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What happend on May 5th 2010

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NY suspect charged with terrorism

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 0:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: New York

A Pakistan-born US citizen is charged with terrorism in connection with the failed bomb attack in Times Square.
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France to return 15 Maori heads

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 0:21
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand

The French parliament votes to return the heads of at least 15 tattooed Maori warriors to New Zealand.
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Arrests over Pakistan acid attack

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 4:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Several arrests are made after an acid attack on three girls in Pakistan's Balochistan province last week, police say.
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'Truth drug' test banned in India

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 6:45
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court says the use of a "truth drug" to question suspects is illegal and a violation of their fundamental rights.
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More airports shut over ash risks

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Airports in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland close because of risks from a rise in volcanic ash levels.
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Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 7:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A giant iron funnel which it is hoped will halt the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is to be deployed on Thursday, BP says.
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South Africa bus in deadly crash

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 8:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Twenty four people die and at least 15 are seriously injured after a bus overturns near Cape Town in South Africa.
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Indonesia minister wins Bank post

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 9:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati resigns after being appointed managing director of the World Bank.
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Cuba opens to tourism investors

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 9:38
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba unveils plans to allow foreigners to develop golf courses and marinas to boost the nation's tourism industry.
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US envoy returns to Middle East

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 9:39
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell returns to the region, attempting to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
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Gunmen in Somalia kill journalist

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 10:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Gunmen in Somalia kill a prominent journalist who worked at the state-run radio station in the capital.
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Indonesia treasure auction fails

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 10:23
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

An auction of treasure from a ship wreck off Indonesia fails to attract a single bidder, after no-one put up the $16m deposit required.
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Shifting threat

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 12:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Tracing alleged NY bomb plot to its Pakistan roots
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Sri Lankan emergency laws relaxed

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 12:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government eases tough emergency laws, nearly a year after troops defeated Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Philippines refiles murder charge

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 13:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines reinstates murder charges against two regional leaders over the country's worst massacre in living memory.
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Israel yet to replace UK diplomat

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 13:16
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel is yet to replace a diplomat expelled after forged British passports were allegedly used in the killing of a Hamas leader.
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BP seals off first Gulf oil leak

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 13:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP seals the smallest of the three leaks spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, it says.
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NY bomb suspect 'nearly escaped'

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 13:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Details emerge of how the New York bomb attempt suspect was arrested just minutes before leaving the country.
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Iran 'backs Brazil nuclear role'

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 14:23
related countries: Iran Iran, Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Iran's president has agreed in principle to a Brazilian offer to mediate on a deal for providing it with nuclear fuel.
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UAE trafficking ringleader jailed

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 14:32
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Syria Syria
related places: Abu Dhabi

A court in Abu Dhabi gives a life sentence to the Syrian ringleader of a prostitute smuggling ring, captured after a manhunt.
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Row mars Australian sailing bid

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 14:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian teenager is told she has not gone far enough to be the youngest person to sail solo and unaided around the world.
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Ugandan refinery opens for gold

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 14:46
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda's first gold refinery opens to process gold mainly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Russian's alien abduction claims 'should be investigated'

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian MP asks President Medvedev to look into claims by a regional president that he met aliens on board a spaceship.
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Suicide squad targets Afghan town

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine suicide bombers are killed along with four bystanders in an attack in the Afghan city of Zaranj, officials say.
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Pakistan fears impact of NY plot

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 15:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says the failed attack on New York may give it a bad name because the man charged is of Pakistani origin.
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Serena reaches Rome quarter-final

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:01
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany
related places: Rome

World number one Serena Williams continues her return from a three-month injury lay-off as she beats Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 3-6 6-0 to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.
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Cannes 'ready' after freak storm

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:12
related countries: France France

Cannes will be cleaned up in time for the film festival, organisers say after it is struck by severe weather and freak waves.
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Egypt anger at call to ban book

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Writers in Egypt condemn a call by a group of lawyers to ban the classic folk tale Arabian Nights.
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Three killed in Greece protests

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:18
related countries: Greece Greece

At least three people are killed in Greece as protesters set fire to a bank building during a general strike over austerity measures.
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Russian ship attacked off Somalia

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Russia Russia

A Russian warship is rushing to assist an oil tanker which has been hijacked by Somali pirates off East Africa.
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Live text - South Africa v Afghanistan

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:36
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

South Africa take on Afghanistan in Barbados for a place in the World Twenty20 Super Eights after Australia beat Bangladesh to qualify for the next stage.
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Community shock

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani villagers noticed change in US terror suspect
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Botswana battles Okavango flood

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Twenty villages in Botswana are evacuated after the Okavango River burst its banks and water continues to rise.
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Security failings?

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

US media vent anger at 'lapses' over NY car bomb
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UK leaders in final push for votes

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg make a last bid for votes as polls suggest the election result is on a knife edge.
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Nigeria axes anti-corruption case

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 18:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria drops charges against former anti-corruption boss Nuhu Ribadu, who was controversially removed in from his job in 2007.
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US envoy Mitchell meets Israel PM

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 19:12
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Mitchell

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before "proximity talks".
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Aussies crush Tigers to advance

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 19:55
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia overcome a shaky start to beat Bangladesh and reach the Super Eight phase of the ICC World Twenty20.
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Tighter US security after NY plot

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 20:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The US tightens its flying restrictions after Saturday's failed car-bomb attack on New York's Times Square.
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Greece is 'on the brink of abyss'

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 21:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's president warns the country is "on the brink of the abyss" after three people die in protests over austerity measures.
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Freddie Mac asks for more US aid

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

US mortgage giant Freddie Mac asks for another $10.6bn of aid as it reports heavy quarterly losses.
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BP seals off first Gulf oil leak

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 22:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP seals the smallest of the three leaks spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares to cover the site with an iron box.
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'Not fair!'

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 23:03
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japanese views on US military bases in Okinawa
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South Africa crush Afghans to qualify

Wednesday 5th of May 2010, 23:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Barbados Barbados, South Africa South Africa

South Africa secure their place in the Super Eights with an emphatic 59-run victory over Afghanistan in their final World Twenty20 group match in Barbados.
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