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Robin Hood opens Cannes Festival

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 0:07
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe provide some red-carpet glamour, as Robin Hood opens the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
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Bogus UK students face global action

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 0:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dishonest agents who help bogus students get into the UK are being targeted in an international initiative.
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Convent drug ring busted in Italy

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 0:25
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Police in Italy say they have broken up a drug ring that used a convent outside Milan to smuggle cocaine.
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Colombia druglord pleads for home

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 1:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A top Colombian drug dealer jailed in the US writes to Colombia's president asking to be allowed back home.
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UK forced marriages awareness tour

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 1:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A charity is to tour the UK in a bid stop south Asian youngsters being forced into marriages abroad.
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US senators unveil climate bill

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 3:35
related countries: United States United States

US senators unveil a long-awaited climate change bill, which includes divisive plans on offshore oil-drilling.
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Oil blowout device 'was faulty'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 4:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Congressional investigators say the device meant to halt an oil leak after the Gulf of Mexico rig blast was faulty.
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Hard times

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 4:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain reacts to prime minister's drastic cuts
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UK coalition's first cabinet meeting

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron holds his first cabinet meeting as prime minister as he puts the finishing touches to his coalition government.
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Live - Monaco Grand Prix practice

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 7:31
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sets the fastest time in both of Thursday's practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses deputy'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 8:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan nominates Kaduna state governor Namadi Sambo as vice-president, sources say.
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Warning on Jerusalem demolitions

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 9:06
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Arab, Jerusalem

The US warns against "provocative action" after Israel says nothing stops it demolishing Arab homes in East Jerusalem.
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US repossessions at all-time high

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 9:15
related countries: United States United States

The number of US home repossessions hits an all-time high, but is now expected to start to fall back.
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Award for freed China 'murderer'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 9:16
related countries: China China

A Chinese man jailed for murdering a man who then turned up alive is compensated, amid concerns over police evidence.
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Child abuse 'big business online'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 9:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are 450 criminal gangs around the world making money from images of child sex abuse, a UK-based internet watchdog says.
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Powell targets Bolt's 100m record

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 9:54
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Asafa Powell says he can lower Usain Bolt's 100m world record as he prepares for the inaugural Diamond League meeting in Doha.
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Several killed in Dagestan attack

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 10:07
related countries: Russia Russia

At least seven people are killed in an attack in Russia's southern region of Dagestan, officials and local media say.
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'Unique' frog discovered in India

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 10:27
related countries: India India

A new species of "brightly coloured frog" is discovered in a remote peak in southern India, say scientists.
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Three arrested in Indonesia raids

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 10:33
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian security forces arrest three terror suspects in a raid in central Java, a day after two other suspects were shot dead.
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UK aims to end Strasbourg shuttle

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Conservative-Lib Dem government plans to lobby the EU to scrap the European Parliament's monthly trips to Strasbourg.
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Russian jailed for spying for US

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 11:23
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

A Moscow court sentences a Russian national to four years in jail for sending secret Russian military maps to the Pentagon.
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SA author dies in Libya disaster

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 11:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Libya Libya

An award-winning South African writer was one of those killed in Wednesday's plane crash in Libya.
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Thai army 'to surround protesters'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 12:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The Thai army says it will seal off a protest camp in Bangkok within hours, increasing pressure on opposition demonstrators.
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Moscow attack 'planners' killed

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 12:48
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Three alleged organisers of the suicide attacks on Moscow's metro are killed after resisting arrest, officials say.
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Nigeria leader 'chooses deputy'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 12:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan nominates relatively unknown Namadi Sambo as vice-president, officials say.
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Mexico prevent famous South African win

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A late Mexican equaliser stops hosts South Africa from winning the opening match in the World Cup.
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Alonso sets Monaco practice pace

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:34
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Fernando Alonso tops the timesheets in both of Thursday's sessions as Ferrari take the fight to Red Bull in Monaco practice.
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France held to draw by 10-man Uruguay

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa, France France
related places: Cape Town

Uruguay and France play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw in their opening Group A game in Cape Town.
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All the latest news, views and commentary

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:46
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

South Korea face Greece in the first of three games on day two, including England's opener against the United States.
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Nigeria mastered by Argentina

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:50
related countries: Greece Greece, South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Nigeria waste opportunities in front of goal as dominant Argentina get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start in Johannesburg.
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USA take point from England game

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A blunder by the England goalkeeper gives the United States an equaliser in a 1-1 draw on the World Cup's second day.
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Slovenia 1-0 Algeria

