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Police watchdog seeks new powers

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The police watchdog for England and Wales wants new powers to force officers to attend interviews if they witness a fatal shooting by a colleague.
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US air screeners 'ran drug ring'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 0:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport are arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery.
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VIDEO: Students clash with police in Chile

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 0:51
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Students protesting for free quality education have clashed with police in Santiago, Chile.
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Chile students in fresh protests

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 0:51
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean students take part in fresh protests for education reform, saying measures proposed by President Sebastian Pinera do not go far enough.
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South Korea growth picture mixed

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 0:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's growth picks up in the first quarter but analysts warn of challenging times for Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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VIDEO: Tymoshenko in hunger strike vow

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 1:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is refusing to give up a hunger strike, according to her daughter.
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VIDEO: The brotherhood of US presidents

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

The bonds and burdens of US presidents
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US banker admits to China bribe

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 3:03
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States, China China

A former Morgan Stanley executive pleads guilty to bribing a Chinese official in exchange for business and personal gains.
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Bo Xilai brother leaves HK firm

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 3:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

The brother of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai steps down from the board of China Everbright International, a Hong Kong-listed company.
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VIDEO: US teens 'drunk on hand sanitiser'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 3:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Albuquerque

Police in Albuquerque say an increasing number of teenagers are getting drunk by consuming hand sanitiser and mouthwash.
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Japan clears top politician Ozawa

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 4:01
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Ozawa

Influential Japanese politician and backroom power-broker Ichiro Ozawa is found not guilty in a funding scandal.
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Argentina Senate backs oil move

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 4:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

The Argentine Senate approves the nationalisation of the oil company YPF, a subsidiary of Spanish firm Repsol, which has sparked a spat with the EU.
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VIDEO: Former Liberia president to learn fate

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 5:10
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, will hear in The Hague whether he's been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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VIDEO: Sausage row in Austria and Slovenia

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 5:34
related countries: Austria Austria, Slovenia Slovenia

A row has broken out between Austria and Slovenia over the name of a sausage.
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VIDEO: Pakistan PM found guilty of contempt

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 6:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court has found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty in a contempt of court case.
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'No evidence' of harm by mobiles

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 6:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is still no evidence mobile phones harm human health, says a major safety review for the UK's Health Protection Agency.
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Brazil passes divisive forest law

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 7:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Congress approves controversial changes to the country's forest code which environmentalists say will spur Amazon deforestation.
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'Encouraging' trading at Barclays

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 7:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK bank Barclays says it made an "encouraging" start to the year as it reports its first-quarter results.
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Alien species 'extending seasons'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 7:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Non

Non-native plant species are extending the growing season in eastern US forests by an average of four weeks, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Palestinian life inspires comic film

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Man Without a Cellphone by Sameh Zoabi tops the bill at this year's Palestine film festival in London.
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Chavez back from Cuba treatment

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 8:28
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns home after 11 days in Cuba for further radiation treatment for cancer.
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Showing paintings of British suburban houses to Saudis

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 8:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Showing Lowry and suburbia to Saudi art lovers
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Bo Xilai 'spied on China leader'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 8:37
related countries: China China

Disgraced politician Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.
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Raleigh sold to Accell for $100m

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 9:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Raleigh Cycle, one of the best-known and oldest bicycle makers in the UK, is bought by Dutch rival Accell for $100m (£62m).
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Hollande prompts EU austerity rethink

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 9:14
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France's presidential contender prompts EU austerity rethink
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More property woes for Santander

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:11
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Profits at the Spanish banking giant Santander are hit again after it sets aside 3bn euros to cover property loan losses in Spain.
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China's Panchen Lama in Hong Kong

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:23
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The man chosen by China to be Tibet's second highest spiritual leader makes his first appearance outside the Chinese mainland.
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VIDEO: 'Cactus Jack' puppy's spiky story

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:31
related countries: United States United States

A puppy in the US is up for adoption after being found alone and covered with cactus spines.
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S Lanka Muslims in mosque strike

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Dambulla

Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka are on strike following threats against a mosque in the town of Dambulla.
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Court gives Charles Taylor ruling

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia

International judges begin giving a verdict in the war crimes case against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, after a historic five-year trial.
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Sudan pay docked for war effort

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 10:46
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudanese civil servants have been told to donate two days' salary to help pay for the conflict with South Sudan over the Heglig oilfield.
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The road to recovery?

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 11:00
related countries: United States United States

Could the US learn to love state intervention in the economy?
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VIDEO: Chernobyl 'cap' to stop radiation leak

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 11:14
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, a new protective covering is being built over the section of the reactor that exploded.
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Mixed fortunes at Shell and Exxon

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 12:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Royal Dutch Shell reports a rise in profits as strong demand for energy keeps oil prices high - but rival Exxon saw oil production and profits fall.
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Smith to consider England offer

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith ponders whether to accept a coaching role with England, with Mike Catt set to take a temporary role on the South Africa tour.
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McCann case 'not being reopened'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 12:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese authorities say they are not going to reopen the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Massive Hama explosion 'kills 70'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 13:06
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 70 people are killed in an attack on a house in Hama, Syrian activists say, but the government says 16 died in a blast at an arms factory.
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Europe anger at Tymoshenko health

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 13:38
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Germany Germany

The German president turns down a visit to Ukraine and the EU says it is "deeply preoccupied" by the treatment of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Redford slams PM's 'narrow' view

