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Cuba thwarts attempted hijacking

Friday 4th of May 2007, 0:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A military officer has died after being taken hostage in an attempted hijacking in Cuba, officials say.
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15 injured in Assam bomb blast

Friday 4th of May 2007, 5:50
related countries: India India

A bomb explodes outside a tea stall in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, injuring 15 people, say police.
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US child rape suspect in HK court

Friday 4th of May 2007, 6:25
related countries: United States United States, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A suspected US sex offender appears in a Hong Kong court to face extradition proceedings.
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French poll rivals in final push

Friday 4th of May 2007, 6:37
related countries: France France

Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy enter the final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's presidential vote.
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Climate change 'can be tackled'

Friday 4th of May 2007, 6:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Experts at a UN climate change summit agree that emissions can be limited with small impacts on economies.
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Canada in Afghan detainee deal

Friday 4th of May 2007, 8:10
related countries: Canada Canada, Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Ottawa

Canada signs a new deal with Afghanistan to give Ottawa unrestricted access to prisoners handed to Kabul.
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Queen sees historic US settlement

Friday 4th of May 2007, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: English, Edinburgh, Queen

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to visit the site of the USA's first permanent English colony.
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Republicans back Iraq war

Friday 4th of May 2007, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

Republican contenders for the US presidency hold their first TV debate and broadly back continuing the war in Iraq.
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China claims major oil field find

Friday 4th of May 2007, 8:54
related countries: China China

China's largest oil firm, PetroChina, says it has made the country's largest crude discovery in a decade.
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Nobel laureate drops party hopes

Friday 4th of May 2007, 9:18
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus abandons plans to form his own political party.
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Kenya gets US anti-terror funds

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US announces new funding to Kenyan security forces to counter "terrorist activities" in the region.
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Mali opposition seeks poll re-run

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:16
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's opposition has formally asked the Constitutional Court to annul last Sunday's presidential election.
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Carlos the Jackal faces new trial

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:21
related countries: France France

The man known as Carlos the Jackal, serving life in France, is to face a new trial over bombings in the 1980s.
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Sri Lankans in human rights award

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan teachers win international awards for their work in highlighting human rights abuses.
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Carlos the Jackal faces new trial

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:53
related countries: France France

The man known as Carlos the Jackal, serving life in France, is to face a new trial over bombings in the 1980s.
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US issues Mid-East security plan

Friday 4th of May 2007, 10:58
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US issues a detailed plan to Israel and the Palestinians for improving security and easing limits on movement.
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Mugabe warns bishops of 'danger'

Friday 4th of May 2007, 11:00
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe tells Catholic bishops they are on a "dangerous path" if they become political.
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F1: Alonso backs Spain changes

Friday 4th of May 2007, 11:17
related countries: Spain Spain

World champion Fernando Alonso says changes to Spain's Grand Prix track will make overtaking easier.
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Japan child numbers at record low

Friday 4th of May 2007, 12:40
related countries: Japan Japan

The number of children under the age of 15 in Japan has fallen to 17.38 million, a record low, figures show.
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Iranian ex-leader to visit Vatican

Friday 4th of May 2007, 12:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami meets the Pope amid moves to improve Catholic-Muslim ties.
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Zambia's Chiluba guilty of graft

Friday 4th of May 2007, 12:53
related countries: Zambia Zambia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Zambia's ex-President Frederick Chiluba is found guilty of stealing $46m (£23m) by a UK court.
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Guns banned from Somali streets

Friday 4th of May 2007, 15:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The new mayor of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, ban people from carrying weapons on the streets.
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Ukraine rivals agree early poll

Friday 4th of May 2007, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's president and prime minister agree to hold an early general election, ending weeks of deadlock.
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Tennis: Kuznetsova beats Venus

Friday 4th of May 2007, 16:29
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Svetlana Kuznetsova comes from a set down to defeat Venus Williams at the J&S Cup in Warsaw.
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Toddler 'abducted' during holiday

Friday 4th of May 2007, 16:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A search is extended for a British three-year-old who may have been abducted on a family holiday in Portugal.
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Rice-breeder joins world leaders

Friday 4th of May 2007, 16:40
related countries: United States United States, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leone scientist is voted among the world's most influential people by the US Time magazine.
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Afghan council accuses US forces

Friday 4th of May 2007, 17:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kandahar

An Afghan tribal council says an air strike by US-led forces this week killed at least 13 civilians in Kandahar province.
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Iran FM attacks US policy in Iraq

Friday 4th of May 2007, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Egypt Egypt

Iran launches a strong attack on US policy in Iraq, as hopes of US-Iranian high-level talks are dashed.
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Nationalists win Scottish vote

Friday 4th of May 2007, 17:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The pro-independence SNP become the largest party in the Scottish parliament, beating Labour into second.
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Sierra Leone to delay elections

Friday 4th of May 2007, 18:17
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's presidential elections are to be delayed by two weeks, the country's electoral commission says.
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SNP beats Labour in Scottish poll

Friday 4th of May 2007, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish National Party becomes the biggest party in the Scottish parliament, beating Tony Blair's Labour.
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Journalists jailed in Azerbaijan

Friday 4th of May 2007, 19:42
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Two journalists in Azerbaijan are jailed after publishing an article that some Muslims said insulted Islam.
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US Iraq troops 'condone torture'

Friday 4th of May 2007, 20:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

More than a third of US troops in Iraq condone torture in some circumstances, a US survey finds.
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Brazil to break Aids drug patent

Friday 4th of May 2007, 20:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil's president decides to override an Aids drug patent held by a US pharmaceutical firm.
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Haiti migrants in boat disaster

Friday 4th of May 2007, 21:33
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

At least 22 Haitians are dead and dozens are missing after their boat capsizes in the West Indies, US officials say.
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Shining Path leader to wed lover

Friday 4th of May 2007, 23:02
related countries: Peru Peru

The leader of Peru's Shining Path rebel group will marry his second-in-command in a prison wedding.
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