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Norwegian airline prepares for global expansion

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 0:24
related countries: Norway Norway

The world is barely enough for Norwegian airline
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VIDEO: India's 'showman' in key opposition job

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 0:45
related countries: India India

One of India's most controversial politicians, the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is on the rise.
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VIDEO: Man, 80, aims to be oldest Everest climber

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 0:46
related countries: Japan Japan

An 80-year-old Japanese climber who has had heart surgery four times is to attempt to climb Mount Everest.
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What happened to Japan's electronic giants?

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 3:06
related countries: Japan Japan

What went wrong with Japan's electronic companies?
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Third arrest over Brazil bus rape

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 4:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil arrest a third man accused of robbing and raping a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro and beating up her boyfriend.
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EU begins Mali army training mission

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 4:44
related countries: Mali Mali

An EU mission to train Malian soldiers is due to begin as part of efforts to help the west African country counter an Islamist insurgency.
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VIDEO: Boys die in Burmese school blaze

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 5:26
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

A fire at a Muslim school in the Burmese city of Rangoon has killed at least 13 people including children, officials say.
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'No extra' N Korea military activity

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 5:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US says it sees no signs of increased military activity in North Korea, as it positions a warship close to South Korea's coast.
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Apple apologises to China customers

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 6:28
related countries: China China

Apple boss Tim Cook apologises to Chinese consumers after state media accuses the firm of arrogance and greed.
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VIDEO: Concert fundraiser for hard-hit Cypriots

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 6:48
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Thousands of people have attended a concert in Cyprus to help those hardest-hit by the island's financial crisis.
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Glee star Cory Monteith enters rehab

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 7:03
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian actor enters rehab to be treated for substance addiction, according to a statement from his publicist.
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India lifts travel ban on Rome envoy

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 7:36
related countries: Italy Italy, India India
related places: Rome

India's top court withdraws its earlier order barring the Italian ambassador from leaving India after a row over Italian marines accused of killing two Indians.
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Vietnam land eviction trial begins

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 8:17
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Haiphong

The trial of four Vietnamese farmers who used home-made bombs and shotguns to fight land eviction opens in the port city of Haiphong.
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Paralysed jockey 'planned to retire'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 8:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland

JT McNamara, the Irish jockey paralysed after a fall at Cheltenham, was planning to retire from racing this summer, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: Platforms 'like palaces' on Moscow Metro

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 9:35
related countries: Russia Russia

The Moscow Metro is used by millions of Russian commuters every day - but is often described as an underground art museum. Steve Rosenberg looks around.
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Venezuela election campaign starts

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 9:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The official election campaign to replace the late President Hugo Chavez gets under way in Venezuela.
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Tanzania quarry collapse kills 14

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 9:55
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Arusha

At least 14 people are killed in an accident at a quarry in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha following heavy rains, rescue officials say.
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VIDEO: Chinese government's video game tool

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 10:25
related countries: China China

A new video game created by the Chinese government has become the latest big thing in China
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees: Lebanon struggles

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 10:44
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon is struggling to cope with the estimated 400,000 Syrian refugees that have crossed
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N Korea 'to restart nuclear reactor'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it will restart its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, closed since 2007, amid high tension on the peninsula.
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Heavy snow covers Poland and Russia

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

Emergency services in snow-hit Poland try to clear roads and restore power to thousands of homes, with Moscow also badly hit.
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French TV doctor kills himself

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:24
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France

A French doctor who worked on adventure reality TV show Koh Lanta kills himself in Cambodia a week after one of the contestants died.
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Deadly raid on Pakistan power plant

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least seven people are killed as dozens of heavily-armed militants attack an electricity plant in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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Beckham would welcome England return

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former England captain David Beckham says he has not given up hope of playing for the national side again.
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Court rules against digital reseller

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

A site which allowed users to sell on their unwanted digital music was in breach of copyright, a US judge rules.
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Laiki customers escape Cyprus levy

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Cyprus Cyprus

Some 15,000 customers with funds in the UK arm of Cypriot bank Laiki will escape a levy on their accounts, which will be moved to Bank of Cyprus in the UK.
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Airline defends weight-based fares

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 12:28
related countries: Samoa Samoa

The boss of Samoa Air says the airline's decision to charge passengers based on their weight is "the fairest way of travelling".
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Islamic headscarf debate rekindled in France

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 12:38
related countries: France France

Court ruling tests power of French secularism
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France and Germany snub UK EU review

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 12:44
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France and Germany decide not to contribute to a British government review of the impact of EU powers on the UK.
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Clarke predicts Aussie Ashes fight

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 12:58
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Captain Michael Clarke insists Australia will not struggle in the Ashes despite their 4-0 Test series defeat in India.
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Egypt protest over food poisoning

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 13:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Students at Cairo's al-Azhar university plan a second day of protests after almost 500 of them were taken to hospital due to food poisoning.
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China frees Tibet political prisoner

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 13:38
related countries: China China

China releases Tibetan political prisoner Jigme Gyatso, charged with endangering national security, after 17 years in jail, reports say.
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Jackson jury selection starts in LA

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 13:56
related countries: United States United States

Jury selection begins in the US in a case where Michael Jackson's mother is hoping to sue the late singer's promoters for neglect.
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Russia's unwanted and forgotten children

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Inside the grim institutional world of Russia's orphanages
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Palestinian prisoners protest death

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli prison guards use tear gas to stop protests by Palestinian prisoners after a Palestinian inmate died of cancer.
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Pele was probed by Brazil military

