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Mexico's gruesome killings

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 0:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Why are Mexico's drug cartels chopping up their victims' bodies?
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VIDEO: India rocks to new protest bands

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 1:03
related countries: India India

A new breed of musicians playing rock and reggae with highly topical lyrics are doing their best to keep social and political issues in the spotlight in India.
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Could street protests herald a Malaysian spring?

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 1:24
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A movement calling for cleaner elections ignites passions
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JPMorgan executive Drew resigns

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 1:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

JPMorgan's chief investment officer is leaving after a $2bn (£1.2bn) trading blunder, as President Obama says the loss vindicates Wall Street reforms.
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Rattlesnake bites man in Wal-Mart

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 2:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mart

A Wal-Mart customer is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while shopping in a garden department at the US tore chain.
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VIDEO: Soyuz rocket launch in Kazakhstan

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 3:40
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has launched successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Deller chosen for Venice Biennale

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 3:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will represent Britain at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.
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China 'raises Australia-US ties'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 4:49
related countries: United States United States, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China
related places: Beijing

China has raised concerns over growing military ties between Australia and the US, says the Australian foreign minister as he meets officials in Beijing.
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Foreign investment in China slips

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 5:27
related countries: China China

Foreign direct investment in China falls for a sixth straight month in April, as worries persist over the health of the country's economy.
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VIDEO: Last-ditch Greek coalition talks

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 5:51
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek leaders will meet again to continue trying to form an emergency coalition, with President Karolos Papoulias proposing a possible handover of power to a technocratic government.
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VIDEO: German faith in austerity explained

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 6:08
related countries: Germany Germany

When the Berlin Wall came down, the former West Germany poured billions into helping the East grow and it paid for the expansion by freezing wages for more than a decade.
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Coty withdraws $10.7bn Avon bid

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 6:29
related countries: United States United States

Fragrance firm Coty withdraws its $10.7bn (£6.6bn) bid for Avon Products, saying the US beauty firm has taken too long to respond to its offer.
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Korea's Lee visits Burma memorial

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 7:01
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

Lee Myung-bak meets Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and visits a mausoleum in Rangoon, 29 years after a deadly North Korean bomb attack there.
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Iran hangs 'Israel killer spy'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 7:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

An Iranian man convicted of killing one of the country's nuclear scientists two years ago is hanged, Iranian state media say.
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Britney Spears joins X Factor USA

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 7:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Reid

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as judges on the US version of The X Factor.
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Asian shares fall on Greek crisis

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 8:22
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States
related places: Asia

Shares in Asia fall, taking their lead from Europe and the US, as political turmoil in Greece makes investors seek less risky assets.
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BBC 6 Music wins top radio award

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 8:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Digital radio station BBC 6 Music is named UK station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, two years after it was saved from closure.
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Beijing ups foreigner visa checks

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 8:47
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing authorities say they have launched a 100-day crackdown on foreigners residing or working in the city illegally.
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ICC seeks Congo arrest warrants

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 9:19
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for what he says are the two "most dangerous" rebel leaders in DR Congo.
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Colombia-US trade pact in force

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 9:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

A free trade agreement between the US and Colombia takes effect five years after being signed, with Colombian flowers the first goods to be sent.
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Baa-Baas name Jones to face Wales

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 9:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prop Duncan Jones joins fellow Welshmen Shane Williams and Stephen Jones in plotting a Barbarians win over Wales.
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Haiti deputies back PM's policies

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 9:44
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe gets parliamentary backing for his policies, ending nearly three months of political stalemate.
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UK trade deficit narrows in March

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: March

The UK's overall trade gap in March narrowed to £2.7bn, but the deficit for trade in goods alone was unchanged at £8.6bn, official figures show.
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Spain's Indignados protest here to stay

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 10:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's grassroots protest movement grows and matures
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Special needs budgets for parents

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parents in England are to be given more financial control over support for their children with special educational needs.
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Militants deny Syria attack claim

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 10:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The al-Nusra Front, a Syrian Islamist militant group, denies saying it was behind last week's deadly bomb attacks in Damascus.
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Portugal name Nani and Meireles

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 10:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Meireles

Manchester United's Nani and Chelsea's Raul Meireles are named in Portugal's 23-man squad for Euro 2012.
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China: Trouble at the top?

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 11:34
related countries: China China

What does security chief's speech say about China's power struggle?
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Bharti Airtel faces investigation

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 11:36
related countries: India India

Telecoms giant Bharti Airtel is being investigated for money laundering and violations of foreign exchange rules by Indian authorities, a minister says.
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Syria's squeezed moderate voices

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 11:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The moderate Syrian voices drowned out by violence
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Greek leaders resume crisis talks

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 11:43
related countries: Greece Greece

Political parties in Greece join another round of cliff-edge talks after inconclusive elections, as fears grow that a eurozone exit is nearing.
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VIDEO: Burning man outside Breivik trial

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 13:07
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Breivik

A man has set himself on fire outside the courthouse hearing the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who admits killing 77 people in two attacks on Norway last July.
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Palestinians mark 'Nakba Day'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 13:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinians attend demonstrations to commemorate what they refer to as the "Nakba" or Catastrophe, the anniversary of Israel's independence in 1948.
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VIDEO: Paralysed man 'regains use of hand'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

A paralysed man in the US has regained limited use of his hand after pioneering surgery to bypass damage to his spinal cord, the Journal of Neurosurgery reports.
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Obama and Romney trade ad barbs

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do battle over Mr Romney's record as a private equity executive, as the US election ad wars heat up.
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Man City 'to rival Real & Barca'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:28
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Manchester City will match the spending of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona in a bid for European glory, Roberto Mancini says.
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Utoeya survivor tells of screams

