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VIDEO: Why is salad off the menu in Germany?

Friday 27th of May 2011, 1:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Consumers in Germany are being urged to avoid eating cucumbers and tomatoes after a deadly outbreak of E. coli.
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Pupil dies in Canada school blast

Friday 27th of May 2011, 1:22
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

A Canadian teenager dies after being seriously injured in an explosion at an Ottawa school caused by an ignited oil drum, officials say.
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VIDEO: Town caught in violence of Sudan

Friday 27th of May 2011, 1:27
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

Abyei was seized by northern troops at the weekend, but is also claimed by the south.
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Man convicted of JFK airport plot

Friday 27th of May 2011, 1:32
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

A former leader of the Shia Muslim community in Trinidad is convicted of taking part in a failed plot to blow up fuel tanks at New York's JFK airport.
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Singapore rejects author appeal

Friday 27th of May 2011, 2:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Singapore Singapore

British author Alan Shadrake, 76, loses his appeal against a six-week prison sentence imposed by Singapore for insulting the judiciary.
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China's Alipay gets bank licence

Friday 27th of May 2011, 3:04
related countries: China China

Alipay, the online payments firm at the centre of a dispute with Yahoo, receives a licence from China's central bank.
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Drain on Spain

Friday 27th of May 2011, 4:41
related countries: Spain Spain

The damage wrought by our insatiable strawberry habit
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N Korea leader's China trip ends

Friday 27th of May 2011, 4:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

Chinese and North Korean state media confirm that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China.
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VIDEO: Is Mladic fit to face extradition?

Friday 27th of May 2011, 5:23
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Doctors in Belgrade are to decide whether Ratko Mladic is fit to resume attending a hearing aimed at extraditing him to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
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VIDEO: Deauville G8 talks focus on aid

Friday 27th of May 2011, 5:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain has confirmed it will contribute to the G8 aid package for Egypt and Tunisia.
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MGM China share sale makes $1.5bn

Friday 27th of May 2011, 6:02
related countries: Macau Macau, Hong Kong Hong Kong

MGM China raises $1.5bn through a share flotation in Hong Kong as investors look to grab a slice of Macau's gambling boom.
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VIDEO: Devastation in tornado-hit city

Friday 27th of May 2011, 6:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Joplin, Sunday

The US state of Missouri has released a list of more than 230 people missing since a devastating tornado struck the city of Joplin on Sunday.
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Less childhood sleep has fat risk

Friday 27th of May 2011, 6:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Children who get less sleep at night are more likely to become overweight, according to researchers in New Zealand.
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Buying stability

Friday 27th of May 2011, 6:37
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Aid-dependent West Bank economy sees fragile boom
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Japan's car production plunges

Friday 27th of May 2011, 7:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese car production falls sharply in April as manufacturers continue to face a post-earthquake shortfall in parts supply.
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US House blocks China defence bid

Friday 27th of May 2011, 7:37
related countries: United States United States, China China

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives vote to bar Chinese defence firms from receiving Pentagon contracts.
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Sri Lanka defends military record

Friday 27th of May 2011, 7:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa defends the conduct of the military during fighting at the end of the country's protracted civil war.
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Judge judged

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why did US X Factor drop Cheryl Cole?
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Anti-Baath chief killed in Iraq

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The head of a committee charged with purging Iraqi institutions of members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party is shot dead in Baghdad.
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Priority plan for poorest pupils

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Academies and free schools in England could give priority to the poorest pupils when allocating places, under a new admissions code.
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N Korea 'to release US citizen'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea is to release a US citizen it has been holding for six months on unspecified charges on humanitarian grounds, state media report.
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IMF 'may stop Greek aid payment'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:46
related countries: Greece Greece

The chairman of the eurozone finance ministers warns that the IMF may not release the next payment in Greece's bail-out package.
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Live - French Open

Friday 27th of May 2011, 8:53
related countries: France France

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro are level at one-set all at the end of day six of the French Open, after shock defeats for Caroline Wozniacki and Sam Stosur and wins for Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Friday 27th of May 2011, 9:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

England lose captain Andrew Strauss as they close on 47-1 after Prasanna Jayawardene's superb 112 helps Sri Lanka to a first-innings total of 400 on day two of the first Test in Cardiff.
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Adele tops UK music power chart

Friday 27th of May 2011, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Singer Adele tops a list of the most influential people in the UK music industry.
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VIDEO: Mladic supporters protest at arrest...

