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US ex-astronaut's file to stay open

Friday 1st of April 2011, 0:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A Florida judge denies a request by ex-astronaut Lisa Nowak to seal her criminal record over a highly publicised case involving a romantic rival.
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Argentine torture general jailed

Friday 1st of April 2011, 1:08
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Former Argentine Gen Eduardo Cabanillas and three intelligence agents are jailed for running a notorious detention centre during military rule.
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Morning-after pill free in Wales

Friday 1st of April 2011, 1:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales becomes the first part of the UK to make the morning-after pill available without charge from pharmacies, including to some girls aged under 16.
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VIDEO: India 'to be more populous than China'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 1:50
related countries: China China

India's population has grown by 181m people over the past decade to 1.21bn, according to the 2011 census.
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VIDEO: Actress Lyudmila Gurchenko mourned

Friday 1st of April 2011, 1:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Actress Lyudmila Gurchenko, described as ''Russia's Elizabeth Taylor'', has died at the age of 75.
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Referendum publicity push begins

Friday 1st of April 2011, 3:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An advertising campaign designed to raise awareness of May's referendum on how MPs are elected and other elections gets under way.
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India Gandhi book ban 'shameful'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 4:43
related countries: India India

The author of a book on Mahatma Gandhi says it is "shameful" that the work has been banned in India's western state of Gujarat.
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Four guilty of Tonga ferry deaths

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:07
related countries: Tonga Tonga

A court in Tonga has convicted four men of manslaughter in connection with the sinking of a ferry in 2009, killing 74 people, reports say.
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VIDEO: Migrants moved from Lampedusa

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:26
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Lampedusa

The unrest in North Africa has seen thousands of migrants from Libya and Tunisia flee to Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean.
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VIDEO: Japan's evacuees wait for all-clear

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japan has said it has no plans to widen the evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant, despite the IAEA urging the government to assess the situation.
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VIDEO: 'Message in bottle' answered in Russia

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:42
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

A German boy who tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea some 24 years ago has now received an answer.
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Bank to re-release Japan survey

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:49
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey shows Japanese manufacturers were optimistic about economic growth before the earthquake and tsunami struck.
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China factories upbeat on growth

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:51
related countries: China China

China's official Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) rose in March showing that manufacturing in the country is growing.
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S Korea inflation soars in March

Friday 1st of April 2011, 5:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Consumer prices in South Korea rose in March, speeding up inflation to a 29-month high.
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Russian manufacturing grows fast

Friday 1st of April 2011, 6:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Strong domestic demand means growth in Russia's manufacturing sector is accelerating, a survey indicates.
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Nadal & Federer to meet in Miami

Friday 1st of April 2011, 6:24
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States
related places: Miami

Rafael Nadal will play Roger Federer in the US for the first time in six years after both men reach the last four of the Sony Ericsson Open, while Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka reach the women's final.
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Japan's new vehicle sales plunge

Friday 1st of April 2011, 6:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Sales of new vehicles in Japan have plunged in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country's north-east coast.
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Gaddafi envoy has talks in London

Friday 1st of April 2011, 6:58
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Libyan envoy representing Colonel Gaddafi has been in London in the past few days for talks with British officials, the BBC understands.
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UK Film Council hands over to BFI

Friday 1st of April 2011, 6:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Film Council is handing over its funding responsibilities to the British Film Institute, eight months after it was axed by the government.
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Pakistan Nato truck guards killed

Friday 1st of April 2011, 7:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Militants kill three security guards at a Nato truck terminal in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Irish manufacturing 'holding up'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 7:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic's manufacturing sector is doing well in spite of the crisis in the country's banking system, a survey indicates.
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Mad Men contract dispute resolved

Friday 1st of April 2011, 7:57
related countries: United States United States

Mad Men creator Matt Weiner signs a new contract with producers that could mean a further three series of the award-winning US ad agency drama.
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Mogadishu lifeline

Friday 1st of April 2011, 8:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Images of a clinic treating those caught up in Somalia conflict
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Insider's view

Friday 1st of April 2011, 8:24
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

