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NHS e-records 'achieving little'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 0:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Patients are getting "precious little" from the £7bn NHS electronic care records system in England, a watchdog says.
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Mexico discovers truck migrants

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 1:13
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Asia

Police in southern Mexico find more than 500 migrants from across Latin America and Asia crammed into two US-bound trucks.
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Mississippi re-opens to shipping

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

The US Coast Guard re-opens a section of the swollen Mississippi River to shipping, after closing it to protect strained flood defences.
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Endangered tamarin monkey born

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 1:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A black lion tamarin monkey is the first born outside of Brazil for eight years.
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Spurlock returns

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

Super Size Me director takes on US product placement culture
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China online travel scene sizzles

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 2:38
related countries: China China

Shares in China's second-biggest online travel firm jump after Tencent, Expedia buy stakes, as China's online travel market heats up.
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Japan carmakers 'may lose in US'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 3:07
related countries: United States United States

Japan's carmakers are likely to lose out in vehicle sales in the resurgent US market, says a new study from AT Kearney.
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US and EU seek to pressure Syria

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 3:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and EU say they will be "taking additional steps" against Syria over its violent response to anti-government protests.
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China set to face energy crunch

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 4:55
related countries: China China

China starts rationing electricity to try and stave off an energy shortage that government officials say could be the worst since 2004.
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India slip-up on most wanted list

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 5:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Mumbai

India is to investigate after a man whose name was given to Pakistan on a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives was found living close to home, in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's al-Qaeda balancing act

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 5:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

Since the death of Osama bin Laden, Pakistan is struggling to maintain a balance between the demands of the US and its own aims regarding al-Qaeda.
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VIDEO: Will Medvedev run for president again?

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 5:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Dmitri Medvedev held his first news conference since taking office.
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Mothercare to close 110 UK stores

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mothercare is to close more than a quarter of its UK stores in the next two years as part of plans to cut its High Street presence.
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Australian banks have ratings cut

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 7:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Moody's cuts the credit ratings of Australia's big four banks, saying they rely too much on overseas debt markets.
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Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 7:58
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Prosecutors in Ecuador say they will probe allegations that President Rafael Correa received election donations from Colombia's Farc rebels.
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Booker Prize win for Philip Roth

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 8:00
related countries: United States United States

US author Philip Roth is announced as the winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize.
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Taking the wheel

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 8:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab

Saudi woman inspired by Arab spring challenges driving ban
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Prince set for Kent festival date

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 8:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kent

Pop star Prince is to perform his only UK show this year at the Hop Farm music festival in Kent, organisers announce.
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Christmas Island tragedy inquest

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 8:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

An Australian inquest into the Christmas Island shipwreck, which killed up to 50 asylum seekers, is told the captain abandoned the boat a day before the tragedy.
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Clegg fights NHS competition body

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nick Clegg will oppose the idea of a regulator to promote competition in the NHS in England, in direct opposition to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
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The Eurovision effect

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:14
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Will hosting the next party force Azerbaijan to change its ways?
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VIDEO: French politics reeling over Strauss-Kahn

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:21
related countries: France France

The French Socialist Party is facing an uncertain time following the arrest of Dominic Strauss-Kahn for the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New York.
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VIDEO: Japan prepares for electricity shortages

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Life has changed for many Japanese people as they have been told to save electricity in the wake of the earthquake.
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No change in Bank vote on rates

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three members of the Bank of England's rate-setting body voted again for an interest rate rise earlier this month, minutes show.
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US man beats record with 25,000th Big Mac

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

A retired prison guard in the US beats his own world record by eating his 25,000th Big Mac, 39 years to the day after his first.
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Egypt-style rally grows in Spain

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 9:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A protest rally turns an iconic Madrid square into a campsite, echoing the pro-democracy rallies that transformed Egypt.
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Strauss-Kahn 'should not run' IMF

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

The International Monetary Fund should appoint an interim leader following the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn over an alleged sexual assault, the US treasury secretary says.
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Museveni anger at 'media enemies'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 10:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni accuses the local and foreign media of being "enemies of Uganda's recovery" and says they "will be treated as such".
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Taiwan hospital transvestite row

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 11:00
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Taiwan hospital is fined for violating gender equality laws by firing a cross-dressing male employee who came to work dressed as a woman.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.46m

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: March

UK unemployment fell by 36,000 in the three months to the end of March to 2.46 million, official figures show.
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Warne avoids ban but fined by IPL

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 11:25
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne escapes a ban which would have prematurely ended his playing career, but he is fined about £31,000 by the Indian Cricket Board.
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2012 Olympic torch route revealed

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first 74 locations on the London 2012 Olympic torch relay route, which will start at Land's End, are revealed.
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China blocks N Korea-Iran report

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 11:32
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea, China China

China blocks the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions.
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Medvedev promises decision 'soon'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promises journalists he will reveal whether or not he will stand for re-election in 2012 "soon".
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Yemen 'to sign power-share deal'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:26
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's government and opposition say they will sign a new Gulf-brokered deal to end the country's crisis, after an earlier agreement failed.
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Raids follow Guatemalan massacre

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:35
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan security forces raid locations in the north of the country as some of the 27 victims of the weekend's mass killing are buried.
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Militants raid Pakistan checkpost

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Dozens of militants attack a security checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, killing two police officers, local officials say.
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'Shortages over Sudan border row'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:53
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A blockade along the border between north and South Sudan is causing a shortage of goods in the south, a southern minister has told the BBC.
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IMF says more Greek reform needed

