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Breivik trial forces Norway to look again at insanity

Friday 4th of May 2012, 0:26
related countries: Norway Norway

Why Breivik has given Norway a legal headache
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NFL star's death ruled suicide

Friday 4th of May 2012, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

Former NFL star Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a US coroner says, returning a verdict of suicide on the former San Diego Charger.
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Nuclear future uncertain in Japan

Friday 4th of May 2012, 0:48
related countries: Japan Japan

With no working reactors, has Japan's nuclear age ended?
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Argentina approves oil takeover

Friday 4th of May 2012, 1:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Argentine legislators approve the nationalisation of oil company, YPF, despite a diplomatic row with Spain and the EU.
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VIDEO: On the hunt with US 'meteor zombies'

Friday 4th of May 2012, 2:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

When a meteor shower streaked across the north California skies 10 days ago, treasure-seekers rushed to California's Gold Country looking for space rocks.
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VIDEO: US toddler unfazed by hungry lion

Friday 4th of May 2012, 3:48
related countries: United States United States

A child has been caught on camera at a zoo, seemingly oblivious to the desperate efforts of one of its residents to make a meal out of him.
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Australia lowers growth forecast

Friday 4th of May 2012, 4:30
related countries: Australia Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia lowers its growth forecast saying that consumer and business sentiment continue to be low.
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WWII profile of Hitler uncovered

Friday 4th of May 2012, 4:42
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Adolf Hitler developed a "messiah complex" as Germany began losing World War II, according to a newly unveiled British intelligence report.
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VIDEO: Do negative reports hurt Africa?

Friday 4th of May 2012, 5:42
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

World Have Your Say's Ros Atkins reports from Sierra Leone on how some people there believe negative media coverage of the country damages it.
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Premier League TV up for grabs

Friday 4th of May 2012, 6:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Premier League issues an invitation to tender for the domestic UK broadcast rights for the 2013-14 to 2015-16 seasons.
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VIDEO: What now for Japan's nuclear stations?

Friday 4th of May 2012, 6:03
related countries: Japan Japan

With Japan's last operating nuclear reactor due to go offline for maintenance, the future of the country's nuclear industry is in doubt.
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Chen phones US Congress for help

Friday 4th of May 2012, 6:20
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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VIDEO: Chen calls US Congress for help

Friday 4th of May 2012, 6:31
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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VIDEO: Final day of campaigning in France

Friday 4th of May 2012, 6:48
related countries: France France

Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande have been campaigning for the final day ahead of Sunday's French presidential election.
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Condom 'not grounds for divorce'

Friday 4th of May 2012, 7:20
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The High Court in Mumbai, India, rules that a wife's refusal to have sex without a condom is not grounds for divorce.
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Two Dagestan explosions kill 12

Friday 4th of May 2012, 7:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Makhachkala

At least 12 people are reported killed in two explosions on the outskirts of Makhachkala, capital of Russia's restive Dagestan region.
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Nine convicted for Gujarat riots

Friday 4th of May 2012, 8:18
related countries: India India

A court in India convicts nine people accused of burning three people to death in their home during the religious riots in Gujarat in 2002.
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Third Kwok brother arrested in HK

Friday 4th of May 2012, 8:19
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A third member of Hong Kong's billionaire Kwok family has been arrested as part of a high-profile corruption investigation in the city.
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Texas charges over immigrants

Friday 4th of May 2012, 8:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Two men are charged by the authorities in Texas after the discovery of 115 illegal immigrants locked in buildings near the border with Mexico.
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Australian oldest graduate at 97

Friday 4th of May 2012, 9:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man will break his own record as the world's oldest graduate when he receives his masters degree at the age of 97.
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Ska pioneer Lloyd Brevett dies

Friday 4th of May 2012, 9:58
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican double bassist Lloyd Brevett, whose band The Skatalites pioneered ska music and paved the way for reggae, dies at the age of 80.
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Brother of Rabin killer released

Friday 4th of May 2012, 10:03
related countries: Israel Israel

The brother of the man who killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is released after more than 16 years in prison for complicity in the murder.
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Call made for cardinal to resign

Friday 4th of May 2012, 10:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

One of Ireland's leading theologians says Cardinal Sean Brady should resign as Catholic Primate of all-Ireland.
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New rape claim in DSK inquiry

Friday 4th of May 2012, 11:16
related countries: France France

A new allegation of gang-rape is made in the sex inquiry involving ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in France.
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Data sheds light on glacier speed

Friday 4th of May 2012, 11:20
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought and may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise, a study says.
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China may let dissident go abroad

Friday 4th of May 2012, 11:33
related countries: United States United States, China China

China says prominent dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, potentially showing a way out of the diplomatic crisis with the US.
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Viewpoint: Why US and China need a deal on Chen

Friday 4th of May 2012, 12:12
related countries: United States United States, China China

Why US and China need a deal on dissident Chen
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Gay rights figure fined in Russia

Friday 4th of May 2012, 12:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A court in St Petersburg fines Russia's best-known gay rights campaigner for "homosexual propaganda" in the first ruling of its kind.
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Pakistan market bomb 'kills 20'

Friday 4th of May 2012, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb targeting security forces near a marketplace in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 20 people, local officials say.
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Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?

