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NHS plans 'may harm patient care'

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The planned shake-up of the NHS in England could put patient care at risk, warns an influential group of MPs.
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Ecuador declares volcano alert

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 0:49
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The authorities in Ecuador are evacuating residents living near the rim of the Tungurahua volcano in the centre of the country after it started spewing ash.
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Japan's retail sales plunge

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 3:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Retail sales in Japan plunged in March as consumers stayed away from shops in wake of last month's earthquake and tsunami.
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S Korea growth at nine-month high

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 3:37
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's economy grows at a better-than-expected pace in the first three months of the year buoyed by rising exports.
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India to tighten nuclear safety

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 5:12
related countries: India India

India pledges to put in extra safeguards at a proposed nuclear power plant in western India after recent violent protests against the plan.
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China and US to hold rights talks

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 5:24
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

A delegation from the US is to hold talks in Beijing with Chinese representatives on human rights amid what activists say is an extensive crackdown.
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Japan's debt outlook downgraded

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 5:35
related countries: Japan Japan

Standard & Poor's has cut Japan's sovereign rating outlook to negative saying high reconstruction costs will increase debt.
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New clash on Thai-Cambodia border

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 5:52
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Troops from Thailand and Cambodia exchange fire again along their disputed border, as the death toll from six days of conflict rises to 14.
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India bids farewell to Sai Baba

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 6:59
related countries: India India

Nearly half a million people gather in the southern Indian town of Puttaparthi for the funeral of spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
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Pret-a-protest

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 7:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Must-have accessories from the Egypt revolution
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BP's first quarter profits slip

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 8:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil giant BP reports a slight fall in first quarter profits as it continues to be affected by the Gulf of Mexico clean up costs.
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India appoint Fletcher as coach

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 8:30
related countries: India India

India appoint Duncan Fletcher as coach for a two-year period ahead of tours to West Indies in June and England in July.
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VIDEO: Rape case attackers go free in Pakistan

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 8:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five men previously convicted of gang-raping a woman in a high-profile case in Pakistan have been released from prison
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US photographer wins £30k prize

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

American photographer Jim Goldberg wins the Deutsche Borse photography prize for his exhibition about refugees making new lives in Europe.
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Olympics tickets deadline expires

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The deadline for buying Olympics tickets passes after being delayed for an hour due to a last-minute surge in demand.
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US singer Phoebe Snow dies at 58

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 9:11
related countries: United States United States

US folk and blues singer Phoebe Snow dies at the age of 58 following complications from a stroke she suffered last year.
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Guatemalan 'drug lord' captured

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 9:15
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States, Peru Peru, Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

Guatemalan police detain Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, wanted by the US for his alleged ties to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel.
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Guardiola riled by Mourinho jibes

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 9:15
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Real

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola loses his cool with Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho ahead of their Champions League semi-final.
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Six die in Taiwan train accident

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 9:53
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

At least six people are killed and some 50 others are injured after a tree collapses into the path of a tourist train in Taiwan, officials say.
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Mystery donor gifts Picasso to fund scientific research

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sydney

An anonymous US-based donor gives a multi-million dollar Picasso painting to the University of Sydney, stipulating that the proceeds of its sale must fund scientific research.
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Japan emperor sees quake-hit port

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 10:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's imperial couple pay their first visit to parts of the north-east coast worst affected by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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Al-Qaeda parade French hostages

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 10:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Niger Niger, France France

Four Frenchmen seized by al-Qaeda militants in Niger in September are shown in a video asking for France to quit Afghanistan.
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Egypt gas pipeline hit by blast

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 10:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan, Israel Israel

A pipeline taking gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan explodes after an attack by an armed gang, Egyptian security officials say.
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VIDEO: Saying goodbye to a spiritual guru

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 10:57
related countries: India India

The funeral of one of India's most revered religious leaders, Sathya Sai Baba, has been taking place in Puttaparthi in the state of Andhra Pradesh
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Contador hearing expected in June

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:07
related countries: France France

The Court of Arbitration for Sport names a three-man panel to hear Alberto Contador's doping case and expects a verdict before July's Tour de France.
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Arthur stumbles at UK box office

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russell Brand's remake of the 1981 film Arthur has a disappointing opening weekend at the UK and Ireland box office, taking just £764,468.
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J&J to buy Synthes in $21bn deal

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:09
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson agrees to buy Swiss medical devices company Synthes in a deal worth $21bn.
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VIDEO: British stars on the Royal Family

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Celebrities talk about the upcoming Royal Wedding and why they like the Royal Family.
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Mexico graves yield more bodies

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Durango

Searches are continuing in the Mexican state of Durango where 96 bodies have so far been unearthed this month, officials say.
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Turkey to build huge relief canal

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey will build a new waterway to bypass the heavily congested Bosphorus Strait, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces.
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Criticism of Syria violence grows

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:37
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN secretary general adds his voice to criticism of Syria for using tanks and live ammunition against protesters, saying the country must respect human rights.
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Hungarian Roma battle vigilantes

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 11:54
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Far-right vigilantes clash with Roma (Gypsies) in a village in north-east Hungary gripped by ethnic tensions.
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VIDEO: Gunfire and panic on Syrian street

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 12:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Reports from Syria suggest small anti-government protests are continuing around the country despite a government crackdown.
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'Tunisian migrants' held in Paris

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 12:46
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, France France
related places: Paris

Police in Paris arrest 60 suspected illegal migrants, most of them Tunisians, as France pushes for tighter border controls.
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Petraeus 'to be next head of CIA'

