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What happend on July 2nd 2011

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Moroccans approve king's reforms

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 0:34
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Moroccans have approved constitutional reforms put forward by King Mohammed VI in response to recent pro-democracy protests, preliminary results show.
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VIDEO: Monaco Prince marries Olympic star

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 2:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Monaco Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco has married his fiancee, South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, in a civil ceremony.
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VIDEO: US 'considering Pakistan missions'

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 2:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US is so concerned about security in Pakistan it is considering plans to enter the country to prevent extremists getting hold of nuclear material, the BBC's Newsnight programme has discovered.
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VIDEO: Poland takes on EU presidency

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 2:19
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Poland has taken on the presidency of the European Union for the first time, marking the event with celebrations in Warsaw.
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VIDEO: Familiar name in Thai elections

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 4:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand

As Thailand prepare to go to the polls on Sunday, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva faces a new rival with a familiar name - Pheu Thai's Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Monaco prepares for wedding gala

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 4:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Monaco Monaco
related places: Prince Albert

The principality of Monaco prepares to celebrate the religious wedding of Prince Albert to South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
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Strauss-Kahn allies eye comeback

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 7:13
related countries: France France, United States United States

Allies of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say he could make a political comeback in France after being freed from house arrest in the US.
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Royal couple continue Canada tour

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 7:23
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Cambridge, Quebec

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will continue their official tour of Canada with a visit to the province of Quebec.
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AUDIO: Bahrain: 'No mercy for people here'

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 8:03
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahraini doctor alleges physical and psychological abuse while detained by the authorities after being accused of killing and injuring patients in order to portray the Gulf state's government in a poor light
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Final rallies as Thai poll looms

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 8:24
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Final rallies are held as Thailand's PM Abhisit Vejjajiva takes on the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra in Sunday's election.
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Row shuts down Minnesota services

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota, Republican

The US state of Minnesota shuts all non-essential public services amid a budget row between the Democratic governor and Republican lawmakers.
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Roadside bomb kills Afghan family

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 9:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 members of a family of Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan through Zabul province.
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VIDEO: Royals at Canada Day evening show

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 9:30
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Cambridge, Quebec

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will continue their official tour of Canada with a visit to the province of Quebec.
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VIDEO: Kuwait encouraging entrepreneurs

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 10:04
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

In Kuwait, massive oil wealth and a relatively small population have acted as guarantees of jobs for anyone who wants one - but now the country is encouraging a new breed of entrepreneurs.
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Syria's Assad sacks key governor

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 10:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sacks the governor of the city of Hama, state TV says, after mass anti-government protests on Friday.
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Bahrain national dialogue begins

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 10:34
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's Sunni leaders begin talks with majority Shias aimed at resolving months of violent protests.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 1

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 10:43
related countries: France France

The 2011 Tour de France gets under way with a 191.5km race through the Vendee region of western France.
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Hundreds held at Hong Kong rally

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 10:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police say they have arrested more than 200 people following demonstrations over rising property prices and proposed voting changes.
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Sharapova v Kvitova as it happened

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sharapova to win he first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, after Britain's Liam Broady loses in the boys' final.
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Well-rehearsed

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 11:04
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Drama

Drama on Greece's streets takes on ritualistic quality
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France E. coli outbreak: One dead

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 12:22
related countries: France France

An elderly woman has died of kidney disease caused by an E. coli outbreak in south-west France, according to health officials.
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Clinton dismisses Gaddafi threats

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 12:42
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The US secretary of state tells Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit, rather than issuing threats against Europe over the Nato campaign.
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VIDEO: Bomb disposal expert escapes blast

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 13:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A bomb disposal expert in Thailand has escaped unharmed after attempting to defuse a car bomb as it exploded.
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Kvitova powers to Wimbledon title

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 14:38
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova outplays former champion Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
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Poles warn EU over Greece crisis

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 15:12
related countries: Greece Greece, Poland Poland

Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski criticises Europe's handling of the Greek debt crisis, saying it has been "behind the curve".
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Tibetan 'jailed' for riot reports

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 15:19
related countries: China China

Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten is reported to have been sentenced to four years in jail in south-west China for his magazine articles about the 2008 ethnic riots.
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VIDEO: Clinton calls on Gaddafi to resign

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 15:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should stop issuing threats and resign, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
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Gilbert wins first stage of Tour

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 15:54
related countries: France France

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert wins a thrilling opening stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
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School trip red tape 'to be cut'

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is publishing new guidelines for parents and teachers in England which it hopes will mean more children go on school trips.
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VIDEO: Italy funeral for teen killed in 1993

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy

A funeral has been held in Italy for a 16-year-old girl whose death has been linked to convicted killer Danilo Restivo.
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Mayor filmed repeatedly punching sheriff

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 17:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine authorities are investigating an attack by a city mayor on a sheriff during the demolition of a slum area.
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Six suspects lynched in Guatemala

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 17:42
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An indigenous group in Guatemala has lynched and shot dead six people suspected of having killed a local businessman, officials say.
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VIDEO: Syrian TV blames gangs for violence

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 18:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian TV has broadcast footage of anti-government protesters on the streets, blaming what it called "armed, criminal gangs" for the recent unrest.
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Swiss couple seized in Pakistan

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 18:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Pakistan Pakistan

A Swiss couple are kidnapped in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province in the south-west, the Swiss foreign ministry confirms.
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Live - Haye v Klitschko

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 19:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Germany Germany

Britain's David Haye loses on points to Ukrainian heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko in their world title decider in Germany.
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Hezbollah reject Hariri warrants

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 19:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah rejects indictments of four of its members by the UN-backed tribunal over the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former PM Rafiq Hariri.
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Eurozone releases more Greece aid

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 20:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone finance ministers agree to release a further 12bn euros of emergency aid to Greece to help it avoid bankruptcy.
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VIDEO: Royals get marriage tip in Canada

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 21:31
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have carried out their first official tree-planting ceremony as husband and wife.
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Escaped US baboon believed captured

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 21:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jackson

A baboon which has been roaming the streets and gardens of a town in the US state of New Jersey for three days is believed to have been captured.
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Brazil ex-President Franco dies

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 22:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former Brazilian President Itamar Franco dies in Sao Paulo aged 81 after complications from leukaemia.
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Klitschko defeats Haye on points

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 22:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's David Haye loses on points to Ukrainian heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko in their world title decider in Germany.
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Libya rebels back AU talks offer

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 23:03
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan rebels welcome an African Union offer to open talks without the direct involvement of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
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Sharma shines in second Test draw

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 23:08
related countries: Barbados Barbados, India India

Poor light and a rain delay mean India are unable to press home their advantage on the final day of the second Test against the West Indies in Barbados.
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Thailand holds crucial election

Saturday 2nd of July 2011, 23:09
related countries: Thailand Thailand

People are voting in a general election in Thailand, which is being billed as a test of the nation's fragile democracy.
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