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Sierra Leone 'blood diamonds' not forever

Monday 21st of May 2012, 0:33
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Why jewels now mean jobs not war in Sierra Leone
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VIDEO: Nikolic elected Serbian president

Monday 21st of May 2012, 0:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Nationalist Tomislav Nikolic is elected president of Serbia beating incumbent Boris Tadic in a run-off vote, and vowing to stay on the EU path.
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Nationalist Nikolic in Serbia win

Monday 21st of May 2012, 1:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Nationalist Tomislav Nikolic is elected president of Serbia beating incumbent Boris Tadic in a run-off vote, and vowing to stay on the EU path.
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'Hard days ahead' in Afghanistan

Monday 21st of May 2012, 2:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Obama tells a Nato summit there are "hard days ahead" in Afghanistan as the alliance prepares to withdraw troops at the end of 2014.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear chief 'positive' over Iran

Monday 21st of May 2012, 3:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has arrived in Tehran, voicing optimism about reaching agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Millions watch Pacific eclipse

Monday 21st of May 2012, 3:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sun, Monday, Asia, Moon

An annular eclipse, in which the Moon partially blocks out light from the Sun, has moved across east Asia and the western US.
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S Korea urges North on 'new path'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 3:46
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

South Korea urges North Korea to follow a 'different path to peace' at the start of talks with the US and Japan, amid fears of a third nuclear test.
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North Koreans 'free Chinese crew'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:11
related countries: China China

The 29 Chinese fishermen and three boats seized in the Yellow Sea by unidentified North Koreans have been released and back in China, reports say.
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Italy quake victims given shelter

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Thousands of people left homeless by a powerful earthquake in northern Italy spend the night in shelters as aftershocks continue in the region.
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VIDEO: Filipinos protest at Lady Gaga gigs

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Filipino Christians have protested against Lady Gaga's planned concerts in Manila.
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Thai growth rebounds after floods

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:23
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's economy rebounds sharply as factories boost production recovering quickly from last year's floods.
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VIDEO: US reaction to Megrahi death

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:34
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The death of the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been received with mixed emotions by the relatives of the victims.
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China's Wanda to buy AMC cinema

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:35
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Wanda

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group agrees to buy US Cinema chain AMC Entertainment for $2.6bn, making it the biggest movie theatre owner globally.
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Yahoo agrees $7.1bn Alibaba deal

Monday 21st of May 2012, 5:48
related countries: China China, United States United States

US internet company Yahoo says it has reached a deal to sell part of its stake in China's biggest internet company Alibaba Group.
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Mexican massacre suspect arrested

Monday 21st of May 2012, 6:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican army says a leader of the Zetas drug cartel has been arrested for the killing of 49 people whose bodies were dumped by a roadside.
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Row dogs dinosaur skeleton sale

Monday 21st of May 2012, 6:50
related countries: United States United States

A row breaks out over the sale of a rare dinosaur skeleton sold at auction in the US, with Mongolia's president saying it was smuggled out.
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Adele wins 12 Billboard awards

Monday 21st of May 2012, 7:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British singer was the big winner at this year's awards in Las Vegas winning top artist and album for 21.
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Three climbers die on Mt Everest

Monday 21st of May 2012, 8:28
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Three climbers have died as they returned from the summit of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
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Book GP visit online 'by 2015'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Patients in England will be able to book GP appointments and get test results online within three years, ministers are promising.
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Clegg warns of Europe 'extremism'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 8:31
related countries: Greece Greece

A collapse in the eurozone would create the "ideal recipe for an increase in extremism and xenophobia", the UK deputy PM says.
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Haiti holds dozens of ex-soldiers

Monday 21st of May 2012, 8:58
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian authorities arrest dozens of former soldiers who staged protests calling for the return of the disbanded army after 17 years.
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UK childcare 'needs an overhaul'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Childcare in the UK needs to be overhauled to make it more affordable, a report by MP Elizabeth Truss, for the CentreForum think tank, suggests.
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Live - England v West Indies

