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Bosnian Serb cleared of genocide

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 0:08
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica, Sarajevo

A former wartime commander has been cleared of Srebrenica genocide charges by an appeals court in Sarajevo.
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Living among us

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 2:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: All

All-American town that harboured a terror suspect
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Testing times

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 2:39
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Maoist strike brings Nepal to standstill, with no end in sight
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Yar'Adua dead: Your comments

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 3:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Readers react to the Nigerian state TV announcement that President Umaru Yar'Adua died at his presidential villa on Wednesday.
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Russian warship frees oil tanker

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 5:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Russia Russia

A Russian warship releases the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday.
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Japan reactivates nuclear reactor

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 5:54
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Monju

Japan activates its Monju fast-breeder reactor, which has been suspended since an accident 14 years ago.
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Dhaka urged to stop 'roof riding'

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 6:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A charity appeals to the Bangladeshi authorities to take action to prevent children from travelling on train roofs.
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Sri Lanka upbeat on Murali injury

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 6:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand

Muttiah Muralitharan is recovering from his groin injury and will remain in Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 squad.
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Nigerian President Yar'Adua dies

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 6:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria announces seven days of mourning for President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has died following a long illness.
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N Korea and China leaders 'meet'

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 7:10
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

North Korea's Kim Jong-il is reported by South Korean media to have met China's president, during a secrecy-shrouded tour.
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Nigerian President Yar'Adua dies

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 8:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria announces seven days of mourning for President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has died following a long illness.
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Seven Yemenis die in heavy rains

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 8:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Heavy rain has killed seven people in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, with large numbers of homes swept away.
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Umaru Yar'Adua: Your comments

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 8:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has died following a long illness. What is his legacy?
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Dramatic rise in China syphilis

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:00
related countries: United States United States, China China

Rapid social change has fuelled a sharp rise in the rate of syphilis infections in China, say US researchers.
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Afghans protest against Iran

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrate against alleged ill-treatment and executions of Afghan refugees by the Iranian authorities.
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KKK leader admits killing recruit

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Louisiana

A Ku Klux Klan leader admits murdering a woman recruit, a day after an initiation rite in Louisiana in 2008.
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Honduras row endangers EU talks

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:25
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

A spat over recognition of Honduras' government threatens a forthcoming EU-Latin American summit.
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Divisions on Thai road-map emerge

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai government suggests parliament could be dissolved in September, but both red and yellow-shirt groups are unhappy.
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Gaza breakout

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 9:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Tunnel diggers cut through Egypt's steel border barrier
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West Bank mosque fire 'was arson'

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 10:42
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

A West Bank mosque gutted by fire on Monday was most probably attacked by arsonists, Israeli firefighters say.
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Publisher faces ban over Sudan bribes

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK publisher Macmillan faces a six-year ban from contracts financed by the World Bank, for bribery in South Sudan.
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Watching, waiting

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

Oil slick spreads uncertainty in US coast communities
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Drill, baby, drill?

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 11:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The big questions prompted by Gulf of Mexico oil leak
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Author to sue over Shalit story

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 12:14
related countries: Israel Israel

An author is suing the family of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, saying he plagiarised one of her books as a child.
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Iran 'risks nuclear race' - Biden

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 12:27
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden warns that Iran risks sparking a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, in a speech to Euro MPs.
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Live - South Africa v New Zealand

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 13:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Pakistan Pakistan, New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs in Barbados at the ICC World Twenty20.
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Oil company claims Falklands find

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 13:47
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

One of the oil and gas companies currently drilling off the coast of the Falkland Islands claims an oil strike.
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Niger's junta sets election plans

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 13:55
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's military rulers promise to hold elections before the first anniversary of their 18 February coup.
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US agents hold massacre suspect

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 14:13
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

A former Guatemala army soldier accused of involvement in a notorious massacre in the 1980s has been arrested in the US.
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Mumbai gunman sentenced to death

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

A judge sentences the surviving gunman of the Mumbai attacks to death, saying he could not be rehabilitated.
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Deported pilot lands in Argentina

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 14:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

A pilot wanted for his alleged role in Argentina's "Dirty War" lands in Argentina, after being extradited from Spain.
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Mubarak call to Egypt opposition

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's president challenges opposition reformers to present their plans for change without unleashing 'chaos'.
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Tourists caught in Nepal strike

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 15:02
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Thousands of international tourists are caught up in the nationwide strike called by Nepal's Maoist party.
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Argentina incest-case father dies

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 15:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine man jailed over suspicions he fathered seven children with his daughter has died, prison officials say.
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Zimbabwe leaders' sanction appeal

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's three leading figures, in a rare show of unity, condemn international sanctions, at a conference in Tanzania.
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Deadly tornado hits Chinese city

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:38
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

At least 39 people die as heavy storms and a tornado hit two rural counties near Chongqing in south-western China.
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Kosovo war crimes suspect seized

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:46
related countries: Albania Albania

A man suspected of carrying out war crimes in Albania is arrested by European Union police officers in Kosovo, officials say.
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Pietersen shines in England win

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen hits 73 not out as England beat Pakistan by six wickets with three balls remaining on day one of the Super Eight stage at the ICC World Twenty20.
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Versace wins $20m compensation

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian fashion house Versace is awarded $20m (£13.4m) in damages in Los Angeles for wilful counterfeiting.
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Mayor seeks US police reform help

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 16:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

The new mayor of New Orleans asks the US government to investigate and help reform the city's scandal-plagued police.
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Africa's grannies debate HIV

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 17:42
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

African grandmothers gather in Swaziland to discuss the impact of HIV/Aids on their lives.
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Former bank boss held in Iceland

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 18:25
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The former chief executive of collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupthing is arrested on suspicion of embezzlement.
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Russian forces storm oil tanker

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 18:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Russia Russia

Russian forces free the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates, in a dramatic rescue mission.
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Nigeria swears in new president

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 19:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
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Greek parliament backs hefty cuts

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 19:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's parliament votes in favour of austerity measures, as police use tear gas to disperse protesters outside.
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BP box reaches Gulf oil leak site

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 20:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A giant containment box arrives at the site of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as BP tries to contain the leak.
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Enron play to close on Broadway with big losses

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 20:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Broadway

A British play about the collapse of Enron is to close on Broadway after just 15 performances and 22 previews.
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UK chooses next government

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 20:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Millions of people head to the polls as voters have their say in the most unpredictable UK general election for decades.
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New volcano plume grounds flights

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 20:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announces flight restrictions at six airports from 0000 BST on Thursday because of a risk from volcanic ash.
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US markets plunge on debt concern

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 21:17
related countries: United States United States

US markets fall by more than 9% in New York trade on fears about the global recovery, before closing down by more than 3%.
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Greek contagion

Thursday 6th of May 2010, 22:40
related countries: Greece Greece

Why South-East Europe's economies are vulnerable
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