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NI ministers get down to business

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 1:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's new ministers will begin their first engagements following the return of devolution.
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Clinton unveils Aids drugs deal

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 2:03
related countries: India India, United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton unveils a deal with two Indian drugs firms to cheaply produce HIV/Aids drugs.
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Arrests over US army base 'plot'

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 2:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six men are arrested in New Jersey on charges of planning to attack a US army base using automatic weapons.
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Afghan Senate urges Taleban talks

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 2:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan Senators back a bill calling on the government in Kabul to open direct talks with local Taleban militants.
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US drops Cuban militant's charges

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 4:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Castro

A US judge throws out immigration charges against Cuban anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles.
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Queen teases Bush over gaffe

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 6:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, Queen

The Queen jokes about US President Bush's gaffe in which he nearly aged her by 200 years.
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Toyota continues to power ahead

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 7:58
related countries: United States United States

Toyota continues to show solid growth thanks to the popularity of its models in the US and Europe, with profits up 9%.
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Eight dead from Philippine blast

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 9:19
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least eight people are now known to have been killed in Tuesday's attack in the southern Philippines.
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Presidential poll ends in E Timor

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 9:54
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Polls close in East Timor, after a presidential election seen as critical to the young nation's future.
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Madeleine uncle urges hunt focus

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 10:33
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The uncle of missing Madeleine McCann says people should not dwell on criticisms of the investigation.
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'Tired' Obama in tornado gaffe

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 11:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kansas

US presidential candidate Barack Obama dramatically exaggerates the number killed in recent tornadoes in Kansas.
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Mumbai blasts acquitted set free

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 11:41
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A court in Mumbai formally acquits 23 people who were charged over India's deadliest bombings.
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Nigerian gunmen seize US workers

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Four US oil workers are kidnapped in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta, only hours after 11 foreigners are freed.
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Tennis: Sharapova injury fears

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:21
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

Maria Sharapova pulls out of next week's Italian Open through injury and could miss the French Open.
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Putin in veiled attack on Estonia

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Estonia Estonia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says "desecration" of war memorials sows discord between nations.
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Sarkozy drifts into controversy

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:44
related countries: France France

French President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy faces criticism for holidaying on a luxury yacht before taking office.
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Electricity rationed in Zimbabwe

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are to be limited to four hours of electricity a day in a bid to help the country's wheat farmers.
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Bosnian Serb wins genocide appeal

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:51
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

UN appeals judges reverse the conviction of a Bosnian Serb general found guilty of complicity in genocide.
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US-Iran academic detained in Iran

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 12:55
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

A prominent US think-tank says one of its researchers has been detained in the Iranian capital Tehran.
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Germany tries obesity campaign

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 13:40
related countries: Germany Germany

The German government is launching an action plan to cut obesity rates sharply by 2020.
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Perth girls get life for murder

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 14:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Two teenage girls in Australia are jailed for life for killing a friend simply to see if they would feel remorse.
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Zimbabwe to extradite Mann

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 14:13
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Zimbabwe court agrees to extradite an alleged UK mercenary to Equatorial Guinea, but he appeals.
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Cheney in Baghdad for key talks

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 14:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Vice-President Dick Cheney visits Baghdad to push Iraqis towards a political solution to the unrest.
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Biman announces huge job losses

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 14:31
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Cash-strapped Bangladesh Biman Airlines announces plans to slash its workforce to cut financial losses.
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Irish teen wins abortion battle

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 15:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

An Irish teenager will be able to travel to Britain for an abortion after winning her High Court battle in Dublin.
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Irish teen wins abortion battle

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 15:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

An Irish teenager will be able to travel to Britain for an abortion after winning her High Court battle in Dublin.
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Air raid 'kills Afghan civilians'

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 15:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US-led forces kill at least 21 civilians in an air strike in southern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Anger at Somali face veil burning

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 15:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Hand grenades go off in the Somali capital where soldiers were confiscating and burning women's face veils.
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Cuba anger at US exile decision

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 16:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Castro

Cuba condemns the decision of a US judge to dismiss immigration charges against an anti-Castro militant.
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Chad demobilises child soldiers

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 17:02
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's government signs a deal with the UN to begin demobilising child soldiers from its national army.
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Tehran re-elects moderate mayor

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 17:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Tehran's mayor is re-elected in a move seen as a victory for pragmatic conservatives within Iran.
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Fed keeps rates on hold at 5.25%

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 18:21
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve keeps its main interest rate on hold at 5.25%, in a move expected by analysts.
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Lightning 'caused US mine blast'

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 18:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: West Virginia

Lightning ignited methane and led to the deaths of 12 miners in West Virginia last year, a US report says.
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Bush 'would veto new Iraq bill'

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 18:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President Bush would veto a new Congress bill on Iraq linking funding to progress, his spokesman says.
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US pilots blamed in Brazil crash

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 19:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Investigators probing Brazil's worst aviation disaster have blamed two US pilots of a private jet, reports say.
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Bush surveys tornado damage

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 21:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Greensburg, Kansas

US President George W Bush tours Greensburg in Kansas, flattened by the country's worst tornado in years.
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US economy 'most competitive'

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 22:39
related countries: United States United States

The US economy remains the world's most competitive, despite the country's soaring trade deficit, a study says.
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Putin starts C Asia energy tour

Wednesday 9th of May 2007, 23:47
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Russia's President Putin begins a trip to Central Asia's main energy exporters - Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
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