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Bolivian farmer dies in protests

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 0:07
related countries: Canada Canada, Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Potosi

A Bolivian indigenous farmer dies in protests against a silver-mining project owned by a Canadian company near the southern city of Potosi.
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Ecowas urges Mali unity cabinet

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 0:11
related countries: Mali Mali

West African leaders call for a unity government and interational military intervention in Mali, to restore stability after a military coup in March.
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Jack Abramoff on CNN: Why does US TV book bad guys?

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 0:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why does US TV book disgraced public figures as pundits?
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Gifts are secret of firefly sex

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 0:52
related countries: Maldives Maldives
related places: Male

Male fireflies with the biggest “nuptial gifts”, rather than the insects with the flashiest bodies, win over the females, say scientists.
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Cholera reaches Cuba's capital

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 1:04
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The BBC learns that a patient has been diagnosed with cholera in the Cuban capital, Havana, days after the deaths of three people in the south-east.
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Caves shed light on France at war

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 1:33
related countries: France France

French battlefield memories etched in stone
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VIDEO: Afghan woman executed for adultery

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 2:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan have publicly executed a woman after accusing her of adultery.
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Women bishops vote facing delay

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 2:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are growing signs that a key vote on the contentious issue of women bishops will be postponed by the Church of England's ruling synod.
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VIDEO: Mexicans challenge election in march

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 2:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City are demonstrating against the result of the presidential election, which was won by Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Southern Russia floods kill 144

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 4:33
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Krasnodar

More than 144 people have been killed as flash floods swept through parts of the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, officials say.
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Andy Murray column: the final hurdle

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

"One thing I guarantee is that I'll fight my absolute heart out," writes the British number one in his column for BBC Sport.
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US heatwave leaves dozens dead

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 9:01
related countries: United States United States

At least 42 people die over several days, as a heatwave brings record-breaking temperatures to swathes of the central and eastern US.
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Rain and flood warnings persist

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dozens of flood warnings remain in place across Britain with more heavy rainfall forecast for some areas later.
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VIDEO: Chinese acrobat 'survives high wire fall'

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 9:05
related countries: China China

A Chinese Dawa Zi acrobat escaped with minor injuries after falling off a high wire 200 metres above ground, according to China state television channel CCTV.
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In pictures: US heatwave

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

US struggles to stay cool in deadly heatwave
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VIDEO: US heatwave turns 'triple-digit'

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

A heatwave across 22 American states has been blamed for the deaths of at least 30 people.
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VIDEO: Hollywood honours Batman director

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 11:43
related countries: China China

Film director Christopher Nolan honoured with hand and footprints outside Grauman's Chinese theater in Hollywood.
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Sarandon pays tribute to Ephron

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 12:00
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Actress Susan Sarandon pays an emotional tribute to the late writer and director Nora Ephron as she accepts an honorary award at a Czech Film Festival.
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Pedrosa wins after Stoner crashes

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 12:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Defending champion Casey Stoner crashes out on the last lap of the German MotoGP as team-mate Dani Pedrosa takes his first win of the season.
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East Timor PM heads for poll win

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 12:05
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's party wins the general election, but will have to look for coalition partners, provisional results suggest.
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Count begins after Libya election

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 13:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Votes are being counted in Libya's first national election since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi, with a good turnout reported.
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Webber beats Alonso in British GP

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Red Bull's Mark Webber wins the British Grand Prix after a dramatic late pass on Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Ding family murders suspect held

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 13:43
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A man believed to be the businessman wanted in connection with the murders of the Ding family in Northampton is arrested in Morocco.
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Nigeria Christian villages raided

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Heavily armed gangs attack Christian villages in northern Nigeria, sparking a day of violence in which 37 people are killed, the military says.
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Israeli Likud backs conscript law

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party backs a controversial plan to end conscription exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arab Israelis.
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Jolie becomes 'Sarajevo citizen'

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:33
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Angelina Jolie is made an honorary citizen of Sarajevo at the the city's film festival in recognition of her film about the Bosnian War.
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Balls urges greater bank reforms

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour's Ed Balls demands that top High Street banks should be forced to sell off hundreds of branches in a "root-and-branch" reform of the industry.
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WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:53
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris, Berlin

The gravestones of German soldiers who died in World War I are desecrated in France, as Paris and Berlin mark 50 years of post-war reconciliation.
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Donors pledge $16bn in Afghan aid

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 14:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Donors at a conference on Afghanistan pledge to give $16bn in civilian aid over four years, to safeguard its future after foreign forces leave.
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Wiggins retains overall Tour lead

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 15:33
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins retains the overall lead in the Tour de France as French youngster Thibaut Pinot takes a superb win on stage eight.
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Giggs to captain GB at Olympics

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs is named captain of Team GB's Olympic squad, with Casey Stoney captaining the women's team.
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Syria holds military exercises

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 16:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria holds military exercises simulating responses to "hostile attack", state TV says, as President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country.
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Putin orders flood deaths inquiry

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Krasnodar

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an inquiry into whether enough was done to prevent mass deaths in the southern flood-hit Krasnodar region.
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Saudi princess in UK asylum claim

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 17:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The daughter of Saudi Arabia's former ruler King Saud says she is seeking political asylum in the UK.
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Murray denied by majestic Federer

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 17:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream is ended by Roger Federer as the Swiss seals a record-equalling seventh title with a four-set win.
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DR Congo rebels seize key town

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 18:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Rutshuru

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo seize the eastern town of Rutshuru after several days of clashes in the region.
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VIDEO: Devastation after deadly Russia floods

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 18:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Homes in southern Russia are cleaning up after flash floods, which killed at least 150 people.
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VIDEO: WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 19:20
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The graves of 40 German soldiers who died during World War I have been vandalised at a military cemetery in northern France, officials say.
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Nigeria officials die at funeral

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 21:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Two Nigerian politicians die during an attack by gunmen on a funeral for victims of communal violence that has flared around Jos in Plateau state.
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US actor Ernest Borgnine dies

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 21:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning US actor Ernest Borgnine dies at the age of 95, his spokesman says.
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Egypt president reinstates MPs

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 21:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian leader Mohammed Mursi overturns an order dissolving parliament, in a move likely to anger military chiefs.
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Sudan opposition figure arrested

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 22:38
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A prominent Sudanese opposition politician is arrested, his party says, amid growing protests against economic hardship.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 23:01
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska faces a rival billionaire in London's High Court on Monday in one of the UK's largest ever commercial disputes.
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MPs to probe Tucker over Barclays

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of England is to appear before MPs later to be questioned about a conversation he had with the former boss of Barclays.
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Afghan bomb kills Nato soldiers

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 23:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six US soldiers serving with the Nato forces are killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, the Western military alliance says.
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US 'destabilising Syria' - Assad

Sunday 8th of July 2012, 23:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country by providing political protection for "gangs" inside Syria.
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