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August 23, 2012

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Three Choirs Festival (Third full week in August)

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Beijing, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- China is ready to increase cooperation with Russia under the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Office said on Thursday.
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Washington, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- California Governor Jerry brown declared a state of emergency in three northern California counties late Wednesday after a wildfire that already has destroyed 64 homes advanced with 25-meter flames on a tiny community near a national park.
Kampala, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- A Ugandan activist group is threatening demonstrations if the country's military doesn't withdraw its troops from Somalia, where they form the bulk of an African Union peacekeeping force.
Bangkok, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Thai officials Thursday issued warnings of heavy rain and floods to residents of the northern and southern provinces, as Typhoon Tembin and other monsoon storms threatened the regions.
United Nations, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Lakhdar Brahimi, the newly-appointed U.
Geneva, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Delegates Thursday began three days of talks on how to set up a $100 billion-a-year fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.
PARIS, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- France could scrap a television advertising ban on the state-owned broadcaster if EU authorities rule against a tax levied to raise funds to compensate the group for lost revenue, Reuter cited the country's budget minister as saying on Thursday.
Dakar, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Senegal has concluded a historic deal with the African Union to create a special court to try Chad's former President Hissene Habre.
OSLO, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Police say a Norwegian military plane has made an emergency landing and that 10 people aboard it have been rushed to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, AP reported.
ZAGREB, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- Four people were killed and 28 injured when a hot-air balloon carrying tourists, including children, caught fire and came down near the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Thursday, Reuters cited the police as saying.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Shawwal 5, 1433, Aug 23, 2012, SPA -- A unique new species of rat that lives off earthworms and doesn't chew or gnaw has been discovered in Indonesia, according to AP.