'I was at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant when the quake hit'
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VIDEO: Gaddafi envoy holds talks in UK

Friday 1st of April 2011, 8:52
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Libyan envoy who represents one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons has been in London for talks with British officials.
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VIDEO: 'I helped Moussa Koussa defect'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 9:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Noman Benotman, a friend of Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa, has told the BBC how he helped organise his defection from the Gaddafi regime.
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Midwife shortage 'costs 1m lives'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One in three women worldwide gives birth without expert help, with Afghanistan the worst place to have a baby, the charity Save the Children says.
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German state sued by nuclear firm

Friday 1st of April 2011, 9:45
related countries: Germany Germany

German energy giant RWE takes legal action against the state of Hesse after being ordered to close a nuclear power plant.
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VIDEO: Aerial and sea hunt for tsunami bodies

Friday 1st of April 2011, 10:07
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

US and Japanese military personnel are taking part in a three-day search of north-east Japan for the bodies of people missing since the tsunami.
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Italy moves migrants to mainland

Friday 1st of April 2011, 10:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italy moves 1,716 North African migrants to a mainland camp site, easing overcrowding on the isle of Lampedusa.
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Joy in Japan at giant panda debut

Friday 1st of April 2011, 10:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of visitors attend the public debut of two giant pandas at a Tokyo zoo in a rare moment of joy three weeks after a devastating quake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Portugal raises money from markets

Friday 1st of April 2011, 10:48
related countries: Portugal Portugal

One of Europe's most fragile economies, Portugal, once again raises emergency cash from the money markets.
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Rangers could go bust - chairman

Friday 1st of April 2011, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston admits the Scottish champions could go out of business if they lose their battle with the taxman.
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Fifa ban for Bosnia-Hercegovina

Friday 1st of April 2011, 11:12
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia-Hercegovina are suspended from world football after refusing to comply to governing body Fifa's regulations.
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Bomb plotter scores court victory

Friday 1st of April 2011, 11:13
related countries: Israel Israel

A Jordanian jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner, wins a court challenge against government refusals to allow his early release.
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M&S to return to French market

Friday 1st of April 2011, 11:17
related countries: France France

Marks and Spencer says it is to re-enter the French retail market, 10 years after shutting down its European stores.
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Closed doors

Friday 1st of April 2011, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

Is US immigration policy killing the American Dream?
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Sponsors desert Chinese football

Friday 1st of April 2011, 11:53
related countries: China China

China's corruption-hit top football league begins a new season without a main sponsor or a national TV deal.
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Japan nuclear exclusion long-term

Friday 1st of April 2011, 12:31
related countries: Japan Japan

Officials say residents near the Fukushima plant face a long-term evacuation, as Japan begins an intensive search for missing quake victims.
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UN rejects Georgia case over war

Friday 1st of April 2011, 12:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

The United Nations' top court rejects a case filed by Georgia that accuses Russia and separatist rebels of ethnic cleansing.
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Real trio ruled out of Spurs game

Friday 1st of April 2011, 13:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Marcelo will not play in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against Tottenham.
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Many thousands in Yemen protests

Friday 1st of April 2011, 13:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Tens thousands of people take to the streets in Yemen's capital for rival demonstrations over the deepening political crisis.
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In pictures

Friday 1st of April 2011, 14:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Back from the brink - Kabul's bazaar restored
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Polar bear Knut died of drowning, experts say

Friday 1st of April 2011, 14:29
related countries: Germany Germany

German polar bear Knut drowned when he fell into a pool of water in his enclosure, after collapsing due to swelling of the brain, experts say.
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McLaren chief cools expectations

Friday 1st of April 2011, 14:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh urges caution despite the team's mpressive start to the season in the Australian Grand Prix.
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Don't write us off - Schumacher

Friday 1st of April 2011, 15:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Schumacher says Mercedes cannot be ruled out of the F1 title race after a poor opening grand prix in Australia.
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Who is in charge?

