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US economy is improving says Fed

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

The US central bank has said the US economy is moderately improving, according to minutes of its latest policy committee meeting.
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China 'has no plans' to match US

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 0:13
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Washington

China has no intention to match US military power, a top Chinese general says during a visit to Washington.
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Bitter legacy

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 0:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Emotions raw a year after bloody Thailand protests
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Flawed gene

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 0:53
related countries: Colombia Colombia

How one Colombian could hold the key to beating Alzheimer's
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Amnesty urges Egypt unrest probe

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 1:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt still has more work to do to give justice to those killed during the rallies that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International says.
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Singapore raises growth forecast

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 2:55
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore raises its economic growth forecast after a manufacturing boost in the first three months of the year.
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Guantanamo Afghan 'kills himself'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 4:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

An Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo Bay kills himself, US authorities say, the eighth death at the detention centre since 2002.
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Indonesia 'jihadis' join in jail

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 5:23
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Aruba Aruba

Indonesian jails are incubators of terrorism where jailed jihadis form new links and plan attacks, a new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says.
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VIDEO: Lampedusa's refugee boat 'cemetery'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 5:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Sonali Shah visited Lampedusa to take a look at the remains of boats that have brought tens of thousands of North Africans refugees to the tiny Italian island.
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VIDEO: Spain sit-in over unemployment

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 6:20
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Hundreds of Spaniards have been staging a sit-in in the centre of Madrid since Sunday, swelling to mass demonstrations every night.
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Japan economy back in recession

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 7:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy, the world's third largest, slides back into recession following the devastation caused by March's earthquake.
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Plane crash in Argentina kills 22

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 7:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A small plane crashes in southern Argentina, killing all 22 people on board, officials say.
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China acknowledges dam 'problems'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 7:18
related countries: China China

The Chinese leadership admits the Three Gorges Dam has created a range of major problems that need solving quickly.
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Netflix dominates US net traffic

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

Increasing demand for online movie and TV streaming raises concerns for internet providers in the US and beyond.
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Gaga heads celebrity power list

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 7:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Forbes

US pop singer Lady Gaga claims the top spot in Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list, at the expense of chat show mogul Oprah Winfrey.
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Alonso commits to five years at Ferrari

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:05
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain
related places: Ferrari

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso signs a new deal with Ferrari that keeps him with the Italian team until the end of the 2016 season.
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New tape 'by Bin Laden' released

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Tunisia Tunisia

Al-Qaeda releases a message it says was made by Osama Bin Laden shortly before his death.
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VIDEO: Will Putin run for Russian president?

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Is Vladimir Putin intending to reclaim the Russian presidency at next year's election, or will he back Dmitry Medvedev for a second term?
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Huge rise in Brazil deforestation

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil

New satellite images show deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has increased by almost six times in the past year.
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VIDEO: Thailand remembers 'red-shirt' protest

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thais are marking one year since the violent end to two months of anti-government protests in Bangkok.
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Brown leads field at BET awards

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 8:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

US singer Chris Brown receives six nominations ahead of this year's Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards in June.
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VIDEO: US military plane crashes on take off

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

A US military tanker aircraft crashed and burst into flames as it took off from Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Southern California.
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'Race' for the Kremlin

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Will Medvedev and Putin compete for the Russian presidency?
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India approves new poverty survey

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 9:34
related countries: India India

India's cabinet approves a proposal for a major new survey to identify people living below the poverty line.
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Queen's sympathy for Irish people

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 10:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen tells Dublin that with hindsight there are things "we would wish had been done differently or not at all".
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Wilshere has U21 place - Wenger

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere has been selected for England's Under-21 squad for this summer's European Championship finals.
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Uganda 'house arrest' for Besigye

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 10:08
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is prevented from leaving his house by police, as a new parliamentary session is set to open.
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US sanctions target Syria's Assad

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 10:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions for the first time on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, as Damascus' crackdown on protesters continues.
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Botswana strike closes hospitals

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 11:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Gaborone

Most of Botswana's clinics close and the main hospital in the capital, Gaborone, is barely functioning because a civil servants' strike over salaries.
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Former Irish PM FitzGerald dies

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 11:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Former Irish prime minister Garret FitzGerald has died in hospital in Dublin after a short illness.
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Rail tickets 'should be fairer'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A wide-ranging review of Britain's railways says tickets need to be "more equitable", with some fares becoming cheaper while others are made more expensive.
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Deadly bombs strike northern Iraq

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 12:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

Bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk kill at least 27 and injure dozens, with many police among the casualties, officials say.
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China online censor 'hit by shoe'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 12:57
related countries: China China

Police in China say they are seeking a man who allegedly threw an egg and shoes at the designer of China's Great Firewall of web controls.
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Orgy reward for German insurer's star salesmen

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 13:16
related countries: Germany Germany

A top German insurance company confirms to the BBC it held a party for salesmen in 2007 where prostitutes were offered to star salesmen.
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Queen visits horsebreeding centre

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 13:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen is shown around the Irish National Stud horsebreeding centre on the third day of her historic visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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Guatemala clears leader's divorce

