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What happend on May 15th 2011

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Huckabee opts out of US 2012 bid

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 3:23
related countries: United States United States

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee says he will not run for US president in elections in 2012.
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VIDEO: Fox supports call to widen Libya targets

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 6:38
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox has indicated he agrees with the head of the armed forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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Local Italy polls test Berlusconi

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 7:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Local elections in Italy are seen as a test of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he faces corruption trials and sex scandals.
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Police plans 'won't save money'

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 7:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour has claimed that government plans to forcibly retire hundreds of police officers in England and Wales will not achieve substantial cost savings.
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Key Mississippi floodgates opened

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 7:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Louisiana

US army engineers open floodgates in Louisiana that will inundate up to 3,000 sq miles to try to protect major cities from Mississippi river floodwater.
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Egypt Christian protest attacked

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 8:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least seven people are injured after Christian protesters in central Cairo are attacked, amid an increase in sectarian violence in Egypt.
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Swiss vote on 'suicide tourism'

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 8:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

The Zurich area of Switzerland is voting on whether to change laws to bar foreigners from seeking assisted suicide there.
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Police probe Tel Aviv lorry crash

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 10:29
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli Arab driver is arrested in Tel Aviv after his lorry ploughs into cars and pedestrians, killing one person.
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Queen's visit 'start of new era'

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 10:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish prime minister says the Queen's state visit to the Irish Republic this week marks a new chapter in relations between the UK and the Republic.
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Israeli forces 'fire on Gazans'

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces open fire on a crowd of Palestinians approaching the border with Israel in northern Gaza, wounding at least 15, reports say.
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Canada's TMX gets rival LSE bid

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 10:53
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada's TMX Group receives a domestic takeover bid to rival the group's proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Motherwell, Kilmarnock

Rangers brush aside Kilmarnock at Rugby Park to secure their 54th Scottish league title, while Celtic, who beat Motherwell 4-0, are left to rue a recent slip-up at Inverness.
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Japan halts nuclear cooling plan

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 12:46
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japanese engineers abandon their latest plan to cool a reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, after a hole is discovered in the containment chamber.
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Rampant Rangers romp to SPL title

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rangers wrap up their third consecutive Scottish Premier League title with a convincing victory at Rugby Park.
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VIDEO: Azerbaijan celebrates Eurovision win

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 14:51
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Germany Germany

Azerbaijan has celebrated winning this year's Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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VIDEO: Israel anniversary sparks violence

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 14:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon.
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UK marine killed in Afghanistan

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Marine from 42 Commando has been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, says the Ministry of Defence.
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Australian dies after 'planking'

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 15:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say a man who plunged seven floors to his death from an apartment balcony was participating in the internet craze of "planking".
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Endeavour fixed and ready to go

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 16:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

The American shuttle Endeavour will try again on Monday to launch to the International Space Station on what will be the orbiter's final mission.
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Fox supports Libya mission call

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 17:31
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence Secretary Liam Fox says he agrees with the head of the Armed Forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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VIDEO: France shocked by IMF chief charges

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 18:07
related countries: France France

The IMF has announced it has appointed Dominique Strauss-Kahn's deputy to manage the institution after he was charged with the attempted rape of a hotel chamber maid.
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VIDEO: Recruitment drive for French spies

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 18:25
related countries: France France

The French overseas intelligence agency, the DGSE, has been given a boost in funding and is now on a recruitment drive.
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Swiss vote backs assisted suicide

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 18:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

Voters in Zurich, Switzerland, overwhelmingly reject proposed bans on assisted suicide and "suicide tourism" in a local referendum.
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Behind the clashes

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 19:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Is Syria stirring the pot to distract from its own problems?
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VIDEO: Cars swept away by Colombia floods

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 19:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Barranquilla

Flood waters swept away cars and buses in a busy street in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.
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Djokovic powers to Rome title

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 19:56
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Novak Djokovic stretches his unbeaten run to 39 matches with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters.
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Seven killed in Syria crackdown

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 21:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Seven people died in the Syria border town of Talkalakh on Sunday after shelling by security forces, human rights activists say.
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US envoy Kerry in Pakistan talks

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 21:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kerry

US Senator John Kerry arrives in Pakistan for talks with President Asif Ali Zardari, amid strained ties following the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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Beheading suspect held in custody

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

The Bulgarian man accused of stabbing and beheading a UK woman in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is detained in prison by a judge.
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Three charged with boy's murder

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 22:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 17-year-old girl and two 18-year-olds are charged with the murder a boy aged 15 who was stabbed in south London.
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Guatemala 'drugs gang' kills 27

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 22:52
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Mexico Mexico

The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women - believed to be victims of a drugs feud - are found at a ranch close to Guatemala's Mexico border.
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Colombian 'gang hitman' arrested

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 23:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A man accused of killing more than 50 people during his time as a hitman for a criminal gang in Colombia is captured by police.
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Choi wins after Sawgrass play-off

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 23:39
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Sawgrass

South Korea's KJ Choi beats American David Toms in a play-off to win the Players Championship at Sawgrass.
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World's policeman?

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 23:45
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

Why UN acted in Libya and Ivory Coast but not Syria
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MPs: UK subsidising nuclear power

Sunday 15th of May 2011, 23:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs urge ministers to admit they are tacitly subsidising nuclear power despite promising that the industry would not receive such support.
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