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US rebuke over Palestinian funds

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 1:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implies Arab states could do more to help with aid for the Palestinians.
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'Big Dry' hits Australian farmers

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 3:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

More than 10,000 Australian farming families are forced to leave the land due to the country's ongoing drought.
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Bangladesh put on cyclone alert

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 3:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi authorities in six coastal districts are put on alert as a powerful cyclone nears the country.
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Amnesty urges India execution ban

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 6:46
related countries: India India

Amnesty International urges India to impose a moratorium on executions and move to abolish the death penalty.
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China virus 'hits 3,000 children'

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 7:03
related countries: China China

Almost 3,000 children in China have been infected by a virus that has killed 21 people, state media say.
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Thailand calls for a rice cartel

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 9:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand wants to form an Opec-style rice cartel to give it more control over international prices.
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Deaths ground US training planes

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

The US Air Force grounds 500 training jets after two accidents in eight days kill four pilots.
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Extremist violence rocks Hamburg

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 9:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

Street battles lasting several hours grip the German city of Hamburg - said to be the worst riots there for years.
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US in landmark contact with Nepal Maoists

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 9:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United States United States

The United States holds its first official diplomatic contact with the leader of Nepal's former rebel Maoists.
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Taylor 'had billions' in US bank

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 10:00
related countries: Liberia Liberia, United States United States

Liberia's ex-leader Charles Taylor had up to $5bn in US bank accounts while in office, prosecutors say.
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Japan worker in 780,000 porn hits

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 10:11
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese office worker is disciplined after racking up 780,000 hits on porn websites in nine months.
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Police question Israeli PM

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 10:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is interviewed by police - probably over allegations of corruption, reports say.
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Opposition reject Zimbabwe result

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 10:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Botswana Botswana

Zimbabwe's opposition says it will reject the result of the presidential election, if leaks are confirmed.
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Fears over Congo elephant killing

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 11:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The killing of rare elephants in DR Congo may be linked to South Africa lifting its culling ban, a conservationist says.
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Torch cheered through Hong Kong

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 11:33
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Cheering crowds and a few protesters turn out in Hong Kong to watch the Olympic torch parade.
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Indian prices at three year high

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 11:36
related countries: India India

India's inflation rate accelerates to its highest since 2004 because of rising food and fuel costs.
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Guantanamo prisoner is home

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 11:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

A cameraman from the al-Jazeera TV station freed from Guantanamo Bay has arrived home in Sudan.
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Turkish planes bomb Kurd rebels

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 11:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish air force launches fresh raids on separatist Kurds in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Fiji deports Australian publisher

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 12:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

The military rulers in Fiji deport the Australian publisher of the Fiji Times - the second such move in recent months.
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Hitler plot survivor dies aged 90

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 13:48
related countries: Germany Germany

The last known survivor of a group of German officers who tried to kill Hitler has died aged 90, his family says.
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Deadly blast at Yemen mosque

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 13:55
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 15 people are killed and 55 hurt in a blast at a mosque in Yemen, security sources say.
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Taiwan hunt for missing $30m

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 15:11
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Officials in Taiwan admit $30m (£15m) went missing during a failed bid to secure diplomatic ties with Papua New Guinea.
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Little optimism over Betancourt

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 15:28
related countries: France France

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he is "not very optimistic" about freeing the hostage Ingrid Betancourt.
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Detained migrants riot in Belgium

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 15:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Cameroon Cameroon

Migrants riot at a Belgian detention centre after an illegal immigrant from Cameroon was found hanged.
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Iran to be offered new incentives

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 16:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Major world powers reach agreement in London on fresh incentives for Iran to stop enriching uranium.
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Call to Arabs on Palestinian aid

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 17:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Top world diplomats call on Arab states to fulfil pledges to help the Palestinians, during talks on the Middle East.
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Sprinter indicted on drugs charge

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 17:13
related countries: United States United States

Disgraced sprinter Tim Montgomery has been indicted on heroin distribution charges, reports a US newspaper.
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Police study old Fritzl sex case

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 17:31
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian investigators examine a police file on "house of horrors" father Josef Fritzl for a rape dating back to 1967.
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Zimbabwe announces poll results

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 17:48
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Long-awaited presidential poll results show the Zimbabwe opposition's Morgan Tsvangirai won, but not outright.
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Air crash kills Sudanese minister

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 18:36
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan's defence minister is killed with at least 21 other people in a plane crash 400km west of Juba.
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Labour suffers big UK election losses

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 18:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown admits to "bad and disappointing" results, as Labour has its worst election showing in decades.
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Colombian police catch drugs twin

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 19:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Police in Colombia say they have captured the top trafficker Miguel Angel Mejia - days after killing his twin.
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Date for Pakistan judges' return

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 20:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif says top judges sacked by President Musharraf last year will be reinstated on 12 May.
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US jobs data eases fears

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

The US economy lost a fewer than expected 20,000 jobs in April, official figures from the Labor Department show.
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Twelve dead in Bolivian bus crash

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 21:27
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Israel Israel, Japan Japan

At least 12 people, including Israeli and Japanese tourists, are killed when two buses collide in southern Bolivia.
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UN calls for fair Burmese ballot

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 21:54
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN Security Council urges Burma to respect political freedoms in its constitutional referendum on 10 May.
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Secret trial for Nigeria militant

Friday 2nd of May 2008, 22:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

A Nigerian court rules that the treason trial of Niger Delta militant leader Henry Okah will be held behind closed doors.
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