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Cameron is new UK prime minister

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 0:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron is the UK's new prime minister, bringing the Conservatives back into power after 13 years.
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Pakistani held at US Chile embassy

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 0:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Chile Chile, United States United States

A Pakistani student is arrested at the US embassy in the Chilean capital, after traces of explosives are found on his belongings.
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Egypt renews tough emergency laws

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 2:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's president issues a decree to renew emergency laws, which opposition supporters say stifle political freedom.
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Cambiasso out of Argentina squad

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 6:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Inter Milan duo Esteban Cambiasso and Javier Zanetti have been omitted from Argentina's provisional 30-man squad for this summer's World Cup.
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Two girls die in Pakistan attack

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 6:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Residents protest in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after a grenade explosion kills two young girls and injures two others.
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ANC's Malema makes public apology

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 6:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African politician Julius Malema makes a public apology and is told to undergo anger management by the ruling ANC.
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'No one cause' for US share dive

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

An investigation into last week's mysterious plunge in US share prices has found no single cause was to blame.
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N Korea 'nuclear fusion success'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 7:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has made significant progress towards the development of thermo-nuclear power.
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Germany's growth beats forecasts

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 7:21
related countries: Germany Germany

The German economy, Europe's largest, grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2010, beating forecasts of zero growth.
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Losing hope

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 7:31
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's death row inmates left without lawyers
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US climate change bill: Your reaction

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 8:58
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama's long-awaited climate bill has been unveiled. Is it good enough?
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EU's Ashton relaxed about Tories

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 9:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ashton

The EU's foreign policy chief, Baroness Ashton, says a Conservative-led UK government does not pose difficulties for her.
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Fulham primed for glory - Hodgson

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 9:33
related countries: Spain Spain

Manager Roy Hodgson believes Fulham are perfectly primed to lift the Europa League trophy when they face Atletico Madrid in Hamburg on Wednesday.
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Sweden expels top Syrian over 'abduction'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 9:35
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Syria Syria

Sweden expels a high-ranking Syrian diplomat for allegedly planning to abduct the diplomat's daughter, Swedish media report.
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Pacquiao targets one last fight

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 10:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Five-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao says he will have one last fight after securing a seat in the Philippine Congress.
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NBA team sale to Russian approved

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US National Basketball Association approves the sale of the New Jersey Nets to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
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Somali pirates seize Greek ship

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 10:38
related countries: Greece Greece, Somalia Somalia

Pirates seize a Greek-owned tanker with at least 23 people on board in the Gulf of Aden, the ship's managers say.
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SA rail and port strike snowballs

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 11:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A major trade union joins a strike called on Monday by workers of South Africa's main transporter of freight.
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Thai PM talks tough on red-shirts

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 11:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's government shelves a proposed election date and says it will soon take measures to end red-shirt protests in Bangkok.
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Iran convicts critical reporter

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 12:10
related countries: Iran Iran

A reporter for Newsweek says he has been sentenced in absentia to 13 years in jail in Iran, after covering opposition protests.
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China suffers new school killings

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 13:18
related countries: China China

Seven children and a teacher are hacked to death in a Chinese kindergarten, in the latest in a series of school attacks.
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S Lanka general denies incitement

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 13:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Detained Sri Lankan General Sarath Fonseka denies inciting unrest in his first appearance before a civilian court.
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Zimbabwe's Bennett to face appeal

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 14:00
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Prosecutors in Zimbabwe say they will appeal against the acquittal of politician Roy Bennett of treason.
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Kazakhstan boosts president power

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 14:08
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Deputies in Kazakhstan approve a bill granting more powers to President Nazarbayev by naming him "leader of the nation".
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New approach

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How UK foreign policy will shape under its coalition
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China unearths 114 new Warriors

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 15:12
related countries: China China

Archaeologists unearth 114 new Terracotta Warriors at the Qin dynasty tomb complex in Xian, China.
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Weapons found by Egypt customs

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 15:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Cairo

