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Barclays to table formal ABN bid

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 0:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British bank Barclays says it will table a formal £45bn offer for Dutch bank ABN Amro within six weeks.
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Campaigners in cluster ban push

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 1:35
related countries: Peru Peru

Delegates from 70 countries meet in Peru to push forward a campaign to ban cluster bombs by the end of 2008.
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Castro says his health 'improved'

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 1:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

In his first statement on his health in 10 months, Cuba's President Castro says he has had several operations.
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US to push for new Iran sanctions

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 4:08
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it will press for a new set of sanctions on Iran for defying UN demands to stop enriching uranium.
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Militants reject Gaza truce call

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 4:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian militants say there will be no ceasefire until Israel stops attacks in Gaza, as a minister is detained.
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Body was missing US soldier

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 6:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military confirms that a body pulled from the Euphrates river is one of three US soldiers missing in Iraq.
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No breakthrough at US-China talks

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 6:43
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US and China agree commercial deals at trade talks, but fail to make ground on key currency issues.
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Teenager becomes youngest US Idol

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 8:08
related countries: United States United States

Seventeen-year-old Jordin Sparks becomes the youngest ever winner of TV talent show American Idol.
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UN shuts Morocco refugee office

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 8:21
related countries: Morocco Morocco

The UN refugee office closes its office in Morocco after what it said was a violent protest by migrants.
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India tigers 'in rapid decline'

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 8:25
related countries: India India

India has far fewer tigers living in the wild than had previously been thought, a major study suggests.
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Uefa blames Reds fans for chaos

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 8:44
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Uefa blames Liverpool fans for the ticketing problems before Wednesday's Champions League final in Athens.
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Cricket: Kumble fit for key match

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 9:01
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

India spinner Anil Kumble is ready to play in the second and final Test against Bangladesh, which starts in Dhaka on Friday.
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US paedophile arrested in India

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 9:19
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Asia

Police in India arrest a convicted US paedophile who Interpol says has been on the run in Asia for 11 months.
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UK show rapped over Shetty racism

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 9:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ofcom rules Channel 4 made "serious" misjudgements in its handling of the Celebrity Big Brother race row.
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Austrian Olympic Committee fined

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 9:48
related countries: Austria Austria

The IOC fine the Austrian Olympic Committee £500,000 over the doping affair at last year's Turin Winter Games.
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Canada police hunt school killer

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 9:56
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Canadian police are hunting the killer of a teenager shot dead at a Toronto school, a crime that shocks the city.
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Blaze destroys Geneva synagogue

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 10:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Geneva

A fire ravages a synagogue in the city of Geneva, in what Swiss police suspect was an arson attack.
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Kenyan judge frees sect leader

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 10:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A leader of a banned Kenyan sect is freed by a judge, days after gruesome killings were blamed on the group.
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Toothpaste scare prompts checks

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 10:36
related countries: United States United States, China China

US health officials are checking shipments of toothpaste from China for a potentially lethal chemical.
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Iraq funeral hit by car bombing

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 10:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A car bombing in the Iraqi city of Falluja kills more than 20 people and injures 35 others, medics report.
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Fresh fighting at Lebanon camp

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 10:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Fears for trapped refugees grow as fighting between army troops and Islamist militants resumes in Lebanon.
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OECD optimistic on world growth

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 11:15
related countries: United States United States

The OECD says that the world economy is rebalancing, with the EU and Japan taking over from the US.
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UN warns on Iran nuclear aims

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 12:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The head of the UN's atomic agency says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon in three to eight years.
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Tamil rebels launch naval attack

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 12:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tamil Tiger rebels say they have killed 35 sailors in an attack on a naval base in northern Sri Lanka.
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Methane blast rocks Russian mine

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 12:13
related countries: Russia Russia

A methane blast rocks a Russian coal mine, killing at least 36 workers and injuring a further six.
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Yar'Adua 'to make poll reforms'

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 12:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's president-elect says he will reform the election process - strongly criticised during last month's poll.
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The dark side of China's Las Vegas

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 12:42
related countries: Macau Macau, China China

David Edmonds reports from Macau in South China which has overtaken Las Vegas as the world's most lucrative gambling centre.
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Corruption 'undermining' justice

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 13:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Russia Russia

Rising political interference in the courts is harming justice in Argentina and Russia, a corruption watchdog says.
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Sealed with an Argentine kiss

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 13:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Daniel Schweimler has difficulty adjusting to the kissing culture in Buenos Aires.
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Greenspan fears China market fall

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 13:58
related countries: China China

Chinese shares fall after Alan Greenspan said its stock markets were due for a "dramatic contraction".
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Japan eyes 50% gas cut

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 14:13
related countries: Japan Japan

The world should halve emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, Japan's prime minister says.
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Israel detains 30 Hamas officials

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 14:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel detains more than 30 senior Hamas officials, including the Palestinian education minister.
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Social security for Indian poor

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 15:07
related countries: India India

India's government announces an ambitious plan to provide millions of poor people with social security.
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Police free from Pakistan mosque

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 15:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hardline clerics at a radical mosque in the Pakistani capital free two policemen taken hostage last week.
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Ukraine's political crisis grows

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 15:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's political crisis worsens after President Viktor Yushchenko sacks the nation's top prosecutor.
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Millionaires on US slavery charge

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 16:07
related countries: India India, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

An Indian-born couple appear in court charged with keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their US home.
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Egypt allows new political party

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 18:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian authorities license a new party led by a former prominent member of the ruling National Democratic Party.
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Crisis appeal for Darfur region

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 19:08
related countries: Chad Chad, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK charities launch an appeal to save lives among the 4.5m people at risk in Darfur and neighbouring countries.
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Fierce gunfire in Lebanese camp

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 19:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Heavy gunfire briefly erupts at a refugee camp in Lebanon where Islamist militants are defying Lebanese troops.
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Betonsports admits racketeering

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 21:28
related countries: United States United States

Online gaming firm Betonsports pleads guilty in the US to charges of money laundering and racketeering.
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Date set for Gonzales vote

Thursday 24th of May 2007, 22:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The US Senate is to hold a vote of no-confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in June.
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