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US House rejects debt limit bill

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

Republicans in the US House of Representatives reject a bill to raise the US debt limit, in what analysts say is a bid to force government spending cuts.
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Colombia fined over rebel attack

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 0:36
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian state is ordered to pay compensation to three soldiers injured in a 1996 rebel attack on a military base, after being found to be negligence.
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Gibraltar blast hurts cruise-goers

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 0:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Gibraltar Gibraltar

At least 12 cruise ship passengers are injured after an explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility in the port of the British territory of Gibraltar.
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VIDEO: Syrian president announces amnesty

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 0:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has issued a general amnesty for all crimes committed by members of political groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Toyota targets 90% output in June

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 0:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Toyota Motors says its Japanese production is likely to return to normal levels faster than expected as parts supplies ease.
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China factories in credit squeeze

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 5:49
related countries: China China

China's manufacturers are starting to feel the effects of the government's policy to reduce credit-fuelled growth in the country.
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Australian economy dips sharply

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 5:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia reports its biggest quarterly fall in gross domestic product in 20 years as floods and cyclones take their toll.
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VIDEO: 'Son, this was my life in Maze prison'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:10
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Former Maze prisoner Jackie McKeag takes his son Jordan on a tour of the prison and tells him about the Troubles.
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Haiti earthquake toll 'far lower'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

Fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's earthquake than officially claimed by Haiti, a draft report to the US government says.
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VIDEO: Doubt over source of E. coli bug

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:23
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

German officials say the E. coli outbreak which has killed 16 people in Europe may not have been caused by contaminated cucumbers from Spain.
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Endeavour makes last touch-down

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The US space shuttle Endeavour brings its 19-year operational career to a close with a textbook landing in Florida.
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Wolseley profits up on US boost

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Building supplies firm Wolseley reports a jump in trading profits as improved US trading offsets the "subdued" UK construction sector.
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S Korea army uses Kim picture for target practice

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 6:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it will tell its army training units to stop using photographs of North Korea's ruling family for target practice.
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Adele postpones US tour dates

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 7:13
related countries: United States United States

The singer postpones a number of shows on her current US tour after suffering with laryngitis.
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Philippines reviews divorce law

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 7:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines legislature is debating a bill to legalise divorce - a move likely to face a tough challenge from Congress and the powerful Catholic Church.
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VIDEO: Mladic awaits court appearance

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 7:19
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has spent the night at a UN detention unit in The Hague awaiting a court appearance within the next few days.
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Ampatuan denies election massacre

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 7:26
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The leader of a powerful political family, Andal Ampatuan Sr, pleads not guilty to planning a 2009 massacre that shocked the Philippines.
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Axa sells Canada unit for $2.7bn

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 7:29
related countries: Canada Canada, France France

French insurer Axa sells its Canadian business and outlines a five-year growth strategy that will see it target emerging markets.
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Bedouin solution

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 8:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Will alienated tribesmen take up arms against Egypt?
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Opera stars leave Japanese tour

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 8:08
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Two stars of New York's Metropolitan Opera bow out of a Japanese tour, citing fears of radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Morricone to head Rome film jury

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 8:23
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian composer Ennio Morricone will be president of the jury at this year's International Rome Film Festival, organisers announce.
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Toxic and cheap

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 8:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil sees spread of Amazon 'crack cocaine'
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'Leopard smuggler' flees Thailand

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 8:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A suspected animal smuggler arrested last month in Thailand with baby leopards, a monkey and a bear in his luggage flees the country while awaiting trial.
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Thai insult man makes Obama plea

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 9:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

An American man, arrested in Thailand last week on charges of insulting the monarchy, appeals to US President Barack Obama for help.
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Bolivia apologises for Iran visit

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 9:20
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran
related places: Buenos Aires

Bolivia apologises to Argentina after a visit by Iran's Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi who is wanted by Buenos Aires over a 1994 bombing.
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Ethiopia offers Sudan peace force

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 9:31
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

Ethiopia offers to send peacekeepers to Sudan's disputed border region of Abyei after its recent seizure by northern troops.
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Seven killed in NW Pakistan clash

