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Somaliland chief remembers start of Queen's reign

Friday 1st of June 2012, 0:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali nomad's fond memories of Queen Elizabeth's coronation
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Syria blames rebels for massacre

Friday 1st of June 2012, 2:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian official inquiry into the Houla massacre blames the atrocities on rebels trying to provoke international intervention.
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In pictures: India's identity scheme

Friday 1st of June 2012, 2:35
related countries: India India

India creates world's largest personal identity database
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Samoa issues anniversary pardons

Friday 1st of June 2012, 4:10
related countries: Samoa Samoa, New Zealand New Zealand

The Pacific island nation of Samoa is to pardon 35 prisoners to mark the 50th anniversary of its independence from New Zealand.
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Suu Kyi warns on Burma 'optimism'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 4:25
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns against ''reckless optimism'' over reforms in her first major foreign speech in more than 20 years.
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Indian private army chief killed

Friday 1st of June 2012, 4:34
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

The head of a banned upper caste private army is killed by unknown gunmen in the northern Indian state of Bihar, police say.
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Venezuela bans private gun owners

Friday 1st of June 2012, 4:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela brings in a new law banning the commercial sale of guns and ammunition, in an attempt to control worsening crime rates.
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VIDEO: Boy 'survived massacre by playing dead'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 5:24
related countries: Syria Syria

The fallout from the massacre in the Syrian town of Houla last week is continuing to drive the debate over what can be done to stop the violence.
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VIDEO: Israel to begin migrant deportation

Friday 1st of June 2012, 6:56
related countries: Israel Israel

In recent weeks, African migrants have become the target of violent attacks by people in Israel, who blame them for a rise in crime and anti-social behaviour.
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Bali arrest Briton in hospital

Friday 1st of June 2012, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman being held in Bali over a £1.6m cocaine haul is taken to hospital after complaining of illness.
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Sheep plunge on to Melbourne road

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sheep "rain down" on motorists in the Australian city of Melbourne after a livestock lorry overturns on a flyover.
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In pictures: World Roma festival

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:12
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

World Roma festival in Prague draws thousands of tourists
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AUDIO: The price of cheap clothes?

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:13
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

In a report published today the organisation, Anti-Slavery International allege that Indian textile firms, which supply some of Britain's biggest high street retailers, are operating near slave labour conditions. Mike Thomson has travelled to Tamil N
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VIDEO: DRC women self-financing the future

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:30
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A network of savings and loans associations is helping women in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo start their own businesses.
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UK manufacturing sector 'shrinks'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace for three years in May, according to a closely-watched survey.
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US Emmys cut best supporting role

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Competition

Competition for an Emmy Award is to become fiercer among performers following a decision by US organisers to combine leading and supporting acting categories
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Zambia ex-leader's son arrested

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:36
related countries: India India, Zambia Zambia

Zambian police arrest a son of ex-President Rupiah Banda - and the country's deputy high commissioner to India - on corruption charges.
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New Syria 'mass killing' reported

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:43
related countries: Syria Syria

New evidence emerges appearing to show another mass killing in Syria, ahead of an emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.
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Spain's manufacturing woes deepen

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:50
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

The rate of contraction in Spain's manufacturing sector was worse than that of Greece in May, an influential business survey suggests.
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VIDEO: Russians return to Georgia

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russians are now holidaying in Georgia again - four years after the conflict between the two countries.
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Google help against China censors

Friday 1st of June 2012, 9:58
related countries: China China

Google offers search users in China suggestions on which words run foul of the country's strict censors, hoping to let them find alternatives.
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Murray upset by drama queen jibe

Friday 1st of June 2012, 10:09
related countries: France France

Andy Murray defends himself after Virginia Wade describes him as a "drama queen" during his French Open second-round tie.
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Madonna tour kicks off in Israel

Friday 1st of June 2012, 10:42
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Madonna kicks off her MDNA world tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, wishing peace in the Middle East.
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BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:01
related countries: Russia Russia

BP plans to divorce its Russian oligarch partners by selling its stake in the massively lucrative TNK-BP joint venture.
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Protesters block Thai parliament

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:03
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai protesters block parliament to postpone debate on a reconciliation bill they fear would allow deposed Prime Minister Thaksin's return.
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AUDIO: Being on death row in a Bali jail

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The lawyer for the Australian 'Bali Nine' told BBC Radio 5 live about their time in jail facing the death penalty.
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Trent Bridge to launch 2013 Ashes

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:28
related countries: Australia Australia

England will begin their Ashes defence against Australia at Trent Bridge in July 2013 as the summer dates are released.
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VIDEO: China water rescue from taxi

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:40
related countries: China China

A taxi driver and a passenger have been rescued from flood waters in south China's Hainan Province where they were stranded.
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Somalia funding 'goes missing'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Large sums of money received by Somalia's interim government have not been accounted for, says a World Bank report being circulated at talks on the country’s future.
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Bomber attacks Afghan Nato base

Friday 1st of June 2012, 11:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacks a base of the Nato-led peacekeeping force (Isaf) in eastern Afghanistan.
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US 'scam victim' freed in Benin

Friday 1st of June 2012, 12:29
related countries: Benin Benin, United States United States

A US national kidnapped last week in Benin after reportedly being the victim of an internet scam is freed by security forces, an official says.
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Mistrial declared in Edwards case

