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Colombian rebels release pilots

Monday 30th of July 2012, 0:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Two Colombian helicopter pilots, who had been kidnapped by Farc rebels more than two weeks ago, are handed over to the Red Cross.
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A hideaway for India's rebel couples

Monday 30th of July 2012, 0:30
related countries: India India

Police shelters give refuge to India's runaway couples
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UK enforces video game ratings

Monday 30th of July 2012, 1:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Retailers can be prosecuted if they sell games to minors who are underage according to the Pegi system classification.
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Jordan's desert camp for Syrian refugees

Monday 30th of July 2012, 1:39
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Jordan takes action to cope with wave of Syrian refugees
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Pussy Riot trial divides Russia

Monday 30th of July 2012, 1:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Punk activists face the music in Moscow court
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HK tycoon named in trading probe

Monday 30th of July 2012, 4:06
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong-Kong based China Rongsheng Heavy, tries to calm investors after a separate company controlled by its chairman is implicated in an insider trading scandal.
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VIDEO: Fears over casualties in Aleppo

Monday 30th of July 2012, 5:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army is continuing to pound rebel strongholds in Aleppo, raising fears about civilian casualties in the city of more than 2m people.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot: Russian punk band on trial

Monday 30th of July 2012, 5:32
related countries: Russia Russia

The controversial trial begins in Moscow of three members of Russian band Pussy Riot.
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Aleppo 'nail in Assad's coffin'

Monday 30th of July 2012, 5:50
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

Syria's assault on the city of Aleppo is a "nail in the coffin" of President Assad, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta as he starts a Middle-East tour.
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Japanese output in surprise fall

Monday 30th of July 2012, 5:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Industrial production in Japan unexpectedly falls for the third consecutive month, reinforcing fears that the country's economy is losing steam.
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Mali leader seeks Islamist talks

Monday 30th of July 2012, 8:56
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore calls for talks with militant Islamists who have captured the north.
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Australia, NZ restore Fiji ties

Monday 30th of July 2012, 8:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji

Australia and New Zealand agree to restore full diplomatic ties with Fiji after expelling each other's top envoys in 2009, officials say.
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In pictures: Haiti's carnival of flowers

Monday 30th of July 2012, 9:21
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's capital celebrates three-day Carnival of Flowers
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Romania president survives vote

Monday 30th of July 2012, 10:02
related countries: Romania Romania

Turnout of less than 50% means Romanian President Traian Basescu survives a strong vote against him in a referendum on his impeachment.
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Miley and Phelps through to semis

Monday 30th of July 2012, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

Britain's Hannah Miley reaches the 200m medley semi-finals, but China's Ye Shiwen continues to dominate.
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Transport faces London 2012 test

Monday 30th of July 2012, 10:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Transport chiefs say there were no major problems during morning rush hour as London's transport network faces its first major Olympics test.
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VIDEO: Queuing for bread in Aleppo

Monday 30th of July 2012, 10:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Ian Pannell says he has seen long lines of people queuing for bread in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Nine die in Poland bus collision

Monday 30th of July 2012, 10:46
related countries: Poland Poland

Nine people die and one person remains seriously injured after a train and an overloaded minibus collide in central Poland, police say.
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Saudi Arabia judoka in hijab row

Monday 30th of July 2012, 11:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The father of a female Saudi Arabia judoka says she will pull out of the Olympics if she is not allowed wear a hijab
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Pussy Riot deny protest charges

Monday 30th of July 2012, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Members of Russian political punk rock group Pussy Riot deny charges of hooliganism relating to a protest in Moscow's main cathedral.
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Fake Games ticket couple helped

Monday 30th of July 2012, 11:14
related countries: Australia Australia

A man offers spare Games seats to a couple who came from Australia to watch boxing but found their original tickets were bogus.
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Arrest over missing UK yachtsman

Monday 30th of July 2012, 11:35
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man is arrested in connection with the disappearance of a British yachtsman who went missing in the Indian Ocean
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VIDEO: Rio artists 'occupy' London homes

