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Israel 'had no choice' over raid

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 0:05
related countries: Israel Israel

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel had no choice but to stop the Gaza aid flotilla, as some 500 foreign activists are flown out.
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Dutchman sought over Lima death

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 0:51
related countries: Peru Peru, Aruba Aruba
related places: Lima

Peru police hunt Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, questioned over a disappearance in Aruba, in connection with a murder in Lima.
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Stars 'boycott' Bollywood awards

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 6:00
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Members of the Tamil film industry in India stay away from a leading awards ceremony in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
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Pacific islands 'growing not sinking'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 6:07
related countries: Tuvalu Tuvalu, Kiribati Kiribati

A new geological study finds that many low-lying Pacific islands including Tuvalu and Kiribati are growing, not sinking.
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Paper prints 'Tiananmen cartoon'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 6:27
related countries: China China

A cartoon that appears to refer to the massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989 is printed in a Chinese newspaper.
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Poll blow for South Korea leader

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 7:08
related countries: South Korea South Korea

President Lee Myung-bak suffers a blow in local elections held amid tensions over the alleged sinking of a warship by North Korea.
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US seizes 'Mexico-bound' weapons

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 7:22
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Police in Texas seize weapons allegedly being smuggled to drug gangs in Mexico, in one of the largest weapons hauls in years.
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Communists suffer India setback

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 7:45
related countries: India India

The ruling Communists in the Indian state of West Bengal suffer a major setback in the municipal polls.
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Xstrata halts spending in tax row

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 8:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Xstrata halts investment in two Australian projects due to a proposed tax on mining profits, putting 3,250 new jobs at risk.
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Thirst for oil

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 8:38
related countries: China China

Energy-hungry China builds stake in Kazakh economy
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Crew 'retake ship from pirates'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 8:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The crew of a cargo ship seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden reportedly retake control of the vessel.
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Gaza activists welcomed in Turkey

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 8:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Israel Israel

Hundreds of activists from the Gaza-bound flotilla receive an enthusiastic welcome in Turkey after being expelled by Israel.
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Gulf oil 'nears Florida beaches'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 9:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Florida

Oil from the Gulf of Mexico is seen off the coast of Florida, as the latest effort to cap the well continues.
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UN criticises US on drone attacks

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

The use of targeted killings with drone aircraft poses a growing challenge to the international rule of law, a UN official says.
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Somali troops storm cargo vessel

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 9:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Panama Panama

Soldiers from Somalia's Puntland region free a cargo ship held by pirates, a minister says.
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Chinese premier builds Burma ties

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 9:53
related countries: Burma Burma, China China

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says relations with Burma have been improved by his visit to the isolated military-run country.
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Pakistan's bank governor resigns

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 10:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's central bank governor resigns two days before the budget for "personal reasons", the finance ministry says.
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DR Congo activist discovered dead

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 10:37
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese rights activist Floribert Chebeya is found dead in his car after having been summoned to a meeting with the police chief.
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Saudi bride contracts ask for age

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 10:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

New wedding contracts will require Saudi brides to give their ages in an attempt to prevent children being married.
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Founder of Aceh rebel group dies

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 11:52
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Tiro

Hasan di Tiro, founder of the Indonesian separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), dies in hospital at the age of 84.
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Live - French Open

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia, France France

Elena Dementieva withdraws after losing the first set against Francesca Schiavone, while Jelena Jankovic plays Sam Stosur in the French Open women's semi-finals.
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Dhaka collapse rescue effort ends

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 12:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Rescue workers in Bangladesh stop searching for bodies in the ruins of a four-storey building that collapsed on Tuesday.
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Smile and be a bit more Zambian

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 12:31
related countries: Zambia Zambia

In Lusaka, Jo Fidgen considers how big-hearted Zambians find it hard to bear a grudge.
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Libya bans Algeria, Egypt games

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya, Algeria Algeria

Libya says its national sports teams can no longer compete against neighbouring Algeria and Egypt.
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Pakistan rules out Punjab action

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: There

There are no plans for military action against militants in Pakistan's Punjab province, minister Rehman Malik says.
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Schiavone makes French Open final

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:37
related countries: Italy Italy, France France

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final as Elena Dementieva pulls out of their French Open semi-final with an injury.
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Right to read

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Will a deal with the Taliban halt Afghan social change?
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Afghan women's invisible struggle

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

In Kabul, Martin Patience explains how in the quest for progress there are fears that the small gains won by Afghan women may be lost.
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Divided country

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 13:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Linguistic gulf overshadows Belgian election
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'Row' theory over UK rampage

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A taxi driver may have embarked on a killing spree in northern England after a family dispute, reports suggest.
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US senator cancels visit to Burma

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:12
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US Senator Jim Webb cancels a visit to Burma over concerns it is working with North Korea on a nuclear programme.
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Kan emerges as Japan front-runner

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Finance Minister Naoto Kan emerges as a front-runner to become Japan's next leader, after Yukio Hatoyama's resignation.
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Ukraine abandons Nato ambitions

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A bill is approved by the Ukrainian parliament that effectively ends any ambitions to join Nato.
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Volunteers begin 'Mars exile'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Mars, Moscow

Six men lock themselves into a mock spaceship in Moscow to simulate an 18-month mission to Mars.
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Double shooting in Belgian court

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A female magistrate and a clerk are shot dead by a lone gunman in a courtroom in the Belgian capital, officials say.
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Stosur reaches French Open final

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 14:57
related countries: France France, Australia Australia

Australia's Sam Stosur storms into her first Grand Slam final with a crushing win over fourth seed Jelena Jankovic at the French Open.
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Mandela 'will attend World Cup'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 15:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela will attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup, the country's sports minister says.
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BA sorry for Bin Laden 'check-in' gaffe

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways apologises after a photograph in a staff magazine showed a boarding pass in the name of Osama Bin Laden.
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Icelanders take to internet in bid to revamp island's image

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 15:54
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's government backs a nationwide "Iceland Hour" on the internet to improve the country's image.
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Bishop stabbed to death in Turkey

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 16:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Roman Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death in his home in southern Turkey, allegedly by his driver, reports say.
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Russia finds WWII Nazi arms ship

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 16:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

Russia prepares to remove a huge arsenal of shells from a sunken German World War II barge off its Baltic Coast.
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Sarkozy faces 'arms deal' claims

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 17:18
related countries: France France

France's leader is challenged over possible links to suspected arms commissions allegedly used to fund political campaigns.
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US genocide lawyer in 'suicide bid'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 18:40
related countries: United States United States, Rwanda Rwanda

A US genocide defence lawyer arrested in Rwanda tried to commit suicide, officials say, but his daughter doubts the claim.
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UK leader against swift gun law change

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron warns against knee-jerk changes to gun laws after the shooting rampage in Cumbria.
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BP reaches oil leak 'milestone'

Thursday 3rd of June 2010, 22:27
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Oil firm BP says it has reached an "important milestone" in its attempts to halt the Gulf of Mexico spill.
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