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Rio lawmaker had 'criminal ties'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 0:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil arrest a local lawmaker Rio de Janeiro for allegedly leading a paramilitary group which controlled more than a dozen neighbourhoods of the city.
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Quick on the draw

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 0:41
related countries: Germany Germany

The rival German pencil firms innovating to survive
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VIDEO: Playing with cars

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 0:48
related countries: Libya Libya

On the street with Libya's child traffic cops
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VIDEO: Mason Dixon revisited

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 0:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: North

How does the North-South divide resonate in today's US?
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MGM to control its Macau casino

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 1:02
related countries: Macau Macau

MGM has reached a deal with its partner Pansy Ho, to take a controlling stake in their Macau casino joint venture.
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Italian deputies back trial bill

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 2:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's lower house of parliament passes a bill that would cut the length of trials and be likely to end a bribery case against Silvio Berlusconi.
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US condemns Libyan 'atrocities'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 2:35
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The Obama administration condemns what it called "renewed atrocities" in Misrata by Libyan forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Rival Yemen forces clash in Sanaa

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 2:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Two people die as rival Yemeni forces clash in the capital Sanaa, while mass protests and unrest continue across the country.
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Huawei settles Motorola dispute

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 2:55
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

Huawei, a Chinese telecoms equipment maker, and Motorola have settled their dispute about trade secrets.
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Kobe Bryant fined over gay slur

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 2:55
related countries: United States United States

US basketball player Kobe Bryant is fined $100,000 (£61,000) for using a homophobic slur during an NBA game on Tuesday.
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Ballots cast in key Indian states

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 4:02
related countries: India India
related places: Pondicherry

A high turnout is reported in assembly elections in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the union territory of Pondicherry.
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Australia reef ship mate 'tired'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 4:33
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

An investigation into the Chinese coal ship which ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has concluded a "tired" crew member was to blame.
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Sony considers two-week shutdown

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Sony Corporation is considering shutting down some of its premises in Japan because of the ongoing power shortages.
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India tour of Pakistan 'not soon'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

India's cricket team is not likely to visit Pakistan in the near future, a Indian cricket official has said.
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Asian giants resume defence ties

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:24
related countries: India India, China China

India and China agree to resume defence exchanges halted last year after China refused a visa to a Kashmir-based general.
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VIDEO: Libya crisis poses dilemma for Nato

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:29
related countries: Libya Libya, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Foreign ministers from Nato countries are gathering for talks in Berlin, with the crisis in Libya at the top of the agenda.
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VIDEO: Running dry: Cuba's battle with drought

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is facing its worst drought in half a century, with tens of thousands of families in the capital having to rely on water trucks to deliver essential supplies.
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N Korea confirms American arrest

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea confirms that it arrested a US citizen last November, and is preparing to charge him with "committing a crime" against the country.
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VIDEO: Civilian death sparks Afghan anger

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 6:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

People in a village in Afghanistan have been expressing their grief after a father was killed by a US soldier during a night raid to arrest another man.
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Bric China summit seeks influence

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 7:10
related countries: China China

The leaders of the so-called Bric emerging economies want more influence - and reforms to the global financial system.
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Newry van bomb: man, 26, arrested

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 7:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A man is arrested in connection with the van bomb left on the Belfast to Dublin Road near Newry a week ago.
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UK stillbirth rates among highest

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 8:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stillbirth rates in the UK are higher than in almost every other high-income country, a series of new reports suggest.
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The 'perfect failure'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 8:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

How the US-backed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs backfired
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Hamilton determined to hit back

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 8:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Bermuda Bermuda, China China

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says he will use a difficult weekend in Malaysia as incentive to perform well at this Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
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Thursday 14th of April 2011, 8:18
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would cut the length of some trials and could end a bribery case against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Taiwan accepts mainland students

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 8:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

As relations with China improve, Taiwan starts to accept applications from Chinese students to attend its universities, despite protests in some quarters.
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Pakistani anger over drone raid