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 13:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Gen David Petraeus, commander of forces in Afghanistan, will be nominated as CIA chief when its current head moves to the Pentagon, officials say.
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Military in wedding day rehearsal

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 13:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A pre-dawn military walk-through of Friday's royal wedding route, involving hundreds of members of the armed forces, takes place in London.
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Indian pilots on strike over pay

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 13:31
related countries: India India

Hundreds of pilots who used to work for Indian Airlines but now work for Air India go on strike to demand parity of pay following a merger.
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UK economy sees return to growth

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 13:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy grew 0.5% in the first three months of this year, making up ground lost at the end of 2010.
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Olympic ticket demand passes 20m

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London 2012 organisers reveal they received applications for more than 20 million tickets from 1.8 million people for the Olympic Games.
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VIDEO: More Syrian protests despite crackdown

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 14:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN secretary general has condemned Syria for violence against protesters, ahead of Security Council debate.
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UN team to probe abuses in Libya

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 14:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A UN team arrives in Tripoli to investigate allegations of human rights violations in Libya since the start of the conflict in February.
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Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone should celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK despite its troubled past, President Ernest Bai Koroma tells the BBC.
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Australian TV cancels royal wedding satire

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 15:16
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's ABC broadcaster cancels its satirical royal wedding special after being told footage could not be used for "comedy purposes".
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Uganda's Besigye is freed on bail

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 15:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is freed on bail after spending Easter in jail following his arrest over "walk-to-work" protests.
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VIDEO: Rebels' tenuous grip on western Libya

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 15:40
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A UN team has arrived in Tripoli to investigate allegations of human rights violations in Libya since February.
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New injustice?

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 15:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan gang-rape victim speaks of fears after acquittals
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Bun fight

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 16:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Now Russia and Ukraine fall out over fairy tales
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UK and Malawi diplomats expelled

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 16:30
related countries: Malawi Malawi, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK orders Malawi's high commissioner to leave the country over the "unacceptable" expulsion of Britain's envoy to Lilongwe.
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Niger calls for Libya influx aid

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 16:34
related countries: Niger Niger, Libya Libya

Niger's government appeals for help to deal with some 59,000 Africans who have fled the violence in Libya, many arriving penniless and in poor health.
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US troops killed by Afghan pilot

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 16:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Eight US troops and a US contractor are killed by an Afghan military pilot at Kabul airport, in the deadliest of a series of attacks on foreign forces.
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Afghan jail head held over escape

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 17:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The governor of the main Kandahar prison is arrested days after the escape of about 500 prisoners, many of them Taliban militants.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 17:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Lionel Messi bags a glorious double as Barcelona overcome Real Madrid 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg, while Fulham host Bolton at Craven Cottage in the Premier League.
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Protesters 'shot dead' in Yemen

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 17:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni security forces opened fire on protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least nine people, witnesses and doctors say.
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Obama releases birth certificate

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 17:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House releases President Barack Obama's birth certificate, in response to persistent rumours he was not born in the US.
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Murder at French air control tower

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 17:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, France France
related places: Mulhouse

A French air traffic controller is found stabbed to death inside a secure unit at Mulhouse airport near the Swiss border.
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Argentina nabs 'drug subs brains'

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 20:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A Colombian man accused of having devised the strategy of using submarines to smuggle drugs from Colombia to the United States is arrested in Argentina.
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Messi seals fiery Barca win in Madrid

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 20:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Barcelona star Lionel Messi scores twice as his side win 2-0 in a fiery Champions League semi-final first leg over Real Madrid, as Pepe is red carded and Jose Mourinho sent to the stands.
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Inner circle

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:32
related countries: Syria Syria

The key figures who form Syria's ruling elite
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VIDEO: President Obama reaffirms birthplace

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House releases President Barack Obama's birth certificate, in response to persistent rumours he was not born in the US.
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Starbucks profits and costs rise

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

US coffee giant Starbucks announces a sharp jump in profits for the first three months of the year but warns of rising costs.
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VIDEO: Afghan jailbreak 'inside job'

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC has learned that the jail in Afghanistan from which nearly 500 insurgents escaped earlier this week, had been infiltrated by the Taliban .
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Syrian crackdown condemned by EU

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Five European Union nations summon Syrian envoys to condemn Damascus' recent crackdown on anti-government protests.
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Hunt begins for Mona Lisa model

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Researchers in Italy begin a search for the tomb of a woman who may have been the model for Leonardo Da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa.
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Fed cuts US GDP growth forecast

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:51
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve cuts its economic growth forecast for this year, citing weaker growth than expected in the first three months of the year.
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High voter turnout seen in Canada

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 21:56
related countries: Canada Canada

More than two million Canadians have cast early votes ahead of the 2 May general election, marking a 35% rise compared with the 2008 election, officials say.
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Belarus opposition leader tried

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 22:08
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A high-profile opposition leader in Belarus, Andrei Sannikov, goes on trial charged with organising mass protests after last year's presidential election.
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Air France flight recorder empty

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 22:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Part of a flight recorder from the Air France jet that crashed in 2009 en route from Brazil is found but without its data section.
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Cuban militant Orlando Bosch dies

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 23:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Miami, Castro

Orlando Bosch, a prominent Cuban anti-Castro militant, has died in the American city of Miami at the age of 84.
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Entrepreneurial spirit

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

US cities look to immigrants to stoke new growth
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Inside job?

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 23:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Dismay at scale of apparent collusion at heart of Afghan prison escape
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