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VIDEO: Playing music to escape Mexico murders

Monday 7th of May 2012, 0:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican youth orchestra provides alternative to murderous violence
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Regional poll setback for Merkel

Monday 7th of May 2012, 0:21
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Schleswig

The parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government lose regional elections in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
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Asian shares drop on Europe fears

Monday 7th of May 2012, 5:00
related countries: France France

Asian markets dip on fears that the eurozone may have to rein in austerity measures seen as key to solving the debt crisis.
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McIlroy number one as Fowler wins

Monday 7th of May 2012, 6:14
related countries: United States United States

Rory McIlroy regains his world number one status despite losing a play-off to American Rickie Fowler at Quail Hollow.
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Bees attack India paramilitaries

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:01
related countries: India India

Bees swarm Indian paramilitary troops deployed on a counter-insurgency operation against Maoist rebels in dense forest, badly stinging at least 19.
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Somare 'will not run in PNG poll'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:05
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Sir Michael Somare, one of two men claiming the role of PM in Papua New Guinea, will not stand in the next election, says his daughter and spokesperson.
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Unemployment 'to keep on rising'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An economic forecasting group says unemployment in most parts of the UK will continue to rise over the next five years, despite recent falls.
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Indonesia's economic growth slows

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's economy grows at its slowest pace in 18 months as exports slow amid falling demand from key markets.
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Distributing Nigerian films online

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Making a fortune by selling Nigerian films online
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Mexico debate heats up poll race

Monday 7th of May 2012, 7:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's four presidential candidates square off in an ill-tempered TV debate ahead of July's election.
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Seoul 'to target flesh capsules'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 8:27
related countries: South Korea South Korea, China China

South Korea is to increase customs inspections targeting capsules of powdered human flesh smuggled in from China and taken as medicine.
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Congo 'regains towns from rebels'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 9:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Masisi

The DR Congo army says it has regained control of the entire eastern area of Masisi from rebels loyal to warlord Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda, wanted by the ICC.
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Flash flood hits Afghan wedding

Monday 7th of May 2012, 9:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sar-e Pol

At least 22 people have been killed, many of them at a wedding party, when flash flooding deluged Afghanistan's northern Sar-e Pol province, officials say.
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Netanyahu calls for Israeli poll

Monday 7th of May 2012, 9:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he wants the country's general election to be held on 4 September, more than a year early.
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No timetable for Chen departure

Monday 7th of May 2012, 9:38
related countries: United States United States, China China

Activist Chen Guangcheng says he does not know when - or if - he will be allowed to leave China because he has not started the process of getting a passport.
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Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen

Monday 7th of May 2012, 9:46
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

An al-Qaeda leader in Yemen wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the warship USS Cole, Fahd al-Quso, is killed in an air raid, officials say.
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Clinton presses India on Iran oil

Monday 7th of May 2012, 10:56
related countries: India India, United States United States

On a visit to India, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges the country to buy less oil from Iran, saying other supplies are available.
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Bahraini activist Rajab detained

Monday 7th of May 2012, 11:02
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, Nabeel Rajab, is arrested on charges of inciting protests by using social networking websites.
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Euro Disney reports higher losses

Monday 7th of May 2012, 11:18
related countries: France France

Losses grow at Euro Disney due to higher wage costs and spending on sprucing up Disneyland Paris ahead of its 20th anniversary.
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US '60s sitcom actor Lindsey dies

Monday 7th of May 2012, 11:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lindsey

George Lindsey, who found fame as petrol station attendant Goober Pyle on US sitcom the Andy Griffith show, dies at the age of 83.
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Israel rejects detainees' appeal

Monday 7th of May 2012, 11:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Supreme Court rejects an appeal for the release of two detained Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for 68 days.
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Mertesacker called up by Germany

Monday 7th of May 2012, 12:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker is named in Germany's initial 27-man squad for Euro 2012, despite not playing since February.
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Serb rivals facing run-off vote

Monday 7th of May 2012, 12:47
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The rivals for Serbia's presidency, liberal incumbent Boris Tadic and ex-nationalist Tomislav Nikolic, are to face each other in a run-off.
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Indian court backs sex change op

Monday 7th of May 2012, 12:56
related countries: India India

The Mumbai High Court says there is no legal obstacle to a young Indian man having a sex change operation, despite opposition from his parents.
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VIDEO: Rebranding S Korea's 'demilitarized' zone

Monday 7th of May 2012, 13:14
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea is planning to open a new eco-tourism site along its frontier with North Korea.
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Cambodia suspends new land grants

Monday 7th of May 2012, 13:15
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The Cambodian government suspends the granting of land for development by private companies in a bid to curb evictions and illegal logging.
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Chinese contaminated cabbage fear

Monday 7th of May 2012, 14:35
related countries: China China

Vegetable sellers in China have been caught spraying cabbages with a formaldehyde solution to keep them fresh in transit, state media say.
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Chen Guangcheng's uncertain future

Monday 7th of May 2012, 14:45
related countries: China China

China activist Chen looks to the future but remembers his past
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Greece plunges into instability

Monday 7th of May 2012, 14:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Election leaves Greece with uncertain future
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McClean in Irish Euro 2012 squad

Monday 7th of May 2012, 14:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni names Sunderland winger James McClean in his 23-man squad for Euro 2012.
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Bankia boss quits as rescue looms

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:09
related countries: Spain Spain

