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Police die in Egypt border attack

Monday 6th of August 2012, 0:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Masked gunmen kill at least 15 Egyptian policemen in what Israel says was an attempt to storm its border with Egypt.
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VIDEO: Seven dead at Wisconsin temple

Monday 6th of August 2012, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in the US state of Wisconsin, police say.
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Seven dead at Wisconsin temple

Monday 6th of August 2012, 2:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oak Creek

At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, police say.
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Major chip deal aims to cut costs

Monday 6th of August 2012, 3:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company agrees to invest 1.1bn euros in ASML, the world's largest chip equipment maker, in a bid to drive innovation and cut costs.
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Japan marks Hiroshima anniversary

Monday 6th of August 2012, 3:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hiroshima

Japan marks the 67th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, amid growing anti-nuclear sentiments.
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VIDEO: Greek police arrest illegal immigrants

Monday 6th of August 2012, 4:12
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria

Greek police have arrested nearly 5,000 people in an operation against illegal immigration, amid fears that the fighting in Syria could lead to a new influx of refugees.
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Nasa rover touches down on Mars

Monday 6th of August 2012, 5:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mars

The US space agency, Nasa, successfully lands its huge new robot rover in a deep crater on the Red Planet.
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Bolt 'closer to being a legend'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Double Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt says he is edging closer to legendary status after retaining his title in London.
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China attacks US 'trouble-making'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 5:42
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Chinese state media hit out at US "trouble-making" on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue.
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The first man to wear a sanitary towel

Monday 6th of August 2012, 5:45
related countries: India India

The Indian entrepreneur who tested sanitary pads on himself
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Indonesia's economy picks up pace

Monday 6th of August 2012, 5:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's economy grows more than expected in the second quarter as domestic consumption helps offset a decline in demand for exports.
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China leaders hold resort talks

Monday 6th of August 2012, 7:04
related countries: China China
related places: Beidaihe

Senior Chinese leaders are reported to be gathering at the Beidaihe resort for private meetings ahead of the leadership change later this year.
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China cracks down on fake drugs

Monday 6th of August 2012, 7:08
related countries: China China

Police in China have arrested more than 1,900 people in a major crackdown on the manufacture and sale of fake medicine, authorities say.
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Mexico singer Chavela Vargas dies

Monday 6th of August 2012, 8:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cuernavaca

Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, famous for her deep-voiced renditions of "ranchera" songs, dies in Cuernavaca, Mexico at the age of 93.
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Monday 6th of August 2012, 9:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

An art installation made up of artificial dung, intended to pay tribute to a seminal work seized by the Nazis in 1937, goes on display in Berlin.
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Batman holds off Recall challenge

Monday 6th of August 2012, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises tops the US box office for a third consecutive week, holding off a challenge from Colin Farrell's remake of Total Recall.
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'Bomb attack' on Syrian state TV

Monday 6th of August 2012, 10:04
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

An explosion reportedly wounds three people at the Syrian state TV building in Damascus, as Jordan says the Syrian prime minister has defected.
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Riot problems persist, Mayor says

Monday 6th of August 2012, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

England's riots revealed "deep social problems" that still need to be addressed a year on, London mayor Boris Johnson says.
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Jamaicans bask in Olympic glory

Monday 6th of August 2012, 11:45
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Jamaica basks in independence day celebrations after Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake triumphed in the men's 100m at the Olympic Games in London.
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Greece to deport 1,600 immigrants

Monday 6th of August 2012, 11:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Greek police plan to deport 1,600 illegal immigrants rounded up in Athens, as a minister defends the crackdown.
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Mauritania 'to try Senussi first'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 12:03
related countries: Libya Libya, Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania says it will not extradite former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi until he has been tried for entering the country using false documents.
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Afghanistan police join Taliban

Monday 6th of August 2012, 12:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eleven Afghan policemen have defected to the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand, officials say.
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Algerian thrown out of Olympics

Monday 6th of August 2012, 13:03
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi becomes the ninth athlete to be excluded from London's Olympic Games for not trying.
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Sikh shock at US temple shootings

Monday 6th of August 2012, 13:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Members of the US Sikh community express their shock after six worshippers are shot dead at a temple in Wisconsin.
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School sports provision 'patchy'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 13:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

