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UK ministers to boycott Euro 2012

Friday 8th of June 2012, 1:28
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK government ministers are to boycott England's three group games at Euro 2012 over Ukraine's human rights record.
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Australia to lift Burma sanctions

Friday 8th of June 2012, 2:44
related countries: Burma Burma, Australia Australia

Australia says it is lifting remaining travel and financial sanctions against Burma and pledges to double aid to the South East Asian nation by 2015.
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Chile rally against Pinochet film

Friday 8th of June 2012, 2:51
related countries: Chile Chile

Relatives of victims of Augusto Pinochet's military rule in Chile protest against plans to pay homage to the late general in a new documentary.
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India pair win French Open mixed

Friday 8th of June 2012, 3:49
related countries: India India, France France

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza win the mixed doubles at the French Open, their second Grand Slam title.
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NZ memorial to Doha fire triplets

Friday 8th of June 2012, 4:02
related countries: Qatar Qatar, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Doha, Wellington

Hudnreds gather for a memorial service in New Zealand's capital Wellington for the two-year-old triplets who died in a Qatar shopping centre blaze.
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Mutilated bodies found in Mexico

Friday 8th of June 2012, 4:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fourteen dismembered bodies are found in a lorry in north-eastern Mexico, in what officials believe is gang-related violence.
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Japan growth figure revised up

Friday 8th of June 2012, 4:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy performed better than had previously been estimated in the first three months of the year, revised figures show.
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UK bands win at Kerrang! awards

Friday 8th of June 2012, 5:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Surrey group You Me At Six win best British band, as reformed rockers Black Sabbath pick up the Inspiration award.
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VIDEO: France prepares for parliamentary vote

Friday 8th of June 2012, 5:57
related countries: France France

France prepares for parliamentary elections, the first of two rounds starts on Sunday.
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Egypt secret police files shine light on murky world

Friday 8th of June 2012, 6:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian security services' files shine light on murky world
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Australian killer's kin sentenced

Friday 8th of June 2012, 6:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A relative of a notorious Australian serial killer is sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for murdering a friend with a double-edged axe.
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Deal on Egypt constitution panel

Friday 8th of June 2012, 6:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Political parties in Egypt agree to the make-up of the panel that will write the country's new constitution, ending weeks of deadlock.
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Pakistan blast toll climbs to 15

Friday 8th of June 2012, 6:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta

The death toll from a blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta rose to 15 on Friday, after some of those injured died in hospital, police say.
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India Aarushi murder trial begins

Friday 8th of June 2012, 7:31
related countries: India India

The high-profile trial of two successful dentists, accused of killing their teenage daughter and a domestic helper, opens in India.
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Qantas shares hit by S&P review

Friday 8th of June 2012, 7:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Qantas shares fall below one Australian dollar to a record low after Standard & Poor's puts the airline on review for a possible downgrade.
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Fleetwood Mac duo remember Welch

Friday 8th of June 2012, 7:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Welch, Nashville

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac pay tribute to Bob Welch, the band's former guitarist and vocalist, after he is found dead in Nashville.
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Drone strikes 'raise questions'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 8:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says during a visit to Pakistan that US drone strikes inside the country raise serious legal questions.
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UN chief ups pressure on Damascus

Friday 8th of June 2012, 8:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Ban Ki-moon expresses deep frustration with the violence in Syria, as UN monitors attempt to verify reports of a massacre at Qubair village.
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Foxconn staff in restaurant riot

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:07
related countries: China China
related places: Chengdu

Scores of workers from Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer in China, riot after a row with a restaurant owner in Chengdu.
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MacLaine collects lifetime honour

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, Oscar

Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize by the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles.
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Militants free Afghan prisoners

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 14 prisoners, including insurgents, are still at large after militants attacked a jail in the Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Gaokao fever' in China

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:44
related countries: China China

Police road blocks are set up around schools and nearby construction sites are ordered to fall silent as the country is plunged into two days of 'Gaokao fever'.
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Dry cleaning returns to Mogadishu

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A businessman opens a dry cleaners in Somalia's capital - the city's first since the start of the civil war more than 20 years go.
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VIDEO: Afghan female rapper on life in Iran

Friday 8th of June 2012, 9:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Susan is an Afghan rap musician who lived in Iran as a refugee and her songs reflect her life experiences.
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Cole fit to take part in training

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ashley Cole takes part in an open training session as England continue their preparations for Euro 2012.
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Breivik to stay in jail near Oslo

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:09
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Norway plans to keep Anders Breivik at a prison near Oslo even if he is ruled insane over his attacks which killed 77 people.
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Booker Prize winner Unsworth dies

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Barry Unsworth, the celebrated author of historical fiction who shared the Booker Prize in 1992, dies in Italy at the age of 81.
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Solo rower rescued from Pacific

