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What happend on May 4th 2009

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Disaster response

Monday 4th of May 2009, 0:19
related countries: Burma Burma

Did cyclone change Burma's attitude to outsiders?
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Fiat confirms Opel deal interest

Monday 4th of May 2009, 1:12
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Italian carmaker Fiat will hold talks with German ministers to discuss a takeover of Opel - the German business of GM.
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WHO warns against flu complacency

Monday 4th of May 2009, 4:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Health experts say countries must not lower their guard over swine flu, as Mexico says the virus may have peaked.
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Australia delays emissions scheme

Monday 4th of May 2009, 4:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government says it will push back a planned carbon emissions trading scheme by a year until 2011.
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Six killed in Austrian avalanche

Monday 4th of May 2009, 6:45
related countries: Austria Austria

At least six people have been killed by an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Soelden, rescue services say.
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Karzai registers for re-election

Monday 4th of May 2009, 7:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai registers as a candidate for the 20 August elections, vowing to "serve the people".
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Court grants teen breast removal

Monday 4th of May 2009, 7:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian teenager is given permission to have both breasts surgically removed so she more closely resembles a boy.
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Islamist rules out Somalia talks

Monday 4th of May 2009, 8:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's influential Islamist leader says he will not hold talks with the president, following his recent return to Mogadishu.
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Nepal head tells general to stay

Monday 4th of May 2009, 8:45
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The president of Nepal says the army chief should remain in his post, despite being sacked by the prime minister.
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Lawyer to visit pregnant prisoner in Laos

Monday 4th of May 2009, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Laos Laos

A British lawyer arrives in Laos to assist a pregnant Briton who could face death by firing squad if convicted of drug smuggling.
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Iran bus crash kills 28 pilgrims

Monday 4th of May 2009, 9:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

At least 28 Iranian pilgrims are killed in a bus crash near the border with Iraq, state media say.
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Tanzania blast victims demand aid

Monday 4th of May 2009, 9:27
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian victims of a massive armoury explosion near Dar es Salaam request more aid.
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Brazil health cameras irk staff

Monday 4th of May 2009, 9:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian mayor provokes complaints after he installs cameras in a health centre to monitor the quality of service.
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Tycoon elected Panama president

Monday 4th of May 2009, 9:43
related countries: Panama Panama

Multi-millionaire businessman Ricardo Martinelli beats the ruling party candidate to win Panama's presidential election.
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Bang Bang Club

Monday 4th of May 2009, 10:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African film recalls apartheid's "death spasms"
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Charles Taylor loses Hague bid

Monday 4th of May 2009, 10:25
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Judges reject a request to acquit former Liberian President Charles Taylor on war crimes charges.
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Madonna begins her Malawi appeal

Monday 4th of May 2009, 10:26
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Lawyers for Madonna are in court in Malawi to appeal against a ruling denying her request to adopt a three-year-old girl.
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Afghanistan attacks leave 25 dead

Monday 4th of May 2009, 11:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Bomb attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan kill at least 25 people including civilians, officials say.
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Nepal PM quits in army chief row

Monday 4th of May 2009, 11:32
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Maoist PM of Nepal resigns after failing to get the president to approve his decision to sack the head of the army.
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Seoul 'rescues' N Korean vessel

Monday 4th of May 2009, 11:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia, South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A South Korean warship foils a pirate attack on a North Korean cargo ship off Somalia, officials in Seoul say.
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Buffett attacks tests for banks

Monday 4th of May 2009, 11:54
related countries: United States United States

US investor Warren Buffett hits out at "stress tests" of US banks, saying they do not properly assess the industry's health.
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Jerusalem diary

Monday 4th of May 2009, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel

The complicated position of Israel's Hebrew Catholics
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Berlusconi demands apology from his wife in deepening public row

Monday 4th of May 2009, 12:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi asks his wife to apologise for criticising his behaviour, but says their marriage is unlikely to survive.
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Swine flu cases spread across US

Monday 4th of May 2009, 12:36
related countries: United States United States

Cases of swine flu are confirmed in more than half of US states, as countries are urged to stay vigilant over the outbreak.
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Taleban face human shields charge

Monday 4th of May 2009, 12:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says the Taleban are holding 2,000 villagers as human shields to stop an offensive in the north-west.
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Delayed Gayle arrives in England

Monday 4th of May 2009, 13:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Gayle arrives in England on Monday to join up with the rest of the West Indies squad before Wednesday's first Test against England at Lord's.
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Indonesia's Azhar in murder probe

Monday 4th of May 2009, 14:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Police detain Indonesia's anti-corruption chief as a suspect in the murder of a prominent business executive.
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China denies flu discrimination

Monday 4th of May 2009, 14:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico, China China

China denies it is discriminating against Mexican citizens, as it quarantines arrivals in a move to stem the spread of swine flu.
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Clashes at France prison protest

Monday 4th of May 2009, 14:47
related countries: France France

Prison guards in France clash with police during protests against overcrowding in the country's jails.
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Jackson flash to be re-examined

Monday 4th of May 2009, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court orders a re-examination of a ruling that threw out a fine over Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during 2004's Super Bowl.
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Italy urges better EU-Israel ties

Monday 4th of May 2009, 15:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Italy says EU-Israeli ties should be strengthened, after talks in Rome with Israel's controversial new foreign minister.
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Venus battles through Rome opener

Monday 4th of May 2009, 17:22
related countries: Italy Italy, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Rome

Venus Williams needs three sets to overcome unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova in her opening match at the Italian Open in Rome.
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Work begins on Niger uranium mine

Monday 4th of May 2009, 17:29
related countries: Niger Niger

Construction begins at the site of what will become the world's second largest uranium mine, in the west African state of Niger.
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UK MPs meet Sri Lankan leadership

Monday 4th of May 2009, 17:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A cross-party delegation of British MPs holds meetings with Sri Lankan politicians on the first day of a two-day visit.
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'Gay man' disinterred in Senegal

Monday 4th of May 2009, 17:56
related countries: Senegal Senegal

The body of a man thought to be a homosexual is twice dug up from a Senegal Muslim cemetery.
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Obama crackdown on tax loopholes

Monday 4th of May 2009, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is proposing to close tax loopholes for US companies with operations overseas.
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UAE fines mother over baby death

Monday 4th of May 2009, 18:53
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A woman who lost her baby in a traffic accident in the United Arab Emirates is fined for causing the death of the unborn child.
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US seeks Pakistan nuclear pledge

Monday 4th of May 2009, 20:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US national security adviser seeks guarantees from Pakistan that its nuclear weapons are safe from militants.
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Aston Villa 1-0 Hull

Monday 4th of May 2009, 20:58
related countries: Norway Norway

A first-half goal from John Carew is enough to give Aston Villa a narrow but deserved victory over struggling Hull.
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Fiat in talks over GM Europe move

Monday 4th of May 2009, 21:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Fiat is in talks to buy the European business of General Motors - which includes Vauxhall and Opel.
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Mexico to begin lifting flu curbs

Monday 4th of May 2009, 22:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico City says it will reopen restaurants, amid a drop in new cases of the swine flu that has infected 1,000 worldwide.
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Greek PM reprieved by bribe vote

Monday 4th of May 2009, 23:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's parliament clears an MP on corruption charges - removing pressure on the prime minister to call an early election.
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Red flag rising

Monday 4th of May 2009, 23:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Communism is resurgent in crisis-hit Japan
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WWI battle grave recovery begins

Monday 4th of May 2009, 23:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Experts are due to begin exhuming remains of about 400 British and Australian soldiers killed in WWI in Northern France.
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