militants since launching an offensive in the Sinai peninsula earlier this month, the defence ministry has said.
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China mine blast kills workers

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 6:01
related countries: China China

A gas explosion at a coal mine in south-west China has killed 19 people and left 28 trapped underground, state media say.
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India bag found in French Alps

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 6:02
related countries: India India, France France

A bag carrying diplomatic mail from India is found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed in 1966.
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VIDEO: Ryan vows 'turnaround' for US voters

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 6:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Republican

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will not duck the tough issues facing America.
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Paralympics 'return home' to UK

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 6:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paralympics chief Lord Coe says people should prepare to be "inspired, dazzled and moved", as the Queen opens the Games at a spectacular ceremony in London.
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China in $3.5bn deal with Airbus

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 6:57
related countries: China China

China agrees to buy 50 Airbus planes worth $3.5bn (£2.2bn), as part of a slew of trade deals signed by Angela Merkel at the start of a visit to China.
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Exodus after fresh Assam violence

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 7:22
related countries: India India

More than 4,000 people flee their homes in India's troubled north-eastern Assam state following fresh violence, officials say.
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AUDIO: Hollande love life examined in book

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 7:29
related countries: France France

The complicated love life of French President Francois Hollande is examined in the book, Between Two Fires - Entre Deux Feux, looking at the rivalry between his partner and ex-wife.
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Australians killed in Afghanistan

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 8:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five soldiers are killed in two separate incidents, in what the prime minister called Australia's "single worst day in Afghanistan".
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Expectations to close London gala

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 8:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

This year's London Film Festival will close with the European premiere of new Dickens adaptation Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell and starring Helena Bonham Carter.
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Nine die in India air collision

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 8:37
related countries: India India

Two Indian air force helicopters collide in mid-air in the western Indian state of Gujarat, killing nine defence personnel, air force officials say.
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Lufthansa strike set for Friday

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 8:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa will begin their strike action over a pay dispute on Friday, the workers' union says.
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VIDEO: Vietnam's female weightlifting hope

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 8:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam's Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan talks to the BBC about how she overcame throat cancer to represent her country at the 2012 Paralympics Games.
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World 'failing' on Mali emergency

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 9:01
related countries: Mali Mali

The world has failed to respond to a growing emergency in Mali, where conflict has displaced nearly 500,000 people, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says.
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Paralympics under way in London

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Paralympics gets down to business as the sport gets under way, following Wednesday's night spectacular opening ceremony.
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Grenade attack on Kenya police

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 9:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

Four Kenyan policemen are seriously injured in Mombasa in a grenade attack near a church, following two days of riots sparked by the killing of a radical Muslim cleric.
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US president appears on Reddit

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has spent 30 minutes answering questions from members of social news site Reddit.
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Lithgow set for National farce

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 10:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas, National

US actor John Lithgow is to star in the National Theatre's Christmas show, playing the title role in Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate.
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UK net migration numbers decrease

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Net migration to the UK falls, but remains at more than double the government's target of fewer than 100,000 a year.
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Terry included in England squad

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Moldova Moldova, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson includes John Terry in his England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
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AUDIO: Cat video stars get own festival

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minneapolis

Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to one of the organisers of the feline film festival in Minneapolis, in the United States.
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Valencia ups Spain bailout plea

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:36
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

Valencia asks for a bailout of 4.5bn euros (£3.6bn; $5.6bn) - more than previously indicated - from Spain's central government.
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Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indonesia Indonesia

Australian and commercial ships pluck 55 people from the sea as a search continues after an asylum boat was believed to have sunk.
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Brazil cuts interest rates again

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's central bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 7.5% in an attempt to reignite a stalled economic recovery.
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Thursday 30th of August 2012, 12:54
related countries: Maldives Maldives
related places: Male

An official inquiry in the Maldives dismisses claims by former President Mohamed Nasheed that he was forced from power in a coup.
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Fraud fears dog Angola election

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 13:29
related countries: Angola Angola

Conditions do not exist in Angola for a free and fair vote, the main opposition Unita party says amid calls for a delay to polls due on Friday.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama 'not watching Republicans'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US First Lady Michelle Obama tells late-night host David Letterman that voters should watch both conventions - even as she has not watched the Republican version.
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US consumer spending rises 0.4%

