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Who won French election TV debate?

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 0:34
related countries: France France

Who won France's ill-tempered presidential debate?
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Betrayed Edwards wife 'tore bra'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 2:44
related countries: United States United States

Former US senator John Edwards' daughter flees court during evidence about a furious confrontation between her father and mother over his affair.
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US calls for China policy change

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 3:09
related countries: United States United States, China China

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urges China to change its export-led growth policy and increase domestic consumption.
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Temasek to sell China banks stake

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 3:10
related countries: Singapore Singapore, China China

Singapore's Temasek Holdings is seeking to sell $2.4bn (£1.3bn) worth of its shares in Bank of China and China Construction Bank.
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VIDEO: Clinton: 'Do not deny aspirations'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 3:32
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told China that it cannot deny the aspirations of its citizens, during a news conference at the start of high-level trade and security talks between the two countries in Beijing.
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French rivals in feisty TV debate

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 4:39
related countries: France France

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande trade insults and accusations in a heated televised debate before Sunday's presidential run-off vote.
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Pet parakeet tells police address

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 4:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A lost pet parakeet gets home safely in Tokyo after telling its home address to local police - a trick it was taught by its owner.
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Top Malaysian airlines end tie up

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 5:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

AirAsia and Malaysian Airline System have scrapped their proposed share swap deal amid pressure from the workers' union at the national carrier.
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Argentina marks Belgrano sinking

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: General Belgrano, Belgrano

Argentina marks the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the warship General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict with the UK.
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VIDEO: France parties try to regain trust

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:13
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his challenger Francois Hollande have traded insults in their only TV debate of the election campaign.
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Dissident 'wants to leave China'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:39
related countries: United States United States, China China

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he wants to leave China hours after leaving his US embassy refuge, as US-China strategic talks get under way.
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SocGen quarterly profits fall 20%

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:44
related countries: France France

French bank Societe Generale's profits fell 20% in the first three months of the year as the eurozone debt crisis continued to hamper results.
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'Chicken' frogs survive in new home

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:47
related countries: Montserrat Montserrat

Critically endangered frogs that were reintroduced to the Caribbean island of Montserrat are surviving, say conservationists.
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India soldier killed in Kashmir

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 6:57
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A soldier is killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during an operation to hunt militants suspected of involvement in last year's deadly bombing of the high court in Delhi.
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Lufthansa seeks to cut 3,500 jobs

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 7:10
related countries: Germany Germany

German airline Lufthansa says it will cut 3,500 jobs as it seeks to cut its administrative costs by a quarter.
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Adele overtakes sales of Thriller

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 7:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The singer moves up to fifth on the all-time UK best-selling album list overtaking Michael Jackson's Thriller.
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British-born Hollywood star dies

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 7:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-born actress Patricia Medina, who became a leading lady in the golden age of Hollywood, dies in Los Angeles, aged 92.
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Buddhist document to be released

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 8:31
related countries: India India

A rare Buddhist manuscript, discovered by cattle grazers in 1931, is set to be released in a book form in India on Thursday.
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Guggenheim Helsinki plan rejected

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 8:31
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Helsinki

A plan to build a 140 million euro (£114m) Guggenheim museum on the Helsinki waterfront is rejected by politicians in Finland.
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Fleeing from Sudan's Nuba Mountains

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 8:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Hungry Sudanese tell of fleeing caves to seek sanctuary
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King rejects criticism for crisis

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 8:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, rejects criticism of the bank's role ahead of the financial crisis.
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Jack White scores US number one

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Jack White has scored his first number one album in the US with his debut solo record, Blunderbuss.
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Growth in UK service sector slows

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 9:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Growth in the UK's dominant service sector slowed in April compared with the previous month, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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Retina implant joy for blind men

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men who have been blind for many years have been able to perceive light and some shapes after surgery to fit an innovative retina implant.
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Pakistan bus accident 'kills 17'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 9:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kohistan

At least 17 people are killed and 19 injured in a bus accident in the northern Pakistani region of Kohistan, officials say.
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Spain sells debt at higher rates

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 9:57
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain, which some fear will be the next eurozone country to need help, successfully sells 2.52bn euros of bonds but at higher interest rates.
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Chen 'not forced from US embassy'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 10:14
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chen Guangcheng was not put under pressure to leave the US embassy, its ambassador says, as the activist tells the BBC he wants to leave China.
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'Terminator' wanted for mutiny

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 10:15
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Renegade General Bosco Ntaganda, known locally as the 'Terminator' is wanted for leading an army mutiny in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities say.
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Tunisia TV boss fined over film

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 10:30
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The owner of a Tunisian TV station is fined for showing a controversial and award-winning animated film, Persepolis.
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Brazil launches Amazon operation

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 10:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana

More than 8,500 Brazilian troops are being deployed in a vast area of the Amazon to tackle drug trafficking, logging and illegal mining.
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Ferguson tips Ferdinand for Euros

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Rio Ferdinand should be part of England's Euro 2012 squad.
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Kenya PM warns of ethnic violence

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 11:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga warns that the emergence of ethnically-based political groups could spell doom ahead of elections due next year.
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Munch's The Scream sold for $120m

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 11:04
related countries: Norway Norway

Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream becomes the most expensive art work sold at auction as it is bought in New York for $119.9m (£74m).
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Egypt pledges civilian handover

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 11:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Members of Egypt's ruling military council say they are committed to civilian rule, a day after violence explodes during a protest in Cairo.
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Fixing scam cricketer Asif freed

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 12:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif has been released after serving half of a 12-month sentence for a fixing scam, his lawyer says.
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Russia warns on missile defence

