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What happend on May 6th 2012

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VIDEO: World's first cow fighting championship

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 1:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland stages the inaugural international cow-fighting championship.
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Peru beach alert over dead birds

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 1:40
related countries: Peru Peru

Scientists in Peru hunt the cause of the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pelicans on the coast in the north of the country.
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VIDEO: Many dead in Nepal river surge

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 2:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police in western Nepal say a river has burst its banks, killing at least 13 people near Mount Annapurna, an area popular with tourists.
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VIDEO: Peru rehab centre fire kills 14

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 2:49
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

At least 14 people have been killed after a fire ripped through a drugs rehabilitation centre in the Peruvian capital, Lima.
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VIDEO: Zombies take to the streets of Prague

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 4:01
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Hundreds of zombies have taken over the streets of Prague for the annual zombie walk through the Czech capital.
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'Nine dead' in S Korea bar fire

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 4:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A fire in a karaoke bar in the South Korean city of Busan leaves nine people dead, including three Sri Lankans, according to police.
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VIDEO: Greeks go to the polls

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 4:29
related countries: Greece Greece

The people of Greece, where the eurozone crisis first erupted, have begun voting in parliamentary elections.
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Bolt opens 100m season with 9.82

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 6:41
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

Usain Bolt runs the fastest time of the year in his first 100m race of 2012 at the Jamaica International Invitational.
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VIDEO: South Korea karaoke bar fire kills nine

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 8:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A fire at a karaoke bar in the South Korean city of Busan has left at least nine people dead, according to police.
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VIDEO: Face to face with a Somali pirate

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 8:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The BBC gained rare access to a Somaliland prison to speak to convicted Somali pirates held there and heard a suprising defence for their notorious actions.
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Rallies kick off Obama campaign

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 8:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

US President Barack Obama kicks off his campaign for re-election in November with a rally in Ohio focusing on the economy.
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Chaotic start to 9/11 tribunal

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused over 9/11 refuse to answer questions as they appear before a military tribunal at Guantanamo.
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Merkel faces regional poll test

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 9:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Schleswig

The Christian Democrats of German Chancellor Angela Merkel face a tough test in regional elections in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
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Clinton backs microcredit pioneer

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 9:08
related countries: United States United States, Bangladesh Bangladesh

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly backs microcredit pioneer Mohammed Yunus, urging Bangladesh not to undermine the Grameen Bank.
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Heads attack 'bully boy tactics'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Head teachers accuse England's chief inspector of schools of "bully boy tactics" against their profession.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits eastern Japan

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 10:51
related countries: Japan Japan

A tornado has ripped through part of eastern Japan killing a teenage boy and injuring dozens of other people.
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Beckham tops UK sport rich list

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 10:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Beckham tops the Sunday Times list of the richest people in sport in the UK and Ireland.
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Fighters 'burn' Mali saint's tomb

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 11:49
related countries: Mali Mali

Islamist fighters said to be linked to al-Qaeda destroy the tomb of a Muslim saint in Mali's ancient town of Timbuktu, officials and locals say.
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US hikers wed after Iran ordeal

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 12:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: California

US hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, who were held in Iran as alleged spies, get married in California.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Hollande vote in run-off poll

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 12:12
related countries: France France

The French are voting in a run-off poll that could see a socialist win a French presidential election for the first time since 1988.
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Arctic oil deal signed by Rosneft

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 12:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Norway Norway

Russian oil giant Rosneft signs a deal with Norway's Statoil to explore the sea around the Arctic.
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VIDEO: Factory closed by empowered Egyptians

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 12:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Local activists are also using new-found freedoms in Egypt to fight for better economic and environmental conditions.
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Stoner eases to win in Portugal

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 13:23
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Casey Stoner holds off Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa to win in Portugal and take the lead in the MotoGP standings.
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Crisis-hit Greece goes to polls

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 14:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Greeks are voting in polls in which are expected to see mainstream parties punished to the benefit of anti-austerity candidates.
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Serbia votes in tight elections

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 14:25
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbs are voting in presidential, parliamentary and local elections in what is expected to be a tight race.
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Fatal blast at Thai chemical site

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 14:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand

At least 12 people are killed and scores more injured as explosions and a fire hit Thailand's largest petro-chemical complex.
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'Dozens missing' in Nepal floods

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 15:03
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Dozens of people are missing and feared to have died after flash floods in a mountain river in western Nepal, near Mount Annapurna.
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Molinari secures Spanish Open win

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 15:47
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Italy's Francesco Molinari wins the Spanish Open in Seville after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in his final round.
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France votes in crucial run-off

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 16:02
related countries: France France

French voters are choosing between conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist Francois Hollande in the second round of presidential elections.
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Greek coalition 'losses at polls'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 16:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Exit polls in the Greek parliamentary election suggest the two main parties have suffered massive losses.
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Clashes at anti-Putin protests

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Protesters clash with police in Moscow ahead of the inauguration of Vladimir Putin for a third presidential term on Monday.
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Avengers breaks box office record

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 16:51
related countries: United States United States

The Avengers superhero movie has trounced the record for the biggest ever US opening weekend, taking $200.3m (£123m) at the box office.
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Eye drug 'could save NHS £84m'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The NHS could save at least £84m a year by using a cheaper alternative to the licensed treatment for a leading cause of loss of sight, researchers suggest.
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Netanyahu calls for Israeli poll

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 17:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants an early general election to take place in four months' time.
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VIDEO: Hollande wins French presidency

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 18:16
related countries: France France

Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France's new president, early estimates suggest.
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Serb rivals 'facing run-off vote'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 20:37
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The rivals for Serbia's presidency, liberal incumbent Boris Tadic and ex-nationalist Tomislav Nikolic, are heading for a run-off, early results suggest.
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Cameron congratulates Hollande

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 21:03
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls Francois Hollande to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election.
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Juventus seal Serie A title win

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 21:28
related countries: Italy Italy

Juventus are the champions of Italy for the 28th time after wrapping up their first Serie A title in nine years.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy's turbulent time in power

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 21:35
related countries: France France

The BBC's Katya Adler takes a look back at Nicolas Sarkozy's time as French president.
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Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 22:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

An al-Qaeda leader in Yemen wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the American warship USS Cole, Fahd al-Quso, is killed in an air raid.
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Fowler beats McIlroy in play-off

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

American Rickie Fowler beats Rory McIlroy and DA Points in a play-off to win the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.
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Hollande wins French presidency

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 23:02
related countries: France France

Socialist Francois Hollande is elected as France's president, defeating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, in a vote that has wide implications for the eurozone.
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'The world won't allow us to be a few steps behind'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 23:28
related countries: Russia Russia

The corruption problem hurting the Russian economy
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US scientists who mean business

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 23:29
related countries: United States United States

The American scientists who mean business
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Farc rebels 'to release reporter'

Sunday 6th of May 2012, 23:46
related countries: France France

Farc rebels claiming to hold French journalist Romeo Langlois say they will release him soon, in a statement believed to come from the group.
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