Friday 1st of June 2012, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

The judge in the campaign finance trial of former US presidential candidate John Edwards declares a mistrial because of jury deadlock on most charges.
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Hodgson plays down Parker fears

Friday 1st of June 2012, 12:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Roy Hodgson is confident midfielder Scott Parker will be fully fit for Euro 2012 after an injury worry.
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Two killed in Gaza border clash

Friday 1st of June 2012, 13:17
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian have been killed during an exchange of fire along the Gaza border, which has been relatively calm recently.
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Man admits killing Indian student

Friday 1st of June 2012, 13:29
related countries: India India

A man accused of murdering Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford pleads guilty to his manslaughter.
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Prandelli would accept withdrawal

Friday 1st of June 2012, 14:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says he would have "no problem" if they are withdrawn from Euro 2012 amid match-fixing allegations.
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Kazakh killings 'act of terror'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 14:38
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, China China

The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says he believes an "act of terror" was behind the deaths of 15 people near the border with China.
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Sudan expels aid groups from east

Friday 1st of June 2012, 14:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan

At least four aid organisations are banned from working in the deeply impoverished eastern region of Sudan, sources tell the BBC.
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China 'arrests high-level US spy'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 15:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese security ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, Hong Kong media reports say.
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Switch-hit given OK by officials

Friday 1st of June 2012, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The controversial switch-hit, first used by England's Kevin Pietersen, is declared legitimate by the ICC at its annual meeting.
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VIDEO: Sweden's 10-year-old science star

Friday 1st of June 2012, 16:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Swedish chemistry professor's 10 year-old son has his name put on a research paper in a scientific journal after helping his father solve a complex chemistry problem.
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Srebrenica deaths 'not genocide'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 16:02
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Srebrenica

Serbia's new President, nationalist Tomislav Nikolic, denies that the Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Bosnia in 1995 was genocide.
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Irish vote backs EU fiscal pact

Friday 1st of June 2012, 16:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Voters in the Republic of Ireland back the EU fiscal pact in a referendum, with results showing 60% cast ballots in favour.
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VIDEO: 'Workers shot dead' in Syria

Friday 1st of June 2012, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Opposition activists in Syria say 13 factory workers have been shot dead by a pro-government militia in the west of the country.
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Music presenter leaves Zimbabwe

Friday 1st of June 2012, 17:16
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

BBC Radio 3 music presenter Petroc Trelawny leaves Zimbabwe after all charges relating to him being in the country illegally were dropped.
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UN calls for Houla investigation

Friday 1st of June 2012, 17:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Human Rights Council calls for an investigation into the killing of more than 100 civilians at Houla, and condemns Syria for the massacre.
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VIDEO: Irish voters 'accept EU treaty'

Friday 1st of June 2012, 18:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland has ratified an EU treaty - designed to prevent the Eurozone descending deeper into financial crisis - that imposes strict new budget rules on the country.
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UK prepares for Jubilee events

Friday 1st of June 2012, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Union jacks and bunting are being put out in UK towns and villages, as final preparations are made for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
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Federer battles to win over Mahut

Friday 1st of June 2012, 19:38
related countries: France France

Roger Federer is made to work hard for a four-set win over Nicolas Mahut in the third round of the French Open, while Novak Djokovic eases through.
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French hunt 'killer' porn actor

Friday 1st of June 2012, 19:39
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Montreal

French police are searching for a Canadian porn actor wanted over the murder and dismemberment of a man in Montreal.
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US nuns reject Vatican criticism

Friday 1st of June 2012, 19:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

The largest US organisation of Catholic nuns rejects a Vatican review criticising the group as "the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency".
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GM to cut pension burden by $26bn

Friday 1st of June 2012, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

US car giant General Motors announces plans to reduce its pension obligations by $26bn by offering thousands of retiring workers lump-sum payments.
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Bail revoked for George Zimmerman

Friday 1st of June 2012, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The US neighbourhood watchman charged with the murder of a black unarmed teenager has his bail revoked and must surrender himself within 48 hours.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Nato remove Kosovo roadblocks

Friday 1st of June 2012, 21:11
related countries: Germany Germany

Clashes between Serbs and Nato soldiers as they removed roadblocks in northern Kosovo have left two German soldiers and three Serbs injured.
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VIDEO: Historic footage of Queen is aired

Friday 1st of June 2012, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Remarkable footage has been broadcast for the first time, showing the Queen returning to Britain, just hours after she had succeeded to the throne.
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Weak US job figures hit markets

Friday 1st of June 2012, 21:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Stock markets fall following news that the US economy added considerably fewer jobs than had been expected in May.
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VIDEO: BP to pursue sale of TNK-BP stake

Friday 1st of June 2012, 21:52
related countries: Russia Russia

BP has announced that it is going to try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture.
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Spain body found after 15 years

Friday 1st of June 2012, 22:23
related countries: Spain Spain

The remains of a man have been found in a house in western Spain at least 15 years since he was last seen, Spanish media reported.
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VIDEO: Egypt awaits Mubarak trial verdict

Friday 1st of June 2012, 22:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The trial of Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, concludes on Saturday, but the country remains divided over its former ruler.
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UK soldier shot dead in Helmand

Friday 1st of June 2012, 22:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh has been shot dead during a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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