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Al-Qaeda number two in new video

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 1:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Ayman al-Zawahiri says in a new video that Iraqi insurgents have "broken the back" of the US military.
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West urges tougher line on Iran

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 2:02
related countries: Iran Iran

Western powers say they will push for a legally binding UN resolution to force Iran to cease uranium enrichment.
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US radio pundit on drugs charge

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

US radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is charged with fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs.
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Java raid targets senior militant

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 5:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two militants are killed as Indonesian police raid a house in search of wanted militant Noordin Mohammad Top.
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Pakistan stages new missile test

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 7:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan successfully tests a long-range nuclear-capable missile for the second time, the military says.
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Pressure grows for Darfur peace

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 8:28
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: Darfur

UN human rights chief Louise Arbour is due in Sudan, as the US prepares for mass rallies for peace in Darfur.
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Football: Scolari wants new deal

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 9:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes the Portuguese Football Federation will offer him a new deal.
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Reasons for hope in DR Congo

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 11:16
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Former BBC correspondent Martin Bell explains why he is optimistic about the future in DR Congo.
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Saudi Arabia's unseen reform

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 11:16
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Bridget Kendall reflects on how life is changing for women.
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Iran nuclear plan 'irreversible'

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 11:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran vows to never give up its nuclear "right", as Western powers call for action after a critical UN report.
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Cricket: Franklin records Test ton

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 13:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa, New Zealand New Zealand

James Franklin hits a maiden Test ton and debutant Jeetan Patel takes two wickets as New Zealand take control against South Africa.
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India rebels 'kill 13 villagers'

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 13:32
related countries: India India

Suspected Maoist rebels kill 13 villagers who were abducted earlier this week in central India, police say.
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SLeone prosecutor to resign

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 14:42
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The UN-backed Sierra Leone war crimes court's chief prosecutor, Desmond de Silva, is to quit his post in June.
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Prodi candidates elected speakers

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 14:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Romano Prodi's candidates are elected speakers of Italy's parliament, after several rounds of tense voting.
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Kyrgyz rally against corruption

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 15:44
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Several thousand people rally in Kyrgyzstan's capital against what they say is continuing widespread corruption.
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Vatican objects to Chinese bishop

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 16:07
related countries: China China

The Vatican urges a delay in the ordination of a Chinese bishop who has not been approved by Pope Benedict.
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Dutch halt Kenya aid over graft

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 16:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government suspends nearly $150m in aid to Kenya because of concerns over corruption.
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Saturday 29th of April 2006, 18:06
related countries: Burma Burma

The opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi rejects claims by Burma's military rulers that it has links to terror groups.
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Italy's Berlusconi set to resign

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 19:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Silvio Berlusconi is to resign as Italy's prime minister on Tuesday, three weeks after his election defeat.
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Cricket: Windies beat Zimbabwe

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 20:59
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Brian Lara leads the way as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in the opening one-day match in Antigua.
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Italian troops' bodies flown home

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 21:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Italy Italy
related places: Rome

State leaders and relatives gather in Rome to receive the bodies of three Italian soldiers killed in Iraq.
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Leftist trio seals Americas pact

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 22:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The leaders of Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba sign a deal aimed at countering US influence in Latin America.
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Rose d'Or prizes for UK sitcom

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 22:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ricky Gervais's sitcom Extras is the toast of the Rose d'Or TV awards on with two key prizes.
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Egyptian troops kill one in clash

Saturday 29th of April 2006, 23:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian troops probing the triple bomb attacks in Dahab clash with gunmen in central Sinai, killing one.
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