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Civil rights leader Height dies

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 3:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Height

One of the pioneering voices of the US civil rights movement, Dorothy Height, dies at the age of 98.
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New trial for Dutch arms trader

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 6:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Liberia Liberia

A Dutch court overturns the acquittal of a trader accused of supplying arms to ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor.
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Polish elections set for 20 June

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 7:23
related countries: Poland Poland

Presidential polls to find a successor to Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash, are to be held in Poland on 20 June.
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N Korea 'plotted defector death'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 7:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

Seoul says it has uncovered a North Korean plot to kill the most senior official ever to defect to the South.
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Rajapaksa triumphs in final count

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 7:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Final results from Sri Lanka's election confirm that President Rajapaksa's coalition has secured an overwhelming victory.
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Delhi protest over high food cost

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 8:14
related countries: India India

Thousands of people gather in the Indian capital to take part in an opposition rally to protest against rising food prices.
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In pictures

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

The life of US civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height
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Russia 'seeing slower GDP growth'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 10:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's economy grew 0.6% from January to March, slower than in the previous two quarters, a government estimate indicates.
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Iran dilemma

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 10:32
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US examines options for nuclear-armed Tehran
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Thai reds fortify city barricades

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 10:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai anti-government protesters build up barricades in Bangkok, as hints emerge of possible new talks to end the crisis.
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Russian VIPs may be about to lose their car sirens

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 11:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's state Duma is to consider restricting the use of car sirens which allow some drivers to flout traffic regulations.
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Bakiyev defiant over Kyrgyz role

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 11:42
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Ousted Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, in exile in Belarus, says he is still his country's legitimate leader.
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Ecclestone tips Schumacher to win

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone insists Michael Schumacher will win a race soon, despite mediocre results so far in the German's comeback season.
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DR Congo army 'killed civilians'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The army in DR Congo killed at least 11 civilians as it retook an airport from a rebel group earlier this month, a human rights group says.
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India sex scandal guru arrested

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:41
related countries: India India

Police in India say a Hindu holy man facing charges of obscenity over a video sex scandal has been arrested.
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Anger over Israel settler 'riot'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:44
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel's military dubs as "intolerable" what it described as a riot by settlers in the north of the West Bank.
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Nigeria attack halts Ibori arrest

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:45
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Police trying to arrest a former state governor in Nigeria charged with corruption are attacked by his supporters.
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Liverpool finish Madrid marathon

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 12:49
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Liverpool arrive in Madrid for Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid after a 1200-mile journey by train, coach and plane.
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US Navy man denies Iraq cover-up

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 13:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Blackwater

A US Navy officer goes on trial over an alleged attack on a man accused of killing four Blackwater private security guards.
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French MPs to debate veil ban law

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 13:23
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders parliament to debate a law banning women from wearing full-face Islamic veils in public.
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China remembers earthquake dead

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 14:05
related countries: China China
related places: Qinghai

China holds a national day of mourning for victims of the Qinghai quake, with the death toll now above 2,000.
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Kiev extends Russia's naval base lease

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 14:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Kiev

Kiev extends the lease allowing Russia's Black Sea Fleet to be stationed in Ukraine by 25 years in return for cheaper gas.
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In pictures

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 14:50
related countries: China China

Mass mourning as China honours quake dead
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Luxury South Africa train crashes

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 15:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Pretoria

A South African luxury tourist Rovos Rail train carrying 55 people derails in Pretoria, killing at least two people.
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Lebanese PM denies missile claim

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 15:25
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese PM Saad Hariri denies Israel's allegation that militant group Hezbollah has been supplied with Scud missiles.
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New high for Greek borrowing cost

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 15:35
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek government's cost of borrowing hits a new record high as talks on an EU rescue package begin.
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Reprisal killings in Jos, Nigeria

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 15:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Nigeria's military exhumes seven bodies from shallow graves near Jos, as apparent revenge killings continue.
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New Sri Lankan premier sworn in

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 16:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president appoints a party veteran as prime minister after his coalition wins a landslide in elections.
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Kagame rival arrested in Rwanda

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 16:43
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan opposition leader is arrested on charges including collaborating with a terrorist group and denying the genocide.
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Woods to compete in Players event

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 16:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

World number one Tiger Woods will compete at the prestigious Players Championship in early May in his second straight event on the PGA Tour.
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Europe's skies open for business

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 17:02
related countries: Iceland Iceland

European skies reopen to flights after almost a week of paralysis caused by ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
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India steps up tax probe into IPL

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 17:10
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Indian tax officials widen their investigation into alleged corruption in the Indian Premier League as semi-finals begin.
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Syrian smoking ban takes effect

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 17:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria becomes the first Arab state to implement a ban on smoking in public places, including restaurants and cafes.
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Italian FA probes match-fix claim

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 17:50
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian football federation is examining fresh accusations that more clubs were involved in the 2006 match-fixing scandal.
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Fifa boss to mediate in Togo row

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 17:59
related countries: Togo Togo

The Confederation of African Football says Sepp Blatter is to mediate in the row over Togo's exclusion from the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Climate pledges 'will fall short'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 19:17
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Pledges made at the Copenhagen summit are very unlikely to keep global warming below 2C, researchers find.
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Bangalore lose IPL semi to Mumbai

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is denied an IPL final appearance after Bangalore Royal Challengers are beaten by Mumbai Indians.
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'Huge loss'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 21:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain mourns death of ex-IOC chief Samaranch
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Oil platform blaze off Louisiana

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 22:35
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Louisiana

US Coast Guard searches the Gulf of Mexico for at least 11 people missing after an explosion and fire on an oil rig.
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French fury over photo of man wiping bottom with tricolour

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 23:01
related countries: France France

France's justice minister calls for legal action against an artist who was photographed wiping his bottom with the tricolour.
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Drunk sportsmen 'not role models'

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 23:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Drunken antics by sporting heroes do not affect the drinking habits of young people, Australian research suggests.
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Currying favour

Wednesday 21st of April 2010, 23:41
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Can UK's national dish delight Indian palates?
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