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 12:54
related countries: Greece Greece

The IMF warns that Greece's plans for reducing its budget deficit will fall short without further reform.
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Kuwaiti MPs fight over Guantanamo

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 13:21
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A fistfight breaks out in Kuwait's parliament between Sunni and Shia Muslim MPs during a debate over the fate of Guantanamo detainees.
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Portugal pays high price for cash

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 13:30
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal raises 1bn euros from financial markets to tide it over until its bail-out comes online, but it has to pay a high interest rate.
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Syria frees al-Jazeera journalist

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 13:57
related countries: Syria Syria, Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, detained in Syria last month, is now free and safe in Doha after being deported to Iran, the network says.
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Afghans die in anti-Nato protest

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 14:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 12 people are shot dead and 80 wounded by security forces in northern Afghanistan during a protest against a Nato-led raid.
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Mutual respect

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 14:17
related countries: United States United States, China China

China-US military 'harmony' masks underlying tensions
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BP in 'new proposal' for Rosneft

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 14:23
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian state oil firm Rosneft receives "new proposals" from BP to rescue their Arctic deal, but a planned share swap has "failed".
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Trident renewal gets green light

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The defence secretary gives the go-ahead for initial work to begin on the replacement of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.
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Afghanistan bomb blast 'kills 13'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 14:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide attack targeting police cadets kills at least 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.
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Restored Auschwitz sign unveiled

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 15:32
related countries: Poland Poland

The restored "Arbeit macht frei" sign - which was stolen 17 months ago from the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland - has been unveiled.
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VIDEO: Migrants found in Mexico trucks

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 15:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Police in south-eastern Mexico have discovered at least 500 men, women and children crammed into the trailers of two lorries in one of the biggest cases of people smuggling in the country.
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Syria president admits 'mistakes'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 15:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the security services have made some mistakes in their handling of anti-government protests.
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US 'to impose sanctions on Assad'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 16:34
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US is to impose sanctions for the first time on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, sources say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees speak of experiences

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 16:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of Syrian refugees have fled into northern Lebanon bringing with them tales of brutality by Syrian security forces.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's most battered bus?

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:00
related countries: China China

Police in eastern China have pulled over a dilapidated bus due to safety concerns.
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VIDEO: Afghans killed in anti-Nato protest

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Officials in northern Afghanistan say 12 people have been shot dead and 80 injured after clashes with security forces over a Nato-led raid.
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Tunisia lifts overnight curfew

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:13
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Authorities in Tunisia lift an overnight curfew imposed on the capital Tunis 10 days ago amid unrest following January's uprising.
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Congo rape study 'questionable'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: A

A new study on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo is based on out-of-date and questionable figures, a Swedish academic tells the BBC.
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Ukraine weather forecaster sparks political storm

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's national broadcaster suspends its live weather broadcasts after a forecaster commented on the country's gloomy political climate.
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Running scared

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands of Syrians flee to Lebanon with tales of brutality
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Queen visits Croke Park stadium

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

The Queen has visited sports stadium Croke Park in Dublin during day two of a historic visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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We need money says Libyan rebel

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 17:59
related countries: Libya Libya

Western governments are "strangling" the rebel movement in Libya, according to leading dissident Dr Ali Tarhouni.
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Indian aid 'beset by corruption'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:00
related countries: India India

A multi-billion dollar aid programme pursued by the Indian government to combat poverty is beset by corruption and incompetence, says a report.
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Live - Europa League final

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:02
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Ireland Ireland
related places: Braga, Porto, Dublin

Portuguese champions Porto face compatriots Braga in the Europa League final in Dublin, while Bournemouth travel to Huddersfield for the second leg of their League One play-off semi-final.
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S Lanka urged to scrap emergency

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:04
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India urges Sri Lanka to scrap emergency powers and investigate alleged human rights violations two years after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers.
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Pair face Stephen Lawrence trial

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are to stand trial over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in London in 1993.
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Queen arriving at Dublin Castle

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen is due at Dublin Castle to speak at state dinner during day two of her visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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Libya releases four journalists

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 18:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan government says it has freed four foreign journalists detained for illegally entering the country, amid the uprising by rebels.
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Israeli 'spy' expelled by Russia

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 19:36
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia expels the Israeli military attache to Moscow after accusing him of espionage, the Israeli military confirms.
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Kluft to retire after London 2012

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 19:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former heptathlon Olympic champion Carolina Kluft says she will quit athletics after competing at the London Olympics next year.
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Sudan jets 'bomb Darfur village'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 19:54
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan has carried out another air strike on a village in the troubled western region of Darfur, according to the UN.
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Split over Airbus subsidy ruling

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 20:05
related countries: United States United States

The World Trade Organisation partly overturns a ruling on subsidies to plane maker Airbus, leading both the US and Europe to claim victory.
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Porto beat Braga in Europa League final

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 20:37
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Ireland Ireland
related places: Braga, Porto, Dublin

Falcao scores the only goal of a scrappy final to give Porto victory over their Portuguese neighbours Braga in Dublin.
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VIDEO: Rwanda's young football hopefuls

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 21:15
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Mexico Mexico
related places: London

The Rwandan football team has arrived in London to train ahead of the Under 17 World Cup in Mexico next month.
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Pakistan 'not aware of Bin Laden'

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 22:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US official says there is no evidence that the Pakistani government knew Osama Bin Laden had been hiding in the country.
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