School sports provision is "patchy" and ministers want to boost participation after Britain's Olympic success, the culture secretary says, as Team GB seek to increase their medal haul.
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Flying cameras to map Peru ruins

Monday 6th of August 2012, 13:50
related countries: Peru Peru

Archaeologists in Peru are getting ready to fly an unmanned craft that could radically speed up data gathering at historical sites
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Zanetti takes stunning rings gold

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China

Brazil's Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti shocks defending champion Chen Yibing of China to win Olympics rings gold.
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US violinist Ruggiero Ricci dies

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

Virtuoso violinist Ruggiero Ricci has died of heart failure at the age of 94, according to classical music magazine The Strad.
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'Egypt border gunmen' found dead

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Israel says it has found the bodies of eight gunmen who attacked a checkpoint on the border with Egypt, killing 16 Egyptian policemen.
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Top Kenyan judge faces the sack

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A tribunal recommends that Kenya's deputy chief justice be sacked after she was accused of threatening to shoot a security guard.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong collects spilled 'toxic' pellets

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Volunteers in Hong Kong are trying to gather up millions of potentially toxic plastic pellets spilled onto the coastline after Typhoon Vicente struck on 23 July.
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Australia order swimming review

Monday 6th of August 2012, 14:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia will launch an independent inquiry after winning just one swimming gold at the London Olympics.
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Yang wins vault, Thomas eighth

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kristian Thomas vaults to eighth for Britain as Hak Seon Yang of Korea takes gold at the North Greenwich Arena.
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Judoka expelled for cannabis use

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo is disqualified from London 2012 after testing positive for a prohibited substance.
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VIDEO: Wildfires rip through Canary Islands

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:27
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: La Palma

Firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires affecting the Canary Islands of La Gomera and La Palma, and mainland Spain.
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AUDIO: Aussie TV 'only shows Olympic swimming'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

A journalist for ABC News in Adelaide described the campaign for less patriotic Olympics coverage in Australia
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Accused singer vows to clear name

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:41
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States
related places: Rock, Prague

Rock singer Randy Blythe, who fronts US band Lamb of God, vows to "fight to clear his good name" after being released on bail from a Prague jail.
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VIDEO: Truman's grandson at Hiroshima ceremony

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Truman

The 67th memorial ceremony of the Hiroshima bombing is attended by the grandson of US President Harry S. Truman - the man who ordered the bombing in 1945.
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Britain clinch showjumping gold

Monday 6th of August 2012, 15:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Great Britain capture their first Olympic showjumping gold in 60 years by winning a jump-off against the Netherlands.
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Best Buy founder in buyout offer

Monday 6th of August 2012, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

The founder and former chairman of US electronics retailer Best Buy offers to buy the struggling retailer for $8.8bn (£5.66bn).
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Five die in SA 'clan shooting'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 16:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: KwaZulu

Five people have been killed in a shooting in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal state thought to have been motivated by clan rivalry, officials say.
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VIDEO: Drilling in Italy to study volcano risk

Monday 6th of August 2012, 16:50
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Scientists in Italy are drilling into ground near Naples in order to study the risk of an eruption of a dormant underground volcano.
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Soldiers killed in Chechen blast

Monday 6th of August 2012, 16:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen

At least three Russian soldiers are killed and several people are injured in Chechnya's capital, Grozny, in a blast described by local officials as a suicide attack.
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Gibson settles discord on timber

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:09
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, United States United States

The US government settles its legal case against the iconic Gibson Guitar company over use of illegal timber from Madagascar.
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Syria's prime minister defects

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects from President Bashar al-Assad's government, two months after he was appointed.
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Protests 'halt Mali amputation'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:26
related countries: Mali Mali

Protests by hundreds of people in northern Mali delay plans by an Islamist group to amputate the hand of a thief, reports say.
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Afghan sprinter wants Rio return

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghan female sprinter Tahmina Kohistani is already looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics after making her debut in London.
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S Lanka arrests Chinese fisherman

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, China China

Sri Lanka arrests 37 Chinese fisherman on suspicion of fishing illegally off its eastern coast.
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Egypt hunts border raid gunmen