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 12:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia warns it is prepared to use force pre-emptively if the US goes ahead with its plans for a missile defence system based in Eastern Europe.
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UK crime agency site taken down

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency is taken offline following a cyber-attack.
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Germany keeps up Ukraine pressure

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 12:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland, Germany Germany

Germany warns Ukraine again over jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, but Poland opposes any boycott.
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Heathrow queue time target missed

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 13:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The UK Border Force failed to meet its target for processing Heathrow arrivals from outside the European Economic Area in April, BAA says.
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'Dozens killed' in Nigeria raid

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 13:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

At least 34 people are killed when gunmen open fire and throw explosives at a cattle market in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
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Syria students 'killed in Aleppo'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 13:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

At least four people are killed as Syrian security forces and militiamen raid student accommodation in the second city, Aleppo, activists say.
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Ministers 'may boycott' Euro 2012

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 13:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK ministers may boycott Euro 2012 games in Ukraine in protest at the treatment of imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Trial of fugitive Iraq VP delayed

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 14:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The murder trial of Iraq's fugitive Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has been delayed for a week, amid fears of growing sectarian tensions.
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Serbian rivals battle for votes

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 14:20
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

The front-runners in Serbia's elections battle for votes on the last day of campaigning in a contest that may determine Belgrade's place in Europe.
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GM profits knocked by Europe loss

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 15:19
related countries: United States United States

US car giant General Motors reports a sharp drop in quarterly profits, in part due to its loss-making European operations.
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French vote 'too close to call'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 15:46
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy believes Sunday's presidential election run-off against Francois Hollande will be decided by the tightest margin.
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Dhaka teacher 'burns' girls' legs

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 16:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh search for a teacher from a Muslim religious school who allegedly placed burning hot iron rods on the legs of her students.
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Terry & Ferdinand 'should unite'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

John Terry and Rio Ferdinand must unite and play together for England, four former internationals tell BBC Sport.
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RBS repays £163bn emergency loans

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Friday

RBS will say on Friday that, as of next week, it will have repaid all the £163bn of emergency loans it received from UK and US taxpayers, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: Honduras: murder capital of the world

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 17:16
related countries: Honduras Honduras

A violent death every 74 minutes has earned Honduras the dubious title of murder capital of the world.
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Germany charges four over 'plot'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 17:35
related countries: Germany Germany

German prosecutors charge four men with membership of a terrorist organisation after they were arrested last year on suspicion of plotting an al-Qaeda attack.
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Ukraine slams Euro 2012 boycott

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 18:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine denounces a threatened boycott of Euro 2012 as "destructive" amid concern over the treatment of jailed opposition head Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Mexico phone company escapes fine

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 18:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's biggest phone company escapes a fine worth nearly $1bn for unfair competition in return for reducing charges to rival networks.
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Taylor 'should serve 80 years'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 18:24
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor should serve 80 years after his conviction at The Hague for war crimes in the Sierra Leone civil war, prosecutors say.
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Chen 'unable to meet US envoys'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 18:46
related countries: China China, United States United States

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he has been unable to meet US officials to discuss his desire to leave the country, he tells the BBC.
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Losing candidate opposes Sarkozy

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 20:43
related countries: France France

Defeated centrist French presidential candidate Francois Bayrou throws his weight behind Socialist leader Francois Hollande ahead of Sunday's run-off.
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Hunger strikers in Israel appeal

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 20:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Supreme Court defers a decision on an appeal against their imprisonment by two Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for 64 days.
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Chen phones US Congress for help

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 20:50
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng telephones a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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Rooney goal Premier League's best

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 21:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England striker Wayne Rooney wins the award for Goal of the 20 Seasons to commemorate 20 years of the Premier League.
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Polls close in local elections

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 21:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Polls close across England, Scotland and Wales in local elections seen as a crucial mid-term test of the coalition government.
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'Seven dead' in Dagestan blasts

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 21:04
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Makhachkala

At least seven people are reported killed in two explosions on the outskirts of Makhachkala, capital of Russia's Dagestan region.
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Records thief foiled by collector

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 21:08
related countries: United States United States

An in-house thief at the US National Archives is jailed after a radio recording enthusiast saw his own donated Babe Ruth interview for sale on eBay.
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VIDEO: Chen phones US Congress for help

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 21:37
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US Congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
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UK minister in Hollande warning

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 22:07
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The economic policies of Francois Hollande will "have a shockwave effect on Europe" if he becomes president of France, Iain Duncan Smith warns.
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Bin Laden 'frustrated at the end'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 22:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Newly released papers from Osama Bin Laden's hideout reveal a frustrated al-Qaeda leader struggling to master an unruly network, the US military says.
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Sudan pledges to cease fighting

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 22:14
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan pledges to stop fighting with South Sudan in compliance with a UN Security Council resolution.
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Chambers to face Bolt in Ostrava

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 22:37
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Ostrava

Dwain Chambers will face Usain Bolt over 100m at the meeting in Ostrava in the Czech Republic later this month.
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High unemployment 'to damage UK'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK unemployment rate will rise to almost 9% by the end of 2012, doing "permanent damage to the UK's productive capacity", a think tank says.
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Cloudy horizon for French economy

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 23:01
related countries: France France
related places: Nantes

Nantes lesson for the French economy
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Norway heads net address shift

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 23:01
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway is leading the way in preparing for the move to the net's new addressing scheme, suggests a survey.
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Handwashing 'tackled superbugs'

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The campaign to improve hand hygiene in hospitals in England and Wales contributed to a significant fall in the rates of superbug infections, according to a report.
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Journalist pair killed in Mexico

Thursday 3rd of May 2012, 23:31
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

Two missing journalists are among four people found dead in the Mexican state of Veracruz - a region racked by drug-related violence.
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