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British adventurer Sarah Outen is rescued after being caught in a tropical storm during her bid to row solo across the North Pacific.
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Fatal bomb attack on Pakistan bus

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 18 people are killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying government employees in north west Pakistan, police say.
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Olympus plans to cut 2,700 jobs

Friday 8th of June 2012, 10:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Olympus, the Japanese camera maker recovering from an accounting scandal, announces a five-year plan that includes cutting 2,700 jobs.
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Defoe set to rejoin England squad

Friday 8th of June 2012, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England striker Jermain Defoe is set to return to the England squad by Saturday following his father's death.
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Hu urges Iran to be 'flexible'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds meetings with his Iranian and Afghan counterparts on the sidelines of a regional summit in Beijing.
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Japan police hunt for cult member

Friday 8th of June 2012, 11:49
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of Japanese police are mobilised to hunt down the last fugitive from the doomsday cult behind the 1995 gas attacks on the Tokyo subway.
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German minister in carpet gaffe

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

A German minister who sent home a big Afghan carpet free of charge on an intelligence service plane is criticised by opposition politicians.
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Eurozone outlooks still diverging

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:09
related countries: France France

The French central bank has cut its forecast for the French economy, but Germany is now expected to grow much faster than previously predicted.
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Veteran Lebanese journalist dies

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The veteran Lebanese journalist and politician, Ghassan Tueni, has died aged 86, his family says.
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Republic game is crucial - Modric

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Croatia Croatia

Euro 2012: Luka Modric thinks Croatia's opening game against the Republic of Ireland is their "most important match in the group."
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Japan PM urges reactor restart

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:50
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan must restart two nuclear reactors to protect the country's economy, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says in a televised broadcast.
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Warnings as strong winds lash UK

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Severe weather warnings are issued as winds of up to 82mph and torrential rain batter England and Wales.
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China cuts state-set fuel prices

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:56
related countries: China China

China, the world's second biggest economy, is cutting state-controlled petrol and diesel prices by 5% from Saturday.
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Day two at Edgbaston washed out

Friday 8th of June 2012, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edgbaston

The second successive day of the third Test between England and West Indies is abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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France election: The battle of Henin-Beaumont

Friday 8th of June 2012, 13:01
related countries: France France
related places: Henin-Beaumont

Le Pen battles leftists for struggling town in northern France as new polls loom
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Malawi axes summit in Bashir row

Friday 8th of June 2012, 13:48
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Malawi will not host July's African Union summit after disagreements over the attendance of the Sudanese president, who is accused of war crimes.
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Uefa told to get tough on racism

Friday 8th of June 2012, 13:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Poland Poland

Uefa is told to take a stronger stance against racism after the Dutch squad is abused during a Euro 2012 training session in Poland.
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Nato in air strike deaths apology

Friday 8th of June 2012, 13:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan Gen John Allen apologises for civilian deaths in an air strike in Logar province on Wednesday.
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Samsung sues patent commissioner

Friday 8th of June 2012, 14:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Australia Australia

The South Korean tablet computer maker sues Australia's patent boss in the latest twist in its battle against Apple.
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Nadal cruises into French final

Friday 8th of June 2012, 14:17
related countries: France France

World number two Rafael Nadal thrashes David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 to reach a record seventh final of the French Open.
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Authors win Commonwealth prizes

Friday 8th of June 2012, 14:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, New Zealand New Zealand

Writers from Sri Lanka and New Zealand are announced as the winners of the Commonwealth Foundation's literary prizes for 2012.
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Uefa confirms 'racist chanting'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 14:59
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Poland Poland
related places: Krakow

Uefa confirms there were "isolated incidents of racist chanting" aimed at Netherlands players during an open training session in Krakow.
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US troop suicides surge in 2012

Friday 8th of June 2012, 15:33
related countries: United States United States

The US military is facing a suicide rate of virtually one death per day so far in 2012, figures show, highlighting the toll of 10 years of war.
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Police job: Winsor 'best choice'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 15:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers "will not flinch" from the planned appointment of Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, sources say.
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Fans wave cheeky flag to Merkel

Friday 8th of June 2012, 15:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Irish football fans posed with their cheeky flag at Dublin airport which read "Angela Merkel thinks we're at work."
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Sharapova eyes career Grand Slam

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:11
related countries: France France

Maria Sharapova can become only the 10th woman to complete the career Grand Slam when she meets Sara Errani in the French Open final.
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UK in piracy deal with Mauritius

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:20
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, Mauritius Mauritius, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK signs a deal with Mauritius allowing suspected pirates caught by the Royal Navy to be transferred to the Indian Ocean Island for prosecution.
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BOA confirms Cook out of Olympics