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 14:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Veteran actor Robert Redford has criticised David Cameron after he suggested that UK film-makers should focus on commercially viable movies.
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Team GB to face Brazil in warm-up

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 14:17
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Brazil Brazil

Great Britain's men's and women's football teams will face Brazil and Sweden respectively in Olympic warm-up games at Middlesbrough.
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Norwegians defy Breivik in song

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 14:27
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Oslo

Some 40,000 people gather in Oslo to sing a peace song which mass killer Anders Behring Breivik condemned at his trial.
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VIDEO: Chilean students clash with police

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 14:35
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Chilean students demanding more funding for the country's education system clash with police in Santiago.
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Thirteen to stand in Egypt vote

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 14:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The final list of candidates in Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential election is published, with 13 candidates allowed to stand.
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Olympic festival unveils line-up

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London 2012 Festival organisers unveil the final line-up of the 12-week celebration of the arts that runs alongside the Olympic Games.
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Dead babies found in German flat

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 15:18
related countries: Germany Germany

The mother of three dead babies found in the German state of Hesse denies murdering them, prosecutors say.
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Sachin in parliament 'nomination'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 15:21
related countries: India India

Top Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recommended by the prime minister for a seat in India's upper house of parliament.
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Cambodian environmentalist killed

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:15
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Leading Cambodian environmentalist Chut Wutty is shot dead in an apparent shoot-out with police while investigating illegal logging.
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Turkey drills for oil in Cyprus

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:23
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey begins drilling for oil and gas onshore in northern Cyprus despite protests from the Republic of Cyprus that the action is illegal.
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Pakistani PM guilty of contempt

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is set to hear a Supreme Court verdict in a contempt of court case that could see him jailed.
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VIDEO: Library appeals for 7.5 million books

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:38
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Tajikistan's new national library is asking the public to donate 7.5 million books to help fill its shelves.
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VIDEO: Bo Xilai 'spied on China leader'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:47
related countries: China China

Disgraced politician Bo Xilai ran a wire-tapping system that extended as far as China's president, the New York Times has reported.
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US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US soldier serving with the Isaf force is shot dead in southern Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, Isaf says, in the latest of a series of similar incidents.
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Taylor aided Sierra Leone crimes

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:50
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war at his trial in The Hague.
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Jordanian prime minister resigns

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 16:50
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's prime minister resigns after failing to deliver on promises of economic and political reform, after only six months in the job.
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China death businessman 'no spy'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

William Hague denies claims that Neil Heywood - who died in China last November - might have been a member of British intelligence.
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I missed NoW 'cover-up' - Murdoch

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rupert Murdoch tells the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics there was a "cover-up" at the News of the World but that it was kept hidden from him.
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Sri Lanka cluster bombs 'found'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 17:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Unexploded and deadly cluster munitions have been found for the first time in Sri Lanka, a UN expert on land mines claims.
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Nigeria newspaper hit by blasts

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 17:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja, Kaduna

At least six people are killed in bomb attacks on newspaper offices in two Nigerian cities, witnesses say.
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VIDEO: 'Taylor deserves 100 years in jail'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 17:45
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

International judges have found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.
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Weather 'may hit Bolt record bid'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 18:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Usain Bolt's hopes of breaking the 100m world record at the London Olympics may be harmed by the British weather, says his coach.
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Iraq cafe bomb attacks kill eight

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 18:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least eight people are killed and 15 others injured in two bomb blasts at a cafe in Iraq's restive province of Diyala, officials say.
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Dutch parties agree budget cuts

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 19:16
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Five Dutch political parties have reached an agreement over budget cuts, days after the government collapsed over the measures.
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Donald wants more English events

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 20:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World number two Luke Donald says there should be more European Tour events taking place in his native England.
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Ryan defends 'Catholic budget'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 20:20
related countries: Guyana Guyana, United States United States

US Congressman Paul Ryan's defends this budget plan in a speech at Georgetown University, after faculty and priests at the school criticised the plan.
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VIDEO: High winds shake Spain planes

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 20:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Extremely strong winds caused planes to sway as they attempted to land in Spain earlier this month.
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Syria 'not complying' with truce

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria is "in contravention" of an internationally agreed peace plan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns, amid reports of continuing fighting.
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S&P reduces Spain's credit rating

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cuts Spain's credit rating because of the risks it could take on more debt to support its banks.
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Manning must face serious charge

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

A US military judge refuses to dismiss the most serious charge against alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning, who will face trial in September.
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UK curbing exports to Argentina

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:25
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable says all UK exports to Argentine armed forces are being halted amid tension over the Falkland Islands.
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Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Sporting (agg 4-3)

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:35
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Fernando Llorente's late goal books Athletic Bilbao's spot in the Europa League final as they overcome Sporting Lisbon.
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Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 22:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Islamabad

The three widows and children of Osama Bin Laden are deported to Saudi Arabia following a year in Pakistani custody since the al-Qaeda leader was killed.
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US bailout fund 'may make loss'

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

US taxpayers are unlikely to see a return on the $700bn Tarp rescue fund for financial sector, according to a report.
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French candidates quizzed on TV

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 23:21
related countries: France France

Both candidates in France's presidential run-off - Socialist Francois Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy - appear on TV, 10 days before the vote.
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Troops for Mali and Guinea-Bissau

Thursday 26th of April 2012, 23:38
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Mali Mali, Guinea Guinea
related places: Bissau

West African leaders agree to send troops immediately to Mali and Guinea-Bissau to monitor transitions to civilian rule following their coups.
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