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US mobile alert system to launch

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 1:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, New York

A new mobile telephone emergency alert system will be launched in Washington and New York by the end of the year, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Jetman soars over Grand Canyon

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 1:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy - also known as Jetman - has completed a flight over the Grand Canyon in his custom-built jet suit.
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Kerry to meet Pakistani 'players'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 2:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan this week with aim of getting the nations back "on the right track" after the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
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Mississippi River peak in Memphis

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 2:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Memphis

The Mississippi River peaks at just under 48ft (14.6m) in the southern US city of Memphis, officials say, and the flood could take weeks to recede.
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Fuel fury

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 2:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US petrol is half the UK price, so why are Americans so angry?
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VIDEO: Clinton: China-US discussions 'frank'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 2:13
related countries: United States United States, China China

Hillary Clinton describes China-US talks as "frank", but condemns China's efforts to "resist democracy".
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VIDEO: Mississippi River peak in Memphis

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 3:00
related countries: United States United States

The Mississippi River has reached near-record levels as flooding continues to affect some southern US states.
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Kiribati gets world bank food aid

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 4:23
related countries: Kiribati Kiribati

The World Bank is to give $2m in emergency food aid to tens of thousands of people in the isolated islands of Kiribati in the South Pacific.
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Venezuela begins energy rationing

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 4:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela begins rationing electricity after blackouts on Monday affected nearly half the country.
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VIDEO: What has become of Col Gaddafi?

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 5:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Six weeks after Nato took control of military operations in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's whereabouts are still unknown.
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Modest progress at US-China talks

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 6:21
related countries: United States United States, China China

A two-day meeting closes with progress made on trade issues but differences remain over valuation of China's currency
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Road safety decade in Bangladesh

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 6:42
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh joins the first United Nations Decade of Action for Road safety, along with dozens of countries.
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Court rejects India Bhopal move

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 7:31
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal

India's Supreme Court rejects a government request seeking to re-open the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster to impose harsher sentences.
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China's economy cools in April

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:00
related countries: China China

Inflation in China's rapidly growing economy eased slightly in April, suggesting efforts to cool inflation are beginning to work.
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Social care law revamp proposed

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A major revamp of adult social care law in England and Wales is needed to ensure fairer access to services, the Law Commission says.
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FBI arrests Puerto Rican 'robber'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:18
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

Puerto Rican Norberto Gonzalez sought for one of the biggest bank robberies in US history is captured after 25 years.
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School miniskirts prompt desk-guard plan in S Korea

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A row over how to respond to ever shortening school skirts is brewing in South Korea, with one local education body planning to place boards in front of desks.
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Manila jails Swedes for cybersex

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Philippines Philippines

Two Swedish men are jailed for life in the Philippines for running a cybersex business that featured naked women performing for internet clients.
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Eurovision hopefuls whittled down

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nine countries are ruled out of the Eurovision song contest after a semi-final that saw regular participant Turkey axed from the competition.
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Unease in Rome over 'cataclysmic prediction'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:50
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Thousands of people plan to stay away from Rome on 11 May, fearing predictions from a dead seismologist of a massive quake.
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Spot fines plan for bad drivers

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government plans to give police the power to fine careless drivers on the spot - rather than taking them to court - as part of a strategy to make Britain's roads safer.
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Google advertising under US probe

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

Google's advertising system is being investigated by the US Justice Department, the internet search giant reveals.
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VIDEO: Heat spells trouble for French farms

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:24
related countries: France France

French farmers have been badly affected by Europe's unusually warm weather this spring.
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Rare theft from Forbidden City

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:38
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Seven pieces of art are stolen from the Palace Museum inside Beijing's former imperial palace, the Forbidden City - in the first theft for 20 years.
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Argentina 'death flights' arrests

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina, France France

Three ex-police officers are held in Argentina over the murder of several women, including a French nun, thrown from a plane during military rule.
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China rejects US rights criticism

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:57
related countries: United States United States, China China

China rejects the latest criticism by the US of its human rights record, saying that the country's progress is "objective fact".
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Brussels airport blocked by taxis

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 9:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Taxis block Brussels airport for hours after an unlicensed driver is grazed by a police bullet during a dramatic chase, local media report.
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Cannes begins with Woody romance

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 10:14
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Midnight, Woody, Paris

The 64th Cannes Film Festival gets under way later with a gala screening of Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy from US director Woody Allen.
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EU to open aid office in Benghazi

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 10:47
related countries: Libya Libya

The EU will open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to improve the flow of aid, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says.
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Qatar 'bribed' Hayatou & Anouma

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 11:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK parliamentary committee hears that Caf members Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma received bribes to vote for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
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UN Sudan force attacked in Abyei

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 11:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

Four UN peacekeepers in Sudan are wounded after their patrol is attacked in the disputed Abyei region along the north-south border, the UN says.
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Foster takes England career break

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster makes himself unavailable for England duty for an indefinite period to help prolong his club career.
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Hayatou denies bribery claims

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Caf president Issa Hayatou 'categorically rejects' claims he took money to vote for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
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It's complicated

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's tangled relationships with militants
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VIDEO: Bagpiper leads Ballesteros cortege

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:55
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Pedrena, Ballesteros

A lone bagpiper leads the friends and family of Seve Ballesteros, who died on Saturday morning aged 54, through the golfing hero's home village of Pedrena in northern Spain.
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Inflation threat from fuel bills

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England says it expects inflation to hit 5% this year, due to higher utility bills, and revises down its growth projection.
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Stars attend Ballesteros funeral

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 13:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Pedrena, Ballesteros

