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India reforms under threat from powerful regions

Monday 30th of April 2012, 0:24
related countries: India India

India's regional politicians flex their muscles
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Flood warnings follow heavy rain

Monday 30th of April 2012, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Strong winds and rain bring down trees and power lines across England and Wales and lead to flood warnings in some areas.
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VIDEO: UN leader in historic visit to Burma

Monday 30th of April 2012, 1:08
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN Secretary General has said the winds of change are blowing in Burma but more needs to be done to achieve democracy.
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VIDEO: US soldiers in hunt for Joseph Kony

Monday 30th of April 2012, 2:18
related countries: United States United States, Central African Republic Central African Republic

The US has sent 100 special forces soldiers to the Central African Republic to help co-ordinate the fight against the Lords' Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony.
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VIDEO: Powerful regions threaten India reforms

Monday 30th of April 2012, 2:25
related countries: India India

Without a majority, the Congress party in India has to rely on a number of small regional party leaders who are growing in stature and influence.
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Japan PM on US trip to boost ties

Monday 30th of April 2012, 3:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Washington

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda is meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington to boost ties amid tension over North Korea's recent rocket launch.
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US yacht race 'crash' kills three

Monday 30th of April 2012, 3:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Three sailors die and a fourth is missing during a California yacht race, only weeks after another fatal accident off the same coast.
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India lightning kills nine people

Monday 30th of April 2012, 3:59
related countries: India India

Nine people are dead and 15 others are injured as lightning strikes a temple in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police say.
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Foxconn-owner dips on weak profit

Monday 30th of April 2012, 4:30
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Shares in electronics components-maker Hon Hai, which owns Foxconn, dip 7%, after it reports weaker-than-expected profits.
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Billionaire to build Titanic II

Monday 30th of April 2012, 4:33
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Clive Palmer, one of Australia's richest men, is commissioning a Chinese state-owned company to build a 21st Century version of the Titanic.
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VIDEO: Estonia's free transport proposal

Monday 30th of April 2012, 4:54
related countries: Estonia Estonia

In Estonia, Tallinn is to become the first European capital to offer its citizens free tickets on buses and trains.
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VIDEO: Greece opens migrant detention centre

Monday 30th of April 2012, 4:58
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece has opened its first purpose-built detention centre for illegal migrants.
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Qatada hostage deal 'offer' to UK

Monday 30th of April 2012, 5:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An al-Qaeda-linked group offers to free a hostage if Britain deports cleric Abu Qatada to a country other than Jordan.
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Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank jobs go

Monday 30th of April 2012, 6:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks will cut 1,400 jobs by 2015 due to the worsening outlook for the UK economy, the banks' owner has announced.
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Unite for change, Ban urges Burma

Monday 30th of April 2012, 7:09
related countries: Burma Burma

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Burma's president and its opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to work as partners on a path to change.
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VIDEO: Hundreds test Berlin's new airport

Monday 30th of April 2012, 7:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is set to open on June 3 but before the first flight takes off everything must be ready on the ground to ensure the passengers have a smooth journey through the terminal.
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Spanish economy back in recession

Monday 30th of April 2012, 7:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain is back in recession after the economy contracted by 0.3% in the first quarter, official figures show.
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S Korea arrests Chinese sailors

Monday 30th of April 2012, 7:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea, China China

South Korea arrests nine Chinese sailors after officials were injured in a scuffle when they boarded a ship suspected of illegal fishing in the Yellow Sea.
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Peru examines deaths of pelicans

Monday 30th of April 2012, 8:25
related countries: Peru Peru

Scientists in Peru hunt the cause of the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pelicans on the coast in the north of the country.
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White knocks Adele off top spot

Monday 30th of April 2012, 8:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White goes straight in at number one on the UK album chart with his solo debut, Blunderbuss.
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Dating comedy woos US cinemagoers

Monday 30th of April 2012, 8:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday, Man

Dating comedy Think Like a Man remains the top film at the North American box office in the absence of The Avengers, which opens in the US on Friday.
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Deadly attack at Nigerian college

Monday 30th of April 2012, 8:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

A gun and bomb attack at a university in northern Nigeria leaves at least 16 people dead and six seriously injured, the Nigerian Red Cross says.
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Red Cross held UK hostage talks

Monday 30th of April 2012, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

"Every effort" was made to free kidnapped UK aid worker Khalil Dale before he was murdered, the British government and the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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'Irregularities' found by Adidas