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 9:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least seven members of the Pakistani security forces are killed in a militant attack in the north-west of the country, local officials say.
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Japan 'underestimated risk' - UN

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:23
related countries: Japan Japan

A UN nuclear safety team on a visit to the country says that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.
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Carrick out of England qualifier

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:40
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Carrick pulls out of the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Saturday because of injury.
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Mortgage approvals reach new low

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of mortgages approved for house purchases hit a new low in April, Bank of England figures show.
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Iranian activist dies in scuffle

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian opposition activist Haleh Sahabi dies after scuffles with security forces at her father Ezatollah's funeral.
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Airports 'won't lift liquid ban'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British MEP accuses UK airports of dragging their feet over lifting the ban on passengers carrying liquids onto planes.
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Lady Gaga storms US album chart

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

The singer has sold more than one million copies of her second album Born This Way in its first week of release.
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Rare Michelangelo to go on sale

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 11:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A rare Michelangelo drawing that has only been seen in public once is expected to sell for up to £5m in London next month.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's regional insurgency

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 12:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's many crises have overshadowed a nationalist insurgency which has killed at least 1,000 people since 2008.
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VIDEO: Japan 'underestimated risk'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 12:23
related countries: Japan Japan

International Atomic Energy Agency says that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant.
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VIDEO: Mladic due in court on Friday

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 12:58
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic will make his first court appearance in the Hague on Friday.
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Court seeks speedier Mladic trial

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 14:06
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Steps are being taken to speed up the trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, the UN prosecutor says.
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Sri Lanka police chief quits after riot

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 14:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

In an extremely rare move, Sri Lankan chief of police Mahinda Balasuriya opts for early retirement after a factory riot.
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Trial date set for Mubarak family

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 14:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A court in Egypt sets a date for the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, over the killing of protesters during the country's uprising earlier this year.
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Live - Murray v Chela

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:19
related countries: France France, Seychelles Seychelles

Andy Murray beats Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (7-2) 7-5 6-2 to reach the French Open semi-finals, where he will face defending champion Rafael Nadal on Friday after he sees off Robin Soderling in straight sets.
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Clashes in Yemen 'leave 39 dead'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least 39 people are killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa as fighting intensifies between security forces and fighters loyal to a tribal leader.
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Poland acquits Afghan op troops

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Poland Poland

A court in Poland clears seven Polish soldiers over an attack on an Afghan village in 2007 in which six civilians died.
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Brazil approves Amazon dam build

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Belo Monte

Brazil's environment agency grants a licence for construction to begin of the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam in the Amazon, bitterly opposed by campaigners.
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Arrests in Italy match-fix probe

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Former Italy footballer Giuseppe Signori is among 16 people arrested for allegedly organising the fixing of matches.
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Egypt 'virginity tests' decried

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 15:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Activists demand the authorities in Egypt prosecute anyone responsible for subjecting protesters to alleged virginity tests earlier this year.
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Before children's eyes

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Nazi-inspired pogrom that put an end to Jewish Baghdad
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Afghanistan judge whips drinker

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The BBC Afghan service acquires recently shot video evidence of a man being publicly whipped by a judge as a punishment for drinking alcohol.
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US: Cyber-attack is 'act of war'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:24
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.
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VIDEO: Is Syrian boy Arab Spring martyr?

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:28
related countries: Syria Syria

A 13-year-old boy in Syria has become the symbol of anti-government protests and the brutal response of the authorities there.
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Bahrain lifts state of emergency

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:30
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The authorities in Bahrain lift the state of emergency imposed since March's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.
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Murray wins to set up Nadal semi

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:55
related countries: France France

Andy Murray battles to a three-set victory over Juan Ignacio Chela to reach his first French Open semi-final, where he will face five-time champion Rafael Nadal.
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Aggression key to Tremlett form

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England seamer Chris Tremlett believes he has finally become the aggressive bowler everyone expected him to be when he made his Test debut four years ago.
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Smelly chemicals confuse mosquitoes

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

Chemicals which interfere with a mosquito's ability to sniff out humans have been developed by researchers in the US.
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VIDEO: E. coli outbreak 'not from Spain'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Hamburg