The funeral of golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has taken place in his home village of Pedrena in Spain.
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Merkel could back Draghi for ECB

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 13:02
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, tells a newspaper she "could support" Italy's Mario Draghi as the next ECB head.
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VIDEO: Syria tanks 'shell' protest city of Homs

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 13:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Reports from Syria suggest the country's third largest city, Homs, has been shelled by army tanks.
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Guinea opposition anger at raid

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 13:22
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinean opposition leader Cellou Diallo tells the BBC that he is being persecuted by the new government after security services raided his home.
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Britain 'under-estimated' Taliban

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 14:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain failed to accurately gauge Taliban resistance to UK troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the head of the armed forces says.
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Japan nuclear owner agrees deal

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 14:31
related countries: Japan Japan

The operator of Japan's crisis-hit nuclear plant agrees to drastic restructuring in return for government help paying a huge compensation bill.
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France rejects Dutroux's ex-wife

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 14:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

France says it will not take the ex-wife and accomplice of Belgian child-killer Marc Dutroux, after her early release from a jail in Belgium.
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Galleon founder Rajaratnam guilty

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 14:56
related countries: United States United States

US hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam is found guilty of making tens of millions of dollars from insider trading.
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Ireland handed further World Cup boost

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 15:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's hopes of playing in the 2015 World Cup appear to have received a major boost following an ICC meeting on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Art theft from China's Forbidden City

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 15:29
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Seven valuable pieces of art have been stolen from the Palace Museum inside Beijing's former imperial palace, the Forbidden City.
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Syria 'deports reporter to Iran'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Broadcaster al-Jazeera says journalist Dorothy Parvaz has been deported from Syria to Iran, raising fresh concerns for her safety.
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Denmark to restore border control

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 16:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden, Germany Germany

Denmark, part of the Schengen zone of border-free travel in Europe, is to re-impose some controls amid pressure from the right.
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VIDEO: How will Nato move forward in Libya?

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 16:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato says it is hitting the Libyan government's command and control centres, but insists it is not targeting Colonel Gaddafi.
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Uganda's Besigye 'delays return'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 16:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says he will not return to the country until after President Museveni's inauguration, after earlier being barred from a flight.
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PM to join Queen on Irish visit

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 17:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Prime Minister David Cameron will make his first visit to Ireland as prime minister next week, Downing Street has confirmed.
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FA to send Fifa bid bribery files

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FA will send a full dossier of the latest allegations of World Cup bidding corruption to Fifa.
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Man denies plane door incident

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 17:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delta, Florida, Boston

A US man accused of trying to open an emergency exit door on a Delta flight from Florida to Boston denies charges of interfering with an aircraft.
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Earthquake rocks southern Spain

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 18:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Lorca

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake kills at least two people and topples buildings in southern Spain, near the town of Lorca, officials say.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celtic must avoid defeat at Hearts in order to prevent Rangers being crowned Scottish Premier League champions, and take the title race to the last game of the season.
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ANC anger over open-air toilets

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 18:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's firebrand youth leader Julius Malema hits out at officials for building open-air toilets, as local elections loom next week.
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US trade deficit up on oil price

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 18:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US sees a widening trade deficit in March thanks largely to the increasing cost of the country's imports of crude oil.
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'Five killed' at Yemen protests

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 19:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni security forces open fire on anti-government protesters in four cities, killing at least five people and wounding scores, medics say.
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Barcelona clinch Spanish league

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 19:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona clinch their third Spanish La Liga title in a row with a 1-1 draw at Levante.
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Celtic manager Lennon hit by fan

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 20:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been hit by a spectator during a Scottish Premier league game against Hearts at Tynecastle.
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Ministers defeated on police plan

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 20:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government suffers a surprise defeat in the House of Lords over plans for directly elected police commissioners in England and Wales.
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Honduras ex-leader wants return

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is willing to return home, according to his closest aides.
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German plagiarism row MEP quits

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:37
related countries: Germany Germany

Silvana Koch-Mehrin resigns as vice-president of the European Parliament - a second senior German politician to have fallen victim to plagiarism claims.
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VIDEO: Billionaire guilty of insider trading

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

US hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam has been found guilty of making tens of millions of dollars from insider trading.
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Canadian drug programme in court

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:41
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Canada's Supreme Court will on Thursday begin hearing arguments over the legality of a "safe injection site" for drug users in Vancouver.
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Syria tanks 'shell' protest city

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:42
related countries: Syria Syria

At least nine people die after tanks shell the Syrian city of Homs, activists say, as thousands of students stage a pro-democracy protest in Aleppo.
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Tear gas fired at Athens protest

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 21:48
related countries: Greece Greece

At least 17 civilians and five police are injured after police clash with demonstrators marching against austerity measures in the Greek capital, Athens.
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King's Speech wins trio of awards

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 22:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

British movie The King's Speech is the big winner at this year's National Movie Awards, winning three prizes.
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VIDEO: Why Greece may need second bail-out

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 22:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Speculation is growing that Greece may need a second financial bail-out from the international community
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VIDEO: Gaddafi appears on Libyan state TV

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 23:03
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan state television has shown footage of Col Muammar Gaddafi said to be filmed on Wednesday 11 May.
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US evangelist in hospital with pneumonia

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

US evangelist Billy Graham is admitted to hospital in North Carolina where he is treated for pneumonia.
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VIDEO: Nato chief rejects Libya stalemate

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 23:12
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has says "substantial progress" is being made in Libya amid claims of a military stalemate.
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Libya rebels 'take key airport'

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 23:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan rebels say they have captured the airport in the besieged city of Misrata, driving back troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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