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What happend on May 31st 2010

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UN chief in football match stunt

Monday 31st of May 2010, 0:17
related countries: Uganda Uganda

UN chief Ban Ki-moon takes part in a football match in Uganda to highlight the plight of war crime victims.
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National heroes exhumed in Mexico

Monday 31st of May 2010, 0:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The remains of 12 Mexican heroes are exhumed as part of ceremonies to mark 200 years of independence.
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Maoists to 'punish' rogue rebels

Monday 31st of May 2010, 6:02
related countries: India India

A Maoist leader in India says they will "punish" any rogue rebels if they are found responsible for Friday's train crash.
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Steroid misery

Monday 31st of May 2010, 6:21
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The blighted lives of Bangladeshi prostitutes
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Pakistani court restores Facebook

Monday 31st of May 2010, 6:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani court orders the authorities to restore the Facebook social networking site.
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Fresh downgrade for Spanish debt

Monday 31st of May 2010, 7:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Fitch becomes the second agency to downgrade Spain's credit rating, citing the country's poor growth prospects.
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FA to meet Capello over contract

Monday 31st of May 2010, 7:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fabio Capello will meet the Football Association on Monday for talks that are expected to result in him committing his future to England as manager.
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Turkey rocket attack 'kills six'

Monday 31st of May 2010, 8:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers die in a rocket attack on a naval base by the Mediterranean Sea, the country's state media reports.
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Hopes for breast cancer vaccine

Monday 31st of May 2010, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

US scientists say they have developed a vaccine which prevents breast cancer in mice. and they plan trials in humans.
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Live - French Open

Monday 31st of May 2010, 9:00
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal is in action at the French Open, following Justine Henin's loss to Samantha Stosur and victory for Serena Williams.
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Central America storm toll rises

Monday 31st of May 2010, 9:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

At least 99 people die in Central America as a powerful tropical storm triggers flash floods and mudslides.
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Live - England v Bangladesh

Monday 31st of May 2010, 9:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

England lose two wickets but are closing in on a Test win against Bangladesh at Lord's.
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France seeks Africa business ties

Monday 31st of May 2010, 10:06
related countries: France France
related places: Nice

France aims to boost business ties with Africa at a summit with the continent's leaders in the Riviera city of Nice.
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Lost ancient tomb found in Egypt

Monday 31st of May 2010, 10:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

After a five-year search Egyptian archaeologists locate an ancient tomb of the mayor of Memphis, lost for more than 100 years.
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Mourinho unveiled as boss of Real

Monday 31st of May 2010, 11:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Jose Mourinho is unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid after signing a four-year deal.
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Mass grave found in Mexico mine

Monday 31st of May 2010, 11:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Police discover up to 25 bodies thrown down a ventilation shaft in an abandoned mine in southern Mexico.
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Asteroid probe 'on home straight'

Monday 31st of May 2010, 11:24
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese space probe designed to return samples from an asteroid completes an important step on its journey home.
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World court 'altered behaviour'

Monday 31st of May 2010, 12:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The International Criminal Court has forced governments to alter their behaviour, the UN chief tells a Uganda summit on its achievements.
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Was Israel right to board the flotilla?

Monday 31st of May 2010, 13:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Nine activists died when Israeli commandos boarded an aid ship bound for Gaza on Monday. What is your reaction?
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Hewitt on Europe

Monday 31st of May 2010, 13:43
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish debts and job queues add to euro woes
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Henin slumps to defeat by Stosur

Monday 31st of May 2010, 14:21
related countries: France France

Australia's Sam Stosur becomes the first player to beat Justine Henin at the French Open for six years as she stuns the four-time champion to reach the quarter-finals.
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England beat Bangladesh at Lord's

Monday 31st of May 2010, 14:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Steven Finn takes a maiden five-wicket haul as England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first Test at Lord's.
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Nigeria cleric goes after scandal

Monday 31st of May 2010, 15:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Ireland Ireland

The Vatican accepts the resignation of an Irish archbishop in Nigeria accused of abuse.
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Zara opens its first Indian store

Monday 31st of May 2010, 15:13
related countries: India India, Spain Spain

Clothing chain Zara opens its first store in India, as its Spanish owner Inditex continues its global expansion.
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China bans evidence from torture

Monday 31st of May 2010, 15:23
related countries: China China

China strengthens rules banning the use of evidence obtained through torture - a common practice despite being illegal.
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Vatican names abuse inquiry panel

Monday 31st of May 2010, 15:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Details of a special inquiry into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Ireland are announced by the Vatican.
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Deaths as Israel storms aid ship

Monday 31st of May 2010, 15:59
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least nine people die when Israeli commandos storm a convoy of ships carrying aid to Gaza, sparking international condemnation.
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UN calls for Thai clashes inquiry

Monday 31st of May 2010, 17:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The UN says an independent inquiry must be held into Thailand's recent unrest, in which more than 80 people died.
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'Strong' growth for India economy

Monday 31st of May 2010, 18:53
related countries: India India

India's economy grew by 8.6% in the three months to March, largely thanks to manufacturing output, data shows.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani hospital

Monday 31st of May 2010, 22:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

About eight people are killed after gunmen attack a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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