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Building trust

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

US seeks to bring Pakistanis and Afghans together
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Thousands flee Brazilian floods

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 2:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Deadly floods force tens of thousands of people from their homes in Brazil's north and north-eastern regions.
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Pakistan urged over Taleban fight

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 5:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Washington

US envoy Richard Holbrooke says Washington must put maximum pressure on Pakistan to ensure it fights the Taleban effectively.
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China quake parents 'harassed'

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 5:33
related countries: China China

Chinese parents who lost their children in the Sichuan quake fear they will not be allowed to mark the first anniversary.
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Judge paves way for Chrysler deal

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 7:00
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Chrysler

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Chrysler rejects efforts to halt the sale of the ailing automaker to Italian Fiat.
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French probe into African leaders

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 7:17
related countries: France France

A French magistrate opens a preliminary investigation into alleged embezzlement by three African leaders.
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Saberi ends hunger strike in Iran

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 8:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi has ended a two-week hunger strike, her father says.
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Vatican's all-male guard considers admitting women after 500 years

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 8:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The commander of the Vatican's Swiss Guard says he would consider recruiting women into the ancient force.
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Out of the asylum

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 8:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt shakes up outdated mental health care system
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Turkish wedding suspects charged

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 8:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Police charge eight people over an attack on a wedding party near in south-eastern Turkey which left 44 people dead.
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Twelve die in Kashmir avalanche

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 8:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Twelve people are killed and 12 more are missing after an avalanche in a remote area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Fiat denies 18,000 job cuts plan

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 9:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian carmaker Fiat denies a report that it would cut 18,000 jobs and close 10 sites if it reached a deal with GM Europe.
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First US face transplant revealed

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

The recipient of the first almost-total face transplant to be carried out in the US has spoken to the media.
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Live text - England v West Indies

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ravi Bopara hits a second Test century but West Indies take the upper hand on day one of the Lord's Test.
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German ship hijacked by pirates

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden seize a German-owned cargo ship with a crew of about 10, officials say.
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UK man lands 'world's best job'

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 9:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Briton Ben Southall is named as caretaker of a tropical Australian island, a position described as "the best job in the world".
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Should people be barred from the UK?

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The names of the people barred from entering the UK have been published. Should they be publicly named?
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How can the Taleban be defeated?

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 10:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Barack Obama is due to hold a security summit with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. What will it achieve?
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Photo threat to US beauty queen title

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

Miss California Carrie Prejean, known for outspoken opposition to gay marriage, could lose her title over topless photos.
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Jarvis Cocker to play 'gigs' at Paris yoga classes

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 10:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Jarvis Cocker is playing a series of unusual gigs during a week-long residency at an art gallery in Paris.
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New Sri Lanka heavy weapons row

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 10:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government denies Tamil Tiger accusations that the army is intensifying heavy weapons attacks in the north-east.
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US 'hate list' DJ to sue Britain

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A conservative US radio host says he will sue the UK after being placed on a list of people banned from entering Britain.
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'Climate threat' to Tibet region

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 11:31
related countries: China China

Global warming is threatening to melt Tibet's glaciers, endangering millions of people, China's top weather official warns.
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Mumbai suspect denies all charges

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 11:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The leading suspect in last November's attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai pleads not guilty to all 86 charges.
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Nato kicks off Georgia exercises

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 12:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Nato military exercises begin in Georgia with 18 states taking part, amid angry condemnation from Russia.
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Discovery puts Egyptian burial site 1,000 years older than thought

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 12:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

New discoveries at an ancient Egyptian site famous for its mummies show it was important long before a nearby pyramid was built.
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US navy halts aid vessel over flu

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 13:00
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

The US navy postpones an aid trip to the South Pacific after a sailor on board one vessel develops swine flu.
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Bid to transfer Lockerbie bomber

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 13:21
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan authorities make a request to transfer the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing out of Scotland.
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Russia expels Canadian diplomats

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 13:23
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia expels two Canadian diplomats working at Nato's Moscow office, days after Nato expelled two Russian envoys.
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UN seeks $11m for Israeli raids

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 14:26
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN chief says Israel should pay millions in compensation for its bombed Gaza base but rules out a war crimes inquiry.
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US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Red Cross

The Red Cross says US strikes in western Afghanistan killed dozens of civilians as President Karzai visits Washington for talks.
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Soldiers quell Nigeria opposition

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Soldiers in Nigeria confront opposition party supporters angry at the result of an election re-run in south-western Ekiti.
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EU treaty clears Czech parliament

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech senators vote to approve the EU's Lisbon Treaty, bringing its eventual ratification a step closer.
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Chinese anger at student ID theft

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:40
related countries: China China

Reports that an official helped his daughter get into university by stealing another girl's identity cause outrage in China.
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Deadly bombing in Baghdad market

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An explosion at a market in the south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad kills at least 10 people, say reports.
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Kenyan Arsenal fan hangs himself

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

An ardent Kenyan fan of English football club Arsenal hangs himself after his team's defeat to Manchester Utd.
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Zuma elected South African leader

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 15:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

ANC leader Jacob Zuma is officially elected as president of South Africa by members of the National Assembly.
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Delhi's turn in Indian election

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 16:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's capital Delhi is set to go to the polls as the country reaches the fourth phase of its marathon election.
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England rescued by Bopara century

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ravi Bopara hits a vital century as England reach 289-7 at stumps on day one of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's.
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Under fire

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 17:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Congress worried by 'Af-Pak' strategy
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Hobbits 'are a separate species'

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 18:04
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Scientists have found more evidence that the Indonesian "Hobbits" are a new species - not modern pygmies.
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Iraq urged to stop death penalty

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 18:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN human rights office says Iraq should not use the death penalty as its justice system cannot guarantee fair trials.
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US 'deeply' regrets Afghan deaths

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 18:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US "deeply, deeply" regrets the death of Afghan civilians killed by an air strike, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Anti-government clash in Georgia

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 19:14
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Anti-government protesters and police clash in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, over the alleged beating of a local journalist.
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'Ancient text' seized in Israel

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 19:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli authorities say they have recovered a papyrus document which appears to be nearly 2,000 years old, in a sting operation.
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Swat exodus as ceasefire crumbles

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 19:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Thousands of civilians are reported to be fleeing Pakistan's Swat Valley as a peace deal with Taleban looks increasingly fragile.
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Bopara eyes hefty England total

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England centurion Ravi Bopara says the hosts can yet go on to post an imposing first innings total after a mixed start to the Lord's Test against West Indies.
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Maine to allow same-sex marriage

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 21:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Maine

The governor of the US state of Maine approves a law permitting same-sex marriage - the fifth state to do so.
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Escaped cult leader re-captured

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 21:20
related countries: Reunion Reunion, India India, France France

A convicted sex offender and cult leader who escaped from prison by helicopter is captured on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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EU and US reach deal in beef row

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

The US and the EU reach a provisional deal to end a two-decade-long dispute over US hormone-treated beef.
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Carmakers Porsche and VW to merge

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 22:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Luxury carmaker Porsche agrees to merge with larger German manufacturer Volkswagen in a new car group.
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'Troops and rebels clash' in Chad

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 22:55
related countries: Chad Chad

Rebels have clashed with government troops in the volatile east of Chad, government sources tell the BBC.
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Trial drugs 'reverse' Alzheimer's

Wednesday 6th of May 2009, 23:53
related countries: United States United States

US scientists say they have successfully reversed the effects of Alzheimer's with experimental drugs.
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