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What was France like in 1981?

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 0:17
related countries: France France

What was France like the last time a Socialist won?
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Harry praises wounded 'heroes'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 0:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Prince Harry has paid tribute to wounded UK service personnel who took part in a tournament called Warrior Games, during a short trip to the US.
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GE eyes China market with tie-up

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 1:53
related countries: China China

General Electric announces a deal with China's XD Electric to tap into China's fast-growing market for electric transmission and distribution.
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Rupee up as India delays tax rule

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 3:42
related countries: India India

The Indian rupee strengthens after the government says that it will delay proposed laws targeting tax avoidance by one year.
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US drug company in $1.6bn payout

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 4:43
related countries: United States United States

Drug firm Abbott Laboratories agrees to pay out $1.6bn (£1bn) after improperly marketing mood-stabilising drug Depakote.
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VIDEO: Greece struggling to form government

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 5:35
related countries: Greece Greece

The leader of Greece's far-left is to try to form a government after parties backing an international bailout deal failed to assemble a coalition.
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Khan v Peterson rematch in doubt

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 5:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Peterson

Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Peterson is in doubt after the American tests positive for a banned substance.
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VIDEO: Francois Hollande facing EU battle

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 5:43
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French President-elect Francois Hollande is to start work on forming a new government, after telling supporters his victory gave hope of an end to austerity.
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Top Pakistan policeman shot dead

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 5:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior police officer in the restive south-western Pakistani province of Balochistan is shot dead by unidentified gunmen, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Climatic time machine' tests CO2 effect

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 6:49
related countries: Australia Australia

The world's biggest open-air experiment to see what effects rising levels of carbon dioxide will have on our planet has begun in Australia.
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Thai jailed for royal insult dies

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 6:57
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai man in his 60s who was jailed for 20 years for sending text messages deemed offensive to the royal family has died, his lawyer says.
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Bahamas opposition back in power

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 7:09
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

The opposition Progressive Liberal Party wins a general election in the Bahamas, amid concerns over unemployment and a rising murder rate.
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Horse origins mystery 'solved'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 7:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia

The horse was first domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of the Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, genetic evidence suggests.
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Clinton pushes Pakistan on terror

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 8:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militancy, at the close of a two-day trip to India.
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China warns Philippines over spat

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 8:46
related countries: Philippines Philippines, China China

China warns the Philippines over 'serious mistakes' in the stand-off in the South China Sea and says it is prepared for "any escalation".
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Indian court cuts Hajj subsidy

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 8:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, India India

India's Supreme Court orders the government to eliminate its subsidy for Muslim pilgrims going on the Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Slides show life in colonial India

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 9:05
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A collection of slides depicting colonial life in India has been found in a shoe box in one of Scotland's national collections.
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Why Nigeria could fear an attack on Iran

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 9:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Meeting the group that looks to Iran for inspiration
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China expels foreign journalist

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 9:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to close its English-language bureau in Beijing after China carries out a rare expulsion of a foreign journalist.
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Left makes gains in Italy polls

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 9:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Centre-left and protest parties score well in Italy's local elections amid widespread discontent with the government's austerity drive.
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Lagos sacks doctors in pay row

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 9:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Almost 800 doctors are sacked after going on an indefinite strike over pay, which Nigeria's Lagos state government says is illegal.
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Google gets driverless licence

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nevada

Driverless cars are set to hit the roads of Nevada as Google is granted the first US autonomous vehicle licence.
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Simon receives Polar Music Prize

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:41
related countries: United States United States

US singer Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are the recipients of this year's Polar Music Prize.
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German industrial output surges

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: March

The volume of goods produced by German industrial firms recorded a surprise 2.8% surge in March, official data shows.
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Niger 'worst place to be mother'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:49
related countries: Niger Niger

The West African state of Niger is now the worst place in the world to be a mother, a Save the Children annual report says.
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Orchestra leader Lindsey dies

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lindsey, California

Mort Lindsey, the orchestra leader and composer celebrated in the US for his work with Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, dies in California at the age of 89.
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Tenants evicted for Olympic cash

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Tenants in east London are being evicted from their homes as landlords attempt to cash in on the Olympics.
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Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:07
related countries: United States United States, China China