Friday 1st of April 2011, 15:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Assessing the response to Japan's nuclear crisis
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Muralitharan set to defy injury

Friday 1st of April 2011, 15:44
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is set to put his body on the line in a bid to end his career with victory over India in Saturday's World Cup final.
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US jobless rate hits two-year low

Friday 1st of April 2011, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: February

The US unemployment rate fell to a new two-year low in March of 8.8%, from 8.9% in February, official figures show.
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Reporter's death 'unpreventable'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 16:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nothing could have prevented the death of a war reporter in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, a coroner has ruled.
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Bank of Ireland shares jump 41%

Friday 1st of April 2011, 16:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Bank of Ireland shares jump as investors hope it will remain independent following stress tests, but Irish Life and Permanent plunges 54%.
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VIDEO: Soldier demonstrates bionic arm

Friday 1st of April 2011, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Corporal Andrew Garthwaite demonstrates the special prosthetic arm he's had fitted after being injured by a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan.
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Showdown for Ivory Coast rivals

Friday 1st of April 2011, 17:20
related countries: France France

The palace of Ivory Coast's President Gbagbo comes under attack from supporters of his UN-recognised rival, as foreigners take refuge at a French base.
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New protests flare across Syria

Friday 1st of April 2011, 17:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Security forces in Syria reportedly kill at least four people as new anti-government protests erupt across the country.
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VIDEO: UN staff killed in Afghan protest

Friday 1st of April 2011, 18:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Mazar

Demonstrators have stormed the United Nations building in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, resulting in the deaths of at least 12 people.
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VIDEO: Rape claim woman 'held in Tripoli'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 19:09
related countries: Libya Libya

Parents of a Libyan woman who says she was raped and tortured by Gadaffi supporters talk to the BBC
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Nigeria in poll violence warning

Friday 1st of April 2011, 19:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Politicians in Nigeria should put a stop to campaign violence ahead of national polls on Saturday, the rights group Amnesty International says.
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New arrest in Olympic Park probe

Friday 1st of April 2011, 19:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is arrested at the Olympic Park in east London on suspicion of possessing explosives, as part of an ongoing investigation.
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Canada's Harper urges subsidy end

Friday 1st of April 2011, 19:48
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian PM Stephen Harper vows to end subsidies to Canada's political parties if his Conservative Party decisively wins May's election.
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Charges over Stockwell shooting

Friday 1st of April 2011, 19:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of a five-year-old girl and a man in a south London shop.
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American Apparel bankruptcy alert

Friday 1st of April 2011, 20:47
related countries: United States United States

The US clothing chain American Apparel has said there is "substantial doubt" it can continue as a going concern.
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Nasdaq makes rival bid for NYSE

Friday 1st of April 2011, 21:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ice

US exchanges Nasdaq and ICE mounted a $11.3bn bid for NYSE Euronext, in competition with a bid from Deutsche Boerse.
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Libya air raid 'killed civilians'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 21:20
related countries: Libya Libya

Seven civilians died in a coalition air strike on a pro-Gaddafi convoy in eastern Libya, a doctor there tells the BBC.
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US man jailed for seven killings

Friday 1st of April 2011, 21:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, Westside

A man known as the "Westside rapist", who terrorised Los Angeles suburbs in the 1970s, is jailed for life on seven murder counts.
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Referee stops German league match

Friday 1st of April 2011, 22:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Schalke

The Bundesliga game between St Pauli and Schalke on Friday is halted in the 88th minute after a linesman is hit by a plastic cup full of beer.
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VIDEO: Morale boost for Libyan rebels

Friday 1st of April 2011, 22:25
related countries: Libya Libya

In Libya, the man who is said to be in charge of rebel forces has made a brief visit to those on the front line.
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UN staff killed in Afghan protest

Friday 1st of April 2011, 22:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Koran

At least seven foreign UN staff are killed in northern Afghanistan during a protest over the burning of the Koran in a US church.
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Retail banks 'aren't competitive'

Friday 1st of April 2011, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK does not have the conditions for a competitive retail banking sector, a Treasury Committee report says.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebel leader calls for arms

Friday 1st of April 2011, 23:11
related countries: Libya Libya

The chairman of the rebel Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has said it would agree to a ceasefire if Colonel Gaddafi's troops withdrew from cities.
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