Monday 30th of July 2012, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A group of Brazilians have been using houses in London as art spaces to establish a cultural link between the current and future Olympic host cities.
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VIDEO: Tropical storm Saola hits Philippines

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Heavy rains brought by tropical storm Saola cause extensive flooding in parts of the Philippines' capital Manila and force many riverside communities to evacuate their homes.
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Actor Norman Alden dies aged 87

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Back

American character actor Norman Alden, who was the voice of 1970s superhero Aquaman and appeared in Back to the Future, dies aged 87.
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Massive power failure hits India

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:44
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A massive power cut causes disruption across northern India, including in the capital, Delhi, affecting more than 300 million people.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee Aleppo battle

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Some 200,000 people have fled intense fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo in the past two days, the UN has said.
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Apollo Moon flags still standing

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apollo

Images from a Nasa spacecraft show that US flags planted in the lunar soil by Apollo astronauts are mostly still standing.
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Moldoveanu takes air rifle gold

Monday 30th of July 2012, 12:58
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu is a surprise winner in the Olympic men's 10m air rifle final at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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VIDEO: Pussy Riot band in court

Monday 30th of July 2012, 13:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism.
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Deadly blaze engulfs Indian train

Monday 30th of July 2012, 13:14
related countries: India India
related places: At

Thirty-two people die in a fire on a passenger train travelling in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say.
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Death penalty for Iran fraudsters

Monday 30th of July 2012, 13:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Four people are sentenced to death for their roles in Iran's biggest fraud scandal, in which credit was illegally obtained from a number of banks.
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VIDEO: Iran encourages bigger families

Monday 30th of July 2012, 14:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's supreme leader has called the country's population control policy redundant and has asked families to have babies.
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Many thousands flee Aleppo battle

Monday 30th of July 2012, 14:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Some 200,000 people have fled fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo since government troops launched a ground assault on Saturday, the UN says.
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Hacking police arrest journalist

Monday 30th of July 2012, 14:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A journalist arrested as part of inquiries into a suspected conspiracy to gather data from stolen mobile phones is Sun chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, the BBC understands.
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Mali unwed couple stoned to death

Monday 30th of July 2012, 15:32
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Aguelhok

A couple who had sex outside marriage is stoned to death by Islamists in the northern Malian town of Aguelhok, officials say.
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Judge backs sterilised Namibians

Monday 30th of July 2012, 15:39
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A judge in Namibia rules that three women were sterilised without informed consent but says there is no evidence this was because they were HIV-positive.
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Ebola confirmed in Uganda capital

Monday 30th of July 2012, 15:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni urges people to avoid physical contact, as one person dies from the deadly Ebola virus in the capital, Kampala.
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'Suicide' of Vietnam blog mother

Monday 30th of July 2012, 15:59
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger dies from her injuries after setting herself on fire in front of government offices, her daughter says.
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India train blaze probe ordered

Monday 30th of July 2012, 16:04
related countries: India India

Indian authorities order an inquiry into a fire on a passenger train that killed 32 people in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Man Utd gets Chevrolet as sponsor

Monday 30th of July 2012, 16:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevrolet

Manchester United signs a new seven-year deal to have its shirts sponsored by US car brand Chevrolet.
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Monday 30th of July 2012, 16:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

After recent police raids on illegal gun workshops in the Philippines, many underground gunsmiths are now being hired by a local arms manufacturer.
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China's top seeds make progress

Monday 30th of July 2012, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

China's top seeds in the men's and women's singles secure impressive wins at London 2012.
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SA singer, 60, finishes school

Monday 30th of July 2012, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma praises renowned musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse for finishing secondary school at the age of 60.
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Millions lost on Afghan projects

Monday 30th of July 2012, 17:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, says a report to Congress.
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Chrysler in profit on US sales

Monday 30th of July 2012, 17:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

Chrysler swings to a profit of $436m (£278m) as the carmaker was boosted by sales in its home US market.
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Madonna says boos 'not from fans'

Monday 30th of July 2012, 17:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Madonna says the angry reaction from some at her recent 45-minute show in Paris was from "thugs who were not my fans".
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GB win stunning gymnastics bronze