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

The Egyptian military vows to hunt down the gunmen who killed 16 policemen on the Israeli border, and declares three days of mourning for its dead.
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From running for his life to running for gold

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The South Sudanese refugee now seeking Olympic gold for the US
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Kenny takes sprint cycling gold

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:51
related countries: France France

GB's fifth track cycling gold goes to Jason Kenny in the men's individual sprint, ahead of France's Gregory Bauge.
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Saab owner hits GM with $3bn suit

Monday 6th of August 2012, 17:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The owner of Saab sues former partner General Motors for $3bn (£1.9bn), accusing it of forcing the Swedish carmaker into bankruptcy.
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Kenya charges Venezuelan diplomat

Monday 6th of August 2012, 18:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Nairobi

Kenya charges the first secretary of the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi with the murder of the acting ambassador.
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Draw preserves South Africa's advantage

Monday 6th of August 2012, 18:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa preserve their 1-0 series lead as the second Test with England finishes in a fascinating draw at Headingley.
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Japan hold on to book final berth

Monday 6th of August 2012, 18:52
related countries: France France, Japan Japan

Japan hold on to beat France 2-1 at Old Trafford and secure their place in the Olympic women's final.
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Indian passport for Kashmiri man

Monday 6th of August 2012, 18:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmiri, Kashmir

Indian officials say a man who crossed into the country illegally from Pakistani-administered Kashmir in 1995 can apply for an Indian passport.
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Greene misses 400m hurdles medal

Monday 6th of August 2012, 19:51
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Britain's Dai Greene finishes fourth as Felix Sanchez wins a surprise 400m hurdles gold.
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VIDEO: Reporting the conflict in Aleppo

Monday 6th of August 2012, 19:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Reporting the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo is proving very difficult for all broadcasters, but how are the main Arabic-language TV channels reporting on the fighting?
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Grenada's James wins gold in 400m

Monday 6th of August 2012, 20:37
related countries: Grenada Grenada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

World champion Kirani James wins Grenada's first ever Olympic gold medal with a stunning 400m victory at London 2012.
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Roman-era boat found off Italy

Monday 6th of August 2012, 20:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Divers off the coast of Liguria in Italy find a ship they believe is around 2,000 years old, and say it is unusually well-preserved.
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Pietersen could retire from Tests

Monday 6th of August 2012, 20:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Batsman Kevin Pietersen hints that the third Test against South Africa at Lord's may be his last for England.
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Monday 6th of August 2012, 21:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

US authorities investigate reports that the gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin had white supremacist links.
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Zaripova eases to 3000m steeple

Monday 6th of August 2012, 21:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova wins Olympic gold in the 3,000m steeplechase after leading from start to finish.
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Syria 'crumbling' as PM defects

Monday 6th of August 2012, 21:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The defection of Syria's prime minister is a sign that the regime is crumbling, Western powers say, as fighting continues in the northern city of Aleppo.
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Bank 'in $250bn scheme with Iran'

Monday 6th of August 2012, 22:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Standard Chartered illegally "schemed" with Iran for almost a decade to launder as much as $250bn (£161bn) in secret transactions, a US regulator says.
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Britain close on 2008 gold tally

Monday 6th of August 2012, 22:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Britain win their 17th and 18th gold medals as the showjumping team and Jason Kenny win at London 2012.
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VIDEO: Memories of Jamaican independence

Monday 6th of August 2012, 22:52
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaicans remember the day the country became independent
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Obama: 'Soul searching' needed

Monday 6th of August 2012, 23:02
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says "soul searching" is needed on how to reduce violence following a second mass shooting event in the US in a month.
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Spain dismiss match-throw claims

Monday 6th of August 2012, 23:16
related countries: United States United States, Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain

Spain's men's team deny their collapse in an 88-82 defeat by Brazil was a deliberate attempt to avoid facing the USA.
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Fires hit Spain's Canary Islands

Monday 6th of August 2012, 23:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Fires on Spain's Canary Islands destroy more than 4,000 hectares of land, including part of a UN World Heritage site with unique plants.
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AIG share sale nets $750m for US

Monday 6th of August 2012, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

The US government says it expects to receive $750m (£480m) from the latest sale of shares held in insurer AIG.
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