Monday 30th of April 2012, 10:29
related countries: India India

Sportswear giant Adidas says that "commercial irregularities" at its Reebok unit in India could cost the firm up to 125m euros ($165m, £101m).
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Model's return to war-ravaged Somalia

Monday 30th of April 2012, 10:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK model questions her fate if she had remained in Somalia
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Eyewitness to a Libyan massacre

Monday 30th of April 2012, 10:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Survivors of a Libyan prison massacre tell their story
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VIDEO: 'Craig can take Bond to another level'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 10:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The cast and crew of the new Bond film, Skyfall, are in Turkey filming scenes for the latest 007 adventure.
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Australia moves to protect koalas

Monday 30th of April 2012, 11:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia lists the koala as a threatened species in parts of the country due to its dwindling population, officials say.
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Sundance ends first London visit

Monday 30th of April 2012, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The inaugural Sundance London festival draws to a close, with pundits declaring the four-day film and music showcase "a qualified success".
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Suu Kyi backs down over MP oath

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:08
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi says she will take the Burmese parliamentary oath despite disputing the wording of it, as the UN's Ban Ki-moon urges political engagement.
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China launches Beidou satellites

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:09
related countries: China China
related places: Beidou

China has moved a step closer to completing its own navigation and positioning satellite network Beidou with the launch of two more navigation satellites.
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Sarkozy to sue over Gaddafi claim

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:32
related countries: Libya Libya, France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to file a complaint against a website that claimed Libya's Col Gaddafi offered to fund his 2007 election campaign.
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VIDEO: Spain dips back into recession

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:41
related countries: Spain Spain

There have been demonstrations in Spain as new figures show the country has dipped back into recession.
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EU cautions China over activist

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:49
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The EU urges China to exercise 'restraint' in the case of escaped activist Chen Guangcheng, amid reports family members and associates have been rounded up.
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Former Libyan minister 'drowned'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 12:59
related countries: Austria Austria, Libya Libya

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem died by drowning, according to preliminary post-mortem results in Austria.
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I wish Hodgson well says Redknapp

Monday 30th of April 2012, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Harry Redknapp wishes Roy Hodgson well after the FA approaches the West Brom manager to coach England.
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Top Bahrain activist wins retrial

Monday 30th of April 2012, 13:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Top Bahrain activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja - jailed for life by a military court and on hunger strike - is to get a retrial in a civil court.
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Warning of Greek far right surge

Monday 30th of April 2012, 13:38
related countries: Greece Greece

The leader of the Greek Socialist Pasok party, Evangelos Venizelos, warns of the rise of the far right in up-coming elections.
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Sanctions on Guinea-Bissau junta

Monday 30th of April 2012, 13:44
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

West African regional bloc Ecowas imposes targeted sanctions on Guinea-Bissau's military junta after talks to restore civilian rule break down.
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Man dies in ford amid flood risk

Monday 30th of April 2012, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man dies after his car becomes submerged in a swollen ford as heavy rainfall raises the threat of flooding across large parts of England.
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Uganda: 'Sudan supporting Kony'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 14:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Sudan Sudan

The Ugandan army says the Lord's Resistance Army led by Joseph Kony is being supported and supplied by the Sudanese government.
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Olympic security test is unveiled

Monday 30th of April 2012, 14:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Preparations begin for a major Olympics security exercise as it revealed surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites across London.
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Deadly blasts rock northern Syria

Monday 30th of April 2012, 14:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

A number of people are killed in twin explosions targeting security offices in the north-western Syrian city of Idlib, activists and state TV say.
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VIDEO: Puppies released from breeding facility

Monday 30th of April 2012, 15:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Animal rights activists storm a dog breeding facility in Italy and free dozens of puppies.
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Beauty pageant in fidelity pledge

Monday 30th of April 2012, 15:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Contestants at a Taiwan beauty pageant will this year be required not to partake in extra-marital love affairs, the contest's organisers have said.
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Residents flee Karachi 'war zone'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 15:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Hundreds of families begin fleeing a district in the Pakistani city of Karachi as a stand-off between police and gunmen enters its fourth day.
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Ukraine hit by widening boycott

Monday 30th of April 2012, 15:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Germany Germany

Several European leaders cancel visits to Ukraine amid growing concern over alleged mistreatment of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
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US spending rises 0.3% in March