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:28
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Oslo

A teenager describes "the worst screaming" during Anders Breivik's island gun attack, shortly before a man sets himself on fire outside the Oslo trial.
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US April retail sales in slowdown

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:29
related countries: United States United States

US retail sales barely grew in April, rising 0.1% compared with a gain of 0.7% the month before, while consumer prices stayed unchanged.
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Eurozone economy avoids recession

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:37
related countries: France France

The eurozone avoids returning to recession after recording zero economic growth in the first three months of the year, figures show.
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BBC finds abuse at Jordan care homes

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 14:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A BBC Arabic investigation uncovers cases of children being seriously injured at Jordan's private care homes for the mentally disabled.
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Hollande becomes French president

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:05
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Francois Hollande says he is fully aware of the challenges facing France after being sworn in as the country's new president.
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California plan to plug $16bn gap

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:05
related countries: United States United States

California Governor Jerry Brown unveils a plan of tax hikes and spending cuts to tackle the cash-strapped US state's yawning $15.7bn (£9.7bn) budget gap.
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South Yemen air strikes 'kill 18'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 18 people, including a number of civilains, are killed in co-ordinated air strikes in southern Yemen
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Greece pays bond swap hold-outs

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:48
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece agrees to pay off some of the investors who rejected its bond swap earlier this year.
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EU forces raid Somali pirate base

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:50
related countries: Somalia Somalia

EU naval forces conduct their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.
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Gaga gig denied Jakarta permit

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 15:51
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Police in Indonesia refuse to issue a permit for Lady Gaga's concert in Jakarta, which may lead to the concert being cancelled.
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IPL suspends 'corrupt' players

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 16:09
related countries: India India

India's cricket authorities suspend five IPL players who are being investigated for corruption after a sting by undercover TV reporters.
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Lineker backs Crouch for England

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gary Lineker expects Peter Crouch to be included in England's Euro 2012 squad, which will be announced on Wednesday.
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JPMorgan's Dimon wins pay backing

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

The head of JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, is backed by shareholders days after it revealed a $2bn (£1.2bn) trading blunder.
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Iraqi vice-president trial starts

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 16:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The trial of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi starts in his absence in Baghdad, with former bodyguards saying he ran death squads.
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SA unions clash with opposition

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 16:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South African police fire tear gas after clashes between opposition supporters and trade union activists in central Johannesburg.
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VIDEO: Hollande's plane 'hit by lightning'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:04
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris, Berlin

A plane carrying French President Francois Hollande was forced to turn back to Paris, after apparently being struck by Paris en route to Berlin.
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Nigeria divorcees in mass wedding

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A hundred couples marry in an officially sanctioned mass ceremony in Nigeria - in an effort to provide stable homes for Muslim divorcees and widows.
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'Progress' at Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran says progress has been made at its latest talks with the UN's nuclear watchdog over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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India ex-telecoms minister bailed

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:34
related countries: India India

A court in India grants bail to former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja after 15 months in jail.
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Libya's Belhadj to enter politics

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:34
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's Islamist rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj says he has quit the military in a bid to enter politics, ahead of upcoming polls.
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VIDEO: EU forces in attack on Somalian pirates

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

EU naval forces have conducted their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.
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Pakistan mulls Nato summit invite

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 17:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is considering attending Nato's Chicago summit on Afghanistan amid signs that a crisis in relations may be easing.
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Tymoshenko appeal delayed again

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 18:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The trial of jailed Ukraine opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is delayed until late June after the prosecution is granted more time.
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Syrian troops 'fire on funeral'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 18:44
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 20 people are killed by Syrian security forces in the north-west town of Khan Sheikhoun during a visit by UN observers, activists say.
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Injured Kaboul to miss Euro 2012

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 18:49
related countries: France France

Injured Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul misses out on a place in France's provisional Euro 2012 squad.
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US sets goal to tame Alzheimer's

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 18:49
related countries: United States United States

The US launches a national plan to tackle Alzheimer's, as estimates show 16 million people will be affected by dementia by 2050.
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Hollande in Berlin for euro talks

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 18:55
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

France's newly-inaugurated President Francois Hollande arrives in Germany for key talks, which were delayed after his plane was apparently hit by lightning.
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New Greece poll due as talks fail

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 19:14
related countries: Greece Greece

Debt-stricken Greece is set to go to the polls again after parties failed to agree on a new government, says Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos.
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VIDEO: Mladic set to face trial over Bosnia

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 20:09
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ratko Mladic now faces eleven charges including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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VIDEO: Brazilian favelas attracting tourism

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 20:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Bars and restaurants in shanty towns in Brazil are becoming a new gastronomic attraction for locals and tourists.
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Greece struggles to steer a path

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 20:51
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece faces an election nobody wants with no clear way ahead
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France vows to work with Germany

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 20:56
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande pledges to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis, despite policy differences.
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Canadian child-killer 'a monster'

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 21:11
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A man whose rape and murder of an eight-year-old Ontario schoolgirl horrified Canada is branded a "monster" as he is jailed for life.
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Kenya nightclub attack kills one

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 21:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

One person has died after a suspected grenade was thrown into a nightclub in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, police say.
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VIDEO: France vows to co-operate with Germany

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 21:37
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande has pledged to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis.
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'Royal' diamond sells for $9.7m

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 23:12
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A 35-carat diamond passed among Europe's royalty for four centuries, the Beau Sancy, sells for twice its reserve at auction in Switzerland.
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Bogota hit by deadly explosion

Tuesday 15th of May 2012, 23:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

An explosion targeting a former minister in the Colombian capital Bogota kills at least two people and injures dozens more.
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