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What happend on May 5th 2012

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Where now for Geert Wilders?

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 0:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Is the star of Dutch anti-Islam politician on the wane?
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Americans join the Mexican fiesta

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 0:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The day Americans take the fiesta north of the border
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Paraguay indigenous skull returns

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 0:59
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The skull of an indigenous Paraguayan girl kidnapped more a century ago is returned to her community for burial after being handed back by a museum in Berlin.
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'Mass poverty' warning for Greeks

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 1:10
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos says his country faces a choice between austerity and "mass poverty" in elections on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Scores hurt at Armenian rally

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 1:26
related countries: Armenia Armenia
related places: Yerevan

Scores of people have been injured in the Armenian capital Yerevan after clusters of gas balloons exploded at a political rally.
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Tagged cuckoos complete journey

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 1:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two cuckoos fitted with satellite tracking devices return to the UK, revealing new information about the threatened birds' migration.
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Call for US return of native land

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 2:09
related countries: United States United States

A UN special rapporteur says he will recommend the US restore tribal lands, including the Black Hills of South Dakota, site of Mount Rushmore.
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'Gerbil' trial forensics probed

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 2:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An expert is to look into the Scottish Police Service Authority's handling of forensic evidence during the Kevin "Gerbil" murder trial.
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Key '9/11 plotter' due in court

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 4:15
related countries: United States United States

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed , the man accused of planning the 9/11 attacks on the United States, is set to be formally charged at Guantanamo Bay.
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Curfew imposed after Egypt unrest

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 5:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

An overnight curfew was imposed around the defence ministry in the Egyptian capital Cairo, after violent clashes there on Friday.
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New rape claim in DSK inquiry

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 7:58
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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VIDEO: Brazil faces flooding and drought

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 8:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Severe flooding hits Brazil's Amazon region, while the north-east of the country faces drought.
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Japan closes last nuclear reactor

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 9:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan begins the process of shutting down its last nuclear reactor, leaving the country without any nuclear power for the first time since 1970.
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Johnson re-elected London mayor

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Boris Johnson narrowly beats Ken Livingstone to win a second term as London mayor, after a day of heavy Tory losses.
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Life in the city of 1,000 statues

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 11:00
related countries: Italy Italy

In Rome, you are never far from a statue with a story to tell
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Tributes paid to Nigeria's Yekini

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 11:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The former African Footballer of the Year, Rashidi Yekini, dies at the age of 48, prompting emotional tributes from fans and former colleagues.
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US drone 'kills nine' in Pakistan

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 11:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Nine suspected militants have been killed by a US drone in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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PM hails Johnson mayoral victory

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 12:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron says he is "delighted" with Boris Johnson's re-election as London mayor, after he narrowly beat Labour rival Ken Livingstone.
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Airlift plan for South Sudanese

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 12:45
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Thousands of South Sudanese stranded for months in a camp in Sudan by cross-border fighting are to be airlifted home, an aid group says.
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VIDEO: Clinton leaves China without activist

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 12:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China says he can leave the country and the Americans say they will welcome him. But he is still confined to a hospital in Beijing.
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VIDEO: Protesters call for nuclear free Japan

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 13:56
related countries: Japan Japan

In Japan, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate the temporary switching off of the country's last operating nuclear reactor.
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French ponder Sunday poll choice

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 13:57
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy spends the day with his family and his challenger Francois Hollande visits a market a day before the crucial second round.
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'Five killed' in Aleppo explosion

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 13:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

At least five people are killed in an explosion in a car wash in a suburb of Syria's second city Aleppo, according to activists.
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Surprise Nepal flood kills 13

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 15:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal, Russia Russia

Thirteen people have died in Nepal after a river near Mount Annapurna unexpectedly burst its banks, police say.
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Tourist mauled by 'tame' cheetah

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British tourist who tried to protect a girl being mauled by captive cheetahs tells how the animals then turned on her.
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Olympic advert criticised by IOC

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 16:43
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina

An advert showing an Argentine Olympic hopeful training in the Falkland Islands is criticised by the International Olympic Committee.
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Ahmadinejad in Iran poll setback

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 17:40
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suffers a fresh setback after supporters of the Supreme Leader make new gains in run-off parliamentary polls.
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MoD names Afghan death soldiers

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 20:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two soldiers killed when their base in Afghanistan came under enemy attack on Friday are named as Cpl Andrew Roberts and Pte Ratu Silibaravi.
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Mass arrests after Egypt clashes

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 20:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

More than 300 people are detained after deadly clashes between protesters and Egyptian security forces in Cairo, military sources say.
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Obama rally kicks off campaign

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

US President Barack Obama kicks off his re-election campaign for November's poll, with a rally in Ohio focusing on the economy.
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Ceremony opens Olympics stadium

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A ceremony at the Olympic Park in east London officially opens the 2012 stadium, with a nine-year-old girl being chosen to start the celebrations.
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VIDEO: Greek Election: On the campaign trail

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 22:02
related countries: Greece Greece

In Greece, campaigning has finished ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. The BBC's Matthew Price has been out to see how the austerity measures, introduced by the current caretaker administration, have shaped the election.
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Peru drug clinic blaze kills 14

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 22:04
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

A fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the Peruvian capital Lima has killed 14 people, firefighters say, the second such tragedy this year.
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McIlroy surges up US leaderboard

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 22:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy is two shots off the lead after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.
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Brave recovery of mutilated Bangladesh woman

Saturday 5th of May 2012, 23:12
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Brave recovery of Bangladeshi woman whose fingers were cut off
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