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 13:59
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Slovenia Slovenia, Algeria Algeria

Slovenia stuns Algeria with a late goal, and goes to the top of group C on day three of the World Cup.
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Ghana strike late to beat 10-man Serbia

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:00
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Ghana Ghana, Slovenia Slovenia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Algeria Algeria

Group D gets under way as Serbia face Ghana, while England's group C opponents Slovenia stun Algeria on day three.
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Ten-man Australia lose to Germany

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:01
related countries: Germany Germany, Australia Australia

Australia lose their first World Cup match 4-0 to Germany, after Tim Cahill is sent off with half-an-hour to go.
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Netherlands seal win over Denmark

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:03
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Cameroon Cameroon, Italy Italy, Japan Japan, Denmark Denmark, Netherlands Netherlands, South Africa South Africa

Two second-half goals give Netherlands a 2-0 victory over lacklustre Denmark in their opening Group E match.
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Honda earns opening win for Japan

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:04
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Keisuke Honda's first-half strike ensures Japan get off to a perfect start in World Cup Group E, although Cameroon strike the woodwork late on.
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Italy fight back to hold Paraguay

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:05
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Defending champions Italy come from a goal down to clinch a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in their Group F opener in Cape Town.
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New Zealand snatch last-gasp draw

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:06
related countries: Portugal Portugal, New Zealand New Zealand, Brazil Brazil, Slovakia Slovakia, North Korea North Korea

Winston Reid's injury-time header earns New Zealand a 1-1 draw against Slovakia.
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Portugal and Ivory Coast draw blank

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:07
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Ivory Coast and Portugal share a dour goalless draw in their first Group G match in Port Elizabeth.
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Brazil edge out resilient North Korea

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Second-half goals from Maicon and Elano help Brazil overcome a spirited North Korea 2-1 in their opening game of the tournament.
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Fungus hits Afghan opium poppies

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A serious disease has hit poppies in Afghanistan, driving up opium prices in the region, UN officials tell the BBC.
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Honduras 0-1 Chile

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:10
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay, South Africa South Africa, Chile Chile, Switzerland Switzerland, Spain Spain

Chile begin their World Cup campaign with a lively victory over Honduras.
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Swiss secure shock win over Spain

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:11
related countries: Chile Chile, Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay, South Africa South Africa, Honduras Honduras

Switzerland provide the first surprise result of the 2010 World Cup by beating 2008 European champions Spain 1-0 in Group H.
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Uruguay hammer hosts South Africa

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Pretoria

Diego Forlan scores twice as World Cup hosts South Africa slump to a 3-0 defeat against Group A rivals Uruguay in Pretoria.
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Higuain inspires Argentina victory

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Greece Greece, France France, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico

Gonzalo Higuain scores a World Cup hat-trick - the first since 2002 - as Argentina beat South Korea 4-1 in an entertaining match in Johannesburg.
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Mexico win leaves France on brink

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:16
related countries: France France, Mexico Mexico

France are close to going out of the World Cup after losing to an impressive Mexico side in Polokwane.
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Dogged Serbia stun 10-man Germany

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:18
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Algeria Algeria, Slovenia Slovenia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Friday

Serbia upset Germany, who have Miroslav Klose sent off, 1-0 in Friday's first World Cup match before Slovenia face United States and England take on Algeria later.
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USA fight back to deny Slovenia

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:19
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Germany Germany, Algeria Algeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Friday

United States come from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw with Slovenia in an absorbing game in Johannesburg.
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England labour to lacklustre draw

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:24
related countries: Algeria Algeria

England draw 0-0 with Algeria after an unimpressive display in their second World Cup match, leaving Fabio Capello's side facing a challenge to reach the knockout stages.
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Sneijder fires Dutch past Japan

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Japan Japan, Algeria Algeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Netherlands move to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages with a 1-0 win over Japan.
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Ghana held to 1-1 draw with Australia

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:26
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Germany Germany, Australia Australia

Australia hold on for a 1-1 draw against Ghana despite having Harry Kewell sent off in the first half.
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Denmark comeback puts Cameroon out

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:27
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Cameroon play Denmark with both desperate for a win to boost their hopes of reaching the World Cup's knockout stages.
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Paraguay ease past Slovakia

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:28
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguay put themselves in firm control of Group F with a comfortable 2-0 win over Slovakia at Bloemfontein.
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New Zealand secure historic Italy draw

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand achieve the greatest result in their history by holding defending World Cup champions Italy to a 1-1 draw.
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Brazil beats Ivory Coast 3-1