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan sharply criticises the US for a deadly drone attack near the Afghan border as the two sides seek to patch up differences in the fight against militants.
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Zeta Jones has bipolar disorder

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:05
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones receives treatment for bipolar disorder after husband Michael Douglas's battle with throat cancer.
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Taliban squad kills Afghan police

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Suicide bombers kill at least three policemen at a training centre in eastern Paktia province in one of a series of attacks across Afghanistan.
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Uganda police tear gas protesters

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Ugandan police fire tear gas during a walk-to-work protest in the capital, Kampala, and arrest several opposition politicians behind it.
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Berlusconi 'won't seek new term'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hints he will not run for office again when his current term expires in 2013.
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VIDEO: Society wedding Sri Lankan style

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 9:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

With just two weeks to go until Britain's royal wedding the BBC is looking at how different countries and cultures celebrate their big day as part of the Extreme World series
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Cuba: Worst drought for 50 years

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 10:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Tens of thousands of families in Havana are relying on water truck deliveries as Cuba suffers its worst drought in half a century.
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McIlroy bounces back in Malaysia

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 10:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

Rory McIlroy puts his Masters disaster behind him to card a three-under 69 at the first round of the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur.
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Betty Blue Eyes bewitches critics

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End, London

The opening night of new West End musical Betty Blue Eyes - featuring an animatronic pig - draws favourable reviews from London's critics.
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'Stand-off' at monastery in China

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 10:33
related countries: China China

Residents surround police trying to detain Tibetan Buddhist monks at a monastery in China's Sichuan province, reports say.
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Politics and paparazzi taint heartthrob Bieber Israel trip

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 10:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber is set to perform in Israel after a three-day visit tarnished by frustration at the paparazzi and being "pulled into politics".
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Goldman Sachs 'misled investors'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 11:15
related countries: United States United States

A US Senate probe says Goldman Sachs misled investors by selling mortgage-backed investments knowing they would fail.
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Japanese police search no-go zone

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 12:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japanese police begin searching for victims of the 11 March earthquake within a 10km zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Error will not be my last - Gomes

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 12:25
related countries: Spain Spain

Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes says he needs to "show character" after gifting Real Madrid victory in their Champions League quarter-final
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Briton dies in Dubai police cell

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 12:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office calls for a "full investigation" after a British man, Lee Bradley Brown, died in police custody in Dubai.
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Tunisia's Ben Ali faces charges

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 12:33
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian authorities say they want to try former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on 18 charges, including voluntary manslaughter and drug-trafficking.
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Murray v Simon as it happened

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Bahrain moves to bar opposition

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:15
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's government launches legal action to disband two Shia opposition groups in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.
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VIDEO: Nato's progress in Afghanistan

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The commander of Nato's training mission in Afghanistan has said that "significant progress" is being made in helping local security forces "develop and grow".
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SA probes police protest killing

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's police minister promises to investigate allegations that a protester died in a police attack, after footage of the incident sparks outrage.
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Press welcomes Mubarak arrest

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Press in the Middle East have commented widely on the arrest of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons over allegations of corruption.
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Ford expands F-150 truck recall

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

Ford is expanding the recall of the top-selling US vehicle, the F-150 pick-up, to include nearly 1.2 million trucks.
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Glencore float set to raise $11bn

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

Commodities trading giant Glencore announces its intention to raise $9bn-$11bn in a stock market flotation and names a new chairman.
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IOC member plans 'European Games'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 15:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Proposals are being put forward by Irish International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey for a European Games, the BBC has learned.
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Moscow migrants found underground

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 15:23
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

An "underground town" housing more than 100 illegal immigrants is found in western Moscow, say police.
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New plagiarism probe in Germany

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 15:28
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Mehrin

The thesis of a top German politician - liberal Silvana Koch-Mehrin - is probed after plagiarism claims, in a case echoing the scandal that hit an ex-minister.
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Efficient Murray eases past Simon

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 15:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray produces another strong performance to beat Gilles Simon in round three of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Swiss launch new search for twins