US and Chinese defence ministers pledge to co-operate on cybersecurity, despite accusations that China is behind online attacks against the US.
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VIDEO: Venezuela's 'socialist city'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan government is trying to solve the county's housing problem by building so-called 'socialist cities'.
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Honduran journalist's body found

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduran journalist and gay rights campaigner Erick Martinez is found dead two days after being reported missing, officials say.
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Ukraine postpones European summit

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Ukraine postpones a regional summit amid a boycott over Kiev's treatment of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
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VIDEO: Afghans top list of asylum seekers

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A United Nations High Commission for Refugees report says that Afghan refugees constitute the highest number of asylum seekers in the world - but life is not always easy for those who return home.
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VIDEO: Are American Jews fed up with Israel?

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 11:48
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein explains how he is often accused of pandering to anti-semites with his controversial views.
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VIDEO: Experts analyse new underpants bomb

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:01
related countries: United States United States

Experts in the United States have been analysing a sophisticated new al-Qaeda bomb to see if it could have slipped past airport security.
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Ai can challenge $2.4m tax bill

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:08
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities announce that artist Ai Weiwei will be allowed to challenge a huge fine for alleged tax evasion.
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Netanyahu agrees coalition deal

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strikes a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a new coalition, avoiding an early general election.
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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera reporter expelled from China

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:13
related countries: China China

Melissa Chan is the first foreign journalist to be expelled from China for almost 15 years.
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Netanyahu's power play pays off

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM emerges stronger from coalition deal
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Australia aims to balance budget

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 12:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia says it will return to a budget surplus in 2012-13, making it one of the first developed nations to do so since the financial crisis began.
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Fresh hearing over Bahrain 'plot'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 13:13
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A court in Bahrain adjourns for two weeks the retrial of 21 activists and opposition figures accused of plotting to overthrow the state.
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China buying Iran oil with yuan

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 13:27
related countries: United States United States, Iran Iran, China China

China is buying crude oil from Iran paid for with its own currency, the yuan, despite a US-led boycott of Iran over its nuclear programme.
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US 'foils underwear bomb plot'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 13:43
related countries: United States United States

The US foils a plot by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to detonate an upgraded version of the failed 2009 "underwear bomb", American officials say.
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Congo fighters 'sack Terminator'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 13:52
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Army mutineers in eastern DR Congo loyal to Bosco Ntaganda, a warlord known as "The Terminator" and wanted by the ICC, replace him as their leader.
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Haye & Chisora to fight in London

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: London

David Haye and Dereck Chisora will fight at Upton Park on 14 July in a bout sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
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Slim to invest in Dutch telecom

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 14:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Mexico Mexico

The world's richest man, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, is to buy up to 28% stake in Dutch telecom KPN, his first big foray into Europe.
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VIDEO: Tackling the trade in human flesh pills

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 14:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, China China

South Korea has stepped up customs inspections to stop capsules filled with powdered human flesh being smuggled into the country from China.
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View from a Greek village

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 14:24
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek voters punish ruling parties
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Brazil says World Cup 'on course'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 14:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's sports minister goes to Zurich to reassure Fifa officials that venues will be ready in time for the 2014 World Cup.
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Aung San Suu Kyi given passport

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 14:46
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a passport for the first time in 24 years.
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Einstein hailed despite hiccups

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beach

The UK premiere of Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach is reviewed favourably by critics, despite a first night dogged by technical problems.
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Santorum formally endorses Romney

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

Failed US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announces support for his former rival Mitt Romney, in a late-night email to supporters.
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Merkel urges French co-operation

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 15:55
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says in a letter to newly elected French President Francois Hollande, that "necessary decisions" must be taken to resolve the debt crisis.
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Miller withdraws bid for Rangers

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 15:56
related countries: United States United States

Bill Miller abandons his offer to buy Rangers, blaming fan opposition and over-optimistic financial information.
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Hunger striker in Israel hospital

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 16:02
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian who has been on hunger strike for 71 days in protest at his detention by the Israeli authorities is transferred to a civilian hospital.
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VIDEO: 'Quiet protests' against Putin

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 16:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Activists in Moscow hold 'quiet protests' against the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin
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Tymoshenko to end hunger strike