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Luis Fabiano scores twice as Brazil - who have Kaka sent off - beat Ivory Coast 3-1 to reach the knockout stages.
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Portugal hammer seven past N Korea

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:31
related countries: Honduras Honduras, Switzerland Switzerland, Chile Chile, North Korea North Korea, Spain Spain

Portugal thump World Cup minnows North Korea 7-0 in Cape Town to get their World Cup campaign back on track.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England cruise to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in St Lucia to reach the final of the World Twenty20.
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Chile overcome 10-man Switzerland

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:33
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Honduras Honduras, Spain Spain

Chile leave it late to see off the battling 10 men of Switzerland in a Group H game in Port Elizabeth.
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Villa double puts Spain back on track

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Honduras Honduras, Spain Spain

David Villa scores twice as Spain beat Honduras 2-0 in Group H to earn their first win at the 2010 World Cup and boost their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
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Venezuelan natural gas rig sinks

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 14:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A gas platform has sunk off Venezuela, but the energy minister says it poses no risk to the environment.
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Pakistan acquits terror suspects

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani court acquits nine men accused of planning two deadly attacks, including one which killed the army's top medic.
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South Africa out of the World Cup

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Uruguay Uruguay, Mexico Mexico

Hosts South Africa and troubled France go out of the World Cup, as Mexico and Uruguay get through to the next round.
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Uruguay edge Mexico to top group

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Uruguay Uruguay, Mexico Mexico
related places: Bloemfontein


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Argentina march past poor Greece

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Argentina beat an unambitious Greece side to top Group B, with South Korea also progressing to the knockout stages.
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South Korea hold Nigeria to progress

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Argentina Argentina, South Korea South Korea


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Live - World Cup

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:32
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Slovenia Slovenia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

England make three changes to face Slovenia in their crucial World Cup Group C decider, with the United States also taking on Algeria.
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In pictures

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The dying art of Pakistan's cinema billboards
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Paraguay top group after NZ draw

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:39
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, New Zealand New Zealand

Paraguay cruise into the last 16 of the World Cup after a dismal goalless draw with New Zealand, who are eliminated.
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Shock loss puts holders Italy out

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:41
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Slovakia Slovakia, Germany Germany

Italy, the defending champions and four-time World Cup winners, suffer a shock World Cup defeat to Slovakia, who win a remarkable game 3-2 to book their place in the last 16.
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Dutch beat Cameroon to top group

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:42
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Netherlands Netherlands, Cameroon Cameroon, Japan Japan

The Netherlands edge out Cameroon to finish as Group E winners, while Japan progress at the expense of Denmark.
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Anti-Iran protest in Afghanistan

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Jalalabad

Thousands of Afghans protest in the city of Jalalabad against the alleged executions of a number of Afghan refugees in Iran.
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Japan hold off Danes to progress

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Cameroon Cameroon, Japan Japan

Japan beat Denmark 3-1 to make the knockout stages of the World Cup, while the Netherlands see off Cameroon to top Group E.
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Ivory Coast out despite easy win

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:49
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Ivory Coast chase a hatful of goals against North Korea to keep their slim hopes alive of qualifying.
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Brazil draw puts Portugal through

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Brazil Brazil, North Korea North Korea

Portugal join Brazil in the last 16 after a lacklustre 0-0 draw between the sides in Durban while Ivory Coast are eliminated despite beating North Korea 3-0.
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Spain win sets up Portugal clash

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 15:53
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Honduras Honduras, Spain Spain

European champions Spain finish top of Group H and will face Portugal in the last 16 after a securing qualification with a 2-1 win over resilient 10-man Chile - who also go through and will now face Brazil.
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Suarez puts Uruguay into quarters

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:03
related countries: Ghana Ghana, South Korea South Korea, United States United States

Two goals from striker Luis Suarez book Uruguay's passage to the World Cup quarter-finals after they beat South Korea 2-1.
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Ghana seal extra-time win

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:05
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay, Ghana Ghana, United States United States

Ghana beat the United States 2-1 in extra-time to make the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Germany knock out dismal England

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:07
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer their heaviest defeat at a World Cup finals as they are beaten 4-1 and outclassed by Germany in the second round.
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Argentina set up tie with Germany

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Mexico Mexico

Argentina are helped by a controversial goal as they beat Mexico 3-1 to earn a quarter-final with Germany, conquerors of England.
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Dutch win secures last-eight spot

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Slovakia Slovakia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Netherlands score a goal in each half through Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder as they secure a 2-1 victory which puts them into the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Ruthless Brazil brush Chile aside