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Olympic Association ratifies British Taekwondo's nomination of Lutalo Muhammad ahead of Aaron Cook for London 2012.
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Burma police 'fire on' protesters

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:49
related countries: Burma Burma

Protesters in the western Burmese town of Maung Daw clash with police over a sectarian dispute, with differing reports of casualties.
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US trade deficit shrinks in April

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

The US trade deficit shrank in April as a dramatic fall in imports offset the first decline in exports for five months.
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Netherlands v Denmark

Friday 8th of June 2012, 16:57
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Netherlands Netherlands

Preview followed by live coverage of the Group B game between the Netherlands and Denmark in Euro 2012.
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Djokovic & Nadal into dream final

Friday 8th of June 2012, 17:40
related countries: France France

World number one Novak Djokovic outclasses Roger Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3 to reach the final of the French Open for the first time.
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Poland 1-1 Greece

Friday 8th of June 2012, 17:52
related countries: Greece Greece

Poland and Greece both have a man sent off as an eventful opening match of Euro 2012 ends in a draw.
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Iran talks disappoint watchdog

Friday 8th of June 2012, 17:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Talks with Iran about greater access to inspect its nuclear activities yield "no progress", the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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Drug kingpin jailed for 23 years

Friday 8th of June 2012, 18:15
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United States United States

Notorious Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, is sentenced to 23 years in a US prison, the maximum term he faced.
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MP declines Argentine talks offer

Friday 8th of June 2012, 18:38
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina

The foreign office minister who accused Argentina of trying to impose an "economic blockade" on the Falkland Islands turns down an invitation to visit the country.
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VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor who met England squad

Friday 8th of June 2012, 18:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Auschwitz survivor, Zigi Shipper, tells BBC News what he told the England team ahead of Euro 2012.
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Maldives leader in 'quit' pledge

Friday 8th of June 2012, 19:34
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The president of the Maldives tells the BBC he will step down if an independent inquiry finds he was involved in a coup earlier this year.
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Hamilton heads Alonso in practice

Friday 8th of June 2012, 19:47
related countries: Canada Canada, Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions for the Canadian GP, ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
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Bomb hits Nigeria city police HQ

Friday 8th of June 2012, 20:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

Five people die in a car bomb outside the police HQ in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city which is the base of militant Islamists, officials say.
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Obama: Europe faces hard choices

Friday 8th of June 2012, 20:40
related countries: United States United States

European leaders must take difficult decisions in an effort to stem the euro crisis and revitalise their economies, US President Barack Obama says.
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Russia 4-1 Czech Republic

Friday 8th of June 2012, 20:52
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Russia produce a powerful performance as two goals by Alan Dzagoev help dismantle the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2012 game.
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Oil prices slide on economy fears

Friday 8th of June 2012, 20:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: London

Oil prices dropped to $98.06 in London - their lowest in 17-months on fears of waning economic growth in China.
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Abbas 'would accept' deal at UN

Friday 8th of June 2012, 21:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will accept "non-member state" status at the UN, if Israel chooses not to re-start peace talks.
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Poles 'paralysed by the pressure'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 21:08
related countries: Greece Greece, Poland Poland

Coach Franciszek Smuda says Poland were "paralysed by the pressure" as Greece fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 in the opening match of Euro 2012.
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Massacre traces in Syrian village

Friday 8th of June 2012, 21:39
related countries: Syria Syria

A BBC correspondent finds evidence of human remains at the village of Qubair in Syria, scene of a massacre reported on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: At the scene of Qubair massacre

Friday 8th of June 2012, 22:03
related countries: Syria Syria

UN monitors have been in the Syrian village of Qubair to investigate the scene of a massacre which took place on Wednesday.
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UN soldiers killed in Ivory Coast

Friday 8th of June 2012, 22:08
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Seven UN peacekeepers die in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast close to the border with Liberia, UN officials say.
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Spain aid talks 'not ruled out'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 22:33
related countries: Spain Spain

Emergency talks this weekend to discuss a bailout for Spain cannot be ruled out, the Dutch finance minister says, amid reports it will ask for aid as early as Saturday.
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Advocaat is impressed by Arshavin

Friday 8th of June 2012, 22:55
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Russia coach Dick Advocaat praises Andrey Arshavin after he inspired his country to a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic.
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Greeks march against far-right

Friday 8th of June 2012, 23:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Thousands protest in Greece against the far-right Golden Dawn party, a day after one of its members assaulted a woman on live TV.
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Mali rebels 'in violent clash'

Friday 8th of June 2012, 23:51
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali two months ago have clashed following protests in the town of Kidal, witnesses say.
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New roads bring change to Nepal

Friday 8th of June 2012, 23:57
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Riding one of Nepal's new and most notorious roads
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