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Documents released in Brazil show that legendary football player Pele was investigated by the authorities under Brazil's 1964-1985 military rule.
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Sudanese political prisoners freed

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum, Bashir

Seven political prisoners are freed in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, a day after President Omar Bashir promised more freedom for opposition groups.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian orphanage

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Newsnight's Tim Whewell obtained rare access to one of Russia's many orphanages to discover whether the hundreds of thousands of children locked away here can be rescued.
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Cyprus Finance Minister Sarris quits

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:24
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris resigns after completing talks on a controversial bailout deal.
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Tight gun laws ahead for Connecticut

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Lawmakers in the US state of Connecticut agree to a sweeping set of gun laws, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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UK 'to avoid triple dip recession'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is likely to avoid another recession thanks to a recovering services sector, a business group says, but concerns over manufacturing remain.
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Chancellor 'to approve toll M4 plan'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A proposed south Wales M4 relief road is being backed by the Treasury, says a Westminster source, but the Welsh government denies plans to charge tolls.
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Goal-line firm wins World Cup bid

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 14:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

German-based manufacturer GoalControl GmbH is set to provide goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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NZ cricketer 'cannot recall attack'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 15:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder tells police he has no recollection of the attack outside a Christchurch bar which left him in a critical condition.
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US factory orders in sharp rise

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 15:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: New, February

New orders at US factories rose in February from January mainly due to a jump in demand for commercial aircraft.
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Kidney sacked as Ireland coach

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 15:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Declan Kidney's five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end after a dismal 2013 Six Nations campaign.
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Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 15:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama unveils an initiative to map the human brain which could provide insights into diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 15:57
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

How involved was MI6 in the death of Congo's first prime minister?
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New Xstrata-Glencore merger delay

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 16:02
related countries: China China

Xstrata and Glencore once again push back the date for when they expect to complete their merger, after Chinese concerns.
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Imam probed over Burma school blaze

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 16:10
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

Burmese police investigate the head of a mosque for possible negligence after 13 children died in a fire at Muslim school in the city of Rangoon.
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Ex-French minister in fraud probe

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 16:33
related countries: France France

Former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac is placed under investigation over alleged tax fraud and asks for forgiveness from his colleagues.
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Canada faces science muzzling probe

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:03
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into allegations that the federal government is "muzzling" its scientists.
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US educators 'cheated for bonuses'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Thirty

Thirty-five former school officials indicted in a major test cheating scandal have until Tuesday to surrender in the US state of Georgia.
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Tribute to SA troops killed in CAR

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Central African Republic Central African Republic

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pays tribute at a memorial service to 13 soldiers killed in the recent rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Ban: N Korea crisis 'gone too far'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the North Korea crisis has "gone too far" and urges urgent talks over plans to restart Pyongyang's main nuclear complex.
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VIDEO: Inside 'sad and mad' North Korea

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A BBC reporter has called North Korea "mad, sad and bad - and silly all at the same time" after spending a week undercover in the country.
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VIDEO: Drunk man clings to electric cables

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:36
related countries: China China

Firefighters in China have rescued a drunk man who climbed a utility pole and crawled along electricity cables, according to state TV.
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US priest dealt methamphetamine

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 17:44
related countries: United States United States

A Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth admits selling drugs in the US state of Connecticut, and buying a sex shop to launder the money.
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Key road 'reopened' in Somalia

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 19:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Baidoa

The main road linking Somalia's capital to the strategic city of Baidoa is totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union says.
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Pakistani youth 'cool on democracy'

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 19:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Most Pakistani youth believe Islamic law or military rule would be better than democracy, a survey suggests.
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Outrage at Saudi paralysis sentence

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 19:34
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Amnesty denounces as "outrageous" the reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man.
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Arkansas to probe Exxon Mobile spill

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 19:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arkansas

The US state of Arkansas launches an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, spilling oil into a housing community last week.
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Gun group urges more guns in schools

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 20:56
related countries: United States United States

US schools should train and arm staff members and appoint an armed guard to respond to shootings, a powerful US gun-rights group says in a new report.
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Four charged over Brazil club fire

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 21:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Santa Maria

Prosecutors in Brazil charge four people with manslaughter over the deaths of 241 people in a nightclub fire in January in the city of Santa Maria.
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PSG 2-2 Barcelona

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 21:34
related countries: France France

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores as Paris St-Germain draw with his former side Barcelona in an absorbing Champions League tie.
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VIDEO: Obama proposes brain mapping project

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative to map the human brain.
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US 'meddling' over satirist blasted

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 21:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Freedom

Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
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VIDEO: N Korea 'on collision' with South

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 21:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea appears to be on a "collision course" with other countries which could lead to war, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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Rio bus in deadly viaduct fall

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 22:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Seven people die in Rio de Janeiro after a bus falls 10m from a viaduct in the city centre, Brazilian police say.
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Israel launches air strike on Gaza

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 22:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel carries out an air strike on the Gaza Strip for the first time since an eight-day war ended in a truce last November.
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Rome's charioteers trot into the sunset

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 23:04
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Rome's latter-day charioteers ride into the sunset
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What does future hold for Cyprus?

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 23:13
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

What does the future hold for Cyprus?
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Postcode lottery over baby ashes

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 23:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A BBC investigation uncovers a postcode lottery over the cremation of babies in Scotland.
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Teaching Indian sex workers to spot fake currency

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 23:40
related countries: India India

Teaching Indian sex workers how to spot fake banknotes
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Serbia-Kosovo talks end without deal

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013, 23:50
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

EU-mediated talks between Serbia and Kosovo break up without a deal, in a setback to Serbia's EU membership hopes.
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