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:13
related countries: Chile Chile, United States United States
related places: Johannesburg

Brazil beat Chile 3-0 in Johannesburg to set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with the Netherlands.
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Paraguay beat Japan on penalties

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:16
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Japan Japan

Paraguay are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history after beating Japan 5-3 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
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Villa fires Spain into last eight

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

David Villa scores the only goal as Spain beat neighbours Portugal 1-0 to set up a World Cup quarter-final showdown against Paraguay.
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India state in sex video warning

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:20
related countries: India India

Authorities in India's Orissa state issue warnings after footage of women in bed with their boyfriends is sold as sex videos.
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Hawaii blocks repeated Obama birth queries

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

Hawaii enacts a law allowing officials to ignore repetitive requests for US President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
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Netherlands knock out Brazil

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ghana Ghana, Brazil Brazil, Uruguay Uruguay

An own goal by Felipe Melo sees Brazil knocked out of the World Cup quarter-finals as the Netherlands win 2-1.
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Ghana's Cup dream ends on penalties

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:24
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ghana Ghana

The last African team exits the World Cup after Uruguay beat Ghana 4-2 on penalties in Johannesburg.
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Argentina thrashed by Germany

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:24
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Miroslav Klose scores twice as ruthless Germany thrash Diego Maradona's Argentina 4-0 in their quarter-final in Cape Town.
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Villa goal sends Spain into semis

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:26
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Spain reach their first World Cup semi-final as David Villa's fifth goal of the tournament is enough to earn a 1-0 win over Paraguay.
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Nigeria arrests ex-governor Ibori

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is arrested in Dubai on corruption charges.
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Dutch edge past Uruguay to reach final

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Holland

The Netherlands survive a late fightback from Uruguay to win 3-2 and go through to their first World Cup final since 1978.
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Spain reach first World Cup final

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Carles Puyol is the hero as Spain beat Germany 1-0 to make their first ever World Cup final, where they will face the Netherlands.
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'Gaza homes destroyed illegally'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Human Rights Watch say the Israeli army unlawfully destroyed civilian property in Gaza during its 2008 and 2009 offensive.
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Germany take third place

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:39
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay, Germany Germany

Sami Khedira's goal sees Germany beat Uruguay 3-2 in a lively World Cup third-place play-off in Port Elizabeth.
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Spain win World Cup in extra time

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 16:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

Andres Iniesta scores with four minutes left in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.
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In pictures

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 17:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Vast crowds join Pope for Mass at Portuguese shrine
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Dead or alive - Mumbai zoo to stuff its animals once they die

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 17:57
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The only zoo in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) plans to stuff its animals after their deaths and put them on show, officials say.
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US-China rights dialogue resumes

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 18:08
related countries: United States United States, China China

Officials from the US and China meet in Washington DC to discuss human rights issues for the first time in two years.
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Pro-protest Thailand general shot

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 18:10
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A renegade Thai general who backs anti-government protesters is shot as troops move to seal a Bangkok protest camp.
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Move to control oil spill delayed

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 18:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A new attempt by BP to control the main leak at the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster site with a steel dome is put back by a "few days".
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Classy England cruise into final

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 18:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England stroll to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-finals to reach an ICC tournament final for the first time since 2004.
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Pretty windfall

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

Nepali butler inherits a fortune from US employer
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Libya crash survivor boy 'stable'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 19:49
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Dutch boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in Libya in which 103 people were killed is said to be in a stable condition.
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Cuban cultural icons get US visas

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 20:01
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez and prima ballerina Alicia Alonso get US visas for the first time in decades.
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Vast turnout for Pope's Fatima Mass

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 20:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Fatima

Up to half a million people attend an open-air Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in Portugal.
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Bomb blast outside Greek prison

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 21:10
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A bomb explodes outside a maximum security prison near the Greek capital, Athens, following a telephone warning, police say.
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Claudel wins foreign fiction gong

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 21:18
related countries: France France

French writer Philippe Claudel scoops the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel Brodeck's Report.
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Seeking recruits

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 22:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban, Swat

How the Taliban seeks support in Pakistan's Swat
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Italy to have first woman priest

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 22:28
related countries: Italy Italy

A teacher is to be ordained as Italy's first woman priest in a move likely to rekindle Catholic debate over women clergy.
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US 'will not destroy Kandahar'

Thursday 13th of May 2010, 23:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kandahar

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an assault against the Taliban in Kandahar will not destroy the southern Afghan city.
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