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What happend on May 4th 2011

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New York picks Nissan as new taxi

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 1:19
related countries: Japan Japan

New York says Japan's Nissan Motor has won a contract to provide the next generation of the city's ubiquitous yellow taxis.
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VIDEO: The team that killed Bin Laden

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 2:49
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports on Seal Team Six, the US Navy team that is thought to have ended a 10-year manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.
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Massive hunt for India helicopter

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 4:49
related countries: India India

Thousands of security forces search for a missing helicopter carrying the chief minister of India's Arunachal Pradesh state.
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Green light

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 5:17
related countries: France France

France takes sin out of absinthe, overturning 1915 ban
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Lucky gamblers hit Sands' profits

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 5:53
related countries: United States United States, Singapore Singapore
related places: Las Vegas, Asia, Sands

Shares in casino operator Las Vegas Sands slump after company posts disappointing revenues, profits
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Real Madrid turn on officials after loss

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 6:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid players vent their anger at the referees after a 3-1 aggregate defeat by Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final.
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Fatal blast traps Mexican miners

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 6:46
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Mexico Mexico
related places: Sabinas, San Juan

Four miners are killed and 10 are missing underground after a gas explosion at a pit near near San Juan de Sabinas, Mexico.
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India helicopter crash site found

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 6:54
related countries: India India

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying the chief minister of India's Arunachal Pradesh state has been spotted, officials say.
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Brave new world

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 7:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's place in the new Middle East
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Pakistan dismisses US raid fears

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 7:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan rejects US claims it could not be trusted with details of the raid that killed Bin Laden, as the US says he was unarmed when he died.
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Forest deal for EU and Indonesia

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 8:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia and the European Union finalise an agreement aimed at ending the trade in illegally-sourced wood.
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VIDEO: Haiti struggles as food prices soar

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 9:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Over a year since a devastating earthquake, Haiti, which imports most of its food, now faces new problems as global food prices rocket.
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Colombia capital mayor suspended

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 9:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

The mayor of Colombia's capital, Bogota, is suspended from office for three months over alleged contract irregularities.
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Thor thunders to top of UK chart

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 9:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Superhero movie Thor takes pole position in the UK and Ireland box office chart after its first weekend on release.
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AUDIO: US Navy Seal on Bin Laden mission

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

As the world learns more about the US operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, a serving US Navy Seal describes the mission to bring him to justice.
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Mourinho has hurt Real - Calderon

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 11:02
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona, Calderon, Real

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says the club has been damaged by Jose Mourinho's behaviour during the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.
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South Park team dominates Tonys

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mormon, South Park

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, land 14 Tony nominations in the US for their stage musical The Book of Mormon.
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Ugandan gay activist wins award

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 11:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan gay activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is given the prestigious Martin Ennals award for her work in Uganda, where homosexual acts are illegal.
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Barmen deny alcohol manslaughter

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 11:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two barmen from the Irish Republic have denied the manslaughter of a British man who died from acute alcohol intoxication almost three years ago.
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Pea-blend coffee returns to Cuba

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 11:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is resuming mixing coffee with peas in a bid to cope with rising international coffee prices, the government announces.
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Thai-Cambodia crossing reopened

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 12:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

A border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia, closed during recent fighting, reopens amid signs that tensions may be easing.
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VIDEO: North Korea's jail camps 'growing'

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 12:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An Amnesty International report says there are signs that a growing number of people are being sent to political prison camps in North Korea.
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Mexico mine rescue hopes dwindle

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 12:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Rescuers recover five bodies from the rubble of a Mexican pit blast as hopes for nine other miners trapped underground fade.
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Artistic licence

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 12:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe musical dares to dethrone Robert Mugabe
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Ferrari eye 'important' progress

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 13:01
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari hope new improvements can close the gap on their title rivals over the next month, a period the Italian team call 'very important'.
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Nana Rawlings eyes Ghana top job

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 13:04
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's former first lady Nana Konadu Rawlings launches a campaign to stand as a future president - 10 years after her husband Jerry Rawlings stood down.
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VIDEO: Inside Bin Laden's secret compound

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The White House is considering whether to publish photographs of Osama Bin Laden's body, to prove to the world that he is dead.
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China tightens internet controls

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 14:15
related countries: China China

