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Eddie Mabo, the man who changed Australia

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 0:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

How one man changed Australian history
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The enduring appeal of the US still woos many Chinese

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 0:17
related countries: China China, United States United States

Why so many Chinese want to go to the US
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Falling tourism alarms Greek islanders

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 0:25
related countries: Greece Greece

How euro crisis is hitting Greece's tourism industry
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Walt Disney to ban junk food ads

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

US media giant Walt Disney has said it will ban junk food ads on its programmes in an effort to tackle the growing problem of child obesity.
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Etihad in Virgin Australia deal

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 1:13
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways buys a 4% stake in Virgin Australia in a bid to expand its global presence and take on Gulf rivals.
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Boring votes to pair with Dull

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 1:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boring, Dull, Oregon, Perthshire

The US town of Boring in Oregon votes in favour of "pairing" with the village of Dull in Perthshire.
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Wisconsin vote too close to call

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 2:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

A rare recall election in the US state of Wisconsin - seen as a key test ahead of the November's national poll - is too close to call. exit polls show.
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Briton 'dead' in Nigeria crash

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 2:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lagos

A woman says she believes her British sister was on a Nigerian airliner which crashed in Lagos on Sunday killing all 153 people on board.
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Australia's growth beats forecast

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 3:21
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's economy grew by more than expected in the first quarter of the year, allaying fears of a global slowdown hitting its growth.
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More body parts found in Canada

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 4:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Packages with human remains are sent to two Vancouver schools, in what could be the latest twist in a murder case involving a Canadian porn actor.
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Pay battle rages within US middle class

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 5:54
related countries: United States United States

How US budget battles pit neighbour against neighbour
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China and Russia in group talks

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 6:22
related countries: Russia Russia, China China
related places: Beijing

China and Russia are leading a six-country summit in Beijing, expected to focus on security in central Asia, with several bilateral meetings planned.
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Platters founder Reed dies at 83

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Reed, Boston

Herb Reed, the last surviving founding member of the US vocal group The Platters, dies in Boston aged 83.
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Lecter TV show casts its Hannibal

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hannibal

Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen is cast as Hannibal Lecter in a new US TV show based on Thomas Harris's cannibalistic serial killer.
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VIDEO: Further Legionnaires' cases expected

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh

The number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in Edinburgh is expected to rise, the Scottish Health Secretary has said.
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China's Great Wall 'even longer'

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:35
related countries: China China

The Great Wall of China is officially declared even longer than previously thought, at 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long, state-run media report.
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DR Congo: Where logic ends?

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why does eastern DR Congo look like heaven but feels like hell?
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New protest law passed in Russia

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 8:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's upper house completes parliamentary approval of a controversial bill that sharply increases fines for breaking laws governing protests.
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YPF to invest $7bn a year to 2017

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 9:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The new head of Argentina's state-controlled energy firm, YPF, says it needs to spend $7bn (£4.5bn) a year for the next five years to boost output.
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Deadly gunfight in north Nigeria

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 9:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian security forces shoot dead 16 suspected Boko Haram militants in fierce gunfight in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.
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LBF sanctions Haye-Chisora fight

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 10:08
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Boxing Federation votes in favour of licensing the fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora.
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Minister on China espionage alert

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 10:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

The Australian defence minister takes extra precautions against possible cyber espionage in China, Australian media say.
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Top Pakistan judge's son in court

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 10:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry, is presiding over a court hearing of corruption allegations against his own son, Arsalan.
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German industry declines in April

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 10:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Industrial production fell in Germany in April, while official figures confirm zero growth for the eurozone economy.
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Hobbit premiere details revealed

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 10:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will take place in New Zealand on 28 November, it is announced.
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Kandahar hit by suicide attackers

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 11:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Two suicide bombers kill at least 22 people at a bazaar near the airport in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, local police tell the BBC.
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Artists win radio royalties fight

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 11:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nashville

A new deal between US media giant Clear Channel and a leading Nashville music label could pave the way to all artists being paid for radio airplay.
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Nato in deadly Afghan air strike

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 11:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Nato planes carry out an air strike in Logar province, south of the Afghan capital Kabul, with several people reported dead.
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Pakistan 'honour killings' probed

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 12:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Officials in Pakistan investigate whether four women who apparently sang and watched as two men danced have been murdered in a so-called 'honour' killing.
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France to lower state pension age

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 12:21
related countries: France France

French president Francois Hollande unveils details of a plan to lower the retirement age to 60 for some workers - one of his key election pledges.
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South Africa name three new caps

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 12:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named three uncapped players in his starting line-up for Saturday's first Test against England.
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Spain: Simmering anger in Seville

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 12:32
related countries: Spain Spain

How long will Spanish society hold together in economic crisis?
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Sri Lanka expels Channel 4 TV man

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 14:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior official from Channel 4 has been expelled from Sri Lanka by the country's government.
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US defends Pakistan drone strikes

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US defence secretary backs the use of drones to kill militants in Pakistan, two days after a missile strike reportedly kills an al-Qaeda leader.
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Sharapova through to semi-finals

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 14:13
related countries: France France

Maria Sharapova stays on course to complete the Grand Slam by beating Kaia Kanepi to book a French Open semi-final with Petra Kvitova.
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Sherlock stars up for US awards

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 14:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sherlock

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Lara Pulver are among the nominees for the 2012 Critics' Choice TV Awards.
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Bomb targets US offices in Libya