Monday 21st of May 2012, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell steer England to a five-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first Test at Lord's.
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Eurovision evictions 'not unique'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 9:35
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Azerbaijan's demolition of homes to make way for Eurovision is likened to London clearing land for the Olympics by the competition's head.
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Strauss-Kahn faces new rape case

Monday 21st of May 2012, 9:54
related countries: France France

A French prosecutor orders an initial inquiry into claims that ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was involved in a "gang rape" in Washington.
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China clears Google Motorola bid

Monday 21st of May 2012, 10:20
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese regulators approve Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility, the final hurdle for the deal to go through.
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In pictures: Annular eclipse

Monday 21st of May 2012, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

How 'ring of fire' eclipse was seen around the world
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Coldplay to play at Paralympics

Monday 21st of May 2012, 10:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coldplay are chosen to perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Clashes over Syria reach Beirut

Monday 21st of May 2012, 10:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least two people are killed and 18 injured in clashes overnight in the Lebanese capital Beirut, the first there since the Syrian conflict began.
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Avengers tops US box office again

Monday 21st of May 2012, 10:58
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Superhero movie The Avengers has topped the US and Canadian box office for the third week in a row, taking $55.1m (£34.8m), studio estimates suggest.
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'Monster of Riga' abuser jailed

Monday 21st of May 2012, 11:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Latvia Latvia
related places: Riga

A Latvian-born Dutch man is sentenced to 18 years in prison for abusing more than 60 children, some just a few months old, in a case that has shocked the Netherlands.
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Czech MP probed over box of cash

Monday 21st of May 2012, 11:27
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A former Czech health minister arrested for suspected corruption may be stripped of his parliamentary immunity by MPs.
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Malaysia to charge Anwar on rally

Monday 21st of May 2012, 12:14
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is facing criminal charges for his role in a mass street rally against the government, his lawyers say.
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Barclays to sell Blackrock stake

Monday 21st of May 2012, 12:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackrock

Barclays says it will sell its stake in US asset management firm Blackrock, which has a value of $6.1bn (£3.8bn).
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UN human rights head in Zimbabwe

Monday 21st of May 2012, 12:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has started a week-long visit to Zimbabwe, during which she is expected to meet President Robert Mugabe.
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Old faces in Putin's new cabinet

Monday 21st of May 2012, 13:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin unveils a new government, with many key posts staying in the hands of his close allies.
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Body parts kept by police forces

Monday 21st of May 2012, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have stored almost 500 body parts and human organs, a report says.
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Lockerbie bomber's funeral held

Monday 21st of May 2012, 13:52
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has been buried in a private ceremony in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Sri Lanka ex-army chief freed

Monday 21st of May 2012, 13:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan army chief, Sarath Fonseka, is released after more than two years in jail.
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Egypt vote: The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty

Monday 21st of May 2012, 14:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Egypt-Israel peace treaty plays role in presidential election
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Nadal defeats Djokovic in Italy

Monday 21st of May 2012, 14:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Rafael Nadal beats world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win a record sixth Italian Open title.
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Sportsday - breaking sports news

Monday 21st of May 2012, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool, Chelsea

Chelsea manager and transfer news, Liverpool and Aston Villa manager updates, England v West Indies, plus more.
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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief 'charged'

Monday 21st of May 2012, 15:31
related countries: Libya Libya, Mauritania Mauritania

Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi - wanted by Libya and the ICC - is charged with illegal entry into Mauritania, officials say.
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Windies were stern test - Strauss

Monday 21st of May 2012, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Andrew Strauss admits England were forced to "dig deep" before sealing a five-wicket victory over West Indies.
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Germany restates eurobond unease

Monday 21st of May 2012, 15:53
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Germany restates its opposition to so-called eurobonds as the new French finance minister prepares to meet his German counterpart for the first time.
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China businesswoman gets reprieve

Monday 21st of May 2012, 16:05
related countries: China China

A Chinese businesswoman who received a death sentence for fraud is given a two-year reprieve, suggesting the sentence will probably be commuted to life in jail.
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IAEA chief 'positive' over Iran