Monday 30th of April 2012, 15:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

US consumer data shows that spending rose 0.3% and personal income increased 0.4% during March - another sign of recovery for the US economy.
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UK ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

Monday 30th of April 2012, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five major UK internet service providers are ordered by the High Court to prevent users from accessing popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
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'Terminator' takes DR Congo towns

Monday 30th of April 2012, 16:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

Troops loyal to Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court, take control of two towns near Goma in eastern DR Congo after fierce fighting.
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Trump suffers shock Worlds defeat

Monday 30th of April 2012, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK champion Judd Trump suffers a shock 13-12 defeat to Ali Carter, while Matthew Stevens beats Barry Hawkins 13-11.
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Deadly attack on Nigeria police

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

At least 11 people are killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in north-eastern Nigeria, police say, a day after churches were targeted.
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US to put Bin Laden papers online

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Some of Osama Bin Laden's documents are to be published online this week, one year after the al-Qaeda leader's death, says a White House official.
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US forces join jungle search for Kony

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US forces join jungle hunt for one of Africa's most wanted warlords
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Iraq VP Hashemi on murder charges

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's fugitive Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi will face charges of murder, including those of six judges, when his trial opens this week, officials say.
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Bahrain activist retrial rejected

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:40
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The family of leading Bahraini opposition activist Abdulhadi al-khawaja denounce the decision to retry him and 20 other activists.
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Euro chair backs investment call

Monday 30th of April 2012, 17:46
related countries: France France

The eurozone's finance chair backs calls by French presidential candidate Francois Hollande for a bigger European Investment Bank.
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India ferry sinking 'kills 103'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 19:34
related countries: India India

A ferry in north-eastern India's Assam state capsizes in bad weather, killing at least 103 passengers, police say.
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Pledge over airport queue delays

Monday 30th of April 2012, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Border Force will ensure all immigration desks are fully staffed during summer peak times, Immigration Minister Damian Green tells MPs.
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VIDEO: Japanese Harley washes up in Canada

Monday 30th of April 2012, 20:27
related countries: Canada Canada, Japan Japan

The motorcycle was inside a container and was registered in the Miyagi Prefecture, an area hit by the tsunami last year.
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Peru policeman in jungle ordeal

Monday 30th of April 2012, 20:29
related countries: Peru Peru

A Peruvian policeman who had been missing for 17 days in the jungle after surviving a clash with Shining Path rebels is reunited with his family.
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VIDEO: Iran women's dress-code crackdown

Monday 30th of April 2012, 20:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's moral police are arresting women who according to them are inappropriately dressed. Some of them resemble those who campaigned in favour of the regime back in February.
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Obama silent on China dissident

Monday 30th of April 2012, 21:25
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

US President Barack Obama refuses to comment on the Chinese dissident who fled house arrest and is now reported to be at the US embassy in Beijing.
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N Korea's 'provocations must end'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 22:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

US President Obama and Japanese PM Noda warn North Korea its "old pattern of provocation" - including a recent failed rocket launch - is over.
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'Gunshots fired' in Mali capital

Monday 30th of April 2012, 22:37
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Members of Mali's presidential guard exchange fire in the capital Bamako with soldiers who took part in a coup last month, reports say.
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VIDEO: Chinese activist location unknown

Monday 30th of April 2012, 22:46
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is thought to be under American protection since he escaped house arrest, but exactly how is not yet clear.
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iPad '4G' claims face UK scrutiny

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Apple is facing a wider inquiry over its "4G" advertising of the latest iPad in the UK, the BBC understands.
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Greece's far right hopes for new dawn

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:08
related countries: Greece Greece

How economic crisis is an opportunity for Greek far right
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'A far cry from the Maiduguri I grew up in'

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

BBC reporter on how attacks have changed his Nigerian home
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Hodgson set to be England manager

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson is expected to be presented as England manager at a news conference at 1600 BST on Tuesday.
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Preserving traditional Chinese printing

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:17
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

How Taiwan's last traditional word-smith fights to stay alive
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VIDEO: Pressure on Ukraine intensifies

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine is under growing pressure from Europe over the treatment of its jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko who is serving seven years in jail for abuse of office.
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Mexico passes crime victims law

Monday 30th of April 2012, 23:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican lawmakers pass a bill recognising and protecting the rights of crime victims, following a passionate campaign by victims' groups.
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