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 16:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's jailed opposition leader and former PM Yulia Tymoshenko is to call off her 19-day hunger strike, her daughter says.
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FTSE 100 boss pay 'rises by 11%'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The pay of bosses at the UK's largest publicly listed companies rose 11% this year, research shows, as more shareholders revolt over executive pay.
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Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 16:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Athletic Bilbao go in search of their first European trophy against fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Europa League final.
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Co-hosts Ukraine name Euro squad

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 17:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko recovers from injury in time to be included in Ukraine's 26-man provisional squad for Euro 2012.
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SA ruling over Zimbabwe torture

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 18:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Pretoria

South Africa must investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007, a Pretoria high court rules.
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Greek threat to scrap EU bailout

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 18:30
related countries: Greece Greece

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza bloc says he will try to form a coalition based on tearing up the terms of the EU/IMF bailout deal.
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US state votes on gay union ban

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 18:43
related countries: United States United States

Residents of North Carolina are voting on a proposed constitutional ban on gay unions that would make it the 29th US state to limit gay marriage rights.
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Wild Things author Sendak dies

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83.
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'Last chance' to avoid Syria war

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 19:10
related countries: Syria Syria

UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan tells the UN Security Council that his peace plan could be the last chance to avoid civil war in Syria.
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VIDEO: Hoffman comes to jogger's rescue

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hyde Park, London

A 27-year-old man who had a sudden cardiac arrest while jogging in London's Hyde Park says he was saved by the actions of actor Dustin Hoffman.
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NHS risk register release blocked

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 19:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England will not be published after ministers vetoed requests to release it.
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Al-Qaeda bomb 'foiled by insider'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 20:03
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

A bomb plot by a Yemen-based al-Qaeda group involving an updated "underwear bomb" was foiled by insider infiltrating a terror cell, US officials say.
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'No deal' with Farc on journalist

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 20:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Colombian officials dismiss demands made by Farc rebels believed to be holding a French journalist in exchange for his release.
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Madrid's blue clay irks Djokovic

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Novak Djokovic describes the blue clay surface at the Madrid Open as "impossible" after toiling to victory over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
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VIDEO: US author Maurice Sendak dies

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:05
related countries: United States United States

Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, dies aged 83
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Iraq VP Hashemi on Interpol list

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Interpol issues a worldwide alert for the arrest of fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi who is accused of running deaths squads.
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Libya PM office suffers gun attack

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:35
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The office of Libyan PM Abdurrahim al-Keib is attacked by ex-rebels demanding compensation promised by the government, leaving at least one guard dead.
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Shares fall on Greece uncertainty

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:55
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

European and US shares fall on Tuesday as investors worry about Greece's ability to form a new government.
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VIDEO: Eurovision host under scrutiny

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 21:56
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Human rights groups are calling on the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest to put pressure on this year's host country, Azerbaijan, over its treatment of political dissenters.
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Crisis-hit Portugal axes holidays

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 22:47
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal adds to its austerity measures with the decision to suspend four of its 14 public holidays for five years.
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VIDEO: Louis Saha: UK less racist than France

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tottenham footballer Louis Saha tells Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that the UK has less racial issues than France, and that the premier league is a "paradise" for players from ethnic minorities.
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Jamaica parties to probe funding

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 22:54
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's main political parties are examining a claim that a fraudster donated millions of dollars to their coffers in 2007.
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My Business: Diamond deals in the Congo

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Selling diamonds on a street market in the DRC
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Wettest April 'hits retail sales'

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK retail sales were damaged by the wettest April since records began, the British Retail Consortium says.
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VIDEO: World health charity targets Greece

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Michael Portillo travels to Greece to find out how the Euro crisis has affected attitudes to the monetary union.
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VIDEO: 'Last chance' to avoid Syria war

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:24
related countries: Syria Syria

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has told the Security Council the violence in Syria remains at unacceptable levels.
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VIDEO: Tymoshenko to end hunger strike

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's jailed opposition leader and former PM Yulia Tymoshenko has said she will call off her 19-day hunger strike, her daughter has said.
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The secret to writing a bestseller in India

Tuesday 8th of May 2012, 23:32
related countries: India India

How does an author strike it rich in India?
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