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 13:30
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A Guatemalan court quashes legal challenges to the divorce between President Alvaro Colom and Sandra Torres, clearing the way for her to run for election to succeed him.
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Coastguard closures 'scaled back'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is expected to drop some planned closures of coastguard stations around the UK, the BBC understands.
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Afghans resume anti-Nato protest

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least three people are injured in new protests in northern Afghanistan against Nato raids, reports say, a day after 12 demonstrators were shot dead.
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Taliban 'kill 35 highway workers'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 35 construction workers are shot dead and eight insurgents are killed during a Taliban ambush in eastern Afghanistan, an official says.
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VIDEO: Japan plunged back into recession

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami have pushed the country back into recession.
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Von Trier 'non grata' at Cannes

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:33
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Israel Israel

The Cannes Film Festival bans Danish director Lars Von Trier following a press conference at which he claimed to be a Nazi and sympathised with Hitler.
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Royal wedding boosts retail sales

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK retail sales rose by more than expected in April, boosted by the extra public holiday for the royal wedding.
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Bahrain jails cleric for kidnap

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 14:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A security court in Bahrain sentences nine people, including a prominent opposition cleric, to 20 years in prison on charges of kidnapping a policeman.
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Israel lovers murdered young girl

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:19
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

The grandfather and mother of a four-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase in a Tel Aviv river are convicted of her murder.
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VIDEO: China admits dam problems

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:30
related countries: China China

China has admitted that the Three Gorges Dam has caused a range of environmental problems that need to be urgently addressed.
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VIDEO: Queen visits Irish National Stud

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen has been shown around the Irish National Stud horsebreeding centre on the third day of her historic visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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Thais remember Bangkok protests

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thais hold commemorations and new protests in Bangkok on the anniversary of a deadly crackdown against red-shirt protesters.
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VIDEO: At least 27 dead in Iraq blasts

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk
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Gandhi atrocity claims 'baseless'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 15:41
related countries: India India

Initial forensic tests do not support claims by Indian MP Rahul Gandhi that farmers were murdered in recent land protests, a senior official says.
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Von Trier 'accepts' Cannes ruling

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 16:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish director Lars Von Trier "accepts" his ban from the Cannes Film Festival following his claims during a press conference that he sympathised with Hitler.
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Plan B wins hat-trick at Novellos

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rapper-turned-singer Plan B wins three prizes at the Ivor Novellos, including best songwriter - presented by Sir Elton John - and best album.
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Belarus 'to get Russian bail-out'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:05
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

The prime minister of Belarus says a Russian-backed $3bn loan has been agreed, amid speculation that key assets will be privatised.
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Defending Misrata

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The Libyan footballer taking on Gaddafi's forces
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Rushdie novel filmed in secret

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A secretly filmed adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children has finished shooting in Sri Lanka.
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VIDEO: Blair on Obama Mid-East speech

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:38
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Tony Blair tells Newsnight that President Obama's speech calling for a "new chapter in American diplomacy" in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings - provides a framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Goodwin anonymity ruling lifted

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An order granting anonymity to ex-Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin has been lifted at the High Court.
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Glencore's shares flat on debut

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in the commodities trading giant Glencore ended where they started on the first day of conditional trading in London.
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Unabomber probed over poisonings

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

The US killer known as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, has been asked to supply DNA to police investigating the Tylenol poisoning which killed seven.
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Uzbek president's daughter sues

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 18:26
related countries: France France

The daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov sues a French website for describing her father as a dictator.
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VIDEO: Obama: Syria must stop 'murder'

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 18:44
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says a "new chapter in American diplomacy" has been turned after the Arab Spring uprisings.
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Obama presses for Mid East reform

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 19:02
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says a "new chapter in American diplomacy" has been reached in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.
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British Museum up for Arts prize

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 19:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The British Museum in London is one of four cultural establishments shortlisted for this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize.
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PM meets Bahrain's crown prince

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 20:02
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's crown prince visits David Cameron amid criticism of his country's human rights record.
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IMF urged to retain European head

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 20:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Leading European voices say another European should lead the International Monetary Fund, following the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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French blow for Roddick & Ferrero

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 21:03
related countries: France France

World number 11 Andy Roddick and former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero pull out of the French Open with shoulder injuries.
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Instruments saw Japan quake lurch

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 21:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20 metres, according to one instrument on the seabed off the coast.
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VIDEO: Obama on Mid-East: Let's get started

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 21:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has insisted that the "1967 border" must be the "basis for negotiations" to set up a future Palestinian state.
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VIDEO: IMF to choose new managing director

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 22:18
related countries: France France

The acting managing director of the IMF, John Lipsky, has said Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, would be "an excellent choice" to head the organisation.
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Warne set to bow out of cricket

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 22:43
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Australia legend Shane Warne will play his last professional match on Friday when Rajasthan complete their 2011 Indian Premier League campaign.
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Bolivian jailed for plane hijack

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 22:50
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Mexico Mexico

A Bolivian pastor who said he was on a mission from God is jailed for seven years in Mexico for hijacking a plane.
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Paralysed man can move legs again

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 23:42
related countries: United States United States

A man who was paralysed from the chest down after being hit by a car is now able to stand with electrical stimulation of his spinal cord.
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Dads anonymous

Thursday 19th of May 2011, 23:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Women around globe use Danish sperm to conceive
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