The executive chairman of Spain's Bankia resigns as it emerges that the government will use public money to clean up bad loans at the bank.
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Inquiry into Kentucky Derby death

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States
related places: Louisville

A murder investigation is under way in the US city of Louisville after the body of a Guatemalan man is found in a barn at the Kentucky Derby racetrack.
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Turkish clubs cleared of fixing

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Football Federation clears the country's top clubs of match-fixing, though a separate trial of 93 players and officials continues.
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Armenia ruling party wins polls

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:34
related countries: Armenia Armenia

Armenia's ruling Republican Party is set for a majority in parliament - but observers complain of election flaws.
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VIDEO: Irish priests discuss church's future

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An organisation which represents more than 850 priests in Ireland has been meeting to discuss the future direction of the Catholic Church.
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Nuclear official wounded in Italy

Monday 7th of May 2012, 15:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Genoa

The head of an Italian nuclear energy company is shot and wounded by a gunman on a motorbike as he leaves his home in the northern city of Genoa.
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Man charged with Swedish attacks

Monday 7th of May 2012, 16:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Malmo

A Swedish man is charged with a series of gun attacks which terrorised immigrants in the city of Malmo.
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Russia's Putin back as president

Monday 7th of May 2012, 16:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin is officially sworn in as president of Russia after four years as prime minister, following a controversial poll in March.
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Greek vote risks eurozone split

Monday 7th of May 2012, 16:14
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek conservative Antonis Samaras has three days to form a coalition in the face of strong EU warnings to keep to the terms of bailouts, as anti-austerity parties make big gains in parliamentary elections.
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Election fears prove short-lived

Monday 7th of May 2012, 16:52
related countries: Greece Greece, France France, United States United States

European shares finish higher on Monday as investor concerns about government austerity plans following weekend election results proved short-lived.
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Panic after Malawi devaluation

Monday 7th of May 2012, 16:57
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Shoppers in Malawi scramble to buy basic goods, fearing huge price rises after the new government devalues the currency by 33%.
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Skype death soldier 'not shot'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 17:00
related countries: United States United States

A US Army nurse who died while on Skype with his wife was not shot, the Army says, after she insisted she saw a bullet hole behind him.
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VIDEO: Malaya massacre families seek justice

Monday 7th of May 2012, 17:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The families of 24 unarmed Malaysian men shot dead by British soldiers in Malaya in 1948 have arrived in the UK for a judicial review hearing into the incident.
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Thai high-rise workers are killed

Monday 7th of May 2012, 17:46
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Three men fall to their deaths from Thailand's tallest building when a cable supporting their platform breaks, police say.
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Bedouin 'release Sinai observers'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 17:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Fiji Fiji

Bedouin free 10 Fijian members of an international peacekeeping force who were briefly detained in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security sources say.
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Cavendish angry at sprint crash

Monday 7th of May 2012, 18:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish says a rival rider should be "ashamed" after he suffers a heavy fall during a sprint finish on the Giro d'Italia.
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US hostage video plea released

Monday 7th of May 2012, 18:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: August

US hostage Warren Weinstein, seized in Pakistan in 2011, pleads for his life in a video posted to Islamist sites, a US monitoring group says.
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Monday 7th of May 2012, 19:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oracle, Java

A US jury finds Google breached copyright in a case brought by Oracle over Java programming language but cannot agree whether it constitutes "fair use".
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VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes concern EU

Monday 7th of May 2012, 19:26
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Eu

As Greek voters punished the parties that backed EU austerity conditions, the new French President Francois Hollande has said one of his first acts will be to attempt to renegotiate the EU fiscal pact.
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VIDEO: Italian nuclear official wounded

Monday 7th of May 2012, 19:48
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Genoa

The head of an Italian nuclear energy company has been shot in the leg while leaving his home in the northern Italian city of Genoa.
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Colombian 'drug lord' surrenders

Monday 7th of May 2012, 19:54
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Aruba Aruba, United States United States

A man who is accused of leading one of the most influential drug gangs in Colombia hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Aruba.
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Syrians vote amid boycott calls

Monday 7th of May 2012, 20:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrians have voted in what the government says are the first multi-party elections in decades, but the opposition dismisses them as a sham.
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Hibernian 4-0 Dunfermline

Monday 7th of May 2012, 20:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dunfermline are relegated from the Scottish Premier League after Hibernian win to ensure their top flight survival.
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Samaras Greek coalition bid fails

Monday 7th of May 2012, 21:36
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's centre-right leader, Antonis Samaras, says he cannot form a coalition, amid warnings from the EU that austerity measures must continue.
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Hollande sets France on new path

Monday 7th of May 2012, 22:07
related countries: France France

New French President Francois Hollande vows to redraw a pact on EU budget constraints, saying "austerity can no longer be the only option".
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UK companies 'remain optimistic'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK companies remain confident despite the UK economy entering a double-dip recession, according to two new business surveys.
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Egypt violence damages Islamists' election hopes

Monday 7th of May 2012, 23:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Two bouts of violence change Egypt's political landscape
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Mexico debate dress 'a mistake'

Monday 7th of May 2012, 23:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Organisers of a presidential TV debate in Mexico say they are sorry after the skintight dress of a production assistant creates controversy.
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Poland's football hooligan fears

Monday 7th of May 2012, 23:51
related countries: Poland Poland

Fighting racism in Poland before Euro 2012
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