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Ex-Fifa boss Havelange discharged

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 0:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Former Fifa president Joao Havelange, 96, leaves hospital in Brazil after battling a serious infection for two months.
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Three climbers die on Mt Everest

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 0:23
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Three climbers have died and two others are missing as they returned from the summit of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
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IVF age limit 'should be raised'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 1:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Women in their early 40s should be given access to IVF on the NHS, draft guidelines for England, Wales and Northern Ireland recommend.
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VIDEO: US webcam spy student sentenced

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 1:36
related countries: United States United States

A US student convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate in a gay encounter has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
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Chinese fakes 'used in US planes'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 2:35
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Senate

Vast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee investigation finds.
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US targets tougher Iran sanctions

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 3:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US Senate approves a bill to tighten sanctions against Iran in a bid to force Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Anwar denies Malaysia rally crime

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 4:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is charged over April's mass street rally, in a move he says is politically motivated.
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Tallest tower in Tokyo opening

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 5:07
related countries: Japan Japan

Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634m and double the height of the Eiffel tower, opens to the public.
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VIDEO: Could rural votes decide Egypt vote?

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 5:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptians are preparing to go to the polls in the first leadership vote since the toppling of President Mubarak.
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Anger over 'Reagan blood' auction

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 6:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Reagan

The foundation of late US President Ronald Reagan expresses outrage after a vial said to have held a sample of his blood is offered for auction.
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Nato endorses Afghan timetable

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 6:40
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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Hunger Games village up for sale

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 6:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: The Village

The village in the US state of North Carolina used to film District 12 from The Hunger Games is to be sold at auction in July.
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Medina declares Dominican victory

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 6:50
related countries: Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica

Governing party candidate Danilo Medina declares victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential race, but the opposition rejects the result amid fraud complaints.
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Mali 'shame' at leader's beating

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 7:26
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra says he is ashamed that Mali's interim president was beaten unconscious by protesters, as Ecowas threatens new sanctions.
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VIDEO: How to water a farm with a phone

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 7:34
related countries: India India

Spencer Kelly reports on how farmers in India are using mobile phone technology to help ease their workload.
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Prince set to meet Canada chiefs

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 8:50
related countries: Canada Canada

Prince Charles is to take part in a gathering of first nations chiefs as part of his four-day Diamond Jubilee tour of Canada.
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Hewitt awarded Queen's wildcard

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 9:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt and Britain's James Ward are handed wildcards for the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
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UK inflation rate in fall to 3%

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 9:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK inflation rate fell to 3% last month, its lowest since February 2010, owing to a slowdown in transport price rises.
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Brazil cuts tax amid growth doubt

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 9:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian government unveils a new stimulus package to boost manufacturing, particularly in the key car sector, to try to boost economic growth.
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Deadly train crash in south India

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 9:52
related countries: India India

A passenger express train collides with a goods train in India's Andhra Pradesh state, killing at least 24 people.
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Flood chaos in French north-east

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:29
related countries: France France
related places: Nancy

A violent rainstorm causes flooding and power cuts in and around Nancy in north-eastern France, with one person found dead in their home.
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Houston's final record released

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

The last recording by pop star Whitney Houston - a duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks - is released.
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Best replaces Gabriel for Windies

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Injured West Indies seamer Shannon Gabriel will miss the rest of the Test series against England and be replaced by Tino Best.
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Port Sudan hit by deadly blast

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Port Sudan

A car has exploded in the Sudanese town of Port Sudan killing one person, the country's news agency says.
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Nuclear watchdog eyes Iran deal

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says it is close to signing a deal with Iran on an investigation into its atomic activity, after talks in Tehran.
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Michaela suspects deny murder

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 10:58
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Two men charged with the murder of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius last year plead not guilty at the start of their trial.
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May details Asbo replacement plan

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Home Secretary Theresa May announces new plans to tackle anti-social behaviour in England and Wales, including orders to replace Asbos.
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Given injury concern for Republic

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given will sit out training after suffering a knee injury.
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The Games are coming: Will you be too?

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Are you coming to the London 2012 Olympic Games this year?
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Rios Montt faces massacre trial

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:21
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt faces a second trial on genocide charges, over the massacre of 201 people during the civil war.
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Comic's party wins Italian polls

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Parma

Comedian Beppe Grillo shakes up Italian politics, with his party winning elections in the northern city of Parma.
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Soldier 'sniper death' accidental

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier believed to have been killed by a British sniper in Afghanistan was accidentally shot while on active service, a coroner says.
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Egypt elections: The challenge of appealing to women

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt candidates wake up to key neglected constituency
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Burma's plea over power protests

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:37
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's reformist, military-backed government appeals for public understanding after rare protests by hundreds of people against chronic power shortages.
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IMF tells UK to consider rate cut

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England should consider new boosts to the UK economy says the IMF as it backs the government's deficit-cutting strategy.
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Jail for Egyptian protest police

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Five Egyptian policeman are sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison for their roles in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising.
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House bows out on dramatic note

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

The final episode of Hugh Laurie's award-winning medical drama House airs in the US, eight years after its TV debut.
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Bahrain activist attends retrial

