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What happend on September 2nd 2012

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Peru state of emergency to end

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 0:34
related countries: Peru Peru

Peru's government decides not to renew a state of emergency in three provinces, to allow talks about a controversial gold mining project to resume.
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Jordan in Syria crisis aid plea

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 1:49
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Jordan calls for international help to cope with the influx of refugees, as escalating fighting in Syria increases the number of fleeing civilians.
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VIDEO: Leaders gather for Zenawi burial

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 4:05
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

African leaders have gathered in Addis Ababa for the state funeral of Ethiopia's long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died last month.
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Denmark pioneers hi-tech memorials

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 7:30
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark goes hi-tech to honour the dead
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PM 'fighting' for economic growth

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 8:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he wants to "cut through the dither" holding the UK back, as he prepares a series of measures designed to promote economic growth.
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VIDEO: Songwriter Hal David dies at 91

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, has died at the age of 91.
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Zuma 'will not act' in mine case

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 9:32
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African leader Jacob Zuma refuses to free 270 miners charged with murdering 34 colleagues shot by police under a contentious apartheid-era law.
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Tutu calling for Blair-Bush trial

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 9:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court over their role in the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu says.
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Ofsted chief urges GCSE overhaul

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 10:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

GCSE exams should be "thoroughly overhauled," the chief schools inspector in England says, as he raises concerns about examination standards.
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France helps Credit Immobilier

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 10:18
related countries: France France

Struggling French mortgage lender Credit Immobilier has its assets guaranteed by the government.
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Afghan recruits training halted

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 10:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Training for new recruits into the Afghan local police is suspended while they are re-vetted for possible ties to the Taliban, US officials say.
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Has Israeli firm cracked electric car angst?

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 10:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Does Israeli invention spell end to electric car angst?
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GB's mixed four win rowing gold

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's mixed coxed four win a thrilling gold to secure the only rowing medal for the host nation at Eton Dorney.
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Walk On By lyricist David dies

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hit songs with collaborator Burt Bacharach, dies from complications stemming from a stroke aged 91.
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Blast in 'Damascus security area'

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 11:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

An explosion is reported in an area of the Syrian capital Damascus which houses major military and security compounds.
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Japan survey of disputed islands

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 12:00
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Beijing

A group of Japanese officials conduct a survey of a group of islands claimed by both Japan and China, drawing protests from Beijing.
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Hamilton angers team with tweet

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 12:09
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has angered his team after posting sensitive technical information on Twitter.
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Pakistan blasphemy case imam held

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 12:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An imam is remanded in Pakistan, accused of planting pages of the Koran in the bag of a Christian girl held on blasphemy charges.
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Pirate Bay founder Warg arrested

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 13:15
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of the popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay, is arrested in Cambodia, police say.
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Thousands attend Meles funeral

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 13:39
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

Thousands of people and many foreign leaders attend the funeral in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa of long-serving PM Meles Zenawi.
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Imperious Button wins in Belgium

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 13:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Jenson Button wins the Belgian GP after a first-corner crash puts Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso out.
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Indian woman's 24-year fight to prove she is alive

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 14:05
related countries: India India

How a 'dead' Indian woman returned to life
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VIDEO: Pakistan blasphemy case imam held

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani imam has been remanded in custody, accused by his deputy of planting pages of the Koran among burnt pages in the bag of a Christian girl held for blasphemy.
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In pictures: Ethiopian PM Meles' funeral

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 14:39
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia stages first state funeral for a leader for 80 years
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Algeria diplomat 'killed in Mali'

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 15:40
related countries: Mali Mali, Algeria Algeria

An Islamist militant group in Mali says it executed one of Algerian diplomats seized in April.
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Israel removes West Bank settlers

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 15:53
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Scuffles erupt as Israeli police remove Jewish settlers from an illegal West Bank outpost of Migron, north of Jerusalem.
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Grosjean banned over Spa GP crash

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 15:56
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Spa

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is given a one-race ban for causing the first-corner crash at the Belgian Grand Prix.
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Pilot whales stranded on coast

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 16:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A total of 16 pilot whales die and 10 others are saved after being stranded on the east coast of Scotland.
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Egypt retires 70 army generals

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 16:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian government announces that 70 army generals from the era of ousted President Hosni Mubarak are to be retired.
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VIDEO: Thousands attend Meles funeral

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 16:46
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Thousands of people have been attending the state funeral in Addis Ababa of Ethiopia's long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died last month.
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SA to drop miner murder charges

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 17:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Murder charges against 270 striking South African miners, brought under an apartheid-era law, are to be provisionally dropped, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: El Salvador's fireball tradition

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 17:23
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: Nejapa

Residents in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have been commemorating a volcanic eruption in 1658 which destroyed the town, by hurling fireballs at each other.
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Bell helps England to series lead

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 17:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits a classy 88 as England chase down a target of 221 to beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth ODI.
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Paralympics: Meet the international fans

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 17:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

International fans excited at London Paralympic Games
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VIDEO: Marikana mine victims buried

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 18:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Some of the burials of the miners who were shot dead by police at the Marikana mine in South Africa have been buried over the weekend.
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Veil breakthrough on Egypt's TV

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 18:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A woman presenter reads the news on Egypt's TV in Islamic headscarf for what is believed to be first time since the state channel opened in 1960.
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Honduran police find five bodies

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 20:27
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The bodies of four teenage girls and one young man are found mutilated and wrapped in rubbish bags on the northern coast of Honduras.
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Kumbh Mela media plan put on hold

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 20:53
related countries: India India

A plan to sell media rights to the Kumbh Mela - the world's biggest religious festival in India - is put on hold, amid strong opposition from Hindu leaders.
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Djokovic easily beats Benneteau

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic reaches the fourth round, with victory too for Andy Roddick.
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'No evidence' of Amazon attack

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 22:01
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A team of Venezuelan military officers and prosecutors says it has failed to find evidence of a reported mass killing of Yanomami indigenous people.
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Angry Pistorius misses 200m gold

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 22:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Oscar Pistorius wants tougher regulations on the length of running blades after suffering a shock loss in the final of the Paralympic T44 200m.
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Angola poll deemed free and fair

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 22:21
related countries: Angola Angola

African Union observers say Angola's general election was free and fair, despite opposition claims of fraud, as the governing MPLA declares victory.
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VIDEO: How to test a jet fighter helmet

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 23:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rochester

Alan Jowett of BAE Systems explains how the modern digital smart helmets that his company manufacture in Rochester, England, are tested before being shipped to customers.
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Stosur ends Robson's US Open run

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Robson

Britain's Laura Robson is out of the US Open after losing 6-4 6-4 to defending champion Sam Stosur in the fourth round.
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A deserter's 28 years on the run

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

How a US Air Force deserter survived 28 years on the run
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Inside a Venezuela beauty school

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 23:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela school that trains beauty queens young
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Last stand of the spider tortoise

Sunday 2nd of September 2012, 23:58
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Fate awaiting Madagascar's spider tortoises?
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