The Spanish government has said it is considering legal action against the authorities in the German city of Hamburg for wrongly blaming a major outbreak of E. coli on Spanish vegetables.
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Syria's Assad 'should be tried'

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:30
related countries: Syria Syria, Australia Australia

Australia says Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should be tried at the UN's court over the killing of protesters, including a 13-year-old boy.
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Islamists claim Nigeria attacks

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram tells the BBC it carried out the series of bombings after President Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration on Sunday.
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Nato extends its mission in Libya

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:45
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato announces an extension of its mission in Libya by a further 90 days, as the country's oil minister confirms his defection to the rebels.
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E. coli: Dramatic rise in cases

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 17:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany struggles to identify the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak that has killed 16 people and left about 470 seriously ill.
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Republicans press Obama on cuts

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 18:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican lawmakers press President Barack Obama for a detailed plan on budget cuts as he seeks their backing on raising the US debt ceiling.
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Explosion rocks hotel in Benghazi

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 18:38
related countries: Libya Libya

A large explosion is reported outside a hotel in Benghazi, the rebel stronghold in eastern Libya, with one rebel officer reportedly killed.
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Nigeria 'baby farm' girls rescued

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 18:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Aba

Police in Nigeria raid a hospital in south-eastern city of Aba, rescuing 32 pregnant girls allegedly held by a human-trafficking ring.
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Chechens guilty over Vienna death

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 19:04
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

A court in Austria convicts three Chechens of complicity in the murder of a Chechen dissident in Vienna in 2009.
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Smoke signals

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 19:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why hookah lounges have left a US lawmaker fuming
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VIDEO: Libyan oil minister: Why I left

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 20:17
related countries: Libya Libya

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem has said he chose to defect because the ongoing bloodshed in Libya was "unbearable" and made his position untenable.
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Nigeria thump weakened Argentina

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 20:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Nigeria thrash a second-string Argentina side 4-1 in Wednesday night's international friendly in Abuja.
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VIDEO: Bahrain counts the cost of unrest

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 20:29
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Tanks and soldiers have left the heart of Bahrain's capital after civil unrest in recent months, but tensions remain in the Gulf state.
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Syrian inquiry into boy's death

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 21:36
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian authorities announce a full inquiry into the death of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khatib, as hundreds of political prisoners are reported to be released.
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VIDEO: Yemen clashes spark 'civil war' fear

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 21:43
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least 39 people have been killed in overnight fighting as clashes intensified in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, doctors and officials say.
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VIDEO: Venice Biennale: Art meets politics

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 22:23
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Venice Biennale features exhibitions from 89 countries with Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Haiti represented for the first time.
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Belarus seeks emergency IMF loan

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 22:42
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus asks the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for an emergency loan of up to $8bn (£5bn; 5.6bn euros).
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Belgian plaintiffs to sue Vatican

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 22:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Dozens of alleged victims of child sex abuse in Belgium's Roman Catholic Church announce they are to take legal action against the Vatican.
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I can defeat Nadal, says Murray

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 22:48
related countries: France France

Andy Murray says he must be mentally strong and at his tactical best if he is to beat Rafael Nadal in Friday's French Open semi-final.
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UN Libya team accuses both sides

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 22:57
related countries: Libya Libya

UN investigators accuse Libyan government forces of war crimes, but say there is evidence of opposition abuses as well.
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'China hackers' hit Google e-mail

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:01
related countries: United States United States, China China

Hackers in China have compromised personal e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists, Google says.
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Nature 'is worth billions' to UK

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the UK economy, says a major report that could change planning policy.
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Russian buries himself 'for luck' - without success

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:10
related countries: Russia Russia

A superstitious Russian has died after persuading a friend to bury him alive for a night, hoping it would bring him good luck, investigators said.
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US mobster avoids death sentence

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, a New York City mobster convicted of murder for ordering the killing of an associate, avoids a death sentence.
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Looking for justice

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:33
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hague tribunal seeks closure for Bosnia war victims
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Japan PM faces no-confidence vote

Wednesday 1st of June 2011, 23:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has rejected calls for his resignation, as he prepares to face a no-confidence motion in parliament.
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