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

US consumer spending rose by 0.4% in July, says the US Commerce Department, raising hopes the economy is continuing to recover.
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Pussy Riot daubed at murder site

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Graffiti calling for the release of members of punk band Pussy Riot is found at the site of a double murder in Russia, say police.
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VIDEO: Mexico's shelters for weary migrants

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:43
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexico opens a new shelter for migrants heading for the US to replace similar facilities which were recently shut down after complaints from local communities.
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Whedon to create Marvel TV pilot

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marvel

US network ABC orders a pilot for a TV series based on Marvel's SHIELD agency, to be written by Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon.
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Burma reveals blacklisted names

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 14:51
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma releases the names of 2,000 people deemed a security threat who have been removed from a blacklist drawn up under the previous military regime.
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VIDEO: Was $100bn money well spent on ISS?

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

Some in the scientific community are questioning whether more than a decade of research on the international space station has been worth the $100bn price tag.
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Ryan accused over speech 'errors'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 15:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Republican

The Republican nominee for US vice-president is accused of misleading his audience with a series of errors during his convention speech in Florida.
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Summer is 'wettest in 100 years'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

This summer is set to be the second wettest in the UK since records began in 1910, figures show.
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The Hispanic Republicans with a plan

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 15:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican-Americans plotting a Hispanic Republican future
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Syria rebels 'down fighter jet'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

Syrian rebels shoot down a government fighter jet in the north-western province of Idlib, unconfirmed reports say.
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Storey wins Britain's first gold

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Para-cyclist Sarah Storey wins Britain's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics and her eighth Paralympic title.
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Row over Kumbh Mela rights plan

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 16:54
related countries: India India

Indian religious leaders react angrily to a proposal to sell broadcast and advertising rights to the world's biggest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela.
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University's visa licence revoked

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A university is banned from teaching and recruiting overseas students, leaving more than 2,000 potentially facing removal from the UK.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 17:16
related countries: Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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Ghana's new leader to face voters

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 17:23
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's ruling party chooses John Mahama, who took over as president last month after the death of his predecessor, as their candidate for December's polls.
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Greek tanker released by pirates

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 17:51
related countries: Greece Greece, Togo Togo, Isle of Man Isle of Man

A Greek-owned oil tanker is released after being seized by pirates off the coast of Togo in West Africa, according to the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
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Carroll heads to West Ham on loan

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool, West Ham, London

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll joins West Ham on a season-long loan deal.
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GB claim gold, silver and bronze

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Great Britain win gold medals in track cycling and swimming on day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Manchester City draw Real Madrid

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 20:09
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League, while Chelsea begin their defence in a group including Juventus.
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Tsonga suffers shock defeat in US

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 20:27
related countries: United States United States

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashes out of the US Open in the second round, losing 6-4 1-6 6-1 6-3 to Martin Klizan.
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Iran 'doubles capacity at plant'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 20:39
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says Iran has doubled production capacity at the Fordo nuclear site, in its latest quarterly report.
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 21:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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Texas voter photo ID law rejected

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 21:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A US court rejects a Texas law requiring voters to have photo identification, arguing it imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor".
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 21:29
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Iran Iran, Egypt Egypt
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Lufthansa strike times announced

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 21:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Frankfurt

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa give details of the times of their strike action - it will start at 03:00 GMT on Friday at Frankfurt airport.
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Tokyo braced for higher power costs

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 21:50
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Tokyo firms and households face higher electricty costs
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Roddick to retire after US Open

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

Former world number one Andy Roddick announces he is to retire from the sport after the US Open.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran 'threat to world peace'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 22:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Iran as "the greatest threat to world peace" following a UN report which says Tehran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium.
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Mexican court to rule on election

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 22:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Electoral Court in Mexico is meeting to issue a ruling on the disputed result of July's presidential election.
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UK 'needs infrastructure boost'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Chambers of Commerce calls for government spending on infrastructure as it forecasts a 0.4% shrinkage of GDP in 2012.
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Active pensioners 'add six years'

Thursday 30th of August 2012, 23:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Being active and living a healthy lifestyle even after the age of 75 can make a huge difference to your life expectancy, a Swedish study suggests.
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