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Costa Rica embassy drama ends

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 1:27
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Russia Russia
related places: San Jose

A hostage drama at Russia's embassy in Costa Rica ends peacefully when an armed man surrenders to police.
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Ukraine aims for Eurovision glory

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 1:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Twenty-four nations will compete to win the Eurovision Song Contest, with Ukraine the bookies' favourite.
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Armenia holds parliamentary poll

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 4:04
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenians are voting in a parliamentary election seen as a test of the country's commitment to democracy.
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Cheney warns Iran on Gulf visit

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 4:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US Vice-President Dick Cheney issues a warning to Iran from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
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Zimbabwe to chair major UN body

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 4:35
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is elected to head the UN body on sustainable development, despite strong Western objections.
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Virginia Tech students graduate

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 6:36
related countries: United States United States

The US university where 32 students and staff were killed in a gun rampage has held its graduation ceremony.
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Birds 'starve' at S Korea wetland

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 9:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Thousands of migrating birds face hardship because of a South Korean land project, conservationists say.
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Izmir market bombing injures 15

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 10:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Izmir

Fifteen people are injured after a bomb explodes in a market in the Turkish port of Izmir, police say.
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Russia clinches gas pipeline deal

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 10:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Russia and Turkmenistan are to build a new gas pipeline around the Caspian Sea, in a setback for EU hopes.
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A pygmy conference

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 10:45
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

John James attends an international conference of pygmies in Congo's tropical rainforest.
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Cricket: Gambhir inspires India

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 11:09
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Gautam Gambhir hits 101 as India beat Bangladesh by 46 runs in Dhaka to win their one-day series.
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The comfort of a rusting roof

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 11:19
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Elizabeth Blunt travels to Lofa County in Liberia to witness attempts to rebuild normal life after years of war.
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Iraqi Shia party changes name

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 11:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One of Iraq's two main Shia parties, Sciri, changes its name to reflect country's new political realities.
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F1: Spanish GP qualifying

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 11:37
related countries: Spain Spain

Felipe Massa takes pole for Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Iceland votes in tight elections

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 12:35
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Voters in Iceland head to the polls, in what observers say could be the closest general election in years.
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Bomb blast mars UN Somalia visit

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 13:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A bomb blast kills four people in Somalia as the highest-ranking UN official to visit in 10 years arrives in Mogadishu.
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Guinea's defence minister sacked

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 13:43
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's defence minister and army chief of staff sacked after days of rioting by protesting soldiers.
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Storm kills 27 in northern India

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 14:08
related countries: India India

At least 27 people are killed and dozens injured as violent storms hit northern India, police say.
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Sheryl Crow adopts baby

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

US singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has adopted a two-week-old boy, who has been named Wyatt Steven.
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Afghan FM sacked over refugees

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 15:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Afghan MPs sack the country's foreign minister for failing to stop the deportation of refugees from Iran.
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Pope visits drug clinic in Brazil

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 16:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Aparecida

Pope Benedict XVI continues his Brazil tour, visiting a drugs treatment centre in the shrine city of Aparecida
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Fire damages iconic Mao portrait

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 16:39
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The portrait of Chairman Mao in Beijing's Tiananmen Square has been damaged and a man has been arrested.
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Madeleine reward rises to £2.5m

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 17:22
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The reward for information leading to the return of UK girl Madeleine McCann, missing in Portugal, rises to £2.5m.
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Police die in Afghan bomb blast

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 17:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eight police are killed and several others hurt by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Afghan police say.
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Federer in shock split from coach

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 20:10
related countries: France France

Roger Federer leaves his long-term coach Tony Roche just two weeks before the start of the French Open.
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'Pro-family' groups rally in Rome

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 21:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Hundreds of thousands of conservative activists protest in Rome against a law giving more rights to gay couples.
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Guinea soldiers riot over talks

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 21:56
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Rioting soldiers take to the streets of Guinea again, after the president fails to attend talks on work conditions.
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Violent clashes hit Pakistan city

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 22:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Political rivals clash in Karachi, killing some 34 people, in Pakistan's worst political violence in years.
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American troops missing in Iraq

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 22:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US and Iraqi forces search for three soldiers missing after an insurgent attack south of Baghdad.
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Serbian ballad wins at Eurovision

Saturday 12th of May 2007, 22:53
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

Serbian singer Marija Serifovic wins this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, beating 23 other acts.
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