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 15:40
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Police in Switzerland say they have launched a fresh search for twin girls missing since the end of January after information from a new witness.
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US air traffic control head quits

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

The head of the US air traffic control agency resigns after several incidents where air traffic controllers fell asleep while on duty.
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VIDEO: State TV airs 'Gaddafi motorcade video'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 16:15
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan TV has aired footage it says shows Col Gaddafi in Tripoli, reportedly filmed while the city was under Nato air attack.
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PM hits back over Cable criticism

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron hits back at criticism by cabinet colleague Vince Cable, who branded a speech by the prime minister on immigration "very unwise".
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Pakistan militants 'killed 2,500'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 17:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

More than 2,500 people were killed in militant attacks in Pakistan in 2010, while another 900 died in US drone strikes, an independent watchdog says.
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BP meeting sparks angry protests

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 17:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Campaigners stage protests at BP's annual meeting, held a year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and as a key Russian deal lies in the balance.
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Harsh winter hits Indian mangoes

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 17:53
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

A cold winter and unseasonable rains lead to a shortage of much-loved Alphonso mangoes in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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VIDEO: First search inside Japan exclusion zone

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 18:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japanese rescue crews have begun searching for victims of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami within a 10km zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Iraq exile camp raid 'killed 34'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 18:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

The United Nations says 34 people were killed during a raid last Friday by Iraqi forces on an Iranian exile group at Camp Ashraf.
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Uganda politician wounded by army

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 18:39
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is injured as soldiers open fire to disperse protesters in the capital, Kampala.
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Dubai tourist 'choked on vomit'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 19:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tourist Lee Brown died in police custody following his arrest at a luxury hotel in Dubai after choking on his own vomit, local officials say.
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Nato 'needs more planes' in Libya

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 19:32
related countries: Libya Libya, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato's secretary general tells a high-profile summit it needs "a few more" strike planes for its Libya mission, but has received no offers from allies yet.
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Pancreas cancer vaccine trialled

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Doctors say that more than 1,000 UK patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have joined a trial using a vaccine to treat the disease.
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VIDEO: Tajikistan's strict wedding rules

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 21:06
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

As part of the BBC's Extreme World series Rayhan Demytrie has joined a wedding party in Tajikistan.
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VIDEO: Ugandan opposition leader 'shot in hand'

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 21:35
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is injured as soldiers open fire to disperse protesters in the capital, Kampala.
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Assad forms new Syria government

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 21:52
related countries: Syria Syria

After weeks of unrest, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad forms a new government and orders the release of people detained in protests.
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Belarus shows 'metro bomber' CCTV

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:02
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Minsk

Belarus releases CCTV images said to show a person planting a bomb that killed 12 people on the Minsk metro as new arrests are made.
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US Congress approves budget bill

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

The US Congress passes a budget bill that would cut $38.5bn (£23.6bn) in government spending over the rest of the fiscal year.
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Kingdom divided

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:09
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's reaction to protests splits Sunnis and Shia
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Portuguese clubs eye Europa final

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain
related places: Braga, Villarreal, Benfica

Only Spanish side Villarreal stand in the way of an all-Portuguese final after Braga, Porto and Benfica make it through to the Europa League last four.
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VIDEO: Several hurt in Tripoli Nato strike

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:14
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Several people have been in injured in a Nato air strike that damaged a university campus in Tripoli, which is said to be situated near a military site.
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Hispanic populations surge in US

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:17
related countries: United States United States

New census figures show Hispanics now outnumber African Americans for the first time in most US metropolitan areas.
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Life term for Argentina ex-ruler

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 22:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's last military ruler, Reynaldo Bignone, is sentenced to life in prison for torture and murder, in the latest trial related to the 1976-83 "Dirty War" against left-wing activists.
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Colombia mudslide kills 14 in bus

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 23:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A mudslide engulfs a bus in Colombia, killing at least 14 people in the latest accident caused by one of the worst rainy seasons on record
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Algarve malaise

Thursday 14th of April 2011, 23:47
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese hunt jobs in recession-hit resorts
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