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Kampusch speaks out on abuse case

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 0:37
related countries: Austria Austria

Former Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch speaks to the BBC about the woman held in a cellar for 24 years.
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Leaders agree plan to save Niger

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 1:06
related countries: Niger Niger

Nine West African countries agree an $8bn, 20-year plan to save Africa's third-largest river, the Niger.
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Smoking ban for Chinese capital

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 3:41
related countries: China China

Officials in Beijing impose a ban on smoking in most public buildings in the run-up to the Olympic Games.
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'Provocative' Clinton angers Iran

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 4:20
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Tehran complains to the UN about remarks made by Hillary Clinton on the possibility of a US attack on Iran.
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Rajiv Gandhi killer seeks release

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 4:35
related countries: India India

A woman serving a jail term for the assassination of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi seeks premature release.
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India sex workers get life cover

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 5:12
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Female sex workers in the Indian city of Calcutta are given life insurance cover for the first time.
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New anti-French rallies in China

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 7:06
related countries: France France, China China

Hundreds of activists gather outside French supermarket chain Carrefour's stores in three Chinese cities.
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Tourists die in Egypt bus crash

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 8:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Sinai

Nine people die as a bus carrying European and North American tourists crashes in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Russia beefs up Abkhazia forces

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 9:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Extra Russian troops are being deployed in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, Russia says.
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Five French die in Alps avalanche

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 9:32
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

The bodies of five French mountaineers hit by an avalanche are found in Italy's northwestern Alps.
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Namibia finds treasure shipwreck

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 9:45
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A five-hundred-year-old shipwreck laden with treasure has been discovered off the coast of Namibia.
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India to repatriate ill UK inmate

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 9:46
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seriously ill Briton serving time in a notorious Indian jail is to see out his 10-year sentence in the UK.
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Blast 'targets' pro-Taleban group

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 9:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least one person dies and many are hurt in a blast at a pro-Taleban group's office in Pakistan, officials say.
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Haiti facing 'major food crisis'

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 10:52
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti faces a "major crisis" unless the international community increases food aid to offset rising prices.
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Burmese urged to support charter

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 10:57
related countries: Burma Burma

Junta leader Than Shwe calls on Burmese workers to back the new constitution, which critics say is deeply flawed.
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SA elephants can be culled again

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 11:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa has lifted a moratorium on elephant culling to combat a surge in population numbers.
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Toll rises in HK bus crash

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 12:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A bus crashes in eastern Hong Kong, killing at least 18 people and leaving more than 40 others injured.
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Air raid kills Somali militants

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 12:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A leading Somali Islamist militant and 10 other people are killed in a US air strike on a house in Dusamareb.
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Iraqi MPs call Maliki 'depraved'

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 12:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Several Iraqi deputies bitterly attack PM Maliki over a bloody military campaign against forces loyal to Moqtada Sadr.
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Zimbabwe begins vote verification

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 13:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission begins verifying the country's long-delayed presidential election results.
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'Deal reached' on Pakistan judges

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 14:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of Pakistan's ruling coalition leaders says a deal has been reached over how to deal with sacked judges.
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Italy posts income details on web

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 14:44
related countries: Italy Italy

Italians are outraged after the government publishes every citizen's declared taxable income on the internet.
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Lift plunges down gold mine shaft

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 14:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Nine workers are killed in an accident at a gold mine near the South African city of Johannesburg.
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'Second man' at Austrian cellar

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 15:27
related countries: Austria Austria

A lodger tells the BBC he saw another man go to the cellar where Josef Fritzl is accused of abusing his daughter.
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Police break up Turkey marchers

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 16:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Hundreds are arrested as riot police prevent marchers holding a May Day rally in Istanbul.
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Africans stranded in Caribbean

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 16:19
related countries: Barbados Barbados

A group of West Africans have been stranded on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
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Afghan soap opera dispute deepens

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 16:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

Afghan authorities investigate two TV stations that have not complied with a ban on Indian soap operas.
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Azeris clear Russia nuclear cargo

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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Azeris clear Iran nuclear cargo

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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US confirms Somali missile strike

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 18:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

The US military confirms it carried out a pre-dawn missile strike in Somalia which killed a senior Islamist militant.
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US denies Belarussian expulsions

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 18:26
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United States United States

The US denies telling Belarus to withdraw diplomats and shut missions after Minsk expels 10 Americans.
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Rally in Cuba marks May Day

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 18:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans attend a May Day parade in Havana, amid hopes for further reforms.
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Iraq suicide bombers hit market

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 20:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Suicide bombers kill at least 35 people in a market attack, as Iraq reports nearly 1,000 civilians dead in April.
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US unveils new Burma sanctions

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 21:19
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US president announces fresh sanctions against Burma's junta, targeting state-owned firms.
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Oil falls as Nigeria strike ends

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 21:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil prices fall on news that a strike in Nigeria by Exxon workers which had disrupted production has ended.
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Tsvangirai 'leads' Zimbabwe vote

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai gained more votes than President Mugabe but a run-off is needed, officials say.
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Canada police probe plane death

Thursday 1st of May 2008, 22:38
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police interview passengers from an Aeroflot plane where a man died after an alleged drunken row.
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