Egyptian customs officers find guns in the luggage of a US professor arriving in Cairo by plane.
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Film plan angers South Americans

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 15:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Paraguay and Argentina say they will not co-operate with Katherine Bigelow's reported plans to shoot a film about crime in a border region.
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Dhaka deploys female peacekeepers

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 16:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

For the first time, Bangladesh is going to send female police officers to a foreign UN peacekeeping mission.
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Chelsea allay Terry injury fears

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

England and Chelsea defender John Terry should be fit for Saturday's FA Cup final and the World Cup after a foot injury scare.
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Kenya violence case 'unstoppable'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 16:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The ICC's chief prosecutor says the case against perpetrators of Kenya's post-election violence is "unstoppable".
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Kabul changes

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Jogging machines and office blocks signal new era
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Spain and Portugal airports open

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:24
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Portugal Portugal, Morocco Morocco, Spain Spain

Airports in Spain, Portugal and Morocco reopen after days of disruption caused by a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland.
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Libya air crash 'kills over 100'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:29
related countries: Libya Libya

More than 100 people, including dozens of Dutch nationals, are killed in a plane crash at Tripoli airport, Libyan officials say.
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Live - Europa League final

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:34
related countries: Spain Spain

Diego Forlan's extra-time goal for Atletico Madrid ends Fulham's Europa League dreams, as Cardiff beat Leicester on penalties to reach the Championship play-off final.
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Two held in Berlin hijack scare

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany
related places: Moscow, Berlin

Police in Berlin detain two men with pilot licences amid fears of an attempt to hijack a jet bound for Moscow.
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Fresh violence in Southern Sudan

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 17:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan

New clashes take place in south Sudan between the Southern army and forces led by the former general George Athor.
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Australia arrests Serb suspect

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 18:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Dragan Vasiljkovic, a former Serbian paramilitary leader suspected of war crimes, is arrested in Australia.
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New UK PM begins shaping coalition

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New UK PM David Cameron begins shaping his coalition government, as he welcomes his deputy Nick Clegg to Downing Street.
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Obama backs Afghan Taliban effort

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 19:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama backs Afghanistan's efforts to engage with Taliban militants who renounce violence.
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Child survives Tripoli air crash

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 19:22
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A child aged about 10 is the only survivor of a plane crash in Libya which killed more than 100, mostly from the Netherlands.
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'Top hat' dome at oil spill site

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 19:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new container dome is placed beside the damaged oil well polluting the Gulf of Mexico since a drilling rig disaster, BP says.
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Pope prays at famed Fatima shrine

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 19:39
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Fatima

Pope Benedict XVI visits the famous Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary in Fatima, as part of his four-day visit to Portugal.
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Rajoelina 'will not run in polls'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 21:22
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar's leader Andry Rajoelina says he will not stand in elections this year, in a bid to end the country's political crisis.
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Spain unveils fresh budget cuts

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 21:48
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

The Spanish PM unveils plans to tackle his country's budget crisis amid concerns that problems afflicting Greece may spread.
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US city boycotts Arizona over law

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 21:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

LA votes to ban official travel to Arizona and avoid new contracts with state firms in protest at a new immigration law.
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Late Forlan goal shatters Fulham dream

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 22:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Fulham's hopes of Europa League glory ends in defeat as Diego Forlan's dramatic extra-time winner hands Atletico Madrid victory in the final.
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Seven killed in Baghdad car bomb

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 22:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi officials say seven people have died and 20 more have been hurt in a car bomb outside a cafe in Baghdad.
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US internet aid 'risks China row'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 23:15
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US reportedly offers $1.5m to a Falun Gong-linked group promoting web freedom, a move condemned by Chinese officials.
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Left behind

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 23:32
related countries: China China

China rural workers see a growing rich-poor divide
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Sugar drops before a jab 'reduce babies' pain'

Wednesday 12th of May 2010, 23:33
related countries: Canada Canada

Babies should be given something sugary before a jab to reduce pain, Canadian researchers say.
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