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What happend on September 8th 2012

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US campaign opens with jobs row

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney take the debate over US unemployment to swing states, at the start of a two-month run-in to election day.
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'Dozens killed' in Sudan clashes

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 1:09
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's army and rebels both claim victory in separate clashes in Darfur and South Kordofan, which reportedly left dozens of people dead.
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Mexican boy with gun sparks raid

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 2:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hermosillo

Mexican police find a large cache of weapons at a home in Hermosillo, in a search sparked by a nine-year-old boy taking a gun to school.
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VIDEO: Obama Romney clash over US economy

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 3:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney have clashed over the US economy after the release of disappointing employment figures.
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China's quake death toll rises

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 3:53
related countries: China China

At least 80 people are now known to have died in a series of earthquakes in south-western China, as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas.
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VIDEO: Woman 'hits Renoir jackpot'

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 4:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A woman in Virginia, US, may have hit the jackpot after discovering what is thought to be an original Renoir painting at a flea market for $50 (£31).
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Mexican held over US agent murder

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 5:27
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexican police say they have arrested a man accused of the killing of a US border agent in a botched US operation to track smuggled guns.
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Cuba's role in the war on drugs

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

How Cuba's war on drugs is winning praise from the US
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VIDEO: Cuba's key role in the war on drugs

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 6:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Havana

Cuba has a long-established zero tolerance policy on drugs, and now Havana is helping US officials stop the flow of narcotics from South America.
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Hu makes pledge on Chinese growth

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 7:11
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao promises to maintain economic growth to support a global recovery, at the start of the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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VIDEO: Hard times in Russia's 'blind village'

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 8:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Rusinovo

The village of Rusinovo was created in the days of the Soviet Union, when state money was widely used to fund housing and employment schemes.
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US seeks better Russia trade ties

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 8:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Vladivostok

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US administration wants to normalise trade relations with Russia this month, as she attends the Apec summit in Vladivostok.
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Suicide attack near base in Kabul

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 9:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A teenage suicide bomber kills at least six people including a number of children near the headquarters of the Nato-led coalition in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Nigerian troops 'kill militants'

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 10:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian army says it has killed seven suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram in a gun battle in the north of the country.
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VIDEO: Scenes of devastation after China quake

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 11:44
related countries: China China

At least 80 people are now known to have died in a series of earthquakes in south-western China, as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas.
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Minister urges right-to-die shift

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People seeking help to die should be allowed to get assistance in the UK, newly-promoted health minister Anna Soubry says.
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US woman snaps up $50 'Renoir'

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:22
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Pierre

Experts say a painting bought for a few dollars at a US flea market may turn out to be a a work by French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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Pakistan 'blasphemy girl' bailed

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Christian Pakistani girl who was accused by an imam of burning pages of the Koran has been released from jail on bail, an official says.
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HK backs down on patriot classes

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:48
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government backs down over plans to force schoolchildren to take Chinese patriotism classes, after weeks of protests.
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Hamilton on pole ahead of Button

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:48
related countries: Italy Italy, Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position for the Italian GP ahead of team-mate Jenson Button, to seal a McLaren one-two.
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Egypt reports Sinai death toll

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 13:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian armed forces have killed 32 "criminal elements" since launching an operation against militants in Sinai, a spokesman says.
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Greece: The pain behind the beauty

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 14:02
related countries: Greece Greece

The tragic stories behind the sights Greece's tourists see
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VIDEO: Tales of woe from workers in Qatar

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 14:48
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar has one of the most restrictive labour systems in the Gulf, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch.
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VIDEO: Hospital health drive in Abu Dhabi

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 14:51
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is now investing heavily in new hospitals, but is this the best way to ensure the the wellbeing of its population?
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I could have taken pole - Alonso

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 15:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso laments the mechanical failure that ruined his chances of pole position for the Italian GP.
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McCartney gets top French honour

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 15:48
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande presents former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney with the country's highest public award, the Legion of Honour.
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Pakistan, India strike visa deal

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 16:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan and India agree a visa deal which will ease travel between the two countries, part of a broad attempt to improve bilateral relations.
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Police search home of Alps dead

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A police search operation has taken place at the home of a British couple shot dead in the Alps, as French investigators ask for help from officers in neighbouring Italy and Switzerland.
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Syria rockets kill girl in Iraq

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Syrian rockets hit an Iraqi border town killing a young girl, in one of the the most serious spillovers of violence since the Syrian conflict began.
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England fall to heavy T20 defeat

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 16:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bat poorly and fall to a seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 matches.
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Colombia's Serna ready for marathon effort

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 17:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Visually impaired runner Elkin Serna has come a long way from a remote region of Colombia to run on the streets of London.
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Fighting cuts Aleppo water supply

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

About 100 people have died in violence across Syria, activists say, as large parts of the city of Aleppo are left without water.
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Alps shooting inquiry 'complex'

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 19:49
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The investigation into the shooting of a British man and his family in France is likely to be "long and complex", a senior police officer has said.
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VIDEO: HK backs down on patriot classes

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 20:05
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government has backed down over plans to make schoolchildren take Chinese patriotism classes, after weeks of protests.
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Murray through to US Open final

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach Monday's US Open final, where he will play Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer.
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Thousands at Games finale weekend

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 21:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's Olympic Park is playing host to hundreds of thousands of people on the final weekend of the Paralympics.
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'Islamists' killed in Yemen clash

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 21:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's army and allied tribal fighters kill at least four suspected al-Qaeda militants in the southern Abyan province, officials say.
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Tornado halts US Open semi-final

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 21:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US Open semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer is suspended because of a severe weather warning in New York.
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Smart sharks pass on feeding tips

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

Sharks have the ability to learn from each other's behaviour, US scientists find.
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In pictures: India prepares for Kumbh Mela

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 23:32
related countries: India India

India prepares for Kumbh Mela festival
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Saudi Arabia's al-Qaeda challenge

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 23:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's continuing struggle to quash threat from al-Qaeda
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The forbidden toilets of China

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 23:40
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The forbidden public toilets of Beijing
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Nicaraguans flee erupting volcano

Saturday 8th of September 2012, 23:57
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: San Cristobal

Some 3,000 people leave their homes in Nicaragua as the country's highest volcano, San Cristobal, spews ash and gas high into the atmosphere.
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