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What happend on May 1st 2011

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Hong Kong introduces minimum wage

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 0:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong introduces a minimum wage that is expected to benefit 270,000 low-paid workers, or around 10% of the working population.
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In pictures

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 0:35
related countries: India India

How an ancient Indian artform passes down the generations
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VIDEO: Aftermath of US tornadoes

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 2:58
related countries: United States United States

The number of people known to have died in the tornadoes which have ravaged the southern US this week has reached 340.
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VIDEO: Crowds flock to Rome for beatification

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 2:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe is among the hundreds of thousands of people gathering in Rome to celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II.
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Obama lampoons Trump at White House dinner

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 5:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama has sent up Donald Trump's presidential ambitions, joking that the real-estate mogul would turn the White House into a casino.
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Royals opt for delayed honeymoon

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 5:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The newly-wed royals are to honeymoon overseas at a later date and are spending the weekend in the UK before Prince William returns to work next week.
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VIDEO: Berlin suffers wild boar invasion

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 7:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

People in Berlin are growing used to the sight of wild boar in the streets, as increasing numbers of them come into the city to look for food.
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China smoke ban comes into force

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 8:02
related countries: China China

A controversial ban on smoking in public places is introduced in China - home to a third of the world's smokers.
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John Paul II beatified in Vatican

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 9:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Late Pope John Paul II is beatified, the last stage before sainthood, at the Vatican in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholic pilgrims.
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Absent Ahmadinejad prompts debate

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 9:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Pressure mounts on Iran's President Ahmadinejad as leading members of parliament call for a closed debate on his apparent boycott of official duties.
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EU immigrants add billions to UK economy

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A think tank says migrants from former Communist countries increased British GDP in the years after 2004.
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Live - Celtic v Dundee United

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celtic can close the gap on Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers to one point with a win at home to Dundee United.
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UK Tripoli residence 'destroyed'

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 11:51
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

The Foreign Office say it is investigating reports that the residence of the UK ambassador in Tripoli has been "destroyed".
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Maldives hit by protest clashes

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 12:05
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Police in Maldives use tear gas and batons to scatter thousands of anti-government protesters in the normally peaceful tourist paradise's capital.
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Nato strike 'kills Gaddafi's son'

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 12:08
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Nato air strike kills the youngest son of the Libyan leader, a government spokesman says, but the alliance insists it does not target individuals.
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UN to withdraw staff from Tripoli

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 13:24
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The UN says it is pulling out all its international staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli, following damage to its offices there.
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Yemen peace deal signing put off

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 13:47
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A deal to end the unrest in Yemen appears to be unravelling after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to turn up to sign it.
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Live text - Northampton v Perpignan

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 13:50
related countries: France France
related places: Perpignan

Northampton crush French side Perpignan 23-7 in the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and will play Leinster in the final.
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Celtic 4-1 Dundee United

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 13:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celtic ease aside fourth-top Dundee United to move to within a point of Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers with a game in hand.
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'Tank fire' in Syria protest city

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 13:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian soldiers and tanks have been firing in the city of Deraa, a centre of anti-government protests, residents say.
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Ahmadinejad ends 'duties boycott'

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 15:07
related countries: Iran Iran

President Ahmadinejad of Iran ends a boycott of his official duties, reports say, amid an apparent rift with supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
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Taiwan doomsday blog sparks panic

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 16:10
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Police in Taiwan investigate a self-proclaimed prophet whose doomsday warnings on a blog have caused panic.
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Israel halts cash to Palestinians

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 16:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli suspends tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority after rival factions Fatah and Hamas reach a deal to form a unity government.
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Royals spend secluded UK weekend

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending their first weekend as a married couple at a secret location.
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Besigye vows more Uganda protests

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 17:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye vows to continue peaceful protests, days after a violent arrest left him in hospital.
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Afghan 'boy' bomber blasts market

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 21:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber said to be aged 12 kills four people in eastern Afghanistan, one of several attacks a day after the Taliban announced a spring offensive.
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Germany allays labour influx fear

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 21:33
related countries: Germany Germany

The German government tries to reassure workers their pay won't be undercut by an expected influx of workers from central and eastern Europe.
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Energy concerns

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 22:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's next leader faces fight over oil sands
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Large turnout for Cuba's May Day

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 23:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans turn out for May Day parades in what was billed as a show of support for economic reforms.
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Brazil's Rousseff has pneumonia

Sunday 1st of May 2011, 23:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is in hospital suffering from pneumonia, says her spokesman Rodrigo Baena.
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