Friday 27th of May 2011, 9:57
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

There has been mixed reaction in the Serbian capital Belgrade after the arrest of former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic.
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Peruvian author wins book prize

Friday 27th of May 2011, 10:09
related countries: Peru Peru, Chile Chile

Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo wins the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his third novel, Red April.
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Measles outbreak prompts jab plea

Friday 27th of May 2011, 10:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Health experts are urging parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, after a tenfold rise in cases in England and Wales.
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Bribery case MP 'flees Indonesia'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 10:28
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Singapore Singapore

The former treasurer of Indonesia's ruling party, who is implicated in a bribery case, travels to Singapore a day before a travel ban was to come into force.
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US citizen held for Thai 'insult'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:03
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

An ethnic Thai US citizen is arrested in Thailand for allegedly insulting the monarchy, a charge that can carry up to 15 years in jail.
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Sudan: '150,000 flee Abyei clash'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

The number of people displaced from Sudan's disputed Abyei region after its seizure by northern troops reaches 150,000, a southern minister says.
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Air strikes 'target Yemen tribes'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's government uses air strikes to target tribal forces opposed to President Saleh ahead of expected demonstrations, tribesmen say.
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Somali pirates jailed in S Korea

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia, North Korea North Korea

A South Korean court jails four Somali pirates over the hijacking of a Korean ship and the attempted murder of its captain in the Arabian Sea.
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India president denies mercy plea

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:54
related countries: India India

Indian President Pratibha Patil rejects the mercy petitions of two convicts on death row, clearing the way for their executions, officials say.
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US renews Patriot Act provisions

Friday 27th of May 2011, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

The US Congress approves the extension of three counter-terrorism and surveillance powers granted by the Patriot Act.
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Marriage for life?

Friday 27th of May 2011, 12:04
related countries: Malta Malta

Maltese in acrimonious split over divorce question
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VIDEO: Holidaymakers flee Ibiza forest fire

Friday 27th of May 2011, 12:29
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: Ibiza

About 800 people, including British and German tourists, have been evacuated from homes and hotels in Ibiza because of a severe forest fire, according to a Spanish official.
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VIDEO: On board France's flagship vessel

Friday 27th of May 2011, 12:34
related countries: Libya Libya, France France

France has been at the forefront of recent military action in Libya and its flagship vessel, the Charles de Gaulle, is currently positioned as an assault ship.
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Take That and Robbie go on tour

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Take That and Robbie Williams are set to embark on a record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland.
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Saab resumes its car production

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:20
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Swedish carmaker Saab resumes car production after almost seven weeks at a standstill due to financial difficulties.
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Tunisian clashes 'destroy camp'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, Libya Libya

A camp in Tunisia for people fleeing the conflict in Libya is nearly completely destroyed in deadly clashes also involving local residents, the UN says.
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UK Apaches to join Libya mission

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:22
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to send four Apache attack helicopters to join the mission in Libya, amid intelligence suggesting Col Muammar Gaddafi is "on the run".
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Increase in US consumer spending

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:45
related countries: United States United States

US consumer spending rose by 0.4% in April, official figures show, but the increase was less than expected.
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VIDEO: Air France plane 'fell for several minutes'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:53
related countries: France France

The Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 fell for three and a half minutes before hitting the ocean, French investigators have said.
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VIDEO: Russia beer sales suffering tax hike

Friday 27th of May 2011, 13:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's beer market had been like a goldmine for brewers but now they are suffering after the government raised the tax on beer by 200% last year.
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G8 leaders call on Gaddafi to go

Friday 27th of May 2011, 15:23
related countries: Libya Libya, France France, United States United States

World leaders at the G8 summit in France issue a joint call for the embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
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Air France jet plunged suddenly

Friday 27th of May 2011, 15:55
related countries: France France

An Air France plane which plunged into the Atlantic in 2009 fell in minutes after its crew struggled with conflicting speed readings, investigators say.
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Clinton woos Pakistan leadership

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says there is no evidence senior people in Pakistan knew that Osama Bin Laden lived so close to Islamabad.
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Greek austerity negotiations fail

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:03
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Greek leaders meeting in Athens fail to give cross-party support to Prime Minister George Papandreou's new austerity plan.
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VIDEO: First person