Friday 4th of May 2012, 13:00
related countries: India India

Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?
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VIDEO: Syrian pianist's 'freedom' songs

Friday 4th of May 2012, 14:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Pianist Malek Al Jandali has said his latest album is dedicated to "the Syrian people and their noble quest for freedom".
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Saudis to reopen Egypt embassy

Friday 4th of May 2012, 14:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces it will reopen its embassy in Egypt, after it was shut following protests against the arrest of an Egyptian lawyer last week.
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Breivik: Island killings detailed

Friday 4th of May 2012, 14:46
related countries: Norway Norway

The court in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik begins hearing coroners' reports for the 69 people killed in a youth camp massacre on Norway's Utoeya Island.
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France jails physicist for terror

Friday 4th of May 2012, 14:54
related countries: France France

A scientist at the prestigious Cern laboratory is jailed for five years in France for plotting terrorist attacks.
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VIDEO: How do you adapt Shakespeare to Swahili?

Friday 4th of May 2012, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Windsor

A Swahili version of Shakespeare's play Merry Wives of Windsor was performed at the London Globe Theatre.
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Sudan 'bombing' despite deadline

Friday 4th of May 2012, 15:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The two Sudans swap accusations of continuing to fight as a UN deadline passes for them to cease hostilities or face sanctions.
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UK minister condemns Falklands ad

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond criticises a "tasteless, provocative" advert showing an Argentine athlete training on a UK war memorial in the Falklands.
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French race goes into final hours

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:43
related countries: France France

Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande are making their final pitch for votes in one of the most dramatic elections in recent French history.
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New Malawi leader snubs Bashir

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Malawi's new President Joyce Banda says she does not want Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, accused of war crimes, to attend a summit in July.
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Google's missing Gulf angers Iran

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:47
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranians are complaining that Google Maps now has no name on the body of water that they call the Persian Gulf and is also known as the Arabian Gulf.
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VIDEO: Need to know: Sudanese conflict

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan

BBC Arabic's Omar El-Tayeb Ahmed explains the background to the Sudanese conflict and how it could be resolved.
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New path for Keystone XL pipeline

Friday 4th of May 2012, 16:55
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Alberta

The Canadian firm trying to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to the US Gulf Coast has formally proposed a new route, the US state department says.
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Peace plan for Syria 'on track'

Friday 4th of May 2012, 17:23
related countries: Syria Syria

The peace plan for Syria negotiated by UN envoy Kofi Annan is "on track", despite widespread reports of ceasefire violations, his spokesman says.
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Agency condemns own Falklands ad

Friday 4th of May 2012, 17:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-owned advertising agency condemns its Argentine team over an "offensive" video showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falklands.
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Two soldiers die in Afghanistan

Friday 4th of May 2012, 18:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers, from The Royal Logistic Corps, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Boris narrowly ahead in London

Friday 4th of May 2012, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The current London mayor is hoping to buck the trend of disappointing Conservative results as he holds a narrow lead in the race for City Hall.
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Top ministers sacked in Tanzania

Friday 4th of May 2012, 19:19
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete sacks six ministers - including those of finance and energy - amid allegations of government corruption.
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Labour are back, says Ed Miliband

Friday 4th of May 2012, 19:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party are winning back voters' trust, as they gain more than 800 seats in the local elections in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Lewington to join England staff

Friday 4th of May 2012, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham

Fulham coach Ray Lewington accepts a role on Roy Hodgson's England coaching staff for Euro 2012.
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Egypt capital hit by new clashes

Friday 4th of May 2012, 20:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

One Egyptian soldier is reported killed and hundreds of people wounded in fresh clashes in Cairo, two days after at least 20 died in unrest there.
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More bodies found in Mexico town

Friday 4th of May 2012, 20:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fourteen decapitated bodies are discovered in Nuevo Laredo in northern Mexico, hours after nine bodies were found hanging from a bridge.
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Beastie Boys' Yauch dies aged 47

Friday 4th of May 2012, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch has died at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer.
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US expects Chen out of China soon

Friday 4th of May 2012, 20:51
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US says Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been offered a fellowship by a US university and it expects China to allow him out soon.
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US job growth slows during April

Friday 4th of May 2012, 21:06
related countries: United States United States

The US economy created 115,000 jobs during April, fewer than the previous month and less than analysts had expected, sending stock markets lower.
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Scores injured at Armenia rally

Friday 4th of May 2012, 21:27
related countries: Armenia Armenia

At least 144 people are injured at a political event in the Armenia capital after clusters of gas balloons explode, officials say.
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