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What happend on April 21st 2012

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Teen twins in '$1.2m stock fraud'

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British twins who were 16 when they allegedly defrauded investors out of $1.2m via a bogus stock-picking robot face charges in the US.
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UN weighs up Syria monitor plan

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 0:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Security Council draws up a draft resolution to send 300 monitors to Syria, after divisions remain among member states over the details.
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US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 0:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching and espousing radical feminist views flatly rejects the charges.
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Cuban ballet school turns 50

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 1:16
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's world-renowned National Ballet School turns 50
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Colombia scandal claims more jobs

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 1:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

The US Secret Service says three more employees are resigning over the prostitution scandal at an international summit in Colombia last weekend.
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VIDEO: UAE's only crematorium

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 3:30
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Simon Atkinson meets Don Fox, the funeral director who runs the first crematorium for non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates.
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Osborne faces IMF loan criticism

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 3:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The chancellor is criticised by some Conservative backbenchers and Labour after announcing Britain is to commit another £10bn to the IMF.
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China frees Vietnamese fishermen

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 8:40
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China

China frees 21 Vietnamese fishermen whose detention last month near disputed islands sparked a diplomatic row, officials say.
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Hackers hit China scandal website

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 9:09
related countries: United States United States, China China

A hacking attack cripples US-based Chinese-language website Boxun for several hours, its manager says, after reports on the Bo Xilai scandal.
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'Huge Afghanistan attack foiled'

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 9:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Ten tonnes of explosives were seized during the arrest of militants in Kabul planning a massive attack, security officials in Afghanistan say.
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Dog microchips plan for England

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Compulsory microchips for dogs are to be introduced in England, under plans expected to be announced by government ministers on Monday.
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Obama calls for Sudan peace talks

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 11:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States
related places: South

The US president calls on the leaders of South Sudan and Sudan to return to negotiations, as the South ends its occupation of a key oil field.
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Motorsport boss backs Bahrain GP

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 11:08
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Motorsport boss Jean Todt defends the decision to hold this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix amid ongoing civil unrest.
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Man charged for Canada dog 'cull'

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 12:10
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man who admitted killing more than 50 huskies in the Canadian province of British Columbia is charged with animal cruelty.
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Japan agrees Burma debt write-off

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 12:11
related countries: Burma Burma, Japan Japan

Japan agrees to write off more than $3.7bn (£2.29bn) of debt to Burma as its president continues his first visit there.
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Vettel on pole ahead of Hamilton

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 12:18
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

World champion Sebastian Vettel takes his first pole position of the season in Bahrain, with Lewis Hamilton second.
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Deadly Pakistan air crash probed

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 13:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Air crash investigators comb the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing all 127 people on board.
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UN monitors visit battered Homs

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria

United Nations observers visited the restive Syrian city of Homs, during a rare lull in fighting between government and rebels forces.
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Five 'poachers' killed in Kenya

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 14:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Wildlife rangers in Kenya shoot dead five suspected ivory poachers during a gun battle and recover 50kg of elephants' tusks.
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VIDEO: Pakistan air crash: Black box found

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Karachi

All 127 people aboard the Bhoja Air flight from Karachi to Islamabad were killed.
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Famous Vienna street renamed

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 14:51
related countries: Austria Austria

Famous Vienna street is renamed over anti-Semite controversy
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Vietnam baffled by skin disease

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 15:11
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam seeks international help for a mystery skin infection that has already killed 19 people and made 170 others ill.
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French overseas territories vote

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 15:28
related countries: France France

Voters in French overseas territories cast their ballots in the presidential election, a day before the rest of the country.
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Czechs stage huge protest rally

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 17:51
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Tens of thousands of Czechs stage an anti-government rally in Prague, calling it the biggest protest since the fall of communism in 1989.
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General shot dead in Mexico City

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 18:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican General who had been convicted and later cleared of aiding a powerful drug lord is shot dead in Mexico City.
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UN votes to boost Syria mission

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 19:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Security Council votes to increase the number of observers in Syria to 300 for three months, as monitors on the ground visit restive Homs.
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 19:55
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner as Real Madrid close in on a first La Liga title since 2008 with victory at Barcelona.
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South Sudan oil facility 'bombed'

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 20:24
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan accuses Sudan of bombing one of its oil facilities, despite recent moves to defuse the conflict between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Controversy ahead of Bahrain GP

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 20:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

There have been more violent clashes between protesters and police in Bahrain ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix.
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Mass poisoning hits Peru police

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 21:10
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: More

More than 90 officers are taken to hospital with food poisoning at a jungle base in Peru used by police combating illegal miners.
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Scores hurt in Dutch train crash

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 21:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

About 125 people are injured - at least 13 of them seriously - as two passenger trains collide in Amsterdam, Dutch officials say.
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Netherlands budget talks collapse

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 21:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fresh elections look likely in the Netherlands as budget talks on a new fiscal austerity package break down after seven weeks.
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Activist found dead in Bahrain

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 21:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A man is found dead in Bahrain after overnight protests ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix - opposition activists say he was killed by the security forces.
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In pictures: Mexico volcano alert

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 22:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano continues to roar
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Somali women escape to the gym

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 23:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia

After years of war, Somalia's women escape to the gym
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Aid official kidnapped in Yemen

Saturday 21st of April 2012, 23:58
related countries: France France, Yemen Yemen

A French aid worker has been kidnapped in northern Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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