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What happend on May 3rd 2008

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Mugabe rivals reject poll result

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 1:02
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition rejects presidential poll results that put it in the lead, but not by enough to avoid a run-off.
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Cuba lifts ban on home computers

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 4:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The first legalised home computers go on sale in Cuba, in the latest relaxation of restrictions on daily life.
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Engine fault 'caused Sudan crash'

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 4:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Engine failure is blamed for a plane crash in which South Sudan's defence minister died along with at least 22 others.
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Dalai Lama envoys to go to China

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 6:16
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Envoys of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, are to meet Chinese officials in Beijing.
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Motorsport: Edwards takes pole

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 7:56
related countries: China China

Colin Edwards takes pole position for the China MotoGP, while Jorge Lorenzo is fourth despite his crash on Friday.
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China renews Dalai Lama criticism

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 8:49
related countries: China China

Chinese state media renews its criticism of the Dalai Lama, as his envoys prepare to meet Chinese officials.
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China on alert as virus spreads

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 10:19
related countries: China China

China issues a nationwide alert in an effort to control the outbreak of a virus which has killed 22 children.
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Johnson wins London mayoral race

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Conservative Boris Johnson wins the London poll, adding to a bad set of local results for the UK governing party.
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Eight killed in Arkansas storms

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arkansas

At least eight people are killed in Arkansas after violent storms and tornadoes hit central US states.
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My brush with a suicide bomber

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 13:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Mark Urban tells how a suicide bomber nearly brought his assignment in Kabul to an abrupt end.
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China's new South Pacific influence

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 14:03
related countries: China China

Nick Squires examines the attempts by China and other large nations to get a piece of the action in the South Pacific.
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Hidden jewel of Afghan culture

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 14:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Dan Cruickshank visits an architectural wonder which is under threat, the 12th century minaret at Jam in Afghanistan.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq clashes

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 14:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

In Baghdad, 14 suspected Shia militants are killed, while 20 people are wounded in a US air strike near a hospital.
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US envoys leave Belarus

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 14:44
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United States United States

Eleven US diplomats leave Belarus after being declared "personae non gratae" amid escalating tensions.
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Johnson signs on as London mayor

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Boris Johnson signs the declaration of office for mayor of London and vows to deal with youth crime and disorder.
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Turkey 'kills 150 Kurdish rebels'

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 15:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it killed over 150 Kurdish guerrillas in air raids over northern Iraq this week.
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Britons feared on missing plane

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 15:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British citizens may have been on board a small aircraft which has gone missing in Brazil, according to officials.
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Austria cellar probe 'oppressive'

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 16:07
related countries: Austria Austria

Forensic work in the dungeon where an Austrian allegedly held and raped his daughter is "oppressive", police say.
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Golf: Garrido leads in Spain

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 16:25
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Ignacio Garrido will take a three-shot lead into the final day of the Spanish Open despite a bogey on the final hole.
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Hezbollah in airport spying row

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 17:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Lebanon Shia group Hezbollah is accused of possible terror motives in secretly filming planes at Beirut airport.
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Chile volcano sparks evacuation

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 18:04
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Chaiten

The Chaiten volcano erupts in southern Chile, forcing more than 4,000 people to leave their homes.
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Nestle in Azerbaijan CD blunder

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 19:31
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss-based multinational Nestle apologises after its giveaway CD-ROM causes outrage in Azerbaijan.
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Lost Vivaldi opera revived

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 21:17
related countries: Italy Italy, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

A long-lost opera by the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is performed in Prague for the first time since 1730.
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Attack on Shell plant in Nigeria

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 22:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Militants blow up a Shell-owned oil flow station in the Niger Delta, the fifth such attack in recent weeks.
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Turkmen capital to lose landmark

Saturday 3rd of May 2008, 22:51
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
related places: Ashgabat

The president of Turkmenistan orders the removal of a giant statue of his predecessor from central Ashgabat.
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