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Great Britain's men win gymnastics team bronze after dropping from silver following a Japanese protest.
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Racist tweet Olympian expelled

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's Olympic football team expels Michel Morganella after racist comments were posted from his Twitter account.
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New calls for action on the euro

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:14
related countries: Spain Spain

US and German ministers press for international co-operation, as markets rise on expectations that there will be imminent action to tackle the crisis.
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More Olympic tickets put on sale

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More, London

More tickets go on sale amid the row over empty seats, organisers say, as London's transport appears to run without major problems.
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Syria army steps up Aleppo attack

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:32
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces step up their assault on rebel-held areas of the second city, Aleppo, using artillery, ground forces and helicopter gunships.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest underwear?

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:39
related countries: Austria Austria

Archaeologists find a bra in a medieval Austrian castle that they say could be the oldest undergarment yet discovered.
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VIDEO: Bolivia consults tribes on jungle road

Monday 30th of July 2012, 18:41
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The Bolivian government has agreed to consult with indigenous tribes over the construction of a highway which they say will have a negative impact on their way of life.
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Agnel storms to second gold medal

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:01
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

France's Yannick Agnel wins his second gold of the London Olympics in the men's 200 freestyle as American Ryan Lochte comes fourth.
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Fifth-placed Tancock misses out

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Liam Tancock misses out on an Olympic medal in the men's 100m backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre.
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Syrian diplomat quits London post

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Syria's most senior diplomat in the UK is resigning from his London post over his government's "violent and oppressive" actions, the Foreign Office says.
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West Ham agree Carroll loan fee

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

West Ham United agree a £2m loan fee with Liverpool for England striker Andy Carroll with a view to a permanent transfer.
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Franklin outpaces Seebohm to gold

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American teenager Missy Franklin storms to 100m backstroke gold ahead of Emily Seebohm, with Britain's Gemma Spofforth fifth.
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Teen Meilutyte wins historic gold

Monday 30th of July 2012, 19:45
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United States United States

Teenager Ruta Meilutyte wins Lithuania's first Olympic swimming gold by beating American Rebecca Soni in the 100m breaststroke.
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Tearful fencer denied gold chance

Monday 30th of July 2012, 20:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean fencer Shin Lam stages a 70-minute protest before Yana Shemyakina wins gold women's epee gold.
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Cuba dissident's death 'accident'

Monday 30th of July 2012, 20:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Two foreigners who survived a car crash in which Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya was killed dismiss reports that their vehicle was forced off the road.
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Hooper 'proud' of Aboriginal flag

Monday 30th of July 2012, 20:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Damien Hooper escapes punishment for wearing a T-shirt with the Aboriginal flag on it.
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Man Utd prices shares at $16 each

Monday 30th of July 2012, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Manchester United plans to sell shares at between $16 and $20 each, raising as much as $330m (£210m) in New York, according to documents filed in the US.
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Palestinians slam 'racist' Romney

Monday 30th of July 2012, 21:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Romney

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney is accused of racism after he suggested "culture" could explain the Palestinians' economic inferiority to Israel.
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New York baby kidnapper sentenced

Monday 30th of July 2012, 21:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Ann Pettway, who stole a newborn baby from a New York hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail in the US.
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Guk wins 62kg weightlifting event

Monday 30th of July 2012, 21:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea claim their third gold medal at London 2012 as Kim Un Guk triumphs in the men's 62kg weightlifting.
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GB's hockey men thrash Argentina

Monday 30th of July 2012, 21:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Great Britain's men open their Olympic campaign with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Argentina at the Riverbank Arena.
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Man dies in Portugal drugs raid

Monday 30th of July 2012, 22:30
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain, Morocco Morocco
related places: Nine

Nine people are arrested and one dies in a Portuguese operation aimed at a ring trafficking hashish from Morocco to Spain, police say.
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Romney visit stirs Polish unions

Monday 30th of July 2012, 23:56
related countries: Israel Israel, Poland Poland

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits Poland, after remarks he made in Israel prompt criticism from a senior Palestinian official.
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