China sets up a new body to control information on the internet, enabling the government to keep a tighter grip on content available to Chinese web users.
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VIDEO: Palestinian factions agree pact

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 14:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The leaders of the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo.
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World 'failed to track Bin Laden'

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan blames a worldwide "intelligence failure", amid criticism in the wake of the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden near Islamabad.
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Live text - Murray v Simon

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:01
related countries: Spain Spain

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Frenchman Gilles Simon in the second round of the Madrid Open.
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ICC seeks Libya arrest warrants

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:16
related countries: Libya Libya

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says he will seek three arrest warrants as he investigates crimes against humanity in Libya.
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Bangladesh gang rape convictions

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A court in Bangladesh sentences 11 people to life imprisonment for gang raping a female school student during post-election violence in 2001.
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Mexico bolsters its gold reserves

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico bought more than 90 tonnes of gold between January and March, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund.
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VIDEO: Robot camera in Japan reactor

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:45
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The company which operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has released new footage showing the inside of the number one reactor at the plant.
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Palestinian factions agree pact

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 15:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The leaders of the main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, sign a reconciliation pact in Cairo aimed at ending their four-year rift.
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Portugal reaches deal on bail-out

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:25
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal has reached a deal on a bail-out from the EU and IMF, its caretaker prime minister announces.
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Commons clash ahead of elections

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over cuts, as the UK's political parties make a final campaign push ahead of Thursday's national and local elections, and voting referendum.
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Maldives 'excessive force' claim

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:40
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The main opposition in the Maldives accuses the security forces of using "excessive force" to disperse protesters.
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Kate Bush admits album 'stress'

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Enigmatic British singer Kate Bush says she is frustrated by the length of time it takes her to release an album.
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US woman refuses Iran spy trial

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US woman Sarah Shourd, released by Iran after being detained with two fellow US hikers in 2009, says she will not return to stand trial for spying.
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VIDEO: Syria protests spread north

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Protests appear to be continuing across Syria despite the government crackdown.
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Rwanda rebels on trial in Germany

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 16:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Stuttgart

The trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders accused of masterminding atrocities in DR Congo - the first of its kind - starts in Stuttgart in Germany.
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Attack after Turkey PM poll rally

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 17:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A policeman is killed during an attack in northern Turkey, staged within hours of a visit by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish media say.
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Clashes at Tehran football match

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 17:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian police clash with football fans chanting anti-Saudi slogans during an Asia Champions League match in Tehran.
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Bin Laden killing lawful, says US

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

Osama Bin Laden's killing was lawful, says the US attorney general, after it emerged he had been unarmed when special forces killed him in Pakistan.
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Murray labours to Madrid victory

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 17:46
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Andy Murray makes an unconvincing start to his Madrid Open campaign as he beats Gilles Simon 6-4 3-6 6-0 in the second round.
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'No release' of Bin Laden photos

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 17:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

President Barack Obama has decided no photos will be released of Osama Bin Laden after he was shot and killed by US special forces in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: US probes Bin Laden's computers

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

The US says it expects to add names to terror watchlist thanks to evidence from Osama Bin Laden's compound.
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Nigerian bank bosses re-arrested

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 18:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission re-arrests four former bank executives who were sacked in 2009 for financial mismanagement
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VIDEO: Russian plane's 'wonky' test flight

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 21:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian aviation authorities have launched an investigation after amateur footage circulated showing a Tupolev aircraft belonging to the military veering through the sky near Moscow on a test flight.
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Renren soars on US market debut

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 21:39
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: New York

Shares in one of China's biggest social networking sites, Renren, rise almost 50% on their debut in New York.
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Syrian tanks 'deploy around city'

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 22:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Tanks deploy around the Syrian town of Rastan, north of Damascus, witnesses say, as the UN urges President Assad to end a six-week crackdown.
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US man jailed over web suicides

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 23:26
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A US man who helped persuade a British man and Canadian woman he met online to commit suicide is jailed for nearly a year in Minnesota.
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UK voters set to go to the polls

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 23:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Voters across the UK are set to go to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected.
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'Success' in island rat campaign

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 23:39
related countries: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Conservationists say they are having success in removing rats from South Georgia island - the biggest rodent eradication campaign in history.
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New trade lane

Wednesday 4th of May 2011, 23:50
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese port project aims to connect East and West
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