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Nortec Collective's unique fusion of Mexico with electronica
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Fence-mending

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:14
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States

Will US-Polish talks put relations back on track?
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VIDEO: US tries to soothe Pakistan relations

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Laden, Islamabad

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is in Pakistan trying to patch up relations with Islamabad following the death of Osama bin Laden.
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UN convoy in Lebanon hit by bomb

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Sidon

A UN convoy is hit by a bomb near the city of Sidon in southern Lebanon, wounding six Italian peacekeepers, officials say.
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VIDEO: Tornado dog gets home on broken legs

Friday 27th of May 2011, 16:44
related countries: United States United States

A dog who went missing after tornadoes hit the US state of Alabama on 27 April turned up 20 days later, finding his way home despite having sustained two broken front legs.
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'Eight killed' in Syria protests

Friday 27th of May 2011, 17:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Security forces in Syria open fire on anti-government protesters, killing at least eight people in several shooting incidents, reports say.
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Duo are 'burnt alive' by Taliban

Friday 27th of May 2011, 17:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior Afghan general orders the capture of a Taliban deputy governor alleged to have ordered two people to be burnt alive.
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Jayawardene makes England suffer

Friday 27th of May 2011, 18:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Prasanna Jayawardene hits 112 as Sri Lanka post 400 all out before reducing England to 47-1 after two days of the first Test in Cardiff.
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Obama Poland visit to boost ties

Friday 27th of May 2011, 18:15
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States
related places: Warsaw

US President Barack Obama arrives in the Polish capital Warsaw on the last stage of his six-day European tour.
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VIDEO: Ratko Mladic 'fit to be extradited'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 18:22
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic is to be extradited to The Hague to stand trial over allegations of genocide.
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Plight to split

Friday 27th of May 2011, 18:42
related countries: Malta Malta

Maltese keen to learn whether divorce will become legal
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VIDEO: G8 Leaders: Gaddafi should go

Friday 27th of May 2011, 18:50
related countries: Libya Libya

Some of the world's richest countries have called on Libya's Colonel Gadaffi to stand down
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Gen Mladic 'fit to be extradited'

Friday 27th of May 2011, 19:16
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is declared fit to be extradited from Serbia, despite his lawyers expressing concern about his health.
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Djokovic and Del Potro all square

Friday 27th of May 2011, 19:21
related countries: France France

Novak Djokovic will return to complete his third-round match at the French Open on Saturday with his six-month unbeaten run under serious threat from Juan Martin del Potro.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa defends military

Friday 27th of May 2011, 19:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa defends the conduct of the military at the end of the country's long civil war
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Nigerian youth to guard pipelines

Friday 27th of May 2011, 19:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Nigeria's government employs 12,000 young people to protect oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta from being vandalised, a minister announces.
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Fiat to increase Chrysler stake

Friday 27th of May 2011, 20:39
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Fiat says it will buy the US government's 6% stake in Chrysler, paving the way for the Italian firm to take a majority share in the US firm.
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Power play

Friday 27th of May 2011, 20:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Saleh holds out for a better deal
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VIDEO: Can a mayor tackle climate change?

Friday 27th of May 2011, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has accused politicians in the United States of a failure of leadership when it comes to dealing with climate change.
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Hitler honour row grips Austria

Friday 27th of May 2011, 21:08
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Several towns in Austria are checking their archives to see if Adolf Hitler is still an honorary citizen of their communities, the BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna reports.
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Rwanda 'forced exhumation' claim

Friday 27th of May 2011, 21:38
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan opposition party accuses the government of forcing people to exhume remains of relatives killed during the 1994 genocide.
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Grease actor Conaway dies aged 60

Friday 27th of May 2011, 21:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Conaway

US actor Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie in the 70s film Grease and Bobby in the TV comedy series Taxi, dies aged 60.
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Barber of Kabul

Friday 27th of May 2011, 23:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

History through the eyes of the man who cut the generals' hair
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Daily danger

Friday 27th of May 2011, 23:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Life as a crime correspondent in Mexico's murder capital
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Peru protests engulf border city

Friday 27th of May 2011, 23:59
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Puno

Unrest flares in the south-eastern Peruvian city of Puno, with indigenous protesters demanding an end to foreign mining on their land.
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