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:50
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Leading Bahraini political and human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja appears in court in the capital, Manama, for his retrial.
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Spanish protest at education cuts

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:52
related countries: Spain Spain

Schools and universities in Spain close in protest at government cuts, in the first ever strike across all levels of public education.
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Six Somalis in Paris piracy trial

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Six Somalis go on trial in Paris charged with taking the crew of the sailing ship Le Ponant hostage in 2008.
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Sri Lanka 'must face war probes'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 12:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international war crimes probe, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka tells the BBC, a day after his release from jail.
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Ten jailed for Russian train bomb

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 13:00
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court jails 10 people, four for life, for the November 2009 bombing of a high-speed train in which 27 people died.
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Anti-Assad Lebanese cleric bailed

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 13:10
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An anti-Syrian Sunni cleric whose arrest sparked sectarian clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli is released on bail.
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Yemen holds sombre national day

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 13:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemen's national day parade passes off without incident, but in a sombre atmosphere, a day after a bomber killed 96 soldiers in the capital, Sanaa.
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Mourinho signs Real Madrid deal

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 13:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Jose Mourinho signs a new four-year contract to remain as manager of La Liga champions Real Madrid until 2016.
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Japan downgraded on debt concerns

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 14:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's credit rating is downgraded by two levels by credit rating agency Fitch on concerns about the country's high levels of debt.
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'Obscene' Zuma painting attacked

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 14:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

A painting showing South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out, angering the ANC, is vandalised in a Johannesburg gallery.
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Google seals deal with Motorola

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 14:27
related countries: China China, United States United States

Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility has been completed days after it received approval from the Chinese government.
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N Korea gives new nuclear warning

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 14:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea warns that it will bolster its nuclear programme and take unspecified counter-measures unless the US eases diplomatic pressure on it.
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Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

A painting of the South African President Jacob Zuma has been vandalised at a gallery in Johannesburg.
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Ken Loach bemoans censors' cuts

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Film director Ken Loach criticises British film censors for asking him to remove swear words from his new film in order to qualify for a 15 certificate.
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Pietersen praises England bowlers

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen praises England's bowling attack after a West Indies fightback gave his side an unexpected fright in the first Test at Lord's.
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'Rude' cellist sacked in Beijing

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:54
related countries: Russia Russia, China China
related places: Beijing

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra sacks a Russian cellist after footage of him being rude to a fellow train passenger is posted online.
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Iraq warns Turkey over pipelines

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's government warns Turkey it needs Baghdad's permission to build new oil and gas pipelines from the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.
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DNA to shed light on yeti claims

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 15:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK-Swiss team is to use genetic testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to have come from "yetis" and "bigfoot".
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VIDEO: Greeks 'too poor' to care for children

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 16:55
related countries: Greece Greece

The economic crisis in Greece is forcing families to seek help from children's homes according to one charity.
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Nasa chief hails new era in space

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

The head of Nasa has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station by a private company.
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VIDEO: Papandreou warns against euro exit

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 17:25
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's former prime minister told Kirsty Wark that it would be a "much worse choice" for Greece to leave the euro.
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Karachi gunmen kill 10 protesters

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 17:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

At least 10 people are killed after gunmen open fire on a political rally in Pakistan's volatile southern port city of Karachi, police say.
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VIDEO: Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 17:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A black farm worker has been found guilty of the murder of the South African white supremacist leader, Eugene Terreblanche.
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Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 17:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African farm worker is convicted of murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010, with a second man acquitted.
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UK can decide on inmates' votes

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 17:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights says individual governments can decide how to implement a ban on convicted prisoners voting.
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US city marks tornado anniversary

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Joplin

The US city of Joplin marks the first anniversary of the country's most deadly tornado in 60 years with several ceremonies.
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Bomb 'targets Colombia ex-leader'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 20:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia
related places: Buenos Aires

A bomb is found hidden in a lamp at a theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of a speech to be given there by Colombian ex-President Alvaro Uribe.
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Abductions raise Lebanon tension

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 20:40
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Tensions rise after rebels in northern Syria kidnap 13 Lebanese Shia pilgrims on their way home from visiting holy sites in Iran.
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VIDEO: World's 'rarest' cognacs on sale

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 20:42
related countries: France France

One of world's largest private cognac collections has gone on sale in Holland, including bottles dating back to the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Clijsters to retire after US Open

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

Former world number one Kim Clijsters says she will retire after attempting to win a fourth US Open title in September.
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Official 'offers 2012 tickets'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior Olympic official is suspended after a BBC investigation revealed he was willing to sell thousands of pounds worth of 2012 tickets for cash.
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'Implant alert' diverts US plane

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 21:38
related countries: France France, United States United States

A US plane bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, makes an early landing in Maine after a woman claims to be carrying a surgically implanted device.
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Singapore schools 'cut the cramming'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 23:03
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore schools target creativity, not cramming
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Greece: The upside of default

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 23:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Why a Greek default wouldn't spell the end of the world
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US Kabul ambassador to step down

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 23:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, is to step down this summer due to ill health after a year in his position, the state department says.
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Yemen 'on brink of food crisis'

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012, 23:51
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Seven aid agencies warn that Yemen is on the verge of a hunger catastrophe as a result of political instability and rising prices.
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