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What happend on May 11th 2009

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US to review Afghan air strikes

Monday 11th of May 2009, 4:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A top US general orders a probe into the use of air strikes in Afghanistan, following protests about civilian casualties.
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Swine flu found on China mainland

Monday 11th of May 2009, 5:54
related countries: China China

China confirms its first case of swine flu on the mainland, and is searching for people in contact with the infected man.
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Centrica in British Energy deal

Monday 11th of May 2009, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Gas owner Centrica says it is buying a 20% stake in nuclear firm British Energy for £2.3bn, less than initially planned.
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Pakistan steps up Swat offensive

Monday 11th of May 2009, 8:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Pakistan's military intensifies its operation against the Taleban, after a weekend in which it said 200 militants died.
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Australia fire warnings defended

Monday 11th of May 2009, 8:48
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Australia Australia
related places: Victoria

An Australian fire official defends warnings given to the public at an inquiry into February's deadly bushfires.
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Japan's opposition leader to quit

Monday 11th of May 2009, 8:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa, who has been under pressure due to a funding scandal, says he will resign.
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Suzuki boosted by sales in India

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:12
related countries: India India

Japan's Suzuki Motors avoids a loss in the final quarter, helped by growth in India, but is downbeat on its prospects.
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Suzuki boosted by sales in India

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:12
related countries: India India

Japan's Suzuki Motors avoids a loss in the final quarter, helped by growth in India, but is downbeat on its prospects.
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US sees confirmed flu cases rise

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:35
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Friday

The US now has more confirmed swine flu cases than Mexico, with a spike in numbers since Friday bringing the total to 2,532.
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Iraqis tried for UK troop deaths

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis go on trial in Baghdad accused of murdering two British soldiers during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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French and Italian output drops

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:53
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

France and Italy both see sharp falls in industrial output in March, which are much larger than forecast.
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South Africa cabinet swear-in due

Monday 11th of May 2009, 9:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The new South African cabinet appointed by President Jacob Zuma is due to be sworn into office later.
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US fire 'sparked by power tool'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Santa Barbara

Californian fire officials suspect power tools used to clear brush may have started the wildfire that swept Santa Barbara.
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Concrete divisions

Monday 11th of May 2009, 10:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi views on living with the capital's concrete barriers
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Chinese director defies film ban

Monday 11th of May 2009, 11:35
related countries: China China

Controversial Chinese director Lou Ye will defy a five-year state ban on making films by premiering a new movie in Cannes.
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Kangaroo survives arrow in head

Monday 11th of May 2009, 12:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian kangaroo shot through the head with an arrow is expected to make a full recovery, wildlife officers say.
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Ransoms blamed for Somali piracy

Monday 11th of May 2009, 12:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Somali minister says piracy is being made worse by the international community paying ransoms.
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Latvian economy in rapid decline

Monday 11th of May 2009, 12:14
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvia's economy contracts 18% in the first three months of the year, compared with 2008, as its recession accelerates.
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Iran 'to release' reporter Saberi

Monday 11th of May 2009, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi is to be freed after her sentence for spying for the US is cut on appeal, her lawyer says.
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Web murderer given life sentence

Monday 11th of May 2009, 13:20
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An internet stalker from Germany who stabbed a British student after becoming obsessed with his girlfriend is jailed for life.
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South Africa appeal on xenophobia

Monday 11th of May 2009, 13:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's government denies claims little has been done to tackle xenophobia a year after deadly attacks on migrants.
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US soldiers 'killed in Iraq base'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 13:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the US military says.
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Malaysian court deals blow to PM

Monday 11th of May 2009, 14:30
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's high court says the ruling coalition's takeover of a state government was illegal and hands power back to the opposition.
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Israel's Netanyahu in Egypt talks

Monday 11th of May 2009, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and prosperity after talks in Egypt.
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Kenyan Mau Mau veterans to sue UK

Monday 11th of May 2009, 15:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Veterans of Kenya's independence struggle are launching a claim for alleged atrocities by the British army.
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Obama set to visit Russia in July

Monday 11th of May 2009, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin announces that US President Obama will visit Russia in July, as the two countries pursue nuclear weapons cuts.
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UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 15:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN says heavy civilian casualties in northern Sri Lanka at the weekend bear out its warnings of a "bloodbath".
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King Abdullah in Mid-East warning

Monday 11th of May 2009, 15:57
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's king warns that failure to reach a Middle East peace deal will result in a new conflict within 12-18 months.
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No breakthrough in Georgia talks

Monday 11th of May 2009, 16:16
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Talks between President Mikhail Saakashvili and opposition leaders in Georgia failed to make any progress.
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India singalong sets world record

Monday 11th of May 2009, 16:29
related countries: India India
related places: Hyderabad

A 160,000-strong crowd in Hyderabad, southern India, breaks a 72-year-old record for the world's largest choir.
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Somali leader blames hard-liners

Monday 11th of May 2009, 16:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's president tells the BBC hard-line Islamists are to blame for renewed bloodshed in the capital Mogadishu.
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Singh 'agreed Left nuclear deal'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 16:50
related countries: India India, United States United States

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was ready to let the Left take credit for a final US nuclear deal, his ex-media adviser says.
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US replaces Afghanistan general

Monday 11th of May 2009, 17:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US is to replace its commander in Afghanistan as part of a new strategy for fighting the Taleban, reports say.
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In pictures

Monday 11th of May 2009, 17:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Pope Benedict begins his five-day visit to Israel
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UN to deliver urgent Pakistan aid

Monday 11th of May 2009, 17:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN plans to deliver urgent aid to Pakistan's north-west as thousands flee fighting between the army and Taleban.
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Three die in shooting in Norway

Monday 11th of May 2009, 18:40
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Three people are dead after a shooting near Oslo in what Norwegian police tell the BBC was a domestic incident.
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Obama welcomes healthcare pledge

Monday 11th of May 2009, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US health industry leaders agree to implement spending cuts, freeing up funds for President Obama's health reform plans.
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Displaced stories

Monday 11th of May 2009, 18:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Leaving everything behind to flee the fighting in Pakistan
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Reporter Saberi leaves Iran jail

Monday 11th of May 2009, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran, Roxana Saberi, is released from prison after having her sentence for spying cut.
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US soldier kills comrades in Iraq

Monday 11th of May 2009, 19:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is under arrest after shooting dead five of his compatriots at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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UK firms 'can be listed in China'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: Beijing

Companies from the UK and other foreign countries will be able to have their shares traded on Chinese stock markets, Beijing has said.
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Free, but no thaw

Monday 11th of May 2009, 19:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's release of reporter heralds no shift in politics
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Millions return to Mexico schools

Monday 11th of May 2009, 21:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Millions of Mexican children return to classrooms following the re-opening of schools as swine flu restrictions continue to ease.
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UK MPs 'claimed for swimming pools'

Monday 11th of May 2009, 21:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims for swimming pool maintenance are among expenses claims by eight Tory MPs in the UK, says the Daily Telegraph.
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Outrage grows over Tamil deaths

Monday 11th of May 2009, 22:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Outrage is expressed at the UN in New York over the reported heavy loss of life among civilians in Sri Lanka's Tamil war zone.
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Indian ore

Monday 11th of May 2009, 22:44
related countries: India India

The challenge of spreading India's iron wealth
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Pope condemns denial of Holocaust

Monday 11th of May 2009, 22:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Pope Benedict says the suffering of Holocaust victims must never be denied as he visits the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem.
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'No progress' at EU-Cuba meeting

Monday 11th of May 2009, 23:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The EU says it made no headway with Cuba on its human rights record after talks, but Havana says the EU focus is wrong.
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