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What happend on May 8th 2011

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VIDEO: Fuel supplies targeted in Libya

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 0:12
related countries: Libya Libya

Fuel supplies in the Libyan city of Misrata have been targeted by government forces, risking aid supplies and its only desalination plant.
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Beauty kings

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 1:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan men ready to suffer for success
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Tunisia imposes overnight curfews

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 2:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Authorities in Tunisia impose overnight curfews in and around the capital after days of unrest in the district at the centre of January's uprising.
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Ecuador: Correa 'wins referendum'

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 3:57
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

An early count suggests voters have backed Ecuador President Rafael Correa on 10 reforms proposed in a referendum, the National Election Council says.
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Bin Laden 'controlled al-Qaeda'

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 4:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan, US officials say.
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Officer's 'slut' gaffe sparks protest movement

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 6:14
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian police officer's 'slut' comment sparks a wave of protest marches called "SlutWalks" across north America.
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VIDEO: Opposition gain in Singapore poll

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 6:51
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's governing party wins all but six seats in parliamentary elections but the opposition makes significant gains in what both sides call a watershed poll.
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VIDEO: Cairo's Muslims and Christians clash

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 6:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Up to 200 people have been killed or injured during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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Deaths in Cairo sectarian clashes

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 7:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least five people are killed and dozens more wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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VIDEO: Bin Laden used base as control HQ

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 7:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was in active control of the terror network from his compound in northern Pakistan, say US intelligence services.
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VIDEO: Libyan migrants flee wrecked boat

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 10:24
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian coastguards have rescued hundreds of Libyan migrants after their boat ran aground on rocks as it approached the island of Lampedusa.
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Mission to Misrata

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 10:38
related countries: Libya Libya

Aid ferry sets out for besieged Libyan city
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Live - Kilmarnock v Celtic

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 11:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kilmarnock host title-chasing Celtic in a key game in the destination of the Scottish Premier League trophy.
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Scherzinger to host US X Factor

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

US pop star Nicole Scherzinger and Welsh TV presenter Steve Jones will host the American version of The X Factor, it is announced.
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Live - Turkish Grand Prix

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 12:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Bermuda Bermuda

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins the Turkish Grand Prix, with team-mate Mark Webber second and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari third.
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VIDEO: Lawyers chase Eichmann files

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 12:24
related countries: Germany Germany

As the world marks the anniversary of VE Day - when in 1945 Nazi forces surrendered - there is a legal fight brewing in Germany over attempts to release the files of Adolf Eichmann, who played a prominent role in the Holocaust.
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Cambodia-Thai summit talks fail

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 12:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Talks between the leaders of Thailand and Cambodia at the Asean regional summit fail to resolve a deadly border dispute.
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McGoldrick eyes Commonwealth gold

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 12:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Welsh boxer Sean McGoldrick looks set to be awarded a Commonwealth gold medal following the disqualification of Sri Lankan fighter Manju Wanniarachchi.
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RAF hit Libyan rocket launchers

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 12:54
related countries: Libya Libya

RAF war planes have destroyed rocket launchers and dozens of Scud-missile containers in Libya, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US-China to tackle thorny issues

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 13:01
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Senior, Washington

Senior leaders from US and China meet in Washington to tackle thorny issues of currency, market access
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Aboriginal boxer Lionel Rose dies

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 13:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Lionel Rose, who won the world bantamweight boxing title in 1968 and became the first Aborigine to be named "Australian of the year", dies aged 62.
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Bahrain's emergency rule to end

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 13:30
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's king has ordered the state of emergency imposed in March during weeks of protests to be lifted next month, the state news agency says.
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Imperious Vettel wins in Istanbul

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 13:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Istanbul

Sebastian Vettel dominates the Turkish Grand Prix as Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber wins a battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso for second, with Lewis Hamilton fourth and Jenson Button sixth.
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Sea rescue of 400 Libya migrants

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 13:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italian coastguards rescue 400 African migrants after their boat hits rocks on the small island of Lampedusa.
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VIDEO: Bringing aid by boat to Misrata

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 14:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Andrew Harding talks to Simon Brooks, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Libya, about his aid mission to the port of Misrata.
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US presses Pakistan on Bin Laden

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 14:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House calls on Pakistan to investigate the network that sustained Osama Bin Laden in his secret compound where he was killed last week.
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Al-Qaeda boss in Iraq jail revolt

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 inmates and four police officers die in a mutiny at a Baghdad prison, which began when an al-Qaeda leader grabbed a guard's gun.
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Osborne wary over Greece bailout

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 15:33
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chancellor, George Osborne, suggests Greece may need more financial help but says he does not want the UK to contribute.
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Malawi says UK envoy 'insulting'

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malawi Malawi, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The president of Malawi has explained his decision to expel the British High Commissioner for the first time, saying he had insulted him.
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Live text - Nadal v Djokovic

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 16:32
related countries: Spain Spain

World number one Rafael Nadal takes on second seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Madrid Open.
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Rich man's toys

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 17:00
related countries: China China

Mega-yachts for China's mega-rich
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Bardot's ex-husband kills himself

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 17:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Gunter Sachs, legendary German-born playboy and former husband of Brigitte Bardot, kills himself at the age of 78.
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Djokovic ends Nadal's run on clay

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 19:14
related countries: Spain Spain

Novak Djokovic inflicts the first clay-court defeat on Rafael Nadal in nearly two years as he wins the Madrid Open final in straight sets.
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Taliban Kandahar raid 'put down'

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 19:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Government forces are mopping up in the Afghan city of Kandahar after a two-day battle with at least 60 militants, say officials.
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VIDEO: Scepticism over Bin Laden videos

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

People in Abbottabad seem sceptical about the authenticity of video footage featuring Osama bin Laden, which the US says it seized from his compound during the raid in which he was killed.
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Heading home - France to return grim Maori trophy

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 20:40
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand

The mummified, tattooed head of an ancient Maori warrior is set to be returned to New Zealand, after decades in a French museum.
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VIDEO: Kandahar recaptured from Taliban

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 21:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Afghan authorities are reported to have recaptured parts of the city of Kandahar which had been seized by Taliban insurgents, following a two-day battle.
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Warning after fatal Cairo clashes

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 21:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's justice minister says the government will use "an iron fist" following violence between Muslims and Christians in Cairo that killed 12.
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Detained Cuban dissident 'dies'

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 21:35
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Juan Wilfredo Soto, an opponent of the Cuban government, dies several days after being arrested and allegedly beaten by police, dissidents say.
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Syria security forces enter Homs

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 22:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian security forces enter the city of Homs making a number of arrests, as nationwide operations continue against anti-government protests.
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Three arrested over man's killing

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 22:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Three people are arrested after a 21-year-old man is found stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
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In pictures: Mexico anti-drugs march

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 23:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cuernavaca

Thousands of Mexicans join the culmination of a four-day march in silence from the city of Cuernavaca to Mexico City to protest against drugs-related violence in the country.
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