Monday 21st of May 2012, 16:32
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UN's atomic chief expresses optimism about reaching agreement with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme after talks in Tehran, reports say.
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VIDEO: Indigenous people fear Maracana eviction

Monday 21st of May 2012, 16:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Maracana

A group of indigenous people in Brazil living near the main World Cup stadium, Maracana, fear they will be evicted to make way for a car-park.
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Suicide attack targets Yemen army

Monday 21st of May 2012, 16:55
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

More than 90 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by al-Qaeda on soldiers in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security officials say.
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Kuwaiti denies Twitter blasphemy

Monday 21st of May 2012, 17:18
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Bahrain

A Kuwaiti man pleads not guilty to charges that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad and the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in messages on Twitter.
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VIDEO: Malnutrition kills Tajik children

Monday 21st of May 2012, 18:00
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

More than half of the population Tajikistan lives below the poverty line and malnutrition is the cause of a third of child mortality.
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BNP leader 'unfazed' by arrests

Monday 21st of May 2012, 18:27
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia tells the BBC she is undeterred by arrests of party leaders and will continue pressing for a caretaker administration to oversee polls.
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Bangladesh child wedding dispute

Monday 21st of May 2012, 18:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi court ordered officials to explain their failure to stop a 12-year-old girl allegedly being married to a 14-year-old boy at the weekend.
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Iran sacks 'pool abuse' diplomat

Monday 21st of May 2012, 18:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announces it had dismissed a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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Williams ready after fire drama

Monday 21st of May 2012, 18:59
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Chief engineer says the team is ready for the Monaco GP despite having their preparations "hampered" by Spanish GP fire.
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Nato upbeat on Pakistan dispute

Monday 21st of May 2012, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Chicago

Nato's chief says he is optimistic Pakistan will reopen key supply routes to Afghanistan, as world leaders discuss a future Afghan strategy.
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Man held over Italy school bomb

Monday 21st of May 2012, 19:06
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Mario Monti is among mourners paying their last respects to Melissa Bassi, as a man is questioned over the attack.
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We won't desert Afghans - Cameron

Monday 21st of May 2012, 19:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Britain will not desert the people of Afghanistan when troops end their combat role there in 2014, David Cameron says at a Nato summit in Chicago.
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SpaceX to attempt second lift-off

Monday 21st of May 2012, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The US firm SpaceX will try again on Tuesday to launch its re-supply mission to the space station.
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Protesters attack Mali president

Monday 21st of May 2012, 20:56
related countries: Mali Mali

Interim Mali President Dioncounda Traore is briefly hospitalised with a head wound after being attacked in his office by demonstrators, officials say.
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Jail for US webcam spy student

Monday 21st of May 2012, 20:58
related countries: United States United States

A US student who used a webcam to secretly film his room-mate in a gay encounter is sentenced to 30 days in prison by a judge.
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Nato endorses Afghan timetable

Monday 21st of May 2012, 21:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato leaders endorse plans to hand combat command in Afghanistan to local forces by mid-2013 and withdraw fighting troops by 2014.
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Farc kills 12 Colombian soldiers

Monday 21st of May 2012, 21:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Farc rebels have killed 12 Colombian soldiers in an ambush near the Venezuelan border, in one of the deadliest attacks this year, officials say.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka ex-army chief freed

Monday 21st of May 2012, 22:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lankan army chief, Sarath Fonseka, has been freed after two years in prison.
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VIDEO: Suicide bomb kills scores in Yemen

Monday 21st of May 2012, 22:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least 96 people have been killed and many more have been injured in a suicide bombing in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
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China's billion phone app market

Monday 21st of May 2012, 23:12
related countries: China China

China's booming market in mobile-phone apps
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VIDEO: Serving China's app-hungry billion

Monday 21st of May 2012, 23:12
related countries: China China

The BBC's John Sudworth meets the Chinese entrepreneurs targeting the world's biggest mobile phone market.
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UN condemns Yemen suicide bombing

Monday 21st of May 2012, 23:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN condemns as "heinous" a suicide attack in Yemen that killed more than 90 soldiers, which al-Qaeda said it carried out.
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