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What happend on April 22nd 2012

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US introduces $60 LED light bulb

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 0:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Energy

A light bulb which won a US Department of Energy contest for an alternative to a 60-watt incandescent bulb goes on sale for Earth Day - but with a $60 price tag.
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Child marriages blight Bangladesh

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 0:46
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The 12-year-old saving girls from child marriage
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VIDEO: High alert for Mexico volcano

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 1:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

People living on the slopes of the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City are watching with concern as the volcano spews ash and burning rocks, and the authorities raise the alert level.
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VIDEO: Great white shark caught in Mexico

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 3:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two fishermen in Mexico land themselves a large and unusual catch - a great white shark almost 20ft (six metres) in length.
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VIDEO: France set to vote for a president

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 4:26
related countries: France France

France is set to vote in a presidential election amid widespread disaffection caused by the eurozone crisis and high unemployment.
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VIDEO: Kitten rescued from inside wall

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 7:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Miami Beach

A lost kitten has been rescued from inside a wall at a house in Miami Beach, Florida, US.
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VIDEO: Queen Victoria archive goes online

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 7:34
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Rarely-seen documents from the reign of Queen Victoria - including footage of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897 - are being made public on a new website.
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China, Russia launch naval drills

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 7:43
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Chinese and Russian naval forces will simulate search and rescue operations as they launch six days of joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
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VIDEO: Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 8:00
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain will take place later despite calls by the opposition there for it to be cancelled.
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VIDEO: Woman dies after Dutch train crash

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 8:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

A 68-year-old woman has died of injuries she suffered in a head-on collision between two trains near the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Saturday, officials have said.
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VIDEO: Debt-ridden Jamaica appeals for help

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 8:53
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica is seeking help from the International Monetary Fund to reduce its massive debt burden.
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Australia's Speaker stands aside

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 9:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's parliamentary Speaker steps down amid claims of sexual harassment and fraud, putting Julia Gillard's fragile government under pressure.
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Mugger blinds diplomat in one eye

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A British diplomat is mugged in London, leaving him blind in one eye, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
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VIDEO: France votes in presidential poll

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 12:43
related countries: France France

The people of France have cast their ballots in the country's presidential poll, with concerns over the eurozone crisis and high unemployment key election issues.
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Kipsang and Keitany win marathon

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 12:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany complete a Kenyan double at the London Marathon, as Claire Hallissey shines for Britain.
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Britain extraditing Lib Dem donor

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 13:41
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is in Spain where he is to face a hearing for extradition to the UK next week.
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Nadal crushes Djokovic in Monaco

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 13:50
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Rafael Nadal wins his eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over world number one Novak Djokovic.
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Vettel beats Raikkonen in Bahrain

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 13:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

World champion Sebastian Vettel wins his first race of 2012 for Red Bull, ahead of Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.
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Satellite tracks Sudan oil damage

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 14:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Satellite pictures of the disputed border area recently occupied by South Sudan suggest key oil facilities have been badly damaged.
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UN Syria vote is 'pivotal moment'

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 14:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Peace envoy Kofi Annan welcomes the UN vote to deploy up to 300 observers in Syria as a "pivotal moment for the stabilisation" of the country.
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Iran 'building copy of US drone'

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran begins building a copy of the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes, Iranian officials say.
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Second man dies at Spanish resort

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 14:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: London

A man from London dies after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days.
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Sri Lanka orders mosque removal

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 15:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government orders the removal of a mosque from an area it says is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists.
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Bahrain stages F1 despite protest

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 15:30
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The controversial Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix has taken place despite continuing anti-government protests and calls for it to be cancelled.
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High turnout in French election

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 16:12
related countries: France France

French people are voting in high numbers in the presidential poll, as President Sarkozy faces a strong challenge amid anxiety over the economy.
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One dead after Dutch train crash

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 16:29
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

A woman dies from injuries sustained in the head-on train collision in the Amsterdam area of the Netherlands on Saturday, officials say.
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Thousands take part in marathon

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 16:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 32nd London Marathon sees more than 37,500 elite runners, amateurs and celebrities taking part.
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Afghan-US partnership 'deal done'

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US and Afghan negotiators finalise a long-term partnership deal governing the US role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of forces in 2014.
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VIDEO: Bahrain stages GP despite protests

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 17:51
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The controversial Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix has taken place despite continuing anti-government protests.
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Fan trouble halts match in Genoa

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 17:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Genoa, Siena

Fan protests at an Italian top league game between Genoa and Siena saw play halted for 45-minutes as attempts were made to restore order.
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Button rues ‘disastrous’ Bahrain

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 18:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Bahrain Bahrain

Jenson Button rules a ‘disastrous’ Bahrain Grand Prix following his retirement and teammate Lewis Hamilton's loss of the Championship lead
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Egypt scraps gas deal with Israel

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 19:08
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

Egyptian officials say they have scrapped a deal under which they supply Israel with around 40% of the natural gas it needs.
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Alonso criticises Rosberg tactics

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 19:32
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Fernando Alonso criticises what he considered dangerous driving by Nico Rosberg in their battle during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Renewed fighting on Sudan border

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 20:49
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Fighting breaks out on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, days after the South pulled out of a disputed border town.
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French Socialist ahead after vote

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 22:04
related countries: France France

Socialist Francois Hollande wins the first round of France's presidential poll, estimates say, setting up a run-off with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who came second.
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Wal-Mart probes bribery claim

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 22:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

US retailing giant Wal-Mart is investigating allegations made in a New York Times article accusing its Mexican subsidiary of bribery.
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Audio slideshow: 'Pimp my matatu'

Sunday 22nd of April 2012, 23:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's embattled graffiti-art minibuses, in images and sound
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