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:00
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

A bomb goes off outside the US embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, causing minor damage to its outer gate.
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Once wins big at US drama awards

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Broadway, New York

Broadway musical Once is the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards in New York, picking up four prizes.
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Top Chinese dissident found dead

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:23
related countries: China China

A leading Chinese dissident imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen protests is found dead under strange circumstances, his family say.
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VIDEO: Tripoli's airport resumes operations

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:35
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Almost all flights resume at Tripoli's international airport after a militia group seized control of the runway and halted flights on Monday.
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Frontier clashes alarm Clinton

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:37
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Armenia Armenia, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "deeply concerned" about continuing clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Assad names loyalist as Syrian PM

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Agriculture Minister Riad Hijab is named as new prime minister of Syria by President Bashar al-Assad.
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Republican wins Wisconsin vote

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker wins a recall vote sparked by his anti-union reforms, in a key test ahead of November elections.
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Mexico enacts climate legislation

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 16:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Felipe Calderon signs a law making Mexico only the second country in the world to introduce binding targets on climate change.
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Liberia minors 'used in raids'

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 16:49
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Militants in Liberia are recruiting children to carry out cross-border raids on villages in Ivory Coast, a human rights group says.
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VIDEO: Greek tourism hit by crisis fear

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 16:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek tourism has taken a huge hit as a result of the global economic crisis and the country's political unrest.
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Nadal eases to French Open semis

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 17:19
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record seventh French Open title after powering past Nicolas Almagro at Roland Garros.
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Greeks queue outside pharmacies

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 17:27
related countries: Greece Greece

Queues form outside pharmacies in Greece after the cash-strapped government promises to tackle a shortage of critical medicines.
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Bahrain rights activist detained

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 18:07
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is back in detention, his lawyers say, in the fifth case against him since May.
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US economy picking up - survey

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

The US central bank said its regular Beige Book survey of the economy showed growth increased over the past two months.
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Can al-Qaeda survive the drone strikes?

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 18:49
related countries: United States United States

Can al-Qaeda survive US drone strikes?
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Olympic flame in Ireland visit

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 18:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

The Olympic flame crossed the Irish border to be greeted by thousands in Dublin on Wednesday, before travelling north to Belfast.
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VIDEO: Orphan elephants move to Mexico

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 18:57
related countries: Namibia Namibia, Mexico Mexico

Nine orphan elephants find a new home in a Safari park in Mexico after their parents were killed by ivory hunters in Namibia.
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Spain rejects bailout speculation

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 19:24
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's economy minister rejects claims that the country is about to seek aid for its banking sector, as pressure grows on authorities to act.
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Brazil signs World Cup beer law

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 19:32
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signs into law a measure allowing beer sales at the 2014 World Cup but they could still be banned at a lower level.
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FA chief praises Hodgson's impact

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 19:40
related countries: Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As England arrive in Poland for Euro 2012, FA chairman David Bernstein praises the impact of Roy Hodgson.
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Drug raids at Puerto Rico airport

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 20:10
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

The US Drug Enforcement Administration arrests 33 people at Puerto Rico's main international airport, suspected of smuggling drugs to the US mainland.
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Murray challenge ended by Ferrer

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 20:15
related countries: France France

Andy Murray's bid for a first Grand Slam ends as he loses 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-2 to David Ferrer in the French Open quarter-finals.
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Germany 'cannot act alone' - PM

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 20:19
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron says Germany cannot be expected to resolve the eurozone crisis on her own as he says its financial problems are the "biggest threat" to global prosperity.
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VIDEO: Why Greek voters are turning to Syriza

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 20:30
related countries: Greece Greece

In Greece the anti-bailout party Syriza is neck and neck with the pro-bailout New Democracy party for next weeks election.
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New 'massacre' in central Syria

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 20:38
related countries: Syria Syria

As many as 100 people, including many women and children, have been killed by Syrian pro-government forces in Hama province, opposition activists say.
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Wing Ashton shelves swallow dive

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Ashton will only use his swallow dive to mark special tries after talks with England head coach Stuart Lancaster.
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French Open run satisfies Murray

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 21:05
related countries: France France

Andy Murray says he is happy with his French Open campaign despite his quarter-final defeat by David Ferrer.
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West Bank settlement to expand

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 21:29
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel's prime minister orders the construction of 300 new homes at a West Bank settlement after MPs reject a bill to legalise several outposts.
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Palestinian footballer 'at risk'

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 21:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Human rights groups warn that a Palestinian footballer who has been on hunger strike for 80 days in an Israeli jail faces imminent danger of death.
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Yemen clashes kill 17 militants

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 22:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Seventeen militants and at least two soldiers are killed in clashes in southern Yemen, as the army tries to regain territory lost last year.
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Italy school bomb suspect held

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 23:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Brindisi

Italian police arrest a man in connection to the bombing of a school in Brindisi last month, in which a 16-year-old girl was killed, local media says.
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Bank of England considers rates

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England policymakers will meet later to decide whether to change interest rates or to pump more money through quantitative easing.
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VIDEO: A Tiananmen activist joins Occupy

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 23:12
related countries: China China

The Chinese activist whose life has been forged by protest
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Uncle Ho's legacy lives on in Vietnam

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 23:32
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Is Vietnam's revolutionary leader still relevant today?
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'Payback time' in Greece

Wednesday 6th of June 2012, 23:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Facing "payback time" at the ballot box
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